Chris Brown recently released the cover art for his upcoming album “Royalty.” The cover features an intimate moment between Chris and his 1 year-old daughter, who the album is named after. The photo is absolutely adorable, Chris seems to be enjoying fatherhood, and we can only hope that the presence of his little princess keeps him out of trouble and focused on creating the music that we love.
While adorable, the cover has certainly stirred up some curiosity from fans regarding its content. Will this be an album of reflection? His latest feature with Rick Ross, titled “Sorry” certainly gives off that impression. Or will it be an album of truth – that focuses on the man he is – and stems away from the “hoes ain’t loyal” bit. Either way, we can expect to get a more focused and less reckless Chris Brown. The question is, will that be good for his music? And what exactly will change?
I’m curious to find out. Let me know what you think. In the meantime, listen to “Sorry” by Rick Ross ft. Chris Brown below.
ONE Musicfest held its annual festival in Atlanta on Saturday at the Aaron’s Amphitheater in Lakewood. The festival featured performances from several fan-favorites, including The Roots, Lauryn Fill, Janelle Monae & Wondaland, SZA, Wale, A$AP Rocky and Ghostface Killah (no Action Bronson in sight).
Thousands of people joined together to witness the wide variety of music, which ranged from hip-hop to alternative to soul, etc. The festival aimed to bring together a roster of artists that would prove to be enjoyable across multiple generations, and judging from the photos it was a huge success.
ONE Musicfest founder and producer, J Carter mentioned the vision behind ONE Musicfest, which stemmed from a lack of representation of soul and hip-hop under the same roof as alternative and rock genres.
“We have noticed that while there are many pockets of individuals that share taste in the same music, rarely do you see them share in this together. ONE Musicfest was created with the idea of ‘music as the universal language,’” said Carter.
The festival, which began in 2010 has been successful in bringing together the mentioned variety of genres over the past five years. Check out photos from this year’s performances below.
Photos via Paras Griffin/Getty Images, Sherwin Dyer/ShoShots, Anthony “Truth” Gary
Janelle Monae & “Classic Man” Jidenna
Lauryn Hill & ONE Musicfest Founder/Producer J Carter
A$AP Rocky may have had a few unpleasant words for Rita Ora on his latest album, but those words have not stopped the British pop star from flaunting her body for the world to see. The 24 year-old artist has been and remains quite comfortable with her sexuality, which is clear in her latest music video.
The song “Body on Me” features Chris Brown who stars as Rita’s love interest in the video. “Body on Me” tells the story of a man and a woman who share a desire for one another, but for some reason have not been able to make a move.
In the video, both Rita and Breezy fantasize vividly about being intimate with each other. Rita flirts around with Chris in her bra and some jean shots, while Chris takes control of the situation – leaving PLENTY for the imagination. Then there’s this sort of awkward dance routine.
Not really a fan of the song, but anything that features Chris Brown has my vote.
Watch the video below and let me know what you think.
As if the release of “No Sleep,” didn’t already have fans anticipating her upcoming album, Janet Jackson released the music video to the remix, which provides the perfect visuals for the sultry record.
In the video, Janet gives us nothing but sexy, as she prances around a mansion, awaiting her man’s arrival. While, J. Cole brings the smooth, joining Janet in the mansion to lay his verse. Janet and Cole do this cute little back and forth – and it’s everything a young Janet fan needs.
The video features some odd special effects that give Janet this weird magical appearance, but overall I love everything about it and the record. Can’t wait to check Janet out next month!
Rihanna has added another accomplishment to her long list of endorsements, with the announcement of her latest partnership with Dior.
The 27-year-old icon is the first black woman to serve as a spokesperson for the brand EVER. While that is a disappointment in itself, it comes as no surprise as many brands do not acknowledge the black consumers who contribute to their success. Hence, the reason why we need black economic empowerment, and need to support brands created by people who look like us.
BUT I digress…..
Rihanna shared a sneak peek of a photo shoot in celebration of the partnership with Dior on Instagram today. For the shoot, Rihanna stays true to her bad ass style, posing in a see-through dress and bodysuit with a nice bold lip.
Charlie Thrush is the New York rapper with an authentic sound that stays true to his Bronx upbringing. Born of Jamaican descent, the 24-year-old aspiring artist is here to make it known that he is serious and hungry about his music.
Similar to most young kids growing up in the Bronx, Thrush has experienced a fair share of struggle, including the loss of his father in 2006, which ultimately drew him closer to rap, as it became a means for him to express himself.
Thrush attributes his love for performing to Drake and Fabolous, who provided him an opportunity to open up for them at Long Island University. As a lyricist, Thrush believes he stands out from his peers because of his use of metaphor and simile to convey a story.
His latest song, “F Beal” was inspired by his former high school Varsity basketball coach Mr. Beal who put the team through a lot of strife. Beal is ultimately used to describe a hater in your life that tries to keep you back from your end goal.
Listen to the song below, and be sure to keep a lookout for new music from Charlie Thrush.