Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: "Shotgun" - Junior Walker & the All Stars



The first hit for Motown act Junior Walker & the All Stars, the 1965 single "Shotgun" (which referred to a dance craze) was written and composed by Walker and produced by Berry Gordy Jr. and Lawrence Horn. It reached number one on the U.S. R&B Singles chart for four non-consecutive weeks and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. A guitarist by the name of Jimi Hendrix would perform the song live with the All Stars.

RL Talks 90s R&B, New Album '5:15,' fate of R&B group Next, Nude Photo + more

PartyNextDoor feat. Travi$ Scott - "No Feelings"





PARTYNEXTDOOR and Travi$ Scott recently teamed up for a glassy, zoned-out new track called “No Feelings".

Miguel - "...goingtohell"



Another video from Miguel called "...goingtohell" (apparently a continuation from the last video "NWA") from his Wildheart album, out now.

Raven Felix - "Get It From My Mama"





Raven Felix sings and kicks braggadocio rhymes in her new single “Get It From My Mama”.

Alus feat. Dougie F - "Talk It"





Another single from NJ singer Alus called "Talk It" featuring Dougie F, from her upcoming Alustrious II EP.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

'90s R&B Group "Hi-Five" Talk Highs And Lows Of Staging A Music Comeback

Tyrese Talks Promoting R&B Albums & Sticking To Mature Sound

Suite45 feat. Manic After Midnite – "Strut"





New single from his upcoming Twilight EP from Seattle producer Suite45 feat. Manic After Midnite called "Strut".

Teedra Moses feat. Anthony Hamilton - "That One"



Music video by Teedra Moses and Anthony Hamilton performing "That One" from the Cognac & Conversation album, out 8.7.15.

Chrishan - "I Do"





New single from Minneapolis, MN singer/songwriter Chrishan from his EP TieDye, Pt. 1 which drops August 4.

LadyX – "Whole Lotta"





Listen to this new single from girl group LadyX called "Whole Lotta".

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Miguel - "NWA"



Miguel shows off his walk 'With a Gangster Lean' in new 'NWA' video.

Jill Scott Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Mike Posner - "Be As You Are"



Empowering new video for "Be As You Are" from Pop/R&B singer Mike Posner off his latest EP, The Truth, available now.

Trini Savah - "Four Letter Word"





R&B/Pop singer-songwriter Trini Savah releases her new single, "Four Letter Word".

Jill Scott Performs "Closure" on Good Morning America



From her new album Woman, which just dropped on Friday.

Novel - "Tonight F**K Being Sober"





Grammy award-winning, singer/songwriter Novel returns to the scene with a new track called "Tonight F**K Being Sober" from his upcoming project, Straight Vodka & Vintage Keyboards.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weeknd vs Slot-A - "Cant Feel My Face (Slot-A Remix)"





Producer/rapper Slot-A gives The Weeknd's "Cant Feel My Face" single his own treatment.

Tamar Braxton Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1

Tisha Campbell Martin – "Steel Here"





Longtime actress (and former Capital Records signee) Tisha Campbell Martin drops a new single entitled "Steel Here", produced by the talented B. Slade.

Alyxx Dione On Resemblance To Beyonce, Jason Derulo & Dating Woes

D∆WN – "Roses"





Dawn Richards let's loose of her new track "Roses".

John Michael – "Marry Me"





Producer/songwriter John Michael drops a new single called "Marry Me".

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 7/26/15


Singer Kelly Price Splits From Manager Husband

Tyrese Gibson Pens Open Letter Challenging Ryan Seacrest to Play R&B Music by Black Artists

Chris Brown Set Free From the Philippines

50 Years Ago: The Moody Blues Debut With R&B-Laced ‘The Magnificent Moodies’

Chris Brown Performs Rihanna’s ‘BBHMM’ During Tour Stop In The Philippines

Jill Scott's Album Sales Projections Revealed

Rising R&B singer Gallant on 'Weight in Gold' and Growing Up in Columbia

Meet Kaji: The Secret R&B Project of Former Metalhead Kevin Gentry

Yes, Puma Is Spending A Lot of Money to Work With Rihanna

Floetry Discuss Reunion Tour, R&B Music As Independent Artist & More with @MFWERadio

Richie Spice & Anthony B - "There's a Reward (Tribute To Joe Higgs)"





New song from the Original Fireman’s upcoming album.

