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Premiere: BKLYN 1834 Presents: Ro James – ‘Indiana Jones’


Now that Ro James has released his 3-part EP series ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs,’ the burgeoning NYC based crooner begins to truly share his story and the journey he’s taken up until today.

In an original piece created by BKLYN1834, Ro explains the inspiration behind his project, and delivers a unique performance of his song “Indiana Jones.” The singer/songwriter evokes the emotion of his songs tale, while walking along the train tracks in a wooded area of BK.

Directed by Aaron Vazquez, keys by Andrew Thomas Reid. Watch the stirring clip below:

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New Music: Ro James – Cadillacs (EP)


The scene was set on Wednesday night in NYC at Revisions Lounge in the East Village as burgeoning singer/songwriter Ro James held a private listening event for the third and final piece of his ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs‘ debut album series.

The anticipated final volume ‘Cadillacs‘ is finally here! Introduced with a poetic opening from a storytelling Wynter Gordan, the set provides, perhaps the most telling record of Ro’s background with the first song “XIX.”  The entire set continues to fittingly follow the aura of the plush, smooth and laid-back symbolism of America’s first luxury automobile.

Whatever you drive, or can get into at the moment, this is the release you must have accompanying your ride.

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New Music: Ro James feat. Snoop Dogg – ’84

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If Ro James is still a new name to you, it’s highly advisable that you change that! The New York native has been releasing his debut EP ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs‘ in sections this summer, and with the final installment ‘Cadillacs‘ on the way September 19, the singer/songwriter liberates a taste of the release with “’84” featuring Snoop Dogg.

The soulful, vibed out tune produced by The Philly Phatboiz, finds Ro crooning about life being as smooth as his ’84 Cadillac, while Snoop adds his signature touch.

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New Music: Ro James – Jack (EP)


Get your shot glasses ready, the moment is now. Following last month’s ‘Coke‘ EP, buzz-worthy New York crooner Ro James premieres the ‘Jack‘ EP, the second portion of his debut ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs‘ digital album.

Preceded by the buzz single “Lisa,” a tribute to Lisa Bonet, ‘Jack‘ is comprised of three original tracks, with an intro from Luke James.  Ro is seduced by a woman after his heart, as he rides out to a night of pleasure over slinky production on “We On.” While, “Indiana Jones,” which is reminiscent of a Frank Ocean melody, recollects a lost love adventure.

The EP is available to stream and download for free today! It will hit iTunes for purchase tomorrow… Follow the jump to check it out now!!

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New Music: Ro James feat. Asher Roth – Lisa

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As he preps for the release of his next mini EP ‘Jack,’ Ro James liberates the new song “Lisa” featuring a rap verse from Asher Roth.

An homage to The Cosby Show’s Lisa Bonet, the song is another impressive piece of work from the buzz-worthy New York singer, showcasing his raw vocals.

Jack,’ which is the second installment in his ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs’ series will be released on August 19.

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Ro James Performs “A.D.I.D.A.S.” Live in NYC at Hotel Chantelle


Thursday night, rising R&B crooner Ro James performed an intimate show at Hotel Chantelle in the Lower East Side of New York City.

The soulful singer/songwriter has been promoting his recently released mini EP ‘Coke,’ which is the first in a series of 3 EP releases, set to be put together as his debut album, ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs.’  With a crowd full of industry tastemakers, artists and writers, including singers Stacy Barthe and Rockie Evans, Ro treated the crowd to a 3 song set of the records “Devil’s Kiss,” “A.D.I.D.A.S.” and “Pledge Allegiance.”

Check out our exclusive footage of Ro James performing the sultry and seductive, guitar infused sex jam “A.D.I.D.A.S.” in the clip below. Stay tuned for the next EP ‘Jack,’ premiering here on August 19!

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Ro James and Lydia Caesar Perform at Aloft Brooklyn


Thursday night, our friends at Singersroom along with promoter Ron Faison, held a private showcase featuring two of R&B’s exciting emerging singers — Lydia Caesar and Ro James.   The event was sort of a release show for James’ must-have mini EP ‘Coke,’ which is the first in a series of 3 releases, set to be put together as his debut album ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs.’

Many of NYC’s hippest were in attendance to witness the showing of raw vocals and authentic R&B music, including guest appearances from Luke James, Rockie Evans (of CharlieRED) and rapper Driicky Graham (“Snap Backs & Tattoos”).

Lydia opened the night with her infectious talent, and soaring vocal. She performed a mixture of covers such as Rihanna’s “Stay” and originals including “St. Louis.” She revealed to the crowd that the video for her song “Lottery” will be premiering on BET’s ‘106 & Park.’

As the crowd continued to pack the lobby of the swanky Brooklyn Aloft hotel, Ro James made his way to the microphone. Introducing himself he went right into his new song “Devil’s Kiss” with pure emotion and his raspy vocal the crowd hung on every word. Holding up his signature bottle of Jack Daniels, Ro poured shots to those in the front row and toasted the audience for being apart of his journey. The New Yorker continued on with original song “Neon,” and new fan favorite “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” where his solo background singer Tiffany almost stole the spotlight.  To cap the memorable evening James ended his set with a unique version of his debut single “Pledge Allegiance,” with his band offering a funky new take on the Kwamé produced track.

Another evening of great R&B coming from the streets of NYC. Check out more pics below:

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Video Premiere: Ro James – Devil’s Kiss


Last Friday, we saw the release of buzz-worthy singer/songwriter Ro James’ first volume in a new series of EP releases. The project ‘Coke‘ is the opening piece of his anticipated ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs‘ full length album. The mini EP, which is lead by his debut single “Pledge Allegiance,” includes an intro from R&B songstress Bridget Kelly, plus the new songs “Devil’s Kiss” and “A.D.I.D.A.S..”

Today, we bring you the premiere of the official music video for “Devil’s Kiss.” The black-and-white visual, directed by Sarah McColgan, artfully depicts the unbridled emotion of the record, as Ro battles through a relationship that has him riddled with heartache. The New York native and his lover fight through their struggles, but will they make it out together?

If there is only one video you watch this week, this should be it! Press play below!

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