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Little Dragon Announces Album ‘Season High’ & Drops Off New Track, “Sweet”

Eclectic soul band Little Dragon returns with another round of good news after dropping off their latest single, “High,” last month. The four-piece powerhouse announced forthcoming album, Season High, with a Twitter post of the orange-glazed portrait that is the cover. Season High will be available on April 14th via Lomo Vista Records, featuring 10 new songs.…

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Ray BLK Pays Homage to Black Beauty Salons in “Patience” Visual

U.K.’s R&B angel, Ray BLK, has been on a roll since the release of her soulful mini-album, Durt. Her 2016 debut has catapulted her into the forefront of the new-school, certifying her place in the spotlight. Yesterday, she returned with a visual for “Patience,” a fun loosie paying homage to her roots and the beauty of slowing down in the…

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Solange To Headline Pitchfork Festival With Specially Curated Saint Heron Events

Summer is looking glorious, and the festival announcements only seem to be getting better. Pitchfork Festival is known to bring together an eclectic group of artists that have a common sense of independence to Union Park in Chicago, IL every year. This year, our boss lady Solange Knowles is joining forces with the iconic A Tribe Called…

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Listen to Steve Lacy’s Debut Masterpiece, ‘Steve Lacy’s Demo’

The Internet‘s youngest, Steve Lacy released Steve Lacy’s Demo, his debut 6-cut song series in step to his band members’ Syd and Matt Martian‘s solo projects that came out earlier this month. The 18 year-old producer, singer-songwriter and guitarist has been thanked for a helping hand in the groovy, new & improved sounds from The Internet’s debut album, Ego…

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Listen To Thundercat’s Wondrously Dreamy New Album, ‘Drunk’

Soul maverick Thundercat is back, and Drunk is relevant in all the right places. The new album comes after his 2015 mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Raom, and right on time, the star-studded Drunk comes amplifying the beautiful vocals we know and love from Thundercat along with collaborators including Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Wiz Khalifa, and…

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Kilo Kish Shares Tense Video for “Obsessing”

Soft-spoken MC and creative Kilo Kish seems to have it all put together even after releasing her most vulnerable work to date, the debut album Reflections in Real Time. On the contrary, Kish might still feel the pressure of the day-to-day grind of workaholic America. Her latest visual for “Obsessing” hints at that as she rushes through a vast parking…

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Little Simz Blesses Us With Album Release Date and New Single, “Poison Ivy”

London-based artist Little Simz has been cooking up more greatness for her second album Stillness in Wonderland, and with a billboard placed in the heart of North East London, she announces its official release date. SimzSZN officially begins this Friday, December 16th. Following suit of her usual uplifting, humble and inspirational messages, she also gifts her fan base…

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Audio: H.E.R., “Yeah I Said It” (Remix)

The mysterious voice behind H.E.R. has returned, gifting us with a sultry remix of Rihanna’s “Yeah I Said It.” The RCA signee arrived on the scene randomly with the first installment of her self titled mixtape, H.E.R. Vol. 1, and has kept the memory going since then, getting praise from notable R&B friends and veterans as…

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Audio: Jean Deaux, “Pressure”

Chicago-bred R&B songstress Jean Deaux has been building on the low since her most recent solo project a year ago, OUTER BODY. Since then, she’s made a few dazzling appearances on tracks with the likes of Smino and SABA and released “Father Time” early this year to tease new sounds. Finally, we get a new cut from…

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Audio: Phony Ppl, “This Must Be Heaven”

They’re back! After a long hiatus (like, the entire year!) the delightful guys of Phony Ppl bring some positivity in their latest release, “This Must Be Heaven.” The track takes on a broadway-like nature in it’s stirring rhythm as the group proclaims being on top of the world. It’s definitely a breath of fresh air to…

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Newcomer bLAck pARty Shares Tropical ‘MANGO’ EP

Amidst the heat of a stressful election week, funky R&B newcomer bLAck pARty serves up some MANGO to ease the angst. Filled with colorful melodies and paradise-like scenery painted throughout his lyrics, this Little Rock-bred rapper/singer is making a great first impression with the 9-piece EP. For MANGO, he recruits collective partner and Los Angeles’ rapping sweetheart Kari…

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Keke Palmer Releases Unapologetic New EP, ‘Lauren’

She is not here to play around. Actress and singer-songwriter Keke Palmer‘s newest EP Lauren is an entirely different sound from what we’ve ever heard from her. Coming with a fresh new groove, a firey new look, and a different perspective, Keke is staying honest and blunt in the collection of 5 songs. All produced by close…

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