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LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Fred Hammond.Debuts New Album " I Will Trust
For more than 35 years, music lovers around the world have known Grammy Award Winning artist Fred Hammond as a gifted vocalist, songwriter, musician, producer and arranger. But as his peers and supporters alike have so reverently declared, he is without debate thearchitect behind the creation of a phenomenon in Gospel music, Urban Praise & Worship—a genre of gospel music that did not exist prior. As a result, Fred Hammond has become one of the most respected names in the music industry
Hour 2 : Hip Hop Legend Big Gipp gears up to hit the road on a multi-city tour in support of his forthcoming album, “Zagga” to be released this summer on Epic Records. Beautiful Lover Feat. Eric Benet, now playing exclusively on vibe magazine Beautiful Lover, directed by Calmatic Films, sees Big Gipp and Eric Benet as partners in a male gigolo service al a Deuce Bigolow the movie. Head over toiTunes now to purchase the infectious track and gift it to your Beautiful Lover
LOTL The Comfort Zone Radio Welcomes Multi Platinum Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Music Producer Narada Michael Walden . Among a handful of the most innovative, original and influential artists of our time, Narada Michael Walden’s stature as an authentic musical renaissance man is a matter of record.
Producing Hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum “Freeway of Love.”), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations, the EMMY and multi-GRAMMY winner (Producer, Album and Song of The Year) has been at the helm of hit music that spans decades. His music flows freely from pop, rock and soul, to the rarified realms of jazz, fusion and world music. With Jeff Beck, Narada wrote and played drums on the seminal album “Wired” that earned them both their first Gold Album. Walden was an integral part of introducing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, producing and writing their breakthrough hits that first brought these divas to the spotlight. Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time.
As impressive a production and songwriting resume as Narada Michael Walden has assembled over the past thirty years and counting, he has earned equal acclaim as a recording and performing artist in his own right. Beginning as a drummer first with the pioneering Mahavishnu Orchestra following Bill Cobham at 21 years old),
Shamora. Debuts new singles " #LOVE " & “Do It For Me " from her fantastic New Albums " Substance Abuse & Substance Abuse ... The Altar ". Producer, Songwriter, Arranger and Artist are all incredible talents. Combine them into one human being, and you get a humble yet extraordinary talent known simply as Shamora.
Her work throughout the years with artists such as Elton John, Mary J. Blige, J. LO, Blu Cantrell, Brandy, and Posh Spice have made her one of the industry’s most in-demand talents. The release of Monica’s platinum certified album “After The Storm” in which Shamora wrote three songs “Hurts The Most”, “Breaks My Heart”, and “I Wrote This Song”, marked an exciting new chapter in Shamora’s career. The songs in which some reviews were noted as “outstanding” and “beautiful” propelled Shamora to the top of many artist’s and songwriter’s lists. Her work with some of the industry’s top producers like: Toby Gad, Jermaine Dupri, Soulshock and Karlin, Darryl Simmons, Stargate, and more has helped sell millions. As if that were not enough, her contributions to the Gospel group Virtue’s album Free, landed her a covenant Dove Award Nomination and further secured her place in history as a talent with limitless boundaries
David Morin releases the video for his debut single, “Life Goes On,” today. The newcomer garnered quick praise across North America and the UK upon the track’s release on itunes & soundcloud last month. The uplifting song is a strong representation of Morin and his music. His grooves might be smooth, yet his lyrics address protest: politics, justice, and inspiring social change.
“The video for ‘Life Goes On’ is really about the boy; a young Cree member navigating his hometown of Kahnawake,” states Morin. “I’m actually a quarter Metis, but that’s the subtle link between the two of us. At the start of the video, he’s visibly concerned, but he explores, he dances, he lights fireworks - he sheds the weight of whatever was holding him down by using his imagination and tackling the experiences his immediate world has to offer.”He continues, “That’s what ‘Life Goes On’ is about; yeah, it’s hard sometimes, but you can only count on yourself to discover all the things life has to offer. So, even though the video only shows the contrast between my experience and the boy’s, it’s the universal message of positivity through adversity that I think translates to the viewer, the listener, to anyone.”All Def Digital, brought to you by Russell Simmons, is hosting the video as part of “The Signal” series highlighting up-and-coming artists.
