Dave Hollister Announces New Album ‘The MANuscript,’ Drops First Single “Definition of a Woman”

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After breaking into the music business as part of Teddy Riley’s hit-making group BlackStreet, Dave Hollister brought his gritty tenor, down home and soul-drenched ‘keeping it real’ approach to a string of hits.

Although, many feel that he has been under-recognized, possibly because of the multi-faceted nature of his personal and artistic journey. Shanachie Entertainment is proud to announce that, in partnership with Conjunction Entertainment, TopNotch Music, and Hollister Music Group, they will release Hollister’s new album, The MANuscript, on August 19.

The follow-up to 2014’s Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues, the album has been described as “a state-of-the-nation exploration of the nature of men, women and relationships on the contemporary landscape.” In addition to the announcement about the album, the R&B vocalist has shared the project’s first single, the moving ballad “Definition of a Woman,” produced by Walter W. Millsap III (Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez).

“We are really pleased to be releasing Dave Hollister’s new album, which I think will be received as a major artistic statement by him,” says Shanachie General Manager Randall Grass. “While it is widely recognized that he has a great voice, we don’t feel that the depth of his talent has gotten its due yet. We think this album will change that.”

Hollister just shot the music video for “Definition of a Woman,” which co-stars fellow Chicagoan, actress Lisa Raye.

Take a listen below.

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New Music: Mali Music – Digital

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Mali Music is back and he’s gone “Digital.” The singer/rapper/producer flexes all his talents on the socially conscious effort, which is the first release off his forthcoming album The Contradiction of Mali, due out this summer via RCA Records.

The Grammy-nominated artist uses multiple vocal inflections to get his point across, including a vintage vocoder. Mali keeps it 100 about love and sex in the social-media age, admitting how the world has become so caught up with instant gratification that we’re losing the concept of real love.

“Love ain’t here no more, it’s gone away / Now the love is digital, and it ain’t the same / It’s a virtual reality,” he sings.

Take a listen below, and you can pick up the single on iTunes now.

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New Music: Wolfie – 100

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Hot on the heels of her intoxicating single “Outta Earth,” rising British R&B/Pop artist, Wolfie, announces the release of her anticipated debut EP 8 Ball, alongside the premiere of new song “100.” The eight-track EP is set to be available as a free download via Wolfie’s SoundCloud page on May 6.

About the new track Wolfie says, “I feel like there aren’t enough songs that reflect a person wanting to just actually know where they stand regardless of the outcome, whether it be living happily ever after or going your own separate ways; either way just be real with me. ‘100’ is literally about being 100 with someone whatever the weather.”

Snares clap over bursts of spaced-out synths on the Show N Prove-produced track as Wolfie cooly cautions, “Ain’t no muthaf*cka out here gonna play me.”

8 Ball features production from Levi Lennox (ZAYN), Nana Rogues (Skepta, Stormzy, Wiz Khalifa), Show N Prove (Tinie Tempah, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, Anne-Marie) and ADP (M.I.A., Krept & Konan). The collection showcases the singer/songwriter’s signature alternative, trippy sound, with 100, Obi Wan and Outta Earth sitting comfortably alongside four brand new tracks.

Take a listen below.

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New Music: Samm Henshaw – Our Love

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British soul singer Samm Henshaw continues to delight fans and new listeners with his raw, heartfelt and emotion stirring vocals.  This time, the Columbia Records signee evokes more of a foot stomping, country blues get-down vibe with his latest single “Our Love.”

Over the heavy track with a bit of ’60s rock-soul inspiration, Henshaw belts out his dedication to his woman, letting her know that he doesn’t care who doesn’t approve of their relationship, because love conquers all.

“And I tell ’em that it’s you that I want / And they tell me that I’ve got it all wrong / It don’t matter if they think that we’re lost / Baby, they don’t understand our love,” he sings.

The record was inspired directly by Samm’s childhood growing up, and the experience of his parents (who are originally from Nigeria). “I wrote ‘Our Love’ about a story my Dad tells from when he first started dating my Mum: his family didn’t approve, but he didn’t care.”

The South London native has a busy summer on the way with his own solo tour and the festival circuit. In addition to his upcoming shows, Samm is prepping for the release of his forthcoming EP, ‘The Sound Experiment 2,’ which he plans to release in July.

