Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Goapele feat. Rexx Life Raj - “$ecret” {remix}





Goapele teams up with Bay Area rapper Rexx Life Raj for a remix to her hit single "$ecret".

Angel - Crud [Official Music Video]



UK artist Angel releases visuals for 'Crud' taken from More Of Her.

Jason Derulo Talks Breakups & Past Relationships: 'It Never Worked In The Spotlight'

Nick Hissom - “He Ain’t Better”





Up-and-coming R&B/Pop artist, Nick Hissom, releases slinky bravado infused single “He Ain’t Better”.

Ledisi feat. BJ The Chicago Kid - "Us4Ever"





From her upcoming ninth studio album Let Love Rule, Ledisi snags BJ the Chicago Kid for sultry banger "Is4Eever".

Keke Palmer’s Guide to 90s Style | Fashion For ALL | ELLE

Barachi – Tell Me [Official Music Video]



From his debut EP Therapy, singer/songwriter Barachi shares visual for 'Tell Me'.

Rion Michael feat. Snoop Dogg & Mr. Cheeks - "Daddy Love"





L.A.-singer Rion Michael shares some "Daddy Love" with Snoop Dogg & Mr. Cheeks along for the ride.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tinashe Talks Firsts: Shows, Dates and Working with Chance The Rapper

Renee Dion - Haven [Album]





Independent artist Renee Dion shares mellow new 8-track album Haven.

Lizz Wright - Grace [Album]





Lizz Wright releases new 10-track album Grace.

Musiq Soulchild Speaks On His New Album, "Feel The Real"

Mickey Shiloh feat. Will Singe - "I Never See U”





Mickey Shiloh and Will Singe team up over a new track entitled “I Never See U”.

Damian Marley on Working with Jay-Z on "Bam", Jay-Z Singing the Original Chorus

Alexis Brooke – Trouble [Official Music Video]



Seattle singer Alexis Brooke drops a visual for her smooth new single 'Trouble'.

PARTYNEXTDOOR - "Own Up To Your Shit"





PARTYNEXTDOOR, who has been releasing a lot of music lately, wants you to "Own Up To Your Shit" on new single.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Jonn Hart feat. Nef The Pharoah & Clyde Carson – Hammertime [Official Music Video]



'Hammertime' is the latest video from Bay-area actor/rapper/singer Jonn Hart. Featuring Nef The Pharaoh & Clyde Carson, the rousing visual also comes with a cameo from the one and only Hammer.

Toro y Moi - Pavement [Official Music Video]



Shot on an iPhone 4 Toro y Moi shares new video for 'Pavement', from his summer album Boo Boo that he dropped back in July.

Tamar Braxton - "Pick Me Up"





Tamar Braxton is back with bouncy new single "Pick Me Up".

Lorde feat. SZA, Khalid & Post Malone - "Homemade Dynamite" (remix)





SZA, Khalid and Post Malone join Lorde on her "Homemade Dynamite" remix.

Karyn White & Derrick Muhammad Talk New Movie "Gale & The Storm" on Funk Chronicles

K. Michelle feat. Chris Brown - "Either Way"





Featuring Chris Brown, "Either Way" is the second single from K. Michelle's upcoming project, Kimberly: The People I Used To Know.

Garren - Deeper Than This [EP]



Rising Compton/South Central L.A. artist Garren releases a 3-song EP entitled Deeper Than This.

Sammie Talks New Album 'Coming of Age,' Advice from Usher & Touring with Tank

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 9/17/17


Jorja Smith on Working with Drake & Why Amy Winehouse's 'Frank' Is the Soundtrack to Her Life

Jill Scott Joins 2017 Essence Festival Durban Lineup

Jessie J Talks Growth with 'R.O.S.E.': 'I Felt I'd Lost My Flair'

Inside Janet Jackson's New Life as a Single Mom

Moses Sumney Pens “Prose-Poem” Essay About The Concept Behind Aromanticism

20 Years Later: Mariah Carey’s ‘Butterfly’ Tracklist, Ranked

The Weeknd Was by Selena Gomez’s Side During Kidney Failure

Demetria McKinney Announces Release Date For Long-Delayed Debut Album, ‘Officially Yours’

Tina Turner Announces Start Date For Upcoming Musical ‘TINA’ — Talks Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez

Solange Brings Her Unique Fashion Style to AnOther Magazine

Brandy Norwood and Lana Gordon Make Broadway History as Chicago the Musical's First Black Co-Leads; Is She Pregnant?

Chloe x Halle Cover Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow'

Ebonique – “Miss Communication”





L.A. singer/songwriter Ebonique addresses any "Miss Communication" on new single.

