Leona Lewis ft. Childish Gambino - Trouble


Straight up the only reason why I’m interested in this track is because Childish Gambino features, a rapper who has had a supreme 2012. This collaboration has come a bit out of the blue and is set to be the second single from Leona’s Glassheart album.

A bizarre collaboration that doesn’t disappoint, Leona delivers some passionate notes (a song co-written by the excellent Emeli Sandé) with Gambino assisting with a closing (short) introspective verse. If you’re a fan of either artist you’ll love this; it’ll certainly be sitting in my rotation for a while. Only a stream below for now, but you can buy the single on October 7th on iTunes.

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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.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 48


So first Mediafire doesn’t let me upload. Then, my laptop decides it doesn’t like my external hard drive anymore. Then when they kiss and make up, Mediafire just won’t work for me. Annoying.

Anyway, lots of interesting songs in this week’s episode. I say interesting as a couple of them have quite pertinent backgrounds/accompanying news, which will definitely be of interest to most R&B fans!

A whole bunch of diverse tracks in this one, I tried to keep it as mixed as possible with 15 different artists, seeing as we went Bruno Mars-centric last week. Big names (lots of these), upcoming names, collabos, singers, rappers and more: they’re all there and waiting for you after the click.

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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: 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 38


I had 40 potential tracks this week. 40. That’s a big number. I barely have the time for a regular episode, let alone a 40-deep one, and it’s actually really hard to pick a set out of them. I’ve picked what seemed to be the strongest/potentially most popular 20, and I’ll try to post the rest up in a few days.

Click on for 5 helpings of new Usher, a couple of features from The-Dream and many more huge names.

EDIT:  I uploaded the wrong artwork for the tracks, and they have pictures of The-Dream as the album art. My bad, but I’m not re-uploading everything again. It could be worse :)

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R&B Fridays: Episode 25

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On picture duty for the 25th episode is a young newcomer who I am going to be tracking very closely, as he’s going to be huge: Bruno Mars was recently featured on B.o.B’s phenomenal “debut” single and is featured twice in this episode.

Leona Lewis, R. Kelly, Bobby Valentino and others provide tracks too, so click on and grab some goodness.

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Another Load of Tracks

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Once again, there’s something for everyone here. Big UK names Mr. Hudson and Leona Lewis make appearances this time around, alongside many others.

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Quick Blast: Leona Lewis

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I expect those of you who enjoy R&B Fridays will enjoy this. Click below to pick up Leona’s new single Happy, written by Ryan Tedder of One Republic. Haven’t had the chance to check this out, so this is a DIY situation right here.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 11

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Music from the UK and the US after the click, from artists such as Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Lloyd and Ryan Leslie.

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