New on HiFi Magazine. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Ruffle Feathers.

The Mood.

Indeed some older fans are losing their minds..I’ve seen comments that me and SRL are a disgrace, we proceed forward!

It’s one was writing anything or talking about ‘Shalamar’ for decades and now people are up in arms as if this were 1980…  people get so upset at the fact others like me are living their lives and making things happen – taking care of business. My group are not Shalamar, the connection is that of course I am an original member of that group (77-83) – though I do own the trademark as of 2014 (Open Letter). Our SRL group has it’s own mark and name and making noise – today not trying to recapture the past or take anyone’s memories away as I’ve stated. Shalamar Reloaded with a focus on new music, videos and dynamic contemporary stage shows. The past will always be there..that’s not what Nate, Rosero and I are doing. I took control of a situation and wise enough to use the leverage that I’ve built with my hit-making solo career to build this new entity and brand. It’s working much to the chagrin of some.


SRL. Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. Photography: Viktorija Paschuta



NEW feature on  HiFi Magazine  J Matthew Cobb: “Jody Watley has a new group — Shalamar Reloaded. And some old school seniors and original Shalamar members are trying to attack via socal media for going this route. Well, it’s not working. The girl is hitting ’em “right in the socket” courtesy of an explosive long-winded open letter published on her site. By the way, the slightly-controversial music video “The Mood” premiered at last week. And she’s reaching out to her gay fans and followers by headlining 46th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival this weekend. WHOA! ALL OF THIS is covered inside this exclusive post at HiFi Magazine. Happy readin’.#jodywatley #shalamar #shalamarreloaded #srl #music #randb #hifidelity#jmattspeaks “

Read the full article on HiFi: Here


NEW. Jody Watley on Daily Boom.


Jody Watley by Michel Comte.



“Jody Watley Finds Joy in SRL and Peace in Speaking Up”

“When I say the name Jody Watley a number of things may rush to the forefront of your mind. Grammy winner. Fashion icon. Soul Train and Shalamar. Eighties dance diva and of course, those hoop earrings…” read the rest: here

There’s always something new to say ..check out my recent conversation with Cate Meighan Fox 11 Pop Culture Expert and Radio  Entertainment Reporter.

Jody Watley. A Soulful Conversation.

Save the date. Friday Sept. 23, 2016 – had such a great conversation today with Mr. Chris, I very much appreciated the love and enthusiasm!


Dave Higdon and Poptastic Confessions Weigh In On Jody Watley Open Letter.



“Dear Poptastic Readers,

Over the weekend, I read a fascinating blog post by Jody Watley.

Yes, that’s right: Miss Jody Watley, the Queen of Cool. ” Read the rest of the post: Here

Jody Watley. MadameNoire. Black Women Portrayal In The Media.

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Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

I’m really happy MademeNoire writer Ann Brown picked up on that part of my Open Letter, see what questions they posed: Here

Jody Watley and SRL on ABC Radio Feature


Jody Watley and SRL’s Nate Allen Smith at ABC

Check out the new feature on ABC Radio, “Jody Watlet Gets Real About Her Legacy, Message and New Music” with Candace C. Smith  Read and Listen In: Here

Jody Watley Addresses Recent Unsung



Stop the Lies.


Keeping it 100 read what I had to say with Michael P. Coleman in response to my open letter “To Those It May Concern”  Here