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Brent Faiyaz

Brent Faiyaz Is Unapologetically Vulnerable In Debut Album Sonder Son

Following the release of his soulful five-track EP A.M. Paradox, emerging R&B singer-songwriter Brent Faiyaz debuts his first solo album Sonder Son. The 13-tack project is an audible autobiography of Faiyaz’s life from growing up in Maryland to pursuing his dreams in L.A. “Sonder is the realization that every individual passerby has their own life…

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Issa Rae Continues To Glow In The New COVERGIRL Short Film

Since 1997, CoverGirl has been known worldwide by their iconic catchphrase, “Easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl.” But now, as part of a major rebranding strategy, the cosmetic brand is proclaiming a new and unapologetic tagline “I Am What I Make Up.” CoverGirl’s Senior Vice President Ukonwa Ojo says the brand has always been known for inclusion…

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Flying Lotus Will Be Bringing Visual Alchemy To His New 3D Tour.

Following the premiere of his sui generis 3D experience at FYF Fest in June, Flying Lotus is gearing up to showcase a new live, 3D multimedia set to cities across his North American tour. Integrated with elaborate light production and giant screens, the creative polymath intends to give fans a visual improvisation experience that can…

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16 Black Voiced Podcasts Worth Adding to Your Playlist

The Podcast wave is an ever changing media landscape that offers new ways to control and receive digital content. From music, to entertainment news, show recaps, spirituality, and more, there is a podcast on virtually everything. But most people of color probably never feel encouraged enough to explore the generically placed “podcast” app that is automatically installed on…

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Audio: 9th Sage, “D R I F T I N G: 0 0 2”

Emerging artist Eddie Skinner known by the alias 9th Sage is acknowledged by many as a creative polymath. The 22-year-old Houston based artist has established himself as a reputable visual and sound curator with noted guest select features on Souletiquette Radio Session and Atlanta based label Kolossus Records. In his latest audible art arrangement titled…

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Kendrick Lamar Announces “Kunta’s Groove Sessions” Tour

Despite his low-key demeanor on social media channels, Kendrick Lamar took to his Instagram to officially announce the “Kunta’s Groove Sessions” tour. The intimate showcase will take place in eight cities over the course of eight nights. The full list of dates and locations have yet to be announced, but are slated to be revealed soon.…

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The Internet Ride R&B Waves For Their Live ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ Performance

Fresh off the release of their third album Ego Death, L.A.-based group The Internet stops by NPR for their live segment series, “Tiny Desk Concert.” With They performance presents mineralized R&B textures and beautifully composed lyricism, as the spinoff Odd Future band presents listeners with a dose of live cuts from their new project and notable hit, “Don’t Cha” from…

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Beyoncé Brings Out Michelle Obama And Performs Electrifying Duet With Ed Sheeran

The 2015 Global Citizen festival was jam-packed with extraordinary performances from some of music’s best artists including Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. But, one of the stand-out moments of the night was when Queen Bey reigned supreme during her hour-long set performing her biggest hits and fan favorites. Bey also brought…

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The Girls Rock Campers Imitate Iconic Album Art From Janelle Monáe & Kendrick Lamar

In support of their end-of-year Fully Funded grant drive, The Girls Rock Camp Foundation has curated the Record Remake Project. The effort features the girls channeling the styles of iconic album cover images from their musical heroes including Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, Blonde, and more. The GRCF is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to…

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Model Winnie Harlow and April Star Remind Us That Beauty Comes In All Forms

The multidimensional debate on colorism within the Black community dates back into the legacy of slavery. But in the ever-present moment where beauty is constantly being reshaped and undefined by shades of color, the previous standard of beauty is persistently becoming more and more dismantled. In a watershed moment on the talk show The Real,…

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Audio: Coco O., “The Hardest Thing”

After a brief hiatus since the release of the duo’s Avalanche LP, Quadron’s leading songstress Coco O. lets loose on a soulful new ballad solo cut “The Hardest Thing.” Docked in tender lyricism and gentle six-string strums, the track is a honey-coated canticle layered in passionate timbres. No word if its a stand-alone loosie track…

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Willow Smith Narrates The Discovery of Divinity In Her Visual For “Why Dont You Cry”

Willow Smith invites viewers into a beautifully spawned narrative in the visual treatment of her cut “Why Dont You Cry. Portraying the life of an artistic teen at odds with her strict parents (played by actors Nicole Ari Parker and Duane Martin), the visual offers an eccentric vortex of trippy optics and funky grooves. “This teenage…

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