B. Smyth – ThR3 [Album]



B. Smyth drops his 10-track, anti-fuckboy project ThR3.

Former Girls Tyme Member Erin Stevenson Talks Living a Purposeless life, Destiny's Child & More

Brooke Valentine – “Now”





Singer, songwriter and Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Brooke Valentine shares her latest single, "Now".

Sammie - Coming of Age [Official Music Video]



Sammie looks back on lost love in new video for 'Coming of Age', which is also the name of his new single, out now.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Andra Day - Strange Fruit [Official Music Video]



Watch Andra Day's emotive cover of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" for the 'Lynching in America' movement.

Musiq Soulchild - Feel the Real [Album]





Musiq Soulchild shares his 8th studio album Feel the Real. It comes with 20 tracks and features appearances by Marsha Ambrosius and Musiq's protege Wille Hyn.

Dua Lipa x Gallant // In The Room // Episode 6 (Amy Winehouse Cover}



Dua Lipa and Gallant cover Amy Winehouse’s classic ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ single with a revamped version they call 'In The Room'.

Jessie J - Think About That [Official Music Video]



Jessie J releases sultry video for her defiant new track 'Think About That'.

Syleena Johnson – "We Did It"





Originally recorded by her dad Syl Johnson as a sociopolitical anthem of the late 60s, Syleena Johnson gives her version of "We Did It". This recording will keep you in anticipation of Syleena's upcoming collaboration with her legendary father, set to drop in November, entitled Rebirth of Soul.

Leikeli47 On Her Mask, Wash&Set + Dying Everyday

Unsung - The Story Of Teddy Pendergrass

Craig David – "Heartline"





Veteran UK singer Craig David returns to the scene with new single "Heartline". in lieu of his upcoming album The Time Is Now.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Eamon - I Got Soul [Official Music Video]



Eamon shares captivating 'I Got Soul' video.

T-Boz On Why Song w/ Prodigy Never Happened, Struggles With Sickle Cell + Keeps It Real On Pebbles

TYuS - Faye [Official Video]



One of two video's he's put out this week, TYuS shares sexy vibes in 'Faye'.

Toni Braxton - "Deadwood"





Toni Braxton is back with new track “Deadwood,” the first single off her forthcoming album Sex & Cigarettes.

Mylezia – "Party of One"





Delaware songstress Mylezia promotes self-love on new single "Party of One".

Musiq Soulchild Performs 3 Songs Off New Album 'Feel The Real' | Billboard

The Keymakers – "Good For You"





Pittsburgh brothers Rome Alexander and Rederic (aka The Keymakers) share debut single "Good For You".

That's The Gag Episode 8: Keke’s Show Is A Hit

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pleasure P - For A Long Time [Official Music Video]



Pleasure P releases sultry visual for Static Major tribute track, 'For A Long Time'.

Throwback Thursday: Nat King Cole - "When I Fall In Love"



Known worldwide for his classic single "Unforgettable", besides his most revered score, Nat King Cole delivered a slew of hits throughout his epid career. Included amongst them is "When I Fall In Love", which Cole recorded in 1956. Issued by Capitol Records on an LP album entitled Love Is the Thing, "When I Fall In Love" was also used in the movie Istanbul (1957), in which Cole played in the movie and sang the song. The single was released in the UK in 1957, and reached number 2 on the UK singles chart.

PJ Morton – Go Thru Your Phone {Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter and Maroon 5 member PJ Morton releases new video for 'Go Thur Your Phone'.

Corey Pieper feat. JR Castro - Every Morning [Official Music Video]



Indie rapper/crooner Corey Pieper links up with JR Castro for the new track/Video 'Every Morning'.

Teyana Taylor On NYFW Shows, The Return of Kanye & Makes A BIG Reveal

Making Milkshakes with Kelis -- What She Really Thinks of the Song Now

Roy Woods feat. Rich the Kid – "New New"





Canadian rapper/singer Roy Woods enlists Rich the Kid for tales on the glamorous life on new single "New New".

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Interrogation Room: K. Michelle Spills on Nicki Minaj, Love and Career

Bryson Tiller - Run Me Dry [Official Music Video]



From his latest album True to Self, Bryson Tiller offers up visual for 'Run Me Dry'.

Elesia iiMURA feat. Assassin aka Agent Sasco - Come For Me [Official Music Video]



Australia singer ELESIA iiMURA debuts her new video for 'Come For Me' featuring dancehall veteran Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco.

Jordan Bratton - "Pieces"





New York singer/songwriter Jordan Bratton offers up new single "Pieces".

