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too many new trax i'm feeling to save up for ilx to come back.

KALENNA! her solo career is on. "go to work" is ultra fucking ratchet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjOmppfKIrk

tiffany evans, of "girl gone wild" non-success a few years ago, is back. really feeling the beat on this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h_kGuuJYbs

dawn richard's just released her first official single on itunes etc - "december sky". only given it a couple of listens so far but i'm liking it so far...

elle varner "refill". bluegrass fiddle sample?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdFdnCPS71c

lex pretend, Thursday, 1 December 2011 21:55 (seven years ago) link

tap tap tap

i know you r&b fans are here

lex pretend, Saturday, 3 December 2011 08:31 (seven years ago) link

wheres that rnb joint deej was boosting

furnace mane, Saturday, 3 December 2011 10:26 (seven years ago) link

damn i never got around to checking the new thicke joint until now but i was grooving and snapping my fingers along to this w/in two bars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwFtfnUGJfg

also he has the best taste in women on the planet.

furnace mane, Saturday, 3 December 2011 23:28 (seven years ago) link

i'm very optimistic about this album

v-shasty, Saturday, 3 December 2011 23:34 (seven years ago) link

Lex! That Tiffany Evans song/video is incredible!

Evan R., Sunday, 4 December 2011 08:25 (seven years ago) link

^^^^yes

joey joe joe junior shabadoo, Sunday, 4 December 2011 21:23 (seven years ago) link

was this teedra moses 'luxurious undergrind' tape any good

joey joe joe junior shabadoo, Sunday, 4 December 2011 21:54 (seven years ago) link

didn't waste my time reading the whole thing but apparently there's a really dumb article about r&b and black people on cnn.com if anyone's in the mood for that sort of thing

k3vin k., Sunday, 4 December 2011 21:56 (seven years ago) link

maura summed it up
maura.tumblr.com/post/13744502447/a-short-list-of-things-wrong-with-this-cnn-article-on

joey joe joe junior shabadoo, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:04 (seven years ago) link

was this teedra moses 'luxurious undergrind' tape any good

― joey joe joe junior shabadoo, Sunday, December 4, 2011 1:54 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

yes. def worth hearing.

furnace mane, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:11 (seven years ago) link

didn't waste my time reading the whole thing but apparently there's a really dumb article about r&b and black people on cnn.com if anyone's in the mood for that sort of thing

― k3vin k., Sunday, December 4, 2011 3:56 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark

if the term "bedroom thugs" was used, i may know a guy...

v-shasty, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:12 (seven years ago) link

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Why don't African-Americans make love songs anymore?

v-shasty, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:15 (seven years ago) link

America suffers when black people stop singing about love

dayo, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:20 (seven years ago) link

if the term "bedroom thugs" was used, i may know a guy...

― v-shasty, Sunday, December 4, 2011 4:12 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

lol this makes you look bad not me

joey joe joe junior shabadoo, Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:22 (seven years ago) link

oh god j0rdan i'm so embarrassed for you right now

i already regret not just being 'some dude' again (Mr. Stevenson #2), Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:51 (seven years ago) link

guys...

k3vin k., Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:51 (seven years ago) link

i know k3v, don't tell j0rdan how disappointed you are in him. he knows.

i already regret not just being 'some dude' again (Mr. Stevenson #2), Sunday, 4 December 2011 22:58 (seven years ago) link

we must shun him now

furnace mane, Sunday, 4 December 2011 23:05 (seven years ago) link

was this teedra moses 'luxurious undergrind' tape any good

yeah - this was my favourite joint on it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Htb71DMP8

lex pretend, Monday, 5 December 2011 08:15 (seven years ago) link

wow yeah thats ill

joey joe joe junior shabadoo, Monday, 5 December 2011 08:36 (seven years ago) link

okay npr streaming the anthony hamilton album atm. Not really up on r n b myself but I'm liking it so far. Is he well regarded?

pandemic, Monday, 5 December 2011 10:09 (seven years ago) link

anthony hamilton is fantastic, have been looking fwd to this album - feeling the single

(can't be bovd with streams though)

lex pretend, Monday, 5 December 2011 10:15 (seven years ago) link

did many people check out the anthony david album this year btw? "god said" dominated by listening because it's such a powerful song, but listening back to the whole thing and the rest holds up really well.

