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Anderson .Paak – “Make It Better” feat. Smokey Robinson (Video)

Good stuff here. And something rare… I suggest you hit the iTunes link for the album (“Ventura”) below to READ (not just listen or cop)… The Editor Notes are fascinating! Bomb project, and this single is in line with that proclamation!

ANDERSON .PAAK – VENTURA (ALBUM)

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H.E.R. Speaks On Her Career From The Beginnings, Being Guarded About Her Identity, And Talking With Michael & Janet Jackson (Video)

A different kind of artist. A different kind of grind. And H.E.R. has been in the music game a long time. Got some stories to tell, so she tells the Breakfast Club.

Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson better known as H.E.R. talks the pressure of putting out quality music to feed her fans. The Grammy Award-winning artist also tells the story of when she found out Janet Jackson was in the audience of her show.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Khalid – “Don’t Pretend” feat. SAFE

Get it in and bring in a friend… Get some of this soul bounce dopeness from Khalid (featuring SAFE) off the new “Free Spirit” album. “Don’t Pretend” you don’t like it. Give in to the rhythm.

KHALID – DON’T PRETEND FEAT. SAFE (ALBUM)

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Lion Babe – “Western World” feat. Raekwon (Video)

Okay, Lion Babe! I see you. Have not seen anything on here since last year around this time from her… I gotta take the hit for that. Rare beauty. Rare talent. Dope on her own. But here, in “Western World,” she is also dope by association. Raekwon on the feature and cosign backs the facts!

LION BABE – WESTERN WORLD (ITUNES)

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Des Monroe – “Faded”

Yes yes! I am listening and listening to that “Twenty” EP that Des Monroe dropped, especially this joint “Faded” (just caught my ear last night and kept it).

DES MONROE – TWENTY (EP)

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R&B Songstress Des Monroe On ‘Love Ultra Radio’ (Live Interview Tonight)

Here’s a word from the wise, and if you’re hip you’ll take the tip. Iman Lexington (yeah, she is wise, and THE PLUG) shared that (1) Love Ultra Radio is back on the ILoveSunsplash.com platform again TONIGHT (2) with special guest Des Monroe. You know, Des with her debut project “Twenty” out on Tidal and a bunch of other streaming spots. The First Lady of Xth Power… that Des Monroe. The 2019 Takeoff ATL Urban Music Awards nominee for Best Female R&B Performance, Project/EP Of The Year, and R&B Female Artist Of The Year… that Des Monroe.

If you are still not knowing. LEARN! Tune in to the homie Jah Prince by clicking the Listen Live option and choosing ‘DaFlavaRadio1’ at ILoveSunsplash.com. You can even dial 712-432-8479 on any phone and listen live. You CANNOT miss this. You don’t even need a radio to jam to the radio tonight! Live mixing, good chat, engaging host, hot guest, and I.Lex gave it her bless… Yep, I know where I’ll be at 10pm (Eastern). In fact, I’ll be there jamming EARLY. Join me!

DIRECT LINK TO LISTEN TONIGHT: LOVE ULTRA RADIO (ON DA FLAVA RADIO 1)

STREAM NOW ON TIDAL: DES MONROE – TWENTY (EP)

Trey Songz – “Chi Chi” feat. Chris Brown (Video)

Here we go! You already know that a video from Trigga and C Brown is gonna feature a catchy tune and a LOT of Honeyz… a LOT of BANGING Honeyz!! So there’s not much more that needs to be said about “Chi Chi.”

(You’ve probably hit the play button by this point and are not even reading anymore. And I ain’t mad at’cha. Haha!)

TREY SONGZ – CHI CHI FEAT. CHRIS BROWN (ITUNES)

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Dawn Richard – “sauce” (Prod. By Cole M.G.N. x Hudson Mohawke) [Video] (NSFW)

Oh my damn! Dawn Richard has undergone another full transformation into a “new breed” on us. I would say this video is sexy AF but that just doesn’t do it justice. So hot I am SWEATING! The concepts and the lyrics alone would get a Not Safe For Work rating, but then add the may-as-well-be-naked visuals and wowzerrrrs!

Don’t watch this “sauce” video at your desk. You have been warned.

Check out the Editor’s Note from iTunes on Dawn’s latest album after the jump… after you watch this a couple of times!

