Author Archives: Shantel Noel


The List: Bilal

“The List” is our exclusive series that highlights select artists and the various, random things that they’re currently into and inspired by. Ranging from all creative facets, this series shall serve as your go-to for all things visionary and artistic. It’s nearly impossible to define singer-songwriter, producer and all around creative Bilal. He is literally…

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Solange Will Perform At This Year’s AFROPUNK Fest In Brooklyn

Just in case you needed another reason to secure your tickets to AFROPUNK Fest in Brooklyn this year, we have a feeling you’re about to get it. In addition to Saint Heron’s previously announced collaboration with the festival, our very own Solange Knowles was just announced as the headlining performer to close out Saturday’s show. The two…

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Audio: BOSCO, “Cruel”

A few days shy of the release of her forthcoming project, Bosco has released its latest single “Cruel” produced by NEVR. The track, which sounds much like a nod to the 90s, lures listeners to drown in its overlapping layers and textures. BOSCO is a true hidden gem who reigns from Atlanta. In an interview…

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PJ Gumbo

PJ Morton, BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones Remind Us That “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

Maroon 5’s soulful keyboardist PJ Morton is blazing his own trail with his equally successful solo career. His new video for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” features BJ The Chicago Kid and The HamilTones who give the record extra flare. The song is a simple reminder that despite the current state of the world, we are…

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Audio: D.R.A.M., “Cute” Remix, Feat. Cardi B

D.R.A.M.  has given an old record new life with Cardi B on the remix for “Cute”, a single he put out over a year ago. The song rides a catchy wave with splashes of playfulness all throughout. This is literally the vibe we needed this summer.  In all honesty, this might be the new anthem for anyone…

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Flying Lotus’ Jazz-Infused Feature Film ‘Kuso’ Is A Beautiful Nightmare

Flying Lotus’ Kuso shares bouts of inspiration that quickly transition to cringe-worthy visuals or vice versa. The narrator delivers his lines over a jazz number while the scenes take drastic turns. Though what meets the eye is not always for everyone, Flying Lotus continues to prove that he is equal parts genius and innovative. He…

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31:  Bryson Tiller performs during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 31, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Bryson Tiller Recruits Metro Boomin And H.E.R. For “Set It Off” Tour

Bryson Tiller will be joined by Metro Boomin and H.E.R. during his upcoming “Set It Off” tour. We are barely at the halfway mark of 2017 and already we have seen him pump out new material back to back from the release of his new video, “Somethin Tells Me” to the premature release of his album…

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SZA’s New Album ‘CTRL’ Will Arrive On June 9th

SZA‘s highly anticipated album CTRL is finally scheduled for a June 9th release date. The ethereal songstress never ceases to amaze us with her soft yet very powerful vocals and creative concepts. She recently dropped two singles that we can’t help but keep in rotation, “Drew Barrymore” and the Travi$ Scott-assisted “Love Galore.” In an…

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Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o

Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o’s Social Media-Inspired Film is in the Works

Yes, it is happening! The clever movie that a Tumblr user dreamt up of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o playing genius scammers is coming to Netflix. Once Lupita tweeted at Rihanna that she was down, Twitter users called upon Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay to bring the project to life. We can hardly believe it, but…

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Sampha Celebrates The Process With New Zine Entitled Shy Light

Sampha continues to bare his soul through creative concepts and ideas that speak his truth. His newly released collaboration with Grace Wales Bonner, Jamie Reid, and LA-based photographers Durimel has a powerful aesthetic that permeates every nerve within your body with a single glance. The full color zine which spreads across 32 pages explores the…

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ICYMI: Pharrell Williams Delivers NYU Commencement Speech

Pharrell Williams left NYU’s class of 2017 with a few words of wisdom. Though the students roared and cheered for him, his words in turn echoed the same adornment. Throughout his speech he acknowledged the effects of social media and what it truly means to honor and appreciate accomplishments that extend beyond our Instagram feeds…

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Bryson Tiller Releases 3 New Songs Along With An Album Release Date

Bryson Tiller is back with his signature style and of course, more fire. His highly anticipated sophomore project True To Self  will arrive on June 23rd just in time for the summer. Tiller’s new singles “Honey,” “Somethin Tells Me,” and “Get Mine” which features Young Thug do not drift too far from the usual subject matter. Since the…

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