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.

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

Stream Tinashe’s New Album ‘Joyride’

After several delays, Tinashe has finally released her sophomore album, Joyride. The album consists of 13 tracks with appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Little Dragon, Future and Offset.

The 25-year-old singer shared with Vulture what she took away from the album’s delay. “It pushed me to create the version of the album that is coming out now,” she said. “I made the mistake of even talking about the project too soon. When I look back on the entire journey of it, I’m very thankful for the time that it did take. It was important that it ended up taking as long as it did.”

Tinashe added, “There were times along the way were there were creative discrepancies, but I’m happy to say that this project is all me. Everything from the cover art, to the sequencing, to the number of seconds in between the tracks, that’s me.”

Joyride is the follow-up to Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius, which released in 2014.

Stream Joyride below.

Stream Eric Bellinger’s New Album ‘Eazy Call’

Eric Bellinger makes an Eazy Call to fans with his brand new album.

For the 15-track offering, Bellinger recruits an all-star cast of R&B and hip-hop artists including Ne-Yo, Sammie, Mila J, Tink, Ma$e, Dom Kennedy, AD, Scootie, Wale and Chevy Woods.

Speaking on Eazy Call, Bellinger declares this album is, “Eazily my best work yet,” he wrote on Instagram. “I like to think of this project as my Greatest Hits Album of songs that have yet to be released!!!”

Eazy Call is Bellinger’s first project since the release of his acoustic version of Eric B for President: Term 2 . His third album, Cuffing Season, Part 2, was released back in 2015.

Listen to Eazy Call below.

Stream En Vogue’s Comeback Album ‘Electric Cafe’

En Vogue is back. The iconic R&B group has released their long-awaited comeback album, Electric Café.

The album features 11 tracks including its lead single “Rocket” and the title track. It also features a guest appearance by Snoop Dogg, who lends his hip-hop flavor to the ninth track, “Have a Seat.”

Electric Café is the follow-up to En Vogue’s 2004 album, Soul Flower, which debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

Stream Electric Café below.

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