Author Archives: Shantel Pass


SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ Tour is Coming to Your City

After absolutely killing it during her BET Awards performance, TDE’s leading lady is headed out on the road to headline her Ctrl tour. SZA is one of those rare talents who has the voice of an angel and a golden pen to match it as confirmed with the release of her debut, full-length album. Each…

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Watch the First Official Trailer for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix Adaption

When we first heard the news that Spike Lee‘s She’s Gotta Have It would be adapted into a Netflix series, we were delighted to learn that he, along with his wife and business partner Tonya Lewis Lee, would direct the now classic’s revival. Since the series’ official first look has finally landed, we’re even more…

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Sampha Delivers Arresting “Cranes in the Sky” Cover at Glastobury 2017

Sampha‘s seraphically haunting vocals are just one of the many things we love about him. When his debut studio album left us completely stunned, we learned that his voice is an awe-inspiring force when coupled with his deeply moving songwriting. The crowd at Glastonbury 2017, was lucky enough to witness that magic live when he…

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ and “The Story of O.J.” Visual Now Streaming on Tidal

This year has promised a lot musically but one album in particular has caused major anxiousness since the moment its mysterious promo began. Rap icon Jay-Z‘s 13th studio album 4:44 is now streaming on Tidal and it’s blowing everyone’s minds. Politics, introspection and honest remorse collide as real life storytelling unfolds over sublime production and…

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Audio: Tyler, The Creator, “911/Mr. Lonely” Feat. Frank Ocean

Tyler, The Creator extends a love plea in his latest single “911/Mr. Lonely” and while we’re always down for new tunes from the west coast’s cool kid, this one is twice as nice since it features our elusive fave Frank Ocean. Like only he can, Tyler blends wonky and romantic in this heavy-hitting 2 for…

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Solange Wins the Centric Award at the 2017 BET Awards Show

Our leading lady has been sweeping festival season around the globe and she’s doing the same this award season. After winning her first Grammy, Solange also took home the Centric Award from last night’s BET Awards show. The timely win added a little extra splash of special to our boss lady’s birthday weekend. Having just…

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Watch SZA’s Dazzling “Love Galore” and “The Weekend” Performance at the BET Awards

The BET Awards is always expected to be an eventful evening of surprises. So when SZA‘s performance during the show was interrupted due to technical issues, we all reacted to the unexpected news. But in no time TDE’s songstress was front and center offering the most sweetly angelic live renditions of “Love Galore” and “The…

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Audio: Drake, “Signs”

We’re still spinning More Life and already OVO’s main man is gracing us with more.┬áDrake‘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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