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Listen to “Electric Intercourse” from Prince’s Remastered ‘Purple Rain’ Due This June

June is a special month for several reasons. Not only is it the beginning of the greatest season ever but Prince’s remastered Purple Rain is due out June 23. Last year, NPG/Warner Bros announced the iconic 1984 album would be remastered and reissued in early 2017. Green-lighted and ready to go, the reissue is set…

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Pre-order H.E.R.’s ‘Vol. 2’ EP with Immediate Download of “Say It Again”

Making good on her “soon” promise for new music, R&B unicorn H.E.R. surprised us last night with just that. The sequel to her supreme Vol. 1 project is now available for pre-order, and it comes with a new single titled “Say It Again.” In Vol. 2, the mysterious songstress seems to be over the blues and…

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Justo Ontario’s Spellbinding Debut EP is the Escape We All Need

We can all use a quick getaway every now and then, and it seems a portal by the name of Justo Ontario just opened. The sweet-crooning, rising star is no newcomer to the music world, but now that his self-titled, official debut EP has landed, we’re certain everyone will want to know who he is. In…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between The World And Me’ to be Adapted as Stage Show at The Apollo

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s 2015 book Between the World and Me will soon be adapted as a stage show at the historic Apollo theatre. The moving book which is written as a letter to his teenage son recounts the many layers of feelings, symbolism and everyday life that represents what it means to exist as an African-American in…

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SZA Drops New Visual For Travis Scott-assisted Single “Love Galore”

Like many of us, SZA is racking her brain when it comes to love.  Her new single “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott finds her going back on things she wished she never did, only to do it over again. One minute, she is in control and the next she is lost in the world of…

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Watch the Super Cute Emoji Trailer for ‘Everything, Everything’

Now that we’re almost halfway into the second quarter of the year, we’re really close to the release of Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg and Anika Noni Rose. The Stella Meghie directed film is a romantic drama based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling book of the same name and tells the story of Maddy (played by…

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The ‘Chasing Trane’ Documentary Timelines the Turbulent Life of John Coltrane

How was there never a comprehensive documentary about John Coltrane‘s life until now? The saxophonist/composer, who died at age 40 in 1967, now has his own digital memorabilia embedded into music’s history thanks to John Scheinfeld’s genius Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Chasing Trane will follow the legacy of one of Jazz’s giants, exploring his unique, creative tenancies and probing…

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Solange Discusses Her Writing Process, Style and Upcoming Museum Tour With Kimberly Drew

Our beloved boss lady Solange Knowles continues to blaze her own trail while using her music, style and grace to navigate the spaces in which she feels the most free. Since the release of her Grammy award winning album, A Seat at the Table, we have seen Solange stretch beyond the limitations that are often placed…

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Solange Receives Webby Artist of the Year Award For 21st Annual Webby Awards

Our leading lady Solange is still shining amidst her busy road show schedule, and we couldn’t be more proud. During the 21st Annual Webby Awards ceremony, our girl will be honored with the Webby Artist of the Year and special achievement award “in celebration of her extraordinary use of the Internet to support fellow artists,…

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter Announces #FormationScholars

After the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking visual album LEMONADE, Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Parkwood Entertainment have announced #FormationScholars to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box, and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.” The scholarships will be awarded to four women pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature, or…

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Michael McDonald Adores Thundercat And Would Like To Work With Frank Ocean

The living legend Michael McDonald has his sights on collaborating with Frank Ocean and has come to love Thundercat even going as far as admitting to how flattered he was for being acknowledged as one of his musical influences. McDonald has created pure magic with Patti LaBelle, The Winans, Aretha Franklin and most recently he…

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Mayor Landrieu and the City of New Orleans to Remove Confederate Monuments

The spirited city of New Orleans is putting action behind the claims that the Big Easy “celebrates diversity, inclusion and tolerance.” So this morning, the first of four confederate monument removals commenced with the Battle for Liberty Place’s insurrection memorial. Later this week, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard statues will also be…

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