Monday, February 29, 2016

Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Work From Home [Official Video]



Fifth Harmony reveals the video to their latest single "Work from Home" featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Mya Reveals Who Smoove Jones Is, How Donnie Simpson Influenced Her & More

Rihanna Performs "Work" LIVE at The BRIT Awards 2016 ft. Drake

Trailer: Kelly Rowland’s BET Show ‘Chasing Destiny’

Jazmine Sullivan Sings National Anthem at the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

Shonte Renee feat. T-Pain - "Rock With You" (Dirty)





ATL singer Shonte Renee drops a new, provocative single called "Rock With You" featuring T-Pain.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News 2/28/16


R&B's BJ The Chicago Kid Is Way More Than A 'Hook Guy'

Anderson .Paak and The Power of Positive R&B

Future Says That He Is Sitting On 3 R&B Album Worth Of Music

The Stacks: How Nina Simone Discovered Her Genius

Bobby Brown and Wife Alicia Etheredge Expecting Third Child

Janet Jackson Slated For Dubai World Cup Performance

Anthony Hamilton Reveals Title, Cover Art, & Tracklist Of New Album, ‘What I’m Feelin’

Ciara Postpones Tour / Readies New Album

Elton John Would 'Rather Go And See A Drag Queen' Than Janet Jackson

Tory Lanez – "Uber Everywhere"





Tory Lanez has his own selfish reasons for loving Uber as he proves on this new jam "Uber Everywhere".

Anthony Hamilton Covers Ray Charles' "Night and Day"

Vybz Kartel - "Tomorrow People"





Listen to this new track from reggae boss Vybz Kartel, called "Tomorrow People".

Mr Vegas - "Gi Wi Back Wi Sweet Jamaica"





International dancehall star Mr. Vegas gets political on new jam "Gi Wi Back Wi Sweet Jamaica".

Leela James Takes Us Around Nashville for Black History Month | Exploring Black Meccas

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Night Throwback: Vanity 6 - "Nasty Girl"



With the recent passing of former Prince protege Vanity, we dedicate this week's Friday Night Throwback video to Denise Matthews' old group Vanity 6 and their 1982 hit single "Nasty Girl". An infectious synth-funk single with overtly sexual lyrics, the song, produced (as The Starr Company) and written by Prince, stalled on mainstream radio, but managed to reach No. 1 on the Billboard dance charts. "Nasty Girl" has since gone on to become a dancefloor classic. Matthews disbanded Vanity 6 after the group's debut release and signed with Motown Records in 1984, under which she released two solo records, Wild Animal and Skin on Skin.

Tadafi – "Fleemo"





London, UK artist Tadafi showcases his talent on this self-produced new project “FLEEMO”.

LaBritney - How We Do [Official Video]



Detroit-native and Youtube sensation LaBritney drops a dance-infused music video for “How We Do".

Rahbi feat. Shanell - Blush [Official Video]



Eclectic Atlanta artist RAHBI and Shanell link up for whimsical, funky jam in "Blush" video.

K. Michelle - "Down In The DM" (Remix)





Here's a remix to K. Michelle's "Down In The DM".

Adrian Marcel feat. Wale & E-40 - "WAM"





New music from Adrian Marcel who links up with Wale & E-40 for a banger entitled "WAM".

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Nicky Davey - Been Lovin' You [Official Video]



Soulful duo Nicky Davey highlight the lives of Los Angeles musicians in new "Been Lovin’ You" video.

Alesia Lani - Love You [Official Video]



Here's the new release from KeyzStreet Music artist Alesia Lani, called "Love You", produced by Jon Keyz

Melat – "Second Chance"





Rising singer Melat teams up with frequent production partner Jansport J for the new single called “Second Chance”.

Chaka Khan - "I Love Myself"





Legendary singer Chaka Khan releases her first new single in over eight years with “I Love Myself".

Konshens - "Bruk Off Mi Cock"





New single from reggae star Konshens, called "Bruk Off Mi Cock".

Amina Buddafly Says She's "Not Proud" of Shared Abortion Details on TV

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tisha Campbell Martin - Lazy B*tch (This Ain't Gina) [Official Video]



Actress/singer Tisha Campbell Martin drops the visuals for her new single "Lazy B*tch (This Ain't Gina)".

