MUSIC

New Music: Elle Varner – F*ck It All

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Elle Varner is completely fed up and ready to call it quits on “F*ck It All,” the fourth release in her Four Letter Word series.

With a raw and edgy delivery in her voice, the soulful songstress highlights the ‘loss’ of sanity that heartbreak can sometimes bring, but she brushes it off by simply saying three little words.

“Got my heart on the edge of my seat / Don’t want to break it / Anymore than it already is, pieces of me on the floor…I won’t this rob me of my joy,” she sings.

Elle is currently working on her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is due out later this year.

Take a listen to her latest release below:

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Throwback Thursday: Cameo – “Candy”

Cameo is a R&B, soul-influenced funk group that formed in the early 1970s. They were initially a 13-member group.

“Candy” was released as the second single from their 1986 album Word Up!. It reached No. 21 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on the R&B chart in 1987. The song features a solo by saxophonist Michael Breaker. It has been sampled by various artists, including 2Pac (“All Bout U”), Will Smith (“Candy”), and Mariah Carey (“Loverboy”). The Black Eyed Peas also sampled it for the song “Ba Bump” from their album Monkey Business.

Jam on us today!


New Music: Mila J – Loyal (Remix)

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Mila J has been buzzing with her hot new single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up.” While she works toward the release of her album M.I.L.A., due out later this year on Motown Records, the singer/rapper/dancer has something new for her growing fan base with a remix to Chris Brown’s hit single “Loyal.”

Any previous fans of the Los Angeles artist should have heard her rap skills on her mixtape #Westside, now she flexes them again with her new rap/sung remix of the Nic Nac produced song.

Spitting some cocky bars and adding harmonies and vocal adlibs, Mila puts on for the ladies who are “Loyal” to their man.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Keke Palmer feat. B.o.B – Ride This Beat

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Last month we premiered Keke Palmer‘s brand new song “Ride This Beat” produced by Bangladesh.  Now, the singer/actress brings fans the final version which features a verse from rap star B.o.B.

The sexy tune showcases Keke’s new mature style and persona as she looks to ignite a night to remember on the dance floor.

“It ain’t loud enough / Make me feel it inside of me / Play no games with me boy / Don’t be scared pull me close,” she sings.

Keke is busy working on her new project due out later this year on Bangladesh Records. Earlier this week it was announced that she will be making tv history this summer with the debut of her new daily BET show tentatively titled, “The Keke Palmer Project.” The 20-year-old will target millennial viewers as she cover an array of topics and issues ranging from pop culture, fashion, sex, and more. Making her the youngest talk show host in television history.

Follow her lead and take a listen to her new single below!

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ThisisRnB Presents: ’30 Years of Def Jam R&B’

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When it comes to hip hop, there’s perhaps no other label that can serve as the almanac of the culture like Def Jam Records. From its doors opening 30 years ago, to the thriving, sustaining business it is today, the label has served as the cornerstone of hip hop culture providing us with an abundance of acts including from it’s inaugural era in the ’80s, (LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick) to the 90-00s golden era of hip hop (DMX, Jay Z, Foxy Brown, Ludacris, Scarface) to even it’s current era (Kanye West, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Nas, Big Sean). Def Jam continues to set the benchmark for the genre and their contributions have certainly made a noticeable dent in the framework of the culture over the last 30 years.

Alongside their thriving rock-hard raps, Def Jam Recordings is also recognized for their contributions to R&B music. From their first R&B release in 1986 with Oran “Juice” Jones, Def Jam has made their mark in R&B. Over the past three decades they’ve incorporated spin-off labels like Def Soul Recordings, created subsidiary imprints like OBR Records, merged with Island Records to create ‘Island Def Jam’ all the while introducing the world to acts like Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Rihanna and making them into superstars. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Records, we are celebrating their R&B contributions by counting down the Top 30 Def Jam R&B Hits.

Get into the Def list below!

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New Music: Jake&Papa feat. Skeme – Gun Charge

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Jake&Papa are fully loaded and playing a dangerous game in the bedroom on their new single “Gun Charge” featuring Skeme. The Los Angeles based R&B duo premiered the song from their ‘Athena’s Erotica‘ EP this past Easter Sunday, with DJ Skee on 102.7 KIIS FM.

“[The song is] inspired by the sweet seduction of a woman,” says Jake&Papa. “Her sex appeal is killer, seductive & arousing to the point where one can only be compared to a pistol off safety — and we are at war, sexually.”

“We’re playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded clip / Keep my finger on the trigger, once I got you to the top, blast off for a ni**a,” they sing on the metaphor heavy song.

Take a listen to the new single below. You can pick up their ‘Athena’s Erotica‘ EP on iTunes now.

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New Music: Super Jay – Yo Body

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Twenty-four year old Oklahoma native Super Jay is making super moves with his new single, “Yo Body“.

Co-produced by himself and The Fam – who are responsible for Drake’s “Draft Day” – the new song tells a story of being stuck in the friend zone and breaking out of it by telling your lady friend how you feel about her.

Formally known as John Kendrick, the self-taught singer has opened up for famed crooners Trey Songz and J. Holiday. Giving fans a real ’90s feel with his new single, it’s easy to see how the song could take over the radio for the summer.

Take a listen to the new single below and tell us if you’re feeling it!

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New Music: Kissie Lee – Shout Out To My Ex

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Sometimes our exes are actually the best thing we’ve had, because they help us experience situations that we need to grow as people.  Emerging R&B artist Kissie Lee knows a thing or two about this as she acknowledges her last lover on “Shout Out To My Ex,” the singers first single of the year.

“Cause when he said forever, it meant till he found one better / And that’s when I realized that I was better / And I ain’t even bitter baby, I’ll even forgive you baby / Showed me how to love myself,” she sings on the empowering record.

The German-born singer is currently working on new music for her forthcoming project. Take a listen to her new single below:

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