Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rihanna - Sledgehammer (From The Motion Picture "Star Trek Beyond")



Rihanna and the Starship Enterprise co-star in the new video for "Sledgehammer" from The Motion Picture "Star Trek Beyond".

BET Unveils Official Trailer for ‘The New Edition Story’

V. Bozeman - Go [Official Music Video]



Before you ever think about breaking up with V. Bozeman, you may want to watch this video for new single "Go" first.

Tito Jackson on Dropping 1st Album at 62, Not Knowing What "Thot" Means

Eric Bellinger Talks Studio Session with Usher Leading To Working with Justin Bieber & Diplo

Dwele Talks Detroit's Impact On Me And Finding Music Through Struggle

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Majid Jordan - Make It Work [Official Music Video]



Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan release the visuals for new single "Make It Work".

Rotimi - Summer Bangerz EP





Just ahead of the debut of Season 3 of Starz' POWER, actor/singer Rotimi follows up his 2015 project Royal Wednesday with a new 5-song EP that could only be released for this season, Summer Bangerz.

Pluto - Just 4 Now EP





Rising Toronto, Canada artist Pluto releases 4-song EP, Just 4 Now.

Maxwell – ‘All the Ways Love Can Feel’ [Lyric Video]



Maxwell releases the lyric video for “All the Ways Love Can Feel”, the latest release off his upcoming album blackSUMMERS’night, which comes out July 1.

DAWN - Not Above That (2D Companion Piece) [Official Music Video]



After taking fans on a virtual reality journey in the video for “Not Above That” earlier this month, D∆WN returns with the 2D companion visual.

247HH.COM Interviews Dwele

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rihanna – "Sledgehammer"



Rihanna drops the full track for "Sledgehammer," her contribution to the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack.

Fantasia - Sleeping With The One I Love [Official Music Video]



Check out Fantasia's mini-movie style music video for her latest single “Sleeping With The One I Love".

Craig David - TS5 - Performs 'Rewind' (Live) - Vevo @ The Great Escape 2016

Sheila E., Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae and More Stars Honor Prince at 2016 BET Awards

Jimmy Jam Talks Prince Tribute, Says Janet Jackson Is 'Doing Absolutely Wonderful'

Keke Palmer Talks New Music & 1st Sex Scene

Monday, June 27, 2016

Azekel - Linger [Official Music Video]



UK singer/songwriter Azekel drops the visuals for his newest single "Linger".

Tory Lanez - LUV [Official Music Video]



Tory Lanez dropped his new single "LUV" a couple of weeks ago, and now follows it up with the video.

Mila J - Kickin’ Back [Official Music Video]



Here's the official video for “Kickin’ Back” off of Mila J’s new EP 213.

Darrein Safron – “Austin Powers” ('Work' Remix)





St. Louis singer Darrein Safron flips Rihanna’s “Work” with a new version entitled “Austin Powers”.

Dyl-Kota – “Better”





Listen to R&B duo Dyl-Kota’s viral new single “Better,” produced by Ezra.

Mr. Vegas on Beenie Man Enduring Bounty Killer's Disses, Bounty Ended Careers

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 6/26/16


Bowing To Time: Grammy-Winning R&B Artist Maxwell Reflects on Returning to Music After Nearly a Decade

Yuna Talks Reinvention, Recruiting Usher and Repping for Malaysia

Chris Brown Sued by Manager Over Alleged 'Drug-Fueled' Assault

Rihanna’s Wembley Concert Fails To Draw in Crowds as London Arena Appears Half Empty

Judith Hill Recalls The ‘Fateful Flight’ Before Prince’s Death

This Teen’s Renditions Of Classics By Patti LaBelle & Erykah Badu Will Leave You In Tears

Legendary Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist Bernie Worrell Dies At 72

Jill Scott Is Married: See Her Gorgeous Wedding Look

BET Breaks: Keri Hilson Initiates Popsicle Challenge

Frank Ocean Reacts to Orlando: 'Many People Hate Us and Wish We Didn't Exist'

Miles Davis, Robert Glasper feat. Erykah Badu - Maiysha (So Long) [Extended Version/Official Music Video]



Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper sahre a new music video for "Maiysha (So Long)," from Glasper's disc of Davis interpretations.

Melat - "Konjo"





Austin, TX songstress Mélat delivers a beautiful ode to her first language with new track "Konjo".

Yemi Alade - Koffi Anan [Official Dance Video]



Nigerian artist Yemi Alade premieres the ultimate dance visual as the music video for her afro-pop dance anthem “Koffi Anan”.

JONES - "Melt"





UK singer JONES releases new single “Melt” from her forthcoming debut album New Skin, which is slated for a release later this year.

