Farynheight Brings Heat To #TheThrowback With Bell Biv DeVoe & Junior MAFIA


Name: Farynheight

Year: Senior

Major: Nursing

90’s Favorites: Zebra Gum, Overalls & Playing Outside.

Being a huge fan of entertainment I was super excited to get on board with #BennettKnowsRadio. Bennett and I have been great friends for a very long time now, so I felt like we’d be the perfect match! I bring the heat to #BennettKnowsRadio! Let me tell you how! When it comes to Farynheight you never really know what to expect. As I dig in the crates of other states, I’m always bringing you what’s poppin’ before it even pops! On the flip side, I can bring it a whole different direction persuading you to listen and think outside the box by turning the heat down (a bit) with some mellow vibes!

This time around #BennettKnowsRadio finds inspiration in the 90’s for #TheThrowback! We have a season full of surprises ahead of us! Stay tuned!

Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison” 

Junior Mafia – “Get Money” ft. BIG 

New Music: Miguel – “Like You”

New Music: Miguel - "Like You"After unexpectedly surprising fans with his three-track EP ‘WILD’, Miguel continues to tease fans with “Like You”. Unlike the wild EP, “Like You” is a smooth, upbeat love song featuring the LA native’s smooth vocals. “Can’t nobody do it like you! Like me, can’t nobody do it like us! Like we! I don’t give a damn what they do or what they try ’cause ain’t nobody gone try to touch you and I know”, he croons. Miguel has been down-low since the release of his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream. “Been hiding out for a year. This time around Im not playing.”, Miguel explained of the forthcoming third album in a recent Instagram post. Maybe this is the start of something new! Check out Miguel’s “Like You” below!

Fast Paper Takes Us On A Lyrical Trip Through The 90’s With ‘Everything I Am’ [Review]

Fast Paper - 'Everything I Am'I finally got around to listening to Fast Paper’s EP ‘Everything I Am’ and man, I’m a glad I did! Fast Paper has been around for little while and despite having a just few tracks on the table, the rapper was named one of URI’s Top 5 rappers and also took home the award for Best New Artist at last year’s #BennettKnowsRadio Awards. While some cats praised Fast Paper for his lyrical approach, asking for more, others felt that he didn’t have the appropriate work to claim these titles. Long and behold! On January 19th, Paper responded to fans and critics with the release of his debut EP ‘Everything I Am’. The EP kicks off with “The Start Up” which sets the pace for the rest of the project. The inspiration and theme of the EP brilliantly explores the 90’s hip-hop era as Fast Paper spits lyrical fire over hip-hop instrumentals such as Minister Ray’s 1991 hit, “Envious At The Foolish” on “Mindstate” and Mobb Deep’s 1999 hit “Quiet Storm” on “After Life”. As Fast Paper tells his stories, I became more and more excited as he took on 90’s bangers such as Jay-Z’s classic “Feelin It” on “Killin It” and Busta Rhymes’ head-knockin’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” on “Straight Flavor”. Some of my favorite tracks include “Murder 1″ a grimy track where Fast Paper stands his ground as he confidently spits over Raekwon’s over 1995 hit “Ice Cream” and “The World Is Mine” an ironically inspirational track over Nas’ “The World Is Yours”. Overall, ‘Everything I Am’ is a well, put-together project answering both fans and critics alike. As much as Fast Paper claims he’s doing this for fun and games, it’s no joke! Fast Paper is the truth! If your a hip-hop head or you’re just looking for some good music, you can check out ‘Everything I Am’ here! With the release of this project, I’m already looking forward to what is next! Fast Paper will be joining #BennettKnowsRadio on the #AllThat season premiere on February 9th! If you have any questions for Paper, leave them in the comment box below!

