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 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

August Twelfth - "Come Make We Go"





London/L.A. singer/songwriter August Twelfth drops new single "Come Make We Go".

Massari - So Long [Official Music Video]



Lebanese Canadian singer Massari recruits 2016 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach for his colorful 'So Long' video.

Charlie Bereal - You Are God [Official Music Video]



Gospel guitarist, singer and songwriter Charlie Bereal celebrates his spirituality in video for 'You Are God'.

Cheney - SADGURL [EP]



UK singer Cheney releases her brand new 4-track project SADGURL.

Jonny Parks - Smoke and Mirrors [Official Music Video]



NYC singer/songwriter Jonny Parks shows that it isn't all about ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ in new vid.

Austin Sexton - "About Last Night"





Cali singer/songwriter/producer Austin Sexton drops a new retro-based neo-soul/funk single “About Last Night”.

Brandon Tory – “Always”





Brandon Tory releases a new track “Always”, produced by Gho$t.

Dawn on Diddy Buying Out Her Contract + Danity Kane Reunion



Dawn stopped by to talk to Hot97's Nessa about her loyalty to Diddy and him buying out her contract, a Danity Kane reunion, being comfortable as herself and her independent hustle.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jacob Banks - Chainsmoking [Official Music Video]



Check out the video for “Chainsmoking” from rising artist Jacob Banks' new album The Boy Who Cried Freedom out now.

Brit Manor - Under Water [Official Music Video]



Los Angeles soul chanteuse Brit Manor literally takes us 'Under Water' in this new video.

Masego - "Momma's Boy"





In light of this past Sunday being Mother's Day, Trap house jazz artist Masego shares a heartfelt tribute to his mum, entitled "Momma's Boy"

Melanie Fiona Talks New Music and Plans For Mother's Day

Jody Watley - Sanctuary [Official Music Video] Pt. 1



Longtime R&B vixen Jody Watley invites us into her 'Sanctuary', peep the visuals for Part 1 here.

James Fauntleroy - "The Sixth Sense"





James Fauntleroy offers up a haunting tune in "The Sixth Sense".

Sneak Peek at Lifetime Biopic "Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland"



Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland is set to premiere on Lifetime on Memorial Day.

Jermaine Dupri Talks The Rap Game, Janet Jackson, Xscape & More @ The Feature Presentation

Monday, May 15, 2017

Guordan Banks - "Dear Friend"





Indie artist Guordan Banks shares new single "Dear Friend".

Joyce Wrice - "Good Morning"





L.A. vocalist Joyce Wrice delivers old-school track "Good Morning".

Siedah Garrett - "Carry On'





With proceeds going toward the Race To Erase MS foundation, R&B vocalist Siedah Garrett releases new tune "Carry On".

Miesa - Overdrive [Official Music Video]



Miesa commits to going 'Overdrive' in new video.

Toian - Ride The Wave [Official Music Video]



Rising singer Toian drops video for infectious melody 'Ride The Wave'.

Mali Music - "Still"





With new single, Mali Music pledges to stay "Still" in love.

Faith Evans Talks New Album, Notorious B.I.G., Stevie J & More @ The Feature Presentation

LeToya Luckett Speaks on Love, Cheating, Marriage, Divorce & New Music @ Sway in the Morning

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Strictly R&B: In the News - Week of 5/14/17


R&B's brightest pay tribute to their moms at VH1's 'Dear Mama' special

JMSN is Pushing R&B Forward by Returning to its Roots

Meet Amea, the Newest R&B Addition to San Antonio's Music Scene

Chilli Clarifies “All Lives Matter” Remarks, Says She Didn’t Mean To “Undervalue The Black Lives Matter Movement”

Interview: Craig David Shares The Keys To A Good Groove With ‘TS5’

How Jimi Hendrix Set Black Artists Stone Free

Bell Biv DeVoe Embarking on ‘Three Stripes Tour’ With SWV and En Vogue

R.I.P. Pierre DeMudd of The Dazz Band

New Couple Alert: Brandy and Rapper Sir The Baptist

Jennifer Hudson Signs On As Judge For ‘The Voice’ Season 13

Kehlani Breaks Down On Stage, Tells Crowd She May Need To Go To The Hospital

Chris Brown Denies He Abused Karrueche Tran

Staasia Daniels- Goatee [Official Music Video]



Toronto, CA songstress Staasia Daniels shares visuals for 'Goatee'.

