Bow in the presence of royalty. Rick Ross links with hip-hop icons Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on “3 Kings.” Produced by Jake One, the ode to opulence will appear on Rozay’s God Forgives, I Don’t, due July 31. Listen below.
Ne-Yo jumps back on the dance-pop train with “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself),” the second single from his forthcoming fifth album R.E.D.
The uptempo ballad isn’t nearly as enjoyable as “Closer,” but considering the chart failure of “Lazy Love,” I guess he had no choice but to go this route in hopes of once again finding an audience. And to think, he buffed up, became ’bout that shirtless life, shot a soft porn music video and people still didn’t care. :/
R.E.D. arrives September 18, listen to “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) below.
P!nk’s new single, “Blow One (One Last Kiss),” arrives a week earlier than expected. Listen below.
The new wave of R&B male artists are picking up the slack for their more established peers. Singer-songwriter Ronnie “Ro” James makes a great first impression on his debut single, “Pledge Allegiance.”
“I wanna put you love in my pocket, so when I wanna use it I got it, you got what I like…I Pledge Allegiance to your love,” he sings over the Kwamè-produced cut, the first offering from his EP Coke, Jack & Cadillacs.
It’s 8:31 AM EST, and “Pledge Allegiance” has been on repeat for at least 10 minutes — I’m sold!
Listen for yourself below.
Ciara returns to her crunk roots on “Sweat,” the 2 Chainz-assisted lead single from her upcoming fifth studio album One Woman Army, due later this year via Epic Records. The bass-heavy cut hits iTunes June 19. *Full review coming* Listen below.
Ahead of the June 12th release of his new album, Usher has released snippets of each track from the project. The 18-track disc is an eclectic blend of R&B and pop, featuring guest spots from Pharrell, Luke Steele, Rick Ross, and ASAP Rocky.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Usher has teamed up with American Express, VEVO and YouTube to live stream his concert in London (June 11) as part of the “Unstaged” concert series. “I am excited to introduce my new album LOOKING 4 MYSELF with a worldwide performance in such an innovative way,” said Usher.
Listen to the album snippets below.
Ne-Yo returns with the slow burner “Lazy Love.” Lifted as the lead single from his upcoming fifth album R.E.D., the drum-driven cut finds the famed singer-songwriter succumbing to his addiction. With its booming drums and haunting bass line, “Lazy Love” is a great reintroduction to Shaffer Smith. R.E.D., the follow-up to 2010’s Libra Scale, arrives September 18 via Motown.
Departing from his usual street anthems, Rick Ross caters to the ladies on his new single, “Touch’N You” featuring Usher. With Rico Love at the production helm, “Touch’N You” is sure to become a hit on radio this summer. Ross and Usher also recently teamed up for “Lemme See,” the latest single from Usher’s new album. Rozay’s fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t, arrives July 31 via Def Jam Records.