Audio: Alicia Keys – In Common

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“In Common” is the debut single off Alicia Keys upcoming yet untitled sixth studio album. The song was written by Keys, Illangelo, Tayla Parks and Billy Walsh.

The song was performed for the first time at Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2016. Keys will perform the song for the first time live on television on Saturday Night Live May 7th. She will perform the song at the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan on May 28th.

Introducing MB

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Mindless Behavior finds a new groove on their third full-length album, #officialMBmusic [Conjunction Entertainment Inc.].

Returning in 2016, the swagged-up and soulful R&B trio—Princeton, E.J. & Mike River—elevate and expand their patented sound. It’s a style that turned millions into fans when the group officially arrived in 2011 with their major label debut, #1 Girl. In addition to bowing at #7 on the Billboard Top 200, the record yielded hits such as “Mrs. Right” feat. Diggy Simmons” and “#1 Girl,” which would collectively surpass 5.5 million ringtones and 845,000 single sales. Along the way, they garnered honors such as the “Coca Cola’s Viewer’s Choice Award” at the BET Awards as well as nods at The People’s Choice Awards and MTV VMAs. Moreover, they shared the stage with everybody from Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo to Janet Jackson as well as performing for the First Family at The White House. 2013’s All Around the World would see lightning strike twice topping Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and landing at #6 on the Top 200.

Introducing White Tiger Society

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White Tiger Society is a band founded by producer Comissioner Gordon and singer/bass player Laalia ‘The White Tigress‘.

“Commissioner” Gordon

“Commissioner” Gordon started his career as a DJ in the Bronx and throughout the years he has contributed to some of this generation’s greatest albums working with Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, The Fugees, Damian Marley, Carlos Santana and Joss Stone amongst others. In 2013 “Commissioner” met Lalia in New York and through their work, initially as a writing/ production team, the White Tiger Society was born with “Commissioner” returning to his roots as a DJ and Lalia fronting the sound system as vocalist/bass player.

Lalia (The White Tigress)

Lalia’s formal music training and her own career as a solo recording artist, which garnered success in both France and the US has contributed in crafting the White Tiger Society’s signature sound, song writing and crossover appeal. Fusing together the sounds of Soul and Reggae with a Hip-hop attitude, the White Tiger Society experience invokes a collaborative movement between writers, artists and producers with a shared interest in classic song writing, live instrumentation and great production. The upcoming EP, “Sound of the White Tiger”, will be released in 2016 and features a guest appearance by Stephen Marley. It will be followed by an album with a few more surprises planned.

Introducing Shade Jenifer

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R&B crooner Shade Jenifer is the newest breakout artist from the DMV based DYMG Entertainment label. Current heartthrob to masses of estrogenic teenagers, Shade is an artist in every sense of the world. Born into a musical family he plays the piano, saxophone, drums, produces his own music and boasts the agility of a world class gymnast.
Since joining forces with DYMG and DJ Young Music via a Twitter contest, Shade has performed in front of thousands, even joining the stage with renowned vocalist Ginuwine and watched his social media presence soar to new heights.
Far removed from the studio basement that instilled his internal fire and determination to succeed as an artist, Shade’s self-titled debut is a fitting testament to a young man making his mark in the music industry.
“Ain’t No Problem,” fittingly the lead single from the album, is quickly gaining momentum for the DMV’s newest rising star.

Phife Dawg – Nutshell (Prod. by J Dilla)

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The family of Malik I. Taylor, also known as Phife (A Tribe Called Quest), have decided to see his wishes through, and release music that he had been recording for his new album, Give Thanks, up until his untimely passing. His wife, Deisha, says, “Phife loved his fans, and was so excited for them to hear his new music. I feel like he would have wanted it this way.” She, along with his longtime friend and manager, Dion Liverpool, decided to debut his J Dilla produced (estate licensed) single, “Nutshell.” Dion Liverpool added, “The single displays Phife’s legendary wordplay as he describes himself, in a nutshell, so to speak.”


On Tuesday April 5th, “Nutshell” will debut exclusively on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro Darden, and the single will simultaneously be available on iTunes. The video (directed by Tony Reames) will debut worldwide at The Celebration of Phife (invite only) on Tuesday, April 5th at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Revolt will be live streaming the event.

The family will be donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the song to two organizations that were close to Phife’s heart, the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation. “Malik had always wanted to use his voice to raise awareness and formally educate young people about diabetes, so we think this is the perfect way to honor him and contribute. This will be an ongoing relationship with these two great organizations,” said his family.

“The American Diabetes Association offers our sincere condolences to Phife Dawg’s family and fans during this difficult time,” said Kevin L. Hagan, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “During his lifetime, Phife worked to educate young people about diabetes. We are honored and grateful that Phife’s family has chosen to continue his legacy by supporting the Association’s mission and ongoing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and its burdens.”

“The National Kidney Foundation is proud to partner with Phife’s family and to be part of his continuing music legacy. Phife’s struggle with kidney disease was not an isolated one – 26 million people in the U.S. have kidney disease and, sadly, most don’t know it. Through efforts like these, we’re able to reach more people with the lifesaving message of early detection, to call for more living kidney donations, and to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health. We’re grateful to the family for choosing the National Kidney Foundation as a partner in this project,” said Kevin Longino, CEO National Kidney Foundation.

Audio: Big Sean & Jhene Aiko – Selfish

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“Selfish” is the first single from the debut group EP “TWENTY88” from rapper Big Sean and singer Jhené Aiko which was performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on On March 31st. The album includes the sole guest appearances from the R&B group K-Ci & JoJo, and recording artist and producer Detail. The production on this project was handled by Da Internz, Detail, KeY Wane, Tommy Brown, Sidney Swift, Cam O’bi and Flippa.

Introducing Justine Skye

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Justine Skye tagged along with her mother, an entertainment lawyer, to a music panel held by performance rights organization BMI. During the question-and-answer session, Justine surprised everyone in attendance by asking to sing. In front of various music executives, she performed a cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold.” The Brooklyn native subsequently took singing lessons and honed her songwriting, then worked with August Rigo (Justin Bieber, One Direction, Musiq Soulchild) and Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Diddy, August Alsina). Their sessions led to Everyday Living, a confident contemporary R&B EP released on Atlantic in August 2013. The brief collection featured a cover of Aaliyah’s “I Don’t Wanna.” In August 2014, Justine returned with the slow-jam single “Collide,” a DJ Mustard production that involved a guest verse from Tyga.

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