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Janelle Monae Charges CFDA Awards Audience to Persist in Making Change

Singer, actress, activist, label owner and Cover Girl Janelle Monae was honored at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night. In recognition of her contributions to the Women’s March earlier this year, Monae received the Board of Directors’ Tribute alongside Gloria Steinem and Cecile Richards. Always proudly seizing any opportunity to be…

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Missy Elliott is Seeking Dancers Ages 16+

If you’re like me, you spent most of your free time as a teen memorizing choreography from music videos to incorporate into routines to be performed at your high school’s pep rallies. One of the artists who literally always came through with must-learn moves was Missy Elliott. So if you “still got it,” put all…

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Get Your Tickets to Catch Solange, KING, Blood Orange and More at KCRW’s Hollywood Bowl

The 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl ‘s exciting lineup including our very own Solange, the lovely ladies of KING, Blood Orange, Kelsey Lu, Moses Sumney, Kelela and more may have felt like a dream, but it’s definitely reality. It’s all going down on September 24th and you don’t want to miss it. To be in…

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Check Out a Few Thoughts on Love, Beating Fear & Taking Risks From the Cast of ‘Everything, Everything’

I’ve always had a hopeless romantic nature that I couldn’t shake, as if I was born to love fiercely, openly and uninhibited. But aren’t we all? The endless bounds of love’s undeniable hold was surely made with intent to enjoy — to experience in its ebbs and flows of purity and vulnerability, at least once…

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KING’s Debut LP is Available for Pre-order on Vinyl

In 2011 when KING released The Story EP, I became an instant fan. So when their debut, full-length album was released early last year, it was a super joyous moment both personally (music bliss) and on for the ladies (I knew they had to be proud of it). Today, they announced We are KING is…

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Morgan Freeman to Produce Limited Series About Rodney King

LAPD’s brutal assault on Rodney King in 1991 is one of many moments in American history that mark the nation’s stagnant progress toward equality. Before social media’s big boom, a 26-year-old Black man was beaten in the street by four Los Angeles law enforcement officers who would later be acquitted (despite the camera-documented use of…

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Vote Paris Strother of KING for Governor of the Recording Academy’s LA Chapter

The ladies of KING have been simultaneously creating sublime, one-of-a-kind music and pioneering a movement for musician women of color. So it should come as no surprise that KING’s lead instrumentalist Paris Strother has been nominated for Governor of the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy. If you’re a Grammy voter, here’s your chance…

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Audio: Frank Ocean, “Biking” Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator

The third episode of Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 show, blonded RADIO, came with a few choice cuts from Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Rihanna, and Kehlani, along with an eclectic mix featuring rising talents like Starrah and Maleek Berry. Patty LaBelle, Babyface, and The Doobie Brothers were also apart of the vibe, adding some classic rock, rhythm and blues to the blend. Frank ended…

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Master P Stacks His Limitless Legacy with Forthcoming “King of the South” Biopic

Master P is continuing his long list of production credits with the making of his own life story. Titling the biopic King of the South, Percy Miller plans to tell his life story dating back to his adolescent years in New Orleans. The living legend has already called on a few of filmmaking’s greatest minds to help orchestrate his biopic, including Academy…

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James Blake Shares Breathtaking Visual for “My Willing Heart”

James Blake shared a stunning black-and-white visual for “My Willing Heart” from his 2016 album, The Colour In Anything.  Directed by Anna Rose Holmer, the video stars Natalie Portman who’s pregnancy spotlights as a work of art. Dazzlingly intimate, the actress is shown lounging in bed and suspended in a pool, her bountiful silhouette serving as…

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Gallant Shares Steamy Music Video for “Talking to Myself”

In Gallant’s newest video, “Talking to Myself,” you see the Grammy nominated vocalist in an all black fit, freely fidgeting and moving to his words through an empty diner. The first scene welcomes the audience in through an upside down frame and continues to entice our attention with a slow, constant rotation of angles and frames.…

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Audio: MUNDU, “Smoking Mirrors”

MUNDU doesn’t care about notoriety or industry gimmicks and he makes that clear with a melodic disillusioning of stardom. His latest track, “Smoking Mirrors,” directly declares that the London-based artist is determined to succeed without all the frivolous superficialities that are so often mistaken for achievement. Over a vibey track, MUNDU’s no-nonsense straightforwardness seesaws with…

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