New Music: OneInThe4Rest feat. Chris Brown – Jiu Jitsu

Introducing OneInThe4Rest.

The BMG recording artist steps into the spotlight with a major co-sign from Chris Brown on the catchy single “Jiu Jitsu,” off his forthcoming debut EP.

Over an infectious production by A.O., Triza, and James Foye “Keyz” III, the emerging artist sings out to a girl that stole his heart, admitting to being swole on her love and frustrated with the games. “I need jiu like jitsu / See you in the club I miss you / Every other time I see you, you be in a dress that’s see-thru,” he sings.

Breezy slides in for the second verse about his photogenic lover. “Took them naked pictures, better give me my photo credit / Body perfect but I know you’re shy / Fuck a filter, you don’t need an edit / Picture perfect for me every time,” he sings.

In the last few years, OneInThe4rest has solidified himself as one of the hottest writers and producers in the industry. Based in LA by-way-of Kansas, the singer, songwriter, rapper, producer wrote multiple songs on Chris Brown’s upcoming new album including the No. 1 single “Party.” His impressive resume includes work with rap stars such as Big Sean, French Montana, Future, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Kid Ink and more.

“Jiu Jitsu” is the lead single off OneInThe4Rest’s forthcoming debut EP, which is slated to drop this summer. Take a listen below.

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Watch: Khalid Performs Stripped Down Versions of “Angels” & “Coaster”

Khalid and VEVO connect for a special performance.

The breakout teen sensation recently went acoustic for VEVO’s “LIFT: Stripped Session” series, which included live stripped-down renditions of the songs “Angels” and “Coaster” off his acclaimed debut album American Teen.

In the clip for “Angel,” Khalid stands in a dark high school gym after a school dance. With confetti covering the floor, and only a pianist beside him, the 19-year-old sings the melancholy lyrics: “I’ve been seeing angels / In my living room / That have walked the sun / And have slept on the moon.”

The mood gets even darker in the visual for “Coaster,” which finds Khalid under a spotlight on the gym’s bleachers. Backed by a guitarist this time, the crooner steps into the middle of the floor and sings the soulful standout. “I’ll be coasting, roller-coasting through my emotions / I will be coasting, roller-coasting / I’m hoping that you’ll come back to me,” he sings.

Khalid recently spent the weekend at Coachella, where he hung with Kehlani, SZA, Solange and more.

Check out his emotional acoustic performance below.

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New Video: Mila J – New Crib

Mila J is looking for a fresh start.

After releasing her surprise project, Dopamine, earlier in the month, the sexy singer returns with a visual for the melodic track, “New Crib.”

In the self-directed video, Mila gets erotic for the cameras with her hair stretched in different directions. To bring the lyrics of the song more to life, we see shots of her packing moving boxes, while she sings about regretting a hurtful relationship and hoping they can make up.

“Love should never hurt / Take it back, you know I would / Through thick and thin, it was all good / You were my ni**a / Now I’m missing you,” she sings.

Later, she breaks it down over the bouncy bridge with a hot choreographed dance routine. Joined by two other dancers, Mila switches it up from a shiny bikini to a baggy denim jumpsuit and Timberland boots.

Check out the video below.

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6LACK Performs “PRBLMS” on ‘The Late Late Show,’ Sits for Interview with Zane Lowe

I wanted a girl who was down to earth / But she want the earth and the sky.”

Atlanta’s 6LACK continues to get more shine, with his first late night TV performance. On Thursday night/early Friday morning, the singer/rapper hit the stage on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

Standing on a small platform stage with digital light beams, 6LACK performed his growing hit single “PRBLMS.” Backed by a live band, including violinists, and multiple background singers, he delved into the personal account of a relationship gone bad.

Previously speaking about the song to Genius, 6LACK explained: “I remember it like it was yesterday. I used to pride myself on not dealing with nobody crazy, as far as relationships go. So I would always be like, ‘I’ve never dealt with nobody crazy.’ Because I just don’t attract that. For once, I got into a situation where everybody was like, ‘Don’t do it.’ And I was like, ‘Nah, I got this. This is what I do.’ And I did it, and it just spun out of control. ‘PRBLMS’ was born. Everything in the song was verbatim what I was dealing with at the time. These were direct lines, literally from text messages to actual arguments and conversations.”

