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New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross – Do You Mind

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DJ Khaled is the king of the all-star posse cuts. With his brand new album Major Key in stores now, we get to hear the anticipated collabo “Do You Mind” featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future and Rick Ross.

Nicki kicks off the track with vivid details about her much-discussed relationship with Meek Mill, and she isn’t shy about any of it. “Eat the cake and he suck on my toes, yes,” she rhymes. “Hittin’ them home runs, I be like ‘Go Mets!’ / I want a dude that still kiss me when he mad / Type to cop me diamonds, he can miss me with them bags.”

Breezy handles the melodic hook. “Baby you should be up in my bed,” he sings. Then August Alsina and Jeremih link up for a verse, while Future and Rick Ross deliver some rhymes in another. Finally, Nicki comes back around to sing for the track’s finale.

Major Key is in stores now with additional features from Jay Z, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Nas, Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa and more.

Listen to “Do You Mind” below.

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New Music: DJ Drama feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, & August Alsina – Onyx

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Love songs for the strip club (might be a new playlist in the making).

But, with his new album Quality Street Music 2, due out on Friday (July 22), DJ Drama debuts another all-star collaboration.

This time, Mr. Thanksgiving calls on the R&B trifecta of Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, and August Alsina for “Onyx,” which premiered on Beats 1. Inspired by the famous Atlanta strip club, the Honorable C.N.O.T.E. produced jam finds Trigga and August with a bag of cash in hand, saluting the strippers, while Ty lays down the smooth hook.

Quality Street Music 2, the sequel to Drama’s 2012 album, also features appearances from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, T.I., Young Thug, and more.

Take a listen below.

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August Alsina Visits Baton Rouge, Meets Alton Sterling’s Aunt

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August Alsina visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana—where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police officers last week—in order to reflect on race relations and ask for change.

The New Orleans native met with Sterling’s aunt and the store owner who witnessed the deadly shooting. “2 People of God with Amazing strength,” he wrote. “But just because we’re strong doesn’t mean we don’t hurt.”

On Sunday night (July 10) he led a crowd in prayer, who were gathered in front of the store where the shooting took place. Alsina brought 2 videographers with him on the trip to document the protests, rallies, and conversations he had with family and others in the community. He will be releasing it as a film soon.

See some of the moments below.

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Listen: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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Last month, we missed doing a monthly recap list, but it was mostly because March wasn’t too great with the singles that were released. However, April started off strong making up for it with the major comeback of Maxwell, and plenty more solid records from established stars and newcomers.

Chris Brown was pissing people off on social media, but on the music tip he surprised us all dropping the anticipated 2nd and 3rd star-studded remixes to his single “Back To Sleep.”

Rising artists like Ro James and Rush Davis had us in our feelings, T-Pain called out all the Instagram vixens who don’t even speak in their selfie vids, and Mary J slayed while reuniting with British hitmaker ROMANS.

Enough chat though, check out our list for The Best of April – Top 12 Records below!

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New Music: Chris Brown feat. August Alsina, Miguel & Trey Songz – Back To Sleep (Remix)

The time is finally here!

After teasing us back in February with the news that there would be multiple remixes to his single “Back To Sleep,” and releasing the first part which featured Usher and Zayn Malik, Chris Brown has finally given us the second round (or third, if you include the original).

Featuring August Alsina, Miguel, and Trey Songz, Breezy lets his brothers take over the first few verses to the track while he takes on the chorus to the sexual seduction. Sending out a tweet to fans with the message, “I come baring gifts,” we’re hopeful that the new remix will shed light on what we love Chris for – the music – and take all the focus off of his recent comments about former collaborators.

Though we were waiting on this remix, there’s still one left that we’re on the lookout for that features Bryson Tiller, Tyrese, and Tank.

Until we get it though, take a listen to the new all-star remix below:

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ThisIsRnB Presents: The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

2015 was the best year in R&B since the ’90s … Go ahead, fight us on that…

Ok, maybe not exactly, but it was damn near close and we’ve been reveling in it all year long.  So, with 2016 upon us and the same question – Where did the year go? – we spent the last month of 2015 re-listening, debating, writing, enjoying, and celebrating all of the amazing albums that hit our desks from a very wide range of artists.

Great R&B ruled in it’s current arena, which is Urban AC radio and independent labels, but it also slowly began to slide back into the mainstream.  Veteran artists took strong stands for their beloved style, while young acts only born in the 90s just did what felt natural and real to them.  Truth and authenticity ruled as the overall theme, even when it came in the form of a 60s soul revivalist or dark R&B protagonist taking over pop radio.

With open arms we welcomed the return of powerhouse female vocalists Jazmine Sulllivan and Tamia, and saluted male R&B lotharios Tyrese, Ne-Yo and Raheem DeVaughn.  The legendary Janet Jackson surprised everyone and reminded us why she is Unbreakable.  Newcomer Bryson Tiller stole the underground king trophy, and Miguel reminded us to let our Wildhearts run free.

The only thing that might have made it better would have been if Maxwell got off the beach and finally gave us the oft-delayed follow-up to BLACKsummers’night.  Anyways, let’s toast to what’s to come in 2016, and flashback with us to 2015’s most notable albums with “The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015” below!

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August Alsina Brings ‘This Thing Called Life’ to Atlanta Fans

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It’s been just a few days since the release of August Alsina‘s sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, but the work has obviously just begun for the superstar. While August has been no stranger to adversity throughout his life, the young singer encountered a slight fumble with the album the day before its official release with a “leak” from his label, Def Jam.

Amid the issue that appeared the day prior to TTCL‘s release, that had no effect on the love that fans showed Yungin’ when he began his six-city album signing tour in collaboration with urban retailer, DTLR. Making a stop in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, December 12, fans of the R&B star lined the long walkway of South Dekalb Mall to catch a glimpse of him up close and personal.

Dressed in all black, August arrived ready to meet and greet those awaiting his arrival and was all smiles with each and every one of his adoring fans. Limiting no conversation or places to sign, the city of Atlanta – and its surrounding areas – gave an immense amount of support for the talented singer.

This Thing Called Life, which was released December 11, is on track to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 units within its first week.

Take a look at our recap of the event below:

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Video: August Alsina – Song Cry

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With the release of his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, officially released today, August Alsina has given fans another dose of his reality. Delivering the visual to his single “Song Cry,” the New Orleans native takes us down a dusty road of his emotional journey.

Directed by Payne Lindsey, the video shows a stranded August in the desert after his motorcycle runs out of gas. Taking some time off at the nearest motel to gather himself, red rose petals fall around him in between cuts of him and a ballerina outside in the rain. Waking up on a bed of roses, the singer is then shown lighting himself on fire inside of a casket while tears of blood roll down his face

A depiction of his own hurt, the artistic stance on how he feels brings about an impressive visual collaboration between himself and Lindsey.

Take a look at the video below:

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