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Spring is just around the corner, so to kick off the month of March we have a special new mixtape for you! Teaming up with DJ Chris Styles of Sirius XM’s ‘The Heat,’ ThisisRnB bring you Fresh Radio hosted by Eric Bellinger.

This 60 minute live mix features some of the hottest R&B singles climbing the charts and rockin the clubs right now, from the likes of Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, Elijah Blake, August Alsina and more, along with interlude breaks from Eric Bellinger, who recently released his debut album The Rebirth.

Follow the jump to stream and download now!!

Tracklisting:

01. Eric Bellinger Intro
02. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & French Montana – Loyal
03. Trey Songz – NaNa
04. Tinashe feat. Schoolboy Q – 2 On
05. Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown & Trey Songz – Show Me (Remix)
06. Eric Bellinger Interlude
07. Eric Bellinger feat. Problem – I Don’t Want Her
08. Ne-Yo – New Love
09. Anthony Lewis feat. Billy Bang – Candy Rain
10. Elijah Blake feat. Rick Ross & The Game – Sing For Me
11. Eric Bellinger Interlude 2
12. Omarion – I Like It
13. The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (Remix)
14. August Alsina feat. Young Jeezy – Make It Home
15. Bando Jonez – Sex You
16. Eric Bellinger Interlude 3
17. Ty Dolla $ign feat. Wiz Khalifa – Or Nah
18. Jazmin Sisters – You
19. Rico Love – Be Like
20. Sevyn Streeter – Next
21. Eric Bellinger Interlude 4
22. Eric Bellinger feat. Sevyn Streeter – Catch 22
23. Danity Kane – Bye Baby
24. Maxine Ashley – Perpetual Nights
25. Kesington Kross – Gimme Your Love
26. Adrian Marcel feat. Sage The Gemini & Problem – 2 AM (Remix)
27. Eric Bellinger Outro

You can also listen to the mix on your phone by downloading the DJ Chris Styles app from the app store.

Enjoy!!

[ThisisRnB]

Posted by akonswils Filed in Interviews, Live Performances

Last night, DJ Carisma and Abby de la Rosa returned to the internet streets with a new episode of “The Cookie Jar.” The homies were joined by one of our favorite emerging artists, Grammy-Award winning Elijah Blake.

The singer/songwriter talked about his early start, how and why he began as a songwriter, getting a co-sign from Mary J. Blige and Usher to pursue his career as an artist. He discussed the reasoning and meaning behind his EP title, ‘Bijoux 22,’ shared why he feels “Climax” wouldn’t have been as big if it was his or another lesser known artists song, comparisons to Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, learning from producer No I.D. and he shared some details about his anticipated debut album, revealing that there will be alternative influences but it is still a R&B album.

He even dropped a lil gem by singing an acapella preview of one of the album cuts, “All Black Everything,” produced by Salaam Remi, which he dubbed his stalker record.

Watch the clip above, and hear the full interview below…

DL: DJ Carisma’s “Cookie Jar” (Week of 2/25 with Elijah Blake)

Posted by akonswils Filed in Interviews

During ThisisRnB recent interview with Kevin McCall they had to talk to the singer/rapper/producer about his Valentines plans, and he shared what he has in store for that special lady, whenever he finds her. With speculation and online rumors that he is dating model/actress Eva Marcille ThisisRnB asked what his idea of a perfect female is, but he wouldn’t spill the beans on who that certain someone is just yet. While there are things that will cause him to take a permanent bathroom break during a date, he sways toward the positive, not sharing too many turn offs.

Kevin just released his third mixtape Definition, which includes the bedroom bangers “High” featuring Tank, “Anticipation” and more. Stream and download the tape here.

Posted by akonswils Filed in Live Performances

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SOB’s infamous “Sol Village” showcase will be returning on Wednesday, February 20, presented by our friends at N2S and YKIGS, and hosted by Eric Roberson. This month’s hand-picked artists include, Latif Williams, Ahsan, Midian, Dez, Georgia Reign & Natasha Ramos

Over its 10 years, ‘Sol Village’ has featured artists such as John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Floetry, Dwele and more recently Luke James, Bridget Kelly, Allen Stone and Emily King to name a few. It has served as a cultural breeding ground from which young acts have broken into the next level of their careers.

