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“First Lady Of Darkchild” Rhona Bennett, Has Begun “The Anticipation” For New Album

Posted in Media features with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by lightcandy

Los Angeles, California – July 06, 2010 – Miss R&B Rhona Bennett–The “First Lady of Darkchild” and longstanding member of the super group En Vogue–is kicking off the release of her forthcoming sophomore album, “The Anticipation Of R&B,” today by issuing two singles to radio stations and DJ’s worldwide.

The soul and hip-hop tinged “Range,” which was written by Rhona, oozes of strength and savvy with a hook that is primed to become a new pop culture catchphrase. It’s a collaboration with Grammy-winning production team J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, who have garnered success with Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy and a score of other top recording artists. “Letting You Go” (a co-write with Nick Turpin) is a powerful pop/soul ballad detailing the emotion of a woman conflicted and her yearning to ‘let go’ of the past and her pain.

The album as a whole features a varied selection of cuts from ballads to up-tempo dance tracks that both radio and clubs will embrace. With feature performances by Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron-Braggs of En Vogue and Grammy Award-winning diva Brandy, “The Anticipation of R&B,” is sure to appeal to a diverse group of music fans that want to both “feel” the music and hear the truth of insightful lyrics.

Rhona Bennett is a talent whose career has graced the studio, the stage and the screen from her debut solo effort on Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild/Sony imprint, to her role as “Nicole” from on the Jamie Foxx Show, to her beginnings as a Mouseketeer with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Now, with this musical endeavor, she is creating a new role…that of Miss R&B, a diva injecting the old school elements of great melodies and choruses into a beat-fueled production and stylized persona that is all about today. It’s a formula that leaves no doubt that Rhona’s return to recording truly is “The Anticipation of R&B.”

Contact: Seth Keller, SKM Artist Management (310) 617-0700

“Letting You Go” is available for purchase on-line NOW!

Download your free copy of “Range” NOW! (click the link)



New Single “Don’t Call Me” COMING SOON!!!

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2010 by lightcandy

Thanks for your undying support… Miss R&B is finally releasing a single for ‘The Anticipation Of R&B’! xo


I wear Sinless Life Jewelry created by my good friend Lara Manoukian

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2009 by lightcandy

It’s ME!!! Welcome;)

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by lightcandy

Welcome to my blog:) I’ve compiled some of the best “B sides” of all time! I was quite surprised to see what songs made the list. In addition, I’ve included my song from my latest, yet to be released album “The Anticipation Of R&B”. It’s called “B Side”!!! It’s like a tribute to all the hottest songs that weren’t intended to be the single 😉 Sit back, relax and enjoy your voyage!

Make sure you scroll down for more tributes to duets, crooners and divas! I hope you’ve got time. You’re gonna be here for a minute! It’ll be fun though. Music makes the world go round…


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Popular B Side records! Who would’ve thought that they weren’t the single?!

Posted in A tribute to b side records with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by lightcandy

I’ll start it off… Rhona Bennett ( Miss R&B )

“B Side” song on my forthcoming album “The Anticipation Of R&B”

Continue to scroll down and enjoy the ride!!!

Gloria Gayner … disco icon, forever a classic

“I Will Survive” b side to “Substitute”

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Queen …  funky, flamboyant , crazy talented and innovative

“We Will Rock U” b side to “We Are The Champions”

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Dee-lite… our throwback funk group in the nineties, fun, creative and dee-liteful!

“Groove Is In The Heart” b side to “What Is Love”

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Elvis Presley … sexy, gutsy, energic and a music icon

“Hound Dog” b side to “Don’t Be Cruel”

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Beach Boys… fun, creative and often coined “America’s band”

“Don’t Worry Baby”   b side to “Hello, Goodbye”

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Doobie Brothers … classic American band, with some classic music, a breeding ground for Michael McDonald

“Black Water” b side to

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Madonna … the queen of reinventing yourself! seductress, shock value, and classic pop diva

“Get Into The Groove”

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Prince … dripping sex, creative vocals, innovator of sounds, a true artist to the core

“Erotic City” b side to “Let’s Go Crazy”

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This song gets an honorable mention… They disabled the link. Sorry:(

KRS-ONE … one of the pioneers of hip hop, prolific lyric master, huge contribution to the “game”