Emmalyn – “Phone Off”





Indie newcomer Emmalyn drops new track "Phone Off".

Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – "Swalla" [After Dark Remix]





Jason Derulo releases a new “After Dark” remix of his single “Swalla” guest-starring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

Konshens: Drake is a Culture Vulture for Taking Reggae, But So Am I

Th3Rea$on – “Condo”





Produced by Astro, Houston TX artist Th3Rea$on drops new seductive banger "Condo".

Tangina Stone - "Anxious"





Rising NYC singer Tangina Stone shares new track "Anxious".

Saturday, May 13, 2017

EVRYWHR - Flower Of Life [Official Music Video]



Take in the variety of vibes in rising singer Evrywhr's new video for "Flower of Life'.

LeToya Luckett - Back 2 Life [Album]





Former Destiny's Child member Letoya Luckett drops her 3rd studio album Back 2 Life.

Mila J - No Fux [Official Music Video]



Here's the visuals for 'No Fux' from Mila J's latest project Dopamine.

Bryson Tiller - "Somethin Tells Me"





Bryson Tiller drops new track "Somethin Tells Me" which will appear on his upcoming album True to Self.

Calvin Harris feat. Khalid and Future - "Rollin"





Singer/songwriter/producer/DJ Calvin Harris released "Rollin" featuring Future and Khalid, from his forthcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.

Brandy Talks New Music, Going Independent & Finding Herself During Break

Bryson Tiller feat. Young Thug - "Get Mine"





Bryson Tiller, who dropped 3 new singles yesterday, links up here with Young Thug for "Get Mine".

Ledisi - "High"





R&B vet Ledisi returns with a soulful, jazzy new romantic single, entitled “High”.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sonder - Too Fast [Official Music Video]



Sonder drops visuals for sultry new single 'Too Fast'.

Faith Evans Performs “Legacy” on ‘The Real'

Tory Lanez feat Dave East - "Out of Center"





Tory Lanez & Dave East link up for the new collab "Out Of Center".

Chris Brown feat. Nas - "Die Young"





Chris Brown & Nas pay homage to those who've lost their loved one's to the streets on new single "Die Young".

Cherri V - "Without You"





UK singer/songwriter Cherri V shares her latest single "Without You", produced by Grammy award winning producer Harmony Samuels.

Lucki Starr - Make Me [Official Music Video]



Singer/songwriter Lucki Starr gets playful and colorful in trap-inspired video for 'Make Me'.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Throwback Thursday: O'Bryan - "You & I"



A protege of Soul Train founder and host Don Cornelius, L.A. crooner O'Bryan scored a hit in 1983 with "You & I", a self-produced, contemporary cover of the Stevie Wonder ballad. "You & I", the title track and second single from his second album, peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard R&B Singles charts) and since has become one of O’Bryan’s signature songs.

Lea Anderson - Tell Me, YES! [Official Music Video]



South Carolina to NYC songstress Lea Anderson releases socially-conscious video for 'Tell Me, YES!'.

Ran Christian - Really Ain't Friends [Official Music Video]



Singer Ran Christian addresses his haters in new visual for 'Really Ain't Friends', from his Made In Harlem mixtape.

Jacquees - Won't Waste Your Time [Official Music Video]



Cash Money singer Jacquees shows off his romantic side in new video for 'Won;t Waste Your Time'.

Elijah Blake – "Black & Blue"





West-coast singer/songwriter Elijah Blake drops a new sensual track, entitled "Black & Blue".

Gloria Prince - Right There [Official Music Video]



Texan singer/songwriter and dancer Gloria Prince offers up a relationship wary visual for 'Right There'.