Game-Jesus Piece ft. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx (Snippet)


One of two more bits Game dropped off yesterday, in addition to Black Jesus, and this one’s the title track from his upcoming album with a couple of big name guests.

Not fair to fully judge based on this short clip, but there’s enough to get a grasp on the song generally. Game once again decides to rap in the style of his feature guest (there are many, many examples), this time utilising Kanye’s preferred type of delivery, and it just sounds a bit stupid as it always does. The production’s got a nice positive vibe to it though, and hopefully that will combine with the features to make the full version listenable.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 103


Better late than never eh? There are genuine reasons, but forget all of that rubbish: it’s here now, and that’s what counts.

No recap this week, so there’ll be none of your time wasted up here, and instead you can get to clicking below and grabbing new music from Akon, Lloyd and more.

To quote the mighty Brick Tamland, ‘OK, let’s go!’.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 100


Centenaries are a rare thing in many walks of life, so I speak for both past and present, writing and non-writing members of the OTU team when I thank you sincerely for your dedication to our online presence. Whilst various weekly serials have come and gone, this has stood strong for 100 weeks, so we genuinely thank you for your support here in R&B Fridays. Having been introduced in our very first week, this also marks our 100th week online, so thanks again for all of your support in getting us this far.

As it’s a milestone episode, it felt like the right decision to award Frank Ocean the honour of representing this occasion. I can hear your outrage: ‘why not a staple of the episodes, like Lloyd or Usher?’. Well, we like to look forward, and frankly (sorry) I feel he’s really going to dominate this series for the next 100 episodes, and deservedly so.

Click below for your regular weekly instalment: two days late, in keeping with tradition! I’ve also got a little extra something to celebrate the occasion coming shortly after this…
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R&B Fridays: Episode 96


Plenty of new material this week, in what has been a very active week for the R&B and pop scene. Well, that’s probably a half-truth as there’s only really the one post to recap on from this week’s posts, with the official visuals for Nikki & Rich’s breakout single with Fabolous surfacing.

Very interesting lineup in this week’s episode, with man-of-the-moment Frank Ocean lining up alongside such current luminaries as Chris Brown, Trey Songz and many more. No throwback this week as there has been quite a chunk of new material to get through, but there’s lots of good stuff to get into regardless. Click below to collect your winnings.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 85


To me, any time between midnight and 4am counts as the ‘night before’, so by my reckoning this is still a Friday night and hence on time. Don’t question it, just embrace it.

Short recap this week, with just the three noteworthy and relevant posts from the R&B/pop world: Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding’s collaboration got some visuals, a pretty interesting electro remix of Diddy-Dirty Money’s I Hate That You Love Me was liberated, and finally Musiq Soulchild came through with one of the better tracks of January, with his first single from his upcoming sixth album.

Formalities are now dealt with, commence your clicking as of right…now.

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Jamie Foxx and Drake-Fall For Your Type Video

I have to say that the Jamie Foxx version of this track has overtaken the Drake version as my preference. Unquestionably, Jamie’s the better vocalist and I think the novelty of finally hearing that full Drake version wore off quickly, as Jamie synergises more with the production and lyrics. That’s no slur to Drake as his version is undeniably superb too, and belated praise is due to Drake for one of his best verses to date.

Huge fan of this video. The atmosphere of the production is visualised brilliantly with a heavy focus on bleak cityscapes and empty rooms, with symbolism of breaking/shattering throughout, and held together with a dark colour scheme. When combined with a story that fleshes out the (underrated) songwriting fantastically, you’ve got one of the R&B videos of the year. This video deserves to be watched, and the accompanying audio is available at the links in the opening lines of this post.
(Also, is that Jessica Burciaga in the video? Falling for her type is understandable/recommended)

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R&B Fridays: Episode 78


Flying ever quicker towards that milestone 100th episode, episode 78 stops off at many of your favourite artists, having already done so a few times this week: we were given the new Michael Jackson video, R. Kelly then covered one of MJ’s biggest hits (as well as turning back the clock with some live performances), and Tinie Tempah unleashed his latest video.

However, it’s been the upcoming names that have really shone this past 7 days, with Jesse Boykins releasing the highlight of this week’s R&B/soul and Theophilus London adding a modern spin to Tweet’s Oops, courtesy of a Lindsay Lohan assist.

Cast your eyes and cursors downwards for more meaty (or soya) chunks of music.
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Jamie Foxx and Drake-Fall For Your Type


I’m really busy this evening, but had to post this the instant I got it. I’ve been waiting for this ever since I was informed it was going to be finished, as the original Drake demo probably stands up as one of his best tracks to date. He originally wanted it on Thank Me Later, but apparently didn’t complete it in time. As a result, there were rumblings Foxx was the lucky recipient of the track: confirmed here as he takes over with his vocals.

The lyrics, production and structure are exactly the same as the Drake version, though I’m not sure which version I prefer. Drake’s performance on the original is easily his best as a singer, and hence such a tag is going to be difficult to surpass, even though Jamie’s vocals are superb. It depends on your views/exposure to the original. Drake contributes a verse, but it would have been better to hear him sharing the hook in more than a background capacity instead. Great track though, fantastic little piece of R&B.

