Saturday, April 30, 2016
UK songstress AlunaGeorge enlists electronic artist Zhu for her latest electro infused track/video, entitled "My Blood".
Singer/songwriter Sascha Xiomara, from The Netherlands, releases the video for newest single "Not The Same".
Chris Brown comes through with his promised collaborative mixtape with OHB, featuring many of your favorite stars including Jeezy, Young Thug, Tyga, Quavo of Migos, Section B and more.
Friday, April 29, 2016
This week's Friday Night Theowback is dedicated to Leon Haywood, the silky smooth R&B singer-songwriter and producer who passed away in his sleep at 74 earlier this month. The Houston-born Haywood began his career as a blues musician before achieving success in the '60s, '70s and '80s in the soul, R&B and funk genres. During his long career Haywood charted 20 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song chart, including the No. 2 hit "Don't Push It Don't Force It," "Keep It In the Family" (which peaked at No. 11) and "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You" (No. 7). Haywood also wrote Carl Carlton's "She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)," which reached No. 2 on the chart and earned his only Grammy Award nomination for writing the tune, garnering a nod in the 1981 Best Rhythm & Blues song category. His 1975 single "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You", which is featured here, served as the groovy hook on the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg duet "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang." The song was also featured in 50 Cent's "Corner Bodega" and Aaliyah's "I Gotcha Back."
Grammy-nominated songstress and actress Antonique Smith seizes the day in new "All We Really Have Is Now" video. Download Antonique's debut EP Love is Everything on iTunes.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Vivian Green gets colorful in new "Grown Folks Music" video.
Produced by Rvssian, here is the latest Crown Love Riddim compilation guest-starring Vybz Kartel, Tarrus Riely, Konshens & more.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Breezy continues to push last year’s No. 1 album Royalty, dropping off an official remix to the song “Wrist" with guest stars Young Thug and Jeezy.
The follow-up to Beyonce's HBO special from Saturday night is her 6th studio album Lemonade.
|PRAY YOU CATCH ME||Beyoncé||3:16|
|DON’T HURT YOURSELF||Beyoncé, Jack White||3:54|
|6 INCH||Beyoncé, The Weeknd||4:20|
|FORWARD||Beyoncé, James Blake||1:19|
|FREEDOM||Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar||4:50|
Sunday, April 24, 2016
How Prince stayed so private in the age of celebrity
Prince's former drug dealer tells how the legend spent $40,000 at a time...
Prince cremated; family, friends honor him at ceremony in Minnesota
Prince’s Best Movie Isn’t Purple Rain—It’s One That’s Almost Impossible to See
What it’s like inside the music factory where Prince lived and died
Inside Prince's Life in the Jehovah's Witness Congregation Where He Was Called Simply 'Brother Nelson'
The Fascinating Origin Story of Prince’s Iconic Symbol
The women Prince loved
“To me, time folds back on itself”: Prince squirreled away 26 albums’ worth of unreleased music
25 Essential Prince Songs
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Watch as Prince takes over the 2004 Rock Hall superjam with an epic solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
Friday, April 22, 2016
As any Prince fan knows, when it came to interviews he was pretty elusive. That's why it was always a tremendous treat when he opened up and talked about his childhood, current events, politics, spirituality, his inspirations and of course his music with longtime journalist Tavis Smiley back in 2009.
In appreciation of the passing of an icon, it's all Prince this weekend for me. See Prince perform "Purple Rain" during a downpour at the 2007 Super Bowl.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The loss of Prince hit me like a ton of bricks today. I knew that he was briefly hospitalized for flu-like symptoms the other day, but considering that he was released the same day and back to doing shows the day after, I like millions of fans worldwide, thought he'd be fine. Granted, I wasn't always a Prince fan. Growing up in Brooklyn, I was such a huge Michael Jackson fan that I very naively had it set in my head that either you liked MJ or Prince. You couldn't possibly like both. But after meeting with and becoming friends with some huge Prince fans in college, not only did I slowly begin to open my ears to Prince's massive discography, but over the years started debating who had the better catalogue, Prince or MJ. For me, Prince was more than a great musician. He redefined R&B/soul music. He was arguably the most versatile artist ever in conquering at least 4 different genres of music. He was a social activist who loved his people. He was a role model. He was an epic performer. He was a sex magnet. He fought for his art. He stood up against powerful record companies. He inspired many of the artists we love today, from Beyonce to D'Angelo to Lenny Kravitz to The Weeknd and many others. He was a pioneer. He was and will always be a legend. #RIPPrince #Prince
Kevin McCall enlists late rapper Notorious B.I.G. to question love versus money on new single"The Love of Money".
