Monday, August 31, 2015

Jonn Hart – Heart 2 Heart 3 (Mixtape)






Oakland, Cali singer Jonn Hart drops his new mixtape called Heart 2 Heart.

Rita Ora on Her Hot Music Video with Chris Brown, Upcoming Album & Dream Collaboration

Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz and More Perform at Afro-Punk 2015

Robin Thicke On Bono Cosign, Working With Pharrell For The First Time + New Album

Vybz Kartel - "One T Shirt [Raw]"





New music from dancehall legend Vybz Kartel called "One T Shirt (Raw)".

HOT97 (NY) Interviews Jordin Sparks

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rotimi Talks Portraying Dre On 'Power' + What He Learned From Kelsey Grammar

Jay Ant – "Queen Of Hearts"





Bay Area artist Jay Ant debuts new single titled “Queen Of Hearts” produced by Da-P, comes off his upcoming project Blue Diamond Dreams.

Sebastian Mikael – "DOH"





New music from Swedish bred singer/songwriter Sebastian Mikael, called "DOH".

Tiara Thomas - "Mary Jane" (Official Video)



Check out the brand new visuals for "Mary Jane" from Tiara Thomas in the video above.

R. City feat. Adam Levine - "Locked Away"



New single featuring Adam Levine from Rock City called "Locked Away", be on the lookout for their debut album What Dreams Are Made Of, available October 9th.

Jordin Sparks Gushes Over Sage The Gemini, Talks Maturation Of Image

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Jesse Powell - "You"



Back in 1998 and 1999, Jesse Powell, then an up-n-coming singer with a four octave range signed to MCA out of Gary, Indiana, had ladies swooning with the single "You", written by Powell and producer Carl Roland. So hot was "You" that it appeared on Powell's first two albums, Jesse Powell and 'Bout It. Released as a single in 1999, it became the biggest hit of Powell's career, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

Teyana Taylor - The Cassette Tape 1994 EP





Teyana Taylor finally drops new music with her 90's-inspired EP titled The Cassette Tape 1994.

Nardwuar vs. Tinashe

Vivian Green Discuss New Album VIVID | New Direction | & More with @MFWERadio

Chris Brown feat. French Montana - "Gangsta Way"





Chris Brown reteams with French Montana for new collaboration "Gangsta Way".

Mario feat. Rick Ross – "Forever"





Newly signed Scott Storch artist Mario drops "Forever" featuring Rick Ross for his Never 2 Late album scheduled to be released in November.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BJ the Chicago Kid Talks "In My Mind" Album, Soul/Hip-Hop Sound & New Single

Jordin Sparks Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Bridget Kelly feat. Mack Wilds – “Act Like That” (Official Video)



Following the release of her Summer of 17 EP, Bridget Kelly debuts the visual for her new single “Act Like That” featuring Mack Wilds.

Omarion feat. Kid Ink & French Montana - "I'm Up"



Omarion follows up his top 10 hit, "Post to Be," with the catchy, cool-out new single, "I'm Up" guest-starring French Montana and Kid Ink.

Candice - "Singles Out"





Haitian/Cuban songstress Candice debuts her new single “Singles Out".

Julian King - "No Strings"



Philladelphia-bred singer Julian King seeks intimate companionship in his choreo-filled video for "No Strings".

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Alessia Cara Talks Being Awkward, a Loner, Meeting Drake, Her Vices & Sings Live

Andre Harrell Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Blaq Tuxedo – "Pass Out"





Grammy-nominated duo Blaq Tuxedo debut their new single entitled “Pass Out,” which is one of the many tracks on their upcoming EP Limousine (Sept. 1st).

Alonzo Bereal feat. E-40 – "Bout Us"


Alonzo Bereal feat. E-40 – "Bout Us"

Singer/songwriter Alonzo Bereal teams up with Bay Area legend E-40 for the bass-heavy “Bout Us".

Kehlani Talks Learning Spanish, Wanting To Smoke With Wiz Khalifa and More

Rawyals feat. Wale - "Dis My Sh*t"





Today we receive another major glimpse into the Rawyals trio, with a single titled “Dis My Shit” featuring Maybach Music Group's Wale,

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Joi Tiffany - "Late Larry"





Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Joi Tiffany, out of Detroit, offers up a smooth, jazzy number today called “Late Larry".

