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Pharrell Set to Produce Musical Film ‘Atlantis’ Based on Childhood

After producing Hidden Figures, Pharrell Williams and Fox Studios have reconnected for yet another endeavor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox studios picked up Atlantis, a musical film inspired by the mega-producer’s childhood. Marking Pharrell’s second production with Fox and a follow up to Roxanne Roxanne, which debuted in January at Sundance, the project is said to…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Pays Homage to Usher with ‘BJTCK: A Tribute To The Anniversary Of Usher’s Confessions’

I remember being pretty enamored by Usher’s 2004 Confessions. Selling over 10 million copies and garnering three Grammy awards, one being Best Contemporary R&B Album, it’s safe to say I wasn’t alone in my beliefs. Even in my youth, I recognized the value of flawless musical arrangement, lyricism and passion, and the novelty of a full length album posing…

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GoldLink Drops Long-Awaited Debut Album, ‘At What Cost’

After announcing the project eight days prior, GoldLink stays true to the release date and dropped his long-awaited debut album, At What Cost. A follow up to 2015’s And After That, We Didn’t Talk, the 14-track project features guest appearances from Wale, Jefe, formerly known as Shy Glizzy, Steve Lacy, Jazmine Sullivan, Kaytranada, and more. Over the past few…

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Blood Orange Gives a 3-for-1 Special in Short Film feat. “With Him,” “Best to You” & “Better Numb”

Blood Orange released a nine-minute video comprised of three tracks from last year’s Freetown Sound including “With Him,” “Best to You” and “Better Numb.” The short film is self-edited and directed by Dev Hynes, along with directorial help from Luke Gilford. Empress Of makes a guest appearance to sing her part of the film’s second track “Best to You,” accompanied…

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James Blake Shares Breathtaking Visual for “My Willing Heart”

James Blake shared a stunning black-and-white visual for “My Willing Heart” from his 2016 album, The Colour In Anything.  Directed by Anna Rose Holmer, the video stars Natalie Portman who’s pregnancy spotlights as a work of art. Dazzlingly intimate, the actress is shown lounging in bed and suspended in a pool, her bountiful silhouette serving as…

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Get into THEBROTHERSFRESH’s Live Performance of “Comatose Confection”

Hailing from Baton Rouge, THEBROTHERSFRESH comes with a sound akin to their name. Fresh, enchanting and often labeled as “genre-defying,” the artistic duo is the complete package—talented with a certain “je ne se quoi” to match. Before their conception, they spent their time preforming as backing musicians for gigs like the New Orleans Jazz Fest, SXSW, House of…

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EVRYWHR Celebrates Love, Motherhood, and New Life in Visual for “Mother To Be”

EVRYWHR is on a mission to make love cool again. In a generation where flings and “situationships” are not only praised but often simulated, his outlook is certainly a breath of fresh air. Michigan raised and Los Angeles based, he is not new to the game as the Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter has written tracks for artists such as…

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Audio: Sampha, “Close But Not Quite” and “Everything Is Recorded”

Sampha to music is like pen to paper. So pure in his offerings and equally talented in his execution, the British singer, songwriter and producer is easily identified as a gem by listeners and artists alike. Two new songs by the Process star were recently shared by producer and founder of XL Recordings, Richard Russell, who is currently…

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Talented Duo Chloe X Halle to Star in Ivy Park’s Spring/Summer Campaign

My friend put me on to Chloe x Halle a few years ago, when YouTube covers were at its height. (People who put you on to new music are important, FYI.) I knew then, that it was only a matter of time before the rising starlets made it to the big leagues. A couple of covers and…

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Audio: Ye Ali, “Loyalty” Feat. Eric Bellinger

If you’re snowed in on the East Coast, Ye Ali returns with a smooth R&B groove perfect for midday cuddling. The Indiana crooner enlists Eric Bellinger to assist in the sensual ode to his lover of choice, sharing his appreciation and most of all, respect for all that she is. Produced by Bizness Boi, vibe out to “Loyalty” below.

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Audio: Smino, “Father Son Holy Smoke”

Ahead of the March 14 release of his debut album, blkswn, Smino shares “Father Son Holy Smoke.” Produced by THEMpeople, the impeccable flow and word play is just the tip of the iceberg as the message is equally admirable in its focus on various social issues. The vibe is something to mention, too. Smino’s music feels like the…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Pressed For Time (Crossed My Mind)” Feat. GoldLink

Mick Jenkins is on a roll, and we’re here for it. After the release of his debut album, The Healing Component, which dropped last September, he returns with a new track and a East Coast tour. Produced by Monte Booker and THEMpeople, the Chicago native gifts us with a funky downbeat groove on “Pressed For Time (Crossed My Mind),” with…

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