There is no finer singer than Ms. Badu. Take that anyway you like. But this time we’re talking about her music. So today, it’s like you are getting Ear Candy (but you KNOW she’s Eye Candy, too) at noon. “Come And See Badu” on this new Drake beat refix track she dropped.
IM IN LOVE
FOR THE CLASS OF 2016
Hold up. Wait a minute. Mack Wilds’ “Love In The 90z” remix with Tedsmooth and Torae in it. Something like that. Something like dope! Watch out: FREE download below.
You know Yuna by now; the girl that sings like her voice is coming at you out of a cloud slowly drifting overhead. That’s a heavenly voice. Latest loveliness falling gently from the cumulus is “Lanes” (off the “Chapters” project due out May 20, 2016).
How can DJ Premier bring so much boom and bap to an alternative R&B track? Play this new Torii Wolf, and you’ll find yourself going, “Oh, like THAT!”
Torii Wolf, a singer-songwriter and musician from Wantagh, New York who traded coasts–bouncing around West Coast cities and enhanced herself artistically; shunning categories, confinement, and convention. Torii also just happens to be the first female artist to have her entire project (the forthcoming album entitled “Flow Riiot”) produced by Preemo. “Torii has such a weird, wicked style,” Premier offers. “It’s just very left field—reminiscent of a Bjork or something like that. She is so unique and versatile; she writes, sings and is an accomplished guitarist and drummer. But image-wise, there is no comparison. Subject-wise, Torii is in a whole different place.”
The versatility Premier hints at is evident on Torii Wolf’s first single, the aptly-titled, “1st,” a war-torn and wistful ode to unrequited love and commitment that ultimately leaves more questions than answers, as she ponders “what does it take to keep you from running away.” Digging into his past catalog, Premier reshuffles the deck on a Rakka Iriscience vocal sample from his “Good As Gone” production from Dilated Peoples’ “Directors Of Photography” album to create another spellbinding scratch-chorus “I’ve seen the last come first, I’ve seen the first last.”
Hmm. Preemo did an entire album with this girl. That should tell you enough about her pedigree. Respect Torii Wolf and this “1st” you’re listening to.
Yuna singing about her crush (whoever it is, that ain’t bad to be). Soothing sounds, and complementary visuals, set a lovely mood. It will touch you right in the feels. Sweet. “Crush” (featuring Usher) is off the forthcoming “Chapters” album. We’ll repost that pre-order link for you just in case…
Trailer for the official Chris Brown documentary feature film. Release date and other details announcing soon.
Not sure anybody totally counted Chris Brown out. He’s certainly not the first performing artists that has had to face travails like his; and his weren’t even the worst. Ought to make for good watching though. And take a look at all the celebs with something to say about Chris in this “Welcome To My Life” trailer.
I ended up here. He ended up there.
– Ty Dolla $ign
“Free TC” – the short documentary with original music and composition by Ty Dolla $ign. The documentary tells his back story, with focus on his brother doing a long prison bid for murder… but it’s nowhere near cut and dry.
You keep running by that pool, you gone slip and fall in…
– Mila J
WHAAAT??! Like that Mila J? Looking like she looks, and singing what she’s singing, you gotta know dude’s like, “EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL!” Mmm. Mila can talk it. Imagine if she can walk it! Good news is that you can get it… her single “TBH” (To Be Honest) as a FREE download. What’d you think we were talking about? Ha!
DOWNLOAD: MILA J – TBH
She said doesn’t need the glasses. But damn if they don’t make her sexy even sexier. Wow! With this visual for “LVLUP” Liana Bank$ also spills that her debut release “Insubordinate” is coming soon. For now, just enjoy this. Like we even have to tell ya. Ha!
Wow. Long time since we had a Not Safe For Work nooner vid. So heeerrre’s Rihanna’s!
Visual for “Needed Me”… apologies… HOT visual for the latest single from her “Anti” album. Mm mm mmmm! Ri Ri knows exactly what she’s doing. Glad she is ‘doing it’ for the world to see.
Anybody else notice how Ri’s hottest T&A shots in videos always come with other visceral shots; like your eyes gotta pay for this prize (e.g. watch my nudity beauty AND this GUN… or BLOOD, like in “BBHMM”)?
When you bite your bottom lip, baby… it’s just telling me, girl… that I’m doing that thing that you like.
– Keith Sweat
Yes sir and yes ma’am. The one and only Keith Sweat has still got it. And he still knows how to get it across – that “Good Love” groove flowing out your speakers like that smell good fragrance worn by your baby love. The visuals are hot. Watch it one time, get those ‘ideas’ in your head, then get a lover a watch it again!
Hope you haven’t forgot about ultimate rap&b artist Jared Evan. He hasn’t forgotten about you. And to prove it… FREE banging music. This one totally leaves the rap and leans on the singer side of capable crooner Evan. Get your download of “Speak Your Language” here ASAP.
DOWNLOAD: JARED EVAN – SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE
BREAKING: Publicist: Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 21, 2016
Rock Soul R&B Funk Pop music world was rocked to its mantle and core today as news of the passing of a legend spread: The Purple Rocker, Prince, suddenly left this earthly plane today. Details are still being revealed, and we certainly need the time to process the information and our feelings; but we have the gist. We know, sadly, the mourning can begin.
Only now can we truly know what it will be like to hear ‘that’ Prince song/album/collection, knowing that he is no longer with us. At least with Prince… He knew… he HAD to know… that he was and will forever be loved & admired by millions; and acclaimed at every strata of the industry – casual listener to sternest critic. Hit the jump to see sentiments to that effect expressed across the Interwebs honoring and bidding farewell to the 57-year-old Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame performer.
Prince Rogers Nelson of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born to make music, make a ruckus, and make history. What a life! You did that and lived that, Sire. Thank you blessing and bringing us along all these years. And now Your Royal Badness, rest in peace.
Who’s gonna make you feel the way I do?
Talk to ’em Mary J! Make that song cry!! Listen, you gotta be boss-level to even touch Mary J. Blige – body or beat. Mary J is untouchable. Bu-bu-but wait… What the hell is a ‘KaytraFlip’ and wh-wh-whyyyy do you feel such an urge to move to this remix of “I Can Love You” by Kaytranada???
(Better question: Why are you still reading and not playing this yet?)
We solemnly swear, before all that was and is right with REAL R&B, this video will make you smile. Go get your boo thang and click play. This one is for… c’mon… you see the title.
There’s a resurgence of great established and new R&B artists and songs happening. It’s just a matter of us coming together to keep pushing the boundaries; to be respected and get back to a place where people will listen and understand that R&B should not be at the bottom of the totem pole.
– Johnny Gill
BAM! They ain’t ready, Johnny. But glad y’all hit ’em with it anyway! Grown and sexy in the grand tradition of Ronald Isley, Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert… New Edition… Johnny Gill. This will be on Gill’s forthcoming LP, “Game Changer.”
Loving you like a blessing was my only sin.
The best R&B comes from artists who feel and deliver it; rather than just ‘sing’ it (or even ‘sang’ it, if you go old-old school like that). Just my opinion; but it is a strongly held one. Watching Anita Baker or Luther Vandross really doing it; hearing how it comes out. Does it look or sound strained? No, it’s natural. It is good beyond the sonic level; it feels good.
Well, I came across an artist that makes me feel good in the best ways. Bonus: She is easy on the eyes, as well as the ears. So much so, I’m sliding her into the nooner slot (and you KNOW what that means to me)!