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Web site thisisrandb.com continued its This is R&B Sessions with an intimate performance from singer/songwriter Timothy Bloom. The talented performer treated fans to an acoustic version of his single “Me & Myself”. He took things a step further by performing an acoustic version of the Bob Marley classic “Turn Your Lights Down Low”. Seated alone with his guitar in The Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY, Bloom’s rendition is outstanding, highlighted by his incredible vocals. In addition, he performed the holiday classic “Silent Night”, also with an acoustic guitar, for a subtle and  aurally pleasing experience. First arriving on the scene in 2011 with the single “Till The End Of Time” with V. Bozeman, the gifted singer/songwriter/musician has seen the best and worst of the music industry, but has continued to deliver quality material. Presently going the independent route, Bloom returned in October with the EP “The Beginning”, which is the first piece of his Life Trilogy project that will continue throughout 2017. Steep in classic soul and blues, the EP has continued to excel his trajectory into the ears of R&B and Soul music fans, while assuring previous listeners that Bloom can’t be placed in a box. He has a bright future ahead of him. Singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller is taking his career to new heights by teaming with sneaker giant Nike. As part of a multifaceted campaign, the singer has partnered with Nike Sportswear on a special edition of the Air Force 1 Bespoke iDs, inspired by his hometown Louisville,  Kentucky. Tiller, who was raised by his grandmother, became interested in sneakers in high school, where he fell in love with the Air Force 1. Pen Griffey visited Nike’s Bespoke iD Studio at Nike Lab 21 Mercer to design the shoe. Tiller’s Louisville inspired Air Force 1 Bespoke iD features a red leather upper and tour yellow eyestay, which is intended to mimic boxing gloves. He also added dubraes, an off white midsole, and a gum to complete the homage to his city. Meanwhile, more than a year after the release of “TRAPSOUL”, Tiller continues to rule the charts with the single “Exchange”. In addition, he’s been nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Song for the single. No word on when his sneaker line will be released, however. Following his hospitalization last month and his headline grabbing meeting with president-elect Donald Trump, rumors are circulating that rapper Kanye West cancelled the European leg of his “St Pablo Tour.” However, a source close to West told Billboard that the tour was never confirmed. Last month, the rapper cancelled more than 20 dates on the tour, sponsored by Live Nation, after a series of bizarre rants at his San Jose and Sacramento concerts, where he voiced his support for president elect Donald Trump and called out Jay Z, Beyoncé, Hilary Clinton and LaBron James. TMZ reported that a second leg was in the works, with stops in Paris, Germany and the U.K, but no dates were set and no tickets were sold. West was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center on November 21 after suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation. A source told Billboard that West went into the hospital of his own free will and under the consultation of his physician. Neither West nor any of his representatives have commented publicly.