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Bajan Artist, Teff Hinkson, Jumpstarts The New Year With “Headshot” [New Music]

Who said you can’t mix a Bajan based artist with a conscious trap vibe? Well, if you believe it can’t be done you should be excited to hear Teff Hinkson on his new single “Headshot”. Teff Hinkson is no stranger to the music industry. He began working with Rihanna‘s brother, Rorrey Fenty – whose artist name is Gallest – on a single they recorded together titled “So Insecure,” while also working on his own music simultaneously. In 2011, Teff released his, “Starz,” single which charted at the No. 1 spot on MTV Tempo – the popular station’s music video channel in the Caribbean. Currently, the young rapper is making his entry into the North American market with a steady buzz building in Canada, and the U.S.

The official single is currently being spun across radio waves in the Caribbean and North America. In the song, Teff goes bar for bar, throwing lyrical jabs at the likes of his competition. “I’m Kyrie in the fourth, LeBron on Iguodala.” Teff also addresses topics such as police brutality, rappers sneak dissing, and more.

Twitter: @TeffHinkson

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R. Kelly Is The New Face of Alexander Wang’s SS17 Digital Campaign

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GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, R.Kelly has officially joined the #WANGSQUAD. The global superstar is featured in renowned fashion designer, Alexander Wang’s SS17 digital campaign with fashion model Anna Ewers.

R.Kelly performed a couple of his hit singles at the exclusive Alexander Wang & Beats by Dr. Dre collaboration holiday party surrounding the campaign. Other notable celebrities in attendance were Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Teyana Taylor, and more.

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CREATIVE DIRECTION: FERDINANDO VERDERI

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Drake & J. Lo Share A Kiss and Reveals New Music At Wonderland Prom

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Jennifer Lopez‘s Instagram Fan Page, @SlayItLikeJLo just gave us all the tea that we needed. But were the visuals and photos from an actual video shoot set? Why a Prom at the end of December?

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Last night, Drake and J. Lo held an alleged exclusive themed-party called Wonderland Prom where the two experienced a throwback moment of winning “King & Queen” of their Senior Prom at a school of what seems to be named Preston Hollywood High?

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DrayLo even had a Photo Booth on site that captured prom-like photos of the night.

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They even slow-danced to Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn‘s classic song “If This World Were Mine” and then sped things up a little on the dance-floor to what seems to be a snippet of their new collaboration.

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Drake’s Father, singer Dennis Graham even serenaded the crowd with his son right by his side as J. Lo stands by experiencing the Father & Son bond.

We’re not sure what exactly is going on but it looks like they were having a lot of fun and we are here for it!

Thoughts Fly Ones?

 

 

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JLo & Drake Put Up Matching, Cuddling Instagram Shots, Confirms Relationship?

Just before the new year gets here Drake and Jennifer Lopez fumes the rumors once again!

This time around, the rumored couple throws up matching pictures on Instagram showing the two having the ultimate cuddle moment. JLo, who seems to be quite comfortable while Drizzy holds her in a bear-hug like position looks at ease with her eyes close, paired with a restful and “very in love” facial expression.

The two were first rumored to be an item earlier this month when the “Hotline Bling” singer attended two of JLo’s Las Vegas residency concerts back-to-back, and Jenny attended an event that was hosted by Drake soon after, which was an intimate dinner at a celebrity hotspot called Delilah in West Hollywood. Later, Jenny and Drake reportedly left with each other.

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Allegedly, Rihanna has unfollowed both Drake and J. Lo on Instagram. Could she be laughing at this or does she feel some type of way? Also, did J. Lo break the “girl code” since she and RiRi are friends? There’s a lot of questions and many want to know the answers.

Remember, in early 2016, Badgal RiRi gave J.Lo a pair of blue denim boots from her design collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. Question is, would she take them back if she could?

At the end of the day, we’re assuming that Rihanna and Jennifer aren’t as close as we think, and that the Bronx native is free to date whomever she wants.

Either way, we hope everyone remains happy and there is no bad blood.

Please share your thoughts!

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H.E.R. Releases The Much-Anticipated Full Track of “Pigment”

With so much pressure in the air from fans wanting the full version of H.E.R.‘s hit track “Pigment” from the H.E.R. Vol. 1 EP, the glowing artist decided to drop the official song just for the holidays for listeners to enjoy.

Since the release of the EP, it has become the absolute music go-to favorite for celebs like: Alicia Keys, Usher, Bryson Tiller, Wyclef Jean and more. The project also made iTunes list of Best Albums of 2016 along with the likes of Solange, Tory Lanez, Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Childish Gambino, Rihanna and many more.

