Chris Brown Reveals ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’ Release Date

After teasing fans for over a year, Chris Brown‘s Heartbreak On A Full Moon finally has a release date!

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night (Aug. 15), the R&B star announced that his eighth studio album is set to be released on Halloween 2017 (October 31).

“HEARTBREAK ON A FULL MOON! HALLOWEEN. OCTOBER 31ST,” he tweeted.

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New Video: Jamila Woods feat. Chance the Rapper – LSD

Chicago based songstress Jamila Woods brings fans a special visual for her infectious single, “LSD” featuring Chance the Rapper, off her acclaimed 2016 debut LP, HEAVN.

Shot in various Chi-town locations, the video opens with Woods wadding in the water of Lake Michigan, and then performing from a kiddie pool in a neighborhood. With bubbles floating around her, she sings about her love for the city and finding a relationship with love just as strong.

“My city, like my skin, it’s so pretty / If you don’t like it, just leave it alone / You gotta love me like I love the lake / You want to love me, better love the lake,” sings Jamila.

Later, Chance shows up at a backyard party, manning the grill, while rapping about his daughter and love for the Chi. “I’m supposed to father my daughter / She the princess in the dragon’s lair / And I’m the dragon slayer,” he raps. “I can’t fly away to some hideaway / I gotta find a way.”

Previously speaking about her inspiration behind the song, Jamila explained. “When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical. I lived on the East Coast for a few years and people would laugh when I told them we have beaches and a lake we can swim in. I always wanted to write about that. A lot of people get Chicago wrong. I’ve developed this protective feeling about how we’re portrayed, and at the same time I’m acutely aware of the issues we face and the root causes of these issues. It’s important to me that there’s not just one story told about our city. LSD is an ode to Chicago, a song for the complicated love I have for my city.”

Check out the video below.

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Exclusive: Goapele Talks ‘Dreamseeker’ EP, Humanitarian Work, Motherhood & More

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The meaning of Goapele‘s name, “to move forward” fits her gazelle like style. Every time we hear her enchanting vocals, ours souls start to flow. After 16 years, we still dig her instant classic “Closer,” which has racked up over 7 million Spotify streams. Her latest project, Dreamseeker arouses what should be and what already is, with conscious lyricism and soothing, yet stimulating soundscapes.

ThisisRnB’s Rocki recently spoke with the Bay Area beauty about the Dreamseeker EP.  “It takes all different elements to make us whole,” says Goapele. “Just because it’s challenging times, doesn’t mean we can’t also feel good in moments and have fun. I also feel like music is more than just something to bump in a club. It should speak to all aspects of our lives.”

In addition to discussing her new music, working with BJ The Chicago Kid, and how motherhood inspires her, the songstress talked to us about her recent trip to South Africa with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “We’re trying to figure out what is going on, how can we get the awareness out there, how can we get rid of the stigma around HIV and AIDS, so more people can get treated and know their status,” said Goapele.

The multidimensional artist is a positive inspiration for us all. Check out the full interview below.

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Bryson Tiller Performs “Run Me Dry” & “Self-Made” on ‘Kimmel’

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In the midst of his “Set It Off Tour,” Bryson Tiller hit the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for a smoky performance of “Run Me Dry” and “Self-Made.”

Backed by fog, neon lights, statues, and pillars, Pen Griffey performed his True to Self tracks, the first of which was featured on the latest episode of HBO’s “Insecure.”

The performance coincided with the Los Angeles stop on his “Set It Off Tour,” which featured surprise guests Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, Travis Scott, O.T. Genasis, and Snoop Dogg. The jaunt, which features Metro Boomin and H.E.R. as openers, continues across North America through Sept. 16.

After that, the Louisville Slugger will embark on the European leg of his “Set It Off Tour” with special guest SZA, starting Oct. 17.

Watch Tiller’s performance below.

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6LACK Announces ‘Free 6LACK Tour’

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Get ready to Free 6LACK!

The breakout Alt-RnB star, who has been building his following since his debut project–Free 6LACK last year, will embark on his first headlining tour this fall.

The “Free 6LACK Tour” will feature Sabrina Claudio on select dates and is set to launch Oct. 7 in San Diego. From there, he will go on a solo run through Australia, with stops in Sydney and Melbourne before coming back to North America for the rest of the tour.

Taking to social media, the “PRBLMS” singer shared his excitement for the tour. “my first headline tour and my first time in australia,” he wrote. “tickets on sale thursday, don’t sleep.”