FOMO feat. Chaka Khan, Taka Boom & Mark Stevens - "House Of Love"





Chaka Khan and her siblings, Taka Boom & Mark Stevens, aim to inject raw emotion into electronic music with this glamorous deep-house track, "House Of Love".

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Asha feat Youngs Teflon - Down [Official Music Video]



UK singer/songwriter Asha debuts the visual to “Down” featuring fellow South London-native and rapper, Youngs Teflon.

Tory Lanez on DMs, Disses + Working w/Taylor Swift

Candice Boyd feat. French Montana – “Damn Good Time”





West-coast singer/songwriter Candice Boyd recruits rapper French Montana for new single “Damn Good Time”.

Miguel - "Come Through and Chill"





We're guessing that most folks will say 'Yes' to Miguel's request to "Come Through and Chill".

Shun Ward - So Scared [Official Music Video]



Hey men have feelings too, as Texas crooner Shun Ward reminds us in new visual for "So Scared".

Keke Wyatt Covers "Pillowtalk" by Zayn

Friday, June 24, 2016

PartyNextDoor - Come and See Me {Official Music Video]



Jhene Aiko makes a cameo appearance in PartyNextDoor's sultry new video for "Come and See Me".

Mila J feat. Jhene Aiko - "Hurtin'" (NEW 2016) Demo



Not sure how 'official' this is, but here's a rare collaboration between sister's Jhene Aiko and Mila J called "Hurtin'".

Alicia Keys Talks New Music, Father's Day, and Egypt's Production on Untitled Unmastered

B. Smyth – "Don’t Take Your Love"





"Don't Take Your Love" is the new single from RCA Records signee B. Smyth.

Lion Babe - Sun Joint [Mixtape]





R&B duo Lion Babe makes a play for the summer heat with their new 11-track mixtape Sun Joint.

Izzy Bizu Performs "Diamond" (Future Sounds Session)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Bobby Brown - Every Little Step



With his new memoir, Every Little Step: Bobby Brown's Long Road to Redemption, out on book shelves and garnering plenty of press, this week's Throwback Thursday video is dedicated to the 'bad boy of R&B' and the single that inspired the book title. From Brown's second album Don't Be Cruel, "Every Little Step" was released as the 4th single from the multi-platinum LP. Written and produced by L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, "Every Little Step" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the Hot Black Singles chart and #6 on the UK Singles Chart in 1989.

Terri Walker - Lose Twice [Official Music Video]



"Lose Twice" is British singer Terri Walker's 4th single release from her album Entitled, released last year.

Lalah Hathaway - Mirror [Official Music Video]



Lalah Hathaway delves into self-reflection in new video for "Mirror".

D∆WN - Not Above That [Official Music Video]



Dawn reaches into outer space in latest music video for the song “Not Above That”.

Omar - I Want It To Be EP





UK soul artist Omar releases new EP, I Want It To Be.

THEY. - "Say When"





Listen to "Say When", a brand new single from R&B duo THEY.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Beyoncé - Sorry [Official Music Video]



Beyonce has dropped a video for the track "Sorry" featuring tennis star Serena Williams, from her newest album Lemonade.

Alicia Keys on Date Nights, Beats from Egypt + Being Insecure

Rihanna – "Kiss It Better" (Kaytranada remix)’





Canadian producer Kaytranada flips Rihanna's "Kiss It Better" for a sweet, house-music soundscape.

Sy Ari Da Kid feat. Tink - "Frenemies"





Produced by Timbaland, here's a new single from rising artist Sy Ari Da Kid featuring rapper/singer Tink, called "Frenemies".

Jennifer Lopez on Why She Cries 'Almost Every Night' During Vegas Residency

Chrisette Michele Talks Beef With Rick Ross, Engagement + Joining The Cover Of Ebony

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Alicia Keys: Let Me In - We Are Here [Short Film]



Alicia Keys releases powerful short film to commemorate World Refugee Day, entitled "Let Me In".

Kandace Springs - "Neither Old Nor Young"





Next week, Nashville singer Kandace Springs is set to release her debut album Soul Eyes, here's a new single from the album called "Neither Old Nor Young".

Bryson Tiller - "Proof"





Check out Bryson Tiller’s demo for Chris Brown’s "Proof".

Tito Jackson Talks About Raising His Son's + Truth Behind Jackson 5 Name

Dave Akei - "Asylum"





Chicago crooner Dave Akei releases new single "Asylum", a smooth, jazzy number that speaks to the complexities of love.

