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Janelle Monae Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Release Date with Two New Visuals, “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel”

Janelle Monae is back with new music, meaning and a message. In light of her recent on-screen success, the singer-songwriter-actress-producer-activist hasn’t released an album since 2013 but is back in the musical groove. After announcing her forthcoming third studio album Dirty Computer, the Electric Lady has officially shared the album’s April 27th release date and two oppositely…

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Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins Render First August Greene Performance in Tiny Desk Concert

Common, Rob Glasper and Karriem Riggins are August Greene and in case you haven’t heard, their self-titled, debut album is slated for release on March 9th. The trio has already rendered the project’s first (and spectacular) live performance for a special NPR Tiny Desk Concert with surprise guests Brandy, Maimouna Youssef and Andra Day. Needless…

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Chloe x Halle’s Debut Album ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Set for March 23rd Release

Good news today from our fave multi hyphenate, sister duo Chloe x Halle. Their debut album, eponymously named after their latest single “The Kids Are Alright,” is slated for release on March 23rd. The ladies had an amazing 2017 and have already seen the fruits of their Hollywood labor with the success of grown-ish. Now…

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Sade has New Music on the Way for Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Soundtrack

Round of applause for Black girl magic which has not only bought us a ton of joy in every way, but doubly so by bringing one of our greats out of retirement. At the request of none other than the illustrious Miss Ava DuVernay, Soul legend Sade will break her hiatus with a new song…

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Solange Knowles and Toyin Ojih Odutola Cover Cultured Mag’s Debut Art & Music Issue

Solange Knowles and artist Toyin Ojih Odutola were just revealed as the cover stars for Cultured Magazine‘s inaugural Art & Music issue. With gorgeous images of the two creative powerhouses captured by Awol Erizku, the fellow activists/peers discussed sound, architecture and creating a visual language at The Noguchi Museum in New York. The conversation (which was…

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ICYMI: Rejjie Snow’s ‘Dear Annie’ is a Vibrant Spin on Rap

Rejjie Snow‘s Dear Annie has arrived and it’s nostalgic freshness easily adds it to the list of our favorite debuts of the year so far. In twenty songs, the project takes on various lifeforms going from colorful and childlike to whimsical and mature, and then back again. The Dublin-haling artist and producer is a tornado…

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ICYMI: VanJess Ignite Dance Battle in “Through Enough” Visual

The lovely ladies of VanJess have finally dropped a dance inferno-themed visual for their infectious cut “Through Enough.” The number, which features GoldLink, packs high energy synths and a mellow bassline that’s kept us moving since its release last summer. Finding Ivana and Jessica navigating the city to link up with friends, the video for…

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Janelle Monae Releases Mysterious “Dirty Computer” Trailer-Teaser

Other than activism and supporting the outstanding releases from her Wondaland artists, it’s been mostly quiet from Janelle Monae after the success of Hidden Figures. Today, the Kansas City-born multi hyphenate announced her latest release “Dirty Computer” with an EMOTION PICTURE trailer-teaser. “They drained us of our dirt, and all the things that made us…

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Drake Uses $1Mil Video Budget for “God’s Plan” to Bless Others

Just when you think you can’t love Drake any more than you already do, he’ll tug you by your heart deeper into a fawning fangirl state. The 6 God demonstrates true benevolence in his latest video for “God’s Plan” that will make even the toughest cookie crumble into teary emotions. Using his nearly $1mil budget…

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Solange Named Harvard Foundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year

Congratulations are in order for our very own and founder, Solange, for being named the 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year! After the debut of her acclaimed album A Seat at the Table in 2016, Solange used her voice and creativity to advocate for representation, political justice, and diversity within the arts, including the…

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PJ Morton Announced ‘Gumbo Unplugged’ and Releases Live Visual for “How Deep is Your Love”

Grammy-nominated artist PJ Morton doesn’t have plans to slow his creative momentum this year and we’re all but complaining. After releasing the thoughtful and loving Gumbo just last year, a release date for his next project was just announced. Gumbo Unplugged arrives March 9th and will feature the original album’s songs in live arrangements performed by…

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TDE Releases “King’s Dead” Visual and ‘Black Panther the Album’ Bundles

This afternoon TDE dropped their newest visual for “King’s Dead” featuring Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake. Arriving a week after the stunning “All The Stars” visual, director Dave Free takes high-energy to a new peak with footage of the artists channeling ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ in a chaotic stock exchange office and…

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