INTERVIEWS

Rico Love Talks Writing, Producing, Debut Album & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Rico Love has released his official debut album Turn The Lights On, did you know? Well if you didn’t go check it out on your favorite streaming service now, and if you want to hear more about it, as well as his writing, producing and feelings on working with other artists, and the music business, check out his brand new interview with ‘The Breakfast Club.’

In addition he spoke about why he is no longer working with singer/songwriter Tiara Thomas, who was previously signed to his label imprint Division 1.  Rico shared a lot of the knowledge and insight he’s gained over the years through success and failure, along with his feelings about working on passion projects with Usher and Brandy.

Peep the interview below.

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Watch: Jamie Foxx Performs “Baby’s In Love,” Impersonates John Legend, Jennifer Hudson & More on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

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Jamie Foxx brought good grooves and plenty of laughs to ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Tuesday night. In promotion of his brand new album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, the multi-talented star hit the stage and brought along rapper Kid Ink for his feel-good new single “Baby’s In Love.”  It was another great performance from Foxx, but what truly stole the show was Jamie and Jimmy’s game of “Wheel of Impressions.”

Starting off with his best attempt at Mick Jagger, the singer/actor’s second impersonation had everyone in hysterics as he sang the Toys R Us jingle as John Legend, taking the impersonation even further he emulated how Legend accepts applause and exits the stage. But, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better and he couldn’t top himself, Jamie blew everyone away with a shockingly good impersonation of Jennifer Hudson singing “On Top of Spaghetti.”

Hilarious! You don’t want to miss these moments, watch the clips below:

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Jhené Aiko & 2 Chainz Get Their Tarot Cards Read on ‘Most Expensivest Sh*t’

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If you haven’t caught it yet, rapper 2 Chainz hosts a digital show by GQ called “Most Expensivest Sh*t,” as the title suggests he basically checks out some of the most expensive items money can buy, and is often joined by a fellow artist as his guest.

For the latest episode the ATL rap star is joined by R&B songbird Jhené Aiko, and together they visit one of LA’s A-list psychic mediums to get their tarot cards read.

While they both come in claiming to have psychic powers of their own, 2 Chainz is blatantly skeptical of the medium and chooses to light up his blunt to increase his own enlightenment, but Jhené indulges the process.

Check out the clips below:

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Mariah Carey Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Talks Las Vegas Shows & If She Will Beat the Beatles #1’s Record

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Mariah Carey took over late-night TV on Monday in promotion for her brand new best-of compilation album #1 to Infinity, which hit stores yesterday.

Following her somewhat-shaky-somewhat-stellar performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, the Pop diva hit the outdoor stage on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ performing the same medley of her very first #1 hit “Vision of Love” and new single “Infinity,” and showed fans that she’s still got it!

Keeping things short on the former hit MC hit all the right notes before segueing into her new triumphant single as the audience shouted and cheered her own.

While inside for a chat with Jimmy, Mariah spoke about her recent battle with bronchitis, her new residency in Las Vegas, her many number one hits and revealed that she has no desire to break The Beatles’ chart record.

Check out Mariah’s latest performance and interview below:

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R. Kelly Announces 14th Studio Album ‘Buffet’

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He’s not called the King of R&B for nothing…

While in Atlanta late last week for his performance at Funk Fest, R. Kelly stopped by V-103 to chop it up with Big Tigger, and while doing so he brought a little gift along, which was a brand new song called “Planet.”  The record is a inspirational, socially conscious type of song (something we haven’t heard from Kellz in a while, but miss) and he explained that he was inspired by the events in Baltimore, and all over the world as well.

“This is a reach out song,” said Kelly. “Ya know I always got to break it down before I put out my album, I gotta see what’s going on in the world and I got to say something about it.” Continuing, “It’s not just about the sex songs, sometimes it’s about issues, about what’s going on.”

It appears this won’t be a one-off single either, as R. Kelly has also revealed that he is prepping for his 14th studio album, which is going to be titled “Buffet.” Speaking with Rocsi Diaz on HLN’s The Daily Share, he made the announcement and shared the inspiration behind the title and concept.

“It’s all you can hear,” said Kellz. “I’m 27 years deep in the business, I’ve been blessed to do this music for so long and I’ve got a lot of great songs under my belt, and fans love it. But, I’ve got all different kinds of generations of fans now, and I have to feed everybody. You’ve got hip hop, you’ve got old school music with the “Step In The Name of Love” type, then you’ve got traditional R. Kelly, sensuous sexual kind of music. It’s just a variety of things, so I call it the buffet.”

If all goes according to plan the album will be out as early as this summer or early fall.

Check out the interview below!

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Melanie Fiona Performs New Single “Bite The Bullet” Acoustic, Talks New Album on Skee TV

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Melanie Fiona is back and kicking off the promo for her brand new single “Bite The Bullet,” and upcoming album Awake, the R&B songstress appeared on SKEE TV on Friday and wowed the crowd with an acoustic version of the break-up song, and sat down with DJ Skee to discuss her return to music.

“I really just made the decision that I needed to become human again,” she said of her hiatus. “But I needed some experience, I needed some inspiration, and I needed to take care of my health and make sure that I was great—sound body, mind—and get some new stories to make a new album.”

Her third album Awake features production from Dre of Dre & Vidal, Jerry Wonda, and Jack Splash. “We just have great chemistry and it’s right,” she said of her collaborators. “The freedom to experiment and decide… I’m really pleased with the selection that I have.”

Watch her performance and interview below:

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Kehlani Talks ‘YSBH,’ Drake, Chris Brown, Signing with Atlantic & More, Performs “The Way”

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With all her recent success, Kehlani returned to the Bay this past week to celebrate with fans back home, as well as get personal in an in-depth interview with 106KMEL’s Shay Diddy. The two talked about Kehlani’s acclaimed new mixtape, ‘You Should Be Here,’ as well as who she wants to write for, and her thoughts on being called the “female Drake.”

Like many critically acclaimed projects, Kehlani’s “YSBH” was inspired by her personal life in the past year, which included both heartbreak and finding a new love. She explained to Shay how the mixtape title initially came about, as well as what specific situations led to songs like “Jealous,” “How That Taste,” and the heartfelt track to her mother, “The Letter.”

Kehlani also revealed to Shay that fellow Oakland native, Keyshia Cole, was supposed to have made a guest feature on the track “N—as,” but bad timing and schedule conflicts prevented the collaboration from fully forming. Though this didn’t have a chance to come to fruition, Kehlani is also hoping for a chance to work with R&B superstar, Chris Brown, and write for him soon.

In addition to her lengthy interview Kehlani performed her new song “The Way.”

Check out the interview and performance below:

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Miguel Talks New Album, Chris Brown Comparison, Being Sued, And More

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Miguel is back and we’re all here for it!

While we patiently await the release of his third album Wildheart to hit shelves next month, we’ve been basking in the little bit of teasing he’s pushing out.

Stopping by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to chat with the trio about his upcoming album, Chris Brown comparisons, and the newest law suit from the infamous on stage leg drop, Miguel was in high spirits as he joked around with the crew.

Also touching on how the single “Adorn” changed his life and his career, Miguel unveiled that during that time, he was doing a lot of growing and that it separated him from the pack. In addition, he told his process of how he decides who he wants to collaborate with on tracks.

Take a look below:

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