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Smino

Audio: Smino, “Father Son Holy Smoke”

Ahead of the March 14 release of his debut album, blkswn, Smino shares “Father Son Holy Smoke.” Produced by THEMpeople, the impeccable flow and word play is just the tip of the iceberg as the message is equally admirable in its focus on various social issues. The vibe is something to mention, too. Smino’s music feels like the…

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Audio: GoldLink, “Meditation” Feat. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada

GoldLink is back with his nimble narrative in a new speaker-bumping single entitled “Meditation” featuring songstress Jazmine Sullivan and beatsmith Kaytranada. An extended melody of the last sound mix of Track Uno on Kaytranada’s 99.9%, Goldlink describes the life he yearns for with his one and only love. Yet, his timid actions get the best…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Pressed For Time (Crossed My Mind)” Feat. GoldLink

Mick Jenkins is on a roll, and we’re here for it. After the release of his debut album, The Healing Component, which dropped last September, he returns with a new track and a East Coast tour. Produced by Monte Booker and THEMpeople, the Chicago native gifts us with a funky downbeat groove on “Pressed For Time (Crossed My Mind),” with…

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Eric Bellinger

Audio: Eric Bellinger, “Make You Mine”

Ahead of the release of Eric B. For President: Term 1’s sequel, Eric Bellinger has shared the second single from his forthcoming EP, Eric B. For President: Term 2. Titled “Make You Mine,” Eric ventures more into the island vibes sound for a refreshing reminder of his creative flexibility while maintaining the finesse of his…

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Audio: MUNDU, “Okay”

In the fourth installment of his weekly series, MUNDU returns today with a reminder of his versatility in a hard hitting banger titled “Okay.” The sweet tone and heartfelt lyrics of those tuneful love poems we love is now wrapped in new packaging with just as pleasant a surprise in this trapified cut. The South…

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Harloe

Audio: Harloe, “All In My Feelings” Feat. Dreezy

Serving a healthy dose of Electronic, R&B and Alternative- fused swagger, Harloe enlists Chicago’s Dreezy for an updated version of her previously released, “All In My Feelings.” The pair make an incredible relay-like team of musical Olympians as the Queens-bred singer-songwriter’s valiantly original vocal texture saturates the vibrant track before the lyrical torch is taken…

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Audio: Gucci Mane, “Make Love” Feat. Nicki Minaj

After 7 years, the East Atlanta Santa and Queen of Queens, New York are back with a new record titled “Make Love.” Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj reunite for the first single from his upcoming Droptop Wop project he hinted at earlier this year. Boasting that the single is “the hardest song of the year” via Twitter, Gucci raps “Now…

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Audio: MUNDU, “Smoking Mirrors”

MUNDU doesn’t care about notoriety or industry gimmicks and he makes that clear with a melodic disillusioning of stardom. His latest track, “Smoking Mirrors,” directly declares that the London-based artist is determined to succeed without all the frivolous superficialities that are so often mistaken for achievement. Over a vibey track, MUNDU’s no-nonsense straightforwardness seesaws with…

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AUDIO: 6LACK, “First F**k” feat. Jhene Aiko

Hailing from East Atlanta, 6LACK has continued to organically reel-in supporters by trailblazing his own path. After just announcing the birth of his daughter Syx Rose Valentine, the artist’s first release of 2017 is a daring collaboration with Jhene Aiko called “First F**k.” With lyrics just as vulgar as the title suggests, the two croon back and forth with sexual…

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Audio: Calvin Harris, “Slide” feat. Migos and Frank Ocean

Over the last few weeks hitmaker Calvin Harris has been hinting at a new song accompanied by Migos and Frank Ocean. We can finally get off the edge of our seats and dance because the highly anticipated single has arrived. “Slide” has the perfect piano intro leading us into the spring season. Frank blessed the tropical track with his rare vocals while Migos’ Offset…

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Audio: Smino, “Blkoscars”

Smino returns with another straight shooter on his latest track “Blkoscars.” A follow up to the inspirational “Anita,” the St. Louis rapper creates music with Black excellence in mind. In celebration of the six Black nominees up for an Academy Award this weekend, the confident track was motivated by the lack there of during last year’s…

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Audio: Olawumi, “Needed”

‘ We last heard from New Jersey songstress Olawumi on her bouncy NBHD Nate produced single “Alone.” Now the singer-songwriter is back with a new BoatHouse produced single titled “Needed.” Throughout the simmering single, Olawumi is completely vulnerable as she croons about a past love that she wants to remember her and everything she did to hold…

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