Friday, September 30, 2016

Chloe x Halle - Fall [Official Music Video]



Get "Fall" off Chloe x Halle's debut EP Sugar Symphony, which is out now.

Gallant feat. Jhené Aiko - Skipping Stones [Official Music Video]



Earlier this year in February, Gallant and Jhené Aiko linked up for a collab called “Skipping Stones,” here's the visual.

Earl St. Clair - Man On Fire [Official Music Video]



Newcomer Earl St. Clair is making a big impact with his fiery new "Man on Fire" video.

John Legend Talks 5th Album, Stop and Frisk, Hillary vs Donald and Why You Need to Vote with The Breakfast Club

Vanessa White feat. Illa J - "Low Key"





After creating some buzz with her debut solo EP Chapter One earlier this year, Vanessa White returns with her brand new track “Low Key” featuring rapper Illa J.

Kranium - "Pressure Buss Pipe"





Listen to Kranium's new track "Pressure Buss Pipe" from the Sitara Riddim (Ranch Entertainment) LP.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Sean Paul - "Gimme the Light"



One of several hits from Sean Paul's 2002 album Dutty Rock, its lead single "Gimme the Light" was originally a product of "The Buzz", a new dancehall rhythm created by a fledgling Miami-based Jamaican production team known as Black Shadow in 2001. Later turned into a Diwali rhythm by producer Steven "Lenky" Marsden in 2002, the track immediately took off and became Paul's first hit single, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also becoming a top 20 hit in the Netherlands, UK and Canada.

Hi-Five - Kit Kat [Official Music Video]



Veteran group Hi-Five has released the visual for their brand new steamy single, 'Kit Kat'.

SoMo - First [Official Music Video]



Texan singer and songwriter Somo premiers new, naked visuals for "First".

Frank Ocean feat. Beyonce - "Pink + White"



Frank Ocean delivers the 3rd single from his new album Blonde, entitled "Pink + White". And oh yeah, that's Beyonce with a cameo on the track.

PJ feat. Jevon Doe - "Tell Me"



PJ is back with new single "Tell Me" featuring rapper/singer Jevon Doe.

Cocoa Sarai - Retrospect [Official Music Video]



NYC singer/songwriter Cocoa Sarai has a bout with reflection in new 'Retrospect' video.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk - Starboy [Official Music Video]



Watch the Weeknd destroy his past in gritty 'Starboy' video.

Devon - Never Be The Same [Official Music Video]



Here is Devon's official music video for "Never Be The Same" from his EP Tug Of War.

Ambition feat. Revenge Music - Take Us Down [Official Video]



Ambition, former lead singer of Pretty Ricky, releases video for ‘Take Us Down’.

Jahmiel - "Dear Frass (I Just Don't Know)"





From the new Street Light Riddim LP is Jahmiel's "Dear Frass (I Just Don't Know)".

Shaggy - "Waist Line"





New Shaggy. entitled "Waist Line" from the new Street Light Riddim LP.

Dasha - Loving You [Official Music Video]



Indie singer Dasha drops new single/video “Loving You” from her debut album The Howard Roark Project on Roark Records.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Usher Talks 'Hard II Love', New Marriage, + Reflects On His Career

Croosh – “I Like”





Listen to L.A.-based artist Croosh’s self-produced track “I Like”.

Neisha Neshae - Party From The Top [Official Music Video]



Detroit songstress Neisha Ne’shae touches on police brutality in visual for 'Party From The Top'.

PARTYNEXTDOOR - Not Nice [Official Music Video]



Check out PartyNextDoor's infectious, beach-themed video, 'Not Nice'.

SoSuperSam feat. P-Lo - "So"





L.A. songstress SoSuperSam drops “So” which features rapper P-Lo of the Bay Area HBK collective.

Kameron Corvet - "Wish I Could"





Listen to "Wish I Could", a smooth new track from ATL singer Cameron Corvet.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Faith Evans Flashes Audience At Boston Bad Boy Family Reunion Concert



RELATED: SEE IT: Faith Evans suffers major wardrobe malfunction at Bad Boy Boston show

Torii Wolf - "Body"



Torii Wolf links up with araabMUZIK for her new single "Body".

