Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Akon gives the ladies something to ride to on his new track "Ride Daddy", featuring O.T. Genasis. The track is taken from the Konvict Kartel Vol. LP.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Charlie Wilson songwriter Travis Malloy releases 'Best Friend' video, from debut album Love Languages which is out now.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Colonel Abrams, Legendary ‘80s R&B and House Singer, Dies at 67
Kehlani’s Upcoming Debut Album Is Called ‘SweetSexySavage’ [PHOTO]
Frank Ocean Selling ‘Blond’ Vinyl and Merchandise for Black Friday
Joe Continues Impressive Streak on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Ginuwine’s Eggplant Hit the Internet, Everyone Lost It and He Responded
Aretha Franklin Performs Nearly Five-Minute Long National Anthem
Erykah Badu’s Beautiful Braids Take Time
Meet Nick Hakim, The Soul Singer In Search Of A Sacred Space
Keith Sweat Lands Vegas Residency at The Flamingo With “Keith Sweat: Last Forever”
Lloyd Reveals ‘Tru’ EP Album Cover and Tracklisting
Can You Spot Mariah Carey's Photoshop Fail?
Friday, November 25, 2016
Justine Skye releases sexy visual for Wizkid collaboration 'U Don't Know', starring rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
With Erykah Badu reportedly working on a new album with D.R.A.M. that's set to drop soon, this week's Throwback Thursday is dedicated to Ms. Badu aka Sara Bellum aka @FatBellyBella aka Medulla Oblongata aka Low Down Loretta Brown aka Analogue Girl. The neo-soul classic "On & On", the debut single off her 1997 debut album Baduizm, was produced and written by Badu, Jaborn Jamal and Madukwu Chinwah. An immediate hit, "On and On" spent two weeks at number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and went to #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Rapper/singer GoldLink links up with Ciscero for a neo-soul vibe in new video for 'Fall In Love'.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Singer/songwriter Leela James drops the visuals for most recent single 'Don't Want You Back'.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sharon Jones, Soul and Funk Singer With Dap-Kings, Dead at 60
Watch Kanye West Call Out Beyonce and Jay Z, Abruptly End Concert
Korean R&B Singer Crush Flaunts His Versatility as Debut International Tour Hits NYC
Dawn Richard – From Girl Group Star to Future R&B Queen
Anthony Hamilton on what’s missing in today’s R&B: Where’s the romance?
Alicia Keys Collects Seventh No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart
Michael Pangilinan hooked on R&B
Sammie Discusses His Mission to Save R&B & New EP 'I'm Him'
Jagged Edge’s Kyle Norman Accused Of Trying To Stab His Son During Drunken Fight
Deborah Cox Is Ready to Fill Whitney Houston’s Shoes in The Bodyguard Musical: “Her Legacy Deserves It”
Monica Exits RCA After Two Decades: “I Grew Up With You All”
Why Nick Gordon won't pay any of the $36 million owed to Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate
New York to L.A. singer/rapper Tish Hyman drops teh video for new single 'All That I Can Do'.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Georgia artist Elvis Brown is back with the visuals for his song 'Congratulations'. The song dropped backed in September.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
From his 1986 debut album Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott's self-produced and self-written eponymous title track for the album was a huge success, going platinum and topping the Billboard Hot 100.
"Penthouse Floor" with rapper Chance the Rapper is the second release off John Legend’s forthcoming album Darkness and Light, which is due out Dec. 2.
Who said R&B rivalries were dead? As mystery artist H.I.M. releases a 7-track EP entitled H.I.M. (Vol. 1), in response to all the recent buzz surrounding a mystery music artist named H.E.R took over the internet back in September with H.E.R Vol. 1, which made its way to #1 on the iTunes R&B chart.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Check out Emeli Sandé's video for 'Garden' featuring Jay Electronica & Áine Zion, taken from new album Long Live The Angels, out now.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Leonard Cohen's Producer Reveals R&B and Orchestral Albums Were in the Works
10 R&B Artists That Defined Hip-Hop Soul
Prince’s Estate Shoots Down Jay Z’s Bid for Music Catalog; Issues With Tidal Deal
Pretty Ricky Reunited for Final Album and Tour [PHOTO]
Big Sean Confirms New TWENTY88 Album With Jhene Aiko Coming Next Year
THEY. Join Summer’s Over Tour With PARTYNEXTDOOR & Jeremih
Kevin McCall Accused Of Knocking A Woman’s Tooth Out
Solange Knowles, Beyonce & Kelly Rowland Pitch In To Aid Louisiana Flood Victims
Keyshia Cole Teases What She’s Been Cooking Up In The Lab
Lloyd Used His Hiatus to Earn a High School Diploma; Talks Being on The Run From Police Early in His Career
FIRST LOOK: Rihanna in Upcoming Film, ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’
Photographer Steve Parke To Release Rare Prince Photos (Preview)
A Texas bred singer/songwriter now living in California, Alyssa Bernal drops the visuals for single 'Miss Understood'.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Alicia Keys shares her heartwarming video for "Blended Family (What You Do for Love)", featuring A$AP Rocky and off her new LP HERE.
