Sunday, April 30, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 4/30/17


Mississippi Man Sues R. Kelly Over Alleged Affair With His Wife

Ciara and Russell Wilson Welcome First Child, Baby Girl Sienna Princess Wilson

Jennifer Lopez Flips The Script And Wins Big At The Billboard Latin Music Awards

Ne-Yo Steps Into Tech World With $2.3 Million Investment In Coding School

Prince To Release ‘Purple Rain’ Expanded Edition With Unreleased Songs

VH1's 'Dear Mama' Special Adds Maxwell

Michael Jackson’s ‘P.Y.T.’ Hidden Lyrics Decoded With New Technology

Bobby Brown Miniseries, Death Row Records Documentary Coming to BET

Katherine Jackson Dismisses Restraining Order Against Nephew Trent in Elder Abuse Case

Singer Kyle Norman no longer facing charges over domestic incident

Aretha Franklin Accuses Dionne Warwick of 'Libel'

Kweku Collins - Grey [EP]



Evanston IL artist Kweku Collins gets deep with introspective tunes on new, 9-track EP, Grey.

Jake&Papa - Tattoos&Blues [EP]



Following their recent Sexual Warfare EP, Jake&Papa return with new 6-track Tattoos&Blues EP.

Dami Dina feat. OnCue - “I’m All Yours”





Produced by Ryan Bridge, UK artist Dami Dina links up with with OnCue for new track “I’m All Yours”.

Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli Talks Storied History Behind the Rise and Fall of the European Group

H.E.R. – "Say It Again"





From her much-anticipated follow-up EP H.E.R. Vol. 2., due out in June, H.E.R. releases new single "Say It Again".

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mary J. Blige - Strength of a Woman [Album]





Check out Mary J. Blige;s 14-track, 13th studio album Strength of a Woman which guest appearances from Kanye West, Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot, Prince Charlez, KAYTRANADA, and BadBadNotGood.

Madalen Duke feat. Trinidad James - Hitlist [Official Music Video]



Vancouver singer Madalen Duke shows off her sparkling vocals in her video for 'Hitlist' feat. Trinidad James.

Mary J. Blige Details Her Journey From 'The London Sessions' Up To 'Strength Of A Woman'

Maysa – "Love is a Battlefield" [Pat Benatar Cover]





Longtime R&B/soul/jazz vocalist Maysa shares her new single and title track of her upcoming album, a cover of Pat Benatar’s classic 80s single “Love is a Battlefield”.

Pleasure P – "Love You Little"





Back with his old group Pretty Ricky, Pleasure P drops in with a new love song, "Love You Little".

Joel Culpepper - Don't Mean I'm in Love [Official Music Video]



UK singer/songwriter Joel Culpepper is wary of showing his vulnerable side in new video for 'Don't Mean I'm In Live'.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sean Paul feat. Migos - Body [Official Music Video]



Sean Paul and Migos take over Miami in new 'Body' video.

Finnli - If [Official Music Video]

Take in the positive vibes from rising R&B/soul artist Finnli's new single/video for "If".

Lady Wray - Underneath My Feet [Official Music Video]



Taken from her recently released album Queen Alone, Lady Wray chases down a cheating dude in new video for 'Underneath My Feet'.

Tamar Braxton - "My Man"



Tamar Braxton has released a new single/ballad entitled 'My Man'. Listen to it here.

John Legend Speaks On Family Values, Colin Kaepernick, Bill O'Reilly & More

Melanie Fiona Covers Khalid's 'Location' and Performs 'Change The Record' in Mashup

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The O'Jays - "For the Love of Money"



Produced by the legendary Gamble and Huff for their Ship Ahoy album in 1973, The O'Jays single "For the Love of Money" (title taken from well-known Bible verse, 1 Timothy 6:10) peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, and at #9 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart in spring 1974. Although the album version of the song was over seven minutes long, "For the Love of Money" still received substantial radio airplay and remains an O'Jays staple.

Mary J. Blige Shares Trailer for “Strength of a Woman” Documentary