Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tinashe - "I Wanna Get Better" (Cover)





Tinashe does a cover of an indie-rock song by Bleachers' "I Wanna Get Better."

Janet Jackson - "S.E.X.L.I.N.E.S."


Janet Jackson - "S.E.X.L.I.N.E.S."

Newest single from Janet's album Unbreakable arriving in just two more days (Oct. 2),

Nola Adé - "Cool"



Check out Nigerian-American songstress Nola Adé’s jazzy new single “Cool".

Aretha Franklin Performs 'Amazing Grace' for the Pope

Dawn - "Dance"


Dawn - "Dance"

From Dawn's upcoming third LP The Red Era, written by Ester Dean.

Jennah Bell - "Candied Daylight"





NYC singer/songwriter Jennah Bell premieres new soul song, "Candied Daylight".

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gladys Knight Wants Kelly Rowland to Play Her in Biopic + Talks Empire Role, Sings Live!

Tiara Thomas on Upbringing; Wale; Being Indy; New Music

Watch: Beyonce Perform @ Global Citizen Festival 2015

Dru Hill Talk Legacy, Staying Together, Admiration for Each Other, Getting Signed

Lue Crane feat. BeatKing - “Superman”





Rising artist and North Carolina native Lue Crane releases a new song called "Superman" featuring BeatKing.

Aaron Camper feat. Brave – "Choose You"





Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Camper premiers his new single "Choose You" featuring Brave Williams, the latest song from his upcoming EP B.L.O.W.(Better Left on Wax).

Monday, September 28, 2015

JoJo - "When Love Hurts"



JoJo’s back and she'll have you dancing with your fingers after peeping her brand new video for “When Love Hurts".

Watch: Rihanna Live At 'Rock In Rio (Full Performance)'

Gary Clark Jr. - "Church" (Official Music Video)



Official Music Video for Gary Clark Jr.'s "Church" from the new album The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim available now on iTunes.

Tamar Braxton & Val Perform "Cha-cha-cha" @ Dancing With The Stars Season 21 - Week 2

Rita Ora Talks Grime Music, Working with Chris Brown & Upcoming Album

Keyshia Cole - "Hotline Bling (Remix)"





Keyshia Cole turns in her version of Drake's "Hotline Bling".

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 9/27/15


Collaj's "Morro Bae" Is The Best Tropical R&B Summer Jam You Haven't Heard Yet

R&B Singer Gregory Porter May Make Jazz Relevant for a New Generation

Kelis: The R&B Star Dishes on Food, Music and Her New Cookbook

Beyonce Introduces First Lady Michelle Obama At The Global Citizen Festival

Chris Brown Might Be Banned From Australia

Bobbi Kristina's Cause Of Death Determined, Kept Under Wraps

Usher Secretly Weds Longtime Girlfriend Grace Miguel

Dru Hill Reveal Plans for 20th Anniversary Including New Music & More

Oshea - "Know"





Oshea delivers a new song entitled “Know” with frequent producer collaborator XL Eagle.

Jay Park feat. Hoody - "Solo"





Korean artist Jay Park releases a new radio-friendly song featuring Hoody, entitled “Solo.”

R. City feat. Lil Wayne & Adam Levine - "Locked Away (Remix)"





The remix to "Locked Away" featuring Lil Wayne is the new track from R. City in support of the duo’s upcoming debut album What Dreams Are Made Of, which is scheduled to drop October 9th.

Tyrese Gibson on "Shame" and "Black Rose"

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Courtney Bennett - "Motives" [Official Video]



UK artist Courtney Bennett drops the visuals for her latest single "Motives", very creative video here.

Janet Jackson feat. Missy Elliot – "BurnItUp!"



Janet Jackson feat. Missy Elliot – "BurnItUp!"

Janet Jackson recruits Missy Elliott for new song, "Burnitup!". Janet's new album Unbreakable drops Oct. 2

JoJo Discusses Her Long-Awaited Return to Music

Sevyn Streeter feat. Hit-Boy – "Boomerang"



The steady grinding Sevyn Streeter bounces back in the video for “Boomerang” featuring Hit-Boy.

