Jay Sean-The Mistress Mixtape


Not our usual fare, but I have a suspicion that this mixtape may just return Jay Sean to a better critical standing in the minds of R&B fans. His career has taken a clear turn in the pop direction since his move to Cash Money, and whilst that’s certainly opened him up to a new (and lucrative) fanbase, it’s done so at the expense of his own musical quality and originality.

The release of the title track last week offered real hope of a return to some smooth R&B fare: there’s no denying Jay Sean has some real ability when he picks the right style, and hence this could become quite an important release in the R&B calendar. Couple of noteworthy features too, including an appearance from Lupe Fiasco, and without further ado you can grab the project for free below.

Jay Sean-The Mistress

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R&B Fridays: Episode 116


Is R&B currently suffering from one of its worst recessions? Outside of a few upcoming stars (Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and others) there hasn’t been much in terms of consistent quality, and outside of the aforementioned two artists, it’s increasingly difficult to see where the recovery will come from.

However, one of the few artists in recent years to really come away with credit recently released a free album, as The-Dream dropped off a new project, and even if R&B is struggling, soul season is underway with debut visuals from John West and the latest single from Goapele.

Click below for this week’s six pack, and see if an R&B comeback is on the cards.
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R&B Fridays: Episode 98


I’ve turned up late to the party once again, so I’m not going to mess you around with a long intro here. That’s helped by only having one relevant and noteworthy post from the week gone by, that being Erin Christine’s latest single.

Click below to fill your empty stomachs with R&B/pop/soul nourishment.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 86


All good things come to an end, and my recent run of posting these on time has been broken. The football fans out there will also note that another streak was broken today, but we are NOT getting into that.

A quick round-up from the week gone by: UK upcomer Talay Riley grabs Wretch 32 for a remix of his single, Timbaland’s latest weekly instalment, Trey Songz’s take on Chris Brown’s latest single, and finally a medley of incredible Michael Jackson covers from the fantastic Patrick Stump.

Lots of big names in this week’s episode, and many that will certainly catch your mainstream eyes. Click below for a sweet-smelling blast of R&B to your sweaty, sweaty face.
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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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R&B Fridays: Episode 84


No recap this week thanks to a temperamental hard drive, but R&B Fridays actually makes it out on a Friday for the second consecutive week, which is a pretty big victory.

Lots of remixes and rappers popping up this week, with some huge names coming through with some very unexpected pop and R&B remixes. More than enough original material too though, making this a very diverse episode that’ll satisfy the vast majority of you grubby little folk.

Click on and let me be the Snoop to your Cameron, though R&B/pop probably isn’t the same as marijuana…probably.
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Alesha Dixon-Every Little Part Of Me ft. Jay Sean [Video]

Here are the visuals for the brand new single from Alesha Dixon and Jay Sean. A little bit surprised to see this hadn’t been featured in one of Ajay’s R&B Fridays, I can only assume decent audio for this hasn’t dropped yet, or it’s just one of those songs that has simply slipped through the OTU net. Either way I’m sure he’ll source some audio of this for you in the future (if he’s not too busy from his current day job strawberry picking).

I wasn’t expecting to, but I’m liking this rather club-friendly song. Accompanied with these smooth visuals I can certainly see it being somewhat of a hit. Definitely should get some decent airplay at the very least.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 75


A more digestable episode this week, which makes a nice change for us all having had a few extended instalments in recent weeks.

Outside of this episode, it’s been a fairly quiet week for R&B, with just the three notables: a video for Rihanna and Drake’s collaboration, new music from UK upcomer Talay Riley, and the latest drop from Trey Songz’s upcoming mixtape.

Click below for the 75th instalment of R&B’s favourite weekly episodical.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 72


Plenty to recap from the past week: Behind-the-scenes with Rihanna and Drake, new visuals from Nicki Minaj, a video for Dirty Money and Drake’s collabo, three mastered tracks from Ciara/Usher, Akon and Nicole Scherzinger, and finally the finished version of Jamie Foxx and Drake’s fantastic Fall For Your Type.

Click on for this week’s R&B fix.
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Breathe Carolina Cover Jay Sean's Down


Ah Punk Goes Pop. It’s becoming quite the legendary series, and the next instalment is only a few weeks away. The one thing that tends to ruin these albums is that the tracks sound really good for the first two-thirds of the song, and then for some reason end up with screaming and growling. Er, why? It’s supposed to be punk goes pop, not metal.

Anyway, whilst this is no different, the growling is extremely minimal and doesn’t last too long. The rest of the track is actually pretty decent, and isn’t really too different to the original as it’s pretty poppy and doesn’t have much by way of guitars. Definitely one to check out, though you’d be forgiven for skipping the last quarter of the song.

Breathe Carolina-Down (Jay Sean Cover)

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Lil' Wayne and Jay Sean-That Ain't Me


Last one we’ll post from this album, which was digitally released (and ‘released’ a few days ago) today and physically released in early October.

Jay Sean comes through with a great hook on this track, which works overall as a fairly motivational effort. A triumphant, powerful beat takes the majority of the responsiblity for giving this one a positive feel, whilst Wayne comes with a fairly standard verse.

