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New Music: Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’


Mariah Carey makes her official return with “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

“Can’t fall down/ Stay triumphant/ Keep on living/ Stay on your toes/ Get off the rope/ Don’t let ‘em ever count you out/ Realize all things are possible/ In your heart who’s the greatest/ Reach for the stars,” MiMi sings over the  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced beat.

Listen below.

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First Listen: Mariah Carey feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ [Snippet]


Our first taste of Mariah Carey’s new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill, comes via a snippet released on Amazon.  The Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced track premieres tomorrow (August 2).

“I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it,” Mariah  tweeted last month when announcing the single. “When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN.”

Listen to the snippet below.

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Cover Art: Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill – ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’


Mariah Carey flaunts her killer curves on the single cover for “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” her new singe featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

American Idol’s newest judge revealed the cover art on her Instagram account, which she just recently activated, today (July 30). The  Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox produced track premieres Thursday, August 2, and serves as the first single from her upcoming eleventh studio album.

“I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it,” she tweeted last month when announcing the single. “When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN.”

Mariah Carey Announces New Single Featuring Rick Ross & Meek Mill



After giving birth to ‘dem babies’ and standing by husband Nick Cannon during his health scare, Mariah Carey will return with her new single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

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New Video: Brandon Hines – “Yes You Are”


Brandon Hines returns with his new single, “Yes You Are,” produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox. The talented R&B singer has been on the cusp of success for several years now, and is finally getting his time to shine with his new deal with Epic Records through So So Def and Revel.

In his new visual, directed by Benny Boom, the Detroit native shows his appreciation to the lady in his life through a series of over-the-top gestures, including billboards and sky messages — slightly cheesy but effective.

Watch Brandon Hines’ music video for “Yes You Are” below.

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New Music: Latif – ‘Philadelphia Healing’ [EP]


Corey “Latif” Williams vows to restore the image of the city he loves on his new EP, Philadelphia Healing.  A collection of feel-good soul tunes, Philadelphia Healing carries a sound of optimism and positivity — something missing from R&B, and more importantly, missing from the Philly sound.

With the rise of the Philly sound through neo-soul in the early 00’s, I never understood why Latif’s career never reached the height of Musiq Soulchild, or higher. His debut album, Love in the First, though not a commercial success, featured songwriting and production from some of the best in the genre, including Bryan-Michael Cox, Sean Garrett, Ryan Leslie, Adonis Shropshire and Johnta Austin; and was, at least in my mind, a solid debut project.

Luckily for us, his career didn’t just fizzle and die. Over the years, Latif found success as a songwriter, penning tracks from Chris Brown (“Damage”), JoJo (“Like That”), Faith Evans (“Gone Already), and Musiq Soulchild (“Teach Me”).

Stream and download Philadelphia Healing below.

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Artist Spotlight: SWV – ‘I Missed Us’


During the era of TLC and En Vogue, SWV rose to the top of the charts with the hits “I’m So Into You,” “Weak” and “Right Here.” 15 years after the release of their last album, the trio — comprised of Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George and Leanne “LeLee” Lyons — make their long-awaited return with I Missed Us.

Largely produced Cainon Lamb, co-producer of hits for Keyshia Cole (“Let It Go”),  Beyoncé (“Countdown”) and Monica (“Everything to Me”), I Missed Us is a fresh start for the ladies. The 13-track project doesn’t sound like an album by a group who’s already been to the top, but more like an album from a artists who are still hungry with new benchmarks.

Whether it’s the sample-heavy “All About You,” the Brianna Perry-assisted “Do Ya,” the booming bass on “Better Than I,” or the soaring vocals on the inspirational “Use Me,” SWV’s I Missed Us ranks as one of the year’s most solid R&B albums. Welcome back, ladies!

Watch the video for “Co-Signhere

Listen to “Do Ya” featuring Brianna Perry below.

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Monica Reveals ‘New Life’ Deluxe Album Cover, Tracklist


The deluxe edition album cover and tracklist for Monica’s New Life have been revealed.  Arriving April 10th, the deluxe edition features four new tracks, including “Anything (To Find You)” featuring Rick Ross.  New Life is the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy-nominated Still Standing, which was certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies.  Check out the standard album cover and official tracklist below.

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