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About Da'Shan Smith

R&B Columnist, Hip Hop Beef Analyst, and Residential Rihanna Scholar.
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Sarah Love Drops “Get Like Me” Video
3 years ago

Sarah Love Drops “Get Like Me” Video

On her official Soundcloud page, emerging R&B artist Sarah Love locates herself in Miami to Los Angeles, indicating that she’s willing to blend her east coast and west coast connects …
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Jacquees and Tink Are “Outta Line” In Their Latest Duet
3 years ago

Jacquees and Tink Are “Outta Line” In Their Latest Duet

The new generation of R&B delighted fans with a treat- Cash Money Records’ R&B crooner Jacquees joins forces with Timbaland’s protegee, rap chanteuse Tink for “Outta Line”. In a slow …
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Listen Here: The Bay Area Takes Over With Dan IDK and Aziza Cree’s “Famous”
3 years ago

Listen Here: The Bay Area Takes Over With Dan IDK and Aziza Cree’s “Famous”

Uh oh, looks like the Bay area has some emerging talents – with the right promotion and marketing, they could take over R&B instantly. Young Berkeley, California’s Dan IDK collaborates with …
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That’s So ’06: The Number One R&B Hits of 2006
3 years ago

That’s So ’06: The Number One R&B Hits of 2006

Attention BWA readers, I’m starting a new series called “That’s So ‘06”, where I explore R&B’s impact on the music scene ten years ago. First up, a collection of the …
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DJ Kid Capri’s Daughter Vina Love Drops New Video With Her MVL Bandmate Mill-Vill
3 years ago

DJ Kid Capri’s Daughter Vina Love Drops New Video With Her MVL Bandmate Mill-Vill

Something the R&B/Hip Hop industry lacks is the male-female duo; usually we witness this pairing on the occasional feature here and there (Drake/Rihanna, Beyoncé/Jay Z, or Ashanti/Ja Rule) but not …
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New Music: Kendra Black Releases “Air Pack Jet”
3 years ago

New Music: Kendra Black Releases “Air Pack Jet”

Based in New York City, Kendra Black is an emerging artist that has hung out with the likes of Hot 97’s Laura Styles, who happened to host the song’s release …
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Remembering ‘Aaliyah’ 15 Years Later
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3 years ago

Remembering ‘Aaliyah’ 15 Years Later

For any mainstream contemporary R&B artist, it’s known that he or she should be cementing their legacy by their third album. Cementing it to a degree of stateside dominance and …
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‘What’s Beef?’: Did Drake Diss Tory Lanez or Meek Mill During His Philly Performance?
3 years ago

‘What’s Beef?’: Did Drake Diss Tory Lanez or Meek Mill During His Philly Performance?

Last night, tabloid blog The Shade Room posted a concert clip of Drake dissing either Meek Mill or Tory Lanez at his Summer Sixteen Tour. The Canadian rapper performed at …
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How Beyoncé’s “SORRY” Reminds Me of Destiny’s Child
3 years ago

How Beyoncé’s “SORRY” Reminds Me of Destiny’s Child

By  •  R&B, Music

Recently I checked out J. Randy Taraborrelli’s Becoming Beyoncé from my public library. It’s a 450-page unauthorized biography/tell all about the singer’s career, including her childhood start, the days of …
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Snoop Dogg’s Daughter Cori B Reinvents A Brandy Classic With “Sittin’ Up In My Room”
3 years ago

Snoop Dogg’s Daughter Cori B Reinvents A Brandy Classic With “Sittin’ Up In My Room”

The headline reads “Snoop Dogg’s Daughter Cori B”, but in this era of dominance by talented young, black females, that detail deserves a brief mention.  And for the record: yes, …
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