The Gospel Of The R&B Singer: Anthony Hamilton's Journey Home

Vybz Kartel - "Good Love"





Listen to "Good Love" by Vybz Kartel, produced by Adidjahiem Records.

Tory Lanez feat. Rick Ross - "Super Freaky"





Inspired by Rick James, Tory Lanez gets “Super Freaky” on this Rick Ross collaboration.

Tayana Taylor Dishes About Her Amazing Summer, the Kanye Video & Her Love Life

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 9/25/16


Tory Lanez's 'Luv' Hits No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

Joe Hertz reimagines R&B with sleek and sexy new EP 'How It Feels' [Premiere]

Usher Sounds More Like His R&B Contemporaries On 'Hard II Love'

Trisco Pearson, member of the R&B group Force M.D.s, dies of cancer

So who is she? Mysterious R&B singer H.E.R. wants the focus to stay on the music — and the mystery

R&B singer Gallant talks going from underdog to success

Rihanna Named Global Ambassador for Childhood Education

Lyfe Jennings and Bobby V To Star In Upcoming BET Movie, ‘Hollywood Hearts’

Goldenlane Records to Release Ike & Tina Turner’s Complete Pompeii Recordings From 1968-1969

Kool & the Gang Talk Touring Life, Impacting Different Cultures and Working On New Music

Ty Dolla $ign - Campaign [Mixtape/Album]





Campaign is the ninth mixtape by Ty Dolla Sign, check it out here.

Liane V - No Cuffs EP



L.A.-based singer Liane V releases her new 5-track EP No Cuffs.

MAAD – "90's Love"





NYC based singer-songwriter, DJ and model MAAD unveils her new single, "90's Love".

TYuS - Cash Flow [Official Music Video]



Rising singer TYuS, out of Portland, releases the official visual for his track "Cash Flow".

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Paloma Ford - Do It Again [Offician Music Video]



In anticipation of her upcoming Nearly Civilized EP release next month, Paloma Ford entices us with the official video for her single “Do It Again".

Sevyn Streeter Performs New Songs off ‘Girl Disrupted’ on ‘Billboard Live’

Tinashe Performs New Single "Company" | Wonderland | MTV

The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk - "Starboy".





Listen to The Weeknd & Daft Punk’s new song “Starboy”.

Louis York - "Don't Play"





Hitmaking duo Louis York, made up of singer/songwriter Claude Kelly and producer Chuck Harmony, return with new track "Don't Play", the first single off their forthcoming EP Masterpiece Theater – Act II, which is due out November 18.

Jordan Bratton – "Love & Nothing"





Emerging NYC singer Jordan Bratton releases a new song titled, “Love & Nothing.”

Friday, September 23, 2016

Alicia Keys Talks ‘Songwriting State of Mind’ On NPR Music’s ‘Noteworthy’

Trevor Jackson - "Colours On The Ground"





In response to recent police shootings Trevor Jackson releases "Colours On The Ground".

Kehlani - CRZY [Official Music Video]



After a brief absence, Oakland singer Kehlani returns with the video for the single she released in July, "CRZY".

Usher Performs 'No Limit' @ Jimmy Kimmel Show

JoJo feat. Remy Ma - "FAB"





JoJo enlists rapper Remy Ma for new single "FAB" (aka “Fake Ass Bitches”).

Anthony White - T.A.W.P. EP



Chicago artist Anthony White delivers new 11-track EP, T.A.W.P.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday Throwback Video: Wilson Pickett - "In The Midnight Hour"



A former member of the legendary Detroit 50's group The Falcons, the Alabama-born Wilson Pickett scored his first hit as a solo artist with the Pickett and Steve Cropper produced "In The Midnight Hour". Released on his 1965 album of the same name and also appearing on the 1966 album The Exciting Wilson Pickett, "In The Midnight Hour" reached #1 on the R&B charts and peaked at #21 on the pop charts.

909 in Studio : Corinne Bailey Rae - 'The Full Session' | The Bridge

Rudy Currence - "Send Me I’ll Go"





Grammy-award winning singer Rudy Currence releases new single "Send Me I’ll Go", an ode to his commitment to God.

