Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tone Stith – "When You Call"





From New Jersey is rising singer/songwriter Tone Stith. Peep his new single "When You Call".

Eric Benet Talks New Single, Performing In A Prince Tribute + Addresses His Twitter Rants

Stevie Wonder Talks Beyoncé & New Music

Will Downing - Everything I Miss At Home [Official Lyric Video]



New single, "Everything I Miss At Home", from the forthcoming album Black Pearls available July 2016 by Will Downing.

Mr. Vegas - "Dancehall Pirate" [Drake Diss]





New diss track from Mr. Vegas, going hard at rapper Drake with "Dancehall Pirate".

Montina Cooper - "Closer





A background singer from Beyonce's vocalist group The Mamas, Montina Cooper drops a solo single called "Closer".

Monday, May 30, 2016

Esperanza Spalding - Gaze [Short Film]



Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding scores and co-stars in surreal love fantasy film "Gaze", about a fiery young woman who learns #ItTakesCourage to make a real connection.

Harvey J feat. Whiskey – “Pancakes & Hennessy!”





Listen to Harvey J's new track "Pancakes & Hennessy!" featuring Whiskey.

Darlington Peters – “Rendezvous”





Rising Australian singer Darlington Peters releases his new single "Rendezvous", produced by his brother Joseph Peters.

Twenty88 Performs 'On the Way' @ The Late Late Show with James Corde

King Vory feat. AD – “Again”





Singer/songwriter King Vory debuts new single "Again".

Angel – “Tongue Song”





UK artist Angel borrows from Sisgo's classic "Thong Song" to make "Tongue Song".

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 5/29/16


How Jodeci’s ‘Forever My Lady’ Influenced Generations of Male Singers

Victoria Beckham's leaked 2003 17-track R&B Album ‘Come Together’, Reviewed

Corinne Bailey Rae Bows at No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

7 Artists Explain The Significance Of The Goddess That Inspired Lemonade

The Weeknd, Belly Cancel Jimmy Kimmel Performance Due to Donald Trump's Appearance

Nia Guzman Opens Up About Co-Parenting With Chris Brown

Madonna Shows Off Her Petty With Prince Related Instagram Post

Rihanna Designs Futuristic Sunglasses for Dior

We’re Getting 3 More Mariah Carey Movies From the Hallmark Channel

Report: New Prince Heirs Want To Release Music From The Vault

Craig David - One More Time [Official Music Video]



Peep the video for Craig David's latest single "One More Time", filmed in David's home in Miami.

Johnny Gill Calls Sinead O'Connor "F*cking Nuts" Over Egregious Arsenio Hall Allegations

Corinne Bailey Rae Performs 'Stop Where You Are' Live on Today Show

Melanie Fiona- It's Time To Tell The Truth (Uncut)

Watch Lalah Hathaway & Snoop Dogg Perform ‘Ghetto Boy’ @ The Real

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Smith - Tapestry [Official Music Video]



UK artist and emerging talent Smith gets the measure of love in video for "Tapestry".

Jacquees feat. DeJ Loaf – "007"





Jacquees and rapper DeJ Loaf combine forces the James Bond-inspired “007.”

Trey Songz feat. MikexAngel – "Look What I Did"





It's Trey Songz again, this time linking up with singer MikexAngel for another smash single called “Look What I Did".

Bryson Tiller Performs 'Exchange' (Live On Seth Meyers)

Lance Skiiiwalker - Could It Be [Official Music Video]



Chicago singer/producer Lance Skiiiwalker drops the visuals for his debut single "Could It Be".

Micki Free on Meeting Prince, Joining Shalamar, Looking Like a Girl

Friday, May 27, 2016

Fantasia - Sleeping With The One I Love (Audio)



“Sleeping with the One I Love” is a new sultry ballad from Fantasia's fifth album The Definition Of…, which is slated to drop July 29.

Slim Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1: Talks History of 112 and being on the Bad Boy Reunion Tour

Maxwell - Lake By the Ocean [Official Music Video]



Watch Maxwell's steamy video for his new single "Lake By The Ocean" from upcoming album black SUMMERS' night, available July 1st.

Gloria Prince - "All To Me"





Texas-native Gloria Prince is heating up with her new single “All To Me,” a song about infatuation.

Nader - "Take It Back"





Rising New Jersey-based artist Nader drops a new single, entitled "Take It Back".

