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Audio: Sunni Colón, “Baby I Don’t Mind”

LA-native Sunni Colón is back with a funky new single titled, “Baby I Don’t Mind.” Combining an infectiously melodic instrumental with soft & sultry vocals, Colón takes us on an acoustic journey of love. “Baby, I don’t mind- the way you’re not afraid to say what’s on your mind… I wanna show you how you…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Bruce Banner”

Gearing up for the release of his forthcoming album, Mick Jenkins follows his or more; the frustration with a new single. “Bruce Banner” is a gritty, menacing cut that clings very closely to Hip Hop’s origins. The Chicago-hailing artist sets the record straight naming himself a writer, “not a rapper,” before the lyrics to follow…

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Audio: Petite Noir, “Blame Fire”

The third installment of Petite Noir‘s ‘noirwave’ series is on its way this year. La Maison Noir/The Black House, the follow up to 2015’s La vie est belle / Life is Beautiful, is slated for release on October 5th and is available for preorder now. The “mini-album’s” first single “Blame Fire” arrived today, and it’s…

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Audio: Ari Lennox, “Whipped Cream”

Ari Lennox is back with her first single of 2018 and its emotionally saccharine energy is already sticking to our hearts as much as our headphones. “Whipped Cream” is a mid-tempo ode to an old love’s eclipsing infiltration of thoughts and daydreams. The DC-born songstress floats between honeyed nostalgia and complex realities singing “I wish I didn’t…

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Audio: The Internet, “La Di Da”

We’re now down to one week until The Internet‘s Hive Mind is released. Still, the Los Angeles-based band is making the wait all but difficult for fans as the album’s third single arrives today. “La Di Da” is a carefree anthem dedicated to dancing into a good time and keeping all bad energy at bay. Opening with…

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Audio: Iman Europe, “Time”

It’s been awhile since we’ve gotten a taste of Iman Europe’s Hip Hop-tinged soul and we’ve certainly missed it. She’s finally back with a new single titled “Time,” a vibey, laidback cut with truly satiating west coast energy. In love and yet still in control, Iman sings “time is of the essence” themed lyrics to…

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Audio: Yore, “Knew Better”

Fresh on the scene is Yore, a sultry R&B singer with a new single titled “Knew Better.” The song is gentle and clean with melodic strings and dramatic builds. It’s only fair that you get lost in the keys and buttery vocals. The song was produced by Robin Hannibal- who has worked with artists such…

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Audio: GoldLink, “Got Friends” Feat. Miguel

A pleasant surprise from the ever-consistent GoldLink arrived today and it features the soulful and smooth Miguel. “Got Friends” is everything one would dream of from a collaboration like this – cleverly lusty punchlines, a slinky yet springy track and each artist’s signature touch. “So let me tell you ’bout this PYT that I seen…

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Audio: Masego, “Lady Lady”

Celebrating 25 years of life, Masego has released a new song (and possible single from his debut album) titled “Lady Lady.” The “TrapHouseJazz” pioneer has been on a short hiatus but is back to steal our ears and hearts with this new track dedicated to the ladies. It’s the ultimate shoot your shot anthem for the summer…

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Audio: Kenneth Whalum, “Make It Out Alive”

Some of us prefer the feels in season and out of season – and for that, Kenneth Whalum unfailingly delivers. “Make It Out Alive” is the singer/writer/musician’s first single since 2017’s hauntingly emotive Broken Land, and while it maintains the familiar warmth of that signature, raspy rawness that sets his vocal tone completely apart, the…

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Audio: Diana Gordon, “Kool Aid”

Diana Gordon‘s first single of the year has arrived and it’s a tuneful dreamscape of sweet nostalgia and undying love. The NYC-born singer/songwriter packs Punk and Soul elements into “Kool Aid,” a heartfelt attestation that welcomes the lyrics’ muse(s) to her forever-open arms. Metaphorically singing of a childhood staple drink to bring that universal sense…

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Audio: Smino, “New Coupe, Who Dis?” Feat. Mick Jenkins

Smino and Mick Jenkins have linked up for another summer banger so smooth, it’s likely to keep the July vibes alive through fall and winter. “New Coupe, Who Dis?” is a bouncy but mellow number coproduced by Smino himself and THEMpeople. While Mick’s cool & calm flow sail the beat’s waves, Smino’s signature cadence engages…

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