R&B Fridays: Episode 105


Being on time is the new being late. Or something like that. Gone with a slightly different approach for this week’s episode, as I sympathise with the mainstream folk who come looking for some party/chart tracks, and leave empty handed. I’ve chucked in a few artists/tracks I don’t particularly like, but will certainly go down well with the mainstreamers, and of course there’s still a healthy dose of music that’s actually good too.

Onto the recap from this week, and three noteworthy posts: Frank Ocean dropped some highly anticipated visuals for Novacane, Katy Perry released an entertaining video for her latest single, and most importantly The Weeknd dropped off some superb new material.

Click on for this week’s punnet of healthy tracks.
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R&B Fridays: Episode 97


Lots of slow jams and collaborations in this week’s episode, some of which are certainly noteworthy not only for their lineup, but also as they’re potentially quite prominent singles from upcoming albums.

Recap from this week’s postings: a new Jagged Edge mixtape, Ryan Leslie’s latest video/single, visuals for J*Davey’s fantastic Raincheck, and finally a very unexpected UK-US collab between David Banner, Estelle and Daley.

Click below for the 97th instalment of R&B’s most revered institution.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 91


Yeah, we’re delayed again. You’re all pretty much used to it now though. When we hit that 100th episode, I may just have to rename this to something a little less ‘day specific’…

Catch-up: delayed visuals for Usher’s More, the video for Yasmin’s Finish Line and an official remix, very enjoyable video for Musiq and Swizzy’s single, XV’s remix of Erin Christine’s Naked, and finally Wiz Khalifa jumps on a remix with Cee-Lo.

Lots of features and guest spots in this week’s episode, so get your mice at the ready and get clicking below.
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Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull-On The Floor Video

Two primary reasons for posting this: firstly, it’s a warmup for R&B Fridays (which should be on time this week!) and secondly, it doesn’t exactly require much brainpower to watch this sort of video, especially when J.Lo is looking as good as ever.

The video is pretty much everything you’d expect from this sort of song, with lots of energy and a superclub setting being the general themes of the visual. Lopez can definitely still get it done on the dancefloor, whilst Pitbull does his usual not-really-doing-much thing.

Audio can be grabbed here. My earlier fairly positive review may have been short-sighted as whilst for now its fairly bearable, I can see this becoming quite annoying soon. There’s always that mute button though.

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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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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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R&B Fridays: Episode 83


To me, the early hours of ‘Saturday’ count as Friday, so welcome to the first on-time R&B Friday in a few weeks!

Not a great deal to recap on this week, with the only notables being another official remix to Lloyd’s Lay It Down, and an all-British collaboration from Alesha Dixon and Jay Sean. However, it’s more than made up for with this week’s episode: with almost 20 tracks from the likes of Trey Songz, Pitbull and many more, there’s lots to enjoy and keep you going until next week.

Want some? Come get some.
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R&B Fridays: Episode 81


Will R&B Fridays ever be on time? That’s the question.

I’ve more than compensated though, throwing in almost 20 tracks for you to enjoy this week. There’s no skimping on the big names either, as there are some strong contributions from some of the bigger stars in the R&B/pop world. No real recap this week as the music industry has all but shut down, though the Alicia Keys version of Devil In A New Dress is a must-download.

Click on for the first R&B Friday of 2011.
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R&B Fridays: Episode 67


Lots of things I could pick out in this week’s episode, but probably the most prominent would be the features: there are lots of them! A couple of unexpected ones too, including Asher Roth’s first appearance in R&B Fridays.

Warm yourself up for this episode with some help from Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj: watch Bruno Mars perform some classics, listen to Bruno collab with Damian Marley, and enjoy a cover version of Just The Way You Are. Then, grab a great Nicki-featured collabo, listen to her next single from Pink Friday,  and finally catch her blended with La Roux and Colin Munroe.

Head below for this week’s instalment of the internet’s favourite R&B series.
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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 63


Lots of great stuff this week, swelling it up to delicious proportions. Before you slam your face into the meal, get accquainted with these appetisers: Dirty Money and Drake collaborate, the announcement of Bruno Mars’ album, lots from newcomer Justin Michael, Usher’s newest video, Sean Garrett’s Inkwell mixtape, the video/audio for 3OH!3′s latest single, Cee-Lo’s amazing new song, and the final version of a Drake reference track.

Plenty of stuff there, and plenty of stuff below. This has to go down as one of the strongest R&B Fridays in recent memory too, there’s nothing I wouldn’t recommend from this week’s batch. Entrance below.