Mila J - "Erotic City" (Prince Cover)





Mila J pays tribute to Prince with "Erotic City" cover.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Tina Turner - "Private Dancer”



Originally written by rocker Mark Knopfler for his band Dire Straits, "Private Dander" (a sultry tune about a stripper who prefers to consider herself a 'private dancer'), was pitched to Tina Turner, in part, because it was thought that the song should be sung by a woman instead of a man. Turner, who was just making a comeback to music, quickly fell in love with the song and added it to her fifth solo album Private Dancer (1984). Produced by John Carter, "Private Dancer" was released as the album's fifth single. The track reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the US R&B chart.

Torre South feat. Muknee - #HASHTAG [Official Music Video]



ATL artist Torre South drops the video for his new Twitter-inspired single "#HASHTAG".

PJ Morton feat. 5th Ward Weebie - I Need Your Love [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter/musician PJ Morton links up with rapper 5th Ward Weebie and friends for good times in the new video for his song “I Need Your Love”.

Meet The Headliners: Craig David - Common People 2016

Joyce Wrice - Stay Around EP





Emerging West-coast singer/songwriter Joyce Wrice releases new 6-song Stay Around EP.

Rihanna - "Sex With Me" (Carlyle Remix)





Check out this Carlyle remix to Rihanna's "Sex With Me" single from her ANTI album.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Black Coffee feat. Mque - Come With Me [Official Music Video]



South African multi award winning record producer and DJ Black Coffee drops the visuals for "Come With Me", from his upcoming album Piece Of Me.

Trey Songz - "SKRT2"





Trey Songz returns with this bedroom banger, entitled "SKRT2".

The Braxtons Talk Feud with Toni and Tamar, Mother's Health + Braxtons Family Value' Season 5

Trey Songz - "Might Not" (Rmx)





Trey Songz makes his long-awaited return and puts his touch on Belly and The Weeknd's "Might Not".

Fantine – "Get Up"





Multilingual songstress Fantine delivers on her soulful new banger “Get Up",

Corinne Bailey Rae BBC Breakfast 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Meet the Winners of "Chasing Destiny"

Keyshia Cole Talks Working In Male-Dominated Music Industry & Living Your Dreams

Shade Jenifer - Ain't No Problem [Official Music Video]



Newcomer Shade Jenifer drops the visuals to his new single "Ain't No Problem".

Tristan Price – “Missing You”





Rising singer and actor Tristan Price drops a new track called "Missing You".

Craig David - "One More Time"





Craig David is back with another banger, entitled “One More Time".

10 Minutes with Corinne Bailey Rae

Beyonce: The Formation World Tour

Monday, May 23, 2016

Madonna & Stevie Wonder Pay Tribute To Prince at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Jonn Hart – “Questions”





Bay area singer Jonn Hart returns with new single "Questions".

Talay Riley – “Not Enough”





UK singer/songwriter Talay Riley returns with a smooth new track. entitled “Not Enough”.

JP Cooper feat. Avelino- Five More Days [Official Music Video]



Folk, soul and RnB singer JP Cooper premiers the video for "Five More Days", featuring UK rapper Avelino.

James Fauntleroy – “Sound So Sure”





Listen to this new single from James Fauntleroy, entitled “S.ound So Sure”

Dondria Nicole feat. Ace B. – “Luh Ya”





So So Def artist and YouTube star Dondria Nicole drops a new single, "Luh Ya" featuring Ace B.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 5/22/16


Report: Prince might have been dead for hours before found

R&B Singer Jason Derulo says He Loves Country Music

Mr. Vegas Wants Drake To Credit The Jamaican Artists That Helped With VIEWS

Tamar Braxton Is Leaving ‘The Real’ to ‘Concentrate on Her Solo Career’

Go Inside Ziggy Marley's 'Vibe-y' Beverly Hills Home: 'Everything Was Done With Feeling'

Whitney Houston’s Estate Scraps Hologram Duet With Christina Aguilera On ‘The Voice’ Finale After Leaked Video

Universal To Release Commemorative Vinyl Set For 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Album

Tank & Many Others Join Cast Of BET’s New Edition Biopic

Billboard Music Awards Issues Statement In Defense Of Madonna’s Prince Tribute

The Evolution Of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs And The Bad Boy Family Through VIBE’s Covers

Marc E. Bassy feat. G-Eazy - You & Me [Official Music Video]



Check out the visuals for Marc E. Bassy's new single "You & Me" featuring G-Eazy.