Anthony Valadez feat. Miles Bonny - "Fade Away"





Singers Anthony Valadez & Miles Bonny reunite to "Fade Away".

Kalin White - Twisted [Official Music Video]



Cali-based singer/songwriter Kalin White drops the visuals for new smooth cut 'Twisted'.

Morgan Taylor Jones - "Shine"





Indie artist Morgan Taylor Jones drops new single "Shine".

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chris Brown feat. Bryson Tiller - "Keep You in Mind"





Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller team up for new single "Keep You in Mind", from Chris' forthcoming album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon.

Usher Discusses New Album, Working with Young Thug & More

Courtlin Jabrae – "Wanna Know"





Singer/rapper/producer Courtlin Jabrae takes a very modern spin on Joe's classic “I Wanna Know" with new track "Wanna Know".

Julian King - Someone Like You [Official Music Video]



Check out the visuals for Philadelphia-bred singer Julian King's 'Someone Like You'.

Aaron Abernathy – "I See You"





Cleveland-bred artist Aaron “Ab” Abernathy lets it all out on his brand new single “I See You".

Lion Babe – "She’s A Lady"





New York City based duo Lion Babe teams up with retailer H&N for new single "She's A Lady", a remade version of Tom Jones’ hit of the same name.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sevyn Streeter - My Love For You [Official Music Video]



Sevyn Streeter releases the official video for latest single 'My Love For You'.

Surviving Compton Movie Trailer - The Michel'le Story

Chris Brown - "Lady In The Glass Dress"





Chris Brown takes care of some unfinished business on new single “Lady in the Glass Dress".

Frank Ocean - "White Ferrari" (Vasta Remix)





Listen to this Vasta remix of Frank Ocean's "White Ferrari".

Mylezia - "Lost In Love"





Check out the new single from Delaware singer Mylezia, "Lost In Love".

Kenya - Never Giving Up (Edgewood Agents Rework) [Official Music Video]



Indie songstress Kenya visits Paris in stunning video for "Never Giving Up".

Monday, September 19, 2016

Usher Interview with The Breakfast Club

Raphael Saadiq – "RayRay 94th Show Me"





Former Tony! Toni! Toné! lead singer Raphael Saadiq returns with new single "RayRay 94th Show Me".

4 Days in Cuba with Usher

Watch Alicia Keys Cover Desiigner's “Tiimmy Turner”

Netta Brielle – 880 (EP)



Bay Area singer/songstress Netta Brielle returns with new 6-track EP called 880.

Malachiae Warren feat. Kap G – “Choosin Season”





Singer/songwriter and Atlanta-native, Malachiae Warren releases new single for the fourth quarter entitled, “Choosin Season” featuring fellow ATLien, rapper Kap G.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 9/18/16


Usher Wants To Make R&B Great Again

The R&B Duo Chloe x Halle Were in the Front Row of Tory Burch

Rihanna's 'Needed Me' Rises to No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

The Robert Glasper Experiment's 'ArtScience' stretches the borders of R&B fusion

Here’s Why Lyfe Jennings Was Slapped with Restraining Order

Judge Rules Nick Gordon 'legally responsible' in Bobbi Kristina Brown's death

Emeli Sandé Learned How To Say No. The Result Is Her Best Music To Date.

Rodney Jerkins & Ester Dean To Replace Timbaland as Supervising Music Producer/ Songwriter On ‘Empire’

Official Tribute To Prince Set For Oct 13th (Promo Ad)

Mayte Garcia, Prince’s Ex Wife, Planning “Intimate” Book About Their Marriage

Tamar Braxton Shares Details About Her Solo Talk Show

Damar Jackson - Crazy [WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video]



Louisiana singer Damar Jackson delves into a tumultuous relationship on 'Crazy'.

Bell Biv DeVoe "BBD" in The V 103 Studio! The RCMS w/ Wanda Smith

Th3Rea$on - "Can't Lose"





Houston, TX to LA singer Th3Rea$on drops a brand new single called "Can't Lose", produced by Mistah Glass.

DonB – “My B*tch”





Donald Bingham aka DonB releases a smooth new track, entitled “My B*tch”.

Sean Sahand – “New To Me”





West-coast artist Sean Sahand drops new single "New To Me".

