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ICYMI: Chaka Khan Returns with “Like Sugar” and New Album Announcement

Our sassy mother of Disco Funk, Chaka Khan, is expected to release her first solo studio album in eleven years before the end of 2018. With that promise, comes the sweetest summer kickoff jam from the legend herself, and – not that we ever doubted it but – she’s still got it. “Like Sugar” is a…

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James Blake Mixes D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, Lil’ Wayne And More For New BBC Radio

If any artist has an eclectic ear for music, it would have to be UK crooner James Blake. Although he never disappoints, Blake recently returned to his BBC Radio 1 Residency last night alongside Klaus, Airhead, Mr Assister and Dan Foat and gave a full on jam session. Boasting tracks from D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, and…

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Divas Week: Celebrating The Birth of Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin & Mariah Carey

America loves it’s holidays. There is literally something to celebrate every single day of the year. From National Pancake Day to National Punctuation Day, we do it all here in the US of A. This week, March 23 -30, we are in the trenches of the holiest time of the year — sorry Jesus — for Divas…

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Solange Stuns at ESSENCE Music Festival 2017

Every year, thousands are summoned to The Big Easy to attend the annual ESSENCE Music Festival. 2017’s line up boasted an incredible roster of top-tier performances including Mary J. Blige, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan and our very own Solange Knowles. The 3-day festival has been filled to the rim with Black Girl…

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Black In The Day: The Black Joy Playlist

Welcome to Black In The Day, your bi-weekly serving of yesteryear’s magical, inimitable and unforgettable Blackety Blackness courtesy of Alexander Hardy. Life can be wack sometimes, especially when living and working amongst shitbag-electing jive turkeys, rabid Iggy Azalea stans, kitten heel hoarders and such. Contending with chirren, work, honey shortages at Popeye’s, and automobills can…

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Tupac To Be Sixth Hip-Hop Artist Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

In his first eligible year to be nominated, Tupac Shakur has snagged a spot in the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Twenty-five years after his first released single, “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” and debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, the legendary rapper will become the sixth hip-hop artist (and first solo hip-hop artist) to receive…

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The 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival Lineup Has Been Announced

ESSENCE has officially announced their star-studded lineup for the 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival and its headliners include Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige and our very own Solange! “This year’s Festival lineup puts women at the forefront of an incredible weekend of entertainment featuring more than 40 of the world’s most gifted artists and performers,” said…

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Get Into It: SiR

SiR’s latest EP HER solidified the already obvious certainty that the industry could use a fresh wind on the R&B/Soul side. But who is SiR? Where’s he from? What’s he about? And what makes him so necessary? Born to a family of musical geniuses, the Inglewood native is about undiluted, contamination-free storytelling. He is a…

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Interview: BC Kingdom Debuts “Hype Williams” & Chats About Building Their Own Genre Parameter

Entrancing L.A. duo BC Kingdom reintroduced themselves at the innaugeral #MUSICMARC series concert on Thursday. In celebration of the event designed to give new listeners a taste of the underground talent bubbling in cities across the U.S., the artists, Logan and Zou, performed not only their newest single “Hype Williams,” but previewed joints from their forthcoming EP, ‘BUCKWILDNITE’. The…

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Interview: Eryn Allen Kane Is Creating Timeless Music For The Soul

Soul music has always had a way of being translucent. No matter how you may be feeling, songs enriched in soul always seem to be captivating. For some reason, the voices of this genre have a way of delivering stories that are all so relatable. Chicago-based singer-songwriter Eryn Allen Kane is no exception. Growing up…

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Kanye West’s “The College Dropout” turns 12 years old

Today marks the 12th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout, not only establishing West as one of the greatest creatives of all time, but propelling him to major main stream success. In his early years, while in college at Chicago State University studying English, Kanye realized that school was no longer his main priority…

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Juliana Meow & Womanhood Celebrate Women’s History With ‘Untitled: For The Ladies’ Mix

In honor of Women’s History Month, founder of Womanhood, Nik Adams, has joined forces with New York-based DJ Juliana Meow for a twinkling mix for the ladies! Including mixes from Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, and more, the 38-minute project takes listeners through a nostalgic, musical journey where funk, jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, and…

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