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MY FUNKALICIOUS PICKS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

MY FUNKALICIOUS PICKS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

I don’t believe the The Recording Academy will deny selecting Halsey or Lukas Graham for Best New Artist at next year’s Grammy Awards.

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TWO FUNKY DIVAS: DREEZY & ADELE

TWO FUNKY DIVAS: DREEZY & ADELE

Although Adele is primarily noted for her voice, it’s all about the lyrics and music, that make a song. As popular as she is today, my love for her has grown, since she initially took the world stage.  Dreezy has taken the world of music by storm and has been hailed as the “Princess of Chicago Rap.”  Her album “No Hard Feelings” dropped this past summer, and she’s also featured on Aluna George’s track “Mean What I Mean,” from his latest, “I Remember.”

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DIDN’T BLINK-182 WIN A GRAMMY? A MUSICAL YORN

DIDN’T BLINK-182 WIN A GRAMMY? A MUSICAL YORN

They actually haven’t. A band that’s been around since 1995, they’ve performed at the ceremony, presented there, even announced Tom DeLonge returning to the band there.

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GRAMMY WORTHY MUSIC – A SWEET SIX FROM DREEZY TO ADELE

GRAMMY WORTHY MUSIC – A SWEET SIX FROM DREEZY TO ADELE

I find I have to search for new music every year.  Apart from those that are promoted heavily, generally consumers are left in the dark, unless they go surfing online or hear about something by word of mouth.  Last year one of my favorites, that seems like it will never stop getting exposure, is the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

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80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 Empire a.k.a. The Rezza Brothers and Andrea Godin are all from Canada, but their favorite music, was made in the lower half of North America.  The production duo and rising pop star got together and revamped Godin’s song “Falling.”

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ROGER ORTEGA HIT “THE LOTTERY”

ROGER ORTEGA HIT “THE LOTTERY”

Roger Ortega, a.k.a. RO, has hit “The Lottery”!  It wasn’t by way of a “Lottery” ticket though, but through his choices to relish in his fortune, and appreciating the benefits that life has afforded him.  Ortega started his first group, Slo Motion, at the age of 14.  These days he’s rollin’ solo, as an artist, with the undying support of his loving family.

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20 YEARS for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – BLACK MUSIC MONTH?

20 YEARS for the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – BLACK MUSIC MONTH?

This year marks the 20th year for the Essence Music Festival!!!  An INCREDIBLE FUNKIN’ event, it started out as a celebration, for Essence magazine’s 25th anniversary.  After the first year, it was clear, at the very least another was required.

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The FUNKIN’ Hawkins Brothers

The FUNKIN’ Hawkins Brothers

It looks like the Hawkins Brothers are on their way.  The team of Zeke and Simon Hawkins have wrapped their first film.  Featured at the Toronto Film Festival as “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “Bad Turn Worse,” hits theaters on November 14th.

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FUNKY NAUGHTY KATY PERRY

FUNKY NAUGHTY KATY PERRY

Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” will surely take the number-one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart next week.  The song was held off from taking the top of the chart by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which holds the position for an 11th week.  The hit tune, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads “Radio Songs” for a seventh week according to Nielsen BDS reports.  Thike’s track barely held off Perry’s “Roar,” which went from 85 to Number-2, following its first full week of single sales.

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THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

The James Bond 007 franchise has been around for 50 years now.  Whether you’re young, old, white, black, Asian or Latino, if you love action movies with lots of sex and spy drama, you’re no doubt a “Bond, James Bond” fan.  Practically a genre unto itself via the films and the music, ‘James Bond’, has been a mainstay for movies in countries around the world.

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