Isa Marino - Good For Me [Acoustic Version]



Bronx-born singer/songwriter Isa Marina releases visual for the acoustic version of most recent single 'Good For Me'.

Mavis Staples - "If All I Was Was Black"





Longtime singer and civil-rights activist Mavis Staples offers up the title track from her upcoming album If All I Was Was Black.

Alessia Cara - "Drew Barrymore" {SZA Cover)



Posted to her YouTube page the other day, here is Alessia Cara's delightful cover of SZA's "Drew Barrymore".

Morgan Heritage Talk New Album 'Avrakedabra'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Daniel Caesar feat. H.E.R. - "Best Part"





From his just released debut album Freudian, Daniel Caesar links uo with H.E.R. for the "Best Part".

Insecure [Soundtrack]





HBO's hit series Insecure unveils its season two soundtrack. The 23-track project from RCA Records includes features from Bryson Tiller, Kari Faux, Smiles Davis, Lion Babe, NAO, Jorja Smith and more.

Bizkit – Acquired Taste [Official Music Video]



3X Grammy nominated producer Bizkit releases visual for his first solo single, 'Acquired Taste'.

Lyrica Anderson feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Dolla Bills [Official Msuic Video]



Love & Hip-Hop L.A. star Lyrica Anderson releases new video for 'Dolla Bills' with guest-star Ty Dolla $ign.

Kara Marni – “Golden”





19-year-old UK pop/soul singer Kara Marni shares new single "Golden".

Kevin Ross - Don't Go [Official Music Video]



Kevin Ross gets steamy and sensual in new visual for 'Don't Go'.

Quin - Dreamgirl [EP]





Rising West-coast artist Quin offers up highly anticipated debut, 5-track EP Dreamgirl.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lenora Jaye - Force of Life [EP]





South Florida songstress Lenora Jaye drops new 4-track EP Force of Life.

ZAIDA - Wya [Official Music Video]



Rising Los Angeles singer/songwriter Zaida shares visual for 'Wya'.

Novel - Fear & Self Loathing [Official Music Video]



With new project Dedication on the way, Novel returns with self-produced visual for 'Fear & Self Loathing'.

Eric Bellinger - Eric B for President: Term 2 [Acoustic Album Version]



Check out Eric Bellinger's 8-track acoustic version off his latest project, Eric B for President: Term 2.

Selah Marley - "Breathe"





Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah Marley releases debut single, “Breathe”.

TYuS – Count On Me [Official Music Video]



TYuS is a knight in shining armor for his 'Count On Me' video.

DB Bantino – Low [Official Music Video]



From his upcoming project 5 In The Valley, singer/songwriter DB Bantino visits the Islands for the visual to 'Low'.

The Weeknd - "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (OVO Sound Radio Rip)





The Weeknd covers R. Kelly's classic ballad "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" on OVO Sound radio.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 9/10/17


R&B Singer Keke Wyatt Has Public Meltdown After Husband Leaves Her 8 Months Pregnant

The Complete Guide to Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, Gets ELLE Cover

'Beyoncégraphica': A Look at the Graphic Biography of Beyoncé

Meet Ella Mai, soul music's latest UK transplant

John Legend and Netflix Developing Hip-Hop Competition Show ‘Rhythm & Flow’

Usher Denies Allegations Made Against Him in Herpes Lawsuit

One Word To Describe Alicia Keys’ Elle Brasil Covers: Dope

Toni Braxton Announces New Album, ‘Sex & Cigarettes’

Fantasia Readies First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas After Midnight’; Requests Prayer For Her Brother

K. Michelle, Lyfe Jennings, Sevyn Streeter, More Tapped For “Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em”

Tamar Braxton Announces Release Date For ‘Bluebird of Happiness’; Reveals Tracklisting

Kenny Lattimore - Push [Official Music Video]



When we last heard from soul vet Kenny Lattimore, it was last year's Christmas LP. Now he's back with the visual for the romantic ballad 'Push' featuring the lovely Claudia Jordan.

Maxwell - Gods (Kapiro Remix) [Official Music Video]



Maxwell releases 'More Gods' video remix.

K. Michelle - "Birthday"





In anticipation of her fourth album, K. Michelle unleashes new single, “Birthday”.

Beyonce Gets Emotional During Visit to Houston Church to Support Hurricane Harvey Evacuation Efforts

SZA Performs An Acoustic Version of 'Supermodel' | Push: Artist to Watch | MTV

MAAD feat. Jimi Tents - "Wonderland"





Here's a new single from NYC artist MAAD called "Wonderaldn" featuring Brooklyn rapper Jimi Tents.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Darrein Safron – Mistakes (Rollin’) [Official Music Video]



St. Louis crooner Darrein Safron takes on his 'Mistakes' in new video.

