Author Archives: Shantel Pass


Audio: Drake, “Signs”

We’re still spinning More Life and already OVO’s main man is gracing us with more. Drake‘s kaleidoscopic range combined with that consistent signature style really keep us impressed with the Toronto native. And since he’s no stranger to collaborative creative endeavors with luxury designers, his latest stunt will come as no surprise and simultaneously wow you.…

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Shean Durante Creates ‘Always Pinkies Up’ to Deliver the Real

The blogosphere is saturated with industry news and entertainment release sites and recently saw a surge in business professional focused content for the millennial entrepreneur. But it’s not hard to notice that there’s an absent bridge between the two and Shean Durante’s new digital platform, Always Pinkies Up, is building that bridge as they chat…

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Watch SZA Embrace Her Wild Heart in “Drew Barrymore” Visual

We don’t know of anyone who isn’t still completely awestruck by SZA‘s stunning debut album Ctrl. Today its lead single got the project’s second visual by none other than the incomparable Dave Meyers. Video footage bursting with colorful energy equally as vibrant as the TDE songstress’ personality follow her and some friends through a couple…

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Stream H.E.R.’s Wait-worthy ‘Vol. 2’

The shelf-life on H.E.R.‘s Vol. 1 EP is still as good as new and we’re fortunate enough to have new goods from her already. In Vol. 2, all the impeccable lyrics, vocals and vibes live on. But if you’ve had its two previously released singles (“Every Kind of Way” and “Say It Again“) on repeat…

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Quincy Jones, Chance The Rapper, Andre 3000 and More Honor Jay Z’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

You can not debate the fact that Jay Z is one of the greatest rappers to have ever lived. With countless Grammy and other music awards, a successful clothing line and a few TV development deals, the Brooklyn-bred master of all trades has made quite the name for himself both musically and otherwise. Today, Hov…

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Jaden Smith Channels His Inner Bruce Wayne in “Batman” Visual

Hollywood is one really lucky city considering they’re protected by the flyest Batman we’ve seen to date. Jaden Smith as Bruce Wayne takes to the high energy streets of the west coast as he raps along to his single “Batman.” Dabbing and freely dancing about, Smith’s mood matches the heavy-hitting track. He’s also seen in…

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Audio: Pharrell, “There’s Something Special”

Coming through with some much needed positivity, the great Pharrell Williams has shared a new jam. “There’s Something Special,” a soulful lullaby serving some seriously uplifting encouragement, is just one of five Despicable Me 3 soundtrack contributions from the singer-songwriter/producer/designer/radio host. This isn’t Pharrell’s first go at killing it in the movie soundtrack lane as…

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Raphael Saadiq Will Headline Afropunk Brooklyn

For the first time in five years, Raphael Saadiq will headline a major, US show. Though he’s maintained a huge presence in background role’s of some of today’s most culture-shifting releases, fans have missed Saadiq’s performance artistry on the main stage. But you can re-familiarize yourself with lyrics from Instant Vintage all the way down to…

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Jhené Aiko Shares Moving Visual for “While We’re Young”

Ethereal songbird Jhené Aiko returns with a new ballad just in time for summer lovin’ titled “While We’re Young.” Cooing sweet nothings that promise the ultimate lover’s journey, the Los Angeles native proudly declares hopeless devotion to the youthful freedom of romance. Though it’s the first official, solo single since Jhené’s sexually liberating “Maniac,” the…

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Saint Heron To Curate This Year’s Young Members Party at The Met

NYC! Having witnessed all the fly at this year’s Met Gala just a few weeks ago, we’re honored to announce that Saint Heron will be curating this year’s Young Members Party at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At this year’s Young Members Party, all members of The Met between the ages of 21 and 45…

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Watch H.E.R.’s ‘Every Kind of Way’ Short Film

In a heartwarming, 10-minute visual, everything we hear in H.E.R.‘s music comes to life. Filming  real life accounts of encounters with love, the Every Kind of Way short film opens with the singer-songwriter and musician’s narration of an observation of romantic journeys and showcases loving couples telling the stories of how they met. Everything from…

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Daniel Caesar Unveils “We Find Love” and “Blessed”

Daniel Caesar earned his spot as one of our favorites purely from talent. His rich, smooth voice is unmatched and his unfailing ability to keep the art of the love song alive is the cherry on top. Dropping off two new singles today, the singer/songwriter seems to have found inspiration in the duality of companionship.…

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