Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ciara - "BMF"


Ciara - "BMF"

In case you had any doubts, Ciara reminds you that she's 'a bad motherf*cker!' on the second single from her upcoming album Jackie, aptly entitled "BMF".

The Husel Talks Inspiration, Developing Persona, Responds to Negative YouTube Comments

MPrynt - "Tears From A Kiss"


MPrynt - Tears From A Kiss / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Former Motown signees MPrynt are back with this latest single from their debut EP What If Later Never Comes.

Patti LaBelle, Lil' Kim & Amber Riley Perform "Lady Marmalade" on Dancing with the Stars

Elijah Blake feat. Dej Loaf – "I Just Wanna (Remix)"


Elijah Blake feat. Dej Loaf – "I Just Wanna (Remix)"

Blake's debut album, Shadows & Diamonds, arrives June 23. In the meantime enjoy this remix with immensely talented Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf.

Michelle Williams - "Believe In Me"


Michelle Williams - Believe In Me / BMF by Blak_Music_First

4th single from her 2014 R&B/Gospel album, Journey To Freedom.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sevyn Streeter - "4th Street"



From her upcoming album The Verge, Sevyn Streeter takes a trip down memory lane by returning to her Florida stomping grounds in her visual for “4th Street".

Rico Love feat. Usher & Wiz Khalifa - "Somebody Else (Remix)"



Rico Love feat. Usher & Wiz Khalifa - "Somebody Else (Remix)"

New remix from Rico Love with pals Usher and Wiz Khalifa hopping on for the ride. New Album TTLO will arrive on May 19th.

Coco Jones Talks Independent Career, Acting and New Single “Let ‘Em Know”

Mariah Carey - "Infinity"


Mariah Carey - "Infinity"

Only new single from her upcoming greatest-hits album, Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity. Word on the street is that it's a diss record geared towards estranged husband Nick Cannon.

Tyrese feat. Jennifer Hudson - "Shame"




2nd single from new album Black Rose, his last solo album ever.

Melanie Fiona Performs "Ayo" at Hyundai Hope on Wheels Event

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sevyn Streeter Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1

Bobby V Talks Departing From "Peach Moon", New Album & Collaborating With R&B Singers

Shaggy feat. Mohombi, Faydee, Costi - "I Need Your Love"



Latest single/video from Shaggy, “I Need Your Love,” features a strong Spanish percussion element splashed with a reggae twist.

Raheem DeVaughn - "Temperature's Rising"


Raheem DeVaughn - Temperature's Rising / BMF by Blak_Music_First

From his new album Love, Sex, Passion, in stores now.

Taio Cruz - "Do What You Like"


Taio Cruz - "Do What You Like"

British singer-songwriter and record producer Taio Cruz is finally ready to return to the music spotlight with his long-awaited new single entitled “Do What You Like“.

Kevin McCall Serenades with Impromptu Performance

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 4/26/15


Ne-Yo Calls on American Legislators to Overhaul Music Licensing Laws

Todrick Hall: Ex ‘Idol’ Finalist Sings Mashup Of Disney Songs With R&B Twist

R&B Singer Alex Touts ‘Community Empowerment Through the Arts’

Jordin Sparks Has A New Rapper Boo!! Cutesy Pics Inside!

Rihanna Announced As Musical Guest During SNL Finale

Bobby Brown Clarifies Bobbi Kristina's Condition

Big Hair, Don’t Care! Ciara Covers L’Officiel Singapore May 2015 Issue

Yummy Bingham - "Hard To Love"





First official release since Bingham dropped her January, '14 mixtape, No Artificial Flavorz.

RL Says Money & Fame Hasn't Changed 50 Cent

Ne-Yo - "Hashtag"





Listen to "HashTag", the new song from Ne-Yo.

Konshens - "Physically Fit"



Konshens gets you dancehall ready with this dynamic, bend-shaping "Physically Fit" video.

