MUSIC

Watch: Newcomer Devon Covers The Weeknd’s “Earned It”

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There has never been an easy formula for breaking into the music industry and building a fan base.  But, as in any line of work, hard work pays off and rising singer/songwriter Devon has been honing his craft for a few years now, and aligning himself with the right team to propel this career.

Currently letting his talent speak for itself, the young artist puts his falsetto on display with a video cover of The Weeknd’s massive R&B hit, “Earned It.”  Shot in black-and-white, a camera revolves around Devon, who is seated, crooning the addictive lyrics over lush keys.

He is prepping for the release of his debut EP, ‘Off The Ground,’ which is due out this September.

Check out the video below, what do you think?

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New Music: Rochelle Jordan – Madness (Have It)

Rochelle Jordan Have it

Toronto’s Rochelle Jordan is finally back with a new musical blessing.  Following her ‘Freaknik’ remix of “Follow Me,” and her 2014 debut album 1021, the sultry singer returns with a short-but-sweet track titled, “Madness (Have It).”

Borrowing from Future’s mixtape track “March Madness,” Rochelle waves off the drama in her signature tone: “We the ones who kept it cool with y’all n**gas, until you n**gas started actin’ / Have it, have it, all y’all n**gas can have it… ‘cause the next thing I’m on is magic,” she sings on the hook.

“Madness (Have It)” is the first offering from Rojo’s upcoming mixtape due out later this year. Vibe out with the track below:

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New Music: OVO Newcomer Roy Wood$ Releases Debut EP ‘Exis’

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OVO Sound’s newest signee, Roy Wood$, makes his official introduction with the release of his debut EP ‘Exis.’

Building a quick buzz as of late, thanks to his Drake affiliation and feature on his single “Drama,” which was premiered on the OVO Sound Beats 1 Radio a few weeks back, the Toronto native wastes no time giving listeners a deeper feeling of his sound.

Following in the footsteps of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Wood$ delivers catchy melodies with a mixture of singing and rapping over moody and vibey tracks.

Take a listen to his debut project below:

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New Music: Bahja Rodriguez – Next One

Bahja Rodriguez Next One

Last month, former OMG Girlz member Bahja Rodriguez dropped her catchy single “Lipstick.” Now, the budding singer has returned with the aptly titled follow-up “Next One.”

While the previous track found Bahja cooing out about a passionate new love, on her latest she sends a warning to any boy that doesn’t treat her right.

“If you don’t treat me right then I’m gone, then I’m gone / If you don’t treat me right then I’m on, then I’m on, to the next one,” she sings.

Peep her new single below:

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New Music: MAAD*MOISELLE x The Vamp – Rock With U (Vmix)

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Singer/model MAAD*MOISELLE returns with something new for your party playlists. Teaming up with production team The Vamp, the NYC native brings sexy and groovy vibes with her “VMix” of Janet Jackson’s classic “Rock With U.”

While we are all praising Janet’s great comeback single, MAAD brings us to the late night lounges with the disco house track, layering sultry vocals over the lush instrumental.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Tory Lanez – Say It

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Yes, Tory! Sang that sh*t!

Tory Lanez is here to release his first official single and we’re all here for it! Titled “Say It,” the new track samples the ’90s Brownstone hit “If You Love Me.”

Teasing the track for the last two Friday’s, today brought forth the single in its entirety, and it was definitely worth the wait. Cooing out, “When I come down on it / You’ll love when I’m down on it / F*ck around and spend time on it,” the sensual new love song has Tory letting his lady know that she’s gonna have to do more than just say it.

Take a listen below!

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New Music: Jordin Sparks – They Don’t Give

Jordin Sparks Right Here Right Now

While we heard a sample of Jordin Sparks‘ new song “They Don’t Give” on her #ByeFelicia mixtape, today the talented singer has given us the full version of the love-filled track.

Coming courtesy of none other than Babyface and Salaam Remi, the ballad is reminiscent of any early ’90s track that had Babyface behind the pen. Singing out, “If we’re gonna make it through whatever, don’t let them hate / ‘Cause our love was meant to be forever, no matter what they say,” Jordin pours out her heart to the man who has it.

The “American Idol” champion’s third album Right Here Right Now is due out August 21. It is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Alicia Keys – 28 Thousand Days

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Alicia Keys has returned with a new single, which accompanies her new campaign with Levi’s Jeans.

Titled “28 Thousand Days,” the new release – which references the average number of days of a human’s life span (76 years) – has A. Keys belting out some uplifting lyrics for those who are in need of motivation.

Cooing out, “There’s only 28,000 days / Who would you love, where would you go, what would you celebrate? / I’m tellin’ you that life’s too short to just throw it away / So have the time of your life,” she gives you the encouragement of a lifetime in just under 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

Prepping for the release of her follow-up album to 2012’s Girl On Fire, Alicia has been in the studio with her hubby Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams, among others.

Take a listen to her new song below:

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