Chris Brown Drops Unexpected ‘Before the Party’ Mixtape!


Well look at what the day is bringing!

It might be “Black Friday,” but there’s definitely nothing dark about today. Earlier we brought you the visual for Chris Brown‘s newest release “Fine By Me,” and now the multi-talented artist has surprised his fans with a brand new mixtape to serve as a holdover for his upcoming album, Royalty.

Titled Before the Party, fans of the singer can get their fix with an incredible 34-track project. Royalty – which was pushed back to a December 18 release – might have a lot to live up to being that Before the Party hosts features from a few of his friends including Rihanna, Fetty Wap, Kelly Rowland, Tyga, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and French Montana. While the line-up for features is, of course, great, what’s even more interesting is the fact that majority of the 34-tracks are just Breezy himself.

Ready to take a listen? Stream and download the new project below!

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New Music: Erykah Badu – But U Caint Use My Phone (Mixtape)


The month of the Badu.

With the 2015 Soul Train Awards just a few days away, host Erykah Badu is back on the music scene with her first full length project since 2010. Dropping her well awaited new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone (a play on her 1997 hit “Tyrone”), Ms. Badu is here to remind you just why she’s so respected in the game.

Featuring her remix to Drake’s “Hotline Bling” – which has been renamed “Cell U Lar Device” – and “Phone Down,” Erykah boasts an 11-track mixtape that will have you begging for a new album right now. Joined by Drake on “U Use to Call Me” and ex-beau André 3000 on “Hello,” Badu gives us a great follow-up to New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh).

But U Caint Use My Phone is available to download exclusively on iTunes and steaming via Apple Music for one week. It will be availalbe on remaining streaming partners and digital retailers December 4.

Stream the mixtape below!

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New Music: Omarion – Care Package 3 (Mixtape)


While the weather may be cooling down, R&B star Omarion is just heating things up. Releasing the third installment of his Care Package mixtape series, the new volume hosts 8-tracks with features from some of your favorites.

Calling on Rich Homie Quan, Problem, BJ the Chicago Kid – on the previously released “Game Over” – and Kehlani for a quick cameo on “Angel,” Maybach O gives fans some new seductive tunes to serve as a holdover until the release of his album Reasons touches down next year.

Grab your favorite alcoholic drink of choice, along with ya bae and get into CP3 below.

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New Music: Mila J – The Waiting Game (Mixtape)


While the wait is still on for Mila J‘s debut album, the Cali songstress is offering up a bit of a holdover. Delivering her new mixtape titled The Waiting Game, Mila is ready to draw the wait near its end.

The 14-track project, hosts production from Detail, Jasper, Immanuel Rich, Eric Cire, and Mars of 1500 or Nothin’. Remixes of popular tracks from The Weeknd, Drake and Future, and Bryson Tiller can also be heard on the new project.

“It’s been a while since anyone has heard something new from me, so I wanted to drop some new music for my fans while I’m working on my first full-length studio album that will be released next year 2016,” said Mila J.

Mila’s debut album is set to arrive via Motown Records, and is expected to feature work from Timbaland, DJ Mustard, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, and more.

Take a listen to The Waiting Game below.

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New Music: Rotimi Releases ‘Royal Wednesday’ Mixtape


With his breakout role on the hit STARZ tv series Power, rising actor/singer-songwriter Rotimi continues to build on his buzz with the release of a brand new mixtape called ‘Royal Wednesday.’

The 9-track project is led by his catchy single “Lotto” featuring 50 Cent, and includes original tracks with production by the likes of Troy Taylor, Swagg R’Celious, Keyz and more, plus a Ro-Mix to Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

The title was inspired by Rotimi’s fans, whom he considers Royal. Stream the full project below, and download it at Rotimimusic.com.

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Premiere: Daron Jones (of 112) Releases New Mixtape ‘The Unofficial Diary of Daron Jones’

Daron Jones - The Unofficial Diary (Front Cover)

112’s own Daron Jones has returned to share some deep, intimate feelings with the release of his new mixtape ‘The Unofficial Diary Of Daron Jones.’  The veteran singer-songwiter wanted this project to be a special gift to all of the fans that have supported him over his career. The accomplished and established artist is ready to take his solo mission to unforeseen heights. The Atlanta native first made a name for himself as a member of the group 112. Now plenty of love songs and awards later, he’s ready for a new stage. Daron’s goal is to establish a body of classic and timeless music that reflects the artist he is today. When asked about the inspiration behind the project, Daron stated:

“I wanted to create a body of work that would remind you of when R&B music sounded like a page out of your private diary…. It was important to me to create a body of work that would introduce who I really am vocally to my #TeamDaronJones family in a very personal way through music. I’m very grateful for every comment, like, & repost that my #TeamDaronJones family gives me in support of my new project. I understand how blessed I am to still be here doing what I love, and I owe each of you my very best!”

Daron also went on to say. “I wanted to remind you of when you first fell in love with R&B music, and how it made you feel every time your favorite song came on with this project. I wanted to create something that you could play no matter the mood or situation that you could play over and over. It was important to me to listen to what my #TeamDaronJones family wanted, so I asked them a series of questions and based this project off of their responses! I wanted them to feel 100% apart of it. I love music. I love the way it makes you feel and think. I just wanted to transfer that love into this project.”

The 8-track project features Daron’s take on classic songs by the likes of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight and more.  The mixtape is available for stream and full download below, enjoy!

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Listen: Da Internz Release ‘Everyday Is Valentine’s Day’ (Mixtape)


Halloween may be the event that we normally celebrate in October, but production duo Da Internz is here to let us know that Everyday Is Valentine’s Day.

The duo, who have been behind many of your favorite tracks from artists such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Big Sean, Tamar Braxton, and many more, is comprised of Chicago natives Tuo and Kosine. Laced with their self-proclaimed “gourmet ratchet”sound, the highly anticipated project features some of the most talented R&B artists currently on the scene.

From the sweet sounds of JoJo, James Fauntleroy, and Karina Pasian to the “Trap Jazz” sounds of Elle Varner, the 8-track compilation is a firm representation of the evolution of R&B.

Take a listen below:

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Listen: Rising Artist LoVel Premieres New EP ‘Backseat Memories’


Harlem-based R&B artist LoVel gained serious attention earlier this year with the Fetty Wap-assisted burner, “The Move.”  While the single inches closer to one million streams, LoVel brings his fans and new listens a wavy and thrilling new free-release with his Backseat Memories EP.

Aside for two features (from Justin Rose and Maxxx Flair), the majority of the eight-track project is a pure demonstration of LoVel’s talents. And they’re on full display as soon as Backseat Memories gets started with “Show Off,” a vocals-first joint that sways and subtly bounces over light keys and drums. Another instant standout is “Personal,” a psychedelic swim through the innermost thoughts of a man trying to get out of a relationship because he knows the girl deserves better. It also transitions smoothly into what feels like a post-breakup night of debauchery in “All That,” which includes a more direct vocal turn from LoVel—yes, the man can rap, too.

Despite an evident mixture of emotions, Backseat Memories’ sonic focus remains strong and superbly cohesive. Sure enough, you can thank LoVel for that, as he and Lee Al-Taquan (who together form The Hittas) produced the entire EP. Each track on here is connected to one another, allowing the listener to jump around without the feeling that they’re listening to a completely different artist. It’s a rare notion at a time when so many others are trying to appeal to everyone. Instead, LoVel’s carved out a lane for himself, and it’s a musical trip well worth taking; just make sure you have a designated driver.

Stream Backseat Memories now below:

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