Jody Watley. Check The Rhymes New Interview : Larger Than Life.

Learn new inside facts and perspectives on my second solo album, life and more in my conversation with Shameika “Check The Rhymes TV”

It’s my pleasure to support independent woman and black women making it happen outside the machine. Kudos to Shameika as well, posed and knowledgeable and being prepared. It’s astounding how many interviews I’ve done where the writer had done little homework. My first interview with her was when I was honoree on Black Music Honors “Crossover Music Icon.”

Jody Watley On FoxSoul TV OUT LOUD with Claudia Jordan

Grammy Award Winning Artist and Music Icon Jody Watley on “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan” at 6:30pm PST.

This conversation is going to be informative and compelling, and it’s also airing on FOX Affiliate stations in various cities such as New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Detroit; including streaming services from the Fox Soul app, Youtube page, website, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, XUMO and Caffeine.tv.

Don’t miss the conversation!

Jody Watley Merchandise

Thanks to all who have purchased Jody Watley Signature Hoop Earrings Face Coverings – the first round are now sold out – not only are you staying safe (and showing respect for others health) but you also contributed to Feeding America. SHOP NOW

A few social media fan photos.

SHOP :: Jody Watley Merchandise.

Here’s to you!

Celebrating Juneteenth. Eric B & Rakim. Friends.

JUNE 19 — Today Happy Juneteenth :: I’m so looking forward to to being a part of this live stream celebrating Eric B & Rakim “Let The Rhythm Hit Em’ 30- other guests include Chuck D, Fat Joe, Dapper Dan Harlem, Dr. Cornel West and more 5:30PM PST / 8:30 PM EST!!


Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em came out 30 years ago so we’re going live on Today the new app caffeine . Follow at caf.tv/TheLeader to celebrate with us.

Jody Watley. BMI Stay At Home Session Replay On YouTube.

In case you missed the live mini set this afternoon:

 

Jody Watley Set To Be A Part of BMI At Home Jam Sessions.

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Tune in on June 17, 2020 12 PM PST  Youtube BMI At Home Jam Sessions  

I continue to shelter in place, as the many are ignoring the fact we are still in a pandemic-always thankful for music no matter what’s going on. As a songwriter, I’ve been with BMI since 1987. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with the ASCAP, SESAC, Pro Music Rights, and Global Music Rights. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.

Black Lives Matter. Love and Equality Is The Message.

Snapped these images quickly today from my iPhone 6.9.20 – finally able to get out to check on my Mom in person – with social distance and mask.

We are still in the midst of the protests there’s still a pandemic, and those with elderly parents can understand what that’s like. Judging by the volume of people out with so many out and about, seems as they many feel the pandemic is over.

I remain cautious and shelter in place only going out for essential errands. Along the way driving to my mothers house seeing so many businesses boarded up was a bit surreal and apocalyptic while other businesses, restaurants are open and unscathed – very much a dichotomy.

The signs reflect an atmosphere we’ve never seen – and more diversity than we’ve ever seen against police excessive force, brutality and racism. The murder of George Floyd, the visual of the cruelty 8:46 minutes as he plead for his life and mother impacted the global consciousness. These signs are in my neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood where the population is primarily white and Jewish who now see what Blacks have been saying for decades about systemic racism and a need for police reform and accountability. That’s what makes what’s happening now even more powerful. It’s not just blacks who understand what “Black Lives Matter” is all about in this moment in society in the human race of which we all matter but it is the important issue of actual change with regard to racism and being anti-racist.

Everyone needs to continue pushing for change beyond this moment, younger generation all races together. This is not a political issue – it’s a human issue.

It was important for me to stop along the way and capture these before they are removed – the fight must continue beyond these sentiments and signs – from these businesses and those who have been guilty or complicit in acts of systemic racism, discrimination and brutality. In the midst of everything going on the killings continue as well as small steps of change such as Breonna’s Law putting an end to no knock warrants in Louisville https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/11/875466130/no-knock-warrants-banned-in-louisville-in-law-named-for-breonna-taylor


Stay healthy and safe- wear a mask, be considerate of others. Keep your head up.

New Jody Watley Interview Alert – Live With Black Press USA June 12

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Tune in tomorrow June 12, 2020 – I’ll be going LIVE on Facebook and Youtube with Black Press USA pages, celebrating 80 Years of the NNPA and 193 years of The Black Press at 4 PM PST, 4 PM EST.

The BlackPressUSA is the only national website featuring news exclusively from African-American journalists, founded by Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., entrepreneur, global business leader, educator, civil rights leader, NAACP Life Member, syndicated columnist and author is the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

New Music Friday. Jody Watley Delivers Musical Medicine with The Healing.

 

“As Jody is known to do, she does more than just share a salient message in her music. She manages to make it a bop, too!” – Soulbounce

 

“The Healing” Available at All Digital Platforms.

OTD In 1989. Happy Anniversary Real Love.

#OTD May 20, 1989 “Real Love” by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley from her platinum second album “Larger Than Life” peaked at #2 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart. “Real Love” became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.

#1 * Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

#1 * Dance Club Songs

#2 * Hot 100

The video directed by Academy Award winning director David Fincher remains one of MTV’s Most Nominated Of All Time with 6 nominations.