Johnny Gill - "Game Changer"





Before he became a New Edition staple, Johnny Gill was a rising solo artist. Here he drops "Game Changer", the second single from his seventh solo album Game Changer.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jeremih feat. Chance The Rapper - "Planes" (remix)





Chance the Rapper boards Jeremih's "Planes" for this soaring remix.

Melanie Fiona Talks Upcoming Album, Growth & Being Vulnerable, Giving Back and More

Pleasure P - "Ay Yi Yi"





Pleasure P. returns and samples Juveline's "Back That Thang Up" to make you go "Ay Yi Yi".

Alexus Rose feat. Kranium - "Left Out" (remix)





Remix to "Left Out" featured off Alexus Rose's new EP entitled 23, available on iTunes.

Tory Lanez - "Mama Told Me"


Tory Lanez - Mama Told Me / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Tory Lanez, out of Toronto, Canada, premieres a new visual for his new single "Mama Told Me" from his last album Lost Cause.

Sevyn Streeter Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Musiq Soulchild - "Dontchange"



With the recent announcement by rapper The Husel that we may have to say goodbye to alter-ego Musiq Soulchild forever, it's only fitting that this week's Friday Night Throwback is dedicated to the Philadelphia soul singer. "Don'tchange", the 2nd single released from Musiq’s 2nd album, justlisen, was accompanied by a very sweet and emotional music video that aptly dealt with the trials and tribulations of relationships as well as the bond that makes for forever lasting love. The 2002 single would debut on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on August 10, spending 42 weeks on the chart and reaching a peak position at number 3. The song hit # 1 on the Adult R&B chart and stayed there for 9 weeks from November 9, 2002 to February 7, 2003.

Amina Buddafly Sings "The Real Me" Live + Addresses 'LHHNY' Backlash

M'Prynt Discuss ‘What If Later Never Comes’ (EP) Pop & Oak & More on @MFWERadio

LeToya Luckett Talks Possible Destiny's Child Biopic and Season 4 of 'Single Ladies'

Demetria McKinney Discuss Upcoming EP | Teases New Project With Vivica Fox & More on @MFWERadio

Chris Echols - "Live 2 Party"





Singer/songwriter Chris Echols drops this dedication to celebratory affairs.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TQ feat. 2 Chains - "We Don't Care"





West coast singer TQ is back with “We Don’t Care” featuring 2Chainz. News single is the first joint off his upcoming album Coming Home, scheduled to be released this Spring.

Angie Martinez (Power 105.1) Interviews Jamie Foxx

Sebastian Mikael - "Money"


Sebastian Mikael - Money / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Sebastian Mikael provides a tutorial on a stripper's agenda in this "Money" vid.

Brandy Brings 'Chicago' Musical to "The Today Show"

JMSN - Addicted



Currently on tour, JMSN still manages to keep his fans in mind with another music videos off his recent album The Blue Album.

Keith Jacobs - "Insane"



New single/video from indie artist Keith Jacobs now available on iTunes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kevin McCall Details Beating Rape Case in College

The Husel Says To Stop Looking For Musiq Soulchild

Atozzio - "Rely"





New single from singer/songwriter Atozzio.

Kenya - "Let Me"



Indie singer Kenya delivers the visuals for “Let Me”, a light, danceable groove that will appear on her new album, My Own Skin, dropping soon.

J.Drew - "The Long Way Home (EP)"





Singer, songwriter, producer and Detroit native J.Drew unveils his brand new 4-track EP titled, The Long Way Home.

Ambré Perkins - "Wanderlust"




An 18-year-old singer from New Orleans, Ambré Perkins releases her new 7 track debut Wanderlust EP.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tay Walker (Of The Internet) Talks New Single, Solo Album & Future Plans

Hot 97 (NYC) Interviews Jamie Foxx

Bryson Tiller - "Been That Way"





Louisville, Kentucky native Bryson Tiller pines for an ex-lover on this gritty new single.