Samantha Jade feat. Pitbull - "Shake That"


Samantha Jade - Shake That ft. Pitbull HD by faizanmanzoor971

New song/video from Australian singer Samantha Jade featuring Pitbull entitled "Shake That".

Mr. Vegas - "Island Girl"





Listen to "Island Girl", the new song from Jamaican dancehall sensation Mr. Vegas.

Konshens & Destra - "Feel The Love"





Dancehall artist Konshens teams up with Soca superstar Destra, on their new song "Feel The Love".

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Flex and Shanice Interview: How They Lost All Their Money

Tamar Braxton Talks Ending K. Michelle "Beef," Patti LaBelle Admiration + New Album

Ead3n feat. Drake – "Newton’s Law"





Emerging singer EAD3N debut’s snags rapper Drake for her first single “Newton’s Law” off of her upcoming EP Nine.

Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole - "No Sleeep" (Music Video)



Janet Jackson releases her "No Sleeep" video with J. Cole and burns the midnight oil in a tribute to brother Michael.

Jordin Sparks - "100 Years"


Jordin Sparks - "100 Years"

New single from Ms. Jordin Sparks called "100 Years' in anticipation of her long-awaited third studio album, Right Here Right Now, scheduled to arrive in August.

Jade de LaFleur - "Active"





Alternative artist Jade de LaFleur drops a new single called "Active", her fourth release in a series of new music being dropped throughout the year.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: The Staple Singers - "Respect Yourself"



A product of Roebuck "Pops" Staples, the Staple Singers, which consisted of Roebuck's son Pervis and daughters Mavis, Yvonne, and Cleotha, signed with the Memphis Soul label Stax Records in 1968, where they found success after languishing at Epic. "Respect Yourself" was written by the Stax songwriter Mack Rice and one of their artists, Luther Ingram. They wrote the song after a discussion where Ingram said to Rice, "Black folk need to respect themselves." Rice decided to turn the idea into a song, and quickly cut a demo. He didn't think it was right for The Staple Singers, but Stax vice-president Al Bell did, stating, "I heard that lyric and I heard that melody and I said, 'that's it. This is the song I've been waiting on.'" The song, from their 1971 album Be Altitude: Respect Yourself, became a crossover hit, with the Staple Singers' version peaking at #1 on KHJ, #12 on the Hot 100, #2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and is one of the group's most recognizable hits.

Melanie Fiona Talks Being In A Group With Drake, Not Letting Labels Change Her & Worst Date EVER

TeeFLii – "Down Love"



New track by TeeFLii called "Down Love", produced by DJ Mustard.

Prince feat. Eryn Allen Kane - "Baltimore" (Official Video)



Prince releases the visuals to his heartfelt human rights offering, "Baltimore".

JR Castro feat. Quavo & Kid Ink – "Get Home"





Las Vegas singer JR Castro premieres his new single produced by DJ Mustard entitled “Get Home” and featuring Quavo & Kid Ink.

Alus – "Good Over Here"





21-year-old New Jerseyian Alus pays homage to TLC with new single called "Good Over Here" which is another cut from her upcoming EP Illustrious II set for release later this year.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

R. Kelly does 5 Fingers of Death & Talks Next Best of Both Worlds

Julian King Talks Debut EP "Sing for You", Developing Talent and Journey as an Artist

Blanche Eden - "Gonna Want Me Back"





New single from multi-talented singer/songwriter and Brooklyn, NY native Blance Eden entitled "Gonna Want Me Back".

Jill Scott Performs "Fools Gold" @ The View



Fifth album Woman drops July 24.

Kehlani feat. Trey Songz - "The Way (Remix)"





Trey Songz makes Kehlani's "The Way" even sexier on this remix.

Marissa - "Need To Know"





We last heard from 20-year-old singer and Atlanta native Marissa on the TLC ode "No Scrubs". Here she asserts her independence on a new track called “Need 2 Know".

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stacy Barthe - "Here I Am"



New introspective video for “Here I Am" from Stacy Barthe's recently released debut album, BEcoming.

