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A month after the release of the single “Strawberry”, Grammy award winning R&B group 112 returns with the follow up single “Dangerous Games.” The track serves as the first single from the group’s highly anticipated forthcoming album “Q, Mike, Slim, Daron”, due out on Entertainment One this fall. On “Dangerous Games”, the group returns to the soulful balladry that made them one of the most successful acts of the 1990s. The track finds the fellas scouring the highs and lows of love with allusions of games of chance.  Playing with fire is a dangerous game, but don’t tell that to the members of 112, as they have a sure fire hit on their hands with this number. 112 is known for the hits “Cupid”, “Only You”, “Come See Me”. “Love Me” featuring Mase, “Anywhere”, “It’s Over Now”, “Peaches & Cream” “Hot & Wet” and “U Already Know.” 112 is currently preparing for a world tour, which is slated to begin in the U.K. in September before coming back to the U.S. in October. Fans should watch for an announcement regarding tour dates. Envogue  continues to deliver exciting performances after 30 years in the music industry. During last week’s episode of “Boy Band”, Envogue, Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett, took the stage to perform their hit “Free Your Mind.” The R&B veterans gave an energetic performance and showed the boy band hopefuls how to embody chemistry on stage.

Snoh Aalegra Releases Neon Peach Video

Snoh Aalegra has dug back into her “Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies” bag to release a video for “Neon Peach”, featuring Tyler, the Creator. The I.P.W.-directed clip shows Tyler riding in a toy car while Snoh goes to work in a laboratory. Snoh Aalegra rose to prominence with the album “Ugh, Those Feelings Again.” Back in July, the singer released her third album, “Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies.” The new album is led by the new single “Lost You”, while the entire project features Tyler, the Creator and James Fauntleroy. Watch the “Neon Peach” video below.

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A$AP Rocky’s Live.Love.A$AP Mixtape Coming To Streaming Services

A$AP Rocky’s Live.Love.A$AP is headed to streaming platforms. Over the weekend, Rocky announced that his breakout mixtape is coming to streaming services to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project. Featuring the singles “Peso”, “Wassup” and “Brand New Guy”, the project will also include the bonus track “Sandman.” The streaming version will not include “Out Of This World” and “Kissing Pink”, which featured A$AP Ferg. Check out the tracklist below.

  1. Palace
  2. Peso
  3. Bass
  4. Wassup
  5. Brand New Guy feat. ScHoolboy Q
  6. Purple Swag
  7. Get Lit feat. Fat Tony
  8. Trilla feat. A$AP Twelvyy & A$AP Nast
  9. Keep It G feat. Chace Infinite & Spaceghostpurrp
  10. Houston Old Head
  11. Acid Drip
  12. Leaf feat. Main Attrakionz
  13. Roll One Up
  14. Demons
  15. Sandman

Rocky is featured on Maxo Kream’s “Weight Of The World” and Young Thug’s “Punk” albums, both of which were released in October.

Hip Hop Spotlight: Own Eyes-Bobby Fishscale Ft. Ink & Mozzy

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Bobby Fishscale is an American hip hop artist who recently released the single “Own Eyes”, a collaboration with Ink and Mozzy. The song will appear on his forthcoming EP, which will be released in November.

R&B Spotlight: Lose You-Kenny Lattimore

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Kenny Lattimore is an American singer/songwriter from Washington, DC. He has released the albums “Kenny Lattimore” (1996), “From The Soul Of Man” (1998), “Weekend” (2001), “Timeless” (2008), “Anatomy Of A Love Song” (2015), “A Kenny Lattimore Christmas” (2016) and “Vulnerable” (2017). His latest single is entitled “Lose You.” The song appears on Lattimore’s forthcoming album “Here To Stay.”

Inside The Industry: New Music From Otis Kane-Only You

Singer Otis Kane returns with his latest album “Purple Blue.” The crooner shines effortlessly as he takes listeners on a soulful, melodic journey of hope and love. Kane refers to those as colors, hence his album title. Listen to “Only You” below.

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Singer Otis Kane Releases Album Purple Blue

Back in June, Otis Kane released the album “Purple Blue.” The crooner shines effortlessly and takes listeners on a soulful, melodic journey of hope and love. Kane refers to those as colors, hence his album title. Kane displays a fervent commitment to the mood, feel and sound on all thirteen tracks. He brings love birds to the dance floor with “Good Love”, while those dancing feet can take a seat to “Angel” and get lost in a day dream of a lover’s eyes. “Without You” serves as a well-executed exit to the “Purple Blue” journey. The track is sweet reassurance that the previous twelve songs were full of authenticity. Otis Kane is aware that the only constant in life is change, but that change becomes seamless with a significant other by your side. Kane recently performed selections from the album in Los Angeles. Until the next project, “Purple Blue” will serve as the heartbeat of Otis Kane’s message of fun and love with an edge.

