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Artist of the Month February 2020-Tabitha Jade

Tabitha Jade is Rhythm Rave Radio’s Artist of the Month for February 2020! Tabitha is a hard-working indie artist with the talent and soul to rise high and shine bright. Not only is she talented and beautiful but we can tell that she cares about the science behind putting the music together. She delivers solid music with a great message.  Rhythm Rave Radio’s catalog of her music played on air includes her singles ‘Right Here’, ‘Caught Up’, ‘Don’t Know Yuh Name’ and her current single ‘Secret’, keeping our faithful listeners excited for even more!

BIO

Tabitha Jade, the rapidly emerging Urban Artist, has scooped a multitude of awards; National Song writing 2015 (Sony & Universal), nominated BOB Unsigned Music Awards Best Female 2017, Best Live Act 2018 Lifestyle Awards, Winner of Best Female Urban (Radio Online) 2017, and Winner of OpenMicUK 2017 with her sister Eliza Mai. June 2018, she received a special award from Song Academy Special Award for vocals & production, and one of the coveted LIMF Academy Top 20 & One To Watch 2017, confirming her as one of the UK’s top Teens. Dec 2018 saw the artist receive her most significant achievement to date, nominated as Urban Music Awards One to Watch 2018.

Summer 2018 she had a busy festival season which culminated in opening the Main stage at the North wests Premier Pride Celebration supporting Rita Ora, Alexandra Burke, and Sigala with her full band.

The writer singer is currently play listed across many Independent, Online and local Radio stations, and has been featured on BBC Introducing Merseyside. Sept 2016 saw her live performance of song What You Were Like featured on BBC1Xtra with an interview with DJ Target. In May 2017 demo Nothing On Me received another BBC1Xtra play from DJ Ace.

Now based in Liverpool and London, she is now working on a number of new and exciting projects and collaborations, watch this space!

Check out her website at tabithajade.com!

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Should Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. be Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

I recently saw a comment online about why Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G was not qualified to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  I wondered for a moment if I should be angered by this, and should I debate the origins of true Rock & Roll’s roots with the author of the post. I wanted to remind them of how the term Rock & Roll was created by a disc jockey by the name of Alan Freed, used to describe black R&B records that were of high energy. From the black roots of blues emanating from the local juke joints, to legendary stories of Robert Johnson selling his soul for a wicked lick on his well-worn guitar, rock’s origins could not be denied.

Rock & Roll is the love child of blues and the hard-rocking melodies of many different recordings of the early 1940’s and 50’s. The early rock and roll sound was created by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a black woman who was born well over 100 years ago. Little Richard to Chuck Berry, from Bo Diddly to Jimi Hendrix, many of their white counterparts in this music genre owe a substantial amount of credit to these individuals. The Rolling Stones’ love for black music propelled them to super stardom, not to mention the millions of dollars Elvis Presley cultivated from early soul music. I though very carefully for a measured response that wouldn’t make me sound to preachy, after all I wanted to make my case solid in my statement.

Then I considered the segregation of black artist in the early 70’s and 80’s at the television award shows. Whenever an artist such as Michael Jackson and Prince would win it would be for best black single or best black artist of the year categories. Just look at some old footage from early 80’s clips on YouTube and you will see what I mean. As a child at that time, I was just so happy to see one of my favorite artist win, I didn’t take in the totality of the apparent segregation of music had been at that time.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted every popular rock band from Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and countless others that they deem worthy of being beacons of light for the almighty throne of this genre. I mean, where would a place be for artists such as Hip Hop and R&B legends Run DMC and Parliament Funkadelic? Would we the have to take the time to create separate Halls of Fames for R&B and Hip Hop, knowing full well that those halls would not be so revered as such an institution as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Would these events get the same amount of airtime and promotion to garner the same amount of recognition deserving of a legendary artist?

Whitney Houston and Biggie Smalls may be not the standard examples of your typical hard rocking artist with waving guitars and crashing drums. But consider Rock & Roll’s origins and take a step back and think about what Rock& Roll music really is. The music is full of high energy, up tempo beats and emotional gravitas that make the souls and hearts of the listeners race. I concede that LL Cool J would look a little awkward standing next to Alice Cooper, but I’m quite sure both artist would respect what the other does in the long run.

It’s about appeasing the masses and making the fans satisfied with the resulting product. Music is what it is: music. The categorization of music is what holds up the most barriers, it’s become denominational not unlike church on a Sunday morning. We idolize our music gods and stand firm on our personal beliefs of what a good song should be and not for what it really is. Maybe would should remember the joy that songs can bring from any artist if it’s good and celebrate together. We owe that to the legends who gave a treasure of memories and good times. So, let hip hop and R&B artists in with no trepidation, but with confidence that being honored is one of the greatest things we can do for one another despite our tastes and beliefs.  

