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PressPlay: 25 R&B Videos To Kick Off Summer

R&B Videos Summer

Summer is here and in case you were wondering, I’m just as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. Though each season holds its own weight in my book, there’s just something about summer that can make anyone feel their best and want to shine every chance they can. While everyone has their different reasons for feeling so good when summer creeps around, we here at ThisIsRnB will always give some of the credit to our playlist of summer R&B songs for that overwhelming emotion that the season brings out of us.

Although today’s R&B artists can still deliver a solid feel good sound for summer (i.e. DJ Khaled’s Rihanna and Bryson Tiller-assisted “Wild Thoughts“), there’s no denying that the majority of the top summer vibes came from the ’90s and early 2000s. Likewise, those same artists were all about making videos to match that same vibe and as a result, turned each summer into the biggest party that we would experience all year-long. So as an ode to those tracks and inspiration to make the next few months the best of your year, we decided to set you up with a dope list of R&B videos that are sure to set your summer off proper.

Excited about letting the top back, pulling out the shawt shawts, and getting tipsy on the rooftop? Jump into these 25 nostalgic summer videos to hype you up for your first day out (no Gucci) this season.

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Puff Daddy Brings Out Usher, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas & More at Bad Boy Family Reunion


Brooklyn was all BAD BOY this weekend.

Puff Daddy & The Family kicked off the official “Bad Boy Reunion Tour” with two sold-out shows at Barclays Center on Friday and Saturday night, and it was an all-out celebration! Held in honor of the late, great Notorious B.I.G.’s 44th birthday, Puff invited nearly every act he worked with over the years to create one of the biggest hip hop concerts in history. But, as we all know the successful entertainer and entrepreneur got his start in R&B and created much of his success by blending the two genres together.

During the two night extravaganza, Puff accomplished the near-impossible task of condensing a significant chunk of hip-hop and R&B history into four hours, giving fans flashes of nostalgia as the likes of Total, 112, Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, The LOX, Lil’ Kim, and Ma$e performed their classics from the Bad Boy catalogue to a sold-out crowd. However, according to the Bad Boy boss the label wouldn’t exist without the prior success he had with Mary J. Blige at Uptown Records, who while on stage thanked him for taking a tomboy living in the projects and transforming her into the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Mary tore up the Barclay’s stage with her timeless hits “Real Love,” “Be Happy,” “You Don’t Have to Worry,” and her remake of “I’m Goin’ Down.”

112 serenaded the crowd with a string of hits including, “Cupid,” “It’s Over Now,” “Dance With Me,” and “Peaches & Cream.” Then it was Kima, Keisha, and Pam’s turn, sounding pitch-perfect when they delivered “Can’t You See,” “Trippin’” and “Kissin’ You.”

Mario Winans dropped in with “I Don’t Wanna Know,” Cassie surprised with her smash single “Me & U,” and Ty Dolla $ign joined Diddy for “You Could Be My Lover.” Usher also surprised with “U Don’t Have to Call” and “I Need a Girl, Pt. 1 and 2.”

The closer for the evening was “I’ll Be Missing You,” a touching performance with Faith Evans belting her chorus alongside a gospel choir that all happened right as Biggie’s would-be 44th birthday rang in. Confetti and balloons fell from the sky. “Happy birthday, playboy,” Puff said.

Check out the footage below.

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Listen: Mike City Shares Previously Unreleased Duet, Carl Thomas feat. Latoiya Williams – All My Life


Mike City and Carl Thomas‘ collaborations go all the way back to Thomas’ classic debut album Emotional, and the hit single “I Wish.”

The two have worked together ever since, and created records that have landed on each of Thomas’ subsequent albums.

As he continues to share unreleased gems from his vault, Mike brings us a previously unreleased duet between Thomas and singer Latoiya Williams on the song “All My Life,” which was actually released by Carl solo, as a bonus track on a Circuit City deluxe edition of his third album So Much Better in 2007.

The duet is quite special and downright emotional, classic R&B.

“Two dope artists singing about love!! What’s messin’ wit that?? haha REAL R&B…#LuvIsLuv,” shared Mike with the release.

Take a listen below.

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New Music: Carl Thomas – Christmas In Paris (Yuletide Nights)


Former Bad Bay R&B crooner Carl Thomas is creeping his way back on the scene, and what better time to do it then now?

Dropping his first single since the 2011 single “Don’t Kiss Me,” the talented singer is spreading a little holiday cheer with this one. Titled “Christmas in Paris (Yuletide Nights),” Carl sings about spreading peace, love, and joy to the world during the season of giving. Adding a bit of flare on the classic holiday lyrics that fill the song, it’s clear that the 42-year-old singer hasn’t lost his vocal gift yet.

Two step with the new single after the jump!

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Musiq Soulchild, Carl Thomas & Tank Sing “Buddy” Live

Earlier this month R&B Live Hollywood held their annual showcase, which featured Musiq Soulchild as the headlining performer. During an impromptu moment, when some special guests were announced to be in the audience — Tank and Carl Thomas, the R&B singers were brought up on stage and jumped into a group performance of Musiq’s hit song “BUDDY.”

Check out the visual above, shout to DeeJay ER, and see more footage below…

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Carl Thomas smooths it out with the video for his new grown folks tune “Don’t Kiss Me,” the latest single off the R&B crooners comeback album Conquer (in stores now). The grown and sexy anthem is brought to life in the classy visual, featuring a party for the steppers while Carl gets his groove on and Snoop keeps it G.


In anticipation for the release of his comeback album, Conquer, Carl Thomas has reached into his vault and sprung a leak. The soulful R&B singer has offered fans the chance to hear some unreleased music, and win some prizes via his Facebook page.

Head over to Carl’s official Facebook page to Like, Share and enter his new contest. The new album Conquer will be in stores December 6th.


Carl Thomas releases his brand new single, “Don’t Kiss Me.” This modern-day ode to classic R&B, produced by Rico Love, is the official lead single from Carl’s forthcoming album, Conquer, available in stores and online December 6th.

Returning with his first studio album in 4 years, Carl confidently declares why he has returned, “I am back because this game will tell the truth on you. If you are meant for it, it won’t allow you to stray away for too long,” he says. While he wants to make timeless and genre-pushing music, his mission this time is even grander in scope. “I am supposed to help and inspire someone coming after me. The word “conquer” is an admittance that you’ve won. With the battles in my life over the past several years, I definitely consider myself victorious.”

Preview the song below, and pick it up on iTunes now!


Follow the jump for a behind-the-scenes visual on the making of Conquer.

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