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Ravyn Lenae Plays Hard to Get in “4 Leaf Clover” Visual

Ravyn Lenae drops off her latest visual from this year’s Crush EP for “4 Leaf Clover.” In the same signature, retro essence as the others, this ’50s-inspired visual was directed by Andre Muir. Following a “thrill of the chase” style game of flirtatious beckoning, the Chicago-haling songstress reminds her dream beau that while desire may…

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Blood Orange Announces Late Summer Tour

After teasing some of his new, “on the way” music via Instagram Live on Monday evening, Dev Hynes has announced a Blood Orange Tour. He’d already shared news of his September performance for NYC’s “Summer Stage” in Central Park, but there are now twelve additional dates that his show will be on the road which include…

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There’s Unifying Intention in Janelle Monae’s Reveal Experience for the ‘Dirty Computer’ Tracklist

We’re just two days away from the arrival of Janelle Monae‘s Electric Lady follow up and androids around the world are about to blow a fuse from excitement. We’ve already got four visuals ahead of the Dirty Computer emotion picture’s airing, but the Kansas City-born star keeps blessing us in the meantime. A “reveal experience”…

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Kevin Hart Stars in J. Cole’s Visual for “Kevin’s Heart”

Directed by J. Cole himself with Scott Lazer, KOD‘s second visual arrives today for “Kevin’s Heart.” A milder visual compared to its Missy Elliott/Busta Rhymes-esque predecessor “ATM,” the track which was quickly labeled a shot at comedian Kevin Hart’s infidelities reveals its true form as an ode to the complexities of temptation. Kevin stars in…

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Janelle Monae Shares “I Like That” Visual and ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour Dates

Yet again, Janelle Monae has wowed us with her creative energy. Today she’s shared a new music video to her self-love engulfed track “I Like That,” the fourth song preceding the arrival of her Dirty Computer project. Placing our star in a theater with a collection of her own lookalikes, the cinematic portrayal of a woman in revelation of her worth was shot and…

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J. Cole’s Fifth Studio Album KOD is a Whirlwind of Pensive Wisdom

For someone so consistent, we’ve yet to encounter a repeated color in the prism of J. Cole’s kaleidoscopic versatility. His fifth studio album KOD arrives today, April 20th (the stoner’s holiday known as 4/20), and finds the rapper/activist lacing the frequently explored political themes dissected in much of his work (“BRACKETS”) into new topics from…

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Kanye West Announces Next Solo LP and Joint Album with Kid Cudi

Kanye West has two new albums on the way, one of which is a joint project with Kid Cudi. Following a series of tweets in signature “Kanye Rant” fashion (though this time around it’s less a fulmination and more an explication on feeding creativity and starving counter-creative ideas, fear and love, and metaphoric life lessons),…

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Watch Moses Sumney’s Symbolic “Quarrel” Short-film

There are just some artists you can’t ever have too much of. Moses Sumney is one and fortunately for us, we’re getting the official video for Aromanticism‘s “Quarrel.” The cinematic, seven-minute short is an abstract portrayal of familial betrayal. Using celebrated sculptor Berlinde De Bruyckere’s No Life Lost II, Sumney is both transparent and enigmatic, symbolically…

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Lauryn Hill to Tour North America in Celebration of ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ 20th Anniversary

Ms. Lauryn Hill is slated to embark on a North American tour in celebration of her first and only studio album’s 20th Anniversary. Considering its relevance even today, shock that Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is already two decades old is totally expected. And when you think about it, this seminal masterpiece wasn’t just ahead of its time, it…

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar receives his latest esteemed honor in a Pulitzer Prize to his many titles. His third major label effort, DAMN. won in the music category marking the first time in history that a body of work that isn’t Jazz or Classical has been awarded. Despite having been on the come-up for years, 2012’s Good Kid Maad City…

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Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance was a Flawless Celebration of Feminine Strength

Beyoncé has always represented her Southern roots by making use of marching bands and famous majorette moves from j-set style choreography in the “Single Ladies” video to the heavy band influence in “Formation.” But last night was something different. From the very beginning of her set at Coachella, Beyoncé walked us through the rich history of Blackness…

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Nicki Minaj Releases “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” with New Album On The Way

If you, like me, have recently found yourself with more bossy bars than usual in rotation, I’m willing to bet that’s thanks to all the ladies paving their respective lanes in the genre. The latest comes from none other than the Head Barbie in Charge, Nicki Minaj. The Queens, NY native shared two tracks yesterday…

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