The performance was part of Beats 1’s new “Up Next” series, which includes a sit-down interview with host Zane Lowe. During his conversation, 6LACK revealed how he got his name. “I’ve had the name since middle school. So it’s been a long time, I’ve had the same name forever,” he said. “I’ve been 6LACK to people’s parents to grandmothers to cousins, I’ve always been 6LACK. And it was just from growing up on that side of town, that was Zone 6, and Zone 6 is a part of what shaped me.”

Check out the performance and interview below.

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Listen: Jacob Banks Releases New EP ‘The Boy Who Cried Freedom’

Nigeria-born, Birmingham-raised soul singer Jacob Banks makes the commanding return we’ve been anticipating with his brand new EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom.

Released through Darkroom/Interscope, the 5-track project was preceded earlier in the year by the singles “Unholy War” and “Chainsmoking,” and continues to build on Banks undeniable ascent to future soul stardom.

The singer-songwriter’s soul grabbing vocal first caught our ears in 2013 with his debut EP, The Monologue, and he continued to impress with a few single releases, followed by the 2015 project, The Paradox.

His new EP’s content partly speaks to the struggles in society and struggles in romantic relationships, which Jacob openly touches on with the songs “Part Time Love” and “Photograph.”  On “Mercy” he sings about the lack of acceptance that many still fight with in today’s different cultures.

“People are literally dying and begging for the smallest act of kindness and someone somewhere is like ‘nah your alright,'” he told The Line of Best Fit. “The verses talk about how much we have given and how much suffering we accept as our history, and we still have to beg for the right to draw breath from this earth. We have to beg for the right to love who we choose, or the right to practice any religion we choose.”

Listen to Jacob Banks’ The Boy Who Cried Freedom below.

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New Music: Angel – Road Closed

After lighting one up on his infectious single “Hi Grade,” rising UK singer/songwriter ANGEL teases the release of his upcoming project, ‘More of HER,’ with the intro song “Road Closed.”

The mellow piano based track finds the crooner parting ways with a lover, but he’s not quite ready to give up the sex. Although the relationship won’t last, Angel propositions her to say goodbye with some back shots.

“Maybe I can hit it on the low / Take it down, I just want to hit it one more time for the road / Bet your friends will tell you that I’m nasty / You know when I hit from the back I’m nasty,” he sings.

“Road Closed” kicks off Angel’s More of HER playlist, which will see him releasing a series of new tracks and visuals over the next few weeks, just in time for the summer.

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New Video: Tinashe – Flame

Tinashe is ready to literally let it burn!

The video for the SoCal songstress’s latest single “Flame” is bringing the heat in more ways than one. In the visuals, the R&B star tells a story about a sweet love that was lost way before she was ready for it to end.

We see shots of Tinashe and her boo sharing a home filled with loving memories, including breakfast in bed, relaxing days by the pool, and laughs shared doing simple things like brushing their teeth and taking selfies.

Then, almost without warning, the 24-year-old goes full on Angela Bassett from Waiting to Exhale and sets fire to the house that held so many happy memories. Tinashe uses the visual to create a stark contrast between the hope of rekindling the flame that she’s singing about in the song and the reality of what it feels like when a lover stops loving you back.

If he can’t love her anymore, then everything’s going down in flames!

Watch the hot video below.

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Kevin Ross Announces “The Awakening Tour”

Motown Records revered new crooner Kevin Ross is set to hit the road on his first North American headlining tour.

The R&B singer/songwriter, who released his debut album The Awakening last month, will kick off “The Awakening Tour” on May 24 in Chicago at City Winery.

The intimate club run will hit 16 cities including shows at Vinyl in Atlanta (June 6), SOB’s in New York City (June 8), the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA (June 17) and Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA (July 18).

Tickets for “The Awakening Tour” are on sale now and can be purchased on Ross’ website.

Peep the tour itinerary below.

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