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#NFROMTHEWAVE’s “Pashun” is a Positive Presentation of Blended Talents

A New York-bred newcomer by the name #NFROMTHEWAVE has a sound worth tuning in to. Working as a rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, his newest offering “Pashun,” is paired with an empowering message on the concept of individuality. The song is conceptualized into a playful video, where we see the Brooklynite exude the youthful character of his 21-year-old self…

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Janelle Monae Shares “I Like That” Visual and ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour Dates

Yet again, Janelle Monae has wowed us with her creative energy. Today she’s shared a new music video to her self-love engulfed track “I Like That,” the fourth song preceding the arrival of her Dirty Computer project. Placing our star in a theater with a collection of her own lookalikes, the cinematic portrayal of a woman in revelation of her worth was shot and…

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Janelle Monae Parades Her Femininity with “PYNK” Featuring Grimes

Hot on her own Dirty Computer trail, the third offering from Janelle Monae‘s highly-anticipated album has arrived with yet another avant-garde visual. “PYNK,”featuring Grimes, is an ode to the core beauty that lives within us all. The visual, much like the preceding two (Django Jane & Make Me Feel), embodies many of the enchanting attributes within the broad spectrum of womanhood. This collaboration marks…

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Janelle Monae Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Release Date with Two New Visuals, “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel”

Janelle Monae is back with new music, meaning and a message. In light of her recent on-screen success, the singer-songwriter-actress-producer-activist hasn’t released an album since 2013 but is back in the musical groove. After announcing her forthcoming third studio album Dirty Computer, the Electric Lady has officially shared the album’s April 27th release date and two oppositely…

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St. Beauty’s Debut Project ‘Running to the Sun’ Arrives with “Not Discuss It” Visual

St. Beauty, the vivacious duo of Janelle Monae‘s Wondaland, have revitalized the sounds of rhythmic pop along the road to the release of their debut EP Running to the Sun which we’re all fortunate enough to have received today. Featuring their classic cut “Caught” and veteran Insecure track “Borders” the project is a perfect introduction to their range as musicians for…

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Watch H.E.R. Cruise The Streets of NY in the New ‘Avenue’ Visual

Soul-songstress H.E.R. just released a new music video for “Avenue,” in which she’s roaming the streets of New York City. Still choosing to be evasive in her identity, the video finds the singer bending the burroughs in a bright Jeep as she recalls her recent romance. As the song lyrics tread the border between committed and conflicted, the artist’s…

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Watch Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott Perform ‘BURNITUP!’ in Atlanta

Janet Jackson, much like her kin, is incomparable as a performer. Making her way along the “State of the World” tour, Ms. Jackson ended the trek in Atlanta last night by bringing Missy Elliot on stage to perform their 2015 cut “BURNITUP!” from Janet’s Unbreakable album. After the performance, Elliott took to Instagram to thank Jackson for having her. “I’m still AMAZED EVERYTIME you PERFORM!”…

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Miguel

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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