Ciara Is A New Woman With Sixth Album ‘Jackie’ [Album Review]

ciara-jackie-coverFor the last year, R&B singer Ciara has been in the public eye for her personal life more than her music. Between becoming a mother and a messy break-up with ex-fiance Future, Ciara has become a new woman and her new album Jackie proves it. While the album’s lead single “I Bet” waves the flag of heartbreak amongst the controversy, the album offers much more than expected. “It is my favorite album I have made thus far in my career, and I’m so excited to begin my new journey. It is a new me, a new attitude,” she explained to Billboard. The album opens up with the high energy, hard-hitting oath to her mother titled “Jackie (B.M.F)”. The confidence, themes explored and profanity used (bad-mother-fu**ker; hence BMF), on the track showcase Ciara’s new attitude and confidence which sets the pace for the rest of the album. On the next track, Ciara plugs in Pitbull and Missy Elliott for another high-energy track titled “That’s How I’m Feelin'”. While the album plays on Ciara’s strength of filling the dance floor with natural club bangers, CiCi also provides smooth R&B felt bangers for the bedroom; “Lullaby” and my favorite “Dance Like We’re Making Love”. Before delivering Future-inspired ballads “Fly” and “I Bet”, Ciara picks up the pace with the smooth, attitude-packed track “Stuck On You”. Other notable mentions include the EDM-powered “Give Me Love”, another smooth pop-track titled “Kiss & Tell” and “One Woman Army”, a hard-hitting track made for the likes of a dancer. Appropriately, Ciara closes the album with a lovely lullaby for her son Future Jr. titled “I Got You”. Overall, Jackie is well-pieced together project that showcases Ciara’s growth as a woman. Although the album won’t make any more of an impact on mainstream media than the lead-single “I Bet” did, the album is definitely worth a listen. While TIME magazine applauds Ciara for “staying in her lane”, SPIN magazine notes that she’s stronger than ever, especially without Future. Ciara is a one woman army, mother, and bad mother f**cker! Overall great album that will please fans and critics alike!

Ciara – “I Bet” 

New Music: Jamie Foxx – “Baby’s In Love” ft. Kid Ink

foxx-babys-in-loveThey said the real fight was between Jamie Foxx and the National Anthem. After a few releases including the club turn-up “A Party Ain’t A Party”, the smooth DJ Mustard produced “Pretty Young Thing”, and the his first official single “You Changed Me” featuring Chris Brown. Today, Jamie Foxx returns to the scene with another single titled “Baby’s In Love”. “Baby’s In Love” is a high-energy, pop track featuring Los Angeles rapper Kid Ink. “So come and walk my way! roll up like I sparked that flame! There’s something about the way you make that face Girl is you talkin’ to me, woooaaah,” Jamie croons over the feel-good production. Based off of these tracks, I’m looking forward to new music from Mr. Foxx! Jamie Foxx’s fifth album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen, due May 18th, Roses features Chris Brown, Wale, Pharrell and Fabolous! Check out Jamie Foxx’s “Baby’s In Love” featuring Kid Ink below!

The Game & Dej Loaf Channel Bonnie & Clyde In “Ambitionz Of A Ryda”

game-dej“Ambitions of  a ryda-da-da-da!” In the video for The Game’s current single “Ambitionz Of A Ryda”, he and collaborator Dej Loaf channel their inner Bonnie & Clyde with an elaborate masterplan. After distracting truck employees with a wild cat fight, the duo rob a vehicle before collecting the money and getting away. The video is the epitome of the smooth single. Both the Game and Dej Loaf are preparing new albums for later this year. While Dej Loaf will be making her debut, The Game will be releasing the follow-up to his 2005 album The Documentary with The Documentary II. The album involves collaborations with Kanye West, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, Bongo The Drum Gahd, Scott Storch and more! Documentary II is due for release June 30th. Check out The Game and Dej Loaf in “Ambitionz Of A Ryda” below!

Miguel Returns With “Coffee (F**king)” ft. Wale

3febb75b9e1c603eb2d1e78df1617535.500x500x1After unexpectedly surprising fans with his three-track EP ‘WILD’, Miguel finally releases his new single “Coffee (F**king)”. Unlike the wild EP, “Coffee (F**king)” is a smooth, upbeat love song featuring the LA native’s smooth vocals. “Wordplay, turns in to gun play, and gun play turns into pillow talk, and pillow talk turns into sweet dreams, sweet dreams turns into fucking in the morning”, he croons. Wale makes an appearance on the track, “Emulate 50 Shades over Jodeci grooves! But I’m joking, I’m tryna sing your body that notion If nobody throw me a float, then I’ma drown in the ocean”. Miguel has been down-low since the release of his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream. “Been hiding out for a year. This time around I’m not playing.”, Miguel explained of the forthcoming third album, Wild Heart, due for release next month. Check out Miguel’s “Coffee (F**king)” featuring Wale below!

