MIXTAPES

Listen: Adrian Marcel Releases ‘Weak After Next: Reloaded’ (Mixtape)

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Adrian Marcel has been on a roll, continuing to impress and gain new fans with every release. With his debut album ‘Got Me F’ed Up‘ due out later this year, the rising R&B star brings us the final round in his “Weak” mixtape series with, ‘Weak After Next: Reloaded.’

Featuring a full project’s worth of new songs, mixed in with a few favorites from 2014’s original ‘Weak After Next,’ the mixtape includes features from Kelly Rowland, Pusha T, and Casey Veggies, along with production by Raphael Saadiq, Harmony Samuels, Fat Boi, Vinylz, Bam, and more.

“Ultimately, I have always wanted my music to express every side of me, as I’m not a one-dimensional person or artist,” Marcel tells FADER. “Sometimes, I like to turn up, sometimes I like to turn down and be more introspective. Therefore, this mixtape just completes the story and demonstrates who I am in this very moment. My end goal is keep growing as both an artist and person.”

Indeed he has, and the 19-track project continues to prove why Adrian Marcel is one of the dopest new voices in today’s R&B.

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New Music: Ester Dean – Miss Ester Dean (EP)

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Ester Dean has built a strong reputation within the industry for penning hits for megastars including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and many more. While over the years the talented singer/songwriter has released music and singles of her own, but now Dean has given fans and new listeners a taste of her latest sound with the Miss Ester Dean EP.

The self-titled project includes 6 original songs showcasing her diverse styles as she brings listeners through various emotions over trap sounds, club beats, and heartfelt ambient pop anthems.

Ester sings about taking a girl from her man on “Keeper,” admits to personal struggles on “Jealous,” and rocks with DJ Mustard on “New Shit.”

She is currently opening for her “Super Bass” collaborator Nicki Minaj on her “Pinkprint Tour” through Europe, and can be seen in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2, which hits theaters May 15.

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New Music: Poo Bear – ‘Beats 2 Make Love 2′ (Mixtape)

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Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Poo Bear has been behind many of your favorite R&B hits, and while he stayed behind-the-scenes for years the gifted artist decided to share some of his own material back in 2012 with the ‘Beats 2 Break Up 2‘ EP.  Now, Poo Bear is back with his follow-up mixtape, ‘Beats 2 Make Love 2.’

Three years in the making the 11-track project sounds just like the album suggests, offering sultry grooves, catchy melodies, sexually-driven lyrics and more. It has been lead by the Tyga-assisted single “Work For It,” which PB originally released late last year with a cinematic visual featuring a guest appearance from Justin Bieber.

On “To Do List,” Poo Bear lets his lady know that when it comes to sexy time he will do whatever it takes to be her number one call, “When you think of sex, think of me / When you wanna try something new, think of me,” he sings. Continuing with the generous love acts Poo Bear confirms his good deeds in the bedroom on “Giver.” He heralds his curvacious lover on “Country Thick,” and collaborates with singer Ashley Joi for the steamy duet “Around With You.”

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Listen: Tinashe Releases New Mixtape ‘Amethyst’

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Tinashe built her brand and early fan base off multiple acclaimed mixtapes and her grassroots promotion for them. Praised for her interaction with her followers, the singer/songwriter is wasting little time giving fans more new music. Following the release of her RCA Records debut album Aquarius, and in the middle of touring the world, Tinashe returns with the brand new mixtape, ‘Amethyst,’ named after her birth stone.

The project, which she urges listeners to take in as one cohesive body of work, was recorded in her bedroom during Christmas vacation. The Cali native has recorded her past mixtapes, and tracks from her debut album in her bedroom at her parents home in the past.

The project boasts 7 new tracks, with production from Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Dahi, Ritz Reynolds, Nez & Rio, and more, plus one feature from Bay Area rapper IamSu!.

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Mixtape: DJ Chris Styles & ThisisRnB – ‘Fresh Radio’ (March ’15) (Hosted by The-Dream)

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2015 has been off to a running start and we’re keeping it going with the new edition of our monthly “Fresh Radio” mixtape with DJ Chris Styles of Sirius XM’s ‘The Heat.’ This month we’re honored to have Mr. Radio Killa himself, The-Dream, as our guest host.

As always the 60 minute live mix features some of the hottest R&B singles climbing the charts and rockin the clubs right now, including tracks from Ne-Yo, Mario, Sevyn Streeter, Tinashe, and many more. Plus exclusive interlude breaks from Dream, who is currently prepping for the release of his new EP ‘Crown,’ due out March 31.

Stream the new mix now below!

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New Music: The Kid Ryan & Prince Sole – ‘Call Waiting’ (Mixtape)

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After multiple collaborations, rising Cali natives The Kid Ryan & Prince Sole release their anticipated collaboration mixtape ‘Call Waiting,’ hosted by Young California’s own DJ’s Amen, Carisma, Kay Rich & Yesi Ortiz.

Showcasing their big ’90s influences the feel-good project boasts remakes and interpolations of classics from Soul for Real, Janet Jackson, Keith Sweat, LL Cool J and more. Plus they pose possibly the best relationship question ever, Biggie or Pac, TLC or DPG?

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New Music: MPrynt – ‘What If Later Never Comes’ (Mixtape)

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Last week we brought you the premiere of the title track, now former Motown signees MPrynt bring you their brand new mixtape, ‘What If Later Never Comes.’

The Philly bred R&B quartet – made up of Tyce, Fah, Budda, and Real – are poised to bring the world that good ol’ love making music with the 13-track project.

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New Music: Lyrica Anderson – If You’re Remixing This It’s Too Late (Mixtape)

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Well this is interesting!

R&B singer-songwriter Lyrica Anderson has decided to drop another mixtape, but this time, she borrowed a few pages from the book of Drake.

The Rap superstar, who released his surprise mixtape album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and debuted at No. 1 with 535,00 copies, hadn’t even had the opportunity to fully bask in its glory before it was deemed as perfection, and Lyrica is giving her stamp of approval as well. Remixing 8 of the tracks from the album, the famed songwriter – who titled her mixtape ‘If You’re Remixing This It’s Too Late‘ as a play on Drizzy’s title – lets it be known that the hate will be real on this one.

Taking her turn at tackling the beats to “Energy,” “Legend,” “Madonna,” “10 Bands,” and more, the sultry singer turns the tracks into anthems for women. While she’s revving up for the release of the third installment to her King Me trilogy, Lyrica has been spending time with the OVO 6 God himself in L.A. – and we’re hoping that a collaboration from the two will be the result.

Take a listen to her flip of Drake’s project below:

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