MUSIC

Listen: Prince Releases New Single “Stare”

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Times are good when music royalty continue to bless us with new material. After just a year since the release of his two comeback albums Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum, Prince is getting ready to drop another solo project, due out in the final quarter of 2015.

Following the lead single “HardRockLover” Prince doubles down and shares the second single from his forthcoming album, tentatively titled The Hit & Run Album.

“First things first,” Prince sings, “We like you to stare—we used to go on stage in our underwear.”

This comes in contrast to The Hit Run Album‘s lead single, “HardRockLover,” which is trippy, squealing, and aggressive.

Interestingly, “Stare” is available via Spotify less than a month after Prince pulled his entire catalog from the music streaming service in favor of his new business relationship with TIDAL. Listen to “Stare” below:

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New Music: Eric Bellinger feat. Fetty Way & 2 Chainz – Valet

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Eric Bellinger is wasting no time coming for the charts. While he just released his Cuffing Season album EP, the L.A. native debuts the new, single version of his ‘Choose Up Season‘ cut “Valet,” now featuring Fetty Way and 2 Chainz.

The bassy, bouncy jam is the lead single off the official Cuffing Season album, which is due later this year via 300 Entertainment.

Replacing TeeFLii and Pleasure P, Fetty and 2 Chainz get their chicks ready to cruise to the crib, unless they take care of business in the backseat first.

Ride out with the new version of “Valet” below:

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Listen: Tink Releases New Mixtape ‘Winter’s Diary 3′

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Rising Chicago rapper/singer Tink has been on fire since signing with Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, but she keeps things cool this summer by releasing the third installment of her acclaimed mixtape series ‘Winter’s Diary.’

The 10-track mixtape, which follow last year’s Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, features production from Timbaland, DJ Wes, Jelan Abrams, and Cookin’ Soul. Tink shows her versatility, going from singing to rapping, on the introspective collection.

Next up, look out for her debut album Think Tink featuring the Aaliyah-sampled single “Million” and a collaboration with Missy Elliott.

Stream Winter’s Diary 3 below:

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New Music: Bridget Kelly feat. Mack Wilds – Act Like That

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Finally Bridget!

After a brief hiatus, R&B songstress Bridget Kelly returns with some brand new vibes for summer with the bouncy single, “Act Like That” featuring Mack Wilds.

Over the snappy, bass-heavy instrumental the New York native celebrates summer time love, calling out a dude for falling for her sexy attire.

“I know you only want me ‘cuz it’s June / If it wasn’t for these pom pom shorts you’d hate my attitude,” sings BK.

Put the top down and press play below:

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New Music: PARTYNEXTDOOR – Kehlani’s Freestyle

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Boo’d up!

PartyNextDoor shares a brand new joint inspired by his girl, Kehlani, who just released the sexy visuals for her single “The Way” featuring Chance The Rapper.

“Girl don’t keep no secrets from me / Who did you love that I gotta shake hands with? / Who did you love that I gotta make plans with? / If we not standing it’s not a one-night-stand then / I’m not romantic, I’m not with the antics,” he sings.

Can you feel the love in the air??

Take a listen below:

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New Music: DJ Mustard feat. Ty Dolla $ign & ILoveMakonnen – Why’d You Call?

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Fresh off the release of his ‘10 Summers Vol. 1‘ mixtape, DJ Mustard looks to continue his reign with the brand new single “Why’d You Call?” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and ILoveMakonnen.

Blending his signature bass-heavy bounce style with a heavy trap section, Mustard delivers another banger as Ty and Makonnen call out a shady chick for ringing their phones when she’s already got a man.

“Why’d you call, if you got other numbers to dial / Why’d you call, if you’ve been seeing someone else / Why’d you call, just to play wit my heart,” sings Makonnen in a somber tone opposite the turn-up electric beat.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Teddy Pendergrass feat. Angie Stone – Love TKO (Remake)

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The musical legacy of R&B’s original Teddy Bear, Teddy Pendergrass, lives on through a new posthumous duets album titled Duets – Love & Soul, due out August 21 via Cleopatra Records.

The compilation style duets project is comprised of 12 new studio tracks featuring the late Pendergrass teaming with such guests as The Stylistics, The Ohio Players, Martha Reeves, Eric Gales and Jody Watley. The album’s lead single is a re-imagining of Teddy’s classic single “Love TKO” now with veteran songstress Angie Stone.

Cleopatra founder/CEO Brian Perera hand-selected the artists participating on the project. The tracks for the posthumous album were culled from a master recording Cleopatra and a partner did with Pendergrass at his Philadelphia home in the early 2000s. Duets – Love & Soul will be sold at retail by Walmart and Best Buy. It will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers.

Listen to Teddy Pendergrass and Angie Stone’s duet version of “Love TKO” below:

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Monica Announces ‘Code Red’ Album Release Date

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Well it’s about time!

While we’ve been patiently waiting on Monica to release her 8th studio album, Code Red, much has been hush around the details that surround it.

Aside from the release of its lead single “Just Right For Me,” which features Lil’ Wayne, Code Red has been well…in the red.

That was until now!

Announcing that the album finally has a release date of September 18, Mo’ is ready to put things in high gear. Mentioning that she named the album Code Red because she feels as if R&B is in a state of emergency, the gorgeous veteran singer let fans know that she would indeed be going on tour for the album.

From 13 to now being 34, Monica told DJ Smallz Eyez that the album will be sort of a re-introduction. Stating that Pop and Oak, Fat Boy, Polow Da Don, Jo’zzy, Rico Love, Dallas Austin, and more will play some sort of part in the album, we’re more than eager to hear what she’s been cooking up.

Take a look at Mo’ drop the details below!

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