where is the love in r&b music

based off of this vine

Brutally honest hour.

A. If I’m in love

B. Last person I talked on the phone with

C. How long has it been since I’ve kissed?

D. If I have a preference for boys or girls?

E. How many piercings?

F. Give me any options like “hot or cold”

G. Last person said “I love you” to

H. Last person I hugged

I. Last time I felt jealous and why

J. Are you insecure? What about?

K. My full name

L. Siblings?

M. If I forgive betrayal?

N. Favorite animal?

O. Where I’d like to travel?

P. Music I like

Q. Favorite flower

R. Is cheating ever okay?

S. 2 hobbies

T. 3 things you love unconditionally

U. Favorite time of the year and why?
V. Big dreams?

W. If I’ve done something I regret very much

X. 3 turn ons

Y. 3 turn offs

Z. Ask any question you want

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So there’s this newer R&B artist called Punchnello from the Korean Underground music scene, right? Not only is baby boy maaaaaaaaad cute, but his music is 100% L I T. I came across this song he has called “True” where he basically talks about how he always was raised to see black (as in dark skin, dark people) as a bad thing or as less desirable but says he was so wrong and he loves blackness, the chorus of the fucking song goes “I like your black” shoutout to homeboy for showing us love!

The link is to the song and below is a link to the translation of it <3

http://kor-translations.tumblr.com/post/154439167684/punchnello-true-lyrics-translation

KM & BW: Speaking of him! omg check out this song I’ve used in my videos a lot, it’s: Penomeco - For You (Feat Punchnello, Crush)

BRUTALLY HONEST HOUR

A. If I’m in love

B. Last person I talked on the phone with

C. How long has it been since I’ve kissed?

D. If I have a preference for boys or girls?

E. How many piercings?

F. Give me any options like “hot or cold”

G. Last person said “I love you” to

H. Last person I hugged

I. Last time I felt jealous and why

J. Are you insecure? What about?

K. My full name

L. Siblings?

M. If I forgive betrayal?

N. Favorite animal?

O. Where I’d like to travel?

P. Music I like

Q. Favorite flower

R. Is cheating ever okay?

S. 2 hobbies

T. 3 things you love unconditionally

U. Favorite time of the year and why?

V. Big dreams?

W. If I’ve done something I regret very much

X. 3 turn ons

Y. 3 turn offs

Z. Ask any question you want

Even if you aren’t familiar with Olivia O’Brien’s solo music, I can bet on it that you’ve obsessed over her collaboration with gnash, “i hate u i love u”. This 16 year old singer songwriter displays maturity far beyond her years, having been compared to the likes of Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Lana Del Rey all at once in the past. Plus, she was raised in one of my favorite places right outside of San Francisco, the gorgeous town of Napa, where wine flows plenteous and the view is always breathtaking. Olivia O’Brien’s new single, Find What You’re Looking For, adds additional clout to her repertoire with its dark smoldering R&B and crisp atmospheric pop. This future star in the making just might be the Bay’s next Kehlani, and I can’t be more proud of our home grown talent. Find What You’re Looking For is out now on Island Records.

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On this day in music history: March 21, 1987 - “Looking For A New Love” by Jody Watley hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 3 weeks, peaking at #2 for 4 weeks on May 2, 1987, also topping the Club Play chart for 2 weeks on April 4, 1987. Written by Andre Cymone and Jody Watley, it is the biggest hit for the former Shalamar vocalist. Following her departure from Shalamar in 1983, Jody Watley leaves the US for England where she models, also recording with members of The Art Of Noise and Musical Youth, as well as participating in the session for Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. Also while living abroad, Watley records a pair of singles for Mercury/Phonogram, produced by Bruce Woolley (of Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club) and recording engineer Gary Langan. The singles are only issued in Europe and Australia, and are not picked up for release in the US. After spending two and a half years in the UK, she returns home to the United States, and secures a record deal with MCA Records. For her solo debut, Watley collaborates with producer, songwriter and musician Andre Cymone (Prince). Released as the first single from her self-titled debut album, “Looking” is the last song recorded for the album with Cymone having written the music and recorded a demo of the rhythm track. Watley comes up with the song title, melody and lyrics, which are inspired by a recent break up. The record’s taut, funky groove with Watley’s cool vocals out front, is an immediate smash. US promotional copies of the 7" come packaged in a limited edition poster sleeve, with commercial copies issued in a standard picture sleeve. “Looking For A New Love” is the first of two R&B chart toppers for her, winning Watley a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1988. The song’s lyric “hasta la vista, baby” is further immortalized by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” in 1991.

