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Phabo Releases His New Single ‘Before I Let Her Go’



Phabo and Anaiya Khymahni

For this past New Music Friday, rising R&B singer and rapper Phabo released a new single titled ‘Before I Let Her Go.’ The song was penned by Phabo and produced by rising producer Damnfraka and the infamous Troy Taylor. (He’s produced a lot of your favorite R&B records like ‘Sweet Lady,’ ‘Just Came Here To Chill,’ and ‘Your Love.’ — Check out his songbook here!)  

You might have already guessed that ‘Before I Let Her Go’ is about how a smooth operator is ready to shift gears for a special woman. Phabo specifically asks his lady what she’d like if she were “under oath”

‘Take your puppy to the groomers while you at South Coast 
Always asking me what color you should paint your toes
Girl walk back to me so I can lick your lipgloss off 
She know exactly what I need that’s a female boss’

Phabo’s pen pushes such a romantic narrative. The entire production is like a letter from a sly lover boy. To paint a better picture, watch the single’s visualizer below. 

In a statement issued to Rated R&B, Phabo explained that he “intentionally [paid] homage to the ’90s bad-boy R&B era” while also keeping up with today’s relationship scene. His assertion definitely checks out. If you listen closely, the instrumentals in the chorus strike pretty close to the background composition in one of Usher’s hits — ‘Nice and Slow.’ If you don’t believe it, go listen to the instrumental and come back to ‘Before I Let Her Go.’ 

The sample adds a new layer to the song. Perhaps he would like to take things nice and slow with the one he’d do serious damage for!

The subtle addition captures the beauty of sampling old jams. In an era where new R&B songs seem oversaturated with samples, ‘Before I Let Her Go’ stands strong on its own. Instead of a simple CTRL+C and CTRL+V, ‘Before I Let Her Go’ is fraternal to the original record.  

Phabo is a force to be reckoned with as he has written for Kehlani, Kyle Dion and Jahkoy. He also has his own projects out. Per his Soundcloud, you can find a few of his unreleased songs. You can also find his debut album ‘Soulquarius’ on all streaming platforms. (Some recommendations: ‘LNF,’ ‘Slippery’ ft. Destin Conrad and ‘How’s My Driving?’)

He’s also scheduled to perform for the Soho Rising Tour until April 11th. Be sure to RSVP!

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KAYTRANADA Releases New Album, ‘TIMELESS’ miixtapechiick

KAYTRANADA has released his third studio album, TIMELESS.

The two-disc project features 22 tracks with contributions from Childish Gambino, Anderson .Paak, SiR, Dawn Richard, Tinashe, Ravyn Lenae, Durand Bernarr, Rochelle Jordan, and more. Following his joint album with Aminé titled KAYTRAMINÉ, KAYTRANADA’s latest work is supported by the lead single, “Lover / Friend.”

“I think this album is going to be more hands-on, and it’s unapologetically like, we’re going to do it right,” he said. “Even if I did it right before, I’m in a new phase in my life, and I’m going to package it how I want it.”

Stream TIMELESS below.

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Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, and Flo Milli Team Up for ‘Sunday Service’ Remix



Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, and Flo Milli Team Up for ‘Sunday Service’ Remix miixtapechiick

During Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer Tour stop in Atlanta, the rapper thrilled fans by bringing out Latto for a surprise performance, where they premiered a remix of Latto’s ‘Sunday Service,‘ a record that was originally aimed at Ice Spice.

After the show, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion, and Flo Milli, who was also in attendance, announced that the remix of ‘Sunday Service’ would be hitting streaming services this Friday.

“What the f**k I look like trippin’ on one out of seven billion?, “Megan raps. “I meet the goalposts, b**ches move it/ They say I can’t, then I do it/ Your favorite rapper might not like me, but his boo gon’ share my music/ Big chest, big influence, chain flowin’ like hallelujah/ I see you broke and askin’ for attention, I’ll never throw the bone to ya.”

“Sunday Service” marks Latto’s second release of 2024, following her collaboration with Anycia on January’s “BACK OUTSIDE.” Meanwhile, Flo Milli is currently touring on Gunna‘s “One of Wun” tour. Megan Thee Stallion recently announced her third studio album, ‘MEGAN‘ is set to release on June 28.

Stream the ‘Sunday Service’ remix below.

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Ice Spice Reveals Date for Debut Album ‘Y2K’ and Announces New World Tour



Ice Spice Reveals Date for Debut Album 'Y2K' and Announces New World Tour miixtapechiick

On Wednesday (June 5), Ice Spice took to social media to announce the official release date of her debut album, Y2K. The album is set to drop on July 26.

Supported by her previously released singles, “Think U the Shit (Fart)” and “Gimmie a Light,” the album’s artwork pays homage to her Bronx roots while the title commemorates both the year she was born and the era itself. “I think this is some of my best work,” she told Billboard. “It’s not going to be too long — it’s going to be sweet and to the point.”

In conjunction with the album announcement, Ice Spice revealed she will embark on a world tour alongside Cash Cobain and Riotusa, starting July 4, 2024. The tour will feature 28 stops, including cities such as London, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Miami. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m.

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