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Sam Redmore and Lumi HD lead us into the “Party” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Birmingham, UK-based DJ/producer Sam Redmore teams up with singer/songwriter Lumi HD for this smooth soulful collaboration titled “Party.” The mellow jazz-infused jam is ripe with anthemic horns, pulsating basslines, and an undeniable groove that is bolstered by Lumi HD’s sultry vocal performance.

“Party” serves as Sam Redmore’s first original track produced with a vocalist and it’s a display of his versatility on the boards, having remixed several songs from other artists.

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Meek Mill Celebrates Philadelphia 76ers Win Over Lebron James-Less Lakers By Crashing Press... 

Meek Mill Crashes Philadelphia 76ers Press Conference Following Victory

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Meek Mill was thrilled following the Philadelphia 76ers victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night (Jan.27).

The 76ers defeated the Lebron James-less Lakers handily 105-87 despite an “off night” from all-star center Joel Embiid who finished the game with 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists. Philly native Meek Mill was so pumped that he decided to crash a 76ers press conference after his team got the W.

“Tonight is a Philadelphia 6ixers night,” the “Ima Boss” rapper said as he jumped in front of the microphone per the Associated Press. “Shoutout to the 6ixers, you guys. Good win!,” he stated as he quickly exited stage left.

Anthony Davis gave it his all, but it wasn’t enough as the 76ers proved to be too much for the Lakers to handle. The Lakeshow headed into the game without James, who was scratched ahead of tipoff due to a sore knee. After the game, Embiid told the press he “was not very good” and thanked his teammates for picking up the slack.

Meek Milly’s presence at the game comes the day after 76ers’ managing partner Josh Harris and his wife Marjorie Harris made a six-figure donation to Mills, Michael Rubin, and JAY-Z’s nonprofit, the REFORM Alliance the Philly Voice reported. The REFORM Alliance did not release details about the exact amount donated by the couple, but the funds will go towards the nonprofit’s ongoing commitment to criminal justice reform.

Rubin thanked Harris and his wife for the charitable gesture saying it would translate to “more people moving from a failed system to one that prioritizes community safety.”

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2022 iHeart Radio Music Awards Nominees Announced 

ABC's Coverage Of The 2021 American Music Awards

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iHeart Radio has announced the list of nominees for their 2022 Music Awards which include The Weeknd, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat and SZA among them.

 

The awards show, which will be held in Los Angeles, is dedicated to showcasing the artists and the songs that have been played the most on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app in 2021. Now in its ninth year, the ceremony also features expanded voting by the fans on specific categories that have some of the most popular artists today, while also recognizing the growth of the TikTok social media platform.

 

One category many have their eyes on is the Song of The Year, with 10 top-notch entries including Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open,” along with Doja Cat and SZA’s “Kiss Me More,” Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”. The Best Male Artist of the Year category also will provide heavy intrigue as to who will win, with Drake in contention with Justin Bieber as well as The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran and Lil Nas X. Doja Cat, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa along with Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo are competing for Best Female Artist.

 

The show will also see the debut of two new categories: TikTok Songwriter of The Year and Best Comeback Album. Social voting by the fans kicked off on Thursday (January 27th), where their votes will choose who will take home the award in those two new categories along with the categories of Best Music Video, Best Cover Song, Best TikTop Bop of The Year and Best Lyrics. Voting will run until 11:59 P.M. PST, and fans can make their choices on the iHeart Radio website or through their Twitter accounts using specific hashtags for categories and nominees.

 

The iHeart Radio Music Awards will air in March 22nd, at 8 P.M. on Fox.

Benny The Butcher Drops Visuals To J. Cole Featured “Johnny P’s Caddy” 

Benny Johnny P's Caddy

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The Butcher comin’!

With word that his latest installment to Tana Talk around the corner in Tana Talk 4, Benny The Butcher is looking to turn up the heat in the kitchen with some new work to keep heads boppin’ and faces scrunching. To get that ball rolling Benny dropped his first single and visuals to the Alchemist produced “Johnny P’s Caddy” which features J. Cole alongside the Buffalo bomber. Right off top you know you was in for some bars when Benny started off his verse with “This ain’t my story ’bout rags to riches, more about how I mastered physics / In the game I used to train like Rocky, catchin’ chickens.” See what he did there?