Keke Wyatt "Sexy Song" [Official Video]



Keke Wyatt drops the video for her latest single, “Sexy Song", directed by Steven C. Pitts, from her forthcoming album, Rated Love, due in the spring and available for pre-order on 2-19-16.

Chrisette Michele Talks Spin-Off, 'R&B Divas LA' Cancellation & Engagement

JoJo Performs ‘Say Love’ with Children’s Choir from PS22 in Staten Island, NY

Sebastian Mikael - La La Land [Official Video]



Swedish-born singer Sebastian Mikael drops the visuals for his latest single “La La Land".

Tinashe on E!’s Fashion Police

Monday, February 22, 2016

Rihanna feat. Drake - Work (Explicit) [Official Video]



Here's the long anticipated video for "Work" featuring Drake. Rihanna's 8th studio album Anti is in stores now.

Grammy Pro Buzzin' With Kehlani

BJ the Chicago Kid - Turnin Me Up [Official Video]



Official video for “Turnin Me Up,” a tribute to Marvin Gaye from BJ The Chicago Kid’s forthcoming album In My Mind out on 2/19.

Makio – "Work" (Rihanna Remix)





Makio drops a new Rihanna “Work” remix with a new beat produced by himself.

Kirby – "Loved By You"





Mississippi to LA singer/songwriter Kirby drops a new acoustic track “Loved By You".

Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle - "Be Together" (Christian Paul x Keller Remix)





Listen to this Christian Paul and Keller remix of Major Lazer's "Be Together" featuring Wild Belle.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News 2/21/16


On the "A" w/Souleo: R&B Groups SWV and Silk Navigate Ageism and Music Politics

Ne-Yo Is Married! R&B Singer Says "I Do" to Girlfriend Crystal Renay

Is R&B Under Siege? Tyrese, Sam Smith And The Genre’s Identity Crisis

BJ the Chicago Kid Talks Kendrick Lamar & Repping the 'New R&B' on Motown Debut Album

Beyonce Earns Highest R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart Debut With 'Formation'

Review: Maxwell’s Sensual R&B Makes a Big Room Intimate

Jermaine Jackson slams Donald Trump: ‘This fool Trump…

The Sexy, Holy Saga of Vanity: Prince’s Muse Who Found God

Singer, actress Denise Matthews, known as Vanity, dies

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Perform 'Silicon Valley' & 'Carry Me' @ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Rihanna - "Work" (Teaser) (Explicit) ft. Drake

Chris Brown feat. Usher & Zayn - "Back To Sleep" (Remix)





Chris Brown enlists Usher and Zayn Malik for "F--k You Back to Sleep" remix.

The Weeknd and Lauryn Hill Perform “In The Night” On Jimmy Fallon

Tweet feat. Missy Elliott - "Somebody Else Will"



Tweet's new album Charlene drops next week. Here's a preview called "Somebody Else Will" guest-starring frequent collaborator Missy Elliott.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

JR Castro feat. Terrance Martin - Never Be The Same [Official Video]



Rising newcomer JR Castor presents his new video for "Never Be The Same" featuring Terrance Martin, from his upcoming mixtape You.

B Smyth – Love Killa [Official Video]



Here's the visuals for B. Smyth's latest single "Love Killa".

Majid Jordan – “Learn From Each Other” [Official Video]



After recently releasing their long-awaited self-titled album, Majid Jordan returns with the video to new single “Learn From Each Other".

K. Michelle - "Mindful"





From her upcoming album More Issues Than Vogue, due out March 25th.

Akon – "Good Girls Lie"





Akon is back with new single "Good Girls Lie"

SWV Talks New Album "Still", Reality TV & Girl Group Beefs

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Night Throwback: Bobby Caldwell - "What You Won’t Do For Love"



Bobby Caldwell, a white blue-eyed soul-styled/jazz singer and songwriter from New York, scored a hit in 1978 with "What You Won't Do For Love" from his eponymous debut album. The song, which featured Caldwell's bittersweet yet buttery vocal tones over an Alfons Kettner-penned and Ann Holloway-produced track, took radio by storm and became an immediate hit (despite his record company's attempt, at first, to hide Caldwell's identity for fear of turning off Black audiences). "What You Won’t Do For Love", which has been sampled from everyone from Aaliyah (“Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number") to Mary J. Blige (Love No Limit") to Tupac Shakur ('Do For Love"), hit No. 6 on the Hot Selling Soul Singles Chart, scored No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remains Caldwell's most successful single to date.

