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Beyoncé Shares a Raw and Poignant Historical Interview For the September Issue of ‘Vogue’

Portraying raw beauty and elegance on Vogue’s coveted September Issue cover, Beyoncé gave an interview as equally poignant as her photos. Though this isn’t the first time Bey has graced the September Issue cover (the last time was in 2015), this feature still made history. In the interview, Beyoncé spoke in depth about the importance…

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Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” Is A Manifestation of Dedication and Perseverance

Cardi B has officially debuted her full-length LP proving that she’s an artist capable of more than just gimmicks. With singles here and there, such as the iconic “Bodak Yellow” and most recently “Be Carefully,” many awaited Invasion of Privacy with baited breath. Cardi’s official, first studio album delivers from start to finish with the…

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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Returns March 1st

Winter 2018 is doing amazing with our television lineup so far. And after just barely making it without Atlanta for a whole year, Donald Glover‘s FX comedy series will return March 1st. Last month, rumors were swirling about the exact date after a post from Lakeith Stanfield‘s Instagram (which was later deleted) but we can…

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Chance The Rapper and Jeremih ‘Re-Wrap’ Their 2016 Joint Holiday EP

Chance the Rapper and Jeremih have reunited to re-release their Christmas album that’s clearly just the gift that keeps on giving. The Chicagoan artists’ “re-wrapped” a deluxe, double-disc edition of last year’s Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama complete with 10 new songs and features from fellow hometown stars Common and Lena Waithe. If you follow Saint…

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Lion Babe are Royal Superheroes of the Night in “Rockets” Visual

Dynamic duo Lion Babe has released the visual for their electrifying single “Rockets.” The mellow track, featuring an assist by Moe Moks, takes the audience on a (pun intended) ride. Directed by Chalalai Fischbach and Jett Cain, golden confidence, envy-worthy nightlife and eye-catching color adorn every frame in this is the first visual from the…

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Ashley Everett and Michael Korte Share Beautiful Tribute to R&B “Duets”

Some of the freshest names and faces in the dance and vocal community teamed up with digital influencer Michael Korte to deliver a new dance mashup. Titled “Duets”, the choreographed piece pays tribute to the likes of Usher, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé and even Jay-Z. What makes this tribute so special is the…

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Watch SZA Make Her SNL Debut with “Love Galore” and “The Weekend” Performances

SZA took us to church during her Saturday Night Live debut this weekend. Backed by a choir to deliver a spiritual awakening, her performance included powerful renditions of Ctrl tracks “Love Galore” and “The Weekend”. The now five-time Grammy nominated artist’s sans-Travis Scott performance of “Love Galore” was just as tight with live instrumentation supporting that mysterious,…

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Lion Babe Reworked “Hit the Ceiling” and “Rockets” with ‘The Remixes’ Release

New York duo Lion Babe share two of their greatest hits remixed and remastered into something fresh for the new year. “Hit the Ceiling” and “Rockets”, the band’s latest releases, have arrived with rebooted sonic landscapes that are just as infectious as the originals. Lion Babe’s versatility shines through in both remixes, each holding their…

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Audio: Chloe x Halle, “I Say So”

Chloe x Halle “woke up this morning” with a fiery confidence that every little thing’s gonna be alright. The darling duo proudly declare this in their new track “I Say So,” an encouraging ode to manifesting positivity. In celebration of the UN’s World Children’s Day, the sisters’ uplifting affirmation names us all lovers in sweeping,…

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Jaden Smith Takes You on a Sonic and Lyrical Journey with ‘SYRE’

After three years in the making, Jaden Smith has finally released a full length album for the fans. A mirror of Jaden’s full birth name (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith), the 17-track album is eponymously titled SYRE and comes complete with features and assists from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Raury and his sister Willow Smith. The tracklist and…

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Audio: Miguel, “Pineapple Skies”

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming War & Leisure LP, Miguel is blessing fans with he project’s latest single titled “Pineapple Skies.” The upbeat track (released earlier this morning) boosts the singer’s raspy and croony vocals all while making you feel good. “Pineapple Skies” is a breezy, loving whirlwind of Pop and R&B with a…

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