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Audio: Ama Lou, “Said It Already”

Ama Lou‘s lyrics drift atop totemic drums in her third single, “Said It Already”. A loose contemporary chant for her generation, Ama alludes to observational differences from realities past to its present. “It’s a mock play on the tension that is created from mixed ideals that lie in the gap between multiple generations and what the younger…

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Audio: MÄDA, “I Still Love You” Feat. Dreezy

Vulnerable and conflicted, singer MÄDA shares her latest, very relatable single “I Still Love You.” Minimalist percussions mesh with synthy cool winds amidst the perfect “Love is Stronger Than Pride” by Sade sample. Recalling the deep feelings for a love that was necessary to let go of, the singer serenades herself through a battle between the…

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Audio: The Trp, “Lavender”

In preparation for their debut album, The Trp released an alluring hypnotic single entitled “Lavender.” Speaking earlier today with The FADER, the trio mentioned the track’s inspiration derived from Prince who faithfully wore lavender perfume as his sensual scent of seduction. “We were trying to capture that tactile, primal feeling. Lavender represents a little bit of home and humanity in…

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Audio: Smino, “Anita”

An ode to Black women never goes unnoticed and Smino gives us a dose of love and admiration in his latest, “Anita.” Teaming up with his Zero Fatigue crew member Monte Booker on production, “Anita” was inspired by the film Hidden Figures. “I went to see Hidden Figures and it’s hella disappointing how there’s so many black women in history that aren’t written about,”…

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Audio: Lion Babe, “Rockets” feat. Moe Moks

“Good times in a crazy world” is apparently the meaning behind Lion Babe‘s latest track, “Rockets.” Such a concepts rings true for many, as enjoying life amidst the chaos is a necessity. Featuring Moe Moks, the first single this year from the NYC duo which includes Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman, comes as a vibey mix of extra…

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Audio: H.E.R., “Your Way”

Goddess of mystery H.E.R. returns with another moody, after-hours ballad. In “Your Way” the songstress samples Aaliyah’s “Come Over” as teased on the fallen singer’s birthday last month. H.E.R.’s flipped version turns her subtle love pleas from Vol. 1 upside down as she unabashedly seduces a lover with promises to fulfill his deepest desires exactly…

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Audio: Sango, “Dance for Blessings”

The ever talented Sango released his first single from his forthcoming album In The Comfort Of which is due out this year. “Dance for Blessings” comes as a upbeat and hypnotic instrumental filled with heavy bass and head knocking rhythms. The Seattle based producer is currently on tour which will see him playing North American shows including Montreal and…

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Audio: Jidenna, “Let Out” Feat Quavo

Wondaland’s “Classic Man” Jidenna is flexing his Trap Music muscle with a brand new single titled “Let Out.” Teaming up with Trap guru Quavo of Migos, this new jam is a certified party cut. Covering everything from the super fine women to the occasional theft, the guys rhythmically highlight the thrills of the night when…

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Audio: Vince Staples, “BagBak”

Vince Staples shares a new track titled “BagBak” following a surprise announcement earlier this week. Arriving ahead of “The Life Aquatic Tour” with Kilo Kish, Vince returns with a vengeance on his latest banger, pointing out the bubbling controversies in present-day America including police violence and racial profiling. Staples is set to hit the stage…

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Audio: iLL Camille, “São Paulo” Feat. Punch and Rose Gold (Prod. by Like)

West side-based rapper iLL Camille has shared a summery jam featuring frequent collaborator Punch (co-president of TDE) and songbird Rose Gold. The vibrant and vibey “São Paulo” was produced by Like of Pac Div and is an indirect nod to a city in Brazil, an unexpected home to Camille supporters. “The inspiration for the record came…

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Audio: Iman Europe, “Foldin’ Clothes” (Cover)

Iman Europe’s first release of the year is a clear indicator that she’s turning it all up a few notches in 2017. The bi-coastal artist is standing firm in her already conspicuous versatility with a cover of J. Cole’s sweet ballad “Foldin’ Clothes.” Completely flipping the romantic ode to partnership, Iman blends a funky groove…

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Audio: Beya Likhari, “Love” feat. ishDARR

Beya Likhari has shared a jazzy new number entitled “Love.” The Baltimore bred songstress has a knack for painting the perfect picture of a woman in waiting. Featured on Soulection‘s 6 Year Anniversary Compilation, Promise Once More, IshDARR joins Beya on the sentimental tune and dedicates a resilient rap verse to the mysteries of love. Listen in below. Photography: Maddie Ivey

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