Heartstrings & Synagogue Vibes, she has finally released the video for her lead single, "I Heart You." Check it out after the break!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
We haven't heard much from the trio since their feature on Keith Sweat's "Twisted" in 1996. They are supposedly working on a new album and released the single, "Let It Ring" via iTunes in 2010. Hopefully we'll be hearing new music from Athena, Tabitha, and Lavonn soon. I'm still playing Surrender like it just came out lol. Here's a more recent pic of the gorgeous trio below.
R&B singer Kenny Lattimore is back with a brand new single from his upcoming album, Back 2Cool, entitled "Find A Way." Back 2 Cool will be released on his new independent label SincereSoul Records and will be the first project from the label. Check out the single and more after the break...
Aretha Franklin made headlines last year with her engagement announcement and renouncement to Willie Wilkerson. The couple still seems to be on good terms although there seems to be no wedding in sight.During the soul star's party at the luxurious Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York on Saturday night, Franklin announced in a brief interview that she had signed a new contract with Sony Music Entertainment, where Davis serves as Chief Creative Officer. Davis signed Franklin to Arista Records during her career slump in the Eighties, a move that reinvigorated her career and helped to define his."I have re-signed with Clive Davis, so I’m recording with Clive again," she explained, continuing that the pair would meet within the next month to decide what material they would include. Source
I'm pretty sure Chaka Khan and others are somewhere shaking their heads at this very moment in light of this recent news. Chaka was very outspoken against Clive Davis for continuing the Grammy party this year despite Whitney Houston's dead body still upstairs in the same hotel. She was also a no-show at the televised funeral.
Friday, March 23, 2012
"Don't Walk Away" is still my jam! That first album, This video is sooo "90s" with everything from doo-doo braids, Jodeci boots, and plaid over-sized shirts. I loved these ladies because they could all sing. "Looking For Mr. Do Right" still gets heavy play from me as well. Songs like these make me miss the nineties. So much good R&B was being released back then. Don't you agree?
She just wrapped up the production of her new single, "I Heart You" and will be premiering that soon. If you haven't heard it, click here.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The 22-time Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter had achieved prior success for recording the soundtrack to the movie, The Woman In Red, which earning him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song "I Just Called To Say I Love You". Although, he did not receive one for this album, it was #1 on the R&B charts when it was released for two weeks and is easily listed as one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. I'll be posting my complete list soon, but in the meantime, take a moment to listen and enjoy this melodic classic.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Dream: Blacks Can't Do Soul Records Anymore [Singersroom]
Video: Esperanza Spalding - Radio Song [ThisIsRnB]
What The Game's Been Missing: Lady Lyricists [Soul Bounce]
Monica Unveils "New Life" Album Cover [I Am Not A Celebrity Ass Kisser]
Letoya Luckett New Album In The Works [RnB Music Blog]
I loved listening to the late singer/actress Phyllis Hyman's sultry voice as a kid despite a lot of her songs sounded sad, especially in her later albums. "Living In Confusion" is from her best-selling album, Prime of My Life, released in 1991. This album was her biggest to date and also spun other hits such as "Don't Wanna Change The World" and "When You Get Right Down To It". She is also known for her duets with Norman Connors particularly their rendition of "Betcha, By Golly Wow".
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Brandy & Monica Discuss Past Beef, Whitney Houston, Kim Kardashian and New Albums with The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]
"Touch Me, Tease Me" features Mary J. Blige on the background vocals and rapper Foxy Brown. The single reached #4 on the R&B charts and #14 on the Hot 100. This was definitely from the last golden era of R&B and is helped usher in what is now called Hip Hip & R&B era. Enjoy
Monday, March 12, 2012
SWV stopped by VH1 today to perform their latest single, "Co-Sign" from their forthcoming I Missed Us album. The ladies look look and sound amazing! I'm in love with this song and listen to it every morning on my morning jog. They've definitely been missed. Can't wait to hear the new album which drops on April 17th. If you haven't seen the video, check it out here.
Zhane stood out because they were wearing their hair natural before the whole "go natural" wave that we see popular now came about. After the 70's and the blaxploitation era ended, women weren't wearing their hair in fros and surely not in low fades. The women of Zhane were trendsetters before Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, or India.Arie. They were rocking naturals before the who "Neo-Soul" classification came about. Their beauty and talent was before it's time, but it's great to see their influence today.
See Also: Song of the Day: Patrice Rushen "Remind Me"
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Toni Braxton has released a new single from her forthcoming seventh studio album today entitled, "I Heart You". I guess she's been listening to her sister Tamar because her new sound sounds nothing like "Doo-wop-pop-pop".
Pro Motion is proud to premiere the new dance floor stomper by the legendary Toni Braxton. I Heart You was both written and produced by Braxton, as a gift to fans worldwide. She says…
“When I wrote this song I was thinking about the feeling you get when you walk into a club and you hear the melody..you feel the beat and you just know it’s going to be a good night..”
A good night, indeed. Toni perfectly encapsulates the feeling of longing for a lover who wants to be with another, all over a thumping club beat. The diva is back! Listen to I Heart You below, and download the single edit for free. Source
I like the single. It took a little bit to get used to since it doesn't have that classic Toni sound, but I could definitely see this doing well, if marketed and promoted right. Good to hear some new music from the diva. Can't wait for the album's release this summer!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Although he hasn't released any music since 2007, many of his ballads are still considered RnB classics. Pure grown folks music! Listen and enjoy!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The much anticipated video of Brandy and Monica's 2012 duet, "It All Belongs To Me", premiered yesterday. The ladies are all grown up now and instead of fighting over a man, they're teaming up to kick him to the curb. Check it out after the break...
Monday, March 5, 2012
Brandy has finally titled her upcoming sixth studio album release, "Two Eleven (2/11)" in honor of her friend/mentor the late (that still looks weird) Whitney Houston...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Man, I miss Lauryn Hill! After her award-winning debut album, Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she totally left us hanging. This song was on the Love Jones soundtrack album is considered a neo-soul, love song classic. I've always know it as Lauryn Hill's song, but technically she was only featured. The Refugee Camp Allstars featured rappers Pras and John Forte who you hear in the background.
See also: New Video: Karyn White "Sista, Sista"
I think it's great that Karyn White is going to be featured. Her last album was released in 1994 and she took a break from singing to raise her daughter. She is definitely one of favorite female vocalists from the eighties and nineties. "Romantic", "The Way You Love Me", "Can I Stay With You" and "Love Saw It" still get heavy earplay with me so I'll definitely be tuning in!