A year after delivering his ‘Care Package‘ EP, Omarion releases the follow-up project in the mixtape series. Hosted by Don Cannon, the 9-track collection features appearances from Audio Push, Nipsey Hussle, and Casey Veggies.
The R&B crooner is catering to his loyal fans who have been awaiting his first album on Maybach Music, which is scheduled to be released in 2014.
“This Care Package 2 is gonna be real important for what’s gonna happen for the album next year,” said Maybach O. “This gon’ hold you over just like last year. Winter time is dinner time. Care Package is to keep the ladies warm.”
Stream and download CP-2 below:
SOB’s infamous “Sol Village” showcase will be returning on Wednesday, November 13, presented by our friends at N2S and YKIGS. This month’s show is a special CMJ 2013 edition and will feature performances from Aaradhna, Nadia Washington, W Ellington Felton, Shelea, Shi Wisdom & Jay Atlas.
Over its 10 years, ‘Sol Village’ has featured artists such as John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Floetry, Dwele and more recently Luke James, Bridget Kelly, Allen Stone and Emily King to name a few. It has served as a cultural breeding ground from which young acts have broken into the next level of their careers.
Are you in the NYC area and want to check out these artists? We are offering 3 pairs of tickets to the show. Just email us at “email@example.com” with the subject line “Sol Village,” telling us your 3 favorite artists right now. Please be sure to list your full name. Winners will be picked at random from the entries. Must be 18+ to enter.
The finale at last night’s Ro James & Friends concert was an incredibly special moment, which found the burgeoning singer and his fellow artist friends all on stage as one unit for a real live jam session.
Check out our exclusive footage of Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Olamide Faison and Sonyae Elise all joining together to backup Ro as he performed his fan favorite cut “Devil’s Kiss.”
See our photos and the full show recap here.
Last night a vision of ours came to fruition as burgeoning artist Ro James held his first headlining concert in NYC at Highline Ballroom. The singer/songwriter was joined by fellow artists and friends, who are all united under the crew The Jackets, coming together to perform a jam session style show for a packed house of tastemakers and authentic music fans.
In addition to performing his debut EP ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs,’ Ro was joined on stage by the likes of Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Asher Roth, Olamide Faison, Sonyae Elise and Melanie Fiona.
Follow the jump for our exclusive photos and a show recap:
Emerging newcomer MAAD*MOISELLE is back with another release from her debut EP, ‘INDIGO.’ After positive reception to her previous release “Take Me,” the singer/songwriter unleashes “Killa”. The boisterous, high energy banger features a verse from A$AP Ferg, produced by Lehkz of The Vamp.
To accompany the single, a special behind-the-scene video featuring A$AP Ferg and The Vamp will release this Friday, November 8. INDIGO is due out top of 2014.
The holiday season is right around the corner, and adding to the list of seasonal soundtracks is the ‘Black Nativity‘ compilation. We’ve heard Jennifer Hudson’s track with Forest Whitaker and Jacob Latimore “Be Grateful,” and Mary J. Blige’s rendition of “Rise Up Shepherd” with Nas.
Now, take a listen to another great collaboration from the soundtrack by Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, Jacob Latimore and Grace Gibson on “Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent Night).”
The ‘Black Nativity’ motion picture soundtrack is available on iTunes now, while the film will hit theaters on November 27.
Take a listen below, and peep a photo of Luke from set:
After a large amount of positive reviews from the Journey to Freedom lead single, “If We Had Your Eyes”, songstress Michelle Williams has brought fans another version. Featuring one of R&B’s most talented singers, Fantasia, for the official remix, Michelle’s praiseworthy cut just might be seeing more light from fans.
Adding on the “Without Me” singer for the second verse, the combination of Michelle and Fantasia’s vocals are a perfect match against the Harmony Samuels production. Between both the melodic and soulful sounds coming from this revamped track, fans of both ladies are sure to fall in love.
Take a listen below:
ESSENCE Magazine is featuring rising R&B star Luke James in their new December issue. Take a look behind-the-scenes of their exclusive photoshoot, where James talks about fashion, his personal style and upcoming role in the film ‘Black Nativity.’