musical-notes

Singer/songwriter Raheem DeVaughn has just released his sixth studio effort “Decade Of  A Love King.” The project features the singles “Don’t Come Easy”, “What It Feels Like” and “The Way (Act 1).” During an interview with singersroom.com, DeVaughn revealed that he wanted to make something for millennials and bridge the gap with his core audience. He added that the album is intended to bring people together. “Decade Of A Love King” is the follow up to DeVaughn’s 2017 collaborative effort “Footprints On The Moon”, released under the moniker The CrossRhodes with  long time collaborator Wes Felton. DeVaughn will launch the “Decade Of A Love King Tour” in support of the album in 2019. In addition, he can be seen in the film “Lovedotcom.” Independent artist Darien Dean returns with the second offering in his “Notes From The Journey” trilogy  titled “Detours.” The project follows 2017”s “Departure”, and features 12 songs that highlight Darien’s rich, soulful vocals, songwriting ability and sultry melodies. Producers Shawn Hibbler, Herb Middletown, Phil Lewis and Isma Hill help bring his lyrics to life with a blend of Big Band, Jazz, Afrobeat, Hip Hop and Soul. Darien is definitely one to watch. Singer/songwriter/producer/musician Anthony Flammia returns from a long hiatus with the single “Top Of My Lungs”, which highlights his growth as an artist and signature sound. A visual for “Top Of My Lungs” will be released soon. Following the release of his new EP, “Suncity”, R&B singer Khalid teamed with Vevo for a live performance of the single “Vertigo”, taken from the album. In the clip, shot in a Los Angeles cottage and backed by a string quartet, Khalid delivers a touching, soulful rendition of the song. The clip also gives fans an inside look at Khalid’s music as he welcomes the start of a new era. Earlier this month, singer Maxwell released his new single, “Shame”, now the R&B veteran returns with the accompanying music video. The clip features a group of dark skinned women with veils covering their faces, all of which are removed at different times to show their beauty. Maxwell travels in the backseat of a vehicle and mulls around on a bed as he delivers the track’s soulful vocals. Fans are eagerly awaiting the final chapter of Maxwell’s “BlackSummers’Night” trilogy, due out in 2019. However, the project could be released sooner. Maxwell is currently on the “50 Intimate Nights Tour”, which began on September 27 and will wrap up on December 9. Singer Marsha Ambrosius is supporting the tour. Veteran R&B singer/songwriter/producer DeAngelo returns with his contribution to the soundtrack Dead Red Redemption 2 titled “Unshaken.” “Unshaken” is the follow up to the 2014 effort “Black Messiah” and the 2017 remastered version of his classic debut album “Brown Sugar.” Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar Games. The game is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and the third in the Red Dead series. West Coast hip hop star Tyga has just released a new version of his single “Dip”, featuring Nicki Minaj. The song was initially a solo single, and has received over 30 million streams. It has also reached the Top 30 at rhythmic radio and Top 50 at urban radio. This collaboration has been called the official version of the single, and has an accompanying music video, which was inspired by Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream.” Tyga is still basking in the success of his single “Taste”, which is still in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 after 21 weeks on the charts. The single cracked the Top 10, reaching #8. Rap veteran Ice Cube announced yesterday that his tenth studio effort, and first album in eight years, “Everything’s Corrupt”, will be released December 7. He also shared the album’s art work, which shows a bloodied hand holding a one hundred dollar bill. The album’s color scheme is reminiscent of Ice Cube’s classic sophomore effort “Death Certificate.” In addition to music, Cube is currently shooting the highly anticipated film “Last Friday”, after completing the script last summer.

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