MUSIC

New Music: Kevin Cossom – Prove Nothin’

Kevin-Cossom

Singer-songwriter Kevin Cossom is slowly delivering tracks for us to dive into.

While there has really been no word on his next project, we’re hoping that it’s coming soon. Holding out on fans since the release of 2012’s Hook Vs. Bridge 2, the talented crooner has delivered a few tracks here and there, but nothing has seemed to give us a filling like the aforementioned and its initial installment, Hook Vs. Bridge. Perhaps because we’re waiting on another full project to hit us at once?

Well anyway! KC has decided to drop a new track titled “Prove Nothin,” to let everyone know that there’s nothing he really has to prove to anyone. Singing out, “F*ck these n*ggas, I ain’t gotta prove nothin’ / N*ggas talk like b*tches, neva do nothin,” we’re hoping Kev is setting us up for the big release next.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Sebastian Mikael – DOH

Sebastian Mikael DOH

Sebastian Mikael seems to be experimenting with sound a lot these days. Following two solid releases with the loosie tracks “Money” and “As Low As Me,” the Swedish bred singer/songwriter returns to his Euro roots a bit on the new electro-infused track “DOH.”

Chime-like synths open the track, which lead into pulsating percussion and dance floor rhythm, as Sebastian attempts to woo a lady his way.

“Come through, I want to know what makes you moan / Rendevous in my backseat, I want to lay here until the morning,” he sings.

Check out his latest below:

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New Music: DJ Cassidy feat. Chromeo & Wale – Future Is Mine (Remix)

Future Is Mine Remix

DJ Cassidy has been working hard making retro modern with his anticipated debut album Paradise Royale.  His latest single “Future Is Mine” featuring Chromeo is one of the best grooves of the year, and he turns it up a notch adding Wale to the official remix.

The feel-good funky vibes of the track were created by iconic musicians from the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Rufus’ John “JR” Robinson and Bobby Watson, guitarist Wah Wah Watson, “Forget Me Nots” composer/vocalist Patrice Rushen, and Michael Jackson horn and string arranger Jerry Hey.

“From the moment I first heard Chromeo’s music years ago, I knew we shared similar sources of inspiration,” Cassidy explains. “As we became friends, they proved me right. Dave and Pee bring the funk to everything they touch. They literally took the groove to the future…pun intended.”

Wale adds a nice touch with his slick verse, boasting “baby I’m Top 5, but never been Top 40.” We think that might soon change with this one!

Take a listen below:

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New Music: CeeLo – Sign of the Times

CeeLo Sign of the Times

Following his encouraging track “Robin Williams,”  soulful singer CeeLo Green is back with another socially conscious song entitled “Sign of the Times.”

The tune is the second release off his forthcoming album Heart Blanche, due out November 13 featuring contributions from Mark Ronson, Charlie Puth, Eg White, and more.

“The album is entitled ‘Heart Blanche’ to imply that this record is a renaissance, and the variety are vital signs of a healthy heart,” said CeeLo, while his manager Larry Mestel called it “arguably the best piece of work he’s ever done.”

CeeLo searches for meaning in today’s music and culture, singing: “If only music would help us understand / That’s why sometimes I hear a ghost on the radio / I went from station to station searching for someone safe to call.”

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Guordan Banks – Keep You In Mind

Guordan Banks Keep You In Mind

Rising singer/songwriter Guordan Banks is back with a smooth new single entitled “Keep You In Mind.”

The North Philly native has consistently released soul-stirring and thought-providing personal material, along with writing solid features for the likes of Meek Mill, 50 Cent, K. Michelle and more. Currently prepping for the release of his debut album, A Song for Everyone, Banks teams up with artist/producer K. Roosevelt on the projects vibey new lead single.

“Keep You In Mind” is a soulful platter of respectful and chivalrous wooing, as Banks requests to keep a young lady in his thoughts.

“I see you ’round, but now I think its time to take some time out,” he sings, later adding: “Don’t run I got some words for you, I know you feel the love that’s in the air.”

Take a listen below, and if you’re feeling it you can pick the single up on iTunes now.

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New Music: August Alsina feat. Lil Wayne – Why I Do It

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August Alsina is back and he’s setting all the doubters straight on the brand new single “Why I Do It” featuring Lil Wayne.

Over a pulsating beat, the New Orleans native gives listeners a taste of what his life is like today, and why he doesn’t need to explain himself. Wayne comes through with two slick, boastful verses claiming to be d’ing down your chick and calls himself KG (Kush God).

“I ain’t stopping until I got it all, and I’m winning until there ain’t no room for losing,” sings Alsina.

August is currently working on his currently untitled sophomore album, which is expected to drop later this year.

Take a listen to their brand new collabo below:

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New Music: Chris Brown feat. French Montana – Gangsta Way

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It’s a Gangsta’s Paradise for frequent collaborators Chris Brown and French Montana, who reunite once again for the unexpectedly smooth new track “Gangsta Way.”

Over gentle drums and a twangy guitar, Breezy sings about just kicking it in the hood, “You know I be riding around the town and down the block / I’m in my hood all day, it’s the gangsta way.”

French admits money hasn’t changed him, and promises to call his girl on Facetime when he’s overseas touring.

The two are currently playing shows nightly on Brown’s “One Hell of a Nite” tour. Over the weekend, Breezy announced that his upcoming seventh album will be titled Royalty after his daughter.

Stream the soulful collaboration below:

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New Music: Mario feat. Rick Ross – Forever

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Early this year, Mario released the new single “Fireball,” which was a sort of comeback, buzz track to announce his forthcoming album, and first as an independent artist.

In June, producer Scott Storch revealed that he had signed Mario to his burgeoning new label, and they were working on his new album together.  Today, we get to hear the first taste of their work with the brand new single “Forever” featuring Rick Ross.

The track feels very much like the sound we’ve come to know Mario for most recently, R&B strings with pop synths, accompanied by some heavy percussion. He’s not letting go of that, and he’s not letting go of his lady, as he sings about wanting an everlasting love.

“I want this forever, I want you forever,” he sings on the chorus, adding: “Stay here with me, baby / I just want to love you till you scream.”

Mario’s first album in six years is titled Never 2 Late, and it is scheduled to be released on November 27.

Take a listen to his new single below:

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