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R&B: Mary J. Blige – “Right Now” (Prod. By Disclosure)

Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and sexiness. R&B diva Mary J. Blige is coming with a new album – “The London Sessions” – so you don’t have to worry (get that, did ya?). In fact, here’s a video for one of her singles, “Right Now” (produced by UK’s Disclosure). You can pre-order before the LP drops (December 2, 2014) at iTunes. Linked below.

MARY J. BLIGE – THE LONDON SESSIONS

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R&B/Soul: Denitia x Sene – “Runnin.”

(Wonder why they put periods after their song titles. Kinda… Oh well…)

Another delightfully successful soul music experiment that Denitia & Sene decided to call “Runnin.” Loving the echo’ey way the track and vocals mingle. Deep lyrics.

Since nobody who’s lived has died
There’s always something left behind
Why are you afraid to fell
We couldn’t fail unless we try

Please stop runnin

DENITA X SENE – RUNNIN

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Jared Evan x Statik Selektah – “Scene” (Video)

The undeniable Hip-Hop-n-B aficionado is back on the “Scene” with his man Stat Diddy aka Statik Selektah hitting hard on a smoothed out track! Striking visual presentation to accompany and promote this single off the “Still Blue” LP due out next week (October 28, 2014). Check it out! Crazy… They ain’t playing around (clowning… sure).

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R&B: Rochelle Jordan – “Playa 4 Life” feat. Iamsu!

Mmmm… There goes sultry soulstress Rochelle Jordan checking in with some sweet heartbreak on a track. Iamsu! on there with a quick rap. The the vibe is definitely on that ‘how-could-it-happen-to-Rochelle?’

Happens to everyone. Feel that. Play this.

ROCHELLE JORDAN – PLAYA 4 LIFE FEAT. IAMSU!

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R&B/Soul: Jackson 5 – “I’m A Big Boy”

Talk about a ‘Secret Stash’ … Here’s a R&B/Soul gem of a jam. An 8-year-old Michael Jackson, ‘sanging it’ with The Jackson Five, from 1968. Part of Chicago’s One-derful! Records’ 12-LP set dubbed “The One-derful! Collection” (due out October 28, 2014; but you can pre-order now). Check out The Jackson 5’s “I’m A Big Boy” and follow the links if (read: when) your interest is piqued.

JACKSON 5 – I’M A BIG BOY AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE ONE-DERFUL! COLLECTION

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R&B/Soul: Full Crate x Mar – “Man x Woman” (Mar Edit) [Video]

So smooth and soulful for a Sunday. Yeah, this is how it’s done. Full Crate and Mar got the single & remix EP (linked below) and the official video (above) for their “Man x Woman” (Mar Edit). Acoustic version of the track. Check.

FULL CRATE X MAR – MAN X WOMAN (MAR EDIT) | (EP)

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Boyz II Men – “Underwater” (Video)

Boyz II Men doing some exploratory R&B nowadays with a new sound. Check it out in “Underwater.” Efforts to communicate in several life situations in the video, all but drowned… But ultimately they reach the surface; live and love.

And if you like this one, you’ll likely love Boyz II Men’s forthcoming album “Collide” (due out October 21, 2014).

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Give That ‘Bag Lady’ A Dollar… And Hear Some Badu’ism (Video)

Okay, so a quick break from Ebola… we bring you some E. Badu coverage. Right on the streets of New York, Badu doing something not-too-strange for some change. Sing it baby; sang! Then… record it with an iPhone and make a short film about it.

(Here it go!)

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 20 “Food For Thought” On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

I’mo eat me a scorpion… a fried scorpion… it’s gone be good…
DJ Ferno

That’s how we’re starting? Okay, this is Vinyl Destination. This is the start of the Asian Tour. On the way to Seoul, Korea, to get it popping… like fried bugs… but nah, even though the fellas went hard with the travel (off to the Philippines in a flash), the grub, and the club work. It was a pretty chill episode overall. Enjoy it.

(Bet you want one of those doughnuts though. Bet that up!)

WATCH: PREVIOUS ‘VINYL DESTINATION’ EPISODES

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R&B/Soul: Chrisette Michele – “Super Chris”

WHAT? It’s FREE? Y’all hurry up and get some “Super Chris” super dope R&B in your life (linked below, stream it above). Off the “Lyricists’ Opus” EP (out soon).

CHRISETTE MICHELE – SUPER CHRIS

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R&B: Mayer Hawthorne – “Crime” feat. Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Give this about a minute after clicking play to sink into your soul. Perfect melding of music (from Mayer Hawthorne) and the visual medium (directed by Rashida Jones, TV star and daughter of THE Quincy Jones). Pepper in a Kendrick Lamar verse and let it be. The perfect offering for the party… that is life. Your life!

