Estelle

Sep
23
New Music: Estelle – ‘Love & Happiness, Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale’ EP

Love & Happiness, Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale

Estelle spreads more Love & Happiness with Waiting to Exhale, the second installment in her three-volume EP. The British songstress, who launched her indie label New London Records earlier this year, serves up a soulful trio of tracks on the follow-up to June’s Love Jones.

The new collection features the Jeremih-assisted single “Be in Love,” the sultry Sonny Digital-produced duet “I Don’t Wanna Stay” featuring Jim Jones, and the upbeat “So Different” produced by K. Dot.

Estelle will drop one more free EP, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, in October prior to the release of her fourth album in February.

Download and stream Love & Happiness, Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale below.

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Aug
22
Video: Raekwon f/ Estelle – ‘All About You’

Raekwon and Estelle

Raekwon cooks up a collaboration for the ladies with his new single “All About You.” The Chef teams with Estelle in the red-hued clip, which was shot in New York in June. He works through relationship drama and hits the club with his British co-star, who rocks a Bulls jersey. The Jerry Wonda-produced song shows a softer side of the Wu-Tang Clan MC.

“I wanted to glorify the women [in this song] because I do have a lot of fans that are women and they say, ‘Yo Rae, make something for us,” he tells Fuse News. “We know you as that MC skillful guy that you are, but make a record for the women.”

He previously worked with Estelle on 2011′s “Chop Chop Ninja.” “Just to work with Estelle again is a great thing because her voice is golden to me,” says Raekwon. “We have chemistry when it comes to making great music.”

Raekwon’s solo album Fly International Luxurious Art is due early next year, while Wu-Tang is set to reunite with their first album in six years, A Better Tomorrow.

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Aug
19
New Music: Estelle f/ Jeremih – ‘Be in Love’

Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale

Estelle connects with Jeremih on “Be in Love,” and the results are electric. The R&B crooners show off their chemistry on the island-flavored duet, which will appear on Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale, the second in Estelle’s 3-volume EP series Love & Happiness.

Earlier this month, the British singer announced that she had left Atlantic Records and launched her independent label, New London Records, in partnership with BMG.

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Aug
12
Estelle Launches Independent Label, Readies Album for February

Estelle

Estelle is taking her career into her own hands. The British singer has launched her independent label, New London Records, in partnership with BMG.

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Jul
28
Rick Ross, Maxwell, & Melanie Fiona Attend Art for Life Gala

Rick Ross and Maxwell

The stars flocked to the Hamptons for Russell Simmons’ 14th Annual Art for Life Gala: A Field of Dreams on Saturday. Moguls, musicians, and philanthropists rubbed shoulders at the fundraiser dedicated to exposing inner-city youth to the arts.

Tyler Perry, Anne Pasternak, Walter Mosley, Sam Englebardt, and William D. Johnson were among the honorees, while Rick Ross, Maxwell, Doug E. Fresh, and Estelle entertained the star-studded crowd.

Fresh off making his acting debut on Starz’ “Magic City,” Rozay performed his street anthems, while a dapper Maxwell had the ladies swooning during his smooth set.

In an interview with L.A. Leakers, Ross said that’s been working with Timbaland on his upcoming album Mastermind. “We got in the studio and recorded a few records,” he said.

Check out some of the star sightings below.

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Jun
17
New Music: Estelle – ‘Love & Happiness, Vol. 1: Love Jones’ [EP]

Love & Happiness, Vol. 1: Love Jones

Estelle is taking her fans to the movies this summer with her collection of free EPs. The British singer debuts Love & Happiness, Vol. 1: Love Jones, the first in her film-inspired series.

The three-song collection, named after the 1997 romantic drama starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long, includes the flirty club banger “Call These Boys,” piano-driven ballad “Till Tomorrow,” and the breezy “Whatever You Like” featuring Roses Gabor.

Next up is Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale followed by Vol. 3: How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Stream the three songs below and download for free on Estelle’s website.

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Jun
12
Rick Ross Hangs with Chelsea Clinton, John Legend at Hope for Children Gala

Chelsea Clinton and Rick Ross

Rick Ross suited up and showed his support for John Legend at Samsung’s Hope for Children Gala at Cipriani’s in New York on Tuesday. Legend, whose Show Me Campaign uses education to break the cycle of poverty, attended with his fiancée Chrissy Teigen and performed, along with his HomeSchool artist Estelle.

Rozay missed Game 3 of the NBA Finals and held court with Chelsea Clinton at the black-tie affair. “Boss and Chelsey Clinton… Politics as Usual!!!” he wrote.

He applauded his friend for his philanthropy. “We commend @johnlegend ‘Show Me’ campaign for committed work with less fortunate children and families,” said the Bawse.

Legend responded, “thanks brotha. Great to see you.”

See more pics from the charitable evening below.

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