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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: Marz Leon, “Fire”

    As a follow-up to the debut single “L O N E R,” Los Angeles singer-songwriter Marz Leon returns with a slow-ridden track, “Fire.” Her previous cut was a mid-tempo melody entrenched with syncopated electronics and effervescent lyrical quivers, where as the new cut is a resounding juxtaposition of deeply rooted bass throbs and echoed vibratos. […]

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    Listen to a New Version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love”

    Beyoncé previously teased her involvement with upcoming film 50 Shades of Grey via Instagram a few days ago, but did anyone catch the hint of a new song? Now, the official movie trailer has dropped and it features an alternate version of Beyoncé and JAY Z’s “Crazy in Love” hit. The revamped cut  is very […]

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    Teen Documents ‘Shopping While Black’ on Vine

    Vine teen user Rashid Polo became an internet sensation after his documented clips of store employees incautiously following him around went viral. In the six second clip, Polo positions the camera in front of him to expose how the various store clerks continue to supervise him in the background. The clip went from having a […]

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    Video: Pharrell Williams, “Come Get It Bae”

    Still riding the success of his GIRL album, Pharrell drops the official video for the album’s funky summer soundtrack cut, “Come Get It Bae.” The visual starts off with caption “Beauty has no expiration date” written across the screen, followed by Pharrell keeping up a similar female galore theme that “Marilyn Monroe” left off with. […]

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    Watch the Trailer for A$AP Rocky’s ‘SVDDXNLY’ Documentary

    Following the exclusive first look at this year’s past SXSW, Noisey finally releases the trailer for their long awaited original documentary starring A$AP Rocky. SVDDXNLY offers a glimpse behind the scenes of Rocky’s life and rise to success. The film features interviews with the Mob, unseen tour footage and cameos from Drake, Snoop Dogg, Kathy […]

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    Stream Shabazz Palaces’ ‘Lese Majesty’ Album

    Seattle-based duo Shabazz Palaces have released an exclusive stream of their Lese Majesty album. The album features 18 tracks divided into seven suites, featuring vocal assistance from jazzy songstress Catherine Harris-White. Each track embodies the duo’s distinctive style of glittery, experimental production. Lese Majesty drops July 29th. Check out the tracklist below and stream the […]