MUSIC

Indie: Nyakz Releases “Right Now” Single & Video Trailer

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Indie artist Nyakz has released his single “Right Now,” off his forthcoming debut album. As he prepares to premiere the music video on April 21, Nyakz is giving fans a sneak peek at the visual with a short trailer.

Hailing from North London, the 22-year-old singer/songwriter began singing at age 15 after being inspired by R. Kelly, Joe, Tyrese and Trey Songz. Releasing his self-produced 7-track EP at age 19, Nyakz caught local attention and shared the stage with some of the UK’s biggest artists. He is currently working on finishing up his first album with plans to release it later this year.

The music video for “Right Now” will premiere on April 21, and be released to iTunes on May 19. Stream the song and check out the video trailer below:

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New Music: Lyrica Anderson feat. Wiz Khalifa – Freakin’

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After premiering the song on our latest ‘Fresh Radio‘ mixtape with DJ Chris Styles, rising R&B songstress Lyrica Anderson unleashes her hot new single “Freakin” featuring Wiz Khalifa.

The catchy song will be included on Lyrica’s forthcoming project ‘King Me 2,’ which will be released on May 6.

“I’m not in the mood for talkin, I’m not in the mood for playin, I’m just in the mood for lovin on you,” sings Lyrica on the seductive jam.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Alexandra Burke – Where Do Hearts Go

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British songstress Alexandra Burke brings us back to early Disney soundtracks with her beautiful new ballad “Where Do Hearts Go.”  The sweet and tender love song is the first release from her forthcoming third studio album, due out later this year.

“You, gave me my wings to fly, way up high / Oh you, showed me that love could bring anything / Yea you, lifted my soul inside to clear blue skies, oh you, ” she softly sings on the opening verse.

Take a listen to Alexandra’s touching song below, and if you like you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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Tiffany Evans Performs Acoustic Cover of Van Hunt’s “Down Here With You”

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Tiffany Evans returns with her ‘Tiffany Tuesdays’ music release series. Switching it up this week, the R&B singer shares a live acoustic cover of Van Hunt’s song “Down Here With You” featuring Kori James.

“I covered this song because it’s so real in everyone’s relationship. The words are very relatable and make you and your lover appreciate the trials you go through,” says Tiffany, who is currently in the studio working on her new project, which is slated to release later this year.

Peep the cover below:

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Throwback Tuesday: D’Angelo – “Lady”

D’Angelo is a R&B and neo-soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is known for his production and songwriting talents as much as for his vocal abilities, and often draws comparisons to his influences, Marvin Gaye and Prince.

“Lady” was the third single released off his 1995 platinum debut album Brown Sugar.  The song was also co-written by Tony! Toni! Tone!’s Raphael Saadiq who also happens to play the track’s funky bass line. It contains melodious chords and timeless vocal runs. The music video mainly takes place at a house party (classic ’90s feel), but also shows D’Angelo at various locations professing his love to his lady. D’Angelo is often referred to as one of the torch bearers of R&B soul and funk.

Enjoy the video above!


Mixshow: DJ Carisma’s “Cookie Jar” (4/14 with Justin Hunt)

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DJ Carisma and Abby De La Rosa returned to TheMixShow last night for a Monday night broadcast of “The Cookie Jar.” The ladies were joined in the studio by burgeoning artist Justin Hunt, who started out in the same group as Eric Bellinger.

The singer/songwriter spoke about his sound, new retro styled single “Good Night,” upcoming project, inspiration and much more.

As always Carisma spun the hottest and sexiest in current R&B along with some throwbacks, while Abby asked all the juicy questions.

Stream and download the full show below:

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Chris Brown Previews Ariana Grande Collaboration “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”

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As Chris Brown awaits his trial in Washington, D.C., the R&B superstar continues to keep Team Breezy covered. While his legal situation has kept him from releasing his collaboration with Ariana Grande, he has now surprised fans with a performance clip featuring an extended snippet of the pop-dance track titled “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.”

“Don’t be gone too long, cause you won’t be there to love me when you’re gone,” he sings.

Breezy does what he does best and shows off some slick moves in the one-take dance clip, which ends with the above image showing an intimate shot of him and Ariana.

The song is expected to appear on his upcoming album X. Check out Chris do his thing and preview the collabo below!

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New Music: Kelis – ‘FOOD’ [Album Stream]

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Guess who’s coming to dinner? Yes, that’s right, fans of Kelis can take a bite out of her new album FOOD a week before it hits shelves!

Featuring 13 food themed tracks, including the singles, “Jerk Ribs,” “Cobbler,” and “Biscuits N’ Gravy,” Kelis is here to give you a full helping of what she’s been cooking up lately.

Serving as her first album since the 2010 release Flesh Tone, the essence of this album takes fans on a roller coaster journey though every possible emotion.

Ready to hear the album to its entirety? Jump into the stream below!

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