MUSIC

New Music: Willie Taylor – Blast Off

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It seems as if Brian Angel isn’t the only member of Day 26 working on his own material.

Releasing the new single “Blast Off,” Willie Taylor slows it down for the ladies. Produced by Guitar Boy, the new sensual song has Willie belting out to his lover for the evening.

Singing out, “And I wanna take your body to the moon / Let the countdown begin, you comin’ soon,” the crooner attempts to take listeners to the next level of ecstasy with is lyrical foreplay.

While there’s no word on an official album or mixtape from Willie or if Day 26 will be dropping their third studio album anytime soon, these surprise tracks from both Willie and Brian make us wonder if we’ll be getting some from each member of the group.

Head to outer space with Willie below:

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New Music: Kiki Rowe Releases Self-Titled Debut “Mini-Album”

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Earlier this month we helped introduce you to emerging artist Kiki Rowe, premiering the music video for her impressive single “Be Alright.”

Now, the Toronto based singer/songwriter makes her official introduction with the release of her self-titled debut mini-album. Featuring production from the likes of DJ Mustard and Ivan Barias (of Carvin & Ivan) the 8 song project caters to fans of smooth, yet powerful ambient R&B, with a twist of alternative and pop.

“The past year of my life has been completely dedicated to making this album. It’s the first complete body of work I’ve ever released, so it’s exciting and nerve-racking all in one,” said Kiki. “I self-titled the album because that was my way of introducing myself to the world.”

Born Keandra Shan Lal and raised in Mississauga, Kiki’s given name draws origins from the term “inspirational writer.” In addition to songwriting, which draws heavy influences from Usher and Tori Kelly, Kiki is also an accomplished pianist, taking first place in Ontario’s Conservatory of Music for Best Piano Composition in 2009.

Check out her debut project below:

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New Music: Victoria Monét – Nightmares & Lullabies (Act 1) [EP]

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Atlantic Records recording artist Victoria Monét makes her official debut with the release of her first EP ‘Nightmares & Lullabies (Act 1).’

Although she may be a new name to you, Victoria has been getting her strips in the industry writing for artists such as T.I., Nas, Diddy, Ariana Grande and Chris Brown. Now ready to deliver her own artistry, the L.A. based singer/songwriter showcases strong R&B/Pop melodies with stellar, ear pleasing vocals.

Led by the single “Made In China” featuring her label mate Ty Dolla $ign, the 5 track project also includes a feature from B.o.B.

Take a listen below, and if you like what you hear you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: Rochelle Jordan – So Good

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One of our favorite indie singers, Rochelle Jordan, won an opportunity many would kill for, but she rightfully deserves it.

After being selected as a Top 5 finalist in Lenovo and Microsoft’s “Team Up With Timbaland” contest, the Toronto native immediately jumped in the studio with the legendary producer and the outcome was “So Good.”

The aptly titled song comes on the heels of her new single “Playa 4 Life,” which is the first release off her anticipated album 1 0 2 1, due out Nov. 11.

Over the pounding production with deep chants, Jordan’s sultry vox glide over the beat as she coos about the great feeling of breaking up with a no good dude.

Take a listen below:

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Throwback Thursday: Anita Baker – ‘I Apologize’

“Operator get my baby on the line”

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Anita Baker has been God’s gift to R&B since the mid-80s. Her music has impacted the genres of R&B, Gospel, and Jazz music. Baker is known for her soulful and sultry vocals. Her voice is so unique as its rhythmic tone is mellow and serene. Her voice is so unparallelled and influential that singers like Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton have credited her as one of their biggest influences.

“I Apologize” was released in 1994 as the second single from her Rhythm of Love album. The single peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The record won her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Enjoy the classic above!


New Music: Diggy Simmons feat. French Montana – Ain’t Bout To Do

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Diggy Simmons has been getting his Drake on, with a melodic flow and adding some vocals in between certain verses. Now on his brand new single, Diggy seems to be stepping into the R&B world just a little bit more.

The 19-year-old heartthrob caters to the ladies on the DJ Mustard-produced “Ain’t Bout To Do” featuring French Montana.

“I’ma do what your boyfriend ain’t ’bout to do,” promises Diggy on the first single off his upcoming EP Out of This World.

“Put this in your whip, on your sound system, in your headphones, turn it up LOUUDDDD!! Enjoy,” said Diggy.

Check out Diggy’s potential hit below:

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New Music: Calvin Harris feat. Tinashe – Dollar Signs

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Tinashe is on her way to the big leagues!

While the 21-year-old songstress just released her debut album Aquarius earlier this month, it’s quite apparent that she has no plans of slowing down any time soon.

Joining UK DJ/Producer Calvin Harris on the new single “Dollar Signs,” Tinashe lets her gorgeous voice ring out over the rave-worthy track. Sure to be a hit on the dance floor, the single proves that Tinashe has the ability to tackle more than just the R&B genre.

Calvin’s new album Motion is set to hit shelves on Nov. 4 and in addition to Tinashe features appearances from HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, and Big Sean. Fans can stream the album on iTunes now.

Take a listen as Tinashe takes off her cool below:

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Watch: August Alsina Debuts New Song & Video “Grindin”

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“I’ma drop this sh*t for the hell of it!”

Not even two full months after his unfortunate slip into a coma, August Alsina is back at it!

With the kickoff of Usher’s “The UR Experience” tour happening this week, August seems to have felt it was time to give his fans something brand new. Simultaneously dropping a new song and visual titled “Grindin’,” the singer shares his pain and struggle to make it to the top.

Addressing everything from the rumors to the now famous tumble, August lets everything out. “I had a lot to get off my chest. The studio is like therapy for me,” said August of the new single.

It’s been six months since he’s dropped a new single and we’re definitely here for this one. Take a look at the new video below:

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