INTERVIEWS

Mario Talks Going Independent, New Music & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Mario is finally back with new music, in the form of his party single “Fireball,” which is his first release since going independent.  The R&B singer visited ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Friday morning for a new interview to officially introduce the single, and give fans an update on his current situation.

Mario addressed why he left his deal and shared his feelings on the current industry. He spoke about the unreleased collaborative project that he previously recorded with Rico Love, which is owned by RCA and will probably never be released. He revealed that he is writing or co-writing all of his new music, which he didn’t do much of in the past because, as he claims, his previous team didn’t believe in him as a writer.

He talked about how his relationship is with his mother now, who was previously an addict, the work he does for kids with his foundation, and his feelings about having kids of his own.

Watch the full interview below:

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Jhené Aiko Visits Snoop Dogg’s ‘GGN’ Show, Talks Music, Girl Scout Cookies & More

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Laid Back, G’d up.

Jhené Aiko is the latest artist to sit down with Snoop Dogg on his Youtube web series GGN.

During the nearly 20-minute interview, a mellow Snoop and Jhené chill out, while talking about her music, balancing motherhood with her music career, how she writes melodies, and even her daughter’s girl scout cookie dreams.

Watch the fun and comical interview below!

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Natalie Stewart Talks Floetry Reunion and Upcoming Tour After 8 Year Split

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Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (The Floacist) shocked fans back in December when they reunited on stage together in London, for their first performance as Floetry in 9 years.

With word that an official reunion tour is on the way via Marsha, her partner-in-crime recently sat down with DJ Smallz in Atlanta, and shared some details about their plans. In addition to talking about how the reunion performance happened, she spoke about how their relationship has been over the years, and what was the split originally over.

Floetry has already been announced as one of the many performers at the upcoming ESSENCE Music Festival this July, but fans may be able to see them on the road together as early as spring.

Check out the interview below.

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Chris Brown Talks Rihanna & Karrueche, Drake Drama, Music Politics, And More On ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Breezy speaks. And he’s speaking a lot.

With the “Between the Sheets” tour kicking off and selling out, Chris Brown has been making his promo runs to make sure they continue to sell out. Stopping by Hot 97 to talk with Nessa last week along with tour mate Tyga, the interview primarily focused on Tyga’s drama surrounding his label and his alleged relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner.

This time though, Breezy hit Power 105’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ to promote their joint album Fan of a Fan and to let the world in on how he felt about a few things. While he was definitely asked about his thoughts on Tyga and Kylie, the interview touched on topics such as his relationship with both Karrueche and Rihanna, his reignited beef with “singing rapper” Drake, the new era of R&B singers, the domestic violence ad aired at the Grammy’s, and much more.

In addition, Breezy (and Tyga) also hit Hot 97’s ‘Ebro In The Morning’ for a candid interview. Catch both below!

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Chris Brown Talks Karrueche, Drake Beef, and Tyga Drama On Hot 97

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The drama train just keeps on running in the celebrity world.

Most recently rapper and “Between the Sheets” tour mate Tyga has found himself on the receiving end of many of the negative blog talks. From his interesting relationship with the young Kylie Jenner to his business woes with tentative label Cash Money, the Cali born rapper has heard it all. Although he’s remained steadfast in his denial of the relationship with Kylie Jenner, no one has really bought into it. However, ifthere’s one person who’s had his back, it’s the guy who’s no stranger to drama – Chris Brown.

While the two are prepping for the release of their joint album, Fan of a Fan, they are also currently touring with Trey Songz. Stopping off at Hot 97 to discuss the recent Kanye interview on Power 105, the Kardashian drama, Drake – with whom both Breezy and Tyga have issues with – Chris being faithful, and more, the candid interview shows has both artists giving their take on the situations that have been swirling around the media outlets.

Breezy, who took the floor when talking about Drake, stated: “I can’t keep making these motherfuckers famous. I’m responsible for a lot of reviving of careers. When I keep talking about somebody, I’m just making them hot.” The singer also joked about an excerpt of Kanye’s Power 105 interview that allegedly was removed from the aired version saying, “Kayne, hold us down playa. Hold us down homie – you black, bruh!” He then went on to whisper, “Shut the f*ck up, shut the f*ck up,” before laughing it off.

Apparently letting the Henn do the talking, both Tyga and Breezy seemed to have a good time while at the interview.

Take a look below:

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The-Dream Talks New Label, Upcoming Double EP, Marriage, Today’s R&B and More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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The-Dream is back with the hot single “That’s My Sh*t,” and double EP ‘Crown | Jewel‘ due out this spring. Getting on the promo trail early, the multi Grammy Award winner stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105 in NYC for an interview on Wednesday.

Catching up with his old friends, Envy, Angela, and Charlamagne, the singer/songwriter/producer shared his thoughts and answered questions on topics varying from his current imprint label situation with Capitol Records, departure from Def Jam, new marriage, relationship with his ex Christina Milian, the Grammy Awards, scoring the movie Beyond The Lights, the state of R&B, and of course his upcoming projects.

“I think we like feeling ignorant, most of the time,” Dream said about current mainstream R&B music. “I think we like talking about ignorant things, we don’t have that love that they once had, like when I grew up … I have a problem when men that are supposed to be R&B artists talk about women in a certain type of way … You’re supposed to be kinda like a cornerstone of being the person uplifting love in that sense. I think we like it, because the same way your asking me the question it’s not going to stop anybody from going to the club tonight, putting their hands up for something that’s degrading.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Faith Evans Performs “Fragile” on ‘Queen Latifah’

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If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Faith Evans has a voice like none other. Releasing her sixth album Incomparable last year (and making our Top R&B Albums of 2014), the Grammy-winning songstress is still on a vocal high as she treads her way into 2015.

Taking to Queen Latifah to continue to promote the LP, Faith brought along her band to give the audience an exceptional performance of her single, “Fragile.” Full of life on the stage and backed by men sporting “Faith” embroidered black shirts, the veteran singer belted out her talents to remind us that she’s still one of the best to ever do it.

In addition, she spoke to Queen about the album, working with Missy Elliot, and her not-so-secret upcoming duets album with her ex-husband The Notorious B.I.G.

Take a look below as Faith gives an effortless performance:

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The FADER Presents: ‘At Home with: Miguel’

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Miguel loves quality things. “It’s been fun putting it together. I kind of found a new passion,” he tells The FADER about curating the look and feel of his Los Angeles home. For the latest installment of their “At Home With” — a series presented by Sonos and The FADER where they peek into artists’ homes to see where they live, listen and make music — they visited Miguel’s chill L.A. pad and in-home studio, where he gives viewers an inside look at his recording process, recounted a wild house party, and even introduced his cat Munchie.

“I start everything here [in my studio] with ideas, and actually a lot of songs I’ve finished in here. It’s set up so I’m self-sufficient, and that’s kind of how I like it,” said Miguel. “For me it’s like, the solitude of being in your own home and comfortability and the amount of vulnerability you’re able to accomplish – you can’t compare that to the way it feels to be in a really sterile studio. It’s just a really comfortable place and that’s how I wanted the house to be in general.”

Check out Miguel’s home and tour his favorite rooms, other than his bedroom, that include unique features like custom Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dali wallpaper below:

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