Posts Tagged ‘R&B’
A lot of R&B these days is non quality. I like my R&B singers to not sound like rappers and Jesse Boykins III is still making good R&B. The thing is you can have sensual lyrics without telling a lady “Pull your panties to the side & Drop it to the floor” , what you mostly hear on the radio these days. Well the track “Our Tonight is Mine” off Jesse’s Love Apparatus album talks to the ladies in a subtle but sexy way. The video features Jesse Boykins and Swedish model Amanda Looma while all of this takes place in the car in a parking garage. I know Jesse is happy with the director because he gets to kiss and feel on a hot swedish model while singing to her. Wait a minute just checked the credits video Written & Directed by Jesse Boykins III (Well played Jesse, well played) Parking Lot Loving!
It’s not every day a relatively new artist can successfully execute a remake of a classic song. Stacy Barthe is not your everyday singer & songwriter so I knew she would kill this cover of one of Anita Baker’s signature records. I’m definitely a fan of Stacy Barthe’s music so it’s a dope surprise she has more amazing work coming with her first official major release. She’s signed to John Legend’s new label ‘Homeschool’ & the new project ‘BEcoming’ due next year in 2015. Check out snippets of the upcoming album after the jump below….
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….
Philly native Res has done plenty of great work that often gets overlooked by mainstream audiences. Her 2001 debut album “How I Do” STILL gets significant run from me in my itunes. In addition to serving as 1/2 of the group Idle Warship with Talib Kweli, the soul/funk/rock songstress appears to keep busy by dropping new material whenever the timing is right. With the recent passing of the legendary Donna Summer back in May of this year, I assume Res didn’t quite fall victim to the music industry tactic of artists releasing waves of hastily recorded tributes that far too often seem to be self serving to capitalize on a moment. This Danophonic produced house music remake of Donna Summer’s 1979 classic “On The Radio” sounds nothing like the original, but that’s also a part of charm of Res’s remake & what makes this remix of sorts sound so special. Res put her own creative spin on the classic & I’m positive Donna Summer would appreciate how it feels like Res took her time with it & genuinely executed the classic in her own creative flavor. This remix needs some love “On The Radio”…
Straight from Love and Hip Hop (Atlanta) this is the front cover from the next K.Michelle project. Fans have waited for this mixtape for some time and it’s good to know she teamed up with Trendsetter DJ Sense. Now it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen the show on VH1 or if you just want to hang up her photo, she has talent and a story to tell especially because of her work with ‘Saving Our Daughters’.
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Another quality gem from Nas’s upcoming “Life Is Good” album due July 17th. This particular single produced by Salaam Remi featuring Nas’s fallen soul sister who shares the same birthday the late great Amy Winehouse. Apparently the collaboration came about through one of Nas’s past recording sessions with Amy Winehouse a few years ago. With all these quality songs the Queensbridge emcee has been releasing all I can say is……Life is Good…. indeed…..
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: NAS – CHERRY WINE FEAT. AMY WINEHOUSE
Daron Jones tells us the meaning behind title ‘Reinvention’ and other details about his new album. Coming from the Bad Boy/112 days up to the present, we hear how this 17 year old had self motivation and a worldly outlook on music as a producer or singer. Listen to the rest of the interview as we feature some new tracks, see which NBA baller iz his favorite and why people LOVE ATLANTA? #Salute to DPS Productions + Staff + Online twitter family on the ReTweets!
Listen to the Zo! Interview from Love Ultra Radio with Jah Prince as we talk about his album SunStorm and remember to catch him May 5 with Sy Smith @ Apache Café. Zo! is a very talented composer and we talk about his work with The Foreign Exchange and his outlook on being an independent artist.
A dubplate special for DJ Jah Prince by Jemere who is another talent from the Heritage line of Jamaican performers. In this video we see him sporting that big jeep, pretty young ladies and a couple good glimpse of the 2012 Cooyah Tee’s (Loud). Follow him on twitter @iamJemere and visit his Facebook page to see photos of his promo stops in Europe and on some beautiful Caribbean islands, http://www.facebook.com/jemeremorgan.
The Re:Generation Music Project is a documentary funded by Hyundai in association with the Grammys as they follow a team of selected DJs, Producers, & artists such as DJ Premier, Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights & Mark Ronson as they is all pair up with musical genres that are unfamiliar to them and are assigned the mission of creating something original & unique for the project. We had no idea the documentary was already online but thanks to Soulbounce on the heads up. The documentary is available for free viewing on Hulu as their “Documentary of the Month” for March & April so you best take advantage & sit back for an hour & watch it now.
