Chipmunk-In The Air ft. Keri Hilson [Video]

As I mentioned earlier this month, Chipmunk has been working with Keri Hilson! Another extremely good look for him and no matter your opinion on him, he is doing pretty unprecedented stuff at the moment. I just hope this opens doors for other UK artists.

Visuals are nothing to shout about and is rather forgettable to be honest. The song itself is another good effort from Chipmunk, with it actually being a better lyrical effort from him than he gave us with Champion. Keri Hilson gives us a classic Keri hook, and looks good doing it, not quite as re-playable as the Chris Brown collabo though.

Audio is available on iTunes now, with his new album being released 18th of April.

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Keri Hilson and Chris Brown-One Night Stand Video

Chris Brown’s really putting the work in with his recent spate of features, and here he hooks up with the ever-lovely Keri Hilson for her latest single.

Having not quite got around to listening to Keri’s recent album, this track is entirely new to me and I’m certainly a fan. The slow, sultry nature is a little more intense and passionate than your usual slow jam, and hence makes for a nice blend of styles. Both come through with very solid performances, which isn’t entirely surprising given their respective track records on this bedroom music style.

Video fits the song nicely, with a dark and steamy feel enhancing the lyrical and vocal vibe. Nothing particularly groundbreaking in terms of style, but it doesn’t need to be here and the video presents the song in a very good light. Naturally with CB involved, there are snippets of dancing thrown in throughout, and they mix things up nicely with the duo’s joint routine being particularly enjoyable.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 92


A pretty short episode this week, but with good reason. Recently, it’s become a bit annoying (for me, probably not for many of you) that most episodes are comprised primarily of pop music, and not R&B. This week, I wanted to avoid that, and hence I can say I’m genuinely a fan of this week’s episode, which I’ve not been able to say for a while.

Couple of big singles this week, including the first single from Ryan Leslie’s upcoming third abum Les Is More. Only really the two relevant posts from the week gone by, with the superb Jhene Aiko releasing her new album/mixtape for free, and Odd Future’s Frank Ocean dropping off a great piece of R&B with Dave Raps. Be sure to check both out, as whilst they may not be familiar names, they’re very much worth a look. Click below for the rest of the goods.
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R&B Fridays: Episode 89


Genuine reason on the delay this week: I wasn’t happy with the amount of good quality material as of yesterday afternoon, but the R&B/pop world has delivered in the last 24 hours or so to make sure that situation has improved.

Not too much to recap on from the past week, with only the three related items: UK starlet Jodie Connor released her newest single, fellow homegrown upcomer Jaya released a new video featuring two prominent MCs, and Mike Posner let loose of official visuals for his collaboration with Lil’ Wayne.

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Timbaland-Mentally ft. Lyrica Anderson


This week’s #TimbalandThursdays is upon us and this is a track that has me in two minds. On one hand Timbaland’s verses on this are filled with autotuned nonsense over an average at best beat. On the other hand Lyrica Anderson (what a name!) provides a fantastic hook which elevates the beat to decent status and makes the overall track an enjoyable listen. Click below to get hold of it.

Timbaland – Mentally ft. Lyrica Anderson

Bonus: We inexplicably forgot to post last week’s edition of this weekly series: it’s a track that features the lovely Keri Hilson, who (as some of you well know) can do no wrong in my eyes or ears.

Timbaland – You Lied, You Cheated ft. Keri Hilson

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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 80


Again, I’m aware it’s a Sunday…it is (or was) Christmas though, so finding a few hours to throw this together wasn’t really going to happen. I’m surprised there is enough material, given that the industry usually shuts down a little around this time of year, but it seems most artists are intent on continuing success they’ve found this year.

The week’s recap: Taio Cruz’s latest video, Chipmunk and Chris Brown’s much anticipated video, UK upcomer Talay Riley’s latest single, the mixtape debut of the highly-rated UK singer Bluey Robinson, and finally the official remix for Dirty Money’s Loving You No More. You know where to look and where to click for this week’s episode.
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Keri Hilson-Buyou ft. J. Cole (Prod. Boi-1da)


Sometimes in life you have to do things you don’t want to do. This is one of those occasions. In Ajay’s (temporary) absence, it’s probably best I get this out there as it seems a pretty big deal on the R&B scene. Beat-maker of the moment Boi-1da gets the nod for this one, with a strong J. Cole verse mixing things up halfway through. I can’t particularly comment on Keri’s vocals as I know about as much about R&B as Nick Clegg knows about keeping promises.

Keri Hilson-Buyou ft. J. Cole (Prod. Boi-1da)

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Keri Hilson-The Way You Love Me Video

Well, there’s no shortage of things to talk about on this one. First off, there are plenty of cameos: on first watch, I picked up Rick Ross, Dawn Richard, Faith Evans, JoJo, Polow Da Don and Lloyd. Always nice to see lots of artists coming together.

Secondly, I’m not sure Keri has done a video/song as ‘promiscuous’ as this one: there’s no lack of skin and, er, gyrating/thrusting. I didn’t quite pick up on it when the audio was released, but the lyrics are pretty ‘sexually honest’ too, and it’s undoubtedly her riskiest effort to date. Personally, I don’t think she needed to go down this route, but there we are.

The final point would be that despite the heavy sexual emphasis, there is actually some semblance of a story going on, which is respectable. It’s a shame (or not, if I’m honest) that it’s lost amidst a sea of smut. Audio is here.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 76


Whilst the rest of the music world seems to have taken a much-needed breather this week (album releases aside), there’s been no shortage of new and/or unreleased R&B and pop material in the 76th instalment of R&B Fridays.

The week has already seen a great new video from Tank, two new remixes from T-Pain, a captivating video for Bruno Mars’ Grenade, the UK’s own Chipmunk working with Chris Brown, another release from Trey Songz’s upcoming mixtape, Keri Hilson and Kanye West getting together for a new remix, Keyshia Cole and Nicki Minaj’s collabo video, and the unexpected release of a John Legend and Estelle EP.

Lots up there, and lots down below. Click on.
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Keri Hilson and Kanye West-Pretty Girl Rock Remix


What a lovely face eh?

Kanye and Keri hook up once more for a track, this time collaborating for a remix to Keri’s latest single. The original was very much an anthem for the females, and Kanye adds a typically masculine take on the situation, as his braggadocios lyrics and arrogant style are in full effect here with a range of catchy punchlines. Kanye switches up flows effectively to enhance those rhymes, and hence makes a worthwhile contribution to the track.

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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 74


Bumper episode this week, with 20 tracks making the cut. It’s been a pretty busy time for R&B, hence I’ve let plenty of big R&B/pop tracks loose early this week.

The recap: Drake’s full version Fall For Your Type, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s first collaboration, a diverse track from Christian Rich, Trey Songz and Keri’s remix of a Dirty Money track, the final version of a great Lloyd track, and some ‘new’ Michael Jackson music.

A lengthy catchup, and it’s followed by a big episode: click below to get involved.
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Trey Songz and Keri Hilson-Loving You No More Remix


Another track from the #Lemmeholdatbeat mixtape, Trey takes on another current hit and adds a very enjoyable twist, with the help of Keri Hilson.

I criticised his choice to rap over the Runaway beat, but he gets it very right here as his rapping style fits the soft production very well, whilst he returns to singing for a nice duet hook with Keri. Really enjoyed the original, and I have to say that this remix is almost as good as it: the only thing it lacks is the emotion Diddy puts into his verses that really strengthen the lonely, desperate feel of the track. Trey’s slightly ‘brasher’ twist on the track is still very likeable though, and worth a download.

Trey Songz-Loving You No More Remix ft. Keri Hilson

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Kanye West, Keri Hilson, CyHi Da Prynce and Pusha T-Take One For The Team


R&B Fridays and GOOD Fridays: all good things that are meant to drop on Fridays never do.

This is one of the strongest tracks in the GOOD Friday series from a production standpoint, with a great beat that is unlike any production I’ve heard from Kanye to date. It’s got an simple, dark melody that you’d usually hear on a Crooked I or Royce Da 5’9″ track, accompanied by some rough, hard percussion that would satisfy any hip-hop head. I think CyHi’s verse is the winner here, coming through with a catch southern flow that’s laced with some great lines.

Kanye West-Take One For The Team ft. Keri Hilson, Pusha T and CyHi Da Prynce

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R&B Fridays: Episode 69


Hopefully, this reaches you on time this week!

New singles from Keri and Rihanna headline this episode, along with plenty of other tracks from a range of talented artists. Before that, the customary recap: a great track from UK newcomer Talay Riley, Drake’s lead track from his upcoming mixtape, plenty of R&B-related artwork, and finally the official video for Keri Hilson’s Breaking Point.

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Keri Hilson-Breaking Point Video

Always a pleasure to get some new visuals from Keri Hilson, this time in support of her latest single.

The track itself definitely had an old-school vibe, and the video stays true to that theme throughout. Very fitting video for what is a defiant, confident and uplifting track. Audio is here.

