INTERVIEWS

Miguel Models Young, Wild & Clean Looks for GQ, Talks Sex Tips

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With the release of his third album WILDHEART right around the corner, R&B maverick Miguel gives us a glimpse at his rockstar lifestyle.

With rave reviews coming from the stream of his June 29 arrival, the acclaimed artist is sure to gain more attention after you feast your eyes on his new spread for GQ.

Sporting some incredibly stylish threads in each of the shots, the “Coffee” crooner continues to prove that his style is one of the most applauded out. From suits and loafers to ripped jeans and sneakers, you can’t deny that Miguel looks good in almost anything he wears.

In addition to his sexy photoshoot, the singer shared some provocative tips for better, hotter, longer, kinkier lovemaking in a video interview from Casa degli Atellani in Milan.

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #4 with Special Guest Eric Bellinger

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On this week’s episode of “Red Light Special” Rob and Kristin sit down with singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger and talk about his writing for such artists as Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, the previously controversial comments that he was denied credit for working on Nicki Minaj’s single “Anaconda, and his upcoming new album Cuffing Season. Rob and Kris also weigh-in on Miguel’s upcoming LP Wildheart.

As far as the Nicki situation goes Eric says he absolutely did produce on “Anaconda,” he agreed on splits with the Internz, but was eventually cut out.

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Trey Songz Visits Hot 97 Morning Show & ‘The Breakfast Club,’ Talks New Album, Touring, R&B, DNA Tests & the Confederate Flag

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Trey Songz is celebrating the release of TRIGGA Reloaded today, and in typical album promo the R&B heartthrob swung by both Hot 97 and “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 while in NYC.

Having a more serious discussion with Ebro In The Morning, Trey and the crew talked about the big debate of removing the Confederate Flag and the tragic events in Charleston. He also explained how he established a touring brand for himself and why that is so important for artists. Trey touched on the current situation of R&B being played or not played on certain radio formats, why he thinks certain artists are getting ignored, and what he tries to do to reach both audiences.

Things got lighter though when Trey admitted to having to talk multiple DNA tests because women would claim he was the father of their children.

In addition, while visiting ‘The Breakfast Club’ Trey talked about touring with Chris Brown and his fellow singer’s current situation/drama, wanting to have kids of his own, rumors about marriage, and more.

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Kehlani Talks Sold-Out Tour, Working on Debut Album, Open Sexuality & More

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Oakland native turned L.A. resident Kehlani has been on a whirlwind promo trek since the release of her acclaimed second mixtape ‘You Should Be Here.’

Back in Los Angeles she stopped by The Cruz Show on Power 106 to talk with Krystal Bee about her upcoming sold-out tour, making the mixtape, working on her official debut album, open sexuality, her Tsunami Mob imprint and die-hard fans.

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Jhené Aiko Celebrates Tupac’s Birthday with Recreated Classic Photos

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If there’s one thing we love over here at ThisIsRnB (other than the obvious, of course), is some classic hip-hop. One of our favorites that was obviously gone too soon is the incomparable Tupac Shakur.

While today marks what would have been the slain rapper’s 44th birthday, fans across the world make sure to celebrate it for him in his absence. One in particular is the eccentric songbird Jhené Aiko. Citing Tupac as her favorite rapper many times, the beautiful singer decided to recreate three of his classic photos – including the infamous bathtub pic of him covered in gold jewelry. Shot by Danny Williams, the shoot was a top notch ode to one of music’s GOATs.

Pac, who is truly one of the most missed rappers almost 20 years later, is still making an impact on the world as his previous interviews are being brought to light time and time again. In addition to delivering the three photos, Jhené spoke about her love for 2Pac and his inspiration on her with MTV’s Rob Markman, and also shared a performance video of her covering “Keep Ya Head Up” – which is her favorite Pac song.

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K. Michelle Says She’s Moving to London for The Music Culture, and Caucasian British Men

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K. Michelle is going through it again, taking to Twitter early Monday morning she flumed about her frustrations with being a singer in the public eye, and today’s social media.

While talking to a few fans she said, “I hate being singer! I hate it. I hate the hate when i trying to just help my family”. The R&B vixen also mentioned that her next album will be her last. “1 more album I’m out! I’ve helped women and made money 4my family,” K wrote.

In an interesting coincidence HipHollywood recently caught up with K. Michelle at the premiere of her Centric TV BEING episode, where she revealed that she was scheduled to begin recording her next project on June 15th (today), and that she was moving to London because of her appreciation for their music culture, and the “Caucasian British men”.

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Chris Brown Talks Fatherhood, Relationship with Karrueche, and New Tour

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Fresh off announcing his “One Hell of a Nite” tour, Chris Brown called into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday. The R&B superstar opened up for the first time about fatherhood and his recent blowout with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Breezy was the father to a baby girl named Royalty, who recently turned one. Following the shocking news, Karrueche broke up with him.

Last week, he confronted his ex at a Hollywood nightclub, but their reunion ended with an intense fight. So is a reconciliation still in the future? “I’m going to be honest and be a man about it and just take it one day at a time,” says Chris.

For now, he’s focused on being the best father he can be, and his U.S. tour, which kicks off Aug. 12 with special guests Kid Ink, Omarion, Fetty Wap, and Teyana Taylor. There might even be more new music on the way, as he slightly mentions some upcoming summer releases.

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Exclusive: Tamia Talks New Album ‘Love Life,’ Upcoming Tour, Fitness, How to Make Love Last

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Tamia. When speaking of her, the words musical perfection come to our mind, but for you, longevity, OG of R&B, and gracious beauty might be accurate substitutions.

While the gorgeous songstress made her appearance on the scene almost two decades ago with her hit-single, “You Put A Move On My Heart,” that hasn’t stopped the now 40-year-old singer from keeping her relevancy in tact. Delivering her self-titled debut album in 1998 and its follow-up A Nu Day in 2000, the mother and wife of legendary basketball player Grant Hill took over the hearts of many with her sultry and breathtaking voice.

Now on her sixth album, Tamia is back like never before and the appreciation is larger than life. Signed to Def Jam Records, Love Life offers up her first album on a major label since 2004’s More. Hosting some hot and steamy new singles such as “Stuck With Me” and “Lipstick,” the new album hits stores today and we couldn’t be more excited about its arrival.

Taking some time out of her busy schedule last week to chat with us about its inception, Tamia let me in on a few details revolving around Love Life, her upcoming tour, how to make love last, and her thoughts on the current state of R&B.

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