Kenny Lattimore Talks About His Career and Sings a New Song From His Album "Anatomy of a Love Song"

Lina Loi - "Dip"



Lina Loi - "Dip"

Some might remember Lina from her critically acclaimed, debut album Strangers on Earth which dropped in 2001. Still making music after several albums and over a decade in the game, the Texas-born, L.A. residing soulstress returns with her latest single entitled "Dip".

Justine Skye – "A Train"





19-year-old Brooklyn, New York native and Atlantic signee Justine Skye releases this ode to her BK roots.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Usher Performs with Broken Foot @ 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day Concert







Never let anyone tell you that Usher's not a trooper.

RELATED: Usher performs on gold crutches, still dances better than you do

1190AMWLIB Interviews Cissy Houston

Bobby Brown Tells Audience That Daughter Bobbi Kristina is ‘Awake’ at Dallas Concert



RELATED: Bobby Brown Tells Crowd: Bobbi Kristina 'Is Awake'

Chris Brown & Rihanna - "Put It Up" [New Song]


Chris Brown & Rihanna - "Put It Up" [New Song]

Here's an unreleased bedroom jam from former lovers Chris Brown & Rihanna, originally recorded for Breezy’s 2014 album X, but was ultimately scrapped.

Pluto On New Project, His Name and Toronto's Influence

Goapele Performing "Truth Is" Live at Venue in Vancouver 04/14/2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News - 4/19/15


Celebrities Pay Tribute to R&B Singer Johnny Kemp

TV One Cancels ‘R&B Divas Atlanta,’ ‘The Rickey Smiley Show’

Chris Brown Shares Adorable Photos of Daughter Royalty

Bruno Mars Falls Short Of Making History

Mary J. Blige Rocks the Tribeca Film Festival

Music Producer Rodney Jerkins Drops 1.2 Million on Tax Debt to Uncle Sam

“Braxton Family Values” Season 5 Promo Shot & Release Date + Keke Palmer’s Pretty Evil “Scream Queens” Poster

Embacy Media TV Interviews Chrisette Michele

ThisIs50 Interviews Kevin McCall

Waseem Stark feat. Samad - "Olivia Pope"





Producer Waseem Stark openly admits that he's a huge Scandal fan with the release of this new track.

Ibn Ahki - "The Naked Show"


Ibn Ahki - "The Naked Show"

"Formally known as Tariq Starr, Ibn Ahki gives his fans an advanced look into his new sound with the promotional single The Naked Show. The artist will drop his first single in May and follow with his EP, Love Fiend, this summer." (courtesy Middlechild Promotions)

Johnny Kemp Found Dead in Jamaica's Montego Bay Ocean at 55



CNN.com:
Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for the 1988 party anthem "Just Got Paid," died this week in Jamaica.

The singer is believed to have drowned at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday, the Jamaica Constabulatory Force said in a press release. The statement listed his age as 54, but other reports say he was 55.

"Passersby saw Kemp's body floating faced down in the water" around 9:50 a.m., the statement said. "Police were summoned and the body removed to the morgue."

Kemp was scheduled to perform on the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise, parent company Reach Media Inc. said in a statement. He had not boarded the ship.

"Just Got Paid" was a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart and earned Kemp a Grammy nomination.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tamia - "Sandwich And A Soda"



Tamia keeps it grown and sexy in this “Sandwich And A Soda” video, the lead offering from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Love Life, due out June 9th.

Aaron Lo (aka Logan) - "Phenomenal"





Recently signed EMG artist Aaron Lo shows he's ready to shine with this new track called "Phenomenal".

Josh Xantus feat. Tanya Jones - "Summer"





Not long after dropping his hot single "All For Love (feat. Jadakiss)", Josh Xantus delivers another treat to his fans with this ode to "Summer" featuring special guest Tanya Jones.

Jamie Foxx Explains Why His Album Is Called “Hollywood”

Olivia - "Posing"


Olivia - "Posing"

New single from former "Love & Hip-Hop NY" star and former G-Unit signee Olivia.

