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Keyshia Cole Teases New Album ‘Reset’

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Keyshia Cole is getting ready to make that move back to music.

The R&B songstress has been teasing new songs from her forthcoming album Reset on Snapchat, including the Amadeus-produced single “Best Friend,” which was announced back in March.

“I want to be the one when you’re down I pick you up,” sings Keyshia in one clip. “I will be your best friend / Be there late at night / When you go to sleep / Be there when you open your eyes.”

It sounds like her Epic labelmate DJ Khaled will also appear on the Reset intro with a few motivational words and, no doubt, some major keys.

“They tried to kick me when I was down,” he says in one preview. “Notice how I said try. Now they want to kick it with me when I’m on. They played themselves.”

“Album Complete , New Deal /Label (Official) Announcement Coming Very Soon,” wrote Keyshia.

At the end of August, Keyshia teased a possible collaboration with Frank Ocean, of all people, posting a photo with the elusive singer, she wrote: “I So love him!! That #StudioFlowWas #SoAwesomeToday #MYFAV Just a reminder This Album I’m working on will be done in 2Months #Period 🏆 #Frank.”

Reset is Keyshia’s first album since 2014’s Point of No Return and her first since signing to Epic Records. She was previously signed to Interscope.

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Keyshia Cole Hits Studio with Frank Ocean for New Album?

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Unexpected collabos are fun, and we certainly didn’t see this one coming!

Keyshia Cole has been busy crafting her first independently released album, which she plans to drop later this year. However, we haven’t heard much about it recently, until now.

Taking to her Instagram, the R&B vixen couldn’t resist sharing a photo of herself with Frank Ocean, while letting her followers know that they were in the studio together, working on something for her album.

“I So love him!! That #StudioFlowWas #SoAwesomeToday #MYFAV 🤗🤗🤗 Just a reminder This Album I’m working on will be done in 2Months #Period 🏆 #Frank,” she wrote as the caption of the photo.

Well, Alright! Go Keyhia!

Earlier this week, it was announced that Frank Ocean’s long-awaited sophomore album, Blonde, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 276,000 equivalent albums as an Apple Music only exclusive.

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25 R&B Dancehall & Reggae Fusion Songs To Turn You On

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Over the last few years, the influence of dancehall music in other genres has been extremely prevalent. Though genres have been pulling from other sounds not like their own for further back than we can remember, reggae, dancehall, soca, and its accompanying sounds from the Caribbean, have been some of the most replicated.

Originating in the late ’70s, dancehall music grew to new lengths in the early ’90s with sounds provided by Shabba Ranks, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Mad Cobra, and more. Uncovering massive US crossover success, the sound only provided a demand for more music like it. Thus, the late ’90s and early ’00s saw an even larger breakthrough in the US market than before, solidifying dancehall as a top contender in mainstream crossover music. While Caribbean-based artists were taking advantage of crossing over into our market, Pop, Rap, and R&B artists were also taking advantage of the addictive sound penetrating our ears. Artists like No Doubt,  Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Twista, Busta Rhymes, Sean Kingston, and more pulled the sounds of dancehall and fused it with their own, subsequently making them fall in the reggae fusion genre.

With the recent success of Drake’s “Controlla” and the Tory Lanez new single “LUV,” the love and admiration of the dancehall and reggae fusion sound continues to make its impact on current day music. While many will pose the question on whether or not dancehall is becoming mainstream again thanks to native artists like Popcaan, Konshens, Vybz Kartel, and Kranium, and non-natives such as the formerly mentioned, I give the firm answer that dancehall has never left.

With a sound that delivers longevity, appreciation, and respect, dancehall and reggae fusion songs will always be present due to their ability to stay relevant long after their debut into what we consider as “mainstream.”

Whether you’ve been a fan of the sound or are just joining in on the wave due to a few tracks that have recently surfaced, this list of “25 R&B Dancehall & Reggae Fusion Songs To Turn You On” will help you remember why dancehall and reggae fusion are two of the most influential sounds around.

Check out the full list below!

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Keyshia Cole Meets Her Biological Father After 34 Years

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Keyshia Cole has been going through a lot in her personal life and music career lately, but the R&B songstress recently received some incredible news, which has resulted her finding and meeting her biological father!

The Oakland native, who was adopted by family friends Leon and Yvonne Cole at just two years old, has reunited with her dad after 34 years. In an Instagram post, Cole shared a photo of Virgil Hunter, a boxing trainer, and opened up about their emotional reunion following a paternity test.

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Keyshia Cole Readies New Single “Best Friend”

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Keyshia Cole has officially gone independent. To celebrate the big move, the R&B songstress has announced a brand new single, “Best Friend.”

She revealed the exciting news on Instagram, sharing some details about her new journey, including a partnership with EMPIRE Distribution.

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New Music: Keyshia Cole – Hotline Bling (Remix)

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Lately, the remixes have been all about the ladies. With Sevyn Streeter delivering her version of the Tory Lanez single “Say It” last week, it was only a matter of time before another lady took their turn at one of the most popular singles out right now.

Jumping on Drakes “Hotline Bling,” Keyshia Cole stands up for the ladies and pours her heart out about a love going wrong. Singing out, “Ever since I left the crib you started feeling sorry for yourself now / It’s crazy how you had me feeling left out / And everybody knows you left me stressed out,” one could only think that she’s flashing back to nights of distress with her last situation.

“Much respect to @champagnepapi, but this one is for the ladies,” said Keyshia, who is currently working on her first independent album and recently dropped the London On Da Track-produced “Don’t Wast My Time” earlier this month.

Take a listen to her version of “Hotline Bling” below:

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New Music: Keyshia Cole feat. Young Thug – Don’t Waste My Time

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Keyshia Cole has never been one to mess with. So just in case you thought she may have changed, the R&B diva is here to keep it 100 with the brand new song “Don’t Waste My Time” featuring Young Thug.

Over a snapping London On Da Track production, KC laments about the games her man keeps playing, singing out: “So don’t waste my time ’cause I don’t have it for you.”

“Told my TEAM that I need to drop something now and I wanted to give my fans a free song,” tweeted Keyshia. “My first Single will be out soon, this is for the STREETS!!!!!!!”

She is working on her seventh album and first independent release (thanks to some encouragement from Prince) with London On Da Track.

Take a listen below:

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Keyshia Cole Performs in Bathing Suit, Jeremih Performs Live on Keys at Summer Jamz 18

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This past weekend, Detroit radio station Hot 107.5 held their “Summer Jamz 18” concert live at Chene Park. The bill included a line-up of many of today’s hottest Rap and R&B stars, including performances by Keyshia Cole and Jeremih who both brought something notable to the stage.

Keyshia recently caused a social media swarm when she showed off her new “downstairs” tattoo via Instagram, posing in a revealing bathing suit. Keeping with the summer vibes the R&B vixen took the stage rocking a sexy pink bathing suit for her performance, leaving many waiting for a live glimpse at the new tat.

Jeremih hit the Summer Jamz 18 audience with a special performance playing a must see throwback performance of his breakout hit “Birthday Sex” live on the keys.

Check out both performances below:

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