BJ the Chicago Kid Performing Live at "In My Mind" Album Listening Event 7/21/15

Samm Henshaw - "Better"



London singer shares the visuals to "Better" from his upcoming debut EP The Sound Experiment.

Jessi Malay – "Summer Love"





Another summer banger, this time from West-coast singer/songwriter Jessi Malay, entitled "Summer Love".

Anjali World feat. IAMSU! – "Loveless"





Bay-area singer/songwriter Anjali World and IAMSU! drop a brand new single entitled “Loveless” for the summer.

Kay Cola - For The Dreamers (MIXTAPE)





The brand new project from Kay Cola titled For The Dreamers has landed and it holds 11 tracks.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ciara - "Dance Like We're Making Love"



Visuals for the second single off her new album Jackie.

Jazmine Sullivan Performs "Forever Don't Last" (Live) @ 2015 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in L.A.

Victoria Monét – “Backyard”



Singer/songwriter Victoria Monét released her new enchanting visual for “Backyard", off her recently released latest EP, Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II.

Chris Anthony – "Breaking Me"




Rising West-coast artist Chris Anthony drops his brand new record “Breaking Me”.

Christopher Martin - "I'm A Big Deal"



Singer/songwriter Christopher Martin drops the music video for "I'm A Big Deal", a song from his debut EP, Steppin Razor.

Shameik Moore - 30058 EP



Actor/singer Shameik Moore, who recently starred in the movie Dope, releases his debut EP called 30058.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Julian King – Sing For You (EP)



Singer/songwriter and Philadelphia native Julian King drops his long awaited, seven track Sing For You EP.

Jaheim Says Luther Vandross wasn't an Early Influence + Details of New Album

Melat Talks Start in Music, Refreshing Sound and Music Scene in Texas

Major Lazer feat. Ty Dolla $ign - "Lean On (Remix)"





Major Lazer is ruling the charts and dance floors with its top 20 single “Lean On” featuring MØ. Now Ty Dolla $ign puts his stamp on the Diplo and DJ Snake-produced dance hit with an official remix.

Kranium feat. Ty Dolla $ign - "Nobody Has To Know (Gostan Extended Mix)"





Kranium and Ty$ link up on yet another remix to the hot "Nobody Has To Know" which has been buzzing for a minute.

Watch Tinashe Perform "Cold Sweat" and "How Many Times" @ the Wireless Festival

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 7/19/15


'Birthday Sex' Singer Jeremih Arrested for DUI -- On His Birthday!

Judge Decreases Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Verdict By $2 Million

Jill Scott Retracts Her Support For Bill Cosby

Vivian Green’s New Album Paints A More ‘Vivid’ Picture of Who She Is

Jidenna Expresses His Love For Nigeria In An Open Letter

Rap/R&B Collaborations Suck Now, and Rappers Are to Blame

The Weeknd Is First Artist to Own Entire Top Three on Hot R&B Songs Chart

Chris Brown’s Tarzana Home Is Robbed by Up to 5 Men While Aunt Is Home Alone: Police

Rihanna and Soccer Star Karim Benzema Still Going Strong: Get the Scoop on the Hot Couple!

Sevyn Streeter - Shoulda Been There (Pt. 1) EP





Steady on her grind, Sevyn Streeter releases a new EP, Shoulda Been There, which includes the title track with boyfriend B.o.B., the Chris Brown-assisted single “Don’t Kill the Fun", and “Boomerang” featuring Hit-Boy.

Jovanie - "Whip"


Jovanie - "Whip"

14-year-old Atlantic Records signee Jovanie releases a new track called "Whip".

Charlie Wilson Uncut: Working with Snoop Dogg, Kanye, Pharrell & Consequences of Drugs

R Kelly Tells Great Michael Jackson Stories During 'Live Listening Lounge'

Serayah McNeill Speaks on Her Appearance In Taylor Swift's Video

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Monica - "So Gone"



Written and produced by Missy Elliot and the production team of Spike & Jamahl, Monica's hit single "So Gone" (the lead single from her 4th studio album After the Storm) would spend 5 consecutive weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2003. Featuring Monica's sultry vocals and a sample of The Whispers' 1976 song "You Are Number One", the hit track would become Monica's biggest commercial success in years, also reaching number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Melanie Fiona Talks Working Without a Label, Being Ready for Marriage + Her Love for Michael Bolton

Britney Holmes feat. Krayzie Bone – "Good Time (Remix)"





Britney Holmes gets an assist from Bone Thugz-N-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone on the remix to her "Good Time" single.

