Mario Touches On Mental Health With New Single

Singer/Songwriter Mario's new song “Pain Is The New Pleasure” is the first single from his upcoming album Cosmos 17, and introduces the singer’s new approach to the R&B game.

Through the lyrics, the 30 year-old singer-songwriter speaks on overcoming a negative state of mind and the negativity of others.

In a recent interview with Billboard the singer relays that "The song is really about finding true happiness and I feel like that’s something that can only come from within. The record represents finding that space where you choose to finally love yourself and choose to make better decisions."

In a recent interview with Billboard the singer relays that "The song is really about finding true happiness and I feel like that’s something that can only come from within. The record represents finding that space where you choose to finally love yourself and choose to make better decisions."

NEW Indie ALERT! Che Ecru Drops a Hot New Mixtape- Buries

Up and coming artist, Che Ecru recently released his new project Buries. His chill and pungent vibes are worth a listen. He may remind you of another artist who you listen to on the weekend, but his style and creativity is all his own. Che is expected to climb the charts of Sound Cloud sooner than later, so be on the look out!

Let us know what you think in the comments of all of our social media. We're eager to see how you feel. 

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Re Lxuise is the Summer "Bump"

I think I used that right-- But either way, Re is blessing the indie air waves with a mood  filled with deep vocals and Brandy influenced runs. Her EP released with much anticipation and did not disappoint. 

 

Re Luxise is available on all streaming services, go give it a listen and let us know how you feel in the comments of any of our social media. We want to hear you Loud N Klear

Jake Aldridge Sets a Blaze with Single 'Fireman'

 

United Kingdom singer/song-writer, Jake Aldridge has written top 40 hits! He's successfully devised radio play all over the United Kingdom for his newest single 'Fireman'. Encouraged to write the song in lieu of his father's passing when Jake was just 11 years old, the song intertwines US RnB and HipHop while staying true to it's melodic UK origins.

Jake Aldridge is quickly taking over the airwaves and his new single is sure to please across the seas. Be sure to set your DVR to RoadTrip Nation on PBS this summer so you don't miss the songs BIG US debut! To keep following Jake, be sure to subscribe to his website!

Check out Jake's video to 'Fireman' below. And as always, comment below your opinions of the song to let your voice be heard Loud N Klear! 

August Alsina Releases New Song 'Don't Matter'

“My 1st actual single in a longggggg time guys,” he tweeted. “I’m excited to share this love!”

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Just a day after his interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith revealing his battle with liver disease, August Alsina release a new hit “Don’t Matter,” the lead single off his upcoming third studio album, Drugs. Get the single on all major platforms including iTunes.

Despite the recent news reveal the R&B crooner is not letting that stop him from his passion. Starting July 27th August Alsina will be hitting the road for his upcoming "Don't Matter" tour accompanied by Rotimi and Tone Smith! Tour dates are listed below:

 

NEW MUSIC ALERT! Missy Elliot "I'm Better Remix" ft. Eve, Lil Kim, and Trina

Following the release of her hit single “I’m Better,” which dropped back in January, Missy Elliott returns with a remix featuring the hottest female rappers in the game - Eve, Lil’ Kim and Trina!!

Missy Elliott - I'm Better Remix feat. Eve, Lil Kim & Trina Download "I'm Better" ft. Lamb: https://missyell.io/tt/imbetter

TLC- NEW MUSIC ALERT!

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Fans have anxiously been waiting for new music from TLC, the super group that took over the charts and blazed a path to becoming one of the greatest female groups of all time. Sadly, the song doesn't sound anything like what we have come to know the girls for, hit records. Have they lost their flavor? You be the judge and listen below...

As always, we want to hear you Loud N Klear in the comments section!

Mary J. Blige featuring Ty Dolla $ign "U+Me" remix

With the release of the second single off her new album, Strength Of A Women, the Queen of Soul Mary J. Blige teams up with Ty Dolla $ign for the remix of "U+ Me," giving fans yet another classic Mary hit!  The duet presents a refreshing blend of vocals and soul that is reminiscent of classic 90's R&B, a time when artist collabs actually made you feel something in the music!   

With the release of the second single off her new album, Strength Of A Women, the Queen of Soul Mary J. Blige teams up with Ty Dolla $ign for the remix of "U+ Me," giving fans yet another classic Mary hit! 

