Category: Hip Hop and RnB

Janelle Monáe featured in forthcoming trailer for “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”

Janelle Monáe featured in forthcoming trailer for “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”

ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteThe official trailer for the upcoming anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams features Janelle Monáe.     As previously reported, she’ll star in a standalone episode of the series, all of which are based on Dick’s short stories. In the trailer, Janelle quietly rides an elevator downwards with two individuals who seem to be curious about their surroundings.  […]

The Weeknd teams with Marvel for “Starboy” comic series

The Weeknd teams with Marvel for “Starboy” comic series

Image Group LA/ABCHe’s a singer, fashion designer and, now, comic book creator.  The Weeknd is teaming up with Marvel Comics for a brand new title called Starboy, after his third album and hit single of the same name. The recording artist announced the exciting news on Twitter before his appearance at New York Comic Con over the weekend, where […]

Toni Braxton debuts music video for “Deadwood”

Toni Braxton debuts music video for “Deadwood”

ABC/Jeff NeiraToni Braxton‘s comeback is now officially underway with the arrival of a music video for her single, “Deadwood.”  The black-and-white visual, which is available to view now on YouTube, shows scenes of the artist sporting several different looks while performing onstage with a cellist nearby.  The video also turns up the heat considerably: Toni’s performance scenes […]

K. Michelle refuses to shed more tears on new single “Make This Song Cry”

K. Michelle refuses to shed more tears on new single “Make This Song Cry”

Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsK. Michelle‘s new single “Make This Song Cry” is for anyone who’s cried over their significant other’s foolish ways.   But on the track, the artist admits that she’s also committed love crimes of her own.  “For the first time in my life/Tried to do something that’s right/I tried to stop fightin’ and be […]

Demetria McKinney plays the character of herself this time on debut album, “Officially Yours”

Demetria McKinney plays the character of herself this time on debut album, “Officially Yours”

ABC RadioThe wait is officially over:- Demetria McKinney‘s debut album, Officially Yours, is out now.   The Bobbi Kristina actress tells ABC Radio that the disc, which took several years to develop, is all about “owning who I am” as a person, as opposed to the people she portrays onscreen.   “I’ve played so many characters,” she says. “Super […]

Solange debuts brand new platinum blonde 'do

Solange debuts brand new platinum blonde 'do

Carlota GuerreroYou can’t touch Solange‘s hair, but you can surely admire it.   The singer debuted a platinum blonde cropped hairdo on Thursday and shared a picture of her fierce new look on Instagram.  In the caption she writes, “vry rare night out for ya girl hosting @surfacemag awards.”   Solange was hosting Surface magazine’s first annual Surface Travel Awards in New York […]

Jhené Aiko takes a “Trip” down memory lane, admits battling “addiction and grief”

Jhené Aiko takes a “Trip” down memory lane, admits battling “addiction and grief”

Isacc SterlingJhené Aiko‘s sophomore album Trip is currently number five on the Billboard 200 chart.   But even with her current success, she tells fans via Instagram that she’s “not an entertainer or even a singer,” but rather someone who’s been battling addiction and grief “for the past 5 years.”  She continues, “Sharing this project [Trip] has been helping me heal…I have […]

Keyshia Cole sings about what could be on new single “Best Friend”; reveals cover art and tracklist for “11:11 Reset”

Keyshia Cole sings about what could be on new single “Best Friend”; reveals cover art and tracklist for “11:11 Reset”

ABC/Randy HolmesKeyshia Cole‘s seventh album 11:11 Reset hasn’t arrived yet, but we do have a new single.   It’s called “Best Friend,” and it’s about her wish for a lover who can also be her BFF. “I would be your best friend/Even late at night/When you’re walking/And be there in the morning/When you open your eyes/I’ll be […]

The show will go on: court rejects Bobby Brown's attempt to stop “Bobbi Kristina” from airing

ABC/Rick RowellUnfortunately for Bobby Brown, it appears that TV One’s Bobbi Kristina biopic will air on Sunday as scheduled.   According to a statement from TV One, Bobby’s lawsuit against the network, which attempted to block the TV movie from premiering on October 8, was tossed out on Friday.  The statement reads, “The court rejected a motion for a preliminary […]

Demetria McKinney is Whitney Houston in “Bobbi Kristina” biopic: “I've never played somebody so iconic”

Demetria McKinney is Whitney Houston in “Bobbi Kristina” biopic: “I've never played somebody so iconic”

Cast of “Bobbi Kristina” (Courtesy of TVOne)Demetria McKinney, who portrays late icon Whitney Houston in TV One’s biopic Bobbi Kristina, tells ABC Radio that she’s “never played somebody so iconic” — not to mention someone so psychologically and emotionally impactful. As Demetria recalls, “A couple weeks into filming I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning bawling. […]