Trey Songz’s Jill

Last week, Jill Scott made headlines and gained a ton of new fans after a clip of one of her live shows went viral. In the midst of the chaos it created fellow singer/songwriter Trey Songz paid tribute to the Philly native in an unforgettable way. His latest single: Jill.

The nearly four and a half minute song features a sample of “He Loves Me (Lyzell in E Flat) from Scott’s 2000 debut Who is Jill Scott: Words and Sounds Vol. 1. The combination of Trey Songz and Jill Scott is different in a good way. Leave it to Trey Songz to improve on perfection while paying homage.

A win for Trey Songz to say the least after he debuted the song last night, Jill Scott took to Twitter to give it her stamp of approval. Scott tweeted:

In the midst of simple minded, affection starved foolishness, this song is actually quite beautiful.

Check it out:

Inayah Lamis is Living a Fairy Tale

What better birthday gift could there be than to live your dream? That’s a feeling Inayah Lamis obviously knows well. Today, in the most celebratory way the singer/songwriter debut her very first single “Fairy Tale.”

Despite today being Inayah’s birthday it’s her fans affectionately called Inayahlators who received at gift. The Empire artist stays true to her storytelling style for “Fairy Tale” with a narrative of love gone wrong. Her writing is on point per usual and her vocals are flawless on “Fairy Tale.”

After catapulting into stardom by singing on social media, the remixing vixen has a song of her own and it is not disappointing.

Fairy Tale

Audrey Valentine’s Forbidden Fruit

A bit later than originally anticipated, Audrey Valentine’s second EP, Forbidden Fruit has finally arrived.

Forbidden Fruit is a stellar display of all the talent fans have grown to expect from the singer/songwriter and then some. The eight track effort has something for everyone and Valentine’s voice leaves nothing to be desired.

Unsurprisingly, Forbidden Fruit puts Valentine’s talent in the spotlight where it undoubtedly belongs. What may come as a is her decision to share that spotlight with some of Chicago’s other shining stars. A duet with Chantelle Tru, a dancehall inspired track with The Boy Illinois and the “Rider” remix with Joel Q are among Forbidden Fruit’s features. Z-Money lends his talents to the EP’s title track and fans will not be disappointed.

Forbidden Fruit

A New Day For Day 26

Day26 is back. The former Bad Boy act is a quartet now, but despite missing an original member their sound isn’t missing a thing. Their latest EP A New Day is proof.

Just as soulful as they were when they stole the spotlight a decade ago, Day26 hasn’t missed a beat. A New Day consists of six brand new tracks that display each of the four members’ individual strengths. A New Man is 20 minutes of real RnB to remind fans why they won Making The Band in the first place.

A New Day

Andre Robertson Hopes His Love For Music is Mutual

Chicago based singer, songwriter, and producer Andre Robertson May be new to the music industry but isn’t new to music. Robertson has been singing since he was five and writing music since he was seven. Years later, it’s all coming together as he prepares to release his upcoming EP Journey.

Journey with be the first of a three part saga, written, produced, and performed in large part by Robertson. The lead single “Mutual” his evidence of Robertson’s hard work. The song a product of Robertson from conception to completion.

As a testimony to Robertson’s dedication to his craft he has created a studio in his home. The r’n’b crooner’s hard work doesn’t go unnoticed as he already has an established fan base anticipating the release of Journey.

Listen to “Mutual”:

Ms. Nina has Kid Power

In a day and age where kids are growing up much too quickly, nothing is better than seeing a kid just being a kid. Besides having talent far beyond her years that is exactly what Ms. Nina is doing. Last week the kid rapper released her debut album Kid Power and it could not be more perfect.

Ms. Nina is anything but ordinary. The pint sized performer released a 13 track effort that is not only kid friendly but versatile in flow. Age appropriate and positive, Kid Power is the kind of rap music parents want their children to listen to.

The reception of her singles “Lip Gloss” and “My Slime” should had been evident of what was to come with Kid Power, but it’s doubtful that anyone could have imagined Ms. Nina would come this hard. The rapper, singer and dancer may not be old enough to drive, but she is certainly old enough to command a crowd and rock a mic and Kid Power makes that obvious.

Kid Power

Chloé – Outta My Face

Leave it to Chloé to make yet another anthem. Over the holiday weekend, the Chicago based songbird debuted her latest single “Outta My Face” and we all can relate.

At some point every woman has had to tell someone she is not interested in a man pursuing her. Chloé teamed up with Chay Milan and Frances King to do just that the way only they can. “Outta My Face” is nearly four minutes of riding music just for the ladies the Chicago way.