Protective style season is in full swing. Box braids are a no-brainer when it comes to protecting your strands against winter's harsh temperatures, mainly for their ease and longevity. For many of us, getting our favorite braided style involves several hours in a chair and a triple-digit price tag. However, we've noticed and heard more Black women opting to do their own braids.

The romance season is here with February right around the corner, and R&B legend Keith Sweat is back just in time!

Wasting little time following up his 2016 album Dress To Impress, the crooner is prepping for the release of his 13th studio album. Today (Jan. 19), Sweat has premiered the love-filled new single “How Many Ways” which finds him teaming up with Jodeci legend K-Ci.

Over a lush instrumental laced with smooth keys and strings, the R&B icons deliver silky vocals for the grown-and-sexy crowd.

Cassie lives in a lavish world of fantasy and intrigue in the whimsical music video for her latest single, “Don’t Play It Safe.”

The sexy visual–directed by Life Garland, is filled with special effects, including a winking teddy bear and rainbow in the Los Angeles sky. Soon, the Bad Boy vixen is lounging with a tiger and hummingbirds at the pool, swimming with jellyfish and stingrays, and strutting around Rodeo Drive.