“Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” Mary J. Blige has just dropped her 13th studio album simply titled “Strength of a Woman” which follows up her highly underrated album “The London Sessions” which saw her delivering a solid vocal performance over British electronic beats and the writing was stunning.On this album she delivers her most rawest and most personal material to date, she is in so much pain yet she rebuilding herself into a even stronger version of herself, not letting her divorce from her husband (Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs) of nearly 13 years break her.
The beautiful and talented Aussie songstress Vanessa Elisha is gearing up to dropping her upcoming album “It’s A Day And Night Thing” slated to be released in November. In the meantime she has just dropped her newest cover of Missy Elliott’s “Friendly Skies” which is taken from her groundbreaking 1997 solo debut album “Supa Dupa Fly”.
Last week Chicago rapper Tink released her stunning mixtape titled Winter’s Diary 4, which is the fourth installment of her mixtape series, it features 15 tracks and production works from the likes of Timbaland, Jahlil Beats, Cookin Soul, and more. The mixtape sees her elements completely shining, painting some very relatable stories which are heavily based on dealing with bad relationships, shit so raw that you need a tissue box next to you throughout the set.
Last night Vh1 aired “Hip Hop Honors,” which returned after a six-year hiatus, with its triumph return, it was only right that Vh1 honor the women in rap music. The ceremony special gave praise to artists such as Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Salt-N-Peppa and Jersey’s own Queen Latifah. The Rap Pioneers were honored by some of their closest friends and collaborators.
The show kicked off honoring Missy Elliott with a medley of her hits as Remy Ma started things off when she performing “Work It” before Nelly Furtado took the stage to “Get Ur Freak On.” The host of the night Eve hit the stage as she performed her verse on “Hot Boyz,” followed by Trina who did her part to “One Minute Man.” Remy Ma came back on stage to close things out as she performed Missy Elliott’s latest single “WTF (Where I’m From).”
Things didn’t end there for Missy, as Fantasia, Monica, and Tweet celebrated Missy later in the evening with an R&B medley of “Free Yourself,” “So Gone,” and “Oops (Oh My).” The ladies then joined forces for a brief portion of “Lady Marmalade.”
Missy Elliott joins Fall Out Boy for a rock-rap remake of the 1984 Ghostbusters theme song. Which was originally performed by Ray Parker, Jr. The Ghostbusters soundtrack features guest appearances from such as Mark Ronson, A$AP Ferg, and Jeremih.
The Ghostbusters reboot hits theaters July 15th.
Check out the song below.
A couple of years Jazmine Sullivan retired from the music industry to only return to 2015 with the release of her album “Reality Show” but during that time alot of songs started leak and one of them is the Salaam Remi produced called “My Career”. It finds the Philly songstress singing over the drums from Al Green`s “I’m Glad You’re Mine” as she addresses a topic that most of us have dealt with, being so committed to your career that the person you`re in a relationship with starts accusing you of cheating which is not the matter, sometimes we need Stedman Graham (Oprah`s man) in our lives, a man who secure within himself to understand that your career comes first and supports and loves you even more being of your independence and knows where your heart is.
The wait is finally over as Hip-hop superstar Missy Elliott makes a her musical return with her newest single called “WTF(Where They From)”, which is the leading single lifted from her highly anticipated seventh studio album. The single sees her once again teaming up with fellow VA hitmaker Pharrell Williams, it`s a futuristic number with so many elements that come together beautifully to create a solid foundation for her to showcase her sassy and colour flow.
It’s been nearly 30 years since Janet Jackson had her musical breakthrough with her third album “Control”. Which allowed people to look beyond the fact she was Michael Jackson’s kid sister and see her as a creative force to be reckoned with, she went on release more albums that showcase more layers to her as she owns her womanhood, which all received commercial success and had cultural impact.