RCA’s resident lady-on-the come-up these days is California’s Elle Varner. Now transported to the Big Apple, the NYU talent’s “Refill” is a bonafide radio hit, and she’s back with a new single. Take a listen to her latest – “I Don’t Care” – off her forthcoming Perfectly Imperfect album. We care, Ms. Varner! Look for… Read more »
Jack White’s drops the trailer for his “Freedom at 21″ video, directed by legendary video and filmaker Hype Williams. Watch the full video premiere Monday July 16 through VEVO, but until then, enjoy watching the fast paced thriller of a trailer.
As we all know, music is the universal language to the world, and there is no exception when it comes to Jazz bass-man Ethan Farmer. His resume’ reads like an eclectic discography of music, ranging from Janet Jackson and Hootie & the Blowfish to Lupe Fiasco. Currently touring overseas with New Kids on the Block … Read more »
R&B singer Ray Lavender is hard at work on his debut album, releasing something new, it seems, every week. Now, he’s back with “Hustla”, a Hip-Hop and R&B-infused record that’s still smooth enough to get the ladies to listen. Check out the audio for “Hustla” below: And, here’s the latest visual – a video for… Read more »
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R&B singer and former Floetry member, Marsha Ambrosius, is back on the grind – and in the studio – working on her sophomore solo follow-up to 2011’s Late Nights & Early Mornings. Ambrosius’ solo album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, with 96,400 copies sold in the first week, and yielded two well-received singles,… Read more »
A few weeks back, Trey Songz released the second single off his album “2 Reasons”, and it caught a lot of flack as he used the “B” word. Unlike rappers, R&B guys just can’t seem to get away with that. Now, he’s back with “Dive In”, which lets us know Trey Songz hasn’t totally lost… Read more »
Detroit native and former Roc-A-Fella songstress Teairra Mari has dropped a new mixtape titled Unfinished Business. The singer, who can also currently be seen in Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s Mac and Devin Go to High School, has gathered a number of today’s hottest tracks and put her own twist on them. Teairra Mari, who is… Read more »
Haley Reinhart reflects upon her upbringing in a “house of rock,” the catharsis she found in slam poetry, and the value of risk-taking.
True fans will remember Glenn Lewis from his 2001 jam, “Don’t You Forget It”, and since then, he’s been on a serious hiatus. (Although, we did love him covering himself on “This Love” on Marsha Ambrosius’ mixtape). With no real explanation for his absence (other than perhaps a finicky industry or janky deal), Lewis has… Read more »
R&B singer Miguel has released a full version of his very popular single “Adorn”, a song that appears on Art Dealer Chic Vol 1. Between February and April of this year, Miguel has released a trilogy of mixtapes titled “Art Dealer Chic”. Miguel has sure found a way to stand out. And, that’s what it’s… Read more »
Erin Barra’s an instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. And, though it may sound like pop at first listen, Barra’s sound has been able to blend soul rock and electronica into a mixture that all audiences will enjoy. Check out the video for Barra’s single, “Good Man”, below: The video takes you on a journey exploring everything… Read more »
Looks like someone is actually doing some “real R&B” these days, as the latest song and video, “We Love”, from singer Ray Lavender includes crooning, dramatic rhythm, and beat and a sound reminiscent of something someone would’ve done in the ’90s. Since his departure from Akon’s record label, Kon Live, Lavender took time off to… Read more »
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Grammy and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is coming to the small screen this fall in NBC’s second season of the hit show, “Smash”. “American Idol” is dishing out the stars, as this decision will bring two former contestants into the show – Hudson and the show’s protagonist, Katherine McPhee. Executive producer Steven Spielberg supports the addition,… Read more »