MUSIC

New Music: Chay$e – Burnin It Up

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The heat may already be at its peek for the summer, but 24-year-old singer-songwriter Chay$e is adding a little more hotness to your life!

Releasing her single, “Burnin It Up,” the Houston native spits out some good vocals over the Cameron Wallace (Beyoncé, Ciara, Sevyn Streeter) production. Starting off like a throwback jam from the late ’80s, the single then transitions into a current day R&B sound with Chay$e cooing out, “Keep burnin it up, all night we burnin it up.”

Lifted from her upcoming EP Purple Love – which is set to debut on August 15 – the new single will keep you moving throughout the end of summer.

Burn one to the new single after the jump!

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New Music: Mike Jay – Sex Me (Cover)

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Virgin Records new artist, Mike Jay is giving fans a look into who he is, where he came from, and where he is going with his 4-part ‘Day In the Life’ series (see Part 1 | Part 2), and in addition he is paying homage to some of his favorite throwback songs with his 4-part #TBT covers series.

Following his remake of Jodeci’s “Freek’n You,” and Tyrese’s “Sweet Lady” for his third release the singer/songwriter takes on R. Kelly’s classic bedroom jam “Sex Me.”

If you haven’t seen it yet check out Mike’s video for his debut single “Birthday Suit.”

Take a listen to his latest cover below…

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New Music: Alex Jacke – Fashion

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Burgeoning artist Alex Jacke has remained someone we’ve kept our eye on even though he hasn’t released much since his impressive mixtape ‘DFM.’

While he dropped a freebie earlier this year with the sexy single “Apart,” Jacke now takes a break from the bedroom booms for something much more dance floor ready.

With a title that fittingly compliments the track, the L.A. native is providing a soundtrack for the runways and VIP lounges with “Fashion.” Over funky bass and a disco groove, Alex flexes his falsetto as he calls out a sexy model’s motives in the club. The track ends with a sample of Blonde’s classic “Rapture,” how perfect!

Take a listen below!

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records

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While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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New Music: JP Cooper – Keep The Quiet Out (EP)

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UK crooner JP Cooper is ready to bring in the noise! Delivering his new EP Keep The Quiet Out the Island Records signee has us ready and willing to hear more.

Featuring the lead single by the same name, the project hosts a mere five tracks that will have you yearning for more from the talent. Serving as a reintroduction for JP Cooper, the first EP released on Island Records comes ahead of the artists debut album, which is set to be released at the top of next year.

A true talent deserving of shine, Keep The Quiet Out showcases all that JP Cooper stands to offer R&B and the industry as a whole.

Check out the EP after the jump!

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Throwback Thursday: Mint Condition – ‘What Kind of Man Would I Be’

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Mint Condition is a R&B band from St. Paul, Minnesota that was discovered by production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The group is well known for its diverse musical style (and the ability to play anything from traditional jazz stylings to mainstream R&B to rock based music to funk). The band is also well known for their well written and produced R&B ballads, mainly in the 1990s.

“What Kind of Man Would I Be?” was a single from their Definition of A Band album, which was about remaining faithful in a relationship. The single hit No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart & No. 17 on the Hot 100. The single received a Gold certification by the RIAA. “What Kind Of Man Would I Be?” was so popular that it stayed on the Billboard R&B Charts for a total of 41 weeks before it finally fell off.

Enjoy the classic above.


New Music: Chance the Rapper feat. Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner & Jessie Ware – Wonderful Everyday: Arthur

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Buzzing artist Chance the Rapper has given his fans a little gift ahead of his appearance at Lollapalooza 2014 this weekend. The Chicago native and his group The Social Experiment debut “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” a cover of the theme song to the PBS children’s cartoon “Arthur,” which was originally recorded by Ziggy Marley.

The updated track features additional vocals from Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner, Jessie Ware, Francis & The Lights, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale, and Donnie Trumpet.

Check out the feel-good remake below:

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New Music: Kitty Cash – Love the Free II (Mixtape)

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After teasing us for a few weeks with new tracks from SZA, Rochelle Jordan and Willow Smith, DJ darling Kitty Cash finally unleashes her anticipated new mixtape Love The Free II.

The 28-track project features a slew of progressive R&B ad Hip-Hop acts such as Dev Hynes, Yuna, Wynter Gordon, Kilo Kish and many more.

“These are the people that move me and inspire me,” Kitty Cash told ELLE of the noteworthy collection of artists on the project. “We’re all using each other to spread this amazing sound.”

Follow the jump to stream and download now!

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