Sunday, April 30, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 4/30/17


Mississippi Man Sues R. Kelly Over Alleged Affair With His Wife

Ciara and Russell Wilson Welcome First Child, Baby Girl Sienna Princess Wilson

Jennifer Lopez Flips The Script And Wins Big At The Billboard Latin Music Awards

Ne-Yo Steps Into Tech World With $2.3 Million Investment In Coding School

Prince To Release ‘Purple Rain’ Expanded Edition With Unreleased Songs

VH1's 'Dear Mama' Special Adds Maxwell

Michael Jackson’s ‘P.Y.T.’ Hidden Lyrics Decoded With New Technology

Bobby Brown Miniseries, Death Row Records Documentary Coming to BET

Katherine Jackson Dismisses Restraining Order Against Nephew Trent in Elder Abuse Case

Singer Kyle Norman no longer facing charges over domestic incident

Aretha Franklin Accuses Dionne Warwick of 'Libel'

Kweku Collins - Grey [EP]



Evanston IL artist Kweku Collins gets deep with introspective tunes on new, 9-track EP, Grey.

Jake&Papa - Tattoos&Blues [EP]



Following their recent Sexual Warfare EP, Jake&Papa return with new 6-track Tattoos&Blues EP.

Dami Dina feat. OnCue - “I’m All Yours”





Produced by Ryan Bridge, UK artist Dami Dina links up with with OnCue for new track “I’m All Yours”.

Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli Talks Storied History Behind the Rise and Fall of the European Group

H.E.R. – "Say It Again"





From her much-anticipated follow-up EP H.E.R. Vol. 2., due out in June, H.E.R. releases new single "Say It Again".

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mary J. Blige - Strength of a Woman [Album]





Check out Mary J. Blige;s 14-track, 13th studio album Strength of a Woman which guest appearances from Kanye West, Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot, Prince Charlez, KAYTRANADA, and BadBadNotGood.

Madalen Duke feat. Trinidad James - Hitlist [Official Music Video]



Vancouver singer Madalen Duke shows off her sparkling vocals in her video for 'Hitlist' feat. Trinidad James.

Mary J. Blige Details Her Journey From 'The London Sessions' Up To 'Strength Of A Woman'

Maysa – "Love is a Battlefield" [Pat Benatar Cover]





Longtime R&B/soul/jazz vocalist Maysa shares her new single and title track of her upcoming album, a cover of Pat Benatar’s classic 80s single “Love is a Battlefield”.

Pleasure P – "Love You Little"





Back with his old group Pretty Ricky, Pleasure P drops in with a new love song, "Love You Little".

Joel Culpepper - Don't Mean I'm in Love [Official Music Video]



UK singer/songwriter Joel Culpepper is wary of showing his vulnerable side in new video for 'Don't Mean I'm In Live'.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sean Paul feat. Migos - Body [Official Music Video]



Sean Paul and Migos take over Miami in new 'Body' video.

Finnli - If [Official Music Video]

Take in the positive vibes from rising R&B/soul artist Finnli's new single/video for "If".

Lady Wray - Underneath My Feet [Official Music Video]



Taken from her recently released album Queen Alone, Lady Wray chases down a cheating dude in new video for 'Underneath My Feet'.

Tamar Braxton - "My Man"



Tamar Braxton has released a new single/ballad entitled 'My Man'. Listen to it here.

John Legend Speaks On Family Values, Colin Kaepernick, Bill O'Reilly & More

Melanie Fiona Covers Khalid's 'Location' and Performs 'Change The Record' in Mashup

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The O'Jays - "For the Love of Money"



Produced by the legendary Gamble and Huff for their Ship Ahoy album in 1973, The O'Jays single "For the Love of Money" (title taken from well-known Bible verse, 1 Timothy 6:10) peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, and at #9 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart in spring 1974. Although the album version of the song was over seven minutes long, "For the Love of Money" still received substantial radio airplay and remains an O'Jays staple.

