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    Roll Back, Play That: BC Kingdom

    Following Chromeo’s flashback of boom-bap delights, Saint Heron’s own BC Kingdom follow with a summer prelude of R&B and Hip-Hop tunes. The Los Angeles sun is currently on full charge, and the “Lock Up” crooners anticipate more sunshine rays with a nostalgic summer vacation set, featuring classics from Missy Elliott, Blaque, Mariah Carey and more. […]

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    Legitimatizing Diddy: Never Underestimate What a College Dropout Can Teach a Graduating Class

    There’s something so spectacular about seeing Howard University’s “Yard,” fecund and green, immediately slipping off the grey’s of winter to reveal the focal point of Washington D.C. academics, Founders Library, as it sits atop a hill, vibrant in historic brown hue. In short, when spring hits, Howard pops. Urbanized verbiage aside, it literally bursts open […]

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    Roll Back, Play That: Chromeo

    Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo may have dance floor ready thumpers such as “Tenderoni,” “Fancy Footwork,” and recent Toro y Moi-assisted “Come Alive,” but one must not dare question their deep hip-hop influence. Following Solange’s Coachella edition playlist, childhood homies Dave-1 and P-Thugg bless this week’s “Roll Back, Play That” with superior underground rap cuts. The […]

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    Interview: JoJo

    When JoJo sings it sounds like pure confection: her hushed tones are a deep, slightly burned caramel, and she climbs her way, strawberry licorice strong, to ascend a graceful, cotton candy peak. But when Joanna Levesque, the 23-year-old Boston-born, L.A.-based singer speaks, there is no coy sweetness. Instead, she is thoughtful and direct, and thinks […]

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    Watch Saint Heron & PUMA’s SXSW Showcase Recap

    Saint Heron & PUMA presented Light One Up!, our debut official SXSW showcase that went down March 14 at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas. Charlotte Hornsby captured the ambiance of the occasion, and as one can see, the night was a blissful success. Head honcho Solange personally assisted with creatively directing and decorating the […]

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    The Revisit: Janet Jackson’s ‘The Velvet Rope’

    I missed half of the video, but that didn’t matter. When those stylish, glistening black folks with funky hair twisted, swayed, and jived across the screen in the clip for “Got Til Itʼs Gone” during Planet Groove, I knew I couldn’t miss this. I jumped up from VIDEOS VHS tape. I recorded over Mariah Carey’s […]

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    Roll Back, Play That: Solange

    Saint Heron presents “Roll Back, Play That,” a weekly series of superior deep album R&B cuts complied into a Spotify playlist. Solange kicks it is off, featuring unforgotten gems from TLC, Amel Larrieux, OutKast, Angie Stone and more. In fact, Solo recently tweeted that the Saint Heron compilation wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Tweet […]

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    Audio: BC Kingdom, “DWN4U/JEEPS”

    Los Angeles-based duo BC Kingdom follow up their standout Saint Heron-featured “LockUp” tune with a fresh new single. “DWN4U/JEEPS” is two-part offering that showcases Logan and Zou’s talent over an up-beat soundbed, borrowing inspiration from Ja Rule’s infamous “Down 4 U” hook, before riding down tempo for the second half of the track. Stream the […]

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    Audio: Victoria Monét, “Made In China” Feat. Ty Dolla $ign

    As she continues to prepare for the release of her ​Nightmares and Lullabies project later this year, singer-songwriter Victoria Monét shares her new single titled “Made In China.” She enlists hit-maker Ty Dolla $ign and literally creates imagery with her lustful lyrics over oriental sounds of melodic woodwinds and light plucks of bowed strings. Ty$ […]

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    Audio: Spooky Black, “Reason”

    The jury is still out if the Minnesota-based 16-year-old rapper turned du rag wearing crooner Spooky Black is declared a quality alternative R&B singer whose to be taken serious and here to stay. In two short months, he smirked his way into being a viral sensation with the February release of his DIY style video […]

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    Audio: Shy Girls, “All for Show”

      Singer David Vidmar, better known as Shy Girls, unveils an innovative nostalgic collaborative single with impressive beatmaker Jona Ma. Shy Girls’ eclectic vocals touches the realm of seduction and desire and seamlessly interlocks with melodic disco-inspired spice throughout. The track can be found apart of the Red Bull Sound Select collaboration, also including music from Thurz, Denitia […]

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    Audio: TCVVX, “Love You”

    After releasing his dark visual for “Clocks” last month, R&B newcomer TCVVX returns with an esoteric, yet harmonious second single titled “Love You.” The new cut dives into the idea of companionship and falling in love, despite all tribulations as the emerging the crooner hypnotizes listeners with his delicate vocals over the elated beat of […]

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    Download Kitty Cash’s ‘Love The Free II’ Mixtape

    After letting loose exclusive teasers from SZA, Wet, Rochelle Jordan, Rome Fortune, and teen singer Willow Smith, Kitty Cash has officially released her highly-anticipated Love The Free mixtape sequel via ELLE. The one-track mixtape is sedated with electronic shades, tranquilizing bass palpitations, unorthodox hues of R&B, smooth soundscapes, two-toned levitation, and serene, genre-blending pulsations. Love […]

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    Download Muhsinah’s ‘M’ EP

    Following the release of her teaser “Cut Off,” Muhsinah finally unleashes her long-awaited M EP. The four-song project features emotionally honest tracks recorded in solitude. “M is a sonic mood-ring, made in 5 days of solitude in my Virginia home,” Mushinah shares. “Everything you see and hear was made by me, with love. It’s personal, […]