Young Quees is back reppin’ for the “Eastside” on his latest release.
With his anticipated Cash Money/Rich Gang debut album 4275 due out Nov. 11, Jacquees drops off another new track for his vast fan base. Paying homage to the classic ’90s R&B that has inspired his sound, and his hometown section of Atlanta, the singer let’s the ladies known how it goes down where he’s from.
“Come get your love on the east side,” sings Jacquees. “On the east side, throwin peace signs / Swervin’ lane to lane in Quees ride / Say my name again, make you scream twice / And that 9 stay me, make your man think twice,” he continues to reiterate how they do it in his hood.
Last week, Jacquees released the sexy new single and video “Good Feeling.” Now, take a trip with him to the “Eastside” below.
After scoring a #1 Billboard hit with his breakout single “Keep You In Mind,” R&B singer/songwriter Guordan Banks is banking on keeping his fans atop of his mind with the official remix, featuring Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller.
The remix has already gained significant buzz with over 2 million plays after Brown leaked a preview of it on his Soundcloud page. Both versions will be featured on Guordan Banks’ upcoming debut album, UNPOPULAR, which will be released in 2017 on his own label, Bank On It Entertainment.
Take a listen to the official “Keep You In Mind (Remix)” below.
Ledisi is the latest artist to show that she is ‘woke’ with her socially conscious single, “I Can’t Breathe.” The solemn ballad showcases the energetic songstresses’ serious side as her robust vocals are accompanied simply by a piano. Ledisi and her production team, Butta-N-Bizkit, direct the focus more on profound lyrics versus souped up instrumentation. The song’s title is a haunting reminder of the last words from NYPD brutality victim, Eric Garner.
Channeling the pain of wounds that seem like they will never heal, she sings, “In a world scared of love / Where freedom isn’t free / I can’t breathe.” Her tone is intense; heavy with the burden of desired change. Her moving portrayal of gospel great, Mahalia Jackson in the film, Selma may have been a precursor to the release of this anthem.
“This song had to be sung. Had to be heard. Thank you to all involved to make it live. Now out into the world it goes. With love, prayers and a passionate plea,” The New Orleans native explains.
Take a breath and listen to “I Can’t Breathe” below.
Mary J. Blige has unleashed her powerful remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin” featuring a surprise guest spot from Kendrick Lamar.
While Mary performed the song for Hillary Clinton during an episode of “The 411,” K-Dot’s verse is brand new.
“These days murder keep ’em busy / Sweet blood flowed on the gurney / Yellow tape tied around the street / Colin Kaepernick was more than worthy, ” he rhymes.
Mary’s soulful voice brings the anti-police brutality theme home. “Well, is it a gun? Is it a knife?” she asks. “Is it a wallet? This is your life / It ain’t no secret / No secret my friend / You can get killed just for living in your American skin.”
This isn’t the first time Mary and Kendrick have joined forces. They also teamed up on “Now or Never” off the deluxe edition of good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
“American Skin (41 Shots)” may appear on Mary’s forthcoming album Strength of a Woman, which will also feature “Thick of It.”
Listen to MJB and K-Dot’s “American Skin” cover below.
The celebration of Prince‘s life and work continues.
NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records have announced the release of two new albums from the late legend, slated to feature music from his famed vault.
One of the albums, titled Prince 4Ever, is a greatest hits collection due to arrive November 22. It will feature 40 of Prince’s most beloved songs, including “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “Purple Rain.”
Additionally, it will contain a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen Herb Ritts-shot photos and the previously unreleased “Moonbeam Levels,” which was recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions.
Ty Dolla $ign goes behind bars in his new video for “Stealing.”
The mostly black-and-white clip, directed by Michael Jurkovac, finds Dolla singing directly at the camera, divulging details about his crimes.
“I’m a criminal / It’s not subliminal and it’s not terminal / It’s emotional / Stealing all these bitches’ hearts,” he coos.
When the video ends, Ty$ reveals that he’s singing from inside of a jail cell as the bars close behind him, a concept created by Ty and Michael Comrie.
“Stealing” is one of the latest singles off Ty’s recently-released album Campaign. Check out the video below.
When Ambré Perkins and Kehlani team up, it’s always lit!
Serving us their version of trap soul on “No Service in The Hills,” the TSNMI family create a song that tells fans exactly who they do this music thing for and why they stay true to themselves. Produced by longtime Ambré collaborator, Erick Bardales, both singers deliver verses over a drum heavy production about keeping fake people out of their circle and not letting the haters get them down.
The duo harmonize on the chorus singing, “You know what I stand for / Drop a song we ain’t even gotta plan for it / N**gas hating’ but don’t trip, I got the man for it / We could win, we just really need a chance for it / They ain’t really tryna see us, man who can really see us / I swear they just wanna be us, but we just tryna see us.”
“The song obviously can be interpreted many different ways, but for me, when I was writing I was thinking about friendship, loyalty, and the journey in following my dreams,” Perkins told The FADER. “A lot of times we think too far ahead into the future and don’t appreciate how far we’ve gotten. So this song is about that. And family. And friends. And being down for your people no matter what happens or who has anything to say about it.”
This is the first new song released by Ambré since her 2090’s project, which dropped in April.
Check out their confident collabo below.
Indie artist Prince Young catches a wave with the release of the 2-in-1 video for his new single “What You Need” and remix to DVSN’s “Too Deep.” The visual exhibits a confident man who has found his woman of interest and seduces her in a spicy bedroom scene.
The Toronto based R&B singer/songwriter first hit the scene with the single “My Baby,” which debuted on 93.7FM WBLK- top 10 unsigned – hype radio show in Buffalo, NY and stayed at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks.
The up-and-coming artist became well recognized for his sexually suggestive lyrics on his follow-up single “MOET.” Prince Young found his own unique sound by being influenced from some of the most successful R&B artists of previous generations. He keeps the culture of old school R&B alive while staying relevant to today’s music in his new single.
“What You Need” is the first release off his forthcoming EP For The Love Of Young, which is due out in 2017. You can pick up his single on iTunes, and where ever else digital music is sold and streamed.
Check out the video for “What You Need / Too Deep (Remix)” below.