Listen to JaVonté’s “The Covers” How long has it been since we’ve gotten new music from JaVonté, though? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. For those of you who THINK you’re unfamiliar with the 25-year-old neo soul crooner, chances are you’ve heard him on a couple of TDE projects, such as Kendrick‘s “Opposites Attract (Tomorrow Without Her)” or even Ab-Soul‘s “Empathy.”

Let’s not get it twisted, though, JaVonté hasn’t established a fanbase for himself by solely singing hooks for your favorite emcees; dude can hold his own and his new body of work definitely proves it. On his latest offering, appropriately titled The Covers, JaVonté covers cuts from Coldplay, Beyoncé and Naked Eye, etc. My favorite is “Latch,” but I’ll let you all listen to it for yourself.

Stream The Covers here.

Event: The Weeknd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with Jhené Aiko & ScHoolboy Q Oct. 10


The Weeknd will be touching down in the Bay Area for his King of the Fall tour, which features the soul-sailing songbird Jhené Aiko and TDE’s ScHoolboy Q Puffy. If you reside in the area, you can catch the trio performing live at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday, October 10.

Presale tickets are set to go on sale Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m.

Password: wanderlust

This event is all ages.

Ryan Leslie Set to Launch Artist-to-Fan Platform

13_RL_394Multifaceted musician Ryan Leslie is currently in the process of developing his very own direct artist-to-fan platform, Disruptive Multimedia. The platform, slated for a launch on July 4, will allow for artists to directly sell both music and merchandise to fans. In addition to that, artists will also be able to utilize the platform to create membership clubs and communicate with their fans. Disruptive Multimedia (DMM)  has received praise and been backed by Andreesen Horowitzco-founder Ben Horowitz, who had this to say:

Ryan is a genius and is about to transform the music industry and re-balance it in favor of the artists.

In an early 2013 interview with D: Dive Into Media, Beats Electronics CEO and co-founder Jimmy Iovine revealed that Beats by Dre would be working on a similar platform that would help artists preserve their data.

Right now, they [music services] have all the information and the artists have no information. No one knows.. I don’t know. I own a record company. I would die to know who bought my records on iTunes or bought my tickets on TicketMaster.”

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Listen to Rochelle Jordan’s New Song “Lowkey”, shebreathesmusicToronto native Rochelle Jordan is keeping the music coming with her latest KLSH-produced track “Lowkey,” on which she speaks of that moment when you realize you have feelings for one of your friends and after having tried to downplay your feelings in an effort to not ruin your friendship, you finally say eff it and lay it all out on the table. I’m sure this song will resonate with many of you out there.

Press play and enjoy.

Watch Usher’s New Video for “Good Kisser”

It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten new music, let alone a new video, from ‘Ursher Baybeh,’ so his official video for his new single “Good Kisser” is right on time. In the Christopher Sims-directed visual, we get clips of a shirtless Usher teasing playing the drums and dancing while he enticingly professes his love for a ‘good kisser.”

See, I told her the devil is a lie. Them other girls can’t compete with mine. You do it so good, you f*ck my mind. You pull it out, then you open wide. You make me want to tap out and retire, your pretty lips leave me so inspired.

What do you think? Does Usher have another hit on his hands with this one?

YG & DJ Mustard Live at Ace of Spades May 20 [Early Show], shebreathesmusicYG‘s My Krazy Life Tour will be invading Sacramento’s #1 concert venue, Ace of Spades, on Tuesday, May 20 and joining YG will be DJ Mustard, who will be sure to keep the crowd lit. Please keep in mind that this is the early show that will be taking place at Ace, due to the fact that the late show has now been sold out for awhile.

The doors are set to open at 4:30 and the show will kick off at 5 p.m. This event is for all ages, so make sure you spread the word to all of your homies.

Purchase your ticket here before THIS one sells out as well.

Beyoncé and Jay Z Live at AT&T Park August 5, shebreathesmusicThe music industry’s most powerful couple will be touching down in the Bay Area during their On The Run Tour to perform at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Tickets went on sale last Friday, but if you know like I know, then chances are they’re most likely already sold out or are on the verge of being sold out. If you’re fortunate enough, you may be able to find someone who’s reselling theirs. Don’t wait too long to find out, though!

Head on over to Ticketmaster to press your luck!