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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

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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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

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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Hopscotch

Solange, Big Boi, NONAME And More To Headline Hopscotch Music Festival

This year’s Hopscotch music festival lineup will include our very own Solange Knowles, Big Boi, NONAME and many more. Hopscotch is known for its diverse roster of eclectic artists who span across a number of musical genres.The festival will run from September 7th-10th in Raleigh, NC. With 120 bands taking the stage over the course of…

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Patti LaBelle Conquers Her Fear By Releasing Jazz Album

The legendary Patti Labelle is reminding all of us that we can overcome our fears at any age. One of Labelle’s biggest fears has always been creating jazz music but those fears are now behind her. She recently released her first studio album in over 10 years titled, Bel Hommage which explores the jazz genre. In…

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CeeLo

Audio: CeeLo Green, “Redbone” (Remix)

CeeLo Green gives us his own rendition of the Funk-infused “Redbone” off Childish Gambino‘s 2016 album titled Awaken, My Love! This record has been played just about everywhere from the opening scene of some of our new favorite TV shows/movies to being played at obnoxious levels from cars in passing. Regardless of where we hear this tune, it…

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MIA

Made in America 2017 LineUp To Include J. Cole, Migos, Little Dragon, Solange and More

This year’s Made in America festival will include some of the major names in music such as Jay Z, J.Cole, Migos, Kelela, our boss lady Solange, Little Dragon, Sampha, Pusha T and  Stormzy  just to name a few. TIDAL pre-sale  tickets for the annual festival are on sale now and it’s all going down on September 2nd…

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Nicki Minaj Drops New Visual For ‘Regret In Your Tears’

Nicki Minaj is 2 for 2 with the release of her latest new video “Regret In Your Tears” which comes on the heels of the late-April visual for “No Frauds.” The video directed by the fashion photography duo Mert and Marcus gives a fairytale-esque vibe. Throughout multiple scenes, Nicki is seen sitting atop a vehicle…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between The World And Me’ to be Adapted as Stage Show at The Apollo

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s 2015 book Between the World and Me will soon be adapted as a stage show at the historic Apollo theatre. The moving book which is written as a letter to his teenage son recounts the many layers of feelings, symbolism and everyday life that represents what it means to exist as an African-American in…

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