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Pass Or Play? TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine And Tank) Release Video For Raunchy Track, “Sex Never Felt Better”
With a title like “Sex Never Felt Better,” you would think the video was going to be a Not Safe For Work type of situation, but in the video for the TGT single, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank keep it PG visually, and rated R with the lyrics. Directed by Matt Alonzo, the men can be seen in the video hitting the stage to perform the track for their “fans” (aka, extras) in all black leather as the crowd goes wild. Later in the clip, you also catch a backstage glimpse at the men preparing for the show, and after the fact, dressed to the nines in suits and having drinks with some lucky ladies.
I would have loved to see a little more skin from these men (sans Tyrese because his hot factor has fallen thanks to his mouth), but Tank indulged us with a quick ab shot. The supergroup dropped the track and video to promote their upcoming album, 3 Kings, coming out for the fans on July 23. I don’t know about you, but we were over here jamming to the song, which despite a few questionable lyrics (“I wanna swim in it all night long”) is a must. Check out the video for yourself and groove to the song and let us know if it’s a pass or play for you. Enjoy!
And Don’t You Forget Him: Remember Glenn Lewis? He’s Back With A New Song Called “Can’t Say Love” (Pass Or Play?)
Throwback! It was more than 10 years ago that this handsome fella with his curly fro and chocolate skin caught our attention with his song “Don’t You Forget It.” That was everybody’s jam, right? He had been in the industry since the late ’90s, but Lewis finally got the most shine he deserved as a neo-soul artist around 2002 when he released World Outside My Window. But Lewis has been pretty MIA over the years, and we’ve been missing his retro voice and enchanting love songs for a while now. But luckily for us, Lewis has a new album coming out this year, called Moment of Truth, and has just released a new single from it called “Can’t Say Love.”
The track is about losing the love of your life (probably due to some big mistake or lack of appreciation, you know, the usual…) and knowing that you’ll never find any better or love anyone the way you loved that individual. It’s definitely a winner, even as a slow jam, and despite the time Lewis has been missing from the game, he hasn’t lost a step. Check out the track for yourself below and let us know if you think the Certifyd-produced track is a pass or an absolute play. Either way, we’re happy this hunk is back!
We almost don’t even need to ask “pass or play” on this one. This song, the meshing of Keys’ and Maxwell’s vocals is pure perfection. A stark deviation from the new style of music Keys has been promoting for the past several months, “Fire We Make” is slow, smooth and sultry. And now there a visuals conveying that same sentiment.
The video, set in a steamy New Orleans bed and breakfast, features Keys and Maxwell yearning for each other.
I do have to note that Maxwell and his lips are looking particularly scrumptious in this video. We know he doesn’t want to be considered a sex symbol but he shouldn’t dismiss God’s masterpiece.
Anyway he also sings flawlessly in this video so check he and Alicia out and let us know what you think of this song. Are you passing on it or playing the mess out of the track?
Because we don’t hear about Beyonce enough, Drake has given us this precious new gift by way of a song with the singer’s moniker in the title that has absolutely nothing to do with her. Confused? So are we. The most emo rapper around — arguably — has just dropped a new random track called “Girls Love Beyone” and it’s clear he’s back on that LL Cool J “I Need Love” tip.
Here are the opening lyrics:
I know girls love Beyonce, girls love to f**k with your conscious
Girls hate when ni**as go missing and shorty you ain’t no different
These days it’s hard to meet women, I feel like my love life is finished. I’ve been avoiding commitment, that’s why I’m in this position. I’m scared to let somebody in on this, no new friends, no no no no.
You know how this s**t goes. You got all these admirers that call your phone. You try to act like it’s just me but I am not alone. But if you’re alone, say my name say my name if no one is around you, say baby I love you…
I mean, he’d be better off naming the song “Destiny’s Child” since he sampled the whole chorus from their 1999 song. Oh and of course, you know he’s rap-singing those lines, although he brought along singer James Fauntleroy to help with the hook.
Overall, it’s a decent, typically emotional “I need a girl” Drake track that I’m sure will get plenty of play from the ladies — despite the odd name.
Check out the song below and tell us what you think. Would you pass or play?
As you might have suspected, due to all the recent interviews, Chris Brown is back on the scene with some new music. And fortunately, he’s leaving the techno stuff alone for a little while. Instead, he’s taking it back to his R&B days. Remember “Yo”? I still swear by that song. But I digress. In this new song, “Fine China,” Chris Brown is exercising his vocal chords sliding in and out of falsetto range with ease. Listening to the audio alone, there were definitely moments where I wondered if there was a woman on the track accompanying him. It’s impressive. Then instrumentally, there’s a funky bass line and violins throughout.
