Author Archives: Ashley Vance


The ‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Timelines the Turbulent Life of John Coltrane

How was there never a comprehensive documentary about John Coltrane‘s life until now? The saxophonist/composer, who died at age 40 in 1967, now has his own digital memorabilia embedded into music’s history thanks to John Scheinfeld’s genius Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Chasing Trane will follow the legacy of one of Jazz’s giants, exploring his unique, creative tenancies and probing…

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Earth, Wind & Fire Announce North American Tour with Chic

You may need to take moment because Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic are coming to a city near you! The venerable groups will tour North America throughout the late summer on their “2054 The Tour.” Also featuring Nile Rodgers, you better get a move on it if you want to secure your ticket to Boogie Wonderland. Beginning the…

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Audio: D.R.A.M., “Gilligan” Feat. Juicy J and A$AP Rocky

It’s hard not to remember D.R.A.M.‘s huge gleaming grin when you think of #BlackBoyJoy. Whether he chooses to rap or sing, the Big Baby has a knack for getting us in a groove. His new song “Gilligan” featuring Juicy J and A$AP Rocky is a nontraditional party anthem, one of which we’re more than welcoming of as we prepare…

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The Roots Coin 2 Divergent Children’s Series with Amazon

The band of living legends that comprise The Roots have teamed up with Amazon to do something special for today’s youth. Loved by fans across the nation for their original contributions to music and as the house band of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Grammy-winning hip hop band are reported to develop both an…

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BOSCO Recruits St. Beauty to Tour Life’s “Castles” in Picturesque Visual

When it comes to paving her own lane along the winding road to stardom, BOSCO could probably coin her own “How-To” book series. The Atlanta native’s uniqueness and electric aura have always kept her ahead of the curve, but especially now with her new “Castles” visual as the latest addition to an on-going list of her impressive moments. As the song calls on the…

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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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Audio: Steve Lacy, “MORON”

Within a week of The Internet bandmate Syd’s loosie release, Steve Lacy follows up with his release of “MORON,” a track intended to appear on his solo debut, Steve Lacy’s Demo. As he vaguely wrote to Twitter, “This song didn’t make the demo but my friends and I all agree this is one the world should hear so..” “MORON” is…

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Audio: Trombone Shorty, “Dirty Water”

To my fellow believers in the unwavering powers of love, the dexterous Trombone Shorty has released a special gift for us all. His new song, “Dirty Water” is a single taken from his upcoming project Parking Lot Symphony, an album he’s claimed as “a life record about prevailing no matter what type of roadblock is in front of you.” Inserting a…

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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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Two California Students Overturn Their School’s Attempt to Censor Black Lives Matter Article

Thinking back to your high school days, how high did activism fall on your list of concerns and priorities? In the case of 16-year-old Vanessa Mewborn and 17-year-old Ariana Coleman, The Black Lives Matter movement and the right to free speech meant much more to them than the approval of their school principal. The school made…

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Audio: Syd, “Treading Water”

A short two months after impressing us all with her debut solo album Fin, The Internet’s Syd has graced our sound-waves by channeling the forces of her angelic voice into a new track she calls “Treading Water.” As she metaphorically compares her distant love to the frightening sensation of drowning beneath the water she treads, the relatable lyrics follow the…

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Audio: Rex Orange County, “SUNFLOWER”

Just in time for the season change, Rex Orange County has released an infectious new tune in anticipation of the warm weather to come. Dubbed as a “multi-talented prodigy,” the British newcomer is on his way to the top, and right fully so. If the stamp of approval from Tyler the Creator wasn’t enough, he also functions…

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