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Watch: Ro James Releases Video for New Single “Permission”

Ro James Permission

Following last months comeback song/video “Get Out My Way,” soulful crooner Ro James delivers the music video for his brand new song “Permission,” the first official single off his anticipated debut album on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.

Musical journeys are vital in developing the talents of those truly gifted and Ro James has certainly been riding through his in a drop-top Caddy. Delivering effortless cool and mystique, the singer-songwriter rides through Los Angeles with his lady in the black-and-white visual, which premiered on REVOLT TV.

The sultry, soul drenched track was produced by Soundz (Usher, Trey Songz, Ciara) and co-written by Ro & Verse Simmonds.

“Now it’s time for you to show me what it’s hitting for / Sip a little Jack, maybe blow a little dro / Love ya from behind, but I hate to see ya go,” he sings while asking his girl for the green light.

Bringing just the right vibes as we full enter cuffing season, 2016 is shaping up to be a great year from the buzzing artist. Check out the single and video below!

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Watch: Ro James Returns with “Get Out My Way” Video

Ro James Get Out My Way

Ro James is back!

After sharing a few loosies with fans throughout the year, the soulful R&B singer returns with the brand new buzz song and video “Get Out My Way.”

Riding out to the desert in his black Mercedes G wagon, the New York native ghost rides the wip over a hard hitting beat while crooning in his signature, soul-stirring drawl. Ro sings the praises of his ride-or-die chick while letting the world know nothing will hold him back now.

“We been through the fire, we been through the flame, now get ready to roll,” he sings to his lady. “Now I’m spinning these tires, get out of my lane ’cause I’m ready to roll,” Ro stakes his claim that he’s doing it his way.

“Get Out My Way” is the first release in a 3 part visual prelude to his official first single, “Permission” from his upcoming debut album, which will be released via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2016.

Check out the video below!

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ThisisRnB Nights: Bridget Kelly & Friends Perform at SOB’s in NYC


It may be 2015 but Bridget Kelly celebrated like she was 17 again on Thursday night at SOB’s in New York City. Returning to one of her favorite hometown venues for the first show in promotion of her brand new EP ‘Summer of 17,’ the Chelsea native brought the city out and packed the house!

Billed as ‘Bridget Kelly & Friends,’ it was a unique and entertaining show for all in attendance. Warming the crowd up with fan favorites from her past projects and cuts from her latest, Bridget brought out her longtime friend and rising singer/songwriter Ro James halfway through her set, and he performed his breakout single “Pledge Allegiance” along with a preview of a new song off his anticipated debut album.

A little later BK called young RCA signee Jordan Bratton to the stage and they performed their duet song “You,” while Jordan stayed on stage giving a high energy performance of his ‘YOUTH‘ EP song “Victoria.”

Next up was none other than Mack Wilds, who of course was there to perform their hot new collabo “Act Like That,” which had the building grooving to its summery throwback vibes. But Mack couldn’t leave the stage after only a feature, so he hit the crowd with his rendition of Musiq Soulchild’s classic single “Just Friends.”

Bridget brought and left her all on the stage, it was a night to remember for her fans, and she ended the show with “Special Delivery,” leaving everyone wanting just a little more.

Check out our exclusive photos below:

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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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