Prestige Exclusive– Prestige caught up with one of our favorite female groups SWV after one of their sold out performance in Newport News, VA. SWV talk to us about thier upcoming projects and why they is indeed one of the hardest working female groups in the entertainment industry today.
When I say the name SWV, we all know that I’m talking about Coko, Taj, and Lelee. SWV is one of 1990’s most successful R&B groups. A few of their hits include: You’re The One”, “Weak”, “Right Here/Human Nature”, and “I’m So Into You”. SWV made their debut in the music scene in 1992 with the album It’s About Time. It went Certified Triple Platinum, with four hit singles and “Weak” being one of their biggest hits. The album New Beginning followed in 1996 going Certified Platinum, and in 1997 their album Release Some Tension hit the charts and went Certified Gold.
I caught up with the group after one of their sold out performance in Virginia. Everyone was on their feet as soon as SWV walked out on stage. The crowd was screaming so much so that I thought I was going to have to get a hearing test later. The group gave a powerful performance taking us down memory lane with so many of their hits and even doing a great performance by remaking Patti Labelle’s song “If Only You Knew”,. But they did it the SWV way and at the same time keeping some it the Patti Labelle way. Lelee mesmerized the crowd with her vocals when it came time for her to do her part and then Coko took it on home with hitting the high Patti Labelle notes that even had me screaming and clapping along with the crowd. The way SWV performed If Only You Knew, I know it would have even made Patti Labelle proud. After the concert I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with them and I tell you these girls are back and ready to climb the charts. They are working now on forth coming reality show, back in studio recording their up-coming album, and at the same time traveling and performing those many hits that we have all grown to love. There is surely more in store for us when it comes down to SWV. In a way how could they be coming back when they never left the hearts of their true fans anyway. Good luck to SWV and looking forward to the upcoming album and reality show.
Lizzo Trying to Manifest Banging Drake After New Song Name-Drop
Lizzo says she name-dropped Drake in her new song to turn the tables on an age-old trope of rappers doing the same for women — but it seems she’s actually trying to bang the dude.
During an interview with Zane Lowe, the singer mentioned Drake on her new song with Cardi B, “Rumors,” because she felt it’d be fun to give society a taste of its own medicine — and in this context, that means flipping the script on rappers/male musicians name-dropping fine women in their tunes.
If you didn’t hear the bar yet, it goes … “Last year, I thought I would losе it // Readin’ s*** on the internet // My smoothie cleanse and my diet // No, I ain’t f*** Drake yet (Ha).”
The Drake thing seems to have come out of left field … but Lizzo explained further in the ZL sit-down, jokingly saying she hasn’t quite been able to manifest some bedroom boom with Toronto’s Certified Lover Boy — even though it sounds like she’d love to take a dip.
All kidding aside, Lizzo says she included the line as a way to turn what rappers have often done in music — namely, name-dropping ladies/would-be sexual exploits — upside down on its head. It’s true … fellas have done that for a long time in the genre .
As far as their real-life relationship … Lizzo says she kinda knows Drake, and that he’s super cool.
Still, it seems she does, in fact, want some of what he’s got — at least based on her Twitter activity shortly after this interview aired. She tweeted right at Champagne Papi for the whole world to see, writing … “Hey big head @Drake.” Classic “wyd” vibes for modern dating.
Aubrey hasn’t publicly responded yet … but wouldn’t that be something if he did??? Unfortunately for her, he seems to have his hands full with
Johanna Leia and other things these days.
Deitrick Haddon Releases New Album T.I.M.E. (TRUTH IS MY ENERGY)
Award-winning gospel music superstar Deitrick Haddon’s new album T.I.M.E (Truth Is My Energy) is available now wherever music is sold and streamed digitally.
Haddon’s new album is hailed as his “best work yet,” and features the Billboard Gospel Radio smash single, “Open Door Season.” Additionally, it boasts a new verse of the worshippers favorite track “He’s Able,” the viral “Gorilla Faith” produced by Zaytoven and “Come Through” lifted from TV One’s original film, “Sins of the Father.”
Deitrick Haddon earned the name, “the new face of Gospel,” after his album Church on the Moon debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel chart. The Detroit native is known for his progressive, urban style of gospel music, but he is also the founding pastor of Hill City Church in California. He is also a former cast member on Oxygen’s reality television show Preachers of L.A. Christmas 2018, Haddon teamed up with super-producer Zaytoven to create what they consider to be their best body of work to date, on the holiday EP “Greatest Gift.” Additionally, Haddon penned three songs on Usher’s most recent album, “A.”
Deitrick Haddon’s new album T.I.M.E (Truth Is My Energy) is available now wherever music is sold and streamed digitally. Follow Deitrick Haddon on Twitter using the handle @DeitrickHaddon; on Instagram at @DHaddy and Facebook at Facebook.com/DeitrickHaddon.
Cardi B Makes History as First Female Rapper to Land Two No. 1 Singles
Cardi B just accomplished something no other female rapper has done.
Thanks to her latest single, I Like It, the New York native is the first female rapper with two songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the music magazine reported Monday.
The track featuring Latin music stars Bad Bunny and J Balvin was released in May, and is the latest single off Cardi B’s debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy.
It follows the release of club anthem Bodak Yellow (Money Moves), which climbed to the top of the Hot 100 in October.
Four other female rappers have previously landed No. 1 singles on the Hot 100, including Lauryn Hill with Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998. Lil’ Kim had Lady Marmalade with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink in 2001. Shawnna was featured on Ludacris’ single Stand Up in 2003, and Iggy Azalea with Fancy featuring Charli XCX in 2014.
Before her album was released, Cardi B began to garner attention as a regular castmember on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
She is currently expecting her first child with rapper Offset of hip-hop trio Migos.
The two tied the knot last year, but never went public with their marriage until Offset let it slip on stage last month during the BET Awards that they are husband and wife. Cardi B has since confirmed the marriage on social media.
You can watch I Like It below….WARNING, the video contains profanity.