Sunday, January 31, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News 1/31/16


Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Disappoints With No Hits. Has Rihanna Failed Us?

Dr. Dre Announces Anderson .Paak's Signing To Aftermath

The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown, 1 Year Later

Boyz II Men Discuss 'Grease: Live,' Frankie Avalon

Popcast: A New Identity for R&B

First Look: Keke Palmer As Marty On The Set Of ‘Grease: LIVE’

Watch: Did Beyoncé Culturally Appropriate Indian Culture in Her New Video?

John Legend and Wife Chrissy Teigen Buy Rihanna’s Former Luxury Pad

Michael Jackson Told Oprah Winfrey He'd Never Want to be Played by a White Actor

Solero – Back to Sleep (Acoustic Chris Brown Cover) [Official Video]



Hailing from Puerto rico, but now residing in Los Angeles, Latino duo/brothers Solero show off their vocal talents in their acoustic video covering Chris Brown’s current hit single “Back to Sleep”.

BJ the Chicago Kid - Love Inside [Official Video]



Here's the official video for “Love Inside” from BJ The Chicago Kid’s forthcoming album In My Mind, out on 2/19.

Meelah - Stupid In Love [Official Video]



Former 702 lead singer Meelah has just released her new video for the song “Stupid in Love".

Tyrese Reveals What Jody from "Baby Boy" Would be doing 15 Years Later + Teddy Pendergrass Biopic

Hollywood Today Live Interviews Trevor Jackson

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Keke Wyatt Covers Mary J. Blige's "I'm Goin Down"

Don Christopher – "When You Hear That Love Song"





Columbia, SC native Don Christopher takes us on a nostalgic ride with “When You Hear That Love Song", which samples Force M.D.’s 1985 classic, “Tender Love".

Mylezia - "Exchange" (Remix)





Delaware singer Mylezia responds to Bryson Tiller’s "Exchange" with this hearty remix.

Zendaya - Neverland [From Finding Neverland The Album – Official Video]

Roi Anthony - Gonna Do Me [Official Video]



Southern soul crooner Roi “Chip” Anthony lives it up in new "Gonna Do Me" video.

BJ The Chicago Kid feat: Ty Dolla $ign & Anderson Paak - "Church" (The Westcoast Remix)





BJ The Chicago Kid has released a new remix for his single “Church” featuring Ty Dolla and Anderson Paak.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Night Throwback: Toni Braxton - "Love Shoulda Brought You Home"



The 4th single released from the magnificent Boomerang soundtrack, Toni Braxton's 1st solo venture, 1992's "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", became an instant hit. The song, which was first submitted to Anita Baker (due to her impending pregnancy, she had to decline), was written by Babyface along with songwriter Daryl Simmons and Bo Watson. "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" served as the follow-up to Braxton's summer smash duet with Babyface, "Give U My Heart". The title is a direct line from the film, which saw Halle Berry's character, Angela Lewis, confront her man, Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy), after he spent the night with another woman: "Love should've brought your ass home last night." Produced by Babyface, L.A. Reid and Simmons, seven months after its release, the song was included on Braxton's 1993 debut album, Toni Braxton.

Luke Christopher – “Lot To Learn” (Official Video)



Luke Christopher releases the video to latest single, “Lot to Learn”, directed by Josh Sikkema.

Tory Lanez - "Say It" [Shlohmo Remix]





Here's the Shlohmo remix to Tory Lanez's "Say It".

Jermaine Dupri Talks Drake Potentially Being Bigger, Future Putting out Too Much Music & More

@BEmagazine | Kandi Burruss' New Girl Group 'GLAMOUR' Live

Aretha Franklin Talks School Drive and Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tory Lanez Talks Swavey Artists, His Sex Life, Ghostwriting Projects + More

Samm Henshaw - Autonomy (Slave) [Official Video]



Samm Hershaw, a 21-year-old British singer who released his debut, The Sound EP, in September of 2015, drops the visuals for “Autonomy (Slave)”.

Musiq Soulchild - "I Do"



Musiq Soulchild returns to R&B with this soothing ballad entitled "I Do".

