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Black Love is Alive and Well in Smino’s New Visual for “Anita”

Smino gives a 2-for-1 special in his latest visual for “Anita,” honoring not only Black Love but also Black women, both remaining undefeated. A budding love is on the horizon in the first video from Smino’s blkswan, as the St. Louis native cruises in a ’67 Mustang, hikes around Joshua Tree and shares various intimate moments with his…

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Audio: Smino, “Father Son Holy Smoke”

Ahead of the March 14 release of his debut album, blkswn, Smino shares “Father Son Holy Smoke.” Produced by THEMpeople, the impeccable flow and word play is just the tip of the iceberg as the message is equally admirable in its focus on various social issues. The vibe is something to mention, too. Smino’s music feels like the…

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Audio: Smino, “Blkoscars”

Smino returns with another straight shooter on his latest track “Blkoscars.” A follow up to the inspirational “Anita,” the St. Louis rapper creates music with Black excellence in mind. In celebration of the six Black nominees up for an Academy Award this weekend, the confident track was motivated by the lack there of during last year’s…

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Audio: Smino, “Anita”

An ode to Black women never goes unnoticed and Smino gives us a dose of love and admiration in his latest, “Anita.” Teaming up with his Zero Fatigue crew member Monte Booker on production, “Anita” was inspired by the film Hidden Figures. “I went to see Hidden Figures and it’s hella disappointing how there’s so many black women in history that aren’t written about,”…

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Audio: Smino, “blkswn”

Smino has been one to watch over the last year, who’s poetic flow has garnered him a growing fan base and a few buzz worthy singles to stake his claim in the new year. Positioning himself as a breakout artist, the 24-year old St. Louis native ends the year off with the title track from…

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SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ Tour is Coming to Your City

After absolutely killing it during her BET Awards performance, TDE’s leading lady is headed out on the road to headline her Ctrl tour. SZA is one of those rare talents who has the voice of an angel and a golden pen to match it as confirmed with the release of her debut, full-length album. Each…

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Listen to Our Favorite Jams of March

As we spring into April, you know we couldn’t leave you without our favorite jams from the month of March. Last month’s season change was brought to life through colorful lyrics, upbeat tempos and a yearning for warmer weather, three concepts you’ll continuously uncover throughout the latest edition of our monthly playlist. This go-round, our 12-song groove-session begins with Smino‘s “Glass…

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Listen to Our Favorite Jams of February

The time to reminisce on last month’s melodic offerings has come yet again. The month of February was a celebration of life, love and black history; all of which is reflected in the 20-track playlist below. The perfect follow-up from January’s Jams, 2017 looks even more promising once we reflect on the boatload of quality music released in…

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Audio: Jean Deaux, “Pressure”

Chicago-bred R&B songstress Jean Deaux has been building on the low since her most recent solo project a year ago, OUTER BODY. Since then, she’s made a few dazzling appearances on tracks with the likes of Smino and SABA and released “Father Time” early this year to tease new sounds. Finally, we get a new cut from…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Spread Love”

Mick Jenkins‘ debut album, The Healing Component, is underway and projected to follow up well after his 2014 mixtape release of The Water[s]. With his recent collaborations and continuous musical momentum, the Chicago artist drops a beautiful melodic tune entitled “Spread Love” this morning. The Sango-produced track encrypts a simple message to the world to reduce the hate and treat…

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