Thursday, August 31, 2017

Amber Lee - Don't Need That [Official Music Video]

Emerging New York singer Amber Lee reminiscences on a past love in new video for 'Don't Need That'.

Throwback Thursday: Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel"

This past Tuesday would've been the 59th birthday for Michael Jackson. So it only makes sense that we celebrate the late 'King of Pop' with this week's Throwback Thursday video: "Man in the Mirror" from his 1987 album Bad. Produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones and one of a staggering five No. 1 hits from the album, "The Way You Make Me Feel" charted for weeks in the top ten and twenty internationally.

Damien Escobar - Phoenix [Official Music Video]

Emmy-award winning violin crooner Damien Escobar shares video for 'Phoenix', lifted from his album Boundless.

Maroon 5 feat. SZA - "What Lovers Do"

Maroon 5 and SZA unite on funky new track 'What Lovers Do'.

Bobbi Kristina Movie Trailer

Here's the trailer for the upcoming Bobbi Kristina Brown movie, about the troubled and way too short life of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter. Bobbi Kristina is set to be released on October 8 on TV One.

Leikeli47 - 2nd fiddle [Official Music Video]

Leikeli47 reps the Brooklyn streets in new visual for '2nd Fiddle'.

Aidonia feat. Shatta Wale - "My Queen"

Platinum Kids and DJ Calli B presents a brand new collaboration from Ghana's Shatta Wale and Jamaica's very own Aidonia, entitled "My Queen".

Day 26 on Their Reunion Tour, the Bad Boy Curse, and Making The Band Regrets | ESSENCE Now

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Miguel Reacts to 'GoT' + Collab w/ Bruno Mars On The Way?

VanJess - "Favor"

Nigerian sister duo VanJess are back with new track "Favor".

Tank Talks New Album "Savage", Progressing R&B and Mayweather's Love for R&B

Merna - The Exception [Official Music Video]

From her upcoming EP Sans, Palestine-born, Toronto-based artist Merna (formerly known as Ayah) premiers her video for 'The Exception'.

Mickey Shiloh – “Kinda Man I Need”

Singer/songwriter Mickey Shiloh has no problem describing what kind of man she wants on "Kinda Man I Need".

Eamon - "Before I Die"

Eamon is back with new track "Before I Die", from upcoming album Golden Rail Motel.

Day 26 Sing Live & Speak on Their Current R&B Sound on Sway in the Morning (Pt. 3)

Popcaan - "Anytime"

Popcaan is back with a brand new Alkaline diss called "Anytime", produced by Markus Records.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DJ Aktive feat. Marsha Ambrosius - "90's Love"

Longtime Philly DJ Aktive enlists Marsha Ambrosius for infectious new single "90's Love".

Najee - Poetry In Motion [Album]

Jazz musician Najee releases new album Poetry In Motion, featuring Maysa, Eric Roberson & Incognito, et al.

PartyNextDoor - "Naked"

Listen to Partynextdoor's smooth new track "Naked".

Blanca - Real Love [Official Music Video]

Word Entertainment recording artist Blanca releases the powerful and very honest official music video for 'Real Love'.

Phillip Brandon - Come On [Official Music Video]

Emerging singer Phillip Brandon shares video for 'Come On', from upcoming album The Story Begins.

PartyNextDoor - “Put It On Silent“

PartyNextDoor continues to drop new music with new track “Put It On Silent“.

Zeina – Fallin [Official Music Video]

Emerging artist Zeina drops visual for new single 'Fallin'.

Day 26 on Anniversary, Danity Kane, Insecurities & New EP on Sway in the Morning (Pt. 2)

Frank Ocean - "Provider"

Frank Ocean drops jazzy new single "Provider".

Monday, August 28, 2017

Ryan Leslie - "Realize" In-Studio

Here is the first publicly released single from Ryan Leslie's MZRT album available on all streaming platforms September 1.

NBDY – “Used To”

Rising New Jersey artist NBDY pours his heart out on new track "Used To".

Jorja Smith - “On My Mind"

UK singer Jorja Smith enlists hometown producer Preditah for new single, “On My Mind".

Brian McKnight - I Want U [Official Music Video]

From his new and 13th studio album Genesis, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Brian McKnight releases visual for 'I Want U'.

Damian Marley on Growing Dreads for 22 Years, "They Drag on the Floor"

Tasha Cobb - Heart. Passion. Pursuit. [Album]

With guest appearances that include Anna Golden and Nicki Minaj, gospel singer Tasha Cobbs offers up her new 10-track album Heart. Passion. Pursuit.

Day 26 Speak on Making Diddy's Band, Why They Broke Up + Controversy (Pt. 1)

Yemi Alade - Knack Am [Official Music Video]

Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter Yemi Alade offers up visual for newest track 'Knack Am'.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 8/27/17

Aaliyah's '90s Fashion Is Back on Trend—Shop Her Looks!