As for the visuals, Chris Brown is in Michael Jackson mode so tough it nearly slaps you in the face. Fortunately, it stops short of being a cheesy imitation and comes across as more of a nod of appreciation. The comparisons are far too numerous to list here but he does Michael’s high pitched wail, the video could easily be considered one of Michael’s signature “short films,” and the emphasis on choreography, though uniquely Chris, is still a nod to the King of Pop.
The story follows Chris as he and his Asian (remember Fine China) love interest hit the streets together, despite her father’s objections. Daddy is not going to give up easily though and things go from light-hearted and fun to threatening and dangerous. Check it out and let us if you’re feeling the song and video.
Soulbirds around the world unite: India Arie is finally back with new music!
It has been four years since the soul singer gave us a music offering full of love, a little heartache, and hope for better days in our personal lives as well as the entire world. On Thursday, India took to Twitter in what can only be explained as childlike giddiness to announce that she was finally ready with new music.
“Cocoa Butter” is, as expected, a soulful song about what the power of good love can do:
“My heart was bruised/That’s what happens when you use it/Ran into someone that turned it all black and blue/Its been that way for so long the sight became familiar/And then your love came in like a natural born healer/You’ve got a way of making it all okay…”
Didn’t I say she gives an offering? After a couple of failed album releases (most recently, she had an album ready called Open Door with Idan Raichel that completely fell through), fans were nervous that it would be another four years before she released more music. The fact that “Cocoa Butter” is going to be released as a single is a step in a positive direction.
India didn’t give any indication about when the album SONGversation will be coming out but for the sake of music, we hope it’s soon!
Check out “Cocoa Butter” and tell us what you think!
Justin Timberlake better watch out because it’s about to be a battle of the blond haired, blue eyed soul singers if Robin Thicke has his way. The “Real Househusband” who brought us tracks like “Sex Therapy” and “Wanna Love You Girl” is back stronger than ever with the help of two equally charming heavy hitters in the game, T.I. and Pharrell.
The trio’s new track “Blurred Lines” is everything you need in a spring jam and a refreshing break from popped a molly music. And let’s be serious, who doesn’t love T.I. in a suit doing the Bill Cosby? Thank you Robin #Thicke for this.
Check out the video and let us know what you think. Pass or Play?
If we’re lucky to make it to the last lap of our lives with that special someone still by our sides, there’s bound to be a fascinating story to tell. This is what Justin Timberlake’s illustrating in his latest video, “Mirrors,” the story of a young couple who grow to be an old one. MTV News explains that the video chronicles the struggles this couple, Justin’s grandparents, William and Sadie Bomar, have faced and even how one partner carries the memory of her husband with her after he’s gone. (You may notice that the couple are in the same room but they never touch each other.) It’s a reference to Justin’s grandfather whose failing health prevented him from attending his wedding to Jessica Biel. The video is not your average R&B singer in the club type of thing, it tells the very touching story. It’s dedicated to the couple, who were married for 63 years. Their names appear at the beginning of the video.
We don’t see an appearance from Justin until the end when the woman’s wedding ring falls off of her finger and Justin catches it, slipping it onto his symbolizing, perhaps, that he’ll carry on their legacy in his own marriage. Beautiful.
Check it out and let us know what you think. And if this is the first time you’re hearing this song, let us know how you felt about it as well.
Has anyone else noticed that Kelendria Rowland is quickly becoming the most sexually expressive former member of Destiny’s Child? She is not afraid to talk about getting it in. And in her latest single, “Kisses Down Low,” she’s doing just that. Though we told you about the track, back in January, Rowland just released the visuals for the song today. In a playful and colorful video, Kelly tells her boo thang where she wants him to focus, even pointing to her nether regions, just in case he didn’t get the auditory message.
Throughout the video we watch as Kelly goes through several hair and wardrobe changes. She even dons the same neon red wing she was known for back in her DC days.
Check out the cutesy video and let us know if you’re feeling the song.
Man! It’s no secret that there’s a severe lack of real R&B out these days. But R&B veterans, crooners Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese are fastening their capes to swoop in and save the day. The trio, known as TGT, have collaborated on a new song called “Sex Ain’t Never Felt Better.” And it’s poppin’, in a seductive, rock your hips kind of way. I’ve always felt I shared a connection with Ginuwine since childhood, (We share a birthday.) so it was good to hear his voice again. Really, no one else sounds like him. And as much trash as Tyrese talks on Twitter, his vocals are still on point. Then for the final verse, Tank comes in with a serious falsetto. It took my ears a minute to adjust but it was pleasant once I settled in. All in all this is a great look for these guys and if this song is indicative of what’s to come, I’ll be more than happy to listen and support. The group, which formed in 2007, signed a deal with Atlantic Records this past September. They expect to release an album later this year.
Check out the track below and let us know what you think. Is this a hit?