Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Keyshia Cole feat. Remy Ma & French Montana - You [Official Music Video]



Keyshia Cole gets some revenge with the help of Remy Ma and French Montana in new video for 'You'.

Lyfe Jennings on Police Chase While Blasting 2Pac Hail Mary, Getting 3 Years

Cherish - “One Time”





Prepping for a new album this year after a 4-year hiatus, Cherish returns after a four-year hiatus with the brand new single “One Time".

Mary Akpa - UNSEEN [EP]



Nigerian-American singer Mary Akpa returns to the scene after a 5-year hiatus with new six-song EP UNSEEN.

Skip Marley - Lions [Official Music Video]



Bob Marley grandson Skip Marley challenges tyranny with revolutionary anthem 'Lions' in new video.

P-Square - Away [Official Music Video]



Nigerian duo P-Square (Peter & Paul Okoye) unveil the visual to their new single, “Away”.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Trey Songz – Playboy [Official Music Video]



Watch the extended episode of Tremaine the Playboy “Playboy” Episode 2 featuring confessionals and more.

Shakka - Don't Bother Me [Official Music Video]



UK-based artist Shakka unveils the visual to his new self-produced single, “Don't Bother Me”.

Soul Revival feat. Paula Saunders & Jeff Stocks – "Fall in Love"





Kansas City soul duo Soul Revival (made up of Derick Pierre and Desmond “D. Professor” Mason) share an eclectic new single called “Fall in Love”.

Jake & Papa - "Phones"





Still preparing their new album, Dark Scale Blues, Jake & Papa released their latest single,…"Phones".

Ravyn Lenae – Alive [Official Music Video]



Chi-town artist Ravyn Lenae shows off her classically trained vocals in new self-awareness video for 'Alive'.

Luke Christopher - “Rollah Coastah”





Los Angeles-native Luke Christopher is back with his new self-produced single, “Rollah Coastah”.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 2/26/17


Legendary R&B songwriter and producer Leon Ware dead at 77

Bruno Mars Earns First No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs Chart With 'That's What I Like'

'We're TLC and We Just Tell It Like It Is': Chilli on Trio's Unfiltered Debut 'Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip' 25 Years Later

Kingdom Rises From the Underground With Off-Kilter R&B

Beyonce ‘Heartbroken’ Over Coachella Cancellation, But Focused On Healthy Pregnancy

Sean Kingston Claims He Was Tricked By Migos In Alleged Las Vegas Incident

Crew Love: How ‘The New Edition Story’ Made A Band Of Brothers

Still At It: Paula Patton Accuses Robin Thicke Of Meddling With Custody Order

Mariah Carey Congratulates Ex-Hubby Nick Cannon On Birth Of Newborn Son

Keke Palmer responds to Trey Songz’s ‘liar’ accusations

6LACK feat. Jhene Aiko - "First Fuck"





6LACK gets an assist from Jhené Aiko on latest single, “First Fuck".

THEY. - "Dante's Creek"





'Dante's Creek' is another imaginatuive leak from THEY.

Bruno Mars Performs 'That's What I Like' [Live from the Brit Awards 2017]

Jidenna on Young Thug Inspiration, Doubting Himself & New Album 'The Chief'

Leela James - "Hard For Me"





Leela James releases new single 'Hard For Me' from forthcoming album Did It For Love.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Anthony David feat. Mic O - I Don't Mind Remix [Official Music Video]



Neo-soul singer/songwriter Anthony David shows off his better half in new vid for 'I Don't Mind', featuring Mic O.

Sean Garrett feat. Lil Yachty - Look On Your Face [Official Music Video]



Grammy-award winning producer, singer, and songwriter Sean Garrett drops his latest video featuring rapper Lil' Yachty, entitled 'Look On Your Face'.

TQ - On [Official Music Video]



Veteran West-coast singer TQ returns with brand new single and video for “On", from upcoming album Coming Home.

Ash. - Wrong Number [Official Music Video]



Georgia-based artist Ash shares a vintage-inspired visual for "Wrong Number".

Alex Vaughn feat. Odd Mojo – "Good Morning"





DMV-based singer Alex Vaughn shares her latest single “Good Morning".

