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Get to Know Jidenna in Long Awaited Debut, ‘The Chief’

The wait is over. After two years since the release of his chart-topping track “Classic Man,” Jidenna shares his long-awaited album, The Chief. We got our first taste of the motherland inspired debut with “Long Live the Chief,” “Chief Don’t Run,” “Little Bit More,” and most recently the trap influenced “The Let Out,” featuring Quavo. The Wondaland signee…

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Check Out an Animated Little Simz in Colorful Visual for “Picture Perfect”

Little Simz gets trippy in her latest visual for “Picture Perfect.” The U.K. phenom pairs animation and psychedelic art to create a dope backdrop for the mellow yet confident track from her Stillness In Wonderland project, which dropped in December. Directed by Jeremy Cole, the colorful clip is a sight for sore eyes. Check out the video…

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HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Starring Oprah Winfrey Will Debut this April

Last summer, we got news of HBO picking up the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne the film is slated to debut Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. EST. The film will chronicle the investigation behind Henrietta Lacks, an African American tobacco farmer who’s cells known as HeLa, were…

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Audio: Thundercat, “Friend Zone”

The friend zone is every eligible bachelors’ fear and many single women’s worst nightmare, especially on the most romantic day of the year. Thundercat shares his disappointment as the friend-only pariah in his latest single, “Friend Zone.” The second single off his new album Drunk, which drops February 24th via Brainfeeder, is jovial in its upbeat rhythms and relatable…

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Solange Hosts Intimate Wine & Grind: Grammy Edition

Always flawless and ever the inspiration, our leading lady Solange won big at this year’s Grammy’s ceremony, bringing home her first award for Best R&B Performance for “Cranes in the Sky.” In honor, the singer-songwriter celebrated with family and friends as she hosted an intimate Wine & Grind: Grammy Edition to feed the soul. A Saint…

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Beyoncé and A Tribe Called Quest joined by Anderson .Paak & Busta Rhymes Inspire With Stand Out Performances

The biggest night in music came packed with incredible performances and inspiration for the masses. Two stand out performances from the 59th Annual Grammy Awards include Queen Bey in all her motherhood glory and A Tribe called Quest linking up with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes. Beyoncé became the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time this year with 62 nominations under…

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Frank Ocean is No-Holds-Barred in Open Letter to Grammy Producers

It’s no secret that Frank Ocean is talented    extraordinary even. But what many fans love most about the Blonde singer is his raw honesty. In response to unsolicited criticism of his 2013 Grammy performance by the award show’s creative team Ken Ehrlich and David Wild in Rolling Stone, Frank takes to Tumblr to share his sentiments. Ocean is no-holds-barred in his retort…

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Madison McFerrin Is A Soul Singer with “No Time To Lose”

Madison McFerrin is soul, carrying raspy vocals accented by lyrics dipped in passion, rhythm and blues. Based in Brooklyn, the soul singer has spent majority of her life cultivating and grooming her talent with hopes of infusing old school soul into present-day mainstream music. As the co-founder of funk/soul group Cosmodrome, she toured the Eastern U.S. hitting…

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Bibi Bourelly Keeps it Real in Latest Visual for “Ballin”

I was immediately taken by Bibi Bourelly’s “Ballin,” as it was so raw in its authenticity of being young and broke but yet still so full of life. It’s with this mindset that the talented songwriter approached the makings of the visual, forgoing the opinions of her label. She wrote the track as a 19-year-old newbie…

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Audio: Smino, “Anita”

An ode to Black women never goes unnoticed and Smino gives us a dose of love and admiration in his latest, “Anita.” Teaming up with his Zero Fatigue crew member Monte Booker on production, “Anita” was inspired by the film Hidden Figures. “I went to see Hidden Figures and it’s hella disappointing how there’s so many black women in history that aren’t written about,”…

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Get Trippy with Dirty Projectors’ Time Warp Visual for “Cool Your Heart” Feat. D∆WN and Co-Written by Solange

Gearing up for the release of their 7th LP, Dirty Projectors previewed a bit of the forthcoming magic with the all-star “Cool Your Heart.” The feel good track, which premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show, was co-written by our very own Solange and features vocals from R&B starlet D∆WN. Additionally, Tyondai Braxton of Battles joined in on production while Mauro Refosco contributed…

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Audio: Lion Babe, “Rockets” feat. Moe Moks

“Good times in a crazy world” is apparently the meaning behind Lion Babe‘s latest track, “Rockets.” Such a concepts rings true for many, as enjoying life amidst the chaos is a necessity. Featuring Moe Moks, the first single this year from the NYC duo which includes Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman, comes as a vibey mix of extra…

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