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List: The Best of January – Top 10 Records


With a new year comes new music, and we couldn’t be more ready. While January is the leading month of the year, it also set the tone for what we know will be another strong year for R&B.

With the highly anticipated return of Jazmine Sullivan to the release of Ne-Yo’s latest album, we’ve already had a running start to 2015. In that same category of superb musical delivery are classic R&B group Jodeci as well as the Radio Killer himself, The-Dream.

In addition to a few veterans, new artists such as V Bozeman and Lyrica Anderson kept us on our toes and in our feelings with their stellar releases as well.

So, without any more teasing, jump into our “Best of January – Top 10 Records” below!

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New Music: Stacy Barthe feat. Common – Live For Today


While she’s preparing for the release of her upcoming album BEcoming, songstress Stacy Barthe has dropped off the beautifully performed gem “Live For Today.”

Featuring Chicago lyricists Common, the single boasts a soulful and encouraging Stacy over a unique mid-tempo building beat. Hosting production by Benny Cassette, the song finds the singer and rapper urging listeners to live in the moment instead of focusing on what’s to come.

Although her album isn’t set to hit shelves via Motown until March 3, snippets of the John Legend and Malay produced project can be heard here.

Take a listen to “Live For Today” below!

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Listen: Stacy Barthe Teases New Album ‘BEcoming’ with Sampler, Releases Full Version of “Angel”

Stacy Barthe BEcoming Album

Stacy Barthe is coming, in fact she is ‘BEcoming.’

Building an adorning fan base through her infectious, soulful voice the singer-songwriter has been pretty quiet this year, but it turns out Stacy has just been getting everything right to finally release her official debut album via John Legends Homeschool label / Motown.

Following her 2013 EP ‘P.S. I Love You,’ Stacy isn’t letting 2014 come to a close without giving fans a preview of her full length album BEcoming.  Sharing snippets and full versions of 6 tracks from the LP boasting production from Malay, Benny Cassette and DJ Camper, Stacy is surely going to deliver a stellar sonic project.

The Brooklyn native soundtracks the struggle with songs like “Hey You There” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” while balancing out the lows with natural highs on the Common-assisted “Live For Today.”

In addition, Stacy has released the full version of her remake of Anita Baker’s “Angel,” which was originally released as a duet interlude on John Legend’s last album Love In The Future, and it’s kinda amazing.

Take a listen to the album sampler and full song below!

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New Music: Stacy Barthe – War IV Love

Stacy Barthe - War IV Love

We haven’t heard much from Stacy Barthe this year, until now.  The R&B singer-songwriter is working on her debut album for Motown Records, and recently premiered two brand new songs during different episodes of BET’s popular show ‘Being Mary Jane.’  The two records, “Extraordinary Love” and “War IV Love” are her first releases since last year’s stellar ‘P.S. I Love You‘ EP.

The later of the two, “War IV Love,” opens with tribal drums and thumping bass guitar, but Stacy sets a mellow mood with her tender tone, while still exuding the seriousness of her desire to remain in the grasp of love.

“I’d suffer war if it meant victory was our love,” she sings.

Take a listen below, and if you like what you hear, you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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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


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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John Legend Compares Rick Ross to Isaac Hayes

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John Legend and Rick Ross are frequent collaborators, and John feels Rozay is like a soul artist, and even compared him to the late Isaac Hayes. In a recent interview on the Russ Parr Morning Show, the soulful crooner stopped by to speak about his upcoming album Love In The Future, working with his new signee Stacy Barthe, who was in the building as well. He joked around about getting his TV shows picked up just because he’s John Legend, being a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO political talk show, listened to their pitch on a show about inmates in love, and more.

Take a listen to the comedic interview below:

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John Legend Talks New Music, TV Pilots & More on Power106

During his recent visit to Power106 in LA, John Legend spoke to Rikki Martinez about his new music and upcoming album Love In The Future. John spoke about his new EDM record “Dance The Pain Away” with DJ/Producer Benny Benassi. John explained how the song started as an acoustic ballad type, and his co-writer thought it could make a good dance record so they sent it to Benassi to remix, and now it will be a single off his album, not Johns.

Legend also spoke about his foray into television, with two shows in the early stages, one of which is about a rapper that is trying to make it, who happens to be gay. John is very interested in getting into TV and film, and he is constantly working with writers developing ideas to pitch.

Music is always his main passion though and he had his new artist, Stacy Barthe by his side. The soulful vocalist spoke about her burgeoning career and working with John. Peep the interview clip above.

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