When you combine one of the industry’s most sensual voices, Tory Lanez, with sampling from the crème de la crème of R&B hits made in the 2000s, what you get is a straight-laced, chart-topper: Chixtape 5.

Following months on-end of fans awaiting the well-hyped album, the Interscope Records‘ artist, “a proud student of 2000s R&B,” finally launched his exclusive project, an 18-track album dedicated to remaking the greats from the 2000s, and in less than two weeks from the release date of Chixtape 5, Tory Lanez crowns the second spot on the new Billboard 200 (right after Celine Dion).

Not only does Lanez remake the greats, he features the artists who birthed them. Chixtape 5 sees immaculate, honey-dipped links track-after-track between Tory Lanez and each original artist stepping in on the new remake of their classic.

Chixtape 5 features Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Ashanti, Lloyd, Lil WayneChris Brown, Ludacris, Mýa, The-Dream, Mario, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Slim & Nyce… do we need to say more?

Listen now below.

— Get familiar with Atlanta-bred R&B phenom, Rshun, before coming out to see him live at RePlay ATL this Memorial Day.

If you identify as an R&B lover and you haven’t heard of Rshun yet, you’ve been doing yourself a major disservice. With that unmistakable, feel-good R&B vibe seemingly disappearing from the mainstream music scene, Rshun’s sound is beyond refreshing. In fact, not only does he create music that awakens the nostalgia in many of us, but he also infuses it with the fresh blood necessary to keep our attention and to elevate in today’s musical landscape.

As a RePlay regular, Rshun has come out and wowed the crowd quite a few times, however,  this Monday’s Memorial Day show will be something the see. Catch up on his most recent hits via Spotify and check out one of his previous live performances at RePlay ATL. So, be sure to visit his Instagram page for consistent updates on his journey.

Three years after the successful release of their breakout LP Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Phony Ppl make an illustrious return with their sophomore album mō’zā-ik – a musical, genre-defying gem, baring nothing but the truth about lust, love and all the pending intervals along the way.

To merely categorise mō’zā-ik. as an R&B/Soul album wouldn’t pay this rare musical breed any justice.

Simply put, the Brooklyn-based five-man group are fearless – moving your mind to the sweet-sounding amalgamation of funk, soul, gamesome lyrics, R&B, and delectable shades of jazz, bossa nova and of course, the quintessential sax to gift your senses.

 

The unmatched vocal flair of lead singer Elbee Thrie, together with the band’s impeccable instrumentals, are what make Phony Ppl one of the industry’s most unique groups.

Phony Ppl explore what it means to fall in love with someone but never really know if they’re “yours” in the plush track “Think You’re Mine“, before proving one of the year’s best tunes in the funk-fuelled testament “Before You Get A Boyfriend“.

To end the album, Phony Ppl surprise listeners with an empyrean and passionate ode to the countless black lives taken by police brutality in the beatific melody “on everythinG iii love“.

Listen below.