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R. Kelly isn’t afraid to draw inspiration from past eras in his music, and he sonically jumps through a time machine on his song “All Rounds On Me.”  Find out what else R. Kelly had to say about this song in the video below, and check out his new album “Write Me Back.”

Kendrick Lamar, the artist who came on stage at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 after Peter Rosenberg‘s controversial comments about Nicki Minaj, weighs in on her reaction and all of the drama that ensued. Check out this exclusive interview, as Kendrick Lamar recounts his Summer Jam 2012 experience and talks about Nicki Minaj’s reaction to […]

It’s not unusual to see hip-hop groups, or groups from any genre break up, but for Chiddy Bang, that end is unlikely. Chiddy and Noah met during their freshman year and Drexel University, and it didn’t take long before they decided to make music together on a full-time basis. Find out why Chiddy Bang might […]

Fat Joe continues to make hits after over 15 years in the game, and even he’s surprised that he’s maintained this type of longevity. During his interview on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” Fat Joe talked about the likelihood of a reunion with his original crew DITC (Diggin’ In The Crates) and making “Pride & […]

Monica and Brandy believe in breastfeeding, but their differing opinions in methods lead to a mini-breastfeeding debate. Is it acceptable to breastfeed in public, or should women do this in private. Find out where Brandy and Monica stand, by checking out this exclusive interview. Get “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” In Your Inbox [ooyala code=”ZuZHd1NDpWSIKEIOvxygkfdANV5IqGLR”] […]

Tito Lopez is building a nice buzz with his single “Mama Proud,” and it’s not just because the song is really good. In addition to a title and a hook that are very appealing to radio, “Mama Proud” is supported by hip-hop purists because of the beat and the lyrical dexterity delivered by Tito Lopez. […]

Tank looks sexy, makes sexy music, and just is sexy, so who better give women tips on how to keep it sexy? Take a look at our exclusive interview with Tank to find out what’s on his top 5 list, and check out his latest album This Is How I Feel! Get “The Rickey Smiley […]

Emeli Sande is a new name to many in the United States, but she’s a big deal in England, and Alicia Keys and Adele are two artists who are more than feeling her musically. “Next To Me” is the single that’s building a nice buzz for Emeli Sande and helping her to grow her American […]

David Banner has some strong thoughts about how Black men are portrayed in entertainment, and watch him speak on it in this exclusive video. As a rapper, actor and producer, David Banner has an insider’s perspective on the subject. Get “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” In Your Inbox On May 22nd, David Banner will release […]

You probably know Kevin McCall from his appearances on Chris Brown‘s “Deuces” and “Strip,” but more may know this singer/rapper/songwriter for helping to bring the West Coast back. Los Angeles native Kevin McCall proudly represents his city, and injects some of the flavor that defined the West Coast sounds of the ’90s into his music. What’s […]