Beyoncé Flaunts High Fashion in New Issue of CR Fashion Book

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Fresh off her historical performance on the 2014 VMAs, Beyoncé will be bringing some fresh looks to newsstands next month as she covers the latest issue of CR Fashion Book.

“The empress of pop meets a force of fashion. In her first collaboration with Carine Roitfeld, the ever-changing Beyoncé expresses her many moods, manners, auras, and multifaceted characters. All hail!,” reads the magazines introduction to the feature.

In addition to her modeling some of high fashions hottest new garments, the issue includes a piece called “Bey The Light,” which is based on an interview Beyoncé did with Christopher Bartley and Dominic Teja Sidhu and edited into a poem by Pulitzer Prize finalist Forrest Gander.

See more of Bey’s stunning new fashion feature below!

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Video: Calvin Richardson – ‘We Gon Love Tonite’

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Calvin Richardson has been heating up bedrooms with his brand new single “We Gon Love Tonite,” and now he heats up the screen with the official music video.

In the black-and-white visual, the soulful crooner takes his leading lady on a romantic getaway to a secluded location for some intimate memories.

“I couldn’t think of any other way to do it,” Calvin told Singersroom about shooting the music video with his sexy co-star. “She made it fun.”

“I just really wanted the video to play out the words of the song, and the director was able to listen to the song and see the vision. It’s a sexy song, and I think tastefully, it was properly done.”

Calvin’s new album I Am Calvin is due out September 30 via Eric Benet’s new label venture Jordan House.

Watch his new video below:

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New Music: Kandace Springs – West Coast

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Blue Note Records newest soulstress Kandace Springs is back with her second release in a week with “West Coast.”

Fresh off her performance at AfroPunk this past weekend, the Tennessee native gives fans and new listeners another taste of her smooth, retro-soul and jazzy style with the Pop & Oak produced tune.

Set to make her television performance debut on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on October 3, Kandace will release her self-titled debut EP on September 30, with a full-length album scheduled for the spring of 2015.

Take a listen to her latest release below:

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Throwback Thursday: The Rude Boys feat. Jay Z – ‘My Kinda Girl’

Remember when all R&B groups possessed that unique and raw soulfulness in their music?!?!?!

The Rude Boys were a R&B group from Cleveland, Ohio, who were most popular in the early 1990s. “My Kinda Girl” was an underground New Jack Swing hit off their second album Rude House. The song was energetically complemented by the superb vocals of Joe Little and Edward Banks, who admirably improvise their way through the vamp. The song was also remixed by then A&R at Atlantic Records, Clark Kent, a hip hop DJ and record producer from New York.

At the time, Kent was pushing an unknown rapper from the Marcy housing projects in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, who would come to be known to the world as Jay-Z.  Without the label’s initial consent Clark went ahead and had Jay jump on the record for the official remix. His feature helped propel the record in the underground NYC hip hop scene, and to support the single, Jay performed with the Rude Boys live at one of the Big Apple’s premiere underground clubs. “My Kinda Girl,” like most of the Rude Boys songs, was known and revered the most for its soulfulness. Jay Z’s flow and delivery on the remix were notable as well.

Enjoy the classic remix above, and peep the original music video below!

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New Music: Mila J feat. Ty Dolla $ign – My Main

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Mila J reunites with Ty Dolla $ign on her brand new single “My Main.” The L.A. native salutes her bestie on the DJ Mustard-produced banger.

“She my hitta for a reason / I can tell her all my secrets / ‘Cause I know that she gon’ keep ‘em,” she sings.

Her debut album M.I.LA (Made in Los Angeles) is due this fall featuring “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” plus appearances from B.o.B and Problem.

Mila recently shot a video for the song in L.A.

Watch the lyric video below:

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Tinashe Unveils Official ‘Aquarius’ Album Cover

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Over the weekend iTunes posted the pre-order for Tinashe‘s debut album Aquarius, but they didn’t include the official album cover.

Today, hot the heels of her second single “Pretend,” the buzzing singer unveils the artwork & final tracklisting for the much-anticipated album, which is due out October 7 via RCA Records.

Led by the No. 1 single and summer smash “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q, and now the A$AP Rocky assisted “Pretend,” the album boasts 18 tracks with additional features from Future and Devonté Hynes.

If you haven’t peeped it yet, check out the tracklisting below:

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New Music: Tony Collins – ‘Last Night’ (EP)

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Up and coming indie R&B artist Tony Collins follows up his smooth ballad single “Love Someone,” with his debut EP ‘Last Night.’

The New York based singer/songwriter officially introduces new listeners to his sound with the 10-track project. The album blends classic R&B themes with some fresh and contemporary elements. The production is helmed by frequent J.Cole collaborator Canie Finch, and boasts two rap features from Houston’s Fat Tony and Brooklyn upstart SMTH.

Take a listen below and let us know what you think?

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KEM Tops R&B Charts, Performs “It’s You” on ‘GMA’

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KEM released his fourth studio album Promise To Love on Monday and it immediately soared to the top of the R&B charts on both iTunes and Amazon, as well as reaching the Top 10 of the iTunes Top 200.

Simultaneously, the lead single “It’s You” holds strong at number one at Urban Adult Contemporary radio.

Earlier today, KEM graced the stage of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ to perform “It’s You,” marking the first national television performance of the romantic ballad.

Watch his riveting performance below, and pick up the album on iTunes now.

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