Author Archives: Ashley Vance


Audio: Miguel, “Come Through and Chill” Feat. J. Cole.

Anticipated to arrive Dec. 1st, Miguel‘s War & Leisure album is next in the release queue. Today he shared a new version of “Come Through and Chill” with some assistance from J. Cole marking the pair’s third collaboration following “Power Trip” and the infectious “All I Want Is You.” This go-round, the Dreamville rapper’s political bars help revamp…

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Watch SZA Perform an Acoustic Rendition of “Go Gina” from the Forest

This has been quite the year for SZA, with two platinum records and a gold album now under her belt. Her recurring theme of natural beauty and ethereal self-love is present in her latest video brought to us by Vevo LIFT. The TDE singer rendered another enchanting performance of “Go Gina,” the short and sweet fan favorite from her…

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Chance The Rapper

Watch Chance The Rapper Host A Special Thanksgiving Episode of SNL

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, who better to help ring-in the holiday cheer than Chance The Rapper?! Over the weekend, he made his second appearance on Saturday Night Live, marking his debut as the show’s host with an opening monologue themed around Turkey Day. Shortly after taking the stage, the Chicago emcee/activist made a pledge to donate…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Vampire in Brooklyn”

Chicago’s own Mick Jenkins is spreading love the Brooklyn way on his new song “Vampire in Brooklyn.” The Halloween release will appear on his highly anticipated upcoming project, Another Mickstape, slated to drop sooner than we think. Mick creeps along rigidly with the erie GreenSLLIME-produced beat as he pays homage to Wes Craven’s 1995 film of the same…

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Willow Smith’s ‘The 1st’ is an Honest Take on Romanticism

Wise beyond her years, Willow Smith has chosen today, her 17th birthday, to release her new album, The 1st. As a young black woman bordering adulthood, she’s embraced her discernment of traditional relationships with a millennial mindset. The album includes last week’s single release, the politically influenced “Romance,” and follows a theme rooted in an angst against the concepts of love…

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Pharrell Williams and ‘Girls Trip’ Writer Tracy Oliver Join Forces for Horror Film

Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Tracy Oliver, the writer behind the hit comedy Girls Trip, to bring a new horror film to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Survive the Night (based off of the book of the same name) will follow a group of four friends who find themselves trapped inside a warehouse during a music festival…

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Brent Faiyaz

Brent Faiyaz Announces Sonder Son Tour

With his album Sonder Son filling our hearts with love and 90’s nostalgia, Brent Faiyaz recently announced that he’d be taking those feels on tour. Spanning 18 cities in roughly a month’s time, the tour will begin in 2018 with a January 30th kick-off in Chicago, IL. Coming along for the “Sonder Son Tour” are Diana Gordon and Amber Olivier, each a…

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae’s Next Project for HBO is a Drama Series Set in 1990s Los Angeles

As part of her development deal with HBO (with a third season of her beloved Insecure comedy in the works), Issa Rae is preparing for her next project for the premium cable network. According to reports, the Golden Globe nominee has teamed up with The Turner House author Angela Flournoy to deliever a dramatic, ’90s-set series focusing on an African-American family…

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Solange Tops the 2017 Soul Train Awards with Seven Nominations!

The light shone from our very own star continues to burn bright! Leading lady Solange has topped a list of influential acts with seven Soul Train Award nominations, including best R&B/Soul Female Artist, along with the highly coveted awards for Video of the Year and Song of the Year for her hit single, “Cranes in the Sky.” This years Soul Train…

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ICYMI: Tracee Ellis Ross’ Holiday Collaboration with JC Penney Has a Look for Everyone

By now, I think we can all admit that Tracee Ellis Ross is a human beam of sunshine. Earlier this week she announced a new holiday line featuring looks all under $100! She and JCPenney have worked well together to create a collection of clothing for anyone with a S to 3XL sized frame and at least $12 to spend. Each…

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Jhené Aiko Announces ‘Trip’ Tour Dates with Willow Smith, St. Beauty, Kitty Cash and More

Jhené Aiko‘s psychedelic Trip is going on tour! Announced from her Twitter account just this afternoon, the ethereal songstress is teaming up with Willow Smith to hit 15 cities all over the United States. Once those shows conclude, Aiko will take a few days off to finish things out with a solo performance in Honolulu on Dec. 27th. “Trip (The Tour)” will also…

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Watch the Offical Video for Cassie’s ‘Love a Loser’ feat. G-Eazy

It had been over 4 years since we last heard anything new from R&B songstress Cassie, but thankfully the famine ended back in August when she released an infectious single called “Love A Loser” with G-Eazy. Today, she’s shared a visual to help illustrate the highs and lows of an unhealthy relationship. Directed by Harrison Boyce and executive produced…

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