Goapele Performing "Tears On My Pillow" Live at Venue in Vancouver 04/14/2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill - "Where Do We Go From Here"



Written by noted songwriter/producer LeMel Humes (whose credits include sides by Stephanie Mills and Miki Howard), Staci Lattisaw's 1990 single/duet "Where Do We Go From Here," captured the tone of her and then-boyfriend Johnny Gill's personal relationship (the two grew up together in Washington D.C.). From Lattisaw's 9th album What You Need, "Where Do We Go From Here" peaked at number one on the Billboard R&B chart for two weeks in the first part of '90. After the single's release Gill would move on to a very successful career as a solo artist and as a member of New Edition. While Lattisaw, who signed her first record deal at the age of 13 and had a string of Top 40 kits in the 80's, would quickly move on from R&B and Pop to become an exclusive gospel music singer.

Nico & Vinz Talks New Music | Fashion | Touring with Usher | & More With @MFWERadio

Hot 97 (NYC) interviews Amina Buddafly

Check Out Trey Songz's Documentary 'Trigga Reloaded: The Intermission'



After surprising his fans with his Intermission EP on Monday, Trey Songz provides yet another treat with this behind the scenes documentary titled TRIGGA Reloaded: The Intermission, which features his life on the road for the past 6 months or so.

August Alsina feat. Meek Mill - "Right There" (remix)





To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut album Testimony, August Alsina collbas with Meek Mill to drop this banger.

Deborah Cox - "More Than I Knew"





Jumpoff single from her first studio album in seven years, Work of Art, due out Aug. 15.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Trey Songz - "Intermission" EP





Trey Songz dropped this 6-song EP as a token of appreciation for his fans awaiting his next album.

Michel'le & Stacy on R&B Divas: The Music Was Worth the Drama

Mavado Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Ciara feat. T.I. - "I Bet" (remix)



Ciara snatches up fellow ATLien T.I. for her "I Bet" remix. Also be on the lookout for her first tour in 6 years starting next month.

Rob Allen - "I Swear"





New single from singer/producer Rob Allen.

Stacy Barthe - "War IV Love"



New video from Stacy Barthe for her single “War IV Love” (featured on BET’s popular show Being Mary Jane) serves as just a taste of what Barthe’s cooking up for her debut album, due to be released under Motown Records.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Percy Sledge Dies From Cancer at 73

The BreakfastClub: Interview with Ciara - Power 105.1

Amina Buddafly Explains Her Screwed Up Relationship with Peter Gunz

Tinashe – "Mine"





Off a recent MTV VMA performance comes Tinashe with a previously unreleased record simply called "Mine".

Tiffany Evans - "Red Wine"




Tiffany Evans drops this brand new single “Red Wine", a heartfelt tale of insecurity and the second release from her forthcoming EP due in May.

Shanell - "I Can Be Your Stripper" (Lyric Video)



Official single for "I Can Be Your Stripper" from Shanell's 88 Keyz project, produced by Zaytoven.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 4/12/15


Bobby Brown Left Bobbi Kristina’s Bedside for First Time, Spied Singing Karaoke

See Brandy as the Lovable Murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago

R&B Hitmaker KEM: Be Flexible, Gentle and Disciplined for Success

Alicia Keys To Be Honoured At The 2015 GRAMMYs On The Hill Awards

18 Classic Love Songs We Can Thank Babyface For

Solange Knowles’ Creative Partner Stabbed Multiple Times In New Orleans

Judge Sides With VH1 & K. Michelle in Ex-Lover's $65 Million Defamation Case

J*DaVeY - "Strong Anticipation"





New single is taken from J*DaVeY's upcoming EP, POMP, due out soon.

Jazmine Sullivan Picks Whitney or Beyonce, Raps 'Fresh Prince' Theme Song & More

Van Hunt - "Old Hat"





Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer Van Hunt adds to his arsenal of crafty neo-soul with this latest muse called "Old Hat". Be on the lookout for Hunt's new album The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets? arriving soon.

Rahsaan Patterson - "Everything"





New "dirty house' track/teaser from soul vet Rahsaan Patterson, could appear on his new album.