This Experimental R&B Singer Is an Androgynous Style Chameleon

Mariah Carey Reveals the Story Behind Her Legendary “Heartbreaker” Jeans

Remember R&B singer Lemar? Here’s what the former Fame Academy contestant is up to now

R&B Artist Sevyn Streeter Isn't Staying Silent About Her Depression

After nearly 50 years, R&B soul man Lee Fields finally playing Tucson

Bobby V’s Extortion Claims Thrown Out, Singer Faces Assault Charges from Transgender Accuser

Usher’s Lawyers Asks For A $20 Million Lawsuit Be Thrown Out

Keri Hilson Updates on Status of Long-Delayed Third Album

Boyz II Men Announces Release Date For New Album, ‘Under the Streetlight’

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin to Co-Headline “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour”

Khalid Tapped as Latest Artist for Pepsi's The Sound Drop: Exclusive

Elijah Blake Talks Sophomore Album 'Audiology': 'God Told Me You Don't Get to Give Up'

WATCH: Issa Rae, Maxine Waters, Solange Pay Tribute to Greatness of Black Women at 'Black Girls Rock!'

Chris Brown feat. Kodak Black, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Yo Gotti - Pills & Automobiles [Official Music Video]

It's a wet and fun-filled time for Chris Brown and friends in new 'Pills & Automobiles' video.

Teenear feat. Fetty Wap – "Love Me or Leave Me"

Slip-N-Slide songstress Teenear enlists Fetty Wap for her summer-ready single “Love Me or Leave Me".

The Dream feat. Fabolous - Summer Body [Official Music Video]

Released back in June, here's the visual for The Dream's steamy 'Summer Body' track featuring Fabolous.

Daniel Caesar - Freudian [Album]

Rising singer Daniel Caesar unleashes his highly-anticipated, 10-song debut album Freudian, which features guest-appearances from Kali Uchis, H.E.R., Syd and Charlotte Day Wilson.


PartyNextDoor sings about being left “alone in the streets” on gritty new track "Damn".

That's The Gag Episode 5: Keke Gets Bad Press

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Keyshia Cole - "Incapable"

Keyshia Cole releases new single "Incapable", from her upcoming album, 11:11 Reset.

Brady Watt feat. Clifflight – Roots Around My Ribcage [Official Music Video]

New video from rising producer Brady Watt, entitled 'Roots Around My Ribcage' from his upcoming To Get Back Home album.

Secret Rendezvous - "U Send Me Flying"

Amsterdam-based duo Secret Rendezvous offer a throwback feel on stirring new track "U Send Me Flying".

Lenis - "Until The Day Of"

San Diego singer/songwriter Lenis shares new release "Until The Day Of".

Friday, August 25, 2017

GoldLink feat. Jazmine Sullivan & KAYTRANADA - Meditation [Official Music Video]

GoldLink dances the night away in new 'Meditation' video which co-stars Jazmine Sullivan, Kaytranada and a cameo by Ray J.

Mack Wilds - Explore (Part I) [Official Music Video]

Mack Wilds drops steamy 'Explore' video, from most recent LP AfterHours.

Mojoflo Performs 'Crazy 4 U' | Sofar Chicago

Mack Wilds - Bonnie & Clyde (Part II) [Official Music Video]

Mack Wilds unveiled two videos yesterday, here's one of them: 'Bonnie & Clyde (Part II)'.

PartyNextDoor - "Break Me Down"

Partynextdoor shared a surprising, new track Thursday, entitled "Break Me Down".

Lalah Hathaway Talks About Prince & His Favorite Song From Her Catalog In "Voices"

Alkaline - "Buss Head"

Dancehall star Alkaline offers up gritty new banger "Buss Head", a diss towards Tommy Lee Sparta.

Halley Hiatt feat. Ghostface Killah - "Make It Right"

Produced by RZA, Brooklyn songstress Halley Hiatt links up with Ghostface Killah for new single "Make It Right", from her upcoming mixtape Heartbeats, dropping soon.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ollie Gabriel - Running Man [Official Music Video]

Louisiana-native Ollie Gabriel shares video for his electro soul, hit single "Running Man', released back in February.

Throwback Thursday: Surface - "The First Time"

New Jersey trio Surface (Bernard Jackson, David Conley and David Townsend), scored a hit in 1991 the romantic ballad "The First Time". Originally recorded by Jackson in 1986, the song was featured on the band's third album 3 Deep and was the first single from the album. "The First Time" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 for two weeks and also spent one week at number one on the U.S. R&B chart as well as two weeks atop the adult contemporary chart.

Brandy feat. Ray J - Edible High [Official Music Video]

Brandy and little brother Ray J brought their song “Edible High” into a project the aforementioned shot recently with Schön! magazine.

