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‘Verses and Flow’ Returns in August with Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe & More

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TV One and Lexus have announced the return of their NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show Verses and Flow, premiering Saturday, August 16.

The eight-episode season will feature R&B stars Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark Jr., Sebastian Mikael, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, Alice Smith, Mali Music and more than 25 of the best up-and-coming spoken word poets.

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Alicia Keys, John Legend, Pharrell & More Salute The Beatles at Grammy Tribute

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Following the Grammys, some of music’s biggest stars united once again to pay tribute to the Beatles at the taping of “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” at the L.A. Convention Center this past Monday night.

After taking the Grammys by storm, Pharrell and his Vivienne Westwood hat made a second appearance, along with his wife Helen Lasichanh. The Producer of the Year also hit the stage to perform “Here Comes the Sun” with country star Brad Paisley.

Alicia Keys and John Legend teamed up for “Let It Be,” Katy Perry performed “Yesterday,” and Ed Sheeran played guitar while singing “In My Life.”

Other performers included Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Walsh, and The Eurythmics. Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also performed the Fab Four’s classics.

The show will air February 9 at 8 p.m. on CBS, exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Check out the pics below!

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Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake Take Home R&B Grammys

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The Grammy Awards once again ignored all the R&B categories during the live show, no surprise, but we really need to see something change soon! It’s also not much of a surprise which artists ended up taking home the R&B awards this year. Some we can agree with, others not so much. The system is pretty flawed, it always has been, and all we can hope is one day the committee will find a better way to get the right people to vote for the categories they know best, and keep it dedicated.

Alicia Keys took home the big award, winning ‘Best R&B Album’ for her 2012 release Girl On Fire. Rihanna landed another Grammy, winning ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ for Unapologetic. Justin Timberlake won ‘Best R&B Song’ for his 20/20 Experience album cut “Pusher Love Girl.”

Blues singer/musician Gary Clark Jr. took home the ‘Best Traditional R&B Performance’ Grammy for his song “Please Come Home,” while indie singer Lalah Hathaway and New York-based fusion band Snarky Puppy won ‘Best R&B Performance’ for their song “Something.”

As for the rest of the big awards Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home the majority. See the rest of the winners below!

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Video: The-Dream feat. Gary Clark Jr. – Too Early

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The appearance of success giving you everything and making you happy is often a facade, one that The-Dream portrays in the cinematic music video for “Too Early,” his collaboration with Gary Clark Jr. off the IV Play album.

The platinum hitmaker spends time on a yacht while his baby mama raises his kids and deals with the unseen side of dating a celebrity.

Watch the dramatic story in the new video below:

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On Set of The-Dream & Gary Clark Jr.’s “Too Early” Video Shoot

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The-Dream is known to showoff pics of his yacht, and hit the high seas to relax. So, the hitmaker decided to take a boat out for the new music video to his next single “Too Early” featuring Gary Clark Jr., off his latest album ‘IV Play.’

Dream and his sexy co-star get intimate while waiting to set sail. They also shot scenes pool side and at home with kids running around.

In additional news, the R&B hitmaker penned a song inspired by the verdict of the Trayvon Martin trial, “Just finished a Record ‘Too Many Gods’ tribute to Trayvon Martin verdict,” he tweeted. No word on when it and if it will be released, but stay tuned, and look for the new music video coming soon!

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The-Dream & Gary Clark Jr. Perform “Too Early” on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

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The-Dream brought his incredibly soulful and musical song “Too Early” to ‘Light Night with Jimmy Fallon’ on Friday. The record is easily the best song off his new album IV Play, and is highlighted by blues musician Gary Clark Jr. on electric guitar.

Backed by The Roots, the platinum hitmaker and bluesman performed the collaboration for the in-studio audience.

Dream’s album IV Play debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 22,000 copies in its first week.

Watch the performance below:

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Gary Clark Jr. Makes Introduction at The Darby In NYC

Can I get some Blues with my Rhythm please? Amazing talent Gary Clark Jr. was officially introduced at a private industry event held at The Darby in NYC. Check out the official footage now!

Warner Music’s Lyor Cohen and Todd Moscowitz held an intimate event to celebrate the rising Austin star to a packed house with a number of special guests in the building including Leonardo Dicaprio, Pharell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Mike Kaiser, Andre Harrell, Estelle, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, Ali Muhammed of Tribe Called Quest, Ryan Leslie, Andrew Keegan, Zoe Saldana, Maxwell, Gabe Saptora of Cobra Starship and many more.


New Music: Gary Clark Jr. feat. Nas – Bright Lights

Next Thursday marks this year’s NFL Draft, when the best and brightest college football players will find out what their near future holds. In celebration of the occasion, Nas and Austin-based blues musician Gary Clark Jr. hit the studio together to rework the laters “Bright Lights,” and transform it into a draft night anthem. The Clark Jr. original now features some inspirational verses from Nas, who sounds right at home over the bluesy guitars and crunchy drums.

For those of you that are interested the draft airs at 8 p.m. on April 26, and for those of you that say R&B is missing the blues, you can get a heavy dose by checking out Gary Clark Jr.’s ‘Bright Lights’ EP, which is out now.

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