Jamie Foxx-Fall For Your Type ft. Drake

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R&B Fridays: Episode 70


Over the last 70 episodes, we’ve delivered music from your favourite acts, introduced you to some new and exiciting ones, and of course given a new lease of life to otherwise forgotten artists. To celebrate that, I’ve ensured this week’s episode covers all of that ground nicely, to keep everyone satisfied.

Not much to recap on this week, besides two big video premieres from Rihanna and Lloyd. Click on to grab a chunky, 20+ track episode that’ll keep you going for a while.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 64


Lots of material in this episode, and plenty has already been released throughout the week.

To recap: Trey Songz’s latest visuals, Khalil’s debut visuals, the official single from the upcoming Foreign Exchange album, Cee-Lo’s anticipated F*** You video, a fantastic cover of Outkast’s Prototype, and finally a new Trey Songz and Drake collaboration.

Oddly, there are some huge hip-hop names making appearances in this episode. Click on to see what they’re doing hanging around these parts, and what everyone else is up to.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 49 (Also, My 1000th Post!)


49 episodes in, and the fantastic material still keeps coming. The common theme of recent weeks has been a frightening consistency in the quality, as we’ve seen some superb R&B tracks being let loose in anticipation of the summer. Whereas previous R&B Fridays have been a bit of a struggle to fill/review, the past few weeks have certainly made my (busy) life a lot easier!

This week is no different, and you’ve got some very good stuff to look forward to in your immediate future from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Amerie and many more. Not as many lesser-known names as there usually are, instead we’ve got the more established names looking to make their mark. Click on to let them know if they got it right.

Edit: This is my 1000th post on this site, on the eve of my final University exam. Celebrations aplenty!

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R&B Fridays: Episode 46


Some very good music from new upcomers in this episode, and I expect you’ll definitely find a new artist to latch onto in here. Some stuff from R&B Fridays favourites such as Bruno Mars too of course, and plenty of it with a total of 21 tracks making the final cut for this episode.

Click on for that weekly R&B fix you’ve been begging for. Don’t pretend like you weren’t.

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R&B Fridays (Wednesday): Episode 41 Part 2


So here’s the deal. This is the stuff that I couldn’t fit into the last episode, but as I’ve got so much new material to post today (and I’m feeling lazy/tired), I’m foregoing my usual track-by-track analysis and just posting up the links.

Pick off what you want, and be prepared for an absolute massive R&B Friday this week. Why? Because I have about 150 tracks for it already. Yes, you read that right. Goodbye life.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 41


50 tracks. I had to plough through 50 tracks this week! Expect a part 2 post in the next few days as a result.

The crazy thing is that pretty much all of the tracks are from really big name artists, which makes this episode (and the sequel) pretty stacked at 22 tracks each (5/6 of the tracks were poor, hence a 44 total!).

Lloyd, Keri, Leona, R-Les, and many more are all waiting for you after the click. There’s some real quality in here (especially from Johnta and Lloyd) and this is possibly the best episode ever, so be sure to check this one out whether you’re a new fan or a regular.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 33


Similar to last week’s episode, this one contains a nice blend of big names, up-and-comers and some that we (I) haven’t heard from in a while.

We’ve dropped some R&B-related goodies throughout the week too, be sure to scroll down a couple of posts and check out the video for Usher’s lead single from Raymond vs. Raymond. When you’ve done that, scroll back up and enter the R&B room.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 29


The first episode of 2010 brings a nice blend of established and new artists this week, which makes a pleasant change from the recent R&B Friday domination by big names.

This episode includes a remix to one of my favourites songs of 2008, and other cracking tracks, coming in at a collective total of 19 tracks this week. There are a couple of names making comebacks in this post too, so be sure to click on and start the year off with plenty of music.

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I Should Get Fined For This


I’ve been AWOL for the last 24 hours, so I’m having to put together another catch-up post. Lots of decent stuff for you below (predominantly hip-hop), be sure to click on and make up for a quiet 24 hours in your iTunes library.

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Music

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A phenomenally original post title for this collection of new music. New stuff from John Mayer, Game, Jamie Foxx/Justin Timberlake and much more from loads of big names after the click.

I need to stop having to resort to multiple track-filled posts and post this sh*t up when I get it, like I used to. Bad habits eh?

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R&B Fridays: Episode 21

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Lots and lots of music for you in here today. Today’s edition is spearheaded by Lloyd and Johnta Austin delivering some real quantity and quality, with Johnta providing 5 tracks alone. There is of course more, including Trey Songz, Justin Bieber and others.

Guide your mouse to the red line, and feast on the delights within.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 19

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Unfortunately, this week’s post isn’t quite as packed as the last R&B Friday (largely because I’ve already dropped of a lot of big R&B tracks throughout the past week). There are some good tracks in here though, just not quite as many.

Click below to grab new stuff from regulars Akon, Ne-Yo, Lloyd and more.

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Digital Girl Remix

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Remember this track?
Jamie Foxx, Drake, Kanye West and The-Dream on one song? Yeah you do.

Well, somehow all four of the stars on this remix have managed to find the time to feature in a video for the track. Click below for the goods.
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3 Mega-Stars and 1 Future Star=Digital Girl Remix

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Drake recently hopped on the remix for Jamie Foxx’s Digital Girl, which already featured Kanye West and The-Dream on the original. Talent overload.

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