MUSIC

New Music: TeeFLii feat. Chris Brown – Blue Lipstick

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While TeeFLii may be new on the scene, the R&B crooner isn’t wasting any time building up his collaboration resume. After releasing the tracklisting and album cover for his debut album  Starr earlier today, the Chris Brown assisted single “Blue Lipstick” has surfaced for our listening pleasure.

Set against a mid-tempo guitar led beat, the South Central and VA crooners pour their hearts out for the women that they adore. Singing out, “I give it to you how you want it / We gone do it any way you want it,” the single is the perfect follow-up to TeeFLii’s previous releases.

Take a listen to “Blue Lipstick” after the jump and get ready for Starr‘s release on February 3!

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Chris Brown Joins Fabolous On Naughty New Single ‘She Wildin’!

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R&B singer Chris Brown is taking this time in the positive side of the limelight and running with it. Although it’s been quite some time since he’s been in the media this long for things other than trouble, it’s very refreshing to see the young singer have the spotlight on him for his musical contributions again.

On the brink of starting his joint tour with Trey Songz, Breezy has been lending his vocals to many of his famous friends and their projects. This time, he jumps on New York rapper Fabolous‘ single “She Wildin” from his most recent release, The Young OG Project. Sampling the Nas and Braveheart 2000 hit song “Oochie Wally” (which Eric Bellinger also sampled in his newest release), the duo gives the original a run for its musical money.

Take a listen to Breezy and Loso lay it down after the jump!

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Elijah Blake Releases New Heartfelt Tribute Video and Song, “We Are One”

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Although the holidays are in effect, 2014 hasn’t been the most joyful as a whole. With tensions still high from the deaths of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner, as well as recent mis-happenings, artists from all over have been uniting through music to implement change.

While R&B artists John Legend and Alicia Keys dropped their vocal push for change earlier this month, singer-songwriter Elijah Blake debuted his new single “We Are One” with its accompanying video this week. Showcasing Elijah’s role in the peaceful protests in Los Angeles, clips of news reports from the instances, and images of reactions from different individuals, the video highlights the need for change with the message, “Black Lives Matter.”

Continuing the positive influence that’s needed in this upsetting time, Elijah’s touching lyrics are a great reminder for us to stand behind what we believe in.

Take a look at the new video below:

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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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