Ricky Blaze - "Pull It"





Brooklyn, NY native and rising dancehall artist Ricky Blaze releases a new banger called "Pull It".

Jill Scott Performs "Run Run Run" @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Patti Labelle - "Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)"



The second single released from Patti Labelle's 1991 album Burnin', "Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)" became a smash hit and a signature song for Labelle with its sultry and emotional vocals (as well as a stirring video which was shot at Harlem, New York's infamous Apollo Theater). Co-written by Labelle and former Philadelphia International artist Bunny Sigler, who also produced the song, the single would reach number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in early 1992.

ThisIs50 Interviews Force MD's: Talk How They Took Over The Game In The 80s

Rico Love - "S.A.N.D.S"





Producer/singer Rico Love drops off a raunchy new single called "S.A.N.D.S."

Lalah Hathaway Performing "This Too Shall Pass" Live in NYC 9/21/15

Kedar Massenburg on New Group, Rawyals; Issues with Dru Hill

Demarco - "Lava"





Listen to "Lava", the new song from dancehall artists Demarco.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

RL Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

The Jackson's Talk Last Performance with Brother Michael + Crashing Janet Jackson Tour

Lipstick Gypsy - "Infatuation"



Epic Records recording duo Lipstick Gypsy released their debut music video for their single “Infatuation.”

Gladys Knight - "Just A Little"





“Just A Little” is the first mainstream dance record from Gladys Knight in nearly twenty years as well as the lead single from her twelfth solo studio album slated to be released in 2016.

Loick Essien – 'The Other Side"





London newcomer Loick Essien delivers you to “The Other Side”.

Isa - "Joyride"


Isa - "Joyride"

Bronx-born artist Isa drops an emotional ballad called "Joyride".

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dru Hill Performing "Beauty" Live at BB King's in NYC 9/11/15

Luke Christopher - "They Know" (Official Video)



L.A. based rapper/singer & songwriter Luke Christopher drops the visuals to his latest single "They Know".

Tink feat. K. Camp – "Jupiter (Remix)"





Tink and K Camp link up for the 'Jupiter" remix. One of the most memorable tracks on Tink's latest mixtape, Winter's Diary 3.

Monica Pays Homage To Idol Whitney Houston At Howard University

El-Jay – "Casanova"





West coast artist El-Jay drops a new single called "Casanova".

Darz & The City Boiz – "Night Edition"





Listen to "Night Edition" brought to you by Darz & The City Boiz.

Monday, September 21, 2015

BJ The Chicago Kid: I'm Trying to Make History With "In My Mind"

Lyfe Jennings feat. Demetria McKinney - "Talkin About Love" (Official Video)



Lyfe Jennings releases a new music video/single/duet called “Talkin About Love” with actress/singer Demetria McKinney.

Zonnique Pullins Talks Young Thug Collaboration, Family Hustle & Social Media Critics

Keyshia Cole feat. Young Thug - "Don't Waste My Time"





Listen as Keyshia Cole teams up with Young Thug for her latest single "Don't Waste My Time".

Britney Holmes feat. Krayzie Bone - "Good Time (remix)" (Video)



Britney Holmes extends her previously released single, "Good Time," with a brand new verse from Hip-Hop legend Krayize Bone of Bone Thugs & Harmony. The video also stars "America's Next Top Model" winner Keith Carlos.

Tamar Braxton - "Angels & Demons"



Tamar Braxton shows off her sexy moves in the visuals for “Angels & Demons”.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 9/20/15


R&B star Miesa on Kelly Rowland, Dating and ‘Blame My Ex’

With Each Album, Avant has Quietly Become One of the R&B Greats of his Generation

On Kelela’s ‘Rewind’ Video And Why ‘Alternative R&B’ Might Not Be A Thing Anymore

Patti LaBelle Kicks A Disrespectful Fan Off Stage Like A Boss

Chris Brown Just Can't Catch a Break With the Law

Adrienne Bailon Calls Of 7-Month Engagement

Mariah Carey Set To Direct & Star In Christmas Film 'Melody & Mistletoe'

Jennifer Lopez Announces Name Of Las Vegas Residency/Reveals Official Poster

Mary J. Blige & Tamar Braxton Prep U.S. Tour

Lalah Hathaway - "Little Ghetto Boy" (Music Video)



Lalah Hathaway brings back a relevant classic with her “Little Ghetto Boy” video, a repackage of the 1972 classic “Little Ghetto Boy” by her father and soul icon, Donny Hathaway.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Louis York - Masterpiece Theater (Act 1) EP





Rihanna hitmakers Louis York is ready for the spotlight on Masterpiece Theater (Act 1) EP premiere.