lex pretend, Monday, 5 December 2011 12:06 (seven years ago) link

listening to the tia london album that deej was recommending somewhere - COSIGN! reminds me a lot of cheri dennis

lex pretend, Monday, 5 December 2011 13:30 (seven years ago) link

this Jennifer Hudson album is solid, really the record everyone wanted her to make the first time around and probably stopped expecting when she didn't

Mr. Stevensome #dude (Mr. Stevenson #2), Monday, 5 December 2011 20:03 (seven years ago) link

I made a short mix of some of my favorite R&B tracks of the year. Most of these are probably already familiar to most of you, but they're worth checking out if you haven't heard them:

http://rnbblog.tumblr.com/post/13645258276/2011-in-r-b-mixtape

Evan R., Monday, 5 December 2011 21:57 (seven years ago) link

you need a theme song to the tune of "r&b thug"

v-shasty, Monday, 5 December 2011 23:40 (seven years ago) link

i need to listen to that j hud album

horseshoe, Monday, 5 December 2011 23:47 (seven years ago) link

i liked j-hud's first album! it wasn't, you know, consistently great but its high points ("spotlight", "my heart") were excellent, and kept me coming back in a way that little on the second managed to

lex pretend, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 00:56 (seven years ago) link

first album was not bad but it was definitely in many ways a misfire and worse than that forgettable. by comparison I Remember Me is just a murderer's row of some of R&B's best songwriters/producers doing quality work (give or take a Ryan Tedder).

just saw this video on mtv jams for the first time even thought it must be like a year old, lmao @ the-dream's pimp c beard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX7m0W8fkf4

sandbox banned socks (Mr. Stevenson #2), Tuesday, 6 December 2011 02:47 (seven years ago) link

Wow wow wow at Anthony Hamilton's new one. Wow wow wow.

Evan R., Tuesday, 6 December 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) link

oh fuck

v-shasty, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 20:50 (seven years ago) link

Hamiltons voice carries so much weight, looking forward to hearing this.

Scotty Magee, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 21:20 (seven years ago) link

my professor just used "falltime" in a sentence

your move, shipley

k3vin k., Wednesday, 7 December 2011 15:58 (seven years ago) link

lol

sandbox banned socks (Mr. Stevenson #2), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:01 (seven years ago) link

i need to listen to that j hud album

me too

OH NOES, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 16:07 (seven years ago) link

i like this santell song called "yes"

http://www.vibe.com/posts/v-premiere-santell-yes-i-wanna-hear-you-say

i'm not like sure if this is really RnB or if it is stupid that i like it but i don't really care

surm, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 19:10 (seven years ago) link

so is mary j blige's album good?

uberweiss, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 21:28 (seven years ago) link

it is! so much better than i was expecting, i was not particularly looking forward to it based on how parched of ideas the last one was. kind of feel blige's reluctance (or just lack of interest) in committing to a single style or aesthetic makes it less satisfying as an album but there's this fantastic doomed stateliness about the best tracks here. "mr wrong", obv, is an amazing song once you get past drake (i just fwd through his verse now, can't even take hearing his voice). i guess my other favourites are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMBiwotpbjE

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5U2t2pdYbM

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:01 (seven years ago) link

that horrible dress she's wearing on the cover, though :( if you glance at the album cover in itunes or last.fm it looks like she's some kind of giant insect

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:02 (seven years ago) link

i cannot wait to hear the anthony hamilton. loved his last album

gucc_ebooks (tpp), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:03 (seven years ago) link

i'm excited about this album, i love mr wrong

surm, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:07 (seven years ago) link

the robin thicke album is also pretty good on one listen - it mostly sticks to one mood, this kind of lilting, light-touch, bossanova-tinged seduction soul, but it does it really well. and it's not as if this year's fêted r&b releases aren't all about doing one mood over the whole album too. the oddest moment is "never give up", which apparently samples an orchestral piece that's based on traditional mexican dance

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:10 (seven years ago) link

only thicke would think to call one of those soft, light songs "dangerous" though

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:13 (seven years ago) link

Why did I just realize Anthony Hamilton is performing nearby tonight (aww man, too late for me to change plans and go)...

