Trey Songz, Trigga
Mr. Steal Your Girl is back with his sixth studio album, Trigga, and it’s exactly what we expect: sex, sex, scandal and more sex. He tapped Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, Nicki Minaj and more for collaborations on this raunchy, sexy album.
Luke James ft. Rick Ross, “Options”
“Options” finds Luke James singing about heartache and pain as he apologizes for “hurting someone’s daughter.” It’s the typical back and forth relationship scenario, but the combination of Luke James’s fluid voice and the track (driven by piano and bass) gives it a nice twist. “Options” is the first official single from his forthcoming album, Made to Love.
Beynyoro took their name, which means “a meeting place,” from Mali’s Bamana language. The six-piece group formed in NYC and have been rocking out every since. Their debut album is 100 percent inspired by Mandé music—more specifically, the music of the Maninka and Bamana people. If you enjoy the traditional sounds of West African music, then you’ll fall in love with Benyoro.
Cassandra Lucas, “Let Me Go”
Nineties R&B fans may remember Cassandra Lucas from her stint as one half of the R. Kelly protégé group Changing Faces. She’s back solo, still sounding good, and preparing to release an EP in the fall. “Let Me Go” tells the story of someone who wants to be done with a relationship. And it sounds like something that Changing Faces would have put out, which is a good thing.
Starrene Rhett Rocque fantasizes about becoming a shotgun toting B-movie heroine, and aspires to save the world from the impending #ZombieApocolypse… In reality she’s a freelance entertainment journalist/blogger who muses about music, TV, movies and fitness. Follow her on Twitter @GangStarrGirl or atGangStarrGirl.com.