Posts in Category/Tag: R&B

Ne-Yo – She Knows (ft. Juicy J)

February 9th, 2015


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Summary: Mix the rachet with the classy

About Artist: Ne-Yo is a R&B singer/songwriter who’s had several big radio hits over the last decade. Juicy J in an old school member of Three 6 Mafia, who’s had his career come roaring back in the last several years.

About Song: This song is from Ne-Yo 2014 album “Non-Fiction”, this song got a lot of radio time, but I still like it.

Favorite Part: I don’t know exactly what I like about this song. It sounds just like every other radio song but theres something just good enough about it that I like it.

My favorite part is at 1:09 “she bad, mix the  rachet with the classy, ohhh” (I like the harmonies on that ohh and the the noo in the next bar)

Ne-Yo Wikipedia
Juicy J Wikipedia

R&B, ,

Royal – Devil Pt. 1

February 4th, 2015


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Summary: A little pop R&B
About Artist: I have no clue who royal is except that they recently came out with a debut Cycles EP. Their website is awesome, well designed, and they have a link to download their EP straight from their dropbox.
About Song: This is one of 5 songs off of Royal’s debut EP.
Favorite Part: I really like the chorus, it keeps getting stuck in my head. The pan flute type thing in the background doing arpeggios is cool too.
Royal Official Website

Pop Hop, R&B,

K-Wash – Nothing Wrong

January 30th, 2015


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Summary: Ain’t nothing wrong with a little bump and grind.

About Artist: K-Wash is just some remix DJ I found on the internets.

About Song: This song is of course a remix of R. Kelly’s Bump and Grind

Favorite Part: I like when he drops the “Body!” like at 1:05

K-Wash Soundcloud

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Jazmine Sullivan – Let It Burn

January 28th, 2015

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Summary: A little sumthin sumthin to get you over that humpday.

About Artist: Jazmine Sullivan is an R&B/Neo Soul singer from Philadelphia. Her most popular song is Bust Your Windows, but all the songs on her 2008 debut album “Fearless” are awesome.

About Song: Jazmine Sullivan just released her third album a couple weeks ago and I’m a big fan.

Favorite Part: I love Jazmine Sullivan’s voice, and this is just a great song. I like that that slow but moving tempo, all the harmonies. I like the parts like at 1:10-1:21.

Jazmine Sullivan Wikipedia



Female, R&B, Soul,

Cee Lo Green – Who Ever Loves Me

January 26th, 2015

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Summary: Short little Monday diddy.

About Artist: Cee Lo Green, the one and only soul machine. Cee Lo is now pretty famous but has had a much longer career than people realize going back to Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley.

It should also be noted that Cee Lo is a rapist.

About Song: This is song a little track off of a project called TV On the Radio that Cee Lo dropped on SoundCloud last week.

Favorite Part: I just like Cee Lo’s voice and this is a nice short little tune.

Cee Lo Green Wikipedia

Pop Hop, R&B,

Usher – Good Kisser

August 16th, 2014

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Summary: Unofficial anthem of my trip to Brazil.

About Artist: Usher is… Usher. From My Way to Yeah, from U Don’t Have to Call to Burn, from U Got it Bad to OMG.

About Song: This song is the lead single off of Usher’s upcoming eight studio album “Everything You Can Imagine”. The song was released in May and I haven’t gotten it out of my head since. I become one of the anthem of my recent trip to Brazil so… here it is.

Favorite Part:
Let be real, the strength of this song is Not the lyrics. I like the du du du dum do parts, and of course… Usher’s voice. The harmonies are awesome. The song is just so smooth and trips sexiness.

Usher Wikipedia


Xiomara – Electric Relaxation (ft. Amerigo Gazaway)

June 28th, 2014

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Summary:  Smooth and Jazzy
About Artist: Xiomara is Berkeley singer sonwriter who has yet to catch her break but I really like what she does. Amerigo Gazaway is one of my favorite producers right now. He specializes in remake, mashups, redits, reworks, he is one of my all time favorite remix artists.
About Song: This song is a cover of a Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxtion”, with some other lyrics from Tribe’s “Find A Way”, and a little musical bit from No Diggity (which I guess was originally Bill Withers).
Favorite Part: This song is almost a little tooo laid back for my tastes but like how smooth she is on it, and it’s a creative reimagination of the two original Tribe Calle Quest songs.
Also, not gonna lie, I like the don’t mess with bill part at the end ;)

Xiomara Official Website 

Female, Mellow, R&B, Soul, ,

Pharrell – Know Who You Are (ft. Alicia Keys)

March 6th, 2014

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Summary: Pharrell’s new album G I R L was a bit  of a let down but I like this track.
About Artist:  Pharrell Williams is the hip hop producer, suave singer, style trendsetter, super talented musician extrodinaire. Alicia Keyes is a R&B queen (also a talented musician and piano player).
About Song: This song is off of Pharrell’s recently released album G I R L. The album was only 10 tracks and was a bit of a let down but how could it not be with such high expectations. Happy was of course the lead single from the album but along with that and this Alicia Keys track  track I really liked the outro ‘It Girl’ .

