New Music From Tedashii, Trip Lee & Lecrae “Respect My Team” (@reachrecords)

The team at Reach Records just delivered another banger! On new music Friday – June 24th – Tedashii aka T-Dot, Trip Lee and Lecrae‘s collaborative single, Respect My Team, went live on all digital streaming platforms.

The men, through their skillfully crafted lyrics, highlighted their longevity in the Christian-rap game, while simultaneously showing us why they’re deserving of our respect. The official video was also published.

Samantha J Is Back & She Is Here To Stay! (@SamanthaJ)

Jamaican model, singer and songwriter Samantha J, who rose to prominence in 2013 with the mega hit single Tight Skirt, has returned with a new song and video that’s meant to send a message to industry insiders: “I am back and I am not going anywhere. No one but God himself can change my destiny.”

The California based artist – who spent the last two years bonding with her son – admitted that the pandemic, although disruptive, gave her the time and space needed to reflect on her career and decide on the way forward. That period of contemplation resulted in the forceful dancehall-pop single Push Ya Luck, released on June 3rd, 2022 via Anka Music Group.

When asked what inspired the song, Samantha hinted at several things. One of which is being exploited by people both in her personal and professional life. She went on to say: “Push Ya Luck is really inspired by my determination and my love for music. I am the type of person that if you try to control me or say I can’t do something, it motivates me. That flips on a switch in my brain to prove you wrong and to do better in everything.”

The carefully coordinated official video, which was also shared on June 3rd, has already wracked up well over half-a-million views on her YouTube channel. It was directed by Damian Fyffe, with input from Samantha J and Derrick Morgan – Anka Music Group’s CEO.

“When you listen to Push Ya Luck my goal is to make sure you feel empowered in yourself to know that no one can walk all over you unless you allow it. Life is a journey where people don’t want to see you rise, but your passion, hardworking and determination will determine you destination.” The preceding is a statement  from Samantha J.


New Music Coming From Big Feet Records: “Torch – All Alone”

On July 1st, 2022, Big Feet Records – the little label that’s doing big things – will share an entrancing new single from Trench Town recording artist Torch.

Over the past two years or so, reggae enthusiasts have come to appreciate Big Feet Records‘ consistency in delivering quality roots reggae music. To date, the imprint has done tunes with some of the most respected names in the industry: Luciano, Ken Boothe, Chuck Fenda, Junior Kelly, and that is just to name a few. 

Next month however, Josh Harris – the man behind the brand – will switch things up a bit by sharing Torch‘s All Alone; a song that can aptly be classified as rhythm-and-blues fused with soul. Followers of Torch and his music will be pleasantly surprised by this one!


Frankie Beverly Taps Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle & Shirley Murdock For Return Concert In Florida

Frankie Beverly is an American singer, musician, songwriter and producer who formed the soul and funk band Maze in the 70s. The group subsequently went on to release nine gold albums, which resulted in the large fan-base they now have.

After a hiatus, Frankie Beverly & Maze is making their return. On Saturday, July 2nd they, along with Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle and Shirley Murdock, will be at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts (300 Water Street) in Jacksonville, Florida. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.

CL Smooth’s T.R.O.Y Tour Will Stop In Bronx, NY On July 9th

CL Smooth‘s T.R.O.Y (They Reminisce Over You) Tour began on the 18th of June in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and will go on until the Fall. The itinerary includes dates in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and several cities in New York.

As such, on Saturday, July 9th, CL Smooth will pull up at Agnes Haywood Playground in the Bronx for Hydra Management Records’ Another Bronx Classic Concert. The show will also feature Nice & Smooth, Red Fox and other classical hip-hop acts.

Keith Sweat Will Celebrate His Birthday In Florida With Back-To-Back Shows (@OGKeithSweat)

New jack swing singer, Keith Sweat – whose born day is July 22nd – will be celebrating with his fans in Florida at the Amway Center in Orlando. The after party will be the following day, on the 23rd, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.

The parties/stage-shows are being presented by Global Events Production as a part of the R&B Music Experience tour. Sweat will be joined by Tevin Campbell, Monica, Tamar Braxton, 112, Ginuwine and Silk. Tickets for both shows are available on ticketmaster.

Celebrate Rosé With MC Lyte, Mýa & Robin Thicke (@mclyte)

The twenty-one and older picnic-style wine and music festival, Célébrez en Rosé, is all set for Burnham Park (4100 S Lake Shore Drive) in Chicago this Saturday, June 25th.

Célébrez en Rosé is a celebration of all things Rosé; that includes fine wines, champagnes and cocktails. And of course there can be no festival without music; so they have invited MC Lyte, Mýa & Robin Thicke to provide the musical entertainment.