Mary J. Blige Shares Trailer for “Strength of a Woman” Documentary

Wolftyla – "Crash"





Social media sensation Wolftyla lets all her inner feelings out on new single "Crash".

Goapele - "Power"





Veteran Bay-area songstress Goapele returns to teh scene with new single "Power".

Matt B feat. Lil Bibby – Hollywood [Official Music Video]



Chicago vocalist Matt B goes 'Hollywood' in new video guest-starring rapper Lil Bibby.

Jovanie feat. Lil Yachty - Two Seater [Official Music Video]



Rising Atlantic Records youngin Jovanie displays sincere dedication in colorful video for 'Two Seater'.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jeremih feat. Chris Brown, Big Sean - I Think Of You [Official Music Video]



Jeremih releases a new video for 'I Think Of You' featuring Chris Brown and Big Sean.

Jordan King & SM feat. Monique Lawz – "Lady"





London, UK producer SM links up with fellow UK artist Jordan King and rising songstress Monique Lawrence for new single "Lady", which continues SM's homage to 90s R&B.

Blaq Tuxedo - "Steeler"





Noted West-coast duo Blaq Tuxedo drop new single "Steeler", while continuing work on upcoming album ABA (Art By Accident).

Cymphonique – Drippin [Official Music Video]



Newcomer Cymphonique, Master P’s daughter, drops a visual for her summer, reggae-tinger banger 'Drippin'.

Eric Roberson – Earth [EP]





Veteran singer Eric Roberson releases a new 6-track EP Earth, which is part of a three EP trilogy he’s delivering this year, calling it “Earth” “Wind” and “Fire”.

Avery*Sunshine and Dana Johnson Perform "The Ice Cream Song" (Acoustic)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mila J - New Crib [Official Music Video]



Judging from this highly seductive video, you'll be wanting to visit Mila J's 'New Crib' really soon.

Frank Ocean feat. Young Thug - "Slide On Me"




One day after debuting “Lens” on the fourth episode of his Beats 1 blondedRADIO show, Frank Ocean releases another new song entitled "Slide On Me" with rapper Young Thug.

Soul For Real - Love Again [Official Music Video]



Check out 'Love Again', the new video from 90's R&B group Soul For Real.

Teri Tobin - I Know My Worth [Official Music Video]



Arizona R&B/soul singer Teri Tobin drops visuals for new single 'I Know My Worth', the lead single lifted from her upcoming fifth project to be released later this year.

Jacob Latimore - Love Drug [Official Music Video]



Unable to hold back the excitement of seeing his girl again, singer/actor Jacob Latimore spouts seductive visuals for his 'Love Drug'.

Sonyae Elise feat. Booby Gibson - Stoner Love [Official Music Video]



NBA basketball-player-turned-rapper Booby Gibson guest stars in the video for Sonyae Elise's ode to 420, entitled 'Stoner Love'.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Morris Day - Over That Rainbow [Official Music Video]



The Time's Morris Day honors Prince's legacy with heartfelt new single/video 'Over That Rainbow'.

Frank Ocean feat. Travi$ Scott - "Lens V2"





Listen to Frank Ocean’s “Lens V2” collaboration featuring rapper/producer Travis Scott.

Keke Palmer feat. Quavo - "Wind Up"





While she continues to prep a new album, Keke Palmer enlists Migos' Quavo for new single "Wind Up".

BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Tiara Thomas – "I Be High"





BJ The Chicago Kid enlists Tiara Thomas for celebratory holiday 4/20, with the aptly titled “I Be High”.

