Throwback Tuesday: Avant – ‘Read Your Mind’

Avant is a R&B singer-songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. “Read Your Mind” was a single released from his third album Private Room, the song reached No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

I don’t know which is sexier, the song or the video. The visual brings to life not only the lyrics but a situation that I’m sure a lot of people have been in: when you are in a relationship and out on the scene but the chemistry and attraction to another person in the same vicinity is all too real.

Here, Avant didn’t need any palms or voodoo. Reading each other’s mind is how cheating and creeping starts lol. The song is a sexy and sensual classic. It pulls you in from the beginning with Avant’s adlibs on the intro all the way to the break down: “I know you wanna rub, I know you wanna touch, I know you wanna feel, so baby keep it real. I know you wanna see, I know you wanna be in my b-e-d, grinding slowly!”

Enjoy the throwback above!

Pharrell Williams Stars in Chanel Short Film [Teaser]

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Pharrell Williams continues to make strides in high fashion as he has been commissioned by Chanel and their famous creative director Karl Lagerfeld, to star in and create the music for a new short film from the fashion house called Reincarnation.

The video tells the story of Coco Chanel, and her inspiration for Chanel’s signature jacket. When she goes to Austria in 1954, she eyes the hotel elevator hand (played by Pharrell), who is the inspiration behind the jacket. In the clip the hitmaker gets romantic with model Cara Delevingne, who is the face of the upcoming campaign of the Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection.

In addition to starring in the film, Pharrell composed and wrote the lyrics to “CC the World,” the soundtrack which accompanies Reincarnation.

The full film will premiere on December 1. Watch the trailer below:

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New Music: Tinashe feat. Jeezy – Pretend (Remix)

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Tinashe has been supplying fans with consistent hot features ever since she released her acclaimed debut album Aquarius, earlier this fall. The rising star has recently collaborated with Nick Jonas, Calvin Harris, and Kid Ink, she is also featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, with the solo song “The Leap.”

Now, as Tinashe preps to hit the road next month on her official headlining “Aquarius Tour,” the singer/songwriter brings us round 2 of her catchy crossover single “Pretend.”

Switching from A$AP Rocky to the Snowman, rapper Jeezy delivers two smoldering verses over the smooth production by Detail. The ATL native kicks some slick game and brags about this god given gifts (“Pipe game crazy, I should have been a plumber”).

While we still love the original, Jeezy adds a dope vibe here. Take a listen to the new remix below!

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New Music: Jordin Sparks – How Bout Now (Remix)

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Jordin Sparks is getting some stress off her chest! Following her breakup from Jason Derulo, the singer/actress is putting her ex on blast!

Catching up with The L.A. Leakers on Power 106, Jordin lets out the dirt on a stinging remix to Drake’s “How Bout Now.”

“Remember I deleted all my other guys’ numbers out my phone for ya? / Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?” she sings.

“You didn’t really f*ck with me way back then, but how bout now? / ‘Cause I’m up right now and you suck right now.”

Jordin is prepping for the release of a brand new mixtape called Bye Felicia, which drops Tuesday at 11:11 a.m. PST.  Take a listen to the first offering from her mixtape below!

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Video: Faith Evans – Fragile

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The wait is over. Along with dropping her new album Incomparable today, First Lady Faith Evans has delivered the video to her new single, “Fragile“.

Teasing the video just last week, the veteran songstress taps into her FLOTUS alter ego to serve up a interesting and thrilling new video that features Pooch Hall as her leading man. Doing her best to uncover the mystery at hand, Faith’s timeless look and sound keeps us reminiscent of all the good she’s done for R&B over the past two decades.

Take a look at the new visual below:

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Exclusive: Recounting the “Crazy, Sexy, Cool” of TLC’s Classic Diamond-Selling Album, 20-Years Later (with Commentary from Chilli!)

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Nov. 15, 1994 there was a musical explosion. One of the greatest R&B albums of all time was released. That album, was the legendary TLC‘s sophomore effort, CrazySexyCool.

The album was a collaborative work by some of the most profound writers and producers of the time, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and more.  The LP’s title delivered a relatable identity for fans as Left Eye represented the “Crazy,” Chilli the “Sexy,” and T-Boz the “Cool.”  Laced with sexy and sultry ballads, and some up-tempo flava, the album will live on forever as a staple in the R&B genre. TLC’s pioneering blend of R&B, Hip Hop and Pop music resonated extremely well with mainstream audiences as fans rushed out to buy the Atlanta trio’s sophomore project.

The album stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for more than two years and simultaneously went diamond, making TLC the first girl group to achieve this success. To date, CrazySexyCool has sold over 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by an American girl group, and the second best selling album worldwide behind the Spices Girls’ Spice. All four singles from the album reached the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, two of them reaching number one.

As the double-diamond certified album turns 20 this month, it’s only right that we reflect on the amazing Crazy, Sexy, Cool of TLC’s second album!

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New Music: Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me

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It’s that time of year again and Ariana Grande is coming back with a vengeance. While her sophomore album My Everything is still doing pretty well, the young singer is wasting no time working on her future legendary status.

Dropping her new Christmas single titled “Santa Tell Me,” Ariana calls out to Kris Kringle to bring her a love that will last more than just the holiday season. Singing out, “Santa tell me if you’re really there / Don’t make me fall in love again if he won’t be here next year,” Ariana’s vocal ability continues to grow with every piece of material she delivers to fans.

With the video already shot, “Santa Tell Me” is sure to be a Christmas favorite amongst fans. Ariana is set to perform the new single on “A Very Merry Christmas,” which airs December 5 and is rumored to be working on a song to be featured on Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album.

Until we see if she’ll be dropping a new Christmas EP, take a listen to “Santa Tell Me” below!

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New Music: K. Michelle – Going Under

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Our battles with love can be so damn real sometimes…

K. Michelle surprises fans early Monday morning with another new song off her anticipated sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart. The R&B songstress gets in survival mood with her desire to find love on the pop ballad, “Going Under,” which borrows from Grandmaster Flash’s classic song “The Message.”

“Love don’t fail me now, don’t count me out / Oh love don’t let me down, come back around!,” she sings over the commanding track.

K. Michelle’s forthcoming album ‘AWBAH‘ will hit stores on Dec. 9, it is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Take a listen to her brand new song below!

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