Remember Floetry? Let b3sci fav Freddie Joachim put this jazzy take on “SupaStar” back into your memory banks.Floetry – SupaStar (Freddie Joachim Remix)
At b3sci, if there’s one thing we love it’s cheesy pop & b. Elle Varner’s “Only Wanna Give It To You” is a class example of that genre. With a melody that sounds ripped out of a late 90’s Brandy song and a heavy little 2 step beat, “Only Wanna” will no doubt get you and your boo hyped. Also….. the track’s got a J. Cole feature on it, and with the roll Jermaine’s been riding, that alone is reason to listen. Fortunately for Ms. Varner it’s not the only one.Elle Varner – Only Wanna Give It To You (Feat. J. Cole)
Late Nite Tuff Guy drops a 7:24 baby making bomb with this new rework of “Come Inside Me”. It’s #B3SCIafterhours awwwyeahhh…Late Nite Tuff Guy – Come Inside Me [LNTG Rework]
Late Nite Tuff Guy (Bandcamp)
Thicke is back. Swagger intact, the smooth merchant delivers “Love After War”, the title track from his upcoming 5th LP. Our man Thicke on LP #5! Give it up one time for R. Thicke. OK, so how good is “Love After War”? It’s “pretty good”, it’s pretty standard Thicke, (which means this track will get any of our grown and sexy readers bodies movin’ on play one. We love you b3sci grown and sexy crowd!) For the not so grown and/or not so sexy, “Love After War” will make you feel like you are actually both those things and more.Robin Thicke – Love After War
#1 for 4 weeks back in February-March 2001 and co-produced by the legendary Teddy Riley, the “Stutter” remix featuring Mystikal (who finally got out of jail not too long ago but who we still wouldn’t fuck with) still crushes. This song (or really any song that samples “Passing Me By”) could be released today and be a top 10 Hot 100 hit. Joe’s comin’ for you Pitbull. #dontbelyinwhenyouretalkintojoeJoe – Stutter (Feat. Mystikal)
“Longer and Stronger” is track three on a new b-sides compilation of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings material being put out by Daptone Records next month. “Longer and Stronger” is a solid example of the powerhouse soul Ms. Jones has built her career on.Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – Longer and Stronger
“Cause we gon’ work work, we gon’ work work.” G. Forte links up with K.R.I.T. for the uplifting “Black Soul”. “Some Dreams Never Sleep” is due October 4.Gilbere Forte – Black Soul (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
Oh yes. Kutcorners brings the funk and the “hits from the 80’s” on new track “Diamond”. From the second you press play, this shit will transport you instantly to a dope ass circa 1983 Soul Train dance line. It’ll be you, Don Cornelius, and a bevy of fine females doing “The Steamroller” as everyone in the vicinity loses their minds.
Alex Clare, one of the dopest artists in any genre right now, recently cut this gripping (and we don’t use that word lightly) cover of “Damn Your Eyes”, a tune made famous by the legendary Etta James. It’s rare to hear an Etta song done so well, let alone by a male voice. Do not miss this one.
According to Wale, “Lotus Flower Bomb” is the first official, real, actual Ambition track to be leaked to the interwebs. The smooth, “call up your girlfriend cause its gonna be a special night” track is all sorts of major radio hit material. R&B dude Miguel Jontel hooks up an easy, sticky, stays-in-your-head type hook to complement Wale’s choice focused bars. Wale sounds focused. He sounds ready. Ambition is due November 1st.Wale – Lotus Flower Bomb (Feat. Miguel)
When Mud Hut Music maven and all around great bloke Ed Blow asked us to curate this month’s MHM Podcast, we were like, “YEAHHHHH!” Listen as we pay tribute to one of our ALL TIME favorite producers, Rodney Jerkins. Songwriting 101.
01 Destiny’s Child – Lose My Breath
02 Shareefa – Need a Boss (Feat. Ludacris)
03 Mariah Carey – So Loney (Feat. Twista)
04 Brandy – What About Us
05 Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me
06 Black Eyed Peas – Just Can’t Get Enough