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New Music: Sanaa Lathan featuring Dej Loaf – “Emotional”

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Sanaa Lathan apparently doesn’t deal with emotional negros too well.  The actress, who recently starred on the big screen in The Perfect Guy, just launched her music career with the debut single, “Emotional” featuring Dej Loaf and produced by Detail and Choppa & Sidney.

The song was inspired by a conversation between Lathan and Detail after screening The Perfect Guy where Detail commented to Lathan how emotional her co-star (Michael Ealy) was in the film.

Lathan took to social media to let her fans know about her new found hobby, posting:

“Life can be amazing when you step outside your comfort zone sometimes and say yes. Who woulda thought I’d have a single out,” said Lathan. “I’m thinking of this as character I’m playing singing this song. She’s my character Leah’s (in #ThePerfectGuy) ALTER EGO and her name is #BrownSugar.”

For her part, Dej Loaf stays all the way bossed up on her verse and doesn’t let emotion show while she’s trying to build her brand.

Check out the track below:

New Music: Rihanna & Chris Brown – “Put It Up”

rihanna-chris-brown-concertWay back when everyone thought Chris Brown and Rihanna were going to survive round 2 of their on again off again relationship, the couple recorded a slew of lovey dovey tracks together. Today the L.A Leakers got their hands on and released one of those tracks “Put It Up” that will surely make Chrihanna fans everywhere take a trip down memory lane.

Listen below:

New Music: Rihanna “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna delivers her second single off of her upcoming eighth album.
Download “Bitch Better Have My MONEY” from R8 on iTunes.  Pop the hood to check it out.

RiRi, can you get our boy AMG on the remix?

Big Sean delivers his best album yet with Dark Sky Paradise

BIGSEAN_0The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Big Sean‘s third album, Dark Sky Paradise, is now available on iTunes after a string of solid singles, music videos, and behind-the-scenes clips. The few songs we’ve already heard have already proven this is his most personal effort yet.

We’ve always felt that Sean has always been a rapper on the cusp of something greater than he is.  We’ve just been waiting on him to show out.

His first big single, “My Last,” was a hit, but most credited that to a banging hook from Chris Brown.  Kanye West put Sean on two of the biggest posse cuts of 2012 – “Mercy and Clique” – only to see him get outshined by everyone else.

He then released the most buzzed about single of 2013 with “Control.” Only, the song’s success had nothing to do with him and everything to do with Kendrick Lamar’s verse. Even Sean’s biggest single to date, 2011’s “Dance (A$$),” is totally owned by guest Nicki Minaj.

However, it looks like the rapper’s new album looks to change that trend. The 26-year-old’s third effort is a good record that finds him coming close to his full potential, in our opinion.

The album starts with “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers)” a decent intro that overplays the reaching for the stars metaphor. Things get interesting after that, as Big Sean holds his own with Drake “Blessings” and completely gets blown out of the water by West on the amazing “All Your Fault.” Yet, West is so swaggering on the latter, it’s hard to fault Sean.

He’s on his way.  Download Dark Sky Paradise  here on iTunes.

New Music: Jodeci – “Evey Moment”

jodeci-every-moment-2We just went back to the 90s with this one.  We guess waiting damn near 20 years for a reunion was worth it.  Jodeci is back!  Pop the hood to check out their new joint “Every Moment”.