Video: Pharrell Willliams – ‘It Girl’

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Pharrell Williams surprises us today with an animated music video for the song “It Girl,” off his new album G I R L.

The hitmaker explores the world of Japanese anime in the colorful, eye-popping visual produced by Takashi Murakami, directed by Mr. fantasista utamaro, and animated by NAZ.

Skateboard P stars as a 8-bit character straight out of a video game. He hits the beach with some bikini-clad babes and wanders the streets of Tokyo in his bright digital world.

You can currently catch Pharrell as a coach on the new season of “The Voice” every Monday and Tuesday night on NBC.

Check out his new video below:

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Video: Mila J feat. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘My Main’

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Mila J sexes up the screen as she puts on for her besties in the music video for her new DJ Mustard-produced single “My Main” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

The L.A. singer and her girls play sexy bartenders who work at Club Main in the dance-heavy clip, inspired by the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. They put on a show for the male patrons on top of the bar, busting out some fierce moves, and serving up drinks.

Mila is readying her EP M.I.L.A. featuring the single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” and appearances from B.o.B and Problem.

Check out the new video below:

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Throwback Tuesday: Xscape – ‘My Little Secret’

The ’90s was soooooooo scandalous and we loved every bit of it! I’d have to say Xscape and TLC made cheating sexy lol.

Xscape was a successful female R&B quartet which began as a quintet. Sticking to the sound of real R&B paired with true vocals, the group had 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s including “Just Kicking It,” “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To,” “Keep On Keepin’ On,” “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” and “My Little Secret”.

Jermaine Dupri discovered Xscape in Atlanta and signed the female R&B quartet to his So So Def imprint. “My Little Secret” was Xscape’s second single, produced by Jermaine Dupri, from their third studio album Traces of My Lipstick. The song reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, becoming their last single to reach the top ten on both charts. The song talks about a sexual relationship on “the side” while cheating, with lyrics: everybody cheats, but you gotta know how, you gotta know when; turning into a “little secret” love affair.

This was the last official single by the group before disbanding just after the release of the album. Kandi takes the lead, LaTocha handles the bridge, Tiny takes the second verse and Tamika brings it home with the backing vocals. The song is often noted for Kandi’s high note as well. Directed by Darren Grant, the video with its late-night-special feel, uses dark colors and shadows (so 90s) to accentuate the forbidden nature of the lyrics. The soulful southern songstresses look stunning in what arguably is their best music visual piece.

Enjoy the classic above.

Video: Tinashe feat. A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

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Tinashe is ready for the world and if the release of her new song “Bet” wasn’t enough, then the music video to her A$AP Rocky featured single “Pretend” should be.

Looking as stunning as ever, the young songstress tackles the mid-tempo single with a mysterious visual. After A$AP catches T’s man cheating on her, the songstress finds a way to get as even as she can. Of course sporting her signature style of crop tops and oversized bottoms, the new video has us wanting to see more of Rocky and Tinashe together in the future.

The singers debut album Aquarius will hit stores on Oct. 7 via RCA Records.

Watch the brand new video below!

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Alicia Keys Performs “We Are Here” on ‘The View’

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Following her performance at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, Alicia Keys stopped by “The View” on Monday to promote her new single “We Are Here” and the We Are Here Movement. During her chat with the ladies, the glowing singer revealed that her second child is due December 31.

“Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding,” said Alicia.

Her peaceful anthem was inspired by recent events including Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and the Middle East conflict. “It’s a movement of the people so that we can gather our voices in one place and then take all of our voices to our leaders and demand the change that we want to see.”

Alicia recently posed naked with a peace sign on her belly to promote her message, and encourages others to sign up at WeAreHereMovement.com.

She capped off the show with a powerful performance of “We Are Here.” Check it out below!

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Exclusive: K. Michelle Talks New Singles “Love ‘Em All,” “Maybe I Should Call,” Upcoming Sophomore Album, Taking Risks with Her Music

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K. Michelle is one of the most charismatic and boisterous artists that we’ve had in R&B in quite some time. The Memphis native is wasting no time on the follow-up to her debut album Rebellious Soul, which she recently revamped as an inventive TV musical for VH1. While her debut LP hit stores only a year ago, the talented singer/songwriter is putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album, which she has been teasing with the hashtag #AWBAH.

Earlier this month K released the first single from the project, “Love ‘Em All,” which surprised many with it’s rock heavy production, but has been acclaimed and praised by many fans and new listeners for it’s catchy and confident theme.

ThisisRnB TV recently caught up with the R&B songstress for a sit-down interview about her new records, upcoming album and much more. In this clip from our chat K. Michelle talks to us about where she was mentally when creating her new singles, “Love ‘Em All” and “Maybe I Should Call,” the major differences between her upcoming album and her debut, her Country music influence, the album’s unexpected collaborations, and why it was so important to take some risks with her new music and this project.

“I looked around and I was like, ‘why should I be boxed and forced to sing a certain kind of lonely girl I’m so hurt, cuz I’m the little lonely black girl who had to struggle’ [type of song],” said K. Michelle. “Who wants to sing that all their life and be miserable all their life, there’s other sh*t going on other than heartbreak. I was just determined to talk about all those topics and sing ‘em how I felt ‘em, not how people look at my skin tell me how I’m supposed to sing them.”

“If you’re gonna go out, go out with a bang,” she continued. “If the fans get it that’s all that matters.”

Check out the interview below, and stay tuned for her second new single “Maybe I Should Call,” followed by the official video announcement of her new album.

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New Music: BJ The Chicago Kid – Soul of a Woman

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BJ The Chicago Kid is back with his new record of the week, and we are seriously starting to really anticipate these weekly releases.  The Motown recording artist pays homage to the beautiful strength of strong, confident women on “Soul of a Woman.”

“Girl you got that fire burnin down in my soul / And with you by my side feels like I’ll never grow old,” BJ sings over the soulful guitar-laden production.

Stream and download his latest freebie below!

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New Music: Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (Cover)

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Get ready, the real Queen is back!

On October 21, the legendary Aretha Franklin will release her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, which features the R&B icon covering some of the most popular diva classics including Alicia Keys’ “No One,” Barbra Streisand’s “People,” and a mash-up of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor.”

The first single from the project is a soaring remake of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which includes a fitting mash-up of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Tonight, Aretha will perform the song on “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Take a listen to her soulful remake below, and let us know what you think??

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