BLACK MUSIC MONTH JUNE 2014 TRENDING SPOTLIGHT [EXCLUSIVE]

Nicki Minaj Pills N Potions

 

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…

 

NICKI MINAJ:

Nicki’s new song “Pills N Potions” has been trending all over social media since its release, the official video recently premiered, which is also the lead single from her upcoming album “The Pink Print” due out later this year.

The video is directed by ‘Diane Martel’ who also shot the video for “Right Thru Me” and features rapper ‘The Game’ who seems to play Minaj’s boyfriend.

 

NICKI MINAJ – PILLS N POTIONS [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

 

The “Pills N Potions” video theme references bunny rabbits and Alice In Wonderland with visual effects, symbolism and a powerful drum beat.

During the video you see beats pill speakers and also Nicki’s bottle of perfume which may both be for promotional purposes or product placement.

Unique, creative and imaginative, Nicki sings the following lyrics;

Pills N Potions we’re overdosing, I’m angry but I still love you, Pills N Potions we’re overdosing, Can’t stand it but I still love you…

I still love, I still love, I still love, I still love, I still lu-uh-uhhhv… Watch the ‘Pills N potions’ official video posted above!

 

Kelly Rowland The GameKelly Rowland Pepsi

 

KELLY ROWLAND:

New wife and mother to be Kelly Rowland recently revealed her pregnancy with husband and manager Tim Witherspoon on Instagram with a photo of adult and child sneakers and the caption “I’ll be stuntin like my daddy…”

Rowland collaborates with Pepsi on the “Beats of the Beautiful Game”, an inspirational and motivational, music, sports and film project.

Director Spike Lee creates the short film for the song in Brazil, titled “Pixote’s Game” which is no doubt in connection to The 2014 FIFA World Cup!

 

KELLY ROWLAND – THE GAME [From Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game LP]

 

Although Rowland does not appear in the music video her powerful vocals creates a memorable World Cup anthem.

The short film follows a young brazilian boy who passionately races through the streets, maybe in pursuit of his dream, overcoming what seems to be a number of obstacles and challenges before finally making it to a stadium where he ultimately scores a goal and wins the game.

Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game is the world’s first visual soundtrack made up of 11 anthemic songs and short film that capture the spirit of the world’s most popular game, futbol.

For more info visit: Pepsi.com/TheGame

 

Destiny's Child

 

MICHELLE WILLIAMS:

Destiny’s Child reunites in Michelle’s latest single “Say Yes” which is featured on her upcoming solo album, Journey To Freedom due to release September 9th, 2014.

Michelle, Beyoncé and Kelly deliver their vocals in this urban inspirational track which works hand in hand with Williams gospel route, definitely one for her gospel fans!

 

MICHELLE WILLIAMS FT. BEYONCÉ & KELLY ROWLAND
SAY YES [LYRIC VIDEO]

 

The three ladies sing the lyrics:

When Jesus say Yes nobody can say No (When Jesus say Yes nobody can say No)
When Jesus say Yes nobody can say No (When Jesus say Yes nobody can say No)

 

MICHELLE WILLIAMS FT. BEYONCÈ & KELLY ROWLAND
SAY YES [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

 

The origin of “Say Yes” is tied to Nigerian roots and many are aware of the song coming from Africa and there’s no surprise people have been vocal about this knowledge over the social media sites.

Although an unofficial version of the new single was leaked a few weeks earlier, the support has been overwhelming for Williams and this is definitely her time to shine and her moment to enjoy the main spotlight.

 

Michelle Williams Ft. Beyonce & Kelly Say Yes

 

MARSHA AMBROSIUS:

Former member of ‘Floetry and British born Singer-Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius drops a new powerful song titled “Run”.

The ballad is yet again another track which displays meaningful words referencing life situations, experiences, feelings and emotions with a story focus on anyone who has ever run away from fear or runs towards a dream.

With a piano based instrumental the “Run” video is directed by Delcan Whitebloom, Marsha sings the following lyrics;

Couldn’t talk, Couldn’t sleep, Didn’t know, What you need, Got me feeling so weak, Cause you came in too deep…

 

Marsha Ambrosius Run

 

Wanna stay, Wanna leave, I’m so caught in between, Now I finally see… 

Run into the new and better you…

The lead single is from Marsha’s sophomore album Friends & Lovers 

Which is due out later this year.

 

MARSHA AMBROSIUS – RUN

 

 
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