It is already proven that reality television jump starts careers. K. Michelle and Tamar Braxton's successful album sales can easily be attributed to the attention each generated on their shows. R&B Divas: LA cast member Claudette Ortiz is following the same format as the ladies in hopes to revive the fan base that bought her City High album and attract new loyalist.
A leak that surfaced this week on Singersroom is Ortiz's "Reciprocation." On the mid-tempo track, she proves her vocal chords are intact as she sings about her love being treated as a one way street rather than a two way. Though she plans to touch on a variety of topics on her upcoming project, she found a sweet spot with fans singing about the confusion of handcuffing season.
Singersroom was a step ahead of K'Jon blasting his new single "A Man" across the cyber world. He resisted the electro-R&B instrumentation for a doo-wop flavored song about ten values of a man. K'Jon's decision to go left paid off placing him second on Singersroom's Indie Rotation. The “On the Ocean” singer is prepping the release of a double disc album entitled 'Man', tentatively scheduled for November 3.
One of the new U.K. talents people are gushing over is Elli Ingram. She became the it girl after dropping a cover of Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice," her new follow-up "Canna Butter Kisses" is a mash-up of Chance The Rapper’s “Cocoa Butter Kisses” and T-Pain’s “I’m Hi” for what she calls “Canna Butter Kisses.”
Along with the artists above, Candice Nicole, Lil Mo, Adina Howard, Orlando Dixon, Marcus Cooper, Demetria McKinney and Shaliek landed on Singersroom's top independent singles on the week.
Claudette Ortiz – Reciprocation
“Reciprocation” carries a Gospel/R&B vibe as Claudette Ortiz sings about giving her love and not getting it back in return.
K’Jon – A Man
On his new single “A Man,” K’Jon lays out his worth as a man and human being on the doo wop-tinged song from his upcoming double disc album, Man.
Elli Ingram – Canna Butter Kisses
After taking Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” for a spin, Elli Ingram meshes together two other hip-hop tracks; Chance The Rapper’s “Cocoa Butter Kisses” and T-Pain’s “I’m Hi” for what she calls “Canna Butter Kisses.”
Demetria McKinney – Work With Me
Demetria McKinney follows up her collaboration with Musiq Soulchild on “Still Believe In Love” with her official first single “Work With Me.” On the airy ballad, Demetria harshly lays her flaws on the line and shows appreciation for the man who accepts her imperfections, insisting, “please work with me.”
Orlando Dixon – Sing About Me (Kendrick Lamar Cover)
Singer/songwriter and season four “The Voice” contestant Orlando Dixon tells what he wants his legacy to be on “Sing About Me” (Remix), taking Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me” from Good Kid mAAd City on a dope R&B ride, adding his own lyrics for a more personal spin.
Adina Howard – Switch
“Freak Like Me” hitmaker Adina Howard is back with another tune “Switch“, proving she’s still down for some sassy, provocative lyrics on the sexually-liberated.
Shaliek – I’ll Give It Up
We usually don’t advocate giving up, but when it comes to winning back a love, it may be worth it. Shaliek Rivers wishes to trade in his days of neglecting his woman to have her in his life again in the soul-stirring song “I’ll Give It Up.”
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P) – Kiss Me
Marcus Cooper drops a romantic reggae ditty suitable for an island rendezvous with “Kiss Me.”
Lil Mo – I’m A Diva
You’ve heard the theme song to TV One’s “R&B Divas: LA,” now hear the full version performed and written by cast member and self-proclaimed Godmother of Hip Hop and R&B, Lil Mo. The sassy song trumps being a “diva” in the sense of having confidence, striving for your goals, and succeeding.
Candice Nicole – I Luv Sh*t (August Alsina Cover)
Candice Nicole is a songwriter and demo vocalist who has made her name as a background vocalist on records for the likes of Flo Rida, David Guetta and B.o.B. Listen to the female spin of her remake of August Alsina’s “I Love This Sh*t.”