Malika - "Run"





UK songstress Malika shares dark, new single "Run" off her EP Songs About C, which is due this summer

6LACK Performs “Prblms” @ The Late Late Show With James Corden

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 4/23/17


Cuba Gooding, Sr., Main Ingredient Singer, Dead at 72

Maxwell Surprises Brooklyn Church With an Easter Performance

Video Surfaces Of Chris Brown Punching Photographer

Issa No: Restraining Order Granted To Prince’s Estate To Prevent ‘Deliverance’ EP Releases

Kevin Ross Announces ‘The Awakening’ Tour (Dates)

Mary J. Blige Claims Estranged Husband Used Over $400k To Fund Affair In New Court Docs

Alicia Keys and John Legend Make Time’s 100 Most Influential People Of 2017

Looking Back on Prince’s Legacy a Year After His Death

Exclusive Interview: Keyshia Cole Dishes On New Music, Reality Show, Movies & More

Exclusive: New Edition Cast Tell All On Movie / Reveal New Project Together

Destiny’s Child Reunites as Beyonce Hits 100 Million Followers on Instagram [PHOTO]

Naomi Wachira – "Beautifully Human"





Seattle singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira highlights issues of human equality on new single "Beautifully Human", from the album Song of Lament.

Bianca - "Makin' Mine"





Los Angeles singer Bianca drops sensual new single "Makin' Mine".

Allegra Jane feat. ISH - So Damn Heavy [Official Music Video]



Here's the video for 'So Damn Heavy', the first single off of Neo-soul and R&B musician Allegra Jane's forthcoming EP, set to drop this spring.

Konshens on "Bruk Off" Getting 50 Million Views, the Song's Real Meaning

PJ Morton - Gumbo [Album]





Grammy-nominated musician and singer PJ Morton releases his sophomore album Gumbo.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Eric Bellinger - Cannabliss [EP]





In celebration of this past Thursday's National 420 Day, Eric Bellinger is back with new 5-track EP Cannabliss.

Avery*Sunshine - Twenty Sixty Four [Album]





Soul singer Avery*Sunshine releases her sophomore album Twenty Sixty Four.

Tinashe - Flame [Official Music Video]



Check out Tinashe's explosive new video for 'Flame'.

Bruno Mars feat. Gucci Mane – "That’s What I Like" (Remix)





You've heard the PARTYNEXTDOOR remix already, now here's another remix to Bruno Mars hit single "That’s What I Like", this tiem guest-starring Gucci Mane.

Morgan Heritage feat. Kabaka Pryamid & Dre Island - "We Are"





Reggae band Morgan Heritage enlits Jamaican artists Kabaka Pryamid and Dre Island for new single "We Are".

R&B Storytime with Marsha Ambrosius & Eric Benét

Friday, April 21, 2017

Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. – Legacy [Official Music Video]



Faith Evans shares Notorious B.I.G.-assisted video 'Legacy' from new album King & I.

Tiny & T.I's Daughter Zonnique Speaks on Solo Music Career, Family & Sings Live

La'Porsha Renae Performs 'Good Woman' @ The Real

Khalid feat. Goldlink – "Let’s Go" (Remix)





Rising singer Khalid keeps the teh buzz going with a remix to the American Teen cut “Let’s Go” featuring rapper Goldlink.

WILL - Palisades [Official Music Video]



Emerging Toronto songstress WILL drops new 'Palisades' video.

JMSN - Where Do U Go [Official Music Video]



Check out the visuals for JMSN's new offering 'Where Do U Go,' off his upcoming album Whatever Makes U Happy.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday: David Ruffin - "Walk Away From Love"



"I heard in [his voice] a strength my own voice lacked," once said Marvin Gaye, about former Temptations co-lead singer David Ruffin's distinctive voice. This was especially true with 1975's "Walk Away from Love", from his 7th solo album Who I Am. Produced by Van McCoy and written by Charles Kipps, "Walk Away from Love" would serve as Ruffin's only number-one R&B hit, and only one of two Top 10 pop hits for Ruffin on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the other being "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)", which also peaked at #9. "Walk Away From Love" would eventually sell over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in February 1976.

Eric Benét Covers Prince’s “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” LIVE

TLC on Their Upcoming Album, New Single & Chilli's Michael Jackson Story | BigBoyTV

Charlie Bereal – "You Are God"





Gospel guitarist/singer/songwriter Charlie Bereal shares his latest single “You Are God".

