Monday, October 31, 2016

Alicia Keys - "Holy War"





Alicia Keys strives for peace on new single "Holy War".

OR!ON feat. Miles B – “Don’t Mind Me”





Singers OR!ON and Miles B team up over this catchy new single, “Don’t Mind Me”.

JBrook – “Tables Turn”





Check out songstress JBrook’s latest release “Tables Turn”.

Jacquees feat. Dej Loaf - “Want Your Sex”





Jacquees links up with rapper DeJ Loaf for a new track, the very straightforward “Want Your Sex”.

Don Benjamin feat. Jay Oliver – “Touch My Body” [Official Music Video]



Check the visuals for 'Touch My Body' by Don Benjamin featuring J.Oliver and shot in Mexico.

David Correy - 247 [Official Music Video]



Brazilian singer David Correy's video for "247" makes for the ultimate workout motivation.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 10/30/16


Jahkoy Wants To Make R&B Bright Again

End Of An Era With Joe Thomas’ Potential Retirement

76ers Apologize to Sevyn Streeter, Invite Her Back to Perform National Anthem

‘Back To Black’ 10 Years Later: Amy Winehouse’s Definitive Album is Also a Bittersweet Swan Song

Former Boyz II Men Member Michael McCary Has Multiple Sclerosis

Tory Lanez Responds To Travis Scott Comparisons Over “Litty” Feature

Teyana Taylor Announces Workout-Video Release

R&B Singer Lloyd Announces New Album, ‘Out My Window’

Report: Mariah Carey Wants Ex-boyfriend James Packer to Pay Her $50 Million

Luke Christopher – “Wrong 4 Luvin U”





Luke Christopher returns with new single entitled, “Wrong 4 Luvin U”.

Devvon Terrell – “So Proud”





Brooklyn, NY crooner/rapper Devvon Terrell releases smooth new track "So Proud", from his EP The Renaissance, out now.

Angel feat. Shola Ama – “Drink + F*** = Make Love”





Blaq Tuxedo – “The 1”





Sacramento-based duo Blaq Tuxedo are back with new a single entitled, “The 1”.

Keke Wyatt on Leaving First Marriage in "Life or Death Situation," Having 8 Kids

Saturday, October 29, 2016

T -Pain feat. Lil Yachty – “Dan Bilzerian”





T-Pain enlists rapper Lil Yachty for a new catchy song called “Dan Bilzerian” based on the popular social media icon Dan Bilzerian himself.

Chris Brown, OHB x Section Boyz – “Attack The Block” (Mixtape)





Chris Brown & OHB are back at it with this new project Attack The Block. This time Breezy & OHB team up with the UK's Section Boyz to put together this new 16 track mixtape.

Kehlani On Speaking With Puff & Nas, Performance At Powerhouse + Living in NYC

Vanessa White – "Low Key" (SRNO Remix)





Check out this SRNO-produced remix to Vanessa White's "Low Key" single, which is the first release off White’s forthcoming second solo EP, Chapter Two.

KickRaux feat. Lee Scratch Perry, Bob Marley, Bounty Killer, Sly & Robbie - "Dub So Scary" [Halloween Reggae Dancehall Mix]





Just in time for Halloween is this new KickRaux single "Dub So Scary", featuring Lee Scratch Perry, Bob Marley, Bounty Killer, Sly & Robbie.

Tory Lanez Talks Recent Success, Sexting and Wild Performances

Friday, October 28, 2016

Leela James – "Don’t Want You Back"



Leela James has moved on and as new single "Don’t Want You Back” shows, there's zero chance of her coming back.

Yuna - Poor Heart {Official Music Video]



Yuna releases new video for ‘Poor Heart’ from her new album Chapters, available now.

Sevyn Streeter On 76ers Stopping Her From Wearing "We Matter" Shirt

Pharrell Williams Performs New Single 'Runnin'' (Live at TIFF)

Cherée - "Please"





UK artist Cherée has a hard time letting an ex go on new single "Please".

Marcela Cruz - Here We Go Again EP



Boston songstress Marcela Cruz is ready to share her voice with the world on her 6-track debut EP, Here We Go Again.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday Video: Luther Vandross - "Here and Now"



From his 1989 compilation album The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love, the Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller-produced "Here and Now" became Vandross' fifth single to peak at No. 1 on the Hot Black Singles, and his first single to chart in the top ten on Billboard Hot 100, at No. 6. Written by David L. Elliott and Terry Steele, "Here and Now" also earned Vandross his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1991.

