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New Video: Earl St. Clair feat. PJ – Ain’t Got It Like That

Earl St. Clair - Aint Got It Like That

Rising Def Jam showman Earl St. Clair has premiered the first video off his impressive debut EP, My Name is Earl. Following the single “Feeling Alive,” the singer, songwriter, producer paints a story of success with the visuals to “Ain’t Got It Like That” featuring singer-songwriter PJ (Paris Jones).

Earl reminisces over the struggle to “make it” in the motion-graphics filled clip. Sitting with a female record executive, whom he visualizes as a wolf-in-sheep’s clothing type, the Alabama native just wants to get paid. Thinking back to the days when he was sleeping on the couch and eating SpaghettiOs, St. Clair inspires anyone that’s working hard to fulfill their dreams.

“I got soul and a whole lot of songs / I get love even if I’m dead wrong / And I know I got what I need / Even when I don’t got what I want,” he sings.

After a bad meeting with the record executives in a bar, he meets PJ, who assures him that he’ll ‘be fine.’ Fast forwarding to the present, the talented artist gets ready to head out on tour with his boys who were always there for him when the dreams seemed far away.

Watch Earl’s journey in the artistic video below.

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Bibi Bourelly Performs “Ballin” on ‘Wendy Williams,’ Releases “Perfect Night” Documentary with Earl St. Clair

Def Jam’s Bibi Bourelly hit daytime TV on Thursday for a live performance of her laid back single “Ballin” on ‘Wendy Williams.’

Rocking long braids, the singer/songwriter shared her tale of ballin’ on a budget, backed by only a keyboardist and percussionist on drum pads.

“Jumped the gate / The subway station / All the seats are taken / This kinda lifestyle teach you patience / I spent my very last savings on some Takis,” she sings.

In addition to her new performance, Bibi has released a mini-documentary titled “Perfect Night” with fellow rising Def Jam artist, Earl St. Clair.  The video includes in-person interviews with Bibi and Earl about how they first met, and how they express themselves through creating honest music with the purpose of just being authentic.

Check out the performance and mini-doc below!

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Listen: Earl St. Clair Releases Must-Hear Debut EP ‘My Name is Earl’

A day before New Music Friday, we receive a welcomed surprise from the outstandingly talented Earl St. Clair. Last year, the Def Jam signee broke out with smoldering singles like “Man On Fire” and the soulful Bibi Bourelly duet “Perfect.” While early followers of Earl were anticipating his debut album Songs About A Girl I Used To Know later this year, but today (March 2) the singer/songwriter/producer releases his official introductory EP, My Name is Earl.

A throwback to classic soul, funk, and blues the crooner captivates your ears immediately with the opening songs “Pain” and “Three Story Home,” where he sings out about losing his woman, “This house ain’t a home, whenever she gone / These nights can get long, in my three story home / I see I was wrong, I guess I’m not that strong / Now I’m all alone in my three story home.”

In addition to the previously released “Feeling Alive,” the 7-track EP features 6 brand new songs that continue to showcase why Earl is one of the must-see new artists of 2017. In fact, you can watch him perform live tonight on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in celebration of the EPs release.

Stream My Name is Earl via Spotify below, and pick it up on iTunes now.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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New Music: Earl St. Clair – Feeling Alive

Earl St. Clair is out here making that REAL, feel-good music!

Following gems like “Man On Fire,” and “Good Time” the Alabama native returns with the rhythmic soul-pop anthem “Feeling Alive.”

Over a vibrating bass guitar, Earl’s gritty vocals speak to the soul, and his impassioned delivery pull you in to the high octane chorus.

“I’m afraid if I try something crazy I’ma end up in love, love, love / The world that we live in is crazy and it’s difficult to trust, trust, trust / I’m feeling ALIVE,” he sings.

Earl is currently prepping for the release of his Def Jam Records debut album, Songs About a Girl I Used to Know, which is due out later this year.

Listen to “Feeling Alive” below, and check out our interview with Earl here.

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Exclusive: Rising Artist Earl St. Clair Shares Musical Journey, Talks Debut Album ‘Songs About A Girl I Used To Know’ & More


Def Jam signee Earl St. Clair may be new to the industry, but he reeks of seasoned substance. The soulful stallion’s gritty vocals and impassioned presence remind us of a juke joint jam session that should never end. He’s captured our attention with carefree grooves like “Good Time” and brooding ballads like, “Perfect,” making us anxiously await the 2017 arrival of his debut album, Songs About A Girl I Used to Know.

Earl is an anomaly of sorts in today’s music world, an old-soul who says music found him, who never intended to become an artist, but who’s musical gifts and passion are like a double shot of espresso. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Alabama, Earl stumbled into making beats in his late teens, and became a local producer before discovering his vocal abilities and songwriting talents to fulfill requests for reference tracks.

“I come from an ordinary family, blessed with extraordinary gifts from God,” says St. Clair … “I try to stay outside of the box, I never try to classify myself as a certain genre or a certain type of artist—I’ll let the people do that. That’s not my job. My job is to just make music.”

ThisisRnB recently spoke with the eclectic singer/songwriter about his musical journey, what stokes his creativity, forthcoming album, and much more.

Check out the exclusive interview below.

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Watch the Dance Filled Lyric Video for Earl St. Clair’s “Good Time”


With the holidays here it’s time to just have a “Good Time.”

Emerging Def Jam Records artist Earl St. Clair wants to help you get in the right mood with the dance-heavy lyric video to his anthemic new single.

The song’s infectious groove puts anyone in its path in a dance trance, as various people pass the “Good Time” on to one another throughout the colorful clip.

Let loose with the clip below.

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New Music: Earl St. Clair – Good Time


Get Up! No, really Get Up!!

You will have no choice after you press play on Earl St. Clair‘s brand new single “Good Time.”  The rising Def Jam Records singer/songwriter has been captivating audiences, and some of your favorite artists, with his comedic personality and energy filled live show.

The Ohio bred artist possesses a massive talent that’s refreshingly modern yet hearkens back to the Soul greats. Laced with grit and sounding ripped from the depths of his soul, his voice still manages to skip lightly over hooks that lodge in your head for days. Which, is exactly the effect of “Good Time,” a superbly catchy party track, that feels ripe for bars all across the nation.

“I work hard all week / I put in 50 hours with no sleep / So when Friday comes I might just go out / Put on my Sunday best and show out,” sings St. Clair over the horn filled production.

“Good Time” follows the fiery visuals for his debut single “Man On Fire,” which you can see here.

Listen to Earl’s infectious new single below.

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