We catch up with Kiana Dancie as she makes a quick stop in Florida at Improv Miami’s Premier Comedy Nightclub (@MIAImprov). Right before she hit the stage she explains a little about our topic ‘Tease and Temptation’ as a professional Comedienne and ‘Grown Woman’.
My Girl ft Sean Price – Destinys Child
Co-Sign – SWV
Writing On The Wall – Anthony Hamilton
Full Kiana Dancie Interview
Hold You Down ft Emanny – Jadakiss
4Evermore ft Phonte & Algebra – Anthony David
Been In Love ft Phonte – Eric Roberson
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We talk with Stacy Barthe about her transition from success as songwriter to now as a stand-alone artist. Maneuvering her way through the industry and personal pain, we salute the success of her EP, ‘Sincerely Yours’ and even now her addition to the 2012 BET Music Matter Tour with Elle Varner, Luke James and headliner Estelle. Another link we got from the Atlanta Urban Blog, JayForce.com and as you listen, her resume speaks for itself.
Following the success of her critically popular record “Only Want To Give It To You” with J.Cole, R&B songstress Elle Varner delivers her first mixtape “Conversational Lush” which features some key tracks that I found to be pretty dope on here like “WTF”, “Do You Want To”, “Feel Like A Woman”, & the Bill Withers inspired joint called “Runaway”. The beauty in an artist like Elle Varner is her vocal talent & her songwriting which feels very personal to who she is. Her music conspicuously stands out from the crowded market of R&B chicks trying to make a mark in recent years. Elle Varner’s official album “Perfectly Imperfect” is due to be released later this year, but for now you can listen and/or download the “Conversation Lush” mixtape below…
Noel Gourdin talks about his rise in the music industry and highlights the efforts of the team around him for most of his success. He is an accomplished vocalist yet and does love the freedom that being independant offers especially on the creative side. We joke about the women of Atlanta, life on the road including recent music events like ‘RNB Live’ and ‘Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys’ in California. We got the link from JayForce.com and was pleased to talk directly to Noel about music from his previous album, ‘After My Time’ and the current project ‘Fresh: The Definition’.
Now this is a dope song from Toronto’s finest Rochelle Jordan who’s been serving up some impressive work of the last year . Her first free album R O J O was very good & this new jawn called “Here I Go” will be the first single to her next project simply titled R O J O II produced by her go-to producer & collaborator KLASH.
This is such a dope song by itself from London based artist Delilah, but the video is pretty interesting too from an artistic standpoint. I’ve only known of the 19 year old singer & songwriter primarily from one or two soulful dubstep songs that she appeared on vocally. Apparently I’m late in discovering her talent as “Love You So” is the second single & EP since her debut “Go” EP.
Straight talk with Rodney Perry about the Comedy business and how he uses various words of encouragement to inspire other people. He mentions all the jokes on the road as a comic, working all the angles to get INTO the game and even his GANGSTA trip to Kingston, Jamaica. Over all he is very active doing charity events, a Monday BlogTalkRadio show and we’ll check back with him monthly.
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Can’t express how much it was a great move for Rick Ross to scoop up the talented & beautiful Teedra Moses into his Maybach Music Group roster. In the video Teedra updates the fans on her latest mixtape “Luxurious Undergrind”, recaps more about her history, & speaks on her new situation with Rick Ross’s MMG label. In case you’re late on bumpin’ the mixtape you can download it from the link below….
The Bay area producer who coined the term “Champagne Soul”, Trackademicks, links up with two North Carolina artists that we respect when it comes to new soul music in Phonte & Carlitta Durand. In addition to his recent work with the aforementioned Foreign Exchange frontman, Trackademicks has produced an assortment of great work from artists such as J. Davey, Kid Cudi, Teedra Moses, & too many others to name. Feels like it’s a matter of time before an artistic cat like him explodes with the recognition to match his musical talent. Trackademicks let loose this new joint “Halfway” as a teaser to his upcoming album The Champagne Room due later this year.
R&B vocalist Emmany has worked with many hip hop artists in his rise within the music industry from Jadakiss, Styles P, Joe Budden & others, but this is one of the first R&B joints I’ve heard solely from him that I had on repeat. I really dig this song right here & it feels like the it’s coming from some real heartbreak, but I must be getting old or something because I don’t think the cursing was necessary in this R&B jawn right here. There’s been too many R&B records as of late that are great songs, but I feel they get ruined with the unnecessary cursing. I understand that some artists feel like it’s necessary in expressing a true emotion, but the majority of R&B records these days feel like artists are cursing more frequently & unnecessarily. It’s like they are refusing to allow the record to have a chance to become a great hit record BEYOND the hood. It’s still a dope song nonetheless & I’ve had it on repeat a few times. (Shrugs Shoulders) “F*ck It”