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mario - I Need More [Official Music Video]



Mario gets cinematic in video for new single "I Need More".

'Grass Ain't Greener' - Chris Brown (Mornin Afta Cover) [R&B Cover of the Week]

Elijah Blake - Abide [Official Music Video]



Check out Elijah Blake's new video for 'Abide,' off his Blueberry Vapors mixtape.

Tinashe - "Company"





While you continue to wait for Tinashe's long-anticipated 2nd LP Joyride to arrive, feel free to keep her "Company" on her newest single.

LoVel - "I Swear"





“I Swear” is lifted from LoVel’s forthcoming project titled Passenger.

Jaylien - Summer's Over EP



L.A. newcomer Jaylien has released his 7-track, debut EP titled Summer’s Over.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday Throwback Video: Soul II Soul - "Keep On Movin'"



Jazzie B. and Caron Wheeler of British soul/R&B group Soul II Soul scored a huge hit in both the UK and the U.S. with "Keep On Movin'", the second single released from the group's 1989 debut album Club Classics Vol. One. Written and produced by Jazzie B., the single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart upon its release in March, number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was even more successful on Billboard's R&B charts, where it hit number one.

Anthony David Teaches the Art of Songwriting and Performs “Beautiful Problem” Live

Sneaker Shopping With Usher | Complex

Pharrell Williams Debuts New Music For 'Hidden Figures' Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Kim Burrell

Maquambe feat. Eric Bellinger – "Don’t Mean It"





Oakland, CA artist Maquambe links up with Eric Bellinger for hot new collaborative single “Don’t Mean It".

Willie Taylor – "Jackpot"





Willie Taylor (of Day 26) and currently “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”, drops a new single called "Jackpot".

Vershon - "Still Feel"





Take a listen to this new release, "Still Free", from 2015 break-out dancehall deejay Vershon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Usher Performs 'No Limit' @ BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

John Legend and Stevie Wonder Perform "Hey Ya!" | Lip Sync Battle: All-Stars Live

Rachel Kerr - Unboxed [Mixtape]





London artist Rachel Kerr releases fresh, new mixtape, Unboxed.

Priness Nokia - 1992 LP



NYC artist/alternative R&B group Princess Nokia drops a 9-track ode to Harlem and Brown Girl nation on new 1992 album.

Russ - "We Just Havent Met Yet"





Prolific ATL artist Russ drops new single "We Just Havent Met Yet".

I-Octane - "Jah a Run Bout Yah"





Dancehall/reggae star I-Octane is back on the scene with new hit “Jah A Run Bout Yah,” produced by Konsequence Muzik.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tiffany Evans - T.M.I. (Acoustic) [Official Music Video]



Tiffany Evans takes it outside and gets in touch with nature for acoustic version of "T.M.I."

KING - Native Land [Official Music Video]



L.A.-based trio KING (comprised of members Paris, Amber and Anita) release the stunning visual for “Native Land,” a track from their debut album We Are King.

Keke Palmer - Reverse Psychology [Official Music Video]



Keke Palmer flips the script on a dude in new video for 'Reverse Psychology'.

Monica Opens Up About Drama with Brandy

Sonya Teclai - “Dance With Me”




Mavado - "Dem Afraid"





Here's a new single from dancehall star Mavado, entitled "Dem Afraid".

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bell Biv DeVoe - Run [Official Music Video]



Bell Biv DeVoe return with the visuals for “Run”, marking their first new work in 15 years.

Teyana Taylor On Kanye West's "Fade" Music Video & Sex Appeal | Digital Originals

Will Fraker feat. Caleborate - "Can't Read"





Bay Area artist Will Fraker enlists rapper Caleborate for his intimate new single "Can't Read".

Marques Houston Talk New Single "Complete Me", New Album, Career Changes with New Religion

Deli Rowe – "Smile Again"





Indie songstress Deli Rowe returns with her latest single “Smile Again”, from her upcoming independently released 3rd EP of the same name to be released on September 27th.

Robert Glasper Experiment – "Thinkin Bout You"





Robert Glasper Experiment has released “Thinkin Bout You,” the funky third single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band’s new album ArtScience (Blue Note), which comes out September 16.