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Audio: N.E.R.D, “Don’t Don’t Do It!” Feat. Kendrick Lamar

N.E.R.D is back with another special delivery titled “Don’t Don’t Do It!” Beachy guitar strums play tag with Rock-influenced elements and funky drums underneath Pharrell Williams’ vocal smoothie of sobering truths. According to Pharrell, the song was inspired by video footage of Keith Lamont Scott’s murder in North Carolina. In the video, Scott’s wife can…

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Audio: Ravyn Lenae, “Sticky”

We were already eagerly anticipating a full length album from Ravyn Lenae after the release of her Midnight Moonlight EP and now that she’s spicing up our playlists with a new single, the eager meter is likely to explode. In “Sticky,” the Chicago-haling songstress’ signature breathy vocals introduce their sassy falsetto side while Lenae tunefully…

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Audio: N.E.R.D., “1000” Feat. Future

As we anticipate N.E.R.D.’s new album No_One Ever Really Dies, the band has released new single “1000” featuring Future. The song is a high energy dance bop with Pharrell‘s signature four-count beat and the hook repeats “In the mirror there’s a hero one, zero, zero, zero. Kinetic energy a thousand times higher.” No_One Ever Really…

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Audio: Miguel, “Come Through and Chill” Feat. J. Cole.

Anticipated to arrive Dec. 1st, Miguel‘s War & Leisure album is next in the release queue. Today he shared a new version of “Come Through and Chill” with some assistance from J. Cole marking the pair’s third collaboration following “Power Trip” and the infectious “All I Want Is You.” This go-round, the Dreamville rapper’s political bars help revamp…

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Audio: Chloe x Halle, “I Say So”

Chloe x Halle “woke up this morning” with a fiery confidence that every little thing’s gonna be alright. The darling duo proudly declare this in their new track “I Say So,” an encouraging ode to manifesting positivity. In celebration of the UN’s World Children’s Day, the sisters’ uplifting affirmation names us all lovers in sweeping,…

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Audio: Miguel, “Pineapple Skies”

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming War & Leisure LP, Miguel is blessing fans with he project’s latest single titled “Pineapple Skies.” The upbeat track (released earlier this morning) boosts the singer’s raspy and croony vocals all while making you feel good. “Pineapple Skies” is a breezy, loving whirlwind of Pop and R&B with a…

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Audio: YE Ali, “All the Time”

YE Ali croons in slow-rolling and sexy new jam “All the Time.” The track, produced by Yusei, sounds like wonderful haze with YE Ali promising the listener love and commitment over a steady and mesmerizing beat. “Ever made love on a 100 stacks?/ I’ll never break your heart but I’ll break your back/ Never mislead…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Vampire in Brooklyn”

Chicago’s own Mick Jenkins is spreading love the Brooklyn way on his new song “Vampire in Brooklyn.” The Halloween release will appear on his highly anticipated upcoming project, Another Mickstape, slated to drop sooner than we think. Mick creeps along rigidly with the erie GreenSLLIME-produced beat as he pays homage to Wes Craven’s 1995 film of the same…

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Audio: Dawn Richard, “Stopwatch”

Dawn Richard returns with her latest dance-inducing number “Stopwatch.” A Travis “Machinedrum” Stewart production, the upbeat jam sounds like sunshine and good times. But Richard offers a dose of hard truth to a former lover in this incredibly precise break-up anthem. “I saw myself when I finally saw through you,” she sings warning that she’s…

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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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