Frank Ocean posted a video on his Tumblr, and it happened to be a teaser trailer for “Channel Orange”, his new song. The project, “Channel Orange”, is slated to release on July 7. If so, we’re ready! channel orange-TV from christopher francis ocean on Vimeo.
R&B singer Luke James, who recently opened up for Beyonce’ during her three-day Memorial Day weekend concerts in Atlantic City, has just released a video for his song “Mo’ Better Blues”. There’s no doubt about it – Luke James is likely to be the next hot commodity. With a strong, yet soothing voice, this Def… Read more »
Known for his thrilling live performances, guitarist Gary Clark, Jr., recently held a show in New York at The Darby hosted by Q-Tip and ?uestlove and presented by Puma and Grey Goose. Clark has attracted fans from the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio, Pharell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Mike Kaiser, Andre Harrell, Estelle, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith,… Read more »
Most remembered for his ’90’s hit “For You”, and a host of others if you’re a true fan, Kenny Lattimore is back on the scene with the latest video for “Find A Way”. He hasn’t lost a vocal – at all. Looks like his wife, R&B singer Chante Moore, is giving Kenny something to croon… Read more »
DAWN RICHARD ON HER MARDI GRAS INFLUENCE, MARINE BIOLOGY DREAMS, AND BEING DADDY’S GIRL
R&B songbird Teairra Mari is on the rise again, and she’s not holding anything back. This time around, she’s with a new team and ready to show the world what she’s got. “After I was released from Def Jam, people always said, it’s over for her. And I just always knew in my heart, that… Read more »
IS DIDDY’S DIRTY MONEY DONE? KALENNA GOES SOLO AND WE WERE THERE FOR THE LISTEN…
Smooth Jazz instrumentalist Brian Culbertson is prepping his upcoming album, Dreams, and he’s got some pretty cool features, too. On the album, he spotlights R&B voices Noel Gourdin, Vivian Green, and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition, all of whom provide a few vocals throughout. When you press play on this record, you’re immediately required to… Read more »
LONDON RAPPER-TURNED SINGER ESTELLE LOADS HER “ALL OF ME” WITH RAP’S FINEST
R&B singer Robin Thicke releases a video for his cover of late Whitney Houston’s legendary song, “Waiting To Exhale”. We love it – especially since dude can sing a tune very well. We also miss Whitney.
Multiple time Grammy-nominee R&B crooner Brian McKnight might be going a little too far. He recently penned a song for porn-site, YouPorn.com. In exchange for them sending sales through the roof of his recently released, “Show You How (Your P***y Works)”, he provided them this song. Oh, man. Click here to watch the video.
In 2007, Atlanta-based R&B crooner Ray Lavender released one of the year’s most popular singles “Girl Got A Girlfriend”, and even featured a remix with Red Cafe and Fabolous. A second single was released; however, an album never materialized, even though he was signed to Akon’s Kon Live Music imprint. Now, Lavender is back with… Read more »
After releasing his latest effort, This Is How I Feel, just two weeks ago, Tank has returned with a video for “Compliments”, featuring T.I. & Kris Stephens. So far, Tank has released two previous singles from his fifth studio album – “Lonely” featuring Chris Brown and “Next Breath”. The star power is there, but does… Read more »
Remember Cheri Dennis? Of course you do. Formerly one (of many) very talented Bad Boy Records artists that just never seemed to get the push they deserved. In 2008, Cheri released her debut album In And Out of Love, with its Ryan Leslie-produced leading single, “I Love You”, featuring Yung Joc and Jim Jones, and… Read more »
TEEDRA MOSES OF MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP HITS THE NYC STAGE THIS WEEK – CHECK HER OUT!
R&B’s Josh Xantus, a classically-trained musician, has just released the follow up to 2009’s “First Time”. This time, it’s the “Last Time”. Everyone remembers the kid who came on the scene, singing soulfully at his piano, reminiscing on his first time with a special young lady. Trained at Julliard, performed in front of legends including… Read more »
Grammy-winning (or supposedly Grammy-winning) entertainer, Chris Brown, has just released a video for his latest single “Sweet Love”. Produced by Polow da Don, this track is sure to please the ladies. Even though 2Pac might be the only male entertainer who could pull off a nose ring, do you think Chris has a good shot… Read more »
With two hugely influential and platinum-selling albums, Richmond, Virginia’s D’Angelo was once on top of the world. Appearing to many as a sex symbol when he appeared in his video for “Untitled (How Does It Feel), D’Angelo reveals in GQ that the visual “overshadowed his talents.” His second album, Voodoo, released in 2000, marked the… Read more »
If you haven’t seen this name, then you’ve probably been living under a pebble. Yes, a pebble. Grammy-nominated Bei Maejor is a songwriter, producer, and recording artist who has just released the video for his latest single, “Lights Down Low”. As a solo artist, his first single “Trouble” debuted in September 2011, and it also… Read more »
DO YOU REMEMBER A TIME WHEN RAP & R&B WEREN’T TIED AT THE HIP? NEITHER CAN WE!
