THISISRNB EXCLUSIVES

Premiere: MPrynt – If Later Never Comes

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Former Motown signees MPrynt are back with a brand new song to get listeners ready for what they have to offer. Premiering their new record, “If Later Never Comes,” the now indie group is pouring it on thick with this one.

Found on their upcoming EP by the same title, the Pop & Oak produced song features the quartet showcasing their vocals while belting out about living in the moment.

Singing out, “What if later never comes? / And we lose this moment forever?,” the talented Philly natives – made up of Tyce, Fah, Budda, Real – are ready to give the world that good ol’ love making music all over again.

Take a listen to their new song below, and stay tuned for the EP coming soon!

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ThisisRnB & RED Music Team Up for Special R&B Merch Store!

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In celebration of Black History Month, we were approached by our friends at RED Distribution to create something special for fans in addition to the latest albums from their roster of R&B artists. Today, we are very excited to announce our partnership with a completely custom direct-to-customer store using CapThat.

Featuring the latest titles from JOE, Faith Evans, Mack Wilds, Leela James, Jagged Edge, Lil Mo’, and Sisqo you can purchase each release, as well as create your own custom merch items! And when they say custom, they really mean custom!

The ‘Cap That’ studio lets you design gorgeous products with moments from photos, videos, Instagram, and Facebook. That’s right, you can grab an image right from the artists video and get it printed on a T-shirt, cell phone case, laptop skin, wall canvas, and more! The ‘Cap That’ studio also lets you enhance your moments using effects, graphics, text, and more to achieve that one-of-a-kind feel that only you can create.

Each purchase from our special store comes with a limited edition ThisisRnB x RED Music CD sampler as well!

Check out the experience here: http://thisisrnb.capthat.com/

View the CD sampler below:

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Exclusive: Jazmine Sullivan Performs “Stupid Girls” and “Masterpiece” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions!

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The return of Jazmine Sullivan has been the early highlight of the year.  Releasing her much-anticipated third studio album Reality Show last month, the R&B vocalist delivered what will easily be one of the best albums of the year, and continues to show why she is herald as one of the premiere voices of today.

For our latest ThisisRnB Sessions we were blessed by the Philly native with an incredible acoustic set.  Joining us at Stadiumred Studios in Harlem, Jazmine focused on two of her favorite cuts from the album; “Stupid Girls” and “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa).”

Backed by only an acoustic guitar the 27-year-old belted out each tune with the poise, charisma and hair raising vocals that make her such a special artist.

Another soul stirring set, which should not be missed! Check out her performance below, and pick up Reality Show in stores or on iTunes now.

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Exclusive: Ne-Yo Talks New Album ‘Non-Fiction,’ Using Fan Stories, Making Quality Music No Matter Genre, State of R&B, and More!

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Outstanding. That’s the first word that comes to mind when sought after singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is mentioned. From his work behind the pen for some of your favorite artists to the vocal abilities that he pushes through on his on tracks, the self-proclaimed Gentleman of R&B has given us hit after hit throughout his time in the industry.

Gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album Non-Fiction – which is set to hit stores on January 27 – the multi-talented artist has a lot to sing about this time around. Choosing to go a different route than with his previous albums, the “She Knows” singer called on a few lucky fans to assist in the creation of the upcoming project. With lead singles such as “Money Can’t Buy” featuring Jeezy, the Juicy J assisted “She Knows,” and the recently visually adapted, “Coming With You,” the anticipation for what Ne-Yo’s offering this time around is exceedingly high from fans everywhere.

Taking some time to chat with ThisIsRnB about the creative process of the album, using fans real stories on tracks like “Religious,” creating quality music no matter genre, the positives and negatives of R&B today, and more, Ne-Yo gave us one of the best interviews we’ve had in quite some time.

Make yourself at home with the exclusive interview below!

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Mixtape: DJ Chris Styles & ThisisRnB – ‘Fresh Radio’ (January ’15) (Hosted by TeeFLii)

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2014 went by super fast but we’re ready to kick off 2015 with the first edition of our monthly ‘Fresh Radio’ mixtape with DJ Chris Styles of Sirius XM’s ‘The Heat.’  One of last year’s breakout R&B artists was L.A.’s own TeeFLii, who had the clubs going up with multiple hits, and he joins us as this month’s special guest host!

As always the 60 minute live mix features some of the hottest R&B singles climbing the charts and rockin the clubs right now, including tracks from Chris Brown, Usher, Tinashe, The-Dream and many more. Plus exclusive interlude breaks from TeeFLii, who will release his debut album Starr on February 3 via Epic Records.

Follow the jump to stream and download the new mix now!!

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Exclusive: Anthony Hamilton Performs “Tis The Season” & “Home for the Holidays” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions!

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This fall, Anthony Hamilton released his first ever Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, via RCA Records. The festive LP finds Hamilton crooning his way through some of the season’s most beloved holiday classics with his signature tone, and features six original tracks including, “Spend Christmas With You,” “Coming Home,” “‘Tis The Season,” “Spirit of Love,” “It’s Christmas,” and the title track “Home for the Holidays.”

Hamilton approached the project with the same sophistication and delivery he is respected for, with his past studio albums.

“This album is for the people who really love the holidays and what feelings they bring. For the families that get together and love a good time,” said Anthony. “I feel like some of the things we enjoy most, we can only feel with our hearts. Having an emotional connection to this project was essential because I want my fans to be moved by the music and associate each song with a time where no other feeling mattered but love.”

We recently caught up with the soulful crooner for a special edition of our live acoustic series at StadiumRed Studios in Harlem, New York. For his set, Anthony performed two of the original songs off the album, “Tis The Season,” and the title track “Home for the Holidays.”

Accompanied by his tour pianist and backup singer, Hamilton gracefully performed each song with the class, gritty soulful nuances, and old school precision that he delivers on stages worldwide.

Watch the performances below, and you can pick up his new album on iTunes now!

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Exclusive: Johnny Gill Talks New Album ‘Game Changer,’ State of R&B & New New Edition Album!

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R&B veteran Johnny Gill is gearing up for the release of his seventh solo album Game Changer, due in stores December 9. The legendary singer has given R&B fans hit after hit as a member of New Edition, LSG, and as a solo artist. Now, Johnny is back not only with a new solo project, but also with a forthcoming New Edition album as well.

ThisisRnB recently caught up with Gill to discuss his new album, longevity, the state of R&B, New Edition’s new album, and much more.

Check out the full interview below!

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Exclusive: Anthony Hamilton Covers Jodeci’s “Freek’n You” on ThisisRnB Sessions!

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With the excitement surrounding Jodeci’s return at the 2014 Soul Train Awards and their upcoming new single, the nostalgia for the Bad Boys of R&B has been running heavy.

So, you can imagine how thrilling it was when Anthony Hamilton agreed to cover their famed hit single “Freek’n You” on ThisisRnB Sessions! We recently caught up with the soulful crooner for a special edition of our live acoustic series at StadiumRed Studios in Harlem, New York. The set, which will be released soon, is in promotion of Hamilton’s brand new Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, which is in stores now!

In addition to performing cuts off the new album, Anthony obliged our requests delivering an incomparable live rendition of one of his all-time favorite R&B classics. Adding his own uniquely gritty, soulful nuances to the Jodeci gem, the fellow North Carolina native reaffirms why he is one of the greatest voices of our time, as if we ever forgot.

Watch his soaring performance below!

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