SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: R&B VIBEZ
Wassup beautiful scratchers, we are ready to spread some tasteful r&b flava with the brand new selection titled R&B Vibez, a special gathering of rhythm n blues tunes from the past as well as some recent buzz-worthy r&b gems!
So , let’s start with Philly r&b crooner, Sterling Simms an artist that so many times bewitched us with his superlative vocal skills (several press considered him as Usher’s successor!!!). The singer/songwriter is also member of Knightwritaz, a collective composed by songwriters and producers: Marsha Ambrosius,Mario Barret,Oak among others. The first time that we stumbled upon Sterling Simms music was when he dropped the visual of his smash titled Jump Off featuring Sean Paul of YoungBloodz) and now we wanna resume a supa-catchy track titled Stuck In Traffic with the collaboration of Cassidy. Sterling Simms appeared also on our r&b selections So Solid R&B and R&B Vice
The mid of 2000 were surely great years for r&b music, infact during these years appeared so many talented artists alongside other well-known performers that contributed to spread quality r&b music . Radio stations showcased songs like Be Without You by Mary J Blige,Me & U by Cassie,Deja Vu by Beyonce,Pulling Me Back by Chingy and Tyrese…..Nostalgic times!!!! Well, do you remember Brooklyn native r&b songstress Megan Rochell? The beautiful and talented singer released her debut album You,Me and The Radio under Def Jam Recordings , tore up the radio with the hit titled The One You Need. It was a collaborative single featuring rapper Fabolous and masterfully produced by legendary producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins .
Former wife of supa-producer Swizz Beatz, Boston native ,Mashonda Tirfrere-Dean reached a considerable success with her project January Joy dropped in 2005 although she was into music biz since 97 collaborating as songwriter and performer with several artists like Monifah,DMX,Eve,Jadakiss,Cassidy,Lil Kim,LL Cool J. January Joy gained positive reviews thanks the collaboration of dope producers like Kanye West,Swizz Beatz and Raphael Saadiq. We selected the hot single titled Blackout featuring Snoop Dogg and co-produced alongside Swizz Beatz by Sean Garrett. Currently Mashonda is involved into LifeStyleHer project, a platform of lifestyle,fashion and beauty.
Erica and Tina Campbell better known as Mary Mary are a neo-soul/r&b duo with a gospel penchant that earned several awards as Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist, Best Gospel Artist,Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album as well as : Best Gospel Song for the famous single God In Me. We chose the spicy remix version with the rhymes of Atlanta rapper Jasiel A. Robinson aka Yung Joc.
In 2005 Mariah Carey released her tenth studio album titled The Emancipation Of Mimi launched by the club hit It’s Like That. For that full lenght album Mariah could count on the gotha of the production: B.Cox,The Neptunes,Jermaine Dupri,James Poyser,Kanye West,Scram Jones. We selected J.D remix version of Mariah second single titled Don’t Forget About Us featuring Krayzie Bone,Layzie Bone and Juelz Santana. A few days ago Mariah Carey released her brand new album titled Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse with importants guest stars like:Miguel,Nas,Wale,Fabolous and produced by Mike Will Made-It,Hit-Boy,Jermaine Dupri and B.Cox.
R&B tasters surely know the name of Luke James, but do you know that Luke moved his first steps as member of a duo name Luke & Q? Yessir, New Orleans native Luke James teamed up with Quinten “Q” Spears to release a great r&b single titled My Turn under the oversight of renowned team producers The Underdogs .
Brooklyn native r&b crooner/pianist Josh Xantus released recently a brand new track titled Car Fight produced by famous producer Patrick Baril aka Statik Selektah and featuring underground rapper Termanology . Car Fight is a smooth r&b gem with da urban contribute by Term rhymes!!
Back in da 94 when legendary r&b group Jodeci , released their promo single titled What About Us . For this selection we opted for a sumptuous treatment remix cared by Mr.Dalvin and Timbaland. Pick up ya headphones and press play!!
Oklahoma swagg for the r&b crooner Jarvis. After the release of his debut single titled Radio, pushed by So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, he collaborated with DTP records launching his sophomore single titled Pretty Girl alongside Ludacris. If you are looking for something really captivating, damn, this is a great return to the good r&b flow!! Jarvis last effort is titled Heartache .
On the selections Mo Rhythm and Stay Mellow Vol. 6 we recommended the sound of producer/composer Brandon Crumbly . Today we delivered anotha brilliant production from his project Bump Worthy: Music For [adult swim] Lovers dropped on April. We selected one of the best track of this selection, titled Peculiar Places featuring Brandon’s longstanding partner, the talented r&b crooner Trumaine Lamar. Grab it now!
Last but not least an extra-dope r&b production by Ohio native producer/engineer L.T. Moe ( Tony Yayo, The Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg, Chingy, Trey Songz, Jean Grae, Dem Franchize Boyz,Ludacris) titled Table Dance, performed by Bobby V , Smoke (of Field Mob) and Lil Fate. The joint is included on the compilation Disturbing Tha Peace
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