Lalah Hathaway Tackles Social Issues in ‘Honestly’ Video, Announces Tour Dates

Lalah Hathaway will headline her very own tour this winter to support her Honestly album, set to drop November 6 via Hathaway Entertainment/Caroline Distribution.

Kicking off on January 16, the Chicago native will showcase her low tones and soulful melodies with fans at The Pageant in St Louis, Missouri. She will travel across the nation to cities including Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte. The tour will end in Atlanta, Georgia at Center Stage on February 11.

In addition to unveiling tour dates, Lalah also released a socially conscious music video, exclusively with Billboard, for the title track of her new project. The moving visual consists of vivid images that capture moments from marches protests over the last three years including Ferguson, Black Lives Matters and most recently, the NFL and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lalah tells Billboard, “When people see the video, I want them to consider the same song, the same idea, as a commentary on this time we are living in,” adds Hathaway. “I’m talking about falling out of love with America. Although I still have hope in this country and I still want to dream, this video is meant to symbolize how this time has made so many of us wake up to the nightmare of this country. And how we all just want the nightmare to end.”

See if Lalah is coming to a city near you this January.

Jan. 16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri
Jan. 18 – House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 19 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, Indiana
Jan. 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, Kentucky
Jan. 21 – House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio
Jan. 23 – The National – Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 25 – The Keswick – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan. 26 – The Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.
Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 – Blue Note at Sea Cruise – Various Locations
Feb. 7 – City Winery – Nashville, Tennessee
Feb. 8 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb. 9 – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb. 11 – Center Stage – Atlanta, Georgia

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Roy Woods Announces Debut Album ‘Say Less’ and Shares Title Track

OVO Sound artist Roy Woods has released his new single “Say Less.” Produced by Luca and S.L.M.N, the track finds Woods telling a woman she doesn’t have to say much in order for them to get intimate in the bedroom.

“Heard you got a lot to say / Maybe you should say less / You ain’t gotta tell no lie / Baby you can confess 100 fahrenheit in my room / Maybe you should undress / Don’t talk say less,” he sings.

“Say Less” is the lead single and title track to Woods’ upcoming debut album that drops on December 1. The album will consist of 16 tracks with features from PARTYNEXTDOOR, dvsn, 24Hrs and PnB Rock.

Fans who pre-order Say Less will also get an instant download of “What Are You On?”

Listen to “Say Less” below.

Say Less Track List
1. Medusa
2. Little Bit of Lovin
3. Say Less
4. Take Time (Ft. 24hrs)
5. Something New
6. TOP Left
7. Bb
8. Back It Up (Ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
9. Glass
10. The Way You Sex
11. Monday To Monday
12. What Are You On?
13. Balance (Ft. ​dvsn & PnB Rock)
14. In The Club
15. B-Town
16. Undivided

Mariah Releases Video for Holiday Song ‘The Star’

Mariah Carey has release visual for her new holiday single “The Star” from the soundtrack of the animated film of the same name. Directed by Jeb Hardwick, the video features Carey looking fabulous in a shiny dress as she sings in front of festive backdrops. Her twins Roc and Roe also make a cameo in the video.

In The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

The film hits theaters this Friday (Nov. 17) and includes voice overs from Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Steven Yeun, Christopher Plummer and more.

“The Star” isn’t Carey’s only new Christmas song. Last week, she released “Lil Snowman” from the soundtrack for her animated film, All I Want For Christmas Is You, available now.

Watch Mariah Carey’s video “The Star” below.

Keyshia Cole Announces ‘Ride’ as Next Single

Without an official radio impact date, Keyshia Cole teases Kamiayah-assisted track as her new single from 11:11 Reset.

In a series of Instagram posts, the “I Ain’t Thru” songstress shared snippets of the Drumma Boy produced track, captioning “Coming next 🔥🔥.”

The wavy track, sampling Tupac Shakur’s “Hail Mary,” finds the Oakland pair sittin’ on ready and ready to pull up on anyone who gets out of line. “One hundred, nothing fake about me / She better watch what she say about me, ” claps Keysh.

Lyricist Kamiyah is mean with her delivery, too. “I got some bitches outside that’ll ride for me / No lie, two times, they’ll die for me,” spits the rising rapper.

11:11 Reset is available digitally and in stores now.

Crank up “Ride,” and remind haters they don’t want no problems.