A classically-trained pianist and accomplished musician, Lydia René’s sound is best described as smooth, vibrant soul. With influences ranging from Jill Scott and Phyllis Hyman to James Taylor and Carole King, Lydia’s blended sound will take audiences to a higher musical plateau.
Lydia has shared the stage with GRAMMY Award winning and nominated independent artists such as Eric Roberson, Wayna, Jaguar Wright and Jean Baylor. She has also had the opportunity to work with acclaimed producers and musicians like Tejumold and Johari Newton (Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin), Rick Carlos (J-Lo, Nelly), Harry Wilson (John Legend, Kindred The Family Soul), Damon “Mr. Dizzy Fingers” Bennett (Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake), and Stan Davis (Kindred The Family Soul, Kelly Rowland, Teena Marie).
As a native of Mount Holly, New Jersey, Lydia gained her musical experience by performing at music venues all over nearby Philadelphia. Now, Lydia resides in Los Angeles CA where she just finished working on her debut studio album "Vintage Heart". Lydia teamed up with GRAMMY nominated producer Jameel Roberts (Usher, J. Cole, NIkki MInaj) as well as very accomplished producer/musician Harry Wilson (John Legend,
Van Hunt, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer has announced his fifth studio album The Fun Rises, TheFun Sets to be released May 5th via Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunt's own label godless-hotspot. Like its predecessor - 2011's What Were You Hoping For?, which The New York Times hailed as "ambitious and exciting" - The Fun Rises, The FunSets is enticingly adventurous. Of the album Van Hunt states: ""The drive to create something new and different is what keeps me excited and engaged as an artist. It's the thrill of appearing with The Afghan Whigs at Coachella and then performing at a gospel quartet music special all in the same week. The excitement is in constantly evolving as an artist. It's how I got from my first album,Van Hunt (alternative soul, electro-funk music influenced by Prince and The Ohio Players), to my last album What Were You Hoping For?, which was Bowie-influenced, progressive rock and soul." Full of African rhythms, blues and funk, the new album is full of contemporary components often found in the music of St. Vincent, James Blake, Dev Hynes and FKA Twigs. "It is the history of Black- American music filtered through modern technology," explains Hunt.
Today you can hear the first single off the album "Vega (stripes on)," a percolating, lusty track that simmers with jangly Howlin' Wolf-style guitars closed with a short rhyme reminiscent of early Raekwon. Pre-order the album now and check out the track above.
This multi-faceted force of vocal nature brings to her first true JAZZ album an extensive history as a session and touring vocalist and stellar reputation as a vocal and artist development coach and author of “17 Points To Longevity in Show Business.” Like her expansive career, Spruill engages many different influences – including R&B, CONTEMPORARY URBAN JAZZ, TRAD JAZZ and BRAZILIAN – to create a musical journey that allows her to tap into her full vocal range. Her splendid mix of originals and classics includes a sassy, brass-infused “Fever,” an intimate “Round Midnight” and the moody, poetic title track, featuring Brenda Russell and Patrice Rushen, which cleverly weaves decades of jazz legends into a celebration of the art form. When you’ve got “A Metheny morning and a Whalum afternoon…Tea with Thelonious and a Yellowjacket Moon,” you know IT’S A JAZZ DAY! ~JONATHAN WIDRAN
This amazing cd has covered a spectrum of sounds from seductive Jazz, the classics, to exhilarating soul, with an all-star cast of A list players. Jeff Lorber and Stephanie wrote hits---that are featured on this album---"Nothing Last Forever” and “Sweet Control” for Jon Lucien. Stephanie had major success with “I’ll Be Good to You” for Najee on his Tokyo Blue album.
“It’s a Jazz Day” featuring pianists Patrice Rushen and Brenda Russell wrote and sang background on It’s a Jazz Day.
Stephanie's band has a keen sense of musical brilliance as well as an undeniable knack for accompanying her jazz compositions
Here is an CD that rocks the soul, uplifts the spirit and makes you feel like you are listening to a live concert.
LOTL The Quiet Storm Welcomes The Southern Hummingbird TWEET . Debut her new Single ( Enough )
Tweet burst on the music scene in 2002 with a boldness and sensuality that made people quickly pay attention. Her first single, “Oops (Oh My)” climbed to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts and made the industry take notice with her sultry lyrics and hypnotic voice. Her look, her sound and her sexiness set new standards in the industry and all eyes were on her.
