Friday, June 23, 2017

Planes - SOMETHINGMISSING [EP]



Las Vegas producer Planes shares her 7-track electrofunk debut EP SOMETHINGMISSING.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Andy Stokes - Let's Have A Good Time [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Andy Stokes offers a feelgood video for the aptly-titled 'Let's Have A Good Time'.

Throwback Thursday: Mary Jane Girls - "All Night Long"



Rick James protege's Joanne “JoJo” McFuddie (lead singer), Cherl “nn” Bailey, Candice “Candi” Ghant, Kimberly “Maxi” Wuletich, Yvette “Corvette” Marine, Maxine and Julia Waters (aka Mary Jane Girls) scored a huge in 1983 with their single “All Night Long” from their self titled album. Produced and written by James, "All Night Long" hit number 11 on the Billboard R&B Chart and has been sampled over the years by Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, LL Cool J, Redman and others. It was also included in the 2002 video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Zendaya on How Oakland Molded Her, Landing Role in "Spiderman" Movie & Lessons From Recent Breakup

Kali Uchis feat. Jorja Smith - Tyrant [Official Music Video]



Check out Kali Uchis’s 'Tyrant' video featuring Jorja Smith.

TLC - Haters [Official Music Video]



TLC address the negativity from 'Haters' in playful new video.

Justin Garner - Into the Wild [EP]





Baton Rouge crooner Justin Garner releases new 7-track EP, Into the Wild.

DJ Stevie J & PARTYNEXTDOOR - "Trouble"





Longtime DJ/producer Stevie J enlists PartyNextDoor for new single "Trouble", from Stevie's new Appreciation 9 mixtape, which just dropped.

Tory Lanez Breaks Down The Lyrics to His Verse on "Litty Again"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adrian Marcel Talks Debut Album 'GMFU', Keeping Love in Music and Connecting with Fans

SZA - Drew Barrymore [Official Music Video]



SZA releases 'Drew Barrymore' video with a cameo from...Drew Barrymore.

Jacob Banks Performs 'Mercy' - Vevo Dscvr (Live)

Chrystel - "Dangerous"





ATL artist Chrystel relates a tale of risky love on new track "Dangerous".

Denai Moore - Does It Get Easier? | A COLORS SHOW



From London singer/songwriter Denai Moore.

Iyanya - Hold On [Official Music Video]



Shot in the UK, Nigerian singer/songwriter Iyanya has released visuals for his single 'Hold On', produced by Don Jazzy.

Parlor Social - “That’s Just The Way"





Los Angeles-based duo Parlor Social (aka vocalist Dessy Di Lauro & producer/keyboardist Ric’key Pageot) release a new single, entitled “That’s Just The Way".

Tory Lanez feat. Dave East - Loud Pack [Official Music Video]



Tory Lanez and Dave East collaborated back in May on 'Out Of Center' and now they embrace the ladies in new 'Loud Pack' video.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Quincy - Seventeen [Official Music Video]



Quincy releases visuals for his previously unreleased track, 'Seventeen'.

PJay Johnson – “Options”





NY singer/songwriter PJay Johnson shares his newest single entitled “Options".

Prince - "Father's Song"





Listen to Prince’s newly released track “Father’s Song” off the upcoming ‘Purple Rain’ reissue.

D'banj feat. Wande Coal, Harrysong - It's Not a Lie [Official Video]



Nigerian singer D'Banj premieres his highly anticipated single 'It's Not A Lie'.

Denitia - "Waiting"





Brooklyn, NY vocalist Denitia releases new single "Waiting", from upcoming album Ceilings.

Tristan Price – “Let’s Get To It”





Singer/songwriter Tristan Price debuts new single “Let’s Get To It,” a track from his forthcoming project Midnight Love.

Mayuex – Right Hand [Official Music Video]



Bay area artist Mayuex looks to convince his 'Right Hand' that he's the one in new visuals.

