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DJ John McSwain – “More Love: A Playlist By Vacations” (EP)

DJ John McSwain’s (aka Vacations) new mashup EP (“More Love”) seems very appropos given the two being ‘mashed’ here: Drake has massive love for Sade (like the rest of us); and Sade is “No Ordinary Love” indeed. So there you go, and here you go. Enjoy the music.

VACATIONS – MORE LOVE (EP)

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Faith Evans x The Notorious B.I.G. – “When We Party” feat. Snoop Dogg (Video)


“The King & I” party bus is rolling with no signs of stopping. Well, there was that quick stop to pick up Snoop Dogg to join Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. on this joint “When We Party.” Click play, catch a vibe and catch a ride with us.

FAITH EVANS & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (ALBUM)

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Faith Evans x Notorious B.I.G. – “The King & I” (Album)

Now, around the time of what would have been Biggie’s 45th birthday, we get the duet album from ex-wife Faith Evans and the late great Hip-Hop veteran B.I.G. Right now, for FREE, you can sample stream “The King & I” (linked below, via earlier post here).

FAITH EVANS & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (ALBUM)

Philadelphia 76’er Joel Embiid Makes A Play For Rihanna At The Bar (Video)


I mean… look at myself!

Hahaaaaa! You know how some athletes might clam up, play tough or off-brush when talk show hosts hint at blatantly push a love-life line of questionning? That is NOT Joel Embiid’s problem…AT ALL!

Shoot your shot, player! Not mad at you. Of course, you might consider that Jamele Hill is looking pretty nice and Kelly Rowland is hella sexy (as always); and they’re right there.

Because we’re considering it. Yeaaahhh, considering all that right now…

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Ne-Yo – “Earn Ur Love”

Ne-Yo is singing, “Some things are beyond a price tag” and that he feels pain for the woman who gives it up for a new purse. Wanting a woman who knows what she is really worth is some grown man ‘ish for certain; a grown man who is a new husband and father… Like Ne-Yo.

A Good Man will earn you. He’ll work for it and won’t mind working for it because he recognizes your worth. Ladies, find a man that’ll “Earn Your Love.” Enjoy this appetizer guys. Album coming soon.
Ne-Yo

Oh, don’t worry. Ne-Yo quoted some Tupac in “Earn Ur Love,” too. Still sort of a player; just not crushing a lot [of other women] anymore (haaa). Good music here.

(So who’s the wifey that walked that aisle with the R&B bachelor? Well, she is some Eye Candy we posted on before… Crystal Renay… But @ItsCrystalSmith now.)

NE-YO – EARN UR LOVE

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Chris Brown – “Die Young” feat. Nas

Put a hand up, make a fist. Now keep it there and hold up two fingers for peace.

Yes, indeed. We are still getting powerful music to inspire us to fight against violence… to fight for life… to keep the fallen in our hearts & minds and keep hope alive! Let no more “Die Young.” Solid work from two of the best: Chris Brown and the G.O.D.M.C. Nas.

#RIPChinx

CHRIS BROWN – DIE YOUNG FEAT. NAS

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Gary Vaynerchuk Talks To John Legend About Making Big Songs, Staying Humble And More (Video)

Gary Vaynerchuk, the serial entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of VaynerMedia, talks to the world-renown “All Of Me” singer (and lucky hubby to the HOTTIE Chrissy Teigen – see how HOT here). They speak on the paradigm shift in the music industry – from physical to digital, from middlemen-driven to artist-driven – John’s career-before-music job at Boston Consulting Group. In fact, they mention that they taped this interview in the building where BCG is currently headquartered!

Hear the story John about how John left the corporate world; choosing crooning over consulting. That feels RISKY, but freeing right?

(Had to break those ‘gold handcuffs’… Wow, that’s a powerful term!)

So much other good stuff in this episode of #AskGaryVee too. Watch!

@ojones1

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Anderson .Paak – “Come Down” (Remix) feat. Ty Dolla $ign x ScHoolboy Q

Been official that “Come Down” was a hit. But remixxing it somehow makes us wanna say it’s official… again! Guess that is what a remix is s’posed to do, huh? Haaa! Check it out. This one includes Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q in on the jam.

ANDERSON .PAAK – COME DOWN (REMIX) FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN X SCHOOLBOY Q COME DOWN (ORIGINAL) | MALIBU (ALBUM)

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The Making Of “Strength Of A Woman” (VH1 Trailer)

Watching the trailer for “The Making Of: Strength Of A Woman” (debuting on VH1, May 2nd at 11pm EST) you get a sense that Mary J. Blige is laying it all on the line in a few ways. First, she mentions a couple of times that this “Strength Of A Woman” project she is dropping is about healing herself; sharing her struggles, not prescribing or preaching for anyone else. That more than infers a second; Mary putting her business all the way out there (which she has done before, but that “that’s my Becky With The Good Hair” line implies some SCANDALOUS storytelling is in store). Third, The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul declares that this LP is the ‘real Mary‘… almost like a love-it-or-leave-it decision point will be laid out for the fans who cop. Risky, but hey, it’s Mary J; so folks will likely love it.

Now, we’d be pound foolish not to mention the coup of leveraging Mary’s brand in pushing an ‘album documentary’ timed around the release of “Strength Of A Woman” on VH1 where her target audiences (longtime fans of hers AND longtime fans of reality show level DRAMA) will be watching. Plus, peep all the contributors’ cameos, from Diddy to DJ Khaled.

There’s a reason the Queen is the most powerful attacking piece on the board. The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul is on the move, starting with tomorrow’s release of “Strength Of A Woman” followed by this tell-everything documentary on May 2nd.

