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Brandy debuts new song “Beggin & Pleadin”

6 Jan

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Brandy has debuted a new song online.

The audio clip for “Beggin & Pleadin” has been posted to the singer and actress’s SoundCloud channel on Tuesday (January 05, 2016).

“Beggin & Pleadin” was co-written by Kirby Lauryen, whose other credits include Fleur East’s “Over Getting Over” [Syco], Monica’s “All Men Lie” [RCA], and Kanye West’s “Only One” [Def Jam].

Production duties were collectively helmed by Warren “Oak” Felder (Ariana Grande), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Nicki Minaj), Ronald “Flippa” Colson (K. Michelle), and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Prince Royce).

The track is also slotted for inclusion on Brandy’s upcoming seventh studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other contributors on the still-untitled album are Darhyl “DJ” Camper (John Legend), Stacy Barthe (Katy Perry), Hit-Boy (Sevyn Streeter), Diane Warren (Rita Ora), and Tiago Carvalho (Rihanna).

Listen to the audio clip for “Beggin and Pleadin” below.

Brandy enlists Darhyl “DJ” Camper for new EP

19 May

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Brandy is plotting to release a five-song EP later this year.

The still-untitled collection will be entirely produced by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, whose recent credits include Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” f/ Jeremih [Republic Records] and Ne-Yo’s “Make It Easy” [Motown Records].

Camper’s resume includes further works for Mariah Carey [Epic Records], John Legend [Columbia Records], Tamar Braxton [Streamline Records], Elle Varner [RCA Records] and Mack Wilds [Larger Than Life Records].

Brandy’s sixth album, 2012’s “Two Eleven,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two hit singles in the shape of “Put it Down” (featuring Chris Brown) and “Wildest Dreams.”

For her seventh studio collection, Brandy has recruited MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson as the executive producer. He is also overseeing the next projects by Justine Skye, Gabi Wilson, Tiara Thomas, and Daisha.

Other album contributors are Hit-Boy (Ciara, Selena Gomez), Diane Warren (Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland), Steve Mostyn (Usher, Jennifer Lopez), Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce, Ariana Grande) and Tiago Carvalho (Rihanna, Elijah Blake).

Listen to the audio clip for “Wildest Dreams” below.

Elle Varner reunites with Darhyl “DJ” Camper for new song “The End of the Beginning”

14 May

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Elle Varner has debuted a new song online.

The singer and songwriter posted the audio clip for “The End of the Beginning” to her SoundCloud channel on Wednesday (May 13, 2015).

Production duties on “The End of the Beginning” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who previously teamed with Varner on hit single “Refill.”

Other notable credits by Camper include Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” [Epic Records], Keyshia Cole’s “Trust and Believe” [Interscope Records] and Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” f/ Jeremih [Republic Records].

Meanwhile, Varner is expected to release her sophomore album “Four Letter Word” later this year under MBK Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect” will be executive-produced by Jeff Robinson, whose also overseeing the careers of Justine Skye [Atlantic], Tiara Thomas [Interscope], Gabi Wilson [RCA] and Daisha [Epic].

On the production front, “Four Letter Word” boasts contributions from Boi-1da (Drake, Kelly Rowland), Hit-Boy (Brandy Frank Ocean), Benny Cassette (Miguel, Sevyn Streeter) and Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna, Alesha Dixon).

Listen to the audio clip for “The End of the Beginning” below.

Brandy teams with Darhyl “DJ” Camper for new album

8 Mar

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Brandy has teamed with Darhyl “DJ” Camper on new material.

“Studio with @theycallmecamper” the R&B singer/songwriter posted to her official Instagram account on Friday (March 07, 2015).

Camper is known for co-writing and producing Elle Varner’s “Refill” [MBK / RCA Records], Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” [Epic Records] and Stacy Barthe’s “Flawed Beautiful Creatures” [Homeschool / Motown Records].

His resume also includes works for Mariah Carey [Epic Records], John Legend [Columbia Records], Mack Wilds [Larger Than Life Records], Big Sean [Def Jam Recordings] and Nicki Minaj [Cash Money / Republic Records].

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her seventh studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven” later this year.

The still-untitled project will be executive-produced by MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson, who is also overseeing the next releases by Gabi Wilson [RCA Records], Justine Skye [Atlantic Records] and Daisha [Epic Records].

Other album contributors are Steve Mostyn (Usher, Kelly Clarkson), Kirby Lauryen (Kanye West, Ariana Grande), Hit-Boy (Ciara, Sevyn Streeter), Diane Warren (Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora) and Tiago Carvalho (Rihanna, Elijah Blake).

Watch the music video for “Wildest Dreams” below.

Brandy reunites with Hit-Boy for new album?

4 Mar

Brandy - Stacy - ChaunceyBrandy has hinted at a new collaboration with Hit-Boy.

“You did an amazing job tonight, Stacy Barthe (lil sis). Chauncey, do not be late for studio tomorrow,” she posted to her Instagram page.

The R&B and Hip-Hop record producer – real name Chauncey Hollis – previously helmed “1st & Love” for Brandy along with Kara DioGuardi, Frank Ocean, Jesse “Chase N Cashe” Woodward and Rich King.

His extensive resume also includes works for Mariah Carey (“Thirsty”), Beyonce (“XO”), Kelly Rowland (“Lay it On Me”), Rihanna (“Watch ‘N Learn”), Nicki Minaj (“Come on a Cone”) and John Legend (“The Beginning”).