Lalah Hathaway feat. Pharrell – "Surrender"



Lalah Hathaway and Pharrell link up for new single "Surrender", from the upcoming Hidden Figures soundtrack and also produced by Pharrell.

Tory Lanez - "TIME"





Here's the 2nd of two new Tory Lanez releases this week, "Time".

Ciara and Husband Russell Wilson Are Expecting Their 1st Child Together | E! News

Austin Brown – "Flow"





Singer/songwriter/producer Austin Brown releases a sultry new single, "Flow".

Tory Lanez – "Look No Further"





It's not a Friday, but Tory Lanez shows he still has his fans backs with new single "Look No Further".

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

KDA feat. Tinashe – Just Say {Official Music Video]



U.K. producer KDA and Tinashe hook up in cinematic video for "Just Say".

Niki J Crawford - ElAy [Official Music Video]



Soul/funk/R&B songstress releases the video for her new single "ElAy", off her forthcoming album The Second Truth.

Lion Babe Perform “She’s a Lady” @ Today Show

R. Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas LP





R. Kelly gets an early start on Christmas with his first-ever holiday album 12 Nights of Christmas, a collection of a dozen original soul-pop tunes.

Kenny Lattimore - A Kenny Lattimore Christmas LP





Veteran R&B singer Kenny Lattimore releases his first holiday album called “A Kenny Lattimore Christmas”.

Pat Woods - Round 2 [Official Music Video]



Orlando-based crooner Pat Woods is ready for another chance at love in ‘Round 2’ video.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Maejor – Noir [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Maejor is back with the visual to new single entitled 'Noir'.

Maurice Moore - "C'est La Vie"





Listen to Maurice Moore's brand new track "c'est la vie", produced by Rice N' Peas.

Rachel Foxx - "Make You Say"





UK crooner Rachel Foxx releases new track, "Make You Say".

Dott Richey- Blu Dot [Official Music Video]



From his 'Blu Dot' single released during the Summer, Chicago native Dott Richey returns with the official music video.

Dudley Alexander - "Hollywood Hills"





Singer/songwriter Dudley Alexander dreams about stardom on smooth single, "Hollywood Hills".

Bagstheboss – “Crush On You”





Crooner Bagstheboss borrows from Lil Kim's “Crush On You” and creates his own soulful version.

Monday, October 24, 2016

JPride - You Already Know [Official Music Video]



Mississippi singer/songwriter JPride releases a video for fan-favorite single, “You Already Know".

Babyface Talks Joining 'Dancing with the Stars', TLC Lawsuit by Pebbles and Mary J. Blige @ Wendy Williams Show

Ambré Perkins feat. Kehlani – "No Service in the Hills"





New Orleans songstress Ambré Perkins enlists Kehlani for new single "No Service in the Hills".

Chris Brown feat. Joelle James – "Scream"





Chris Brown teams up with his artist Joelle James for new single "Scream" from the soundtrack to Kevin Hart's new movie What Now?.

Usher & Da Brat Talk About Having Crushes On Each Other, Explain Why They Didn't Date

Kerry Thomas - More Than Words [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter puts out a video for 'More Than Words', a traditional R&B track that's featured on his new EP, After The High.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 10/23/16


Raphael Saadiq: R&B's Renaissance Man on Working With Solange, 'Luke Cage' & Issa Rae

Ciara is Revlon's Newest Brand Ambassador

Solange Will Be Saturday Night Live’s Next Musical Guest

Kanye West Says He’ll Boycott The Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn’t Nominated

Ty Dolla $ign Hit With a Tax Bill, Owes $180,000 to the IRS

Erykah Badu Dances Her Tail Off Because Black Girl Magic

New Prince tracks to be released, along with 'Purple Rain' remaster

Ciara Drops Lawsuit Against Baby Daddy Future

Bruh, Your Hair! Jaheim Debuts Interesting New Hairstyle; Twitter Clowns Him, He Claps Back

R. Kelly Announces ’12 Nights Of Christmas Tour’ (Dates)

Isa - Take It Slow [Official Music Video]



New York-based singer Isa releases the visual for her heartfelt ballad “Take it Slow”.

