R&B

TWEET OF THE DAY: ANITA BAKER

R&B has been replaced by Ego, Narcissism, the Cult of Personality… all of which has very little to do with actually "Creating Music" — Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) February 22, 2014 Well said Anita! Advertisements

VIDEO: 90S GIRL GROUP XSCAPE BEFORE JERMAINE DUPRI, HIT RECORDS, DRAMA AND T.I.

While lurking over at The Lala Report I came across old footage of hit 90s R&B girl group Xscape performing on the brilliant BET show Teen Summit (sadly no longer with us).  Judging by the fashion and hairstyles I’m guessing that this was filmed in either 1990 or 1991. Check out Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris before they hit the big time, and before rapper T.I turned Tiny fool.

SINGER TEENA MARIE DIES

Via AFP US R&B singer Teena Marie, whose hits in the 1980s included “I Need Your Lovin’” and “Lovergirl”, has died at the age of 54, police said. Marie was found dead at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena on Sunday afternoon, according to a police spokesman. The paramedics were called after her daughter had found her unconscious. The cause of the death was not immediately known. Continue Reading…. Rest In Peace Teena Marie.

NEW ARTIST: LEE

Meet US singer, rapper, poet, bandleader and songwriter Lee, who is already being hailed as one of the most original artists on the current musical scene. Lee is originally from Miami, where he co-founded and fronted the popular, award-winning alternative Hip-Hop band The Square Egg. Today he performs with his own band and has created his own distinctive sound, which is an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, with jazz soloists,  with elements of rock, classical music and spoken word. Website – []

PIC OF THE DAY: BEYONCE AND JAY-Z LIVE IT UP OFF THE FRENCH RIVIERA

“Superstar” couple Jay-Z and Beyonce have been photographed having a wail of a time, sunning themselves on a yacht off the French Riviera. Out of all the pictures that have been published this one made me laugh the most. I’m sorry but it just looks like Beyonce’s ‘discreetly’ breaking wind with her bottom cocked out like that. Click HERE to view more pics.

TWITTER QUOTE OF THE DAY: DJ TREVOR NELSON

“I really don’t want to feel the pressure of saying good morning to you lot everyday.” [Source] BBC Radio 1 / 1xtra personality DJ Trevor Nelson can’t seem to handle the pressures of  being a Y-list  UK “celebrity” and what’s expected of him. Poor Trevor.