Jagged Edge is Sorry for the Layover

It looks like Jagged Edge got tired of these halfway love songs. The iconic Atlanta based group released their ninth studio album Layover.

With minimal promotion, the group announced just last month that Layover would be released in July.

Just over an hour of the rnb that Jagged Edge built their fan base on, Layover is composed of 16 tracks. Melodies and harmonies over base heavy instrumentals still define their sound and despite more than two decades in the game JE’s music is as pertinent as ever.

Check it out: Layover

Girl Disrupted

After two girl groups and countless features, singles mixtapes and EPs, Sevyn Streeter finally made her solo debut. Not only are congratulations in order, but birthday wishes as well, since the release comes on the singer-songwriter’s 31st birthday.

Sevyn Streeter has been linked to some of the biggest names in hip hop and rnb penning records for Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton, Arianna Grande and Chris Brown, so it’s only right that the Florida native write her own. Girl Disrupted opens with the singer describing  how she went into creating her album focused on perfection; perfect lyrics, perfect sounds and the perfect title. She admits when she chose the title Girl Disrupted she had no idea it would be her story, but after battling depression the rnb songstress is standing on a solid release.

Composed of 13 tracks, Girl Disrupted is just shy of an hour long. Clearly Sevyn Streeter has made some friends in the industry, as her album has an allstar list of features. Hit maker The-Dream, DeJ Loaf, Dave East and Ty Dolla $ign are amoung those who lended their talents to make Girl Disupted  success. The 31 year- old even joined forces with Nola born crooner August Alsina for a duet.

It’s been nearly 16 years in the making, but Girl Disrupted was worth the wait. Check it out: Girl Disrupted

Dev Walker Debuts Torn

It’s been a long a long time coming, yesterday Dev Walker’s debut mixtape Torn was released.

The multitalented artist spent more than a year creating a buzz for the mixtape with singles like “Man Down” and “Nothing More I Can Say” and it was certainly worth the wait. Torn is composed of nine tracks, all of which put Dev Walker’s vocal or lyrical talents on display. 

Slightly reminiscent of the way Bryson Tiller and Tory Lanes intermittently rap and sing on songs, Dev Walker made the world aware that he has enough talent to multitask. Despite, inspiring thoughts of other artists, the Chicago native establishes a sound of his own.

Torn offers something for everybody. Songs like “Head Gone” and “Smoke Something” are male-fan friendly. While “Beautiful” and “Come Over” are sure to keep ladies convinced that Dev is singing solely to them. 

Download Torn now.

DJ Mz.JQ Delivers U.N.I.T.Y.

In line with her effort to release four projects in four months, yesterday DJ Mz.JQ debuted her latest effort entitled U.N.I.T.Y.

A five track compilation of what DJ Mz.JQ describes as “a lot of girl meets boy type music,” U.N.I.T.Y. is her third project of the year. Four of the five tracks feature other artists including Don Relent, Bishop City, Alexander Blane, Ebony Je, Jay Lyn Gatz and 8shotz. 

The tracks on U.N.I.T.Y. can certainly be described as love songs of sorts and show yet another facet of the artist, poet, radio personality and DJ.

Listen to U.N.I.T.Y.:

UG Vavy’s Gang

Chicago lyricist UG Vavy is on a hot streak. Yesterday, the multitalented artists and producer dropped his first single since the Preheat 0.5 EP entitled “Gang (Who Are You?).”

The single was a solo mission, the artist who works as a nurse during the day, wrote and produced the record himself. Uptempo, positive and loyal to his hot streak, “Gang (Who Are You)” is just what the doctor ordered.

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