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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Monica and PJ Morton Hit the Studio

Monica is working on new music. The veteran singer has been in New Orleans making ‘real music’ with talented musician PJ Morton.

Monica recapped her trip to NOLA on Instagram (Aug. 16) and revealed that she and Morton completed five songs in four days. She attributed their quick recording sessions to “passion, soul, [and] sincerity.”

Monica commented that working with Morton felt “like when I first began” and thanked “one of the illest” for creating her new sound.

It’s been nearly three years since Monica released her eighth studio album, Code Red. The LP, the final project on her career-long label, RCA Records, debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 with 36,000 copies sold in the first week.

With a every new book, comes a new story. We can’t wait to hear Monica’s new music.

T-Pain Drops New Mixtape ‘Everything Must Go (Vol. 1)’

T-Pain is giving away free music — literally. His new mixtape, Everything Must Go (Vol. 1), consists of unreleased tracks that he worked on over the years. This installment includes guest appearances from Ace Hood, Joe Budden and Joey Bada$$.

T-Pain teased the release of Everything Must Go on Thursday night via his Instagram live, where he held a listening session for his fans from the comfort of his home studio. His “Textin’ My Ex” collaborator Tiffany Evans was among the guests in his studio.

During his live stream, Pain shared the reason behind why each song didn’t get released — from being too drunk to finish a song to not believing in a song at the time.

The rapper-turnt-sanga plans to release more installments in the near future. This is his first project since his album, Oblivion, which dropped last November on RCA Records.

Stream Everything Must Go, Vol. 1 below.

Listen to Sabrina Claudio’s New Project ‘No Rain, No Flowers’

Sabrina Claudio has released her new project titled No Rain, No Flowers. The body of work, co-created with Sad Money, features eight tracks including “Numb” and “Messages from Her.

Speaking on the No Rain, No Flowers, Claudio says, “I wrote this in a time where my vulnerability was at an all time high & I’ve never felt more free spilling my heart out on paper.”

With the help of few incredible musicians and producers, Claudio adds she and Sad Money completed No Rain, No Flowers in a month and a half. Interestingly, the project doesn’t include her previously released tracks “All to You,” or “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Khalid.

No Rain, No Flowers arrives nearly a year after her project, About Time.

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