YE Ali feat. Izaïah – “Refreshing”





L.A. singer YE Ali debuts breezy new single “Refreshing”, featuring rising Brooklyn, NY artist Izaïah.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tone Stith - Madiba Riddim [Drake Cover]



South Jersey singer/songwriter/producer Tone Stith shares a stripped down, soulful version of Drake's "Madiba Riddim".

Jorja Smith sings 'Teenage Fantasy' live for Mistajam @ BBC Radio 1Xtra

Malakia - "Stop For A Minute"





Rising Uk singer/songwriter Malakia releases new single "Stop For A Minute".

Tamar Braxton Debut's New Music & Addresses Tiny & Toya Issue @ V-103 Atlanta

Omarion - The Reasons [Earth, Wind & Fire Cover]



With his Reasons album now scheduled to be released later this month, Omarion keeps his fans thirsting with this cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic.

A.Chal - "Love N Hennessy"





Peruvian R&B singer-songwriter and producer A.Chal drops new single "Love N Hennessy", from his new mixtape titled ON GAZ.

Alkaline - "My Love"





Dancehall artist Alkaline teams up with producer Tru Ambassador for a new track “My Love".

Siedah Garrett Talks Writing "Man In The Mirror" + Working With Miles Davis & Barry White

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 6/18/17


Diana Ross Talks Legacy, Proudest Moments & What She's Looking Forward To About Performing In

R&B Heartthrob Omarion Talks ‘Reasons,’ Fatherhood and Love

Trey Songz and the Sad State of Pelvic-Thrust R&B

H.E.R: 5 Things To Know About TheMysterious R&B Singer

Jaheim on the current state of R&B

Jill Scott To Headline 3rd Annual Chicago Summer Block Party Festival

From Disney To Vogue: Zendaya Covers Major Fashion Publication, Channels 100 Years Of Beauty

Judge Grants Karrueche 5-Year Restraining Order Against Chris Brown

Kehlani Throws Fans Out Of Concert For Yelling Out Ex’s Name

Mario Premieres 'Pain is the New Pleasure,' Discusses New Musical Approach & Therapeutic Creative Process

Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins

Majid Jordan feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR - "One I Want"





Majid Jordan & PARTYNEXTDOOR collide on new jam "One I Want".

Pharrell – There’s Something Special [Official Music Video]



Pharrell released a mellow video for 'There's Something Special,' one of his five new songs from the upcoming Despicable Me 3 soundtrack.

H.E.R. - H.E.R. Vol. 2 [EP]



The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Vol. 1 EP, H.E.R. releases the silkier, 8-track H.E.R. Volume 2.

Tank – "When We"





R&B vet Tank, who's still working on his upcoming album Savage, makes time to share a sultry new single, entitled “When We".

Adrian Marcel Speaks on Stepping Away From Music For a Year, New Album + Performs Live

Tank and The Bangas - Quick [Official Music Video]



New Orleans-based funk-soul band Tank and The Bangas release video for new single 'Quick'.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tawiah - "Queens"





UK singer Tawiah shares an ode to female empowerment with new track "Queens", from her forthcoming EP Recreate, which is scheduled to be released June 30.

Chaka Khan feat. B. Slade - "I Love Myself"





Legendary soul singer Chaka Khan shares first track from her newly formed iKhan Records label, a single called “I Love Myself” featuring B. Slade.

Bianca Rose - Hidden [Official Music Video]



UK vocalist Bianca Rose drops introspective visual for new track 'Higgen'.

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts [Official Music Video]



From DJ Khaled’s Grateful LP, which is due to arrive June 23, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller guest-star in this Latin-infused 'Wild Thoughts' video.

Earth, Wind & Fire Talk Maurice White Legacy, Staying Together After 40 + Years + New Tour

Mario – "Pain is the New Pleasure"





Still readying his new album, Mario drops a new single called “Pain is the New Pleasure”.

Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - "Feels"





Pharrell, Big Sean and Katy Perry get up with Calvin Harris for "Feels," which is set to appear later this month on Harris' Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 album

Tammy Rivera - "All These Kisses"





Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta star Tammy Rivera shows off her musical side with the Rico Love-produced ballad "All These Kisses".

