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Alternative/R&B: SZA – “Moodring” (Produced By Felix Snow)

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That’s a hella cute pic of SZA for the “Moodring” (produced by Felix Snow) artwork. The track is crazy dope. Crazy story behind it, too…

I wrote “Moodring” the night I opened for Coldplay. I hadn’t slept in two and half days due to anxiety. After the show, I drank every bottle of champagne Chris Martin [and] the band gave us that night, with Thundercat and my band. Great f*cking time.
SZA

Check for the single on DJ Kitty Cash’s mixtape “Love The Free II” (due out July 22, 2014). Cash would likely categorize this cut as progressive R&B (sounds ‘alternative’ to be certain).

SZA – MOODRING (PRODUCED BY FELIX SNOW)

R&B/Soul: Erykah Badu – “Tyrone” (DJ A1 Remix)

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Dope remix by DJ A1 for the Badu back in the day hit “Tyrone.” So bouncy. Make you wanna step to this. Enjoy a few spins. Get a FREE download over there, too.

DOWNLOAD: ERYKAH BADU – TYRONE (DJ A1 REMIX)

R&B: Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb” feat. Meek Mill (Video)

Very creative! Check out the visuals they came up with for the Jazmine Sullivan collabo with Meek Mill we posted just a bit ago – “Dumb.”

JAZMINE SULLIVAN – DUMB FEAT. MEEK MILL

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Tiny Desk Concert: NPR Presents The Foreign Exchange (Video)

Gotta love The Foreign Exchange (Phonte, Nicolay, Zo!). Even more so in concert. Even more so at a concert in an intimate space… like they do on NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concert. Click play above and get soul-clap (or ‘church clap’ hahaa) going. Nice!

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R&B: Claudette Ortiz – “Automatic” (Produced By Jerry Wonda)

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I love myself too much, bay, to let you treat me any kinda way…
Claudette Ortiz

It’s like Claudette (yeah, from R&B Divas: Los Angeles) had ‘em put the funkiest percussion-driven track possible… so she could ladle lover’s lament over it. Had to do this track separate from the writing. Unconventional R&B. Hey, R. Kelly sang truth when he quipped, “When a woman’s fed up…” Claudette put that ‘fed up’ energy into this “Automatic” single. Check it out.

CLAUDETTE ORTIZ – AUTOMATIC (PRODUCED BY JERRY WONDA)

R&B: Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing” (Studio Rio Version)

Nice one, SoulBounce. Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing” with a twist a la Studio Rio.

The remixed track is part of “Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection,” an innovative compilation of 12 classic songs from American artists such as Nina Simone, The Isley Brothers, Sly & the Family Stone, Bill Withers and many others reimagined as samba recordings. The entire album is full of melodic rhythms capturing the spirit and soul of Brazilian music. Press play on Studio Rio’s “Sexual Healing” for a sample of what “The Brazil Connection” is serving.
SoulBounce

Got that iTunes link for “The Brazil Connection” for you below.

STUDIO RIO PRESENTS: THE BRAZIL CONNECTION (ITUNES)

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R&B: The-Dream – “Royalty: The Prequel” (EP)

artworks-000084531100-lur82o-t500x500Later this year, Atlanta based R&B singer The-Dream will put out his “Fruition” LP; but enjoy this FREE “Prequel” EP for now.

DOWNLOAD: THE-DREAM – ROYALTY: THE PREQUEL (EP)

Vinyl Destination | Ep. 13 ‘Bonnaroo Super Jam’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Yessir. Jeff and the rest of the crew have made their way to Tennessee by this episode of Vinyl Destination. They have Bonaroo work to do. Now, if you start the show with wellness advice from Method Man…how crazy might the ep get?

Some of everybody on the set: Meth, his pal RedmanScHoolboy Q… in there… RZA showed up… Loaded bill for Bonnaroo Super Jam. Enjoy the hijinks and highlights above.

WATCH: PREVIOUS ‘VINYL DESTINATION’ EPISODES

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The Dream – “Black” (Video)

R&B singer The-Dream drops this powerful video shot in South Africa to his equally thought provoking song ‘Black’ which was inspired by the racist controversy involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Although the song was The Dream’s artistic response to Sterling’s racist comments, the video itself briefly touches on a number of issues worth examining. I’m diggin’ this joint right here especially a line in particular from Terius’s mama….. “Never be impressed with a man with no message.” Always good & refreshing to see & hear artists get deeper with their music. Yeah this joint ‘Got me feeling real black right now’.

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R&B Rewind: Horace Brown – ‘Things We Do For Love’

When Wu-Tang’s slick lyricist Raekwon dropped his ill Stop Trippin’ freestyle over R&B singer Horace Brown’s album track Trippin’ that we posted yesterday, it made me feel like going back & listening to a few other hot singles the Charlotte, North Carolina singer dropped back in the 90s. The 90′s was a great period for black music in general & Horace Brown had some dope ass gems with ‘Things We Do For Love’, “Taste Your Love”, & of course the very popular ‘One For The Money’. If you lived through that period in the 90s like I did I want you watch these joints to reminisce with me. If you’re just a little too young to know any better all you have to do is just pay attention & know that I’m putting you onto something dope. Check out the rest below….