Tinashe Putting The "Finishing Touches" on ‘Joyride’ Album

Spice - "Born Wid It"





Here's a new single from dancehall fave Spice called ""Born Wid It".

Miguel feat. Travis Scott - "Waves"





Singer Miguel jumps on the 'wavy' movement with the release of his new "Waves" remix featuring Travis Scott.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kyle Lettman - Explode [Official Video]



Here's a sultry slow jam/video from UK singer Kyle Lettman, called "Explode".

It Looks Like Rihanna's 'ANTI' Album Is Finished

Jay Lozoya - Revenue [Official Video]



Bay Area-reared artist Jay Lozoya drops a new music video for his single “Revenue”.

Kehlani Opens Up about Tsunami Mob + More with #TheCruzShow

Mickey Shiloh – "Live 4eva"





Indie artist Mickey Shiloh drops a new gritty song for her 24th birthday entitled "Live 4eva", produced by Y2.

Kali Uchis feat. Tory Lanez – “Ridin Round” (Oshi Remix)





Producer Oshi delivers his own mix to Kali Uchis‘s last’s year release titled “Ridin Round,” featuring Toronto-native/artist, Tory Lanez.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jermaine Dupri Says The Word "Legend" Bothers Him, He Doesn't Speak to Janet + State of ATL Hip Hop

Meaku - All I See Is You [Official Video]



Cali-based singer Meaku releases a brand new visual for his single “All I See Is You”.

Chris Brown – "M.F.T.R." (Remix)





The ever prolific Chris Brown hops on Pusha T and The-Dream’s “M.F.T.R.” turning it into a crazy muse.

Cheney – "All About You"





UK singer Cheney teams up with London producer XVR BLCK for a new track called “All About You” which is featured in her forthcoming EP, The Coming.

Nile Rodgers Remembers David Bowie

Sean Kingston - "One A Way"





Sean tries to capture a girl's attention on new track "One A Way".

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News 1/24/16



Looking Back to 1999 When D’Angelo Said R&B Had Become ‘A Joke’, Let’s See If He Was Right

R&B Singer Jaheim Has Video Shoot Shut Down By His Own NJ Hood

R&B Artist to Promote Seychellois Music in Italy

In the Studio With Miramar R&B Singer Eyme

Clarence Reid, R&B Singer Known as Blowfly, Dead at 76

Grammy for Best R&B Album: Can D'Angelo hold off veteran Charlie Wilson & newcomer Leon Bridges?

Jagged Edge’s Kyle Norman & Wife Talk To Steve Harvey About Beating Her Down

Not So Fast: Newly Engaged Mariah Carey And James Packer Are Each STILL Married To Their Exes

Fantasia, Ledisi, Leon Bridges & More Slated To Perform at 2016 BET Honors

Toni Braxton Uncut: Stories From her Rise to Fame, Divorce, Lifetime Movie + Battle with Lupus

Victoria Monét – "Good Life"





Singer-songwriter Victoria Monét returns with a new single titled “Good Life,” featuring Dmile.

Jhené Aiko – “B’s & H’s”





Jhené Aiko appeared on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio with a new track titled, “B’s & H’s,” produced by The Fisticuffs.

Vybz Kartel - "Move Yuh Hand" (Clean)





From TJ Records production is Vybz Kartel's latest single "Move Yuh Hand".

Mariah Carey: Whirlwind Engagement and Ring Details

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Akon feat. Future - "Forever" (Remix)





Akon drops a new remix to his 2013 single “Forever,” with rapper Future.

Brandy "Beggin & Pleadin" Exclusive with Billboard Magazine

Rayven Justice feat. Surfa Solo – Roll Somethin’ [Official Video]



Oakland, CA singer Rayven Justice is back on the scene with a video for his hot new single “Roll Somethin” feat. Surfa Solo.

Shanell feat. Lil Wayne, TPain, Bankroll Fresh & Zaytoven - 88 Keyz [Mixtape]




Listen to Shanell's Lil Wayne-hosted mixtape 88 Keyz.

David Guetta feat. Sia & Fetty Wap - "Bang My Head (Club Killers Remix)"





Listen to this Club Killers remix to David Guetta's "Bang My Head" single featuring Sia & Fetty Wap.

