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Bobby V, Ro James, Austin Brown, Mateo, Adrian Marcel & Curtis Fields Perform at BET Music Matters Concert

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It was another great night for R&B in New York City on Tuesday, as BET held their end of the year Music Matters concert at SOB’s. The monthly showcase put together an excellent lineup for their last show of 2013, featuring many of R&B’s best emerging male artists.

Opening the show was singer/musician Curtis Fields, who was introduced to many with his performance at this years BET Awards. Curtis showed off his vocal talent and impressive gimmick of playing the guitar off an app on his iPhone. Next up was Bay Area native Adrian Marcel who wowed the audience with his vocal performance and stage presence, performing fan favorites off his debut mixtape ‘7 Days of Weak.’ Following third was SOB’s regular Mateo, who once again sang his heart out and played keys, closing with his latest single “How Good Is Your Love,” which is currently on the countdown of 106 & Park.

The tempo of the evening was brought up when Austin Brown and his incredible band were introduced to the stage, delivering another roaring,  high-energy set of covers and songs from his 2012 mixtape ‘Highway 85.’ The second to last act was none other than Ro James, who has also become a stable at SOB’s, and put on one of his best performances, keeping it tight Ro had the entire room singing along to his anthem “Pledge Allegiance.”

Closing out the evening was R&B star Bobby V, who just released his impressive new EP ‘Peach Moon,’ featuring a new sound for the singer, which features all live instruments. Bobby being a seasoned performer with a catalog of many hits, reminded many why he is still a sought after artist, and in addition to his classics performed new tracks off ‘Peach Moon’ project, and showcased his skills at the keys.

The evening of great R&B was also co-hosted by platinum hitmaker and artist Rico Love, who has been seeing success with his own new single “They Don’t Know.” Check out our exclusive photos below:

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List: The 10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!

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2013 has basically come and almost gone! One thing that we’ve noticed through this fast paced year is that it’s brought some very memorable moments in music. R&B – in particular – is on its way to supreme revival and probably has some of the best selections of current and up-and-coming artists that we’ve seen in many years.

With the impressive roster of new artists, and comeback of several seasoned acts, this couldn’t have been a better time for us to show our appreciation for what this year has served up. Whether a full album has been delivered to us, or if the clever collaborations are what got us hooked, each of these artists have us hungry for much more. From seductive verses to catchy lyrics, these artists have brought something to the table that we’re proud to say has made us thankful for their arrival or return to R&B, and music in general.

 

Check out the 10 artists that we are most thankful for this year below!

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Exclusive: Ro James, Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Olamide Faison & Sonyae Elise Perform “Devil’s Kiss” in NYC

The finale at last night’s Ro James & Friends concert was an incredibly special moment, which found the burgeoning singer and his fellow artist friends all on stage as one unit for a real live jam session.

Check out our exclusive footage of Melanie Fiona, Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Olamide Faison and Sonyae Elise all joining together to backup Ro as he performed his fan favorite cut “Devil’s Kiss.”

See our photos and the full show recap here.


Ro James & Friends Bring R&B Glory to NYC

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Last night a vision of ours came to fruition as burgeoning artist Ro James held his first headlining concert in NYC at Highline Ballroom.  The singer/songwriter was joined by fellow artists and friends, who are all united under the crew The Jackets, coming together to perform a jam session style show for a packed house of tastemakers and authentic music fans.

In addition to performing his debut EP ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs,’ Ro was joined on stage by the likes of Bridget Kelly, Luke James, Stacy Barthe, Asher Roth, Olamide Faison, Sonyae Elise and Melanie Fiona.

Follow the jump for our exclusive photos and a show recap:

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Video: Melanie Fiona – ‘Cold Piece”

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Melanie Fiona keeps the summer vibes going into fall with the music video for her single “Cold Piece.” Teaming up with Pepsi Pulse to produce the visuals, the Brooklyn resident rides around the city with some girlfriends in an ice cream truck.

She rides by some of her male artist friends including Luke James, Mateo, Jared Cotter and Ro James before stopping to hand out ice cream and Pepsi cups as folks dance in the street.

Seated on a couch in an indoor scene the R&B songstress complains to her man about his unbelievable cold-heartedness.

“This is the coolest, coolest video I’ve ever shot,” said Melanie. “I’m so appreciative of being in this place in my career as an artist for my fans.”

Enjoy Melanie’s “Cold Piece” below:

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

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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)

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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.

Stream and download now below!

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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.

Stream and download below!

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