Monday, November 30, 2015

Mike Bivins Talks New Edition Biopic And The Creation Of BBD | Where You Been?

Chris Brown Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1 (NYC)

Trey Songz - To Whom It May Concern (Mixtape)




Trey Songz gifts fans with new mixtape To Whom It May Concern, hosted by DJ Drama and featuring Dave East, MikexAngel, JR & Chisanity.

Jacquees - "B.E.D."




Listen to Jacquees' new single "B.E.D.", produced by Nash B.

Vybz Kartel - "3am - Raw"





New jam from Vybz Kartel called "3am - Raw", produced by Dunwell.

Farrah Franklin: Beyonce Covered Up Real Reason I Quit Destiny's Child

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 11/29/15


Slim from 112 is Ready to ‘Refuel’ R&B

Tyrese and Tank are Displeased with the Weeknd’s AMA Wins for R&B/Soul Categories

Kelela Continues the Swagger of ’90s R&B on ‘Hallucinogen’

Adele’s ‘25’ Sells Record-Shattering 3.38 Million Copies

Family Feud: Gap Band Member Ronnie Wilson Sues Brother Charlie Wilson

Tinashe Covers Winter 2015 Issue Of 'Dazed' Mag, Talks Still Having A Normal Life, More

Rihanna Preps 'ANTI' World Tour (Dates)

Rising artist Kvn Tajzea talks ’90s R&B and new album, ‘The First Return’

8 Things You Didn't Know About Alicia Keys

Chris Brown - Before The Party (Mixtape)



For your Thanksgiving weekend pleasure, Chris Brown drops surprise 34-track mixtape Before the Party.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Courtnie - Nebula (EP)





Listen to Harlem, NYC singer/songwriter Courtnie's critically acclaimed Nebula EP and stay tuned for her upcoming project The Feels due in 2016.

Natasha Waterman - "This Is A Silent Night"



Natasha Waterman - "This Is A Silent Night"

Indie Toronto, Canada singer-songwriter Natasha Waterman gets festive with her new single “This Is A Silent Night".

Alessia Cara On Debut Album 'Know It All', 'Four Pink Walls' Meaning, Fav Song To Perform and More

T-Pain Performs New Song 'Officially Yours' From Upcoming Album

Ty Dolla Sign Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 fm

Kem Talks Working With Snoop Dogg + Crush On Kim Fields

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Chris Jane - "Spin Me" (Official Video)



Singer-songwriter actress Chris Jane turns up the club in her new video for “Spin Me,” a track from her upcoming album Girl No. 6.

Ciara - "Special Edition"


Ciara - "Special Edition"

ATL songstress Ciara delivers a new dance-centric tune just in time for Thanksgiving with "Special Edition".

Jill Scott's Top 5 Female R&B Singer | Greatest Of All Time

Patti LaBelle on "The TODAY Show"

Ciara - "Oh Baby"


Ciara - "Oh Baby"

Ciara takes some time out from mommy duties and boyfriend Russell Wilson to drop a new single called "Oh Baby". 

Vanessa White - "Don't Wanna Be Your Lover" (Official Video)



British soulstress Vanessa White delivers the visuals for her infectious new single “Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover".

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Erykah Badu Talks Being A Recluse, New Mixtape, Not Letting Jay Electronica Make An Album & More

Monica Explains Essence Music Festival and How Her Performance Differs There From Her Other Concerts

Leon Bridges - "So Long"



New single from young, Texan singer Leon Bridges called "So Long" which will be on the Concussion soundtrack, the movie in which Will Smith plays a doctor who discovers the impact of brain injuries in the NFL.

Chris Brown Reveals Reaction to Royalty + Wishes the Best for Exes

India Shawn Performing "Be Myself" Live at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver 11/17/2015

Eric Bellinger Dash Radio Interview with DJ Trexxx

Dawn Richard Covers Adele's "Hello"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 11/22/15


Angie Stone's 'Dream' Debuts on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Jennifer Lopez to Host & Perform at 2015 American Music Awards

Stevie Wonder Reunites R&B Legend’s Sons at JLA Show

The Weeknd Received The Ultimate Gift That Belonged To Michael Jackson

Sean Kingston Was Reportedly Kidnapped In L.A. Over A $225K Watch

Beyonce Is A Stan For Britney Spears

Chris Brown Pushes 'Royalty' Release Date Back to December

Monica Reveals 'Code Red' Cover & Tracklisting

R. Kelly Defends Himself From Past Child Sex Allegations

Ro James - "Permission" (Official Video)



Veteran singer Ro James drops the official video for "Permission" from his forthcoming debut LP.