Jack Freeman – Spotless Mind: Side B [EP]



Houston-based singer/songwriter Jack Freeman releases his new 7-track EP The Spotless Mind Side B.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Faith Evans - "I Love You"



With Faith Evans recently announcing a release date (May 19) for her highly anticipated upcoming duets album The King & I, which serves as a tribute to her late husband Notorious BIG, this week's Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the veteran singer/songwriter and former Bad Boy star.

2002's "I Love You", produced by P. Diddy, Mario Winans and Buckwild and written by Evans, Anthony Best, Bobby Springsteen, Jennifer Lopez, Isaac Hayes and Michael Jamison, was a huge commercial success. Released as the 3rd single from Evans 3rd studio album Faithfully, "I Love You" peaked at number fourteen on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, marking Evans' highest-charting single on the latter chart since 1999's "Never Gonna Let You Go".

Keyshia Cole on Remy Ma, Love and Dating, and New Music | ESSENCE Live

Sydney Ranee - 17 [Official Music Video]



L.A.-based singer/songwriter Sydney Ranee shares charismatic video, “17”.

Jones - Acoustic [EP]



UK singer Jones strips back to bring us her 8-track Acoustic EP.

Quincy - This Is For You [EP]



Al B. Sure's son Quincy offers up new, 6-track EP This Is For You.

Musiq Soulchild Performing "I Do" Live at Nu Soul Revival Tour in NYC 2/18/17

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Karrueche Tran Files Restraining Order After Chris Brown Allegedly Threatened to Kill Her

Miguel & DJ Premier - "2 Lovin U"





As Miguel finishes up with 3rd studio album Wildheart, he collabs with renowned DJ Premier on ‘2 Lovin U’.

Gordon Chambers Talks New Album "Surrender", Overcoming Tragedy, Success as Songwriter

Keyshia Cole Talks New Album @ The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Gene – "Without You"





Former G.NAX songstress Gene delivers the second single off her upcoming EP 3717 Church Street.

Cymcolé – "Pro"





NY-based songstress Cymcolé shares newest track "Pro", from her debut EP Shadows.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shaggy feat. Omi – "Seasons"



Shaggy links up with hitmaker Omi for the infectious single, ‘Seasons'.

Jidenna on Meeting Janelle Monae + Talks Mixed Nigerian & White Roots

Xzavian – “Tsunami”





Produced by MelloTheProducer, rising artist Xzavian drops new single "Tsunami".

Jordan King - How To Love [Official Music Video]



UK R&B sensation Jordan KIng shares heartfelt 'How To Love' video.

Ola – “Rodeo”





New Jersey to Atlanta artist, Ola releases new self-produced single, entitled “Rodeo”. off his forthcoming album, Vice.

Candace Wakefield – “Feeling Good”





Rising Inglewood, CA, singer-songwriter Candace Wakefield returns with a brand new song titled “Feeling Good".

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jidenna feat. Nana Kwabena - The Let Out [Official Music Video]



Jidenna decides to keep his fans pumped with the release of a new 'The Let Out', from debut album The Chef, out now.

Sonyae Elise - Run Up [Official Music Video]



Sonyae Elise looks to spark a revolution in new visuals for 'Run Up'.

Mack Wilds Talks "The Breaks", Adele and Dating

MÄDA - Our Love [EP]



Rising West-coast singer MÄDA drops a new 6-song EP entitled Our Love.

Reo Cragun – “Inconsiderate” [Official Music Video]



Vancouver, Washington native Reo Cragun shares new video for single 'Inconsiderate'.

Lyfe Jennings on Being in Prison from 14-25, $1M Record Deal Fresh Out

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 2/19/17


Brandy on new music, being 'brave' and why we're still obsessed with '90s R&B

R&B Veteran Charlie Wilson Talks Four Decades of Chart Success

Prince’s Music Stream Increases 6,323 Percent In Wake Of Wide Release

Solange Writes Heartfelt Tribute To Musician Junie Morrison

Chris Brown Plotting Major U.S. Tour With a Gang of Rappers [PHOTO]

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ Dies At 73; Hip-Hop Community Reacts

A Timeline of Dionne Farris's Life

Village People Lead Singer Victor Willis Writes Letter To Grammy Recording Academy, Accuses Racial Bias

Carlos Santana Retracts On His Beyoncé Diss

Sevyn Streeter & Luke James – “Nothing Even Matters” (Lauryn Hill Cover)





Sevyn Streeter and Luke James link up and collab, putting a sultry spin on a Lauryn Hill classic.

