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Otis Kane Takes a Stand on New Song ‘Run’

Otis Kane has a word of advice for the cynics on his new song, “Run.” The funk-tinged production provides the perfect elements of urgency Kane displays. He warns the naysayers of an oncoming revolution while supporting the ones that’ll take part in the rebellion.  In the first verse, he sings, “You curse our names / […]

Smith Goes ‘Round and Round’ on New Single

Emerging singer/songwriter SMITH finds himself stuck in a merry-go-round relationship on his new single “Round and Round.”  Over a soulful, yet bouncy production, helmed by Jay Abe, SMITH vents about his frustrations with hitting a dead-end with his partner. “It ain’t been the same since you left / And the least you could’ve done was say […]

Sunni Colón Releases New Song and Video ‘Provide’

Sunni Colón needs just a little inspiration on his new single, “Provide.” He explained the inspiration behind the soothing tune in a statement. “Influences from Africa and Brazil, along with my musical knowledge of the ’70s and ’80s, inspired my new single ‘Provide,’” said Colón. “I worked through and arranged gliding horns and a bridge with […]

Khalid Makes RIAA History – Rated R&B

Around the time Khalid released his sophomore album Free Spirit in 2019, he was named the most-streamed artist worldwide on Spotify. Two years later, with his third album in the works, the R&B sensation is now the frontrunner in the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) contest as the youngest artist to sell over 74.5 […]

Jorja Smith and Sonder Release New Song ‘Nobody But You’

Sonder, the music collective composed of singer Brent Faiyaz and producers Dpat and Atu, has teamed up with British singer Jorja Smith for a new track titled “Nobody But You.” Over guitar licks, Faiyaz and Smith exchange lines as they try to repair a relationship that is on the rocks. “I wish I had the […]

Phabo Releases New Song ‘Slippery’ Featuring Destin Conrad

Phabo catches himself slipping on his new song “Slippery” featuring Destin Conrad.  Boundaries and restrictions don’t exist on the sinuously seductive track, which produced by Los Hendrix (SZA, Brent Faiyaz). Phabo explicitly states his feelings as he ensures his lady that she is the only one for him. “It’s getting slippery / Like water running […]

New Prince Album From 2010 Set to Arrive in July

Legacy Recordings has mined Prince’s music vault, with approval from The Prince Estate, and discovered an unreleased 2010 album titled Welcome 2 America. The 12-track project will be shared with the world on July 30. At a time when the nation is at another historic crossroad of brazen racism and corruption and defining movements to […]

Rising R&B Artist “ImSoMaleeK” Drops “Soul Shift” EP | ThisisRnB.com

Blending talent, an impressive industry resume and music that truly connects with a fanbase, “ImSoMaleeK” is a serious talent to watch out of New York. The Bronx native’s new EP “Soul Shift” just released today and serves as a lively appetizer for fans to chew on before he drops his debut album King of the […]

Legacy, According to Kierra Sheard-Kelly: Interview

Kierra Sheard-Kelly has a whole new outlook on legacy these days. It’s early Tuesday afternoon in April. The gospel vocalist, known to the world as the daughter of Karen Clark-Sheard of The Clark Sisters, is on a call with Rated R&B, detailing how her perception of legacy has matured over the last year. “Once upon […]

Miguel Unveils New EP ‘Art Dealer Chic 4’

Genre-bending titan Miguel picks up where he left off with Art Dealer Chic 4, the latest installment in his long-standing EP series. As the series’ tradition goes, Art Dealer Chic 4 features the previously-released R&B jam “Funeral” along with a cluster of brand new tracks. Miguel announced the return of the series late last year, […]