Antonique Smith Performing a Cover of The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" Live Acoustic

Eric Bellinger - "Squad"





With Cuffing Season Pt. 2 being pushed back till December 4th, Eric Bellinger decided to drop a 3-track EP titled In The Meantime Pt. 2. The final track on the EP is the SoufWest and Eric Bellinger produced "Squad".

Eric Bellinger feat. Problem - "Privacy"





Listen to "Privacy," the new song from Eric Bellinger featuring Problem.

Faye B Performs Acoustic Version Of New Single “Ready For Goodbye” Live

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys – "Powerful"


Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys – "Powerful"

From the Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 1, which is on iTunes now.

Christina Milian feat. Snoop Dogg - "Like Me"





Snoop Dogg spits a verse on the latest release from Christina Milian's upcoming EP "4U".

Earth, Wind, & Fire - "September" (Taylor Wise Remix)





Earth, Wind, & Fire's "September" is brought back to life by NY producer Taylor Wise with his new indie meets future house remix.

Omarion feat. Rich Homie Quan - "I'm Sayin'"





Omarion is back with another banger, "I'm Sayin (Gunplay)" featuring Rich Homie Quan.

Joss Stone Reveals the Hardest Song She’s Ever Written + Bouncing Music Ideas Off Raphael Saadiq

iLoveMakonnen - ILOVEMAKONNEN 2 (Album)





Yesterday Makonnen dropped off ILoveMakonnen 2, the sequel to his 2014 debut EP.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: New Edition - "Cool It Now"



Written and produced by songwriters Vincent Brantley and Rick Timas and known for being one of the first commercial R&B hits to feature a rap interlude, New Edition's 1984 single "Cool It Now" was a huge hit on both the R&B and pop charts. With Ralph Tresvant on lead singing about wanting to let himself fall in love despite his friends telling him to "cool it now", the first single from their eponymous second album, New Edition, became the group's first top 10 pop single, peaking at number four on the pop chart as well as becoming their second number one R&B hit.

V. Bozeman Talks Working on Empire, Meeting Timbaland + Possible Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar

Monica feat. Missy Elliott – "Code Red"



Monica feat. Missy Elliott – "Code Red"

Monica returns with new album Code Red. Ahead on Dec. 18. Here's the title track featuring the one and only Missy Elliott.

Angie Stone Opens Up About Relationship With D'Angelo & Shares Why She Turned Down Idris Elba

Major Lazer - "Powerful" (D.R.A.M Remix)





Major Lazer recruits VA rapper D.R.A.M. for "Powerful" remix.

Jonn Hart feat. 50 Cent & Kid Ink - "New Chick"





Oakland, Cali singer Jonn Hart rides for his "New Chick" on this new banger guest-starring 50 Cent and Kid Ink.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Eddie Levert - "Did I Make You Go Ooh"



The legendary Eddie Levert shows he's still got swag on his new single/video "Did I Make You Go Ooh".

India.Arie feat. Tori Kelly – "Favorite Time Of Year"





From India's new Xmas album Christmas With Friends, out now.

R. Kelly Sings 'Star Spangled Banner' At Brooklyn Nets Game

Michael Allen - “I’ll Be (There for You)”





Ohio based singer/songwriter Michael Allen makes a strong first appearance with his new single “I’ll Be (There for You)”.

Mila J - "Me & My"




Mila J celebrated her birthday yesterday by dropping this single "Me & My". New mixtape, The Waiting Game, just dropped last week.

Aretha Franklin Calls Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pies Nasty

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ty Dolla $ign Shares His Favorite Weed, Who He Doesn’t Smoke In Front Of + Why 'Free TC' is Important

Leila Hegazy - "Maybe If We Try"





Produced by electro-R&B/funk producer Still Weavens, the song features soft, fluid chords and Leila’s sweet, harmonic vocals.