The Source |'First On SoundCloud' singer Otis Kane Brings Colors to Life on  'Purple BLUE'

Fresh R&B/Hip Hop Picks Of The Week

The spookiest day of the year is less than a week away and I have some tracks that are sure to make your Halloween kickback one to remember. From the alt-energy of Sam Austins and Keshi to Maxo Kream’s latest gritty release alongside A$AP Rocky, listed below are the tracks you’ll need to carry you through the next seven days.

Maxo Kream ft. A$AP Rocky, “STREETS ALONE”

Featuring a haunting choral loop, Maxo Kream’s “STREETS ALONE,” from the Texas rapper’s latest album, Weight Of The World, captures a feeling of solitude tucked between thumping 808s and active percussion. Starting strong with a menacing feature from A$AP Rocky, the mic is seamlessly passed to Kream, who lays out witty lines slathered in his thick tone.

cultgabe, “Stay”

Making his official appearance on the alt-scene, San Diego’s cultgabe delivers his debut EP, nowherefast. “Stay,” the project’s fourth track, features raw trap drums and a rap-like cadence layered with rock guitar progressions, capturing the artist’s genre-fusing sound.

Don Q, “Say That”

On “Say That,” Bronx rapper Don Q wants full transparency. “She want Chanel, just say that/ Your hair and your nails, just say that,” he raps in his gritty, laid-back tone. The track’s production is bouncy and fresh, combined with echoing adlibs and a catchy guitar loop.

Wet ft. Blood Orange, “Bound”

Indie pop group Wet taps in with Blood Orange for the R&B infused “Bound.” The track is vibey and sweet, with singer Kelly Zutrau‘s layered vocals dancing across the percussive beat.

Sam Austins, “SUMMER HEAT”

Alt-artist Sam Austins peers back into his hip-hop beginnings on “SUMMER HEAT.” The chill deep cut from Austins’ debut album with Atlantic Records delves into his hopes, prayers and wishes atop the Thibault Ruellan-produced beat. “Another day another dollar in the system like f–k it, another day another n—a in the system is nothing,” he raps.

Chris Patrick, “Insane”

New Jersey rapper Chris Patrick is back with another single, and this time around he’s going “Insane.” The spooky new track proves the young artist’s versatility as he raps with a quick cadence and Kendrick Lamar-esque tone.

Flwr Chyld & Grimm Lynn, “Do 2 Me”

Atlanta artists Flwr Chyld and Grimm Lynn linked for their soulful new single, “Do 2 Me.” On the sexually charged groove, the two sing about craving a “lil mama from the South/ a Georgia peach, [who] got that twang.”

Dijon, “Rodeo Clown”

Los Angeles-via-Baltimore artist Dijon is mourning the one that got away on his new single, “Rodeo Clown.” His raspy croons paired over forlorn guitar strums bring out his soulful, yet borderline strained vocals, as he laments, “so what are you so afraid of?/ ’cause you’re missing out on good, good lovin’.” The plaintive single is the first off his forthcoming album, Absolutely.

Cozz, “Fortunate”

Cozz is grateful for his life on his new single, “Fortunate.” The introspective track finds Dreamville’s lone West Coast lyricist reflecting on his near-death experiences and pleading for his peers to stay off the streets. “Live my life on the edge/ I’m surprised I’m alive, when I prayed, He heard every word I said… Lord knows I could be dead, stay out these streets/ They can only make you bleed,” he rap-sings.

Keshi, “Somebody”

On “Somebody,” Keshi proves that he can provide healing in more ways than one. Over a beat laced with subtle 808 hits and an acoustic guitar, the Houston nurse-turned-singer is at his lover’s beck-and-call by asserting that he is the go-to “somebody” for sexual healing. “You needed somebody, baby put it on me/ I can be that body, I can be that body,” Keshi sings.

Hip Hop Pick Of The Week: Bash Money-Westside Gunn Ft. Lil Wayne

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Alvin Lamar Worthy, known professionally as Westside Gunn, is an American rapper. He is the brother of fellow rapper Conway The Machine. In 2014, he founded Griselda Records, and signed a deal with Eminem and Paul Rosenberg’s Shady Records in 2017. On November 14, 2020, Worthy announced that he had fulfilled his contractual obligations to Shady Records and had become an independent artist.