MIXTAPES

New Music: Mike Jay – ‘The Mike Jay EP’

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L.A. based artist Mike Jay has been building his reputation as a respected songwriter for many of today’s hottest acts including Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Ciara and more.  Now, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter has released his debut EP, and he is sure to grab your attention if he hasn’t gotten it yet.

Featuring the YG and Too $hort assisted single, “For A Week,” The Mike Jay EP is a great combination of pure R&B sounds. Beginning with the sultry track, “Real Strippers” and keeping the sexy going, the 6-track project is a definite hit in the music department.

Singing, “Girl you got that perfect weather,” the young singer is sure to make it rain for the ladies on his standout track, “Perfect Weather”. The project also features a sample of the ’90s smash hit, “If I Fall In Love” by the powerhouse group, Shai. Following suit of the current bass driven R&B craze leading out of of the west coast, Mike Jay is sure to be an artist to watch in 2014.

Take a listen to the full EP below and peep the video to “Real Strippers” after the jump!

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Mixtape: DJ Chris Styles & ThisisRnB – ‘Fresh Radio’ (April 2014) (Hosted by Lyrica Anderson)

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Spring is officially here, and to kick off the month of April we have our brand new mixtape for you! Teaming up with DJ Chris Styles of Sirius XM’s ‘The Heat,’ we bring you ‘Fresh Radio‘ (April ’14) hosted by rising singer Lyrica Anderson.

The 60 minute live mix features some of the hottest R&B singles climbing the charts and rockin the clubs right now, from the likes of Elle Varner, Tank, Mila J, Sevyn Streeter, August Alsina and more, along with exclusive premieres of new remixes by Lyrica (“Stoner”) and Mishon (“Cut Her Off”), plus interlude breaks from Lyrica, who is readying the release of her new mixtape ‘King Me 2,’ due out soon.

Follow the jump to stream and download now!!

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Jake&Papa Release New EP ‘Athena’s Erotica’

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R&B duo Jake&Papa have been on their grind for some time, releasing quality bedroomm tunes from past mixtapes like ‘Something Soulful,’ ‘Destination Short Stay.’ Now the brothers have released their anticipated official EP ‘Athena’s Erotica.’

The sexually driven project sonically embodies dark heavy-hitting production, ambient harmonies and raw sultry vocals. It boasts production from The Futuristiks, Niko & BJ McKnight, Sho and more. The deluxe 10-track version of ‘Athena’s Erotica‘ is available now on iTunes.

They have also released a free 8-track version, available on JakeAndPapa.com.


New Music: Boxxx – XTC (Mixtape)

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The West continues to deliver new R&B talent.  The latest artist to emerge from Cali is singer/songwriter Boxxx.

Looking to make his mark in the #RnBSlaps movement, Boxxx releases his new mixtape ‘XTC.’ Hosted by DJ Carisma the project boasts 15 original tracks with features from artists like Dom Kennedy and TeeFlii, with production from The Futuristiks & Boxxx himself.

Stream and download below:

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New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – Fvck & Love [EP]

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The time is nearing for the well awaited follow-up to Marsha Ambrosius‘ incredible Late Nights & Early Mornings album and she’s dropping some gems to prove it. Getting your Saturday ready to become your Sunday morning, the songstress prepared this project for the lover in you.

Featuring 6 tracks, her brand new EP, Fvck & Love, hosts production from Da Internz, Oak, Eric Hudson, and more. With tracks like “Come” and “69,” it’s definitely going to get somebody in trouble when the lights go out! Sending a warning by tweeting, “PARENTAL ADVISORY #FVCKANDLOVE Don’t come at me all crazy 9 Months from now!!!,” the singer is letting everyone know that it’s definitely a baby making soundtrack.

While fans might not be getting an album until a few months from now, they can catch her on the “Friends & Lovers” tour kicking off March 16.

Until then, jump into the sack with her sexy sounds below:

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New Music: Tory Lanez – Chixtape 2 (Mixtape)

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Today’s new artists often wear multiple hats, learning their craft across the board and beyond. As is the case for Toronto native Tory Lanez, a singer/rapper/producer and musician, who has been building a buzz and strong following for a few years now.

Blessing fans with his brand new R&B driven mixtape ‘Chixtape 2‘ (the first one dropped in 2011), Tory looks to build on his artistry and place among today’s growing crop of Swag&B artists.

The 14-track project contains all original songs, along with interludes from Power 106′s own DJ Carisma.  A strong Toronto influence can be heard through the mellow, spacy and often overly filtered beats, but Tory finds a perfect balance on his unique interpolations of many ’90s classics, including ”Pony,” “All That,” “No Scrubs” and more; he handles production himself along with Tim Curry, PlayBack, and the Mekanics.

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Throwback Tuesday: DJ Iron Lyon presents: ‘Tuff Love’ (A Classic R&B Mix)

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We certainly cannot get enough of ’90s R&B here at ThisisRnB, so for today’s Throwback Tuesday we are sharing a new 60 minute classic R&B mix from DJ Iron Lyon called ‘Tuff Love’.

Complete with plenty of your favorites from New Jack Swing, Neo-Soul, and even some ballads, the ‘Tuff Love’ mix takes us down memory lane to the golden era of classic and timeless R&B.

Follow the jump to stream and download now! Enjoy!!

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New Music: Kameron Corvet – Darker Than Gray (EP)

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After some time away, indie artist Kameron Corvet has returned with his sophomore project. If you’ve followed ThisisRnB for a while you might recall his impressive 2012 EP ‘F_ck Love.’

Following a few single releases last fall, the singer/songwriter/musician drops the ‘Darker Than Gray‘ EP. Kameron has embraced progress in his journey and allowed life’s experiences to lead the way. His new EP is a 10-song story chronicling the darker side of the “gray area” between lust and love, exploring the downfall of a physical relationship forced into a doomed romance.

Listeners are taken from the desire for self-sabotage in “No Love Allowed” and “The Other Side,” to the raw honesty of sensual love songs like “Remember How” and “Did It For You,” to the unbreakable attraction highlighted in “Bad For Me” and “Round of It.”

In addition to production from Corvet himself, the EP features production from Pierre Medor (Usher, Brandy, Mary J. Blidge) and Kennard Garrett (Jesse McCartney, Pussycat Dolls, Sean Garrett). Darker Than Gray will be released to all digital outlets on March 4. Get an early listen with a full EP stream below!

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