Eric Bellinger Drops Tropical-Flavored “Make You Mine” [Audio]

Eric Bellinger

By Jack Barnes

Armed with silky vocals and swaggering streetwise lyricism, Eric Bellinger dexterously blends Hip-Hop and R&B into a skilled, velvelty assault. Today, Karen Civil premieres Make You Mine,” Eric’s dive into a more tropical sound. Lifted by lush production, “Make You Mine” is a steamy club banger featuring Eric Bellinger soulfully crooning along to saccharine harmonies and a pulsating dancehall stomp. Following the Wale-assisted “Treat Yourself,” “Make You Mine” is the second single from Eric B. For President: Term 2, which releases on March 10thEnjoy this audio stream below after the jump.

Explains Eric Bellinger, “People are really into the Islandy/Caribbean vibes right now, so much that I started to feel like I would be crazy to just ignore that. However I knew if I was gonna make one it still had to be me. So I got transparent… I opened up and wasn’t afraid to make it personal. For this song I took it back and shared the chase that I was on when getting my girl. My first date with my now wife LaMyia was insane. I went all out. I had been on her for over a decade so I knew I had to make that first impression count. We had a conversation about cereal one night before we went out and we shared our love for cereal… From types of cereal to flavors of milk to sizes of bowls and spoons. I obviously did my thing because now she’s mine and TODAY our son just turned two years old!”

Capitalizing on the 2016 campaign season, Eric released the Eric B. and Rakim-referencing Eric B. For President: Term 1 in September 2016. Its forthcoming follow up, Eric B. For President: Term 2, knits together varied sounds from bossa nova, yacht rock, reggae, and other beach-friendly genres, forming a breezier version of his woozy, romantic brand of R&B. Featuring appearances from Wale, Victoria Monet, Elhae, and Tayla ParxEric B. For President: Term 2 is a radiant star in a graying, stormy sky, and the perfect soundtrack to a romantic interlude.

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Eric B. For President: Term 2 Tracklisting:

1. Naked In The White House
2. Make You Mine
3. Know / Vibes ft. ELHAE
4. Too Cool / Boujee
5. Treat Yourself ft. Wale
6. Island ft. Tayla Parx
7. Coastin’
8. Malibu Nights ft. Victoria Monet

The Background:
Over the last 6 years, Eric Bellinger has become one of the music industry’s most sought after songwriters while also proving himself to be equally talented as a singer and a rapper. Seamlessly fusing smooth and retro R&B melodies with edgy hip-hop, Bellinger, the grandson of “Rockin Robin” songwriter Bobby Day, has earned the reputation as quick yet intuitive songwriter. Having collaborated with Grammy-winning songwriter/producers J.R. Rotem and Rodney Jerkins, the Compton, California native has quickly racked up more than 80 song placements just in the last two years alone, writing for Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Usher, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson, The Game, and Janelle Monae. He has scored hits with his songwriting for Justin Bieber (“Right Here,”) Usher (“Lemme See,”) and Chris Brown (“Fine China.”) His work with Brown, specifically his contributions to Brown’s album F.A.M.E., also earned him a Grammy award. Following 10 years of being in singing groups, the former church boy singer formally stepped out as a solo artist in 2013, steadily churning out a series of well-regarded mixtapes. Working with artists including 2 Chainz, Kid Ink, Mya, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sage the Gemini, Bellinger quickly found success as a solo artist, selling out his U.K. tour, getting his independent label YFS distributed by Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment, and amassing over 10 million views on YouTube. Bellinger has come full circle as a triple-threat talent, simultaneously forging a burgeoning solo career while further cementing his reputation as one of R&B and pop music’s top go-to writers.

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