Azealia Banks yet again delivers a sick track. She releases another single off her mixtape Fantasea titled ‘Nathan’ in which she flows over an equally sick beat. She is basically just keeping it the way she always has, and for now its completely working. Azealia Banks is definitely one to watch out for, and she hasn’t even released an album yet!
I know this isn’t new, but I realized I didn’t give this awesome song a post! If you have been following the site, I featured him singing an acoustic version of his song ‘Fire’ off his amazing mixtape which you can download on his official site. Now he has returned with this new R&B song titled ‘Wonderful’ and its just as amazing. The song sparked back in my memory from the ever talented website SB.TV, featuring Angel, doing a remix with the also amazing Ed Sheeran and Michael Kiwanuka. If you don’t know Angel, you need to! Spread the word so we can get some R&B back in the USA!
I usually don’t post much news on here, but since Adele seems to own the world right now, I figured it was relevant. Grammy slayer, Adele claimed to be taking a year off of music because she wanted to be able to write about happy things, and no more breakups. Just a little while ago, Adele announced on her Official website that she and present boyfriend Simon Konecki, are expecting their first child!
I am extremely happy for her, and wish the best for them. You can check out the blog post from her official website below, but seeing as she has shut down the internet with this news I’ll just post the quote from it and you can check it later when everything calms down.
“I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx”
Talk about Sales increase!
I have been hesitant to post this new Alicia because I’m just not that big of a fan of it. She tries to make her comeback by enlisting her husband Swizz Beats to produce this new track. I love Alicia, even if her last album was hit or miss, but this track doesn’t break any boundaries at all. The beat is your generic Swizzy beat, and Alicia doesn’t do anything vocally to impress anyone. It is a good move to keep it sort of R&B, since there is none of that going on commercially. She has to compete with Keyshia Cole and now Kelly Rowland who are both releasing tracks featured with Lil Wayne pretty soon. So far this is the bottom of the 3 R&B females for me, but it’s nice to hear Alicia again.
Little Dragon is back with a new video for there new single off their albumRitual Union.Nothing new from the group here, just nice smooth vibes as usual. They have teamed up with Absolute Vodka for their video so a little bit of that is shown throughout, but other than that it’s a fantastic track and I hope they release some new material soon.
Fresh off the release of the ‘National Anthem’ starring A$AP, he releases his 2nd single off his album featuring the amazing Lana Del Rey. The snippet of this song was released a couple of months back and it was a big freak out track. It was supposed to be featured on The Kickdrums mixtape, but was pushed back due to the hype of the track. Now it has finally leaked in full version and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t say that I’m a fan of A$AP because I have very few interest in ‘rappers’ these days, but that’s a whole different story. I have to say this track has given him a little life, and I just might have to check out some of his stuff.
Lana Del Rey gives me life, and that is all that really needs to be said about this video. The video is beautifully done and it just adds to the already big love I have for her. Her album debuted at #1 like it should have, and I can’t wait to see what other visuals she throws out and other tracks she manages to create.
While “R&B” singer Chris Brown continues to churn out dance tracks for the money, he still occasionally releases quite a gem, and this is one of them. ‘Mirage’ features the legend Nas, and is absolutely amazing. The beat fits over Chris’s vocals and the added feature from Nas is just as good. I seriously wish he would go back to his beginning roots and pull some R&B tracks out again, but that is long gone. For now we just have to deal with the occasional track that will get no kind of exposure. Oh well.
One of my favorite R&B singers out right now has released yet another winner. Rochelle Jordan is definitely keeping it smooth with this track, and you can’t deny the Aaliyah vibes she has going on. Definitely love everything about this girl, and it is nice to have some hope that R&B hasn’t completely lost its way in the world of dance music.
Thank you RoJo!
Conor Maynard has premiered his second solo video for the smash that is ‘Vegas Girl’. He caught my attention with ‘Can’t Say No’ which is still on repeat to this day, now this track ‘Vegas Girl’ is another smash hit in the books for him. The video is nothing spectacular, it kind of even follows in the footsteps of his previous single, with just a ton of people and a party going on, while he searches for a girl, but what can you expect from somone his age. The song is still extremely catchy and it will probably be stuck in your head after a listen.
Conor will be big, it might take a while for us Americans to catch on like we always do with British artists, but as long as it happens. Conor is definitely on my radar and I’m going to have to anxiously await his album, which is sounding amazing so far. His album Contrast is out July 30th!
Also, included in this single is the remix versions, take a listen to the WideBoys Remix