Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

New Music: Jacob Latimore – Mutual

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Jacob Latimore has a hot record on his hands with his new single “The Real,” but that hasn’t stopped the rising star from unleashing a sultry new song off his forthcoming debut album, Connection.

The Milwaukee native holds no feelings back on the honest love song “Mutual,” where he admits to his jealous thoughts, and wants to keep the past in the past for the best of their relationship.

“I don’t want to think about another n**ga touching you / I don’t want to think about another n**ga loving you / And you don’t want to think about another b*tch f**kin’ me / Well you know it’s mutual,” he sings on the hook.

Latimore is currently prepping for the release of his debut album Connection, which is due out Dec. 9, and is available for pre-order on iTunes now.

Take a listen to “Mutual” below.


New Music: Tank – Thankful For U

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In case you missed it, cuz we did

In honor of giving thanks on the Thanksgiving holiday, Tank surprised followers with a brand new song, which he posted to his personal SoundCloud account.

Over a simplistic piano track, the R&B crooner recounts his many blessings, while giving thanks for his family and friends, and good food.

“Thankful for you, for all my family and friends / Thankful for you, for the time we get to spend / Thankful for you, wish it didn’t have to end / Cause I’m thankful for you,” he sings on the heartfelt chorus.

Take a listen to Tank giving thanks below.

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Lloyd Unveils ‘Tru’ EP Cover & Tracklisting

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Look at Lloyd!

The R&B crooner is baring it all on the cover of his anticipated new project Tru, which finds the singer appearing naked on a large moss-covered rock waterfall.

The 5-track EP, due out Dec. 9 includes features from Rick Ross (“Heavenly Body”) and 2 Chainz, who guests on the remix to the title track.

Speaking about appearing naked on the cover, Lloyd says he was able to symbolically share some of his vulnerabilities. “It was really more of an introspective thing,” he told Complex. “Although what you see on the outside is a guy who is apparently balls-to-the-wall naked in the woods near a waterfall, it’s really a moment for me to conquer all the fears that I might have had. All the inhibitions, the insecurities that usually exist in a person; to me it’s no exception. Insecurities of the body, being free in a public place.”

According to Lloyd, the location in North Georgia where the cover was shot was also instrumental to his recording process. “I would go there and oftentimes no one would be there,” he explained. “I would say to myself, ‘Man, I wish I could just run around here naked. It would feel so free.’ I said, you know what, that’s what I’m going to do for the cover art.”

This was particularly important for Lloyd because he says the album is meant to showcase that bare naked honesty. “People try to hide their flaws,” he says, “but I think the flaws make them a beautiful person. And that’s what Tru is all about.”

Following Tru, Lloyd is working on his next album Out My Window, which will be his first full-length project since 2011’s King of Hearts.

See the tracklisting for Tru below.

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Hey! The ThisisRnB Shop is Now Live!!!

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Hey! This is a very exciting moment for us, and we thank you for all your support over the years!!

Today (Nov. 26), we officially launch our very own online store, and first product line!! It’s been a long time coming, and while it kind of feels like a culmination of one stage, it’s just the beginning of another, the one we’ve been working toward!

All of the designs have been original ideas or adaptations based off different inspirations. The purpose being to continue celebrating the music and culture that we love with products that we can wear and use in our daily lives.

We are getting a jump on Cyber Monday early, and are currently running a discount of 10% off your entire purchase, just use the code “TENOFF” at checkout.  You can visit the store at the link below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!! With your help this will only be the beginning, and we have much more on the way!

Blessings!

-Jamie Wexler (founder / editor-in-chief)

www.SHOP.THISISRNB.com


Joe Continues Impressive Streak on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

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Joe‘s career continues to be a symbol of the longevity that can be achieved in R&B music.

The Grammy-nominated singer’s 12th studio album, #MyNameisJoeThomas debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Dec. 3), selling 17,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 17, according to Nielsen Music. It marks his 16th career entry and 11th top five-placing set on the 51-year-old chart.

Joe arrived on the Billboard charts in 1993 when his first album, Everything, reached No. 16 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It’s his only studio effort to miss the top five of the chart. He earned his first Billboard Hot 100 hit that year with “I’m In Love,” from the debut set, peaking at No. 64.

His subsequent 11 studio albums have all debuted in the top five on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, beginning with his sophomore set, All That I Am (No. 4 debut and peak on the Aug. 16, 1997-dated chart). Since that first week in the top five, he has earned the most top-five debuts of any R&B act in that span of time (R. Kelly follows with nine top-five debuts since Aug. 16, 1997).

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Video: Kehlani – Distraction

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Feast your eyes on Kehlani.

The buzzing R&B star has unveiled her most intimate video to date, for her sexy single “Distraction.”

In the fresh visuals, directed by YASHXANA, Kehlani seduces the cameras throughout various colorful sets. She gets very intimate with her male co-star on a glittery sofa in the blue room before stripping down and getting into bed with him in the red room, as rose petals fall over her. The sexy mood then changes to sunshine and fun times in the yellow room, filled with flowers and happiness.

The Bay Area songstress will cap off the year with her “Tsunami Christmas” shows in London, Oakland, and Santa Ana over the next few weeks.

During a live stream with fans on Tuesday, Kehlani revealed that she is almost finished with her much-anticipated Atlantic Records debut album. While she wouldn’t reveal the title yet, or how many tracks will end up on the project, she did say that there are 0 collaborations right now, and it looks to remain that way (wonder if the label will agree). The Tsunami Mob should expect the album in the first quarter of 2017.

At least we now have the “Distraction” video to be, well, a distraction. Check it out below!

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Listen: UK Crooner Angel Releases Breakout ‘HER’ EP

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Hot on the heels of a huge summer which saw him bring his mesmerizing vocals and must-see stage performances to both ‘Wireless’ and ‘V Festivals,’ dynamic UK R&B singer-songwriter Angel debuts his brand new, soon-to-be breakout EP HER.

Led by the infectious ’90s inspired single “Fvxk With You” featuring Rich Homie Quan, the Harmony Samuels-produced track samples girl-group Jade’s classic New Jack Swing jam “Don’t Walk Away.”

Angel continues to draw you in with his unique mix of addictive samples mixed with his distinctive, soulful vocals. The ‘HER’ EP is a collection of 6 slick and sultry R&B jams produced by Angel and showcasing his incredible songwriting ability and flair for hypnotic hooks and melodies. Seeing him continue to build on the waves he created with his previous releases this year, the EP features two further unheard tracks, the soon-to-be new favorites, “Thelma and Louise” and the Bobby Brown sampling “Me & You.”

HER also includes the previously released slow jam “Hop On” featuring UK rapper Stefflon Don, “Tongue Song,” which is Angel’s remake of Sisqo’s “Thong Song,” and the powerful “Rude Boy” featuring Haile from WSTRN.

Stream Angel’s HER below.

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New Music: Trey Songz – Comin’ Home

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Welcome home Trey Songz!

The R&B heartthrob has surprised us with a brand new song for the holiday season. Titled “Comin’ Home,” the Virginia native brings sexy love-makin’ vibes, while singing about his plans to return to his lady in time for Christmas.

“Nights get cold that’s when I miss your touch / The snow is falling it won’t let up / Ok, I’m on my way / Cause it’ll be nothing, without you / Christmas will be nothing, without you girl,” sings an impassioned Trigga.

Snuggle up with your No. 1, or your seasonal bae, and let Trey serenade your holidays below.

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