Currently, songs apart of the body of work like “Losing” is sitting at 1.32 million plays and “Focus” at 1.86 million plays on Soundcloud.

Check out “Pigment” in FULL above.

Be sure to stream H.E.R. Vol. 1 on Soundcloud & iTunes.

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: From The UK To ATL, Angel Debuts New Visual “Fvxk With You” feat. Rich Homie Quan, EP ‘HER’ Out Now!

Today on our ‘Artist Spotlight,’ rising UK R&B singer/songwriter Angel recently released his debut EP Her. To support the special project, the talented artist also premiered the visual for “Fvxk With You” featuring Rich Homie Quan, which is the official single.

In the video, Angel makes his way over to the southern streets of ATL as he and Quan link up for a local block party.

Check it out above. ‘

The EP is a pre-cursor to a debut album due next year on Motown/Capitol in the US. He’s worked with the likes of Swizz Beatz (who is a mentor of his), Ed Sheeran, Jeremih, Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal, Stormzy, and more, and has recently been in the studio with the likes of Kehlani, Prince Charlez (worked on Rihanna’s Anti), and Pop and Oak (Nicki Minaj).

He’s also penned songs for UK staples like Pixie Lott and Cheryl Cole (of Girls Aloud), and wrote the UK #1 single, “Green Light” by grime music collective Roll Deep. Angel got his start singing at home, growing up in West London. His father is Tenadi Charles, a popular figure in the UK reggae scene, who’s played with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Kaya and more.

Angel (real name Sirach Charles) formed a band with his siblings growing up, The Charles Family and ended up touring across the UK, before starting to make a name for himself in the studio. He released his solo debut single in 2012, which reached the top 10 of the UK charts. Already a festival mainstay in Europe, with ‘HER’ and his upcoming debut, he is shaping up to become a household name across both sides of the atlantic.

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‘HER’ is available on iTunes HERE.

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Aaron Camper Releases New EP ‘Blow’

Multi-talented, singer/songwriter Aaron Camper releases his highly anticipated EP Blow. With this project Aaron uses his craft to tell the honest trials and tribulations of a man trying to navigate his way through love. The 15-track EP includes the smooth vibrant love song, “Guns & Roses” & the up-tempo track “Know You Better”. The project is available for purchase on iTunes and can be streamed on Spotify & Soundcloud.

Aaron says:

“This project is a literal audio log of my personal journey in attempting to conquer love & life. It’s a big exhale to all the questions, frustrations & triumphs in being a creative soul.”

With “Blow”, Aaron continues to take his fans deeper into his world– highlighting his undeniable talents with smooth melodies and authentic lyrics.

Aaron is no stranger to the industry, he has worked with a myriad of artist including David Guetta, Jill Scott, Diddy and BJ The Chicago Kid. He has also shared the stage with music powerhouses such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Chris Brown. “Blow” is his reintroduction to the music scene and he is more than ready to shake up the musical landscape.

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Singer Elle B Covers Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” [New Music Exclusive]

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Elle B‘s been working under the radar with her team Water Music Publishing on her very own EP, as well as, being featured on a couple of project’s with other artist that is soon to be released.

In the meantime, Elle decided to hit us with a stripped down, raw version of her new Rihanna “Love On The Brain” cover. The talented singer channeled her inner Amy Winehouse, Prince and Al Green vibes, and poured her heart and soul all over the record from beginning to end.

She wanted to keep the song completely honest and true to how she was feeling at that moment, flaws and all. The official vocal cover will leave you with goosebumps and craving more from the new young artist. To add, the cover is completely raw with NO edits on the vocals.

Check it out above.

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Erykah Badu Returns To Host Soul Train Awards, Drake and Beyonce Lead Nominations

CENTRIC today announced the godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, will return to host the Soul Train Awards 2016. The four-time Grammy-award winning soul singer and songwriter will once again take over the Vegas stage with her eccentric style, cerebral music, incomparable spirit and comedic commentary. The yearly celebration will honor the best in soulful music from returning legends to the next generation. Filmed November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the awards special will air on Centric and BET on November 27th, 2016 at 8PM ET. 

Centric also announced the all-star nominees for the STA 2016 across 12 different categories. Drake leads the pack with 12 total nominations including two nominations for the highly coveted Video of the Year Award for his feature on Rihanna’s single “Work” and this year’s mega hit “Hotline Bling.” Beyoncé follows with 8 nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album/Mixtape of the Year for her groundbreaking album “Lemonade,” and multiple honors for lead single “Formation” including Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Rihanna, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Usher also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.)

