R&B’s Ellaree Presents Her Debut ‘Weathered the Storm’

R&B’s Ellaree Presents Her Debut ‘Weathered the Storm’ … About You” and the title track deliver more traditional takes on the genre of R&B.

Melissa B. Returns With Stirring New Song “Back & Forth”

Melissa B. who has been called the future of R&B has the knack of turning everything she touches to gold. Her debut EP Exclusively in 2015 was …

GFM Spotlight Interview: Rudy Currence Talks of Finding His Own Path, His Musical Influences and Message Behind the Single, “I Belong Here” in Light of Social Injustice and A Pandemic

Finding the bridge between gospel and R&B can be a difficult path.

Secular acceptance can sometimes come with the cost of sacred rejection. However, in working with artists like Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Lecrae, Karen Clark Sheard and many others – Rudy Currence has seemingly found the place where he belongs.  A Grammy & Dove award winning singer, songwriter and producer, I had the opportunity to talk with Currence about a number of topics – from finding his voice as a gospel and R&B artist to being a light in trying times.

In discussing the inspiration for “I Belong Here”, his current single, he shared with us the broader message behind the song. Here is some of what he had to say:

….you may feel like you’re rejected just because you’re being forced to stay inside, because you’re confined to the house or you’re not necessarily able to get out here and move and shake like you were.  Because of those things – people practicing social distancing, sheltering in place, a lot of people are grieving the death of loved ones during this time and they can’t go to funerals – all these things will cause anxiety to be high, depression is high, domestic abuse is high and I really believe that some people just need to be encouraged and reminded that they have a place in this world – that they belong here. There are some social and economic injustices that are happening and we’re seeing via social media – those people, those communities need to be reminded that there is a place for me – I belong here.

For the full conversation, we hope you enjoy this Grown Folks Music Spotlight Interview and check out his single, “I Belong Here”, from the upcoming album, “Stained Glass Windows”. Also, view his NPR Tiny Desk submission currently on NPR.

30 New Rap and R&B Songs Released This Week

Not surprisingly, a lot of the new rap and R&B songs released this week were protest songs. Here’s all the hip hop we posted on BV this week, all in …

Republic Records Bans Use of the Term “Urban” at Company

“It’s downgrading R&B, soul and hip-hop’s incredible impact on music. And as black executives, we have the power to phase ‘urban’ out — to change …

Republic Records no longer using the world “Urban,” encouraging “rest of the music industry to …

“It’s downgrading R&B, soul and hip-hop’s incredible impact on music. And as black executives, we have the power to phase ‘urban’ out — to change …

Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70

Mr. Ford’s article, titled “B-Beats Bombarding Bronx: Mobile DJ Starts Something With Oldie R&B Disks,” ran in the July 1, 1978, issue of Billboard and …

Hyderabad: Arch on Upper Tank Bund crying for a makeover

When contacted, Ravindra Mohan of the R&B department said either the GHMC or the HMDA would be responsible for the maintenance of Tank Bund.

Here Are Five Awesome Artist Covers to Check Out

In this old YouTube video of alternative R&B singer, Kali Uchis, she sings the jazzy Amy Winehouse song, “I Heard Love Is Blind,” A cappella to her …

In the wake of protests and outage, K-pop is pushed to examine its debt to black culture

Many successful K-pop artists eagerly adopt hip-hop beats and flows, street fashion, dance traditions and R&B vocal runs. Some have been open …
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