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Trey Songz Has Been Sued Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Trey Songz is being accused of sexual battery inside a Miami nightclub in an explosive lawsuit for 10 million dollars. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Trey Songz (real name: Tremaine Neverson) is being sued by a Georgia woman using Jane Doe.

The suit states, “This is a lawsuit arising from a sexual assault and battery committed by NEVERSON upon JANE DOE while the two were partying at the E11even Miami night club (“E11even”) on January 1, 2018. This suit is based on claims of Assault, Battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. Plaintiff is seeking more than Ten Million dollars ($10,000,000.00) in damages.”

On January 1, 2018, Doe says Trey Songz invited her to a nightclub after they spent New Year’s Eve together at Diddy’s home.

She was taken to a VIP table where she claims Trey Songz, “sexually assaulted and battered JANE DOE by proceeding to forcefully place his hand under her dress, without her consent, and attempting to insert his fingers into JANE DOE’S vagina without her consent or permission.” The woman claims, “Shortly after the incident with NEVERSON at E11even JANE DOE discovered that she was not NEVERSON’S only victim at E11even, as another female who was in attendance at the nightclub with the group confided to JANE DOE that NEVERSON had also put his hands down her pants and had placed his fingers into her buttocks without her consent earlier that same night.” Doe is suing for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit is seeking in excess of $10 million in damages. The suit adds, “NEVERSON intentionally created an offer of bodily injury to Plaintiff by force under circumstances that created a well-founded fear of imminent peril in PLAINTIFF and NEVERSON had the present ability to effectuate his attempts to produce bodily injury towards PLAINTIFF when he reached under her skirt and attempted to insert his fingers into her vagina.”

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Faith Evans Is Not Happy About New Lifetime Doc

Faith Evans isvery upset over a new Lifetime’s doc “Biggie and Faith Evans,” documenting her life with her late rap legend husband, Notorious B.I.G.

Page Six says The singer told Page Six she got duped into participating in the “sensational” doc.

“I feel upset that I’m attached to it. I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background. It wasn’t pitched to me as a story rehashing the sensationalized events that took place,” she said. “I am beyond that and have no need to open old wounds, damage repaired relationships and, above all, soil the legacy of Christopher Wallace a k a the Notorious B.I.G.,” she said.

A trailer for the piece, which airs Jan. 10 as an episode of the network’s “Hopelessly in Love” series, opens up by describing their relationship as “the most controversial love story in hip-hop history, told by those who lived it.” The series promises that “Faith Evans is ready to confront her pain and revisit the most intimate moments of their relationship . . . from their whirlwind engagement, to Biggie’s ongoing affairs with Lil’ Kim and Charli Baltimore, to the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that led to Tupac and Big’s deaths.”

“The Tupac stuff, the different women — how many times are people going to talk about that? It was supposed to be a love story, and it turns into cheating and [Lil’] Kim. We’ve come so far past that. [Lifetime’s] all about drama,” Evans said.

Evans, who is a co-administrator of the late rapper’s estate, claims the doc mostly uses old footage edited to rev up the drama — and she’s not the only one taking issue with it. She said of Big’s mother, Voletta Wallace, “Ms. Wallace is pissed. Everyone was blindsided. She has worked very hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light. He’s nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This [doc] is taking steps backward.”

Evans adds she won’t promote the episode. “It’s about my morals. I would never do business I’m not proud of at this point in my career. I’m not happy,” she said. A rep for Lifetime didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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Missed the Broadcast? Karina Nistal’s ‘LivingProof’ Interview is on Podcast!

Karina Nistal is back on Rhythm Rave Radio with new music from her 2016 acclaimed release ‘Living Proof’, and Funk & Modesty shows love on a lively and enjoyable Q&A with Karina!

Originally broadcast 8/20/16

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Rihanna Says No to Rumors of Secret Relationship with Chris Brown

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Superstar singer Rihanna recently cleared the air on any rumors surrounding her and Chris Brown having on having an ongoing secret relationship.

Rihanna tells Vanity Fair

“…I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.” Now, she says, “I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

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50 Cent Blames Empire’s Rating Drop on ‘Too Much Gay Stuff’

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50 Cent is back to his old antics again with starting beef, only this time it’s with Lee Daniel’s hit show Empire!

Huffingtonpost reports that viewership for the second episode of this season of “Empire” was down 2.3 million people — 18 percent — and 50 Cent thinks he knows why.

The rapper took to Instagram to blame it on all the “gay stuff.” Ugh.

More precisely, 50 Cent posted a screengrab of a post from Industry on Blast’s Instagram account that was captioned, “There are 3 million less [sic] viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it? We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”

For the few non-“Empire”-watchers out there: One of the lead characters on the show, Jamal Lyons, played by Jussie Smollett, is an openly gay musician who was tapped to be the CEO of Empire Entertainment at the end of Season 1. The Season 2 premiere also featured a plotline about an effort to use female sex appeal to convince a lesbian investor, played by Marisa Tomei, to invest in a new music company.