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R&B: Tinashe – “Vulnerable” (Sango Remix)

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Smoking hot track smolders under Sango’s watch. Stirred up the coals with this remix of Tinashe’s “Vulnerable.” FREE downloads for the Sango Remix AND for the Tinashe mixtape “Black Water” on which the original cut appears linked below.

DOWNLOAD: TINASHE – VULNERABLE (SANGO REMIX) | BLACK WATER

R&B: Marsha Ambrosius – “Stronger” featuring Dr. Dre

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It’s like Sade over a souped Jeru loop peppered with some West Coast flow. Yeah. It’s exactly like that! Soulful harmonies from Marsha Ambrosius on “Stronger” (featuring Dr. Dre) off her forthcoming “Friends & Lovers” album.

MARSHA AMBROSIUS – STRONGER FEATURING DR. DRE

R&B: Usher – “Good Kisser” feat. Vado (Ted Smooth Remix)

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You expected Ted Smooth to keep a remix like this under wraps? How long have you been visiting this site? Hahaaa! Very worthy reboot to the Usher instant classic. Summer jam!

THIS USHER SONG NEEDED A BEAT YOU CAN DANCE TO RIGHT? THE VADO VERSE IS FREE!! LOL
DJ Ted Smooth

Check out this Smooth “Good Kisser” remix with the free Vado flow thrown in just for you!

USHER – GOOD KISSER EAT. VADO (TED SMOOTH REMIX)

R&B: Jennifer Hudson – “Walk It Out” featuring Timbaland (Video)

Sexy for days. Jennifer Hudson doing her thing in this “Walk It Out” (featuring and produced by Timbaland) video.

JENNIFER HUDSON – WALK IT OUT FEATURING TIMBALAND

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 12 ‘The Silent Disco’ On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Episode 12… something familiar about it… Oh! On this ep Jeff and the crew jump the big pond from LA to the UK to do a surprise show on the Graham Norton Show. London with DJ Jazzy Jeff putting the perfect spin on a performance by… longtime partner Will Smith! We posted the surprise treat they gave the crowd there here.

There is much more – LA to London to Vegas in record time. And they their way to Tennessee. Some true southern fried chicken plates?

And now Dayne Jordan is embedded with the crew? Cool, cool.

And … WTF … a ‘Silent Disco’? %Party I’m in! Where are my headphones? That looked like mad fun! So much wildin’ and little time for rest. But enough of my jibba-jabba, ride out to Vinyl Destination above!

- @ojones1

WATCH: PREVIOUS ‘VINYL DESTINATION’ EPISODES

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R&B: Josh Xantus – “All For Love” feat. Jadakiss

Milk BootyCheck out the Josh Xantus single “All For Love” (featuring Jadakiss) off his EP “Can I Live” (Chapters 1 & 2) due out June 30, 2014.

R&B: JOSH XANTUS – ALL FOR LOVE FEAT. JADAKISS

R&B: Trey Songz – “Foreign” (Video)

Trey Songz with a redux on the visuals for his jam “Foreign” (original concept video posted earlier here). Great googley-moogley there’s LOTS of Eye Candy in this video…too! Trigga’s LP is due out July 1, 2014 (available for pre-order now).

TREY SONGZ – TRIGGA

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R&B/Soul: Dave Hollister – “Spend The Night”

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Since the days of way back with Blackstreet, soul man Dave Hollister has been a slow grind go-to (ah…caught you in a grown folk party flashback just the then…haaaa)! This “Spend The Night” might stir familiar feelings. And if what you feel is new to you, let it happen young’n… Let it happen. Hopefully, you find someone to make it happen with.

DAVE HOLLISTER – SPEND THE NIGHT

R&B: Mack Wilds – “My Crib” featuring Pusha T (Remix)

The remix version of Mack Wilds’ “My Crib” (featuring Pusha T) is on the upcoming “BET Presents: Music Matters, Vol. 1″ project (due out June 23, 2014). A companion release with the BET Experience event in Los Angeles. You don’t have to wait for that event though. Pre-order via the link below if you like.

(Please don’t tell us you didn’t think folks would remix “My Crib” after you saw how they jumped off the “Henny” remixes.)

MACK WILDS – MY CRIB FEAT. PUSHA T (REMIX) | BET PRESENTS: MUSIC MATTERS, VOL. 1

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R&B: Tiaan – “Black Cars”

Australian by way of Los Angeles (California, USA) singer/songwriter Tiaan goes soultry (soulful + sultry) with her single “Black Cars.” Shout to SoulBounce for the scoop. Tiaan’s style is, by her declaration, a modern day Aaliyah… with some hints of Jhene Aiko in there, too.

TIAAN – BLACK CARS

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