DC crooner Raheem DeVaughn hitting us with some of that summer love with his “Don’t Say Goodbye” (liking that Ron Isley – “Don’t Say Goodnight” snip he slips in there at points in the joint). This is another one off the forthcoming “A Place Called Loveland” album (due out this summer).
We been Stacy Barthe fans over here (search the site)! Stacy Barthe called in Ricky Rozay for this “Hell Yeah!” joint (off her EP – “P.S. I Love You”). Above is the video for it. Ross does his part, but check what Stacy dropped on you:
Stream the single at the first link below. Get Stacy’s EP for FREE at the second!
Cot dam! Never seen ice look hotter than when Alicia Keys uses it. Have to expect that a song that features Alicia AND Maxwell is going to be very hot. It is. And the visuals don’t disappoint (damn, Alicia…damn)! Check out the video for “The Fire We Make” off Keys’ “Girl on Fire” LP.
Atlanta based shining star Janelle Monáe is gearing up to release her new project “The Electric Lady” this year. The first new single called ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ couldn’t have been a more appropriate title with her collaborating with another music ‘Queen’ in Erykah Badu. Gotta love when two beautiful, talented, & respected women in this music thing sit down to collaborate together..
This is a personal track for Phil Beaudreau, moved to put “Raid (Enemy)” when he heard about the recent Boston Marathon tragedy. This is another instance in which deep suffering yields meaningful art. Hell of a tradeoff. Play the track. Be strong Beantown.
“I was listening to this Madlib track that D Park told me about when I heard the news about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. That’s my home that was attacked… I feel like it was personal. This one is for my Bostonians.”
- Phil Beaudreau
R&B singer & songwriter Emanny releases his new soul jam “Miss Me” featuring SLV (which is Joe Budden’s alter ego). This song should make the track list for his upcoming “Songs About HER 2″ project. Emanny & Joe Budden….wait uhhh excuse me I forgot…I mean Emanny & “SLV” maybe be homies, but I don’t think this song needed a rap verse. Still sounds good though. Cop this joint below….
‘After much listening and selecting, we bring you a collection of tracks from a handful of ladies who have recently brought a uniqueness of soul to their chosen craft.
Some allow the power in their lilting voices to enhance the lyrics, giving them a striking depth, others eschew flamboyant vocal range in lieu of tighter production and universal feel, while a few opt for bringing both elements together to create a superior overall product. In the end, be it over a heavy produced electronic soundbed, a more traditional Soul/R&B template or with nothing more than a guitar and a microphone, each lady brings their “A Game” and has left us and many others wanting more.’
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Miguel’s new joint “How Many Drinks” off of his Grammy nominated ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ album is one of my favorite tracks off of his project. There weren’t many ways to improve on such a dope song, but adding Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar for the remix & within the new video makes it even more of a massive win. Check out the new video above & in case you missed some of the behind-the-scenes footage during the making of this visually stunning video just peep the link below….
Def Jam singer & songwriter August Alsina drops the ‘love’ track for 4/20… love for that ‘Mary Jane’ like Rick James. “Let Me Hit That” produced by Cassius Jay features fellow New Orleans emcee Curren$y, and will appear on August Alsina’s new mixtape “The Product II” due out May 6, 2013. For now you can blaze up to this new single that’s been stuck in my head since I first heard it….
The magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff returns with episode 8 of his web series ‘Vinyl Destination’. After completing his tour of the the Middle East in episode 7, the world traveling producer & spinmaster arrives in Europe for a series of dates in Paris & Norway before running into a few issues in Russia but it was all love. We’d like call this episode ‘From Russia With Love’ for DJ Jazzy Jeff. Yippee Kai-Yay Mother Russia!
Raheem DeVaughn is gearing up to release his next project ‘A Place Called Loveland’ this Summer & ‘Love Connection’ was the first official single from the project that dropped a short while ago. Peep out the cool glitzy new video for “Love Connection” right here. I can dig it….
I always dug this song since the first time we posted it months ago. Yeah, Kevin McCall’s “High” (featuring Tank) is official. Now, check out the brand new vid for it featuring a number of fly honeys throughout the red,black, & green lit clip.
Mike Ho gets director credit for the visuals; Young Lad, for the beat. The single appears on Kevin’s release - “Definition” (out now).
Miguel is bringing in fellow L.A. native Kendrick Lamar for the remix to his popular “How Many Drinks?” song that appears on his Grammy nominated ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ album. The “How Many Drinks” video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Constellation Jones but check out the behind the scenes video above of what VIBE magazine describes as “the coming kings of rap and R&B” & the trailblazers to carry the baton for the next generation in their latest cover story. If you haven’t heard the completed remix yet peep it out below…..
Above: Check out the official video for “Hey Love,” from Quadron. Voluptuous Coco O. bringing some real sexy back (sorry Timberlake ha!) to the dance floor while performing the vocals is a good look…literally. She and producer/musician Robin Hannibal are leading the campaign for the their upcoming album, “Avalanche” (due out June 4th) with this single.
One my favorite songs from Frank Ocean off of his latest album “channelORANGE” was the uptempo banger called ‘Lost’. I’ve had this song & the second half of ‘Pyramids’ on repeat thousands of times over the past few months. Glad to see that just like the ‘Pyramids’ record they decided to move on a visual to “Lost” as well. Check out the brand new video directed by Francisco Soriano as they capture live performance video of the R&B singers travels around the world.
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