INTERVIEWS

Jamie Foxx Channels Prince, Babyface, Ray Charles & More for V-103 Performance

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Jamie Foxx is making the radio rounds in promotion for his new album Hollywood, which is due out May 18.   Early Friday morning he teamed up with V-103 in Atlanta for a private live interview and impromptu acoustic performance at The W Hotel.

When morning show host Ryan Cameron brought out the piano the multi-talented star couldn’t resist touching the keys and running through some of his favorite singer impersonations including Prince, Babyface, Ray Charles and more, plus he sang some songs of his own including an acoustic version of “Blame It.”  Jamie also performed an extended preview of his new song “I’m Supposed To Be In Love.”

Watch his performance and interview below:

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Covers The FADER, Talks The Weeknd, Writing Under the Influence & More

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If you’re a PARTYNEXTDOOR fan, you’ve probably been very curious about the very private artist, since he has yet to open up about himself or his music since he emerged on the scene in 2013. Today (April 21), that has changed as the Canadian singer/rapper offers The FADER magazine his very first interview and lands the cover of their April/May issue.

During the conversation, PND provides a candid look inside his creative process. The singer, born Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, admits his songwriting skills were stalled at one point due to over-thinking, but weed helped cure that.

Since being introduced by Drake and signing with his OVO Sound label, he hasn’t been able to shake The Weeknd comparisons. He addresses those comments and makes it clear that his colorful outlook on life makes him different.

Check out highlights from his interview below:

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Jamie Foxx Talks New Music, Chris Brown, Bruce Jenner Joke & More

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If you haven’t already heard, Jamie Foxx is back with new music, and his prepping for the release of his first album in five years. The project, entitled Hollywood, is due out May 18, and has been led by the catchy single “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown.

While in NYC recently the multi-talented star stopped by Hot 97 for an interview with Nessa. With new music on the way, Foxx talked about his recording process these days, his 21-year-old daughter’s involvement, and advice he received from Timbaland. He also revealed that the new album title was inspired by a recent relationship, where he had a 103 fever yet his girlfriend still wanted to go to a movie premiere.

Jamie, who is close friends with Chris Brown, said that they have talked about some of Brown’s mistakes, and shared that he was impressed with the R&B star for bringing his new daughter with him to the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

“I know the Chris who comes around unannounced and dances around with my sister who has down syndrome for hours,” he said.

Foxx also revealed one of the biggest pieces of advice he has given the singer in the past.

“A lot of people want to see you crash and burn,” he said. “People lie to you Chris. People will tell you it’s all good and it ain’t all good. I’ll tell you it’s all bad and it’ll get good.”

As for his controversial joke about Bruce Jenner, he explained why he decided not to release a statement to apologize.

“I’m not going to release a statement because I do jokes,” he said. “And you can’t put comedians in the same bowl as CNN, FOX, you can’t do that. We do jokes. I didn’t see that joke as being any more relevant than the joke I did about Suge [Knight].”

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Adrian Marcel Reveals What He Learned Working With R. Kelly

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Adrian Marcel is ready to claim his spot in today’s R&B game, and that spot will hopefully be accomplished with the release of his anticipated debut album.  With 2 buzz-worthy mixtapes under his belt, along with additional projects and videos, the Oakland native is prepping for the release of that big debut, Got Me F’ed Up.

The singer/songwriter is blessed to have Raphael Saadiq as his mentor, but he’s been working with a lot of greats, including the king himself, R. Kelly.

During a recent interview with DJ Smallz, Marcel opened up about what he’s learned from working with Kellz, and how he plans to apply it to himself. He also once again shared the best advice he’s received from Saadiq, and tour experiences with Keyshia Cole.

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Ciara Talks New Music, Motherhood, Future & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Ciara is on the promo trail early for her forthcoming album Jackie. On Tuesday morning the R&B starlet stopped by The Breakfast Club for a brand new interview with Envy and Angela, Charlamagne was MIA.

Wasting no time getting personal Envy asked Cici what really happened with her and rapper Future. Navigating her way through the question with her savvy media training Ciara swerved the question to the blessing of her son Future Zahir (who is named after his father). She spoke about bringing him all around the world with her, when she thinks it will be okay to introduce him to her next boyfriend, if she lets him interact with Future’s other kids, and her most memorable moments with him so far.

Ciara talked about her new album Jackie, which is named after her mother, and inspired by her own revelations becoming a mom. She also spoke about the campaign for her self-titled 2013 album and why it underperformed.  She talked about her upcoming role on the NBC variety show “I Can Do That,” and her upcoming tour.

Watch the full interview below, and check out the brand new remix to her new single “I Bet” here.

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Get To Know R&B Newcomer Kyndall

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Equal parts sweet southern belle and southern spitfire, Houston native, Kyndall is making her official introduction this year with the release of her debut EP, ‘Still Down.’

Hot on the heels of the premiere of her sexy video for “Close To Me,” co-starring model/rapper Don Benjamin, the 19-year-old singer/songwriter now gives her growing fan base a chance to get to know her better with an official Q&A video.

Live from the recording studio, Kyndall talkes about her journey into music, her sound and style, advice for young artists like herself navigating the industry for the first time, and more.

Get to know Kyndall better with the interview below:

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Case Speaks with The Breakfast Club about Career, New Music, Today’s R&B and More

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R&B veteran Case has returned with his sixth studio album Heaven’s Door and he hit up ‘The Breakfast Club’ early Monday morning for a new interview.

Known for his playboy ways he spoke about the past and stated how grateful he is that social media wasn’t around back then.  He addressed the rumor that he dated Beyoncé (who appears in his “Happily Ever After” video), spoke about shooting himself in the neck when drunk, which he is able to joke around about now, dating Mary J. Blige, being a former Jehovah’s Witness and more.

Case also spoke about his thoughts on today’s R&B music, how it has evolved to where it is currently, and his new album, plus a secret collaborative tour.

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Jodeci Talk Early Days, Career, and New Album on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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The boys are back!! Well minus Devante (again), but Jodeci has finally returned, after 20 years, with their brand new album The Past, The Present, The Future.  While visiting NYC for their album release K-Ci, JoJo, and Mr. Dalvin stopped by ‘The Breakfast Club’ for a long overdue interview.

Reminiscing on their career and giving a little history for the younger listeners, the fellas talked about coming from the south and a church background to being singed to Uptown Records and having a young Puffy Combs handle their project. From staying in the Bronx and learning the New York lifestyle to designing their street look, to Devante’s early attempt to join Prince’s band, and K-Ci’s father telling him that if he leaves home he better not come back if he doesn’t make it, it was a great interview for fans.

They spoke about being young playboys, K-Ci spoke about his relationship with Mary J. Blige, they addressed past addictions and the performance where it looked like JoJo passed out on stage. Coming back to the present they spoke about their brand new album, reasons for their reunion and working with LA Reid at Epic.

Watch the full interview below:

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