Lil’ Wayne-That Ain’t Me ft. Jay Sean

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Jay Sean/Nicki Minaj - 2012 [Video]

Visuals for a very decent Jay Sean track which is accompanied by a very good Nicki Minaj verse, really like her flow on this. I’ll be honest, the video itself bored me, but I know an awful lot of you females are in love with Jay Sean – so I imagine you won’t be bored.

Audio over —–> here.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 60


I REALLY need to remember to do these. I prepare them all week, setting up playlists and filtering songs, but come Friday I end up being massively distracted and completely forget all my hard work.

You’ll forgive me after the click though, of that I’m sure. I’ve made sure all the big hitters are involved in this milestone episode. Don’t believe me? Prepare to look (even more) like a fool.

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Upcoming Album/Single Artwork

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Jay Sean - The Making Of '2012' [Video]

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R&B Fridays: Episode 58


Let’s be honest here, my comeback was never going to feel complete until I dropped one of these. Indi’s done a cracking job over the last few weeks, keeping the R&B Fridays standards high and giving you all your weekly dose of R&B.

Taking 3 weeks away from new music (it’s taking forever to catch up…) has given me a clear head and fresh perspective on each of the tracks this week (admittedly, I’ve become less critical as a result!), so click on and grab some R&B from big names and newcomers alike. Do it. NOW.

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Jay Sean - 2012


You’re probably wondering why I didn’t keep this for tonight’s upcoming R&B Friday, well the reason for that is simply because I am struggling to narrow down this tracks to an acceptable number for you, such is the quality of the songs at my disposal this week. This one didn’t make the cut purely because it has a couple of DJ tags on it. Best Jay Sean track I’ve heard in a while tbh.

Enjoy this one for now, you’re in for a treat tonight.

Jay Sean – 2012

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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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New Jay Sean & Lil Jon


Now I’m not fan of Lil Jon but this is a great track, produced by David Guetta so you know this is going to be a club hit – very minimal Lil Jon on this anyway. You may remember a demo of this track being let loose by Ajay a while back, it was good then and even better now. This will certainly be in my playlist for a while and yours too I suspect. Go get it below.

Lil Jon – What A Night ft. Jay Sean

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Mary J. Blige and Jay Sean-Each Tear Video

If you would like to watch this video, then watch it. If not, then find something else on here to enjoy. I’m too tired to reel you all in.

Audio here.

I need to stop writing these at 4am (although you’re not getting it ’til 10.30am).

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R&B Fridays: Episode 40


40 episodes. Wow.

Click on for a 21-track barrage of music, including new music from Lloyd, Jagged Edge, Cheryl Cole and a stunner from R. Kelly. Before you do all that, make sure you check out the R&B Throwback I dropped earlier this week from Sterling Simms. Done that? Good.

FYI, Megan Fox has absolutely nothing to do with this episode. She just came for the 40th episode celebrations.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 39


For the first time in a few weeks, I’m not rushing to get this done. As great as that is for me, for you it means I’ve gathered a great deal of material and carefully sifted through it all to deliver the best stuff. Not only that, but I’ve offered a little more in terms of track reviews than in recent times. I’m alright like that.

Big names, small names, new names and old names contribute as ever to bring your weekly dose of R&B. I don’t see any reason to not grab the vast majority of the 18 tracks on offer, and as quality goes it’s one of the best episodes in recent memory. Click on to inject yourself with the goodness.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 35


Quite the range of acts once again, both in terms of popularity and age, with the boy Justin Bieber making an appearance as well as veterans Jagged Edge. Not too much range in the quality though: it’s predominantly good stuff as I’ve taken time to root out (most of) the poor stuff. Any crap stuff is just there to make the rest look better.

I’ve been listening to a lot of R&B this week, so click on to sort yourself out for the coming week.

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Ahh Twork

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Kevin Rudolf, Jay Sean, Birdman and Wayne-I Made It Video

Visuals for the Cash Money collabo, and the first single from Rudolf’s upcoming second album. Audio can be swacked from here.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 31


Unusual episode this one. I actually had a vast majority of this material with me by the end of Saturday night and could have probably written an entire episode right there. There was a great deal dropped later in the week too, making this episode 19 tracks deep and in terms of quality it’s potentially one of the best yet.

Click below for new/unreleased music from Usher, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars and many more. As usual, a couple of newer artists in there too. Before you do though, be sure to grab this fantastic Christina Milian track that Indi liberated (and consequentially robbed from this episode!) earlier this week.

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Kevin Rudolf, Jay Sean, Lil’ Wayne and Birdman


Cash Money’s big hitters all huddle up together for a single. Wayne, his rock-minded buddy, his token Asian friend and a half-pigeon half-man collaborate for Kevin’s new single.

It’s not too bad to be fair, and I generally don’t mind Kevin’s material at all.  It’s nothing particularly original, but certainly worth listening to and it could be a whole lot worse as far as mainstream music goes. Will probably grow on me too.

Kevin Rudolf-I Made It ft. Jay Sean, Lil’ Wayne and Birdman

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Jay Sean Performs Down on Live Lounge

Pretty Ronseal. Jay Sean performs Down on Live Lounge, what more do you need to know eh?

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R&B Fridays: Episode 23

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A very different line-up this week to what we’re normally used to, but still bringing the R&B goodness. There’s an entirely free 14-track EP from the acclaimed Kevin Cossom in there too, so be sure to click on.

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