Legendary artist, songwriter, producer Smokey Robinson is bringing something special to new and old fans this summer with the upcoming release of his new duets album Smokey & Friends, due out August 19 via Verve Records.
The LP includes a roster of contemporary and classic artists who revisit the best loved songs from Robinson’s unmatched catalog of hits, including those he has written for his solo career, his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Miracles, as well as hits he wrote for others, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.
On the Randy Jackson-produced set, Robinson is joined by old friends like James Taylor, Sir Elton John, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, and Mary J. Blige, as well as with some of today’s hottest artists including John Legend, John Mayer, Miguel, Aloe Blacc, CeeLo, Ledisi and Jessie J.
John Legend has joined Smokey for a duet of his elegant ballad “Quiet Storm” off of his 1975 album A Quiet Storm.
The contemporized version feels like a new classic upon the first notes. Take a listen below!
*Taps foot impatiently* While we’re still waiting on the ladies of Danity Kane to drop their highly anticipated third album, the gorgeous trio is slowing unwrapping track after track right before our eyes.
In true DK3 fashion, the ladies took to Instagram last night to preview a new single titled “Roulette“. Found on Aubrey’s personal Instagram, the 15-second clip hosts sultry vocals from the ladies over an addicting beat.
Hopefully the next official single to drop from the ladies, we can’t wait to see what the revamped group brings to the table this time around.
Check out the snippet below!
Lloyd is making a comeback thanks to his work with producer Slade Da Monsta. Following their hot collabo on the single “All I Need,” the Atlanta based producer has released his new mixtape Hotter Than July 19, which boasts another record by the R&B singer titled “On Call” featuring Big K.R.I.T.
Over a smooth instrumental, the New Orleans native sings out to his lady that she has shown him what real love is, and he will always have time for her.
“Girl I want you to know that the love I have in my heart is for you / I never knew the feel of real love until you came into my life, I didn’t know what to do,” he sings.
Take a listen below:
R&B duo Jake&Papa have released a revamped version of their popular EP ‘Athena’s Erotica.’ The re-released titled ‘Athena’s Erotica 2.0‘ features 4 new tracks not found on the project’s original version.
In support of the new release, Jake&Papa have also shared a short film featuring 4 songs from the project. The first two songs, “All Night Long” and “Fuck My Soul,” lived on the original release, whereas the second two, “Basement Party” and “I Give In,” are exclusive to Athena’s Erotica 2.0.
Check out the short film below, and you can pick up the EP on iTunes now.
Luke James is receiving much praise with his new Rick Ross assisted single, “Options“. Instantly becoming one of our new favorites over here at the headquarters, we’re excited to see Luke get the shine that he deserves.
Giving fans a behind the scenes look into the creation of the track and its accompanying visual, James states, “It’s a very personal kind of record to myself and the writer.” He recently collaborated with director Yolande Geralds and filmed videos for “Dancing In The Dark” and “Exit Wounds”. Both tracks will appear on his self-titled debut album “Luke James” – available now for pre-order on the newly revamped officiallukejames.com.
Take a look at the BTS clips below:
Trevor Jackson obviously isn’t the adorable young kid that we grew to love anymore! Instead, he’s transitioning into a full out heartthrob!
Dropping the lyric video to his brand new single, “Me Likey,” the 17-year-old uses a comic strip like animation to introduce fans to what he’s delivering this time around. Following up the slow and lovable song, “Good Girl, Bad Girl,” the newest single features H-Town rapper Kirko Bangz and is a definite one for the clubs.
Sure to have all the ladies asking if he’s made it to 18 yet, “Me Likey” follows suit to his previous single, “Drop It”.
Take a listen and tell us if you likey after the jump!
Well damn! Tiny isn’t here to play NO games!
While the former Xscape member has been going through a public scandal with her famed husband T.I., the pint sized singer has been pretty hush about her feelings on everything. Sure she’s dropped a few songs joking here and there and posted a few snaps on the Gram, but nothing has ever been so blatant.
That was until she released her new single “What The F*ck You Gon Do?” earlier today. Serving as a clear insight on the issues going on between her and Tip, the Pretty Hustle CEO doesn’t hold back her feelings on the new song. Showing reenactments of her wedding day, her holding her man down while he was locked up, and even the famous opening for their ‘Family Hustle’ show, it’s clear that Tiny is sending major warning shots for Tip to get his sh*t together. Whew!
Watch below as she steps up to the mic like it’s 1995:
Kirko Bangz struggles to make a better life for him and his family in the video for “Rich” featuring August Alsina. In the powerful visuals, shot in L.A., the Houston rapper gets caught up with the wrong crowd and makes some poor decisions, which ultimately lead to his demise.
While he sings about his personal experience in the music industry, the video takes a more universal approach.
“There are several ways to becoming ‘Rich,’ which one will you choose?” he asks at the end.
Watch the new video below: