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Alicia Keys debuts “The Gospel” at Radio One’s “The Blitz” in New York City


Reported by Ken Simmons

Alicia Keys debuted a brand new song called “The Gospel” at Radio One’s “The Blitz” on August 11, 2015 at Stage 48 in New York City. Speaking to an invitation only audience of radio programmers from across the country and music industry VIPs, the 15-time Grammy Award winner said, “I’m crazy excited. It’s ridiculous… I figured I would bring my studio to y’all and we could listen to some exclusiveness.” “The Gospel” is an intense, throbbing hip-hop track addressing urban blight; a 2015 answer to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

GB_AliciaKeysHere are the opening lyrics of “The Gospel”:

We all God’s children, products of the ghetto, Mama cooked the soup, Daddy did the yellin’

Uncle was a drunk cause it was a felon, and when he got pinched, he told them he wasn’t tellin’

Auntie was a cook, her husband was a crook, cause every job he had, they paid him off the books

Ghetto university, knowledge is all it took, in a tenement I was listening to the hook

After premiering her new song, Keys teased her upcoming CD. “I am bringing the flava of New York,” she said confidently. “We got somethin’ crazy cooking…I will take you to a place you understand. I can’t wait for you to hear it.” No word on when she will release “The Gospel” or her next album.

Radio One, which owns 55 urban radio stations, hosted the party as a showcase for artists to present new music. The list of stars performing included Ciara, Nelly, Janelle Monae with her acts Jidenna and Deep Cotton, Rita Ora, Tamia, and Jordin Sparks, plus Timbaland with his vocalist from Empire, V. Bozeman.

Ciara - EpicCiara’s spectacular six-song set was the highlight of the performances, and she gave a special shout out to her Epic Records family. As Epic CEO/Chairman L.A. Reid and Epic President Sylvia Rhone watched from a private booth, Ciara remembered how Reid launched her career thirteen years ago. “When I was 16 years old, I walked into L.A. Reid’s office,” she said. “Thank you for seeing my vision.”

Earlier in the evening, Robin Thicke briefly appeared to thank Radio One for supporting his career. Diddy also greeted the crowd as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Entertainment. He commented, “I don’t take it for granted. To still be on this stage, it’s a blessing,” as the crowd roared, ‘Bad Boy…Bad Boy.’

Puff Daddy“What I do best is I provide a great platform for people,” Diddy continued. “I am a great ringmaster. I returned to Puff Daddy & The Family to introduce and support new up and coming artists, to celebrate positive energy and love.” As he looked back at his groundbreaking career, he said, “I remember the first time I heard my music on the radio. It changes your life.” Before introducing the video for his latest single, “Finna Get Loose” featuring Pharrell Williams, Diddy stated that now two decades later, his career has come full circle.

“I’m returning to the party vibe, where you’re not afraid to dance with your lady,” he announced. “I’m taking this movement across the country.”


DJ June New York Club Chart ニューヨーク・クラブチャート– March 31, 2015



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1. Ball Drop – Fabolous & French Montana

渋いホーンのサンプリングがちょっと懐かしい感じのするトラックですが、その反面French Montanaのいつもの調子のラップに 最近なかなかまた人気のベテラン・ラッパー Fabolous。かれももうかなりの年齢なはずなのに、見た目はデビュー当時と変わらない風貌。(今調べたら 38歳。本当か?だいたいみんな5歳はサバよんでそうだが) 前回話した様に Pharellと同様、年取らない系です。Jay Zも凄い年なのにかなり若い。おじさんぽい見た目なら、今時ラッパーとのコラボのオファー来ないかもですよね..。この曲は断然Hip Hopオンリーのクラブで大人気。

Fab and French teamed up for “Ball Drop” featuring a familiar horn sampling. Fab has been in the game for the longest but he looks exactly the same since the first time he came to the scene. According to his bio he is 38, really? Maybe he’s lying his age, I don’t know but he definitely belongs to Pharrell’s never-age-club. Same thing with Jay-Z, he’s forever young. If you look too old you better not expect any offers to collaborate with young rappers. “Ball Drop” is the party anthem at clubs exclusively playing Hip-Hop.

2. Rihanna – B#tch Better Have My Money

新しくでるRihannaのアルバムからの一曲。かなりゆっくり目の曲で、ちょっとレゲエテイストも入ってるような..確実に黒人のお姉さん達におおいに支持されそうな一曲の予感です。だいたいパーティーでそういうお姉さんの団体が入って来てつまらなそうにしてたら、Rihanna、BeyonceかCiaraをメドレーでかけてみれば ご機嫌にできます。

A trap song with a hip hop beat and a reggae flavor from Rihanna’s new album will surely be embraced by black girls. The best way to make a group of bored ladies on the floor is to play songs by Rihanna, Beyonce and Ciara back to back. You can make them smile.

3. Slow Motion – Trey Songz

いいですねー、なんか懐かしい感じの正統派スロー・ジャム、セクシー系です。前で言うとまさに Genuwine 系のバラードです。最近あまりなかったような気がするんで嬉しいです。この曲、なぜかお兄さん達からやけにリクエスト来ます。普通お姉さんからのはずなのに。Trey Songzって地道に人気凄いです。

Trey Songz’ classic slow jam reminisces smooth ballads of 90’s R&B singer Genuwine. Nice and sexy. It’s like the situation is reversed mostly guys who request for this song, not ladies…….why? Because he is Trey Songz!

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DJ June This Week’s Event
Tues 3/31 – Toca Tuesdays with Tony Touch@ The Delancey (168 Delancey St NY) 10pm~
Thu 4/2 – @ Slate (21st Street & 6th Ave) 6pm~
Thu 4/2 – @ bOb (235 Eldridge Street NY) 10pm~
Fri 4/3 – @ Providence AC inside the Tropicana Hotel 11pm~
Sat 4/4 – @ Providence AC 10pm~

DJ June New York Club Chart ニューヨーク・クラブチャート– April 22, 2014



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1. Who Do You Love? – YG feat. Drake

アルバ”My Crazy Life”が好評のYG。
今でもクラブMy N***aが流行ってますが、今度の新曲もDJ Mustardがプロデュース、そしてDrakeがフューチャリングなんて…流行らないわけない。なんとなく2Pacを思い出させるような、ギャングスタ、ハードコアなトラック。カッコ良すぎる。

This third single from YG’s debut studio album, “My Krazy Life”, the follow up song for his ‘My N***a’ is also produced by DJ Mustard. Featuring a guest appearance from rapper Drake “Who Do You Love?” would surely be a hit. The track has gangster hard-core sound and reminds of 2Pac.
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Harlem R&B Playlist – September 2013

R. Kelly

R. Kelly

1 Genius – R. Kelly


2 It Won’t Stop – Sevyn Streeter feat. Chris Brown


3 TKO – Justin Timberlake


4 Overdose – Ciara

5 The One – Tamar Braxton

6 V.O.S.P. – K. Michelle

7 All Of Me – John Legend

8 I Need – TGT

9 Love In The Sky – The Weeknd

10 Lay You Down – Trey Songz feat. Ron Isley