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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.


Video: Ro James feat. Asher Roth – Lisa

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Ro James had a great 2013, as he released his much-anticipated debut EP series ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs‘ and built a strong legion of loyal fans.

Now, to kick off the new year, the rising NYC based crooner unleashes the music video for his song “Lisa” featuring Asher Roth.

Check out the sexy black-and-white video below!

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List: The 13 Best R&B Mixtapes/EP’s of 2013

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What a year it’s been! Exciting, emotional, passionate and sensual are all words that come to mind when reflecting on the many releases that have hit our iTunes players in 2013.  But, before we get into the LP’s, it’s necessary to shed some light on the hottest mixtapes and EP’s that were released this year, and there were certainly a lot!

R&B is definitely on the rise again when we have such strong young talent continuing to emerge and flourish each year, and 2013 had it’s fill of impressive debuts, and special projects from some already established names. Equally a good year for both male and female acts, we saw newcomers top the charts with their debut singles, build strong followings, hit national stages and sell-out shows.  With the talent that’s on this list, we are more than excited for what’s to come in the new year!

While many of these names might be newcomers or unknowns to some, they are each deserving of their spot, and are worthy of your attention.

Check out the ‘13 Best R&B Mixtapes/EP’s of 2013‘ below!!

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