Imaj – “Something Real”





Dallas, TX artist Imaj debuts his new single titled, “Something Real”.

Ballad - Give It All [Official Music Video]



Boston singer/songwriter Ballad shares the visuals for 'Give It All' a single off his EP Croix.

Mariah Carey Performs 'I Don't' @ Jimmy Kimmel Live! feat. YG

Kevin Ross – "Pick You Up"





Singer/songwriter/Motown artist Kevin Ross is back with new single "Pick You Up".

Saturday, February 18, 2017

NAO – In the Morning [Official Music Video]



NAO releases a video for her latest single “In The Morning,” from her debut album For All We Know.

Trey Songz – Nobody Else But You [Official Music Video]



Watch the extended episode of Tremaine the Playboy “Nobody Else But You” Episode 1 featuring confessionals and more.

K. Avett - The Matter (What Are We Here For) [Official Music Video]



Check out this introspective video for 'The Matter (What Are We Here For)', the first single from K.Avett’s untitled sophomore album, which is due to be released this spring.

Trey Songz Talks Keke Palmer, 'Tremaine The Playboy' & New Music @ The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Ro James feat. BJ the Chicago Kid - "Already Knew That (Remix)"




Ro James & BJ The Chicago Kid link up on this ‘Already Knew That (Remix)’.

Rebekah Todd - Crooked Lines [Album]



North Carolina singer-songwriter Rebekah Todd shares her sophomore album Crooked Lines, funded by a recently successful Kickstarter campaign.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Weeknd - Reminder [Official Music Video]



The Weeknd and friends turn up in new 'Reminder' video.

Keyshia Cole Uncut: Recently Meeting her Famous Father, State of R&B & Craziest DMs in Inbox

Mary J. Blige – "U + Me (Love Lesson)"





Mary J. Blige opens up on her struggles on brand new single named “U + Me (Love Lesson),” off her forthcoming album Strength of a Woman.

Johnny Gill Dishes On The New Edition Story, Tension In The Group, Stacy Lattisaw & More

Teedra Moses - “Kiss Me Slow”





Veteran R&B singer Teedra Moore released a Valentine's Day goodie called "Kiss Me Slow".

Clarke Lau’ren - “Hands On Me”





Newcomer Clarke Lau’ren releases her sultry debut single “Hands On Me".

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Nina Simone - "Revolution"



One of the 2017 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, legendary singer-songwriter Nina Simone's 1969 single "Revolution" (from the album To Love Somebody) was a cry for freedom post civil rights era. Written by Simone and composer Weldon Irvine, "Revolution" was adapted from the Beatles' single of the same name, released the year before.

Mýa - Coolin' [Official Music Video]



From her Smoove Jones album, which she released last year, Mya drops a video for 'Collin'".

JR Castro - "U Fetish"





Produced by The Audibles, here's a new track by JR Castro, called "U Fetish".

Miesa - "Overdrive"





NYC-based artist Miesa shares new single "Overdrive".

Lalah Hathaway Wins for Best Traditional R&B Performance | Acceptance Speech | 59th GRAMMYs

Tink Talks Growing Up in Chicago and Her Thoughts on the Ongoing Violence in the City

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mila J - MILAULONGTIME [Mixtape]



The prolific Mila J's surprises fans with a new Valentine's Day mixtape, entitled "MILAULONGTIME".

Charlie Wilson Performs New Single "Chills" @ Wendy Williams Show

José James - To Be With You [Official Music Video]



Here's the visuals for ‘To Be With You’, which comes from José James’ new album Love In a Time of Madness, available everywhere February 24th

John Legend & Cynthia Erivo - "God Only Knows"



John Legend teams up with British singer Cynthia Erivo to cover the Beach Boys classic 'God Only Knows'.

BJ the Chicago Kid - "Roses"





Yesterday was Valentine's Day, so why not enjoy a new tune from BJ the Chicago Kid, aptly titled 'Roses'.

