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R&b

  1. new yorker festival
    Kelela Describes Asserting Herself as a Black Woman in the Music Industry“There’s so many ways I have to assert myself.”
  2. totally soaked
    It’s Official, This Is the Horniest Song of SummerIt immediately communicates “I want to bang.”
  3. vulture guides
    Your Guide to Telling All the ‘SoundCloud R&B’ Singers ApartFrom the Drake-approved to the viral sensations, here’s who’s who.
  4. right click
    Kelela Has Arrived to Snatch the Song of the Summer From Everyone’s GripWho turned on the heat?
  5. videology
    TLC Resurrect Themselves for Their Fittingly Vintage ‘Way Back’ VideoWhatever essence that made the group so special still lives on.
  6. new couples
    Oh Great, R. Kelly Is Dating a Teenager NowThe 49-year-old R&B singer reportedly has a 19-year-old girlfriend.
  7. Iggy Azalea Does ‘Freak Me’ for Lip Sync BattleWho says R&B is dead?
  8. listen up
    We Can Relate to This Song About GuysTink just released a new R&B jam called “I Like.” 
  9. r.i.p.
    R&B and Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70This is too deep.
  10. vintage contact sheets
    Vintage Contact Sheet: Tina Turner Shows Off Some Serious MovesNow we know where Beyoncé learned how to dance.
  11. male gaze
    Male Gaze: The R&B Prince’s Silky VoiceHe’ll whisper those Confessions all night long.
  12. male gaze
    Male Gaze: Frank Ocean’s Musical GeniusThe streetwear-loving musical genius has a sweet voice that can probably make angels weep.
  13. triumphant comebacks
    D’Angelo Made a Surprise Appearance at BonnarooIt was his first U.S. performance in 12 years.
  14. radio vulture
    Estelle, Robert Glasper, and the Inescapable Chris BrownNew albums by the British soul singer and American pianist-turned-bandleader. Plus, why Brown is the Monsanto of R&B.
  15. r&b
    Behold the Newest Installment of ‘Got 2 B Real,’ a Web Series That Dubs Over the Voices of R&B GoddessesPatti LaBelle calling Aretha’s hair a “deceased abracadabra”? Yes please!
  16. think like a man
    Hear Jennifer Hudson’s New Single, ‘Think Like a Man’Steve Harvey never would have imagined his book to inspire such a red hot jam. Or maybe he did. He is Steve Harvey, after all.
  17. r&b
    See a Supercut of Male R&B Singers Pleading for Your LoveThe trope of men pleading for a woman’s love (and sometimes overusing the word “crazy”) in the process is alive and well in this supercut.
  18. radio vulture
    R. Kelly Would Like to Beg for Your Forgiveness on New Album Love LetterOn this homage to classic sixties soul, the loopy Lothario sounds vaguely contrite about something or other that’s never specifically named.
  19. radio vulture
    Let’s All Just Sit for a Minute and Appreciate Jazmine Sullivan’s VoiceThe 23-year-old R&B singer has a powerful instrument — but she’s most effective when she restrains it.
  20. in other news
    Ad Hominem Attack on Mariah Carey in the ‘Daily News’Dude, News editorial board, what’s with this 63-word diatribe today? Cultural note: We see that the warbler Mariah Carey, who has already tied Elvis Presley as the second-place holder of the most No. 1 records, will soon, if her new hit ditty goes to the top of the charts, tie the Beatles as the first-place holder of the most No. 1 records ever. Man. That’s — that’s just wrong. On so many levels. Why, exactly, is it wrong, you guys? Because you’re a bunch of mostly white old people who don’t understand R&B? If you’ll recall, your parents thought Elvis and the Beatles were trashy, too. We won’t defend Mariah Carey’s cultural relevance in comparison to those musical giants — though we do love her. But from now on, you’re no longer allowed to wonder why young people think your newspaper is irrelevant. Off the Charts [NYDN]