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Rising R&B singer Olivia Nelson delivers her new EP, “Back To You”, a 7-song project that features the singles “No Answer”, “Cherry Chapstick”, “Keeper” and “Back To You..” “Back To You” is another labor of love for the songstress; her debut album told the story of a woman putting her life back together following the demise of relationship while the new project highlights the road ahead to self-discovery and coming of age. In addition, “Back To You” showcases Nelson’s vocal ability, versatility and penmanship.With letters to exes and missives of self-love filling Olivia’s lyrics, the result is an exploration of an artist realizing and nurturing her potential. Olivia combines Erkyah Badu and Lauryn Hill influences with pop-fused production and flare. Veteran rapper/singer/songwriter/producer Missy Elliott returns to the airwaves with her latest offering, “Iconology”, her first in fifteen years. The five song project will fill listeners with nostalgia as the set features Elliott’s classic hip hop/R&B sound with a modern edge. The album features the Acapella number “Why I Still Love You” in addition to production from long time collaborator Timbaland. Elliott will appear on the MTV Video Music Awards where she’ll be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her contributions to music. R&B veteran Lyfe Jennings also returns with his highly anticipated new album, “777”, a soulful, truth-telling body of work. Headed by the single “Accusing Me”, the 16-song project features special guest appearances by Tank, Bobby V and Algebra Blessett. “777” contains well-written, emotionally-rich songs and excellent production, making it a strong album. Fans will enjoy this one. Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Raphael Saddiq returns from an eight year hiatus with the new album, “Jimmy Lee.” Inspired by his brother’s struggle with addiction, “Jimmy Lee” is an account of stories of tragedy and perseverance set to mark one of his most transparent projects to date. The result is an incisive and empathetic work from a master at the top of his game. The project is self produced by Raphael at Blakeslee Recording Co. in North Hollywood. Each track is labeled as a chapter in his brother’s life as it’s inspiring, heartbreaking, and is curated in the manner of a classic film. This, by far, is is another landmark in Mr. Saddiq’s career.

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