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Premiere: PJ Morton Takes It To The Fly Streets Of NOLA In "I Need Your Love" (Feat. 5th Ward Weebie)

After ending his partnership with Cash Money Records, the R&B and soul-singer is stepping out and into his own.

The city of New Orleans has birthed the likes of many talented and legendary artists, especially in the jazz and hip-hop genres. But when it comes to vocalists, one of its "best kept secrets" comes to mind, PJ Morton.

After ending his partnership with Cash Money Records, the R&B and soul-singer is stepping out and into his own. Since the release of his last album under the Birdman-founded entity in 2013, the New Orleans native has created his very own boutique record label, Morton Records, toured the world as Maroon 5's honorary 6th member/keyboardist and dropped a soul and bounce-infused compilation entitled Bounce and Soul, Volume 1.

The 10-track mixtape features some familiar tunes like the Lil Wayne-assisted "Lover" and "Only One" (featuring Stevie Wonder). It also includes guest appearances from some of NOLA's finest - Trombone Shorty, Mack Maine, Dee-1, Juvenile and Mannie Fresh. Today, the musician and son of the well-known Pastor and gospel singer, Bishop Paul Morton, releases the visual for his 5th Ward Weebie-assisted track, "I Need Your Love."

“It’s time to pay homage to my roots and the amazing music culture that has continued to inspire me here in New Orleans.”

The feel-good visual, which showcases the inevitable good times and fashionable threads that warmer days bring, was filmed at the Tekrema Center for Art and Culture in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans under the direction of cinematographer Allendra "Cinemadona" Freeman (who recently worked with Beyonce? for her visual album Lemonade).

“This song tells the story of a broken-hearted man living in New Orleans...a place where life, love and music continue on, no matter what,” says Cinemadona. “I wanted this video to reflect this theory of everlasting culture through love of music, history, family, and spirit. New Orleans brings out these feelings, and you can really feel it in this video.”

Like Morton, the city of New Orleans has been the host of many notable music videos from the likes of bounce queens like Katey Red's "Where Tha Melph At?" and Big Freedia's "Y'all Get Back Now" all the way down to Journey's "Separate Ways."

When asked about working with fellow creatives on the filming of the lively video, Morton adds, “’I Need Your Love’ was a fun collaboration that was brought to life through this video. I’m excited to share this with the world.”

Hit play below to watch the uplifting video. It's the perfect way to prepare yourself for the approaching festivities that the Summer will soon ensure. You can also download the entire Bounce and Soul, Volume 1 mixtape over on iTunes.

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Premiere: HappyBirthdayCalvin's Ode To The Hustle Shines In Visuals For "Kari’s Song (Long Way Home)"

Chicago's HappyBirthdayCalvin delivers inspirational visuals for Kari's Song (Long Way Home)," from the hit Netflix film, Beats. 

The track is a clear standout in the film featuring Anthony Anderson, Dreezy and Khalil Everage. In the video, we see a snippet of the film along with Calvin rapping about the grind and his strong determination to the make it to the top. Featuring the warm vocals by Tati, the video drops an extra dose of inspirational vitamins for the soul.

Since the film's release last month, the "Kari's Song" has earned over 1.1 million streams on Spotify and was a curious wonder to Shazam users as it joined the Top 20 most searched songs on the Shazam Global Charts.

At just 17-years-old, Calvin hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. The Chicago native recently released his No Friends EP with the single of the same name earning spots on the Soundcloud Chart.

Offering a fresh sense of lyrical know-how, we're excited to see more from the budding artist.

Check out the video to "Kari's Song (Long Way Home)" below.

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Premiere: Show Tyme, Pharaohe Monch Reunite For Summer Jam "T.Y.L.A. (Remix)"

With multiple gems created together over more than a decade, singer Show Tyme and rap legend Pharoahe Monch have reunited for a new summer jam, "T.Y.L.A. (Remix)."

Monch and Show Time and emcee have been frequent collaborators on several of the Queens lyricist's most renowned songs, including "Desire," "Push," "Clap (One Day)," and more. So this time around, he returns the the favor by blessing a remix of a song from Show Tyme's debut album Love Truth, out now on W.A.R. Media/Cold Rain.

"Show Tyme is an incredible singer and one of the best performers I’ve ever been associated with, and it’s my honor to return the favor to him as he has graced many of my favorite songs in my career," Pharoahe Monch told VIBE.

Show Tyme told VIBE that he wanted to resurrect the feeling of his favorite songs from the 90s.

“With T.Y.L.A. I wanted to deliver a remix reminiscent of the 90’s R&B merged with hip hop, like the Bad Boy and So So Def mixes,"he said. "I think we got us one.”

T.Y.L.A. remix is available on all platforms now.

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Premiere: Motivation And Loyalty Reign On euro’s Two Pack, “Never Fold/Day Ones”

Young Money alum euro gives fans a two for one special with the release of his latest singles, “Never Fold" and "Day Ones.”

The song actually splits into two with “Never Fold” serving fans who are a sucker for lyrical mastery and "Day Ones" providing the right amount of victorious thunder and bravado.

"Never Fold" bloomed out of sheer pride and euro’s determination to throw lyrical jabs at anyone coming his way.

“My brother got a hold of the beat from Ayo the producer and he wanted me to record over it,” euro tells VIBE. “He called me out after I passed on the beat due to writer’s block. At that moment, I had to prove a point and that’s what came out of it.”

As for “Day Ones,” the tune shows how euro is rooted in more ways than one. "The motivation behind "Day Ones" is staying true on this journey, never selling out," he explains. "There have been many times we’ve had opportunities to take the easy way, but we have our minds made up to do this our way - the right way, for our people, with our people."

The tracks will be apart of euro's forthcoming album, Don’t Expect Nothing, to be released August 16th. The rapper has resided under the radar but still managed to snag big co-signs from the likes of Lil Wayne and Drake.

Enjoy the tracks below.

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