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Mary J. Blige is a timeless artist with more hits under belt than a Major League slugger.

This extremely awesome lady has been out of the musical limelight for awhile now. Nevertheless, she is back and better than ever with a new music, a documentary, and a  new album (the latter two of which are named), “The London Sessions!” Kontrol Magazine was privileged to attend a screening for the documentary, which has been met with rave reviews. Never before have people seen this amazing star so vulnerable or truly seen what it takes for her to deliver the quality she and her fans enjoy. Mary admits she felt as if she was becoming stagnant in her music in recent years. Not wanting to glide on the sheer loyalty of her fans she opted to record and live in London for a month naming the album and the documentary for her experiences there.

“The London Sessions,” may prove to be Mary’s most eclectic album to date. While in London she even worked with producers and artist there. One such artist being, Sam Smith. The hybridization of their style and with her own should prove to be a truly beautiful mix! Then again, she always delivers there is no reason to doubt her now! Mary is slated to perform at the upcoming American Music Awards. Will we be hearing a new single, or seeing a collaboration with Sam?

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Mary was recently a recipient of Atlanta’s prestigious, “Phoenix Award.” This award is the highest honor an individual, or group, can receive from the Mayor of Atlanta. It recognizes major accomplishments and services rendered to the city, state, nation or world! Other recent Phoenix Award recipients include Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunnus; former heavyweight boxer and champion Evander Holyfield, Tyler Perry, WSB-TV Channel 2 journalist Monica Pearson (formerly Kaufman) and TBS Chairman and CEO, Philip Kent. As you can see Mary is in good company. With so much going on for her right now, one has to wonder what is next for Ms. Blige. All we know is she has not reached her peak and The London Sessions should be apart of your musical library on Monday, November 24th! Click the video links to hear more of Mary J. Blige’s amazing interview following the screening of her documentary!

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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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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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“Catchy!” Check Out “The Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part!”

We are super excited and bouncing off the walls as we return to the world of “The Lego Movie!” This time around “The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.” Going along with this highly anticipated sequel is a truly catchy song (pun intended) called, The Catchy Song!

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We are super excited and bouncing off the walls as we return to the world of “The Lego Movie!” This time around “The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.” Going along with this highly anticipated sequel is a truly catchy song (pun intended) called, The Catchy Song!

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The Catchy Song, by Dillon Francis featuring T-Pain and  That Girl Lay Lay is a true hit and definitely a bop on the soundtrack. Check it out by clicking here.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] NBA Baton Rouge Rapper, OG 3 Three (@og_3three), Releases New Project “All Eyes on 3!”

The wait is over! After blessing fans with a catalogue of hit singles, OG 3Three is set to release his long-awaited mixtape All Eyes on 3 this Friday  on all streaming platforms. Executive produced by Cortez Bryantand Courtlyn Victorian and paying homage to the life and legacy of late great rapper Tupac Shakur, OG 3Three provides a vivid portrayal of the bloody bayou city Baton Rouge from the frontl

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The wait is over! After blessing fans with a catalogue of hit singles, OG 3Three is set to release his long-awaited mixtape All Eyes on 3 this Friday  on all streaming platforms. Executive produced by Cortez Bryantand Courtlyn Victorian and paying homage to the life and legacy of late great rapper Tupac Shakur, OG 3Three provides a vivid portrayal of the bloody bayou city Baton Rouge from the frontlines.

With only one feature guest appearance by NBA YoungboyAll Eyes on 3 is fueled by a bevy of street-certified hits. OG 3 Three sets off a musical movement that can’t be denied. Continuing the ongoing saga of the sizzling hot rap collective NBA or (Never Broke Again) initiated alongside his brother NBA Youngboy, this Baton Rouge good guy has raised a grassroots fan base from the ground up.

While the spotlight has been fixated on YoungBoy of the Never Broke Again (NBA) crew this past year, it looks as though 2018 will usher in a new focus on other members of the set, and kicking things off is NBA OG 3Three as he delivers on the cinematic visuals “Burn Notice”. The mixtape’s lead track was released a few weeks ago, full of special effects directed by OrbitzDidIt. This sizzling hot mid-tempo produced track is a message to the streets sets the tone for the anticipated mixtape.  Watch the “Burn Notice” HERE

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Throughout the mixtape, he explores his life with graphic descriptions. The subject content on the album chronicles the social chaos from police brutality as expressed within the lyrics of “Burn Notice” – and overall trajectory. This mixtape describes the personal effects of love with his dream girl, pain from death of losing a friend and the controversy living within the tumultuous city of Baton Rouge and other beleaguered communities. This latest project is the precursor to what OG 3Three has in store and the reasoning behind his rapidly growing fan base with his back to back video releases. On his debut mixtape, OG 3Three says, “I plan to leave a scar on the game by telling the untold story of me”

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