Multi-platinum and three-time Grammy award-winning producer, singer-songwriter, artist, musician and technology expert Edward Theodore “Teddy” Riley, also known as the creator and king of “New Jack Swing,” is set to receive the coveted Legend Award. His major accolade was producing Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous LP” which sold over 32 million copies worldwide. Riley produced number one hits for countless icons which have governed the airways for decades.  As a founding member of the multi-platinum groups Guy and Grammy award-winning Blackstreet, Riley’s “Swing” sound was the epic lifeline that forever changed the design for R&B and Hip-Hop music. He is the first African-American producer to bring Korean Pop (K-Pop) music to the USA and has been producing number one hits on Billboard charts for nearly a decade.

The 2nd annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to singer-songwriter and actress Brandy. The platinum selling artist and actress has sold over 40 million records and received numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards. Last year’s inaugural Lady of Soul Award went to R&B torchbearer Jill Scott. Both Brandy and Teddy Riley are being recognized for their longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present.

Congrats to all of the nominees, Teddy Riley and Brandy!

Hope you will be watching! We will!

Photo Credit: Photo by Paul R. Giunta/FilmMagic

The complete list of nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are:

Best New Artist

ANDERSON .PAAK

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

CHANCE THE RAPPER

RO JAMES

TORY LANEZ

 

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

ANTHONY HAMILTON

BRYSON TILLER

MAXWELL

THE WEEKND

USHER

 

Centric Certified Award

AFTER 7

ANDERSON .PAAK

BILAL

LALAH HATHAWAY

MUSIQ SOULCHILD

 

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST – FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

 

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Song

DONNIE MCCLURKIN – I NEED YOU

HEZEKIAH WALKER – BETTER

KIRK FRANKLIN – 123 VICTORY

TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

TRAVIS GREENE – MADE A WAY

 

Album/Mixtape of the Year
BEYONCÉ – LEMONADE

BRYSON TILLER – T R A P S O U L

DJ KHALED – MAJOR KEY

DRAKE – VIEWS

KANYE WEST – THE LIFE OF PABLO

RIHANNA – ANTI

 

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE

DRAKE – CONTROLLA

DRAKE FT. WIZKID & KYLA – ONE DANCE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP

 

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

ALICIA KEYS

BEYONCÉ

FANTASIA

JILL SCOTT

RIHANNA

 

Song of the Year

ADELE – HELLO

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

DRAKE – CONTROLLA

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

 

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

HELLO – WRITTEN BY: ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS, GREGORY ALLEN KURSTIN (ADELE)

RISE UP – WRITTEN BY: ANDRA DAY, JENNIFER DECILVEO (ANDRA DAY)

FORMATION – WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS II, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KHALIF BROWN, AAQUIL BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, (BEYONCÉ)

DON’T – WRITTEN BY: JOHNTÁ M. AUSTIN, MARIAH CAREY, BRYAN-MICHAEL COX, JERMAINE DUPRI, TAVORIS JAVON HOLLINS, ISOM BRANDON STEWART, BRYSON DEJUAN TILLER (BRYSON TILLER)

NEEDED ME – WRITTEN BY: NICHOLAS VALENTINO AUDINO, RACHEL DERRUS, ADAM KING FEENEY, ROBYN R. FENTY, BRITTANY TALIA HAZZARD, CHARLES HINSHAW JR., LEWIS BERESFORD HUGHES, DIJON ISAIAH MCFARLANE, KHALED ROHAIM, TE WHITI TE RANGITEPAIA MATAA WARBICK (RIHANNA)

 

Best Dance Performance

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST (DANCE PERFORMANCE FT. TEYANA TAYLOR) – FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

USHER FT. YOUNG THUG – NO LIMIT

 

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

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Justine Skye Debuts New Single “U Don’t Know” feat. Wizkid [New Music]

Written by Kevin Garrett and produced by Chris Loco, the track “U Don’t Know” is the first from Justine Skye’s forthcoming debut album.

Delivering a Caribbean vibe, Justine goes back to her island roots teaming up with Wizkid, which will now be shoulder-to-shoulder with songs like “Too Good” (Drake & Rihanna), “One Dance” (Drake), “Luv” (Tory Lanez) and more.

Justine says:

“When it comes to love, I go through a lot emotionally,” says Justine. “The song speaks to that vibe. That’s a space I’m in right now emotionally and physically.”

Take a listen above.

Get “U Don’t Know”

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