“Hip Hop vs. Rap” b side to “Sound Of Da Police”

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A tribute to a few great duets…

Posted in A tribute to a few great duets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by lightcandy

Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson…”Scream”-an electric,brother/sister duo,oozing of greatness

Brandy and Monica…”The Boy Is Mine”-straight classic. Two of R&B’s young diva’s holding down the nineties

Usher and Alicia Keys … “My Boo”- two young R&B superstars giving it up…

BeBe and CeCe Winans…”Addictive Love”… smooth,silky,beautiful,powerful and passionate vocals from one of gospels best duo’s

Celine Dion and R. Kelly … “I’m Your Angel” -sang and delivered by two of the music industry’s extremely talented

Zhane…”DJ play that song”-cute,soul party gem

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell…”Ain’t nothin’ like the real thang”-true ear candy by Motown’s greatest duo

Hall and Oats…”I can’t go for that”-it was a crap shoot to pick a song from these two. Sooo many greats


Luther Vandross and Beyonce… “The Closer I Get To You” – Beautiful rendition of a classic

Rick James and Teena Marie…”Fire and Desire”-need I say more? One of the funkiest duo’s I know of…

Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney”Ebony and Ivory”-a clever, inspirational song by two legends

Ashford and Simpson…”Solid as Rock”-powerful writing,singing,performance duo

Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole…”Unforgettable”-a dreamy version between father and daughter of an ‘unforgettable’  ballad

Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald… “What a fool believes”-a fabulous live version of a classic song with two of music greats

K-Ci and JoJo… “All My Life”-gorgeous song sang with conviction of the heart

Lionel Richie and Diana Ross…”Endless Love”-timeless ballad with the delivery of two unique,veteran artists

Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey…”When you believe”- beautiful women with beautiful voices

Olivia Newton John and John Travolta…”You’re the one that I want”-fun,spunky, it defined a generation

A review for my album “The Anticipation Of R&B” by music media CEO Dale Godboldo

Posted in Just Me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by lightcandy

OK, listened to snippets. Favorite songs are:

Anticipation of Me (Gorgeous)
No Mistake (gave me chills)
Letting You Go (Still LOVE this)
I want More (This shit is sexy, smooth, and a perfect performance)
Cruisin (reminds me of D’angelo)
..and Let The Children Rejoice, Church (fun to listen to!)

Here’s how I see your record.

VERY classic R&B, reminiscent of our idols of the 80’s and 90’s (Pati, Regina, Jodi, Chante, Brandi, Monica, Joe), however you bring a spirituality that I have NEVER heard in a classic R&B record of those times.  It marries the record to what the Neo-Soul artists were doing in the 90’s, and some still today (Badu, Musiq, D’Angelo, Guapale).

Combining those elements with your more exotic arrangements, in some cases rhythmically (i.e. “All Fall Down”), and in other cases melodically (i.e. the Prince-like “…Church” and the acoustic “Anticipation of Me”), you have created a brand new genre of R&B called…“Neo-R&B”!!!

I name it that, because it lacks the Digi-Pop/Hip Hop of the 2000’s (Ciara, Chris Brown, MissE, Usher, etc.), and marries 80’s/90’s classic R&B and Neo-soul….with the FUTURE, by-passing the 2000’s altogether (However, there is a touch of Alicia, Rihanna, Ne-yo, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Justin, etc., but I consider them today’s Pop/Hip-Hop R&B, which rarely pulls from the same stuff you pull from.  They focus more on modern Pop, Hip-Hop and Club…pulling usually from the 80’s, with the exception of Alicia, who pulls from the 70’s).   You, however, said fuck modern, and created a “80’s/90’s Retro-Futuristic” sound.  That sets you way apart. Crazy!

In my opinion, it will speak mostly to the female 30 year old crowd.  The age that has seen the first REAL pain of life, looking for a deeper meaning in a modern, mainstream lifestyle.  Your record is VERY accessible (unlike Guapale for example, who in fact I do love), but on a higher (or deeper) plane than modern R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop.

That said, I believe the ballads will bring it to the 29 and under crowd, and the 39 and over crowd, mostly because a beautiful ballad is timeless.

Dale Godboldo

Urban Street Lit Media