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Know your Music: Stevie J

Happy Birthday Stevie J!

Long before he being part of drama, being a deceptive womanizer, cat fights and marrying the crazy Puerto Rican princess, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Stevie J. had another career as successful music producer and industry impresario! In the era of our favourite throwbacks, a.k.a the ’90s, Stevie was part of Bad Boy Entertainment, where he worked side-by-side with Puff Daddy (and then he was Puff Daddy, we know the name changes get a little confusing), to bring us some of our favorite songs of the decade, as well as earning him the honour to be a Grammy Award-winning producer. Yes, he has a spin-off show with his 'artist'/former stripper wife, Joseline Hernandez as they are expecting and he has fallen from grace, but we would like to take viewers of LAHHATL as well as our readers to a time when Steven Jordan, who by the way turns 44, was all about the HITS!

“I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112 (1997)

Stevie co-produced t…

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 

2. Melanie Fiona-I Tried

3. Tweet-Wont Hurt Me

4. Nelly-The Fix Feat. Jeremih

5. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown

 Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

The Hills-The WeekndCan't Feel My Face-The WeekndHere-Alessia CaraLiquor-Chris BrownDon't-Bryson TillerThe Fix-Nelly Featuring JeremihSay It-Tory LanezTell Your Friends-The WeekndI'm Up-Omarion Featuring Kid Ink & French MontanaAcquainted-The WeekndBillboard

SA Hip Hop Awards 2015 Nominees List

AKA Tops SA Hip Hop Awards 2015 Nominations

The annual award ceremony, which is run by Ritual Media Group, celebrates the best in South African hip hop culture, including music, art and dance.

This year's nominees include Cassper Nyovest who is up for six nominations while AKA got eleven nominations in some categories with multiple nominations against himself. The two go head to head for the Milestone Award.

Gigi LaMayne becomes the first female rapper to have a song nominated for 'Video of The Year', while she and Nadia Nakai both contend alongside their male counterparts in the 'Best  Collaboration' category.

Check out the full list below:

Album of the Year
Riky Rick – Family Values
Reason – Audio HD
Proverb – Read Tape
Tumi – Return of the King
Zakwe – Impande

Producer of the YearRiky Rick
Gemini Major
Ganja Beatz

Hustler of the Year
Nema Wama Hunghuni
Khuli Chana
Cassper Nyovest
Riky Rick

Best International Brand
Red Bull

Best Local BrandButan

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Answer Me – Massicka feat. IshawnaGon Get Better – Vybz KartelLean On- Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MOInna Real Life - VershonMy League – MavadoUp – Alkaline Blah Daff - RaytedOnly Love – Shaggy feat. Pitbull & Gene Noble Freak Of The Week – Krept & Konan feat. Jeremih, Beenie Man & Popcaan Nuh Like Da Style Deh - BugleReggae Vibez

Top 5 Dance Videos

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Dillon Francis, Skrillex - Bun Up the Dance

2. Afrojack- SummerThing!Ft. Mike Taylor 

3. Justin Bieber-What Do You Mean 

4. TiĆ«sto & Don Diablo - Chemicals (feat. Thomas Troelsen)

5. Avicii - For A Better Day

Groove Magazine/YouTube

Groove Deck Africa

Groove Deck Africa

Inaugural African Entertainment Awards USA to promote African agenda

Top African artists from Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are among those lined up to perform at the inaugural African Entertainment Awards USA that will be held on Saturday 31 October at the Essex County College Mary Burch Theater in Newark, New Jersey in the USA.

The first of its kind in the US, the awards seek to promote, uplift, enhance and unite Africans globally and to create a platform for the voicing and advancing of African diaspora around the world, while addressing issues affecting Africans in the USA and worldwide. The awards will therefore award outstanding achievers in music, TV and film.

DJ Xclusive – Dami Sifeat. Lil’ Kesh & CDQ 

Diana Nalubega-Tonkona

HiPipo Music Awards (HMA) Breakthrough artist nominee released a brand new single title Tonkona. Tonkona is a sweet, fast dance along Afrobeat song that comes after 2015 charts topping singles such as Mpulunguse and Sisitira.