Ameriie feat. Fabolous - "Every Time"





Ameriie returns from her long hiatus and gets Fabolous to guest on the track "Every Time".

Popcaan - "Man A Murdera" [Alkaline Diss]





Listen to this new gunman tune from Popcaan, "Man A Murdera".

Demarco - "Da Year Ya"





Reggae star Demarco drops a new single, entitled "Da Year Ya".

Eric Bellinger – "Spare Time"





"Spare Time" is one of 3 tracks Eric Bellinger has added to the retail version of his Valentines Day EP Eventually that's scheduled to be re-released on May 27th.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Yuna and Jhene Aiko Perform New Duet “Used To Love You”

Alicia Keys - In Common [Official Music Video]



Here are the visuals to Alicia Keys' new Latin-tinged single "In Common".

JMSN Performs 'Cruel Intentions' & 'Hypnotized' | Soulection Live Sessions

Vybz Kartel - "Western Union"





TJ Records puts out the latest banger from dancehall sensation Vybz Kartel, called "Western Union".

Konshens & Kreesha Turner - "Can't Wait"





Listen to this new Konshens & Kreesha Turner dancehall collaboration, entitled "Can't Wait".

Interview Sessions: Monte Booker - Beats 1

Friday, May 20, 2016

Show-n-Prove: Harmonious Monks Cover The Internet - "Special Affair"



For those of you who read this blog, what would normally be a "Friday Night Throwback" in this space, will now be "Show-n-Prove Friday". This weekly slot will serve as an opportunity to showcase new and talented unsigned artists covering some of our favorite R&B jams. Selections will be based on the quality of the cover and presentation of the clip (it would also help if you wrote a couple of sentences about yourself, along with contact info, so we can let our readers know who you are).

For anyone interested in a chance to have their cover seen on this blog, please feel free to email your video to me at: sage1924@aol.com.

Starting next week "Friday Night Throwback" will be converted to the more appropriate "Thursday Throwback".

This week's Show-n-Prove sees a group by the name of Harmonious Monks covering The Internet's "Special Affair" inside USC music studios.

Chasing Destiny - "Hotline Bling" (Cover)





Kelly Rowland’s ‘Chasing Destiny’ girl group covers Drake’s "Hotline Bling".

SZA - ""twoAM"





SZA preps her upcoming followup to 2014's Z, she has shared a new song called "twoAM".

Courtlin Jabrae - That Way [Official Music Video]



Rising artist Courtlin Jabrae releases a thrilling video for newest single "That Way".

Raye - "Distraction"





Rising talent Raye, out of London UK, drops her new single "Distraction".

Anthony David - "Beautiful Problem"





Check out UK singer Anthony David's new single "Beautiful Problem", lifted from his upcoming LP The Powerful Now.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Amerie Interview at The Breakfast Club FM

Donell Jones feat. David Banner - "Never Let Her Go"





Singer/songwriter/producer Donell Jones enlists rapper David Banner for his new "Never Let Her Go" single.

Chris Brown feat. T-Pain - "Bring It Back"





New Chris Brown track featuring T-Pain, entitled "Bring It Back".

Ne-Yo Opens Up About Meeting His Wife, Getting Married, Fatherhood + Improving Child Welfare

Watch the Trailer For R&B Singer Miki Howard’s TV Biopic, ‘Love Under New Management’

Mariah Carey Insists She Still Doesn't Know Jennifer Lopez, Praises Beyonce

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ashanti Talks New Album and Reconnecting with Ja Rule

Samm Henshaw - Our Love [Official Music Video]



UK artist Samm Henshaw returns with a brand new video for his latest single “Our Love,” off his forthcoming second EP, The Sound Experiment 2.

Mariah Carey Talks New E! Docu-Series "Mariah's World" | E! Live from the Red Carpet

Dave Hollister - Definition of a Woman [Official Music Video]



Actress Lisa Raye guest stars in Dave Hollister's new video for "Definition of a Woman".

Omar Kadir feat. IAMSU! - "Got That From You"





Singer/songwriter Omar Kadir enlists IAMSU! for new single "Got That From You".