Grammy-winning musician Kevin McCall just dropped his first single, a dance track featuring G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean, entitled “Naked”. Check out the video from the up-and-coming R&B sensation below: Follow Kevin McCall on Twitter (@kevinmccall).
Wingo, member of famed ’90s R&B quartet, Jagged Edge, has stepped out on his own and released his first solo mixtape, appropriately titled, Life of the Party. The mixtape features appearances from Slim (of 112) and Atlanta’s own, Gucci Mane. AllHipHop.com had a chance to chop it up with Wingo about his solo debut, and… Read more »
EMANNY IS THE LATEST TO BE MOLDED BY A RAP VET – MEET JADAKISS’ NEW (R&B) ARTIST!
2 CHAINZ ALMOST HAS MORE FEATURES NOWADAYS THAN…K.R.I.T.! THIS TIME? TEIARRA MARI!
Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri is working hard to bring the So So Def army back to the spotlight. In his latest video series, he gives us a behind the scenes look into his latest signees, Brandon Hines and Leah Labelle. While speaking with MTV, Dupri revealed: “This is the first time in a long time… Read more »
The year was 1996. That’s when R&B group 702 was introduced on the scene, courtesy of New Edition’s Michael Bivins. After several notable hits, including “Steelo”, “Get It Together and their biggest “Where My Girls At?”, former lead singer Meelah decided to step out and is now finally ready to begin her solo career. AllHipHop.com… Read more »
Los Angeles-bred R&B singer, Jhené Aiko, recently inked a deal with No I.D.’s Artium Records, a label partnership with Def Jam Recordings. Inspired by Tupac and a host of others that made California the place to be, this 24-year-old mom and former T.U.G. princess has been in the studio working on her debut album. In… Read more »
Former 112 member, Q Parker, has released the video for “Show You How”, the first single from his debut album, The MANual, dropping this year. The video features singer and “Love & Hip Hop” star, Olivia, and Day 26 leading man, Willie Taylor. In our recent interview, Q reveals that filming this video in New… Read more »
MULTI-TALENTED KEVIN MCCALL LOOKS TO BE THE NEXT BREAKOUT MAN OF R&B
Former 112 member Q Parker is on his solo run, and has just released behind-the-scenes footage of his video for “Show You How”, the first single off his forthcoming debut album, The MANual. In the visual, Parker teams up with Willie from Day 26 and Olivia, singer and cast member of “Love & Hip Hop”. THE… Read more »
He puts the ‘R’ in R&B. He stated that years ago. Recently, the Pied Piper, R. Kelly, released his latest video for his song, “It’s On”, featuring Ace Hood & DJ Khaled. With over 35 million albums sold, the usually, innovative 45-year-old singer has found himself mimicking the sounds of today. In his latest effort,… Read more »
ANOTHER 112’ER MAKES THE SOLO LEAP? READ WHY Q PARKER MAY BE ONTO SOMETHING
R&B’s head dude Trey Songz is back with the video for the first single off his forthcoming, fifth studio album, Chapter V. As his love interest, Kelly Rowland plays the role perfectly, and it seems like there might be actual chemistry happening in the video. Sorta reminds us of the love that Usher and Chili… Read more »
Sixteen-time Grammy nominee Brian McKnight has released a video for his surprising viral sensation song, “Show You How Your P*ssy Works”. The song, which has been released on iTunes, gained popularity after McKnight tweeted the home video just last week. You can view the official video here.
Whoa, Nelly! Apparently hard work pays off! Singer Kevin McCall lets the cameras behind the scenes to catch his workout session before the shooting of the video for his first single, “Naked”. And it seems he’s got muscle on the mic and in the gym, too. “Naked” features G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean, while the video… Read more »
Hip-Hop has gone the way of Beethoven. “Tristate of Mind”, the first original Classical, Hip-Hop score ever written, is described as an organic musical canvas with life as the muse. The most culturally relevant composition to date, spanning centuries of symphonic influences. A new archetype of sound and format. The breakthrough work, “Tristate of Mind”, is by music producer/multi-instrumentalist, Tristate,… Read more »
REVIEW: EPIC RECORDS’ SOUNDTRACK RELEASE FOR BOX OFFICE SMASH “THINK LIKE A MAN”
RI-RI NEVER DISAPPOINTS – CHECK OUT HER NEW VIDEO FOR “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN”
RAY LAVENDER WAS THE NEXT BIG ACT UNDER AKON – BUT WHAT HAPPENED? VIDEO HERE!
SOME TALENTED R&B BOY BANDS USED TO HOLD US DOWN…ARE THEY ON THE COMEBACK?
