New Music: Kehlani – Do U Dirty

Just like a tsunami, Kehlani will “Do U Dirty” if you fall for her.

We’re only 2 weeks away from the release of her anticipated debut album SweetSexySavage, but the Oakland princess just dropped some heat with her cocky new track “Do U Dirty.”  Lani’s voice easily floats over the pulsing beat as she swears that she’s not the one you should fall in love with. Falling for her will do nothing but hurt you, and this is her warning song.

“Swear you see the good in me / But that don’t beat the hood in me / And I got my intentions / And yours are make believe,” she sings. Then she promises: “‘Cause baby, I know (baby I know) / I’ma do u dirty / Say you love me now, but baby if you worry / I’ma do u dirty / You think you love me now, I think you should be worried.”

Once again serving raw and uncut lyrics, Kehlani us has anxiously waiting the release of SSS, due in stores Jan. 27.

Check out the slick track below.

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New Music: Sekay – Weather Man

Behind every artist is a team that helps them to weather the industry storms. Frank Oliphant A.K.A. Sekay is a seasoned engineer, songwriter and producer who has contributed to the success of R&B heavy hitters such as Charlie Wilson, Jaheim, and Ledisi. On his debut single “Weather Man,” Sekay creates the perfect storm of passion and soul. The Florida native’s expressive tenor, along with flowing keyboards and synths make this ballad an instant ballroom joint.

He commands that grown man kinda love as he sings, “Love is like the weather and I predict the weather, babe / When I look in your eyes I see clear skies, no more nights alone for you … In my forecast it’s me and you happy ever after / Ask me how I know, I predict the weather.”

Sekay promises to bring more in 2017. With a resume that boasts three Grammy nominations, along with four gold plaques and two Billboard No. 1’s, we think that’s a good prediction.

Take a listen to “Weather Man” below.

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Ariana Grande & John Legend Team Up for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Duet

Ariana Grande and John Legend are uniting on a remake of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” title track.

Their collaboration will arrive ahead of the live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. The soundtrack, which will include three new songs written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice, will be released on Mar. 10, while pre-orders are available now.

The original “Beauty and the Beast” was performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson in 1991 for the classic animated Disney film. Written by Menken and Howard Ashman, it earned an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and two Grammys.

Legend and Grande’s sequel will be produced by Ron Fair and its music video will be directed by Dave Meyers, best known for his work with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott, Katy Perry, and Ice Cube.

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Aaliyah ‘Ultimate’ Hits Compilation Finally Available to Stream

For years, fans have been wanting to stream Aaliyah’s greatest hits, but many of those beloved tracks haven’t been available. Now, they’ve arrived thanks to Ultimate, a new posthumous compilation released unexpectedly on iTunes and Apple Music.

The 25-track effort arrived this week with no warning. It features classics like “One in a Million,” “4 Page Letter,” “Try Again,” “Are You That Somebody,” and “Rock the Boat.”

In the past, only 1994’s Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number was available for streaming. Thus, some of the late singer’s greatest hits were unavailable on services and retailers. For now, it seems Ultimate is only available on iTunes and Apple Music.

According to Billboard, the album is credited to Craze Productions, a company that posted Aaliyah tracks on iTunes back in 2013. They were later sued and the music was taken down. It’s unclear if this is a similar case or if Craze has attained rights to release Aaliyah’s music from the right holders. Most of the late star’s discography is reportedly owned by her uncle, Barry Hankerson.

Stream Aaliyah’s Ultimate collection below.

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Video: The Weeknd – Party Monster

The Weeknd is a “Party Monster” in the thrilling video for the latest single off his critically-acclaimed album Starboy.

Directed by BRTHR, “Party Monster” starts with Abel behind the wheel, driving through the desert before psychedelics hit and everything gets blurry.

With religious and sensual imagery flashing quickly, the singer is transported into a nightmare-like neon and fire-filled world where zombies make out while eating an eyeball cake.

As the explosive clip resumes, it ties into previous visuals like “Starboy” and Abel’s Mania, particularly with the neon cross and panther imagery. In one trippy scene, the panther jumps out of a television screen, causing The Weeknd to sink into his bed.

As faces continue to melt around him near the end of the video, he’s back on the road. Recklessly, he drives at lightning quick speed, before watching a car drive off a cliff.

Interestingly enough, the video for the song, which features lyrics like “ass like Selena,” arrives just a day after Abel and Selena Gomez were spotted kissing outside of a Santa Monica restaurant.

Check out his latest video below.

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Listen: Trey Songz Drops New Mixtape ‘Anticipation III’

Surprise!

Trey Songz is serious about his comeback this year, and he is wasting no time giving fans more new material. In a surprise move on Wednesday (Jan. 11), the R&B heartthrob released his third installment of the ‘Anticipation‘ mixtape series.

The collaborative effort features his new artist MIKExANGEL, along with additional guest appearances from Dave East, Justine Darcenne, and Chisanity.

Initially, the project was said to be an exclusive for certain fans. Trey announced that he would be giving it out at Paramount Plaza in New York to a select few. “#Exclusive,” he tweeted. “#NotAvailableAnywhere.”

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SZA Debuts New Music, Including Travis Scott Collaboration

After saying she “quit” the music industry last year, SZA is ready to retun with new music for 2017. On Tuesday (Jan. 10), the TDE songstress debuted new tracks for fans and tastemakers at New York City’s NeueHouse.

One of those songs was a Travis Scott-assisted cut tentatively titled “Love Galore.” According to Billboard, Scott peppers the song with sexual innuendos, including “let me plant that seed inside ya.”

Another new cut that SZA — who said she had bronchitis this week — performed is the tentatively-titled “Drew Barrymore.” The songbird reportedly said it was inspired by the actress and her movies like Never Been Kissed and Poison Ivy. “I just imagine this being the soundtrack to one of those movies,” she said. “Cue Freddie Prinze, Jr.”

But more than just an ode to Barrymore, the song also appears to be reflective with lyrics like, “I get so lonely I forget what I’m worth / We get so lonely, we pretend that this works / I’m so ashamed of myself, I think I need therapy.”

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Watch Stevie Wonder Sing “Isn’t She Lovely” / “My Cherie Amour” to Michelle Obama on ‘Tonight Show’

First Lady Michelle Obama made her last appearance on “The Tonight Show” as the FLOTUS on Wednesday night.

During her interview with Jimmy she reflected on leaving the White House, family memories, her plans to continue working for children in the future, and even wrote some “thank you notes.” Additionally, she joined comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle for a hilarious game of ‘Catchphrase.’

Continuing with the memorable moments for her last show as the First Lady, music icon Stevie Wonder hit the stage to deliver a very special tribute performance to Mrs. Obama, singing a medley of “Isn’t She Lovely” and “My Cherie Amour,” which he changed the words dedicated to Michelle.

Prior to singing the updated song, Wonder said: “I must tell you, I wrote this song, but I kind of changed the words a little bit. If I don’t get it right, fire me.”

Check out the special dedication below.

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