Friday, June 16, 2017

Goapele Speaks on 2-Year Hiatus & New Album

JMSN - Patiently [Official Music Video]



Here's JMSN's hot and steamy video for 'Patiently,' off his latest album Whatever Makes U Happy.

Louis York - Nerds [Official Music Video]



Louis York drop a cinematic visual that showcases the trials and tribulations of life in 'Nerds', from their new EP, Masterpiece Theater Act -1, available on iTunes now.

Jarrod Milton - "Sage"





Atlanta artist Jarrod Milton releases bruising, but heartfelt new single "Sage".

Kesley Vaz - "Focus"





Canadian vocalist Kesley Vaz shares new single, "Focus".

SZA on 'CTRL,' Kendrick Lamar, and Wonder Woman

Josh X - "Low Key"





Josh X shares a heartfelt emotional ballad entitled “Low Key".

Charlotte Dos Santos - Red Clay | A COLORS SHOW

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tina Yao - Remind You [Official Music Video]



Yonkers, NY native Tina Yao releases a sentimental video for her nostalgic ballad 'Remind You'.

Throwback Thursday: Vaughn Mason & Crew - “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll”



Released in 1980, Vaughn Mason & Crew's single “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” hit #5 on Billboard‘s Hot Soul Singles Chart and was the title track of the New York funk/disco group’s first and only album. "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll", an eclectic track that has been sampled by many hip-hop groups, was a staple of the roller disco wave that was popular at the time. It still remains an old-school hit today.

Ibeyi - Away Away [Official Music Video]



French-Cuban twins Ibeyi shares a joyous visual for 'Away Away'.

Keke Palmer feat. Quavo - Wind Up [Official Music Video]



It's a celebratory dancefest for Keke Palmer and company in new video for 'Wind Up', featuring Quavo.

Ray J feat. Chris Brown - "Side Bitch"





Ray J brings along Chris Brown to muse on the notorious "Side Bitch".

Mary J. Blige - Strength Of A Woman [Official Music Video]



Mary J. Blige teams up with the cast of TNT's Claws to celebrate empowered women in the new music video for Mary's new single "Strength of a Woman".

Cody ChesnuTT - Image Of Love [Official Music Vidoe]



Cody ChesnuTT gets animated in visuals for 'Image of Love', from his new album My Love Divine Degree, out now.

Avery*Sunshine Performs 'Prayer Room' Live (Acoustic)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Moxiie - Don't See You - [Official Music Video]



Brooklyn vocalsit Moxiie celebrates relationships in the visuals for 'Don't See You'.

PartyNextDoor - Colours 2 EP [Visual Medley]



PARTYNEXTDOOR gets steamy and romantic in NSFW 'Colours 2′ video.

Brielle Lesley feat. Payroll Giovanni – "As Long As"





Detroit vocalsit Brielle Lesley enlists fellow Motor City artist Payroll Giovanni for her new single “As Long As”.

Jorja Smith - Teenage Fantasy [Official Music Video]



UK singer Jorja Smith drops sultry, cinematic B&W video for 'Teenage Fantasy'.

Rico Love Talks About The 'We Love Music Conference', Successful Producers, How Hits Are Made & More

MikexAngel - Nothin2Somethin [EP]



Virginia recording artist MikexAngel releases 10-track, debut project Nothin2Somethin.

Emanuel Harrold feat. Saunders Sermon II – "Special Time"





Grammy Award-winner Emanuel Harrold offers a jazzy "Special Time" on this new single featuring jazz and soul cover band Saunders Sermon II.

RAY BLK - My Hood | A COLORS SHOW

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Weeknd - Secrets [Official Music Video]



The Weeknd has released a video for 'Secrets,' from last year's Starboy album.

Fifth Harmony - Down ft. Gucci Mane [Official Music Video]



Fifth Harmony throws a midnight hotel party with Gucci Mane in new video for 'Down'.

Jvck James - Extroverted Lovers | A COLORS SHOW

Starley – “Touch Me”





Australian vocalist Starley shares new single "Touch Me", an ode to Groove Theory’s 1995 hit single, “Tell Me".

TLC Talk New Music, Charlamagne Begs Chilli To Unblock Him On Twitter

Lido feat. THEY. – “Not Enough”





Producer Lido creates a New Jack Swing soundscape and enlists THEY. for new single "Not Enough".

Maurice Moore – “something about you.”





Maurice Moore drops a new single “something about you.”, produced by Bizness Boi & Theory.

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley feat. Stephen Marley - Medication [Official Music Video]



Watch Damian Marley and his brother Stephen Marley's new 'Medication' video.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sinead Harnett - Chapter One [Mixtape]





English vocalist Sinead Harnett delivers her new mixtape Chapter One, the follow up to her 2016 self-titled EP.

Sy Ari Da Kid - 2 Soon [Mixtape]





NY/ATL artist Sy Ari Da Kid delivers his first project since signing with Cash Money Records, a mixtape entitled 2 Soon.

Ray BLK - Doing Me | Box Fresh with got2b

Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly - "I'll Find You"





Lecrae enlists Tori Kelly to deliver an uplifting message on "I'll Find You".

Daniel Caesar - "We Find Love"





Canadian artist Daniel Caesar shares romantic new single "We Find Love".

Toro y Moi - Girl Like You [Official Music Video]



Alternative soul singer/songwriter Toro y Moi shears dreamy video for 'Girl Like You', taken from his upcoming Boo Boo album, due out July 7th.

Sy Ari Da Kid on the Mother of his Child Doing Terrible Job as Parent, Getting Custody

Sza On New Album 'CTRL', Relating to Rihanna, Stanning for Pharrell & Her Faith

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 6/11/17


Chaka Khan to Launch iKhan Sounds

Meet R.Lum.R, the Classical Guitarist Turned Spotify Playlist Sensation

Bobbi Kristina Brown Boyfriend Nick Gordon Arrested for Battery

Bryson Tiller Is On The R&B Tip

August Alsina Accused Of Flashing Gun At Persistent Group Of Fans

6lack Knew His Haters Wouldn’t Get “That Far”

Tory Lanez Balled Out At A Luxury Store After Claiming He Was Discriminated Against By An Employee

Pandora Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Bob Marley’s ‘EXODUS’ With Facebook Live Performance By Ziggy Marley

Santana and Isley Brothers Announce New Album, ‘Power of Peace’

Prince Heirs' Battle Over Vault Begins As Universal Seeks $31 Million Refund

Charlie Wilson Performs "Good Time" @ Jimmy Kimmel Livfe

6LACK - "That Far"





6LACK is left with no choice but to check his girl on new single "That Far".

Toni Romiti - "Trust In Me"





Chicago vocalist Toni Romiti shares latest single "Trust In Me".

Fedora feat. London - Fun for the Night [Official Michael Video]



October London - Driving Me To Drink [Official Music Video]



October London tells a take of sex, lies and videotape in new video for 'Driving Me To Drink'.

Charlotte Dos Santos - "Good Sign"




Norwegian vocalist Charlotte Dos Santos showcases positive vibes on new single "Good Sign".

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gallant feat. Saba and Lophiile - Bourbon [Official Music Video]



Check out Gallant and Chi-Town artist Saba in this remixed "Bourbon" video.

H.E.R. - Every Kind Of Way: A Short Film Inspired By Music From H.E.R.



H.E.R. (aka Gabi Wilson) is back with a visual piece called 'Every Kind of Way' that's set to her music.

Dyna Edyne – "F.L.Y."





From her sophomore EP Branches, South Florida based singer/songwriter Dyna Edyne shares new track "F.L.Y."

Jhene Aiko - While We're Young [Official Music Video]



Jhené Aiko delivers a touching ode to long-lasting love with visual for 'While We're Young'.

