Jake&Papa Releases New EP ‘Tattoos&Blues’

R&B duo Jake&Papa is back with a brand new project titled Tattoos&Blues. The six-track offering was released in partnership with Priority Records.

The EP includes lead single “Phones,” which the duo says ” is about a very distinct connection.”

“It’s intimate & rare,” the said. “We wanted to take this time to bring everybody who supports Jake&Papa in closer. So what better way to do that than with Virtual Reality. Warf Productions brought the vision to life & Moniece added a vibe that will last a lifetime.”

Tattoos&Blues is the follow-up to Jake&Papa’s Sexual Warfare EP.

Listen to Tattoos&Blues below.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Stream Teyana Taylor’s New Album ‘K.T.S.E.’

After an extended wait, Teyana Taylor finally delivers her sophomore album, K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy).

Executive produced by Kanye West, the album is the fifth project to release within the last month as part of his G.O.O.D. Music rollout. The eight-track offering includes features from West (“Hurry”), Ty Dolla $ign (“3Way”) and Mykki Blanco (“WTP”).

The album was supposed to drop immediately on Friday at midnight, however, Taylor still needed a little more time to put finishing touches to the project. Rapper Pusha T, who is also president of G.O.O.D. Music, confirmed earlier on Friday that Taylor was still working on parts of the album.

West announced the release date on Twitter in April, along with the other G.O.O.D. Music releases. Keeping that same energy he had for the other four projects, Taylor’s album arrives with no prior singles.

On Thursday (June 21), Taylor hosted an exclusive album listening party in Los Angeles that brought out industry tastemakers and talent including her husband Iman Shumpert, Kanye West, Migos and 2 Chainz, to name a few.

Keep That Same Energy is the follow-up to Taylor’s debut album, VII, which dropped in October 2015. The album featured appearances from Chris Brown, Pusha T and Yo Gotti.

Taylor will support her new album on tour later this summer with Jeremih. The two artists will kick off their North American tour on August 3 in Tampa. The month-long tour will hit major cities including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle, before wrapping up in Portland on September 8.

Stream Teyana Taylor’s Keep That Same Energy below.

Stream Priscilla Renea’s New Album ‘Coloured’

Singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea has released her sophomore album, Coloured.

The country-inspired album, which was recorded in Nashville, is described as “a fierce, political, and personal collection of stories that reckon with Priscilla’s childhood in rural Florida, sublime love, violent heartbreak and racial trauma.”

Coloured includes previously released songs “Let’s Build a House” and “Family Tree.” Ahead of the new project, Renea released a dual cinematic visual for “Gentle Hands” and “Heavenly.”

Coloured, the follow-up to 2009’s Jukebox, features production and writing contributions from Honorable C.N.O.T.E, Ashley Gorley, Curtis “Sauce” Wilson, Kevin Kadish, Theron Feemster and Brett James.

Listen to Renea’s amazing new album below.

Jake&Papa Share New Song ‘Back To The Future’ Featuring Quincey White

Jake&Papa aren’t looking to go “Back to the Future” on their new track featuring rapper Quincey White.

On the melodramatic track, produced by Isaac Hayes, the duo put their best foot forward as they look to move on from a dissolved relationship. Quincey White adds a blazing verse, citing “once I love, I love hard.”

Jake&Papa explained the inspiration behind their new track. “‘Back to the Future’ is an ode to a classic movie and a figurative high-step over the classic I-want-that-old-thing-back maneuver,” the said in a statement. “The future that we once built is now the past, but we can’t go back there.”

“Back to the Future” is the first recording we’ve heard from Jake&Papa since their 2017 EP Tattoos&Blues, which included their lead single “Phones.”

Take a listen to “Back to the Future” below.

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