This week is mostly about hip-hop and R&B. Yep, a lot of the new releases want to sex you up. Thanks to the new Black Eyed Peas dance floor jams, you’ll want to dry hump strangers; Slim Thug wants to do you right; Flo Rida is a one-note lovah; Soulja Boy is shakin’ it up in suburbia; Jazmin Sullivan sings it like it is; and Miguel is as pretty as his tunes. Chrisette Michele — who just gave Annika her style tips — is going through the sweetest-sounding breakup. And, randomly, girlie Fefe Dobson is back … must be the seven-year itch. And then there’s Steve Wynn and the Russian Futurists holdin’ up the indie rock front—represent! So get those headphones on, and let’s get into the groove, after the jump!
The Black Eyed Peas, The Beginning
Revamped Dirty Dancing trax for the single. F-yeah! The peas are still killin’ it on the dance floor.
Chrisette Michele,Let Freedom Reign
Sweet heartbreakin’ tracks and team-ups with Wale and Ne-Yo.
Jazmine Sullivan, Love Me Back
Rad lady laments via R&B.
Flo Rida, Only One Flo
Not as hot as his namesake state, but I did enjoy the 2 Live Crew reference in his NSFW music video.
Soulja Boy, The DeAndre Way
Pop rap you wouldn’t worry about playing in front of your kids.
FeFe Dobson, Joy
After a celebrated (in Canada) debut record, here’s her sophomore attempt at chick rock that took seven years to make.
Miguel, All I Want Is You
Sweet R&B by a beautiful man.
Slim Thug , Tha Thug Show
Hip hop about sexy times.
Steve Wynn, Northern Agression
The dude from ‘80s band The Dream Syndicate is still making beat-rock with the Miracle 3.
Russian Futurists, The Weight’s On The Wheels
Indie dance music that zaps, claps and pings.