Neijah Lanae feat. PapermaShay - "Lady"





Westcoast songbird Neijah Lanae drops "Lady", her new single featuring Papermashay off her upcoming Sapphire Vol. 2 EP.

August Alsina feat. Lil Wayne - "Why I Do It"



August Alsina and Lil Wayne live lavish in "Why I Do It", the first offering from August's upcoming album This Thing Called Life.

Mavado - "Gal Yu Sexy (Raw)"





Listen to "Gal Yu Sexy (Raw)", the new song from Jamaican singer Mavado, produced by Troyton.

Ask Atlantic: Q&A with Jovanie

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Zhane - "Hey, Mr. DJ"



Discovered by DJ Jazzy Jeff and record exec/manager/producer Benny Medina, Zhane (Renee Neufville and Jean Norris) stood apart from the 90's R&B scene with their versatile grooves and short bald ‘dos. The duo, who met while both were studying music at Philadelphia's Temple University, released their debut album, Pronounced Jah-Nay in 1994. The album would produce a trifecta of Top 40 hits ("Groove Thang" & "Sending My Love") as well as one of the top hip-hop party anthems of all time, "Hey, Mr. DJ". Produced by Naughty by Nature DJ Kay Gee and originally recorded and released on the compilation album Roll Wit tha Flava in 1993, "Hey, Mr. DJ" (which also featured a rap from Rottin Razkals member Fam) would peak at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, go gold as a single and propel Pronounced Jah-Nay to platinum status.

Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin - "Runnin' (Lose It All)"



UK producer Naughty Boy releases the video for his new single "Runnin' (Lose It All)", a new song featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.

Chris Brown - "Zero"





Chris Brown proves that he isn't fazed by any ex's on his new single "Zero".

Naturi Naughton Talks 'Power' And Life After 3LW | MadameNoire

iLoveMakonnen - "Where Your Girl At (GRMN x FVCKDIVMONDS Remix)"





Listen to GRMN x FVCKDIVMONDS remix to Atlanta singer/rapper iLoveMakonnen's "Where Your Girl At".

T-Pain - "Roof On Fye"





T-Pain brings the heat on a new song called “Roof on Fye” off his forthcoming fifth album Stoicville: The Phoenix.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ty Dolla $ign Speaks On Being Racially Profiled, Free TC & His Perfect Woman

Ex-Danity Kane Members Aubrey O'Day & Shannon Bex Talk Diddy, Group's Breakup & Dawn Richard @ The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Sean Kingston - "Wait Up"





After a few years away from the spotlight, Sean Kingston is back with a new single called “Wait Up".

BJ the Chicago Kid feat. Chance The Rapper & Buddy - "Church" (Official Video)



Here's the visuals for BJ the Chicago Kid's "Church' with guests Chance the Rapper and Buddy.

Kevin Cossom - "Power Couple"





Singer/songwriter Kevin Cossom's been dropping a lot of heat lately and here's another banger called "Power Couple".

Christina Milian feat. Lil Wayne - "Do It"





Despite rumors floating in the air of their breakup, Christina Milian drops this new single called "Do It" with Lil Wayne.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tamar Braxton - "Catfish"


Tamar Braxton - "Catfish"

New single from Tamar Braxton called "Catfish", from her new album Calling All Lovers which is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Sanaa Lathan feat. DeJ Loaf - "Emotional"





Veteran actress Sanaa Lathan gives singing a shot with debut single “Emotional” featuring rapper Dej Loaf.

Gary Clark Jr Talks Foo Fighters and Studio Etiquette

L. Rucus feat. KJ - "Make Her Mine"



Download the EP Summer Solstice from L. Rucus featuring the hit "Make Her Mine" now.

