Emerging Group SMSHNG HRTS Make Debut with ‘So Cosmic’ EP & “Do You Think About Me ” Video


Earlier this year we were asked to come by RCA Records to exclusively preview a secret project that the label was working on in a way that we don’t often get these days – that is with artist development. The group is named SMSHNG HRTS and they have finally made their official debut with an EP titled So Cosmic.

The Oakland, CA bred band brings an unique and innovative sound to the music industry that fuses elements of rock, alternative, soul and electronic music. The group is comprised of lead singer, guitarist and pianist Dylan, Jaden on bass, Martin on drums, Cole on guitar and Ali as DJ. Collectively, the group of young musicians produced, arranged, wrote and performed So Cosmic in its entirety.

To accompany the release, SMSHNG HRTS has also released their debut video for lead single, “Do You Think About Me.” The trippy yet sexy visual is the perfect introduction to the band, who is on their way to becoming the breakout band of 2016 and beyond!

Stream and EP and watch the video below:

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Listen: Eryn Allen Kane Releases Debut EP ‘AVIARY – Act 1’

Eryn Allen Kane AVIARY

Eryn Allen Kane has slowly crept onto the top of our list of favorite emerging artists this year. Making a very impressive debut with “Have Mercy” this past spring, the Detroit-born, Chicago-based artist has been consistently blessing our ears with her many vocal gifts and soul drenched music.

Most recently Eryn brought us the scorching ballad “Piano Song,” which premiered on BET’s Being Mary Jane. Now, one week later she makes her official debut with the release of her first EP, AVIARY – Act 1. The short 4-song set only boasts 1 previously unreleased track, “Bass Song,” but with only a handful of records, Kane sets herself free and delivers one of the best debuts of the year.

Next year, you don’t want to be asking who is Eryn Allen Kane, so do yourself a favor and press play below!

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New Music: Mizan – Awe

Mizan Awe

It’s been over a year since we’ve heard from rising NYC singer-songwriter Mizan, but this week she has returned with the spellbinding new tune “Awe.” The aptly titled song is lifted from her debut EP ‘Dark Blue,’ which is due out this Friday, Nov. 6.

“It’s about never forgetting to be in awe of everything, especially nature, no matter how dull our senses become,” Mizan told NYLON Mag. “The song is literally talking to and about a friend who is suffering because they are not doing this enough, but we’re all suffering because we’re not doing this enough.”

Take a listen to the intoxicating track below:

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Listen: Emerging Artist Mikhala Jené Releases Debut EP ‘The Prelude’

Mikhala Jene The Prelude

Rising R&B artist Mikhala Jené makes her debut on ThisisRnB with the release of her brand new project, ‘The Prelude‘ EP.

Boasting 5 original songs, entirely produced by burgeoning Roc Nation producer Deputy (Rihanna, Wale), the EP is a stellar and impressive introduction to the North Carolina native. Mikhala’s angelic tone stands out immediately, while ’90s influences are undeniable throughout her delivery.

Speaking about her debut project Mikhala explained:

“When working on my EP ‪#‎ThePrelude‬ it was very important to @deputy718 and I that we created music that contained substance, depth and a message, something we feel is missing in today’s music. Our goal was not to blend in but to master a sound that was both nostalgic and refreshing; a sound that reminded us of the music that inspired us to be artists. We worked really hard to serve you guys a hearty home cooked meal to feed the soul NOT fleeting fast food. And I’m confident we did just that. I’m so happy with how it all turned out. All of the time energy and late-nights in the studio lead us to this point. So we welcome you on this journey. This project is only the beginning of our gifts’ potential and what is to come…This is….#ThePrelude.”

Take a listen below, what do you think?

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Video: Dylan Jenét – Bad One


Last month, we were introduced to emerging singer Dylan Jenét with her bass-heavy debut single “Bad One.” As the single continues to break out online and at radio, the 18 year-old releases a sexy, high energy visual for the catchy anthem and shows why she is a rising star.

Surrounding herself with young male models in the clip, Dylan flexes her confident persona and struts for the camera.

Check out the video below and stay tuned for more coming soon.

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New Music: Tanea – Trippin

Tanea Trippin

Burgeoning R&B singer-songwriter Tanea makes her official debut with the single “Trippin,” off her forthcoming EP Female Intuition. The 4HUNNID artist was first discovered by rapper YG, who included her on the then-up-and-coming MC’s mixtapes.

“I’ve always loved what Tanea brings to the table, she’s a real artist with relatable stories to tell,” said YG. “Trippin is just an introduction to who she – keep your eye on her, she’s bringing fire.”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tanea used music as a tool of expression in the face of hardships, consistently finding ways to buck the odds and navigate through the highs and lows of life. In an industry where songs about popping bottles dominate the airwaves, Tanea delivers stories inspired directly from the obstacles that she’s overcome.

Female Intuition is slated for release at the top of 2016. Take a listen to “Trippin” below:

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Video: Lipstick Gypsy – Infatuation


Epic Records got something up their sleeve with the debut of soul/funk group Lipstick Gypsy‘s first single “Infatuation.”

The Salaam Remi-backed duo brings a sexy, feel-good groove with the retro-modern song, visualized in a tastefully erotic video.

‘“Infatuation” feels good and you can never have too much of that in the market,” the duo’s lead vocalist, John Thomas, told BET.com. “We’re gonna flood it with sounds that everyone can vibe to.”

The group started out as just a one-time collaboration between John and producer Chris Liggio, but their chemistry was too good to just stop there. Chris, who has worked with everyone from Jay Z to Nicki Minaj, says that their sound is an extension of what’s already in his own heart and soul.

“If you cut me open this is what you’ll find,” explains Chris. “I love chord structures and groove is everything to me so this is what I naturally do. I sit down and this comes out, as opposed to working with other artists in the past and trying to tailor something to a specific person. This is more natural.”

Watch the hot and steamy video below!

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New Music: WSTRN – In2


Emerging UK trio WSTRN delivers their debut single “In2” right in time for cuffing season!

Signed to Atlantic Records, the talented group offer up a unique mesh of R&B and Hip-Hop for music lovers to bask in. Touching down from West London, Akelle, Haile, and Louis Rei – who all bring different elements to the group – are working on a way to take over the game.

Singing out, “You’d be lying if you said I wasn’t something that you’re into / Don’t be stuntin’ in front of ya friends, you know what I’m into,” the group calls out all the women that try to flex in front of their friends about feeling them.

Take a listen to the single below:

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