Naturi Naughton Talks Power, Struggles as a Black Actress in Hollywood + Her Love Life

Tamia Opens Up About Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Kranium & Vanessa Bling - "Notice You"





Listen to Kranium and Vanessa Bling performing their new "Notice You" single, produced by Markus Records.

Lady Saw - "Likkle Bit" (Raw+Radio)





New music here by dancehall's strongest female Lady Saw entitled “Likkle Bit,” produced by DJ Frass Records.

Jonathan McReynolds feat. India.Arie - "Whole"


Jonathan McReynolds feat. India.Arie - "Whole"

Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds and soul siren India.Arie team up for McReynolds’s new track, “Whole,” from his sophomore album, Life Music: Stage Two, out Sept. 18.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 8/23/15


The Soulful Genius of Stevie Wonder: How ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Changed Music Forever

It Was New Orleans’ Musicians—Not Its Politicians—Who Saved The City Post-Katrina

R&B Vocalist Avery*Sunshine Spreads Good Music and Cheer

SG Wannabe Returns with Characteristic Korean R&B

Monica Speaks On Severed Friendship With Ciara, Weighs In On Future And Russell Wilson

How Ciara Dropped 60 Pounds in 4 Months

Soul Veteran Angie Stone Sets November 2015 For New Album

Tinashe to Join Katy Perry on South American Tour

Rihanna Denies Matt Barnes Rumours

Warren Dieondre feat. Mishon & TRUTHdoit - "Lifeline"





First official single from St. Louis artist Warren Dieondre's debut mixtape Fame & Love featuring Mishon & TruthDoIt, produced by Tesonnabeat.

Robin Thicke Talks About The Ongoing Marvin Gaye Lawsuit, Parenting, And New Music With Angie Martinez

Miguel on His Style: 'It's Really About Riding Your Own Wave'

Tory Lanez Interview: Spits a Fire Freestyle + Responds to Drake Comparisons

Tiara Thomas Talks Label Issues, Girl Code No-Nos & Biggest Ain't Shit Moment

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Benny Benassi & Chris Brown - "Paradise"





Electronic music DJ and producer Benny Benassi collaborates with Chris Brown for a new single called "Paradise".

Avant Talks Upcoming Album "The VIIl" | New Single | Views On Love | & More with @MFWERadio

Bridget Kelly Talks 'Summer of 17' EP, Departure from Roc Nation, Proclaiming Independence + More!

R. Kelly – "Backyard Party"


R. Kelly – "Backyard Party"

First release from Kells upcoming new album Buffet.

Kalenna – "Space And Time"





New single from former Dirty Money singer Kaleena called "Space And Time", a track featured on her upcoming EP Rose Water.

Michel'le Details How She Hooked Up w/ Suge Knight After Dr. Dre

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Melba Moore feat. Freddie Jackson - "A Little Bit More"



Written by Gene McFadden, James McKinley, Linda Vitali and recorded by longtime actress and singer Melba Moore, "A Little Bit More", from Moore's 1986 album A Lot of Love, featured added vocals by her former back-up singer and labelmate, Freddie Jackson. The song would also serve as Moore's most successful on the R&B/soul charts, where it spent one week at number one.

Hot97 (NYC) Interviews SZA

Tamia Talks About Remaking Deniece Williams' 'Black Butterfly'

Melanie Fiona - "Bite The Bullet"



New Melanie Fiona video, directed by her manager Carmen Murray, shows that she isn't afraid of pain.

Kwabs feat. Fetty Wap – "Walk (Remix)"


Kwabs feat. Fetty Wap – "Walk (Remix)"

Remix to Kwabs hit song "Walk", guest-starring New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap.

Junior Reid - "Love You Back"





"Love You Back" is a mellow-sounding reggae track from the legendary Junior Reid.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ciara Speaks On Future Being Upset That She Brings Their Son Around Russell Wilson! "Wouldn't You Want Someone To Love On Your Child"

Shanice - "Another Lonely Day In California"


Shanice - "Another Lonely Day In California"

“Another Lonely Day in California" actually debuted on the July 25th episode of Shanice and her husband Flex Alexander’s docu-series, "Flex & Shanice,"

BJ the Chicago Kid feat. OG Maco - "That Girl" (Official Video)



Here's the video for BJ the Chicago Kid's “That Girl” featuring OG Maco to keep us anxious for his In My Mind album dropping soon.