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Mary J. Blige links up with singer/songwriter/producer RØMANS for a new version of his single “Overthinking”. The original version of the song was included on the Roc Nation artist’s debut EP Overthining, Pt. 1 which released last year.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Take your first listen to R&B singer Abrina's cover of Tejano Queen Selena Quintanilla's English-language single, "Missing My Baby".
Sunday, April 17, 2016
John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Welcome Their Baby Girl
The Rise & Fall of Jamie Foxx, One Time R&B Superstar
Meet THEY.: Mysterious R&B Duo
On Loneliness and Finding Creative Freedom With Rising R&B Star Gallant
Interview: Akon Talks His Revamped Konvict Kartel Label, Why Today’s R&B Works & Plans For His ‘Stadium’ Project
Dean Brings Korean R&B to World, Heatseekers Album Charts With Debut EP
[EXCLUSIVE] Chameleon Label CEO, Breyon Prescott, Addresses Brandy’s Lawsuit
Lauryn Hill Launches Her Own Music Festival, Diaspora Calling!
Saturday, April 16, 2016
A few months after dropping the single, Brandy releases the visuals for “Beggin & Pleadin”.
Tiara Thomas dropped the remix for DJ Marley Waters entitled “Mary Jane,” produced by Ryan Ryghteous, off the EP Up In Smoke.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Having recently celebrated her 74th birthday and with a long-planned biopic finally near ready, this week's Friday Night Throwback is dedicated to multiple Grammy winner and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. In 1998, Franklin collaborated with Lauryn Hill (who produced and wrote the record) for "A Rose Is Still A Rose," a heartfelt ode that saw Franklin dispensing advice to an unsuspecting young woman who's had her first round of unrequited love, having made out with a scheming dude who, as Franklin sings, spouts a "sticky game." Off the album of the same name, "A Rose Is Still a Rose" became a instant hit for Franklin, 40-plus years into her legendary career, reaching number twenty-six on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Hot 100 and number-five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart while also reaching the UK top forty. The song also helped its parent album reach gold status and remains one of Franklin's most played songs from her later years.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
K. Michelle Earns Second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, While Anthony Hamilton Scores His Highest-Charting Effort Ever
R&B Singer Leon Haywood Dead at 74
ESSENCE Festival Asks 'When Did You Fall in Love with R&B?
On The Rise: R&B Trio DMK Talk The Necessity Of Girl Groups, New Music & Which Superstar Moved Them To Tears
Meet Gallant, The R&B Singer Who Just Wants To Learn
Tinashe Postpones Joyride World Tour Due to 'Unexpected Recording Commitments'
Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable” Tour Will Resume Its Regularly Scheduled Dates In 2017
Mariah Carey Reportedly Insured Her Voice For A Whopping Sum Of Money
‘American Idol’ Runner Up LaPorsha Renae Signs To Motown
Saturday, April 9, 2016
It's an all-star lineup for the remix to Chris Brown's "F*ck You Back To Sleep" with August Alsina, Miguel & Trey Songz providing reinforcements.
Motown signee Kevin Ross looks to inspire greatness with the release of his latest video for “Be Great”, featuring rapper Chaz French.
Friday, April 8, 2016
In lieu of Maxwell dropping "Lake By The Ocean", the 1st single from his highly anticipated new album 'blackSUMMERS'night' today, this week's Friday Night Throwback is dedicated to the legendary crooner. "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)", the first single from his classic debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, set the stage for his genre-defining sound with heartfelt lyrics backed by the singer's flawless and silky smooth tones. Produced and written by Maxwell along with Itaal Shur, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in August 1996 at number 11, eventually peaking number eight and spending 29 weeks on the chart. It spent eighteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 36 on September 28, 1996 and eventually won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Male.