R. Kelly Says He Was "Absolutely Not" Wrong In His Controversial Relationship With Aaliyah

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tyrese & Rev Run Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Tinashe feat. Juicy J - "Energy"





Here's a new single called "Energy" featuring rapper Juicy J from Tinashe's JOYRIDE album, coming soon

Jacquees - "Ex Games"





Cash Money artist Jacquees leaks new track "Ex Games", produced by Chris King from his highly anticipated mixtape Mood which is set to drop January 25th.

Parable vs. Mac Soto - Carousel [Official Music Video]



New video for "Carousel" from Miami songwriter/producer Mac Soto and a rapper Parable. .

Jamie Foxx Saves a Man From a Burning Vehicle

Leela James Takes Us Around Nashville | Exploring Black Meccas

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Elijah Blake - Blueberry Vapors [Mixtape]





Young and talented singer Elijah Blake just dropped a massive mixtape, entitled Blueberry Vapors, for all of his fans.

Tank – "Relationship Goals" [Official Audio]



"Relationship Goals" is off of Tank's upcoming album Sex Love & Pain II in stores January 22nd!

Chris Brown & Keith Sweat - "Who's Gonna (Nobody)" Remix





Listen to Chris Brown's remix of "Who's Gonna (Nobody)" featuring the one-and-only Keith Sweat.

BJ The Chicago Kid Salutes D’Angelo With Visual Tribute Mashup

Devin Nash - "Cry"





Indie artist Devin Nash, straight out of Atlanta, releases new single "Cry".

PJ feat. K Camp – "Wishlist"





Atlantic Records artist PJ links up with ATL rapper K Camp on new single "Wishlist".

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bryson Tiller - "Don't" (Sángo & Bryson Tiller Salgueiro Mix)





Check out this Sángo & Bryson Tiller Salgueiro remix to Bryson Tiller's "Don't".

Aria Minor - "Centerfold"





Oakland's Aria Minor offers up heartfelt ballad, "Centerfold".

Ty Dolla $ign feat. Joe Moses - "Wavy"





Ty Dolla $ign teams up with West coast emcee Joe Moses on a new track called "Wavy".

Ella Mai feat. Ty Dolla $ign - "She Don't"





London-based singer and recent DJ mustard signee Ella Mai, drops her new single "She Don't", featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Rob Moss feat. Zhane Sky – "Anticipation" (Remix)





Detroit's Rob Moss & Zhane Sky are dripping with "Anticipation" on side chick-friendly jam.

Rihanna Takes Your Panties Off -- This Is The End Song

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News 1/17/16


Bryson Tiller and Other Singers Are Bringing Hip-Hop Into R&B

R&B Singer Christelle Avomo My Roommate Attacked Me With a Plant

R&B Bad Boy Ro James On His Influences & Upcoming Debut 'El Dorado'

‘Lion Babe’: R&B With a Little Pizazz

TLC's Chilli Updates On Progress Of Kickstarter Album: "We Finally Have A Name For It"

Usher Finally Announces Upcoming Album, 'Flawed'

It's Back On! Janet Jackson Announces Rescheduled 'Unbreakable' Tour Dates

Jason Derulo Trying to Pick a Fight With 50 Cent?

Rihanna To Perform At Grammy Awards 2016

Brandy Talks Loving Single Life on 'The Real'

Kristinia DeBarge feat. IAMSU! - Fadeout



Kristinia DeBarge seduces a whole shop of shirtless mechanics in new video for "Fadeout".

Chrisette Michele: Becoming Mrs. Ellison | Episode 3 | "Let Me Make Sure I'm Not Dead"

Demetria McKinney Covers Adele's "Hello"

Angie Stone Talks Tooth-Tossing Fight With Daughter On 'Steve Harvey'

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Santigold – “Chasing Shadows”





Dancehall artist, Brooklyn-native & Roc Nation signee, Santigold has returned with her new single, “Chasing Shadows,” in preparation for her album 99¢ set to release on January 26th.

Mike Jay & Louis Gold – "Peak"





L.A. based singer/songwriter Mike Jay is back with another hot track titled "Peak" for your listening pleasure, featuring Louis Gold.