Johnny Gill is Proud of Luke James' Portrayal in New Edition Biopic + Stacy Lattisaw "Beef"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No Lovely Thing feat. Melissa Jones - Stay True [Official Music Video]



Bay area funk band No Lovely Thing release the video for 'Stay True'.

Tyrese Talks His Controversial Scene on 'Star', Ghost Writers, Political Puppets & More

Adri-Anne Ralph - “Give Up So Easy”





Rising Cali-based R&B/Soul singer Adri-Anne Ralph shares stirring ballad “Give Up So Easy”, from her upcoming album that's set to drop later this year.

Bridget Kelly – Time Flies (Mixtape)





In anticipation of her debut album, Bridget Kelly keeps fans fed with new mixtape Time Flies.

Lyfe Jennings on Getting 11-Year Bid at 14, Even Though He Didn't Do the Crime

Beyoncé - Love Drought [Official Music Video]



Fresh off her amazing (and pregnant) Grammy performance Sunday evening, Beyonce thanks fans with the official video for "Love Drought", off the Lemonade visual album.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Beyoncé - Sandcastles {Official Music Video]



Beyonce offers up the stand-alone video for 'Sandcastles' from the Lemonade visual album which was part of her HBO special last year and only available to Tidal subscribers.

Demetria McKinney - Easy [Official Music Video]



Actress/singer Demetria McKinney releases the sexy visuals for recent single "Easy".

Kindred the Family Soul - Welcome to My World [Official Music Video]



Kindred the Family Soul shares the video for current single “Welcome to My World".

Davion Farris feat. Marsha Ambrosius – "No Chill"





Singer/songwriter and producer Davion Farris enlists Marsha Ambrosius for his new single “No Chill".

Stokley of Mint Condition - “Level”




Longtime lead singer of Mint Condition, Stokley Williams, has just released his first ever solo single “Level”.

Kennedy Rd. - "Make It Last"





Check out "Make It Last", a new track from rising Toronto, CA artist Kennedy Rd.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 2/12/17


Aretha Franklin Deserves More Respect

Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dead at 76

The Grammys Fumble Hip-Hop and R&B. Here’s How to Fix It.

This R&B Star Has Reportedly Joined the Cast of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood'

Leela James Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist for Upcoming Album “Did It For Love”

Montell Jordan Shares The Story Of How He Transitioned From A R&B Singer To A Pastor

Frank Ocean Drags The ‘Faulty’ Grammys In Livid Tumblr Post

Bryson Tiller’s Ex-Manager Suing Singer’s Current Management Team

Teddy Pendergrass Documentary Headed to Production; Co-Financed By BBC Films

A New Prince Documentary Is on the Way This Year

Singer Jason Derulo slams American Airlines for alleged 'racial discrimination'

The Biopic Effect: New Edition Breaks Top 40 For First Time Since 2004

Omarion - Distance [Official Music Video]



Here's the video for Omarion's just released 'Distance', from the upcoming album Reasons.

Yo Trane - High Off You [Official Music Video]



French singer-songwriter Yo Tranes has shared a video for his new single "High Off You".

Alicia Keys Performs 'Illusion of Bliss' @ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kelly Rowland on Her Son, Ciara, Lala and a Destiny's Child Biopic | ESSENCE Live

Erykah's "Baduizm" Still Makes Men Weak

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Omarion - "Distance"





Reportedly, the lead single from his forthcoming album, Reasons, check out Omarion's bouncy new track "Distance".

India.Arie - One [Official Music Video]



From her 2013 album, SongVersation, India.Arie shares the song that took her a lifetime to write, "One".

Macy Gray - White Man [Official Music Video]



Macy Gary gets politically savvy in new 'White Man' video.

Jacquees x Dej Loaf - Fuck A Friend Zone [Album]





Cash Money's Jacquees and rapper DeJ Loaf have paired up for a new project called Fuck A Friend Zone.

Crystal Monee Hall – "Lost Boys"





NYU professor/activist/singer-songwriter Crystal Monee Hall shares sociopolitical new track “Lost Boys".

Producer/DJ Camper Talks Upcoming Albums for Mary J. Blige, H.E.R.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Barbara Lewis - "Baby, I'm Yours"



Written and produced by noted musician/producer/songwriter Van McCoy, "Baby, I'm Yours" by Michigan soul singer Barbara Lewis (who scored a bunch of hit single's in the 60's), entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #97 and on August 15th, 1965, it peaked at #11 (for 2 weeks), spending a total of 14 weeks on the Top 100....