Ashley Kimbrae - "Ready For Love"





BET Music Matter artist Ashley Kimbrae is "Ready For Love" again.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 6/19/16


RIP: Attrell ‘Prince Be’ Cordes, of R&B-pop group P.M. Dawn, dies at 46

Bobby Brown’s Culinary Creation: Cocaine Chicken

T.I., Tiny Harris’ Daughter: Zonnique Pullins Arrested with gun at ATL Airport

John Legend Joins Mariah Carey Onstage For Memorable Appearance

Sheila E. Dedicates Upcoming Album To Prince

Future Drops Countersuit Against Ciara

Jeremih Teases New Album With PARTYNEXTDOOR, 'Late Night Party'

Usher, Bryson Tiller, & Future Added To 2016 Bet Awards Performer Lineup

Mariah Carey Regrets Her '90s Style: My Glam Squad 'Didn't Know What They Were Doing'

Melany Watson - "Illuminate"





Soul/pop singer Melany Watson drops spiritual new single, "Illuminate".

Maxwell Explains The Meaning of "Lake By The Ocean" + Being Not Worthy of Doing a Prince Tribute

Rayven Justice – “Another”





Listen to Rayven Justice’s new single “Another", produced by Bizkit&Butta.

FHB feat. JR – “Regular”





Mysterious new artist FHB recruits Trey Songz protege JR a new track, “Regular”.

Tito Jackson Interview @ Wendy Williams Show

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Alicia Keys – "Hallelujah"



Committed makeup-free queen Alicia Keys delivers her newest track, “Hallelujah".

Mila J - 213 EP





Mila J releases a new six-song EP called 213 for fans as she continues to work on her upcoming album.

Bobby Brown Talks Sex With Janet Jackson + Whitney Houston’s Death

Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For [Official Music Video]



Scottish DJ/record producer/singer/songwriter Calvin Harris shares the video for his Rihanna-helmed top 10 hit "This Is What You Came For".

Teyana Taylor feat. Chris Brown - "Freak On [Tags]"





Teyana Taylor and Chris Brown get their “Freak On” on their new DJ Mustard collaboration.

Shaggy - "I Got You"





Produced by Jovi Rockwell, here's the new single from Shaggy, entitled "I Got You".

Friday, June 17, 2016

Usher - Crash [Official Music Video]



Usher gets emotional and even sheds tears in new "Crash" video.

Ro James - Already Knew That [Official Music Video]



From his debut album Eldorado, available now.

Tony Sunshine Clears Up Fat Joe Rumors, What Happened w/ Lost Albums + Talks New Music

Raahiem - "Dive"





Toronto singer/songwriter Raahiem drops a sultry new single called "Dive".

Sean Kingston feat. Lil Bibby & G Herbo - "They Know Us"





Sean Kingston is back with a new single, entitled "They Know Us" featuring rappers Lil Bibby & G Herbo.

Mya on Sexual Harassment: You Have To Say I'm Good, Fu** You & Walk Away

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday Throwback Video: Ashanti - "Baby"



Veteran singer Ashanti, who recently announced an upcoming summer tour with former Murder Inc. labelmate Ja Rule, reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with the 2002 track "Baby", the third and final single from her debut album Ashanti. Produced by Irv Gotti and 7 Aurelius, "Baby" became Ashanti's third solo single to reach the top ten on the Hot 100 and is her fifth top ten entry on the Hot R&B Songs chart. A sultry video featuring actress Nia Long was later released for the song.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Teenear - Streetlights [Official Music Video]



It's a romantic date night for singer Teenear in new "Streetlights" video.

Sade Serena - DUM [Official Music Video]



From her EP Jerk Sauce, Sultry singer Sade Serena gives you the sassy visuals for "DUM".

Keke Palmer - Yellow Lights [Official Music Video]



KeKe Palmer rules in new "Yellow Lights" video.

Morgan Heritage - "Jah Nah Sleep"





Longtime reggae band Morgan Heritage releases new single "Jah Nah Sleep".

Russ - "Unavailable"





New single from ATL singer/songwriter Russ, called "Unavailable".

Aaradhna - Welcome To The Jungle [Official Music Video]



New Zealand singer Aaradhna releases the video for "Welcome To The Jungle", from her upcoming album Brown Girl.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mariah Carey on People Stealing Her Music, Her Vegas Show + Bringing Her Kids Onstage

Lais feat. Skizzy Mars – “Moon & Stars 2”





Rising Toronto artist Lais drops new single, "Moon & Stars 2" featuring Skizzy Mars.

Faarrow – “Lost”





Somali sister duo Faarrow team up with actor Elijah Kelley for new single "Lost".

IAMSU feat. Sage The Gemini – “Something New”





Singer/songwriter IAMSU links up with rapper Sage The Gemini for new single "Something New", produced by Cal-A.

Betty Idol – “Pluto”





"Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta" star Betty Idol releases her new single "Pluto".

oshi x D∆WN - "Lemonade Lakes"





Former Danity Kane member D∆WN (Dawn Richard) has teamed up with LA-via-London producer oshi for a new electro-soul track "Lemonade Lakes".