After taking some significant time off, Sean Garrett returns with the new single 'Look On Your Face' featuring rapper Lil Yachty.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Singer/songwriter and Patti Labelle protege Robert Gee releases the video for the hit single "All I Ever Wanted".
Thursday, November 10, 2016
UK songstress Emeli Sandé delivers the video for her latest single, ‘Breathing Underwater,’ from her forthcoming album, Long Live The Angels.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton, collectively known as The CrossRhodes are back with the release of their new mixtape The Great Debate Vol. 1.
The Temptress duo's second single "Guilty Pleasure" is full of delightful harmonies and smooth production.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Anytime the legendary Stevie Wonder releases music it's a big deal, so check out this surprise collaboration with pop star Ariana Grande on a new song called “Faith”, recorded for the Universal Pictures’ movie Sing.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Mary J. Blige passionately delivers her fierce new single 'Thick Of It' in a mirrored, golden room, from upcoming LP Strength of a Woman.
Emerging Bay area, singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassey shines in the premiere of his new "Dirty Water" video.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Rising R&B Singer Sampha Preps Debut LP 'Process'
If I Were A Cowboy: How 2016 was the year that R&B went country
Queens R&B singer Liana Bank$ releases debut solo project Insubordinate
'Omaha is lucky to have him' — After homelessness and prison, R&B singer became an advocate for others
Are Abhi//Dijon R&B's Next Breakout Stars?
10 R&B Acts That Defined the New Jack Swing Era
R&B Hall of Fame wants to call Detroit home, but struggles to gather support
Sevyn Streeter Has Rescheduled Her 76ers Performance For December
Universal Music Wins Battle For Prince’s Catalog, But Tidal Isn’t Done Fighting
[RECAP] The Movie ‘Love Jones’ Regenerated In Musical, Stars Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Dave Hollister, and More
Mario Stars On The Cover Of VULKAN Magazine
John Legend Reveals ‘Darkness and Light’ Track Listing
Mariah Carey reportedly called James Packer's prenup offer 'insulting'
Toni Braxton performs wearing heart monitor after two hospitalizations for lupus symptoms
23-year-old singer-songwriter Apollo Lason hails from St. Louis, but now lives in San Diego, CA. He recently made a name for himself with his “Songbook Series" on YouTube, which saw him collaborate with producer/songwriter Eiman Othman to release a new song via video every Saturday over the summer. That effort got him a huge buzz online and provided the opportunity to release his first full length mixtape named for the single, 'Shores'. Check out the video for the single.
When listening to Kyle Lettman's music, expect an eclectic soundscape. Along with being known for his smooth and charismatic vocals as well as an appreciation of different music genres (such as reggae and garage), the UK R&B singer is a dancer and noted songwriter with credits for huge acts such as Ne-Yo, Frank Ocean, Nicole Scherzinger, Kele Le Roc, Varren Wade and more. Strictly Rhythm & Blues spoke with the British-born Jamaican singer on the inspiration behind his music, his career path (Kyle is a former member of the UK, R&B group Fundamental) and the UK R&B scene.
1) What inspires your music?
My inspiration mostly comes from personal experience, whether that be from just settling into a relationship or heartbreak. I also take insights from TV, taking what I see and weaving it into my music.
2) You've tasted success as a member of a group and as a solo artist. What's the difference for you?
I got used to having my brothers on stage with me. So as soon as they weren’t there, I could definitely feel a difference. So going solo can be lonely at times [laughs].
3) What's the R&B scene like in London?
It certainly exists, but it’s pretty quiet and very much an acquired taste at the moment. I guess all it needs is a champion to bring back to life, so cue Kyle Lettman [laughs].
4) Considering how tough the music industry is in general, what does it take for one to excel?
I'd say a hard working mentality, thick skin and a combination of different skills. Honestly speaking though, I think luck helps a lot. Being at the right place at the right time to meet the right person. There are a lot of different ways to get exposure as an artist but personally, I feel it’s all about your niche and capitalizing on it.
5) What do you want listeners to get from listening to (recent EP) "When it Rains"?
I really value my listeners' opinions, so I’d rather like them to tell me what they got from it!
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