Another Suburbanite, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:18 (seven years ago) link

the last thicke was a little too heavy on cartoony bossanova slow jams, but i will definitely check for this one because something else is still a minor classic to me

sockness, just sockness (Mr. Stevenson #2), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:18 (seven years ago) link

oh it definitely doesn't add anything particularly new to the thicke aesthetic, apart from "never give up" and a kind of saadiqy retro exercise at the start that he pulls off pretty well. i think the thicke persona is becoming more palatable to me over time though, can't quite put my finger on why. at this particular juncture an album that's so listenable is rather welcome.

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 22:23 (seven years ago) link

i like it too -- it's still goofy as hell, there's a hilariously odd but kinda fun protest song at the beginning -- but yeah it's very sunday morning, borderline jazzy background kinda music -- the song w/ lil wayne is the one that really stands out, oh and also there opener is 'something else' style soul -- i'm glad that there's no "shakin it 4 daddy" style songs on this tho

v-shasty, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) link

also did he just call himself a pterodactyl on "dangerous"?

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Sunday, 18 December 2011 10:39 (seven years ago) link

"Breath Again" is very good, sort of like a sequel to last year's "Skydiver." This other leaked Cassie tune is pretty good as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAZC7eJufw8

Like Cassie produced by Justice or somthing, but actually very listenable!

Also been feeling these random songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdcnw8-WjCg
(HELLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR3vRCXCsyY
(new Carl Thomas album is pretty good)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mv9RysqSB4

and the new SWV single is way better than it has any business being:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7DyeivNVJk

brains, Sunday, 18 December 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) link

Yes! Carl Thomas keeping the water drip sound alive.

Meek Mac Miller (Scotty Magee), Monday, 19 December 2011 06:11 (seven years ago) link

kind of bummed about the RichGirl breakup, but the solo tracks I've heard from Lyndriette and Seven are pretty good. Here's Lyndriette's single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdeB6cbRTJw

new Teairra Mari single:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA4OrfnGaKI

brains, Monday, 19 December 2011 19:42 (seven years ago) link

"tears on my tuxedo" on the thicke album is kinda ridiculously good

v-shasty, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:11 (seven years ago) link

i guess since his music is in a way very conservative and throwback, i don't think thicke gets enough credit for being a weirdo r&b singer like the way that r. kelly or even terius crossed over to non-r&b critics

v-shasty, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:14 (seven years ago) link

like this album is really ridiculous but in that way that keeps you on your toes and makes individual songs unique w/o having to be some sonic outlier or something in that way that good kells albums used to, imo

v-shasty, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:17 (seven years ago) link

"Love After War is terrific.

Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:18 (seven years ago) link

have you heard the Hamilton record?

Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:18 (seven years ago) link

yeah that is one of the best songs on here

yeah idk it kinda bored me but i don't typically get bowled over initially w/ those kinda albums

v-shasty, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:18 (seven years ago) link

"all tied up" is my fave off of the Thicke album

brains, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:19 (seven years ago) link

robin thicke is one of those people who makes life seem unfair. classically handsome, great voice, great songwriter, probably a great dancer, is rich. damnit

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:31 (seven years ago) link

AMAZING taste in women

k3vin k., Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:44 (seven years ago) link

One of my favorite performances of the year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKP4pDzt2JQ

Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:06 (seven years ago) link

robin thicke is one of those people who makes life seem unfair. classically handsome, great voice, great songwriter, probably a great dancer, is rich. damnit

― nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Monday, December 19, 2011 8:31 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Permalink

AMAZING taste in women

― k3vin k., Monday, December 19, 2011 8:44 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Permalink

yeah i was gonna say, you didn't even mention gorgeous movie star wife.

j0rdan otm though, there's a lot of character and playfulness in Thicke's music that people don't necessarily pick up on unless he's laying the goofy retro stuff on thick like on parts of Sex Therapy.

some dude (Mr. Stevenson #2), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:52 (seven years ago) link

the nicki & thicki letterman performance should have put paid to any thoughts of robin thicke being a good dancer

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:16 (seven years ago) link

after letting them sink in a bit i think i pretty much agree with shipz on the relative merits of the thicke and hamilton albums

