Video: Maurice – Lift Off

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17-year-old Toronto native Maurice is prepared to have you floating high with the visual to his single, “Lift Off“! Found on his EP Paramount, the single serves as his first off of the project.

Singing out, “Just give me the light – beam me up – I’m floating to you,” the young rising star will have you calling to Houston because he will definitely be a problem. Showing the singer switching against a white backdrop to a smokey ambience setting, Maurice and his leading lady set the tone right for fans.

Take a look at the visual below and if you’re not familiar with the track, get into it!

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Ciara Glows In New ‘W’ Magazine Shoot

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Ciara is really taking the whole pregnancy glow thing to the next level! Looking absolutely ravishing in her most recent shoot for famed women’s magazine, ‘W‘, the singer and part-time model takes a shot at posing with her new accessory.

Ready to pop, the eight month pregnant star jumped in front of the camera to show off what fiancé Future calls the “growing basketball”. Dressed in a crop top, long dress with high split and a simple black bathing suit, the Ryan Hastings style shoot definitely fit the mold of astonishing captures that Ciara has given us from shoots in the past.

Titled, “Ciara’s Great Expectations”, the Sarah Leon written piece touches on Cici’s touches on being pregnant, her new album and much more. When asked about her pregnancy, she stated:

 “My mom and I don’t have a lot of photos of my early years. So I decided we should document everything. This is one of those moments you can’t repeat.”

Exuding excitement as the days dwindle down, it’s obvious that the 28-year-old can’t wait to be a mother and wife. Telling the magazine of her and Future’s relationship:

“Music is a place where we have a very strong connection. We created ‘Body Party’, and that song created something else—and that’s why we’re here.”

Also throwing in that this upcoming album is her “best yet”, one can only anticipate what the future Mrs. Cash has in store.

Take a look at the photos from her L.A. shoot below:

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Elijah Blake Performs Acoustic Remake of John Legend’s “All of Me” (Video)

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John Legend’s “All of Me” has captured the hearts of music fans everywhere and become a new favorite for artists to record or perform their own cover versions. The latest artist to do so is buzzing singer/songwriter Elijah Blake, who we are always excited to hear from.

Offering up his own unique remake of the touching ballad, Blake sits at the mic, backed by a guitarist, as he sings about giving everything to his girl and not getting the same in return. Keeping us fully engaged he then switches it up in mash-up form, with an acoustic version of his latest single “Sing For Me.”

Elijah is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to his acclaimed debut mixtape ‘Bijoux 22.’ Check out his remix of “All of Me” below!

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New Music: Keke Palmer feat. B.o.B – Ride This Beat

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Last month we premiered Keke Palmer‘s brand new song “Ride This Beat” produced by Bangladesh.  Now, the singer/actress brings fans the final version which features a verse from rap star B.o.B.

The sexy tune showcases Keke’s new mature style and persona as she looks to ignite a night to remember on the dance floor.

“It ain’t loud enough / Make me feel it inside of me / Play no games with me boy / Don’t be scared pull me close,” she sings.

Keke is busy working on her new project due out later this year on Bangladesh Records. Earlier this week it was announced that she will be making tv history this summer with the debut of her new daily BET show tentatively titled, “The Keke Palmer Project.” The 20-year-old will target millennial viewers as she cover an array of topics and issues ranging from pop culture, fashion, sex, and more. Making her the youngest talk show host in television history.

Follow her lead and take a listen to her new single below!

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Chris Brown’s D.C. Assault Trial Delayed For Months

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Chris Brown‘s trial for misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C., has been put on hold for months after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

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ThisisRnB Presents: ’30 Years of Def Jam R&B’

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When it comes to hip hop, there’s perhaps no other label that can serve as the almanac of the culture like Def Jam Records. From its doors opening 30 years ago, to the thriving, sustaining business it is today, the label has served as the cornerstone of hip hop culture providing us with an abundance of acts including from it’s inaugural era in the ’80s, (LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick) to the 90-00s golden era of hip hop (DMX, Jay Z, Foxy Brown, Ludacris, Scarface) to even it’s current era (Kanye West, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Nas, Big Sean). Def Jam continues to set the benchmark for the genre and their contributions have certainly made a noticeable dent in the framework of the culture over the last 30 years.

Alongside their thriving rock-hard raps, Def Jam Recordings is also recognized for their contributions to R&B music. From their first R&B release in 1986 with Oran “Juice” Jones, Def Jam has made their mark in R&B. Over the past three decades they’ve incorporated spin-off labels like Def Soul Recordings, created subsidiary imprints like OBR Records, merged with Island Records to create ‘Island Def Jam’ all the while introducing the world to acts like Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Rihanna and making them into superstars. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Records, we are celebrating their R&B contributions by counting down the Top 30 Def Jam R&B Hits.

Get into the Def list below!

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Video: B. Smyth – Twerkoholic

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Young R&B crooner B. Smyth is doing it for the ladies in his new video to “Twerkoholic“! Already deemed as a strip-club anthem, the song takes its title and goes to work.

Filled with women of every color and curve, the Florida native does all he can to get the ladies up and moving for the music. While the ladies are busy showing off their moves, B makes it his point to show off his gorgeous smile and bare chest in the latest installment from the B. Smyth’s Florida files.

Ready to take a peek at the visual? Get ready to “stick, stick, stick” below!

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New Music: Jake&Papa feat. Skeme – Gun Charge

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Jake&Papa are fully loaded and playing a dangerous game in the bedroom on their new single “Gun Charge” featuring Skeme. The Los Angeles based R&B duo premiered the song from their ‘Athena’s Erotica‘ EP this past Easter Sunday, with DJ Skee on 102.7 KIIS FM.

“[The song is] inspired by the sweet seduction of a woman,” says Jake&Papa. “Her sex appeal is killer, seductive & arousing to the point where one can only be compared to a pistol off safety — and we are at war, sexually.”

“We’re playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded clip / Keep my finger on the trigger, once I got you to the top, blast off for a ni**a,” they sing on the metaphor heavy song.

Take a listen to the new single below. You can pick up their ‘Athena’s Erotica‘ EP on iTunes now.

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