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2017 Budweiser Made in America - Day 1

A Glimpse of Solange’s Radiant Made In America Festival Performance

Despite Philly’s very rainy weather on Saturday, the sun angel illuminated Made In America Festival with a dance-inducing performance of fan favorites from “Losing You” to “T.O.N.Y.,” and of course all of A Seat at the Table‘s standouts. Our leading lady Solange, along with her band and vocal girl squad Franchelle and Isadora took the…

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Audio: Kelela, “Frontline”

The Insecure Season 2 Soundtrack is premiering music from a few of our faves and the latest comes from our girl Kelela. “Frontline” is a haze smoldering number where the singer-songwriter takes her power back. With lyrics that spill a battle cry of thoughts, she explores the process of one’s own self-liberation from love’s restraints.…

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Audio: Frank Ocean, “Provider”

It’s been a really lucky 12 months for Frank Ocean fans. Since he shared the impeccably composed Endless and Blonde albums last August, he’s also been generously dropping self-contained tracks via his blonded RADIO show on Beats 1. The latest is a beachy new jam titled “Provider.” Atop mellow vibes in the track’s production, Frank’s…

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Watch Kendrick Lamar Blaze MTV’s Video Music Awards

Kendrick Lamar‘s award show performance bar has, once again, been raised another level. Last night at the VMA’s, Kung Fu Kenny mashed up the creative arts and martial arts for the show’s opening performance. Ninjas and wall-of-fire climbing warriors ornamented the stage where the fiery lyrics of “DNA.” and “HUMBLE.” intensified the set’s blaze. Both…

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Solange Uses Meditation as Protest in Tate Modern Digital Piece “Seventy States”

As part of Tate Modern’s (London) “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” exhibit, our fearless leader Solange has shared an interactive piece on Black identity/womanhood. “Seventy States” is a digital curation of unused themes drawn from the ideas that framed the music videos for “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t…

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Sampha’s Zine ‘Shy Light’ Officially Launches Today in London

The incredibly talented Sampha announced his venture into the zine industry back in May. Now, Shy Light is making its way to print as part of Sampha’s philanthropic fundraiser to aid the work of Street Child, a charity dedicated to improving the conditions for children in Nepal, Nigeria, Liberia and Sampha’s homeland of Sierra Leone.…

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Miguel Shares New Travis Scott-assisted “Sky Walker” with Accompanying Visual

Since he teased new music on Snoop Dogg‘s GGN show, we’ve been waiting with patient anxiousness for new offerings from Miguel. Today, the smooth crooner released his latest single featuring Travis Scott titled “Sky Walker.” On the track, a confident Miguel describes his elevated position and unbothered life above the haters. The track is very…

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Daniel Caesar Serenades Rapturous Love in Freudian

Driving early 2000’s R&B back into the spotlight, Daniel Caesar has been really hard to overlook. Today, we’re spinning his debut album Freudian, an audio book of love poetry. From the live organ on “Loose” to the striking guitar wails on “Take Me Away” (featuring Syd), the Toronto-hailing crooner has an album full of future…

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Issa Rae Joins Cast of ‘The Hate You Give’ Starring Amandla Stenberg

Black Girl Magic continues to infiltrate creative industries and the Hollywood machine in giant waves. The latest of these comes in the form of news that Issa Rae will join the cast of The Hate You Give. Starring Amandla Stenberg as the 16-year-old protagonist Starr, the film is an adaption of a Black Lives Matter-inspired…

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Solange to Headline Radio City, Greek Theatre and Kennedy Center in October

All the vibrant set aesthetics from Solange‘s live performances to date have infiltrated the Internet causing all kinds of concert/festival envy. So now that our boss lady has added three additional show dates to her already stacked schedule, Solo fans in DC, NYC and Berkeley (CA) have another shot to get in the number. Last…

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KONA’s ‘UNCANNCY’ EP Has Officially Landed

We can’t keep KONA‘s “Working Woman” out of rotation and she’s already thrown 4 new jams in the mix. The singer-songwriter and musician’s new EP UNCANNY has officially landed in all its sonic glory. From the funky, Rock tone of “Stay Ready” to the swanky texture of “Air Ballin”, UNCANNY feels like an outer space…

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Preorder Theo Martins & Thelonious Martin’s ‘TM’ Due This Friday

Theo Martins & Thelonious Martin have partnered for a new seven-track project titled TM. With Thelonious Martin‘s kaleidoscopic production, lyricist and business owner Theo Martins is sure to deliver bar after bar of rhythmic poetry to keep your head bopping. The duo has shared a visual for the album’s single “Bad Tendencies” which can be…

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