Last month, 6LACK performed his song “Free” on “The Late Show.”  He also made headlines this month, when super producer Timbaland took to social media to tease an upcoming collaboration between them.

Tickets and meet and greet passes for the “Free 6LACK Tour” go on sale Aug. 17. See the full itinerary below.

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The Weeknd Drops Trailer for ‘Legend of the Fall Tour: Phase II’

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The Weeknd is getting XO fans ready for “Phase II” of his “Legend of the Fall Tour.” Tickets for the second leg of his tour went on sale this week.

Abel shared information about the tickets in a short video that finds him contemplating life at the beach as his Future-assisted “Six Feet Under” track plays in the background. Waves crash around him as the sun sets, before the beach becomes a fog-filled dark room.

As previously reported, the tour is set to kick off Sept. 6 at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Penn. Featuring Gucci Mane and Nav, the run will hit cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and Miami, before culminating Nov. 2 in Chicago. From there, the XO boss is taking off for dates in New Zealand (Nov. 29) and Australia (Dec. 2-Dec. 14) with French Montana and Nav.

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Exclusive: August Alsina Brings “Don’t Matter Tour” with Tone Stith & Rotimi to New York City

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On Sunday night (Aug. 13), August Alsina triumphantly returned to the very stage in New York City where he frightening collapsed on his “Testimony Live Tour” in 2014.

Returning to Irving Plaza for the NYC stop on his comeback “Don’t Matter Tour,” the R&B star was fully embraced and supported by a packed house of dedicated fans. Only months after publicly revealing his health problems in an emotional interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith, the 24-year-old appeared to be in his prime, at the top of his game.

However, before he hit the stage the crowd was treated to a double dose of hot new R&B talent from the likes of singer/actor Rotimi, and buzzing young singer/songwriter Tone Stith. Both New Jersey natives, Rotimi kicked off the night with a commanding and sexy performance of his new music. He even surprised the audience by bringing out Dancehall star Kranium for their new single “Want More.”  With the crowd fully hyped, Tone Stith took to the stage like a seasoned all-star, backed by a troupe of dancers and musicians. In a perfectly executed 30-minute set he showcased his multiple talents, starting with his fancy footwork, outstanding voice and musicianship on the guitar. Tone Stith surely cultivated a nice new following with his raw talents this night.

As the anticipation grew for August with chants from the audience, the R&B star finally appeared on stage in a hooded robe and scarf, supported by 2 female dancers, his DJ and band members. Alsina immediately turned up the energy with some throwback tracks including “I Don’t Get Tired” and the Roscoe Dash-featured “Work,” off his classic mixtape, The Product 2. Throughout his hour-long performance, the singer delivered song after song from his early material (“Get Ya Money,” “Downtown”), to his debut album (“Numb,” “Make It Home,” “Porn Star”), sophomore album (“Hip Hop,” “Song Cry”), and current single “Don’t Matter.”

In the evening’s most somber moment, August paid tribute to his older brother who passed away due to violence. He also took the crowd to church with a special rendition of “Hallelujah.” As every female in the building screamed their love for him, Alsina closed out his set with the fan-favorite, “Kissin On My Tattoos,” followed by a riveting twerk-a-thon from his dancers.

August Alsina is readying the release of his third studio album, Drugs, which is coming soon on Def Jam Records. Tone Stith recently released his buzz-worthy debut independent album, Can We Talk, across all digital music platforms. Rotimi also released his brand new EP, ‘Jeep Music, Vol. 1,’ and can be see Sunday night’s on Starz hit series, POWER.

Check out our exclusive photos below!

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Exclusive: ‘Unsung’ Producer Jamecia Blount Takes Us Behind The Series and Her Journey As A TV Producer

Over the last 9 years, the NAACP Image Award-winning television show “Unsung” has been a documentary series that has won over the hearts of music lovers across generations.

TV One’s signature music biography series sheds much-deserved light on some of the most influential, talented and sometimes underappreciated R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco and Gospel artists of our time. TV One & A. Smith & Co. created an impactful show that celebrates legends who have made an indelible mark in music but may not have been as recognized or honored.

As R&B lovers, we are certainly fans of the show! ThisisRnB’s Rea Davis recently got a chance to interview one of Unsung’s producers, Jamecia Blount about the mission and evolution of the show, what to expect from this season, and her journey as a television producer.

Check out the interview below.

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