Melanie Fiona will release her much-anticipated sophomore album The MF Life next week on March 20. In promotion for the release, the songstress has released some very dope visuals under the title ‘Creating The MF Life.’ Mel talks about the process of recording this album, along with each song. Take a look at part one above and see part 2 below.
Archive for March 13th, 2012
Ashanti takes a space odyssey in the futuristic visual for her new single “The Woman You Love” featuring Busta Rhymes. The Jerry Wonda produced cut is the first release from her comeback album Braveheart, due this Spring via her own label Written Entertainment. A troubled Ashanti reminisces about her sour relationship aboard a starship, recalling the ups and downs with her boyfriend, played by actor Marcus Patrick. Take a look at the cinematic video below… What do you think?
When Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri team up to introduce a new artist you pay attention. Well, the introduction has begun as they have just released the debut single from Seattle native Leah LaBelle. You might remember this sweet singer from American Idol Season 3 actually, but she has continued on with her career and has two of the biggest names in music behind her. A joint venture between Pharrell’s ‘I Am Other’ JD’s ‘SoSoDef’ and Epic Records, the song is titled “Sexify,” produced by Pharrell, and it has an irresistible throwback feel, very reminiscent of early ’90′s R&B. Take a listen to Leah’s debut below… What do you think?
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This is certainly The-Dream’s week … at least the first half looks to be. Prior to his second show at SOB’s on Monday night, the R&B singer/songwriter/producer held an intimate listening session to preview his forthcoming album “Love IV MMXXII” for a select group of writers, including Billboard.com.
Check out their recap and preview of the standout cuts below…
Austin Brown continues to unveil new music each week, and to accompany his many performances this week at SXSW he has exclusively released a new song with Vibe.com. The new single is titled “City of Angels,” and it continues with Austin’s soulful, pop, funky vibe. An uptempo rockin’ cut that is highlighted by the LA natives tender vocal, reminiscent of his uncle. Take a listen to the new track after the jump… What do you think?
Last week we posted the full stream of Ruben Studdard’s comeback album Letters From Birmingham, courtesy of AOL. If you missed it, or didn’t have a chance to listen, here is one of the nice collaborations off the set, “Do It Right” featuring Chrisette Michele. An uptempo, courting love song, for those that still have respect for the mature, old school ways. Take a listen below. Pick up Ruben’s new album in stores now!
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I could give two shits about this right here, and it’s the last thing anyone else should care about … but … If you didn’t hear, during The-Dream’s shows at SOB’s he made the statement that basically he went away for 2 years and there are 4 new dudes with his style (which sounded like a whiny comment, does he want a gold star? take it as a compliment and do you). However, one of the supposed artists Terius was referring to was The Weeknd. So… Abel seemed to take it as a diss, (idk why he would) and made some slick comments via his Twitter. Follow the jump to see both of their remarks, including the essay Dream responded with…