For his kids album, More Family Time, reggae Icon Ziggy Marley was joined by his own children on the track, “Wonderful People.”  The song features his daughter, Judah, who has been making music for awhile and was also featured on his 2009 album, Family Time. Ziggy says she was a “a bit tough and reluctant” to be on his kids album, but she eventually […]

RCA RecordsTo celebrate the fifth anniversary of his critically acclaimed debut album, Bryson Tiller drops the deluxe version of Trapsoul. This new version adds three fan favorite tracks that were previously released on Soundcloud, including “Just Another Interlude,” “Self Righteous,” “Outro (Thank You),” as well as The Weeknd-assisted remix to “Rambo: (Last Blood).”  Tiller also dropped a reflective music video for the album’s […]

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesR&B singer Lloyd returns with a powerful new song, “They Don’t Care.” The song speaks of the much-needed change in society and opens with Lloyd saying, “There is no peace without modesty, there is no truth without honesty. [Eff], the police.” “They Don’t Care” will be featured on EMPIRE record label’s new compilation album, Voices for Change, Vol. 1,  created […]

James BaileyAlicia Keys has been working overtime promoting her new album, ALICIA. Following a special COLORS performance with SiR and a week’s worth of performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the R&B singer treated fans to a music video for her latest single off the album, “Love Looks Better.” The video opens with Keys sporting a black crop top and […]

Courtesy of Eric BellingerR&B singer Eric Bellinger shares a feel-good love song, “Flotus,” from his upcoming album Eric B for President: Term 3. This catchy bop is definitely for the ladies but serves as an ode to his wife LaMyia Good-Bellinger, who also stars in the song’s music video. Between her glamorous photoshoots, LaMyia captures the essence of a confident, […]

Courtesy of ProblemWest Coast rapper Problem debuts his rich new album, Coffee & Kush Vol. 2.  The 11-track effort features Tyrese, Daphne Wayans, Terrace Martin, “Nothin,” featuring Jack Harlow and Jay Rock, as well as the remix to “Don’t Be Mad at Me,” featuring Snoop Dogg and Freddie Gibbs as a bonus track.  Problem poetically tackles themes about prosperity, growth, entrepreneurship and more, especially on the anthem, “Keep Ya Head [Up].”   This marks the second installment of […]

RCA Inspiration Koryn Hawthorne shares her highly-anticipated sophomore album, I AM. The Grammy-nominated singer took to Instagram to celebrate the album, which landed at #1 on iTunes in less than 24 hours. “My prayer is that it draws people deeper and closer to the heart of God,” Koryn wrote. “That when you discover him, you will discover yourself. Thank you, God, for […]

Laetitia RumfordProblem has become a staple in West Coast’s hip hop and rap scene. The Compton rapper shared the second installment of his Coffee & Kush series.  To celebrate, Problem dropped a reflective music video of the album’s new single “Florence.” The black and white Mike Marasco-directed music video features Mexican style horns mixed with 808’s and Problem riding his bike around […]

The 26th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Beverly Evans Smith expressed the importance of the 2020 Census and how our communities will benefit from completing it.  See more at the! * * * #RickeySmileyMorningShow #2020census #DeltaSigmaTheta

Melinda Sue GordonJohn David Washington says he felt like a student in a master class when working with director Christopher Nolan on his latest project Tenet. In fact, Washington says he learned some invaluable lessons from both Nolan and his Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee during his time working with them. “They say never meet your heroes, but they’re exceptions […]

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