Jerome Bell – "Burn Easy"





Actor/R&B singer Jerome Bell releases new jam “Burn Easy".

Cori B - Sittin In My Room [Official Music Video]



Snoop Dogg’s daughter Cori B (a.k.a “Choc”) shares visuals for new party jam 'Sittin In My Room'.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pauli - The Idea of Tomorrow [Official Music Video]



UK artist PAULi depicts afro-futurist fairytale in new video fir 'The Idea of Tomorrow'.

Daniel Church - “Don’t Give A F***”





West-coast newcomer Daniel Church drops self-explanatory new track “Don’t Give A F***”.

Jennifer Hudson Speaks on Her New Album "Remember Me" & New Netflix Role

Naturi Naughton Dishes About Her Pregnancy and New Season of Power

Young Soul – “Situations”





UK artist Young Soul debuts new single entitled “Situations”, produced by Ari Bandz.

Darrein Safron – Just Me [Official Music Video]



St. Louis singer and Strange Music artist Darrein Safron releases visuals for 'Just Me'.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jacquees - B.E.D. [Official Music Video]



Jacquees puts it all on the table and makes no bones about his personal life in new visuals for 'B.E.D.'.

24hrs feat. Juicy J – "Strip Club"





Fresh off his Not Open Late EP which dropped last month, ATL artist 24hrs keeps the fun times going with new single "Strip Club" featuring Juicy J.

Eric Bellinger feat. The Game – "Blazin Wit The Bros"





It's a weed-themed party as Eric Bellinger enlists The Game for new banger "Blazin Wit The Bros", from upcoming EP Cannabliss.

OSHUN - "Not My President"





New York R&B duo (singers Niambi Sala and Thandiwe) OSHUN are back with new sociopolitical single "Not My President".

Madison McFerrin - No Time To Lose [Official Music Video]



Bobby McFerrin's daughter Madison releases official video for 'No Time To Lose'.

Teenear - "Something Else"





19-year-old Miami vocalist Teenaer proves her love is “Something Else” on new track.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bobby V - "Curvin Ya Girl"





The usually saccharine Bobby V wastes no time letting you know that he's "Curvin Ya Girl".

Siedah Garrett feat. Common - "G.H.E.T.T.O"





Veteran singer and songwriter Siedah Garrett enlists rapper Common for new single "G.H.E.T.T.O".

Melanie Fiona Performs Acoustic Cover of Joey Badass' "Land of the Free"

Bibi Bourelly - PERFECT NIGHT Documentary ft. Earl St. Clair

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 4/16/17


Chart Beat Podcast: Inside Bruno Mars' R&B Takeover With 'That's What I Like'

Tyrese Apologizes for Comments About 'Promiscuous Women': 'I'm Open to Learning'

R&B Bridgez: The Jets

Yikes: Mary J. Blige Blasts Kendu Isaacs In Twitter Rant

Queen Latifah, Jill Scott To Star In Lifetime’s Film On Flint Water Crisis

Never Too Late: Erykah Badu Finds Love In A Hopeless Place With ‘Boondocks’ Producer Carl Jones

Janet Jackson Shares First Photo Of Son Amid Split From Husband

Mack Wilds Releases Mini-Series Based On His New ‘After Hours’ EP [WATCH]

Stevie Wonder Set to Get Married for the Third Time in Jamaica

Deborah Cox Honors Whitney Houston With Stage Play & New Album ‘I Will Always Love You’

Patti LaBelle & Teddy Riley To Be Honored At National Museum of African-American Music’s (NMAAM) Legends Luncheon in Nashville

Sisqo Pledges For LeBron James To Get MVP Award With Parody Of ‘Thong Song’

Shire' - Broke Down [Official Music Video]



Shire' (pronounced Sha-ray) releases her new single "Broke Down" from (Episode 3) of the Fox Hit TV Event Series Shots Fired.

Daisha - Unfuccwitable [Official Music Video]



Actress/singer Daisha deals with personal pain in a powerful visual for 'Unfuccwitable'.