Woman Claiming She Had Underaged Sex With R. Kelly Speaks Out

Dondria feat. Da Brat – "Old School Love"

Dondria enlists veteran rapper Da Brat for new summer-friendly jam, “Old School Love".

H.E.R. Talks Release Of "Volume 2", Emerging As The Next R&B Star and Collaborating with DJ Camper

Rob Moss - Ungrateful [Official Music Video]

From his forthcoming EP GODLY, Detroit-to-L.A. singer/songwriter Rob Moss drops video for 'Ungrateful'.

Vivian Green - "Promise"

Here's the second single from Vivian Green's newest album VGVI, a sultry banger called "Promise".

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ledisi Interview Talks New Album "Let Love Rule", Evolving Sound & Having Fun with R&B

THEY. - Deep End [Official Music Video]

THEY. shares the new visual for their hit single 'Deep End'.

Leaf - Trinity [Album]

NYC artist Leaf gets vulnerable on new 13-track album Trinity.

Speed Date with Sevyn Streeter: From Crushing on 'Girls Trip' Star Kofi Siriboe to On-Stage Blunder

Syd - "Bad Dream/No Looking Back”

Singer/songwriter Syd is returns with new track “Bad Dream/ No Looking Back”, produced by Gwen Bunn and Ricci Riera.

Bobby Brackins feat. Marc E. Bassy - OB [Official Music Video]

L.A. singer/songwriter Bobby Brackins and Marc E. Bassy will make you ask "WTF?" with new 'OB' video.

Brielle Lesley feat. Payroll Giovanni - As Long As [Official Music Video]

Detroit songstress Brielle Lesley shares a visual her new summer anthem “As Long As”, featuring fellow Motown artist Payroll Giovanni.

Eric Bellinger - "Love Galore" (SZA remix)

Eric Bellinger offers up another banger to his 'E Mix' catalogue with this remix of SZA's "Love Galore".

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mabel feat. Kojo Funds - Finders Keepers [Official Music Video]

From her EP Bedroom, Mabel shares the visual for 'Finders Keepers' featuring Kojo Funds.

Jamila Woods feat. Chance The Rapper - LSD [Official Music Video]

Chicago-based singer/songwriter Jamila Woods enlists the homie Chance the Rapper for her latest video 'LSD'.

Sammie - "Too Long"

The second single from Sammie's upcoming album Coming of Age is a slow jam entitled "Too Long".

Ledisi - High [Official Music Video]

Ledisi shares the video for her very uplifting single 'High'.

Yo Trane – “Alone”

French artist Yo Trane returns with new single “Alone”, produced by frequent collaborator Kalim.

QT Jazz feat. Zonnique - She Can Ask Me [Official Music Video]

Industry vet QT Jazz and Zonnique, longtime friends who were formally known as “QT Possie”, collab on new single/video 'She Can Ask Me'.

Elijah Blake - "Xana White"

After just dropping the banger "Technicolor" a few days ago, West-coast artist Elijah Blake gets right back at it with "Xana White".

Case – "Sun Dress"

Veteran R&B crooner Case is back with new single "Sun Dress".

Monday, August 21, 2017

Zonnique - Should’ve Been [Official Music Video]

Zonique drops sultry black-n-white video for 'Should've Been'.

Tayá feat. Yxng Bane - When Ur Sober [Official Music Video]

It's a seductive tale of would-be hookups and a rocky relationship on Taya's new visual for 'When Ur Sober' featuring Yxng Bane.

Sakyi 4 – “Simmer Down”

A 4-brother collective out of London, UK, Sakyi 4 (pronounced Setchi Four) unveil their second single of 2017 entitled, “Simmer Down".

NeMiss ChiYork – "The Game We’re In"

Chi-Town to Brooklyn artist NeMiss ChiYork spills on a complicated relationship on new single "The Game We're In".

Chante Moore Talks "The Rise of the Phoenix" Album, Finding The "Real One" & Her Love For Cooking

Nohemy – “Bossy”

Florida singer/songwriter Nohemy drops a new catchy, TheCrvv-produced single entitled “Bossy“,

Marenikae – "Remember"

Nigeria-born singer/songwriter Marenikae shares empowering new joint "Remember".

