It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from singer Lauriana Mae, but the New Jersey native has finally returned with a sexy new single.
Teaming up with hitmaker Jack Splash on the production, and buzzing singer/rapper Dreezy, the trio deliver some super smooth and breezy vibes with “LOL.” Calling out those people that have thrown shade or ill feelings her way, Mae sings: “I almost feel bad for you, then I think about the shit that you did / And I almost feel bad, but almost doesn’t count so I’m laughing out loud like…hahaha.”
“”LOL” is about them fake people that take your kindness for weakness and your silence for stupidity. I just seen a lot of that these past few years. Takes so much strength to love yourself more than they hate you some days. All I wanna do is be happy but some people don’t like that,” she explained to Noisey.
The Atlantic Records signee is prepping for the release of a new mixtape titled, Can’t Go Back.
Take a listen below.
R. Kelly isn’t the only R&B star to get into the holiday spirit early this year. In addition to Kellz, singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore has also just released his first ever Christmas album, with A Kenny Lattimore Christmas.
Giving fans a little taste of the album, Kenny has released a lyric video for his rendition of “Home For The Holidays.” The visual brings a bit of festive cheer prior to the official kick off the season, but with Kenny and Kellz we will have plenty of new R&B Xmas tunes this year.
Check out the lyric video and stream the album via Spotify below.
Lauryn Hill brings her “Rebel”-ious spirit to “Charlie Rose.”
Sitting down with her guitar, L-Boogie delivered a stirring rendition of “Rebel / I Find It Hard To Say,” which she recently re-released after premiering it on “MTV Unplugged” in 2002.
“I find it hard to say that everything is alright,” she sang with her band behind her. “Don’t look at me that way, like everything is alright / ‘Cause my own eyes can see through all your false pretenses / What you fail to see is all the consequences.”
Watch Lauryn’s call for rebellion below.
Solange is bringing A Seat at the Table to “SNL.”
Hot off the release of her chart-topping album, the songstress will perform for the first time on the Nov. 5 episode of the late-night comedy show.
While Solange will act as the show’s musical guest, actor Benedict Cumberbatch will take on the episode’s hosting duties.
Motown legend Smokey Robinson stopped by the Breakfast Club on Friday (Oct. 21) and dropped some major knowledge. The iconic singer/songwriter was there to discuss his new skincare line, but of course he went in-depth on a lot of topics, including how Berry Gordy founded Motown records and started a musical revolution, what it was like to be an artist playing gigs in the south during the days of segregation, writing over 4,000 songs and much more.
At Motown they had artist development regardless of how many hits you had, a few times a week you had to go to class to show them how to be an artist. They used to have battles and would bring people in off the street to see which songs they liked best before they released them. He has known Diana Ross since she was 7 and has known Aretha Franklin since he was 8.
Speaking about the days of segregation, Smokey explained how they couldn’t use the bathrooms when they went down south, they were shot at, couldn’t stay in hotels. He recently discovered that his father ran away from home when he was 12 after stabbing a white boy while defending himself. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know any of his father’s family.
Smokey shared his views on music today, and what and who he listens to. He revealed that he has spoke with Nelly about doing something together, he recently worked with Pharrell on a song for a movie, but it didn’t make the cut. He also addressed if we are going to get a Smokey Robinson movie.
Watch the full interview below.
Babyface surprised fans everywhere when it was announced that he would compete on the latest season of “Dancing With The Stars,” but he ended up doing well and lasting 4 weeks.
Sitting down for a new interview with Wendy Williams on Friday (Oct. 21), the R&B legend opened up about his choice for doing the show and how the experience was for him. Mr. Edmonds even revealed to Wendy that he was doing a project with actor/comedian Adam Sandler at the time the show was airing and Adam told him he was praying for his dancing skills in temple.
Moving on, the singer/songwriter/producer gave his opinion on Pebbles lawsuit against the TLC TV movie, and if he thinks she actually stole their money, or if the movie got it wrong. Additionally on the music side, Babyface spoke about working with Mary J. Blige, the music that she makes inspired by her life and relationships, and if he thinks she should still make sad songs.
Check out the full interview below.
Young Quees is back reppin’ for the “Eastside” on his latest release.
With his anticipated Cash Money/Rich Gang debut album 4275 due out Nov. 11, Jacquees drops off another new track for his vast fan base. Paying homage to the classic ’90s R&B that has inspired his sound, and his hometown section of Atlanta, the singer let’s the ladies known how it goes down where he’s from.
“Come get your love on the east side,” sings Jacquees. “On the east side, throwin peace signs / Swervin’ lane to lane in Quees ride / Say my name again, make you scream twice / And that 9 stay me, make your man think twice,” he continues to reiterate how they do it in his hood.
Last week, Jacquees released the sexy new single and video “Good Feeling.” Now, take a trip with him to the “Eastside” below.
After scoring a #1 Billboard hit with his breakout single “Keep You In Mind,” R&B singer/songwriter Guordan Banks is banking on keeping his fans atop of his mind with the official remix, featuring Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller.
The remix has already gained significant buzz with over 2 million plays after Brown leaked a preview of it on his Soundcloud page. Both versions will be featured on Guordan Banks’ upcoming debut album, UNPOPULAR, which will be released in 2017 on his own label, Bank On It Entertainment.
Take a listen to the official “Keep You In Mind (Remix)” below.