Watch: 6LACK Performs “Free” on ‘The Late Show’

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Atlanta’s 6LACK brought his dark sounds to late-night TV on Wednesday night. Making his television performance debut, the singer/rapper appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to perform his buzzing single, “Free.”

Taking the stage with his band and rocking a black hoodie, the rising star surprised many fans who didn’t know that he recently shaved off his signature hair. Breaking it down over the eerie track he crooned to his lover. “You had just what you needed to be / Everything you want to be / But you’d rather run around these streets / And now you’re feeling freer than you’ve ever been.”

As he rocked out to the end of the song over the wail of the electric guitar, the TV screens behind him flashed ‘Free 6LACK’ and the camera was blurred with a colorful haze.

6LACK is clearly going in a new direction with his image, which will hopefully lead to more new music later this year.

Check out his performance below.

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New Music: Tone Stith – 2122

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Only a couple weeks since releasing his buzz-worthy debut project, Can We Talk, rising star Tone Stith has a special gift for fans on HIS birthday.

To help celebrate, the singer-songwriter-producer dropped the sultry song, “2122,” in tribute of his 22nd birthday.  Tone may be a year older today (July 26) but he’s having a hard time getting over his last relationship.

“I see you in my sleep / Can’t get you out my dreams / Still see you as my girl / But that’s not up to me apparently,” he sings. “Don’t you walk on by like you don’t know why we don’t talk no more.”

The New Jersey native’s vocals once again shine brightly and steal the show as he continues to remind his girl that’s he’s still caught up over their time together.

On Thursday (July 27), Tone will join August Alsina as a supporting act on the Def Jam star’s comeback “Don’t Matter Tour.”  Kicking off in San Antonio, Texas the trek will hit 24 cities before closing out Sept. 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Take a listen to Tone’s birthday gift below.

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Covers ‘Flaunt’ Magazine, Talks Fashion & Mind Control

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Curious about the mind and fashion choices of PARTYNEXTDOOR? Well, the often elusive hitmaker has landed a feature on Flaunt magazine’s latest digital cover.

The OVO singer-songwriter got draped in high-end labels for the special photoshoot, which Flaunt shared with a grainy behind-the-scenes visual soundtracked by his recent single, “Freak In You.”

Showing off his model potential, PND rocked luxury looks by brands likes Versace, Saint Laurent, Dior, Diesel and more. Instead of a traditional interview, Flaunt threw a Q&A session at Party using fan e-mails. The first, coming from an obsessed fan who asked him about mind control.

Further questions included his future plans, fashion choices, energy, artistic deviance and more. Last month, PND released his COLOURS 2 EP, and recently teased upcoming collaborations with Kanye West, Ne-Yo, and T-Pain.

Check out excerpts from the new interview, along with photos and his video shoot below.

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Mariah Carey Announces Christmas Movie Single, ‘The Star,’ Shares Trailer

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Get ready to celebrate another Christmas season with Mariah Carey. Already crowned the “Queen of Christmas”, Carey will be delivering a brand new holiday song to our ears this year, as the title track to the upcoming animated film, The Star.

Scheduled to hit theaters this holiday season, the animated movie is a new, family-ready comedic story about the first Christmas ever. It will feature the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan, and Tyler Perry.

The “All I Want for Christmas” songstress premiered the forthcoming film’s trailer today (July 26). “I’m so excited to share the trailer for the new movie The Star,” she said in the clip. The trailer is soundtracked by a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “What Christmas Means to Me.”

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New Music: Jessica Jarrell – 100 Percentin’

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Jessica Jarrell is back!

The California songstress is bringing some heat for the end of the summer with her latest track, “100 Percentin’,” produced by Jordan Palmer and Alex Bilo.  Fusing together confident lyrics and a pool party ready instrumental, Jarrell creates an infectious tune that’s bound to to get stuck in your head.

On the song she sings about a guy who she was easily attracted to, but she knows now that he’s no good for her. It’s a scenario we’ve all probably been in where we wake up one day and realize bae really isn’t who we thought they were, and Jessica turns it into a bop.

“Extra, boy you look sexy / Ni**a who you impressin’?,” she insists with confidence. “Think you 100 percentin’, but boy you just flexin’.”

Listen to Jessica’s new single below.

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New Music: Billii – How We Do

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Introducing to you, Billii!

The London-based duo, comprised of Justina and Marcelle, remixed LaBritney’s “How We Do” and updated it with a more sultry and soulful sound. With the help of producer XVR BLCK, the group turned the original uptempo track into a laid back vibe.

Stripped down with an acoustic guitar, Billii’s harmonies shine as they sing the chorus of the song together. “They don’t have to know ’bout how we do / They don’t have to know it’s me and you,” the ladies croon with sincerity throughout the track.

“‘How We Do’ expresses not wanting or needing to explain your relationship to anyone,” explains Billii. “It’s a take on a original concept and takes on a whole new life and soulful tone whilst still expressing the emotion.”

The duo is currently working on their debut EP, and based on their rendition of LaBritney’s song, we’re excited to hear what’s coming next!

Check out the track below.

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Indie: Dante LyriQ Releases TLC-Inspired Single & Video, “Creep / Confessions”

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Indie R&B artist Dante LyriQ brings an erotic sex appeal with his brand new single and video, “Creep / Confessions.”

Inspired by TLC’s classic 1994 single, “Creep,” the singer/songwriter keeps it real. Dante delivers a modern, trap-soul style take on being young and not committing to one relationship, over production by RicandThadeus. LyriQ knows he might be at fault, but he puts everything out on front street so not to break his girl’s heart.

“I don’t even know what’s wrong with me / Need a different girl like every week, ya know / Different strokes different folks babe,” he sings. “Don’t hate the playa just hate the game baby / And I know I know you want someone faithful girl / And I ain’t sayin’ girl that ain’t me / Just don’t want to see you go through that.”

The Richmond, VA native always wanted to pay tribute to TLC in his music, which he was inspired to do here while addressing the infidelity many experience in relationships today.

“I always wanted to pay homage to TLC for what they’ve done in the music industry,” explains Dante. “I feel like a lot of us artists don’t go back to who created some of our sounds or our vibes and that’s a lack in the way our generation is now. Sad to say, some men are out here lying as well as females, but I basically wanted to be completely honest with whoever, letting them know up front like, ‘I’m digging you, but it’s just bad timing. I’m messing with shorty here and there and I don’t even want to see you get hurt.’ Also, the Drake reference was so clutch at the end because it fit so perfect and I knew that it was something the audience would cling to.”

Dante LyriQ is currently working on his Despite Whatever EP, which is coming soon. Check out the single and video for “Creep / Confessions” below.

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Indie: Emmanuel Adenuga Releases “Dimepiece” Video

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Indie artist Emmanuel Adenuga releases a lustful video for his new song, “Dimepiece.”

The London based R&B singer/songwriter teamed up with 420 Productions for the sexy visuals, which set the tone for the beginning of a prolific story about infatuation, love, lust and much more.

‘”Dimepiece” explores the beginning of the mating dance that very moment you see the woman of your dreams and have to make a move,” says Emmanuel. “The opportunity doesn’t always come along, so seizing the moment is very crucial.”

Posted up and just chillin on the street in a high-end shopping district, the singer spots the woman of his greatest desire, as he attempts to kick his game. “I’m telling you this girl is so exclusive / She’s a dimepiece she’s straight out of London,” he sings. “Never seen a girl like this in my lifetime / And I swear if I get close I’ma take her home.”

Emmanuel is currently in the studio working on new music, which is due out later this year.

Check out his video for “Dimepiece” below.

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