Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson star in No Good Deed, the tale of what happens when a criminal escapes from prison and finds his way into an unsuspecting woman's home. We've seen this story before but with a full African-American cast, and no Tyler Perry involvement, it feels like a fresh idea and a worthy watch. Plus the stars make for pretty great eye candy, which I think the production team knew would be good for the big screen.


I was first introduced to Jhené Aiko on Kendrick Lamar's "Growing Apart." Her voice is gentle and somewhat tinged with a sultriness that often encroaches on cutting aggression. Aiko understands where to emphasize her voice, wrapping it around the lyrics to achieve a hypnotic mix of hip hop and R&B. Souled Out, the debut from the singer is made up of mid-temp melodies that emerge as freestyles, rather than songs. This is not a bad thing because Aiko has stated that her process of recording music is one of letting it unfold rather than rushing.

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Originality is such a hard thing to come by these days that it’s no wonder you’ll see so many movies, TV shows and music that look and sound the same.
 When is the last time you heard a song or movie that you couldn’t compare to something else prior? Probably never. That doesn’t mean that originality or creativity has died, but just means that people have a brand new way of seeing things. One of the greatest movies of all times, Star Wars is often compared to Star Trek. They have forums of geeks and nerds sighting the familiarities between these two, I’ll save you the time and say that I’ve seen all the Star Wars series and none of the Star Trek franchise despite their many TV shows and spin-off movies but I'm aware of how they tend to overlap each other in some aspects.


Blacc Hollywood is the fifth studio album from Wiz Khalifa - the rapper known for creating chill songs about getting high and living the high life. Being more of a fan of his mixtapes because he seems to offer more impactful, heavy-hitting rhymes on those, listening to Blacc Hollywood solidified my opinion even further.


Fresh off the stage of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, performing alongside Beyoncé, Alvester Martin—dancer, singer, and songwriter has been accustomed to a dim limelight for many years as a back up dancer for several top celebrities.  But it’s the bright spotlight he better get ready for!


Being born in the 90’s certainly touched the new up and coming triple-threat artist Jo’zzy aka @dopebyaccident in a special way. She’s the protégé’ of super producer Timbaland and a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. Not only is the 90’s an inspiration and influence, but a way of life for this 24 year old; whose real name is Jocelyn Donald. She says of new single “Tryna Wife”, “It’s just nostalgic music and only the beginning. Some of today’s R&B and Hip-Hop can be so watered down and cookie-cutter, but my style of music makes you think of the 90’s.”


 
 

 

 

 

 

Game has released the video for his latest track of The R.E.D. Album, one of our favorites, "The City."  The track features one of the best verses of 2011, from Kendrick Lamar and is one of the stand-out tracks from the album.  Check out the video here...

Read more: Game ft. Kendrick Lamar - "The City" video

Nappy Roots speak on their growth, new album, Nappy Dot Org & working with Organized Noize.

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We met up with Ginuwine at his hotel recently for an in depth interview.  In this clip he talks about the super group, TGT and where he stands with Tank & Tyrese on the project.  He also talks about how his mother helped decide the name of the new album.  Check out the video here...

Read more: Ginuwine talks TGT, album title & how he got his name

We caught up with R & B singer, Lloyd recently to discuss his latest single, "Lay It Down," which samples, Patti Labelle's "Love, Need and Want You" and is a remake of the Raphael Saadiq song  of the "Lay Your Head On My Pillow".  Lloyd also discussed his upcoming album, King of Hearts as well as a possible collaboration with label mate, Keri Hilson.  Check out the video of the interview here...

Read more: Lloyd discusses single, "Lay You Down," new album & possible Keri Hilson duet

Lloyd speaks on parting ways with The Inc., the reason behind his haircut and what took him so long to return to the forefront in a snippet of his interview with Parlé Magazine.  Check it out here...

Read more: Singer Lloyd Speaks On Change

R & B singer, Jeremih reintroduces himself to the fans as he discusses the new album, All About You, and the single "I Like" featuring Ludacris.

Read more: Jeremih "I Like" the Interview

Parlé Magazine gives you a five minute introduction to G.O.O.D. Music's own, GLC. Feature on Kanye West's first 2 albums, the Chi-town MC is ready to break out on his own.

Read more: Introducing You To GLC from G.O.O.D. Music

DJ Vlad, executive and founder of vladtv.com shares how he found success and gives advice for anyone trying to find success in Hip-Hop, entertainment or anything else.

 

Read more: DJ Vlad Talks About The Key To Success

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