Tweet Talks Signing To eOne Music, New Album and Working with Missy Elliott

Rayven Justice feat. Eric Bellinger - "My Yang"


Rayven Justice - My Yang ft. Eric Bellinger by hitvideotv

Take a look at Rayven Justice's new video for "My Yang" featuring Eric Bellinger off his debut album ‪I Have A Dream‬ out now!

Sean Paul x ZJ Liquid - "High Yes"





New Sean Paul track produced by ZJ Liquid for H2O Records from the forthcoming album called M Squared.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nico & Vinz Talk African Heritage, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Success of Billboard Hit "Am I Wrong" + More

Ciara Performs National Anthem at MLB All-Star Game

Abel Miller feat. J Spades – "Angel Blues"





UK singer Abel Miller drops his brand new club rnbass single entitled “Angel Blues” featuring J Spades below.

Carmen – "YAS"





Rising singer Carmen releases another taste off her upcoming debut EP due out later this year or early next.

Feez - "Time 4"



Upcoming artist Feez releases his brand new video for "Time 4" off his debut EP Lights.

Blaq Tuxedo – "Cherish"





Talented duo Blaq Tuxedo drops off a new song for #TuxedoTuesday titled “Cherish”, produced by Swiff D and from their upcoming Limousine EP.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Brandy Sang Her Heart Out On The NYC Subway And Nobody Cared

R. Kelly Hints More Trapped In The Closet? + Shares Musical Soundtrack of His Life

Bobby V - "Hollywood Hearts"



Bobby V is back with a visual to support the lead single from his upcoming mini movie, “Hollywood Hearts”.

Jonn Hart feat. 50 Cent – "New Chick"





Rapper 50 Cent joins West coast artist Jonn Hart on his new single, "New Chick".

J-Sol feat. Geko - "No Make Up"



London based singer J-Sol shows how much he appreciates the natural beauty of his lady in "No Make Up".

Kay Cola feat. IamSu! & Kool John – "Have 2 Call"





West coast songstress Kay Cola links up with HBK Gang's own IAMSU! and Kool John for a new jam titled “Have 2 Call”.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LION BABE – "Impossible"





Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman continue spreading the LION BABE sound with their new single "Impossible".

Bilal Talks About His Musical Inspirations | ESSENCE Festival 2015

Trey Songz – "About You" (Video)



Trey Songz releases the visuals for “About You”, the second single off his recently released Trigga: Reloaded album.

Sevyn Streeter feat. B.o.B. - "Shoulda Been There"


Sevyn Streeter feat. B.o.B. - "Shoulda Been There"

Sevyn Streeter collabs again with boyfriend B.o.B. on a new track entitled "Shoulda Been There" as she gets ready to drop her upcoming Call Me Crazy But..  EP.

The Weeknd - "Can’t Feel My Face (The Him Remix)"





Listen to "Can't Feel My Face (The Him Remix)", the new song from The Weeknd.

Kehlani - "Jealous (Mr. Carmack remix)"




Mr. Carmack has delivered a new remix of "Jealous" featuring Lexii Alijai, off of Kehlani's latest album You Should Be Here.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

August Alsina Talks About Being From The Block With Dudes Slanging Rocks

Denim & Supply Presents: 'Express Yourself,’ a Cover by Cody Simpson and Tinashe

Mary J. Blige - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"



Mary J. Blige - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

Tribute from the forthcoming six-song album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, by the one and only Mary J. Blige..

Lexxy – "Diggin’ To China"





Newcomer Lexxy makes her debut with a single entitled “Diggin’ To China”.

Verse Simmonds feat. Migos – "Luv In It"





Listen to "Luv In It" featuring Migos, the new song from Verse Simmonds taken from his upcoming "Fvck Your Feelings 3" mixtape.

Jhene Aiko Pays Tribute To Bill Withers w/ Medley of "Ain't No Sunshine"

Saturday, July 11, 2015