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[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

Toni Braxton premieres music video for “Long As I Live”

24 Mar

Toni Braxton has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Long As I Live” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 23, 2018).

The track was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixton, who previously teamed up with Braxton on the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds-assisted “I Hate You,” “Roller Coaster,” “Sweat,” “Hurt You,” “Take it Back,” and “Reunited,” taken from the albums “Libra” [2005] and “Love, Marriage & Divorce” [2014].

Braxton’s eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring previous promotional singles “Deadwood” and “Coping” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Pulse” delivers additional alliances with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Pierre Medor, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Long As I Live” below.

Toni Braxton releases new album “Sex & Cigarettes”

23 Mar

American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality Toni Braxton has released her eighth studio collection online.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring promotional singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Braxton with regular collaborators Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, who are responsible for “Another Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” and “You Mean the World to Me.”

Other album contributors include Antonio Dixon, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Kwame Ogoo, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Kameron Glasper, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Dave Gibson, Royce Doherty, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Stream “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

Kelly Rowland records new music with The Rascals, J. Que, The Stereotypes

23 Aug

American singer/songwriter Kelly Rowland has recorded new music with J. Que, The Stereotypes, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Born Patrick Michael Smith, J. Que is responsible for co-writing Fantasia Barrino’s “Truth Is,” Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had,” Ciara’s “Like a Boy,” Keri Hilson’s “Return the Favor,” Amerie’s “Hate 2 Love U,” Nick Jonas’ “Testify,” Britney Spears’ “Radar,” and Usher’s “Yeah!”

Meanwhile, The Stereotypes are known for their production works with Bruno Mars (“That’s What I Like”), Iggy Azealia (“Mo Bounce”), Chris Brown (“Beg for It”), Sevyn Streeter (“Before I Do”), Justin Bieber (“Somebody to Love”), Tamia (“No Lie”), Melanie Fiona (“Johnny”) and Danity Kane (“Damaged”).

Notable production credits by Riddick-Tynes, on the other hand, include Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Deborah Cox’s “Kinda Miss You,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Foxes’ “Scar,” and RaVaughn’s “Best Friend.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Rowland is expected to release her fifth album – which reportedly features further contributions from Da Internz, Tricky Stewart, Shama Joseph, Mick Schultz, and Dem Jointz – later this year.

The still-untitled collection follows 2013’s “Talk a Good Game,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Kisses Down Low” and “Dirty Laundry.”

Watch the music video for “Motivation” below.

Kelly Rowland reunites with Da Internz for new collaboration

19 Jul

Kelly Rowland has reunited with Da Internz for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on the track “Where Have You Been,” taken from The-Dream’s fourth studio collection, 2013’s “IV Play.”

Composed of Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark, Da Internz are also known for production works with Rihanna (“Birthday Cake”), Justin Bieber (“I Would”), Tamar Braxton (“If I Don’t Have You”), John Legend (“Made to Love”), Sevyn Streeter (“Soon As I Get Home”), Cassie (“Paradise”), Jazmine Sullivan (“Stanley”) and Grace Sewell (“Church on Sunday”).

Meanwhile, Rowland is expected to release her next album – which features further productions from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Dem Jointz, and Mick Schultz – later this year.

The still-untitled collection follows 2013’s “Talk a Good Game,” which peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Kisses Down Low” and “Dirty Laundry.”

Stream the audio clip for “Where Have You Been” below.

Sevyn Streeter schedules release date for debut album “Girl Disrupted”

7 Jun

American singer/songwriter Amber Streeter, professionally known as Sevyn Streeter, is scheduled to release her debut album “Girl Disrupted” on July 7 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Current promotional single “Fallen” – featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Cam Wallace – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers further alliances with Shondrae “Bangaldesh” Crawford (Kesha, Teyana Taylor), Christopher “Tricky” Stewart (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Usher, Mary J. Blige) and Christopher “Drumma Boy” Gholson (Goapele, Chris Brown).

Streeter’s songwriting credits, on the other hand, include K. Michelle’s “Sleep Like a Baby,” Tamar Braxton’s “Coming Home,” Jessie J’s “Keep Us Together,” Alicia Keys’ “New Day,” Brandy’s “Slower,” Kelly Rowland’s “Put Your Name on It,” Fantasia Barrino’s “Get it Right,” and Ariana Grande’s “The Way.”

Her resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Tiffany Fred, Eric Bellinger, Courtney Harrell, Rico Love, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Ursula Yancy, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Tayla Parx, Dewain Whitmore, Stacy Barthe, Al Sherro Lambert, Priscilla Renea, Joseph “Lonny” Bereal, Candice Pillay, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Sevyn Streeter’s work!

Skylar Stecker releases new single “How Did We”

5 May

Skylar Stecker has released her new single online.

“How Did We” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Everything, Everything” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, who are also behind Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” Pia Mia’s “Sorry,” John Legend’s “What You Do to Me,” Nick Jonas’ “Closer,” Gwen Stefani’s “Misery,” and Britney Spears’ “Slumber Party.”

Production duties on “How Did We” were handled by Jussi “Jussifer” Karvinen, who is also behind Jojo’s “FAB,” New Kids on the Block’s “One More Night,” Butcher Babies’ “Never Go Back,” and Christopher & Matoma’s “Take Me Back.”

Stecker, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album – featuring the Tricky Stewart-produced “Only Want You” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherrytree / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum (Madonna, Lady GaGa), Dallas Austin (Tamia, Janet Jackson), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland) and Polow Da Don (Ciara, Tamar Braxton).

Listen to the audio clip for “How Did We” below.