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 19 “Delirious” On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Guard your nuts.
DJ Jazzy Jeff

Whew! Can we call the last leg of the European tour a wrap already? The guys are worn out – delirious with hunger and fatigue. Almost there though fellas. Three days. But… three days is time enough to get in some serious club jams, traffic jams, airport jams… all starting with the crew jammed into tiny cabs to make their way through Manchester UK the to the first gig in the ep. Real 90s Hip-Hop party in store for the locals. Just for starters. Hit play above for the rest. Hit the jump for some snaps from the clip. Go!

(Heard that Dayne Jordan jawn “All About The Art” in there, didn’t you? Yeaaah ya did. Got that for you here.)

WATCH: PREVIOUS ‘VINYL DESTINATION’ EPISODES

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The Foreign Exchange – “Dreams Are Made For Two” feat. Carlitta Durand (Video)

Whew! Talk about bringing (and singing words to life). Don’t Phonte and Carlitta look like they are thoroughly into it and enjoying bringing their gifts to the world, just as they meant? Remember The Foreign Exchange post yesterday when Phonte was telling us how artists MUST get their joy from their art? If not, stop and review (here). This is off “Love In Flying Colors” (out now) from The Foreign Exchange“Dreams Are Made For Two” (featuring Carlitta Durand). Shout to director Kenneth Price on the visuals. Nice work!

THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE – LOVE IN FLYING COLORS

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R&B: Jessie Ware – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe” feat. Miguel

That basic sexy number. Like that elegant black evening dress you like the look of. UK’s Jessie Ware delivers that; especially on this “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe” (featuring Miguel; but pay attention ’cause he is really subdued with his vocalizing on there). “Tough Love” (LP) will be out worldwide by October 21, 2014.

JESSIE WARE – TOUGH LOVE (LP)

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R&B/Soul: Raheem DeVaughn – “Queen”

R&B heads. Got a li’l bad news. You will have to wait aaallll the way ’til early next year to cop the new Raheem DeVaughn “Love, Sex and Passion” LP. But… BUT… this “Queen” single… oh you can hear that right now! Soon as you click play. A tribute to the sistas from the crooner. We love ya. And Raheem sings it right. You can purchase the download via the link below whenever you like.

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN – QUEEN

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Jared Evan – “Outside” feat. Ransom (Prod. By Statik Selektah)

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Smooth with the roughness. A Stat Diddy & Jared Evan linkup is the business! By default, we’ll check for Ransom’s contribution, right? Sho’ you right! Ransom brought it. And you knew what Jared would do. Check out “Outside” – the leak (and FREE download) off the “Still Blue” LP from Evan. Due out October 28, 2014.

DOWNLOAD: JARED EVAN – OUTSIDE FEAT. RANSOM (PROD. BY STATIK SELEKTAH)

Alternative/R&B: Joshua Worden – “Gone On Down”

a1854599033_10Joshua Worden is a solo artist and producer based in Atlanta, GA, whose music is an original blend of indie R&B and alternative singer/songwriter, Hip-Hop beats and electronic production.

Check out Joshua Worden’s track “Gone On Down” off his LP “Into Fog” (FREE stream below).

JOSHUA WORDEN – GONE ON DOWN | INTO FOG

R&B/Soul: Eric Lau – “Without A Doubt” feat. Gwen Bunn

Okay, so Phonte is excited.

New Eric Lau production featuring Gwen Bunn having fun with her sultry singing self. So breezy and mellow on this “Without A Doubt” track. Great vibe for a ride (in your vehicle; or as a vehicle to escape your desk via headphone travels while taking a break).

Some say love is too good to be true
but is it true?
Gwen Bunn, “Without A Doubt”

ERIC LAU – WITHOUT A DOUBT FEAT. GWEN BUNN

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R&B/Soul: Jazmine Sullivan – “Forever Don’t Last”

It ought to be enough to tell you that this is Philly soul sung by a qualified professional. Strong music medicine. That was your warning. This “Forever Don’t Last” is the second single from Jazmine Sullivan’s forthcoming new album, “Reality Show.”

Get to listening and enjoying this fine Philadephian and Happy Sunday to ya.

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Sesame Street: Janelle Monae – “Power of Yet” (Video)

You just didn’t get it…yet…
Janelle Monae, On The “Power of Yet”

Don’t you just love Janelle? If not, too bad. We do. And apparently the kids do. PBS and Sesame Street certainly had to love the work she put in for them on this!

If you believe in yourself, you’ll get there. That’s the power of yet. You might not be ready for outer space yet, but just work hard and keep your eye on the prize and you’ll get to where you want to be!

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