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AUDIO: 6LACK, “First F**k” feat. Jhene Aiko

Hailing from East Atlanta, 6LACK has continued to organically reel-in supporters by trailblazing his own path. After just announcing the birth of his daughter Syx Rose Valentine, the artist’s first release of 2017 is a daring collaboration with Jhene Aiko called “First F**k.” With lyrics just as vulgar as the title suggests, the two croon back and forth with sexual…

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ICYMI: The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Is As Promising As Ever

‘Tis the season of music festival announcements and as always, the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival line-up is worth every penny. For those who have been searching for a ticket down Jazz history’s memory lane, your prayers have been answered. Among the many impressive acts and indigenous Louisiana musicians,  Stevie Wonder,  Maroon 5, Usher & The Roots, Lorde, Snoop…

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LIKE’s New “Mushroom Cloud” Visual is A Psychoactive Animation

Brother LIKE of the trend-setting California trio Pac Div has a psychedelic appeal that keeps him ahead of the curve. His newest visual accompanies “Mushroom Cloud,” the opening song from his first full length album, Songs Made While High. After scoring just enough herb for himself and a lady friend, the increasingly sought-after producer finds himself floating through the animated universe on a self proclaimed mushroom…

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Solange, Pharrell, Lil Wayne & More Announced to Perform at The 10th Annual Roots Picnic

Food, fun and music in the sun are among the wonderful things to look forward to at a legendary Roots Picnic. This year, we’re excited to add a performance from our very own Solange to our long list of things to anticipate. After diverting from years of Philadelphia tradition to hold the picnic in New York last year, The Roots will bring their…

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Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ Remake Casts Donald Glover as Simba

After racking up awards for his work on Atlanta and securing the role of Lando in next year’s Han Solo film, Donald Glover has joined the cast of another major Disney production. Last night (Feb. 18), Director Jon Favreau took to Twitter to announce two essential puzzle pieces for his new Lion King remake, first naming Glover to play the…

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Watch Troi Irons’ Ominous Visual for “Today”

Following the release of her debut Turbulence EP, Troi Irons premiered the eclectic visual for “Today” via Interview Magazine. In the video, the slow-burning track is paired with long cuts and wide-angle shots that perfectly accentuate the L.A. artists’ dark aesthetic. The Sebastian Sdaigui-directed visual finds the singer in a vulnerable place, challenging her restrictions and questioning her existence. Still,…

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Audio: Vanessa White, “Good Good”

“If we ain’t stoppin’ what’s the use for break lights?” asks Vanessa White in her steamy new song, “Good Good.” Pulled from her forthcoming EP, Chapter Two, due out this spring, “Good Good” is another sultry gem that highlights the singer/songwriter’s unique approach to R&B. Fearlessly sexual, the London native finds the perfect balance between raunchy and sensual. “It’s a song about being honest with…

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Interview: Nelly Furtado Tours Us Through ‘The Ride’ of Her Illustrious Career

From traditional pop classics, urban dance tracks and steamy Latin love ballads, Nelly Furtado‘s body of work makes a solid argument as one of the most diverse discographies in pop-music history. Which, in part, is why I virtually jumped at the chance to interview the renowned Canadian songstress. That, along with the fact that her…

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Watch D.R.A.M.’s Adorable New Video For “Cute”

The vocally and lyrically talented D.R.A.M. has blessed us with yet another jovial blast of creativity. Today the Virginia native released a visual for “Cute,” the stand-out pop track from his debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. A combination of both rapping and singing, our favorite big baby uses the music video to bring forth his youthful spirit as he often does.…

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Audio: Pinky Liberachi, “Message No. 1”

Lexington crooner Pinky Liberachi finds himself pleading for a response on his lover’s voicemail through his new ballad, “Message No. 1.” The Kentucky based all-star is a singer, guitarist, and producer; all talents of which we look forward to hearing on his upcoming Pinky Promises EP releasing this Valentine’s Day. Not only is the song infectiously catchy, it’s widely relatable. “I was having…

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Our Own Solange Brings Home Her First Grammy Award

Last night, our very own Solange Knowles turned her first Grammy nomination into a well-deserved award. She took home the Grammy for Best R&B performance for “Cranes in the Sky,” the ever evolving track from her chart-topping album, A Seat at the Table.  Dazzling in her gold pleated evening gown, Solo made quite the contribution to what’s…

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Audio: Al Rogers Jr., “Sayno”

Baltimore’s very own Al Rogers Jr. is back with the release of “Sayno,” a guitar laden track with a steamy upbeat tempo. The musical crooner fuses both rap and song, a combination we get the best of as he pleads to his lover, “please don’t sayno.” His 2015 album Luvadocious features a tracklist filled with positive energy, and he stays true…

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