Author: Reg The Ruler

After Mike Smith and Jonathan Hay (collectively known as Smith and Hay) received exceptional feedback for their debut album Jazz, they still felt a little musically unsatisfied. They went back into the studio and reworked some of the debuts songs, added several new tunes and released Jazz (Deluxe). The LP skyrocketed up the Billboard Charts and reached the top spot. Jazz (Deluxe) by Smith and Hay became the number one jazz album in the country. The LP is #1 Billboard Jazz, #1 Billboard Jazz Contemporary, #5 Billboard Heatseekers and #21 Billboard Independent. This album features production work by the legendary…

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From what we hear Skyzoo is getting back in his bag on this new album. It has been said this will be his best work yet. And that is saying a lot when you have projects like A Dream Deferred and  The Great Debater on your discography. In Celebration of Us a classic line up of producers that include Illmind, Apollo Brown, Daringer, Marc Nfinit, Cardiak, Tuamie, Ave Prod., Seige Monstracity, and Arte Mitchell. Skyzoo is the only rapper featured on the project which is refreshing and allows him to tell his story his way. “On this album, I wanted to tap into the…

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Mo’Nique stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about how Netflix tried to devalue her worth when trying to negotiate a new comedy special. The comedian and actress claims that she knows Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock had major 8-figure pay days for their specials, but she was only offered $500k by Netflix. She walked away from the deal and is now calling for a boycott of Netflix. Also in the interview she discusses the potential of reconciling with Lee Daniels and gives more clarity on the situation with Oprah. Watch the video below. And if you…

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Mental Illness affect millions of people across the world and still many are afraid to speak up and share.  There are several conditions such as Depression, Anxiety and Addiction that people of all races, color and background are dealing with on a daily basis.  It’s time to speak up and have more dialogue.  Dr. Kendell Jasper and Kainon Jasper a/k/a “The Doc N Da Dude” joined First Aid with Kelly Kinkaid to discuss the stigma of mental illness and how we can mental health a topic that is safe and comfortable to talk about with our family, friends and loved…

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Rob Markman had been living out his dreams. He has built up a career as a successful journalist, within the culture he loves. He exercised his passion for hip-hop and broke the mold of what the expectations are for journalist/media personality, by releasing his debut album in 2017. And now he is continuing to push forward but not forgetting how he got there. Towards the end of 2017 Rob decided to write a letter to his 15-year-old self, just to tell him to never give up on his dream. He later made that note public and for the World to…

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Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as the Black Widow in “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story” debuting on Lifetime January 20th. Zeta-Jones stopped by Sway In The Morning to discuss getting into character for the role and how she balanced doing a good job and still representing Blanco accurately as the ruthless drug lord that she was. Watch the full interview below and be sure to catch “Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story” this weekend.

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British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer, Craig David first came on the scene in 1999 with the hit single, “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger. That was followed up by his debut album, Born to Do It, in 2000. He has since released several albums a d worked with tons of artists like Tinchy Stryder, Rita Ora and Sting. David has sold over 15 million records worldwide as a solo artist. And now he is back with a new album Time Is Now. He stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about it and takes on the 5 Fingers of…

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