Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ne-Yo – "Another Love Song"





The suddenly prolific Ne-Yo drops an upbeat summer jam entitled "Another Love Song".

Zeshan B - Cryin' in the Streets [Official Music Video]



Zeshan B, a Chicago-based American Muslim artist, premiered his cover of this civil rights anthem originally brought to you by George Perkins & the Silver Stars.

Mickey Shiloh – “Batteries”





Singer/songwriter Mickey Shiloh drops a new track entitled “Batteries”, produced by Nabeyin

Clarke Lau’ren – “Follow Me”




Singer/songwriter Clarke Lau’ren shares new track “Follow Me".

Russ - "Ride Slow"





From his new album There's Really a Wolf, Russ drops latestsingle "Ride Slow".

Cymphonique - Hold You Down [Official Music Video]



Master P's daughter Cymphonique professes her love in new video for 'Hold You Down'.

Mali Music - Gonna Be Alright [Official Music Video]



Mali Music releases visuals for the uplifting 'It's Gonna Be Alright'.

Raahiem - The Fear Of The Unknown [EP]



Enjoy the smooth, hushed tones on The Fear Of The Unknown, the 7-track, debut EP from Toronto singer Raahiem.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Brittany B. - Wind Down [Official Music Video]



Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Brittany B. goes straight into relax mode in new video for 'Wind Down'.

Cat Carter feat. Anastasia – I’m Worth It [Official Music Video]



Southern artist Cat Carter releases her Anastasia-assisted video “I’m Worth It".

Mike City feat. Faith Evans – "When I Luv"





Producer Mike City enlists Faith Evans for rousing new jam “When I Luv”.

Ameriie – "Redrum"





Veteran singer Ameriie returns with the new single “Redrum”.

Anders - 669 [EP]



Mississauga, Canada artist Anders drops his new, vibe-centric 7-track EP, 669.

Ayanda Khumalo - We Will Go [Official Music Video]



Originally from Zimbabwe and now residing in Chicago, worship leader/artist Ayanda Khumalo shares rousing video for 'We Will Go'.

JayBree – “Oh My”





Rising ATL artist JayBree releases a new clud banger, entitled “Oh My".

Krizia feat. Trevis Romell - “They Outta Know”





Bay Area artist Krizia joins forces with West-coast singer Trevis Romell for this new track “They Outta Know”.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sinead Harnett - Still Miss You [Official Music Video]



English singer and songwriter Sinead Harnett shares video for 'Still Miss You', from her new mixtape Chapter One, is out now

Terrace Martin & The Pollyseeds feat. Problem – "Intentions"





Grammy Award winning artist and music producer Terrace Martin and his new jazz supergroup The Pollyseeds (i.e. Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Wyann Vaughn, Rose Gold and Chachi). link up with Chachi aka 'Problem' for brand new "Intentions" single, which will be featured on The Pollyseeds upcoming debut project Sounds of Crenshaw Vol 1.

Torii Wolf - Vevo Meets: Torii Wolf

Moonchild - Cure [Official Music Video]



L.A.-based band Moonchild share the visual for "Cure" from their forthcoming LP, Voyager.

gianni. feat. Chris Buxton – “Better Off This Way”





L.A.-native Gianni recruits rapper Chris Buxton for his new single “Better Off This Way".

Mint Condition's Stokley Williams on "Breakin' My Heart" & "What Kind of Man Would I Be"

Candace Wakefield - Feeling Good [Official Music Video]



Grammy-winning songstress Candace Wakefield debuts the visual to positive new single, “Feeling Good”.

Mary J. Blige on 'Strength of a Woman' Album, Divorce & Loving Chaka Khan | ESSENCE Live

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 5/28/17


DAVID Miami and Burger King Love ’90s R&B Even More Than You Do

Meet Mabel, an R&B Dream Queen With Songs That'll Take You Back

Brandy Is Not Pregnant: ‘She Just Ate Chocolate Cake and Pancakes’

‘80s One-Hit Wonder Rockwell Arrested for Fighting Housekeeper [VIDEO]

Rihanna Stalker Arrested In Her New York City Apartment Building

Trey Songz Is On A One-Man Mission To Literally Take Your Girl While On Tour

Fans Are Wondering Why Frank Ocean Keeps Canceling His Live Shows

Jake&Papa: Behind The Brotherhood Of The R&B Sibling Duo

SZA Enlists RZA To Announce Release Date Of Debut Album ‘CTRL’

Ty Dolla $ign on Being a Fender Bass Fan and 'Beach House 3'

Blaq Tuxedo - Committed [Official Music Video]



Duo Blaq Tuxedo stress monogamy in new video for 'Committed'.

