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PJ Morton Questions Faith-disguised Innuendos in “Religion (Remix)” Visual

R&B crooner PJ Morton has shared a visual for the Lecrae-featuring remix to “Religion.” The video opens and closes with scenes of an American flag symbolically bookending a message about macro-level, faith-disguised motives while the lyrics hint at a need for compassion, understanding and love on the micro level of religious zeal as well. Alone…

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Audio: Cassie, “Don’t Play It Safe”

Cassie returns today with a steamy new single titled “Don’t Play It Safe.” The R&B songstress’ warmly raspy tone serenades a lover to take action and mean it. Explaining that she’s got no time to waste she sings, “Don’t wanna wait for, wait for/ All these rules and confirmations/ If you want it, gotta take it/ If we…

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SZA is a Femme Fatale Fairy for Solange-directed “The Weekend”

The latest visual from SZA‘s Ctrl has arrived and it was directed by none other than our leading lady Solange Knowles! “The Weekend” finds TDE’s songstress in various intimate performance scenes where she freely embraces her roots as a dancer against abstract but minimalist backdrops. From a a geometrically stunning balcony to an empty parking…

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Kendrick Lamar Explores Complex “LOVE.” Themes in New Video

TDE’s impressive roster of artists are having an amazing year with a slew of Grammy nominations and two new visuals arriving early this morning. Kendrick Lamar has reunited with directors Dave Meyers and the little homies for DAMN.‘s Zacari-featuring “LOVE.” With highlights of some of the best and worst times in his relationship, the video…

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Terrace Martin & Smino Create “Pecans” from a Blank Canvas

It really is a happy holiday season when two of the music world’s quietest storms amalgamate their supreme talents. Terrace Martin and Smino have shared a new jam titled “Pecans” for a Yours Truly & Adidas Original presentation of #SongsFromScratch. After coming across a teaser for it just over a week ago, we could hardly…

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Watch Tiffany Gouché’s Alluring Visual for “Dive”

It’s been an awesome year for Tiffany Gouché who’s fresh off her supporting run on Kelela‘s Take Me Apart Tour. She released the sexiest dual single of the summer, completed two tour legs (the other with Daley) as well as several one-off shows and was also a major contributor on Lalah Hathaway’s latest LP. Today arrives…

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ICYMI: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Cast Covers TIME Magazine

Honestly, what a time?! As fellow book lovers we understand how hard it is waiting for Ava DuVernay and Disney‘s live action A Wrinkle in Time film to make its theater debut, but we’ve got something really amazing to celebrate in the meantime. There are four phenomenal women gracing the cover of Time Magazine’s latest…

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ICYMI: Oprah Winfrey is the First Black Woman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

As Golden Globe season approaches, we’re reminded of just how much catching up the entertainment industry has to do. But on the bright side, Oprah Winfrey breaks another ceiling as she will be the first Black woman to receive the Golden Globe’s prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. Joining the ranks of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep,…

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Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ Characters Share “Rules of The South Side”

It’s not like we’re not already counting down to January 7th for the series premiere of Lena Waithe‘s self-executive produced The Chi and the writer/actor is making us even more antsy with one-of-a-kind promo for the show. While most shows only share trailer-teasers with sneak peeks of actual scenes, Waithe has decided to give us one-on-one time…

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Stream N.E.R.D’s No_One Ever Really Dies + Watch Their Kimmel Performance

After a long hiatus, N.E.R.D unexpectedly returned to scene with the Rihanna-assisted “Lemon” making us all crave the Rock, Hip Hop and Soul confetti that is their unique sound. Fortunately for us, they knew and soon after announced the release of their first album in seven years, No_One Ever Really Dies. The project arrives today with…

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Fenty Beauty’s New MatteMoiselle Lip Collection is Limitless

It’s finally that time of year where everyone’s discussing their intentions for a new year glow up and with Rihanna‘s latest Fenty Beauty news, we’ll all be able to fully channel our inner bad gal. On December 26th at 9 AM, the Matte Moiselle lip collection drops and most of us are already ready. Wearing…

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Audio: N.E.R.D, “Don’t Don’t Do It!” Feat. Kendrick Lamar

N.E.R.D is back with another special delivery titled “Don’t Don’t Do It!” Beachy guitar strums play tag with Rock-influenced elements and funky drums underneath Pharrell Williams’ vocal smoothie of sobering truths. According to Pharrell, the song was inspired by video footage of Keith Lamont Scott’s murder in North Carolina. In the video, Scott’s wife can…

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