New Music: Kiki Rowe – Trust Issues (Prod. by DJ Mustard)

Kiki Rowe Trust Issues

Following our premiere of the music video for her breakout single “Be Alright,” emerging Canadian native, Kiki Rowe, returns with a brand new single titled “Trust Issues.”

The alt-soul singer/songwriter connects with DJ Mustard, who showcases his ability to deviate from his “current” sound and progress to other styles, with the smooth, ambient track.

Kiki wears her heart on her sleeve as she asks her lover to understand that she needs time to open herself up to love and trust again after she was scorned in the past.

“You’re everything I need and more, everything I need to solve, when my trust issues collide, with what I feel inside,” she sings.

Kiki will release her self-titled debut mini-album on Oct. 28, take a listen to her new single below:

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New Music: Yesi Ortiz feat. Yung Berg & Verse Simmonds – Ain’t My Fault

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The “Voice of LA,” Yesi Ortiz steps from behind the Power 106 mic and delivers her first curated single. The radio jock has collaborated with her ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ cast mate, Yung Berg and R&B singer/songwriter Verse Simmonds on her debut single “Ain’t My Fault” produced by The Featherstones.

“I’m in this industry because I LOVE music, I’ve helped so many artists with consulting, feedback pertaining to their next single/album that when Berg & Verse Simmonds wanted to collaborate on something special, I was 100% in,” said Yesi. “They are both incredible, talented artists that create hits and to be apart of their music history is a blessing!”

The bouncy synth vibe fits right into today’s Cali sound, and will certainly fit right in to a lot of playlists.

Check it out below:

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New Music: Candice – Lesbian + Sampler

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Last year we were impressed by a new emerging singer/songwriter named Candice, aka Candi Kush, who Ne-Yo had signed to his Compound Entertainment imprint.  While we haven’t heard much since the release of her debut mixtape ‘Live From the Smokers Room,’ the R&B songstress has now returned with a brand new single, and 4 track sampler.

The single will certainly cause some to precede with caution just off the title, “Lesbian,” however it’s the perfect example that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Candice finds her man getting so obsessed with the number of previous lovers she’s had that she think he’s acting more like a “girl” than her. She bluntly shares the feelings that many go through when this topic comes up over the smooth track.

“I don’t want to lie to you, but you be asking me, things that if I answer with honestly, I’m gonna look over at you and suddenly there’ll be a vagina where your balls should be,” she sings. Continuing: “It’s like you get a kick out of asking me sh*t that’s gonna give you an excuse to act like a bitch, and I ain’t tryin to call you one, but if we keep this up than we gonna call it one.”

In addition to the new single, Candice gives us a taste of 4 stellar new songs, which will most likely be released on her upcoming project.

Take a listen below:

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Chris Brown, Jodeci, Jeremih & More to Perform at 2014 Soul Train Awards


Following last week’s nominations announcement, CENTRIC has now revealed the surprise lineup of hit-making performers and presenters for the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.

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Video: Boyz II Men – ‘Losing Sleep’


With their brand new album Collide in stores today, Boyz II Men have released another visual off the project, for the previously released song “Losing Sleep.”

The R&B veterans deliver a strong vocal performance in the visual for the contemporary break-up ballad. Shawn, Wanya and Nathan belt out the emotion-drenched lyrics as their minds are seen playing tricks on them due to lack of sleep. Their exes plaque their minds, keeping them pacing at night.

With an amazing career spawning over 20 years, the now-trio’s new album is a step in a more experimental direction as it is a collision of sounds and styles, fusing rock, pop, and funk with the classic R&B vocals that made them superstars. Although the production has an early/mid 2000s pop vibe, “Losing Sleep” is one of their more “traditional” tracks on the album.

Check out the video below:

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New Music: Mike Jay – What’s The Difference

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Virgin Records singer/songwriter Mike Jay returns with something new for our ears with the tender ballad “What’s The Difference.”  After helping fans get to know him a little better with a behind-the-scenes video series, and a string of covers and remakes, the Detroit native brings us his first original song of the fall season.

Over a piano-laden track, Mike reveals that he is seeing a girl who is caught between him and another man, but he is ready for her to cut things off with him.

“What’s the difference between later and right now, if we fall in love, than love came right on time,” he passionately sings to her.

Stream and download below:

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Listen: Miguel Unites with The Chemical Brothers and Lorde on “This Is Not a Game”

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Miguel has united with The Chemical Brothers and Lorde for the first single off The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack.

The R&B maverick starts a revolution on the dark and industrial track “This Is Not a Game,” which includes adlibs from Lorde and production from the British electro duo.

Lorde curated the entire soundtrack, which also features appearances from Tinashe, Pusha T, Grace Jones, and Charli XCX.

The soundtrack arrives November 17, while the movie hits theaters on November 21.

Take a listen to the unexpected collaboration below:

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Indie: Chelsea Rivers Releases “Coming or Going” Video

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Indie artist Chelsea Rivers looks to shine the spotlight on her talents with the release of the music video for her new single “Coming or Going” featuring Antwan Davis. The emerging singer/songwriter is tired of wasting time with her inconsistent man, as she lets him know, it’s either here or there on the M-Millz produced track.

A dancer since the age of 3, Chelsea soon followed the footsteps of her mother, finding a love and gift for singing and songwriting. With influences such as Phyllis Hyman, Denise Williams, Billy Paul, Whitney Houston, and Prince to name a few, Chelsea is now on her way to pursue her hearts desire. Her one true dream is to establish a name that will be remembered not only for elegance, class, and style; but also as a role model for the generation behind to pattern. Her main objective is to become a paragon in the entertainment industry.

Check out the video for her debut single below:

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