Posts Tagged ‘Jazmine Sullivan’

New Music: Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – Insecure


Surprise! New Music Friday comes through with an unexpected new collaboration for R&B heads everywhere.

Fresh off the Season 2 premiere of “Insecure,” Jazmine Sullivan and Bryson Tiller have teamed up on the title track for the soundtrack to Issa Rae’s HBO series. The drama unfolds as the R&B stars go back and forth with their relationship issues.

The Philly powerhouse kicks things off with her sultry vocals. “Why you gotta be so insecure, when I did all I could do to keep you wanting more?” Jazmine asks her man. “Why can’t you get up off my back? / I can take a lot of shit, but I won’t take that.”

Pen Griffey comes through with the male perspective. “Stop trippin’ girl, you know me, I’m your homie,” he reassures her. “I want it all for myself / Sorry if I’m comin’ off insecure.”

Jazmine has been working on new music for the anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2015 album Reality Show. Recently, she teamed up with emerging soul singer Niia on the remix to “Sideline,” and with Mali Music on “Loved By You.”  Meanwhile, Bryson dropped his sophomore LP, True to Self in May. On Thursday (Aug. 3), he kicked off his “Set It Off Tour” in Atlanta with H.E.R. and Metro Boomin.

Listen to Jazmine and Bryson’s unexpected collaboration below!

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Watch: Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Ari Lennox, Jazmine Sullivan & Lalah Hathaway Had A Sing-Off at ESSENCE Fest


When it was announced that Mary J. Blige would be curating the first ever “Ladies Night” concert evening at this year’s ESSENCE Festival, it was inevitable that audience members would be witnessing some of the best female voices in music.

Gathering together an amazing line-up of SANGERS for the special Saturday night show at the Superdome in New Orleans, attendees were not only blessed with outstanding solo performances, but a special surprise sing-off!

During Chaka Khan’s solo set on the main stage, the R&B icon treated the crowd to one of the most memorable moments of the weekend. While performing the final song in her set, “I’m Every Woman” — and as the crowd sang along — Jazmine Sullivan walked out joining Khan on stage.

The Superdome cheered, but they weren’t even prepared for what would happen next. Jazmine helped on the second verse, but then Mary J. Blige, Lalah Hathaway, and Ari Lennox walked out for the chorus!

After singing together, Khan encouraged each woman to offer a solo. Hathaway and Sullivan did classic jazz scats, Lennox sang a beautiful melody, and Blige belted out some soulful vocal runs.

Watch the footage below!

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Mali Music Releases “Gonna Be Alright” Video + “Loved By You” feat. Jazmine Sullivan

Ahead of the release of his new album, The Transition of Mali, due June 2, Mali Music shows his lighthearted and upbeat side with the release of his video for “Gonna Be Alright.”

In the video, Mali evokes nostalgia, parodying iconic television shows like Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Married With Children, and Martin. The visual flips the inspirational tone of the song into a depiction of pure joy mixed with a dash of humor.

Mali comments on the video saying, “The video is fun! It reminds me of simpler and better times. Those days when the shows on TV helped us escape and believe. I want it to be something that makes the viewers smile.”

In addition to the “Gonna Be Alright” video, Mali has shared one of the most-anticipated tracks off his new album, a collaboration with Jazmine Sullivan titled, “Loved By You.”

Trading verses on the romantic ballad, Mali sings: “Now when I say ‘take your heart’ I’m not talking about robbery / I’m talking lots of talks and texts, the cost to be, the one we ought to see / Though talks and texts can get the point from A to B.”

Jazmine joins him over the soulful track with background adlibs and singing: “Yes, it’s so good to be loved by you.”

Check out Mali’s new video and duet with Jazmine below.

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New Video: Niia feat. Jazmine Sullivan – Sideline

Emerging jazz/soul singer Niia released her debut album I today (May 5), and to accompany the project she has unveiled a video for the album’s surprise duet, “Sideline” featuring Jazmine Sullivan.

In the black-and-white visuals, directed by Sasha Samsonova, the two woman share a similar problem. At first, we assume Sullivan is the “other woman,” but as things unfold it’s unclear who is really the “other.”