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Hey you all! My name’s Thayra (but just call me Thay), I’m 15 years old but soon 16 and I live in Spain. I was born in the Netherlands, and I can speak English, Dutch and Spanish perfectly.

So I’ve tried this once but didn’t succeed much because they stopped talking to me or we drifted away so I’m trying again and hoping for better luck (I know all these amazing people are out there so ya know… I wanna find them because I can’t find anyone where I live + Internet friends are amazing).

Okay so I love any type of music (minus country and hard rock) I mean I listen from pop (Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Halsey which is my girl crush), R&B (Zayn, Kehlani, Blackbear, Bryson Tiller, basically anything R&B) to rap and anything I can get my hands on that has some amazing sounds and lyrics and I love to find new songs.
I love drawing too, although I’m still practicing and I sometimes paint here and there. I keep a journal and I write a lot of poetry and read a lot of books (shout out to my bookworms out there), I also love astrology, science, makeup, conspiracy theories, series (Dr.House, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire diaries) and I also love facts about anything (I love learning too) literally I have the weirdest facts about everything.

This is getting long so what I want in an online friend (I’m not looking for pen pals or snail mail) is for them to want to Skype me or send me videos and photos and just for them to talk to me and be weird with me, I’d like someone to be comfortable with me and just themselves and for them to you know have fun with me, we can share memes and gifs and talk about random stuff at 3 am in the morning, you can hit me up whenever. But please no homophobic, racist, that kind of people.

So if you’re interested after reading this long biography of myself you can contact me on here:
Tumblr: roxylenoxx
Instagram: theezx
Pinterest: roxylenox
Spotify: guilty_mind (for anyone interested in my music taste)

Well that’s it! Thanks for sticking around till the end :)x

Wanna be friends?

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Hey you all! My name’s Thayra (but just call me Thay) and I´m bisexual, I identify as a female (she/her) and I’m 15 years old but soon 16 and I live in Spain. I was born in the Netherlands, and I can speak English, Dutch and Spanish perfectly.

So I’ve tried this once but didn’t succeed much because they stopped talking to me or we drifted away so I’m trying again and hoping for better luck (I know all these amazing people are out there so ya know… I wanna find them because I can’t find anyone where I live + Internet friends are amazing).

Okay so I love any type of music (minus country and hard rock) I mean I listen from pop (Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Halsey which is my girl crush), R&B (Zayn, Kehlani, Blackbear, Bryson Tiller, basically anything R&B) to rap and anything I can get my hands on that has some amazing sounds and lyrics and I love to find new songs.
I love drawing too, although I’m still practicing and I sometimes paint here and there. I keep a journal and I write a lot of poetry and read a lot of books (shout out to my bookworms out there), I also love astrology, science, makeup, conspiracy theories, series (Dr.House, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire diaries) and I also love facts about anything (I love learning too) literally I have the weirdest facts about everything.

This is getting long so what I want in an online friend (I’m not looking for pen pals or snail mail) is for them to want to Skype me or send me videos and photos and just for them to talk to me and be weird with me, I’d like someone to be comfortable with me and just themselves and for them to you know have fun with me, we can share memes and gifs and talk about random stuff at 3 am in the morning, you can hit me up whenever. But please no homophobic, racist, that kind of people.

So if you’re interested after reading this long biography of myself you can contact me on here:
Tumblr: roxylenoxx 
Instagram: theezx 
Pinterest: roxylenox 
Spotify: guilty_mind (for anyone interested in my music taste)

Well that’s it! Thanks for sticking around till the end :)x

Baekhyun’s dating profile (based on facts)

Name: Byun Baek-hyun

Age:  23

Bet you didn’t expect: to see me. I love R&B music, I do have a thing for women who looks good in jeans (aka curves). When EXO came to Los Angeles, I stared at this Black fan so hard at the hotel, to the point where she thought something was wrong and I obviously didn’t care if she noticed, and the next day at K-Con, I held onto her hand pretty tight, even though she just wanted a high five.