Meanwhile, Brandy’s next studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year.

MBK Entertainment CEO Jeff Robinson serves as the album’s executive producer. He is also overseeing the upcoming releases by Elle Varner, Gabi Wilson, Justine Skye, Daisha and Tiara Thomas.

On the songwriting and production front, the still-untitled project boasts further contributions from Swagg R’Celious, Diane Warren, Stacy Barthe, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Ronald Colson, Steve Mostyn and Kirby Lauryen.

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

Elle Varner shares new song “Where Your Man Is”

25 Jan

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Elle Varner has shared a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Where Your Man Is” to her official SoundCloud page on Friday (January 23, 2015).

Production duties on “Where Your Man Is” were handled by Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, who is also co-responsible for Tank’s “Thanking You” [Atlantic], Kid Ink’s “No Miracles” [RCA] and Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions” [Capitol].

Varner’s sophomore album “Four Letter World” will hit stores and digital outlets later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect” is executive-produced by Jeff Robinson, who’s also overseeing the next projects by Gabi Wilson [RCA], Justine Skye [Atlantic], Daisha [Epic], Tiara Thomas [Interscope] and Brandy [TBA].

Other hitmakers backing Varner on “Four Letter Word” are Da Internz (Usher, Jazmine Sullivan), Hit-Boy (Rihanna, Sevyn Streeter), Boi-1da (Tinashe, Kelly Rowland) and Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Stacy Barthe, Chris Brown).

On the songwriting front, Varner recently wrote “Personal” for Jessie J along with Jenna Andrews and William Wiik Larsen (Will IDAP). The track appears on the British artist’s latest album “Personal,” out now via Republic Records.

Further songwriting credits by the “Refill” star include Miguel’s “Use Me” [RCA Records] and Tanika’s “Run Away” [Tim & Danny Music / Capitol Records].

Listen to “Where Your Man Is” below.

Elle Varner premieres “Cold Case” music video

19 Dec

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Elle Varner has premiered a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Cold Case” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (December 18, 2014).

“Cold Case” was written by Elle Varner along with regular collaborators Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher, Jessie Ware), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Miguel, Nicki Minaj) and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (K. Michelle, Jason Derulo).

The track is slotted for inclusion on the artist’s upcoming sophomore album, “Four Letter Word,” out soon via MBK Entertainment / RCA Records.

Jeff Robinson serves as the executive producer for the follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect.” The MBK Entertainment CEO is also overseeing the next projects by Brandy, Gabi Wilson, Justine Skye, Daisha, and Tiara Thomas.

Watch the music video for “Cold Case” below.

Brandy recruits Kirby Lauryen for new album

8 Dec

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Brandy has recruited Kirby Lauryen for her upcoming seventh album.

Lauryen recently co-wrote “Break Your Heart Right Back” for Ariana Grande. The track is lifted from the artist’s sophomore album, “My Everything,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Republic Records.

Other notable credits by Lauryen include Keyshia Cole’s “She” [Interscope Records] and Jennifer Lopez’s “Let it Be Me” [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Brandy is expected to release her forthcoming studio collection next year. The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven,” which peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

MBK CEO Jeff Robinson will executive produce the highly-anticipated LP. He’s also overseeing the next releases by Elle Varner [RCA], Justine Skye [Atlantic], Daisha [Epic], Tiara Thomas [Interscope] and Gabi Wilson [RCA].

For the new album, Brandy has also teamed with songwriters and producers Swagg R’Celious, Diane Warren, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Stacy Barthe, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Steve “Ace” Mostyn, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Watch the music video for “Put it Down” below.

 

Justine Skye debuts new song “End of October”

7 Dec

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Justine Skye has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “End of October” to her official SoundCloud page on Friday (December 05, 2014).

“End of October” was produced by David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, who is also responsible for Gabi Wilson’s “Something to Prove” [RCA Records] and K. Michelle’s “I Don’t Like Me” [Atlantic Records].

The track follows previous promotional cut “Collide,” which is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Skye’s upcoming debut album will be released next year via Atlantic Records. MBK CEO Jeff Robinson serves as the album’s executive producer. His client list also includes Daisha [Epic Records], Tiara Thomas [Interscope Records] and Elle Varner [RCA Records].

Other musicians confirmed to appear on Skye’s still-untitled project are DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Charli XCX), Cashmere Cat (Tinashe, Ariana Grande) and Glass John (Kat Dahlia, Chris Brown).

Listen to “End of October” below.

Elle Varner hits the studio with Taylor Parks, Nineteen85

18 Nov

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Elle Varner has teamed up with Taylor Parks and Nineteen85.

It is yet to be known whether last night’s session was intended for another artist or Varner’s upcoming sophomore album.

Parks is responsible for co-writing “Rick James” by Keyshia Cole [Interscope Records], “My Everything” by Ariana Grande [Republic Records] and “Bo$$” by Fifth Harmony [Syco Music / Epic Records].

Meanwhile, recent songwriting and production credits by Nineteen85 – born Paul Jefferies – are Jennifer Hudson’s “Dangerous” [RCA Records] and Jessie Ware’s “Desire” [PMR / Island Records].

As previously reported, Varner is expected to release her next studio collection “4 Letter Word” later this year via MBK Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect” reportedly features productions from Shama Joseph (Rihanna, Chris Brown), Darhyl Camper (John Legend, Nicki Minaj) and Benny Cassette (Keri Hilson, Sevyn Streeter).

Watch the music video for “Fuck it All” below.