Video: Noel Gourdin – ‘Patience’

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With courtship seeming like a thing of the past, soulful crooner Noel Gourdin shares a modern story of waiting for the proper moment to consummate a relationship in the new video for his latest single “Patience.”

Reminiscing on the beginnings of his current relationship, Noel sings about the virtues and lessons that many of the great love songs that inspired his sound, expressed to listeners.

“This record is all about allowing beautiful & worthwhile things that mean a great deal to us blossom, so that the fruits are sweeter and are more apt to last,” says Noel. “They say ‘Patience’ is a virtue, it’s true! This record here, will make your heart grow fonder for your partner, guaranteed!!!”

His latest album City Heart, Southern Soul is in stores now. Check out the new video below:

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T-Pain Sings Without Autotune for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

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This may or may not surprise you but T-Pain can actually sing. The platinum hitmaker has only shown off his real vocals a very small amount of times, but this week he gave an unplugged performance before an intimate Washington, DC audience for NPR’s All Songs Considered Tiny Desk concert series.

In the session Pain performed his classic “Buy You a Drink” along with his 2014 smash hit “Up Down” and newest single “Drankin’ Patna.” All three songs and more of his hits will appear on his upcoming greatest hits compilation album T-Pain Presents Happy Hour, which drops November 4 via RCA/Nappy Boy Records.

During the mid-late 2000s T-Pain had hit after hit and could do no wrong, his use of auto-tune was unique and he was considered an innovator by many, but somewhere along the way some people got it twisted.”People felt like I was using it to sound good,” says T-Pain, in an interview for All Things Considered. “But I was just using it to sound different.”

While he has not put the vocal enhancing plugin down, he treated the audience to the two things that really made his career: his voice and songs.

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New Music: Calvin Harris feat. Tinashe – Dollar Signs

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Tinashe is on her way to the big leagues!

While the 21-year-old songstress just released her debut album Aquarius earlier this month, it’s quite apparent that she has no plans of slowing down any time soon.

Joining UK DJ/Producer Calvin Harris on the new single “Dollar Signs,” Tinashe lets her gorgeous voice ring out over the rave-worthy track. Sure to be a hit on the dance floor, the single proves that Tinashe has the ability to tackle more than just the R&B genre.

Calvin’s new album Motion is set to hit shelves on Nov. 4 and in addition to Tinashe features appearances from HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, and Big Sean. Fans can stream the album on iTunes now.

Take a listen as Tinashe takes off her cool below:

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Exclusive: Adrian Marcel Talks Debut Album ‘Got Me F’d Up,’ Influence from Raphael Saadiq

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During our recent chat with rising R&B singer Adrian Marcel we delved in to his forthcoming debut album, which is titled ‘Got Me F’d Up‘ or GMFU for short, due out early 2015 via Republic Records.  After releasing two very impressive free mixtapes, 7 Days of Weak and Weak After Next, the Oakland native has plans to end the year with an EP prior to his full-length album.

While many of his fans felt like his mixtapes were album quality or very close to it, the young singer/songwriter has the bar set much higher for his first LP. In his mind the label “mixtape” keeps listeners with low expectations, but an album is different, and he plans to deliver on that higher expectation with GMFU.

“This album is huge for me because I don’t know if I could get anymore honest. It’s a lot of songs on there keeping up with life and where I am at now and where I see myself,” explained Adrian. “There are insecurities on there, there are proud moments, everything that I’ve been through, it’s all on it.”

Adrian talked about making certain records such as his summer hit “2 AM” to reach a larger audience, and why it’s so important to make a coherent album including records that can work at radio, in the bedroom and for all emotions. “There’s so much that I can do, and I don’t like to put myself in a box. So I enjoy the challenge of finding the commercial, finding the honest, finding the ballads, finding the heartbreak, finding the love, because it’s about putting together a full project.”

Additionally, he spoke about working with his mentor Raphael Saadiq, and his influence over his music, career and life.

Check out the full interview below!

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Usher on Touring: “I Don’t Have To Prove Anything”

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With his anticipated “The UR Experience” tour kicking off this week, Usher recently sat down with CBS Radio to talk about his current mind state when it comes to hitting the road and giving large audiences a special show.

He revealed that these days, he takes a somewhat more laid back approach to performing than in the past. “Being the best at this point in my life is being committed to it,” he explained. “No doubt about it, I don’t have to prove anything. I mean I’ve been doin it for 20 years, this will be my 8th album, and I’m just naturally a hard worker, anything that I do I go after it to be the best.”

He continued: “After a few things have happened in my life, to me, even during my performance, I realized that perfection is how you feel. It’s being able to check in out and out of your dance and performance and it be effortless that makes a performance incredible.”

Additionally, Usher spoke about how in his time as a teen star he had very few embarrassing paparazzi moments. But, he discussed his onstage breakdown from 2011, and also discussed giving advice to younger artists.

Peep the interview clips below:

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Video: FKA twigs – ‘Video Girl’

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Just in time for Halloween buzzing Alt-R&B singer FKA twigs has returned to creep you out with the visual for her song “Video Girl,” off her debut album LP1.

Directed by Kahlil Joseph, the black-and-white video features the UK native standing in an observation room watching a prisoner about to receive the lethal injection. In some more unsettling scenes she also imagines herself in the room with the body, dancing, twitching and whirling around him. Rapper Travis $cott makes some scary cameos with a mouth full of blood.

On Nov. 4, FKA twigs will make her U.S. late show debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

If it’s light out where you are peep her new video below, if not turn on all the lights and proceed with caution.

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Video: Faith Evans feat. Problem – ‘Good Time’

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Faith Evans keeps the storyline going, following the video for her single “I Deserve It,” the R&B songstress returns with the new single and video “Good Time.”

After finding the right chemistry with Terrell Owens in her last video, Faith hits up the club with Los Angeles rapper Problem, and dances the night away with friends including Kelly Price. Her new loyal man is there when she is done to pick her up in his drop top Chevy, as they ride out to the West Coast style production.

“Wait a minute, can I get a witness, if you really understand where I’m comin from / Put your back up in it, ain’t no problems in here, we just havin fun,” Faith joyfully sings.

Her new album Incomparable will hit stores on Nov. 24, you can pre-order it now on iTunes.

Check out her new single and video below:

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Faith Evans Unveils ‘Incomparable’ Album Cover & Tracklisting

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Faith Evans is back to the music, and prepping for the release of her new album Incomparable. The R&B veteran’s sixth studio album is set to be released on November 24 via Prolific Music Group, it has currently spawned the first single “I Deserve It” featuring Missy Elliot & Sharaya J.

Ready to give fans a look at what they can expect from the LP, Faith has now unveiled the album cover and track listing. The project boasts 16 tracks, with additional features from rapper Problem (“Good Time” and “Forever”), her pal Keke Wyatt (“Make Love”) and B. Slade & Karen Clark-Sheard (“Paradise”).

The new album follows 2010’s Something About Faith, which featured the single “Gone Already,” that lead her to be nominated for ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’ at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Incomparable‘ is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. Check out the full track listing below:

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