James Fauntleroy - Dojo [EP]



James Fauntleroy surprises fans with new, 6-track EP Dojo.

AlunaGeorge - Not Above Love [Official Music Video]



AlunaGeorge, an English electronic music duo from London, release new video for 'Not Above Love', taken from the new album I Remember.

Kiah Victoria Performs 'Melancholy' (dscvr Live)



New York native Kiah Victoria performs 'Melancholy' which is taken from her EP, Everybody,

Jacob Banks – "Unholy War"





Emerging singer/songwriter Jacob Banks premieres his latest track, "Unholy War", off his upcoming EP, out this Spring.

Bryan-Michael Cox & Robert Glasper – "One Day"





Veteran songwriter/producer Bryan-Michael Cox links up with musician/producer Robert Glasper for new single "One Day".

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bibi Bourelly - Ballin [Official Music Video]



Watch the video for 'Ballin', Bibi Bourelly's ode to being broke.

Tony! Toni! Toné! Interview on Sway in the Morning

Lorine Chia – Feeling Groovy [Official Music Video]



Cameroon-to-LA-based indie singer Lorine Chia shares the animated visuals for her single “Feeling Groovy” from her upcoming Introduction Sweet Noise EP.

Keyshia Cole, Remy Ma & French Montana Perform 'You'

Chill Vibes - "For Daddy"





"For Daddy" is the new single from rising artist Chill Vibes.

Des Monroe – "Stupid Foolish"





Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Des Monroe tells a guy off on debut single "Stupid Foolish".

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Gallant: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Russ - "The Journey"





New track from ATL artist Russ, entitled "The Journey".

The Womack Sisters - Darling [Official Music Video]



Bobby Womack's nieces, The Womack Sisters, unveil the video for debut single 'Darling'.

BBD Talk New Edition Story, Bobby Almost Not Making The Biopic + New Album

Verse Simmonds feat. Machel Montano - "Magic"





Verse Simmonds returns with new single "Magic", guest-starring soca singer Machel Montano.

Lion Babe feat. Moe Moks - "Rockets"





New York-based Soul/R&B duo Lion Babe release a new single “Rockets” featuring Moe Moks. New EP is scheduled to drop in the Spring.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Emeli Sandé - Highs & Lows [Official Music Video]



UK songstress Emeli Sande uplifts the world in new video for 'Highs & Lows'.

Khalid – “Shot Down”





Rising singer Khalid releases new single "Shot Down" from his debut album, American Teen, which is set to drop on March 3rd.

BJ the Chicago Kid Performs “Love Inside” on Jimmy Kimmel

Ro James - Holy Water [Official Music Video]



From his debut album, Eldorado, here are the visuals for Ro James' 'Holy Water'.

Syd - Fin [Album]



Former The Internet lead singer Syd shares new solo debut with Columbia Records album Fin.

Charlie Heat feat. Ant Beale – “Dirty Taurus”





G.O.O.D Music producer Charlie Heat enlists fellow Jersey-native Ant Beale for new single, '“Dirty Taurus".

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 2/5/17


R&B Group Cherish to Launch Comeback This Month

Frank Ocean’s Dad Demands $14.5 Million in New Lawsuit

Lil Mo Fired From Her Radio Personality Post

Mr. Dalvin Confirms Jodeci Biopic Is “In The Works”

There’s ‘Snow’ Excuse: Lauryn Hill Blames Her Recent Concert Tardiness On Weather

Interview: John Legend Fuses Creativity, Inspiration And Art For Pepsi’s LIFEWTR Super Bowl Ad

SZA’s Debut Album ‘CTRL’ Is Delayed Again: ‘[It’s] Coming Soon, Very Soon’

KeKe Palmer Ends Feud With Trey Songz Over Music Video Cameo: ‘We Definitely Came to a Resolution’

Beyonce Is Performing With Two Surprise Guests at Coachella 2017

Rihanna Is Going Crazy Over Mariah Carey’s Sexy Gym Photo

H.E.R. – “Your Way”





Highlighted by a sample of Aaliyah's "Come Over", H.E.R. provides us with a new track entitled, "Your Way".