Are you in the NYC area and want to check out these emerging artists? We are offering 2 pairs of tickets to the first music fans interested. Just email us at “contest@thisisrnb.com” with the subject line “Sol Village,” telling us your 3 favorite artists right now. Please be sure to list your full name.

Get to know the acts prior to the show here.

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Kevin McCall burst onto the music scene as the featured guest and producer of Chris Brown’s #1 comeback hit “Deuces.” The songs success led Kevin aka K-Mac to a buzz of his own, which landed him a record deal through Brown’s CBE Entertainment and RCA Records. With 2 mixtapes under his belt, and his debut album in the works the singer/rapper/producer is readying the release of his third mixtape, ‘Definition.’

My fam ThisisRnB TV recently spoke with McCall about the new project, and the direction he is headed in with his music today. In this clip the Los Angeles native shares what listeners can expect to hear on the free-project, how he has matured as an artist, handing both singing and rapping, why he decided to title the mixtape “Definition,” and more.

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Back in 2011 we introduced you to August Alsina with his “How To Love” remake, and subsequent debut Acoustic Covers mixtape. Fast forward to 2013 and the rising New Orleans bred singer is prepping for his debut album via The-Dream’s Radio Killa Records and Def Jam.

August is truly a genuine artist, with his own unique style and take on the music he loves, expressed in his own way based on his life and past circumstances. Late last week, we caught up with the 20-year old and chopped it up about his new buzz single “I Love This Sh*t” featuring Trinidad James, his upcoming mixtape The Product II, forthcoming debut album, why love is for suckas, and more!

Peep the full interview below…

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Posted by akonswils Filed in Live Performances, News

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February is just around the corner and that means the biggest day for love, to celebrate it, or scorn it, however you feel, is almost here. For those of you that are in the Los Angeles / California area, ThisisRnB is haveing a special event that will be a perfect way to enjoy this coming Valentines Day!

On February 14th, Sean Healy presents two of R&B’s hottest rising talents, Jhené Aiko and BJ Chicago Kid performing a concert live at TRU HOLLYWOOD. The elegant nightclub, located in the heart of historic Argyle Ave in Hollywood, is the prime location for a romantic night for R&B music. The show begins at 8 PM, and tickets are going fast!  Get Your Tickets Now Before it’s Sold Out!

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Posted by akonswils Filed in Live Performances

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A great song is a great song, no matter the genre. But, great artists with great voices can take any song, and make it their own. R&B veteran Eric Benet can attest to that, and he proves it with his remake of Alex Clare’s 2011 hit “Too Close.”

ThisisRnB is proud to bring you the first-look at his official in-studio performance video. Backed by just a piano player, the “Real Love” singer delivers a unique rendition of the song, adding stirring feelings of soul and blues.

Peep Eric’s heartfelt performance now below!

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Posted by akonswils Filed in Music

‘The Cookie Jar’ was back last night, following the celebration of President Barack Obama’s second term inauguration. DJ Carisma and Abby De La Rosa brought listeners back with what they needed with the one-hour R&B mixshow. They were joined by special guest, RCA Records artist Tinashe in the studio who shared a nice lil acapella performance, along with an interview.

Peep the clip above, and stream the full show below…

Posted by akonswils Filed in Mixtapes, Music

ThisisRnB 12 Days of Christmas (R&B Christmas Playlist)

With the holidays in full swing and Christmas 2012 just around the corner we felt it fitting to share a playlist of some of ThisisRnB’s favorite R&B and Soul classics. These should be on most of your lists too, as its not often a new song comes along that makes regular rotation. So, here are 12 must-play tunes, not in order of favorite, but what sounded good mood wise.

Stream below, and let us know what some of your favorites are too… Happy Holidays!

Playlist:
Jackson 5 – Up On The House Top
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
Boyz II Men feat. Brian McKnight – Let It Snow
The O’Jays – Christmas Ain’t Christmas
Jackson 5 – Give Love On Christmas Day
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Stevie Wonder – Someday At Christmas
Luther Vandross – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
The Temptations – Silent Night
Babyface – Winter Wonderland (*Bonus*)

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/12+Days+Of+Christmas+2012/80619788

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