Former City High Member Ryan Toby Drops New Single ‘Icarus’

After a 16-year hiatus, former City High member Ryan Toby returns with his brand new single “Icarus.” Over a hard-hitting beat with synth-pop influences, Toby compares his break up to the tragic death of Greek God Icarus.

“I never took heed to the warning / I was too busy flying / Flying like Icarus / Way too close to the sun / Let my pride get the best of me / And I lost my only one,” Toby sings.

According to Greek Mythology, Icarus had wings that were made of feathers that were glued to wax. His father, Daedalus, taught him how to fly but warned him not to get too close to the sun because it would cause the wax to melt. Unfortunately, Icarus forgot his father’s warning and flew too high. His wings melted and he fell into the ocean, where he drowned to death.

Toby made his introduction to the world in 1993 in the movie, Sister Act. His memorable rendition of “Oh Happy Day” warmed the hearts of many. While Toby was a member of City High, he landed a Grammy nomination for their signature single “What Would You Do.”

Following City High’s disbandment, Ryan took a backseat from the spotlight to write for other artists such as Usher, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Ameriie and Brian McKnight, to name a few.

Listen to “Icarus” by Ryan Toby below.

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Justine Skye Takes Us to ‘Heaven’ on New Song

Justine Skye is keeping the train moving with the release of her new song “Heaven.”

On the Charles Henshaw and Fred Ball-penned track, the 22-year-old songstress has finally met someone that has changed her life for the better.

“You got me feeling like I’m finally here / But it’s no wonder you gon’ leave me hurt / ‘Cause you make me feel like heaven all the time / All the time, all the time, all the time, yeah/I always feel like I’m forsaken / With you I feel saved, yeah / My heart has always hit the pavement / I’ve never been a saint but maybe that’ll change,” she sings.

“Heaven” is the fifth track release ahead of Skye’s debut album Ultraviolet, which is due January 19. Other single releases include “U Don’t Know” featuring WizKid, “Back For More” featuring Jeremih, “Don’t Think About It” and “Goodlove.”

Stream “Heaven” below.

Mary J. Blige Releases New Uplifting Track ‘Bounce Back’

In celebration of her 47th birthday (Jan. 11), Mary J. Blige released a brand new track titled “Bounce Back.” On the uplifting track, Blige sings about how she pulls through during the difficult times in her life.

“What I been through (yeah) / All I the suffering and the fighting but I still pull through (yeah) / Still we rise and we fall every time,” Blige sings. “You I know I always bounce back / Never turn back / Love is like that,” she continues.

“Bounce Back” appears to be a treat to Blige’s fans. The song is currently only available to stream on Soundcloud.

This is been an eventful week for Blige. On her birthday, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” she said. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.”

Bobby V Teams with Snoop Dogg for New Song ‘Lil Bit’

Bobby V joins forces with Snoop Dogg for his latest single titled “Lil Bit.”

Over a mid tempo production layered with handclaps, Bobby V sings, “Mona lisa got nothing on you / Perfect picture no filter on you / Girl you know my style is complete / You be tripping because you just a tease.” He continues, “All I need is a lil bit / Not a lot, just lil bit / Take it off for me real quick / Sneak peek, let me get a lil grip.”

Last year, Bobby V announced his multi-million dollar deal with Universal Music Group. His next album, Electrik, is set to release on February 23.

Stream “Lil Bit” by Bobby V and Snoop Dogg below.

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