The duet presents a refreshing blend of vocals and soul that is reminiscent of classic 90's R&B, a time when artist collabs actually made you feel something in the music! 

 

Faith Evans featuring Biggie Smalls - "The King and I"

We have waited for it, and now its here! Faith Evans releases a new project with appearances by Lil’ Kim, Lil’ Cease, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, among others. “Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for [his children] Tyanna and Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold and extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions. This project is my creative reflection of the love we had and the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”    

We have waited for it, and now its here! Faith Evans releases a new project with appearances by Lil’ Kim, Lil’ Cease, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, among others.

“Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for [his children] Tyanna and Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold and extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions. This project is my creative reflection of the love we had and the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”

 


 

THROWBACK THURSDAY MUSIC MIX - JOI EDITION Vol.1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! to these records that have made a major mark in the history of music. 1991 gave birth to a plethora of amazing records that have had, even today, a large impact on how we function today as music-heads. From the fashion to the melodies; the 90's will always have a special place in our hearts. Below is the list of the records in this weeks music mix; if you feel the need to look at your cultural beginnings, lol. [you know you want too!] ENJOY!!

oh P.S. - In case you didn't know these records are 26 years old... im going to let that sink in lol

- luv joi


Chris Brown - "Privacy"

CB wastes no time getting to the point on the sultry single produced by D.A. Doman, and it’s all about getting the apple of his eye home for some alone time. The R-rated bedroom banger finds Breezy back in baby-making mode, seducing his girl with all the right moves and unapologetically raunchy lines

The singer gave the world a preview on Instagram when he released visuals of him and Brooklyn rapper Casanova in the studio performing the record.
 

Stream it here below.. 

Drake - "More Life"

It was back in October on his 30th birthday is when Drake first announced More Life,

“I’m off like mixtapes, I want to do a playlist. I want to give you a collection of songs that become the soundtrack to your life, so this More Life: The Playlist…All original music from me. You might hear some tunes from the family on there. Just really excited…And most people would like go probably take a break, but for me I just want to get right back to it. Be with the people again.”

6 months and numerous album release date changes later, Drake’s “More Life” has come to fruition. Premiering on episode 39 of OVO Sound Radio via Apple Music, Drake offers up 17 records for us to enjoy all year long. He’s not by himself though. Drizzy recruited the likes of Black CoffeeJorja SmithGiggsSamphaQuavoTravis ScottKanye West, 2 ChainzYoung Thug, and PartyNextDoor for this “Playlist”.

You can stream “More Life” below via Apple Music, or purchase on iTunes here.

Hello, World!

Nick Minaj Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne - "No Frauds"

Nicki Minaj, currently in the City of Lights for Paris Fashion Week releases 3 new tracks "No Frauds", "Changed It", and "Regret In Your Tears" under the hashtag #3PackFromPARIS. Nicki reunites with longtime associates and label mates Drake and Lil Wayne.

It’s unclear whether the tracks are part of a larger project, though Minaj has mentioned plans to release a new album later this year, or if its shots at Bronx female MC Remy Ma.

You be the judge, stream a preview of "No Frauds" below.. 

Remy Ma - "Shether" (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Get ready to rumble! Remy Ma has kicked off the weekend by lyrically obliterating Nicki Minaj with “SHETHER” over the instrumental to Nas’ 2001 Jay Z diss, “Ether.”

The new record came immediately after Nicki Minaj seemingly dissed Remy Ma on her latest song with Gucci Mane called “Make Love” where she compared the Bronx rap star to a Nokia phone, calls her jealous, a bum and a flop and questions her royalty in Hip Hop.

The Bronx female MC claps back though! Check it out below.. 

Gucci Mane Ft. Nicki Minaj - "Make Love"

Gucci Mane's prolific post-prison output continued last night with the release of his new single, “Make Love". The new joint reunites Guwop with Nick Minaj; Gucci notably appeared on her breakthrough 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty

Guwop and Nicki reunite on record for the first time in seven years with "Make Love," the first single from Gucci Mane's upcoming Droptop Wop project.

Minaj appears on the second half of "Make Love" to deliver a feisty verse that takes aim at an unnamed challenger to her throne, rumored to be Bronx native Remy Ma. Stream what Nicki had to say below..