Listen to PJ Morton’s New Album ‘Gumbo’


PJ Morton serves up his sophomore album, Gumbo. The nine-track LP covers a variety of topics including life, love, religion and social issues.

“The reason that I called the album Gumbo is, number one, it’s first one I made at home in New Orleans, but also because there’s so many different subject matters,” Morton told Essence. “For me, that was me being ‘woke.’ I didn’t want to just do something that’s commercially acceptable. Of course I want it to sell but more importantly, I want people to know that there’s a difference between entertainment and art. Entertainment is what you want but, sometimes, art is what you need.”

The album, which is Morton’s first release on his label Morton Records, includes singles “Claustrophobic” featuring Pell and “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid and The HamilTones.

Get a taste of Gumbo below.

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PJ Morton Releases ‘Gumbo Unplugged (Live)’

Nearly a year after dropping his sophomore album, Gumbo, PJ Morton follows up with an incredible live version.

The Grammy-nominated singer — joined by a group of 22 musicians/artists including Anthony Hamilton, The Hamiltones, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Matt Jones Orchestra, rapper Lecrae and trumpeter Keyon Harrold — recorded the album at Power Station Studios in New York City back in January.

Morton scored two Grammy nominations from Gumbo at the 60th Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song (“First Began”).

Stream Gumbo Unplugged (Live) below.

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Stream Jeremih’s New EP ‘The Chocolate Box’

Jeremih is back with a tasty new EP titled The Chocolate Box. The short and sweet project is packed features four tracks including “Forever I’m Ready,” which samples H-Town’s classic song “Knockin’ Da Boots.”

The Chocolate Box should hold over fans who a starving for a full-length project from Jeremih. He has been in the studio working on his next album, Later That Night, and his joint album with Ty Dolla $ign (MihTy). There isn’t a release date set for either project at this time.

Listen to The Chocolate Box below.

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Stream Arin Ray’s Debut Album ‘Platinum Fire’

Rising singer Arin Ray brings the heat with his debut album, Platinum Fire, via Interscope Records. The 14-track project includes guest appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, DRAM (“Communication”), SiR, YG (“We Ain’t Homies – Remix”), Childish Major and Terrace Martin.

“Bruh even I can’t believe I got these talented mfs on my album lol,” Ray tweeted. “Big thanks to all the homies that collaborated with the kid.”

The album is dedicated to Ray’s cousin LaRon Lovett who was fatally shot in Cincinnati in 2016.

Ray will make his festival debut at Sol Blume on April 28 in Sacramento, Calif. The lineup also includes Jhené Aiko, The Internet, Sabrina Claudio, Nao, Xavier Omar and more.

Listen to Platinum Fire below.

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