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New Music: Ne-Yo feat. Ravaughn & Candice Boyd – More Than I Should

Ne-Yo is back serving up bite-sized teasers of his upcoming music with his third new release in three weeks.

Following “Earn Your Love” and his take on Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE,” the R&B gentleman debuts a surprise collaboration with two of his Compound artists, RaVaughn and Candice Boyd. The ladies join the hitmaking singer/songwriter on the dramatic, “More Than I Should: An Audio Soap Opera.”

Ne-Yo kicks off the theatrical jaunt into the minds of three lovers, who have found themselves in an experimental love triangle. Singing out to his platonic girlfriend, the crooner begins to discover a deeper, romantic love connection. “Not even my lady knows me like you know me,” sings Ne-Yo. “Damn, you just my homie / But I love the way you hold me down / Shouldn’t be feeling how I’m feeling right now / ‘Cause you got me liking you way more than I should.”

RaVaughn takes the second verse from the perspective of his homegirl. “Now, I’m feeling filthy / When I didn’t know her, it was something else, but now I’m feeling all guilty,” she sings. “Cause she cool as hell, but I still find myself / Here, liking you way more than I should.”

Candice wraps up the soap opera by playing the role of the girlfriend. “I’ve never been a fool, I’ve never been stupid,” she sings. “He’s feeling you and I always knew it.” But, then the plot twist hits with some girl-on-girl action.

“She let me kiss it / I know we agreed not to tell / But given the circumstances, oh well,” she sings. “Is it me, is it him? Tell me what’s good / Because I find myself here, liking you way more than I should.”

Ne-Yo shared the track by calling it “another appetizer.” He added: “The only thing that matters even more than the music is the story you tell.”

The singer is plotting for the release of his seventh studio album, the follow-up to 2015’s Non-Fiction, which is expected to be released later this year.

Take a listen to “More Than I Should: An Audio Soap Opera” below.

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List: The Best of March – Top 10 Records

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With all the good R&B music that we hear each month, we know how easy it is to miss something or lose track of all the standout records that get released.  So, to help you remember, or hit you with new tracks that you may have missed, we will be posting a monthly round-up of records for you to vibe to!

Choosing our Top 10 standout tracks that have dropped from the start of each month until the end, this will certainly take the place of the blues that hit you when you realize the rent is due!  Normally the lists will be posted on the last day of the month, but in some cases – like this – on the first.

Whether it’ll make you dance or make you move to the bedroom, our “Best of March – Top 10 Records” will have you asking yourself, just where the hell you were when you missed this hot sh*t!

So…what are you waiting for? Jump into our March 2014 selections below!

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New Music: RaVaughn – Love U More

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Buzzing R&B scarlet RaVaughn has been pretty quiet this year, but today she returns with a new song entitled “Love U More.”

A snappy midtempo, produced by Curtis “Sauce” Wilson & Shomari “Sho” Wilson, that finds the singer/songwriter dealing with a no good dude that only works to keep her happy when she’s ready to say peace.

“If I give in, you gon stop doin all that you should/ When I get mad, you givin me everything I want/ How come you can’t be the same way on the days when we get along, instead of changing when you want/ Cuz that’s when I start trippin, and you start fixin, every little thing that you did, so I don’t end up with another man,” she sings.

RaVaughn is currently working on her debut album Love Always, which is expected this year.

Take a listen to her new song below!

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Exclusive: Ne-Yo Gives Back in Atlanta, Talks New Artists (Giving Tour 2013)

Ne-Yo and his Compound Foundation held their 7th Annual ‘Giving Tour’ during the week of Dec. 2, traveling to 4 major cities across the U.S. in 4 days; including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Atlanta.

In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGC), the tour brings holiday cheer, and distributes gifts of toys, games, electronics, clothing, and bikes to over 2,000 children ages 3-18 living in foster care, group homes and members of the BGC.

ThisisRnB.com was on hand to cover the event during its final stop in Atlanta on Dec. 5, where Ne-Yo treated over 400 underprivileged children to gifts and good will this holiday season. The R&B star took pics, signed autographs and interacted with all the kids in attendance.

Prior to he spoke to us about the progression of the tour over it’s 7 year span, and if he has considered a ‘Giving Tour’ concert for the future. In addition he talked to us about two of the new artists on his Compound roster, including newcomer Candice and RaVaughn, whom Ne-Yo revealed has left her deal at Columbia Records to pursue another situation.

Check out the video recap and interview above. Visit compoundfoundation.org for more info and to donate.


Artists Congratulate Sevyn Streeter on Her Debut EP Release

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Sevyn Streeter has been a friend of the industry for many years now, starting from her earlier years in TG4 and RichGirl, and then perfecting her craft as a songwriter for many. Now, as her debut EP ‘Call Me Crazy, But…‘ hit stores this week, some of her best artist friends filmed personal video messages congratulating the rising R&B star on all her success.

Mario, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, August Alsina, RaVaughn and more were some of the acts that sent Sevyn their wishes and congrats.

Check them out below!

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New Music: RaVaughn – Just Another Holiday

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RaVaughn adds to the list of new R&B holiday tunes, but like her fellow ladies K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton this isn’t a happy holiday. The Compound U singer/songwriter reminisces over her past love, and why this Dec. 25 is now “Just Another Holiday.”

“Since you’ve been gone away/ It will never be the same/ Without you here, it’s just another holiday,” sings a brokenhearted RaVaughn over the Phatboiz production.

Her debut album is due out next year. Take a listen to RaVaughn share her holiday heartbreak below:

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K. Michelle, Sevyn Streeter & RaVaughn Visit BET’s ‘106 & Park’

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Three of today’s hottest new female R&B stars took over BET’s ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday evening. As we previously announced K. Michelle will be hitting the road on her anticipated “Rebellious Soul” Tour starting this November, and K will be supported by Sevyn Streeter. The ladies both visited the ‘106’ studio to officially announce the tour to the world.

K talked about being the underdog of the game and the peoples champ, dealing with all the gossip that surfaces about her, and she revealed that she is officially single as of last week. The R&B songstress was most recently in a relationship with NBA player Lance Stephenson. K. Michelle spoke about the upcoming tour and then brought out Sevyn to join her and share her feelings about being on the fall trek.

Sevyn also stuck around to speak about her single “It Won’t Stop” and the upcoming video, which will premiere on ‘106’ on Thursday. She spoke about working with Chris Brown and how they record together in the studio.

RaVaughn was also a special guest on Tuesday, as she swung by the ‘106 & Park’ studios to officially premiere the music video for her latest single “Best Friend.” The R&B singer/songwriter spoke about making the video with her sister Rhyon Brown, and the inspiration behind the song, which was a real story and she talked about telling her male friend her feelings and what happened. RaVaughn and Sevyn also joined in with host Keshia Chante for some ‘girl talk.’

Watch the clips, and full now episode below!

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Video: RaVaughn – ‘Best Friend’

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RaVaughn delivers a wave of emotion in the music video for her latest single “Best Friend.”  The singer/songwriter wades in a pool of red rose petals, with gold glitter on her face, as she passionately sings the heartfelt ballad.

Imagining what life could be if her platonic male friend just saw that she wanted more, RaVaughn wishes that he would realize they have the real thing.

The L.A. native teamed up with her sister Rhyon Brown to form a production team and create the visual themselves. The track is the second single lifted off her forthcoming debut album ‘Love Always,’ which is coming soon via Compound U/Columbia.

Peep the video below:

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