Baltimore, MD native J Soul is a talented singer/songwriter/producer. He’s released several albums that have perfectly blended soul and hip hop. He’s collaborated with Eric Roberson, Natalie Stewart, W. Ellington Felton and Carol Riddick. Now, he returns with yet another collaboration, this time with neo-soul star Sy Smith titled “Shine.” “Shine” is the lead single from J Soul’s forthcoming album “The Nuetronic Suite”, slated for release this fall. The track shows that J Soul knows how to pair an arrangement with vocals. It’s a breezy mid-tempo groove that provides the foundation for Smith’s sensual vocals. Fans should check it out. It’s been quite some time since fans have heard from Brandy, but she remains in the hearts and minds of many, as she has for two decades. Her latest single, “Freedom”, shows a rock and blues influence as she declares her freedom from the things that try to weigh her down. It’s a message that many can relate to, and another step in the singer/actress’ evolution. Pop/R&B songstress Tinashe is back. The singer took to social media on Saturday to update fans on what she’s been up to. She revealed that she’s feeling better than ever and working on new music. Earlier this year, the singer parted ways with her label RCA Records following the 2018 release of her long delayed album “Joyride.” Tinashe didn’t elaborate on when fans will hear new music.