Naturally Cole brought the heat as well knowing he had to be on his A-game following Benny with lines like “On the night I was born the rain was pourin,’ God was cryin’ / lighting struck, power outage, sparks was flyin’ / A real one’s here, a young boy that walk with lions around the outlines of chalk where the corpse is lyin.'”

This cut go so hard and the video was definitely up to par with the song.

Check out the visuals to “Johnny P’s Caddy” below and let us know if you’re looking forward to Benny The Butcher’s Tana Talk 4 in the comments section below.

Kanye West Allegedly Spreading Rumors That Pete Davidson Has AIDS 

Celebrity Sightings In Paris - January 26th, 2022

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Looks like Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson has finally caused Kanye West to crack something ridiculous as the college dropout has resorted to high school tactics to attack his ex-wife’s new beau.

According to TMZ, Yeezus has decided that the best way to get payback on Pete Davidson is to allegedly spread the rumor that the SNL comedian got “the monster” a.k.a. AIDS. Kanye West is 44-years-old and has apparently turned to making up gossip to slander his girl’s new boyfriend. Never a dull moment with that man. Naturally Ye’s team denied the claim (Ye could get sued if he admitted to it) and called it “nonsense,” but people close to the situation say it’s true.

“Sources close to Davidson confirm what DJ Akademiks claimed earlier this week, “Kanye’s been telling everybody within earshot” that Pete has AIDS. We’re told Kanye’s claim has made for a few awkward phone calls between Pete and mutual friends he has with Kanye — who are confused and disturbed by the childish behavior.”

The news comes on the heels of Kanye West blatantly taking shots at Pete Davidson on “Eazy” where he said “God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass,” which in turn led to Pete Davidson hiring extra security just in case Ye followed through on his “threat.” We mean, Kanye did lay out a fan asking for an autograph not too long after that song dropped. Maybe he was sending a message to Pete.

Regardless, resorting to such tactics show just how low Kanye would go if the allegations are true. At this point Pete might have to shoot the fair one with Kanye just to get him to fallback, but we don’t know if Pete got hands like that. Kanye on the other hand has proven to hold at least a one hitter-quitter in his back pocket.

Good luck, Pete!

‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’ Star Evangeline Lilly Opposes Vaccine Mandates 

'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Premiere In Tokyo

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Looks like another actress from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has decided to side with antivaxxers as Ant-Man & The Wasp star, Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp) has come out against vaccine mandates and confirmed that she was in attendance at the protest against vaccine mandates in Washington D.C. last weekend.

Taking to Instagram to once again announce her stance against vaccine mandates, the Lost actress posted pictures of the protest while penning a lengthy caption in which she shared her views on vaccine mandates and why people shouldn’t be forced to take the vaccine.

“I believe nobody should ever be forced to inject their body with anything, against their will, under threat of:
-violent attack
-arrest or detention without trial
-loss of employment
-homelessness
-starvation
-loss of education
-alienation from loved ones
-excommunication from society
…under any threat whatsoever.

This is not the way. This is not safe. This is not healthy. This is not love. I understand the world is in fear, but I don’t believe that answering fear with force will fix our problems.

I was pro choice before COVID and I am still pro choice today. ”

This is the same person who at the beginning of the pandemic stated that she refused to social distance because “Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make choices.” So Fox News of her. After the backlash she eventually apologized but it seems like she continues to follow far-right opinions on the pandemic and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

It’s worth nothing that she’s slated to co-star alongside Paul Rudd in Marvel’s highly-anticipated blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in 2023 and with the way things are today, there’s a good chance that people will call for a boycott of the film due to her views. Won’t be successful as the film is slated to have all kinds of comic book goodness to make fanboys nerd out, but they’ll try. You have to wonder how Paul Rudd or the other cast members are treating the situation and whether or not they make sure to mask up while around her.

Either way, should be interesting to see how things play out from now till then and whether or not she’ll backtrack her statements or if Disney will reprimand her in some way, shape or form for her actions.