Bella Moon - Pink Potion EP



Emerging Nashville-based singer/songwriter Bella Moon breaks from her hometown country-centric musings with her soulful debut EP, Pink Potion.

Ledisi - “I Can’t Breathe”





Listen to Ledisi's emotionally touching and heartfelt new single "I Can't Breathe", dedicated to the current climate of social injustice.

Adrian Daniel - Devoted {Official Music Video]



Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Adrian Daniel releases visuals for single "Devoted", taken from the critically acclaimed album Disillusions.

Tony Sunshine: Terror Squad was Banned from The Apollo for Throwing Man Off Balcony

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Joe feat. Gucci Mane – "Happy Hour"





R&B vet Joe enlists rapper Gucci Mane for new single "Happy Hour", 12th studio album #MyNameisJoeThomas due out Nov. 11.

Avery*Sunshine – Come Do Nothing





Avery*Sunshine is back with a soulful joint called “Come Do Nothing”.

Prince Young - "What You Need" / "Too Deep" [Official Music Video]



Indie artist Prince Young releases a 2-in-1 video for his new single “What You Need” and remix to DVSN’s “Too Deep".

Guordan Banks feat. Chris Brown & Bryson Tiller - "Keep You In Mind (Remix)"





Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller hop on the remix to Guordan Banks' hit single "Keep You In Mind".

Mavado - "Mr Dead (Vybz Kartel Diss)"





The feud between reggae stars Mavado and Vybz Kartel doesn't seem to be dying anytime soon as Mavado releases yet another diss track at his nemesis, entitled "Mr Dead".

The Weeknd - "Starboy" (Dropwizz Remix)





Enjoy this remix to The Weeknd's "Starboy" by Canadian producer Dropwizz.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Smokey Robinson Discusses Motown, Playing Music During Segregation Days and How He Got His Name

TYuS - "Stay"





Listen to a new single from TYuS' forthcoming project, entitled "Stay".

K. Roosevelt - Motion [Official Music Video]



From his debut album Neon Haze, here are the visuals to singer K. Roosevelt's "Motion".

Corinne Bailey Rae - Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart [Official Music Video]



Here's Corinne Bailey Rae in her video for "Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart", new album The Heart Speaks In Whispers is out now.

Cleveland P. Jones - "Mistakes" [Snippet]





Here's a snippet of Cleveland P. Jones' smooth, new ballad "Mistakes".

Jordan King - The Night Shift EP



UK artist Jordan King drops highly anticipated 5-track EP, The Night Shift.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Aretha Franklin - "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"



No. 1 for seven straight weeks, Aretha Franklin's 1967 single "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" was the first big hit of the legendary singer's career. Up until that point Franklin had made nine albums while under contract to Columbia Records, but had remained commercially unsuccessful. Written by Ronnie Shannon and produced by Jerry Wexler after Franklin was let go from Columbia and signed by Atlantic Records, upon its release "I Never Loved a Man" rose to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Franklin's first #1 hit on the R&B charts.

Russ - "Losin Control"





Atlanta native Russ is back this week with new track entitled, "Losin Control".

Jake&Papa - “Sweetest Thing | Feel No Ways” (remix)





Jake&Papa serve up a smooth remix to Lauryn Hill's "Sweetest Thing" with Drake's "Feel No Ways".

Kalin White - Chapter 21 [LP]



Those impressed with Cali-based singer Kalin White's recent debut single "Twisted", will certainly enjoy his new album, Chapter 21.

Taliwhoah - "Alright"





Fall is here and singer/songwriter presents a new banger, entitled "Alright".

Rico Love on Secret To Writing Hit Songs; Replies To Charlamange & 50's Opinion

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Christina Milian Interview @ Wendy Williams Show

Liana Bank$ - "Plead The Fifth"





Liana Bank$'s new single “Plead The Fifth” is a smooth ode to wild nights.

Keke Wyatt - Jodeci [Official Music Video]



Music video for Keke Wyatt's new single "Jodeci" off her new album Rated Love (Deluxe Edition), which drops 10/21/16.

Sammie - I'm Him [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Sammie releases his new single, “I’m Him”.

Vybz Kartel - "Likkle More"





Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel bring us a new tune titled ”Likkle More”.

