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Listen: Elle Varner Releases Inspiring New Song “One Love”

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As much of the nation has been saddened and angered by the senseless killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, soulful songstress Elle Varner hopes to do her part by spreading the message of “One Love.”

The singer has released the uplifting new call-to-action song, produced by DJ Dahi, in wake of the shooting and continued rise in gun violence and unmerited killings.

“Imagine no one needing guns all at once, impossible maybe / But we’ve never tried it / The whole world in silence, respecting each other, our gods and our brothers killing with kindness,” she sings with her raspy tone.

“Whoever you are, wherever you are in the world, and whatever pain you may be suffering….this song is for you,” said Elle. “This song is for #MikeBrown and the people of #Ferguson. It is for #HadiyaPendleton and the people of #Chicago. It is for the lives being destroyed in #Gaza. It is for people all over the world who need help and healing. This song is a wakeup call! We are all in this together believe it or not…..we all cry the same tears and bleed the same blood. Life is an incredible gift that everyone deserves! Please help spread the message and post this song hashtagging anything happening in the world that matters to you. Thank you.”

Elle has currently been working on and prepping for the release of her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is due out this fall.

Take a listen to her inspiring new song below:

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records

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While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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New Music: Chance the Rapper feat. Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner & Jessie Ware – Wonderful Everyday: Arthur

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Buzzing artist Chance the Rapper has given his fans a little gift ahead of his appearance at Lollapalooza 2014 this weekend. The Chicago native and his group The Social Experiment debut “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” a cover of the theme song to the PBS children’s cartoon “Arthur,” which was originally recorded by Ziggy Marley.

The updated track features additional vocals from Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner, Jessie Ware, Francis & The Lights, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale, and Donnie Trumpet.

Check out the feel-good remake below:

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Elle Varner Sings National Anthem at EBC Basketball Challenge, Talks New Album

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Elle Varner is getting ready to return with her sophomore album, so she has started making her appearances and promo performances. This past Sunday the soulful songstress helped kick off the EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, by singing the National Anthem.

“I put some flavor on it. Everybody’s heard the song a million times, so I did my thing. I had fun,” she told TrueExclusives following the performance. Additionally, Elle shared some info on her upcoming album.

“I’m making a very positive shift in my career with this album,” she said. “It’s all about artistry and being authentic and the message. It’s more soulful in the sense that you feel it in different ways.”

Earlier this month, she debuted her new single “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg. Her sophomore album 4 Letter Word is due out this fall.

Check out Elle’s patriotic performance below. How do you think she did??

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New Music: Elle Varner feat. A$AP Ferg – Don’t Wanna Dance

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Elle Varner has been keeping fans covered with promising material from her anticipated sophomore album 4 Letter Word this year, but now the singer finally debuts her official lead single “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg.

A self-professed quirky nerd, Elle delivers a new anthem for all the homebodies! Over hip hop drums the single is an irresistible midtempo about being out at the club, but wishing you were at home with the one you love.

“DJ playing all these love songs, like I really need that / And I’m about to get so messed up, like I really need that,” she sings while Ferg makes a great offer in his verse, proposing an evening on the couch watching Martin.

Take a listen to the smooth new single below!

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Elle Varner Hits ’106 & Park,’ Performs ‘Cold Case’

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Beautiful songbird Elle Varner is proving to everyone that she’s still got it. Hitting BET’s 106 and Park, the big haired songstress performed her latest single, “Cold Case“.

Found on her sophomore album 4 Letter Word – which serves as the follow-up to 2012′s Perfectly Imperfect – the new single shows Elle in a different light. Citing her sound as “trap jazz,” she stated:

“It’s the product of a girl who grew up listening to Ying Yang Twins and Ella Fitzgerald. I like to keep the beat rocking, but I have those jazzy vocals. I can’t get away from that.”

Set to be released this year, 4 Letter Word is what Elle cites as an open letter. Discussing everything about coming of age as a woman, the album should be a change of lanes from its predecessor.

Until then, check out what the Music Matters star is working with below:

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New Music: BET Presents: Music Matters Compilation Vol. 1 (Preview)

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BET Music Matters is prepping for the release of their very first compilation album entitled BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1. The LP is being released on June 23 in conjunction with the BET Experience, a 3-day concert event at L.A. Live surrounding the BET Awards, which airs live on June 29.

BET Music Matters is a multi-platform initiative that identifies and exposes new ground breaking artists and music across BET and Centric properties, as well as through national tours and monthly showcases. The platform has helped launch the careers of some of today’s hottest talent including Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, J. Cole, Elle Varner, Marsha Ambrosius and more.

The album contains new music as well as previous tracks not commercially released from mixtapes or remixes from the likes of Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, Mack Wilds, J. Cole, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Elle Varner and more.

Giving fans an early preview of the album, BET has shared a 7 track preview stream. Take a listen below!

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New Music: Elle Varner – F*ck It All

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Elle Varner is completely fed up and ready to call it quits on “F*ck It All,” the fourth release in her Four Letter Word series.

With a raw and edgy delivery in her voice, the soulful songstress highlights the ‘loss’ of sanity that heartbreak can sometimes bring, but she brushes it off by simply saying three little words.

“Got my heart on the edge of my seat / Don’t want to break it / Anymore than it already is, pieces of me on the floor…I won’t this rob me of my joy,” she sings.

Elle is currently working on her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is due out later this year.

Take a listen to her latest release below:

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