Author Archives: JaLissa Latson

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Audio: Gucci Mane, “Make Love” Feat. Nicki Minaj

After 7 years, the East Atlanta Santa and Queen of Queens, New York are back with a new record titled “Make Love.” Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj reunite for the first single from his upcoming Droptop Wop project he hinted at earlier this year. Boasting that the single is “the hardest song of the year” via Twitter, Gucci raps “Now…

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Audio: Olawumi, “Needed”

‘ We last heard from New Jersey songstress Olawumi on her bouncy NBHD Nate produced single “Alone.” Now the singer-songwriter is back with a new BoatHouse produced single titled “Needed.” Throughout the simmering single, Olawumi is completely vulnerable as she croons about a past love that she wants to remember her and everything she did to hold…

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Saint Heron Presents: “You’ve Got to Be Seen, Green!” New Orleans

In honor of the Mardi Gras season and an ode to the ever-so iconic The Wiz, Saint Heron is turning New Orleans into our own Emerald City. This Sunday, February 26, don’t you dare be caught dead in red because the color is green! Arrive at The Saint Heron House dressed in your gaudy hues of green and dance the…

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Audio: THEY., “Silence”

After recently touring with the likes of Bryson Tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Jeremih, Mind of a Genius duo THEY. are not only dropping new music but are also hitting the road next month. Kicking off in Seattle on March 2, their 20-city tour will follow the release of their full-length debut Nü Religion: Hyena, available February 24.  Along with their debut release, the pair has unveiled…

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Audio: Sevyn Streeter and Luke James, “Nothing Even Matters” (Cover)

Almost 19 years ago, Ms. Lauryn Hill blessed us with her iconic debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.  From this masterpiece and in efforts to spread love on Valentine’s Day, the incredibly talented voices that are Sevyn Streeter and Luke James have teamed up for their very own rendition of Hill’s original duet with D’Angelo,…

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Chloe x Halle and Corinne Bailey Rae Share Valentine’s Day Vibes With Themed Playlists

Whether your celebrating this day with a loved one or gifting yourself with some alone time, there’s nothing like good music to spread the spirit of love. That’s why some of our favorite gals have created incredible, Valentine’s Day-themed playlists that are sure to deliver all the loving vibes your music enthusiast heart desires. British…

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Chance The Rapper Announces Spring Tour

After a historic night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Chance The Rapper has announced new tour dates. Lil Chano will begin the “Spring Tour 2017” in late April in San Diego, CA and will wrap up in Dover, DE in mid-June for a break before the final show in Los Angeles in early…

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Audio: DJ Khaled, “Shining” Feat. Beyoncé & Jay Z

Following last night’s Grammy awards, DJ Khaled  revealed a new collaboration with none other than Beyoncé and Jay Z. Dropping exclusively via TIDAL, “Shining” is bossy and for all the right reasons. After taking home Grammy’s for Best Music Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album, Queen Bey leads the single with empowering lyrics like “Money don’t make me happy / And a…

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09:  Honoree Erykah Badu accepts award (C) from Essence editor-in-chief Vanessa DeLuca and recording artist Solange Knowles onstage during 2017 Essence Black Women in Music at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)

Solange Honors Erykah Badu & 20 Years of ‘Baduizm’ at 2017 Essence Black Women in Music

Last night the stars aligned for an incredible celebration curated by none other than Essence magazine. Some of our most precious gems gathered at NeueHouse Hollywood for the magazine’s 8th annual Black Women in Music pre-grammy event. #solange better preach A video posted by Ray 😁 (@notabasicbit) on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:28pm PST The event,…

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2 Chainz & Erykah Badu Link Up For ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ Playlist

Ahead of the release of his upcoming Pretty Girls Like Trap Music slated to drop April 7th, 2 Chainz enlisted the Queen of Neo-Soul, Ms. Erykah Badu for the third installment of his series of playlists curated in anticipation of the new project. And while the previous two mixes showcased Karrueche and Amber Rose‘s Trap fancies, Badu’s…

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Solange, Skrillex, James Blake & More to Perform FORM Arcosanti 2017

As festival season quickly approaches, Hundred Waters has enlisted the ever-so talented Moses Sumney to curate what will be this year’s FORM Arcosanti festival. From May 12-14th, festival-goers can enjoy the sounds of our very own Solange along with the likes of Skrillex, James Blake, Father John Misty, Kelela, Kelsey Lu, KING, Thundercat and so many…

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Luvvie Ajayi and Shonda Rhimes Join Forces for ‘I’m Judging You’ Comedy Series

The Queen of Thursday night television, Shonda Rhimes is taking on a brand new project. In the spirit of spreading Black Girl magic, Rhimes’ production company Shondaland has acquired the rights to popular blogger and best-selling author Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual.  I’m Judging You, is a collection of essays that hilariously addresses…

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