Tiara Thomas - "OTW"





Pop/hip-hop/R&B artist Tiara Thomas releases new single, "OTW".

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sevyn Streeter feat. The Dream - D4L [Official Music Video]



Girl Disrupted.

Torii Wolf - Body [Official Music Video]



Here are the visuals to Torii Wolf's “Body", produced by araabMUZIK.

JoJo - Mad Love. (Deluxe) LP





Mad Love is the third studio album from JoJo, check it out here.

After 7 - Timeless LP





Veteran R&B group After 7 release their new album Timeless.

Ari Lennox - "Backseat"





D.C.-singer Ari Lennox invites you to take a "Backseat" on new single.

Xavier Omar - The Everlasting Wave EP





Southern singer Xavier Omar (formerly SPZRKT) releases his critically-acclaimed new EP, The Everlasting Wave.

Monday, October 17, 2016

PJ - Tell Me [Official Music Video]



Los Angeles singer/songwriter and Atlantic Records recording artist PJ drops the visuals for recent single "Tell Me".

Kevin Clarke - Tsunami [Official Music Video]



West-coast singer Kevin Clarke drops the hypnotic video for “Tsumani", off his debut EP, Idle.

Bruno Mars Performs New Single '24K Magic' @ SNL

Kehlani feat. Little Simz - "Table"





Bay Area singer Kehlani tells us what she brings to the "Table" on new song.

Bell Biv DeVoe Perform Their New Single, "Run" and Smash Hit "Poison"@ Wendy Williams Show

Adrienne Bailon Talks Voter Registration, Wanting Babies & Growing Up in the LES

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 10/16/16


Popular Dallas R&B singer fatally shot in chest in South Dallas

‘Future R&B’ Trackmaker starRo makes a case for ‘Monday'

Dave Hollister Talks Bringing ‘Real R&B’ Back With His New Album ‘MANuscript’

Musicians to Know: An R&B Duo With Indie-Film Cred

Tired but tough: R&B vocalist Toni Braxton perseveres at the Sprint Center

Solange Debuts Six Tracks on Hot R&B Songs Chart

This Sexually Enlightened R&B Song Should Be #1 on iTunes

Michel'le Opens Up About Her Abusive Relationships With Dr. Dre and Suge Knight

Chaka Khan And Stevie Wonder Tear The House Down During Prince Tribute Concert

Erykah Badu To Host Soul Train Awards For The Second Time, Beyonce and Drake Lead Nominations (Full List)

R&B Singer Mýa Advocates The Vegan Life For PETA

Mario Talks New Single, "I Need More," going Indie, Dream Collaborations, Discovering Talent + More!

Sabrina Claudio - Confidently Lost [Official Music Video]



20-year-old LA-based songstress Sabrina Claudio embraces her sexy in new ‘Confidently Lost’ video.

Jacquees - Good Feeling [Official Music Video]



Here's the video for Cash Money/Rich Gang member Jacquees' most recent single "Good Feeling", Jacquees' debut album 4275 out November 11.

Davido feat. Tinashe - How Long [Official Music Video]



Nigerian artist and producer Davido hits the beach and enlists Tinashe in new video for "How Long".

Vershon - "Whine Up"





Check out reggae star Vershon's new single "Whine Up" from the Hardcore Riddim LP.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sevyn Streeter feat. The-Dream - "D4L"





Here's Sevyn Streeter's new single "D4L" featuring The Dream from her upcoming album Girl Disrupted.

Bell Biv DeVoe Interview @ Wendy Williams Show

Aaron Camper - "Guns and Roses"





Aaron Camper belts out on the trials and tribulations of a relationship in his latest single, "Guns & Roses".

Cody ChesnuTT - "I Stay Ready"





"I Stay Ready" is the latest single from Cody ChesnuTT, from his upcoming My Love Divine Degree.

Hi Five - Unsung



For those of you who missed it, you can now catch the full version of the Hi Five episode of Unsung. The story of the group began in Waco, TX and would move on to New York. Modeled after New Edition and other famous soul boy bands, the group made some serious noise in the early 90s. Watch the full episode to see their ascension.

Tank on Backlash After Salad Tossing, Dark Skin / Light Skin Girl Comments

Friday, October 14, 2016