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NEW SONG: Elle Varner – ‘Cold Case’


Elle Varner reminds us of the darker side to love on her new song “Cold Case,” which samples the Quincy Jones-composed “Ironside” theme song. Varner begins the bass-driven track with […]

NEW SONG: Chris Brown Feat. Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’


Chris Brown hooks up with Rick Ross for his new song “New Flame.” On the mid-tempo track, Brown tries to win over a girl he meets at a club. “Can’t […]

NEW MUSIC: Jarell Perry – ‘White (EP)’


Emerging R&B singer Jarell Perry has been very consistent with releasing new music. The Rated Next artist releases his sophomore project, “White.” “White” consists of seven tracks with a feature […]

Ashanti Talks Murder Inc, Nelly & ‘Braveheart’ On ‘The Breakfast Club’

Ashanti promotes her new album on The Breakfast Club

With Ashanti’s “Braveheart” album now in stores, the R&B veteran is making promotional rounds to spread the word. The  “Only You” singer stopped by Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club on […]

NEW SONG: Janelle Monáe – ‘What Is Love’


R&B’s “Electric Lady” Janelle Monáe keeps it funky on her new Caribbean-flavored track, “What Is Love.” Following in the “Happy” footsteps of Pharrell Williams, Monáe is contributing a festive, Carnivalesque […]

Pharrell Says Alicia Keys’ Next Album ‘Supercedes Anything That’s Out’


According to Pharrell Williams, R&B’s resident pianist Alicia Keys will make her hometown New York City very proud with her upcoming project. The super producer spilled the tea to Angie […]

Stream Ledisi’s ‘The Truth’ Album

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Want to listen to Ledisi’s new album “The Truth” before it hits stores next week? We got you. The soulful singer has teamed up with The New York Times and […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Ashanti – ‘Braveheart’


Achieving back to back success in the music industry is hard to come by. However, R&B veteran Ashanti made it look easy with the release of her first three studio […]

NEW SONG: Dawn Richard – ‘Dark Horse (Unicorn Remix)’

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Dawn Richard puts an interesting spin on Katy Perry’s hit single “Dark Horse.” The Danity Kane singer records her “Unicorn Remix” of the track produced by Noisecastle III. The remix […]

VIDEO: Bobby V – ‘Never Give Up’

Bobby V premieres Never Give Up video

R&B crooner Bobby V premieres his accompanying visual to his soulful tune “Never Give Up.” The emotionally-charged video follows the life of several people as they go through some difficult […]