Raheem Devaughn Talks Tour w/ Leela James | Love Life Foundation | & More On @MFWERadio

Tkay Maidza – "Ghost"





Australian R&B artist, Tkay Maidza debuts her new single “Ghost", Maidza is expected to release an EP (via Downtown Records) and new album in 2016.

Vybz Kartel x Tiana - "Think About Me"





Dancehall heavyweight star Vybz Kartel dropped new single with one of dancehall hot diva's Tiana entitled “Think Bout Me".

Tinashe Talks New Album 'Joyride'

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Suzy Q Sings "Should I Cry" Live

Sevyn Streeter - "Don't" (Remix)





Sevyn Streeter shares a remix of Bryson Tiller's "Don't".

Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper - "All My Friends" (Official Video)



Tinashe along with Chanace the Rapper contribute to the visuals for British duo Snakehips video "All My Friends".

Angie Stone Speaks about Origin of "Brotha, Her Diabetes + Answer Fan Questions

Alessia Cara Covers Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself"

Ray J - "Curtains Closed"





Who said a playa like Ray J couldn't fall in love? Well, on his new single "Curtains Closed" he does anyway.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Alessia Cara Talks Signing to Def Jam and Debut Album at The Breakfast Club

Alycia Bella – "Sade & Juicy J"



Here's a hot new single from singer/songwriter Alycia Bella entitled "Sade & Juicy J".

Elhae – "HLV"




ATL artist Elhae takes time out to drop a new track titled "HLV (Houston Atlanta Las Vegas)".

iLoveMakonnen – “Second Chance”





Produced by DJ Mustard, here's a new joint from iLoveMakonnen, called "Second Chance".

Eric Bellinger – "Plastic Bag"





Eric Bellinger drops a new track from his upcoming Cuffing Season 2 project, called “Plastic Bag".

'Classic Man's' Jidenna Responds To Being A One Hit Wonder

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 11/15/15


Billboard, R&B lists and young White people writing about old Black music

Tamar Braxton Quits 'DWTS', Cancels Tour Amid Health Problems

Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B Mainstay, Dies at 77

Lalah Hathaway Has Best Week Ever on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

Kem brings back the essence of R&B with ‘Promise to Love’ tour

Striking Vintage Photos of Houston's Early R&B Scene

Jay Z & Alicia Keys Named Keynote Speakers For Harvard’s African American Student Union Conference

Patti LaBelle Calls The Man Who Made Her Sweet Potato Pie Go Viral

Rihanna Expands Empire With L.A.-Based Beauty Booking Agency Called Fr8me

Mila J – The Waiting Game (Mixtape)





West coast songstress Mila J drops her much-anticipated mixtape The Waiting Game as she continues to prep her new album, scheduled to drop next year.

Omarion - Care Package 3 (Mixtape)





Omarion will take care of you this fall & winter with his Care Package 3 mixtape.

Keke Wyatt Talks Weight Loss Secrets & Learning To Trust After Abuse

What You Don't Know About Ty Dolla $ign's Upcoming Album, Free TC

Alessia Cara Talks Performing With Taylor Swift, Musical Influences, and Her Celebrity Crush

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chrisette Michele - "Steady"



The recently engaged Chrisette Michele celebrates her standing in the music industry with new single "Steady".

RILEY feat. 2 Chainz - "PoundFRANK"





Teddy Riley's daughters create new girl group, RILEY, drop single featuring 2 Chainz, called "PoundFRANK".

Tweet Addresses Twitter, Turning Down R&B Divas & New Album

Marko Penn – "Real Friends"





West coast artist Marko Penn doesn't hold back on speaking the truth with his new single "Real Friends".

Kamen - "Love Me Back"





Signer/songwriter and model Kamen drops his debut single “Love Me Back".

Junior Reid Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Teddy Pendergrass - "Close The Door"



Former Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes lead singer Teddy Pendergrass, aka "The Black Elvis Presley", scored one of his 5 Grammy nominations with the 1978 ballad "Close The Door", the first single from his second solo album Life Is a Song Worth Singing. Produced and written by the legendary team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the passionate "Close The Door" spent two weeks at number one on the R&B chart and peaked at number twenty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.

