New Music: Nehzuil – Butta Love

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Sydney-based producer Nehzuil first came to our attention last year with his impressive remix of Usher’s “Good Kisser.” Now, feeling inspired and to commemorate the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in every U.S. state, the talented producer has released the sexy new piece “Butta Love.”

The self professed ‘chord lord’ spreads the love on the soulful groove, using vocal samples from Next’s 1997 R&B hit of the same name, and some sugar coated chords.

Check it out below:

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New Music: Jacob Banks – Monster

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Following his mid-June release “Grace,” burgeoning UK artist Jacob Banks returns with the stomping and snappy “Monster,” the second offering from his forthcoming EP Paradox.

“I’ve put my heart on the line,” Banks explains to i-D Mag about the 7-track project which he created and produced entirely by himself – from mixing and mastering to designing the artwork. Included on the soul-searching set is the powerful “Monster,” a passionate recourse aimed at the enemy – both external and within.

“This song was born out of a lot anger,” says Jacob. “I wrote it in my bathroom – proper rock and roll! I’m going through life at a very fast pace and I’m learning a lot of things the hard way. One of the things I’ve learnt is that as much as I don’t like it, sometimes you have to become a monster to get what you want and I may well have to become the miracle I’m searching for.”

Currently unsigned, the Birmingham singer sounds like he’s found his power. Take a listen below:

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Tamar Braxton Previews “If I Don’t Have You” Video

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Now that her feud with K. Michelle is in the past, Tamar Braxton is making good on her vow for “forgiveness, love, and unity.” The “Braxton Family Values” star teams up with more of her fellow reality stars in the video for her new single “If I Don’t Have You.” The Harlem Nights-inspired clip features cameos from “Real Housewife of Atlanta” NeNe Leakes, Shateria Moragne-el, and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” stars Malika and Khadijah Haqq.

“I thought about it and I was like, ‘You know, it would be really cool if I had my real girlfriends in a bit of a brothel. But you know it could be in the 1930s, it could be—2015!” Tamar told ET. “And it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re selling ourselves. It just means we’re all looking for something, and you don’t really know what each individual is looking for ’til you see the video.”

The song can be found on Tamar’s third album Calling All Lovers, due July 31.

Watch a 30-second teaser below:

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Beyoncé Celebrates Marriage Equality with #LoveWins Video

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Following last week’s Supreme Court ruling to declare marriage equality in all 50 states, Beyoncé is celebrating the landmark decision in a festive video.

Queen Bey shared the short visual today to show her support while decked out in rainbow-colored clothing, a tribute to the LGBT community. She parades around a room in a rainbow cape, rainbow fringe dress, rainbow bikini, and waves a rainbow flag as her song “7/11″ plays in the background. She also rocks a green jersey that says “Girl Power” and dons green and blue wigs.

“Never Too Late #LoveWins,” said Bey.

Watch Mrs. Carter proudly display her pride below:

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Rihanna Named First Artist to Receive 100 Million Single Certifications

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The Rihanna Navy is strong!

Today, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications. She now has the most Digital Single Awards and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.

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New Music: Elijah Blake feat. DeJ Loaf – I Just Wanna (Penthouse Penthouse Remix)

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Elijah Blake‘s new single “I Just Wanna…” feat. DeJ Loaf has been getting continuous airplay in these parts, and many others. If you’re already a fan of the song, take a second to check out this brand new remix by L.A. production duo Penthouse Penthouse.

Finding a nice pocket between the energy of the original, and a chill-out vibe, the kicks, strings and atmospheric synths blend quite nicely.

Take a listen below:

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Mixtape: DJ Fine$$e Presents R&B Sound Clash: Wash vs. Trey Songz

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The R&B Mixtape King, DJ Fine$$e stays busy keeping R&B fans covered with the latest. Today, he returns with the new mixtape series “R&B Sound Clash” featuring emerging singer Wash and Mr. Steal Your Girl, Trey Songz.

The project features collabos, originals and freestyles from both artists.

Stream the mixtape below:

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New Music: Bobby V – Hollywood Hearts

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Bobby V has been dropping joints here and there throughout the year, and today he has returned with the new single “Hollywood Hearts.”

Returning to a sound that should be familiar with his fans, the smooth joint finds the R&B crooner pledging his love and reminiscing on good times with a past girlfriend.

“Can we go way back / Cruisin’ through the city, top back / Reminiscin’ on the good times we had,” he sings.

Take a listen below:

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