Madonna Disses Drake: “Don’t Kiss Drake. No Matter How Many Times He Begs You”

screen-shot-2015-04-12-at-11-27-03-pmThey say you should never kiss and tell but as we know, Madonna’s a rebel! Last month, Madonna rocked the world when she kissed Drake during his Coachella set. After a month of speculation, the queen of pop is speaking up! During a Q&A on Romeo’s Saturday Night Online, one fan asked Madge if Drake was a good kisser. “You asked the million dollar question,” she explained. “I kissed a girl and I liked it,” she continued. Later on in the interview, a fan asked if she would give a young Madonna any advice. “Don’t kiss Drake. No matter how many times he begs you,” she responded. Definitely not the response we expected! During Drake’s Coachella performance, the two locked lips before Drizzy blurted, “Oh sh*t! What just happened!?” Although he looked disgusted, Drake took to Twitter to clear up the speculation. “Don’t misinterpret my shock! I got to make out with the queen Madonna!”. What do you think? Although Drake look disgusted with the passionate make-out session, I believe Madonna knows what she’s doing! The interview includes some other gems on people Madonna would like to collaborate with, her forthcoming tour and more! Check out Madonna’s Q&A on Romeo’s Saturday Night Online below!

New Music: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea – “Pretty Girls”

Britney-Spears-Iggy-Azalea-Pretty-Girls-2015-1400x1400After weeks of anticipation, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s duet “Pretty Girls” is released! Since the duo revealed that they would be collaborating back in September, they have been teasing fans with snippets and insiders ever since. “Pretty Girls” is an Invisible Men-produced, summertime, pop-anthem made for the radio! “All around the world pretty girls! Wipe the floor with all the boys! Pour the drinks, bring the noise! We just so pretty”, they spit over the high energy production. The video to the single was shot a few weeks back in Los Angeles. Following the themes of Iggy’s “Fancy” and “Black Widow”, the duo will be taking on 1988 sci-fi comedy Earth Girls Are Easy. Along with the anticipated video comes their forthcoming Billboard Music Awards performance! It has been announced that the performance “will surely go down as one of the biggest pop moments of the year so far.” It sounds like Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears are well on their way to summertime success! What do you guys think of this girl power anthem? While the video’s due for release May 11th, the duo will hit the stage in Las Vegas on May 17th! Check out Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls” below!

Rihanna, Pia Mia & Chris Brown Made It POP: A Great Week In R&B Music!

Pia Mia Turns Up The Heat In "F*ck Wit U"
Last week was an amazing week in music; the R&B genre specifically! Last week’s releases included Jeremih with the “Planes (Remix)” featuring Chance The Rapper, Ciara with her second single “Dance Like We’re Making Love”, Rico Love with the “Somebody Else (Remix)” featuring Wiz Khalifa & Usher and San Francisco’s Kehlani with “The Way”. Dej Loaf killed the game last week with features on R&B singer Elijah Blake’s “I Just Wanna … (Remix)” and Casey Veggies’ “Tied Up”. Amongst all of these releases came exclusive articles about Rihanna’s brand new snapchat, Jay-Z’s music/video streaming app Tidal and Olivia King’s ‘Souled In America’ Tour. Pia Mia also made it POP with her new summertime banger “Do It Again” featuring Tyga and Chris Brown! Overall, great to be back on the blog! Looking forward to another great week in music!

Story of the Week: Why Rihanna Is The Queen Of Social Media?

Song of the Week: Pia Mia – “Do It Again” ft. Tyga & Chris Brown

Video of the Week: Deorro & Chris Brown – “5 More Hours”

New MV: Deorro & Chris Brown – “5 More Hours”

New MV: Deorro & Chris Brown - Let’s talk party music! After meeting international success with his single “5 Hours”, Mexican American DJ Deorro plugged in our favorite R&B singer for the remix. “Five More Hours” featuring Chris Brown is the radio-friendly version of the powerful EDM hit as Deorro pushes for more success on the Billboard charts! “This right here is my type of party! Five more hours we’re just gettin’ started,” Breezy croons over the feel-good power production. In the video, Deorro saves Chris Brown and Travi$ Scott after their car breaks down in the desert. The trio then parties with a handful of beautiful women on their way to Coachella. Happy #ThirstyThursday! Turn up! Check out Deorro’s “Five More Hours” featuring Chris Brown below!

New Music: Pia Mia – “Do It Again” ft. Tyga & Chris Brown

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After delivering the visuals to “F*ck Witk U” featuring G-Eazy, 18-year old singer/songwriter Pia Mia releases her follow-up single “Do It Again”. This time around, the blonde bombshell plugs in turn-up kings Tyga and Chris Brown. As Pia reminisces on a one night stand, Tyga and Chris Brown pick up the pace with verses of their own. “Nice to, nice to know you! Let’s do it again! How we did it on a one night stand,” Pia croons over the upbeat, Nic Nac summer-time production. Currently, Pia Mia is preparing her debut under Interscope Records. Based off of the first two singles, Pia Mia is about to kill it! Check out Pia Mia’s “Do It Again” featuring Tyga and Chris Brown below!

New Music: Elijah Blake – “I Just Wanna … (Remix)” ft. Dej Loaf

Elijah Blake - When it comes to R&B music, this week has been a success. In addition to Ciara’s “Dance Like We’re Making Love” and Kehlani’s “The Way” featuring the Chance The Rapper comes Elijah Blake with the “I Just Wanna … (Remix)” featuring Dej Loaf. Fresh off of her collaborations with Lil Wayne and Casey Veggies, Dej Loaf sexes up Elijah’s already sexy single. “I feel good about this weekend … Oh sh*t this sounds like a threesome! It must be the Henny in my system!”, she spits. With each day, Dej Loaf proves me wrong! It looks like she will be making an impact on the game! Elijah Blake’s major label debut, Shadows & Diamonds, is due for release June 23rd! Get ready for the weekend! Check out Elijah Blake’s “I Just Wanna … (Remix)” featuring Dej Loaf below!

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