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NiiJournal Issue II Highlights Kelsey Lu & Kelela as Cover Stars

While pushing its main objective: “educate, not irritate,” Niijournal comes as a refreshing outlook on race through art, political and cultural discussions, and fashion. Launched on May 10, 2016, NiiJournal is the brainchild of photographer, Campbell Addy and his desire to create a publication “that embraces and encourages diversity.” Gearing up for Issue Two, the…

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Audio: Khalid, “Young Dumb & Broke” Remix Ft. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty

Khalid taps Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty for an American Teen Affair. Since his certified platinum hit “Location” and the successful debut of American Teen, the 19-year-old rising star has been hard at work maintaining his “dream come true.” Most recently teaming up with Calvin Harris and Future on “Rollin,” the El Paso native has also…

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Audio: SassyBlack, “I’ll Wait For You”

Ahead of her sophomore release, SassyBlack returns with a new track “I’ll Wait For You.” An eclectic blend of electronic, soul, and jazz, Catherine “Cat” Harris-White expands on the benefits of “waiting” while in love and investing in someone you believe in. “Sometimes you fall for someone in an unbalanced fashion, HARD,” she shared with Nylon. “You…

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Audio: Missy Elliott, “I’m Better” Remix Feat. Lil Kim, Eve & Trina

After surprising fans with the video for “I’m Better” earlier this year, Missy Elliott returns with a remix akin to title its self. Featuring Eve, Lil Kim and Trina, the single is definitely a hit, no-brainer. Missy, who’s voice is limited only to the chorus, celebrated its release with the following tweet: “Brought a few legends out for this…

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Audio: Kali Uchis, “Tyrant” feat. Jorja Smith

Island rhythms continue to take over the airwaves and Kali Uchis adds to the waist-moving vibe with “Tyrant.” Premiering on Zane Lowe’s Beat 1 show, the track shines as the first single from her upcoming album and features British singer, Jorja Smith. Labeling the track “a post apocalyptic love song” in a press release, Kali went on…

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Check Out a Few Thoughts on Love, Beating Fear & Taking Risks From the Cast of ‘Everything, Everything’

I’ve always had a hopeless romantic nature that I couldn’t shake, as if I was born to love fiercely, openly and uninhibited. But aren’t we all? The endless bounds of love’s undeniable hold was surely made with intent to enjoy — to experience in its ebbs and flows of purity and vulnerability, at least once…

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Audio: dvsn, “Think About Me”

While its been a year since dsvn released their debut Sept. 5th, the talented pair has kept a low profile for 2017. But the OVO signees, which includes Daniel Daley and Nineteen85, have returned with “Think About Me.” dvsn is reflective amidst the seductive vibes toying with the idea of rekindling an old fame. “Don’t think that we could…

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Listen to “Electric Intercourse” from Prince’s Remastered ‘Purple Rain’ Due This June

June is a special month for several reasons. Not only is it the beginning of the greatest season ever but Prince’s remastered Purple Rain is due out June 23. Last year, NPG/Warner Bros announced the iconic 1984 album would be remastered and reissued in early 2017. Green-lighted and ready to go, the reissue is set…

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Frank Ocean’s “Lens” Cover Art Reminiscent of Kerry James Marshall’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self’

What you see is never what you get when it comes to Frankie O. Not only is it all apart of his charm but it’s what I love most about him as an artist. After dropping two versions of “Lens”  over the weekend, a twitter user noticed a similarity in the accompanying cover art, and The Fader…

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Kendrick Lamar Set to Hit the Road on ‘DAMN.’ Tour This Summer

K.Dot just won’t stop. Man on Fire Kendrick Lamar just announced via Twitter that he’s taking his DAMN. show on the road. Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. are set to the join the Compton MC through most of July and August of this year. The tour will kick off on July 12 in Phoenix, Arizona, hitting Dallas, Houston, Atlanta,…

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Audio: Big Boi, “Mic Jack” feat. Adam Levine & “Kill Jill” feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy

Big Boi recently announced the upcoming release of Boomiverse, his first solo album in five years. Following the announcement, the OutKast MC came through with a little taste to keep us on our toes. He dropped not one but two tracks from his forthcoming project, both definitive in their sound and features. “Mic Jack” is a…

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Terrell Mackey Gives A Nod to His Philly Upbringing in Visual for “Pull Over”

Born and raised in North Philly, Newcomer Terrell Mackey explores his upbringing in the city of “Brotherly Love” on his latest track, “Pull Over.” With aims to highlight the essence of his hometown, the visual places the singer/songwriter at key points through out the city while also noting its accompanying hardships. Carving out his own lane in the…

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