Becoming Mrs. Ellison | Episode 7 | Smoke, Bundles & Business

Ro James Performs "Permission" Live

Miguel feat. Travis Scott - "Waves"



Miguel releases the official visual for his track “Waves” featuring Travis Scott.

FKA Twigs – "Good To Love"



FKA Twigs drops a new powerful string/synth ballad entitled “Good To Love”.

Kelvin Boj - "My Ride Or Die"





New music from ATL producer and artist Kelvin Boj titled "My Ride Or Die".

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Eddie Levert Interview - New Album, The O'Jays Legacy, Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction

Ledisi - Nostalgia Movement No.1 EP





Ledisi surprises fans and gets sentimental on this 3-track EP Nostalgia Movement No.1.

Bilal - I Really Don't Care [Official Video]



Veteran soul singer Bilal is lonely and moody in new "I Really Don't Care" video.

Leon Bridges - River [Official Video]



Here's the visuals for Leon Bridges "Taken", from his debut album Coming Home, available now.

Panic! at the Disco and Sisqo Perform "The Thong Song"



Sisqo teams up with Panic! At The Disco to perform "Thong Song" on 'Kimmel'.

Ty Dolla $ign feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd - "Blasé" (CRaymak X Mixre Remix)





Listen to this CRaymak X Mixre remix of Ty Dolla $ign's "Blase" featuring Future & Rae Sremmurd.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kehlani Performs "Did I" Live At Power Crush 2016

Kyle Lettman - When It Rains EP





Here's a sultry new 6-track EP called When It Rains from UK singer Kyle Lettman.

Aidonia x Sean Paul x Bunji Garlin - "Nuh Boring Gyal" (remix)





Listen to the remix of "Nuh Boring Gyal" by Aidonia with Sean Paul and Bunji Garlin.

Tory Lanez On Drake's Diss- "I'm A Threat, Musically"

EverythingOShaun - "WestEndGirls"





EverythingOShaun is back at it with a brand new single off his upcoming project Until Now, set for release March 1.

Jaheim - "Struggle Love"





Follow-up to the Top 5 hit "Back In My Arms" from Jaheim's upcoming Struggle Love album.

Monday, February 15, 2016

K. Michelle - "Ain't You"



Veteran singer K. Michelle delivers a new catchy single, entitled “Ain’t You”. Look out for her upcoming 3rd studio album, More Issues Than Vogue, dropping in March.

Justina Valentine – Muse [Official Video]



Rising singer/songwriter Justina Valentine drops a new video/track entitled “Muse”.

Zendaya Chats About Her New Look at ESSENCE's Black Women in Music Event

Miles Barker – "Addicted"





Indie artist Miles Barker, out of Buffalo, NY, drops a new single, entitled “Addicted”.

DaniLeigh – "It’s Just Us"





Produced by Yonni & Big Duke, here is west-coast singer DaniLeigh with a brand new romantic jam called "It's Just US".

Rihanna - Work (In Studio / Behind The Scenes) ft. Drake

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News 2/14/16


Rival R&B divas Beyoncé and Mariah Carey 'make plans to duet' after reuniting at Heartview Global Gala

Happy Birthday, Brandy! A Look at the R&B Star’s Influence as She Turns 37

Jazmine Sullivan Vs. D'Angelo: Which Singer Will Win Best R&B Album At The 2016 Grammy Awards?

Patti LaBelle Will Lend Her Voice To ‘The Voice’ As A Mentor

Janet Jackson Spotted After Mystery Surgery, Continues Rehearsals For‘Unbreakable’ World Tour’

Miguel Slated For Michael Jackson ‘Off The Wall’ Tribute At 2016 Grammy Awards

Ciara opens up about difficulties of remaining abstinent with Russell Wilson

Robin Thicke's Attorney Argues $3.5M Fee Award in "Blurred Lines" Case Would Set Bad Precedent

Review 'Mavis!' a fitting tribute to gospel/R&B diva Mavis Staples

Ne-Yo on 'The Wiz', 'Empire' and His Upcoming Wedding

The Weeknd - "Might Not" (rhodymajor Remix)





Here's a Rhodymajor remix to The Weeknd's "Might Not".

