Indie: Andy Stokes Drops Video for New Single “Music For Love”

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Indie R&B artist Andy Stokes has the music for love.

Following up his last single “Let’s Have A Good Time“, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame member returns with a video for his most recent release “Music For Love.”

Set in Seattle’s Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Stokes and his band perform a grown-and-sexy set for an audience of lovers. His own chanteuse in yellow is seen walking closer and closer to the stage before he begins to serenade her directly.

“You got my love on fire baby,” he sings. “It feels so good to me sugar / Just the touch of your hand brings chills all over my body.”

One couple in the crowd shares chocolate covered strawberries, while another have a romantic evening turn into a celebration when they get engaged in front of everyone. Andy and his lady dance together on stage, but in the end she is seen waking up from a dream as ‘To Be Continued’ closes the visual.

Check out the video below.

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New Music: Kristian Galva – Wrong 4 This

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Emerging artist, Kristian Galva breaks onto the scene with the catchy new single, “Wrong 4 This”.

The 18-year-old rising star makes his bold introduction over a melodic, snapping production by Jacob Kasher. The singer/rapper tells himself that he’s wrong and admits to being at fault for falling for a girl who has another man.

“I know I’m wrong for this / But I can’t help it / Girl I love it every time we kiss,” he sings. “And it’s so dangerous / My friends keep telling me to stay out of your relationship.”

The Virginia native will announce his label situation soon. In the meantime he is working on his debut project, which is coming soon.

Take a listen to “Wrong 4 This” below.

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New Music: Roy Woods – Whole Lot (Remix)

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OVO Sound’s Roy Woods just recently dropped his new single “What Are You On?,” and now he drops a remix to rapper 21 Savage’s Issa track, “Whole Lot.”

The remix was premiered on OVO Sound Radio episode 48 over the weekend. Woods takes a confident stand as he sings and raps about his life over the trap-soul style production by Metro Boomin.

“Don’t ask if I’m good if greatness is around me / Can’t listen to one song and say that you found me,” he sings. “I step on and kill every bug that’s around me.”

Roy Woods is currently prepping for the release of his new album, Say Less, which is expected this year. He is also set to perform at this year’s OVO Fest alongside his label mates and Drake.

Check out his remix to “Whole Lot” below.

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Watch: Goapele Performs “Stand” Acoustic

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Soulful songstress Goapele is on the promotion trail in support of her new project, Dreamseeker.

The Oakland native recently stopped by the office of NYLON mag where she delivered a rousing and captivating acoustic performance of her song, “Stand.” Backed by just a guitarist, the singer-songwriter sang the socially conscious lyrics with a soothing ease and stirring flight.

Following the performance, Goapele spoke about writing and recording the song.

“This song ‘Stand’ that I performed today, I started writing some years ago when Oscar Grant was murdered by the BART police in Oakland,” she explained. “And you know, it’s such a common story of how many African-American youth have been affected by police brutality or whose lives have been taken away, and, I really felt like, at this time now where racism is almost publicly accepted, and immigrants are being attacked, and women’s rights are being taken away, it was time to finally put out this song and just say you know, what’s my responsibility?”

Watch Goapele’s special acoustic performance of “Stand” below.

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Watch: Anderson .Paak Gives Dope Performance of “Come Down” with Kurt Hugo Schneider

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Following T-Pain’s noteworthy acoustic medley, YouTube sensation, Kurt Hugo Schneider, returns with funky soulman Anderson .Paak for the latest performance in his “To The Beat” series.

The singer/rapper joins Kurt and another musician in their living room space for a unique live-recorded version of “Come Down,” off .Paak’s acclaimed sophomore album Malibu. Using a combination of handclaps, zippers, scissors and more to add different sounds they craft a special rendition of the funky track.

Anderson handles the vocals with his raspy tone, spitting each bar with his signature flare. Check out the unique performance below.

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New Video: Malachiae Warren feat. Lloyd – I’m Down

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Motown Records signee Malachiae Warren kicks off the week with the premiere of his sexy visual for “I’m Down” featuring Lloyd.

The sensual, summery single samples Boyz II Men’s mega hit “On Bended Knee.”  In the pink-themed video–directed by Millicent Hailes–the Streetlove collaborators get cozy with some sexy video vixens. Showing off his tattooed torso while rocking only a fur coat, Lloyd opens the remixed version of the song and borrows from Drake.

“Do anything that you want me to / Like Controlla / Shawty won’t you come over / I’ll show ya, I’ll show ya / Baby I’m so down to go down,” he sings.

Malachiae comes in next with his sex-fueled verse about what and how he plans to treat his lady in the bedroom. “I’m young but I’m ready / I can teach you something if you let me / Just tell me what it is / Shawty you gon’ get the biz,” he sings.

Just last month, Malachiae surprised fans with the new EP, The Wake Up. He is currently working on his debut album, which is coming soon via Motown Records.

In related video news, Lloyd released the sleek visuals for his new single “Heavenly Body” featuring Rick Ross last week.

Check out their video for “I’m Down” below.

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Frank Ocean Brings ‘Blonde’ and Brad Pitt to FYF Fest

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After his performance at Lovebox Festival in London, Frank Ocean made his U.S. fans elated on Saturday night (July 22). The elusive singer-songwriter  capped off Day 2 of FYF Fest in Los Angeles for his first performance in the States in three years.  It was an anticipated event to say the least, and the crooner delivered a captivating experience at Exposition Park, he even surprised everyone with a cameo from actor Brad Pitt!

Ocean took the stage in the same recording studio setup he used at Lovebox. He performed wearing isolation headphones, rocking an “Instant Karma” Nike T-shirt with sequined pink and green Converse sneakers. Director Spike Jonze filmed the performance, which was broadcast in a vintage lo-fi style on the giant screens.

With a disco ball perched above the stage, the Grammy winner opened with “Solo” off last year’s acclaimed Blonde before performing a trio of tracks from Blonded Radio—”Chanel,” “Lens,” and “Biking.” He also touched on his Endless visual album with “Comme des Garçons.”

“This is my fourth show back in so many years,” said the singer, who canceled his headlining set at FYF two years ago. “I want to thank ya’ll for trusting me tonight. Some shit might get fucked up so be patient with your boy and we’ll try it again.”

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Alicia Keys Debuts Vibrant New Hairstyle

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Alicia Keys introduced a new natural look during her album cycle for 2016’s HERE.  Now, while enjoying the mid-summer vibes the songstress has debuted a vibrant new hairstyle.

Taking to Instagram, the singer/songwriter showed off her colorful new braids, which are a blend of orange, pink, and yellow hues. To share the new ‘do, she captioned a photo of herself looking over a balcony “#views #nyc.”

“The Voice” coach shared a photo of her braids covering half of her face, as she looks right into the camera. She left the stunning image captionless.

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