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NAO 'Another Lifetime'

ICYMI: NAO Shares First Visual of 2018 for New Single “Another Lifetime”

For those of us who still look forward to revisting NAO‘s 2017, debut album (For All We Know) every now and then, the singer’s return is thrilling news enriched by the fact that she simply gets better and better with time. Aligning her personal growth with her artistic range, the singer’s next project is said…

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BEYJAY

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Release Joint Album ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’

One of our favorite things about music is that it just continues to get better as time goes on. And just shy of the half-year mark, 2018 continues to deliver some of the best surprises music has to offer. The most highly anticipated, possibly materialized joint album from The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) officially dropped…

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Braxton Cook

ICYMI: Braxton Cook and quickly, quickly Link Up for “Never Thought” Remix

I think there’s much to be said about an artist who’s open to having his or her work reinterpreted by a fellow artist. And while Braxton Cook‘s work doesn’t need any do-overs, we’re thoroughly enjoying his remix series. In a slow roll out, the singer, writer and musician has shared various remixes to tracks from…

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Audio: GoldLink, “Got Friends” Feat. Miguel

A pleasant surprise from the ever-consistent GoldLink arrived today and it features the soulful and smooth Miguel. “Got Friends” is everything one would dream of from a collaboration like this – cleverly lusty punchlines, a slinky yet springy track and each artist’s signature touch. “So let me tell you ’bout this PYT that I seen…

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MAAD

Watch MAAD’s Picturesque “New Religion” Visual

As if MAAD‘s “New Religion” didn’t already do it, an accompanying, gorgeously scenic and femininely fancy visual is sure to have our daydreams knotted in summer loving themes. Stunningly subtle storytelling finds the multi-talented singer in a picturesque desert location serenading her affectionate beau with lovingly affirming magnification. Alternating footage of MAAD dressed in a saintly white…

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Audio: Kenneth Whalum, “Make It Out Alive”

Some of us prefer the feels in season and out of season – and for that, Kenneth Whalum unfailingly delivers. “Make It Out Alive” is the singer/writer/musician’s first single since 2017’s hauntingly emotive Broken Land, and while it maintains the familiar warmth of that signature, raspy rawness that sets his vocal tone completely apart, the…

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Syd Directs New Visual for The Internet’s “Come Over”

With July 20th – The Internet‘s Hive Mind release date – on our main countdown, the California-hailing band makes the wait a bit easier with the release of their second visual from the album. Directed by the band’s own Syd, “Come Over” opens with the crew bored and summoning company. Before you know it, Syd…

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Audio: Diana Gordon, “Kool Aid”

Diana Gordon‘s first single of the year has arrived and it’s a tuneful dreamscape of sweet nostalgia and undying love. The NYC-born singer/songwriter packs Punk and Soul elements into “Kool Aid,” a heartfelt attestation that welcomes the lyrics’ muse(s) to her forever-open arms. Metaphorically singing of a childhood staple drink to bring that universal sense…

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Moses Sumney

Moses Sumney’s “Make Out in My Car” Evolves into ‘Chameleon Suite’ Remixes EP

Moses Sumney can do absolutely no wrong with his unique, unboxable touch to sonic art. Aromanticism, an easy favorite album of 2017, with it’s varying visuals, acoustic performance recordings and innovative pop up installations is a compilation of standouts where no track – whether rapturously blended in theater orchestra-tinged Rock elements like “Lonely World” or just…

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Tyler, The Creator

ICYMI: Tyler, The Creator Releases “435”

Tyler, The Creator is busy with his various productions from Camp Flog Gnaw to new music. Still, he’s managed to shower fans with unreleased loosies, enough to keep us more than satisfied as we await what’s next from him. The Los Angeles-based artist and businessman’s latest vault release is “435,” an under-two-minute harangue about a…

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Solange Honored at The New School’s 70th Annual Parsons Benefit

Yesterday, our own Solange Knowles was honored at The New School’s 70th Annual Parsons Benefit. With video presentations from Missy Elliott, Pharrell and Erykah Badu, the prestigious institution celebrated Solange as a trailblazing embodiment of “the university’s commitment to creativity and innovation.” Rapper and real-life friend Vince Staples was in attendance to present remarks on…

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Cardi B

Watch Cardi B’s Matrimonial Warning Visual for “Be Careful”

Fewer things embody more beauty and power than a pregnant woman and Cardi B is showing and proving that after sweating it out in the desert for her “Be Careful” music video. The Invasion of Privacy cut was already a sharp number alone. Now, with its Jora Frantzis-directed visual, it’s a piercing exhibit of the fact…

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