Cognac & Roses – Pull Up [Official Music Video]



Orlando, FL to Jacksonville, NC artist Cognac & Roses shares visual for his latest single 'Pull Up'.

Tank Talks New Edition Film, Sings "Please Dont Go" w/ Taliaferro & Giving Back To Houston

Chrystian Lehr feat. Junior - "Hit My Line".





Produced by The Hitlist, rising L.A.-singer Chrystian Lehr releases new single “Hit My Line” featuring Junior.

Yasmin Ray – “Gravity”





"Gravity" is rising Canadian songstress Yasmin Ray's second single as a follow up to her first, "Wishful Thinking".

Janet Jackson Shows Off Her Incredible Weight Loss at First Post-Baby Show



The 51-year-old pop icon is back to work kicking off her 'State of the World' tour in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Syd - Always Never Home {EP]





Check out Syd’s new 3-track EP Always Never Home.

Eric Bellinger - "Antidote" [E-Mix]





Eric Bellinger shares a flattering new remix of "Antidote" by Travis Scott.

Friday, September 8, 2017

That's The Gag Episode 7: Keke Creates Her Own Destiny

Unsung: Johnny Gill

Sheila E. Performs "Come Together" with Jon Batiste & Stay Human @ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Calvin Richardson - Treat Her Right [Official Music Video]



Released back in July, Calvin Richardson drops visual for latest single 'Treat Her Right'.

Gregory Porter - "Smile"





Grammy award-winning jazz singer/songwriter Gregory Porter releases new, Nat King Cole-inspired track "Smile".

Goapele feat. BJ the Chicago Kid - Stay [Official Music Video]



Goapele releases a video for the romantic single “Stay" featuring BJ the Chicago Kid.

Moses Sumney - "Indulge Me"





From his upcoming project called Jagjaguwar, West-coast alternative singer Moses Sumney shares new track "Indulge Me".

SZA - "Quicksand"





SZA drops new single "Quicksand" off the highly-anticipated Insecure soundtrack.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tommy Lee Sparta - Casualty [Official Music Video]



Gothic dancehall artist Tommy Lee Sparta releases the video for his 'Casualty' single.

Throwback Thursday: 702 - "Where My Girls At?"



Las Vegas twin sisters Irish and Orish Grinstead along with their other sister LeMisha made up the late 90s group 702. The trio scored a No. 1 in 1999 with "Where My Girls At?", the first single from their second studio album 702. Written and produced by Missy Elliott, Eric Seats and Rapture Stewart, "Where My Girls At?" (which was originally made for TLC, who rejected it) went gold immediately after its release and was #46 on Billboard's list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.

Porsche Smith - Therapy [EP]





West-coast artist Porsche Smith delivers an eclectic, 7-track EP, entitled Therapy.

Eric Bellinger feat. Tayla Parx – "Island" (Acoustic)





With an assist from singer/songwriter Tayla Parx, Eric Bellinger gives his "Island" single an acoustic makeover.

Vybz Kartel - "Luxury Doll"





Prod by Kartel Muzik, Vybz Kartel shares new single "Luxury Doll".

The Whispers - Unsung TV Documentary

VanJess feat. Goldlink – "Through Enough"





Get your dance on to VanJess' single "Through Enough" guest-starring GoldLink.

That's The Gag Episode 6: Keke Is Back On TV

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Unsung: Eddie Kendricks



This Unsung episode, featuring the co-founder and lead singer of The Temptations who was well known for his sweet falsetto that helped define that legendary group's distinctive sound, first aired in 2013.

PartyNextDoor feat. Jadakiss - "Cartier"





The suddenly prolific PartyNextDoor is back again, this time enlisting Jadakiss for new single "Cartier".

Ryan Atkins - Don't Ask [Offficial Music Video]



New Jersey singer/songwriter Ryan Atkins releases visual for 'Don't Ask'.

dvsn – "Mood"





Canadian duo dvsn are back with the sultry new single, “Mood".

Tiffany Evans - "B.E.D." (Jacquees remix)





ATL songstress Tiffany Evans offers up a 'T-mix' of Jacquees' hit single "B.E.D.".

Ella Eyre feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Ego [Official Music Video]



UK songstress Elle Eyre collabs with Ty Dolla $ign in new video for 'Ego'.

Louis York - "I Enjoy You"





Production duo Louis York are back with jazzy new single "I Enjoy You".

Mila J Talks Significance Of Prince & Being Sampled By Him