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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”

Yebba Smith drafts Naughty Boy for new collaboration

18 Jun

Yebba Smith has drafted Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter’s resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), James Arthur (“Supposed”) and Rak-Su (“Dimelo”).

His current single “All or Nothing” – which was co-written by Seinabo Sey and features Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release her debut album – featuring the Jin Jin-penned / George Moore-produced lead single “Evergreen” – later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Andrew Wyatt, Makeba Riddick, Terrace Martin, Ilsey Juber, Kenneth Crouch, Diane Warren, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Evergreen” below.

Megan Rochell releases debut album “You, Me and the Radio”

6 Sep

Megan Rochell has released her debut album online.

Originally intended to arrive in 2006 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings, “You, Me and the Radio” – featuring singles “The One You Need,” “Floating” and “Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Stargate (Justin Timberlake), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Tamar Braxton), Needlz (Bruno Mars), Ryan Leslie (Cassie), Antonio Dixon (Kevin Gates) and Madd Scientist (Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front; Rochell has enlisted Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Fantasia), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Brandy), Delisha Thomas (Janet Jackson), LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Ciara), Thabiso Nkhereanye (Alessia Cara), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Kelly Rowland) and Ezekiel Lewis (Amerie).

Stream “You, Me and the Radio” below.

TLC confirm new single details

13 Apr

TLC have confirmed the details for their new single.

The American girl group christened “Way Back” – featuring Snoop Dogg – as the lead single from their upcoming album and will release it on April 14 via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by group member T-Boz – real name Tionne Watkins – alongside James “JHart” Abrahart, whose credits include Jake Miller’s “Good Thing,” Zara Larsson’s “I Would Like,” Charlie Puth’s “Dangerously,” Little Mix’s “Power,” Justin Bieber’s “Company,” and Rita Ora’s “Body on Me.”

Production duties on “Way Back” were handled by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, who is also responsible for LeToya Luckett’s “I’m Ready,” Usher’s “Mind of a Man,” Jordin Sparks’ “Casual Love,” Daye Jack’s “Supernatural,” Wynter Gordon’s “Back to You,” Mack Wilds’ “Go Crazy,” and Ariana Grande’s “Moonlight.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, TLC’s final studio collection – which was executive produced by Ron Fair – will arrive on June 30.

The follow-up to 2002’s “3D” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Dallas Austin (Madonna, Janet Jackson), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Kwame Holland (Fantasia, Christina Aguilera), Rock City (Ciara, Kelly Rowland) and Candice Pillay (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera).

Stream “3D” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases debut album “Already All Ready”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae has released her debut album online.

“Already All Ready” – featuring singles “Good Woman,” “Somebody Does” and “What is Love?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also includes songs that were initially recorded by fellow artists Bridget Kelly (“When in Rome”), Zara Larsson (“No Problem / Self Talk”) and Jojo (“Already All Ready”).

Among the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Keyshia Cole), Ne-Yo (LeToya Luckett), Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild), Curtis “Sauce” Wilson (K. Michelle) and Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield).

Album songwriters include Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson), Carmen Reece (Teyana Taylor), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Tiffany Fred (Keri Hilson), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Shaunice Jones (Tamar Braxton), Ericka J. Coulter (Fifth Harmony), Kirby Lauryen (Jennifer Lopez), LaShawn Daniels (Brandy), Al Sherrod Lambert (Ariana Grande), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Eric Bellinger (Usher) and Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera).

Stream “Already All Ready” below.

[Musician’s Galore] Makeba

17 Aug

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Makeba is an American singer-songwriter, best known for penning singles performed by Jennifer Lopez (“All I Have”), Toni Braxton (“Please”), Beyoncé (“Déjà vu”), Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Christina Milian (“Us Against the World”), Kelis (“Acapella”), and Tamar Braxton (“Love and War”).

Her extensive resume boasts further works with Rita Ora (“Uneasy”), Solange (“Would’ve Been the One”), Jojo (“Kinda Shy”), Cassie (“Can’t Do It Without You”), Mya (“Still a Woman”), Katharine McPhee (“Do What You Do”), Michelle Williams (“Stop This Car”), and Girlicious (“Baby Doll”).

Amongst the top producers Makeba has collaborated with are Soulshock & Karlin, Curtis Richardson, Rodney Jerkins, Toby Gad, David Guetta, Scott Storch, DJ Mustard, Future Cut, Jonathan Rotem, Arnthor Birgisson, Rich Harrison, Jack Splash, Swizz Beatz, RedOne, and Stargate.

She has also teamed up with fellow songwriters including Cathy Dennis, Kara DioGuardi, Amanda Ghost, Hillary Lindsey, Bonnie McKee, Anne Preven, James Fauntleroy, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Ian Dench, and The-Dream.

Her upcoming debut EP “Make a Wish” – featuring lead single “Bring Me a King” – will be available for download from August 19 via iTunes.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicted to Makeba’s work.

Lion Babe premieres “Where Do We Go” music video

1 Feb

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Lion Babe have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The experimental soul duo posted the Luke Gilford-directed clip for “Where Do We Go” to their Vevo channel on Sunday (January 31, 2016).

“Where Do We Go” was co-written by group members Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman along with Anjulie Persaud (Kelly Clarkson, Madison Beer) and Robin Hannibal (Laura Welsh, Erik Hassle).

Production duties were handled by Mark Ralph, who is also responsible for AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control” [Island], Foxes’ “Wicked Love” [RCA], and Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary” f/ Sharna Bass [Atlantic].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lion Babe’s first studio collection “Begin” – featuring previous singles “Treat Me Like Fire,” “Jump Hi,” and “Impossible” – will hit stores on February 5 via Outsiders Record Music / Polydor Records.

Other album contributors include Amanda Ghost (Beyonce), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Pharrell Williams (Kelly Rowland), Makeba Riddick (Toni Braxton), Dave Sitek (Kelis), Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars), and Joel Compass (FKA twigs).

Watch the music video for “Where Do We Go” below.