Knotch feat. Stevie Wonder – "Love Is Blind"





Knotch delivers a new single with the legendary Stevie Wonder entitled “Love Is Blind”.

Ead3n – Nine EP





Ead3n drops her brand new EP entitled Nine.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News: 9/13/15


Sanaa Lathan Unleashes Her Inner R&B Diva With Debut Single

Chris Brown Celebrates Custody Win by Taking Daughter Royalty Up On Stage with Him

R&B Singer Tamia: I Compare All My New Music to 'Stranger in My House'

The Weeknd's Entire New Album Has Charted on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Nathaniel Rateliff Makes the Album of his R&B/Soul Dreams

Bobby Brown On Bobbi Kristina’s Death: “I’m Pretty Sure Her Mother Had A Part In It”

Hologram Of Whitney Houston To Hit Stages Worldwide

August Alsina Reveals Title of Sophomore Album, DJ Khaled Compares It To Classic Nas & Dr. Dre

Janet Jackson To Release ‘Unbreakable’ Target Edition / New Cover & Songs Revealed

CeCe Peniston Talks Celebrity Swap + New Single & Album + Relationship Advice

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sevyn Streeter Talks Life After Two Failed Girl Group Attempts

Ty Dolla $ign feat Fetty Wap - "When I See Ya"





New music from Ty Dolla $ign featuring Fetty Wap called "When I See Ya". Ty's debut album Free TC is scheduled to drop Nov. 13.

Omarion Plays "This Or That" | Presented by Hotnewhiphop

Verse Simmonds feat. K. Camp - "Mona Lisa"





Verse Simmonds delivers his new steamy, and extremely catchy single, "Mona Lisa," with fellow Atlanta crooner, K. Camp.

Tori Kelly feat. Jeremih – "Should Have Been Us"





Pop/soul singer Tori Kelly recruits Jeremih for her new single “Should Have Been Us".

Ciara Performs Michael Jackson's 'Heal the World' in 9/11 Tribute

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Mariah Carey - "Love Takes Time"



Produced by Walter Afanasieff, "Love Takes Time" was the second #1 song from Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album. Carey, along with songwriter Ben Marguiles wrote the ballad with the intention of adding it to her second album, Emotions. But her label liked it so much they stopped presses of her first album so it could be included. "Love Takes time" would reach number 1 in its ninth week on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks at the top of the chart, from November 10 to 24, 1990. It spent seven weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks in the top 40 and the RIAA certified it gold.

K. Michelle Talks Debut Album "Rebellious Soul", New Love, & More on @MFWERadio

Roman GianArthur - Ok Lady EP





Janelle Monae's Wondaland member Roman GianArthur offers up his solo project titled OK Lady.

Paloma Ford - "Jada"



Paloma Ford preps for the release of her forthcoming EP Nearly Civilized with the visuals for "Jada", dedicated to her favorite actress.

Noelz Vedere – "Essence"





Chicago native Noelz Vedere is back with a new single called “Essence", the second single off his upcoming project Pyramid Poet.

Liane V - "No Holding Back"





Liane V samples Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go" for her new single "No Holding Back".

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Naturi Naughton Talks How She Got To Play 'Tasha' + Remaining Humble & Power Season 3

Popcaan - "Slap Roun Deh (RAW)"





Reggae artist Popcaan is back in war-mood with his new single off the After Party Riddim “Rifle Slap Round Deh,” produced by Chimney Records.

Lalah Hathaway Talks #BlackLivesMatter, Today's R&B, and Her Dad, Donny

Lizz Wright - "Lean In"



Visuals for "Lean In" from singer/songwriter Lizz Wright's new album Freedom & Surrender, out now on iTunes.

The Weeknd feat. Lana Del Rey - "Prisoner (Tomsize Remix)"





One of the most intriguing parts of the Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness album is "Prisoner," the duet with Lana Del Rey--adding even more suspense is this remix of the track by production team Tomsize.

Tinashe feat. Young Thug - "Party Favors"





Tinashe teams up with Young Thug for "Party Favors", the first single from her new album Joyride.