Her follow-up single was the incredibly seductive “Call Me,” which again landed in the R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 and garnered her an accompanying Verizon commercial. Her platinum selling debut album Southern Hummingbird , also spawned the fan favorites “Smoking Cigarettes,” “Motel” and “Boogie 2nite.” Tweet ’ s effortlessly classic voice and innate ability to interpret songs quickly solidified her place in the industry.
Tweet ’ s 2005 album It ’ s Me Again , led by the single “Turn of Da Lights,” gave her yet another Top 5 album. As with her previous album, she masterfully showcased her vocals on songs like “My Man” and “I’m Done.” The album peaked at No.2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts but faired better critically than commercially.
Brave Williams from R&B Divas L.A. Debuts her New Hit single " Road Trippin '
Brave Williams embraced her musical talents, having already started her musical career when cast as a Lead Singer for the MTV Reality show, P. Diddy’s Making The Band. Although she was subdued from the reality show by the struggle of her father’s diagnosis of prostate cancer and early signs of dementia, her talent was still destined for success, which she earnestly grappled for.
After three years of development and hard work, Brave co-founded an all-girl group which she named Richgirl. Richgirl landed a major deal with Jive Records. The group instantly created Billboard hits including their first singles “24’s” and “He Ain’t Wit Me Now.”
In 2009 Brave and the group toured as the opening act for Beyoncé’s “I am Sasha Fierce” tour. “Richgirl’s” success continued with national performances including the main acts for the Burger King Summer tour and T-Mobile tour, succeeded by the release of their third single “Swagger Right” featuring Rick Ross and Fabulous. Now in 2015…. Bigger, Better and Braver….
Brave is working on her own project: forming an iron-clad team, writing her own songs and taking the creative lead on treatments for her music videos – she is controlling her own career destiny. She is tenacious in her pursuit of dominating the performing arts industry, securing roles in both television and film landing the lead in Omarion’s M.I.A. music video, the role of Bambi on BET’s “The Get Up”, and a featured singer in TLC’s “Crazy Sexy Cool” film on VH1.
“One Moment,” is written and produced by Quennel Worthy and Monifah. It is a soaring mid tempo ballad that takes you on a lyrical and musical journey; that will captivate listeners upon first listen and pierce the hearts of everyone who hears it. ?
Monifah states: *It speaks to the heart of a very basic need we all share. The need to access that place inside of ourselves, be alone, quiet the 'noise' and tune into the voice of our creator. When you take time to slow down, be still and listen, this is when your creativity and healing have a chance to flourish. I'm sharing my personal wake-up call with the world. "One Moment" is my open letter.
After re-emerging to the spotlight thanks to TV One’s franchise R&B Divas, Monifah returns to her passion of music. It’s been 14 years since Monifah released an album.” When she gave you memorable melodies with top Billboard hits like her super hits "Touch It", “I Miss You (Come Back Home)” and “You Don’t Have To Love Me" among many more. Monifah is preparing to carve a new path along the trail of R&B Soul, Adult Urban Contemporary and Pop music.East Harlem, NY born Monifa Carter was a child prodigy at the tender young age of seven, exuding talents as both a singer and an actor. She appeared as a principal in the first national Hi-C Drink Box commercial and can be credited with several other national commercials. Monifah’s theatrical debut was at the age of eleven when she landed the starring role as “Hermia” in an off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummers Night’s Dream “. Monifah was a “triple threat” and a force to be reckoned with.
LOTL Radio The Quiet Storm . Presents Grammy Nominated Songwriter Kay Cola . Debut here new hit single RIVER ( WATER ). Kay Cola is the daughter of world renown jazz & classical musician Hubert Laws.She has written & has been featured on projects for Dr.Dre , Eminem, Game, Ne-Yo , Talib Kaweli & Pleasure P. She has performed in Japan , opening up for Ne-Yo. She has worked with producers such as Boi1da ( DRAKE ) & RedOne ( LADY GAGA ).
LOTL Welcomes The Soulful Gentleman HESTON .Debut his latest Hit Singles ( You ) & ( My Kinda Lady )HESTON possesses one of those rare, “instant classic” voices laced with confident sensuality, informed by the best side of mellow 70’s soul. Nostalgic, yet very much his own style, HESTON’s music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful. His 2008 independent debut album, Storyteller, was critically acclaimed internationally and possessed an exceptionally well-composed body of original songs written and produced by HESTON
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