New Music: Maria Simone – If I Stay

Maria Simone If I Stay

Newcomer Maria Simone introduces herself with a record that every woman and man can relate to, covering the battle between the logic of mind and the emotion of heart.

Singing over a soft piano medley with heavy bass the singer/songwriter has collaborated with rising producer K-BeatZ, who has worked with the likes of Tinashe, Ryan Leslie, and more. The duo joined forces to create a sound that seduces listeners into a world of passion and emotion. Maria’s satin soft, yet pervading voice, seeps into the soul, urging you to hang on to her every word.

The up-and-coming singer and producer are currently working on a forthcoming debut EP that is set to release later this Spring.

Peep Maria’s first single below:

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Video: Jacob Latimore feat. Rico Love – ‘Ah Yeah’

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Rising teen star Jacob Latimore is putting his boyish image to rest with the music video for the new version of his latest single “Ah Yeah” featuring Rico Love.

The young singer promises to spare no expense when it comes to showering his girl with expensive gifts and lavish trips.

“All the around the globe, London to the Gulf / Whatever you want, let me know / I ain’t thinking about the price / All of my haters they be trippin off the ice,” he sings, while Rico adds a slick rap/sung verse.

Peep the new video below:

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Video: Dawn Richard – Projection

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Dawn Richard kicks off the week with a sensual video for “Projection,” off her acclaimed new album Blackheart.

In the black-and-white visual, directed by Monty Marsh, the singer submerges herself in a bath while water casts light on her face.

Dawn has also launched a contest where fans can submit their own Vine covers of “Projection” using the hashtag #ProjectYou. Dawn will repost her favorites and pick a winner, who will receive a vinyl copy of Blackheart and a pair of ‘Black Era’ sunglasses.

Check out her latest video below:

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New Music: Austin Brown – Love of The Green

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Austin Brown has been logging some serious studio time as he works on his next project. While he puts the finishing touches on it, the singer/songwriter has answered fan requests for something new with “Love of the Green.”

Over a snappy track with an old school jazz groove, Brown proposes a new life style that isn’t controlled by the ole mighty dollar.

“This is a new generation, we need a new demonstration / This is an old reputation, of a man’s dedication,” he sings.

Speaking about the random release Austin says: “Fans have been pressing me on new music and it’s been a long time since I dropped anything. Almost done with the new album but this vibe is an art statement. We played everything live and it’s a mix of jazz, soul, and rock n roll. Like early little Richard / James brown funk rock n roll.”

Take a listen below, and stay tuned for much more from Austin soon!

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New Music: Elijah Blake – I Just Wanna…

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The time has come for Elijah Blake to deliver his debut album and the lead single is here to prove it.

Givings fans an update last week via his Instagram Elijah wrote: “Shadows & Diamonds finally ready. Took me over 2 yrs to make this Album. 1st Singl nxt Week #IJustWanna.”

Today, the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has released the project’s first single “I Just Wanna…,” which sounds like a perfect transition into the spring months. On the catchy song, Elijah showcases his turn up side as he sings about wanting to get f*cked up with his lady of the night.

Take a listen to his new single below:

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Video: Tyrese feat. Snoop Dogg – Dumb Sh*t

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Tyrese is gearing up to take over 2015. With another blockbuster movie (Furious 7) hitting theaters on April 3, the singer/actor/author is poised to dedicate the rest of the year to his forthcoming album Black Rose, which he has continuously claimed will be his last solo effort.

Leaking the song late last year, the multi-talented entertainer has finally premiered the official music video for the first single off the project, “Dumb Sh*t” featuring Snoop Dogg.

In the black-and-white visual, directed by his frequent collaborator Matt Alonzo, Tyrese gets cozy with a number of females before Snoop adds his signature flare to the smooth R&B jam. Wiz Khalifa and Kevin McCall also make cameos.

“Matt Alonzo and I had a ball making it. It’s spring and as we warm up, I wanted to drop this dumb shit to get some energy going. This song ain’t for saints, it’s for real people who have made mistakes in relationships and did some dumb shit,” says Tyrese.

The single is currently available for purchase on iTunes, while the album will be released on July 7.

Watch the new video below:

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Listen: Tinashe Releases New Mixtape ‘Amethyst’

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Tinashe built her brand and early fan base off multiple acclaimed mixtapes and her grassroots promotion for them. Praised for her interaction with her followers, the singer/songwriter is wasting little time giving fans more new music. Following the release of her RCA Records debut album Aquarius, and in the middle of touring the world, Tinashe returns with the brand new mixtape, ‘Amethyst,’ named after her birth stone.

The project, which she urges listeners to take in as one cohesive body of work, was recorded in her bedroom during Christmas vacation. The Cali native has recorded her past mixtapes, and tracks from her debut album in her bedroom at her parents home in the past.

The project boasts 7 new tracks, with production from Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Dahi, Ritz Reynolds, Nez & Rio, and more, plus one feature from Bay Area rapper IamSu!.

Stream and download below!

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New Music: Ameriie – Out Loud (Prod. by Rich Harrison)

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Ameriie made history with producer Rich Harrison a decade ago, and now she is looking to reunite their chemistry on her upcoming single “Out Loud.”

The singer/songwriter has been working on two new albums, ‘BILI‘ (a nod to her 2007 album Because I Love It) and Cymatika, Vol. 1, last year she released two singles “Mustang,” and “What I Want.” While there is no official release date set for either project, Ameriie won’t be leaving fans out in the cold, as the new single is set to be released very soon.

Taking to Instagram, the songstress shared a snippet of the song, and Rich Harrison’s brother (Ron Harrison) regrammed the snippet saying: “10 long years! It’s time.”

UPDATE: Listen to the full version of the new single below!

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