Raven Felix feat. Wiz Khalifa – “Bet They Know Now”





Emerging Taylor Gang artist Raven Felix releases new track “Bet They Know Now” featuring Wiz Khalifa and produced by ID Labs and Cozmo.

Jazzy D feat. Kenya - "Wonder"





Check out this snippet of Australian DJ Jazzy D's smooth new single "Wonder", featuring singer Kenya.

Greg Banks - "I'll Be There"





Judging from this new track, you can count on Brooklyn, NY soul-singer Greg Banks to "Be There" for you.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Charlie Wilson - “I'm Blessed” [Official Music Video]



Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson shares new “I'm Blessed” video featuring T.I., the first official single from his new album In It To Win It.

Bryson Tiller - "1.8.7"





Louisville singer Bryson Tiller releases new song "1.8.7", produced by Dee Money.

Kelly Rowland Speaks on Her Body's Snapback After Having Her Baby

Kevin Ross - Don't Forget About Me



Kevin Ross has no problem showing his girl how special she is in new video for 'Don't Forget Abotu Me'.

Cash Campain - Daydream [Official Music Video]



Bay-area newcomer Cash Campain releases video for smooth new groove 'Daydream'.

The Bomb Digz - Be That Girl [Official Music Video]



Young R&B boyband The Bomb Digz share video for new single 'Be That Girl'.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Kem - "I Can't Stop Loving You"



Nashville-to-Detroit singer Kem scored a hit in 2005 with "I Can't Stop Loving You", which went to #1 on urban adult contemporary radio. Written and produced by Kem along with Carlos Gunn for his second album Album II, "I Can't Stop Loving You" reached #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Sammie - Better [Official Music Video]



Here is Sammie's video for 'Better', from the EP, I'm Him.

Kelly Rowland Discusses Her Experiences Writing A New Book ""Whoa Baby!"

Robert Glasper feat. Lianne La Havas and Common - "The Cross"





 Robert Glasper releases somber new single "The Cross" featuring Lianne La Havas and Common.

Ebhoni - Mood Rings [EP]



Canadian artist Ebhoni drops her new 8-track EP Mood Rings, which is dedicated to traditional R&B.

Alicia Keys Tribute Performance for Tupac Shakur @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Jennifer Hudson - Remember Me [Official Music Video]



Released last month, Jennifer Hudson returns with visuals for newest single 'Remember Me'.

Kennedy Rd. - Make It Last [Official Music Video]



A couple of weeks after dropping visual for last single 'All I see', Canadian singer Kennedy Rd. is back with a stirring video for 'Make It Last'.

Dre X - Ain't Lyin [Official Music Video]



UK rapper/singer Dre X releases visuals for new single 'Ain't Lyin'.

Vona B - "Touch"





Check out indie artist Vona B‘s brand new single "Touch".

JP Cooper – "Passport Home"





UK soul singer/songwriter JP Cooper shares gospel-influenced new track "Passport Home".

Amy Black - The Blackest Cloud [Official Music Video]



Nashville, TN, bluesy/soul singer Amy Black premieres the video for most recent single 'The Blackest Cloud', new album Memphis, is set to drop June 2.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MiC LOWRY - Whiskey Kisses [Official Music Video]



UK vocal group MiC LOWRY have released the vibrant music video for their latest offering, 'Whiskey Kisses'.

Tyrese Talks Black Women, 'Fate of The Furious' & Instagram

Amber Mark - Lose My Cool [Official Music Video]



NYC singer/songwriter/producer Amber Mark releases visuals for 'Lose My Cool'.

Tito Jackson - "One Way Street"





After the recent release of his countrified single 'On My Way Home', Tito Jackson gets back to basics with the smooth single "One Way Street".

Alexis Nicole - "How Dat Feel"





Alexis Nicole shares new single "How Dat Feel", the third single lifted from her recently-released debut visual EP, Daybreak.

SZA Talks Upcoming Album ‘CTRL’ with IAMOTHER

Monday, April 10, 2017