Justina Valentine feat. Futuristic - "All The Way"





Eclectic, pop and soul singer/songwriter Justina Valentine presents a new single called "All The Way" featuring Futuristic.

Vanessa Elisha – "Out of Time"





Australian R&B artist Vanessa Elisha is back with a new single called "Out of Time".

Zendaya - "Close Up"



New video from singer/actress/model Zendaya, which also serves as an ad for Vivienne Westwood's Fall/Winter 2015 and couture collections.

R. Kelly feat. Juicy J - "Marching Band"





New single from R. Kelly called "Marching Band" guest-starring rapper Juicy J. from upcoming album, The Buffet.

Aric Mayo feat. Tone Jonez - "Love Unconditional" (Official Video)



From the forthcoming album Soulidified, Virginia singer Aric Mayo tells the story of a man redeemed by love.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kay Cola feat. Kreesha Turner & Jon Famous – "The Youth" (Official Video)



Singer/songwriter Kay Cola releases a video for “The Youth” featuring Kreesha Turner and Jon Famous.

Rotimi - ‘Royal Wednesday’ (Mixtape)





Singer/Power actor Rotimi drops his debut full-length, a mixtape entitled Royal Wednesday.

Joss Stone On Working With Nas, Damian Marley, & New Album

Jessica Jarrell – "Getting Right"




Jessica Jarrell drops a smooth new track perfect to ride out to entitled "Getting Right".

KR - "Bout That" (Official Video)



Los Angeles native Kaalan Rashad Walker, better known as KR, drops the smooth new single/video “Bout That".

Rotimi Talks Performing Weekly for Jay Z, Power + Sings Live

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Amma Whatt feat. Vinx & Monet - "You"



Single/songwriter Amma Whatt releases the inspiring video for "You", off her debut EP Maybe, available on iTunes.

Tamar Braxton’s Dancing Tribute to Sister Toni Braxton



RELATED: Tamar Braxton Misses Most of Dancing with the Stars After Being Taken to Hospital

Tinashe Freestyles over the 5 Fingers of Death + Talks Touring with Nicki Minaj & Katy Perry

Lex LaBianca - "Home" (Official Video)



19-year-old ATL singer Lex LaBianca presents the visuals for her sensual new single "Home".

ILoveMakonnen - Over/Under

Jazmine Sullivan Drops Deets On Upcoming Album

Monday, November 9, 2015

August Alsina On Suicide, Family Hate, Power Of Prayer & New Album

Villz feat. Mike Ewing - "Time Wasted"





Singer/songwriter Villz returns with a powerful new single called "Time Wasted" guest starring Mike Ewing.

Z feat. Fetty Wap – "Nobody’s Better"





Singer Z recruits fellow New Jersey native Fetty Wap for her latest single “Nobody’s Better.”

Chris Brown on Being a Dad, 'Royalty' and New Single "Back to Sleep"

Joelle & Soundz - "Love Me Like" (Official Video)



Joelle, an R&B artist from Australia, teams up with producer & singer SoundZ on her new single “Love Me Like."

Farrah Franklin - "Magic and Make Up" (Official Video)

Here's the visuals for former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin's first in over a decade "Magic and Make Up".

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 11/8/15


Singer Melanie Fiona Pregnant With First Child

R&B Singer K. Michelle Having Butt Implants Removed

Erykah Badu Plans To Drop New Mixtape Thanksgiving Weekend

CeeLo Green Talks About Robin Williams And Creative Process On Comeback Album

Jennifer Lopez: 'I Was Always the Good Girl'

Puma Credits Rihanna For Sales Increase

SWV Sounds Off On Canceled WeTV Reality Show

Get Your Romance On With John Legend's Wine Collection

Where's The Kickstarter Album? TLC Slammed By Fans Who Feel They've Been Scammed

Fabian Nuwa – "Nobody Like You"





Rising artists Fabian Nuwa recruits producer Dale the Gentleman for his new single “Nobody Like You”.

Brandon Michael - Timeless LP (Sampler)





Here's a sampler of Boston singer/songwriter Brandon Michael's debut LP, Timeless.

Angel B feat. Marley Waters - “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”





Angel B, a Brazilian recording artist and dancer who is currently based in Los Angeles, recruits producer/DJ Marley Waters for her new single “Ain't Seen Nothing Yet”.