BLACK MUSIC MONTH JUNE 2013 TRENDING SPOTLIGHT [EXCLUSIVE]

Chrisette Michele - Better

 

Black Music Month was declared by then-president Jimmy Carter back in 1979, the month is a celebration for African-American Music and the contributions to culture and society. President Barack Obama announced the new title as African-American Music Appreciation Month.

Hot Trending Topics in Black Music Month… 

 

CHRISETTE MICHELE:

After taking some time away, although not silent, R&B singer Chrisette Michele who is touring with Mary J. Blige this month, is back with her forth album entitled “BETTER” which was released June 11, 2013 on Motown/Universal. 

The album title reflects Chrisette as feeling better, living a more healthier lifestyle as an artist and not being afraid musically to let people into areas of her life she hasn’t previously exposed. 

“I want to make lifestyle contributions to my fans, not just musical contributions”

“This album about me is about having as much fun as possible and showcasing my healing”…“Being able to sing these songs is about the ability to be able to love again,” says Chrisette. Amazon Bio

 

J. Cole - Born Sinner  J. Cole - Born Sinner Deluxe Edition

 

J.COLE:

Following singles ‘Power Trip’, a collaboration with Miguel and ‘Crooked Smile’ ft. R&B group TLC… J. Cole’s leaked album has been trending non-stop on social media sites with availability of streaming the tracks before its official release date which lead to Cole taking to twitter to address the situation.

After his first debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story which was released in 2011, Cole’s second studio album “BORN SINNER” is scheduled for release tomorrow, June 18, 2013 under Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

There is also a ‘Deluxe Edition’ available with extra songs including collaborations from 50 Cent and Jhenè. 

 

Kanye West - Yeezus

 

KANYE WEST:

Where to start with this whole “YEEZUS” album… there’s been comments, personal views, opinions and all types of twitter talks flooding in left, right and center discussing Mr. Ye’s new album… yes another track list leak before its release time, “YEEZUS” is due out tomorrow, June 18, 2013.

Kanye is new father of a baby girl with Kim Kardashian who just so coincidentally was born around the dropping time of his new album, and according to news sources, the arrival was a few weeks or more earlier than Kardashian’s expected due date!

Although most people probably did not know what to expect with the album’s cover art work, Kanye kept it, well let’s just say basic, plain and simple.

“Yeezus” is Ye’s sixth studio album released under Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam Recordings and is said to be primarily recorded in Paris, the promotion included worldwide video projections of the albums music and there’s no doubt this will be an album to remember and look back on for its unique creativity and popularity. 

 

Kelly Rowland - Talk A Good Game

 

KELLY ROWLAND:

Ms. Rowland has been doing her thing lately and showing the world what she’s really made of while airing out some ‘Dirty Laundry’ which followed her lead single ‘Kisses Down Low’. 

Collaboration after collaboration, jumping on this, that and everyone’s track, a recent ‘Lights Out’ tour with The-Dream AND she has also secured a spot as judge on the upcoming X Factor USA, yes in case you didn’t know, Kelly’s not playing this year!

Kelly’s ready to not just talk but sing a good R&B game with her new album… “TALK A GOOD GAME” yet another leaked on the internet album that is also due out tomorrow, June 18, 2013.

This is Kelly’s forth studio album and includes collaborations with producers The-Dream, Boi-1da, Pharrell, T-Minus and features from Wiz Khalifa in ‘Gone”, Beyoncè and Michelle in ‘You Changed’ and Pusha T in the banging hit ‘Street Life’ to name a few. The Deluxe includes a track with The-Dream ‘Sky Walker’

 

Jay-Z - MCHG

 

JAY-Z:

So, the net done gone crazy over Mr. Carter’s and Samsung’s recent announcement of Jay-Z’s twelve studio album “MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL” set to be released JULY 4, 2013!!

Oh yes twitter’s been poppin hashtags and all, trending… #MagnaCarta #MCHG #MagnaCartaHolyGrail #NewRules And apparently Facebook now has hashtags, hmmmm… just in time eh!!!

The announcement was made during the fifth game of the NBA Finals (Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs) via a Samsung commercial featuring Jay-Z working in the studio among other great producers, Rick Ruben, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. 

Apparently, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” will be offered free to a million Galaxy users 72 hours before its release through a customized app on their devices, three days before the rest of the world. 

“The album is about, is like this duality, of how do you navigate your way through this whole thing, through success, through failures, through all this and remain yourself?”… “We need to write the new rules,” says Jay-Z… 

 

JAY-Z & SAMSUNG: INSIDE “MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL” 

 Visit the website at: magnacartaholygrail.com

 

 
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