MARY J. BLIGE – STRENGTH OF A WOMAN (PRE-ORDER)

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Faith Evans x The Notorious B.I.G. – “Legacy”

Bit of semisweet memory lane traveling at the start and end of this. Not together, but cool with wifey Faith Evans. This is her and Biggie together again on track. Here’s “Legacy.” Posted earlier on here, “The King & I” is linked below.

FAITH EVANS X NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (PRE-ORDER)

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Robert Glasper – “The Cross” feat. Lianne La Havas x Common

If Jesus died on the cross why I gotta carry it?
Common

Wow. The mark of good instrumentation… the levels to which it pushes accompanying vocalization. Like, just LISTEN to what that music Robert Glasper put down for “The Cross” pulls out of Lianne La Havas and Common. The singing. The lyrics!

Might have to watch that “Burning Sands” this weekend just because of this.

This song was written by Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, and Common for the film “Burning Sands” on Netflix now!

ROBERT GLASPER – THE CROSS FEAT. LIANNE LA HAVAS X COMMON

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R&B: Musiq Soulchild – “Start Over”

You know, and I know, no one else could love you like the way you know that I could.

Yooooo! What is Musiq trying to do with this? Extend ‘cuffing season’ … maybe “Start Over” like it’s late fall on y’all? Not saying don’t play this for her, player, but BE CAREFUL! She WILL fall in LOVE. Don’t hurt ’em Soulchild. It’s Spring Fling time; not Fall in love time.

On second thought, hurt ’em! We always need dope music. And this = DOPE music!

MUSIQ SOULCHILD – START OVER

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TLC – “Way Back” feat. Snoop Dogg

TLC taking a page from the De La and getting their funding up front, en masse, straight from the fans (read: instead of some ‘label’). They did a Kickstarter for the LP joint they are jumping off in June (the 30th to be precise). And to all the purists, don’t worry. TLC is T-Boz, Chilli, and Left Eye (RIP); no replacement singer from reality TV or otherwise. This album will be their last, so savor it. For a taste of what’s to come, start with this “Way Back” (featuring Snoop Dogg).

NxWorries (Knxwledge x Anderson .Paak) – “Scared Money” (Video)

NxWorries with a visual for another single slated for the “Yes Lawd!” remix LP.

“Scared Money” – directed by Calmatic – is a homage to the film Paid in Full, set in the year 1988. The section part of the video contains a remix of “Best One,” produced by Knxwledge, from a forthcoming, full-length Yes Lawd! remix album.

NXWORRIES (KNXWLEDGE X ANDERSON .PAAK) – YES LAWD!

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Chris Brown – “Privacy” (Video)

Baby I promise I won’t tell nobody, as long as you let me hit it… like every night.

New single. New sexy video. Straight forward, with not much left to the imagination about where the video is headed; and about the head C Breez is gone be getting. But that probably will not bother you. Because EYE CANDY GALORE in this “Privacy” vid’jo yo!

CHRIS BROWN – PRIVACY (ITUNES)

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BJ The Chicago Kid Is Asked, “Why Does Future Mumble?” And More On ‘Arts & Raps’ (Video)

BJ The Chicago Kid said Future has a sippy cup… aaaand that’s where we get started with some serious snapping!! Then the kid (not BJ, one of the others) disses Hov… Yoooo! This video is hardcore, funny and more.

Rising and soulful singer, BJ The Chicago Kid, joins the show to answer, “Why Does Future Mumble?” See an interview of a lifetime in this week’s episode of All Def Digital’s Arts and Raps!

Plus, the kid can carry a tune. Great episode of Arts and Raps.

(And c’mon Hollywood. Make that ‘Equalizer’ sequel and cast BJ as the star; defending the hardware store against another gang of bad guys. Call it ‘Equalizer II: Security And Justice For All!’ Cut the check, and send it here. The kids’ll love it!)

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R&B: Victoria Monet – “Ready” (Video)

Keep your mind right, your body tight, and be everything you want to see in him… Victoria Monet’s musical treatise “Ready” is talking directly to the ladies. BUT this visual presentation is for the fellas. Plenty to see, more to love. HOT candy. That hot, sweet cinnamon candy. And even though the song says it’s better to do it (get “Ready”) while you are single, you and your baby can watch this together. Affirmation, and ideas, delivered in the sexiest way by Victoria Monét!

VICTORIA MONET – READY (ITUNES)

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DJ Yogi – “The Brunch Mix 04 08 2017” (Mixtape)

Time for some more dopeness from the homie DJ Yogi! Says it’s a “Brunch Mix,” but with AV8, KRS-ONE, Eric B. & Rakim, Xzibit, Peedi Crack, Freeway… must be planning an amped brunch. Click play. Start jamming. Protect that neck! Heavy nod factor.

@ojones1

DJ YOGI – THE BRUNCH MIX 04 08 2017 (MIXTAPE)

Syd – “Treading Water” (Prod. By Steve Lacy x Flip Colson)

Fact. Syd can’t do anything but win with us. That’s not favoritism, that’s her constant persuit of next-level realism and lyricism and all things dope in what she delivers. In whatever we come across, the genuine nature, talent and care come through. Which is why we had to come through and put up this latest post on her. “Treading Water” didn’t make her “Fin” album, but that’s okay… it made it here.

SYD – TREADING WATER (PROD. BY STEVE LACY X FLIP COLSON)

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R&B: Trey Songz – “Animal” (Video)

Thinking anything other than Trey Songz is on a roll and Tremaine The Album is gonna be a MONSTER… is plain ol’ hater talk! You just saw “Playboy” on here, now Songz is bringing out the “Animal” on y’all! Check out the video if you need proof, or if you like feasting your eyes on some thick Honey-coated Eye Candy!

Oh and the music’s pretty good, too.

TREY SONGZ – TREMAINE (PRE-ORDER)

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