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Exclusive: DJ Mustard Talks R&B Influences, Favorite Artists, Impact of His Music

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Brisk Iced Tea recently brought their Brisk Bodega summer music series to New York City. The special event, held at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, included performances from Roc Nation recording artist and producer DJ Mustard along with Bodega Bamz, Deniro Farrar and DJ Mode. The New York event was the third stop of the Brisk Bodega summer music series, which includes a six-city tour featuring up-and-coming and established talent, curated by Mustard.

ThisisRnB TV caught up with the hitmaking producer prior to his set to talk about the influence R&B has had on him and his music. The L.A. native shared his favorite R&B artists of the moment, some of his favorite records and artists from the past, how his sound is impacting R&B and today’s music in general, and who he is feeling from New York right now.

DJ Mustard will be releasing his debut album 10 Summers on August 12 via Google Play, and it will be available at all digital retailers worldwide on August 26. The 12 track project includes features from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jeezy, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, TeeFlii, Eric Bellinger and many more.

Check out our exclusive interview now below:

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Exclusive: Marsha Ambrosius Performs “Run” & “So Good” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions

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Marsha Ambrosius has finally answered her martians prayers with the release of her much-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers, which is in stores today!

While doing promo for the release in NYC, Marsha blessed us as the latest artist to perform for ThisisRnB Sessions. Seated at the grand piano in StadiumRed Studios, the British songstress performed an incredible three-song set. Following her soul-stirring acoustic rendition of “Stronger Than Pride,” Marsha so swiftly transitioned into the LP’s lead single “Run,” as she had us hanging on every word with her beautiful acoustic rendition. Lastly she closed with “So Good,” which is the first full song on the new album, and if any of you have already heard it, than you already know this is a must-see performance.

Each song she delivered effortlessly in one take, and those notes…whewww…she’s got notes for days!

Watch Marsha’s acoustic performance of “Run” and “So Good” now below:

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Exclusive: Marsha Ambrosius Performs “Stronger Than Pride” Cover on ThisisRnB Sessions

Earlier this year Marsha Ambrosius gave us a sweet Valentine’s Day treat with her cover of Sade’s 1988 classic “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” Although she modernized the song with a hip hop based beat, it was the singer-songwriters amazing vocal delivery that gave the cover so much unique, personal feeling.

As she is currently on the promo trail prepping for the release of her much-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers, Marsha blessed us as the latest artist to perform for ThisisRnB Sessions. Seated at the grand piano in StadiumRed studios, the British songstress performed an incredible three-song set, kicking things off with a soul-stirring acoustic rendition of “Stronger Than Pride.”

One take. Amazing. Watch Now!


Exclusive: Mali Music Gives Amazing Acoustic Performance of “Ready Aim” on ThisisRnB Sessions

Mali Music is a singer, songwriter, producer signed to ByStorm/RCA Records with a unique emotional sound, blending styles of soul, gospel, R&B and hip-hop. The Savannah, Georgia native emerged from a strong underground following a few years ago when he performed at the BET Music Awards on the “Music Matters” stage. Now climbing the charts with his uplifting song “Beautiful,” the 26-year-old is getting to officially introduce himself to the world with his major label debut album Mali Is…, in stores now!

While on a promo visit to NYC, Mali joined us at Stadium Red studios in Harlem to record a special performance for ThisisRnB Sessions. Being a skilled all around artist, he handled both the music and singing, showcasing his talents on guitar and the grand piano.

For our third and final piece from the outstanding session, watch Mali deliver an amazing, emotional and riveting acoustic performance of his fan favorite song “Ready Aim.”

If you haven’t seen it yet, watch his mesmerizing cover of John Legend’s “Ordinary People” here.


Exclusive: Sebastian Mikael Performs “4 U,” “Forever,” Covers Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst” in NYC

On Wednesday night Sebastian Mikael performed a private show for press and media on the rooftop of the Capitol Records building in NYC, in anticipation of his debut album Speechless, which hits stores on June 24.

Following an introduction from Angela Yee of Power 105.1′s ‘The Breakfast Club,’ the singer/songwriter put on a stirring and entertaining performance for the capacity crowd.

Check out our exclusive footage of Sebastian covering Jhene Aiko’s hit single “The Worst,” and performing his stellar ballad “Forever” and brand new summer single “4 U” featuring Rick Ross.

Speechless is available for pre-order on iTunes now.


Exclusive: Mali Music Performs “Beautiful” Acoustic on ThisisRnB Sessions

Mali Music is a singer, songwriter, producer signed to ByStorm/RCA Records with a unique emotional sound, blending styles of soul, gospel, R&B and hip-hop. The Savannah, Georgia native emerged from a strong underground following a few years ago when he performed at the BET Music Awards on the “Music Matters” stage. Now climbing the charts with his uplifting song “Beautiful,” the 26-year-old is getting to officially introduce himself to the world with his major label debut album Mali Is…, due in stores June 17.

While on a promo visit to NYC, Mali joined us at Stadium Red studios in Harlem to record a special performance for ThisisRnB Sessions. Being a skilled all around artist, he handled both the music and singing, showcasing his talents on guitar and the grand piano.

For our second piece from the outstanding session, watch Mali deliver an emotional acoustic rendition of his buzz-worthy single “Beautiful.”

If you haven’t seen it yet, watch his mesmerizing cover of John Legend’s “Ordinary People” here.


Exclusive: Tinashe Performs Live in Brooklyn, NYC

Buzzing artist Tinashe made her music industry debut performance in New York City last night. Performing for a packed house at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, the singer/songwriter gave an amazing performance for a special group of fans, music executives, journalists and celebrities.

Keeping the crowd fully engaged, the Cali native’s dance-heavy set included her hit single “2 On” as well as fan favorites “Vulnerable” and “Midnight Sun” from her recent mixtape, Black Water.

Tinashe will release her debut album, Aquarius on RCA Records later this year.

Check out our exclusive footage of her set above!


Exclusive: Mali Music Covers John Legend’s “Ordinary People” on ThisisRnB Sessions

Kortney Jamaal Pollard aka “Mali Music” is a singer, songwriter, producer signed to ByStorm/RCA Records with a unique emotional sound, blending styles of soul, gospel, R&B and hip-hop. The Savannah, Georgia native emerged from a strong underground following a few years ago when he performed at the BET Music Awards on the “Music Matters” stage. Now climbing the charts with his uplifting song “Beautiful,” the 26-year-old is getting to officially introduce himself to the world with his major label debut album Mali Is…, due in stores June 17.

While on a promo visit to NYC, we caught up with Mali to record a special performance for ThisisRnB Sessions. Being a skilled all around artist, he handled both the music and singing, showcasing his talents on the grand piano and acoustic guitar.

For our first piece from the outstanding session, watch Mali deliver a mesmerizing cover of John Legend’s classic song “Ordinary People.”

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