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Joekenneth Museau’s ‘Days After Your Departure’ Reflects on Loss Through Art

By a certain age in our lives, most of us know what it feels like to lose a loved one. For a majority of people, the most devastating is the loss of a parent. Joekenneth Museau is one of those people and he’s telling that story via the use of multiple art forms. In his book…

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New Orleans’ Pinkroom Project Emerges with “Back To 99”

One of my earliest memories of “leaving your woes on the dance floor” was at about five years old, when my big cousin and her friends put on this bomb bounce cd, and as New Orleans folks do, proceeded to catch every wall in my family’s living room! My mom heard all the noise from the…

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Sampha Celebrates The Process With New Zine Entitled Shy Light

Sampha continues to bare his soul through creative concepts and ideas that speak his truth. His newly released collaboration with Grace Wales Bonner, Jamie Reid, and LA-based photographers Durimel has a powerful aesthetic that permeates every nerve within your body with a single glance. The full color zine which spreads across 32 pages explores the…

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ICYMI: Pharrell Williams Delivers NYU Commencement Speech

Pharrell Williams left NYU’s class of 2017 with a few words of wisdom. Though the students roared and cheered for him, his words in turn echoed the same adornment. Throughout his speech he acknowledged the effects of social media and what it truly means to honor and appreciate accomplishments that extend beyond our Instagram feeds…

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Solange Pens Powerful Letter to To Her Teenage Self For Teen Vogue’s Volume II: MUSIC ISSUE

For years our fearless leader Solange has exhibited what it means to be both true to herself and her artistry. Respecting the process and earning every bit of recognition she has always deserved, our girl is soaring right now and of course, we could not be more proud. Taking time to reflect, Solo recently caught up…

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Joyce Wrice Shares Maxi-Single Remixes For “Good Morning”

Emerging artist Joyce Wrice has been quietly navigating her own lane in the music world and it’s due time for everyone to notice. Staying focused on letting the music speak for itself, the talented singer-songwriter has previously released an EP and collaborated with some of today’s faves including TDE’s newest signee SiR. Her latest drop…

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Thundercat Announces New U.S. Dates for ‘Drunk’ Tour

On the heels of wrapping his international tour, Thundercat is headed back out on the road for an extensive North American tour. A phenomenal instrumentalist and vocalist, the California native is a tried and true artistic genius. His third studio album, a 23-track amalgam of flawless bass guitar chords, groovy production and charming satire titled…

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Janelle Monáe Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Dillard University

Janelle Monáe has a lot to brag about from her musical accomplishments to her award-winning acting abilities. Now in addition to her selfless acts of activism, the head Electric Lady in charge has another non-entertainment related achievement to add to her ever-growing list. At Dillard University’s graduation ceremony on May 13th, Monáe delivered a heartwarming…

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James Blake Covered Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed” + More from FORM Arcosanti

This weekend in Arizona, FORM Arcosanti festival goers enjoyed lovely performances filled with beautiful energy from our very own Solange, James Blake, KING, Kelela, Kelsey Lu and more. One standout moment included James Blake’s unexpected cover of Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed.” In a beautiful, stripped down arrangement, Blake sat a piano during his set as he…

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Bryson Tiller Releases 3 New Songs Along With An Album Release Date

Bryson Tiller is back with his signature style and of course, more fire. His highly anticipated sophomore project True To Self  will arrive on June 23rd just in time for the summer. Tiller’s new singles “Honey,” “Somethin Tells Me,” and “Get Mine” which features Young Thug do not drift too far from the usual subject matter. Since the…

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Watch Amandla Stenberg Rework “Let My Baby Stay”

At just 18 years old, the lovely Amandla Stenberg has tons of amazing accomplishments under her belt. She’s a stellar actress, a profoundly effective activist, and now she’s a performer/music video director. In a self-directed visual for one of her favorite songs, Stenberg takes on Mac DeMarco’s “Let My Baby Stay.” Calling attention to every…

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Get Your Tickets to Catch Solange, KING, Blood Orange and More at KCRW’s Hollywood Bowl

The 2017 World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl ‘s exciting lineup including our very own Solange, the lovely ladies of KING, Blood Orange, Kelsey Lu, Moses Sumney, Kelela and more may have felt like a dream, but it’s definitely reality. It’s all going down on September 24th and you don’t want to miss it. To be in…

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