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Audio: H.E.R., “2”

It’s always a Good Friday when H.E.R. has a new release. The singer announced yesterday via Instagram that her Vol. 2 follow up Vol. 2 – The B Sides is on the way. The project’s first single “2” was released today where the mysterious songstress shares the details of her lover’s misread perception of obliviousness. “I…

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Audio: Terrell Mackey, “New Coat (Sugadaddy)”

Emerging artist Terrell Mackey is gearing up for “cuffing season” the right way. His bouncy new jam is an ode to his lady’s new coat, courtesy of his “sugadaddy” tendencies. As the autumn breeze arrives to remind of us summer’s end, Mackey keeps fans warm with the heat of his latest jam “New Coat.” The lighthearted…

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Xavier Omär

Audio: Xavier Omär, “Runnin’ Round”

When Xavier Omär loves you, you can count on him for straight talk to reel you back should you ever stray too far from who he fell in love with. But not in a helplessly weepy “baby, please come back to me” kind of way. Today, the Texas-born singer-songwriter shares his latest single “Runnin’ Round”…

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Audio: MAAD, “Wonderland” feat. Jimi Tents

After luring us in with her debut EP Lé Funk, soulful songstress MAAD is back sharing a new track titled “Wonderland” featuring Brooklyn’s own budding rapper Jimi Tents. The New York based model, DJ and overall artist delivers her sultry vocals and vulnerable lyrics, co-written by Hannah Yadi, over a piping Lost Boyz sample. The R&B singer…

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Audio: Khalid, “Perfect (rough draft)”

The great Khalid is back with the feels. Fresh off of tour, the El Paso bred singer just released (what he claims to be) the rough version of a new song “Perfect,” but social media seems to believe the song is exactly what the title projects. The track sounds a tad unfinished, yes, but it’s quality…

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Sampha Takes Home 2017 Mercury Prize

Experimental R&B singer-songwriter Sampha didn’t expect Process to be received so well. The deeply personal and unique album released in February came with a short film and zine, all conceptualized and brought to life by the London-based artist. This year, Sampha took home the 2017 Mercury Prize for Process previously won by Skepta for Konnichiwa. In his acceptance speech, the singer…

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Audio: Nao, “Nostalgia”

British Pop/R&B dream girl Nao has reemerged from her musical hiatus. Returning with the groovy single “Nostalgia,” the singer-songwriter reassures fans a new album is on the way with an accompanying note via Twitter: “A gift 4 U whilst I create my next album, I promise I won’t keep you waiting long…” “Nostalgia” is an upbeat romantic…

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Audio: Steve Lacy, “4real”

Steve Lacy, bassist for The Internet and solo wizkid, returns with a rock ‘n’ roll quick cut, “4real.” The high energy track is a pop of fresh air from the stagnancy. We always love to see Steve explore sonically with new styles, yet keeping that signature sound we got acquainted with on The Internet’s Ego Death.  The…

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Victory

Audio: Victory, “Believe in Love”

Emerging artist Victory is one of the fresh wind vocalists and promising artists you’ll want to watch. Sharing a breezy new number titled “Believe in Love,” the songstress and musician tunefully paints a sunny scene on the track’s canvas. Victory serenades a bubbly ode to the enchantingly euphoric promises of love and showcases her undeniably…

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Audio: St. Beauty, “Caught”

Issa Rae‘s Insecure doesn’t stop at delivering hilarious and relatable storylines. The HBO scripted comedy series is also a source for some of today’s hottest music. From Jazmine Sullivan to Kelela, our Sunday nights have consistently been turned from watch party to dance party. The ladies of St. Beauty were in the number this week…

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Braxton Cook

Audio: Braxton Cook, “Somewhere In Between (Swarvy Remix)”

We were absolutely blown away in April when Braxton Cook‘s debut album Somewhere In Between hit the airwaves. The project is one I’ve personally kept in rotation and now its title track is reemerging with a new groove. “Somewhere In Between (Swarvy Remix)” kicks up the tempo on this smooth jazz favorite with a new,…

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