Tinashe - "Player" (Luca Lush remix)





Listen to this Luca Lush remix to Tinashe's "Player".

Eddie Levert Talks Performing with Son, Gerald + Legacy of The O'Jay's

Kehlani Is 'Giggly' Over Grammy Nomination

Saturday, February 13, 2016

T-Pain - "Officially Yours"





Just in time for Valentines Day, T-Pain releases a love song, "Officially Yours", produced by The Internz.

Beyonce - "Formation" (Electric Bodega Remix)





Electric Bodega, a DJ/production duo out of New York, remixes Beyonce's "Formation".

Jason Derulo - Naked [Official Music Video]



We're guessing that Jason Derulo's been spending some serious time in the gym after watching his new video for "Naked" featuring leading lady, K. Michelle.

Ray J feat. Payso B - "Real Life Playa" (Response To Kanye West)





Ray J, aka Mr. 'I Hit It First', supplies a quick response to Kanye West mocking him the other day at his album release concert with this new track called "Real Life Playa" featuring Payso B.

Ty Dolla $ign feat. Tyga & Yung Berg - "In My Room"





Ty Dolla $ign hits up rappers Yung Berg and Tyga for new "In My Room" single.

Melba Moore Talks Finding God, New Album After 25 Years + Freddie Jackson

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Night Throwback: Shabba Ranks ft. Krystal - "Twice My Age"



Although not a huge hit on the charts, legendary dancehall king Shabba Ranks' 1988 single "Twice My Age" was till on steady replay at clubs, house parties and barbecue's on the east coast (esp. New York) throughout the late 80's and early 90's. The dance-friendly track, guest-starring singer Krystal, was taken from Shabba's 1st studio album Rappin' with the Ladies and later added to his 8th album Rough and Ready Volume 2 as well as numerous other compilations due to its increased popularity.

Tinashe, SZA, Others Sing ‘Killing Me Softly For ‘New York Times Style’ Spread

Eric Bellinger - "Repeat"





Eric Bellinger drops another new track entitled "Repeat", produced by The Nominees.

Timbaland Says No More Producers Anymore, Calls Drake The King + Greatest Artists He Worked With

Eric Bellinger - "Mean What You Say"





New single from Eric Bellinger aptly called "Mean What You Say", produced by Butta-N-Bizkit.

Rihanna - "Needed Me" (Naybr Remix)




Here's a Naybr club remix of Rihanna's "Needed Me".

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Trevor Jackson Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (02/10/2016)

Teyana Taylor – Touch Me [Official Video]



New mother Teyana Taylor gets back on her grind with the release of visuals for "Touch Me".

Beyonce on Halftime Show Performance and 'Formation': 'I Wanted People to Feel Proud'

Rayven Justice feat. Honey Cocaine – "Thing 4 You"





Oakland, Cali singer Rayven Justice is back with the first leak, "Thing 4 You" featuring Honey Cocaine, off his forthcoming mixtape Do It Justice.

Solo Woods - "H2o"





Brooklyn, NY artist Solo Woods releases some funky vibes on new track "H2O".

Becoming Mrs. Ellison | Episode 6 | From YouTube to Television

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

John Legend Talks Soundtrack To His Executive-Produced Series ‘Underground’

Bryan J - "Why?"





New single from singer Bryan J off his forthcoming LP, Hogansville.

Unica - Real One [Official Video]



Unica, an indie artist from Toronto, Canada, delivers the visuals to her single "Real One".

Zendaya Talks Chris Brown Collab On 'Something New' + TLC's 'T-Boz' Blessings

Liana Bank$ – "LVLUP"





1st track taken from Liana’s mixtape Insubordinate, coming soon.

Mya – "Smoove Jones Afta Glow Show"





Mya hopes you're ready to tune into Smoove Jones radio this Valentine's Day as she plays a radio host on her new song “Afta Glow Show".