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Postby Benjamin » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:19 am

I like 'Ready For Whatever' and 'You Got Me' - but I need something uptempo from her again.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:48 pm



Starts 15 min mark.

Great interview. Spoke about a lot.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:35 pm



Trailer 2 for her t.v. series.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:59 pm



She has two albums coming.
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Postby Controlfreak » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:45 am



This is the song featured in the first trailer of her t.v. series 5th Ward. It was cowritten by Mya
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Postby GetBack » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:54 am

Very underrated track indeed!
Carey like Mariah.
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Postby Nippian93 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:19 pm

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Postby TIfan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:10 pm

Fallen is one of the best Hip-Hop inspired R&B songs of the 00s.
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Postby Controlfreak » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:43 pm

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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:02 pm

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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Singer Mya Talks About Her New Show, ‘5th Ward’

R&B singer Mya is hitting the small screen in Urban Movie Channel’s (UMC) gritty new series 5th Ward.

The singer and actress plays Mina, a single mother of two who is trying to take care of her sons in the historically Black neighborhood of 5th Ward in Houston.

“[The show] basically captures the gamut of problems that you can definitely see displayed in a lot of inner-city communities,” said Mya. “I really loved the script when I read it and I have a personal connection with that area.”

The “Lady Marmalade“ singer recorded her 2009 mixtape Beauty & the Streets Vol.1 in the 5th ward.

The Grammy winner channeled her experience looking after her younger brothers as a way to relate to her character.

“Dealing with the peer pressure that sons have to go through, as well as their struggle to find their manhood, was definitely something that I took into consideration,” she said. “As far as their influences in understanding them, but also as a single mother who has to crack the whip when I know my sons may be in trouble. All of that played a part.”

The series, which also stars Martin’s Carl Anthony Payne, Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles from Think Like a Man and Gary Sturgis, touches on race in the inner-city and is being released during a time in the country when there’s been a call to action for police reform.

“Black young men are at risk for temptation, which leads to murder, arrests, as well as the assassination by police officers,” the star said. “That is a great concern for their mothers taking that into consideration. [Mina] has to be the mother, the father and the enforcer and … not [excuse] anything, and that’s tough.”

Mya says she hopes people walk away with the lessons that the show is trying to impart.

“I would love for people to connect to the human experience,” she said. “When your back is against the wall and you feel like you’re losing faith and hope because so many things are coming at you at once, hold on. Faith, love and hope are the lessons.”

5th Ward premieres tonight on the subscription streaming service UMC, which caters to fans of Black and urban content.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:48 pm

Twenty Years Later, Mya is Still a Triple Threat

Before the days of feeling connected to our favorite artists through their social media accounts or reality shows, we relied on their body of work to tell their stories. Often, this led to mystique and difficulty in uncovering the artists' actual personas.

Mya Harrison catapulted on the R&B music scene in 1998 with a breakout single, “It’s All About Me,” a quintessentially 90s video with geisha-inspired attire, Dru Hill dragons, bucket hats and headbands. Onscreen Mya was confident, dominating a stage set for Sisqo’s eyes after playing the aloof, uninterested fan. The video introduced us to the melodious voice - the light crooner who’d go on to collaborate with the most popular rappers of the day like Jay-Z and Jadakiss - and dancing phenomenon that is Mya.

We’d later learn she’s an actress, too, given her role in the play Chicago. Offscreen, we would learn little about the private triple threat’s life. That has changed. We recently caught up with the starlet who is living her best life two decades later, starring in 5th Ward, the Urban Movie Channel’s, original drama series that premiered on March 2.

In her role, Mya plays Mina, a single mother of two boys in Houston, Texas’ troubled fifth ward. Mina is trying to make a better life for her family following the murder of her husband two years prior but is having trouble making ends meet. She is also fiercely protective of her sons James and Ray Ray who are navigating their adolescence in a rough neighborhood, especially following the murder of her youngest son Ray Ray’s friend.

When asked about how the actress prepared for a role that took her out of her element, she joked, “I grew up with brothers in real life. I’ve got some personal experience being the oldest and was told I was ready to take on the role of Mina for that reason.” But her character Mina isn’t anything like the actress. “You see [Mina] struggle throughout the entire series to find a way,” she adds.

The show focuses on everyday struggles and survival. “I think the show is so real and gets into everyday life. It’s relatable in the sense that we are all out here trying to survive, and work through obstacles in our environments,” she offers. “In the inner cities and communities of those economically challenged - intentionally - we deal with a different set of problems.”

It has an alternate storyline, too, featuring actor Carl Anthony Payne playing a local elected official up for reelection and plagued by violence and a tarnished image of doing too little to solve the troubled district’s problems. The overarching, dual storylines center around death and drama, but also offer glimmers of hope and lessons in survival.

And when Mya isn’t on set, she’s releasing new music and promoting healthy lifestyles to her fans. She’s planning to release a new album later this year through her own record label, Planet 9, that will have a contemporary R&B sound, compared to her 2016 release which had a more traditional R&B feel. Each month she also runs a seven-day vegan challenge across social media platforms, @MyaPlanet9, taking pride in what she consumes, along with the chemicals she puts on her body and the energy of those who surround her.

Given that she’s a vet in the game, we probed how she’s lasted this long, especially in light of a #MeToo movement. “Understand that you are going to have to address several things navigating through the world as it pertains to men who have been conditioned to think that they are superior, which I don’t believe in the natural world that is the case,” she said. “There’s a balance of feminine and masculine energy. Unfortunately, it’s an imbalanced world because of the people that are in charge, and that’s egotistical men...Understand that you can create your own door (and) your own company and it will be harder, but ultimately you, at the end of the day, decide what you walk away from and what you’re willing to deal with.”
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:05 pm



New album called TKO, drops April 2018.
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Postby Gravity » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:28 pm

Not sure if I like that title :lol:
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:30 pm

Gravity wrote:Not sure if I like that title :lol:
Same. She usually have better interesting titles.
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Postby Controlfreak » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:21 pm

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Postby Benjamin » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:06 pm

I swear she doesn't age.
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