Ciara Releases Afrobeat Song ‘Freak Me’ Featuring Tekno

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While “Level Up” continues to rise on the Billboard Hot 100, Ciara drops a new song titled “Freak Me” featuring Nigerian artist Tekno. The Afrobeat tune keeps the same dance energy as its predecessor but at a slower tempo.

“I’ll be the freak, be the freak, be the freak /Be the freak that you need / No, no I won’t tell nobody, I won’t tell nobody / How you freak my body,” she sings on the seductive, yet catchy hook.

In celebration of her new release, Ciara also shared a short clip of her dancing to “Freak Me.” Choreographed by Sinovuyo Dunywa, Ciara and South African dancers showed off some hot moves in a street in Soweto, Joannesburg.

“Good times dancing to my song #FreakMe ft @TeknoOfficial in the streets of #Soweto on the block where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu used to live,” she wrote on Instagram.

“Level Up” is currently No. 59 on the Hot 100. In late July, Ciara reunited with Missy Elliott and Fatman Scoop for the official remix to “Level Up.”

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

6LACK Flexes ‘Nonchalant’ Mood on New Single

6LACK pops a beer and checks his haters on his new song “Nonchalant.”

On the braggadocious track, the rising crooner brags about life after going platinum “like SisQó” and working tirelessly so his friends don’t end up on rest in peace t-shirts.

This fall, 6LACK will kick off his headlining From East Atlanta With Love world tour with special guests Tierra Whack, Summer Walker, THEY and Boogie.

6LACK is strategically plotting the release of his sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter, due very soon. His latest single “Switch” has nearly 14 million streams on Spotify.

Listen to 6LACK’s new offering below.

Listen to The Shindellas’ New Song ‘Ain’t That the Truth’

After championing women to “Reconsider” their ideas of a good man, The Shindellas is back to empower and uplift women with “Ain’t That the Truth.”

On the sophisticated track, produced by Louis York, the holy trinity confidently sings about appreciating themselves while fellas learn to catch up with the woman they’ve become.

“We ain’t all bitches and hoes / We ain’t all strippers on poles,” sings the trio. “We need to take that control because I know / He ain’t going to love you, if you don’t learn to love you.”

The Shindellas is just what we need in music today. Women spreading a positive message through song.

Spin The Shindellas’ new record to see if it’s the truth.

Janet Jackson Drops New Song and Video, ‘Made For Now’ Featuring Daddy Yankee

Janet Jackson joins forces with reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee for her new upbeat single “Made For Now.”

Jackson uses the Harmony Samuels-produced track to send an uplifting message about living in the moment. “We’re made for now / Not tomorrow,” she sings on the afrobeat tune.

Jackson also released the video for “Made For Now,” which was directed by Dave Meyers, who also directed Jackson’s past visuals “Damnnn Baby,” “No Sleep” and “All For You.” Filmed in Brooklyn, the vibrant clip brings people from different cultures together to celebrate life through dance.

“Made For Now” is the first offering from Jackson’s forthcoming album that will serve as the follow-up to 2015’s Unbreakable. The iconic singer recently signed a new deal with distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music. The new partnership will cover recording and distribution through Jackson’s own imprint Rhythm Nation Records.

“Janet is a singular talent, a pop culture icon, incredibly innovative and socially conscious, a true music superstar,” said Cinq Music Co-Founder/President Barry Daffurn in a press release. “Together, we’ll leverage Cinq’s data-driven toolbox, global presence, and best-in-class capabilities in Latin and Urban music to connect with and grow her worldwide fan base.”

Watch Jackson’s “Made For Now” music video below.

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