Mack Wilds On Adele, Situationships, New Album & Method Man

Coffee With: Brandy

Sizzla - "Mek Sure"





From the recent Wicked Wicked Riddim compilation is Sizzla's new jam "Mek Sure".

Vershon - "Neva Happy Fi Mi"





New single from reggae artist Vershon called "Neva Happy Fi Mi" from his Chronicles of Success album.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Night Throwback: Parliament - "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)"



Written by frontman George Clinton (who produced the record as well), along with bassist Bootsy Collins and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, funk group Parliament's "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)", from their 1978 album, Motor Booty Affair, spent four weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart during the winter of 1979. And while many listeners mistook the song topicality as being about having a party or dancing under water, it wasn't. Instead "Aqua Boogie" was actually about the struggles of dealing with life in America in the late 70's.

SWV Answers Questions About Their Man Crush, First Heartbreak & Favorite Tour Memory

Trevor Jackson feat. IAMSU! – Rock Wit Me [Official Video]



Trevor Jackson delivers the visual to “Rock With Me,” featuring IAMSU! and directed by Chad Tennies. The track is featured on his 2015 Mixtape, In My Feelings.

Arima Ederra – "Trippin’ On U"





Los Angeles-based singer, Arima Ederra unveils her new single “Trippin On You". Her upcoming project Temporary Fixes is due out this Spring.

Devin Di Dakta - "One Phone Call Away"





Dancehall deejay Devin Di Dakta releases a new track entitled "One Phone Call Away".

J Capri - "Cannot Refuse My Love"





Here's a new single from dancehall artist J Capri, who recently passed away at the way too young age of 23, called ""Cannot Refuse My Love".

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SWV Explain How Charlie Wilson Passed on "Weak" + How They Individually Started Singing

Mack Wilds - Love in the 90z [Official Video]



Mack Wilds borrows some spots from Spike Lee's classic Do The Right Thing flick in video for "Love In The 90z".

Keith Sweat - "Good Love"



Legendary crooner Keith Sweat drops another sexy banger with new single "Good Love".

Omarion feat. Ghostface Killah - "I Ain't Even Done"





Omarion and Ghostface Killah team up on "I Ain't Even Done".

Lyfe Jennings Covers Adele's 'Hello'

Showtime Releases Official Preview Of ‘Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall’

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Trevor Jackson - Like I Do [Official Music Video]



Here are the visuals to "Like I Do" from teen sensation Trevor Jackson.

Erykah Badu - "Trill Friends" (Real Friends Remix)





Take a listen to Erykah Badu who channels rap group Whodini to remix Kanye West’s track called “Real Friends".

Keke Palmer feat. Ty Dolla $ign & DeJ Loaf - "I Don't Belong To You" (Remix)





Listen to Keke Palmer's remix to "I Don't Belong To You" featuring Ty Dolla $ign & DeJ Loaf.

Billboard Interview Jidenna

BJ The Chicago Kid Cover's Blackstreet's "Before I Let You Go"

Sonyaé Elise - ‘S[HE’S] BR[OK]EN’ Mixtape





Here's indie singer/songwriter Sonyaé Elise with the release of her new mixtape S[HE’S] BR[OK]EN, featuring 10 original tracks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Craig David x Big Narstie - When the Bassline Drops [Official Video]



Craig David and Big Narstie unveil the visuals for "When The Bassline Drops".

The Dream feat. Wiz Khalifa - Genesis





The Dream drops 10-song Genesis EP to accompany short film.

Ciara Performs @ AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

Antonique Smith - “Love is Everything” EP



Here's a new 6-track EP entitled Love Is Everything from Grammy-nominated songstress and actress Antonique Smith.

RELATED: Antonique Smith Preps 'Love Is Everything' EP & NYC Radio Takeover

Kojo Stone - "Prove That"





Brooklyn, NY singer/songwriter Kojo Stone says that he can "Prove That" he loves you on his new single.

Vybz Kartel feat. Teetimus - "My Girl"





Vybz Kartel teams up with fellow dancehall artist Teetimus on new single "My Girl".