MUSIC

New Music: Elijah Blake – Black Whiskey

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Fresh off the release of his ‘Drift‘ EP, rising R&B singer/songwriter Elijah Blake returns with more new music for his adorning fans. Blake picks up the tempo with the retro inspired jam titled “Black Whiskey,” as he sings about a lost love that has him reflecting on how good things once were.

“You and I used to be mean more than just the first few letters in ‘unity,’ / Some case of amnesia when I see, but don’t know you, you don’t know me,” he sings over the groovy production by Trakmatik.

Elijah has been incredibly consistent with all of his releases, and with freebies like this, we are getting more and more excited for his debut album Songs About Melody, which is due out next year.

Take a listen to his brand new song below!

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New Music: Jamie Foxx – Ain’t My Fault

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While last month Jamie Foxx came outta nowhere with the surprise single “Party Ain’t A Party” featuring 2 Chainz, which has unfortunately lead to a lawsuit with another artist who previously released the same single, the multi-talented star has now released another brand new single titled, “Ain’t My Fault,” this one intended for Urban AC radio formats.

Over smooth, percussion led production, Foxx gets captivated by a beautiful, confident woman, who he becomes spellbound by in the club, and there is only going to be one outcome for their evening.

“It ain’t my fault, just blame it on the dress that you bought / I blame it on the way that you walked in the club, and stole my heart,” Jamie softly sings.

While, there has been no official announcement of a new album on the way, with two songs out now, we can only assume the Hollywood star has something cooking up, and we can’t wait for more! In addition to his new music, Jamie can be seen starring in the new remake of Annie, hitting theaters on December 19.

Take a listen to his new single below!

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Indie: Nyakz Returns with New Single “Emotionless”

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UK based indie artist Nyakz is back with his second single after making an impressive debut in the underground scene with his first release “Right Now.”

Due to hit iTunes tomorrow, the singer/songwriters new single “Emotionless” is a mid tempo ballad that shows the more emotional side of the vocalist. Nyakz can be heard almost crying about the infidelities of his then girlfriend on the self-produced gospel inspired piano led track. The song also carries a huge string arrangement and electric guitar solo that adds to the hurt and pain Nyakz is going through.

The official music video is dropping shortly, followed by his brand new EP that is due at the top of next year.

Take a listen to Nyakz new single below:

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Jazmine Sullivan Previews New Song “Mascara”

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We’v been waiting and waiting and waiting for what seems like forever for a new Jazmine Sullivan album, but as her latest tune says, forever don’t last!

Taking to her official Instagram account, the beautiful songstress gave fans a sneak peek of what we’re hoping will be the next single to drop. Titled “Mascara,” if released next, will serve follow-up to her Meek Mill featured lead, “Dumb,” and the aforementioned “Forever Don’t Last”. Although this is just a snippet of the tune, we can say that we’re definitely digging it.

While there’s no release date for her third album Reality Show yet, we can guarantee that it’s going to be well worth the wait!

Take a listen below and let us know if this is going to be a joint you’re feeling!

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New Music: Luther Vandross – Love It, Love It (Previously Unreleased)

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On November 17, UK fans of the legendary Luther Vandross will be able to purchase a special new greatest hits compilation album, released by Sony CMG.

Simply titled ‘The Greatest Hits,’ the album includes 16 tracks spanning Luther’s three decade career including classic hits such as “Never Too Much” and “Dance With My Father,” as well as his famous collaborations with Beyoncé on “The Closer I Get To You” and Mariah Carey on “Endless Love.”

As a special bonus, the album will also feature a previously unreleased track from the archives titled “Love It, Love It,” which brings back the upbeat and soulful sounds of the much loved multi-platinum artist. The original recording of the track was from 1994, around the time of his album Never Let Me Go.

Take a listen to previously unreleased gem below!

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New Music: Goapele – Strong As Glass

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Oakland soulstress Goapele is celebrating the release of her fifth studio album Strong As Glass, which hit stores this week.  Following the fun and funky single “Hey Boy,” the singer has now released a stream of the album’s title track for fans and new listeners to enjoy.

Over elegant keys and soft percussion, Goapele opens her heart to the world, but shares her understanding that while she’s a strong, courageous woman, she still needs to be treated with gentle care.

“I’m only as strong as glass, they say I’m built to last, but I could break,” she softly sings on the chorus as the tempo picks up and she belts out the commanding lyrics.

Strong As Glass is currently available on iTunes. Take a listen to the title track below:

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Listen: Brandy Connects with Newcomer Mystery Skulls and Nile Rodgers on “Number 1″

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Thanks to a select few DJs, producers and artists, the fun-filled sounds of the classic days of party R&B are still living on, with new tracks inspired by those records. One of these few is newcomer Mystery Skulls, aka Luis Dubuc, who invokes the disco era with his brand new single “Number 1″ featuring the legendary Nile Rodgers and Brandy on vocals!

“I wrote the song with [Brandy] in mind,” Dubuc told The FADER. “Then one day she heard it through someone we both knew, and she said yes. We were in the studio like a week later. When she showed up, she asked to sing on my other track, ‘Magic,’ as well. Brandy’s voice is stunning!” (“Magic” also features Rodgers). Both tracks will appear on Mystery Skulls’ debut album, Forever, due out Oct. 27 via Warner Bros. Records.

In addition to those two collaborations, Brandy is currently back in the studio working on her follow-up to Two Eleven.

Stream “Number 1″ below, and check out the behind-the-scenes video of their recording session for “Magic” as well!

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New Music: Kiki Rowe – Trust Issues (Prod. by DJ Mustard)

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Following our premiere of the music video for her breakout single “Be Alright,” emerging Canadian native, Kiki Rowe, returns with a brand new single titled “Trust Issues.”

The alt-soul singer/songwriter connects with DJ Mustard, who showcases his ability to deviate from his “current” sound and progress to other styles, with the smooth, ambient track.

Kiki wears her heart on her sleeve as she asks her lover to understand that she needs time to open herself up to love and trust again after she was scorned in the past.

“You’re everything I need and more, everything I need to solve, when my trust issues collide, with what I feel inside,” she sings.

Kiki will release her self-titled debut mini-album on Oct. 28, take a listen to her new single below:

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