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Marsha Ambrosius Joins T.I. on Aaliyah Sampled, Dr. Dre Produced Single “Dope”

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Who would’ve thought T.I. and Marsha Ambrosius would make such a ‘Dope’ song together?

On the ATL rap star’s hot new summer single “Dope,” Marsha assists him in celebrating life on the West Coast. The King of the South luxuriates in some of the finest things that Los Angeles has to offer in this futuristic video filled with high-tech gadgets and foreign cars.

Featuring cameos from some of Tip’s famous rapper friends, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Nelly, and Killer Mike, the visuals definitely get you in the mood to party. The Dr. Dre produced track samples Aaliyah’s 2001 single “Rock the Boat” and sees Marsha Ambrosius showcasing those beautiful airy vocals on the chorus.

“Dope” is currently a TIDAL exclusive, but you can get a taste of it below.

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Yes!! Stars Come Out for “Black Girls Rock! 2016”

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On Friday night (April 1), BET filmed their annual “Black Girls Rock! Awards” at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Hosted by actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the star-packed evening featured special tributes and celebrated honorees including, Rihanna (Rock Star Award), legendary singer Gladys Knight, writer-producer Shonda Rhimes, actress and playwright Danai Gurira, young actress and activist Amanda Stenberg, plus Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton even made a special appearance to honor and introduce Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond. Speaking to the audience she said, “There are still a lot of barriers holding back African Americans and black women in particular, so a gathering like this filled with so many powerful, strong women is a rebuke to every single one of those barriers. All of our kids, no matter what zip code they live in, deserve a good teacher and a good school, a safe community and clean water to drink.”

As the final honoree of the evening, Rihanna shared her humble feelings on receiving her award. “Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough,” she said. “The minute you learn to love yourself you will not want to be anybody else. Role model is not the title they like to give me, which is why tonight, it is so important. I know I am inspiring girls to be themselves and that’s half the battle.”

The Barbados-born singer also thanked her mother and grandmother for being strong black women and excellent role models. “Hopefully one day I’ll be raising my own little black girl who rocks,” she said.

The special evening also brought out many of R&B’s best, including performers Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Brandy, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as Kelly Rowland, Ledisi, Erykah Badu, Andra Day, Corrine Bailey Rae, and even Lauryn Hill, who closed the show with a surprise performance.

“Black Girls Rock!” 2016 will air on BET April 5 at 8 PM ET. Check out some of the special moments and photos from the red carpet below!

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New Music: Marsha Ambrosius – Have You Ever (Dennis Brown Cover)

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Marsha Ambrosius deftly transitioned from Floetry songstress to solo R&B siren. She recently added reggae queen to her repertoire with her performance on the upcoming tribute album to reggae legend Dennis Brown, We Remember Dennis Brown. The singer/songwriter covered his hit song, “Have You Ever,” with mellifluous vocals that add a unique touch to this throwback dancehall jam.

Explaining her nostalgic tie to the “Crown Prince of Reggae,” Marsha said, “Dennis Brown and reggae music makes me reminisce, my fond memories of growing up in London when reggae music was and still is prominent…I can still smell the food my mother was cooking, I can hear the vacuum cleaner early hours on a Saturday morning, British pirate radio stations always playing The Crown Prince of Reggae!”

Grab your bae and a chill cocktail while you check out “Have You Ever” below.

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Seagram’s Gin Takes over The House of Blues in New Orleans During Essence Festival with Tank, Raheem DeVaughn & More

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Seagram’s Gin took over the House of Blues in New Orleans during Essence Festival over July 4th weekend.

Kicking the festivities off with a day party on Saturday and special performance to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the movie house party. Later that night Seagram hosted Omari Hardwick, Tank and Avant at The Black Hollywood Affair with Kid Capri on the mic.

To close out the weekend Seagrams had Nelly hosting with Bryan-Michael Cox on the wheels. Joining in the fun were fellow R&B artists including Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Rico Love, Justine Skye and more.

Check out the pics below:

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Floetry To Set Out On U.S. Summer Tour

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Over the last year, we’ve gotten taken back to our past many times. From the return of jelly shoes, Jodeci, and thankfully, the beautiful Tamia, we’ve been able to feel more than just a bit of nostalgia these days.

Included in that swamp of good things was the reunion of British duo, Floetry, last December. Making a few appearances since then, the beautiful ladies have now announced that they will indeed be going through with a summer tour together.

Following their performance at Atlanta’s Funk Fest last weekend, Marsha Ambrosius took to her Instagram account to announce she and Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart will kick their tour off on June 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. Hitting St. Louis, Cali, and Texas before making their way to the Essence Festival in July, the talented songbirds are ready to bring that old thang back for fans to enjoy.

Closing out their summer tour on August 8 at the Spirit Festival in Maryland, we’re hoping that this tour is just the preparation for the long awaited follow-up album to 2005’s Flo’Ology.

Check out the dates of the tour below and purchase tickets here.

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Natalie Stewart Talks Floetry Reunion and Upcoming Tour After 8 Year Split

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Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart (The Floacist) shocked fans back in December when they reunited on stage together in London, for their first performance as Floetry in 9 years.

With word that an official reunion tour is on the way via Marsha, her partner-in-crime recently sat down with DJ Smallz in Atlanta, and shared some details about their plans. In addition to talking about how the reunion performance happened, she spoke about how their relationship has been over the years, and what was the split originally over.

Floetry has already been announced as one of the many performers at the upcoming ESSENCE Music Festival this July, but fans may be able to see them on the road together as early as spring.

Check out the interview below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2014

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Better late than never right?? 2014 may be over and done, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bask in it a bit more. While the year brought about many disappointments and frustrations, it also brought with it a few blessings in the form of R&B.

Whether you were waiting on your favorite artist to drop another album, or you were introduced to the sounds of someone different, there’s no denying the talent that moved through our ears and speakers last year. From Mary J. Blige’s commendable trip across the pond to K. Michelle’s anticipated sophomore effort to Chris Brown yet again finding favor in the hearts of many for his music, some damn good audible treats surfaced during 2014.

Although the above may be true, unfortunately some artists didn’t receive the shine that they deserved for their obviously noted underrated albums. That however, has never stopped us from giving them their well-deserved props and doing our part to help everyone discover their greatness.

So, even if you preferred to be “Dancing In The Dark” over getting “2 On,” there’s no way that anyone can say that this past year didn’t help with moving R&B back to the top of the charts! Gone are the days of R&B being looked at as “tarnished,” “washed,” or “unappreciated,” because there were truly some classic and timeless pieces of art dropped throughout last year.

So, without further adieu, give yourself one more look back with “The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2014” below!

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Marsha Ambrosius Talks Floetry Reunion, Influence on Today’s UK Stars

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Marsha Ambrosius completely shocked the ish outta fans during her show at The Claphand Grand in London the week prior to Christmas, when she closed the show by bringing out her ex-partner in Floetry (Natalie Stewart aka The Floacist) for their first performance in 9 years.

The moment was very special for those in attendance and exciting for fans of the duo who had previously broken up on negative terms. So, the question everyone was then asking, is there a full on reunion in the works? Following her set that night, Marsha sat down for an interview with Sope Soetan of YourMusicMyWorld and shared some details on the surprise reunion, as well as potential plans for more.

In addition to talking about Floetry’s future, Marsha spoke about remaining relevant in today’s music, R&B specifically, and her thoughts on the current success of UK stars such as Sam Smith and Adele.

Hear about it all below:

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