Tag Archives: Dr. Dre

Antonique Smith debuts new single “Higher”

3 Sep

Antonique Smith - Higher

Antonique Smith has debuted her new single online.

The actress, singer, and songwriter posted the audio clip for “Higher” to her official YouTube channel on Friday (August 28, 2015).

Co-production duties on “Higher” – out now via iTunes – were handled by Kevin Risto and Wayne Nugent of Midi Mafia, who are also behind John Legend’s “Quickly” f/ Brandy and Justin Bieber’s “Overboard” f/ Jessica Jarrell.

Smith’s upcoming mini-collection “Love is Everything” – featuring previous promotional cut “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” – is slated to hit digital outlets later this year through 9:23 Music Group.

Among the musicians who reportedly contributed to the EP are Toby Gad (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Danja (Usher, Britney Spears), Novel (Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson) and Dr. Dre (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar).

Listen to the audio clip for “Higher” below.

Jean Baptiste Kouame graces debut album by KStewart?

15 Aug


Jean Baptiste Kouame has hinted at a new collaboration with KStewart.

“@K_Stewart_Music is like a monster! I was blown away!” the songwriter and record producer tweeted on Friday (August 14, 2015).

Baptiste recently co-produced and co-wrote “Talk About It” for Dr. Dre along with DJ Dahi and regular collaborators Ryan Buendia and Michael McHenry. The track is now available via iTunes in partnership with Interscope Records.

Furthermore, Baptiste’s resume boasts additional works with Madonna (“I’m a Sinner”), Rihanna (“Photographs”), Tulisa (“Damn”), Sevyn Streeter (“It Won’t Stop”), Kelis (“Scream”) and Chris Brown (“Don’t Be Gone Too Long”).

Meanwhile, KStewart is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring hit single “Keeping You Up” – later this year through Cherry Bomb Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers other collaborations with Richard X (Kylie Minogue, Will Young), Future Cut (Rita Ora, Olly Murs), MNEK (Little Mix, Karen Harding) and Shift K3Y (Andrea Martin, James Fauntleroy).

Last but not the least, fans of Baptiste’s production and songwriting works should look out for the next releases by Fergie [Interscope Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records] and Anne-Marie [Major Tom’s Music].

Watch the music video for “Keeping You Up” below.

Antonique Smith drops “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” music video

3 Dec


Antonique Smith has shared the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Larenz Tate-directed clip for “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” to her official Vevo page on Monday (1st December, 2014).

“Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” – which was written by Smith along with Darryl Farmer and Elijah Kelley – is now available for download via iTunes.

The track appears on the artist’s upcoming debut album, “Love is Everything,” which will be released during the first quarter of 2015.

Among the musicians backing Smith on the highly-anticipated project are Toby Gad (Madonna, Alicia Keys), Danja (Usher, Keri Hilson), Novel (Avery Wilson, Leona Lewis) and Dr. Dre (Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani).

Watch the music video for “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” below.

Marsha Ambrosius reveals “Friends & Lovers” tracklisting

21 Jun


Marsha Ambrosius has revealed the official tracklisting for her new album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Friends & Lovers” on July 15 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “Run” – written by Marsha Ambrosius along with Jenna Andrews and Dillon Pace – is now available for download via iTunes.

“Friends & Lovers” serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Late Nights and Early Mornings,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered singles “Hope She Cheats on You” and “Far Away.”

Album producers include Eric Hudson (Omarion, Mary J. Blige), Da Internz (Ciara, Trey Songz), Warren Felder (Usher, Keri Hilson), Andrew Wansel (Rihanna, Elle Varner) and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Estelle, Keyshia Cole).

Peep the tracklisting for “Friends & Lovers” below.

“Friends & Lovers” (Intro)
“So Good”
“Night Time”
“How Much More” (Interlude)
“Stronger” (featuring Dr. Dre)
“You & I”
“La La La La La”
“Cupid (Shot Me Straight Through My Heart)”
“Kiss & Fuck” (Interlude)
“Spending All My Time” (featuring Charlie Wilson)
“OMG I Miss You”
“Streets of London”

Antonique Smith shares new song ‘Seeing You Again’

16 Feb

Antonique Smith

Antonique Smith has shared a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted “Seeing You Again” – featuring Soulfinger – to her Official SoundCloud Page on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014).

She is currently working on her upcoming debut album, which is expected to be released later this year via 9: 23 Music and Media Group.

