Video: Ella Mai – Lay Up

DJ Mustard protégée Ella Mai heads to a private island in the music video for her new single, “Lay Up.”

Sharing a few laughs with her beau, she soaks up some rays while throwing her man in the pool. “Just the two of us,” she sings. “Just jump right in.”

As the sun sets, Ella and her man share a fancy dinner and cuddle up while looking at the stars. “I want you to work up on this,” she sings. “Turn up on it / Late nights, early mornings.”

“Lay Up” is the latest single off the London-born singer’s CHANGE EP. Released in November, it was Ella’s first project under Mustard’s 10 Summers imprint.

Next, Ella is set to join Kehlani on her “SweetSexySavage Tour,” which kicks off Feb. 21 in Montreal.

Check out her video below.

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Video: Trey Songz & Fabolous feat. MIKExANGEL – Pick Up The Phone

Trey Songz and Fabolous continue to wish fans a Trappy New Years with another visual from their trap-inspired joint project.

After yacht-setting in their “Keys to the Street” video, the duo is back with house party vibes in the visual for “Pick Up the Phone,” a remix of Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Quavo’s 2016 banger.

In the video, guest MIKExANGEL sings about how he’ll “palm her pussy like Keke,” prompting a surprise cameo from Keke Palmer. The clip continues with Loso and Trigga singing and rapping to beautiful women in lingerie both around them and on the phone.

Trey and Fab dropped Trappy New Years on New Year’s day. Following the release, Trigga teamed up with MIKExANGEL for Anticipation III.

Watch the video for their version of “Pick Up the Phone” below.

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Indie: Blanche Eden Releases New Single “New Decade”

Indie artist Blanche Eden returned last fall with the sexy, female charged EP, SEXTAPE, and not even 3 months later she’s back to work getting us ready for her 5th project in only 3 years, New Decade.

Eden has now released the title track and first single, “New Decade,” off the album expected to be released this coming Spring.

“Landin’ in a new destination, everyday / Flying so high, above your negativity / You can’t see me, ’cause I woke up while you was sleepin’ on me / New Decade comin’,” she sings.

“New Decade” along with Eden’s full discography is available on all major online music platforms. You can also follow her new PANDORA radio page for free or subscription streaming,

Take a listen to “New Decade” via Spotify below, and on iTunes now.

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ThisisRnB Nights: Sevyn Streeter Heats Up New York City on “Girl Disrupted Tour”

“Tonight, we’re gonna disrupt all your problems, all your worries, and expose all your weak boyfriends and girlfriends,” Sevyn Streeter told the packed house at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday night (Jan. 19).  The sexy R&B songstress was on the sixth stop of her “Girl Disrupted Tour,” which is in promotion of her forthcoming debut album of the same name, and Sevyn gave the audience EVERYTHING.

Following an opening set from her friend, collaborator, and fellow R&B singer/songwriter Lonny Bereal, the Florida native was introduced to the stage by DJ Knockout. Confidently strutting to the front of the stage in a black hooded top, Sevyn received a roaring applause. The fan energy was all the way up as she commanded the venue with a rock-themed, turn-up twist on her Girl Disrupted single “Prolly,” which had the crowd literally jumping in the air.  Next, she hit them with the Shoulda Been There-favorite “Boomerang,” as fans sang along word-for-word.

Even though Sevyn is just getting ready to release her debut album, her catalog is strong, thanks to her 2 previous EPs, and she ran through favorites like “nEXt,” “Shattered,” “B.A.N.S,” “Just Being Honest,” and “Sex On The Ceiling,” which she called on a male audience member to join her on stage and gave him a memorable lap dance. She even showed off her Miss. Streeter if you’re Nasty side, planting 7 kisses on his face and neck.

After turning up the heat on the stage with her male visitor, Sevyn took a serious turn, telling fans about her love for singer-songwriters, which segued into her cover of Lauryn Hill’s classic, “Ex-Factor.” Allowing the audience to join in, she broke it down acapella showing off her gritty, soulful vocals, and by the end Sevyn was nearly in tears.

Streeter also treated the audience to her popular cover of Tory Lanez’ “Say It,” and new songs like “My Love for You,” “D4L,” and “Before I Do.”  Plus she previewed 2 more cuts off her forthcoming LP, the anticipated August Alsina-assisted “Been A Minute,” and the Ty Dolla $ign featured “Fallen.”

Speaking about her forthcoming album, Girl Disrupted, and the reason she needed to live her life to write the best material, Sevyn told the audience: “Girl Disrupted really did disrupt some shit in me.” The album was originally scheduled for release this month, but she told the crowd that it is now coming out in the spring.  Streeter ended her hour-long set with the feel good singles “It Won’t Stop” and “Don’t Kill the Fun.”

