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Kendrick Lamar Samples the Isley Brothers for His New Single

By D. Janell Perry     September 23rd, 2014

Kendrick Lamar finally dropped the lead single for his highly-anticipated sophomore album, which is due later this year. Lamar unveiled the artwork for the single last week, and followed up today with the actual track. The song is produced by Rahki and is carried by a sample of the Isley Brothers’ 1973 soul hit “That [...]

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Michael B. Jordan Gets His Directorial with Axe

By Savoy Staff     September 23rd, 2014

AXE, the No. 1 men’s fragrance brand globally, and Michael B. Jordan, star of the highly-anticipated “The Fantastic Four” film reboot, unveil the source behind all temptation in a new video spot. This project marks Jordan’s directorial debut and takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the “AXE Temptation Lab,” where the brand creates the [...]

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Can We Say, ‘Yeezy Taught Me?’

By D. Janell Perry     September 22nd, 2014

Kanye West was served with a mandatory 250 hours of community service by the court earlier this year, and he’s finally paying on it. The Grammy-Award winning rapper has been serving his hours at L.A. Trade Technical College. West has been recruited as a volunteer consultant to share personal stories and experiences within fashion with [...]

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JAY Z in Legal Dispute Over “Run This Town” Track

By D. Janell Perry     September 22nd, 2014

JAY Z  has been running into some legal issues over the alleged use of a brief sample used in “Run This Town.” According to the website Techdirt, Record label TufAmerica filed a lawsuit against the rapper over copyright infringement. The label claims he illegally sampled the “oh” from Eddie Bo’s “Hook & Sling” on the [...]

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Goapele Prepares for New Album Release

By D. Janell Perry     September 19th, 2014

Sultry singer, Goapele is making some last efforts before the debut of her upcoming album Strong As Glass due to hit shelves on October 21. The new album will includes her new single with Snoop Dogg entitled “Hey Boy.” The song includes the two trading verses over a silky, retro-smooth beat, and was written by [...]

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Honda Battle of the Bands Readies to “March On” to the Georgia Dome

By Savoy Staff     September 19th, 2014

The Honda Battle of the Bands is set to make a triumphant return to Atlanta, January 24, 2015, when eight of the most prestigious marching bands from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will take the Georgia Dome by storm with their incredible musical talent and electrifying showmanship. For 13 consecutive years, the Honda Battle [...]

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals the Artwork for “i”

By D. Janell Perry     September 18th, 2014

Kendrick Lamar continues to build anticipation for his upcoming sophomore album. It was just revealed not too long ago that Lamar is expected to drop his new single next week, and now fans have been given a visual to go along with the news. Originally titled “”I Love Myself,” the track was confirmed to be [...]

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Grammy Award-Winning Singer / Songwriter NE-YO Releases New Single “She Knows” Featuring Juicy J

By Savoy Staff     September 18th, 2014

NE-YO’s brand new single ”She Knows” featuring Juicy J is now available on iTunes and all digital retailers via Motown Records. The song made its world premiere last week on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 FM. Immediately after the song’s debut, numerous press tastemakers, outlets and blogs featured the track. Billboard called it, “spare and hard-hitting”, while Complex praised its “traditional R&B style”. The buzz [...]

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Kendrick Lamar’s New Single Coming Next Week

By D. Janell Perry     September 17th, 2014

Kendrick Lamar’s promotional run for his upcoming album is finally catching steam, as its been reported he’ll be releasing his new single next week. watchLoud video production company accidentally revealed the news last week via Twitter after attending a private dinner hosted by IGA (Interscope Geffen A&M) and Clear Channel for radio personalities. The tweet [...]

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‘No Good Deed’ Lands Top Spot at Box Office

By D. Janell Perry     September 16th, 2014

No Good Dead takes the top spot in the box offices this week as it injects tons of adrenalin and testosterone into the silver screen. The thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, blew past Guardians of the Galaxy, the season’s current box-office champion. According to USA Today, the films earnings is an estimated [...]

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