Posts Tagged ‘ro james’

New Music: Ro James – 5th Gear


It’s been pretty quiet for Ro James recently, but the singer is ready to make a little more noise once again. While we’ve been waiting on a new project since the ending of his Coke, Jack, & Cadillacs EP trilogy, it seems as if the wait will be coming to an end soon.

Delivering another new track titled “5th Gear,” the talented crooner gets very sexy with it on this one. Serving as merely just a teaser track for his next project, the song has us in high anticipation for the remainder of the 4 to be released.

Ready to hear what Ro is pushing out this time around? Get into it next!

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ThisisRnB Nights: Luke James, BJ The Chicago Kid, & Ro James Perform at Highline Ballroom (NYC)


On another bitter cold night in NYC, Highline Ballroom provided plenty of heat for R&B fans on Wednesday.  As the first show on their mini tour, Luke James and BJ the Chicago Kid brought their soulful talents to the stage, and delivered riveting sets for the packed crowd.

Expected on the bill, but due to illness rising singer George Tandy Jr. was unable to perform. As the stand alone opening act, NYC native and buzz-worthy singer/songwriter, Ro James, delighted the crowd, of previous fans and new, with his unique tone and charisma.

BJ was up next, and he went right into his set with covers and originals, including his buzzed about remake of Fabolous and Jeremih’s “Thim Slick.” Promoting his recently released mixtape “The M.A.F.E. Project,” BJ showed why he is one of R&B/Soul’s most exciting up and comers with his song, “Soul of a Woman,” and in closing he had the crowd singing along to his Grammy nominated collaboration with SchoolBoy Q, “Studio.”

Anyone that’s been to a Luke James show knows that he is one of the best in the business live, right up against veterans, the 2x Grammy nominated crooner exudes poise and showmanship. Opening with uptempos from his self-titled debut album, including “Love XYZ” and “Dancing In The Dark,” Luke performed many of his album cuts for the first time and past fan favorites from his previous EPs.

Some of his standout moments came from covers as well, including a new hard knocking remake of “Sexual Healing,” which he segued into a cover of Rae Sremmurd’s club hit “No Type,” sending the crowd into full turn-up mode. He surprised with a cover of Carl Thomas’ “I Wish,” and debuted his brand new song “Bad News.” Proving why his records resonate so well with fans, Luke delivered an outstanding live version of his single “Exit Wounds,” getting the whole audience to put their middle finger in the air and scream ‘F U’ to anyone who ever broke their heart. He closed with his Grammy nominated songs “Options,” and the now classic “I Want You.”

Another great night for R&B in NYC. Check out our exclusive photo recap below!

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New Music: Ro James – ‘Do or Die’ + ‘Jack In Coke’

Ro James Do or Die

Ro James rides in to 2015 with a brand new loosie to give his fans a little something to hold onto until he releases his next project.

Over a subtle, rolling production from Blended Babies, the NYC native coos about the struggle of giving everything to his hustle on “Do or Die.”

“Bought me a Caddy, stuntin’ like my daddy, when he was a G in his prime / But I can’t understand, why they won’t let a n**ga get his shine, but for me this is all I got,” he sings.

While this may or may not end up on a forthcoming project it’s always good to hear new tunes from the soulful singer.

UPDATE: Ro has now released a second collaboration with Blended Babies. A super smooth R&B jam titled “Jack In Coke.” Any avid follower of the singer knows his obsession with the two drinks, and on this one he fittingly uses the popular combo to compare an intimate relationship.

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List: The Best of November – Top 12 Records


It’s the week after Thanksgiving and along with the extra weight that we have to drop from over eating, it’s time for another monthly list! Fresh off of the infamous “leftover” weekend, we’re one step closer to closing out 2014 and embarking on a well-anticipated 2015. Coming off of a slow month for music in October, we’re back with some tunes for you to rock with while burning off the pounds from your plates.

Between keeping it real and funk’n you up to smackin’ it in the air, this month had many contributions from artists that we were surprised to hear from. Breaking the internet a few times this month, November’s pickings will find you still giving your thanks for good music.

Ready to dance off all of that Thanksgiving stuffing? Press play and get into our “Best of November – Top 12 Records” list below!

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New Music: Jade de LaFleur feat. Ro James – 405

Jade de LaFleur Ro James 405

Buzzing underground singers Jade de LaFleur and Ro James showed their chemistry in the visual for LaFleur’s song “Blue Notes & Green Trees,” off her debut EP JADED, earlier this year.

Now, the NYC based artists reunite on the silky smooth new duet “405.”  Over mesmerizing electric guitar riffs and rolling drums, the dangerous duo embody Bonnie & Clyde on the getaway song.

“Hair in the wind down the 405 / One in the air if you ’bout that life,” sings Jade over the Jamie Helms production.

Last month, Jade released “You Know I’m Down,” and both singers have much more coming next year. Take a listen to their brand new collaboration below!

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New Music: Ro James – Lights On It + Neon Lights

Ro James Lights On It

Ro James has been building up a very organic following with his releases over the past two years, specifically from his three-part EP series last summer ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs.’  While he has been busy this year working on new music and his label situation, the soulful crooner has decided to give fans a little something old, but new.

The New Yorker has shared two songs, “Lights On It,” and an updated version of the previously leaked “Neon Lights.’

Check out Ro’s free gifts below:

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Why R&B’s New Class Should Have You Excited for 2014!


We are only a month in to 2014, and we are already excited for what’s to come! Last year was a very strong, some might even say tremendous year, for R&B music. From the authentic reaching mainstream level and the top of the charts, to excellent indie releases, plenty of progressive sounds, and lots of sexy tracks for the clubs and bedrooms, we had every niche, sub-genre and taste covered.

After such a strong 2013, we can only hope to build on the momentum, and reach even higher with the voices and talent of the large crop of artists working on projects for this year. While there are plenty of big names who are planning to release albums in the coming months, including Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, Miguel, Monica and more; we are currently thrilled with the level of talent and artistry coming from R&B’s young class.

Many of these artists have already released mixtapes or EP’s, and some only a few songs, but all are continuing to build their buzz and work on their official debut album. These acts hail from different places, with different takes, styles and twists on their music, but each of them need to be on your radar, and most likely on your playlists!

Check out the tracks below and get excited!

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Video: Jade De LaFleur – Blue Notes and Green Trees (Co-Starring Ro James)

Burgeoning singer/songwriter Jade De LaFleur released her debut EP ‘Jaded‘ this past Tuesday and today to accompany the release she has unveiled a music video for one of the standout cuts “Blue Notes and Green Trees.”

Known for her artistic and creative videos, the cinematic clip features Jade working as a cook for a New York drug dealer, but she has other plans, as things quickly take a turn when her boyfriend, played by fellow NYC based artist Ro James, shows up to rob her bosses.

The visual opens with a new song by Ro James as well, entitled “Captain.” Check out the video above, and stay tuned for part two of this two-part series because sometimes it takes two people searching for love to save each other.

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