Bryson Tiller - Somethin Tells Me [Official Music Video]



Digest Bryson Tiller's 'Something Tells Me' video, from his new True To Self album, out now.

Dua Lipa feat. Miguel - Lost In Your Light [Official Music Video]



Watch Dua Lipa and Miguel soar over Los Angeles in 'Lost in Your Light' video, from Lipa's upcoming, self-titled debut LP.

Jjuan - "Climb"





Bay-area Hybrid artist Jjuan premieres his new track, “Climb".

Pia Mia feat Jeremih - "I'm a Fan"





West-coast songstress Pia Mia taps Jeremih for sexy single “I'm a Fan".

Matt B feat. Casey Veggies - Loud & Liquor [Official Music Video]



Chicago based artist Matt B gets the party started in new video for “Loud & Liquor” featuring Casey Veggies.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stokley (of Mint Condition) feat. Wale – "Way Up"





Mint Condition lead singer Stokley offers up new single "Way Up" with rapper Wale, from his upcoming debut solo album.

Mary J. Blige feat. A$AP Rocky – Love Yourself [Official Music Video]



Mary J. Blige shares a visual for the remix to her compelling single “Love Yourself” with guest star A$AP Rocky along for an assist.

Jacob Banks - Mercy | A COLORS SHOW



Filmed in Berlin, Germany as part of the COLORS Berlin sessions, singer/songwriter Jacob Banks performs 'Mercy', from his debut label LP The Boy Who Cried Freedom, out now.

Bryson Tiller - True To Self [Album]





Bryson Tiller surprises fans and drops off his 19-track, sophomore album, True To Self, almost a month early.

Liane V - Curious [Official Music Video]



Liane V gets her sexy on in sultry new video for 'Curious', off her EP No Cuffs.

Fabian Secon & 5ive Beatz - "Rockstar"





UK artist Fabian Secon and producer 5ive Beatz team up for new single "Rockstar", the first release from their upcoming joint EP Until We Meet Again.

Avery*Sunshine feat. Mr. Talkbox – "Heaven is Right Here"





Co-written by Eric Roberson and featuring Mr. Talkbox, Avery*Sunshine shares a new love song, entitled "Heaven is Right Here".

Bee Bakare - Brighter [Official Music Video]



Nigeria-born British soul singer-songwriter Bee Bakare releases the video to the title cut of her new EP, Brighter.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Terrace Martin Talks Musical Background, Working on Kendrick Lamar's Albums & More

Konshens - Turn Me On [Official Music Video]



Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Konshens drops video for his 2017 single "Turn Me On", produced by TJ Records/Subkonshus music.

The Weeknd - "What You Need" (Unreleased Remix)





Check out this never-shared-before remix to The Weeknd's "What You Need".

Mary J. Blige feat. Ty Dolla - "U + Me" (Remix)





Mary J. Blige offers up a remix to her single "U + Me" with guest-star Ty Dolla $ign.

Moxiie - "Don't See You"





NY-based, alt-R&B artist Moxiie shares new track "Don't See You".

Bantu - Roll With Me [Official Music Video]



Watch Zimbabwe artist Bantu's kid-friendly, energetic video for the summer 'Roll With Me'.

Naturi Naughton Talks 3LW, Pregnancy and 'Power'; Gets Apology from Adrienne Bailon

Lion Babe - "Hit The Ceiling"





With a new project in the works, Lion Babe gets you ready for the summer with the very uplifting single "Hit The Ceiling".

Thursday, May 25, 2017

John Legend x Gallant // In The Room // Ep. 4 - Performance of 'Overload'

Goapele - Secret [Official Music Video]



Check out the 'Secret' music video by Goapele, from her new EP Dreamseekers.

'Whitney Houston: Can I Be Me' [Official Trailer]



Whitney Houston documentary Can I Be Me trailer provides never-before-seen look at singer's troubled life.

Directed by Nick Broomfield, Can I Be Me, focusing on the superstar's career and troubled marriage to Bobby Brown, promises to unveil an unparalleled look at the life and untimely passing of one of the world's most successful female artists.

Broomfield's previous credits include Biggie and Tupac, Kurt & Courtney and Aileen Wuornos documentaries The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993) and The Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2004). Can I Be Me will contain unseen footage and live recordings from Houston's life. Whitney Houston:

Can I Be Me will premiere 11 June with a live satellite Q&A screening follows by a special tribute performance by The Voice's Michelle John. It will be released in cinemas on 16 June.

India Shawn – "Galaxies"





Industry vet India Shawn takes us to outer space on new sing;e "Galaxies".

Darla Beaux - “Trippin’ On Tears"





Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Darla Beaux shares pop/R&B single “Trippin’ On Tears".

