Smooth and laid back… just like ‘Face. Check out “Exceptional”, the new song by Babyface.
Growns, check out Pittsburgh based Trumpeter Ian Gordon putting his own spin on Drake’s “How Bout Now”. Produced by Grown Folks Music’s own Ivan Orr for 296 Recordings. Click on it and enjoy.
Love Is Everything, the new EP from singer and actress Antonique Smith is out NOW and available for download at iTunes.
About the EP Smith says, “I truly believe that if we all loved ourselves and one another more that most of the problems in our world wouldn’t exist. This EP is the jewels of wisdom that I’ve collected over the years in my personal life experiences.”
Stream it here
In addition to the EP release, check out Antonique in her latest film, “Stock Option”, a made for TV One romantic comedy. Check your local listings for re-airing.
ABOUT ANTONIQUE SMITH:
Antonique Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and social justice activist, primarily known for her starring role in the blockbuster film, Notorious, as well as her leading role in the Broadway musical, RENT. She was recently nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards and recently released a second single called “Higher” available on iTunes now.
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Just like the song said, just like that city, this is the problem with music. Period. Thus a new series begins that I will delve into weekly for the rest of the year.
Growns, check the lyric video for “Proud” by Russell Taylor from his current album, War of Hearts.
About the song Taylor says, “Grown-up love is a beautiful mess that mirrors the ever-changing human condition. We are set up to fall and that is half the trap; but also the lure. To make it last when we are at our most vulnerable, we can’t afford the luxury of pride. We must learn when to say sorry, or else, all is lost in the fall…regretfully past the point of repair.”
Let us know what you think.
It’s MJ Monday Y’all!
Personal mood reflected in today’s series offering. Each one of these takes on this Billy Joel classic offer their own color and sonic sensibilities. This is one of those songs that’s perfect for reflection. Special shout out to two of my favorite horn players Phil Woods and Michael Brecker who offered up their fantastic solo work on the Joel original and Diana Krall cover respectively. May their souls rest in peace. Read the rest of this entry »