Moments With: Faith Evans

For the first installment, of "Moments With" Okayplayer sits down with the Queen of Bad Boy, Faith Evans, to talk all things Biggie, her new album “The King and I” and how she got her start in the music industry.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Strictly R&B: In The News - Week of 8/20/17

Meet Triangles, the Producer Behind Miami’s "Future R&B" Scene

Robin Thicke And Girlfriend April Love Geary Are Expecting A Baby

Trey Songz Gets Probation, Anger Management For Stage Debacle In Detroit

JoJo Announces Music Imprint “Clover Music” With Interscope Records

SZA’s CTRL Tour Postponed Due to ‘Unforeseen Circumstances’

Chris Brown Opens Up About The Night He Beat Rihanna: “I Really Hit Her, With a Closed Fist”

Beyoncé Offers a Look Inside 'Lemonade' With New Coffee Table Book

The Weeknd Just Dropped His Newest #003 Merch Collection: Details

LeToya Luckett Gets Engaged to Her Boyfriend: ‘I said Yes Yeeeesssss’ [VIDEO]

Usher Is All Smiles in the Studio with Jermaine Dupri Amid Herpes Lawsuit Scandal

Chantè Moore - Something To Remember [Official Music Video]

From her upcoming 7th studio album, The Rise of the Phoenix, Chante Moore releases video for 2nd single 'Something To Remember'.

Faye B - Moving On [Official Music Video]

UK vocalist Faye B shares the visual for her hit single 'Moving On'.

Aaron Camper - "Heat"

Singer/songwriter Aaron Camper brings the sizzle with new single "Heat", from his forthcoming EP Summer Camp.

Adekunle Gold - Call on Me [Official Music Video]

Nigerian singer Adekunle Gold proves his reliability in new visual for 'Call For Me'.

Michael Minelli - "Pick It Up"

A Connecticut native now based in Los Angeles, rising pop/soul singer Michael Minelli releases new single "Pick It Up", from his forthcoming EP.

Elijah Blake – “Technicolor”

Fresh off his last single "Stingy", which was just released last month, Elijah Blake is back with new banger "Technicolor", as he continues to prep for the release of his sophomore album, Audiology, which is due out Aug. 25.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eric Bellinger - Be The Change [Official Music Video]

Eric Bellinger issues a challenge to fans with new 'Be The Change' video.

JR Castro - Sexpectations [Official Music Video]

Las Vegas based crooner JR Castro addresses 'Sexpectations' in new video.

Nakala - "Foolish"

Rising UK artist Nakala releases a new single entitled “Foolish”, produced by SIX4.

Louam – No Time [Official Music Video]

Norwegian vocalist Louam gets nostalgic for the 90s in video for 'No Time'.

Sesh - Home [Official Music Video]

New Zealand artist offers up self-produced visual for 'Home'.

Luke James – "Drip"

Actor/singer Luke James offers up a seductive joint called "Drip".

SZA feat. Kalin White – “The Weekend” (remix)

Former Kalin and Myles member Kalin White remixes SZA’s “The Weekend”.

Tory Lanez #PSA - Episode 4

Friday, August 18, 2017

That's The Gag ​Episode ​4​: Keke Gets A Makeover

Daniel Caesar Performs Medley of 'Get You' & 'We Find Love' (Apple Music Up Next)

Mila J - "Touch Me"

From the upcoming Till Death Do Us Part soundtrack, Mila J is back with the sultry single "Touch Me".

Chris Brown - Questions [Official Music Video]

Chris Brown shows off his dance moves in new 'Questions' video.

Blaq Tuxedo - Us [Official Music Video]

Blaq Tuxedo deliver an ode to trust in new visual for 'Us'.

Gloria Prince - "Go To Work"

It's all about the hustle on Gloria Prince's new single "Go To Work".

Damian Marley on Bob Marley Uniting Political Parties After Getting Shot

Jacquees feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Quavo - B.E.D. (Remix) [Official Music Video]

Cash Money's Jacquees grabs Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign for the 'B.E.D' remix video.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Carpool Karaoke: The Series — Alicia Keys and John Legend — Apple Music

Throwback Thursday: Jackie Wilson - "Lonely Teardrops"

Co-written by Motown founder Barry Gordy and produced by Dick Jacobs, 1958's "Lonely Teardrops" was a huge hit for two-time Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee Jackie Wilson. "Lonely Teardrops" became an across-the-board national Top 10 Pop smash (# 7), a # 1 hit on the R&B charts, and is ranked #315 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Rodrael - Show 'Em [Official Music Video]

Fresh off the release of his debut project Show 'Em EP, Oakland, CA artist Rodrael Bluntly deals with domestic violence in visual for 'Deserve That'.

Rio Kwess - Quarter 1 Music [EP]

Indie singer/songwriter Rio Kwess releases 4-track debut project ‘Quarter 1 Music’.

Tank - When We [Official Music Video]

Check out the video to Tank's sexy new single "When We".

Rotimi Speaks on Justine Skye, SuperHead Rumors + New Album 'Jeep Music Vol.1'

Arin Ray – "We Ain’t Homies"

Former X-Factor contestant Arin Ray has no problem letting you know that "We Ain’t Homies".

Lalah Hathaway Talks About Joining Mary J. Blige on Tour