Musiq Soulchild

Sep
19
Video: Musiq Soulchild – ‘YES’

Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild lends his voice to help the fight against breast cancer. The R&B crooner, who is the ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Circle of Promise, stands by his girlfriend’s side through her tough battle with the disease in the powerful video for “YES,” the latest single off his sixth album MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ. A devoted Musiq provides emotional support and a shoulder to lean on, eventually tying the knot with his special lady as a group of real-life breast cancer survivors looks on.

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Sep
13
Musiq Soulchild Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer in ‘YES’ Video

Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild is doing his part to raise awareness for breast cancer. As the new ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Circle of Promise, the R&B crooner will feature a group of breast cancer survivors in the video for “YES,” the latest single off his sixth album, MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ.

In the powerful clip, Musiq plays a man who supports his girlfriend through her tough battle with breast cancer. A group of breast cancer survivors appear in one scene wearing T-shirts, pins, and pink ribbons to represent Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“Early detection is the key to winning the fight against breast cancer,” said Musiq. “Too often, black women are diagnosed in stage three and four when breast cancer is most difficult to treat. Some women are afraid to seek treatment for fear of losing their breasts or their hair. One’s physical appearance is much less important than the will to live. It’s time to remove the stigmas that are attached to this disease.”

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Apr
25
New Music: Musiq Soulchild – ‘dowehaveto’

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Musiq Soulchild slows it down on “dowehaveto,” a soul-inspired cut off his album MusiqInTheMagiq, due May 3. On the tune, the Philly crooner reflects on a relationship where his girl causes drama just for the sake of stirring up trouble.

“Time and time again you got me wondering/ Why is it I ain’t getting through every time that we have an argument/ You always trying to win/ I’m just getting loud again, but you ain’t really mad at me,” he sings. Feel his pain below.

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Apr
5
New Music: Musiq Soulchild – ‘Yes’

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Musiq Soulchild remains faithful on “Yes,” the newest offering from his sixth album MusiqInTheMagiq, due May 3. The neo-soul crooner assures his girl that his love will last the test of time. “When two or three years from now, you start having some doubts about if this love will last, the answer is yes,” sings the perfect gentleman on the tender tune. Who said chivalry was dead?

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Mar
31
Tracklisting: Musiq Soulchild – ‘MusiqInTheMagiq’

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Ready to hear some beautiful Musiq? The Philly crooner has revealed the tracklisting for his sixth album MusiqInTheMagiq, dropping May 3. The 12-song offering includes lead single “anything” featuring Swizz Beatz, as well as the aptly-titled “single” and “silver&gold,” all spelled out in lowercase.

The neo-souldier explained that the record has a universal appeal. “I like this combination of songs because some of them are pushing me into a slightly different space that I haven’t really been in before,” he said. “People like to consider it crossover, more pop appeal, however not so much where I’m compromising the integrity of what people know.”

Check out the lineup and watch Musiq’s latest webisode where he discusses his influences and how his parents reared him on soul music.

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Mar
28
10 Questions for Musiq Soulchild

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In an industry consumed by the almighty dollar, Musiq Soulchild is just interested in a little bit of change. Today, the singer lays back on a black leather couch, his posture relaxed but his facial expression all business. Designer shades—broad and opaque—shield his eyes from his own hoodie, which is oddly blinged out for a neo-soul crooner. But then again, doesn’t the “neo” imply something fresh and unexpected?

“I have a thing against people being categorized,” Musiq tells Rap-Up.com. “It traps us into thinking we can only dress, act, or be a certain way.” Whatever that way is, Musiq’s fans have been devoted to it for years, finding solace and wisdom in his candid perspective on love. As he preps his sixth album, MusiqInTheMagiq, for a May 3 release, he’s ready to lyrically and socially stretch the boundaries he’s built throughout his career. His first single, “Anything,” raised a few eyebrows because of its uptempo, clubby feel, and a cameo by the effervescent Swizz Beatz.

While the album may steer a bit to the left of what soul enthusiasts would expect, the project is a love letter to his loyal fan base coupled with a side of tight game to attract a few new ears. Rap-Up.com took the time to find the rhyme behind Musiq’s reason, as he shared why he doesn’t like a lady caked in makeup, whose music he works up a sweat to, and what really happened when he fell off stage in New York City.

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Mar
15
Album Cover: Musiq Soulchild – ‘MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ’

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Musiq Soulchild makes waves on the cover of his sixth studio album MusiqInTheMagiq, arriving in stores May 3. The purple artwork displays sound wavelengths that form an outline of the R&B crooner’s head. The project includes the Swizz Beatz-assisted lead single “Anything” and follow-up “Alphabet.”

What do you think of Musiq’s album cover art? Let us know.