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If you’re looking for an up and coming R&B artist to watch from Toronto, keep your eyes on Nyce Brown.  After releasing the remix to SZA’s “Babylon” a few months ago, Brown has captured the attention of those craving a soulful sound. With a 6-track EP that combines smooth vocals with sultry baselines, featuring production from Kyle Justice, Devid Neale and AndreOnBeat, Brown is getting ready to make his mark in Toronto and beyond.  With songs like the sensual “Screamin'” and “Lay It Down” to the romantic “Need Your Love” and “Prince of Hearts,” Nyce Brown paints a picture etched in love and the essence of true R&B. These aren’t necessarily songs for the club, but can definitely be added to the mix for that one-on-one after party.

Take a listen and follow him on Twitter @NyceBMusic

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nyce-brown/sets/prince-of-hearts 

Purchase Full EP: https://itun.es/ca/Eb1O5

I know I don’t post a lot of non-hip hop on this blog, but I’ve loved DRU since his days with In Essence, one of Canada’s premier R&B groups (I still go bananas when they drop that ‘You Will Never Find’ ish on Hot97!!), and once he became a solo artist I rinsed the hell out of his single “The One”.

Years later with Juno and MMVA awards under his belt, DRU now hits you with a double dose of goodness. The first track, She’s Danger is an up-tempo dance track produced in LA by Alex G (also producer for M.I.A, Lady Gaga, and T. Pain). On Give Her What She Wants – DRU delivers a fresh new urban vibe with Damon Elliot on production (who’s also worked with the likes of P!NK, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani). Peep the links below…

BTW >> Lookin’ good in that suit, homie!!

I can’t lie – I’d love to hear him on more soulful-type of music, but I’ve never been one to hold a grudge when an artist wants to evolve and expand, so go DRU! His last single, “Gettin’ It In” is doing REALLY well on radio, and that definitely grew on me.  I do like these up-tempo tracks, but if I ever start to feel nostalgic I can just check out some vintage DRU…..