Albums of the Golden Age: Top # Sad R&B Albums of the 90s 

The Golden Era of R&B

Don’t you feel calm and composed when listening to the popular ‘90s R&B songs? Surely,
they helped you survive sad days. They indeed had something special, which still makes
them abundantly popular among today’s ordinary folks. How come these songs become so
captivating and relatable to people? The answer to this is in the songs themselves. The
music and lyrics of the ‘90s R&B were ahead of their time. They were a mixture of rap and
soulful soundtracks that touched the heart and soul of anyone who listened to them. The
‘90s saw the emergence of popular singers like R. Kelly and Mariah Carey, who became
notable R&B stars of the ‘90s.

Back then, especially from the early ‘90s to mid-90s, R&B ruled the charts. This period saw
the release of some of the best R&B music of all time since the ‘70s. The period was similar
to a renaissance in the notable musical genre that saw the rise of many prolific artists,
including Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Jodeci, and many more.


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Notable R&B Albums Belonging to the 90s

Let’s take a tour of some of the essential R&B and soul albums that came out in the ‘90s; this
includes iconic releases by many of the top artists of that period.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)

One of the most notable R&B albums of that period, this particular Lauryn Hill album is
considered the gold standard of that era – the measuring stick for all other albums to be
compared against. The album took her hip-hop audience by surprise while delighting her
R&B listeners. The album was an emotional cycle of songs that spoke about love, faith, loss,
and perseverance that would help you overcome sadness. The songs showcased the
versatile nature of her voice. The album was a hit from day one, breaking records and then
bringing home the Album of the Year Grammy award to Lauryn.


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Mary J. Blige - Share My World (1997)

Mary J. Blige’s most successful album of all time, Share My World, sold over four million
copies and cemented her as an iconic R&B superstar. The album contained some notable
contributions from artists like The Trackmasters, R. Kelly for the song It’s On, Groove

Theory’s Bryce Wilson for Get to Know You Better, and Rodney Jenkins for a couple of songs.
Mary’s iconic voice stood out on the album with its rawness and magnetic aura that could
change flat love songs to enchanting blues music. Through Share My World, Mary
successfully captured the ambition carried by black pop music of the late ‘90s.

Jodeci - Diary of a Mad Band (1993)

This was Jodeci's second album, which redefined the world of R&B by combining high-
pitched beats with a unique fashion sense. The quartet band, Jodeci, was notable because
of two members – K-Ci, the lead singer, and DeVante Swing, the songwriter. K-Ci’s unique
voice and notable contributions in the album can be felt through the songs like Cry for
You, Stay, Come and Talk to Me, and many more. Through Feenin, he compares love and the
addiction to drugs. In Won’t Waste You, he talks about a girl who plays mind games with her
lover, who seems to be lying to her. The songs brought about a feeling of sadness that
reciprocated in everyone’s lives.


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D’Angelo - Brown Sugar (1995)

The neo-soul album Brown Sugar made D’Angelo a cult figure among many of his
contemporary R&B artists. Songs like Smooth and Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of
Mine acted as counterweights to the songs produced by Jodeci, Blackstreet, and many
others. The album carried a snap-and-slither feel with equally funky parts in between. The
opening track of the album itself made it worthy of purchase.

R. Kelly – R. Kelly (1995)

R. Kelly is an album where Kelly talks about a man who lays his soul bare while falling on his
knees at the altar of women. The album gave off a fresh vibe due to Kelly’s lyrics. In the
song, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby… Kelly thanks God for granting him a partner who
showered him with emotions. In the lead single, You Remind Me of Something, Kelly
compares women to automobiles. Other notable songs include Not Gonna Hold On, (You To
Be) Be Happy, and others.
Conclusion
Let’s hope this blog gives you a nice trip down memory lane. It’s hard to get enough of these
songs, and there’s something for everyone to relate to.

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Anna Azerli: Blooming On The Internet With Her New Single 

In Wellington, New Zealand, Anna Azerli was born. Upon the loss of her parents, she was taken in by her aunt in Berlin, where she was raised. As a young woman of 16, she relocated to Milano, Italy, where she began training at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala to become an opera singer.

Azerli's career took off when she completed one of the world's most prestigious training programs. She was in Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" at Milan's La Scala opera venue when she first appeared on stage.

It wasn't long before Anna Azerli appeared in opera houses across Europe. She has also collaborated with some of Europe's best-known artists, including Andrea Bocelli, the Italian opera singer.