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Honestly, I used to listen to a lot of Brandy, Britney Spears, and the pop divas, but also some R&B and hip-hop. My dad loved it and played it all the time around me. I think growing up around my dad playing so much music just made me interested in it. I always sang along, and I loved thinking of melodies in my head and writing poetry. It actually got to a point where I was so interested in it that I had no other desire. I would write it down as a kindergartener. It’s something I need to do because I can’t see myself doing anything else.

For fic writers:

Carry On is B R I T I S H people!!

Where is Simon always saying ‘mugged off’, ‘peak’, ‘sound’???
Where is Simon being a (not that ironically) roadman af and Baz despairing??

Where is the cheeky nandos dates???

OH MY GOD where is BAZ THE INDIE !!!!!!????
Indie culture is BIG right now and just saying that if you think Baz isn’t an indie then ur wrong.

The brilliant music taste like The Fratellis and The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks ??

Where is university struggles… Like,,, Baz goes to the university of LONDON???
Where is the Brighton pier tales??

ENGLAND IS BRILLIANT AND MY CHILDREN LIVE THERE OKAY, DON’T MISS THESE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES!!!

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On this day in music history: August 22, 1964 - “Where Did Our Love Go?” by The Supremes hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, it is the first chart topping single for the Detroit, MI based vocal trio. When Holland Dozier Holland write “Where Did Our Love Go?” in early 1964, the song is originally intended for and pitched to The Marvelettes who will turn it down. The Supremes are initially not enamored of the song either, but record it anyway after string of failures which lead many around Motown to refer to the group as the “no hit Supremes”. The track is cut on April 8, 1964 in Motown’s Studio A in Detroit with The Funk Brothers providing musical support. Released on June 17, 1964, The Supremes along with numerous other acts will tour the US as part of Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand Caravan Of Stars Tour”. They will be bottom of the bill when the tour begins, and are unaware of the growing success of their record while on tour. Though they will notice that the audience reaction to their performances grows in enthusiasm as the tour progresses. By the end of the tour, The Supremes will be the headlining act, just the record is making its final ascent to the top. Entering the chart at #77 on July 11, 1964, it will swiftly climb to the top of the chart six weeks later. It will be the first of twelve number one pop singles for The Supremes. “Where Did Our Love Go” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.

My Top 10 Frank Ocean Songs (Where The Album Frank)

Frank Ocean is a artist I discovered musically around 2011, he has been blessing my playlist with his beautiful voice and unique songs ever since, at least he is bringing the love back into R&B… While we patiently wait for him to drop his highly anticipated sophomore album, I figured why not do a list on some of my top songs by this dope artist!

1. Pink Matter

This song includes a dope verse from the great Andre 3000 who is known for stealing the show on any song he is featured on, of course Frankie holds his own with sexy rhythmic lyrics and a beautiful yet somewhat eerie delivery.

2. Love Crimes

Honestly one of my favorites due to the calm yet cold delivery in which he tells a story of a past relationship. With the odd yet at the same time smooth beat, this song will have you relaxing while at the same time following his story.

3. Pyramids 

From his critically acclaimed freshmen album, Channel Orange. This song gives you a true treat in the form of 2 songs in one! Telling a story about an “escort” the second part to this song exudes a sexy feel that will change any atmosphere it is played in…go ahead and fast forward to 4:27 during the song its ok, we all do!

4. Super Rich Kids

One of the more popular songs to come from Channel Orange, this song enjoyed pretty decent air play from radios and other media outlets. Frankie gets help from the lyrically gifted Earl Sweatshirt. They keep it all in the OFWGKTA Family. 

5. Songs For Women

This entry is from his much loved mixtape Nostalgia Ultra. The song talks about a man using his gift (singing) to get the opposite sex. With a sort of 80′s feel to the beat as well as a greatly smoothed out delivery from Mr. Ocean, this is one of my favorites.

6. Thinking About You

WHY IS THIS SONG SO SHORT!

7. Swim Good

“Relaxing and smooth this song is” at least that is how Yoda would put it! This song takes you to places musically so much so you almost forget the song is about suicide…

8. Sierra Leone

No this song isn’t about Rocafella Kanye West’s home, its actually a beautiful tune about reconnecting with your lover sexually. With an amazing beat that will have you feeling both sexy and relaxed, this track is a very underrated gem in his catalog. 

9. Crack Rock

Well, the song is pretty self explanatory, what does need attention though is the passion at which Frankie sings this song. The beat takes a backseat to Frank Oceans smooth voice which is something that is unusual for a track by him, his beats usually are as commendable as his performance, still this song is beautiful.

