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L.O.V.E by Sean Chris is a visual inspired by Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest as we invite you to discover a new French Caribbean artist and go behind the scenes of his latest video.

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Photographer Emmanuel Whajah on taking his passion behind the lens

Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera. Now he produces visuals for artists including Keke Palmer, Eric Bellinger, Les Twins, Kid Ink, Post Malone, Chris Brown, Miguel, Tyga, Rita Ora, Migos, Offset, Takeoff, TY Dollar $ign, French Montana and Ella Mai.

Koshi Jah’s “Tha Love” conveys a pertinent message about unconditional love with debut single

Kosi Jah is a singer/songwriter from Prosper, Texas who finds “Tha Love” in her insightful debut single. The smooth, R&B track is full of lyrical substance. It addresses how people often get confused about love, and how material love can overtake the true love that has to be shown towards other people.

Her passion for music began at the age of eight, when she used to rehearse Michael Jackson’s “Dapper Dan” and Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” with her dad in the kitchen. With Kosi Jah meaning child of a king and goddess, you already know what to expect, nothing but majestic sounds!

Jorby wants to create music for the people

We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year with Jorby, a rising singer/songwriter from Hong Kong that uses his music as an outlet for his emotions. Jorby wants his work to connect with people and be a representation of them. He never wants to lose touch with the single quality that makes us human, and that is the ability to feel and express ourselves.

How would you describe your sound?

I like to play around with and experiment different types of sound, so each and every song you hear from me will be completely distinct.

25th anniversary: the symbolism of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album cover

Michael Jackson’s eighth studio album, Dangerous, turns 25 today. To celebrate the 25th anniversary we uncover the album cover’s intricate symbolism and meaning.

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Dangerous was released on November 26th in 1991. It was the first album to be fully produced by Jackson, taking over a year’s production. One of the best selling albums of all time, Dangerous sold 32 million copies worldwide (with 7 Million copies sold worldwide in just the first two months of release.) Lyrical themes expressed in the album include world issues such as racism, poverty, and the welfare of children and the world.

Breakaway Daily Interview with Akua Allrich

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BREAKAWAY DAILY: When did you first
realize that you wanted to pursue music professionally? 

Akua:

It’s funny. I waited about seven or eight years after graduating with my
BFA to really consider singing professionally. The ban of smoking in clubs had
a lot to do with my decision. But, most importantly, I had started my family
with my hugely supportive husband, and he pushed me to pursue my passion as a
performing musician. When I graduated I was young and I felt like the music
business was a bit too intimidating for me to navigate at that time.