Financial situation make her close to music

A financial meltdown soon led to the closure of opera houses. Anna Azerli began making pop music in Europe, specifically in Rome. She tried a variety of genre forms until she found her style.

Starting with the tune "Lindomani," which became an instant smash in Italy and was created by the renowned Marco Adami, it's easy to see how she progressed through the genre. Anna Azerli and Rick Allison also collaborated on an adaptation of "Adagio" by Tomaso Albinoni for the pop music genre.

After receiving proposals from music producers in the United States, she relocated to California. In the United States, Anna Azerli's first recorded single was an innovative, lyrical pop song that showcased her 5-octave vocal range and a music video.

Anna Azerli's debut English-language production, "Love for a Day," is a more singer-songwriter-oriented hit. However, her general style may be categorised as a mix of pop and dance.

Planned performance with her best voice

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, Anna Azerli's planned permanent performance in Las Vegas for 2020 was postponed until next year. Her reality program has started working on it, but she isn't permitted to talk about it too much because it is still in the early phases.

One of Anna Azerli's top priorities is to establish a rapport with her audience. Her voice, emotions, and tale are all intertwined for the benefit of the listeners she serves. These are the kinds of stories that Anna enjoys reading the most. These narratives and live performances are what keep her inspired and energised. Anna Azerli's conventional voice and spontaneous curves set her apart from the rest of the pop music pack.

Anna Azerli was on the CWTV (biggest TV network USA) show Big Stage, with a dance group.
"Come and Get It" is a new release by Anna Azerli. She showed the true nature of Classics in this album. Listen to “Come and Get” by Anna Azerli by clicking here.

“Finally” new best single

Finally, a wonderfully constructed pop song with universal appeal, she switches gears. This song's production is flawless. She has developed her current dance-pop while still preserving a nod to the genre's historical sounds. If this is the case, Anna Azerli will be releasing a lot more wonderful songs.

You should listen to "Finally" by Anna Azerli if you've recently been dumped and are attempting to deal with the situation. The song has been making the rounds on social media, and it's getting a lot of love. You can't help but sing along to this song because it has such a determined and joyous feel to it.

Social Media

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/annaazerli/

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjMxyyyxxQEMWW69gSlKaw

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/70W2LZhuRVFApzCuOTasoH?si=mGRncWvSSIeP9ldzA7Gskg&nd=1

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Nike’s NBA All-Star 2022 Uniforms Celebrate NBA’s 75th Anniversary & City of Cleveland 

Nike's NBA All-Star 2022

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The NBA All-Star starters have been announced, so of course, the uniforms to be donned by your favorite pros have as well. Nike NBA All-Star 2022 uniforms will be performing double duty as they pay homage to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary along with the host city of Cleveland.

Nike's NBA All-Star 2022

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While NIKE, Inc. is holding down the uniforms overall, each of its brands—Nike, Jordan Brand and Converse— will deliver for specific games. Jordan Brand will handle the kits for the NBA All Star Game proper, and its typography is a nod to Cleveland’s bridges and its aesthetics are a tribute to uniforms from the 80’s and 90’s. The silver, blue and red colors are a call out to the NBA logo’s 75th anniversary design.

Nike handles the Clorox Rising Stars uniforms with four colorways in lieu of the new 4-team format. Participants in the Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will rock Converse uniforms that were designed by Converse’s local Boston and Los Angeles–based Social and Community Impact partners. The East team’s jersey’s incorporate street art while the West’s flip 90’s pop culture.

If you need further details, all the uniforms feature a new knit material that includes Dri-FIT zones and  a “Trilobal ‘Iridescent Shine’ yarn” that makes the colors pop depending on how it’s hit by light.

Take a detailed look at Nike, NBA All-Star 2022 uniforms below. The Jordan Brand uniforms are available now at Nike.com, NBAStore.com and select retailers.

Nike's NBA All-Star 2022

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TSham has no “Excuses” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Emerging emcee TSham shares his new single “Excuses” which dives into the concept of self-growth and independence. Over a gripping cinematic soundscape, he takes us into his life where he is fully accountable for his success. From being totally hands-on with his music-making process to promotions, TSham implores us that in order to make it, he has to take charge.

Get “Excuses” on SoundCloudApple MusicYouTubeDeezer.

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