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Listen: Earth, Wind & Fire Live in Concert March 1979 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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It’s things like this that make you truly appreciate today’s internet and social media platforms even more.  Celebrating the amazing musical gifts that Earth, Wind & Fire have given us is a common occurrence, but with the passing of Maurice White on Thursday it had us searching for more and more rare material.

Soundcloud comes though with a good quality audio recording of an hour-long concert EWF held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on March 14, 1979, recorded and broadcast on a radio show called ‘The Soulshow’ presented by Ferry Maat.

Even if you were alive at the peak of EWF’s dominance, hearing stellar audio from an European concert is always a special treat. This show was only months before the band released their double platinum 9th studio album I Am, which was led by the massive disco single “Boogie Wonderland” and “After the Love Has Gone.”

Stream the show below!!

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JoJo Stuns With Performance of “Save My Soul” on “Seth Meyers”

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One of the few people we’re anticipating a full album from currently is the very talented JoJo. If her past efforts from her youth up until her most recent delivery of the ‘Tringle‘ project aren’t enough to validate our reasoning, seeing her do live and acoustic performances should be good enough.

Marking her first network performance of the incredible single “Save My Soul” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last night, the powerhouse vocalist held up to the standards that we’ve all secretly set for her.

Dressed in all black and backed by some singers who exude #BlackGirlMagic, we absolutely can’t wait to see what JoJo hands out this year for both new and old fans to bask in.

While we’re sure that she’ll have the backing that she needs this time around, we’re hoping “Save My Soul” gets the respect it deserves!

Take a look at the performance below!

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Watch: Anderson .Paak Performs Medley on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

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Buzzing artist Anderson .Paak made his television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Wednesday night.

Dr. Dre’s newest signee took the stage with The Free Nationals, dressed in a denim jacket and black beanie, for renditions of “Silicon Valley” and “Carry Me,” both off his critically-acclaimed album Malibu.

The singer-songwriter even took over drumming duties, rocking the sticks while rhyming about his dreams and his first pair of Jordans.

Watch the impressive performance below!

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Keke Wyatt Pays Homage To Whitney Houston with “I Will Always Love You” Cover

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Keke Wyatt returns with the second installment of her #KekeCovers series. This time the R&B songstress pays homage to the legendary Whitney Houston with a cover of “I Will Always Love You.”

February 11 will mark the four year anniversary of Whitney’s passing, and like so many other artists, Houston was one of Keke’s greatest inspirations.

Honoring the musical legacy she left behind, Wyatt gets in the booth and belts out the classic single from The Bodyguard soundtrack.

Check out her cover below.

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Miguel Brings His ‘Wildheart Motel’ To Los Angeles, Rihanna Covers MJB’s “Not Gon’ Cry”

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It seems like if you were invited to Miguel‘s “Wildheart Motel” in Los Angeles last weekend, you had the golden ticket to the party of the year!

On January 29 and 30, the “Waves” singer hosted a two-day immersive art installation in a seedy Baldwin Hills, California motel that was completely transformed by him and artist Will Perron. They turned 21 of the motel rooms into an experience that party goers couldn’t forget. Each room was centered around a different art piece ranging from a glory hole that served tacos, flowing waterfall walls, and a dance party cave dripping with stalactites. Guests were allowed to roam from room to room freely in what essentially was the Wildheart’s living, breathing, epic peep show.

Over both nights, rising stars ranging from Raury, Tinashe, Tory Lanez, Travis Scott, and Quincy were all in attendance at the magical experience Miguel created for his guests. Night one in particular was a once and a lifetime experience for lucky guests in the karaoke room because they were surprised with a performance by Rihanna singing Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon’ Cry” that blew up social media the next morning. The man of the hour performed his own acoustic set in the jam room with his guitarist and performed a medley of his songs including “Supernatural” and “Vixen” from his 2010 debut. Miguel even wiped away tears from his eyes as he recalled to those in the room his triumphs and tribulations trying to make his big break after constant rejections from people saying there was no place for him in the music industry.

If you weren’t lucky enough to score an invite to Miguel’s “Wildheart Motel,” unfortunately all you can do now is live through the pictures and videos below.

Relive the “Wildheart Motel” now!

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Watch: Boyz II Men Sing “Beauty School Dropout” On ‘Grease Live!’

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On Sunday night, FOX aired their anticipated live remake of GREASE, which featured current young singers and actors such as Keke Palmer, Carley Rae Jepsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and more.

One of the big surprises during the show was legendary R&B group Boyz II Men collectively playing the role of Teen Angel and singing “Beauty School Dropout,” which was originally sung by Frankie Avalon.

Wearing matching silver blazers the trio take on the part of convincing Frenchy (played by a pink-haired Carly Rae Jepsen) to go back to high school.

Catch their performance below.

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Exclusive: Teedra Moses Performs in Paris at Bizz’art

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This past week the incomparable Teedra Moses brought her ‘Cognac & Conversation’ to France, literally, for her first ever show in Paris at the Bizz’art Club.

The Lioness rocked long braids and black leather as she dazzled the intimate crowd with her soul-stirring vocals and raw, fun-filled personality.

Backed by her band, Teedra delivered a stellar performance of her classics like “Be Your Girl,” “Backstroke” and “You’ll Never Find (A Better Woman).” A handful of tracks from her new album including the title track “Cognac & Conversation,” “That One” and “All I Ever Wanted.” Along with underground fan favorites and freestyles like “R U 4 Real,” “Flashing Lights” and her remake of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

In the later portion of the show Teedra made sure she kept it loose, sipping on her favorite cognac on stage.

Check out our exclusive photos below, and some great live footage.

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Watch: R. Kelly Sings His Life Story In 45 Minutes

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Pull up a chair, get some popcorn and relish in all of Kellz!

In addition to his recent, telling, GQ story about his controversial past, R. Kelly gave the magazine a surprisingly long, detailed history of his life, in song.

While taking pictures for their feature, the R&B King was asked to sit in front of the camera and sing a few lines about his life. But instead, he delivered a 45-minute recap of his life through storytelling and singing. He recounts being shot while riding his bike as a kid, performing in front of McDonald’s, and his move to Venice Beach. In one memorable scene, Kellz is on the verge of tears describing his mother’s final moments.

“I said I promise you mama, no matter what, by any means necessary, I will be one of the best singers, songwriters this world has ever seen,” said an emotional Kellz. “I made my mom that promise, and I am still on a journey today to fulfill that promise.”

Watch R. Kelly share his joy and pain through song below.

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