Author Archives: Tara Miller

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Audio: Skype Williams, “All Over U”

New York City’s own Skype Williams’ husky vocals cut through a mysterious, muted and slinky almost-reggaeton beat on “All Over You”. The song starts-and-stops as Skype’s obvious New York flow rap-sings “If we up in this party, then you know how I do, if we up in this party, then I’m all over you, it’s only me…

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Audio: James Blake, “Modern Soul”

James Blake finally comes out of hiding to debut his new track “Modern Soul,” his first proper release since 2013’s “Life Round Here.” BBC Radio 1 premiered the track, and in many ways “Modern Soul” picks up where Blake left off. His vocals on the track vary from being as saccharine as the piano that…

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Audio: AlunaGeorge, “I’m In Control” Feat. Popcaan

It’s been about three years since British quasi-pop duo AlunaGeorge released their critically acclaimed debut Body Music. For the first single off their upcoming album, I Remember, they trade in the glitchy R&B that infiltrated their previous releases for their own take on dancehall. On “I’m In Control” Aluna Francis’ vocals are as calm and self-assured as ever dipping…

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Jean-Luc’s New Music Video Is A “Kaleidoscopic” Wonderland

While trap and pop-rap dominate airwaves, newcomer Jean-Luc sonically takes the road less traveled on his debut “Kaleidoscope.” The track’s glitchy, woozy beat recalls of similar to the vibes like Jamie XX and SBTRKT, and the New York City native’s voice glides effortlessly through it. The 20-year-old serenades his sweetheart with sticky anecdotes like “I’m flying…

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Nas Details Quest For Success In ‘Obey Your Thirst’ Documentary

In the second installment of Fader & Sprite’s documentary series, Obey Your Thirst, Nas opens up about growing up in Queensbridge Housing Projects, making his dreams a reality and how he made it all happen. The rap legend points out that his quest for success wasn’t all glitz, saying, “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to…

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Madam Tussauds To Debut Laverne Cox As First transgendered Wax Figure

Laverne Cox is set to become Madame Tussauds‘ first transgendered wax figure, celebrating the Emmy-nominee’s achievements in raising awareness for equality and LGBTQ issues. In a statement released Thursday, Laverne goes on to say: “I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy, when I think about being…

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Miguel Unveils Tracklist For Forthcoming ‘Wildheart’ Album

So far, Miguel hasn’t revealed much about his upcoming album, Wildheart, but today he reveals the project’s official tracklist. The R&B crooner previously mentioned that the follow-up to 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream” would see him experimenting with Rock & Roll, so it comes as no surprise that rock legend Lenny Kravitz is one of two featured guests, the other being hip-hop…

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Oluseye Olungesi’s “Ori” Lies Within Yoruba Culture & Geometric lines

Nigerian-native Oluseye Olungesi examines themes of spirituality, sexuality and identity in his debut exhibition, “Ori,” curated by Jae Joseph. Also the creator of clothing label BLKKANGAROO, so he is not foreign to drawing inspiration from his heritage. Oluseye  explores his interest in Yoruba culture with child-like, geometric lines, a predominantly monochromatic palette that lends itself to the…

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Supreme & Timberland Give Classic Field Boot a Colorful Twist

Supreme and Timberland have joined forces once again to freshen up your winter footwear. Last winter, the two teamed-up on their now-iconic 6″ snake-skin embossed waterproof boot. This time around, the two collaborate for a new take on Timberland’s classic field boot. The style stays true to Timberland’s renowned durability, waterproof Horween leather and suede…

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BLKKANGAROO Releases “BLKKMARKET” Collection

Seye Ogunlesi and collaborative partners Nick Bahizi and Emmanuel Obayemi have an eye for earthy tones with their new BLKKANGAROO collection, reminiscent of his international upbringing that are bold & bright — but not dated. Among the pieces are on-trend jersey style shirts, easy-but-structured pants and a host of accentuating accessories. The stand out of…

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Twin Designers Dee & Ricky Present “The Luxury Beatdown” Collection

Art gallery Wallplay is currently hosting designers Dee & Ricky‘s new exhibit “The Luxury Beatdown” at their concept shop located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The new assortment finds the twins brandishing classic weapons with a luxurious finish, hence the collections name.  The duo was introduced to the fashion world with their Lego…

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Bantu Wax Releases African Surf Culture-Inspired T-Shirt Collection

After conquering the world of swim wear, South African-based brand Bantu Wax is now expanding their line into unisex t-shirts. The new collection “Logomania” will feature eight bright and bold prints that shall be reminiscent of the vibrant youth of Africa. The drop will also include colorful takes on traditional patterns stays on brand with…

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