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New Music: Ashanti feat. Rick Ross & Future – I Got It (Unreleased Version)

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Ashanti is feeling very giving on this beautiful Tuesday, as she has gone into the vault and shared the unreleased version of her single “I Got It” featuring Rick Ross and Future.

The single, off her new album Braveheart, was officially released with only Rick Ross, but rapper Future helped co-write the song as well, and laid down his own vocals and adlibs.

Next up, Ashanti is planning to finish shooting and release the music video for her new single “Early In The Morning” with French Montana. Additionally, she is in the middle of shooting a new movie called “Stuck” in New York, where she plays a character named Eve, that gets stuck together with a group of strangers on a locked subway car beneath NYC. All of them have a story that reaches far beyond what is apparent on the surface.

Take a listen to the previously unheard version of the LT Hutton produced “I Got It” below!

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Throwback Tuesday: Brandy – ‘Baby’

Brandy is a singer, songwriter, and actress, best known for her distinctive sound, characterized by her peculiar timbre, voice-layering, intricate riffs, and beat-driven R&B.

“Baby” was the second single lifted off her 1994 self-titled debut album. It was written by Rahsaan Patterson, Kipper Jones and Keith Crouch, who produced by the track.  The single spent four weeks on top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. A music video was accompanied and directed by Hype Williams.

The music video was shot in the middle of Times Square in New York City. The video was choreographed by Fatima Robinson and features a young Laurieann Gibson. Brandy’s music always possessed a certain flavor and soulfulness about it, especially in her early ’90s music. Enjoy the video above.


Jermaine Dupri Preview New Jagged Edge Song “It’s Been You (The Whole Time)”

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Jermaine Dupri is on a mission right now to help restore a certain sound to mainstream R&B music, and he is working tirelessly to do so with Jagged Edge‘s anticipated new album J.E. Heartbreak Too.

Appearing overly joyed by the outcome of a brand new song, the artist/producer has taken to his Youtube channel to give fans a very early sneak preview at what sounds to be an incredible new ballad from J.E. titled “It’s Been You (The Whole Time).”

“It’s f*cked up the way people treat R&B music these days, if you ain’t calling a girl a b*tch or a hoe or cursing you can barely get on the radio, tv or anything, but I’m determined to restore the feeling,” JD wrote with the video post.

The song does actually sound amazing, the way certain ballads used to sound! Check out the clip below:

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New Music: Jasmine V feat. Kendrick Lamar – That’s Me Right There

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Rising Pop/R&B singer Jasmine V gets blessed from King Kendrick on her brand new single “That’s Me Right There.” The bouncy record is the first release off her upcoming EP, due later this summer.

“It was amazing working with him,” Jasmine told Teen Vogue of the Compton MC. “That was like the last piece of the puzzle we needed for the EP. He’s so busy and has his own career to work on, so I was just waiting patiently for the day he was going to come.”

The 20-year-old singer is now signed to Ester Dean’s label through Interscope. The upcoming EP follows her 2011 mixtape ‘S(he) Be(lie)ve(d),’ which featured Tyga and Ryan Leslie.

Check out the new single below:

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New Music: Hillary Jane – Stix and Stones (EP)

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Burgeoning artist Hillary Jane has released her debut EP ‘Stix and Stones,’ and she is giving fans a full preview of the entire project here.

The 20-year-old Houston resident showcases her talents as a singer and rapper over a fusion of trap, hip hop, and soulful sounds. With her debut project Hillary looks to address issues many young people face today, including bullying, low self esteem and materialism, and sharing her positive message.

The entire EP was produced by Grammy Award winners 808XEliTE, aside from a bonus remix of “Shotgun” by HXLY KXSS.

Follow the jump to stream the full EP, and you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

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The much anticipated collaboration between Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj has landed our way a day early. The powerful collabo “Bang Bang” produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya, serves as the first single off Jessie’s third album, and will also be included on the deluxe edition of Ariana’s sophomore album, My Everything as well.

Over the upbeat, rolling drum track, the ladies let their man know they are the best he will ever have, and there is no reason to look outside.

“She got a body like an hour glass, but I can give it to you all the time / She got a booty like a Cadillac, but I can send you into overdrive,” sings Jessie on the confident ladies anthem.

Check out the big pop tune below:

UPDATE: Added official audio release

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New Music: Willow Smith – 8

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Kitty Cash continues to share gems off her sophomore mixtape Love the Free II.

After releasing new tracks with SZA (“Moodring“) and Rochelle Jordan (“Back In The Day“), the DJ debuts a brand new song from Willow Smith simply titled “8.”

“I’ve been really into numerology lately because a lot of numbers have been following me and my friends,” Willow told MTV. “I’ve been coming into this new phase in my life, just becoming one with all that is, going deeper into myself and getting to the goal of my music, which is to share that feeling and pass on knowledge so that consciousness can be raised on this planet.”

At only 13 years old, Willow delivers a tranquil vibe on the laid-back cut off the project which drops tomorrow.

Check it out below:

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New Music: SoMo feat. Ty Dolla $ign & K Camp – Ride (Remix)

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Pop artist SoMo built up a strong fan base and consistent airplay with his breakout single “Ride.”

Now, the singer/songwriter looks to continue crossing over to urban radio with the official remix to the sexy song, which features Ty Dolla $ign and K Camp.

SoMo will be hitting the road on his “Wide Awake” tour kicking off August 16 in Indianapolis, IN.

Check out the new remix below:

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