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)!
Oh noooo, not more remixes. Oh wait, we’re talking Tame Impala remixing Miguel’s joint “Waves” (we posted on here); not for that other song from Yeezus that folks have fixed more times than Ri-Ri’s BBHMM.
Oh yeah… And in case you don’t recognize. The girl pictured above: Miguel’s fiancée Nazanin Mandi (eeeyoowwww)!
Get you some of this gritty, greasy, grimy BJ The Chicago Kid double-up vid. The whole shebangabang is called “A Day In My Mind”… all in celebration/promotion of his “In My Mind” project (out now). Jay Rock goes hard in the paint in this one-two (ballin’ azz combo, get it? Keep up)!
Akon never hid his thugged out R&B stylings. Well, some might say he hid them in plain sight. Hey, if you got the delivery skills, and sing it with enough flava, they’ll eat the pizza AND THE BOX (get it?)! Check out “Good Girls Lie.”
Them good girls lie
For good love
And bad boys lie
Cause good boys ain’t no fun
And bad boys carry guns
Empty that clip, talk that sh!t
F#ck ya hard ’til you c%m
Yup. Akon been RAW! Now you know. And don’t front. We just posted that hardcore Chris Brown a while ago on here.
Always found it interesting that Mélat oozed sexy onto tracks without really really really leaning on obvious visual appeal. Trust that even when we found it, we had to work it a bit; tease more sensuality out, so to speak. Even here with this visual, it’s more the track being sexy than she is.
(It’s alright though. The ‘work’ is a labor of love.)
I lost all sense of time the summer of twenty ten.
That’s the year I really met him.
It was unlike anything I had ever felt.
It just didn’t feel like real life…
Dude, whoever you are, hope you didn’t blow it back in “Twenty Ten” (produced by Pha The Phenom).
What!? Can tell when you been eating them pineapples, girl! These dudes – C. Breeze, Usher and ZAYN – jumped on a R&B remix track like they gone instantly get the ladies to hear it and jump directly into the sack!
And yep, you heard Chris. She got him saying her name… “Okay, Karrueche!“ Not mad at all bruh… not at all!
Rihanna is that "Fun Girl" you used to kick it with. You may or may not marry her but she's always fun. That type of vibe
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) February 22, 2016
Some of these new pop songs are really just reggae records without the patois. Rihanna "Work… Justin Bieber – "I'm Sorry", etc etc
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) February 22, 2016
Umm, Mila J. Young lady, whatchu know ’bout this grown folk music. You’re just gonna I. Rich to get the Tony Toni Tone “Me & You” sample worked on in there on yours… over your syrupy sexy singing. Sounds good though. Kind of hard to resist.
So we won’t. Ha!
(But we will do a l’il some’n for the old-schoolers after the jump.)
R&B: MILA J – ME & YOU
That hella hard straight to the point R&B for you. Don’t know how to set it? Put this “Kissing On Your Neck” on and you two (or three, heh) can ‘get some ideas’ from the music. Visual aids for this lovin’ lesson, too. Enjoy, reeeally enjoy, the evening!
(Off the “Slow Ain’t Dead” EP linked below.)
I’ve had enough of running and running and running…
True (and likely even casual) Usher Raymond fans would probably agree that his talent is complemented by a care for humanity. From mentoring to speaking on the plight of his people, we’ve seen Usher in there doing what he could. Here he is now, along with Nas & Bibi Bourelly, letting his art (“Chains”) speak on social injustice today. As Nina Simone said, “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.”
Lalah Hathaway covers her dad’s 1971 classic and brings in Snoop Dogg, Robert Glasper & Terrace Martin for the ride and vibe. Nice. Visuals for “Ghetto Boy” above. Link to the iTunes for this single below.
James Corden and music icon Stevie Wonder carpooling through Los Angeles, singing to some Stevie tunes booming from the system, nothing too special. WHAT? This is awesome! And James said he ought to start a group called The Wondercats. Baaahahaaa!
But beyond the funny…watch what happens when James asks Stevie to call and sing to his wife. Dude. Who doesn’t love Stevie Wonder?
Ghostface Killah said this Knxledge beat sounds like ‘Batman just got poisoned by his old lady’… hahaahahaaa! What??? Anyway, this Omarion jawn he’s on – “I Aint Even Done” – though. Pretty dope. Think more chant than rhythmic poetry; more ethereal than literal or literary. Then your head will be in the right space.