Monday, June 13, 2016

K. Michelle - Ain't You [Official Music Video]



Peep the visuals for K. Michelle's “Ain’t You” off the new album More Issues Than Vogue.

Yuna featuring Usher Performing "Crush" (Live at The Roots Picnic 2016)

Maxwell – "1990x"



Maxwell releases the lyric video for "1990x", the 2nd single from upcoming album blackSUMMERS’night.

Kes - "Major"





Reggae/pop band Kes drops new summertime anthem "Major".

D∆WN – "Serpentine Fire"





Former Danity Kane singer Dawn Richard drops new single “Serpentine Fire,” the third release from Adult Swim’s Singles Program that aims to unleash 25 tracks in 25 weeks.

Full Bobby Brown Interview on Whitney Houston

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 6/12/16


How Alicia Keys is Pushing the No Make Up Movement

R&B Group Next Squashes Beef, Reunites to Bring More Great Music

The Keepers Of R&B: Fantasia And Anthony Hamilton In Concert

Beyoncé’s Philanthropic Work in Michigan: Flint Fundraising, Detroit Initiative

Chris Brown Has Run-in with Amsterdam Police

Nile Rodgers, Marvin Gaye & More Inducted Into 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Nick Cannon Denies Delaying His Divorce From Mariah Carey: ‘Why Would I Hold It Up?’

Bobby Brown Opens Up About Sex Life and Whitney Houston in New Book ‘Every Little Step’ 

Whitney Houston’s ‘Lesbian Romance’ and the Tyranny of the ’80s Closet

Tory Lanez Talks New Album, Acting & Touring With A$AP Ferg

Fantasia Barrino Speaks on Benefits of White Neighbors, Marriage & New Album

Shawn Storm - "Juk Up Juk Up"





Dancehall artist Shawn Storm releases new track "Juk Up Juk Up" from his album Word Sound Power.

Kranium - "Gold"





Reggae star Kranium drops a new single, entitled "Gold".

Corinne Bailey Rae Performing "Stop Where You Are" Live on KCRW

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Rayven Justice - Between Your Thighs [Official Music Video]



Check out the video for Rayven Justice's sexually-explicit track "Between Your Thighs".

Tory Lanez - "LUV"





The versatile Tory Lanez drops a new single, the reggae-tinged "LUV".

Chasing Destiny – "It’s Alright"





Kelly Rowland's new group Chasing Destiny drops their first (not including the remix they did to Drake's "Hotline Bling" earlier) recorded single, entitled "It's Alright".

Corinne Bailey Rae Performing "Tell Me" Live on KCRW

Taye Johnson - Play With My Heart [Official Music Video]



Soul/pop recording artist Taye Johnson drops his debut video for new single "Play With My Heart".

Eric Bellinger - "Don't Mind" (E-Mix)





Check out this E-mix to L.A. singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger's "Don't Mind".

Friday, June 10, 2016

Usher - "Crash" (Audio)



Off his long-awaited and upcoming eighth studio album, Flawed, Usher Raymond is back with "Crash".

Keith Robinson - "Love Somebody" [Official Music Video]



Veteran singer Keith Robinson releases the new video for his latest single “Love Somebody,” off his forthcoming album Episodic.

Jorja Smith - Where Did I Go? [Official Music Video]



Check out London-based newcomer Jorja Smith's homemade music video for new single "Where Did I Go?"

Masicka - "Mek Mi Party"





Listen to this new track from reggae artist Masicka, entitled "Mek Mi Party".

Sy Ari Da Kid - "Somethin For The People"





"Somethin For The People" is the new single from NYC artist Sy Ari Da Kid.

Mr. Vegas on Drake/Popcaan Beef, Doesn't Want to End Up Like Meek Mill

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: The Emotions - "Best of My Love"



Written and produced by Earth, Wind & Fire members Maurice White and Al McKay in 1977, "Best of My Love" became a huge hit for Chicago band The Emotions (which consisted of sisters; Wanda Hutchinson, Sheila Hutchinson and Jeanette Hutchinson), winning a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and also winning an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single.

Tinashe Talks Regrettable DMs | Last Questions

Jazmine Sullivan | EP 1 | MY Journey

Masego - "Send Yo' Rita!"





Listen to jazz artist Masego's new single "Send Yo' Rita!", from his new Loose Thoughts album.

Lee Mo - "Don't Have A Reason"





One of the newest voices on the Philly music scene, emerging artist Lee Mo has just released her debut single “Don't Have a Reason”.

LoverBoy Vo - Solo [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Vocal also known as LoverBoyVo brings us the visual to his single "Solo" off of his Lastest EP The Phases Of Love.