10. Novacane

As he states in this song, Frank Ocean gives us a natural high with his voice and the almost other worldly beat that we just could not waste this high it gives us and take opportunity to give it some love. Chances are this is your intro song to Frank Ocean as this was one of his first big radio songs, I know that word is usually meant in a negative way…but trust me, this song still holds up to this day!

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Guns N Roses- “Welcome to the Jungle” (live at the 1988 MTV VMAs)

Axl’s opening primal scream is like better than your fave’s entire career tho.

He has a six octave vocal range ya know (for comparison’s sake, Mariah Carey has a five octave range.)

I also love my boyf Izzy in his red pants. The breakdown in the middle of this song is also really interesting….the rhythm section (Duff/Steven) were actually really influenced by r&b and Prince…I think it really gave their music more depth than other shit at that time.

Also, I am tempted to make Axl screeching “You know where you are??? You’re in the jungle baby, you gonna diiiiiiiiieeeeee” my voicemail greeting.

Grammy Night

Dylan O’Brien Imagine

Requested: Can u do one where u r a famous singer and r nominated for a big award at the Grammys so u take Dylan O'Brien as ur date and he feels weird b/c he’s an actor at a music event so u try to make him feel comfortable and u two r all over each on the carpet and at the shows and people talk about u too. U can choose if she wins or not thank you love you btw

I walked out of the dressing room, my hair and makeup all done wearing my dress as I walked up to Dylan who had a huge smile on his face, “You look absolutely stunning baby.” I leaned up gently kissing him before wiping the little bit of lipstick that came off. “I’m so nervous. I don’t know how I’m going to get through the show. I’m going to freak out before the announce Album of the Year.” He chuckled, wrapping his arm around my waist as we got in the car on the way to the Grammy’s. I looked over at him and smiled but could tell that something was bothering him.

“You okay Dylan?” He looked over at me and smiled weakly, “Yeah I guess I just don’t really know how to act at this thing.” I smiled and gently leaned my head against his shoulder, “It’s just like any other awards show. I’ll be right by your side the whole night and we can go back home after it all and just eat as many burgers and pizza as we want.” He chuckled and continued holding onto my hand.

Once we got to the show I could see the long line of reporters I’d have to go through as well as the red carpet I’d have walk down to pose on. I looked over at Dylan with a smile on my face, grateful I had him here to keep me calm. When i looked at him I could tell he felt sort of out of place so I continued holding onto his hand before we stepped onto the red carpet. We posed for the cameras a little before I looked up at Dylan who was looking at me already and I couldn’t help but blush. He leaned down leaving a gentle kiss before smiling for the camera’s again. Throughout the walk down the red carpet we continued to keep each other calm and when it came to the show we had both seemed to relax a bit more.

We sat in our seats with smiles on our faces just talking and joking around about things we heard outside. A few people came up to talk to us during commercial breaks and I could overhear some people talk about us being so cute. “My category is up next.” I took a deep breath looking at Dylan who had the biggest smile on his face. “I know you’re going to kill it no matter what. Even if you don’t win you’re still a winner because you’re nominated for a freaking Grammy. That’s insane baby.” I let out a small laugh and he brought up our interlocked hands to leave a kiss on my hand.

“And the Nominees for Album of the year…” I took a deep breath, putting a smile on my face as the other nominees were called off. “Y/N Y/L/N, (Album Name).” I smiled widely continuing to hold Dylan’s hand. I was probably squeezing it too tight but at that moment I didn’t really care. “And the winner is… Y/N Y/L/N!” I froze in shock as people were screaming and getting up on their feet around me. I looked at Dylan and hugged him close, basically having tears in my eyes. “You did it baby.” He whispered into my ear and I leaned in to kiss him before going up on stage. I was handed the Grammy and I covered my mouth with one hand.

“Oh my…” I looked out into the audience seeing the faces of artists that I looked up to. It was such a surreal moment. I looked over at Dylan who had the biggest smile on his face. “I can’t believe this is happening. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has ever given me a chance to do what I love. I want to thank the incredible writers who worked on this music with me.” I took a deep breath and laughed, “I’m in shock right now. Thank you to my family and friends who have been so supportive of me. I want to thank my incredible boyfriend Dylan who was patient with me when I had nervous breakdowns about finishing a song. And an incredibly huge thank you to the fans. I love you so much.”