Take a listen to the uplifting “Our Love” below.

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New Music: Rush Davis – ‘Pain’ + ‘Feel Trip’

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Back in the spring of 2014 we featured a rising artist by the name of Rush Davis, with a couple of his single releases, but not much followed–until now.

The Los Angeles based artist has finally returned with a new project on the way, and he has already shared two new songs off of it, for our listening pleasure.  The most recent, titled “Pain,” is produced by Fisticuffs (Miguel, Jhené Aiko), and delivers a submerged vibe, with Rush stuck between the love he wants from his muse, and the love he receives.

On the previously released, “Feel Trip,” the singer/songwriter takes listeners on a trip down memory lane, not only with the retro-feeling, horn-heavy production, but with his personal recount of an early sexual experience.

“Your biology, my anatomy / Come and learn about our bodies geography / Lets take a feel trip, under the bleachers / I wanna feel you, pull me in deeper,” he sensually sings.

Rush’s upcoming album, titled Transmission, is due out this summer. Take a listen to his two new songs below.

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Report: Justin Timberlake Readies New Single for May

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Justin Timberlake is reportedly readying a new single for release as soon as next month.

According to HITS Daily Double, the Max Martin-produced song will appear on DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls soundtrack, which is tentatively set for an October release.

In addition to his musical contribution, Timberlake voices a troll named Branch in the 3D animated film, scheduled to hits theaters on Nov. 4.

Timberlake is also working on a new solo album, his first since 2013’s The 20/20 Experience. HITS claims it will drop in the fourth quarter, with production by Martin and Timberlake’s longtime collaborators Pharrell Williams and Timbaland.

The crooner has been in the studio with Skateboard P and Timbo, and recently shared photos of their sessions on Instagram.

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Beyoncé Kicks Off “Formation World Tour” in Miami

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#LEMONADE season is upon us.

Following the surprise release of her brand new album last Saturday, Beyoncé kicked off her “Formation World Tour” in Miami, FL on Wednesday night (April 27) at Marlins Park.

With the whole world still caught up in all the gossip surrounding the content of the album, Queen Bey does what she always does best, and put on one hell of a special show for her Florida Bey Hive. The concert went well over 2 hours, and featured one of her longest set lists yet. Following a lively opening set by DJ Khaled, who brought out everyone from Rick Ross and Yo Gotti to Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, the superstar launched the show fittingly with the single, “Formation.”

She gave fans exactly what they wanted performing new songs such as “Sorry” and “Daddy Lessons” for the very first time live, and ran through her massive catalog of hits, spanning 6 albums. At one point Beyoncé told the crowd that “All Night” is her favorite record off the LEMONADE album, and she used her classic single “Baby Boy” to segue into the dancehall styled “Hold Up.” She paid tribute to Prince turning the large projector cube on stage to purple and playing “Purple Rain.” Beyoncé’s Destiny’s Child sister Michelle Williams was spotted in the audience, and JAY Z was seen backstage giving Khaled a pep talk.

While closing out the show with “Halo,” Bey said, “I wanna dedicate this to my beautiful husband. I love you so much.”

The “Formation World Tour” is scheduled to hit 21 more North American cities, before heading overseas to UK and Europe. Check out some fan footage and photos from opening night below!

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Chris Brown Readies New Mixtape ‘OHB,’ Announces New Single

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Chris Brown’s got a to-do list for Team Breezy. Still blazing off his “Wrist (Remix)” with Jeezy and Young Thug, the R&B superstar has unloaded an itinerary of his upcoming releases for fans.

Brown shared this 7-point list via Twitter on Tuesday (Apr. 26), starting with his “OHB” mixtape, which is set to drop Friday.

OHB is expected to be a collaborative effort featuring Brown’s ‘Original Hood Bosses’ clique. It follows the presumed first single, “Shut Down.” He also plans to release another song with the Section Boyz and Quavo called “Whippin’,” which he teased on Instagram.

If that wasn’t enough, Breezy will drop a new solo single on May 5 and he’s also gearing up for the European leg of his “One Hell of a Nite Tour” as well as his Welcome to My Life documentary.

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