Tag Archives: R&B

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Valentine’s Day R&B/Soul Duets Appreciation

When thinking about R&B/Soul music it’s important to acknowledge the genre’s chameleon-like power. When you’re in the mood to dance, when you’re feeling sexy, when you’re mad as hell, when you feel alone, when you need to “say it with your chest,” when you’re in tears and shower-wall sliding into the pit of your emotions……

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Audio: Madison McFerrin, “Insane”

After some time, Madison McFerrin, soul singer-songwriter and daughter of jazz legend Bobby McFerrin, returns ahead of the release of her upcoming acapella R&B EP, Finding Foundations Vol. II. Just in time for the February month of love, “Insane” is a soul drenched, harmonious song finding McFerrin’s fluttering vocals yearning for a love she simply…

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Audio: Braxton Cook, “Lately”

Just last year, Braxton Cook‘s jazzy debut album Somewhere In Between debuted, and now, just in time for the new year, the musician is back to share his latest. “Lately” serves as the newest offer from New York based singer-meets-saxophonist. Just like us all, Cook explores vocally about cherishing all off simpler times amidst a…

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Audio: Chloe x Halle, “The Kids Are Alright”

Just in time for tonight’s Grown-ish series premiere, our favorite sister duo Chloe x Halle return to debut “The Kids Are Alright,” their newest song that will be featured prominently in the debut episode of the highly anticipated show. Following behind the show’s theme song, “Grown,” Chloe x Halle’s latest is a dreamy, teenage harmony.…

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Ashley Everett and Michael Korte Share Beautiful Tribute to R&B “Duets”

Some of the freshest names and faces in the dance and vocal community teamed up with digital influencer Michael Korte to deliver a new dance mashup. Titled “Duets”, the choreographed piece pays tribute to the likes of Usher, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé and even Jay-Z. What makes this tribute so special is the…

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The Revisit: Musiq Soulchild’s “Juslisen”

Growing up in Philadelphia is a gift for any music nerd. It’s the city that Gamble & Huff built. The home of The Philadelphia Sound. If you’re an artist that can get love from Philly, you can get love anywhere. The neo-soul era started bubbling while I was in high school, for example. Artists like…

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Cassie Drops Off New Single, “Love a Loser”

Its been a long time coming, but one of our favorite R&B songstresses is back with new tunes. A few days ago, Cassie returned to bless our earbuds as part of Diddy’s Bad Boy takeover via Drake’s OVO Sound Radio Episode 48. Diddy also took to that same episode to exclusively premiere his new single,…

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Tyler, The Creator’s New Album ‘Flower Boy’ Is an Honest Display of Carefree Black Boyhood

Odd Future ringleader Tyler, The Creator is known for being the weird rap connoisseur, and since his youngest moves, he’s been the bold and brash voice that shaped a generation’s colorful rap underground. Tyler is multifaceted and has never been one to back down. He’s acted on his many interests that span above and beyond rap: as…

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Audio: Skype Williams, “All Over U”

New York City’s own Skype Williams’ husky vocals cut through a mysterious, muted and slinky almost-reggaeton beat on “All Over You”. The song starts-and-stops as Skype’s obvious New York flow rap-sings “If we up in this party, then you know how I do, if we up in this party, then I’m all over you, it’s only me…

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Moses Sumney Shares New Song & Visual for “Doomed” & Announces Upcoming Tour

Moses Sumney returns after the release of his Lamentations EP last September with a new single accompanied by a haunting visual and announcement of upcoming tour dates. The singer-songwriter continues to show his dark, mystical world with haunting operatic tone and finely-crafted sadness on “Doomed,” and the Allie Avital-directed visual goes along perfectly. Moses is…

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Michael McDonald Adores Thundercat And Would Like To Work With Frank Ocean

The living legend Michael McDonald has his sights on collaborating with Frank Ocean and has come to love Thundercat even going as far as admitting to how flattered he was for being acknowledged as one of his musical influences. McDonald has created pure magic with Patti LaBelle, The Winans, Aretha Franklin and most recently he…

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Audio: Norman Perry, “Treat You Better”

R&B newcomer Norman Perry is infiltrating the airwaves with his previous singles ( “Alive,” “Elvria,” and “Points“) picking up a good momentum. Now with his latest offering, the 23-year-old rapper/singer begs a muse to take his hand in love. “Treat You Better” features a Trap beat that more-than complements Perry’s soft and smooth tone. The ballad promises to make the…

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