New Music: Erykah Badu & Nas Duet on “This Bitter Land”

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Erykah Badu and Nas have united for a powerful duet.

In celebration of their forthcoming film The Land, Esco and Sara Bellum collaborate on the soundtrack’s moving new single, “This Bitter Land.”

“This bitter land, watered with my soul / The fruit it bares leaves me so cold / This bitter land does nothing for love / This bitter land brings pain,” sings Badu.

Nasir comes through with a verse that references police relations in the country. “Cop shot us up / He get a medal then retire / But it never will define me / Write a letter to the president, whoever in control of this society / Tell him, ‘Stop ridin’ me, stop drivin’ us into a suicidal ideology’,” he raps.

Badu stars in The Land alongside Machine Gun Kelly and Nas, who is also the film and soundtrack’s executive producer. Kanye West, Pusha T, French Montana, MGK, and Jeremih all appear on the soundtrack.

The Land is due in select theaters July 29. Take a listen to “This Bitter Land” below.

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Alicia Keys, Andra Day Perform at Democratic National Convention

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On the second night of the Democratic Nation Convention (July 26), in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party was supported by two powerful female R&B voices.

Kicking off the early evening speeches was rising star Andra Day, who has been one busy lady, performing all across the U.S. this year. She helped escalate the already positive atmosphere  in the arena by belting out her break-out hit single “Rise Up.”

Following the headlining speech by former President Bill Clinton, Alicia Keys closed out the evening with a strong set, including “Superwoman” and “In Common.”

Both ladies delivered riveting performances with messages of unity. Check them out below.

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New Music: Tone Stith – Lucky Run

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In celebration of his 21st birthday, up-and-coming R&B artist Tone Stith flips the script and gives us a present of new music.

Currently putting the finishing touches on his debut project, California 70, the singer/songwriter/producer debuts the feel-good song, “Lucky Run.”

Drawing on his old school influences, Tone compares his ‘queen’ to a full house, 4 aces, a stacked deck.

“I’m on a roll every time she’s next to me / She’s a bet when nothing else is guaranteed / When I see your face I’m holding aces in my sleeve / She’s all the love that I need,” he sings.

Add some good luck to your day and take a listen to Tone Stith’s latest joint below.

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New Music: Tank – For Life

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Following his infectious, provocative song “No Drugs,” which he debuted last week, Tank keeps his promise of new music for the next coming weeks.

Releasing the second track in his new music series, the R&B general keeps it under the sheets with the dedicated love song “For Life.”

Singing out to his one-and-only lady, Tank courts her with masculine confidence in his abilities, and admiration of her magic.

“I’m the type of n**ga that’ll love you for life / I’m the type of nigga that’ll make you feel right,” he croons.

Take a listen below.

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New Music: Victoria Monét – Do You Like It

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Whine up ting!

Following the release of her empowering, socially-conscious single “Better Days,” hit-making singer/songwriter Victoria Monét is back with a new jam for the summer pool parties.

Teaming up with producers Tommy Brown and The Social House for the up-beat, island infused “Do You Like It,” Victoria jumps on the riddim craze as she lets her hips do the talkin’ while enticing a new lover to get at her.

“I just want to show you that I’m the nicest / Tell me if you like it,” she coos on the melodic chorus.

In the coming months, Victoria will be touring the U.S. as the opening act for Fifth Harmony, who she’s previously written for, as well as JoJo.

Check out “Do You Like It” below.

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New Music: Hi-Five – Kit Kat

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Old-Skool Alert!

Legendary R&B group HI-FIVE return to our speakers today with the grown-and-sexy new single “Kit Kat.”

Led by smooth acoustic guitar, the sexy mid-tempo is an instant bedroom banger, as the fellas deliver sweet, sexual innuendos. “Break me off a piece of that kit kat / Relax and just kick back / While I take you to that place,” they sing on the chorus.

“We wanted to give the song a slick-play on human’s addiction to chocolates and sweets and in this case it was the women’s kitty kat, being so good and powerful that the craving was unbearable,” explains Billy Covington.

In the coming weeks, the group will embark on a national promotional tour in support of the new single with stops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Montgomery, Chicago, Virginia and Washington DC.

Take a listen below.

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Beyoncé Leads MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

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The Queen remains the ruling elite at the upcoming 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Beyoncé has received a career-best 11 nods for her visual album LEMONADE, including Video of the Year for “Formation” and Best Female Video for “Hold Up.”

Adele will be her toughest competition it appears, as the British powerhouse earns eight nominations this year, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video with “Hello.”

Ariana Grande and Drake both follow with five. The Toronto rapper will compete for Video of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Video for “Hotline Bling.”

Bryson Tiller is also up for Best Male Video and Best New Artist.

They will face off when the VMAs air live on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Voting is now open to the public.

See the full list of nominees below.

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New Music: Bella Moon – Teach Me

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Nashville based newcomer Bella Moon has a vibe that is ready to seduce in a celestial place. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter captivates our ears with the release of her brand new single “Teach Me.”

Seductive aquatic synths float under subtle drum kicks, laying the soundscape for Bella to entice a new lover into allowing her to give him a lesson in pleasure.

“Teach me, how you like it, yea / I can be your little freak / Give you something exciting (something exciting) / Teach me, give me the blueprint of your senses,” she sings.

The Cambodian singer is currently working on her upcoming debut project, Pink Potion, which is coming soon.

Fall under her spell with “Teach Me” below.

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