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Interview: Kari Faux Is Finding Herself While ‘Lost En Los Angeles’

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, rapper Kari Faux never thought she’d make Los Angeles her new home. After connecting with the likes of Childish Gambino via the Internet in 2014, her “No Small Talk” single received an infectious remix and a placement on Childish’s STN MTN mixtape, which catapulted her career to another level.…

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Audio: TroopBrand, “Saucin'”

Not to be confused with Post Malone‘s catchy “White Iverson” single, but TroopBrand‘s latest offering “Saucin’” adds just as much flair. The Atlanta rapper-meets-singer brings a new age sound to Hip-Hop on the STACCS-produced cut, giving off an alternative feel as he meshes pop elements with eclectic soundscapes. “Saucin’,” the follow-up single to Troop’s first…

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Audio: Christian Rich, “Still” Feat. Tunji Ige, High Klassified, and Kris Bowers

Brother producer duo Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan of Christian Rich have carved some eclectic sounds from their reworked and produced tracks like “Antidote” and Vince Staples’ “SeƱorita.” On their latest, “Still,” the two creatives tap Philly’s Tunji Ige along with High Klassified and Kris Bowers for the smooth cut. With an upbeat nice bounce…

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Audio: Kilo Kish, “Memory Lane”

In the beginning of this year, Los Angeles sweetheart Kilo Kish turned heads and caught ears with the random drop of her debut 20-track album, Reflections in Real Time. The wallflower is back with “Memory Lane,” a hidden track from the album. Recently debuted on OVO Sound Beats 1 radio via a Cozy Boy mix,…

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OSHUN Invite You To “Protect Your Self” With Their New Video

Niambi Sala and Thandiwe of neo-soul/hip-hop duo OSHUN are back in effect with their latest visual for “Protect Your Self.” The infamous phrase (“check yoself, before you wreck yoself”) that caught fire during the ’90s comes off a single spun into their own perspectives from OSHUN’s ASASE YAA tape that was debuted last year. The…

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Stream Desmond Owens’ Debut EP, ‘Child of Neo-Soul’

Photo by: Jai Florez R&B/Soul singer, Desmond Owens unleashes his full debut with EP, Child of Neo-Soul. The project is composed of six tracks with only one feature from QUEEN off the buzzing single and video “No Pay.” Producers M. Fasol, Lexi Banks, and more contribute their sounds, blending with Desmond’s captivating vocals. The Long…

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Kari Faux Transitions To The West Coast With Her Debut Album ‘Lost En Los Angeles’

Little Rock, Arkansas bred rapper/producer Kari Faux never thought she’d make the City of Angels her new home and with a new album, Lost En Los Angeles, she shares her experiences in the new surroundings. The diverse sounds of the 11-track project range from nostalgia of the ’70s and ’80s party scene, southern home trap…

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Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak Are “Glowed Up” In Their New Video

Canadian producer Kaytranada has finalized his anticipated LP 99.9% with a handful of features from the likes of Goldlink to Anderson .Paak. Shortly after premiering his “Glowed Up” single with .Paak on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, the two now have a visual for the trippy track. Directed by Bo Mirosseni, the video cuts…

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Desmond Owens Debuts A Short Film For “No Pay”

R&B/Soul newcomer, Desmond Owens recently caught the attention of the blogosphere with the recent release of his debut single, “No Pay.” Spring has now sprung, and The Child of Neo-Soul wastes no time in delivering a visual for the buzzing track. The 6-minute video is a short film capturing the artist in the midst of…

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Audio: Tink, “Home”

Chicago’s own Tink has put her fans in a craze this month with her newest release, “Home.” Just after her quick drop with Timbaland on “Circle The Block” became a banger, Tink smooths things out with a number that many females can relate to. Targeting the males, the young lyricist digs deep in her vocals…

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Jimi Tents Parties Outdoors In “Landslide” Video

Brooklyn lyricist Jimi Tents is reaching new heights since his debut EP, 5 O’Clock Shadow, surfaced last year. After receiving a glowing review and interview from Pitchfork and opening for Fetty Wap, I’d say he’s well off to the start of a promising career. His spotlight single from the EP,”Landslide,” has finally recieved a visual…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Delivers an Acoustic Video of “Love Inside”

Since the release of his debut album, In My Mind, BJ The Chicago Kid has kept us falling in love with his signature acoustic performances. From Donnell Jones’ “Where I Wanna Be” to Blackstreet’s “Before I Let You Go,” the Motown Records artist delivers yet again with an infectious R&B ballad of his own single,”Love…

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