The-Dream Reveals What He's Learned from Past Relationships

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Alyson Stoner - "Pretty Girls"



The 21-year-old singer and actress Alyson Stoner dropped the vid on Billboard earlier this week.

Natasha Mosley - "Make It Up To Myself"


Natasha Mosley - "Make It Up To Myself" 

A frequent guest star on hits by everyone from Tyga to Jeremih, "Anything" heroine Natasha Mosleyshones on her own here with "Make It Up To Myself".

Danny Fernandes feat. Kevin McCall – "Gogo"


Danny Fernandes feat. Kevin McCall – "Gogo"

Assisted by Kevin McCall, Canadian singer Danny Fernandes delivers this ode to Go-go music now available on iTunes.

Kiki Rowe Talks Toronto Upbringing, Debut Project and Future Plans with Music

Kyndall - "Close To Me"



Off Kyndall's new EP Still Down.

Ginette Claudette - "All The Way Back"



NY native Ginette Claudette puts down the sensual visuals for her single "All The Way Back" from her EP of the same name.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: The Four Tops - "When She Was My Girl"



One of the originators to cement the early Motown sound, in a span of over 40 years the quartet (lead singer Levi Stubbs, and groupmates Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton) that made up The Four Tops, would become one of the world's most popular and long-lived vocal groups. Indeed, between 1964 and 1988, The Four Tops made Billboard’s Hot 100 chart 45 times and its R&B chart 52 times with classics that included "Baby I Need Your Loving", “I Can’t Help Myself", “It’s the Same Old Song", “Reach Out I’ll Be There", “Standing in the Shadows of Love” and “Bernadette.” Here they perform their last Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hit, "When She Was My Girl" from their 1981 album Tonight!

Demetria McKinney Talks Music Career, Acting vs Singing and "Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Christina Milian Talks Lil Wayne and New Reality Show

Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih, Fetty Wap, Sage the Gemini & Troy Ave – "Somebody" (Remix)


Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih, Fetty Wap, Sage the Gemini & Troy Ave – "Somebody" (Remix)

Hip-Hop "Trap Queen" sensation Fetty Wap along with rappers Sage the Gemini and Troy Ave join Natalie La Rosa and Jeremih for this remix to their joint hit "Somebody".

Kay Cola - "So Gone"





Brand new single from LA songstress Kay Cola as she links up with Hitmaka (aka Yung Berg) to deliver a uptempo club banger entitled “So Gone”.

History In The Making - "Walk Away"



Here's a new R&B trio called History In The Making mentored by the Grammy winning producer Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jade de la Fleur - "Dead or Naked"





Co-written by James Fauntleroy, Jade de LaFleur releases a new track entitled "Dead or Naked" (courtesy BlakMusizFirst), her first single since her debut Jaded EP.

Raheem DeVaughn on Top 5 Male Singers and Genius of R. Kelly

Hot 97 (NY) Interviews Jodeci

Tiara Thomas - "On Me"





Fourth release from platinum-selling artist Tiara Thomas forthcoming EP, Up In Smoke.

Jay Love – "Worthy"




Singer/songwriter Jay Love drops off his new record "Worthy" from his forthcoming release Love Triangle.

Monifah - "One Moment"



Latest video from veteran songstress Monifah.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jhené Aiko - "Eternal Sunshine"



Jhene Aiko's chilling "Eternal Sunshine" gets the video treatment and it's pretty gripping.

Faith Evans Talks "Incomparable" Album, Fitness, "King & I" Album & More

Chris Brown feat. Tyga & Wiz Khalifa – "See You Again"





Hot new joint from Chris Brown (feat. Tyga & Wiz Khalifa)" courtesy of Blak Music First.

Hot 97 (NY) Interviews Sevyn Streeter

Kenny Lattimore - "Love Me Back"



Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore gets nice and cozy with actress Nadine Ellis in this "Love Me Back" video.

Vivian Green - "Get Right Back To My Baby"



Vivian Green just can't wait to see her man in this first single/video from her album Vivid, dropping soon.