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‘SOULQUARIUS’ Brings R&B Greats, Past & Present, to West Coast Fans!

When the flyer for the inaugural SOULQUARIUS Festival in Santa Ana, California dropped in late 2016, R&B lovers everywhere went crazy over the line-up of scheduled performers.  From throwback artists like Jon B. and DMX to current R&B tastemakers such as Ro James, Jhené Aiko, and BJ The Chicago Kid, there was no denying that this event was guaranteed to be a lituation.

Fear of getting rained out and continuous flooding from California’s big storm may have had most on edge but, that didn’t stop ticket holders from coming out in droves to get a taste of what their favorite performers have to offer. Of course, there were a few mishaps along the way (like any huge festival has during their opening year), but SOULQUARIUS — aside from its massive lineup — has plenty of reasons why it should be the R&B festival that you don’t want to miss from here on out.

Delivering a jammed packed mash-up of lovable R&B artists and a few of rap’s most influential, SOULQUARIUS made sure to leave festival enthusiasts with a need to get their coins up for next year.

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Listen: Eric Bellinger Releases ‘EBFP: An Acoustic Experience’ EP

Eric Bellinger goes acoustic!

The R&B singer/songwriter has been riding the wave of his Hip Hop leaning 2016 EP, Eric B. For President: Term 1, but being the creative that he is, and R&B artist first, the Los Angeles native has re-recorded the project as a full acoustic experience. As promised, Eric has released the new version titled, EBFP: An Acoustic Experience, for free streaming today!

Speaking about his inspiration behind making the acoustic project, Eric explained to ThisisRnB: “I’m an R&B artist first but I know ‘Eric B For President: Term 1’ was a very hip-hop driven project. I felt as if I needed to do some more edgy urban songs just so people knew I was capable of that type of sound as well, but I still wanted to release the project in a way that my core fan base would be able to vibe with. I’m a huge fan of the acoustic guitar. There were a lot of insane beats on the project: crazy snares, baselines, ambient sounds that may have left some of my vocals and intricate harmonies in each of the songs hidden. I knew that if I stripped down the production for ‘EBFP, An Acoustic Experience,’ it would make people focus in on the vocals and lyrics. The idea for making an acoustic project came out after I saw the reaction from old and new fans. I was excited about the new fans I gained but still wanted to please my day ones as well.”

With the title being a play on politics and claiming his position of power without the music world, Eric also addressed the state of our country, as we transition from President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump. “I know our country is in a crazy place right now with the recent election of Donald Trump,” says Eric. “I’m doing my best to give an alternative outlook on things through my music. Trying to stay as positive as possible, distracting the culture from the mockery of events that have been taking place … no different than what our government does when they draw attention to things in the media to distract us.”

Stream ‘EBFP: An Acoustic Experience‘ below!

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Ne-Yo Announces & Previews New Album!

Ne-Yo is cookin’ up his next album, and to get the fans ready he has shared a behind-the-scenes look at a recent recording session he had with fellow R&B singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger.

Taking to his Instagram on Wednesday night, Ne-Yo posted a one-minute clip with the caption: “The process…. Much love to my dude @ericbellinger Thanx for adding to the sauce boi boi!! This album is going to be special. I promise. 💀❤️🎼 🔥🔥🔥 PATIENCE. IT’S COMING.”

For the first time in his career, the “Sexy Love” singer is working with a handful of other songwriters to enhance the process and give him a fresh take. Speaking about his decision to do so, Ne-Yo explained: “It’s not that I can’t do it myself, I can definitely do it myself, but this time I decided to bring in some folks to expand on what I already had … That’s what its about, it’s about expanding it’s about evolution, while at the same time staying true to who you are.”

Ne-Yo and Eric Bellinger have been building their working relationship more recently, but Eric is credited for penning the title song “Think Like A Man” which Ne-Yo sang along with Jennifer Hudson, for the soundtrack to the 2012 comedy Think Like A Man.

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Eric Bellinger Announces ‘EBFP: An Acoustic Experience’ Album, Premieres “Sometimes” Video

Eric Bellinger goes acoustic!

The R&B singer/songwriter has been riding the wave of his September 2016 EP, Eric B. For President: Term 1, but being the creative that he is, and R&B artist first, the Los Angeles native has re-recorded the album as a full acoustic experience. Announcing the project today, EBFP: An Acoustic Experience, is set to be released on January 20.