DAWN RICHARD – NEW BREED (ALBUM)

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Mýa – “With You” feat. My Guy Mars (Video)

Smooth and easy. Still hot! Like Mýa after all these years. She just doesn’t age, but the content stays ‘grown-up’ (though the feature by My Guy Mars is more like ‘what the kids are into nowadays’).

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Ciara – “Greatest Love” (Video)

Dedicated to Russell Wilson, officially The Luckiest Quarterback In The NFL. Tom Brady can have the Lombardi Trophy. Ciara IS the trophy.

CIARA – GREATEST LOVE (ITUNES)

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Safiya Oni – “FTT”

Butter smooth swaying R&B music to groove to right here. Enjoy this Safiya Oni joint she calls “FTT.” Plus she has some hot pics on the Instagram if you are into that sort of thing (wink).

MORE SAFIYA ONI ON INSTAGRAM

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Ella Mai – “Shot Clock” (Video)

Oh yes, yes, with a side of yes sauce! The sexy one we all wanna ‘boo up’ is back with another one off her self-titled project (out now). It’s Ella Mai, trying to tell y’all to step up and shoot that shot before the “Shot Clock” winds down.

ELLA MAI – ELLA MAI (ALBUM)

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India Arie – “That Magic” (Video)

I checked: We have not posted on India Arie since 2013. Bet your bottom dollar that she’s still got “That Magic” though. Or you could just watch her latest video above. No need to guess or gamble.

(Man oh man. Whoever inspired this song is a lucky dude. India is singing life to him… to all brothers.)

INDIA ARIE – THAT MAGIC (ITUNES)

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Ray J Speaks On Putting ‘Old Controversy’ Behind Him And Moving On To Raycon And Family Business (Video)

Wow. Why would Ray J start by assigning a ‘side’ role to himself? At least call yourself an ‘honorable co-host.’ How about ‘business man?’

Ray J On Expanding Raycon Global, Fatherhood And Staying Drama-Free
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

Raycon, eh? Okay, Ray, get your hustle on and on to the next level. Was not aware before. Now that I am, I am not mad.

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Teyana Taylor – “Gonna Love Me” (Remix) feat. Ghostface Killah x Method Man x Raekwon [Video]

Damn damn daaaamn. You know a sista is TOO sexy when she looks sexy when she is flipping her lid on ya and throwing stuff around the house all mad and such. Problem. Yes, Teyana Taylor, “I love you regardless,” like Ghost said on this “Gonna Love Me” Remix video. Method Man & Raekwon on the feature, too. Check out the video.

Dope.

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: H.E.R. (Video)

A whole lot less stand-offish and enigmatic for this Tiny Desk set, as she should be, H.E.R. treats the intimate gathering of souls to warm blend of R&B and Soul, peppered with moments of Hip-Hop adjacent styled delivery. Enjoy!

Cool shades. Cute singer 😉

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Janelle Monáe – “Crazy, Classic, Life” (Video)

Speaking the truth of every “Dirty Computer” out there in this visual, Janelle just wants to be left to live her life… her “Crazy, Classic, Life.”

JANELLE MONAE – DIRTY COMPUTER (ALBUM)

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Ernie Isley & Chuck D Speak On ‘Fight The Power’ (Video)

Wondering if each of the respective generations of listeners of these versions of “Fight The Power” knows about the other… Bet they do. Kind of cool even if they don’t, since NPR put this doc together #YouMustLearn

NPR’s American Anthem series brings together two songwriters — Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers and Chuck D of Public Enemy — whose respective versions of “Fight the Power” eyed the same struggle… Ridenhour would later take the stage name Chuck D, as the leader of the pioneering rap group Public Enemy. In 1989, he wrote his own “Fight the Power” for the film ‘Do the Right Thing.’ The movie is set on the hottest day of the summer in a Brooklyn neighborhood, where the temperature leads long-simmering racial tensions to boil over in the street.
– NPR Music

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Kaytranada – “Nothing Like U / Chances” (EP)

Been a while since Kaytranada gave us that full work… and it’s gonna be a while longer. But maybe this’ll help in the meantime…

KAYTRANADA – NOTHIN LIKE U / CHANCES (EP)

Illa J – “John Yancey” (Album Stream)

So here we go: A soulful ‘reintroduction’ to “John Yancey” (produced by Calvin Valentine). Stream the whole project and “Enjoy The Ride” (get it?).

ILLA J – JOHN YANCEY (PRE-ORDER)

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