MUSIC

New Music: Prince – U Know

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Prince keeps the surprises coming. For a Labor Day treat the music icon has shared a second record off his anticipated new solo album ART OFFICIAL AGE, which is 1 of 2 new albums the legend will be releasing on September 30.

Today, following the announcement of the double album release and first single “Clouds,” the Purple One gives us the smooth, seductive, piano laden “U Know.” Opening with a rap-like flow Prince alerts his latest lady that if she went with him she would never have any complaints.

“You know how much I want ya / You know how much I care / You gon know I’m gon flaunt ya,” he coos with his classic falsetto.

Prince is currently prepping for the release of his 13-track solo album, ART OFFICIAL AGE, and debut album with his new band 3rdEyeGirl, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which will both be released on September 30 via his new venture with Warner Bros. Records.

Take a listen to his new song below!

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New Music: Maurice – ‘No Words’ x ‘Wxcked Girls’ x ‘Showdown (Part 1)’

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Toronto based teen R&B singer on the rise, Maurice, has had a busy year since the release of his debut EP ‘Paramount‘ at the beginning of the year. Over the last four months Maurice has been busy performing in Canada and the US, along with recording with multiple Grammy Award winning producers between Germany and Atlanta.

Ready to release some more music for fans and new listeners Maurice connected with Noisey to release 3 brand new songs that were entirely written and produced by the up-and-coming artist.

“I look at myself as a very well-rounded artist and I don’t want to define myself as just a singer/songwriter,” says Maurice. “I feel I’m more of a creator. I compose all my music, I construct my melodies, I sit in my production chair and develop my own sound and then I get behind the mic and perform. I also do all my mixing, mastering & graphic design. I really get to be the Michelangelo behind my work and it’s liberating to use this platform to express all of the creativity that’s within me.”

Take a listen to his 3 brand new records below!

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New Music: Mishon – New Flame (Remix)

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While Mishon waits for Columbia to release his official first single the young singer keeps fans covered with a new remix.  Following his take on “No Flex Zone,” the ATL resident and LA native takes on Chris Brown’s latest hit “New Flame.”

Promising to make it last forever, the 21-year-old gets flirty with a side lover letting her know of his provocative plans.

Stream and download his latest remix below:

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New Music: Khalil – A Long Story Short (EP)

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It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from young up and coming singer Khalil.

Following up his last offering “Hey Lil’ Mama” featuring Lil’ Twist, Khalil has returned with a new EP titled ‘A Long Story Short.’

The unexpected project boasts 10 new songs and includes features from Justin Bieber, Birdman, Blake Kelly, Tory Lanez and more. Stream the entire mixtape after the jump!

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New Music: Mélat – ‘Move Me’ (EP)

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Austin based singer/songwriter on the rise, Mélat, has been on the grind for a little while, but she may have finally found the formula to truly capture listeners with the release of her brand new EP ‘Move Me.’

Working entirely with Delicious Vinyl producer Jansport J, the duo have quiet perfectly blended soulful boom-bap production with soulful vocals and stirring lyrics, is there ever a better combo?

The Ethiopian vocalist shines brightest on “Revelation 8:2″ and the title track, but the 9-track project is a rich and dreamy introduction to the emerging talent.

Take a listen to the EP below, and if you like you can download it at BeHoldMelat.com.

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New Music: Kandace Springs – West Coast

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Blue Note Records newest soulstress Kandace Springs is back with her second release in a week with “West Coast.”

Fresh off her performance at AfroPunk this past weekend, the Tennessee native gives fans and new listeners another taste of her smooth, retro-soul and jazzy style with the Pop & Oak produced tune.

Set to make her television performance debut on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on October 3, Kandace will release her self-titled debut EP on September 30, with a full-length album scheduled for the spring of 2015.

Take a listen to her latest release below:

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Throwback Thursday: The Rude Boys feat. Jay Z – ‘My Kinda Girl’

Remember when all R&B groups possessed that unique and raw soulfulness in their music?!?!?!

The Rude Boys were a R&B group from Cleveland, Ohio, who were most popular in the early 1990s. “My Kinda Girl” was an underground New Jack Swing hit off their second album Rude House. The song was energetically complemented by the superb vocals of Joe Little and Edward Banks, who admirably improvise their way through the vamp. The song was also remixed by then A&R at Atlantic Records, Clark Kent, a hip hop DJ and record producer from New York.

At the time, Kent was pushing an unknown rapper from the Marcy housing projects in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, who would come to be known to the world as Jay-Z.  Without the label’s initial consent Clark went ahead and had Jay jump on the record for the official remix. His feature helped propel the record in the underground NYC hip hop scene, and to support the single, Jay performed with the Rude Boys live at one of the Big Apple’s premiere underground clubs. “My Kinda Girl,” like most of the Rude Boys songs, was known and revered the most for its soulfulness. Jay Z’s flow and delivery on the remix were notable as well.

Enjoy the classic remix above, and peep the original music video below!

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New Music: Mila J feat. Ty Dolla $ign – My Main

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Mila J reunites with Ty Dolla $ign on her brand new single “My Main.” The L.A. native salutes her bestie on the DJ Mustard-produced banger.

“She my hitta for a reason / I can tell her all my secrets / ‘Cause I know that she gon’ keep ‘em,” she sings.

Her debut album M.I.LA (Made in Los Angeles) is due this fall featuring “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” plus appearances from B.o.B and Problem.

Mila recently shot a video for the song in L.A.

Watch the lyric video below:

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