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Rita Ora Links With Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha And Cardi B For Ultimate Ladies Anthem, "Girls"

Rita Ora and company also delivered the lyric video to her long-awaited, empowering anthem.

After months of being teased across social media and in interviews, Rita Ora has finally delivered "Girls," the unprecedented ladies anthem with Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, and Cardi B.

The LGBTQ empowering track is practically pop’s modern day “Lady Marmalade.” The all-star quadruplet sing (and rap) about loving beautiful women while embracing and uplifting their sexuality. Ora sings on the hook: “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls.” The record is a well-executed bop that stands out as one of Ora’s most memorable records for its unflinching boldness and divine musical chemistry amongst each other.

And of course, Bardi didn’t come play with you (word to Big Freedia) as she delivers the fun, yet savage bars about her love for the kitty kat. She raps: “I put this Mac on your lips, so pucker up/We ain’t never heard of you, you ain’t done enough/And I don’t gotta introduce myself/I’m too sexy, I seduce myself/Seven figure, never need a ni**a/Steal your bi**h, have her down with the scissors/Tonight, I don’t want a dog, I want a kitten/I might French a girl from Great Britain.”

During an interview on the UK’s 95-106 Capital FM, Ora said she held on to the song for two years despite performing an early version at her shows. “I’m at the point where I don’t even know anymore. I’ve had this song in my back pocket for two years,” she explained to Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast. “There was a moment where this song wasn’t going to be released as a single. And I looked at my friends and I spoke to them. They kept asking for it because I performed it once a while back and they were like ‘what’s that song that you performed and people kept asking me ‘what’s girls, what’s girls’ and I just said you know what? My gut is telling me to go with this song next."

Ora added, “Cardi B who is a feature on it was the first person on the record a few years ago. I got Cardi on the song about a year and a half ago. And then I got Charli and I got Bebe and it really naturally just became a song of just girls that I really love and inspire me in their own ways and it just became my dream collaboration and here we are."

“Girls” is now available for streaming and purchase on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal now. Check out the animated lyric video designed by Everybody's Favorite below.

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When your name is connected to the woman that proclaims 'Black Is King,' your productions have a high standard to live up to and R&B's SINGLTN is well on his way of doing just that. With the release of his newest video single, "Skin," the once model and performer on Beyoncé's "Ladies First Tour" in 2004, brings an early 90s pop appeal with his ode to lavishing the lady in his life. “I’m talking about real relationships. I’m part of the creative process from scratch," says the former background singer for Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. "It’s a universal, but soulful sound that hopefully appeals to everybody.”

"Skin" also delves into that very "moment your girl walks out all dressed up and ready, and you’re like, ‘I’d rather go back inside and stay home with you, ya know?’” he slyly grins. Having these inner visions by SINGLTN comes from an intense inspiration of great writer, composer and performer Stevie Wonder. Earlier this year, SINGLTN released a heartstring pulling cover of Mr. Wonder's classic tune “Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer.” SINGLTN was challenged in taking on such a storied tune, but felt compelled to do so as, “Stevie was one of the artists that inspired me to sing,” he goes on. “I wanted to do a tribute paying homage to him and his legacy. For me 'Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer' is Stevie at his best.

On the other side of personal creations, SINGLTN shines on the loyalty ode "Congratulations." The single that dropped at the top of the year shows the young crooner's status of hanging up his playboy jersey, as he explains, “The player in me has moved on. I found who I want to be with, and I’m off the market.” Check the video below.

Knowing that the entertainment industry will expect a lot from his talent, SINGLTN is ready for the world and for them to hear his messages of love and life that are on the way with full projects and extended creativity, “I’m giving you who I am,” he leaves off. “There’s a message for sure. I want people to walk away realizing I’ve got something to say, and I’m saying it honestly and from the heart.”

Listen to more SINGLTN here.

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Premiere Track: THEY. Are Back With "All Mine" And Ready To Admit That Ex-Sex Is Hard To Let Go

Does your mind ever wonder off to the times your ex-partner made you shiver from pleasure? If so, the duo THEY. sure knows how to make the perfect soundscape for the memories with their new track, "All Mine." The demon time anthem is the third single from their soon to be released project, "The Amanda Tape."

The duo are quickly following up their fun-loving video with the beautiful songstress, Tinashe titled "Play Fight." Running around an arcade with Tinashe is a good way to spark some heat with the ideas for a song like "All Mine."

Knowing how awkward convos with your ex can usually turn left, the fellas of THEY., Dante Jones and Andrew "Drew Love" Neely, leaned into the punch with this to say about the song and situation: "This song is one of the bedroom jams of the album. We both grew [up] big fans of The-Dream and wanted to make something with that delivery and attitude he always brought.  A lot of us got those on-again/off-again type of relationships that always seem to come full circle. My ex told me that she was with a new dude and happy...I’m just like 'ok, we’ll see lol.'"

Be sure to check for the full project from THEY. as the guys surely know how to get the conversation going with those you probably shouldn't be talking to...for obvious reasons. Cus, whether they are your former lover or current side piece, if you laid it down right, they'll always be yours...right?

Listen to more THEY. tracks below:

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Salaam Remi Selects Winner Of #IsItCusImBlack Sangin' Contest + Drops New "Black Love" Video w/Teedra Moses & DJ D-Nice

We've all seen how married rappers Papoose and Remy have championed the feeling, but now we have the theme song for the movement of "Black Love." Producer to the stars, Salaam Remi has enlisted the talents of the golden voiced siren, Teedra Moses and the world's favorite DJ, D-Nice for this feel good roller-skating jam.

The video, directed by Remi and @itsjustati⁣, takes place on "Black Love Beach" and has Moses dancing freely through the sands and spotlights other couples hugged up and smiling throughout the clip. The rolling bassline and the way the drums hit compliment Moses' high flying vocals of just wanting to love her significant other. Give a big shout out to the wonderful video edits, by Tatiana Crooks, of a quarantining D-Nice interspersed.

You'll be able to find the song on the upcoming full length album by Remi titled Black On Purpose.  What you'll also find on that album is the winner of the #VIBEIsItBecauseImBlackContest

Remi chose the winner, @B_Trenton (Congrats!) and he will be featured on the remixed version of the song, "Is It Cus I'm Black," previously released a few weeks ago. Partnering with VIBE for the search, Remi cycled through the contestants and picked the winner on the connection he felt to his vocals. The prize was being featured on the track along side of Anthony Hamilton, Black Thought, Cee-Lo Green, Syleena Johnson, & Stephen Marley. Check out the IG Live he conducted with B Trenton below.

 

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