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Audio: Frank Ocean, “Lens” Feat. Travis Scott

Frank Ocean‘s blonded RADIO show is already a huge blessing considering how much more of his presence is felt through it, but it’s also been the courier for the elusive crooner’s surprise singles. At the end of last night’s episode, Ocean shared the hypnotizing “Lens.” A spacey jam, Frank’s tuneful sorcery surfs a mellow tide,…

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Audio: Big Boi, “Mic Jack” feat. Adam Levine & “Kill Jill” feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy

Big Boi recently announced the upcoming release of Boomiverse, his first solo album in five years. Following the announcement, the OutKast MC came through with a little taste to keep us on our toes. He dropped not one but two tracks from his forthcoming project, both definitive in their sound and features. “Mic Jack” is a…

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Audio: D.R.A.M., “Gilligan” Feat. Juicy J and A$AP Rocky

It’s hard not to remember D.R.A.M.‘s huge gleaming grin when you think of #BlackBoyJoy. Whether he chooses to rap or sing, the Big Baby has a knack for getting us in a groove. His new song “Gilligan” featuring Juicy J and A$AP Rocky is a nontraditional party anthem, one of which we’re more than welcoming of as we prepare…

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Audio: Khalid, “Let’s Go” Feat. GoldLink

Fairly fresh off the release of the successful American Teen, which featured the the smash hit “Location,” Khalid returns with a new rendition of “Let’s Go,” also featured on his debut. Not the first to receive the remix treatment, (Kehlani and Lil Wayne jumped on “Location” last month), the El Paso native follows suit and tap’s D.C.’s wordsmith…

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Audio: Norman Perry, “Treat You Better”

R&B newcomer Norman Perry is infiltrating the airwaves with his previous singles ( “Alive,” “Elvria,” and “Points“) picking up a good momentum. Now with his latest offering, the 23-year-old rapper/singer begs a muse to take his hand in love. “Treat You Better” features a Trap beat that more-than complements Perry’s soft and smooth tone. The ballad promises to make the…

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Audio: OSHUN, “Not My President”

After a long hiatus, the R&B duo OSHUN returns with their latest track “Not MY President.” Willfully objective and an act of resistance at its core, the talented pair refuses to submit to the injustices and political wrongdoings led by our government and current “leader” of the freeworld. Through lush harmonies, compelling lyricism and dreamy…

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Audio: Lil Yachty, “Mamacita” Feat. Rico Nasty

The Fate of the Furious (2017’s latest installment of The Fast and the Furious movie series) is now playing in theaters and the soundtrack has some pretty awesome jams to accompany your freeway-ride stunt. Modern Rap sensation Lil Yachty is among one of the many star-studded contributors with a new, thematic, mid-tempo cut titled “Mamacita.”…

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Audio: Frank Ocean, “Biking” Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator

The third episode of Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 show, blonded RADIO, came with a few choice cuts from Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Rihanna, and Kehlani, along with an eclectic mix featuring rising talents like Starrah and Maleek Berry. Patty LaBelle, Babyface, and The Doobie Brothers were also apart of the vibe, adding some classic rock, rhythm and blues to the blend. Frank ended…

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Audio: Braxton Cook, “You’re the One”

Braxton Cook’s upcoming album Somewhere In Between is headed our way, but before its release, the Julliard gem has blessed us with a jazz-infused single titled “You’re the One.” On the single Cook croons about a love like no other. A bit different from what we have heard previously from the budding talent, “You’re the One” proves that Cook is…

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Audio: Nick Hakim, “Green Twins”

Eclectic soul singer Nick Hakim is gearing up for his biggest release yet, his debut album Green Twins, which is slated to hit the shelves May 19. The Brooklyn-based artist has carved out a unique niche within the engulfing neo-soul header, dashing in technicolor highs and brassy low beats to produce a woozy, dream-like ride throughout every…

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Audio: Steve Lacy, “MORON”

Within a week of The Internet bandmate Syd’s loosie release, Steve Lacy follows up with his release of “MORON,” a track intended to appear on his solo debut, Steve Lacy’s Demo. As he vaguely wrote to Twitter, “This song didn’t make the demo but my friends and I all agree this is one the world should hear so..” “MORON” is…

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Audio: Synead, “Tropicao”

Get you someone who can do both is an understatement for newcomer Synead. The New York born artist has a passion for music, dance and activism, satisfying not only your ears and sight but necessity for change. Co-founder of the Millions March NYC, the young leader was honored by Teen Vogue and the NAACP for her commitment…

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