Faith Evans Talks The King and I, Working with Lil Kim + Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj Beef!

Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. duets album, The King and I, drops on May 19th! The ‘First Lady of Bad Boy’ stopped by the V101 studios to discuss her upcoming album, the current state of hip hop and R&B, and past and present rap beefs!

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I’m the New Morning Show CoHost On V101!


Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!

How dare I not update my site for awhile and not let you know what’s going on! My bad!

Life has been BUSY! Not just busy, but very productive and I’m SO happy! As you know, I’ve worked in radio for years! I’ve been on my grind to shine and everything is finally paying off.

I have a new job! Woop woop! I’m now the Morning Show Co-host on V101! It’s a throwback hip hop and R&B station in Sacramento, so I moved from Los Angeles AND still get to do what I love. And you know I’m ALL about the #CapriceClassics so to work at a throwback station is perfect.

I started my new gig in July and I’m now on-air everyday 5:30am-10:am with Pacey Williams. You can listen at www.V1011fm.com or download the free iHeart radio app on your phone and listen wherever. Follow us on our social media for all of the updates!

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My radio journey continues so come along for the ride!!!

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Pop Alternative Artist DeQn Sue Talks Dream Killers, Loving Yourself + More!

I wanted to classify DeQn Sue as a pop-alternative-funk-soul-blues-hip-eclectic artist after listening to her single, “Magenta.” Her style has so much flavor and she can not be boxed into one category; her sound is that great.

She stopped by to chat with me about her debut album Zeitgeist, her dream killers movement, the importance of loving yourself as you can hear from her song, “Phobia,” and so much more. Listen below.

Conversations With Caprice: DeQn Sue

“DreamKiller” Video.

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#ThrowbackThursday Shai: If I Ever Fall in Love

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“The very first time, that I saw your brown eyes. Your lips said hello and I said hi.”

Will we ever have music like this again? I hope so, but if not, then that’s why I created these #ThrowbackThursday posts to remember all of the classic hits. Shai’s 1992 track, If I Ever Fall in Love was an instant hit and quickly climbed the Billboard charts, staying at #2 for eight weeks.

This song brings back memories to my college radio days. Whenever I played this record people would call in and say how pleased they were to hear this throwback.

A Cappella records sound so sexy because listeners can hear all of the harmonies without the distraction of any instruments. Can music artists please make A Cappellas cool again? Sigh. But for now, take a listen to the track that will take you back down memory lane.

Shai, If I Ever Fall in Love

Leave your thoughts about this song in the comments section

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Beyonce Tells Why She Released Surprise Album, Plus Snippets of Songs and Videos

bey pic“I’m a groooown woman! I can do whatever I want!” And that’s exactly what Beyoncé did this morning!  The singer first told her fans on Instagram that her self-titled album is available now! She dropped the surprise album with 14 songs and 17 videos on iTunes with a retail release date of December 21; I’m sure “Beyoncé” is on a lot of Christmas wish lists.  I listened to the tracks and I love the new sound; it’s R&B with an edge.  Some of her music videos incorporate personal, home video footage, and I see Jay-Z makes an appearance in a few videos as well. You can tell the girl is in love!

Beyoncé  tells why she decided to release her album without promotion:

“I feel like right now, people experience music differently. I remember watching Thriller on TV with my family, it was an event, we all sat around the TV and now looking back, I am so happy I was born around that time. I miss that immersive experience. Now, people only listen to a few seconds of a song on their IPODS, they don’t really invest in a whole album. It’s all about the single and the hype. There’s so much that gets between the music, and the artists and the fans. I felt like, I don’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it is ready, and from me to my fans.” She explains more in a video on her Facebook page.

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like Beyonce was always in a box when she was under her father’s management and now she is releasing everything that she held inside. Her sound is different. Her look is different. She seems more liberated. I can’t stop listening to Drunk in Love and Partition and Flawless and Blow and….you get the point. Listen to snippets of her songs Here.

Watch previews of her videos from her album below:

Drunk in Love:

Flawless:

Blow:

Did you buy the album? Thoughts? What songs do you like?

BET Music Matters: Lipstick On The Mic

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On Friday, February 8, 2013, celebrities came out to the BET Music Matters Showcase – Grammy Edition at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles. The “Lipstick On The Mic” event featured performances by Marsha Ambrosius, Elle Varner, Leah Labelle, Stacy Barthe and Ravaughn.

R&B Soul artist Elle Varner was one of the first to be a part of BET Music Matters back in 2010. She says,  “I think it’s a wonderful program that they put together. They have such incredible artists and I’m so honored that they chose me for it and I’m glad to be apart of it.” She’s now nominated for R&B Song of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards and said it is “the highlight” of her career right now.

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I got a chance to speak with more artists on the red carpet and asked “Why does music matter to you?” Read what they had to say.

Soul artist Bilal:Music matters to me because it’s what I do. It helps me to express myself. Music is a Universal thing and it brings everybody together.”

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Compound University/Columbia Records new R&B artist, Ravaughn: “Music matters to me because it allows me to tell my story and allows me to express myself. Other people might express their self through writing, music, acting, theatre…but mine is through music and that’s why it matters to me.” (Sidenote: Ravaughn and I went to High School together, so I’m so proud of her and her success. I can’t wait to see her grow in this industry!)

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The Voice Finalist, Trevin Hunte: “Music is everything to me. I was told I wouldn’t become anything so I would always run to music. Music was always that thing that got me through everything that I went through while growing up.”

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“Snap Back & Tattoos” artist, Driicky Graham: “Music matters cause this is my life! This is my career and my path.”

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R&B Singer, Mel Buckley:Music is a form of expression. I think a lot of times a lot of kids don’t have that venue to say how they feel or what they feel about a certain situation so music gives them a platform to do that.”

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Celebrity Make-Up artist, AJ Crimson: “Music is inspiration. Music is energy. Music is art. Music is beauty. It’s color…and that’s what I like about it. It could be everything, anything.”

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Now I ask you, the reader…Why does music matter to YOU?

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