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Kelela Announces Debut Album ‘Take Me Apart’ in Heartfelt Note

Kelela has been mostly quiet since her last EP release and festival appearances, but the Electro-R&B singer has assured us today that she’s been hard at work. Through the ups and downs she mentions in a heartfelt letter to her Ride-or-Dies on social media, Kelela says she has not only been hearing us, but that she’s pushed forward and…

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Ava DuVernay To Pay Homage to Central Park Five in New Netflix Series

All praises due to the Ava. The amazing director of Academy-Nominatied films Selma and 13th, Ava Duvernay has shared on social media that she is partering with Netflix for a five-episode series special on the Central Park Five. This follows her previous partnership with the streaming company for 13th, and is slated to be released sometime in 2019.…

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Tyler, The Creator Announces Forthcoming ‘Scum Fuck Flower Boy’ Album

Following the release of two star-studded singles last week, rapper Tyler, The Creator is back in full force, breaking big news his way. The Wolf Gang leader took to Twitter to share the artwork for his forthcoming studio album, entitled Scum Fuck Flower Boy. His fourth LP due July 21st will have 14 tracks, divided into two sides. It’ll…

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Moses Sumney Shares New Song & Visual for “Doomed” & Announces Upcoming Tour

Moses Sumney returns after the release of his Lamentations EP last September with a new single accompanied by a haunting visual and announcement of upcoming tour dates. The singer-songwriter continues to show his dark, mystical world with haunting operatic tone and finely-crafted sadness on “Doomed,” and the Allie Avital-directed visual goes along perfectly. Moses is…

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Audio: Kintaro Feat. Anderson .Paak, “Mk”

Summer is finally here, and the bright uptempo Summer bops just keep coming! Los Angeles-based musician Kintaro, who you might recognize as Jameel Bruner, former keyboardist for The Internet and supertalent Thundercat’s younger brother, dropped off the electric and vibrant Universal EP via Alpha Pup Records. Kintaro is responsible for recording, mixing and mastering on top of singing and…

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Who is Visual Artist Jacolby Satterwhite?

Multidisciplinary artist Jacolby Satterwhite is at his core a creator of worlds. The rejection of reality and the interplay of intersections are just two themes that standout in his provocative, vivid performance work, music, and virtual animation, often spliced and incorporated at once. As a Columbia, South Carolina native, and a queer black man raised…

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Saint Heron’s Armina Mussa Talks Art Spaces & ‘Unknown, Wyoming’ With Westwood Westwood

Our very own Armina Mussa  has been one of the creative masterminds behind all things Saint Heron since our fruition, alongside Solange Knowles. Armina’s visual art book Unknown, Wyoming was released last year as an honest and heart-tugging visual display and reflection piece. Now, she shares her origins within the art world, story behind Saint…

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Jorja Smith’s “Teenage Fantasy” Gets French Cinema-Inspired Visual

The new British R&B It-Girl Jorja Smith has not slowed down since her debut Project 11 EP late last year. She’s released ballad loosie “Beautiful Little Fools,” made an appearance on Kali Uchis’ “Tyrant,” and made another striking appearance on Drake’s newest album More Life. On her 20th birthday, Jorja returned with the release of…

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Watch Thundercat Perform “Show You The Way” on Fallon With Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald

The successful release of sophomore album Drunk has sent Grammy-winning Thundercat on his way to groove out with some of the top names in Rock n Roll history on Jimmy Fallon Monday night. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins joined the musician and producer in an electric jam session, performing their standout song “Show You The Way”…

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Kendrick Lamar to Headline Voodoo Music & Arts Festival

The Halloween Weekend party, Voodoo Music & Arts Festival, in the heart of our beloved city of New Orleans announced that Kendrick Lamar will join The Foo Fighters and The Killers in headlining the 3-day festival this year. Kendrick will stop by Voodoo as a part of his North American DAMN. tour. Other standout performers include LCD…

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Audio: D∆WN, “Break Me”

The elusive, ex-Danity Kane standout D∆WN is back after her identity-shifting releases including last year’s Infrared EP and Redemption LP. We were introduced to a new intrinsically lusty side of the R&B goddess and her latest cut “Break Me” is feeding that same craving. She partners again with dynamic Atlanta-based producer Kingdom to get back into…

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ICYMI: Stream Nick Hakim’s Debut Album, ‘Green Twins’

We can call them innovators, those once-in-a-while voices that come to give a classic genre a new meaning. Nick Hakim writes about love, but alternatively the indispensable way we cannot be unwoven from it. In his long-awaited record debut with ATO Records, Green Twins, Nick’s voice acts as a psychedelic, woozy instrument most of the time,…

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