Author Archives: Hannah Morris


The Dance Theatre of Harlem Brings Life to Art in Short Film

With their spring season around the corner, the Dance Theatre of Harlem collaborated with the ethereal India.Arie to create High Above, a short film awakening the power of dance. Written by Charlie Sohne and directed by Daniel Schloss, the short follows a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother…

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Travis Scott Streams His Conscience in Short Film ‘Birds in the Trap’

Travis Scott spreads a generational message in his new short theatrical film Birds in the Trap, a Fleur Fortune directed video adage to his 2016 album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Adopting the crumbling archaism of Detroit, Michigan for it’s backdrop, Scott narrates a story that is all too common to today’s youth. He…

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Audio: GoldLink, “Meditation” Feat. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada

GoldLink is back with his nimble narrative in a new speaker-bumping single entitled “Meditation” featuring songstress Jazmine Sullivan and beatsmith Kaytranada. An extended melody of the last sound mix of Track Uno on Kaytranada’s 99.9%, Goldlink describes the life he yearns for with his one and only love. Yet, his timid actions get the best…

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Oscar Winning Cast of ‘Moonlight’ Shine in Calvin Klein Campaign

After receiving three awards at the Oscars 2017, the outstanding men of Moonlight are featured in Calvin Klein’s ‘Revelation’ Spring Underwear Campaign. The film’s stars Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes and Alex Hibbert discuss what it is like to be men of the moment, their lives before their eminence and how this groundbreaking picture has changed…

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AUDIO: Sampha, “Incomplete Kisses” (C.K.T.R.L Remix)

Sampha’s sultry selection “Incomplete Kisses” gets an additional techno beat with the magic touch of London producer CKtrl. The original song was released on Sampha’s debut album Process, which graced us earlier this month. A standout track on the project, “Incomplete Kisses” is both inspiring and soothing. Check out the production mix below and listen to CKtrl self-released third EP…

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Rihanna Is Chosen as Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna‘s altruistic endeavors will be honored by Harvard University as she has been selected as their 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. The award will commemorate the singer’s charitable work primarily focused in medicine and education. In her homeland of Barbados, the megastar developed an oncology center for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Accompanying her in this feat, is…

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Jay Z Will Be The First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

This is a Public Service Announcement: Jay Z will be the first rapper inductee in the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame. From hustling his way through the infamous Marcy Projects to becoming an unstoppable global business leader, the head-honcho of Roc Nation has had an impeccable career. Since the late 80s, the rapper has shared…

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Virtuoso of Jazz, Al Jarreau, Dies at 76

Sunday morning, legendary vocalist Al Jarreau passed on to share his soothing melodies with the angels. The singer’s manager, Joe Gordon, released a statement announcing that Al’s death had occurred at 5:30AM in Los Angeles surrounded by the comfort of his wife and son, Susan and Ryan. Gordon also mentions Ryan’s request from those paying their condolences:…

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Solange, Big Boi, Whoopi Goldberg & More Get Animated in HBO’s ‘The Animals’

Returning for its second season, HBO’s The Animals is stocked with star-studded narrations we never imagined hearing from the mouths of cartoon creatures. The guests list includes Solange, Big Boi, Usher, Big Sean, Killer Mike, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. Set in New York City, The Animals focuses on the downtrodden livelihood of pigeons, rats and roaches native to Earth’s least-habitable…

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Audio: Ama Lou, “Said It Already”

Ama Lou‘s lyrics drift atop totemic drums in her third single, “Said It Already”. A loose contemporary chant for her generation, Ama alludes to observational differences from realities past to its present. “It’s a mock play on the tension that is created from mixed ideals that lie in the gap between multiple generations and what the younger…

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Audio: The Trp, “Lavender”

In preparation for their debut album, The Trp released an alluring hypnotic single entitled “Lavender.” Speaking earlier today with The FADER, the trio mentioned the track’s inspiration derived from Prince who faithfully wore lavender perfume as his sensual scent of seduction. “We were trying to capture that tactile, primal feeling. Lavender represents a little bit of home and humanity in…

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Art As Resistance: Sadie Barnette Turns Father’s Black Panther FBI File Into A Social Narrative

Do Not Destroy: A community A history A man An identity   Two massive polaroids of Rodney Barnette dated three years apart hang aside. The first picture shows him in his army decorum, proudly preparing to serve his country in the Vietnam war. The second was taken after realizing his country did not respect his…

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