Goapele Releases Her ‘Secret’ Music Video

Following the release of her latest EP, Dreamseeker, Goapele shares the visual for to her intoxicating single “Secret.”

Adorned in lace, snakes, and jewelry, Goapele slinks and saunters around a beautiful mansion as she sings about the sensuality her lover brings out of her.

“From AM to PM/Keep that on the low/Can you play in the deep end?,” she sings.

Rated R&B recently caught up with Goapele to talk about her new EP. “It represents that I am still a work in progress of slowly realizing my dreams and I know there is so many other people seeking their dreams out there, you know, that are on the way, and I just really wanted to tap into that,” she said.

Watch Goapele’s “Secret” video below.

Words by Nathan Vinson

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Eric Bellinger and Ne-Yo Sport Spandex in ‘Dirty Dancin’ Video

Let’s get physical.

Eric Bellinger and Ne-Yo burn a few calories teaching “Dirty Dancin'” in their humorous new video.

In the Arrad-directed clip, Bellinger fills in as a dance instructor after meeting a sexy student downstairs who was about to leave the canceled class. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter suits up in fitting attire — tight sports leggings and matching head band — and starts off class alone until Ne-Yo joins him for the workout fun.

“I remember sending the song over to Ne-Yo and just remember hoping he’d jump on it,” Bellinger said about enlisting Ne-Yo for the record. “One night he hit me and told me to come by the lab but didn’t say for what. When I walked in he said, ‘Surprise.’ He pressed play and he had recorded his verse for ‘Dirty Dancing,’ I couldn’t believe it!”

“Dirty Dancin'” is lifted from Bellinger’s latest album, Eazy Call, which dropped in April. Last month, he released an calming EP titled Mediation to bring awareness to National Mediation Day.

Watch Eric Bellinger’s “Dirty Dancin'” video below.

R&B Group Next Shares ‘Want It’ Video

Legendary R&B trio Next has released a video for their steamy new single “Want It.”

Directed by Leo Marshall, the video shows the each group member receiving explicit messages from their woman early in the morning. Instead of ignoring the texts, and going to sleep, the crooners find their way to their lover’s bedroom for some adult action.

“Want It” will appear on Next’s comeback album, Next Rated, which is similar to the name of their multi-platinum selling debut album, Rated Next. The LP will mark the group’s first joint album since 2002’s The Next Episode.

Watch Next’s “Want It” video.

Macy Gray Announces Tenth Album ‘Ruby’ and Shares New Song ‘Sugar Daddy’

Macy Gray satisfies her sweet tooth on her new single “Sugar Daddy.”

On the sassy trap record, co-written by Meghan Trainor, the raspy vocalist tells her sugar plug to supply her needs in candy; not dollars. “And I know I got it bad, I got a problem,” Gray sings, “But I’ll take them cavities long as I get them from you.”

Along with releasing “Sugar Daddy,” Gray shares its accompanying visual. The Christian Lamb–directed video, which stars Kevin Ross, is an ode the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, which starred music icon Diana Ross as the lady of the hour.

“Sugar Daddy” is the lead single off Gray’s new album, Ruby, which is set to arrive on September 7. The album will mark her first release since 2016’s Stripped jazz covers album. In addition to Trainor, the Tommy Park Lumpkins co-produced record will feature Gary Clark Jr., Johan Carlsson and Tommy Brown.

Call on your “Sugar Daddy” below.