Despite the drop, the ratings for the second episode of “Empire” in the coveted 18-49 demo were still good enough to handily beat every other scripted show on TV last week.

Viewership for the Fox show is also about four times higher than that of the top-rated episode of “Power,” the drama that 50 Cent produces for Starz. It wouldn’t be a stretch to connect 50 Cent’s insensitive social media commentary on “Empire” to the rivalry between the two shows, both of which feature mostly black casts.

50 Cent, for his part, recanted his Instagram comments — sort of. He took down the original post and put up, in its stead, the following photo:

 

The photo was captioned, “It must be a slow news week, they’re gonna say 50 said Empire lost 3 million views because of to much gay shit. He only said cookie call me, but the fucking kid is fucking up the show. Now every one is waiting for POWER, I told him to lay low.”

50 Cent’s defense seems to be that he wasn’t the one who wrote the original caption talking about the “gay stuff” — he just reposted it! But his sincerity is undercut by his reference to Jamal as “the fucking kid […] fucking up the show.” Not to mention the fact that his Instagram profile lacks the crucial social media disclaimer “Reposts ≠ endorsements”!

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Lee Daniels Apologizes for Insulting Jennifer Lopez

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On this week’s past episode of Empire, Taraji P. Henson’s character Cookie made a comment about Jennifer Lopez’s singing ability, and it was not kindly.

During the episode Cookie Lyon tells son Hakeem, who’s putting together an all girl group,

“Ain’t nothing wrong with a couple of JLos…as long as they can really sing.”

Last night  Lee Daniels apologized to Jennifer

Empire creator  Lee Daniels apologized for Cookie’s line on the show…and even offered her a guest starring role on FOX’s hit show.

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En Vogue Sued by Former Label for $100 Million

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90’s R&B super group En Vogue is facing a hefty lawsuit from a former label for a failed comeback album back in 2010.

The Daily Mail says that Rufftown Entertainment is reportedly suing En Vogue after the R&B girl group bailed and signed with another label.

According to TMZ – owner René Moore fronted original members Terry Ellis, 51, Cindy Herron, 53, and Maxine Jones, 53, around $190K to reunite back in 2010.

After the comeback fizzled, Ellis and Herron replaced Jones with Rhona Bennett, 38, and they signed with Pyramid Records last year.

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Did Kelly Price Show Disrespect to Bobbi Kristina?

 

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R&B diva Kelly Price is hosting the Pre Grammy awards party this year, and the promoter of the last pre Grammy party where Whitney Houston last performed before she died, feels like Kelly is not showing respect to the Houston family.

Considering the condition of Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who is in a Atlanta hospital fighting for her life (see here), the promoter Jason Lee fired off on Instagram in a tirade aimed at Price.

Jason wrote:

In 2012 I was honored to have produced the event that has notably become the final performance and appearance of the late and great Whitney Houston. Hosting Whitney and her daughter Bobbi Kristina was such an amazing honor that I decided to keep the legacy of Whitney alive during the Grammy’s in an honor that has delivered beyond my expectations.
With the current news of Bobbi Kristina, out of respect for the family, I decided to cancel this year’s celebration – similar to how I felt Clive Davis should have done the night Whitney died.
It’s been brought to my attention several times from celebrity and industry friends, sponsors, and fans that the platform, FOR THE LOVE OF R&B that I’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and my own money into has been hijacked AGAIN by Kelly Price.

While I can understand that creativity and opportunities don’t always come to folks the way they come to me, I would at least expect a successful songwriter like Kelly Price to know how inappropriate or tasteless it is to steal someone else’s ideas and brand. It’s evidenced in her naming the event, “2nd Annual For The Love Of R&B” when it’s now the 4th Annual…. It’s clear to me that there is no consideration for me, Whitney’s legacy, or the hard work that has gone into preserving this platform but with the current crisis the family is in with Bobbi Kristina’s health you’d think this mean girl would cancel the party. However since there will most likely be a red carpet to keep her name in the news, Kelly Price, like Clive Davis will take a “the show must go on” attitude that delivers nothing less than the exploitation she’s looking for.

While I wish Kelly and I could have maintained a partnership to support R&B music where the throwback generation could be fused with the new aged more modern sound of this important generation, I didn’t think that she would stoop this low.

Kelly Price is a bully. Period. And if you ever saw her on R&B Divas just know that the person you saw is the same person who is having a party this year to “honor Whitney” while her daughter is fighting for her life.
DISGUSTING.
NOTE: THIS EVENT BEING HELD THIS YEAR TITLED FOR THE LOVE OF R&B IS NOT MY PARTY.