It probably goes without saying too, but…DAMN!

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R&B Fridays: Episode 66


Full of big names this week, with contributions from Trey Songz , the new single from Akon and more. You already know what’s coming next…let’s recap on the last week:

A great new track from Gyptian, visuals from Rydaz-N-Rtist, a snippet of Chris Brown’s upcoming work, Kelly Rowland’s latest video, and finally a raft of performances from the VMAs.

I’m very proud of this episode. I’m pretty happy with almost every track, and as a result it’s reduced down to around 15 tracks. Very digestable, and hence easy for you to give most of it a shot. Click on and agree with me, all of you. Thanks.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 65


19 tracks from 19 different artists this week tells you that this episode is stacked with variety. Mostly established names too (at least in the R&B Fridays series!), so this is definitely one to be getting involved with.

As per usual routine, let’s catch up with the R&B week gone by: the new Rihanna single, Ne-Yo’s latest video, hugely anticipated visuals for Bruno Mars’ debut single, the official tracklisting for Bruno’s debut album, much-delayed video from Auburn, and finally the latest collab from Taio Cruz and Tinchy Stryder.
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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 62


The 62nd episode of everyone’s favourite R&B dose brings you a bunch of big names and big tracks.

Before clicking on, be sure to have a look through the R&B-related posts from the week gone by: a great collab from Sean Garrett and Drake, visuals for Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj’s Bottoms Up, the first single from Lloyd’s upcoming album and finally Jay Sean’s new video.

All done? Proud of you. Click on and reward yourself.

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T.I. and Keri Hilson-Got Your Back Video

One from that recent T.I. mixtape, and also likely to be on King Uncaged. Having some serious hard drive issues right now, so watching this video hasn’t quite happened yet, but I doubt most of you will need a second invite to watch a video with Keri in.

Audio is here.

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Bei Maejor/Keri Hilson - Gamez


R&B Friday followers will know that Bei Maejor is a seriously good artist, what you may not know is that he’s also a pretty good producer too. This track features Keri Hilson and is off his upcoming mixtape, uʍop ǝpısdn, which he not only wrote all himself, but produced it all too.

Production on this has that classic video game samples, which are always good to hear (especially those who are 20+years old, who can reminisce on these sounds)! The mixtape should be available to download within the next few weeks so look out for that.

Bei Maejor – Gamez ft. Keri Hilson

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R&B Fridays: Episode 56


After the success of last week’s R&B Friday, I’ve once again picked up Ajay’s mantle this week and have for you another quality episode.

Here we have for you some big names in Ciara, Usher, JLS, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Omarion and we also have for you some newcomers. Up and coming regulars of this weekly feature like Jackie Boyz & Rock City also make an appearance, as you’d expect by now.

So click on for a load of tracks that will keep you entertained until your next scheduled fix!

Edit: I’ve since received the official album version of the new Usher track (with a different, new Pitbull verse) so come inside and grab the even higher quality one.

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Trey Songz and Keri Hilson-Yo Side Of The Bed Video

I’ve been looking forward to this ever since catching the preview a little while ago. Trying to get this one out quickly, so I haven’t had a chance to watch it but I can’t wait to do so.

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T.I. and Keri Hilson-Got Your Back


Another leak from T.I’s upcoming King Uncaged album. I haven’t given this (or the other recent drop) a listen yet, but I really enjoyed/still listen to I’m Back and I’ve got really high hopes for both.

Whilst I partly agree with Indi’s view on some of T.I.’s verses being lacklustre since his release, I do think I’m Back was raw passion at its finest and he has delivered some worthwhile verses too. Hence, I’m looking forward to see what Tip brings in these newest leaks.

T.I.-Got Your Back ft. Keri Hilson

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Trey Songz/Keri Hilson - Yo Side Of The Bed (Trailer)

Here is the trailer for the upcoming single from Trey Songz, which features a lady I quite love, Keri Hilson. Looking forward to this video, looks very interesting.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 42


Sorry for the delay, but this was a hard episode, a busy day, and there were upload problems! There are 149 tracks in this, but I’m not going to lie and pretend I’ve listened to them all because I haven’t. The difficulty comes in figuring out the best way of shoehorning them all into one episode: I’ve opted to split up the stuff in .zip file ‘packs’ for artists who had 10+ songs, instead of doing part 2, 3 etc.

Whilst that should work for most, some of you are backwards so I’ve made a mini-tutorial on how to use .zip/.rar files here (Office 2003 or older? Click here). The things we do for you.

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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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