Rising pop/R&B songstress Aaria has created a lot of buzz with her latest single, “Thug Love.” Originally from Detroit, MI, she’s been influenced by the city’s gospel and Motown roots. Without question, Aaria is one to watch. She spent several years honing her craft. The versatile vocalist recently completed her BFA degree in Musical Theater. She learned classical, musical theater and jazz music. She uses all the genres she studied to create a sound that is uniquely her own. Soncially, the song features a catchy, Latin-flavored guitar rift to accompany her smooth vocals. Lyrically, Aaria lets her significant other know that she doesn’t “typically do this”, so he better make sure he is a “real one.” The short but sweet single definitely deserves to be on every R&B fan’s playlist. Brooklyn New York-based artist Coke Carl has garnered the attention of R&B fans with the singles “Chase” and “Carma.” He keeps the momentum going with the release of his debut album, “Butterflyz.” Carl drew on his vintage R&B background for inspiration. “Butterflyz” is available for streaming via Carl’s own imprint. For fans, it’s the perfect origin point to begin following what’s sure to be a long, illustrious career.