Lil Yachty Album ” Teenage Emotions ” Review – Video

Jun 29, 2017 by Jay Johnson - 0 Comments


Whether you like Lil Yachty music or not, what you can’t deny is this guy has become very popular in this generation; Yachty was even able to land a Target commercial earlier this year! Either way you slice it though, Yachty is truly carving his own lane and appears to be taking all the criticism in stride. His debut album, Teenage Emotions, was highly anticipated for a slew of reasons but most of all to see how the 19-year-old would work within the parameters of all the hate.  Lil Yachty shows on this album is that he’s just having fun with music, even though he’s all over the place with his lyrical content, the production is pretty solid.  I think Teenage Emotions is just about 8 songs short of being a good album, its not horrible but its not good either.  There are hot beats on the album, but direction of most songs are confusing and effortless.  The best song on the album to me was ” Better” 

Lyrics like this leave you like WTF?  ” “She get wet, and she suck my dick like an insect/She my step sister, so I guess that’s incest”




BET Awards 2017 Winners: What Happened- Video

Jun 26, 2017 by Jay Johnson - 0 Comments

The biggest party of the night is happening this evening on BET.

For those who didn’t already guess, the 2017 BET Awards are finally here and event organizers are ready to celebrate African-American accomplishments in entertainment and sports.

Hosted by Saturday Night Live fan-favorite Leslie Jones, the live telecast will be held at the Microsoft Theater in sunny Los Angeles.

While Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Big Sean and more talented artists are scheduled to perform during the unpredictable show, many viewers are eagerly waiting to find out who will walk away as winners.

Chance the Rapper is expected to receive the Humanitarian Award while New Edition will obtain the Lifetime Achievement Award.

So who else is winning big today in Southern California? Take a look at our winners list updating throughout the night below.




Courtesy of Beyoncé

Humanitarian Award  WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Lifetime Achievement Award WINNER: New Edition 
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Beyoncé        
Mary J. Blige
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Viewers’ Choice Award
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
WINNER: Beyonce, “Sorry”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Drake, “Fake Love” 

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd


Best Collaboration

​Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
DJ Khaled ft. ​Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
WINNER: ​Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Remy Ma, 2017 BET Awards

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Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean 
Chance the Rapper 
J. Cole 
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar 
Best Female Hip-Hop ArtistCardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Young M.A.
Video of the Year
WINNER: Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back” 
WINNER: Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee” 
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom – Kehlani, “CRZY” 
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would” 
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner” 
WINNER: Kahlil Joseph & ​Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – ​Beyoncé, “Sorry”​
Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Young M.A.Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monae
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
WINNER: Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans, “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia ft. Tye Tribbett, “I Made It”
Kirk Franklin ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You”
WINNER: Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann, “God Provides”
Youngstars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb McLaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
WINNER: Yara Shahidi
Best Movie
Get Out
WINNER: Hidden Figures
The Birth of a Nation
Sportswomen of the Year
Gabby Douglas
WINNER: Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
Sportsman of the YearLeBron James
Cam Newton
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
WINNER: Stephen Curry


Centric Award

Fantasia, “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Kehlani, “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige, “Thick of It”
WINNER: Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd, “All About Me”
Yuna ft. Usher, “Crush”


Album of the Year

24K Magic – Bruno Mars 
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper 
WINNER: Lemonade – ​Beyoncé


Best International Act: Europe

WINNER: Stormzy
Craig David
Emeli Sande


Best International Act: Africa

WINNER: Wizkid
Mr. Eazi
Nasty C
Babes Wodumo


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R&B Beats For Sale – Why 90’s R&B Music is better than today’s music.

Jun 10, 2017 by Jay Johnson - 0 Comments


Unless you are living on another planet, I’m sure you or someone close to you have made the statement, ” Music is just not what it used to be “. Most producers have a catalog of R&B beats for sale but not enough songs with relevant content. Don’t get me wrong Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Jeremih, etc are some great artist and they have hit songs to prove their mark on R&B, but the 90’s music was full of raw emotions and story telling.

R&B music in the 90’s was emotional; the artist wasn’t afraid to show how they truly feel about their situation. Not only did they have dope R&B beats, but the lyrics captivated you and helped you through life’s ups and downs. Check out the 90’s song by Carl Thomas, ” I Wish” .

Carl’s lyrics took you down memory lane in this song, showing how he bumps into his childhood crush later in life and finding out she’s now unhappily married with kids.  Today’s music would glorify taking another man’s woman, but in Carl’s song he was in pain because he knew she was married and they could never be together. You don’t see this type of “keeping it real” too much in our R&B music today. It’s hard to find the intense sentiment we had in 90’s R&B music, such as the song by Uncle Sam, ” I Don’t Ever Want To See You Again”

Back in the 90’s there was no such thing as the DM, they wrote love letters and lyrics straight from the heart. Today, I don’t think you will find too many R&B artist writing songs about being cheated on, the pride and ego will not let it happen for most. Real R&B music is all about being vulnerable and letting your emotions hang on your sleeve. As a producer, I love creating R&B beats, but I would rather those beats turn into the beautiful songs such as we heard from the 90’s era. We need more songs about true love rather than about porn and hot noise. When you heard certain R&B music it made you feel good about being with the person you love, such as ” They Don’t Know ” by Jon B.

I’m not going to say that 90’s R&B didn’t have some erotic music or sex driven songs, what I’m saying is sex wasn’t always the focal point as it is in today’s R&B music. Artist such as Joe and Maxwell were able to write clever lyrics to express their sexual desire for a woman respectfully. A lot of the R&B lyrics today can be quite vulgar and disrespectful, but the music has become so one-dimensional that some women accept the disrespect as flattery. I’m not totally against all R&B music today, I’m just saying we still need that soul touching heartfelt music that can make you cry and fall in love at the same time.


Here is a list of some of my favorite 90’s R&B songs

  1. Jodeci – Cry For You
  2. Boys II Men – 4 Seasons of Loneliness
  3. Ghostown DJ’s – My Boo
  4. Total – Kissin You
  5. Shai – If I Ever Fall In Love
  6. Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows
  7. Blackstreet – Before I Let You Go
  8. Dru Hill – These Are The Times
  9. TLC – Water Falls
  10. Montell Jordan – This How We Do It

Must-Have Online Tools for Independent Musicians

May 24, 2017 by Jay Johnson - 0 Comments

With technology and the many resources available online, independent bands and artists have a greater chance than ever for success. You must, however, make sure all of your bases are covered – from social media to email, online streaming to your store. Here, we’ll go over the must-have online tools you need to survive in the music industry today.

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