The still-untitled LP is confirmed to boast productions from Toby Gad (Brandy, Alicia Keys), Jukebox (Willow Smith, Chris Brown), Danja (Ciara, Jamie Foxx), Novel (Joss Stone, Lauryn Hill) and Dr. Dre (Eminem, Mary J. Blige).

Watch the lyric video for lead single “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” below. The track – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Antonique Smith along with Elijah Kelley and Darryl Farmer.

Antonique Smith works with Nathaniel “Danja” Hills for debut album

29 Dec


Antonique Smith has worked with super producer Danja for her debut album.

The singer/songwriter – best known for portraying Faith Evans on the 2009 biopic “Notorious” – is expected to release the still-untitled LP in 2014.

Danja – born Nathaniel Hills – has previously collaborated with the likes of Nelly Furtado [Interscope Records], Justin Timberlake [RCA Records], Mary J. Blige [Geffen Records] and Mariah Carey [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Some of his recent songwriting and production credits include “Strawberry Vapors” by Luke James [N.A.R.S. Records], “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. [Interscope Records] and “Can You Hear Me Now” by Brandy [RCA Records].

For the highly-anticipated collection, Smith has also collaborated with Toby Gad (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland), Novel (Kelis, Leona Lewis), Jukebox (Willow Smith, Chris Brown) and Dr. Dre (Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar).

Watch the lyric video for “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)” – written by Antonique Smith along with Elijah Kelley and Darryl Farmer – below.

Alicia Keys releases music video for ‘New Day’

1 May

Alicia Keys has released the music video for her new single online.

“New Day” is taken from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Girl on Fire,” which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was co-written by Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, whose credits include “The Way” by Ariana Grande [Universal Music Group / Republic Records] and “Get It Right” by Fantasia Barrino [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

Production duties were handled by Dr. Dre along with Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, who is also responsible for tracks such as “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” by Angie Stone [Sony Music Entertainment / J Records] and “Secret Love” by Mariah Carey [Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Recordings].

“Girl on Fire” – which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “The Element of Freedom” – boasts further contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Stacy Barthe, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, James “Malay” Ho, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, John “Legend” Stephens, Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux, Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker, and Salaam Remi.

Alicia Keys confirms official songwriting credits for new album ‘Girl on Fire’

28 Oct

Alicia Keys has confirmed the official songwriting credits for her upcoming fifth album, “Girl on Fire,” which is due in the United States on November 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “Girl on Fire” was written and produced by Alicia Keys along with frequent collaborators Jeff Bhasker (Lana Del Rey, Kanye West) and Salaam Remi (Jennifer Hudson, Usher Raymond).

Other producers backing Keys on the follow-up to “The Element of Freedom” are The Smeezingtones: Bruno Mars & Philip Lawrence (Adam Lambert, Melanie Fiona), Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (Angie Stone, Whitney Houston), Warren “Oak” Felder (Toni Braxton, Marsha Ambrosius), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Elle Varner, Nicki Minaj), Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey) and James “Malay” Ho (Fantasia Barrino, Goapele Mohlabane).

Songwriters include Antonio Dixon (Mario Barrett, Justin Bieber), Emeli Sande (Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke), John “Legend” Stephens (Estelle Swaray, Chrisette Michele), Stacy Barthe (Cassie Ventura, Britney Spears), Amber “Sevyn” Streeter (Trey Songz, Chris Brown) and Christopher “Frank Ocean” Breaux (Brandy Norwood, Kanye West).

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire [Official Tracklisting & Songwriting Credits]:


“Brand New Me” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

“When It’s All Over” – (Alicia Keys, Stacy Barthe, John Stephens).

“Listen to Your Heart” – (Alicia Keys, John Stephens).

“New Day” – (Alicia Keys, Andre Brissett, Amber Streeter, Andre Young, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Kasseem Dean).

“Girl on Fire” – (Alicia Keys, Jeff Bhasker, Salaam Remi, Billy Squier).

“Fire We Make” – (Alicia Keys, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Gary Clarke Jr.).

“Tears Always Win” – (Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker).

“Not Even the King” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).

“That’s When I Knew” – (Alicia Keys, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds).

“Limitedless” – (Alicia Keys, Stacy Barthe, Amber Streeter, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel).

“One Thing” – (Alicia Keys, Christopher Breaux, James Ho).

“101” – (Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande).