Today’s new artists often wear multiple hats, learning their craft across the board and beyond. As is the case for Toronto native Tory Lanez, a singer/rapper/producer and musician, who has been building a buzz and strong following for a few years now.
Blessing fans with his brand new R&B driven mixtape ‘Chixtape 2‘ (the first one dropped in 2011), Tory looks to build on his artistry and place among today’s growing crop of Swag&B artists.
The 14-track project contains all original songs, along with interludes from Power 106′s own DJ Carisma. A strong Toronto influence can be heard through the mellow, spacy and often overly filtered beats, but Tory finds a perfect balance on his unique interpolations of many ’90s classics, including ”Pony,” “All That,” “No Scrubs” and more; he handles production himself along with Tim Curry, PlayBack, and the Mekanics.
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As her new single “Smoke, Drink, Break-up” continues to rise on the radio charts across the country, Mila J gives fans a preview of the upcoming music video, which features a guest appearance from fellow Los Angeles artist, Ty Dolla $ign. The teaser showcases Mila’s impressive dance skills while sharing a sneak peek at the new visual, set for release later this month.
Mila, who is the older sister of Jhené Aiko, is working on her first full length album, entitled ‘M.I.L.A.,’ which stands for Made In Los Angeles, due out on Motown Records.
Peep the video teaser above, and you can pick up the song on iTunes now.
With her long-awaited, first independent album, Braveheart, landing in stores this past Tuesday, Ashanti has been on her heavy promo grind for the release. Following her special visit to the Apple store in Soho, NYC for a fan meet-and-greet, the R&B vixen took out some time to speak to our friends at YKIGS.
The “I Got It” songstress discussed being so personal and open with her lyrical content on the new LP, being an independent artist and dealing with all sides of the business, learning to ignore hate and negative comments that come her way, a gave a little background on her early deals before signing with Murder Inc.
Check out the interview above, and pick up Braveheart on iTunes now!
Eric Bellinger has been on a heavy grind promoting the release of his debut album The Rebirth, in stores now. While on the promo trail, the singer/songwriter delivered a special performance for VIBE’s ‘V Sessions,’ showing a softer side of his buzzing club single “I Don’t Want Her.”
Seated at the mic in a studio control room, Eric belted out the League of Starz produced jam. “This is my single “I Don’t Want Her” minus the turn-up,” says Eric before he shows off his vocals a cappella.
In addition to the stripped down rendition of his single, the L.A. native also performed an a cappella version of his ‘Born II Sing Vol. III‘ cut “Club Lights,” which features Tank.
Check out both clips below!
With the year bringing an anticipated return of Trey Songz, it’s no surprise that you’d start hearing him on every track out there.
To add to it, it’s even more predictable that you’d start hearing remixes of his new smash hit, “NaNa” all over the place as well. Dong what he does best, DJ Tedsmooth jumped on the 1′s and 2′s to create a dope remix to the now popularized club track. Throwing in a new verse by rapper Maino, the remix has been dubbed by Tedsmooth as a certified summer banger.
Take a listen to the old school sampled remix below:
Fans of the R&B Divas franchise can rest easy because the hiatus is over.
Set for an April air date, R&B Divas Atlanta will be back on our television screens for our viewing pleasure. Featuring a few fresh faces and new beginnings, the six ladies will still have their drama.
Adding new cast members Latavia Roberson and Meelah Williams, who are former girl group member, this new season seems like it will host an interesting mash up of personalities. From what the trailer presents, we’ll see a new flare of drama between original cast members, some vows being taken and of course, our regular comedic relief.
Take a look at the trailer below and tell us if you’ll be tuned in for the drama.
Buzzing R&B scarlet RaVaughn has been pretty quiet this year, but today she returns with a new song entitled “Love U More.”
A snappy midtempo, produced by Curtis “Sauce” Wilson & Shomari “Sho” Wilson, that finds the singer/songwriter dealing with a no good dude that only works to keep her happy when she’s ready to say peace.
“If I give in, you gon stop doin all that you should/ When I get mad, you givin me everything I want/ How come you can’t be the same way on the days when we get along, instead of changing when you want/ Cuz that’s when I start trippin, and you start fixin, every little thing that you did, so I don’t end up with another man,” she sings.
RaVaughn is currently working on her debut album Love Always, which is expected this year.
Take a listen to her new song below!
Former model turned songstress, Maad Moiselle, is kicking off 2014 in a big way. After releasing a few singles recently, the pretty singer is here to bring her debut EP, Indigo.
Featuring the previously released tune, “Take Me,” the 9-track EP is a mix of roller coaster sounds taking you from happy to sad in just a short matter of time. Fully produced by The Vamp, the project features rapper A$AP Ferg on the song “Killa,” while the remainder is all about Maad Moiselle herself.
Take a listen and download the EP below: