R&B Review: Brian Culbertson Preps "Dreams", Features Vivian Green and Stokley from Mint Condition

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 »


Ray Lavender

Ray Lavender Drops “We Love”, And Dude Sings His Heart Out!

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 »



Video: Tank’s “Compliments” featuring T.I. and Kris Stephens

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 »


Cheri Dennis

Remember Bad Boy Records’ Cheri Dennis? She’s Got A New Name and New Song…and It’s Dope!

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 »


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Josh Xantus Finally Follows Up His 2009 “First Time” With New Sequel, “Last Time”

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 »


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Chris Brown Throws Out Brown Hair, Introduces New Nose Ring in “Sweet Love”

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 »



After 12 Years Between Albums and “Battling Demons,” D’Angelo Is Still The Most

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 »


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Video: Bei Maejor featuring Waka Flocka Flame – “Lights Down Low”

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 »



Wingo from Jagged Edge Releases “Life of The Party” [Download], Touts Jermaine Dupri for JE’s 8th Album

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. had a chance to chop it up with Wingo about his solo debut, and… Read more »



Former 702 Lead Singer Meelah On Her “Green” ’90s, Her Man Musiq Soulchild & Why 702 Couldn’t “Get It Together”

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.… Read more »


Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko Talks Signing With No I.D., Working With The Weeknd’s Producers & Why She Left Chris Stokes’ T.U.G. Camp

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 »


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“Tristate of Mind” Scores Big With Unlikely Classical/Hip-Hop Mash-Up

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 »


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“Being Mary Jane” – Cast Of BET’S First One Hour Drama Revealed

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 »



Brian McKnight Is Totally Serious About His New Song “Let Me Show You How Your P***Y Works”

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 »



112 Reaches Out to Fans, Voting Begins For Battle Of The Boy Bands on MTV

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 »



Something For Your Sunday Mornings In Brooklyn: Funk-Style R&B Duo, THEESatisfaction

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 »



From the SXSW Video Vaults: Miguel Performs “That I Do” Live

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. 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 »


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New Orleans Newcomer August Alsina Releases “The Product” Mixtape [Download]

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 »


Gary Owen

DVD Contest/Interview: Comedian Gary Owen Talks His Rise to “Think Like A Man”

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 »



Artist To Watch: Twanée Debuts New Video, Declares “Lesson Learned”

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 »



Singers Tank and Chris Brown are “Lonely”; Team Up for Third Collaboration Single

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 »