With June marking the official start of summer and the half-way mark of the year, it’s easy to anticipate what musical milestones we’ll hit as well. From debut and follow-up albums from many of our favorites artists to unexpected verses, we can’t help but be thankful for any sort of music that leaves a lasting impression on us.
Although June started off a little slow for new music, it seemed that as soon as the heat outside picked up, so did the the amount of hot records. From the retro sounds of Goapele to the raunchy and sexy singles provided by Usher and Kay Cola, the list of new sounds from June will have you saying that you’ve got “Options”.
So sit back, relax, and get your red cup ready as we bring you our “Best of June – Top 15 Records“!
Take a listen to all the tracks below!
Jagged Edge – Hope
In the early 2000’s, Jagged Edge became one of the most impressionable groups of our time. Having some of the most powerful and well-organized voices, the four men were responsible for sweeping many R&B lovers off of their feet. Now years later, the R&B vets have announced the plans to release their eighth studio album and they delivered their leading single, “Hope” to prove it. Reuniting with none other than Jermaine Dupri, the new single will take you back to the sound you’ve been longing for.
Goapele – Hey Boy
Goapele is back and she’s better than ever! Releasing her newest single, “Hey Boy” to welcome in the summer, the soul singer brings us a flirty uptempo sound to vibe to. Reminiscent of a skating rink classic, the retro themed track is just what we needed to beat the outlandish heat that comes with the summer days.
Usher feat. Juicy J – I Don’t Mind
With 2014 marking the 10 year anniversary of Usher’s classic Confessions album, it seems as if he’s attempting to give us that same offering with his upcoming project. Following the release of his “Good Kisser” comeback single, the R&B veteran drops one for the strip clubs titled “I Don’t Mind.” Featuring the king of the strip club anthems, Juicy J, this single is sure to have us making love in the club once again.
Luke James feat. Rick Ross – Options
Taking life might not be an option for Luke James, but having a solid hit is. Delivering his well-anticipated single for 2014, the crooner called on MMG boss Rick Ross to assist in its delivery. Taking you through the mind of a talented artist, both Luke and Rozay give us an emotional ride with “Options”.
Mary J. Blige feat. The-Dream – Vegas Nights
Mary J. Blige hit it big this month when it was announced that she would be responsible for the full soundtrack to the top movie out right now, Think Like A Man Too. For any other artist, the pressure might have been on, but for MJB the MVP, it was a piece of cake. The release of her single “Vegas Nights,” which features The-Dream, is proof that she holds the title of Queen for all the right reasons.
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