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Pre-order H.E.R.’s ‘Vol. 2’ EP with Immediate Download of “Say It Again”

Making good on her “soon” promise for new music, R&B unicorn H.E.R. surprised us last night with just that. The sequel to her supreme Vol. 1 project is now available for pre-order, and it comes with a new single titled “Say It Again.” In Vol. 2, the mysterious songstress seems to be over the blues and…

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Justo Ontario’s Spellbinding Debut EP is the Escape We All Need

We can all use a quick getaway every now and then, and it seems a portal by the name of Justo Ontario just opened. The sweet-crooning, rising star is no newcomer to the music world, but now that his self-titled, official debut EP has landed, we’re certain everyone will want to know who he is. In…

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Everything, Everything

Watch the Super Cute Emoji Trailer for ‘Everything, Everything’

Now that we’re almost halfway into the second quarter of the year, we’re really close to the release of Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg and Anika Noni Rose. The Stella Meghie directed film is a romantic drama based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling book of the same name and tells the story of Maddy (played by…

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Audio: Rico Nasty, “Glo Bottles”

Fresh off the heels of her collaboration with Lil Yachty for The Fate of the Furious soundtrack, Rico Nasty is full speed ahead in her solo lane again with a new single titled “Glo Bottles.” The sassy rapstress illustrates a vibrant party life scenario with her champagne and cotton candy style bars in her own…

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Smiles Davis

Audio: Smiles Davis, “Morning Blues” Feat. BOSCO & TOLA

Grab your groove shoes! DJ Smiles Davis has shared an infectious, dancey number titled “Morning Blues” and she’s enlisted the tranquil touch of Atlanta native BOSCO and TOLA. The 4-minute jam is a percussion-centric and subtly Electronic bop that is guaranteed to get you dancing your way out of heartbreak and into a new, more…

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Solange Receives Webby Artist of the Year Award For 21st Annual Webby Awards

Our leading lady Solange is still shining amidst her busy road show schedule, and we couldn’t be more proud. During the 21st Annual Webby Awards ceremony, our girl will be honored with the Webby Artist of the Year and special achievement award “in celebration of her extraordinary use of the Internet to support fellow artists,…

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Battle for Liberty Place Dismantle

Mayor Landrieu and the City of New Orleans to Remove Confederate Monuments

The spirited city of New Orleans is putting action behind the claims that the Big Easy “celebrates diversity, inclusion and tolerance.” So this morning, the first of four confederate monument removals commenced with the Battle for Liberty Place’s insurrection memorial. Later this week, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard statues will also be…

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Audio: Frank Ocean, “Lens” Feat. Travis Scott

Frank Ocean‘s blonded RADIO show is already a huge blessing considering how much more of his presence is felt through it, but it’s also been the courier for the elusive crooner’s surprise singles. At the end of last night’s episode, Ocean shared the hypnotizing “Lens.” A spacey jam, Frank’s tuneful sorcery surfs a mellow tide,…

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PJ Morton’s ‘Gumbo’ is the Love Sustenance We All Need

PJ Morton is making it especially hard to end cuffing season this year with the musical offering of warm, fulfilling love expressed throughout his new album Gumbo. A native of New Orleans, Morton has mastered the art of “down home,” soulful, high energy music composition that not only encourages your spirit, but stirs your emotions.…

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Big Boi

Big Boi’s Third Studio Album ‘Boomiverse’ is Coming Soon

ATLiens, it seems we can finally transcend this realm and move into our new home in Big Boi‘s Boomiverse. The OutKast member has announced that his first solo album since 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is “coming soon” today via Instagram. As if that doesn’t already make you anxious enough, the Atlanta native has…

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Morgan Freeman to Produce Limited Series About Rodney King

LAPD’s brutal assault on Rodney King in 1991 is one of many moments in American history that mark the nation’s stagnant progress toward equality. Before social media’s big boom, a 26-year-old Black man was beaten in the street by four Los Angeles law enforcement officers who would later be acquitted (despite the camera-documented use of…

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Laments Damnation and Redemption in one Sentiment

“Is it wickedness? Is it weakness? You decide.” We’ve been so charged with the challenge to judge Kendrick Lamar‘s fourth studio album by the metrics of these two elements. DAMN., titled by the sentiment of its content, hosts a four-course meal of metaphoric genius from the Compton-bred lyricist who has faced a great deal criticism…

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