There's a new R&B singer on the scene, and he's a young one, both literally and figuratively. Deon Young is his name and he's a Harlem native who's just been signed to Epic Records. Deon's a rapper-turned-singer/songwriter who first made noise on the scene at the age of 19 with his 2011 mixtape For the Love. Now he's back with another free mixtape, Forever Young, which features D. crooning on nine songs, some of which are new, like "Party Life," featuring French Montana, and some of which are previously released or remakes, like his reinterpretation of Usher's "Climax" and his versions of Kirko Bangz' "Drank in My Cup" and J. Cole's "Nobody's Perfect." No word yet on when an official debut album from Deon is coming, but Forever Young, which just dropped a few hours ago, can be streamed or downloaded legally and for free via either link below. (And if you happen to listen to it and think he sounds almost exactly like Trey Songz, you're not alone.) Oh, and a warning: some songs have a mildly NSFW language, especially the hip-hop syled "Blackin' Out."
- "Forever Young" mixtape stream/download (via audiomack.com)
- "Forever Young" mixtape stream at soundcloud.com