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New Music: Luke James – One of a Kind (Official, Full Version)

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Luke James. Although, this isn’t brand new, we’ll take what we can get!

For his Throwback Thursday release, super producer Danja has shared the official and full version of James’ song “One of a Kind.” Last year an unfinished version of the track sprung a leak, and if you follow Luke James closely, you might have caught him debut this song at SOB’s back in 2012.

The record is a powerful ballad, highlighting Luke’s signature vocal prowess, over rolling drums.

Take a listen below:

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Elle Varner & Luke James Perform Impromptu Dressing Room Duet

These are the types of behind-the-scenes that only a lucky few often get to experience, but with today’s technology, fans are more likely to get a glimpse into some of the backstage silliness that goes on while artists are just being themselves.

Our friends at TrueExclusives just released this raw clip as a Throwback Thursday post, which features R&B rising stars Elle Varner and Luke James in a dressing room together and end up singing an impromptu acapella duet, in Disney style.

Elle can be seen searching for her cell phone as she sings her way through it, while Luke chimes in with his own soulful lines.

A great watch for any fan of these two, check it out!


Video: Luke James – ‘Strawberry Vapors’

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Luke James premieres the anticipated music video for “Strawberry Vapors.” Lifted from the Grammy Award nominee and Soul Train Award winner’s complimentary album ‘Whispers In The Dark’, the Sarah McColgan helmed visual arrives on the one year anniversary of the critically acclaimed project.

The New Orleans bred crooner describes the video as “a musical illustration of two people connecting less in the physical, but more in the cerebral.”

He reunited with Sarah McColgan (Miguel, Kelly Rowland) who directed his “Oh God” video featuring Hit-Boy. “I wanted to create a video that had a surreal quality with a slightly dark undertone,” says Sarah. “Luke is such a great inspiration to me, so I imagined a slightly esoteric visual that would really emphasize the dreamlike quality of the song.”

Luke currently serves as the opening act on the second U.S. leg of Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” and is a featured star in the holiday musical film, Black Nativity, in theaters now. His debut album is slated for release in 2014 via N.A.R.S. Records / Island Def Jam.

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Trailer: Luke James – ‘Strawberry Vapors’ (Video)

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Luke James was honored last night with the Centric Certified Award at the 2013 Soul Train Awards, and today the soulful crooner builds on his buzz with the teaser for his upcoming music video to “Strawberry Vapors.”

Lifted from James’ complimentary album ‘Whispers In The Dark’, the Sarah McColgan helmed visual arrives on the one year anniversary of the critically acclaimed project.

Luke continues to serve as the opening act on the second U.S. leg of Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” and is a featured star in the new holiday musical film, Black Nativity, in theaters now.

Peep the trailer below, and stay tuned for the full video soon!

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List: The 10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!

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2013 has basically come and almost gone! One thing that we’ve noticed through this fast paced year is that it’s brought some very memorable moments in music. R&B – in particular – is on its way to supreme revival and probably has some of the best selections of current and up-and-coming artists that we’ve seen in many years.

With the impressive roster of new artists, and comeback of several seasoned acts, this couldn’t have been a better time for us to show our appreciation for what this year has served up. Whether a full album has been delivered to us, or if the clever collaborations are what got us hooked, each of these artists have us hungry for much more. From seductive verses to catchy lyrics, these artists have brought something to the table that we’re proud to say has made us thankful for their arrival or return to R&B, and music in general.

 

Check out the 10 artists that we are most thankful for this year below!

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Tyrese, Luke James & Jacob Latimore Interview on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Part of the cast of the upcoming film ‘Black Nativity,’ including Tyrese, Luke James and Jacob Latimore, paid a visit to Power 105.1 in NYC for an interview on ‘The Breakfast Club.’

The singers/actors spoke about the holiday film, which is a modern remake of Langston Hughes classic 1961 story. The movie, which hits theaters on Nov. 27 also stars Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Nas and more.

In between jokes and jabs from Charlamagne the three gentlemen spoke about their roles, who was singing the best, the importance of a film like this, and why Hollywood actually respects movies and acting like this over the big blockbusters. In addition they addressed the stereotypes of ‘black’ films, and how to get out of that box.

Peep the interview now.


Exclusive: Ro James, Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Olamide Faison & Sonyae Elise Perform “Devil’s Kiss” in NYC

The finale at last night’s Ro James & Friends concert was an incredibly special moment, which found the burgeoning singer and his fellow artist friends all on stage as one unit for a real live jam session.

Check out our exclusive footage of Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Olamide Faison and Sonyae Elise all joining together to backup Ro as he performed his fan favorite cut “Devil’s Kiss.”

See our photos and the full show recap here.


Ro James & Friends Bring R&B Glory to NYC

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Last night a vision of ours came to fruition as burgeoning artist Ro James held his first headlining concert in NYC at Highline Ballroom.  The singer/songwriter was joined by fellow artists and friends, who are all united under the crew The Jackets, coming together to perform a jam session style show for a packed house of tastemakers and authentic music fans.

In addition to performing his debut EP ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs,’ Ro was joined on stage by the likes of Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Asher Roth, Olamide Faison, Sonyae Elise and Melanie Fiona.

Follow the jump for our exclusive photos and a show recap:

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