Maxwell - King and Queen of Hearts Tour Documentary



Maxwell shares a new documentary titled King and Queen of Hearts Tour. Here, we get an behind-the-scenes look at his recent tour with Mary J. Blige.

Avery Wilson – The One (“Come and See Me” Remix)





Avery Wilson remixes PARTYNEXTDOOR’s hit single from 2016 “Come and See Me”.

JeRonelle - "New Kid In Town"





Nebraska-to-L.A. artist JeRonelle releases soulful, emotional single "New Kid In Town".

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

John Legend - Surefire [Official Music Video]



John Legend makes a statement with new video for 'Surefire', from his Darkness and Light.

Justin Garner - That's What I Like (Bruno Mars Cover)



Justin Garner shares a soulful twist to Bruno Mars' 'That's What I Like' single.

Goapele Talks Career, Working with Other Artists, Prince and New Album 'Dreamseeker'

Senze - "Like The 90s"





Produced by J. Craft, Houston crooner Senze gets nostalgic on new track "Like The 90s".

PJ Morton Talks New "Gumbo" Album, Maroon 5, And Jammin' w/ Prince

Doughh - Don't Lie, Don't Cry [Official Music Video]



South Floridian crooner Doughh shares visual for 'Don't Lie, Don't Cry'.

Myke Tyler - "Entasis"





West-coast artist Myke Tyler learns to appreciate love on new single "Entasis".

Demarco - "My Room"





On new single, dancehall artist Demarco tells the ladies to enter "My Room".

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bruno Mars Performs 'Versace on the Floor' [Billboard Music Awards 2017]

Carolyn Malachi - Summer Cool [Official Music Video]



Filmed on location in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Grammy-nominated Washington, DC songstress Carolyn Malachi spouts a fun, laidback groove in visuals for 'Summer Cool'.

Amber Mark - 3:33am [EP]



Alternative R&B/NYC artist Amber Mark releases 7-track EP 3:33am.

Lana Del Rey feat. The Weeknd - Lust For Life [Official Music Video]



Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd share romantic video for 'Lust For Life'.

Adrian Marcel - IMAGINATION



In this new vid clip, Adrian Marcel displays a very vivid 'Imagination'.

Brian Angel - Daybreak: Tha Appetizer





Brian Angel of Day26 presents his solo mixtape Daybreak: Tha Appetizer with features from Rick Ross, Chedda Da Connect, Haddy Racks and more.

Camila Cabello Talks New Album 'The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving' @ Power 106 Los Angeles

Adrian Marcel Talks New Single 'Mobbin' & New Album GMFU

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tinashe - "Flame" (Remix)





Tinashe's most recent single "Flame", has gotten the remix treatment from popular DJ/producer Kaskade.

MVL (Mill-Vill & Vina Love) – Money [Official Music Video]



Young NYC duo MVL (Mill-Vill & Vina Love) spout thie rlove for 90s beats by remaking Mariah Carey's "Honey" hit for new video Money.

China-Marie feat. Philly Swain - Awesome [Official MusicVideo]



Los Angeles-based vocalist China-Marie enlists rapper Philly Swain for 'Awesome' video. China-Marie's upcoming album POTPOURRI drops June 16.

Zonnique - Love Jones [EP]





Rising talent Zonnique releases 6-track EP Love Jones.

Maejor - “Always the Same"






Singer/songwriter Maejor (formerly Bei Maejor & Maejor Ali) returns after a long hiatus with new single, “Always the Same".

Camila Cabello - Crying in the Club [Official Msuic Video]



Former Fifth Harmony vocalist Camila Cabello shares emotive video for 'Crying in the Club'.

Ro James Talks Inspiration for 'Permission', New Popularity & Touring with Erykah Badu

LeToya Luckett Talks New Album "Back 2 Life", Lengthy Hiatus, Emerging After Destiny's Child

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 5/21/17


Record Bin: How Erykah Badu redefined the nature of R&B and neo-soul on "Baduizm"

Meet Charlie, the Singer Bringing West Coast Cool to Puerto Rican R&B

Hollywood Medium Star Tyler Henry Channels Whitney Houston During Session with Bobby Brown

Beyoncé celebrates impending birth of twins with baby shower

Faith Evans on Her 'Musical Movie' About Life With the Notorious B.I.G.

Jeremih And PARTYNEXTDOOR Have Buried The Hatchet

Anthony Hamilton Talks Jazmine Sullivan, the Hamiltones and Making Music That Supports Black Women

Chris Brown Awarded YouTube’s Prestigious Diamond Play Button

Is Mariah Carey In Talks To Join ‘The Voice UK ‘ As a Judge?