Listen to th…

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Lean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0How Deep Is Your Love-Calvin Harris & DisciplesWhere Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo With Justin BieberHey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & AfrojackPowerful-Major Lazer Featuring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus RileyHold My Hand-Jess GlynneYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeRoses-The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZESOmen-Disclosure Featuring Sam SmithMiddle-DJ Snake Featuring Bipolar SunshineBillboard

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Eminem-Phenomenal

2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Downtown

3. T.I.-Check,Run It

4. J. Cole-Love Yours

5. G-Eazy - You Got Me

Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Groove Deck R&B/Hip Hop

Groove Deck R&B/Hip Hop

Ty Dolla $ign - Solid ft. Babyface 

Kanye West-When I See It Say You Will Remix

Kanye West quietly dropped two new songs on his Soundcloud account on Monday afternoon. The first is a remix to The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends,” which he produced, entitled “When I See It.” The under-two-minute track finds Kanye singing in Auto-Tune.

Listen: When I See It

The second is an alternate version of “Say You Will” off his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak, which features vocals from composer, violinist, and singer Caroline Shaw.

Listen: Say You Will (Ft. Caroline Shaw)

Jason Derulo Covers ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’

Jason Derulo takes on The Lion King for the We Love Disney compilation, which features contemporary artists covering Disney classics. The crooner contributed a mash-up of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” made famous by Elton John, and “Nants’ Ingonyama,” both from the 1994 film.

R. Kelly - Backyard Party

Wale Drops Four New Songs

Wale stopped by “The Breakfa…

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

G-Eazy-Me, Myself & I Young Thug-No Joke The Game-Dedicated Young Thug-RawWiz Khalifa-Just Because Chief Keef-Murda Mook T.I.-PBJ Wale-New Phone Ace Hood-Clarity Surf Club-Go Off DJ Booth

MTV European Music Awards 2015 Red Carpet

MTV European Music Awards 2015 Red Carpet

Celebs took Milan by storm for the Europe Music Awards on Oct. 25, with their fashion on the red carpet. Evidently skin was in with plunging necklines, crop tops, minis, slits and sheer.

As host of the show, Ruby looked totally incredible in a black, cleavage-baring pantsuit covered with a long, black jacket — and  with a cane on the red carpet was a plus! The Orange is the New Black star slicked back her dark hair with double braids and rocked dark eye makeup to complete her fabulous look.

Check out the other red carpet fashions below:

Adele's Video Breaks Records

Adele Breaks Taylor Swift's record of most views on Vevo in 24 hours with "Hello"

For someone who thought that the world had forgotten her during her five year hiatus, Adele's song and video "Hello" have proved otherwise...

Adele’s new song is a viral smash! The video to her new single, “Hello”, her first video since 2011, has set a new record for Vevo, racking up 27.7 million views in its first 24 hours. That knocks Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” which had 20.1 million views in its first 24 hours in May, off the top spot.
Adele’s upcoming album, '25', is due out Nov. 20. “My last record was a break-up record,” Adele wrote about the new album on her Facebook page last week, “and if I had to label this one, I’d call it a make-up record. I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.”

Views on “Hello” haven’t slowed own since it debuted Friday. The video has now been watched nearly 71 million times. …

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

1. Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall

2. Justin Bieber-Sorry

3. Demi Lovato-Confident

4. Adam Lambert - Another Lonely Night

5. Selena Gomez-Same Old Love

Groove Magazine/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

The Hills-The WeekndHotline Bling-DrakeWhat Do You Mean?-Justin BieberStitches-Shawn MendesWildest Dreams-Taylor Swift679-Fetty Wap Featuring Remy BoyzCan't Feel My Face-The WeekndLocked Away-R. City Featuring Adam LevineWatch Me-SilentoPerfect-One DirectionBillboard

Adele - "Hello" (Taps Cover)

Check Out Taps Cover of Adele's "Hello"

Adele's first song since 2011 has gone viral and has many gasping for air in awe as they cannot wait for her full project '25', which is due for release on Nov. 21.

Well, US-based Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Tapiwa Mugadza better known as Taps covers the popular single and well, all we can say is wow!

Check out the amazing cover below:


It's A Win For Tanzania At the 2015 MTV European Music Awards

Diamond Platnumz wins Best African/Indian Act at the 2015 MTV EMA

Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz won the Best African/Indian Act award at the 2015 MTV EMA which took place in Milan last night. He beat African musicians including Nigeria’s Davido and Yemi Alade, SA’s AKA and Ivorian DJ Arafat as well as leading Indian musicians to win the MTV prize.

Congratulations to Diamond Platinumz!

Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie
(South Africa/Nigeria)

2. Sauti Sol-Isabella

3. Stanley Enow-Work Hard (Le Pere Noel)

4. Burna Boy-Follow Me

5. Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam

Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie (South Africa/Nigeria)L-Tido-Dlala Ka Yona (South Africa)Tresor- Never Let Me Go (DRC)Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam (Kenya)Wizkid-Ojuelebga (Remix) ft Skepta & Drake (Nigeria)Gigi LaMayne-Jungle Fever (South Africa)Seyi Shay-Right Now (Nigeria)Cassper Nyovest – Mama I Made It (#MIMI) (South Africa)Chad Da Don - EFT (South Africa)D’banj  – Frosh ft Akon (Nigeria/USA)

Groove Magazine International (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1. Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond 

2. Berita- Mwana Wa Mai [feat. Oliver Mtukudzi & Hugh Masekela

3. Trey XL-Rookie 

4. TakeFizzo -Zion

5. Berita-Sukundixhesha

Groove Magazine International/YouTube (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

1. Yoca-Bad Habits

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove speakers
Listen: Bad Habits

2. Samantha Voyce-Pieces

Rate: 4 Groove Speakers
Listen: Pieces

3. Zyon Black x AuraThePoet - Rudo Rwanhasi (Verseless Dark Remix)

Rate: 4 Groove Speakers
Listen: Rudo Rwanhasi (Verseless Dark Remix)

4. Zyon Black- Rudo Rwanhasi ft Aura The Poet

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Rudo Rwanhasi

5. Soul Afrika-Take You

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Take You

6. Simba Tagz-No Pressure

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: No Pressure

7. Lavae D, Mbo Mahocs & Ex Mile-Nibambe

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Nibambe

8. Cal_Vin-Z'kuhupani Remix ft Cassper Nyovest

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Z'kuhupani Remix

9. Verseless-Simba ft Aura The Poet

Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Simba

10. Karma-Run From Me

Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Run From Me

Groove Magazine (c) 2015/Soundcloud  

2015 MTV EMA Winners List

2015 MTV EMA: See The Full Winners List

The 22nd annual MTV Europe Music Awards hit the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy was hosted by  Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose. Despite being nominated for a record-breaking nine awards Taylor Swift, who was not present on the night, was victorious in only one category, as she won best song for “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar). Justin Bieber took home an array of awards for their musical accomplishments. And aside from their performances, there were also songs from stars like Pharrell, Ellie Goulding, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

With performances from Justin Bieber, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, twenty one pilots, Pharrell and more, it literally couldn’t have been anything but a spectacle.

Check out the winners from Milan:

Winner *** Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Winner *** Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Downtow…

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 

2. Nelly-The Fix Feat. Jeremih

3. The Weeknd-The Hills 

4. The Weeknd-Tell Your Friends

5. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown

Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Groove Deck Africa

Groove Deck Africa

AKA-Baddest ft Yanga,Burna Boy & Khuli Chana

Naeto C – Atide

After dropping his Day 1 mixtape in August, Yudala Ambassador Naeto C is back with another record titled “Atide“.

VIDEO Premiere: Praiz ft Patoranking – Harder

Runtown Set To Drop Debut Album “Ghetto University”

Ghetto University” as a project features Davido, Wizkid, DJ Khaled, Burna Boy, Phyno, Barbapappa (Group From Morocco) & Mugeez (R2Bees) from Ghana.

Eric Many Entertainment can confirm the album would be released in November 2015 and boasts of 19 solid tracks.

Patoranking – Make Am

Detailing his own real life story, Mr. #WhaYaSay feeds Africa a catchy afrobeat tune that delivers the message: “Everybody can and will make it. And when you do, don’t let currency change your character”.

Seyi Shay ft. Banky W & Iyanya – Right Now (Remix)

Seyi Shay’s song ‘Right Now’ has been a big hit this year and she is giving her fans a little extra by doing a remix with superstars Iyanya and Banky W. Banky W an…

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

The Hills-The WeekndCan't Feel My Face-The WeekndHere-Alessia CaraLiquor-Chris BrownThe Fix-Nelly Featuring JeremihDon't-Bryson TillerAcquainted-The WeekndTell Your Friends-The WeekndAbout You-Trey SongzI'm Up-Omarion Featuring Kid Ink & French MontanaBillboard

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Answer Me – Massicka feat. Ishawna Gon Get Better – Vybz Kartel Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MO Inna Real Life - Vershon My League – MavadoUp – Alkaline Blah Daff - Rayted Only Love – Shaggy feat. Pitbull & Gene Noble Freak Of The Week – Krept & Konan feat. Jeremih, Beenie Man & Popcaan Nuh Like Da Style Deh - BugleReggae Vibes