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Multi-platinum recording group, Dru Hill, is proud to announce the upcoming release of their first full Christmas EP, Christmas in Baltimore!

The 8-track project was produced by Grammy award-winning writer/producer Troy Taylor of Songbook Entertainment on their signature label, Dru Hill Entertainment, and is being distributed by Empire Distribution.

Highly anticipated, Christmas in Baltimore marks Dru Hill’s fifth studio project and its first with Empire. It precedes another brand new studio album to be released in 2018. For the EP, Taylor and the super-soulful vocalists of Dru Hill have come together to give fans Christmas like they’ve never heard it before! From the classic “Silent Night” to the modern and slightly explicit “Tis the Season,” it’s literally an album you’ll have to download to believe.

“We’ve always wanted to do a Christmas album, and we knew our fans have been waiting,” says the group, “This year, it just all came together and we decided to invite everybody in for that authentic Baltimore holiday experience…you won’t find another Christmas album like this, we guarantee it.”

A snippet of its first radio single, “Favorite Time of the Year” was released on the group’s official Instagram page on November 10th to rave reviews. Fans have been waiting eagerly since the teaser and were finally able to bring the long awaited music home with their November 24th release.

Comprised of members Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, Mark “SisQo” Andrews, Larry “Jazz” Anthony, and Antwuan “Tao” Simpson, Dru Hill first rose to fame in 1996 with their debut single, “Tell Me” and they only add to their legendary music library with Christmas in Baltimore after boasting some of the biggest selling R&B songs of all time, including “5 steps”, “In My Bed”, “Never Make a Promise”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “These are the Times”, and “We’re Not Making Love No More”. In a career that has spanned two decades, they have sold over 40 million records worldwide.

As they gear up to celebrate Christmas with their fans, they also have more exciting surprises in store for 2018!! A new album is on the horizon.

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[ALBUM REVIEW] “85 To Africa” to Hit! Jidenna’s (@Jidenna)Whole Album is a MOOD!

It has been awhile since the “Classic Man, Jidenna, delivered us new music, but his new, sophomore album, 85 To Africa, was well worth the weight! Jidenna has shed the pomade, suits, cane, and casket fresh vests in change for African print attire, braids, and an “awokeness” that the culture is in need of.
Grade: A+

The album is one of this artist truly exploring and learning about himself by reconnecting to his African roots, speaking his mind unadulterated, and celebrating his life and those who love and celebrate him. This album is an ode to the old school link up with strong sentiments of community, real self-actualization, and not to mention an earthiness we cannot help but find appealing. Jidenna is a true jewel to the world of rap and hip-hop, and 85 To Africa, is a direct road map to his soul. Kudos, Jidenna, kudos!

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It has been awhile since the “Classic Man, Jidenna, delivered us new music, but his new, sophomore album, 85 To Africa, was well worth the weight! Jidenna has shed the pomade, suits, cane, and casket fresh vests in change for African print attire, braids, and an “awokeness” that the culture is in need of.

Grade: A+

jidenna 85 to africa

The album is one of this artist truly exploring and learning about himself by reconnecting to his African roots, speaking his mind unadulterated, and celebrating his life and those who love and celebrate him. This album is an ode to the old school link up with strong sentiments of community, real self-actualization, and not to mention an earthiness we cannot help but find appealing. Jidenna is a true jewel to the world of rap and hip-hop, and 85 To Africa, is a direct road map to his soul. Kudos, Jidenna, kudos!

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[MUSIC REVIEW] Mighty & “Missundastood!” MISStress (@PRettynSadityKj) is Back w/ New Music & A Hot, New Album!

Let’s hear it for good times and even greater music! Yes, the indie world is buzzing in part thanks to one rising star and dynamic artists, MISStress! MISStress has been in the Atlanta music scene for awhile making a name for herself with catchy singles, hardcore lyrics, and a desire for greatness matched by few other artists–independent or mainstream! Now The Muses have heard us and they are back with new music and a hot, new album in Missundastood!

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Let’s hear it for good times and even greater music! Yes, the indie world is buzzing in part thanks to one rising star and dynamic artists, MISStress! MISStress has been in the Atlanta music scene for awhile making a name for herself with catchy singles, hardcore lyrics, and a desire for greatness matched by few other artists–independent or mainstream! Now The Muses have heard us and they are back with new music and a hot, new album in Missundastood!

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MISStress sent over two of her newest tracks, Panties On The Floor and What You Gone Do to us and we have to admit they have been in circulation on our phones and in our cars throughout the day. Everthing just flows when it comes to the songs, giving us a Trina meets City Girls kind of vibe. MISStress stands out, however, in being a non-gender confirming artist, living their truth. However, even though they do not identify as transgender, they support and love all members of the LGBT family. “I’ve been doing music for about six years now and it is as much a part of my life as anything else. This album is one a lot of people can relate to because we have all in some way, fashion, or form been misunderstood or misjudged…I want people to continue getting to know the real me through my music and just know there’s nothing any of us can do if we put our minds to it.”

Missundastood is lined with a number of bops, and we definitely have a wider scope of who MISStress is and how they operate. You cannot help but admire someone who is so brave, beautiful, and most unapologetic. Courage is always a good look, and they wear it well!

You can stream Missundastood on all music streaming platforms and datpiff.com as well! Happy Listening!

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[AUDIO] Web Star, Chris June, Releases His First Single, “Ghosted!”

It is no secret we love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL. However, Chris June holds a special place in our hearts. Chris has the talent and appeal that makes us swoon (Have you seen his pictures?), but also has a heart of gold, bursting with positivity and vibes that will compel you to be  a better human being. Mr. June has definitely proven his mettle in the acting arena, but now he is taking on music, debuting his first single, Ghosted!

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It is no secret we love our Web Stars here at HeyMikeyATL. However, Chris June holds a special place in our hearts. Chris has the talent and appeal that makes us swoon (Have you seen his pictures?), but also has a heart of gold, bursting with positivity and vibes that will compel you to be  a better human being. Mr. June has definitely proven his mettle in the acting arena, but now he is taking on music, debuting his first single, Ghosted!

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“Ghosted,” as defined by Psychology Today, “is having someone that you believe cares about you, whether it be a friend or someone you are dating, disappear from contact without any explanation at all.”  This is a term many people, especially millennials know all too well. In fact, if you watched the third season of HBO’s Insecure, the series’ protagonist, Issa [Rae], was ghosted on by Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) the first guy she was ready to be in a relationship with. Chris’s Ghosted definitely touches on the sorrow and confusion that comes from left in the wind.

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Check out the lyrics below:

We have to say we love this song! Unfortunately, after being ghosted on a few times it is all too relatable. The confusion, angst, sorrow, pain…it’s all there. This should definitely be on some millennial show. Maybe BET’s new hit, Boomerang? Chris has confirmed he does have a full fledged album coming soon. If his other tracks are as moving as this one we will be sure to listen and have some Kleenex on hand. Congrats Chris!

What do you all think of Chris June’s new single? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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