Check out our exclusive photos below.

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Solange Knowles Performs at Peace Ball in Washington, D.C.

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Solange Knowles joined several others at the Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

During the event, which was attended by activist Angela Davis, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and actors Ashley Judd and Danny Glover, the songstress performed a set of tracks from her critically-acclaimed 2016 effort, A Seat at the Table.

Davis introduced Knowles to the stage with a message about resistance, notably poignant on the eve of Inauguration Day.

“In our resistance, we need art,” she said. “We need music. We need poetry. You’ve witnessed some amazing examples of creativity on this stage, Esperanza Spalding, and all of the other performers. Now, you are about to witness a performance, by one who will help us to produce the anthems of our resistance. Put your hands together for Solange.”

Following the event, Solange took to social media to share some thoughts on the experience. “Thank you Peace Ball & The Smithsonian African American Museum for giving me the honor of performing last night. My heart is full as moons,” she wrote. “Thank you to the inimitable teacher…the astounding Angela Davis for introducing me last night. Your words will stay with me forever. Mom.”

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Listen: Eric Bellinger Releases ‘EBFP: An Acoustic Experience’ EP

Eric Bellinger goes acoustic!

The R&B singer/songwriter has been riding the wave of his Hip Hop leaning 2016 EP, Eric B. For President: Term 1, but being the creative that he is, and R&B artist first, the Los Angeles native has re-recorded the project as a full acoustic experience. As promised, Eric has released the new version titled, EBFP: An Acoustic Experience, for free streaming today!

Speaking about his inspiration behind making the acoustic project, Eric explained to ThisisRnB: “I’m an R&B artist first but I know ‘Eric B For President: Term 1’ was a very hip-hop driven project. I felt as if I needed to do some more edgy urban songs just so people knew I was capable of that type of sound as well, but I still wanted to release the project in a way that my core fan base would be able to vibe with. I’m a huge fan of the acoustic guitar. There were a lot of insane beats on the project: crazy snares, baselines, ambient sounds that may have left some of my vocals and intricate harmonies in each of the songs hidden. I knew that if I stripped down the production for ‘EBFP, An Acoustic Experience,’ it would make people focus in on the vocals and lyrics. The idea for making an acoustic project came out after I saw the reaction from old and new fans. I was excited about the new fans I gained but still wanted to please my day ones as well.”

With the title being a play on politics and claiming his position of power without the music world, Eric also addressed the state of our country, as we transition from President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump. “I know our country is in a crazy place right now with the recent election of Donald Trump,” says Eric. “I’m doing my best to give an alternative outlook on things through my music. Trying to stay as positive as possible, distracting the culture from the mockery of events that have been taking place … no different than what our government does when they draw attention to things in the media to distract us.”

Stream ‘EBFP: An Acoustic Experience‘ below!

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Rising Singer Jorja Smith Performs “Where Did I Go?” Live at Future Festival 2017

Rising London based singer/songwriter Jorja Smith joined a line-up of new artists to perform at Radio 1’s Future Festival 2017 at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale Studios.

Backed by her band, the gorgeous songstress delivered a rousing live rendition of her 2016 single “Where Did I Go?” Showcasing her soul-stirring vocals, Jorja sang to her ex: “Where did I go? / When did the sun rise? / How did I fall? / Got lost in the moonlight.”

If you haven’t heard it yet, check out her debut EP ‘Project 11here. Watch her performance below.

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Keith Sweat Debuts His “Keith Sweat: Last Forever” Las Vegas Engagement

Legendary R&B artist Keith Sweat took the stage this week for the grand opening of his limited engagement, “Keith Sweat: Last Forever,” in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas.

“It was a nonstop music assault of the soul and senses,” described entertainment reporter Robin Leach. “His band was at full blast, and his singers and dancers were as high-electric energy as he was. You couldn’t ask for better entertainment and a mesmerizing performance to start the New Year. There was as much fun for me listening to his music as it was watching the ladies fall under his extraordinary spell”.

Audiences were on their feet all night long as the platinum-selling R&B singer performed his greatest hits including “Keep It Comin’,” “Twisted,” “I’ll Give All My Love To You” and more. The intimate showroom allowed Keith to interact with the audience throughout the show and several lucky guests got to hear him up close and personal.

Opening night was full of surprises when two special guests made an appearance on stage to perform with Keith. Keith’s close friend and The O’Jays singer, Eddie Levert, joined him for “My Body,” and Eric. B (of Eric B. and Rakim) hit the stage for the classic “I Want Her.”

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