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Watch: Maxwell Premieres “Lake By The Ocean” Video!

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Maxwell has premiered the steamy music video for his fast-rising single “Lake By The Ocean,” filled with classic sensuality and gorgeous cinematography.

The story opens with a beautiful young woman, weary from carrying jugs of water in the dusty summer heat. She escapes in the evening to watch Maxwell perform in an intimate café, followed by a passionate midnight rendezvous with the R&B star.

Maxwell says the video, “depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare boned need for clean water, and another, the performer, who wants to be lost in the watery worlds of love and devotion.”

Director Phillip Andelman adds, “this was such a special experience, Maxwell’s vision for this piece really allowed us to push ourselves and create something personal. Shooting in small villages and pristine coastlines immersed us into the heart of the song. I am so grateful to have been part of this journey.”

This is the first visual from Maxwell’s much-anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, due out July 1, his first album in seven years and the second chapter of his musical trilogy that began with 2009’s BLACKsummers’night. Starting June 18, he will embark on his SUMMERS’ Tour, including a headlining slot at the Essence Festival on July 1.

Check out the sexy video below!

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Maxwell Reveals ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ Album Cover & Tracklisting

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Dearly beloved we are gathered here for this thing called LIFE!

As we await the release of the video for “Lake By The Ocean,” Maxwell finally gives us a look at his MUCH anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, which is due out July 1.

The Grammy winning singer/songwriter has unveiled the album cover and tracklisting for the 12-track LP, which is his first since 2009’s BLACKsummersnight.

“It’s been seven years in the making for this album and 14 years collectively for the trilogy,” he explained. “I can’t wait to share the album in its entirety.”

blackSUMMERS’night drops the same day he is scheduled to co-headline the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. Prior to that, he will take the stage for a performance at the BET Awards on June 26.

Check out the track listing below!

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Watch: Maxwell Talks Comeback, Love Life, New Music & More on ‘Wendy’

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Max is back!  With the release of his anticipated new single “Lake By The Ocean,” soulful crooner Maxwell has been hitting the promotional circuit and we love it!

Making his first appearance ever on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ and first time even meeting her, the Brooklyn native was all smiles and had the studio audience all swooning. During their convo, Max spoke about his decision to cut his hair, which was a while ago now not sure why it’s a topic, but ok.

Additionally, he spoke about the 7 year hiatus since his last album, his feelings on staying out of the spotlight and staying healthy, his highly anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, love life, upcoming performance at the Essence Music Festival and more!

Check out the interview below.

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Watch: Maxwell Performs “Lake By The Ocean” on ‘The Late Show’

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Maxwell brought the ‘Lake’ to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Wednesday night.

Making the first televised performance of his comeback single “Lake By The Ocean,” off his anticipated new album blackSUMMERS’night, and his first performance of original material on TV in 7 years, the soulful crooner delivered the soothing song with grace and beauty.

Wearing a clean white suit, the Brooklyn native showed why he is always so missed when he’s away from the world of music.

blackSUMMERS’night is due out July 1. Check out Max’s performance below!

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Listen: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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Last month, we missed doing a monthly recap list, but it was mostly because March wasn’t too great with the singles that were released. However, April started off strong making up for it with the major comeback of Maxwell, and plenty more solid records from established stars and newcomers.

Chris Brown was pissing people off on social media, but on the music tip he surprised us all dropping the anticipated 2nd and 3rd star-studded remixes to his single “Back To Sleep.”

Rising artists like Ro James and Rush Davis had us in our feelings, T-Pain called out all the Instagram vixens who don’t even speak in their selfie vids, and Mary J slayed while reuniting with British hitmaker ROMANS.

Enough chat though, check out our list for The Best of April – Top 12 Records below!

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Usher, Maxwell, Jhené Aiko Pay Tribute to Prince

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With festival season under way, many artists all over paid tribute to Prince this past weekend. With his passing coming in between the two weekends of Coachella there were multiple acts that shared their love for the music icon.

Usher was a surprise guest during Major Lazer’s Sunday set and he came through with a couple of special covers, performing “I Would Die 4 U” and “1999.”

He wasn’t alone either as Sufjan Stevens and buzzing singer Gallant covered “Purple Rain,” and Jhené Aiko also joined Gallant for a duet of “Diamonds and Pearls.”

On the other side of the country, Maxwell paid tribute to Prince during his set at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. “We just lost the greatest musician in the world,” Maxwell said. “He was one of the most beloved, one of the most special… Everyone is up on this stage because of him. Prince was not just once but he will forever be the greatest.”

Maxwell then followed with a musical tribute to the late singer, riffing on “This Woman’s Work” with the intro to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”

Check out some fan footage below.

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21 R&B Videos from the 2000s To Get You Ready for Spring Love!

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Ah, spring! The season where the weather is nice, the flowers start to bloom, and R&B songs reign supreme!

As the weather finally went from drab to fab in the blink of an eye, I couldn’t help but play one of my favorite songs dedicated to the spring: Stevie B’s 1988 hit-single “Spring Love”.  Now, in the midst of me bobbin’ my head while the wind blew through and hit my bad hair day chia pet hair, I realized that this is the season that is the precursor to the official choose up season (word to Eric B.). It is in the spring that you engage in the drafting to the choose up season…if you will. It is with spring that you start laying down the good talk game to secure your spot for the playoff season if you’re in the market to be traded or do the trading.

Of course though, we all know that R&B is literally the genre of love (and heartache, but we’ll save that for another list), so it was only right that we delivered a list of R&B songs/videos from the 2000s to get you ready for spring love! What better way to let the one you’re checkin’ for know that they’ve caught your eye then to play them a track from one of the best eras (I’m not here to let you debate me, so don’t try) of music ever made?

Jump into our list of “21 R&B Videos from The 2000’s to Get You Ready for Spring Love” below!

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Maxwell Talks Being Gone For Seven Years, New Music, Avoiding Trends and More

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The promo run is absolutely on!

Only hours after releasing his well-anticipated new single, “Lake By The Ocean,” Maxwell dropped by ‘The Breakfast Club’ to dish on his now ended hiatus from music.

With 20 years since the release of his debut album, Urban Hang Suite, the singer-songwriter discussed how unbelievable it is for him to still be here. Citing D’Angelo as the door opener to getting Urban Hang Suite off of the shelves, the veteran singer had nothing but positive things to say about everyone that was brought up in his interview.

From choosing to minimally collaborating to his collaborations with Nas and wanting to work with Jay Z, Maxwell’s interview was a breath of fresh air in an industry filled with negativity. He also discussed why he’s so private with his life, and stated that he wants the work to be how people remember him.

After 20 years and only four albums (five if you count the MTV Unplugged album), it’s incredible to believe that the demand and respect for new Maxwell music is still prevalent.

Take a look at the interview below:

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