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Braxton Cook’s Tuneful and Charming Debut LP ‘Somewhere in Between’ is Here

Musician and vocalist Braxton Cook has already displayed supreme artistry with his previous single releases. But now that the D.C./NYC-based, Alto Sax virtuoso’s full, debut album is out, we’re glued to the vibrantly jazzy, woodwind-centric flair of Somewhere in Between. Cook doesn’t disappoint as he demonstrates an unmatched flexibility by merging multiple genres into an ardent,…

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Kelly Rowland’s Honest ‘Whoa, Baby!’ Book is Now Available

The lovely, talented (and now wife and mother) Kelly Rowland has openly shared her slight unpreparedness for motherhood’s not-so-commonly discussed, but totally normal and completely unexpected occurrences. While pregnancy and motherhood are two topics you won’t be hard-pressed to find a plethora of books and articles on, you will notice that most are bland, vague…

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Little Simz Narrates Missy Elliott-themed Afrofuturistic Animation

It’s really time for a major broadcast company to get behind Sama’an Ashrawi who is the perfect candidate to create the first modern, animated Afrofuturist series to television (our vote is to keep the brilliant Little Simz onboard for narration too). In the fifth installment of his webseries exploring the ties between creativity, artistry and Afrofuturism,…

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Kendrick Lamar Reveals Cover Art and Tracklist for ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar has shared the cover art and tracklist for his forthcoming studio album DAMN. With just three days left until we finally have the complete body of work from which “The Heart Part 4” and “HUMBLE.” were taken, we’ve been given a few more details to digest. Listed features from Rihanna and U2 are…

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A Saint Heron Curated Stage To Be Presented At This Year’s Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn

AFROPUNK Brooklyn returns to Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene for its 13th annual music festival on August 26th and 27th, and we couldn’t resist pitching in to make the two-day event another spectacular experience. Saint Heron is thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with the creators of AFROPUNK to debut a special Saint Heron…

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ICYMI: MAAD Brings the Disco to 2017 with ‘Lé Funk’ EP

Dust off your disco ball because MAAD‘s Lé Funk is here with all the modern, night fever vibes our hearts crave. In addition to the previously released “Sweet & Low,” “Black Ice,” “90s Love” and Ro James assisted “Touch Me,” the EP contains three new jams. Laced with the funked-out synths from our fave ’70s cuts,…

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Sampha Enlists Kahlil Joseph for Rapturously Moving ‘Process’ Film

With less than two months to recover from the emotive tsunami induced by the pensively angelic, introspective theme of his debut album, Sampha has shared the project’s eponymous short film. Directed by the amazing Kahlil Joseph, ‘Process’ is a visually stimulating masterpiece set in both South London and Freetown, Sierra Leone. Footage of breathtaking landscapes,…

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Kendrick Lamar Stuns in “HUMBLE.” Visual

By now, the myth that “Hip Hop is dead” has pretty much been completely dispelled. In case we’re wrong about that, Kendrick Lamar‘s second drop in less than a week will prove its not only alive, but thriving. The west coast native debuted his new single “HUMBLE.” in a wildly vividly visual. Scene after scene…

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Audio: Ama Lou, “Lost My Home”

Ama Lou has delivered another remarkably massive performance with her new single “Lost My Home” less than two months after she shared the thoughtful “Said It Already.” Though she’s just 18 years old, the North London-hailing songstress’ heavenly light and still powerful vocals soar in this new, part empathetic – part personal single. Inspiration for…

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PJ Morton Resists Conformity in “Claustrophobic” Visual

NOLA’s own PJ Morton has shared a cleverly metaphoric visual for the Pell-assisted “Claustrophobic.” As he begins a normal day, the R&B/Soul singer-songwriter and instrumentalist finds himself bombarded by the pressure, attempted persuasion and sometimes praise of label executives, fans, industry peers and others. Through lyrics that directly deny any desire to be boxed in,…

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Solange to Perform at Mo Pop Festival in Detroit

With all the incredible festival season lineups pouring in, Saint Heron is proud to share the news that our very own Solange Knowles has added another performance date to her list of stops. On July 29th and 30th, Michigan’s famous Motor City will host Mo Pop Festival at West RiverFront Park where Solo will be…

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Audio: Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 4”

It seems that music is the one thing we can undoubtedly count on for a bit of relief amidst all the recent turmoil, and Kendrick Lamar strikes again as one of the artists we have to thank for this. The infallible rapper has shared a new single titled “The Heart Part 4” after enigmatically hinting…

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