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Jaden Smith’s SYRE: A Beautiful Confusion

I remember a time when Jaden Smith’s cryptic tweets would puzzle me to the point of a headache. While some tweets threw me for a loop, others were advanced and forward thinking. Jaden won me over some time ago when

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Kanye West Trademarks “Yeezy Sounds” For New Streaming Service

Kanye West is never short of ideas. t’s reported that he has trademarked “Yeezy Sound” for a streaming service. This comes after the very public blow out between Ye and his former business endeavor with Jay-z, Tidal. Kanye asked for

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Daniel Caesar delivers a new twist with Freudian

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection or to feel a deep romantic attachment to someone. These are the very things that R&B singer Daniel Caesar is able to portray with his new album Freudian. Caesar takes

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Throw It Back: Remembering SWV’s “You’re The One”

  21 years ago today, the iconic girl group, SWV, charted Billboard’s top ten with their hit song, “You’re The One.” The track was written by the three members of the group with the help of producer Allen Gordon. “You’re

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Throw It Back Thursday: Jodeci Live on ‘MTV Jams’ in 1994

When you think of the ’90s, it would be a sin to not think of this sultry crew. Consisting of four uber talented vocalists, Jodeci was a powerhouse, belting out endless R&B classics. Conceived in Charlotte, North Carolina, the quartet

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Syd, Matt & Steve: The Internet’s Solo Projects In Review

We’re only in the third month of 2017 and we’ve been blessed with some amazing music. We’ve gotten two drops from Future, a new album from Migos, Sampha came back to give us a piece of his heart and R&B princess, Kehlani,

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Up and Coming Artist NESTA Drops Smooth New Track “I’m Not Cool”

If you’re not familiar with the breath of fresh air known as Nesta, let this be your proper introduction. Born in Jamaica, Queens to Jamaican parents, Nesta (formerly known as Zan) grew up with Rastafarian influences, that can be heard

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Soulquarius Sets New Standard To Prove R&B Is Alive & Well

When the Soulquarius line up was revealed months ago, R&B fans from all generations went into a frenzy to prepare for “an R&B Jam” that would soon become a night of fun, soulful love ballads and 90’s hip hop classics.

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Syd Drops New Single “Body” x The Internet Is Going On Tour!

Syd has just dropped a new follow up single to “All About Me” from her anticipated album, Fin, called “Body.” Premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beast1 Radio show was a super sultry, dirty talking, body rock jam, opposite of the narcissistic

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How Does It Feel?: The 16th Anniversary of Voodoo

Sixteen years later, D’angelo still has us captured with Voodoo. During this transitional time for R&B, D’angelo followed up and super-exceeded our expectations from his first album, Brown Sugar, solidifying his mark in this game forever. From track to track he

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Khalid Wants You To Remember Him on New Single “Saved”

Breakout artist, Khalid, released a new single over the weekend titled “Saved.” The 18 year old El Paso, Texas native came on the scene last summer with his single “Location.” Khalid crooning about communicating and vibing better with his love

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The Wait is Over, Trey Songz Dropped ‘Anticipation 3’

The anticipation is over ladies, Trey Songz finally dropped a tape – and it’s everything we want from the sex symbol. More of the baby-making tunes we love so much from the notorious crooner. He’s been flying under the radar since

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24HRS ‘OPEN LATE’ Tour is Approaching!

24HRS, formerly known as Royce Rizzy, will be touring an eight-show tour this month starting on January 19th in San Fransisco. He is expected in New York at SOBs on January 24th. Joining him will be Los Angeles based Rap/R&B

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Rina Sawayama is a Glittery R&B Bad Ass

With all of the grime heat coming out of London right now, it’ easy for other’s to fall under the mainstream radar.  Rina Sawayama is a Cambridge educated, Niigata-born, and R&B inspired artist shattering Asian beauty standards and musical normalcy.

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Throw It Back: Amerie – “1 Thing”

Think back to January 5th 2005, Amerie‘s “1 Thing” was released and instantly became a favorite. The song was co-written by the singer and songwriter for her second studio album, Touch. “1 Thing” was heavily influenced by go-go rhythms and features a

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Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Are Prepping For The TWENTY88 Album

Ready for more TWENTY88? Well you’re in luck because Big Sean and Jhene Aiko are warming up for another collaborative project. Big Sean took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to announce that the TWENTY88 joint album is on the way along

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WATCH: ABRA is Carefree in Her Visual for “CRYBABY”

With Awful Record’s first lady ABRA‘s PRINCESS EP slated to drop tomorrow, The singer-songwriter and producer shares the visual for the project’s featured track, “CRYBABY”. Showing her softer side on over 80’s inspired nostalgic soundscapes, the Zaiba Jabbar-directed visual shows ABRA’s softer

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STREAM: Chicago’s Jamila Woods Releases Debut Album ‘HEAVN’

Activist, poet, and R&B singer Jamila Woods is deemed to be one of 2016’s most promising break out stars. The Chicago native first won over the world when she appeared of Chance The Rapper‘s hit single “Sunday Candy, following up

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LISTEN: R&B Summer Jams That We Should Appreciate

We’re towards the end of May now, it’s becoming cumbersome to dress in layers and tote around that beloved leather jacket. Which could only mean one thing, summer is here! While everyone is skinning out (as my Jamaican grandparents would

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LISTEN: Sampha – “Timmy’s Prayer”

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from London crooner Sampha. Aside from blessing high-profile tracks here and there (Drake’s “The Motion” and “Too Much,” and Kanye’s “Saint Pablo”), he’s been on the same island as Frank Ocean – until now that is! Sampha

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WATCH: theMIND – “Pale Rose”

A few months ago, theMIND asked me to play a DJ in his newest music video “Pale Rose”. Since I play one in real life from time to time, I was more than down since he’s also one of my

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FEATURED: Get To Know theMIND & A Behind The Scenes Look At Mercury Rising

Last year I was asked to play the role of the DJ in a music video for an upcoming artist, theMIND. I didn’t really know much about him or his music, so I decided to familiarize myself with his work

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MUSIC: “When Thugs Cry” Vashtie’s 1st Mixtape!

This mix is inspired by Romantic Ruffians and Sensitive Thugs worldwide. Not to be confused with the average Sad Boy who goes around boo hoo’ing over anything, but rather for the Tough Guy who doesn’t often open up – but

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WATCH: The Mind – “Mercury Rising”

A few weeks ago I came across an amazing song called “Mercury Rising” from an artist named theMIND. I fell in love with the smooth vocals and ambient vibe of the song and would later find out it was the

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LISTEN: The Mind – “Mercury Rising”

Last week I wrote about the excitement of discovering new music and coming across a song by Jahkoy, “Odd Future.” Over the weekend, another new artist I enjoy, The Mind, dropped his first single titled “Mercury Rising.” The Mind is

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LISTEN: Jahkoy – “Odd Future”

One of the most enjoyable things for me is discovering new music. There’s nothing like hearing an artist for the first time and becoming intrigued. That happened recently when a friend of mine put me on to a new song

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THROWBACK: “You’re Makin’ Me High” By Toni Braxton

  Some Facts About TONI BRAXTON: – Toni Braxton was born on October 7th, 1967. – She has won six Grammy Awards. – She is often known as the “Queen of R&B” and has sold over 66 million records worldwide.

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