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Noname is Every Woman on ‘Room 25’ Album

I type this somewhere between intense goosebumps and tear-filled eyes listening to Noname‘s new Room 25 project. The Chicago native’s debut album is her first solo release since 2016’s Telefone EP, and the second time she’s confiscated our attention and arrested our hearts with her skillful swagger and selcouth truth-telling. Room 25 is so dense with marvelousness that it’d…

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Courtnie is a Love-struck Vixen in the Video for “Mesmerized”

It’s always a good time when Courtnie drops off new work. Today we’ve gotten the visual for “Mesmerized” directed by frequent collaborator Marissa Syd. Delicate and playful, the NYC-based singer croons love’s magnificence in delicate and playful scenes lined with calmly colored backdrops.  No matter what mood she’s in or what persona she takes on,…

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Watch Moses Sumney’s Live, One-take Performance of “Rank & File”

Moses Sumney is so much more than a talented artist and that fact is solidified by his latest visual for a live rendition of “Rank & File.” Building a supporting track from scratch on a loop machine, the singer and musician goes full-out music matter specialist with claps, snaps, military counts and warped voice effects…

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Kilo Kish Releases Transformative ‘Mothe’ EP

Following the release of her dreamy visual for hit single “Elegance,” Kilo Kish returns with the Mothe EP. The 6-song project has zero features and carries a tranquil experimental vibe. Unlike her previous releases, there are no catchy rhythmic raps to bop along to. Instead, Kish sings effortlessly over heavy electronic instrumentals. It seems as though…

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Maségo’s ‘Lady Lady’ Album Arrives

A lot can be said about Maségo‘s artistry but one of the most important of these is how it just continues to get better with time. Lady Lady arrives today and, from start to finish, the Virginia-born artist/musician demonstrates an impressive sonic range. The album’s opener “Silk…” is a deeply and musically lush, piano-led number and…

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Ari Lennox Reckons with Phantom Feels in the “Whipped Cream” Visual

After singing her face off in an acoustic performance of “Whipped Cream,” Ari Lennox has shared the track’s official visual. Directed by Doubiago Bishara for The Fiends, the lovely songstress is found contemplating her conflicted emotions surrounding the remnants of an old love affair. As Ari attempts to reckon with moving on, she finds that memories…

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Tyler, The Creator Drops Two Instrumental Jams

In the event that you’ve been under a rock, you should know you’ve been missing out on some pretty cool originals from Tyler, The Creator who has been flexing his artistic muscles in a series of loosies. The latest are instrumental reworks from his 2015 effort, Cherry Bomb. “Puff” was taken from the project’s “Blow…

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Petite Noir to Release Visual Mini-Album in Collaboration with Red Bull Music

Petite Noir‘s forthcoming mini-album La Maison Noir / The Black House is set to arrive October 5th via Roya. Today he’s announced that the project’s accompanying visual, in collaboration with Red Bull Music, will also be released that same day and available to watch on the film’s own official website. The four-part visual EP directed by Rochelle…

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ICYMI: Beya Likhari Gets Introspective on The Inbetween Part 2.

In July, Beya Likhari hit us with part one of The Inbetween, her experimental EP meant to capture the feeling of two different moods. The first half featured two upbeat grooves “Hold On” and “Nerdy Girl” but this second half is almost like a thoughtful come down from the first. “Scared” and “Secrets” are moodier…

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Childish Gambino Releases “Feels Like Summer” Animated Visual

While Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, Childish Gambino is giving the season a second wind with the release of his “Feels Like Summer” visual directed by Donald Glover, Ivan Dixon & Greg Sharp. The star-studded animation features cameos from Justin Richburg-designed cartoon incarnations of Will Smith, Outkast, Janelle Monae, SZA, Diddy,…

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ICYMI: Ari Lennox Shares Acoustic Rendition of “Whipped Cream”

In July, Ari Lennox dropped her new single “Whipped Cream” with an accompanying story about its “deceiving, receiving, not giving headass” muse. Since, she’s openly shared a personal struggle with mental health and the difficulty of balancing that with her art. While it seemed that she may indefinitely give up music, we’re elated to find…

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Sunni Colón Releases Long Awaited ‘Satin Psicodelic’ EP

Sunni Colón has released his newest EP Satin Psicodelic (via Stem) as well as a minute-long, avante-garde short film titled “7th Sky.” After teasing fans with a string of singles drops this year, which included 3 funky songs from the new EP, we’ve received 4 more tracks to enjoy as summer comes to a close.…

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