Toronto's GNA covers Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down" (Video)
New Music Feb 4  |  

Toronto’s GNA covers Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down” (Video)

GNA has some fun and puts her own spin on Brandy‘s “I Wanna Be Down.” She cites Brandy as one of her favorite voices in music and feels like it’s only right to pay homage. The remix is produced by Toronto’s T-NYC and it’s inspired by the 90s and the uniqueness behind Brandy’s smooth low . . .

Afrodisiac
New Music Mar 29  |  

Callum Connor drops a swirling, futuristic remix of Brandy’s “Afrodisiac”

Callum Connor is Anderson .Paak‘s official DJ, but he’s also one hell of a producer. His latest release is a remix of Brandy‘s “Afrodesiac,” which was originally released in 2004. This remix would be a great addition to a mellow happy hour playlist. Stream Connor’s “Afrodisiac” below.

Tribulation
New Music Sep 14  |  

KMB samples Brandy vocals for “Tribulation”

KMB knows how to make the drums knock, I know that much. The Columbus, Ohio-based producer packs plenty of punch into “Tribulation,” a Brandy-sampling track that recently released via his SoundCloud, which includes a number of other gems. The song that is sampled? “Almost Doesn’t Count.” Stream “Tribulation” below, and listen to the OG “Almost Doesn’t . . .

Back To Sleep (Remix)
New Music Aug 30  |  

Stream an unofficial Brandy remix of Chris Brown”s “Back To Sleep”

There have been a couple of remixes to Chris Brown‘s “Back To Sleep”. Now thanks to Brandy posting her vocals on Instagram and the amazing editing skills of TRAPCRY on Twitter, we have an unofficial remix of “Back To Sleep” featuring B-Rocka, aka The Vocal Bible. I admit, as of late, Chris Brown hasn’t been . . .

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New Music Jul 17  |  

KMB uses a classic Brandy sample for “Down”

Deliver the bounce, KMB. Deliver the bounce. The Columbus, Ohio, producer does just this on his latest track, “Down”. It incorporates a sample from Brandy‘s “I Wanna Be Down” circa 1994. It’s electronically infectious, full of soul, and sure to get played over and over again. Listen below.

inner child
New Music Jun 24  |  

Brandyn Burnette – “Inner Child”

Brandyn Burnette‘s “Inner Child” is the perfect wind down from a long day at your 9-5 that you’re only at to fuel your bigger dreams. Keep going. Anyway, it’s mellow, relaxing, and has a touch of inspiration at the end. If only it was another minute long in order to change it from an interlude . . .

The Boy Is Mine
Editorial Jun 6  |  

Brandy & Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” began a 13-week run at number one 18 years ago today

Our little song is all grown up. Eighteen years ago today, June 6th, Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine” began a 13-week run at number one less than a month after being released. The song was produced by Brandy, Darkchild and Dallas Austin. Brandy got the idea for the song from watching Jerry Springer . . .

beggin
New Music Apr 15  |  

Brandy – “Beggin & Pleadin” (Video)

It’s still a bit hard to believe that Brandy Norwood is back, but today she followed up the release of “Beggin & Pleadin” with an accompanying performance-based video. Brandy is featured singing the bluesy single in a lounge environment as the crowd parties away. Watch the video for “Beggin & Pleadin” below.

New Music Jan 6  |  

Brandy Takes Us To Church With “Beggin & Pleadin”

The last recording I heard from Brandy was her 2014 cover of Coldplay‘s “Magic“. Her silky smooth vocals over that haunting beat made me feel heartbreak I never felt before. I waited in anticipation for her next single, but lost hope a few months after. Imagine my surprise when I got a text tonight with . . .

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Ty Dolla $ign – “LA” ft. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy & James Fauntleroy

The stars are putting on for Los Angeles today. Ty Dolla $ign recruits Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, and James Fauntleroy for a smooth West Coast anthem, simply entitled “LA.” G-funk and R&B influences collide gracefully, as Ty Dolla and company paint a picture of their individual experiences. Kendrick delivers a snarling, gritty guest verse that serves . . .

Magic
New Music Jul 15  |  

Brandy – “Magic” (Coldplay Cover)

Early Sunday morning, Brandy dropped her cover of Coldplay’s “Magic”. Brandy proves why she is so highly regarded in the music world. She takes the pop-rock ballad and completely changes the genre into a soul with her haunting vocals. Her signature raspy breathy lows and siren-like highs combined with multi-layered harmonies resonate throughout the entire . . .

over due
New Music Mar 29  |  

Blaq Tuxedo tries to connect with a potential love fling on “Over Due”

Good things always come in twos, right? Well at least that’s the case with Sacramento sibling duo Blaq Tuxedo and their new single “Over Due.” It’s a modern, sensual love jam that finds the brothers longing to connect with a potential new fling. The two aren’t foreign to penning hits, as they’ve been credited to . . .

Video Music Awards Winners

2016 MTV Video Music Awards Winners + Performances

It was an action packed night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Some of the most discussed parts of the night included a full Beyoncé concert, Teyana Taylor‘s legendary performance in Kanye West‘s “Fade” video, the Kanye monologue introducing the video, and multiple Rihanna performances. Get the full scoop below. 2016 MTV Video Music . . .

dpwn
New Music Aug 16  |  

Mila J wants to be “Down” with you

Mila J samples Brandy for a smooth, sultry independent jam. “Down” finds Mila J displaying silky, winding vocals for her latest offering. The sample of Brandy‘s “I Wanna Be Down” is the cherry on top of this melodic track. Enjoy this slow burn and listen below.

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Identity politics, Beyoncé, and why queer black men fell into formation

What happens when you can’t be yourself around those you’re supposed to identify with? Anti-blackness is pervasive enough. Leave homophobia at the door. We work to understand who we are. We deserve to be accepted. In the early hours of June 12, a gunman, Omar Mateen, opened fire in a crowded gay nightclub called Pulse . . .