Speaking about his inspiration behind making the acoustic album, Eric explained to ThisisRnB: “I’m an R&B artist first but I know ‘Eric B For President: Term 1’ was a very hip-hop driven project. I felt as if I needed to do some more edgy urban songs just so people knew I was capable of that type of sound as well, but I still wanted to release the project in a way that my core fan base would be able to vibe with. I’m a huge fan of the acoustic guitar. There were a lot of insane beats on the project: crazy snares, baselines, ambient sounds that may have left some of my vocals and intricate harmonies in each of the songs hidden. I knew that if I stripped down the production for ‘EBFP, An Acoustic Experience,’ it would make people focus in on the vocals and lyrics. The idea for making an acoustic project came out after I saw the reaction from old and new fans. I was excited about the new fans I gained but still wanted to please my day ones as well.”

With the title being a play on politics and claiming his position of power without the music world, Eric also addressed the state of our country, as we transition from President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump. “I know our country is in a crazy place right now with the recent election of Donald Trump,” says Eric. “I’m doing my best to give an alternative outlook on things through my music. Trying to stay as positive as possible, distracting the culture from the mockery of events that have been taking place … no different than what our government does when they draw attention to things in the media to distract us.”

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Watch Eric Bellinger Cover “Let Me Love You” Live at the Beach

Eric Bellinger is going acoustic. The R&B singer/songwriter has just announced his first acoustic concert, going down Jan. 21 in Los Angeles, where he will perform his latest project Eric B. for President in full for the first time, and completely unplugged.

Giving fans another taste of his acoustic talents, Bellinger has now released a new original cover visual, taking on DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s hit single “Let Me Love You.”

In his last video Eric covered “Black Beatles” on the top of the Hollywood hills, now he heads down to the ocean, performing his rendition in front of crashing waves and glimmering sunshine.

“Go through the darkest of days / Heaven is a heartbreak away / Never let you go, never let me down,” he passionately sings.

Check out Eric Bellinger’s latest performance video below.

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Watch: Eric Bellinger Performs “Black Beatles” Cover on Hollywood Hills

Following his acoustic cover of “Fake Love,” Eric Bellinger keeps the holiday gifts coming for fans with a new performance video.

Opting for a different location than most, the R&B singer/songwriter brings a mic stand and stool to the top of the Hollywood Hills that overlook Los Angeles, to deliver his cover of Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles.”

Ad-libbing some of his own lines at the end, Eric sings: “Who else got the voice and the swag like me? / Who else can live in they bag like me? / Who work a pen and a pad like me? / I’ll wait…”

“With lyrics like Swae’s ‘cream seats in the Regal / Rockin John Lennon lenses’ line, I was super hype to take this song to the next level,” says Bellinger. “I look at doing covers like that old MTV show ‘Pimp My Ride’ where they would lace someone’s car – this is like ‘Pimp My Song.’ I’m adding all kinds of stuff and messing around with the tempo, the beat, and melodies etc. I really enjoy giving people a different version of a song that they already love.”

Last week, Eric Bellinger released his new holiday song, “Sex for Christmas,” and he is currently working on Eric B. for President: Term 2, due out in early 2017.

Check out his “Black Beatles” cover below.

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R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Ashanti & Ja Rule, Jhené Aiko & Many More Join “Soulquarius” Lineup

SOULQUARIUS is bringing a dream team of R&B stars to one stage!

The star-studded festival is set to take place at The Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana, California on Feb. 18 with headliners R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, and a joint set from Ja Rule and Ashanti.

Jhené Aiko, Brandy, Monica, The-Dream, Kelis, Mya, The Internet, and Willow Smith are also on the bill. Other R&B stars on deck include Ameriie, Ro James, BJ the Chicago Kid, Lloyd, Eric Bellinger, Jon B, and a reunited Pretty Ricky.

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New Music: Eric Bellinger – Sex for Christmas

Eric Bellinger continues his tradition of dropping a musical gift for the holiday season. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), the R&B singer/songwriter released to iTunes and streaming services, the NSFW jam “Sex for Christmas.”

This marks Eric’s first new original song since his Rakim-inspired Eric B. For President: Term 1 project, released in September.

When your lady has everything, the only other option for a R&B lothario is to give her endless lovin’, and that’s just what Bellinger has planned. “I’m gonna give you love / I’m gonna give you kisses / I’m gonna spread your legs and do everything that you’ve been wishing,” sings Eric.

Previously, the Los Angeles native shared his two-for-one music video “G.O.A.T./In My Prime,” which threaded a sustained narrative about Eric’s scandalous run for political office. Flexing his pipes over acoustic guitar, Eric also transformed Drake’s “Fake Love” into a sensual ballad. Fans can stay tuned for Bellinger’s forthcoming Christmas project, and then Eric B. For President: Term 2, at the top of 2017.

Take a listen to “Sex for Christmas” below.

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