BET recently revealed the cast for their new one-hour original drama, titled “Being Mary Jane.” Production on the new show started on April 23, with Gabrielle Union tapped as the main star. In addition to Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, Tika Sumpter, BJ Britt, Lisa Vidal and Richard Roundtree round out the cast of the new… Read more »
He just doesn’t seem to be slowing down! New Orleans-bred R&B crooner August Alsina is fresh off the release of his new mixtape, The Product, and is now presenting his latest video for “Sucka”. 19-year-old Alsina sings so convincingly that he almost makes you believe that, no matter how emotionally attached you are to your… Read more »
R&B powerhouse Tank has been releasing track after track to promote his upcoming album release, This Is How I Feel. Take a look at some behind the scenes photos and video from his recent shoot with T.I. and Kris Stephens. Tank’s fifth album on Atlantic Records, This Is How I Feel, hits stores and online… Read more »
Sixteen-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer Brian McKnight has caused a stir after releasing a new video on YouTube for his latest track, “If You’re Ready To Learn”. We’re not sure what to think – or that Brian even needs to go here (with an “adult mixtape”) at this point in his illustrious career. The good news… Read more »
Today, voting went live for MTV’s “Battle of the Bands”, and influential R&B group 112 are among 31crews competing for the coveted title of “Best Boy Band.” Not just R&B, the competition features groups like Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. Similar to NCAA’s March Madness, the competition pairs off the bands, and as they win, you… Read more »
Meet THEESatisfaction, Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, a duo straight out of Tacoma, Washington. They recently dropped a tight visual for their latest song “QueenS”. Promo photos feature the two in ’90s-like clothing. Pictured above is a pose and photo, that looks very similar to a popular photo technique popularized in the early ’90’s. While… Read more »
Miguel made the rounds at last month’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, leaving die-hard fans wanting more of his “hook-tacular” sound and stage appeal. AllHipHop.com dug up some more video from SXSW 2012. Watch a high-quality, live performance of Miguel’s “That I Do”, a single from his Art Dealer Chic Vol.1 EP: Miguel –… Read more »
R&B Powerhouse Tank just released his official second single off of his latest album This Is How I Feel, “Compliments”, featuring Atlanta’s own T.I and Kris Stephens. Tank has been hard at work the last few weeks, releasing his Diary of A Mad Man mixtape, filming a video for its single “Underrated”, and even releasing… Read more »
Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Kevin Cossom has just released his latest mixtape, Hook vs. Bridge II. This is Cossom’s follow up to his 2009 EP, and he’s not holding anything back on this one. The project features 10 tracks, along with production from his new boss, Danja. Yes, he’s signed with Danja, most notable for his work… Read more »
It’s official. TIME has named soul singer Raphael Saadiq to the 2012 “TIME 100”, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. For over a quarter century, soul singer Raphael Saadiq has been on the music scene. Saadiq began his career as a member of legendary R&B group Tony! Toni!… Read more »
Photo credit: Artemus Jenkins (@artemusjenkins) We recently had the chance to chop it up with R&B’s new thug, New Orleans-bred crooner August Alsina. Now, the 19-year-old has released his all-new mixtape, The Product. The DJ Scream-hosted mixtape is dedicated to Alsina’s older brother, who was gunned down in New Orleans on April 15, 2010. Inspired by… Read more »
After shocking press last week with her see-through dress, former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton has released the latest video for “Someone to Believe”, a track off of her new mixtape P.O.Y.B.L. The inspiring video, directed by Yaro, features intimate home footage of Thornton in her younger days, performing at talent shows, and up until now,… Read more »
Miguel knows how to keep his fans happy. Since releasing 2010’s All I Want Is You, Miguel has been hard at work creating an even better sound. In March, Miguel released Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1 and followed up exactly a month later with Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2 and the song, “All”, appearing on the… Read more »
Comedian Gary Owen arrived on the scene in 1997, scoring his first huge gig as the host BET’s “Comic View.” It’s no secret that it was Black America thy first embraced Owen with his all-out, innocent, culture-crossing comedy. Owen himself admits his ability to channel differences not just racially, but more importantly, culturally, while sharing… Read more »
Karina Pasian might be on to something! In 2008, Def Jam signee Pasian released her Grammy-nominated debut album First Love at the tender age of 16. Four years later, at 20, she’s got a new look, and she’s not afraid (well, she’s not totally fearless yet) to show us how she’s changed. Check out her… Read more »
While this song was released a few months back, Bajan-bombshell, Twanée (twa-NAY), has just released a visual for her latest song “Lesson Learned”. She’s independent now, releasing her music courtesy of Mudd Monkey Inc., but we’re sure she’ll be fielding calls from big wigs like L.A. Reid in just a few months to talk business… Read more »
The General is back! With a brand new album on the way, R&B crooner Tank is keeping the music coming. This time, it’s “Lonely”, a fun-filled track featuring Chris Brown. This isn’t the first time Brown and Tank have collaborated to create a soulful thug’s masterpiece, as Brown joined him on 2011’s “Celebration (Remix)” and… Read more »
DAWN RICHARD IS DOING THE DARN THING MINUS DIDDY DIRTY MONEY…CATCH UP HERE!
Famed R&B girl group SWV is back, and they haven’t missed a step! They recently released an album sampler, that gives a glimpse into their first album since 1997, I Missed Us. Coko, Lelee, and Taj make up SWV (Sisters With Voices). And there’s no need for Auto-Tune here. For old and new fans alike,… Read more »
R&B singer/songwriter Tank is on a roll. He just released his latest video last week, and just yesterday, via Twitter, he revealed the cover art of his latest record, This Is How I Feel. His latest song and video off the album, Next Breath, sheds light on the tone of the latest effort. This is his… Read more »