Author Archives: Shantel Pass


Kilo Kish Returns with “Elegance”

Kilo Kish is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming EP Mothe. Until then, fans have a taste of what’s to come in the project’s first single titled “Elegance.” The track arrives with its accompanying visual that finds the Los Angeles-based artist in her own pink-hued, Tokyo-set wonderland. The song itself is a dreamy game of…

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Audio: Nao, “Make It Out Alive” Feat. SiR

Well…a dream team of two we never knew we needed has come just as the warm weather prepares to smooch the cool. One-of-a-kind singer/songwriter Nao has teamed up with SiR for a super romantic and perfectly composed love ode. “Make It Out Alive” is a lyrically vivid depiction of our reluctance to (but almost-default inception of)…

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Blood Orange Shares “Saint” Visual

While we’re relishing in the glory and freshness of Blood Orange‘s Negro Swan, the album’s latest blessing dropped today in the form of a visual for “Saint.” Dev Hynes and his friends – including India Moore (of FX’s Pose), designer Ana Kraš and Kai the Black Angel – enjoy a dreamy kickback where he provides the esoteric…

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Yara Shahidi Voyages to Deauville in Short Film by Renell Medrano for Chanel

Bronx-born photographer Renell Medrano was tapped for a project with Chanel introducing their Les Eaux De Chanel capsule. The tripartite fragrance line is inspired by Coco Chanel’s favorite places – Deauville, Biarritz, and Venice. Medrano’s lush visuals, shot on a Super8, follow the luxury label’s Brand Ambassador Yara Shahidi on an Orient Express ride to…

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The Revisit: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (20th Anniversary)

Ms. Lauryn Hill, needs no introduction now just as she didn’t on this same day twenty years ago when her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was released via Columbia Records. After amassing a multitudinous audience as a star in her own right among her Fugees peers – where she doubled as soulful songstress…

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Blood Orange

Listen to Blood Orange’s Enchanting ‘Negro Swan’ Album

Blood Orange’s Negro Swan arrives today with the same enchanting tenderness exuded on his 2016 effort, Freetown Sound. Previously released tracks “Charcoal Baby” (and the “Family” interlude from its visual), “Chewing Gum” (featuring A$AP Rocky and Project Pat) and “Jewelry” (which continues – from the album’s opener “Orlando” – the brilliant Janet Mock’s explanation on…

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Maségo Shares ‘Lady Lady’ Tracklist and SiR-assisted Single “Old Age”

We’re now officially two weeks away from the release of Maségo’s debut Lady Lady album and it’s almost as if he feels fans’ anxiousness since he’s graciously sharing another of its singles with us today. The SiR-assisted “Old Age” finds the fellas enamored with an older woman’s magnetizing appeal. While Maségo breaks down the charm…

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Mykki Blanco Takes on Racism, Homophobia and White Supremacy in ‘Wypipo’ Short Film

Mykki Blanco is taking on racism in his new short film titled Wypipo and he left the sugarcoating at the kiddie table for this conversation. In a direct confrontation of America’s prejudices, he plays the role of a few characters (read “real life people”) who perpetuate and sustain the hideous and harmful existence of racism,…

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Audio: YE Ali, “T shirt Interlude” Feat. TYuS

If you’re ready for Traphousejodeci 2, YE Ali promises that it’s on its way. In the meantime, he’s blessing fans with a preliminary mixtape. The producer and songwriter has shared a sunny and sensual number that feels like a restart to summer’s lusty energy. Linking up with TYuS for “T shirt Interlude,” the guys tell…

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Empress Of Shares “When I’m With Him” Visual and Announces ‘Us’ LP

Empress Of is back with a somber-yet-light number that we can all relate to. “When I’m With Him” finds the California-based singer-songwriter exhausted by her own efforts with a dying love. The single comes her forthcoming album Us, a follow up to 2015’s Me, which is set for release on October 19th via Terrible Records. You…

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Blood Orange

A$AP Rocky Joins Blood Orange for “Chewing Gum” Premiere on Kimmel

With about a week left in the countdown to the arrival of his forthcoming Negro Swan album, Blood Orange appeared on Kimmel to premiere the project’s third single. “Chewing Gum” is an eccentric blend of whimsical synths and punchy Trap rhythms to which A$AP Rocky lends a verse of bars that perfectly complement Blood Orange’s…

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Camp Flog 18

The Camp Flog Gnaw 2018 Lineup Includes Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tyler, The Creator, The Internet, SZA and More

This year’s Camp Flog Gnaw lineup has officially been announced and it’s better than ever. This year’s headliners include Ms. Lauryn Hill, SZA and the festival’s founder himself,  Tyler, The Creator, among others. You can also expect to see performances from Tierra Whack, Raphael Saadiq, Little Dragon, Jorja Smith, Virgil Abloh, Jaden Smith, Ama Lou,…

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