Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Indie: J. Ahmad Releases New Single “4Give Me, Come Home”

Indie artist J. Ahmad is on a mission to rekindle the love of a woman he let get away on his brand new single “4Give Me, Come Home.”

Co-penned by O. Woods and J.Ahmad, the R&B crooner brings the begging ballad back as he reveals the mistakes he made, and puts his heart on the line while hoping to convince the love of his life to return home.

“They say you never miss your water ’til the well runs dry / Girl I’m on my knees praying for your love to fall like rain from the sky / I miss you so bad,” he sings.

Take a listen below, the song is available on iTunes now.

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Exclusive: Ro James Shares Details on New Music, Talks SOULQUARIUS Festival

Making a special stop on his headlining “XIX Tour,” Ro James joined an outstanding line-up of R&B and Hip Hop artists at the inaugural “SOULQUARIUS Festival” on Saturday (Feb. 18) in Santa Ana, CA.

ThisisRnB’s own Ni’Kesia Pannell was live at the all-day-and-night event and caught up with the soulful singer following his stellar set on the Observatory Stage. Full of positive energy and charisma, Ro spoke candidly about his experience at the festival, sharing his excitement to be included in such a momentous lineup. Enjoying and still celebrating his breakout year in 2016, James also revealed his current favorite song and lyric off the ELDORADO album.

Fans of the New York native will be even happier to learn that he is already working on his follow-up, sophomore album, which he plans to release in the fall.  However, that isn’t all, Ro told us that he will drop a project, probably an EP or mixtape, in the summer and he has a clothing line on the way.

“‘Eldorado’ I feel like was just my ‘hello, hey I’m here in the world, I exist as an artist. Check me out, I’m dope too.’ But my next album I feel like I get to really be all the way Ro James,” he said. “The vision, I’m doing a short film, I’m dropping a line, so there’s all these other things in between, but the next album is going to be so fire.”

Later in the conversation, Ro also revealed that he has huge collaborations in place for the album, one of which may be sought-after rap legend Andre 3000!

Check out the interview below, and you can catch Ro on tour now through March 11.

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New Music: Spiff TV feat. Chris Brown & Prince Royce – Just As I Am

Chris Brown goes bilingual with Prince Royce and Spiff TV.

The R&B star joins the Latin music star and video director for a Bachata-meets-R&B jam titled “Just As I Am,” off Spiff’s forthcoming project, The Union.

“I’ll take you just as you are / Please take me just as I am / So no one will have to change for nobody / From the ground that I stand / I’ll give you all that I can / With everything that I have / I promise you that I care,” sings Breezy.

Spiff TV is best known for his work directing music videos for artists including Rick Ross, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and Drake.

Last year, the director spoke about Bachata and R&B’s influence on his life. “I grew up in Orlando, I’m part Dominican, part Puerto Rican, so I grew up listening to everything. Salsa, Bachata, you name it. My mom loved to play her Spanish music, my sister loved to blast her favorite R&B groups,” he said.

Listen to his genre-fusing new single below.

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New Music: DJ Premier & Miguel – 2 Lovin U

After teasing his followers about a week ago, famed hip hop producer DJ Premier has officially liberated his new single with Miguel.  Titled “2 Lovin U,” the lyrics may sound familiar to dedicated fans of the R&B maverick, because they were previously used on the song “Damned,” off the deluxe version of his Wildheart album.

“The snippet you heard on Miguel’s Instagram, mine is the original,” said Premo in a press release. “Miguel and I were vibing at a session and just really seeing what we could come up with. What we came up with was a dope, but a rough version of what you hear today. Miguel and I had deadlines, and we never got around to finishing it. We both really believed in this version of the track, and we both felt very strongly that it needed to come out and be released as a single. Miguel and I approached the label about releasing it, and everyone was on board.”

Looking for a unique way to release the song, ESPN was given the track on Valentine’s Day to play 20-second snippets during “SportsCenter” and “First Take.” Sirius XM radio was also allowed to play the song at the beginning of the week, but now it has officially been released to digital retailers and streaming services.

“The track having a different title gives it a new light,” DJ Premier states. “Wait until you see the video.”

Take a listen below.

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Keyshia Cole Talks New Album, Parenting, Past Relationships & More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Keyshia Cole is the latest artist to visit ‘The Breakfast Club’ for a new interview.

Promoting her new single “You” with Remy Ma and French Montana, and upcoming album 1111, on Epic Records, the R&B songstress spoke with Angela and Charlamagne about making the move from pursuing an independent career to singing with L.A. Reid at Epic. She praised artists like Chance the Rapper, but said for her it was getting very difficult to be an indie artist.

Speaking about her relationship with rapper Remy Ma, Keyshia explained show she considered doing “Love & Hip Hop” if they met the offer she requested. However, we know that didn’t happen now.

Continuing, she spoke about co-parenting and her relationship with her son’s father Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, past relationships which have effected her feelings on finding love today, and what she learned about herself after connecting with her father.

Watch the full interview below

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Mila J Announces 17 City “Move Tour”

Following the release of her Valentine’s Day mixtape Milaulongtime, singer Mila J has announced her plans to take her new music to fans across the U.S. on the “Move Tour.”

Kicking off March 24 in Miami, the 17 city club tour will make stops in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, San Francisco and more before wrapping up April 23 in her hometown of Los Angeles.

Introducing producers IRich & Jacob as her supporting act, Mila is excited to travel across the country to see and meet her fans, and wild out with them.

“This tour will be fun and all about the fans that’s why I wanted to do it,” says Mila. “So I want all of y’all to come out and have a good time with me! See YOU soon.”

The tour will precede the release of Mila’s forthcoming Motown Records debut album, Mila, which is expected to be released in the summer.

See the tour dates below.

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Watch John Legend’s NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show

The NBA welcomed John Legend to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Sunday night to perform a special set for the All-Star Game halftime show.

The soulful crooner sat at his grand piano in front of a large illuminated sign of his name singing “Start A Fire,” from the La La Land soundtrack. Feeling the groove John then stood up and was joined by his background dancers on center stage.

Keeping the energy going steady, the R&B star transitioned into the mid-tempo “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” and continued his enticing set with a medley of hits, including “Love Me Now,” “Used To Love U,” “Green Light,” “All of Me,” and “Glory.”

Watch John’s entertaining performance below.

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Chris Brown Announces “The Party Tour” with 50 Cent, French Montana, Fabolous & More

Chris Brown is keeping the party going.

Named after his Usher and Gucci Mane-assisted single “Party,” the R&B superstar has announced the star-studded “Party Tour” featuring 50 Cent, French Montana, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, Kap G, and Casanova.

“DATES COMING ASAP!!!! Whens the last time you’ve been to a show/concert and have actually been entertained??? WE COMING!!!!,” tweeted Breezy.

The “Grass Ain’t Greener” singer put on a similar event with his “One Hell of a Nite Tour,” which toured North America and Europe between 2015-2016 and included guests such as French Montana, Migos, Fetty Wap, Omarion, and Kid Ink.

Brown is expected to release his eighth studio album, reportedly called Heartbreak on a Full Moon, later this year.

UPDATE: Chris has revealed the full list of tour dates, see below.

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