Masego - "Navajo"





Virginia artist Masego is on the look out for love on new single "Navajo".

Tangina Stone feat. Nelly Furtado – "Exposed"





Alternative soul singer Tangina Stone teams up with "I'm Like a Bird" star Nelly Furtado for the very personal track "Exposed".

Austin Sexton feat. Yonas Michael - "Someone"




Santa Barbara, CA singer/songwriter Austin Sexton enlists emerging rapper Yonas Michael for romantic new single, "Someone".

Demetria McKinney - Is This Love [Official Music Video]



ATL vocalist Demetria McKinney contemplates her feelings concerning a tumultuous relationship in new video for 'Is This Love'.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jessie Reyez - "Gatekeeper"





Canadian singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez exposes music industry sexism on new track "Gatekeeper", from her EP Kiddo, which is out now.

Chris Brown feat. Cal Scruby – "Welcome To My Life"





With the buzz surrounding an upcoming documentary dropping soon, Chris Brown enlists rapper Cal Scruby for uptempo new single "Welcome To My Life".

Saint - A Lovely Bargain | A COLORS SHOW

SZA Talks New Album, Meeting Beyonce, Cooking for The Neighborhood and Her Picks from TDE @ BigBoyTV

Tawiah - Recreate [Official Music Video]



South London, UK vocalist Tawiah shares 'Recreate', the first visual offering from her forthcoming EP Recreate, which is due for release on June 23.

Eric Bellinger - "Passionfruit" {E-Mix}



Eric Bellinger has released two versions of Drake's “Passionfruit”, check them out here.

Morgan Heritage - Avrakedabra [Album]





Grammy-winning reggae group, Morgan Heritage is back with their 18th album, Avrakedabra.

Ne-Yo Talks New Show "World Of Dance"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Khalid feat. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty – "Young Dumb & Broke" (Remix)





Khalid enlists rappers Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty for his remix to “Young Dumb & Broke”.

Throwback Thursday: Billy Ocean - "Caribbean Queen"



Trinidadian-born British singer Billy Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his mega-hit, "Caribbean Queen". The 1984 single, co-written and produced by Keith Diamond and taken from Ocean's 5th studio album Suddenly, reached number-one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Black Singles chart chart, and number six on the UK Singles Chart.[

Brayton Bowman - Puff Puff Pass [Official Music Video]



New York-based singer Brayton Bowman shares video for spliff-inspired tune 'Puff Puff Pass'.

TLC - Way Back [Official Music Video]



Here's the sunny new video for 'Way Back', the first single from TLC's brand new album out June 30th.

SZA Talks New Album, Ex-Boyfriends, Sidechicks & More @ The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Cortez Shaw – "Burn"





Singer, songwriter and former American Idol contestant, Cortez Shaw gets his feelings played on new single "Burn".

Jorja Smith – "Teenage Fantasy"





UK singer/songwriter Jorja Smith releases charming new single, “Teenage Fantasy".

Chris Brown on His 'Welcome to My Life' Doc, Album & Dream Beyonce Collab

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Estelle - "Love Like Ours"





Estelle drops new single, "Love Like Ours", from her 1st reggae album, set to be released in the Fall.

Jake&Papa - Mansion [Official Music Video]



The self-directed 'Mansions' is Jake&Papa's 2nd official video off their EP Tattoos&Blues.

Pigeons & Planes Interviews JMSN: Talks Musical Influences, New Album & Pushing R&B Forward by Returning to its Roots

Cocoa Sarai - 9 L I V E S [Official Music Video]



From her current EP Nostalgia | The Vibey, Cocoa Sarai shares her take on domestic abuse in new video for '9 Lives'.

Anne Dereaux – "Chop"





Produced by FKi 1st, West=coast singer Anne Dereaux her catchy newest single “Chop".

Nyakz – "Callin Me"





UK artist Nyakz shares his new Caribbean-tinged single “Callin Me".