Four childhood friends from Baltimore – Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz, and Woody took the music industry by storm in the ’90s with a combination of old school vocal harmonies and effortless charisma. And when their debut album produced four top charting singles – “Tell Me”, “In My Bed”, “Never Make a Promise”, and “Five steps” – Dru Hill positioned themselves as a group destined for major success. And they got an extra boost with the remarkable popularity of Sisqo’s solo records. But despite a bounty of top ten hits, the group was bedeviled by clashes with their record label, one of which culminated in a public brawl, and internal problems within the group, including drug abuse and weight issues, which ultimately resulted in the departure of two members. For all that, Dru Hill keeps on keeping on, and remains one of the most beloved singing groups performing today. In this Unsung episode, they tell the full story of their long and winding journey.Continue reading
Erykah Badu Tells The Rickey Smiley Show Why She Created Incense That Smells Like Her Lady Parts
“It’s called Badu…- i can’t say it on the radio i don’t think because my grandmother not sleep – but it’s called “Badussy”.
While true fans are akin to the Houston songstress’ mystic titles and unicorn endeavors – like ‘Fat Belly Bella’, aka ‘Badulla Oblongata’, aka ‘Sara Bellum’, aka ‘Analogue Girl in a Digital World’, aka @FatBellyBella, aka ‘SHE ILL’, and ‘Manuela Maria’ Mexico’ – newbie fans now have the chance to experience her divine feminine essence by ordering her new incense fragrantly endowed with the aroma of Erykah’s (many pair of) panties!
The singer spills on the Rickey Smiley Show that she has been experimenting with this scent for a while. As a mother of three and certified Doula, Badu is a Master of the Feminine arts.
“Yea and you walk in a room and have this kind of aroma, it makes everything in the world right!” Badu.
Back in 2014, Badu famously let her secret to a sweet tasting vagina…
When asked where she got her inspiration from [at the 2:34 mark] a witty Mz. Badu charismatically details how “Ricky’s mom did” and that they had met in the penitentiary back in ’88 when they were ‘doing numbers’. This interview is a MUST listen as Erykah and Rickey exchange hilarious stories of encounters with each other’s Mothers!
Check out the (7 min listen) here:
Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of Uptown Magazine, kicked off Oscar week with their annual event, Lexus Uptown Honors Hollywood, at NeueHouse Hollywood last night. Celebrity guests gathered to honor Power Player Women within the film industry.Continue reading
(NASHVILLE, TN) – January 31, 2020 – Syleena Johnson, affectionately known as “The Queen of Chicago,” GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter and host of TV One’s daytime talk show, Sister Circle Live, releases a brand new album entitled WOMAN today available at all major digital retailers. The album is preceded by the Urban AC single, “I Deserve More” impacting radio now.Continue reading
Words by: Dominique Clark
Washington, DC based Beauty Expert, Ja’Nesce Bradford has undeniably created multiple lanes for herself as a successful Makeup Artist and Hairstylist. From NBC Universal to the NBA, from bridal to special effects, Bradford’s extensive experience has landed her clients such as TD Jakes, Maxine Waters and Bill Nye (yes, the science guy).Continue reading
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Jan. 23, 2020 – Warner Music Group rolled out the red carpet in celebration of the 2020 Grammy Awards with live performances by two of their Grammy nominated artists – Burna Boy and Lizzo.Continue reading
Watch the full ‘Purple Carpet’ celebrity experience at the 2020 Urban One Honors with phenomenal correspondent, Dominique Clark, of Charlotte, NC.Continue reading
Words by: Dominique Clark
“We come from Kings and Queens…I don’t want another culture interpreting who we are. So what I want to be remembered as is being unapologetically in the black people business” – Cathy HughesContinue reading
Coming to you today on Ray J’s 39th Birthday, a sentimental and love-filled music video for the single, “Party’s Over,” lifted from his new EP Emerald City.
The vibrant couple just welcomed their second baby, Epik Ray Norwood, on New Year’s Eve, after a testy time in their marriage last December. With reconciliation at heart, the ‘One Wish‘ artist continues to publicly express his intentions of keeping family first saying in a tribute video, “I love you princess love! And my babygirl melody! I don’t ever wanna lose our time together. I’m sorry for everything. 2020 will be somthing very special.”
The Emerald City EP is available for streaming on all major platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and TIDAL, or for purchase on iTunes, Google Play & Amazon. Follow Ray J on all social media platforms using the handle@RayJ.