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DJ Trauma’s ‘Electric Vibration’ Proves that R&B Ain’t Dead

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Imagine climbing inside of the score playing inside of Dave Chappelle’s head. Which of your favorite songs do you think he has curated … making him bob … creating that vibe? Well, you no longer have to wonder. His tour accompanist, DJ Trauma who has been making the comedian’s audiences crazy with sets that includes […]

Jhene Aiko and Megan Thee Stallion Prove Women Run It With New Albums

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Jhene Aiko and Meghan Thee Stallion dropped albums today setting the tone for a woman’s empowerment weekend. Amid all the drama between the Houstonian’s label 1501 Certified Entertainment, Megan Thee Stallion was still able to drop an album. Her debut album Suga is a nine-track project that includes her single “B.I.T.C.H.”. The single has an […]

R&B Legend Frankie Beverley Loves Beyoncé’s ‘Before I Let Go’ Cover

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One of the biggest takeaways from Beyoncé’s Homecoming, a documentary detailing her iconic performance at Coachella aka Beychella performance, was her remake of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly’s Black national anthem “Before I Let Go.” Some purists believed the cover is almost sacrilegious but there are many (Shout out to the Beyhive) who loved her rendition […]

WATCH: Kyla Imani Featuring Deetranada – ‘Decline’ (Music Video)

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Rising R&B/pop sensation Kyla Imani is starting her year off right with the music video for a new single called “Decline,” and she’s got popular Baltimore-bred rapper Deetranada to assist on the girl power anthem that has zero chill or tolerance for dudes that insist on blowing up your phone.     Advertisement The visuals, […]

Anderson .Paak Grooves Out With Kendrick Lamar On New Single “Tints”

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When it comes to soul music, nobody delivers the funk quite like Anderson .Paak. As fans patiently await the arrival of his upcoming Oxnard EP, the multifaceted crooner decided to deliver a smooth cut from the project that features the Pulitzer Prize-winning MC himself, Kendrick Lamar. Advertisement With “Tints,” which premiered today as Zane Lowe’s […]

Janet Jackson Honored by Missy Elliott at 2018 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards

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The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall on Aug. 30, respected Janet Jackson with the BMI Icon Award and featured an unexpected appearance by Missy Elliott. The occasion perceives the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip Hop melodies. Metro Boomin was named Producer of Year for […]

UK R&B Sensation Mahalia Models the Reebok Classic Rapide FW18 Campaign

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After getting a look last week at the recently relaunched Reebok Rapide silhouette, the global sportswear stalwart is rolling out the shoe with a full editorial campaign fronted by rising U.K. R&B star Mahalia. Taking us to her native streets of East London for the lookbook, Mahalia looks straight up stunning with the ’90s runner […]

Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih Link for “The Light” Music Video

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If you haven’t seen it yet, Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih recently dropped the visuals for “The Light” — the new single off the two R&B crooner’s upcoming joint album MighTY.   The video gives off endless vibes of having fun. As you watch it, both Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign set the ultimate summer […]

Source Exclusive: Universal Music VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks Kicks, Culture and the ‘Urban Legends’ of Vinyl

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Any self-respecting music fan understands the significance, importance and just straight up awe that comes with the words Universal Music Enterprises — a company with decades worth of classic records at their disposal. Now, imagine having that same enthusiasm about the music empire, and then getting the dream opportunity to spearhead its department of urban […]

Record Report: ‘Freudian’, Daniel Caesar (Album Review)

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This article was originally published in The Source “Power 30” Issue #273 DANIEL CAESAR Freudian Golden Child Recordings Production: Alex Ernewein, Daniel Caesar, Jordan Evans, Matthew Burnett, & Riley Bell   Advertisement   Daniel Caesar took the R&B scene by storm. Just two years after the release of his debut EP, the 22-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter […]

Record Report: ‘War & Leisure’, Miguel (Album Review)

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This article was originally published in The Source “Power 30” Issue #273 MIGUEL War & Leisure RCA/ByStorm Production: Miguel, Mark Pitts, and more   Advertisement   Since 2010, Miguel has consistently delivered solid projects. With the release of his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, he’s done it again. Although it has never been his […]

Hip-Hop is Most Popular Genre For First Time in History

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For the first time in U.S. History, Hip-Hop is now the most popular genre in music, surpassing the previous title-holder of Rock & Roll. According to Nielsen Music’s mid-year report, which classifies Hip-Hop and R&B within the same category, both genres currently compose 25.1 percent of all music consumed in the United States. While the […]

Hip Hop/R&B Passes Rock As The Most Popular Genre In The United States

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The Nielsen United States music mid-year report is here and the numbers show that Hip Hop/R&B has dethroned Rock as the most popular music genre in the country. Hip-hop/R&B come in at 25.1%, meanwhile Rock now only comprises 23% of America’s music consumption. However, Rock album purchases still make up about 40% of album sales […]

Monica Opens Up About Battling Endometriosis

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The legendary R&B singer Monica opens up about her recent experiences dealing with endometriosis. She shared that after being hospitalized numerous occasions for migraines, her ob/gyn Dr. Ceana Nazhat looked deeper into causes. After diagnosis, she went through a long 8-hour surgery to get the cysts, fibroids, and hernia removed. She told PEOPLE magazine about her […]