It’s Sunday afternoon and most of the day equates to taking off your cool and slowly pulling yourself into the week for work, school or whatever that might cause you a consistent piece of struggle. Thus, instead of developing a sense of being completely rowdy and wanting to fight everything moving, here’s three distint R&B releases from the past month that even if they passed us by the first time, they stuck with us soon after.

Eric Bellinger – Born II Sing Vol. III
The third entry in the singer’s Born II Sing series comes with a little more of a cache to it. Breaking through thanks to his writing credit on Chris Brown’s “Fine China” and Usher’s “Lemme See”, the Los Angeles native pulls out all the stops in pulling listeners to his material with hard hitting cuts such as “Ex Again” with songbird Jhené Aiko & “ASAP”. The singer-songwriter’s mixtape lists the usual suspects (Michael, Stevie) as well as Usher who introduces the mixtape’s 13-song offering. Stream and download below.


Miloh Smith – Suite 404
Her instinct may be geared a lot towards being an emcee but Atlanta’s Miloh Smith has captured attention both in her home city and afar with her vocal chops. Take “French” for example, a standout from her Suite 404 mixtape. Picking both the language of love and English to deliver the Paris-tinged slow burner, Smith proves her mettle with lyrics that leave a little to the imagination and a visual that features the Eiffel Tower along with a barebacked romance. Suite 404 features 15 tracks where the sing ebbs around Johnny Juliano’s muffled synths and drums on “Baby Miloh” and the stroll in between city lights floater that is “Burner On My Side” with E-Mobley. Watch the video for “French” below and download Suite 404 here.


Love Dominique – Wicked Heart EP
In three songs, Love Dominique’s Wicked Heart EP keeps things short and sweet. The aforementioned “Down” leads off for the sultry Houstonian but “Goin Hard” once more reinforces how much of a sex kitten she is with come hither lyrics and leave a man not wanting to leave work just because of her prowess in the bedroom. Behind hand claps and sonic swells, Dominique pulls back the curtain on a love/hate relationship with “Old Thing Back”. Radio Raheem isn’t swinging those gold rings of his but Dominique’s swinging her hair back and forth dealing with love’s greatest tug of war – dealing with someone who’s hurt you but loves you harder than anyone else. Download the EP here and stream it in full below.