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:17 (seven years ago) link

keith sweat!! this is doooope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Y9QMA9LX0&ob=av2n

k3vin k., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 06:26 (seven years ago) link

you guys are fucking up by not having that song in your life

k3vin k., Friday, 23 December 2011 04:53 (seven years ago) link

I have a song on my new album called, “I Don’t Know How It Feels to Be You,” and she and I were in the middle of an argument and she said, “Robin, no matter how hard you try, or how compassionate you are, you’ll never know what it’s like to be a Black woman.” So I got up and I wrote this song in five minutes.

i can't.

bayou goo, Sunday, 25 December 2011 00:52 (seven years ago) link

Listening to the new Mya album... It sounds very very very sparkly so far.

Tim F, Sunday, 25 December 2011 14:09 (seven years ago) link

omg @ that quote

macarena of time (step hen faps), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:01 (seven years ago) link

new mya album what? what? where? who? how?

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) link

wikipedia says it was released in april?!

would anyone involved in r&b like to do some basic promo at any point? apart from on tumblr

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) link

wasn't it only released in japan?

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) link

wish I hadn't read that robin thicke interview

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) link

wish I hadn't heard of robin thicke

macarena of time (step hen faps), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:39 (seven years ago) link

awesome album, y'all

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:42 (seven years ago) link

when xmas is over and i have time i intend to tweet the top 5 most lol lines from the robin thicke album

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:42 (seven years ago) link

i think now that robin thicke seems fully committed to being completely o_0 beneath the smooveness i can finally appreciate him 100%

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:43 (seven years ago) link

http://i50.tinypic.com/8zlor4.gif

bayou goo, Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:47 (seven years ago) link

he's a treasure

k3vin k., Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:50 (seven years ago) link

I lol'd at the sam spade line

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:50 (seven years ago) link

irl lol

unsure how to explain to my parents what i just laughed at

degas-dirty monet (lex pretend), Sunday, 25 December 2011 16:50 (seven years ago) link

robin thicke has always been o_O, like ever since "when i get you alone". i mean, have you ever listened to the lyrics of "lost without u" for chrissakes?

fireman princess (furnace mane), Sunday, 25 December 2011 17:51 (seven years ago) link

this is a guy whose first single contained the couplet "baby girl you the shit/ that makes you my equivalent"

fireman princess (furnace mane), Sunday, 25 December 2011 17:52 (seven years ago) link

over a fifth of goddamn beethoven

fireman princess (furnace mane), Sunday, 25 December 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) link

*slowly gets off the robin thicke bandwagon*

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Sunday, 25 December 2011 18:42 (seven years ago) link

j/k he nice

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Sunday, 25 December 2011 18:42 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6VLvt2ugtE

why does he keep rapping

Guy with deep but still obviously homosexual voice (brains), Monday, 26 December 2011 00:30 (seven years ago) link

idk, but that's a dope beat

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Monday, 26 December 2011 00:37 (seven years ago) link

<3 "compass or map" on the thicke

j crunchwrap supreme, Monday, 26 December 2011 00:39 (seven years ago) link

yeah I was feeling until the rapping started

the annoying this is it seems like the whole LES IS MORE album is gonna be him rapping, which is like..... idgi.

lol @ him repeating "gold chains" three times

Guy with deep but still obviously homosexual voice (brains), Monday, 26 December 2011 00:42 (seven years ago) link

why does he keep rapping

― Guy with deep but still obviously homosexual voice (brains), Sunday, December 25, 2011 7:30 PM (1 hour ago)

lol i knew who this was before i even clicked on the link

k3vin k., Monday, 26 December 2011 02:02 (seven years ago) link

I mean, the song is kind of corny but his voice is amazing

Guy with deep but still obviously homosexual voice (brains), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) link

Some seriously great, vicious storytelling going on in this new Bei Maejor track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z02glY0p7Lw&feature=player_embedded

Evan R., Wednesday, 28 December 2011 19:16 (seven years ago) link

i just heard a meshell song on the radio and can't believe i haven't heard her album yet. rectifying this soon

k3vin k., Saturday, 31 December 2011 21:34 (seven years ago) link

That Luke James track is solid.

lexferenda, Monday, 2 January 2012 04:54 (seven years ago) link


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