Fast Paper – “Murder 1″

Fast Paper Freestyles + Talks Raw Island’s Top 5 On #BennettKnowsRadio 

New Music: Sia Adds A “Salted Wound” To ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack

fifty_shades_of_grey___digital_soundtrack_by_drewcasta-d829xnbOver the last month we’ve gotten a taste of the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack with The Weeknd’s seductive “Earned It” and Ellie Goulding’s heartfelt “Love Me Like You Do”. Today, we get Sia’s addition to the exotic-thriller; a light-felt ballad  titled “Salted Wound”. “Give her every say she needs to hear, give your heart, and say come take it! And she will see you’re a good man”, she croons over the euphoric, harp production. Thus far we’ve heard three amazing tracks from the epic soundtrack. The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack features a handful of amazing artists including The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Jessie Ware, Annie Lennox, Frank Sinatra amongst many others. While ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ hits theaters February 13th the soundtrack will be available the 10th! Check out Sia’s “Salted Wound” below!

5 Music Videos That Will Prepare You For Katy Perry’s Halftime Super Bowl Show

5 Music Videos That Will Prepare You For Katy Perry's Halftime Super Bowl ShowAlthough Katy Perry has only been around for seven years, the pop superstar has impacted pop culture immensely with her catchy tracks, amazing visuals and inspirational stories. While her debut album One Of The Boys spawned three top ten singles including “I Kissed A Girl” and “Hot ‘N Cold”, her sophomore album Teenage Dream set records spawning six #1 singles (“California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”& “Part Of Me”) making her one of the most successful artists of our time! Most recently, Katy met success with Prism which spawned hits such as “ROAR” and “Dark Horse”, proving that she’s a force not to be reckoned with. Overall, Katy Perry is an amazing artists and we’re excited for her Halftime Show at the Super Bowl XLIX! One of the most exciting things about Katy Perry is her spectacles that stream from everything from her costumes to her stage props which she’ll definitely be bringing to this weekend’s show! As the pop star inspires and entertains, I’m sure she’ll be leaving us with a performance we won’t forget! You can catch Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz in action on February 1st during the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance! Check out 5 music videos that will prepare you for Katy Perry’s Halftime Super Bowl Show below!

Katy Perry – “Hot ‘N Cold”

Katy Perry – “Firework” 

Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

Katy Perry – “Part Of Me” 

Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J 



New Music: Fifth Harmony Pay Homage To Mariah Carey With “Like Mariah” ft. Tyga

Fifth Harmony Pay Homage To Mariah Carey In "Like Mariah" ft. TygaFifth Harmony’s on fire! After releasing their sassy single “Worth It” featuring Kid Ink, the pop divas plug in Tyga for a new single titled “Like Mariah”. On the feel good anthem, the girls praise thei men ad they channel their inner-Mariah over a sample of Mariah Carey’s 1996 hit “Always Be My Baby”. “Your loving takes me higher! You stab my heart on fire! When you touch my body, got me singing like Mariah”, they croon. “Your so saddidy! Like Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, your winning”, Tyga adds. Based off of this track and “Worth It”, I’m looking forward to this group’s debut! Fifth Harmony’s new album Reflection is due for release February 3rd! Check out Fifth Harmony’s “Like Mariah” featuring Tyga below!

Travi$ Scott Plugs In Future, PND & Young Thug For 2 Tracks

Travis $cott Plugs In Future, PND & Young Thug For 2 New SongsWhile I din’t listen to Travi$ Scott’s last project Days Before Rodeo in full, I heard nothing but great things about it! Last night the Houston rapper released two new tracks for his fans. On the first track, Travi$ teams up with Future for a smooth song titled “High Fashion”. On the second track, Travi$ picks up the energy with “Nothing But Net”, a turn-up featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Young Thug! Both tracks are perfect for the announcement of his joint tour with Young Thug! Check out Travi$ Scott’s “High Fashion” featuring Future and “Nothing But Net” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Young Thug below!

