SEAN. C. JOHNSONGospel Neo-Soul artist Sean C. Johnson has announced the release of a new FREE 5-track project titled ‘Grateful’ which is due for release on 17th September 2013  ‘Grateful’ follows Johnson’s 3rd album ‘Simply A Vessel Vol 3: Surrender All’ and is described as a “Thank You Note” as a way of showing appreciation for all of the support he has received. Johnson’s music can be described as a fusion of old school Quartet harmony, mixed with a little Jazz, and Neo-soul. Destined to fulfill his purpose, Johnson is just using the gifts that he was blessed with, allowing God to receive the praise; truly becoming a vessel indeed.

Tracklist:
1. I Need It
2. No Never (Remix)
3. Thirty (30) ft Shy Speaks & Adam L
4. Shepherd Me
5. Silver & Gold (Neo Soul Remix)

 

AMEL LARRIEUX - ICE CREAM EVERYDAY

It’s been eight years since singer Amel Larrieux‘s last full length album and fans like myself have been making it the best way we can LOL. Finally at the stroke of midnight tomorrow, the wait will be over, her fifth solo album will be available to the world and judging from the snippets on iTunes, it probably end up on my Best Of 2013 list. Checkout the snippets and be preorder or be prepared to purchase at midnight.

Tracklist:

1. Afraid
2. I Do Take
3. You Don’t See Me
4. A Million Sapphires
5. Ut the Shhh
6. Berries and Cream
7. Danger
8. Moment to Reflect
9. Have You
10. Orange Glow
11. See Where You Are
12. Don’t Let Me Down
13. Trapped Being Human
14. I Do Take 2
15. Soon 16. Danger 2

 

LYFE JENNINGS - LUCID

Following this year’s releases of TGT’s “3 Kings” and Jaheim’s “Appreciation Day,” Lyfe Jennings  keeps R&B’s flame of return alive. Lucid is evidence thati Jennngs doesn’t just make R&B, he is R&B. It’s inventive, piercing to the heart, and more importantly it’s honest – which is exactly what R&B needs right now.

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings has unleashed his latest full-length, LucidHis fifth album in total, the project is Lyfe’s first since 2010’s I Still Believe. Included among its 10 original tracks are lead single “Boomerang” and standout selection “I Wish.” In addition to appearances by the artist’s children, Elijah and Phoenix Jennings, the set boasts a contribution from Jennifer Nelson.

Tracklist:

1. I Am
2. Boomerang
3. I Wish
4. College
5. Rock
6. ABC’s (Feat. Phoenix & Elijah Jennings)
7. 17 To A Million
8. When It’s Good
10. Winner

 

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After winning the best R&B album Grammy this year for “Black Radio,” the Robert Glasper Experiment returns with a new release that could easily put them in the running for another.
The Experiment — which consists of pianist and producer Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Mark Colenburg and saxophonist Casey Benjamin — continues their revival of jazz and neo soul on “Black Radio 2,” which takes the band’s rebellion against genre integration one step further.
Glasper’s array of famous friends on the album include Brandy on the laidback, yet addictive “What Are We Doing, and Jill Scott, sounding like butter, on the smooth lead single, “Calls.”  Other standout tracks include the Norah Jones-assisted “Let It Ride,” a groovy and upbeat track, and “Somebody Else,” which gets a boost thanks to the elegant vocals of Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande. “Black Radio 2” works because Glasper has comfortably picked the right artists to collaborate with. There’s nothing to dislike here.

Tracklist:

1.  Baby Tonight (Black Radio Intro)
2.  I Stand Alone ft Common and Patrick Stump
3.  Ware Are We Doing ft Brandy
4.  Calls ft Jill Scott
5.   No Worries ft Dwell
6.  Trust ft Marsha Ambrosius
7.  Yet To Find ft Anthony Hamilton
8.  You Own Me ft Faith Evans
9.  Let It Ride ft Norah Jones
10. Perserve ft Snoop Dogg and Lupe Fiasco
11.  Somebody Else ft Emeli Sande
12.  Jesus Children of America ft Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

 

THE BEST MANSome of R&B’s brightest stars spread some holiday cheer on the soundtrack to The Best Man Holiday. The 13-song compilation features newly-penned material, as well as holiday classics, performed by artists including R. Kelly, Jordin Sparks, Mary J. Blige, Mario, Fantasia, Monica, Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and more.  The movie hits theaters on Nov. 15.

Tracklist:

01) Christmastime To Me – Jordin Sparks
02) Someday at Christmas – Mario
03) What Christmas Means To Me – Fantasia
04) I Still Have You – Charlie Wilson
05) Christmas, I’ll Be Steppin’ – R. Kelly
06) This Christmas – Mary J. Blige
07) Shelter — John Legend
08) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Monica
09) Winter Wonderland – Emeli Sandé
10) Can You Stand The Rain – New Edition
11) I Want To Come Home for Christmas – Ne-Yo
12) O Holy Night – Jayda Brown & Jasmine Watkins
13) As – Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton