Author Archives: Shantel Pass

Lion Babe

Audio: Lion Babe, “Honey Dew”

Lion Babe is back with a new single titled “Honey Dew” following their December release of “Rockets.” This mellow number finds vocalist Jillian sweetly cooing metaphoric lyrics over dusty piano and off-kilter percussion-centered production. The Valentine’s Day release is perfect for your weekend playlist, especially if your trying to keep the sultry, loving energy of…

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Janelle Monae Releases Mysterious “Dirty Computer” Trailer-Teaser

Other than activism and supporting the outstanding releases from her Wondaland artists, it’s been mostly quiet from Janelle Monae after the success of Hidden Figures. Today, the Kansas City-born multi hyphenate announced her latest release “Dirty Computer” with an EMOTION PICTURE trailer-teaser. “They drained us of our dirt, and all the things that made us…

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Drake

Drake Uses $1Mil Video Budget for “God’s Plan” to Bless Others

Just when you think you can’t love Drake any more than you already do, he’ll tug you by your heart deeper into a fawning fangirl state. The 6 God demonstrates true benevolence in his latest video for “God’s Plan” that will make even the toughest cookie crumble into teary emotions. Using his nearly $1mil budget…

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PJ Morton Announced ‘Gumbo Unplugged’ and Releases Live Visual for “How Deep is Your Love”

Grammy-nominated artist PJ Morton doesn’t have plans to slow his creative momentum this year and we’re all but complaining. After releasing the thoughtful and loving Gumbo just last year, a release date for his next project was just announced. Gumbo Unplugged arrives March 9th and will feature the original album’s songs in live arrangements performed by…

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ICYMI: Watch Moses Sumney’s Intimate Live Performance of “Quarrel”

Moses Sumney’s Aromanticism was one of last year’s most monumental music releases. The tenderhearted themes and intrinsic exploration of the singer’s own sentient complexities was indisputably both seraphic (musically) and thought-provoking (lyrically). After touring the album in the later part of 2017, Moses stopped by 99 Scott in Brooklyn to record an acoustic rendition of…

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Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ Comedy Gets Pilot Order from TBS

Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe will be pretty busy this year and we’re here for all of it. Her phenomenal Showtime series The Chi was recently renewed for a second season and her Hillman Grad Productions comedy Twenties just received a pilot order from TBS. The script, originally written by Waithe in 2009,…

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Roberta & Donny

Valentine’s Day R&B/Soul Duets Appreciation

When thinking about R&B/Soul music it’s important to acknowledge the genre’s chameleon-like power. When you’re in the mood to dance, when you’re feeling sexy, when you’re mad as hell, when you feel alone, when you need to “say it with your chest,” when you’re in tears and shower-wall sliding into the pit of your emotions……

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Jean Deaux

Audio: Jean Deaux, “Due To Me”

Multi-talented Chicago-native Jean Deaux has released her latest single “Due To Me.” The mid-tempo number is a seductive jam where the notable, metaphoric lyric-building we know and lover her for sentiently reminds of the highs of sweet, intentional lust. “When kingdom come lil baby, still want it baby, I just want love to set us…

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“Atlanta’s” Official Season 2 Trailer Kicks Off the Countdown to ‘Robbin’ Season’

Our clocks were already ticking for March 1st when we first heard news that the second season of Donald Glover‘s Atlanta would premiere then. That said, it should come as no surprise that restlessness is peaking with the arrival of the first full trailer for the countrified drama that is “Robbin’ Season.” Watch the season 2…

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Kelela

Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ Tour to Return to Europe, Canada and Select U.S. Cities

After the release of her debut album and her first-ever headlining tour in 2017, Kelela is ready to slay 2018 too. Her Take Me Apart Tour was a huge success and as a result, the singer is reviving it for some spot dates in select U.S. cities as well as Canada and Europe. NYC’s Irving…

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Chloe x Halle

Chloe x Halle Assuredly Declare “The Kids are Alright” in New Visual

The multi-talented sister duo we can’t get enough continues to move through 2018 with a healthy momentum and we couldn’t be more proud of their determination and evolution. Last month Chloe x Halle premiered two new songs “Grown” (the theme song for FreeForm’s grown-ish – which they also co-star in with Yara Shahidi) and “The Kids…

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Kendrick Lamar & TDE’s ‘Black Panther the Album’ Arrives

TDE is already winning 2018 and we sort of saw it coming when news that Kendrick Lamar and Top (Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith) himself were behind production and curation for the soundtrack of Marvel’s Black Panther film. Appropriately dubbed Black Panther the Album, the project contains fourteen high energy tracks matching what we imagine the…

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