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Best R&B/Soul Mixtapes of 2012 (So Far)

Thursday June 28, 2012
As these words are being written, 2012 is about halfway over, so it's time to look back at the best free R&B and Soul mixtapes of the first six months ... Read More

Best R&B/Soul Albums of 2012 (So Far)

Wednesday June 27, 2012
As these words are being written, 2012 is almost halfway over, so it's time to take a look back at the best R&B and Soul albums from the first six ... Read More

Album Review: Jill Scott - 'Crates: Remix Fundamentals Vol. 1'

Tuesday June 26, 2012
Crates: Remix Fundamentals Vol. 1 is the first in a series of albums that showcase the skills of various DJs as they remix songs by one of America's best and ... Read More

Album Review: R. Kelly - 'Write Me Back'

Monday June 25, 2012
R. Kelly's Write Me Back, which was released in the U.S. June 26, 2012, is the second straight album where he's gone retro on us and made a number of ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 06/24/12 Edition

Sunday June 24, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: Due to health reasons, Maxwell has had to cancel a short summer tour he was scheduled to go ... Read More

New Music: Jill Scott - 'Crates: Remix Fundamentals'

Friday June 22, 2012
If you've seen the about.com list of new R&B/Soul releases for June 2012, you know that a new Jill Scott project, Crates: Remix Fundamentals, Vol. 1, is due out June ... Read More

New Music: Pleasure P. feat. Tyga - 'I Love Girls'

Thursday June 21, 2012
It's been about a couple of years since we've heard any new music from singer-songwriter Pleasure P., or to be exact, it's been since October 2010, which is when he ... Read More

New Music: Trey Songz feat. T.I. - '2 Reasons'

Tuesday June 19, 2012
If R&B and rap are two sides of the same coin, then few singers flip that coin more often than Trey Songz. Throughout much of his career, he's not only ... Read More

Summer 2012 R&B/Soul Music Preview

Monday June 18, 2012
It usually isn't until the fourth quarter of the year that R&B's biggest and brightest stars typically release new albums, but this year's definitely an exception to that unofficial rule. ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 06/17/12 Edition

Sunday June 17, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: The NYPD has shut down the nightclub where Chris Brown and people associated with the rapper Drake were involved ... Read More

New Music: Joss Stone - 'Give More Power to the People'

Thursday June 14, 2012
For the past few years, British singer Joss Stone's been trying to establish her own identity, one that's separate from the young Soul prodigy image that had been crafted for her ... Read More

New Music: Tweet - 'Trouble'

Tuesday June 12, 2012
As mentioned here last week, the lovely Southern hummingbird known as Tweet is gearing up to release her third album, Simply Tweet, later in 2012. And as part of the ... Read More

Album Review: Usher - 'Looking 4 Myself'

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Even after an almost 20-year career as a recording artist, Usher Raymond IV continues to push musical boundaries with his songs, and his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself might ... Read More

New Music: Frank Ocean - 'Pyramids'

Monday June 11, 2012
One of R&B's more buzz worthy up-and-coming young guns is Frank Ocean, a member of the hip-hop collective commonly known as Odd Future. One of the reasons Frank's been able ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 06/10/12 Edition

Sunday June 10, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: Lauryn Hill was charged June 7 with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns over a ... Read More

New Music: Leela James - 'Something's Got a Hold on Me'

Saturday June 9, 2012
Although they had the same last name, modern day Soul singer Leela James and the late, great Blues legend Etta James were not close relatives, or even distant family. No, ... Read More

Album Review: Bobby Brown - 'The Masterpiece'

Thursday June 7, 2012
Since Bobby Brown titled his fifth studio album The Masterpiece, and since he's previously said this is the best work of his career, you'd expect it to be a pretty ... Read More

New Music: Bobby V. feat. Lil Wayne - 'Mirror'

Wednesday June 6, 2012
For the past few years, R&B singer Bobby V. -- formerly known as Bobby Valentino -- has been releasing his music independently, through his self-owned Blu Kolla Dreams label. And ... Read More

New Music: Tweet - 'Day Dreaming'

Tuesday June 5, 2012
R&B singer-songwriter Charlene Keys, who's better known by her stage name, Tweet, is slowly working her way back to the spotlight after several years on the down-low. Over the past ... Read More

Album Review: Eric Benet - 'The One'

Tuesday June 5, 2012
Over the course of the decade and a half since ladies man Eric Benet released his debut album, True to Myself in 1996, he's managed to establish a niche for himself ... Read More

New R&B/Soul Albums: June 2012

Monday June 4, 2012
We're not even halfway through 2012, but what will probably go down as the biggest month of the year for R&B and Soul music has already arrived. The two biggest ... Read More

R&B News N Rumors: 06/03/12 Edition

Sunday June 3, 2012
Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week: Brian McKnight, who's feeling the heat for a couple of x-rated songs he recently released, took to Twitter ... Read More

Free R&B: Q. Parker - Qgasms: Chapter One ... the Mixtape

Friday June 1, 2012
If you hadn't heard, Q. Parker, who's one fourth of the R&B group 112 is due to drop his debut solo album, The MANual, in 2012. He's already released one ... Read More

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