In between live sets, press conferences and visiting booths in the NOLA Convention Center, we found time to check out the new artists roaming around the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. For this week’s five-track selection, we rounded up videos by the noteworthy up-and-comers we had the chance to see. Get acquainted below.   BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin Me Up” (Live) BJ The […]


Even the best vocalist still has to also look the part, right? Well, according to Luke James, the real key to effortless men’s style is confidence and strength — with a few black and white basics for good measure. Take a look at what the “Make Love To Me” singer rocked to The Urban Daily’s exclusive “Style Guy’d” […]


WATCH THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE In our new video series, “Style Guy’d”, The Urban Daily speaks to stylish men about how they create their looks. In this episode, R&B star Luke James reveals how confidence, strength and a good ol’ white tee are his essentials. MORE FROM THE URBAN DAILY: Why Sebastian Mikael Calls His Fashion Style “Ghetto […]

Singer-songwriter Luke James is a very busy man. Currently, he’s putting the finishing touches on his debut album and opening up for Beyonce on the second United States run of her “Mrs. Carter Tour.” James also is releasing videos from his highly acclaimed mixtape “Whispers In the Dark.” The video he just released was for […]

  Now that he’s finished his stint on Beyonce‘s world tour, singer-songwriter Luke James is getting back to promoting his own music. The New Orleans native just dropped the video for a Hit-Boy-assisted track named “Oh God.” In the video for the song lifted off his 2012 mixtape “Whispers In The Dark,” James can’t resist […]

Luke James is a new breed of r&b singer.  Instead of being the usual pretty-boy artist flashing an oiled up six-pack, James brings a soulful sensuality sorely lacking in today’s music landscape.  Currently part of Beyonce’s  “Mrs. Carter”  world tour, the New Orleans native has made the steady climb to stardom writing lyrics for pop […]

Singer Luke James performed at TV One’s “Verses & Flow” in Brooklyn last week, and he shut it all the way down. The Grammy-nominated singer sang his hits from his mixtape “Whispers in the Dark” including “Love Chile” and “Mo better Blues” as well as “I Want You” and his latest single “I.O.U.”.  The event […]

  On Monday March 4, 2013 Robin Thicke hosted one of Rémy Martin’s exclusive Ringleader events at NYC’s Marquee. RELATED: Robin Thicke Gets Own Limited Edition Of Rémy Martin V.S.O.P In Time For The Holidays RELATED: Kevin Hart Jacks Robin Thicke On “Frost Without You” [VIDEO] The multi-platinum R&B singer and star of BET’s ‘Real Husbands of […]

At the top of 2012, we interviewed a singer-songwriter named Luke James saying he was an artist that needed to be heard. Luke is proving us to be smart. The recently Grammy nominated singer has just dropped a dope new mixtape titled Whispers In The Dark. The New Orleans native constructed most of the project […]

Singer-songwriter Luke James always wanted to be a star after seeing a man electrify the audience at the Apollo Theater. After grinding behind the scenes, James is finally getting a taste of the limelight he’s wanted for so long. “I was always in the spotlight. It was just a different kind of light,” The New […]