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Listen: TJ Boyce Releases New Single “Let It Go” feat. Bun B

TJ Boyce Let It Go

Houston, TX native TJ Boyce makes his return today with the premiere of the brand new single “Let It Go” featuring Bun B.

The singer/songwriter puts his money where his mouth is, literally, as he looks to turn the club up as he sings about making it rain all over the pulsating track.

“I want to feel your weight on me / I want to see you work that thang on me / The way your body’s all over me, drives me crazy,” sings TJ, while UGK legend Bun B spits a drippy verse about rolling with a G.

Take a listen below:

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List: The Best of August – Top 12 Records

Best-of-August-2015

As our last full month of summer came to a close, we now have to start saying goodbye to the hot days, short shorts, weekend day parties, and trips to the beach on a consistent basis. While this was something we’re definitely not looking forward to doing entirely, the good thing about the month of August is that it gave us some dope tunes to enjoy summer to just a little bit longer.

Whether it was the smooth sounds of Robin Thicke, or the positive tunes of Timbaland and V. Bozeman reminding us to just “Smile,” August brought us some of the best ways to segue into closing out the hottest season of the year.

So now that you know what you’re getting, dive right into our “Best of August – Top 12 Records” list below!

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Listen: MICK x Leon Bridges – Coming Home to Texas (Mixtape)

Coming Home to Texas

One of our favorite DJs, Mick Boogie and one of our favorite new artists Leon Bridges, have united to bring us one of the best projects of the year.

Earlier this summer, Bridges released his Columbia Records debut album Coming Home, and now the critically acclaimed album has gotten the remix treatment thanks to MICK and a crew of emerging beatsmiths.

Focusing on 7 standout cuts from the album, producers Chi Duly, Hasan Insane, Chris Rockaway, Donnie Houston, Jett I. Masstyr, and TedyP, re-envision the cuts with hip hop styled soul samples from Texas based artists, along with guest verses from rappers Bun B and Slim Thug.

“Leon Bridges is an underground king who made a classic album with a timeless sound,” explains MICK. “I wondered what would happen if I remix that with timeless classics from the state of Texas? This is the result.”

If you haven’t experienced it yet, Coming Home an outstanding, soulful body of work, it is available on all digital stores now.  It’s remixed counterpart can be streamed below and is available for free here.

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New Music: Marc E. Bassy feat. Ty Dolla Sign – That’s Love

Marc E Bassy Thats Love

Underrated artist Marc E. Bassy follows up his dope EP ‘East Hollywood,’ with the brand new single “That’s Love” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

The Bay Area singer/songwriter continues to build on his brand of woozy, catchy vibes with the new tune. A slinky guitar opens the Nic Nac production, as Bassy rides the lush track cooing about a ride-or-die love.

“Girl I came home late last night, you was on my head / Tellin me I gotta get more than just the bread / You never let me skate, not even just an inch / But you’re always there every time I’m in a pinch,” he sings.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Vanessa Elisha feat. CVIRO – Latency

Vanessa Elisha Latency

Following the success of her last single “Down for This”, Australian R&B starlet-in-the-making Vanessa Elisha returns with the new single “Latency,” which is the first release off her upcoming EP Good Ones. The track, featuring Vanessa’s brother CVIRO is almost an ode to classic 90s male/female duets.

Produced by long-time collaborator, GXNXVS, “Latency” seamlessly blends hazy hip hop, soul and smoky electro pop in conjunction with the rich R&B vocals cultivated by Vanessa and CVIRO.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Antonique Smith – Higher

Antonique Smith Higher

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Antonique Smith returns with the soaring new single “Higher,” off her anticipated debut EP Love Is Everything, due this fall.

On the anthemic production by Midi Mafia, Darulah and The Track Burnaz, Antonique showcases a sonic progression from her debut single “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo),” which landed her a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance earlier this year. Smith’s strong vocals are center stage as she effortlessly navigates through elevated riffs and poignant lyrics to deliver the emotional message.

“Higher is about that moment when guys are afraid to commit,” says Smith. “When that happens, women start asking all the wrong questions. But, there is something you can say to a man to make him look at you differently and want that commitment. That something is the message of Higher.”

Take a listen below, and if you are feeling it you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: Jacob Whitesides feat. Kelly Rowland – I Know What You Did Last Summer

Jacob-Whitesides-Kelly-Rowland

17-year-old vocalist Jacob Whitesides may not be on your radar yet, but trust and believe, he’s coming. Getting his start on the second season of “The X Factor,” the young and vibrant teen has kept his fan base booming with his YouTube covers and most recently, his debut EP titled A Piece of Me.

Now ready to become a household name, the former television star that worked his way into the hearts of many  has released a new duet with former “X Factor” judge, Kelly Rowland. Titled “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the track is an upbeat, funky, and flirtatious track about a past summer love. While there’s definitely a noticeable age difference between the two with Kelly being twice Jacob’s senior, the summer always brings forth moments to do what you wouldn’t normally do on a regular day.

Take a listen to their flashback love story below:

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Listen: The-Dream Joins Rick Ross On Smooth New Track “Money Dance”

Money-Dance

The-Dream is wasting no time reminding you that he’s on his way with the new sh*t, and lacing as many people’s tracks as he can is a good enough way to do so.

Joining the boss, Rick Ross, on his new track titled “Money Dance,” the famed singer-songwriter supplies his vocals to the sweet sounding Jake One-production. Cooing out about his dime worthy chick and lavish lifestyle while Rozay boasts about everything surrounding him, the duo delivers a nice send off to the summer.

Although the song was just released, a Hype Williams-directed visual has already been shot and should be arriving soon, as Rick Ross’ new album Black Dollar will drop this Thursday, September 3.

Take a listen to the track below:

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