MUSIC

New Music: Immature – Own It

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Although 2014 may be coming to an end, the return of ’90s supergroup Immature is just getting started. Releasing their first single in over a decade last month, the trio is back with their follow-up.

Titled “Own It,” the new single has the original members – Batman (Marques Houston), Romeo (Jerome Jones), and LDB (Kelton Kessee) – letting listeners in on what they’ll do for their woman just to hear her cry out that they “own it.” While most of the trio’s R&B counterparts are releasing holiday themed singles, it’s obvious that they decided to drop a single for the “thank you for the gift” couples playlist.

Prepping for the release of their album Forever, which is set to hit shelves in May 2015, the fellas will also be hitting ht round in June.

Ready to see what they’ll have in store for you? Take a listen to “Own It” below:

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Throwback Tuesday: Boyz II Men feat. Brian McKnight – ‘Let It Snow’

In case you’ve newly arrived on this planet, Boyz II Men is an iconic R&B group best known for their a cappella harmonies, emotional ballads, and each member’s incredible vocal ability. Formerly a quartet, the legendary trio was recently named R&B group of the century by the RIAA. They are only the third artists ever (after The Beatles and Elvis Presley) to replace themselves at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

“Let It Snow” was a single off their 1993 Christmas Interpretations album released on Motown Records. The single features label mate Brian McKnight. Several of the album’s tracks are originals, written by the group along with McKnight. On “Let It Snow,” Wanya Morris takes the lead with some nice riffs and runs, McKnight carries the song nicely with his vocals complimenting the group’s on the second verse. Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman lead the chorus with their perfect tenors, and the group rounds out the chorus showcasing their amazing harmonies.

Enjoy the throwback above.


New Music: The Weeknd – Earned It

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The steamiest movie of next year just got a boost to it’s soundtrack as The Weeknd has contributed a brand new song to the Fifty Shades of Grey OST.

A fitting choice for the soundscape of the film, the Canadian singer serenades his lady on the slow burning “Earned It.”

“I’ma care for you / ‘Cause girl you’re perfect, you’re always worth it / And you deserve it / The way you work it,” he croons.

The erotic thriller, which stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Rita Ora, hits theaters on February 13, 2015.

In related news, Abel recently received the Allan Slaight Award during Canada’s ‘Walk of Fame’ 2014 special. He was presented the award by a special video message from Rick Ruben and fans were given a first time look at part of his early grind pursuing music, and a personal look at the man himself as he delivered a poised acceptance speech.

Take a listen to The Weeknd’s brand new song below, and you can pick it up on iTunes now!

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Listen: Stacy Barthe Teases New Album ‘BEcoming’ with Sampler, Releases Full Version of “Angel”

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Stacy Barthe is coming, in fact she is ‘BEcoming.’

Building an adorning fan base through her infectious, soulful voice the singer-songwriter has been pretty quiet this year, but it turns out Stacy has just been getting everything right to finally release her official debut album via John Legends Homeschool label / Motown.

Following her 2013 EP ‘P.S. I Love You,’ Stacy isn’t letting 2014 come to a close without giving fans a preview of her full length album BEcoming.  Sharing snippets and full versions of 6 tracks from the LP boasting production from Malay, Benny Cassette and DJ Camper, Stacy is surely going to deliver a stellar sonic project.

The Brooklyn native soundtracks the struggle with songs like “Hey You There” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” while balancing out the lows with natural highs on the Common-assisted “Live For Today.”

In addition, Stacy has released the full version of her remake of Anita Baker’s “Angel,” which was originally released as a duet interlude on John Legend’s last album Love In The Future, and it’s kinda amazing.

Take a listen to the album sampler and full song below!

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New Music: Case – Shook Up

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Case is sprung on his new lady and he’s singing her praises on the brand new single “Shook Up.”

The ’90s R&B star has finally returned with the first single off his forthcoming album Heaven’s Door, and it’s a soon-to-be anthem for all the lovers.

Over soft strings, the smooth singer croons about being utterly smitten by the woman in his life. Everything from her touch to her kisses makes him fall more and more in love with her everyday.

“Ever since the day I met ya, love’s been something special / You showed me what good love is all about,” he sings.

Case’s new album that will be released in early 2015. Take a listen to his new single below!

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New Music: Jodeci feat. B.o.B – Nobody Wins

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It’s been almost two decades since the bad boys of R&B brought us new music, but as we all know 2014 has brought out many surprises. Returning to the scene at this year’s Soul Train Awards, ’90s supergroup Jodeci left fans with much anticipation when they performed their first comeback single “Nobody Wins” featuring B.o.B.

Now moving things a little further, the once raunchy lyric producing group has finally released the official audio with a lyric video for the anti-domestic violence single. If you’re new to the sounds of the quarrelsome quartet, Jodeci is comprised of brothers, Joel (JoJo) and Cedric (K-Ci) Hailey, DeVante Swing, and Dalvin (Mr. Dalvin) DeGrate. The video, which follows the different scenarios of domestic violence, urges watchers to take a stand against it and features the number for those to call if needed.

The group, which has paved the way for many of today’s R&B superstars, is in the process of working on their first album since 1995’s The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, and will be working with top producers such as Timbaland.

“We’ve recorded hundreds of songs, even if it’s bits and pieces and fragments of songs that we could probably live off of for the rest of our lives,” Mr. Dalvin explained to RollingStone Magazine. “But when creating this album, we chose a body of work that really represents us as a group and represents what people are expecting to hear from Jodeci as a group. People will be pleasantly surprised.”

In regards to their new single, K-Ci shared: “We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community. Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness.”

Take a look at the lyric video for “Nobody Wins” below… What do you think?

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New Music: The-Dream – Fruition

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Ohhhh! The-Dream isn’t letting 2014 go without a gift!

Earlier this month the R&B hitmaker paid a visit to Atlanta’s V-103 for a new interview with Big Tigger and he played some new music and spoke about his current label situation. The singer, songwriter, producer previously surprised fans when he announced his departure from Def Jam, and later revealed that he launched his own imprint called Contra Paris under Capitol Records. In July, he released his first project under the label, The Prequel EP, which found him reuniting with his production partner Tricky Stewart.

Now, with a new double album called ‘Crown / Jewel‘ on the way spring 2015, Dream is giving fans a listen to the first song off the project, “Fruition.”

A smooth, seductive slow jam with a ’90s vibe, Dream sings the praises of his lady and promises to love her endlessly.

“It’s so hard to find someone like you / I’ve searched under stars and many a moon / Just to find someone like you,” he croons over the guitar laden track.

Get a taste of what Dream has been cookin up below!

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New Music: Anthony Lewis – Pretty Brown Eyes

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Young R&B newcomer Anthony Lewis is taking yet another page from the book of the past. Finding fame with his remake of Soul For Real’s “Candy Rain,” A. Lewis is back to double up on hits from the ’90s. Taking on Mint Condition’s 1991 hit “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” this time around, it seems as if the L.A. native has found a home in remaking some of the classics.

While the lyrics to the famed single are the same, Anthony – with the help of production duo Da Internz – manages to add his young and hip flare on to the timeless track. Continuing to prove that he’s one of his generations more talented singers, fans of the up and coming singer should feel confident to know that he’ll be around for some time to come.

Get into the newest rendition of the classic track below:

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