Niia explained to The FADER, that the song is about “two very different women dealing with the same problem.” She said Jazmine was the only choice for this duet because she’s just so great. “If I was ever going to lose to another woman, I’d want it to be a strong, incredibly talented, beautiful woman,” Niia said. “Jazmine Sullivan is that woman.”

Sullivan complimented Niia’s “hauntingly beautiful tone,” and added that once she heard the lyrics, she was sold on the song. “Anywhere there’s authenticity and drama I’m all in,” Sullivan said.

Watch the new video below, and stream Niia’s album via Spotify.

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Listen: Jazmine Sullivan Connects with Goldlink & Kaytranada for “Meditation”

GoldLink takes fans on an artistic trip inside of a nightclub in the video for his Jazmine Sullivan and KAYTRANADA-assisted single “Meditation.”

The animated visual shares a unique depiction of the club scene as Jazmine’s soothing vocals shine throughout the KAYTRANADA-produced cut. “I want to be more than homies / I just want to be your baby, your one and only,” she sings.

GL raps about a complicated relationship with an ex. “I still call ya / Whichever way you want it, baby girl, it’s on ya / I got the money, you got the problems, so I can solve it / But I still need ya / I still see ya,” he raps.

Speaking of the track, GoldLink reveals the inspiration is rooted in his hometown. “‘Meditation’ is a quick glimpse into DC Go-Go and street culture,” he said. “It’s kind of like a West Side Story, in a way — as far as it’s a guy who sees a girl. This guy is from one neighborhood and the girl is from another rivaling neighborhood. They see each other across the room. He talks to her, they reminisce, they laugh, and then a confrontation happens.”

While the song is smooth and romantic, things end in chaos, as gunfire erupts, and the visual fades to black. Check it out below.

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2017 Essence Festival Dedicates One Night of Concerts to Celebrating Women

For the first time ever, the 2017 Essence Festival is celebrating women with ‘My Path to Strength’, a night of concerts featuring all-female performers at the Louisiana Superdome over the Fourth of July weekend.

The special event is inspired by previously announced Festival headliner Mary J. Blige’s anticipated new album Strength of A Woman.

The femme-empowered night will feature a lineup that includes the likes of Jill Scott, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, Jhené Aiko and many more.

See the full list of performers below.

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Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan & More to Perform at Soul Train Weekend 2016


SOUL TRAIN is coming back to Las Vegas!!

This November 3-6 the Soul Train Awards Weekend will be taking over the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with 4 days of intimate performances, electrifying concerts, an outdoor day party and exclusive late night parties – all leading up to the 2016 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 6.

BET revealed the first talent confirmed for the experiences includes Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman, Kid Capri and a special night of comedy with the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down with Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy.

Erykah Badu will be returning as a producer on the awards show as well, writing show content and live comedy sketches.

Additional events and talent for Soul Train Weekend 2016 and the Soul Train Awards will be announced in the coming weeks. Four-day and general tickets for all events throughout Soul Train Weekend will go on sale Sept. 30. More information can be found at

Check out the full weekend schedule below.

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Listen: ThisisRnB Presents: Acoustic Sessions Vol. 2 (Guitar Sessions)


Throughout the years that we’ve been running ThisisRnB, our original acoustic sessions series has been one of the most rewarding and enriching things that we’ve done. From the earliest developments of it and curating our process over the years, we couldn’t be more honored and proud of the content that has been created through these sessions.

While the videos live on our YouTube channel, we’ve always felt like it would be nice to do something with the audio recordings as well.

So, after revisiting the sessions, we’ve gathered and created playlists broken down into two simple styles–piano sessions and guitar sessions. We are currently releasing them online for free streaming as our gift to you!

Thank you all for watching and supporting us over the years. Thank you to all the artists who allowed us to help capture these amazing performances, along with all the publicists, managers, and record label associates who helped facilitate them. Thank you to all the engineers and studios as well, we couldn’t have done this without you.

#PressPlay and listen to Vol. 2 of the “ThisisRnB Acoustic Sessions” below!

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