Jazmine Sullivan Releases Love Me Back

Seven time Grammy-nominee, 23-year-old Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan delivers beyond expectations on her new album, Love Me Back – a vibrant, musically diverse collection that sets soulful R&B melodies to inventive, hip-hop-inspired beats. Her 2008 debut album Fearless bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and spawned three Top 10 singles.

Love Me Back is a rich showcase for Sullivan’s powerhouse vocals and unique storytelling gifts on songs like “Redemption,” “Good Enough,” the Missy Elliott-produced “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles),” and “Don’t Make Me Wait,” which boasts an ’80s-style rhythmic backdrop that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Prince album. Once again, Sullivan co-wrote every song, collaborating with her early champions Missy Elliott and Salaam Remi, as well as Ne-Yo, Toby Gad, Chuck Harmony, No-ID, Anthony Bell, and Cainon Lamb, who bring out the best in this self-assured performer whom Vibe has called “every inch the soul star.”

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Salaam Remi & DJ Driis Present CJ: The Package Mixtape

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Baltimore’s own soul sensation CJ‘s debut album will be out this summer on J Records, but you can get an early preview with The Package mixtape (Mediafire). You may have already heard him singing on Raphael Saadiq‘s Grammy Nominated song “Never Give You Up” from the album The Way I See It. CJ is not only a singer, but a producer and musician as well: check out this video of him riffing on the piano with DJ Driis (Idriis Alba aka The Wire‘s Stringer Bell.)

While CJ wrote and co-produced a great deal of material on his upcoming album, it will also feature collaborations with hit producers and writers like Salaam Remi, Bangladesh, Raphael Saadiq, Rico Love, Dre and Vidal, KP and Malay and Marsha Ambrosius, to name just a few.

Download the full mixtape (zip file): Mediafire

Michael Jackson Remix Suite 1

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Universal Motown Records has released Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite I, [Buy on iTunes] featuring exclusive remixes by Stargate, The Neptunes, Dallas Austin, Polow Da Don, and Salaam Remi. Suite I is only the first batch of music to be unveiled from the five-part digital suite of remixes paying homage to the legendary entertainer.

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