THE COLOR OF LOVE WITH ANTHONY HAMILTON

With his new label My Music Box and his tenth full-length album Love is the New Black, Anthony Hamilton is on top again. Worldwide, that is what fans have grown to expect from the multi-talented singer, producer, actor, and songwriter. Anthony collaborated with standout artists Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross, and Lil Jon on this project. To no surprise, its praises have been sung, and this is just the beginning. He is embarking upon The Night Tour alongside Joe and Maxwell, which is destined to be one of the best we’ve seen. Additionally, Hamilton has added ‘entrepreneur’ to his bio, launching the Anthony Hamilton Corner Store Grits.

Watch below as Anthony and I have a great conversation about it all.

MUSIC KEEPS CALLING RAPHAEL SAADIQ

Raphael S.

On a recent pleasurable visit to Blakeslee Recording Studio in Burbank, California, I sat down with studio owner Raphael Saadiq to discuss his latest project “Jimmy Lee.” Saadiq shared glimpses of his childhood growing up in Oakland, California and his emergence as an artist, songwriter, and producer, as well as the creation of what the world now knows as the album “Jimmy Lee,” named aptly for his brother. It is a collection of songs that most can relate to in one way or another. Raphael is candid, humble, and brilliant. His artistry has touched and crossed over a multitude of facets in the entertainment industry including movies and television. The first single from the album, titled “Something Keeps Calling” featuring Rob Bacon, came in recently at no.1 on the Urban Contemporary/R&B chart.

Enjoy my conversation with Raphael Saadiq at Blakeslee Studio where his hits come to life: