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  • Spotlight: Matthew Writes

    Are you too yearning to hear more male vocalist on your radio stations? We know you have CB, Trey Songz and August Alsina to sing along to but they’re kind of the same person in retrospect and… well, personally I'm a little bored. So God heard my call and in my inbox floats an email about a rising talent Mr. Matthew Writes, nice right?

    Here’s a little background on the singer, he hails from North Carolina, has been generating buzz amongst his peers and colleagues with his fusion of Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B. Following the release of his debut EP "+1: A Songwriter's EP" back in 2013, he began working with several new artists including Jason Woods, a background singer who recently performed with Beyoncé and Tiffany Stevenson, a noted background vocalist who has performed with everyone from Faith Evans to Mack Wilds! “Be Me” is said to be a prelude to a series of records he plans to release throughout the year!

    Take a listen to his Be Me below and keep up with him here.

  • Spotlight: Good Girl

    Aren’t you in the mood for another good R&B group? A new “Girl group” at that? Well we got you covered… meet Megan Nicolle, Morgan (JL), Bobbie (Courtney) and Arielle; they make up Good Girl.  

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen an all female group that’s captured our attention. I recently had the pleasure of meeting these young ladies while attending an event for songstress Syleena Johnson in Philly, their hometown. These girls hit the stage and were nothing less than amazing. All, not some but ALL of them can sing. So any question of what is it that might set these four girls apart from the rest could be their individual vocal abilities; exhibited when they went into an En Vogue cover, which gave the different members a chance to be heard individually. Proving that they all have talent [there are no filler vocals here]. The harmonies were nice and mellow, choreography on point and their set was structured perfectly.   

     So after witnessing them perform there is no question as to why they’re booked! Good Girl has been extremely busy from tree lighting ceremonies to shows in N.Y; word is spreading fast about Philly’s newest sensation. So if you want to get more familiar or a good listen to Good Girl for yourself… or Download their mixtape 90's Kinda Girl here!

    And just in time for the Holidays Listen to Perfect Christmas by the girls below.

     Tameka Nash


  • Spotlight: Amber Sauer

    Sometimes we feature newcomers that our readers are somewhat familiar with which is a good thing, but sometimes we find those hidden gems that we need to introduce you to! Miss Amber Sauer is the latest addition to that list.

    After coming across her single That’s OK (Self Talk), we’re officially on the lookout. Having a background in gospel music, singing on different choirs and also background vocals for Kelly Price has shaped her personal style and delivery into something special. The song is a breath of fresh air, its relatable and fun. We feel like Music today has been looking for something reminiscent of the days where your mother and grandmother didn’t side-eye one another when a song came on the radio. Like soul music, Soul music has always been a genre driven by emotion, sounds of joy, pain, love or anything passionate and true. No matter what’s driving it, it has to be greatly executed and believable to the audience and Amber, we believe you girl!

     That’s Ok definitely does the job in filling that void for something new but familiar to bop to. The beat is funky, vocals are flawless and production great, thanks to the one and only B-Slade (Tonex). We hope to be hearing more from Miss Sauer in the future.

     Check out the video below & get That’s OK (Self Talk) on iTunes now!

    Tameka Nash/ Photo: Amber Sauer Facebook