Favorite Part:
Though it’s a little repetitive I really like the hook especially when Alicia Keys sings it. It’s easy listening and it makes me feel good.

Pharrell Wikiepedia
Aicia Keys Wikipedia

Female, Pop Hop, R&B, , ,

Trey Songz – Who Do You Love (Remix)

March 3rd, 2014

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Summary:  The Trey Songz remix is almost always better than the original ; )
About Artist: Trey Songz is my favorite R&B singer. His flow and lyrical style put him lightyears beyond Chris Brown (and Drake just annoys me)
About Song: This is remix of the recent YG/Drake tack of the same name. PS DJ Mustard (who produced the original beat) is a one a roll with tracks like Headband, Show Me, Up Down, This D,  and Paranoid, and I love what he’s been doing (his first huge hit was Rack City).

Favorite Part:
I dunno I just like the song.

Trey Songz Wikipedia



Amerigo Gazaway – Inner City Travellin Man

February 27th, 2014

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Summary: A Masterful Mix
About Artist: This mix is only one track off of a tape by Amerigo Gazaway called “Yasiin Gaye: The Departure”. Amerigo is a producer who who has done some truly awesome projects, one which is a Tribe Called Quest vs Pharcyde album and one that is full of Fela Kuti remixes. This Yasiin Gaye project has been taken down by the RIAA which is complete fucking bullshit.
About Song: This was a single from the project but you should definitely check out the rest of the album. Oh wait, you won’t be able to download the free album because the RIAA sent a cease and desist letter and threatened to sue.

These are the samples that I’ve found in this track so far…

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
DJ Honda – Travellin’ Man (Remix)
Yasiin Bey – I’m Leaving Lyrics
Marvin Gaye – You Can Leave, But It’s Going To Cost You
Favorite Part:
The whole mix just flows so well.

Amerigo Gazaway
Yassin Bey Wikipedia
Marvin Gaye Wikipedia

Mellow, Musical, R&B, Soul, , , ,

Beyonce – Drunk In Love (ft. Jay-Z)

January 2nd, 2014

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Summary: Happy New Year! Here’s to 2014 A Year of Love!
About Artist: Beyonce just keeps getting better. How does she do it? I have no idea.
About Song: This song is off of Beyonce ‘surprise’ album that she just dropped. Already this songs is dominating the radio. Jay-Z pretty much sucks on this song but the hook and the baseline are just sooo good.

Favorite Part:
I like the chorus, just Beyonce’s growly voice and the super sick base line on this track.

Reminds me of the raw fcking power of just being in love.

Beyonce Wikipedia


Female, Pop Hop, R&B, ,

Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady (ft. Solange)

October 28th, 2013

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About Artist: I’ve been wanting to post some Janelle Monae for a looong time now, like since August. Her recent album (her second) titled “The Electric Lady” is soooo goood. I’m absolutely obsessed with it, and have since become obsessed with Janell Monae, she is absolutely the best.
About Song: This is just one of many great songs that I’ll posting from the album here. Just listen to it. Power Up Power Up!
Favorite Part: 


Janelle Monáe Wikipedia
The Electric Lady Album Wikipedia

Female, Pop Hop, R&B,

Wale – LoveHate Thing (Featuring Sam Dew) #Summer2013

October 7th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. My favorite song off of this album was Gullible (ft. Cee Lo)
About Artist: Wale is another artist that I’ve like from way back. This album the Gifted wasn’t 10/10 but it definetly didn’t dissapoint and was nice change from his Rick Ross MMG type songs that he’d been doing. My favorite song off of this album was Gullible (ft. Cee Lo)
About Song: This was one of the singles off of the Gifted though I gotta say Gullible (ft. Cee Lo) was my favorite.

Favorite Part: 

I love the beat on this song. It’s just a good song to blast out your car.

Wale Wikipedia

Me near the front watching Wale in NYC this summer.

Me near the front watching Wale in NYC this summer.


Mellow, R&B,

J. Cole – Power Trip (ft. Miguel) #Summer2013

September 28th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. The lead single off of ‘Born Sinner’. Check out the other three Born Sinner songs Trouble, Niggaz Know, and Forbidden Fruit that I posted(sorry I didn’t like Crooked Smile enough to post).
About Artist: J. Cole was a freshman in the rap game not that many years ago but with his diehard following he continues to climb to new heights. J. Cole is known for his storytelling style. Miguel is a an R&B singer who also hit the stage in a big way this summer with songs like Beautiful, Come Here and How Many Drinks.
About Song: While this single was released in Febuary the Born Sinner album was released the same day as Kanye’s Yeezus on June 14th. This summer was really a summer of great albums and Born Sinner was one of them.

Favorite Part:
Nothin in particular stands out in this song. I do like Miguel’s “Would you believe me if I said I’m in love…”

Born Sinner Wikipedia
Miguel Wikipedia
J. Cole Wikipedia

Lyrical, Mindful, R&B, ,