Jon B: 'I Remember When Beyonce And Destiny's Child Were Opening Up For Me'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Torii Wolf - 1st [Official Music Video]



Here are the visuals for the debut single “1st” from Torii Wolf's (produced by DJ Premier)

Goapele Talks Connecting With Fans And My Social Media Do's And Don'ts

Usher Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1

Alessia Cara X G Eazy - "Wild Things" (Young Bombs Remix)





Alessia Cara's “Wild Things” gets some serious remix treatment from breakthrough rapper G-Eazy, and rising production duo Young Bombs.

Maurice Moore - "Awesome"





Maurice Moore dedicates this one to his lady, it's called "Awesome".

Syleena Johnson Talks Sudden Kanye "All Fall's Down" Session, I Was In For "Bull's Eye" (247HH Exclusive)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 5/15/16


Musician to Know: Fashion’s New Favorite R&B Artist

Here's Why Beyoncé's BeyHive Came for a Worker on Her Tour

Prince’s Sister Speaks Out: ‘No One in My Family Has Fought About Anything’

Sebastian Kole Dishes on Writing for Jennifer Lopez, 'Grey's Anatomy' Success & New His New EP

Lloyd Suits Up In Cap And Gown After Receiving GED

Alicia Keys Explains What Actually Happened To That “Put It In A Love Song” Video

LeToya Luckett To Star As Dionne Warwick In Forthcoming Biopic

Keyshia Cole Finally Met Her Real Father and He’s a Seasoned (and Sexy) Boxing Trainer

Bassist Timothy Bailey Jr. Talks Being Creative, Staying Elusive, Traveling, & More

Erykah Badu - "Come And See Badu" (Badu PartyNextDoor Duet Remix)





The always innovative Erykah Badu remixes PARTYNEXTDOOR's “Come And See Me” into “Come And See Badu”.

Maxwell Talks Comeback, Love Life, New Music & More on ‘Wendy Williams'

Mario Talks Upcoming New Album ‘Paradise Cove'

Goapele Talks Importance of Arts, Music and Sports in Schools

Syleena Johnson Talks Argument with Jaheim Recording "More" For "Chapter 3:The Flesh" (247HH Exclusive)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sy Ari Da Kid - No Place Like Home [Official Music Video]



Singer Sy Ari Da Kid releases the visuals for "no Place Like Home" off his latest project B4 The Heartbreak.

Jacquees feat. Rich Homie Quan - Come Thru [Official Music Video]



Jacquees brings his chocolate factory to life in his video for the Rich Homie Quan-assisted “Come Thru".

Gallant Performs "Weight in Gold" on ‘The Tonight Show’

Eric Benet - Sunshine [Official Music Video]



A couple of weeks after releasing a snippet of the single, Eric Benet presents a studio performance video for “Sunshine” which features his daughter India Benet.

Anthony Lewis - Put A Ring On It [Official Music Video]



Anthony Lewis drops the visual for his new track "Put A Ring On It". Lewis is currently working on his debut project Five Senses.

Mckenzie Small – Caught Feelings [Official Music Video]



Toronto-based songstress, Mckenzie Small unveils the visuals for her debut single "Caught Feelings".

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Night Throwback: 112 - "Cupid"



With 112's Slim dropping his sophomore solo album Refueled this week (after his 2008 effort, Love’s Crazy), we select his group's 1997 hit single "Cupid" as this week's Friday Night Throwback. The third and final single released from 112's debut album of the same name, "Cupid" (written by Arnold Hennings, produced by Hennings and others) peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, 112's third top 40 hit on both charts. With unofficial frontman Slim providing the lead vocals, "Cupid" went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA after selling 1,000,000 copies.

Slim of 112 feat. Rich Homie Quan - Never Break Up [Official Music Video]



Check out the visuals from 112’s Slim single with Rich Homie Quan, entitled "Never Break Up".

Dawn Richard - Infrared EP





D∆WN (Dawn Richard) and Kingdom drop joint four-track collaborative project Infrared EP.

Musiq Soulchild Talks New Album "Life On Earth" w/ Hip Hop Weekly All Access

DMK - DMK EP





Check out Detroit trio DMK’s debut, self-titled EP.

James 'Trakz' Wade - "You Are (The One)"





Singer/songwriter/producer James “Trakz” Wade offers a breezy groove with new single "You Are The One"/

Thursday, May 12, 2016