EMERGING ARTISTS

Video: Kayla Brianna feat. Rich Homie Quan – Do You Remember

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Kayla Brianna is moving into the spotlight!

The young songstress is more than just retired NBA legend, Kenny Smith’s daughter. She’s a star in her own right that’s looking to take the music industry by storm. Known for her past single “Honest,” and her role on TBS’s Meet the Smiths, she’s set to become one of 2016’s breakout stars.

After building quite an online buzz around her new single, “Do You Remember” featuring Rich Homie Quan, Kayla has released the visuals bringing her song to life. In the video, Kayla and Rich Homie play a tit for tat game with each other after she’s caught cheating. She tries to fight for her relationship but finds out that maybe she should let the fight go. Can they get back to what their relationship was before Kayla’s cheating?

Check out her new video below.

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New Music: Aria Minor – Centerfold

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Oakland, California native Aria Minor is stepping from behind the scenes with her new track titled “Centerfold“.  Previously known as a background vocalist for Grammy-winning artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, and CeeLo Green, the beautiful songstress is here to break down the walls and step into her own.

Singing out, “If I break down these walls and give you my all, would you make me the star of your show? The centerfold,” Aria’s vocals sound angelic when laid against the melodic production. “I just want to make an impact on the hearts of my listeners. And touch the core of what we really need, which is love,” she explains.

Take a listen to “Centerfold” below and tell us what you think of Aria Minor!

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Listen: Kyle Dion Releases New EP ‘Painting Sounds’

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Florida bred singer/songwriter Kyle Dion is here to take listeners on a ride with his new EP, Painting Sounds.

Dion captivates with his falsetto, and plays with variance as the project ranges from bright, rhythmic dance floor vibes to slinky late night R&B cuts, with jazz chords and hints of funk.

“I named it ‘Painting Sounds’ because I wanted to play with this sound I had created for myself, I wanted to push the sound past its limits sonically and lyrically,” he explains. “I knew I wanted to do a project where every song would have a completely different vibe from the next while still keeping that undercurrent of my own style.”

Kyle has been spreading his smooth voice through collabs with artists like Austin Mahone and Kehlani, converting listener after listener into fans. Inviting you on board with the opening track and most recent single, “Timed Out,” Dion delicately delivers his crisp vocals over the funky beat that he says “should make you feel happy.”

Journeying through the 8 track project, it’s easy to identify that Dion has an authentic, innovative R&B sound, combining elements of soul, jazz, and funk in an effortless manner.

Stream the full EP below.

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DJ Mustard Introduces New Artist Ella Mai with Hot Debut Single “She Don’t” feat. Ty Dolla $ign

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Brand new R&B songstress, Ella Mai, breaks through 2016 with the hot single “She Don’t” feat. Ty Dolla $ign. This past weekend on an episode of OVO Sound Radio, DJ Mustard announced Mai as the latest signee to his 10 Summers record label.

In addition to the validation from Mustard, who’s produced hits for artists from Trey Songs to Rick Ross, Ella Mai has claimed her space with her sultry and promising voice on this new record.

Listen to “She Don’t” below and tell us what you think about 10 Summer’s new pick!

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

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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’

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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

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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’

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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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