Travi$ Scott – “High Fashion” ft. Future

Travi$ Scott – “Nothing But Net” ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Young Thug

J Santiago Notes 90’s Hip-Hop As An Early Influence In #TheThrowback

IMG_2291Name: J Santiago

Year: Freshmen

Major: Communications & Journalism

90’s Favorites: Nickelodeon Game Shows, Playstation & Etch-A-Sketch

Last summer I was very fortunate to have Bennett as my counselor during the Talent Development program. During our first conversation, I remember telling him about how my father (Eddie Santiago) was a DJ for Hot 106 in Providence and other stations across the country. I told him I was interested in URI radio and that I was considering a career as a television personality, host, or even news anchor! I’m so grateful for the opportunity as a member of #BennettKnowsRadio. I was born in ’96 so the things that were hot were cartoons such as Johnny Bravo, Dexters Lab, and Spongebob, or early video game franchises like Halo, Splinter Cell, and Grand Theft Auto. We can’t forget about hip-hop during that era! My ear for hip-hop has experienced sounds from Jay Z, Biggie, Nas, Tupac, Eminem, and Kanye, all the way to modern day Childish Gambino, Kid Cudi, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake. Thank you to all of our listeners! I’m so excited for this season of #BennettKnowsRadio! It’s gonna be dope!

This time around #BennettKnowsRadio finds inspiration in the 90’s for #TheThrowback! We have a season full of surprises ahead of us! Stay tuned!

 Mos Def – Auditorium Ft. Slick Rick 

Busta Rhymes – “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” 

Drake Rumored To Release New Music Very Soon!

Drake Rumored To Release New Music Very Soon!!Although Drake didn’t have any projects in 2014, the Toronto rapper knows how to heat things up! Last year, upon the announcement of his forthcoming album, Views From The Six, Drizzy hit us with three hot tracks and numerous successful singles, remixes and features. With the first quarter of 2015 quickly approaching it’s peak, we’re wondering what Drake has up his sleeves this year! “I know Drake’s dropping a mixtape that I’ve already heard a lot of and it’s crazy,”  P. Reign recently told KarenCivil. “I think it’s some of the best I’ve heard from him in my life and I already know off Drake’s mixtape the world is going to shake.” With his most recent silence, I think it would be safe to say Drake is preparing to hit us with something new! “Listen up, boy, you’re better off eavesdropping, We already got spring 2015 poppin’,” Drizzy spit on his “0 to 100/ The Catch Up”. With the release of his fourth studio album and scheduled headlines at the 2015 Governors Ball and Coachella, Drake has a promising year ahead of him! Are you looking forward to Drake’s new music! If I had to guess, I’d expect something within the next couple weeks . . . days . . . hours!

Chris Brown Forced To Postpone ‘Between The Sheets’ Tour

Chris Brown Forced To Postpone 'Between The Sheets' Tour

Whether you are a fan of R&B music, you enjoy entertainment or you simply are just a female, we all were excited for Chris Brown and Trey Songz’ ‘Between The Sheet’ Tour. However, due to legal issues Breezy was forced to postpone the anticipated show that was planned to kick of today (January 27th) in Virginia. “I would first like to apologize to all the fans and people who have been supporters of me and all the music over the years,” Brown said in an apologetic Instagram post Monday night. “The beginning of the BTS tour has been moved to later dates now,” Breezy tweeted. While the news is unfortunate, the real issue is the ongoing legal troubles that our favorite R&B singer continues to face. Due to a shooting that occurred earlier this month, the judge revoked Chris’ probation due to unapproved travel and failure to complete his 1000 hours of community service on time. “The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service,” he added. “I promise that I am busting my ass doing it everyday until it’s complete.” In my opinion, Chris should have been completed his community service! Especially when he had the tour coming up! Also, it’s really unfortunate that media continues to paint a bad picture of Chris Brown. However, if he was responsible for what he has to do, it would be a lot harder for them to do so! Earlier this week Breezy revealed the track list to his exciting new project Fan of a Fan 2: The Album, a forthcoming collaboration album with tour mate Tyga. Let’s get it together Breezy! There’s a lot on the line! Check out Chris Brown in his newest music video “Autumn Leaves” featuring Kendrick Lamar below!


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