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Usher and Pitbull-DJ Got Us Falling In Love Video

Just as he should, Usher drops off a video for one of his better tracks of recent times. The video is themed as you’d expect, being based in a club and involving lots of great choreography.

Definitely one that fits the track well, and is certain to go over as a big hit. A very likeable track for sure, be sure to swack the audio from here if you missed it previously.

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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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Pitbull/Dominic - Pump It Up


Produced by Jim Jonsin, I was expecting to be unimpressed by this (the whole Pitbull/Jim Jonsin generic club track has become pretty tiresome to me), however I like this. The production is very radio/club friendly and Pitbull does a decent job flowing to it.

Pitbull – Pump It Up ft. Dominic

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Trina/Pitbull/Junior Reid - Superstar


Here’s an unreleased track that didn’t make Trina’s recent album. Sampling Nirvana and featuring the likes of Pitbull and Junior Reid, you can guess what kind of track this is. Being produced by recent hit maker Jim Jonsin, I’m a little surprised this didn’t make the album as it’s quite good.

Trina – Superstar ft. Pitbull, Junior Reid & Qwote

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R&B Fridays: Episode 47


Even after letting loose of 3 Bruno Mars-related goodies in the last 24-hours, this may as well be R&B Fridays: Bruno Mars edition. A bunch of unreleased Bruno material leaked last weekend (he has 11/20 tracks in here!), and the sheer quality of it makes it dominant in this episode. Make sure you check out the amazing track from his upcoming EP beforehand.

Good material from a range of other artists too, including Ciara and The-Dream. I never say this on any of my posts because I don’t want to ‘force it’, but I genuinely think you guys should be looking to grab everything in this week’s episode, such is the quality.

I’m really proud of this week’s episode, as it’s absolutely packed with playlist dominators, and the only way to do justice to these tracks was to spend time on the reviews: make it worth my time and click on.

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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: 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 37


There are some utterly awesome tracks in this episode, and I have no qualms with name-checking the new Janet Jackson track as the definite highlight of this episode. Of course, the rest is very good too, but that track is sweet.

Click on for new music from Ne-Yo, Mario and more.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 34


Mixture of tracks this week, with a couple of new artists (to this site at least) making appearances. As well as them, there’s big names such as Lloyd (with an official remix of Bedrock), J.Lo and more.

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Ludacris, Pitbull and Ciara


Another remix to Luda’s single, this time grabbing Ciara and Pitbull for the ride.

Ludacris-How Low Remix ft. Pitbull and Ciara

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Couple Of Party Tracks

Both can technically be considered as remixes. The first is Ke$ha’s breakout hit Tik Tok, with an assist from Pitbull and the other is Sean Paul taking a spin on Verse Simmonds’ Buy You A Round. It has to be said that this version of the Verse remix is much better.

Ke$ha-Tik Tok ft. Pitbull

Sean Paul-Buy You A Round Remix ft. Chino (not Chino XL!)

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R&B Fridays: Episode 26

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Plenty of music this week from a nice mixture of current mainstream artists, and future stars. Keeping it varied with the styles too, as there’s some slower stuff and some of a higher tempo, there’s something for everyone after the click.

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Another Long Overdue Club Music Post

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I dropped the ball a bit here. I thought I’d posted most of these up, and clearly I was wrong. Oh well. Click below to help yourself to some more brainless party music, some of which could be playing in a club near you soon.

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Uptempo, Club, Party…Whatever You Want To Call It…

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…it’s here, and it’s in this post. Something for everyone here, with some great uptempo tracks for you all after the click. There’s a mix of mainstream artists and lesser known artists so do the right thing and click the red line.

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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: Pitbull

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Hotel Room Service has been remixed. The original was terrible, and the remix is terrible but with a Pussycat Doll slapped onto it, which in the end makes no difference.

Any song that uses the Holiday Inn as part of it’s chorus deserves no credit. However, I know there are fans of this tripe, so this one’s for you losers.

Pitbull-Hotel Room Service ft. Nicole Scherzinger

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Pitbull and Akon

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Anyone notice how Pitbull has moved from being a reggaeton artist to becoming that guy in the mainstream?

Switching the style for a second to a  more club/party-friendly track, click below for something a little friendlier to the general population.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 10…Part 1

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Yep, you read that right, Part 1.

Seeing as it’s R&B Fridays’ milestone 10th birthday, I’ve decided to let the little scamp have two parties. Part 2 coming later today.

It just so happened that I have a lot of good material for today’s posts, and I’d recommend you checked them all out as they’re all really good tracks from both established and new artists. Click below for the goods.

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