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

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.

Rising Group Cousin Releases Debut EP ‘Best Life’

Rising group Cousin are living their Best Life on their debut EP.

On the four-track offering, the trio of friends — Rob Milton, Kreion and Muna Hilu — blend their harmonizing vocals on experimental instrumentals. Best Life includes previously released song “Comfortable,” which is eerily (and equally) beautiful as the rest of the project.

Ahead of Cousin’s Best Life, Milton has been putting out his solo material including his Afrobeat love anthem “Greater Love.”

Get acquainted with Cousin below.

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