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Hip Hop Spotlight: Expectations-Wale Ft 6Lack

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Rappers Wale and 6Lack collaborate on the single “Expectations.” The beat and rhymes fit like a hand and glove as the two discuss what they believe women want from men.

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R&B Spotlight: Easy Way-Deborah Cox

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Deborah Cox is a Canadian singer/songwriter/producer/actress. She began her career singing in television commercials at age twelve, and entered talent shows including “Tiny Talent Time.” She performed in nightclubs as a teenager, and began writing songs around the same time. Cox entered the music industry in the early 1990s, performing as a background singer for Celine Dion for six months. After receiving several rejection letters from Canadian labels that claimed their quota was full, Cox moved to Los Angeles in 1994 with producer and songwriting partner Lascelles Stephens. In 1995, record executive Clive Davis signed Cox to Arista Records. Cox released her self-titled debut album the same year. The album featured the singles “Sentimental” and “Who Do You Love.” In 1998, Cox released her sophomore effort “One Wish.” The album’s first single, “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here”, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singles “We Can’t Be Friends”, “It’s Over Now” and “I Never Knew” all fared well on the charts. Cox has released the albums “The Morning After” (2002), “Destination Moon” (2007) and “The Promise” (2008). Cox will release her seventh studio effort in 2020.

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R&B singer Re Lxuise returns to the spotlight with the EP, “2.” With a catalog that includes fan favorites “Won’t Be Long”, “Muse” and “Still Down”, she doesn’t disappoint with a five song project filled with powerful vocals and Instagram captions for each day of the holiday season. The Detroit native speaks to a specific mood: melodic, yet, moody, and sometimes even a little dark. The perfect balance of what can define, create and manifest a great artist. Listeners will be reminded of her lush harmonies on the track “Priority.” She implores her partner to be honest, although she doesn’t seem to believe he will. On “Me 2”,  she uses her contralto to set the tone during the tall tale of a love story. However, she ends with intricate vibrations of a specific heartache. She’s straightforward and honest about how she wants to be loved on “Me & U.” Strong-willed and unapologetic, she marinates prolific messaging and relentless love; the perfect formula for a love song.  Re Lxuise continues to build an enormous catalog filled with undeniable sing-a-longs and excerpts from a modern-day social media philosopher to solidify her vocal imprint in history. “2” is a must have for R&B fans. Singer Porcelan turns up the sexiness for the holidays with her latest single, “New Boo.” On the track, she celebrates the beginning of a new relationship in time for the holiday season. “New Boo” is taken from her forthcoming holiday album, “Joyful Hearts”, due out November 29 via Made In Memphis Entertainment/BeatRoot. For those unaware, singer Eric Bellinger takes his music seriously, especially being an independent artist. As he continues to put on for the culture, the R&B crooner delivers three music videos titled “Delicious AF”, “Ball” and “Tapped In.” On “Delicious AF”, a shirtless Eric enjoys the beach with friends and several sexy, voluptuous women. one, in particular, had all his attention. In the flashy and amusing video for “Ball”, Eric flosses for the camera as he serenades his lady. The best part of the video is when Eric showcased his lovely family, explaining why he goes so hard for music. Scenes from the visual draw inspiration from the film “Blank Check.” The video for “Tapped In” is the most somber of the three, as it pushes Eric’s creative side. Fans will enjoy them all.

Roc Nation Signs Singer/Songwriter Ambre & Releases EP Pulp

Roc Nation announced that it has signed singer/songwriter Ambre. The 23-year-old New Orleans native, who wrote songs on H.E.R.’s Grammy winning self-titled album, just released her debut project for Roc Nation, “Pulp.” The first single from “Pulp”, “Fubu”, was released in August, and was followed by the song’s music video. She has toured with Lucky Daye and Kehlani. She describes “Pulp” as a psychedelic coming of age story. She signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing in March, which was secured through her management company Title 9.

R&B Spotlight: Slip Slow-Rotimi

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Olurotimi Akinosho, known professionally as Rotimi, is A Nigerian-American singer/actor/model. As an independent R&B artist, Rotimi released the mixtapes “The Resume” and “While You Wait.” He has opened for Jennifer Hudson, T.I., Estelle and NERD. He appeared as singer Keyshia Cole’s unfaithful boyfriend in “Trust And Believe” and was a model/spokesperson for T.I.’s AKOO Clothing. As an actor, he has appeared in such films as “Black Nativity”, “Divergent” and “Darkest Before Dawn”, among others. He currently stars as Andre Coleman on “Power.”

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R&B duo VanJess follow-up their retro-soul single, “Cool Off The Rain”, a collaboration with Dreamville signee Ari Lennox, with the remix project, “Silk Canvas.” The opus features nine remixes of tracks from their 2018 debut album, “Silk Canvas”, which includes special guest appearances by Saba, Xavier Omar, Bas, MNEK, and more. On “Silk Canvas Remixes”, the Nigerian sister duo created a soundscape filled with slick beats, smooth production, and 90s-inspired neo-soul vocals blending effortlessly with each new feature. The project is without question a showcase for their undeniable talent. Signed to Keep Cool, VanJess received praise for their debut album, “Silk Canvas”, which featured special guest appearances  by Masego, GoldLink, LEIKELI47 and Berhana & Little Simz. Growing up between Lagos, Nigeria and California, VanJess brought a new take on R&B, one which pays tribute to such 90s artists as TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. Singer Jason Derulo returns to the spotlight with “Side 1” of his “2 Sides” project. “Side 2” will be released next year. On “2 Sides (Side 1)”, Derulo pulls the curtain back on his darker creative side on the six tracks, which include “F It Up”, “Talk About Us” and “Diamonds.” Derulo has established himself as one of the most impactful and influential artists around the globe, having sold 190 million records and earned 18 million streams. Derulo will join the cast of “Cats”, due in theaters December 20. “2 Sides” marks the singer’s first project since 2015’s “Everything Is 4.” Grammy-nominated singer Deborah Cox returns with her brand new single, “Easy Way.” Written by Rico Love and produced by Rico and D Town, the songstress educates listeners on the trials of love. “Easy Way” is the first single from Cox’ forthcoming seventh studio effort, due out in 2020. The singer has released six studio albums, six top 20 Billboard R&B singles, and 13 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In addition to music, Cox has also carved out her own niche in film, stage and television, having appeared as Rachel Marron in the sold out tour “The Bodyguard: The Musical.” She was also the voice of Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic “Whitney” and has a starring role in the Asolo Repertory Theater musical production of “Josephine.”

Kevo Muney Signs With Atlantic Records & Releases Everything Changed Video

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Rapper Kevo Muney has become the newest member of Atlantic Records. In addition to the label announcement today, he also released the visual for the street inspired “Everything Changed.” He revealed during an interview that he has a project coming in December. With praise coming from Gunna and Kevin Gates, he’s working on his forthcoming debut album “Baby G.H.O.A.T.”, due out on December 13. The mixtape features special guest appearances by fellow Memphis artists Tay Keith and Blocboy BJ. Listen to “Everything Changed” below.

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