‘Lemonade’ Director Kahlil Joseph Shares Spell-bounding Short, ‘Music is My Mistress’

Kahlil Joseph, the visual mastermind behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade, shared a short film entitled Music is my Mistress. His work of art spans across various artists including Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, FKA twigs and more. Joseph’s latest endeavor is in collaboration with Kenzo and Annapurna. Starring Jesse Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross, the film features music from Shabazz…

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Solange, Sampha, and Kaytranada to Take the Stage at Lovebox 2017

Our boss lady Solange is spreading her magic overseas after recently being added to the star-studded line-up for Lovebox 2017. Headlined by Frank Ocean, the London festival is set to take place at Victoria Park on July 14 and 15. Sampha, Kaytranada, and Jamie xx will also be joining the A Seat at the Table star for two days of top-notch…

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Solange, Pharrell, Lil Wayne & More Announced to Perform at The 10th Annual Roots Picnic

Food, fun and music in the sun are among the wonderful things to look forward to at a legendary Roots Picnic. This year, we’re excited to add a performance from our very own Solange to our long list of things to anticipate. After diverting from years of Philadelphia tradition to hold the picnic in New York last year, The Roots will bring their…

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Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ Remake Casts Donald Glover as Simba

After racking up awards for his work on Atlanta and securing the role of Lando in next year’s Han Solo film, Donald Glover has joined the cast of another major Disney production. Last night (Feb. 18), Director Jon Favreau took to Twitter to announce two essential puzzle pieces for his new Lion King remake, first naming Glover to play the…

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Get to Know Jidenna in Long Awaited Debut, ‘The Chief’

The wait is over. After two years since the release of his chart-topping track “Classic Man,” Jidenna shares his long-awaited album, The Chief. We got our first taste of the motherland inspired debut with “Long Live the Chief,” “Chief Don’t Run,” “Little Bit More,” and most recently the trap influenced “The Let Out,” featuring Quavo. The Wondaland signee…

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Sonder Releases First EP, Into

Maryland native Brent Faiyaz made a lot of noise in 2016. The soulful R&B singer released his first EP ( A.M. Paradox) was recently featured on Goldlink‘s song “Crew,” and released several mixes on Soundcloud with fellow Sonder members, producers Dpat and Atu. The group known for their hit single “Too Fast” finally stopped teasing fans and shared the…

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Watch Troi Irons’ Ominous Visual for “Today”

Following the release of her debut Turbulence EP, Troi Irons premiered the eclectic visual for “Today” via Interview Magazine. In the video, the slow-burning track is paired with long cuts and wide-angle shots that perfectly accentuate the L.A. artists’ dark aesthetic. The Sebastian Sdaigui-directed visual finds the singer in a vulnerable place, challenging her restrictions and questioning her existence. Still,…

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Afrofuturism Series Sun Ra

A New Animated Series Explores the Sophistication of Afrofuturism with Sun Ra

Journalist and filmmaker Sama’an Ashrawi is the brainchild behind an awesome, new animated series exploring Afrofuturism using some of the real life trailblazers behind the culture-centric, Sci-Fi aesthetic. In just over 2 ½ minutes, the first experience maps cosmic captain Sun Ra’s journey into the stars through music. Delving into the various distinctive aspects of…

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Check Out an Animated Little Simz in Colorful Visual for “Picture Perfect”

Little Simz gets trippy in her latest visual for “Picture Perfect.” The U.K. phenom pairs animation and psychedelic art to create a dope backdrop for the mellow yet confident track from her Stillness In Wonderland project, which dropped in December. Directed by Jeremy Cole, the colorful clip is a sight for sore eyes. Check out the video…

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HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Starring Oprah Winfrey Will Debut this April

Last summer, we got news of HBO picking up the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne the film is slated to debut Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. EST. The film will chronicle the investigation behind Henrietta Lacks, an African American tobacco farmer who’s cells known as HeLa, were…

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Saint Heron Remembers Funk King Walter “Junie” Morrison

The iconic Walter “Junie” Morrison has passed away at the age of 62, OkayPlayer reports. The multi-talented Ohio native and founder of legendary funk band The Ohio Players is the mastermind behind those funked up, synthy grooves from the ’70s that heralded a permanent shift in music. Morrison was also a contributing member of Parliament-Funkadelic…

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Moonlight by Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Pays Tenderly Warm Homage to Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’

As the art world continues to welcome diverse creators, the recent influx of Black art taking mainstream industries by storm has been a much needed glimmer of light amidst all of today’s calamities. But before our demands for representation were ever given an ear, a few institutions and agencies, like the Alvin Ailey American Dance…

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