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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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Find Encouragement Through Handwritten Manifestos Left At PROCLAMATION! Miami

Just one week after a painstakingly goodbye to President Obama, we left our woes on the dance floor during PROCLAMATION! at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. In natural Saint Heron House fashion, we dedicated our energy towards releasing our truths in fellowship, making self-care an obligation, and exuding self-love and love for others with purpose.…

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Audio: Big Sean “Living Single” Feat. Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

After an accursed leak this summer, Big Sean‘s “Living Single” officially debuted last night featuring none other than Chance The Rapper and Jeremih. Reminiscent of the memorable 90s black sitcom Living Single, the song details the innate battle everyone seems to go through when joy and pain meddle with the heart’s desires. Sean raps about his struggle with the dilemma…

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The 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival Lineup Has Been Announced

ESSENCE has officially announced their star-studded lineup for the 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival and its headliners include Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige and our very own Solange! “This year’s Festival lineup puts women at the forefront of an incredible weekend of entertainment featuring more than 40 of the world’s most gifted artists and performers,” said…

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Lloyd is Unrestrained in New EP ‘Tru’

After a 5 year hiatus, Lloyd reemerges to the music industry as his freest self today with his new EP Tru. The album begins with the previously released single “Tru.” A personal homage to his own past, the crooner uses the opening track to express his struggles and how that turned into him embracing the…

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