Xscape To Reunite For First Live Show At The 2017 Essence Festival

YE Ali – “Talk Less”





Singer/songwriter YE Ali releases emphatic new single entitled, “Talk Less”.

ANGEL – “Crud”





English singer-songwriter, ANGEL is back with new single, “Crud".

Faith Evans & Notorious B.I.G. - The King & I [Album]





Long in the mention, Faith Evans finally releases her album The King & I, a collection of tracks with her late husband Notorious B.I.G. featuring recycled Biggie lyrics and new contributions from Faith, Lil Cease, Snoop Dogg and B.I.G.'s mother Voletta Wallace.

Polly A - "Just Like That"





LA-based singer/songwriter Polly A shares new single "Just Like That".

Joss Stone & Nneka Performing 'Babylon'



In Nigeria, we met up with an old friend Nneka and sang her song 'Babylon'. With the help of Sweet Sounds, we had a jam on a street corner of Lagos. If you like what you hear check out Nneka through her website at www.nnekaworld.com

Justin Garner - How to Love a Woman (A Visual Prelude)



With this prelude Louisiana born Pop and R&B singer/songwriter Justin Garner gives us a preview of his new EP Into the Wild which drops June 16.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Luke Christopher - “Can't Sleep"





Singer/songwriter/producer Luke Christopher is back with new track “Can't Sleep".

McKenzie Lawson - "Thirsty"





ATL singer/songwriter McKenzie Lawson is back again with a self-written track entitled "Thirsty".

Goapele – Dreamseeker [EP]





Longtime Bay-area singer Goapele invites fans on a fantastical journey with her Dreamseeker EP.

Mathew Knowles Dishes On His Relationship With Famous Daughters Beyonce and Solange

Sabrina Claudio - Unravel Me [Official Music Video]



Sabrina Claudio releases an appropriately stunning video for "Unravel Me," a song from her new EP Confidently Lost.

Kranium feat. WizKid & Ty Dolla $ign - "Can't Believe" (Raw)





Kranium energizes the dance floor with new single “Can't Believe", featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Wizkid.

TeaMarrr - Thanks for the Chapstick [EP]



Boston vocalist TeaMarrr wears her heart on the sleeve on 7-track, debut EP, Thanks for the Chapstick.

H.E.R. – "Every Kind Of Way"





H.E.R. (aka Gabi Wilson) is back again with a love ballad, “Every Kind Of Way”.

Friday, May 19, 2017

LeToya Luckett Performs "Back 2 Life" Live

Mary J. Blige Talks Career, New 'Strength of a Woman' Album and More

Darien Dean - Departures [Album]





Mount Vernon, NY soul singer Darien Dean releases new album Departures.

Dyna Edyne - Branches [EP]





Miami vocalist Dyna Edyne shares new 5-track EP, Branches.

Cody ChestnuTT - "Image of Love"





On new single, Cody ChestnuTT gives us an "Image of Love".

Anthony Hamilton & The Hamiltones Harmonize With The Breakfast Club

Dawn - "Break Me"





Dawn fets hot and steamy on new single "Break Me".

Eamon - Be My Girl [Official Music Video]



NYC singer/songwriter/rapper Eamon displays a willingness to get vulnerable in visual for 'Be My Girl', from his upcoming album Golden Rail Motel.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The Whispers - "And The Beat Goes On"



The first of two number-one singles on the Soul chart, The Whispers 1980 single "And The Beat Goes On" was also their first Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 19. Produced and written by Leon Sylvers, Stephen Shockley and William Shelby, "And The Beat Goes On" was also The Whispers first and biggest hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 27 on the Canadian RPM chart.

Bee Bakare - Waiting to Happen [Official Music Video]



British soul singer-songwriter Bee Bakare releases video for lead single from her Brighter EP, out now.

Ne-Yo feat. Ravaughn & Candice Boyd – "More Than I Should"






The suddenly prolific Ne-Yo grabs Ravaugnn and Candice Boyd for his 3rd single in 3 weeks, entitled "More Than I Should".

Jay Sean - Do You Love Me [Official Music Video]



Jay Sean makes fun of the narcissistic social media world in new video for 'Do You Love Me'.

Mavado - "Memory"





Dancehall star Mavado shares new single "Memory".

Estelle - "Woman's World"





UK songstress Estelle returns with sociopolitical track "Woman's World". All proceeds to go Planned Parenthood.

Poppy Ajudha - Love Falls Down [Official Music Video]



21-year-old singer Poppy Ajudha reminisces on her first love in video for 'Love Falls Down video'.

Bell Biv DeVoe Talk New Edition Mini-Series, Touring & Future Projects

Wednesday, May 17, 2017