Posts in Category/Tag: R&B

VanJess – Cool Off the Rain (ft. Ari Lennox)

November 26th, 2019


DOWNLOAD MP3 VanJess-CoolOfftheRaiftAriLennox.mp3
Summary: A lil R&B to warm up the winter.
About Artist: VanJess is a Nigerian-American R&B duo, but I found this song because of the Ari Lennox feature.
About Song: This song is off of a remix album called Silk Canvas (The Remixes)
Favorite Part: Just love the vibe
VanJess Wikipedia
Ari Lennox Wikipedia


DJ Premier – 2 Lovin U (ft. Miguel)

October 27th, 2017


DOWNLOAD MP3 DJPremiere-2LovinUftMiguel.mp3
Summary: I was so obsessed with this song last winter and it is long overdue to be posted on the blog.
About Artist: DJ Premiere is hip hop royalty and is one half of Gang Starr. Miguel is one of my favorite singers.
About Song: This song is track that didn’t make the cut of Miguel’s album Wildheart (2015).
Favorite Part: I love Miguel in general but this upbeat track was in rotation for the better part of this entire year.
DJ Premiere
Miguel WIkipedia


John Legend – Overload (ft. Miguel)

December 26th, 2016


DOWNLOAD MP3 JohnLegend-OverloadftMiguel.mp3
Summary: A new classic. John Legend and Miguel make me melt.
About Artist: John Legend is singer/songwriter/piano player with a voice of god. He is one of my favorite singers, his voice just melts me. John Legend was first made famous by Kanye West, and had a hit freshmen album in “Get Lifted” (2004). Miguel is another R&B singer who I’m also in love with.
About Song: This song is a track off of John Legend’s 5th album “Darkness and Light” which came out on December 2nd 2016.
Favorite Part: I love how simple the song structure is. I love how sparse the intro is and how the song slowly builds as it progresses. I also am in love with John Legend and Miguel’s harmonies. I’m always a sucker for duets and to me this is one of the best. The song is so subtle and so beautiful.
John Legend Wikipedia
Miguel Wikipedia

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Travis Scott – goosebumps (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

December 19th, 2016


DOWNLOAD MP3 TravisScott-GoosebumpsftKendrickLamar.mp3
Summary: I get those goosebumps everytime Kendrick goes off.
About Artist: Travis Scott is a 24 year old rapper from Texas. He was a XXL Freshmen in 2013.I saw him perform with Kanye and Chance the Rapper in 2015 and have had my eye more on him since. Kendrick Lamar is hip hop’s west coast king.
About Song: This song is off of Travis Scott’s second album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” (2016). I really liked the album, and another song Pick Up the Phone (ft. Young Thug) which was pretty successful (it’s the song with the super mario steel drums).
Favorite Part: Ahhh! This song had me on one for more than a minute in early September. I love the track! I have like four different instrumental/cover versions. I like how the song slowly builds and Travis sounds nice on it. Then Kedrick Lamar comes in and completely destroys it. It’s not a long verse but it kills. Love it.
Goosebumps (lyrics via RapGenius)
Travis Scott (Wikipedia)

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Kirk Fanklin – 123 Victory (remix) (ft. Pharrell)

December 19th, 2016


DOWNLOAD MP3 KirkFranklin-123VictoryftPharrellRemix.mp3
Summary: Gospel gets a remix #123Victory
About Artist: Kirk Franklin is a famous gospel musician. I love Kirk Franklin. Pharrell Williams is an a-list hip hop legend as a producer with a huge crossover pop audience.
About Song: The original song comes from Kirk Franklin’s “Losing My Religion” (2015). I love the original track! (download here). The remix came over a year later (watch an interview with Pharrell and Kirk Franklin). This song was my jam for like two weeks in mid November.
Favorite Part: I love the gospel elements of the chorus.I love the message. Kirk Franklin is amazing. Pharrell takes it to different level.
Listen to the Original Version
Kirk Franklin Wikipedia

Gospel, R&B, Radio Hop, Remix, ,

Ludacris – Good Lovin (ft. Miguel)

February 13th, 2015


DOWNLOAD MP3 Ludacris-GoodLovinftMiguel.mp3
Summary: I need some real good lovin.
About Artist: The one and only Ludacris has been crankin out quality tracks from Atlanta for over 15 years. Definitely a member of the hip hop hall of fame. Miguel is a an R&B singer who broke through in 2013 with his song “How Many Drinks”
About Song: This song is from a 6 song EP that Ludacris dropped in December of 2014. Ludacris hasn’t released anything in four years but this Burn Bridges EP is in anticipation of his 2015 album Ludaversal.
Favorite Part: This is just a beautiful song. I always thought Ludacris knew how to rap about sex/love (funny as that sounds), and Miguel’s voice is sex reincarnated.
Ludacris Wikipedia
Miguel Wikipedia

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Ne-Yo – She Knows (ft. Juicy J)

February 9th, 2015


DOWNLOAD MP3 NeYo-SheKnowsftJuicyJ.mp3
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

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