Steven A. Clark - "Can't Have" (Official Video)



Watch Steven A. Clark's new cinematic video for "Can't Have", off his The Lonely Roller LP out worldwide September 18th.

Musiq Soulchild Performing "Love" Live at The Commodore Ballroom

Tank feat. Wale - "You Don't Know"





A year after releasing his album Stronger, Tank returns with a brand new single called “You Don't Know".

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Syleena Johnson Talks "Couples Therapy" Tour, "Harmony Challenge" & Graduating College

Oshea feat. Lonely - "Word"





New single from Oshea called "Word" from his I Found Life This Summer mixtape out now.

Miesa Talks Singing At Early Age, Instruments and Babyface

Mishon – "Like Some Ni**as"





Mishon drops a new song for the clubs relating females to men, listen to “Like Some Ni**as”.

Paris Jones feat. Lupe Fiasco – "Say"





New track from West coast songstress Paris Jones featuring rapper Lupe Fiasco called "Say". Be on the lookout for Paris' Rare project, dropping soon.

Ciara Talks Relationship with Russell Wilson + "Jackie" Being her Best Body of Work

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rita Ora feat. Chris Brown - "Body on Me" (Official Video)



Rita Ora & Chris Brown get hot & steamy in their new music video for "Body On Me".

Avant Says "Separated" was Inspired by Dating an Older Woman, Talks Origin of "Read Your Mind"

Jason Derulo Talks New Album & Tinder

BJ the Chicago Kid feat. Chance The Rapper & Buddy - "Church"


BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Chance The Rapper & Buddy - "Church"

BJ The Chicago Kid links up with fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper and Compton emcee Buddy in a new track titled "Church," off BJ's upcoming album In My Mind.

James Fauntleroy - "Follow You"





Take a listen to James Fauntleroy's newest offering "Follow You."

Michel'le: I'm Not in NWA Biopic Because I Was Just Beat on GF

Monday, August 17, 2015

Janelle Monáe & Jidenna Performs "Yoga" @ Today Show Summer Concert

Tory Lanez - "Say It"



Toronto rapper, singer and producer Tory Lanez borrows a sample from Brownstone's hit single "If You Love Me" to give you a heartbreaking lesson about women in his video for "Say It".

Marissa - "Need 2 Know" (Official Video)



Providing the visuals for her newest single "Need 2 Know", a tale of a broken relationship standing on its last legs is ATL singer Marissa.

Rotimi - "Video (Round n Round)"


Rotimi - "Video (Round n Round)"

Nigerian-American singer and actor Rotimi Akinosho, popularly known as ROTIMI, has released a new single, titled "Video".

Jaray – "You Aint"





Up-n-coming singer Jaray puts out a break-up song entitled “You Ain’t”.

Tasha Cobbs Opens Up About Death of Her Father + Her New Album "One Place Live"

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 8/16/15


Veteran R&B Artist Case on his Latest Album and the Golden Age of ’90s R&B

Why the R&B Singer Akon is Reinventing Himself as an African Artist and Businessman

Jason Derulo's Crew Booted From Southwest Flight, Says He 'Fired' His Travel Agent

Janelle Monáe Not Feeling 'Classic Man' and 'Fancy' Comparisons

Serving Face! Jennifer Hudson Debuts New 'Baldie' Hairstyle on Instagram

Ne-Yo, Common Added to Cast of 'The Wiz Live!'

Alicia Keys: 'I Dressed like a Tomboy To Hide from Men'

Natasha Alexander - "Black Bodies"





Singer/songwriter Natasha Alexander drops an emotionally charged song called "Black Bodies," an outcry for justice in an ever-growing tumultuous time.

Purple WondaLuv Performing an Acoustic Version of "Time is Now"

Vybz Kartel - "Believe It"





Incarcerated dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, slows it down and sings for the ladies in his new song "Believe It", off the Tears of Joy Riddim LP.

Janelle Monáe, Jidenna & Deep Cotton Interview @ The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Angie Martinez Interviews Rita Ora

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Russ Coson – "Radio"



Bay area singer Russ Coson drops a new visual of his song “Radio”, shot/directed by Dale the Gentleman and produced by Cuddyonthebeat.

