New Music: Goapele feat. Snoop Dogg – Hey Boy (Remix)

Goapele Snoop Dogg Hey Boy

Goapele had us all jammin along with her groovy comeback “Hey Boy,” which she released early summer as the first single off her upcoming album Strong As Glass.

With the album due out October 21, the Bay Area singer turns up the heat with the official remix featuring none other than Snoop Dogg.

The rap icon adds his signature tone to the already classic vibe with a slick verse and back and forth on the catchy chorus.

Take a listen below!

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Throwback Thursday: 702 – ‘Steelo’

One thing that’s for sure, is the fact that ’90s R&B groups came out the gate debuting classics.

702, named after the area code of their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, was a platinum-selling R&B trio.

“Steelo” was the first single off their 1996 debut album No Doubt. The song, which features Missy Elliott, was premiered on August 27, 1996. The single peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached No. 12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. By February 1997 it was certified gold in sales by the RIAA. The group also rerecorded the record with altered lyrics for the Nickelodeon show Cousin Skeeter.

The song contains a sample of The Police’s “Voices Inside My Head.” Enjoy the classic above!

ThisisRnB Presents: “R&B Date Night” Playlist on Spotify


So, there’s a story behind this… Here it goes:

About 2 years ago I unfortunately became single after a 6+ year relationship. I was thrown into the single life and quickly realized that I did not have a proper “panty dropper” mix to put on for when the dates ended up back at my house. I would just end up using whichever mix of whomever that was over…..which wasn’t always the best.

So, that’s how this list was created.  First, I must tell you the first few versions were horrible. I actually had a date tell me to turn it off cause it was ruining the mood…I started the mix off with “Sex You” by Bando Jonez… yeah…probably too straight forward.  I’ll never forget the look she gave me, like “Is this ninja serious?” Mad funny and embarrassing at the same time.

After some deliberation and help from the rest of the ThisisRnB team, I had the final list.  We then sent the mix over to the folks at Spotify, and they liked it so much that they published the playlist in their “Browse” section. Which is a hell of a honor.

Fellas this list works well. Trust me. Just follow the flow, she’ll love it and maybe you too. We can just supply you with the theme music, you have to do the rest.

Let us know what you think of the mix below:

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New Music: Sylvia Sylvia – Good Day

Sylvia Sylvia Good Day

Mysterious newcomer Sylvia Sylvia had us thirsty for more with the release of her single “Sweet Wine & Valentines” this past summer.  Now, the soulful singer serves up a equally impressive follow-up with “Good Day.”

Over a pulsating drum track, the Los Angeles resident rides the beat with her enchantedly raw vocal as she coos about not letting anything ruin her happy day.

“Want to think about you in the nicest way / Want to play the games that we were meant to play / What are the stakes, of my mistakes,” she sings.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Kevin Ross – ‘Dialogue In The Grey’ (EP)

Kevin Ross Dialogue In The Grey

Motown newcomer Kevin Ross has been slowly but surly captivating live audiences as he shares his musical talents and vocal gifts. This past summer he toured with Maxwell on the singers “Summer Solstice Tour,” and now he is preparing to open for Ne-Yo on his upcoming “One Night With Ne-Yo Tour,” which kicks off Oct. 12 in San Francisco.

Today, the young singer/songwriter gives fans and new listeners as taste of what he has in store with the release of his first official EP, Dialogue In The Grey.

On “Overrated” Kevin admits he would always choose love over nights of the single life, while showing off his vocal prowess with an enchanting falsetto. The last track, “Dream,” lives up to its name with an ethereal chorus and driving beat.

The 4-track project boasts notable features from T.I. and Ne-Yo, and will definitely open the door for him into the conversation of today’s most promising new artists.

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

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Listen: Noel Gourdin Releases New Single “Patience”

Noel Gourdin

Soulful singer/songwriter Noel Gourdin brought some powerfully authentic soul to our ears with his latest album City Heart, Southern Soul earlier this year. Delivering a modern album of potent messages over engaging soul music, Noel reflected the influence of the greats artists of the past that inspired him to make retro-relevant records.

Today, the crooner continues to captivate with the official second single from the album, “Patience.”

“This record is all about allowing beautiful & worthwhile things that mean a great deal to us blossom so that the fruits are sweeter and are more apt to last,” says Noel about the single. “They say ‘Patience’ is a virtue, it’s true! This record here, will make your heart grow fonder for your partner, guaranteed!!!”

The music video is on the way, in the meantime if you haven’t heard “Patience” yet, check it out below!

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Listen: Jennifer Hudson – ‘JHUD’ (Album Stream)

Jennifer Hudson JHud Album

With a week left on the countdown until Jennifer Hudson releases her highly anticipated third album JHUD, the beautiful songstress has teamed up with VH1/MTV to offer fans the opportunity to stream it to its entirety.

The album, which features 10 tracks, hosts the Timabalnd assisted single, “Walk It Out,” as well as “Can’t Describe” with T.I. and produced by Pharrell. While the singer delivered the full version of her Iggy Azalea single, “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” yesterday, those interested can now see what’s in store prior to its drop date next week.

Currently available for pre-order on iTunes, JHUD is set to give fans a sense of the energy that the songstress brings.

Ready to see what she cooked up? Check it out after the jump!

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Listen: Luke James Releases ‘Luke James’ (Full Album Stream)


A week ahead of its official release, Luke James‘ self-titled debut album is ready for your listening pleasure.

The album, which is inclusive of 12 tracks on the standard version and 15 on the deluxe, has been well-anticipated from R&B lovers all over. Featuring the Rick Ross assisted single, “Options,” as well as “Dancing In The Dark” and “Exit Wounds,” we are more than thrilled to finally hear the crooners anticipated debut album.

Also including his Sam Smith cover of “Stay With Me” on the deluxe edition, this is sure to be an album worth all of your coins.

Ready to see what Luke is delivering next week? Take a listen after the jump!

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