New Music: Kwabs – Layback

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New is not exactly true, more like re-visited, but UK soul singer Kwabs gives us another taste of his forthcoming debut album Love + War with the new version of his older song “Layback.”

Teaming up with producer Dave Okumu for a silky smooth, future soul styled production, Kwabs raw vocals hover over the subtle synths enticing you to abide by the title.

Love + War is due out Sept. 11.  Take a listen below:

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Video: CeeLo Green – Sign of the Times

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CeeLo Green is coming back with strong messages on his new album Heart Blanche, which has been lead by the singles “Robin Williams” and “Sign of the Times.”  The latter has now been given the visual treatment, with a symbolic animated clip.

The video centers on a protagonist wandering through a broken landscape of cemeteries, dusty cities, and burning plains. At one point, a levy breaks and water carries cars and people into an ocean.

Heart Blanche, CeeLo’s first album since 2012, is due Nov. 13 featuring contributions from Mark Ronson, Charlie Puth, Eg White, Wallpaper, and John Hill.

Check out the video below:

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Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert Are Expecting a Baby

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Congratulations are in order from Teyana Taylor! The R&B singer and her boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers star Iman Shumpert, are expecting a baby together.

Amidst pregnancy rumors, Shumpert made the official announcement on Instagram and posted a photo of the baby’s Sonogram. The couple has already revealed the name for their daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. She is due Jan. 16, 2016.

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Video: Adrian Marcel – Runnin

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Adrian Marcel stays consistent with the music videos, and today he debuts the visuals for his ‘Weak After Next‘ track “Runnin.”

The Oakland native is overcome with emotion as his lady literally runs away through a grassy field. Clouds roll past in a metaphoric way and the setting sun bounces off Adrian who stands strong through the pain. The song also includes a rare rap verse from the singer/songwriter, who typically sticks to his heartfelt R&B style.

Adrian’s latest project ‘Weak After Next: Reloaded‘ can be heard here.

Check out the video below:

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Tinashe Announces Sophomore Album ‘Joyride’

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Only a day after ending her Aquarius era with the video for “Bet” & “Feels Like Vegas,” Tinashe has announced her sophomore album Joyride.

“I always had it in the back of my head, but it started to become more and more relevant to my current state of my career,” she tells Rolling Stone. “With all this traveling I’ve done this past year and everything I’ve gone through, it just really feels like an adventure, a journey, a ride.”

She collaborated with Drake on a track that she recorded for Aquarius, and has been in the studio with hitmakers including Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Hit-Boy, Travi$ Scott, Nic Nac, Dev Hynes, and Boi-1da, who produced the first single “Party Favors.”

“‘Party Favors” is one of my favorites,” says Tinashe, “and that will be the first song that we will drop within the next week or so, and it’ll be the first taste of the album everyone will get which is exciting. It’s a very in-your-face first impression.”

Like her debut, she recorded some of Joyride in her home bedroom in between tour dates with Nicki Minaj. “A big part of it was the focus going into it, which was that we weren’t going to make a lot of songs, and it wasn’t going to be so experimental. We definitely knew what we wanted going in, and we were a lot more efficient in achieving it. I have so much other stuff going on that we really didn’t have any other options!”

She describes the album, due in November, as “inspiring, exciting, dangerous, adventurous, explosive!”

Watch the provocative trailer for Joyride below:

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Video: Raheem DeVaughn – Black Ice Cream

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Summer may be dwindling down but Raheem DeVaughn is bringing some drippy heat for the end of the season, with the music video for his new single “Black Ice Cream,” off his No. 1 album Love, Sex and Passion.

The R&B crooner has a sweet tooth for some end-of-summer lovin’ in the sultry visuals. Suited up he performs the sexy tune with an all female band, and gets cozy with his queen.

DeVaughn’s fifth studio album, Love, Sex, Passion, was released earlier this year and details different facets of relationships, delivered with his soulful lyrics and production.

Check out the video below:

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Video: DJ Cassidy feat. Chromeo & Wale – Future Is Mine

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Just in time for the U.S. Open, DJ Cassidy premieres the music video for the remix to his funky new single “Future Is Mine” featuring Chromeo and Wale. Featuring a team of sexy female tennis players the summery visuals bring a playful twist to the retro modern groove. The ladies warm up on the court while Cassidy judges their moves. Wale shows up in his fresh tennis styles and drops his boastful verse, but Chromeo misses the fun.

The feel-good funky vibes of the track were created by iconic musicians from the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Rufus’ John “JR” Robinson and Bobby Watson, guitarist Wah Wah Watson, “Forget Me Nots” composer/vocalist Patrice Rushen, and Michael Jackson horn and string arranger Jerry Hey.

“From the moment I first heard Chromeo’s music years ago, I knew we shared similar sources of inspiration,” Cassidy explains. “As we became friends, they proved me right. Dave and Pee bring the funk to everything they touch. They literally took the groove to the future…pun intended.”

The track can be found on Cassidy’s forthcoming debut album Paradise Royale, which is coming soon.

Check out the video below:

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Listen: TJ Boyce Releases New Single “Let It Go” feat. Bun B

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Houston, TX native TJ Boyce makes his return today with the premiere of the brand new single “Let It Go” featuring Bun B.

The singer/songwriter puts his money where his mouth is, literally, as he looks to turn the club up as he sings about making it rain all over the pulsating track.

“I want to feel your weight on me / I want to see you work that thang on me / The way your body’s all over me, drives me crazy,” sings TJ, while UGK legend Bun B spits a drippy verse about rolling with a G.

Take a listen below:

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