Vivian Green Performing "Emotional Rollercoaster" on Capitol Records Rooftop NYC

Jonathan Butler Sings "Sara, Sara" During "The Quiet Storm Live"

Babyface – "We’ve Got Love"





Take a listen to “We’ve Got Love,” the kickoff single from 11-time Grammy winner Babyface from his forthcoming 10th album Return of the Tender Lover.

Sevyn Streeter Talks Songwriting Process, Relationship with B.o.B + When Exes Try to Get Back on Sway in the Morning

Michel'le on Drastic Difference in Her Singing & Talking Voices

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: The Drifters - "Under the Boardwalk"



A staple of barbershop quartets, jukeboxes and any popular DJ's Top 25 classic soul list, the Drifters 1964 hit single, "Under the Boardwalk" was set to be recorded on May 21, 1964, but the band's lead singer, Rudy Lewis, died of a suspected heroin overdose the night before. Produced by Bert Berns and co-written by songwriters/producers Artie Resnick and Kenny Young, it would be The Drifters former lead vocalist Johnny Moore who was drafted to sing lead on the song after Lewis' death. A certified hit from the beginning, "Under the Boardwalk" would chart at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Bridget Kelly Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Timbaland feat. V. Bozeman - "Smile"





Producer/rapper/singer Timbaland debuts "Smile" featuring V. Bozeman.

Robin Thicke Talks Why his Album "Paula" & Marriage Didn't Work + New Single w/ Nicki Minaj

Nico & Vinz Talks African Heritage, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Success of Billboard hit "Am I Wrong" + more

Shanell feat. T-Pain - "I Can Be Your Stripper (remix)"





Shanell recruits T-Pain to bless the remix of Zaytoven-produced slow jam "I Can Be Your Stripper".

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jordin Sparks – "Boyz In The Hood"



Jordin Sparks – "Boyz In The Hood"

With the August 21st release of the Jordin Sparks' Right Here Right Now album getting nearer, she drops another new banger.

Robin Thicke feat. Nicki Minaj – "Back Together"



R&B crooner Robin Thicke unveils a new video for his latest single "Back Together", featuring a scantily-clad Nicki Minaj.

Tiara Thomas – Up In Smoke EP





As the wait for her upcoming debut album, singer/songwriter and producer Tiara Thomas helps to tide fans over with the release of her latest EP, Up In Smoke.

Bridget Kelly Talks Leaving Roc Nation, Dating Younger Men + New Song

Derek King – "Problems"





Rising Bay area singer Derek King connects with producer Feez on the smooth, radio ready single "Problems"!

Dozay feat. Sean Kingston – "Love You Long"





Los Angeles-based singer Dozay drops a new single called "Love You Long" featuring Sean Kingston.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Monica Clears Up Her Real "Trap Queen" Statement

Tiara Thomas Wants to Collaborate with Future

pUrPlE wOnDaLuV fka Musiq Soulchild Speaks on His Purpose & His Future

D. Woods - "Find Your Way"



Former Danity Kane member D. Woods releases a music video for "Find Your Way," a record that supports her new film "Blackbird".

Charisse Mills feat. French Montana - "Champagne (Club Remix)"





Multi-talented songstress Charisse Mills connects with French Montana on her new single “Champagne”.

Tamar Braxton Reacts to this Season of ‘Braxton Family Values’

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Adina Howard - "Bad 4 Me"





"Freak Like Me" singer Adina Howard returns with a new single "Bad 4 Me" that's a total departure from her usual sexually-charged tunes.

Truth Hurts – "Fight 4 Love"


Truth Hurts – "Fight 4 Love"

Official audio from longtime songtress Truth Hurts performing "Fight 4 Love" from the EP Sheuro, produced by James Worthy.

Jordin Sparks – "They Don’t Give" (Official Video)



From Jordin's upcoming 3rd album Right Here Right Now.

Trevor Jackson – "Simple As This" (Official Video)



New video for "Simple As This" from Trevor Jackson’s latest project In My Feelings.

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents: pUrPlE wOnDaLuV - Who is pUrPlE wOnDaLuV?

RandiVision – "Balloons"





RandiVision premieres his new song “Balloons”, The Great Escape Vol. 2 EP set to be released later this year.