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August Greene

Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins Render First August Greene Performance in Tiny Desk Concert

Common, Rob Glasper and Karriem Riggins are August Greene and in case you haven’t heard, their self-titled, debut album is slated for release on March 9th. The trio has already rendered the project’s first (and spectacular) live performance for a special NPR Tiny Desk Concert with surprise guests Brandy, Maimouna Youssef and Andra Day. Needless…

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Here’s Everything You Missed From the 2016 Soul Train Awards

Last night we all tuned in for the hippest trip in America. Hosted yet again by the incomparable Erykah Badu, the 2016 Centric Soul Train Awards was captivating from beginning to end. We could not be more down for Brandy‘s incredible performance on top of being dubbed this years Lady of Soul, and for Jill Scott…

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Recap: Black Girls Rock!

It is almost impossible to put into words the magic that was this years BLACK GIRLS ROCK! awards show. Hosted by the always amazing and vibrant, Tracee Ellis Ross, who opened the show with a medley of songs by amazing black girls. The show featured a slew of great performances, acceptance speeches and monumental moments…

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Interview: Brandy Discusses Early Beginnings At The Forefront of R&B

I remember first listening to Brandy in my home in Baltimore, Maryland. I was maybe 8 years old when I was first introduced to her, and I couldn’t get “I Wanna Be Down” and “Sittin’ Up In My Room” off of replay. I had multiple copies of her debut album, but a few backups on…

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Audio: Brandy, “Beggin & Pleadin”

Right on the heels of the premiere of her new BET show, Zoe Ever After, longtime singer-songwriter Brandy returns musically with her fresh single “Beggin & Pleadin.” Grounded with bluesy instrumentation, the Pop & Oak-produced record brings new, contemporary energy to an old school sound, all while serving classic Brandy runs. Listen in below as Brandy…

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Audio: Ty Dolla $ign, “LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, and James Fauntleroy)

With Ty Dolla $ign‘s Free TC slated to officially release on November 13th, the singer-meets-rapper has been continually dropping gems over the past few months. Yesterday he gave Real 92.3 the green light to premiere his latest offering “LA,” featuring a stellar list of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, and James Fauntleroy. Embodying an anthemic…

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Brandy Set To Make Her Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Brandy is set to make her Broadway debut cast as Roxie Hart for record-breaking musical Chicago. Set in decadent 1920’s, Chicago is the story of housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart who murders her side-piece after he threatens to leave her. To avoid conviction, Hart creates a media frenzy by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer…

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Brandy Teases Two Snippets From Forthcoming New Album

Brandy has been spending hefty time in the studio working on her first album since 2012’s Two Eleven. This past weekend she was in the studio with Oak Felder and Pop Wansel, where the trio cooked up some untitled jams. Brandy took to Instagram to tease some of the newness. There’s no further information on…

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Watch Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah Reunite at BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014

Brandy celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut single “I Wanna Be Down” with a special performance at the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Backed by an all-white set, Brandy reunited with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo to perform the classic, all ladies hip-hop remix of the single. Watch the clip above and watch the…

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Audio: Brandy, “Magic (Coldplay Cover)”

Beloved R&B songstress Brandy escalates the anticipation of her seventh studio album through her latest release titled “Magic,” which is a sultry reworking of Coldplay’s tune. Through airy melodies, Brandy transforms the tune’s original melancholic vibe into a hopeful love tale. Check out the cover below, along with her previous release here.

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Audio: Machinedrum, “Hazel Ash”

Electronic producer Machinedrum releases “Hazel Ash,” a 9-minute soundscape featuring an alluring Brandy sample. The tune’s composition blends naturally, despite its many layers. Upon pressing play, you’ll capture Brandy’s “Almost Doesn’t Count” as a poem is recited in the background. Check it out below:

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The 20 Year Influence of Brandy

“I wanna be down.” A declaration, never a question, and it belonged to the mononymous R&B sensation that is Brandy. In September of 1994, these words formed the year’s boldest assertion from a musical artist, and gave name to one of the most refreshing entries into the R&B canon, pretty much ever. It’s hardly hyperbole,…

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