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Jaden Smith Channels His Inner Bruce Wayne in “Batman” Visual

Hollywood is one really lucky city considering they’re protected by the flyest Batman we’ve seen to date. Jaden Smith as Bruce Wayne takes to the high energy streets of the west coast as he raps along to his single “Batman.” Dabbing and freely dancing about, Smith’s mood matches the heavy-hitting track. He’s also seen in…

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Raphael Saadiq Will Headline Afropunk Brooklyn

For the first time in five years, Raphael Saadiq will headline a major, US show. Though he’s maintained a huge presence in background role’s of some of today’s most culture-shifting releases, fans have missed Saadiq’s performance artistry on the main stage. But you can re-familiarize yourself with lyrics from Instant Vintage all the way down to…

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NiiJournal Issue II Highlights Kelsey Lu & Kelela as Cover Stars

While pushing its main objective: “educate, not irritate,” Niijournal comes as a refreshing outlook on race through art, political and cultural discussions, and fashion. Launched on May 10, 2016, NiiJournal is the brainchild of photographer, Campbell Addy and his desire to create a publication “that embraces and encourages diversity.” Gearing up for Issue Two, the…

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Childish Gambino & Dave Chappelle to Perform At Radio City Music Hall

There aren’t many music/comedy pairings that could measure up to the delightful duo of Childish Gambino and Dave Chappelle. Two men of many talents, Chappelle and Glover will perform at Radio City Music Hall this fall. Considering the success of Chappelle’s Netflix specials and Glover’s first Golden Globe triumph, it’s been quite a year for them both.…

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Jorja Smith’s “Teenage Fantasy” Gets French Cinema-Inspired Visual

The new British R&B It-Girl Jorja Smith has not slowed down since her debut Project 11 EP late last year. She’s released ballad loosie “Beautiful Little Fools,” made an appearance on Kali Uchis’ “Tyrant,” and made another striking appearance on Drake’s newest album More Life. On her 20th birthday, Jorja returned with the release of…

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Jhené Aiko Shares Moving Visual for “While We’re Young”

Ethereal songbird Jhené Aiko returns with a new ballad just in time for summer lovin’ titled “While We’re Young.” Cooing sweet nothings that promise the ultimate lover’s journey, the Los Angeles native proudly declares hopeless devotion to the youthful freedom of romance. Though it’s the first official, solo single since Jhené’s sexually liberating “Maniac,” the…

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Watch H.E.R.’s ‘Every Kind of Way’ Short Film

In a heartwarming, 10-minute visual, everything we hear in H.E.R.‘s music comes to life. Filming  real life accounts of encounters with love, the Every Kind of Way short film opens with the singer-songwriter and musician’s narration of an observation of romantic journeys and showcases loving couples telling the stories of how they met. Everything from…

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Daniel Caesar Unveils “We Find Love” and “Blessed”

Daniel Caesar earned his spot as one of our favorites purely from talent. His rich, smooth voice is unmatched and his unfailing ability to keep the art of the love song alive is the cherry on top. Dropping off two new singles today, the singer/songwriter seems to have found inspiration in the duality of companionship.…

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SZA’s Highly Anticipated Album ‘Ctrl’ Has Arrived

Having “Love Galore” and “Broken Clocks” on repeat for the past few weeks, fans finally can blast singer SZA‘s long anticipated debut LP Ctrl all summer long. After releasing her EP, Z, SZA has been featured on projects from Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Schoolboy Q and Rihanna. It’s been almost three years since fans have heard a…

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Big Baby D.R.A.M. Shares “Group Thang (Demo)” Visual and “The Uber Song”

Adding to today’s insane lineup of new releases, everyone’s favorite big baby dropped off two new singles. In “The Uber Song,” D.R.A.M.‘s quirky Casanova takes over as he croon’s his apathy for cab fare in a moment of desperation for some loving quality time. In similar charming fun, “Group Thang (Demo)” finds the Virginia native…

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Janelle Monae Charges CFDA Awards Audience to Persist in Making Change

Singer, actress, activist, label owner and Cover Girl Janelle Monae was honored at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night. In recognition of her contributions to the Women’s March earlier this year, Monae received the Board of Directors’ Tribute alongside Gloria Steinem and Cecile Richards. Always proudly seizing any opportunity to be…

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Missy Elliott is Seeking Dancers Ages 16+

If you’re like me, you spent most of your free time as a teen memorizing choreography from music videos to incorporate into routines to be performed at your high school’s pep rallies. One of the artists who literally always came through with must-learn moves was Missy Elliott. So if you “still got it,” put all…

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