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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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New Music: Mike City feat. Faith Evans – When I Luv

Faith Evans returns to the international club scene.

Hot on the heels of releasing her duets album, The King & I, with The Notorious B.I.G., the R&B songstress joins producer Mike City for a groovy new dance single titled, “When I Luv.”

Over a funky bassline, and additional ’90s synth sounds, the track delivers a smooth house/lounge vibe as the duo lay it on the line about how to gain and keep their love.

“Once I open up my heart, I gotta give my all / I love with everything in me,” they sing. “About as loyal as they come / But if you start acting dumb, it’s over / The thing you should know about me / When I love, I love hard.”

“When I Luv” is off Mike City’s upcoming project, The Feel Good Agenda Vol. 1, which drops June 16, and includes additional features from Carl Thomas, Teedra Moses, Lalah Hathaway and more.

Take a listen below.

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Listen: Faith Evans Releases Notorious B.I.G.’s Duets Album, ‘The King & I’

Just three days before the late Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday, Faith Evans releases her long-awaited Biggie duets project, The King & I.

Packed with 25 songs about their storied romance, the heartfelt project arrives with appearances by Lil’ Kim, Lil’ Cease, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, among others.

The album has been a labor of love for Faith. “I remember telling Ms. Wallace years ago that one day it would be really dope if I could do something similar to Natalie & Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable,” she told Rap-Up. “Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for [his children] Tyanna and Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold and extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions. This project is my creative reflection of the love we had and the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”

To accompany the album release, Faith celebrates west coast style with the video for “When We Party” featuring Snoop Dogg.

Directed by DJ Pooh, the lively clip begins with Faith calling Uncle Snoop about a party at her pad. “I’m in town,” she says. “I’m having a get-together. I want you to come through. Bring a few of the homies.” Just 20 seconds later, Snoop arrives with plenty of friends in tow, ready to drink and smoke “all night long.”

Stream The King & I, and see the video below.

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Faith Evans Performs “Legacy” on ‘The Real,’ Talks ‘The King & I’ Album

On Wednesday (May 10), Faith Evans made an appearance on “The REAL” talk show to chat with the ladies and give a special performance.

The Grammy Award-winner sat down with the divas of daytime to talk about her upcoming duets album, The King & I, with her late husband and hip hop legend, The Notorious B.I.G.  During the conversation she also touched on the night BIG was murdered, and the extremely heartfelt performance of their hit tribute song, “I’ll Be Missing You” at the 1997 MTV Music Awards. Faith revealed that she was so emotional at the time and did not want to do the performance at first, but Puffy convinced her she had to be apart of it.

Later on, Faith took “The REAL” stage to perform her recently released single from the album, “Legacy,” which she released last month with a video filmed in Biggie’s old Brooklyn neighborhood.

Check out Faith’s interview and performance below.

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New Video: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. – Legacy

Faith Evans returns to Brooklyn to celebrate her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G. in the visuals for her new single “Legacy,” off the anticipated duet album The King & I.

The video–directed by Rock Davis and Jay Rodriguez–finds Faith reminiscing on memories of Biggie, with some assistance from friends like Lil’ Cease and Maino, along with vintage footage of BIG

“I knew, I knew from the very first moment / That you were a king, fit just for a queen / I could tell from day one, you were for me / Knew that this love would be the legacy,” she sings.

Faith revealed why “Legacy” was such an important single to release. “If there were a title track for The King & I, it would be ‘Legacy,’” she said. “This song absolutely sums up the theme of the album.”

“Legacy” follows The King & I singles “Ten Wife Commandments,” “When We Party” with Snoop Dogg, and “NYC” featuring Jadakiss.

Due May 19, The King & I also features appearances from Lil’ Kim, 112, Busta Rhymes, Cease, and more. Check out the “Legacy” video below.

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New Music: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Wife Commandments

There’s rules to this relationship ish!

Following tracks with Jadakiss and Snoop, Faith Evans surprises us with the third release off her Notorious B.I.G. duets album The King & I.

The fresh single, titled “Ten Wife Commandments,” is a flip of her late husband’s classic drug dealer’s anthem, “Ten Crack Commandments.”

Using Biggie’s Life After Death lyrics for the countdown, Faith sings about the rules to being a great wife. “Number 9,” B.I.G. raps, with Evans responding: “Should’ve been number one to me / Gotta take care of the family.”

“Ten Wife Commandments” is actually the first song that Faith worked on while crafting The King & I.  “With ‘Ten Crack Commandments’ being one of the songs I had always wanted to redo, I found it and got to work!” she told Rolling Stone. “It took a few different sessions to get the commandments to be meaningful and clever, but I do feel these are points that both men and women can appreciate.”

The King & I features appearances from Lil’ Kim, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, 112, and Snoop Dogg. It is due out May 19, two days before Biggie’s birthday.

Listen to Faith’s commandments below.

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Faith Evans Talks About Creating “When We Party” with Snoop Dogg, Drops Lyric Video

Faith Evans will always keep her late husband’s legacy alive.  As she preps for the release of her new project The King & I with The Notorious B.I.G., the R&B songstress has released an official lyric video for the head bobbin’ single “When We Party” featuring Snoop Dogg.

In addition to the lyric visual, Faith has begun sharing track-by-track commentary for the album, which finds her explaining inspiration behind the tracks, and giving some insight into the features and studio sessions.

Talking about the creation of “When We Party,” Evans explained her thought process behind using verses from Big’s classic song “Going Back to Cali,” and how he always felt real fan love from the west coast. She also talks about her relationship with Uncle Snoop and how he was impressed with her arrangement for the collaborative record.

See the interview and lyric video below, and you can pre-order The King & I, which is due out May 19, on iTunes now.

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Faith Evans Talks Biggie’s Legacy, Her Relationship with Lil’ Kim, Stevie J & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

On Thursday morning (Mar. 9), Faith Evans stopped by “The Breakfast Club” for a fitting new interview on the 20th anniversary of her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G’s passing.

During the conversation, the First Lady of Bad Boy spoke about his unsolved murder case, her anticipated new duets album with Biggie, The King & I, and performing on the Bad Boy Reunion Tour.

Switching topics from Big, Faith also addressed her recent romantic relationship with producer and reality star Stevie J, which they ended on TV. Sharing some more history, the R&B diva talked about how she mended her relationship with Lil Kim, and what Biggie’s reaction was when she hung out with Tupac.

Additionally today, Faith has unveiled the cover art for The King & I, which is set to be released on June 9. She is also working on a TV documentary about BIG’s life to air on A&E.

Watch her interview and see the cover below.

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