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Interview: Steve Lacy is the Wunderkind Challenging Musical Norms

Something about California youth culture, from the reckless to the rich kids, from the bay to the border, the state has been one of the most influential meccas of all-around American mainstream. The sounds that come out of the west all seem to have this refreshing, open feel to it, telling the stories we sometimes have trouble…

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ICYMI: Bobbi Rush Parades Her Sensuality with ‘Miles’

The beautiful Bobbi Rush released her debut project via Bandcamp towards the end of last month. The 6-track album is short, sweet and sensual, giving us a taste of her lyrical and vocal abilities outside of her soothing Soundcloud rifts. A resident of Baltimore, MD, she’s allowed her talent to make a splash in it’s own unique way.…

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Listen To Thundercat’s Wondrously Dreamy New Album, ‘Drunk’

Soul maverick Thundercat is back, and Drunk is relevant in all the right places. The new album comes after his 2015 mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Raom, and right on time, the star-studded Drunk comes amplifying the beautiful vocals we know and love from Thundercat along with collaborators including Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Wiz Khalifa, and…

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NAO Debuts Guest-Produced Tracks On ‘For All We Know’ Remix EP

The divine songstress NAO announced additional tour dates in North America & more music earlier this year, all including Coachella and an EP of remixes featuring select songs from her critically acclaimed album, For All We Know. As promised, the track list consists of five songs with mixes from MURA MASA, Kaytranada, Sam Gellaitry, SBTRKT…

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Spillage Village Shares Salient ‘Bears Like This Too Much’ EP

Atlanta-based rap collective Spillage Village released an 11-track EP entitled Bears Like This Too Much and it’s a fusion of the artists’ innovative sounds. Three years later, artists EarthGang, J.I.D, JordanxBryant and Hollywood JB have released another installment in their Bears Like series. The group of emcees continuously construct their own individual styles of music, and this…

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Sampha Releases Haunting Visual for “Blood on Me”

London-based singer-songwriter and producer Sampha continues his march out of the shadows with release after pleasing release. This time, Sampha gives his solo music a much-needed visualization in the form of a haunting, slowed-down journey running away from his demons. The second single “Blood on Me,” from his highly-anticipated solo debut Process, is a dark, syncopated masterpiece in itself,…

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Kid Cudi Announces Double-Disc Album To Release This Month

Kid Cudi took to Twitter to announce his plans to release not one but two albums this month. Appearing at a number of festivals this year, including last month’s Trillectro, and touring solo earlier this year, the alternative artist continues to satisfy music lovers across the nation. Recently featured on Travis Scott’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight,…

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Audio: Sampha, “Blood On Me”

London gem Sampha is the gift that keeps on giving. Today the singer premiered an all new Rodaidh McDonald and self- produced single titled “Blood On Me.” With lyrics like “I swear they smell the blood on me/ I hear them coming for me,” the artist tells a chilling story atop a brooding instrumental. Along with…

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Stream MARZ LÈON’s Debut Album, ’44’

Celestial songstress Marz Leon delivers her debut album 44 with nine wondrous tracks that take you on an emotional trip. She and Charlie Handsome produced the somber yet vivid sounds that fill the album while painting images that remarkably recreate Leon’s life experiences. From the dulcet melodies that escape “Paradize” to the jarring blend of sounds within “Strangerz,”…

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Interview: #TBT, Lion Babe Discuss Rise To Fame From The Concrete Jungle

It was such a pleasure to speak with the impeccable neo soul duo, Lion Babe. Singer, Jillian Hervey, and producer, Lucas Goodman, make quite the musical team. Not only is their music infectious, but their live performances exceed all expectations. With such an organic beginning to their rise to fame, it’s no wonder that Lion…

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Interview: Toro Y Moi Is Bringing His Undying Desires To Fruition With Upcoming ‘Live From Trona’

Palms sweating, heart thumping and choked up before I could even begin – I was seconds away from conducting my first-ever interview with not just a major artist but the most played artist in my iTunes library. It was a chat with Chazwick Bundick, better known as Toro y Moi. Desperate to make a good impression, I…

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Sampha Gives A Chilling Live Performance of His New Single “Plastic 100°C”

Today The FADER revealed it’s newest cover story on London-based singer meets songwriter Sampha. Along with this, they also shared an intimate clip of Sampha performing his heart-rendering new single, “Plastic 100°C”. As he looks over his hometown atop the Young Turks rooftop, Sampha floods the city streets with the beautifully crafted melodic piano rendition of…

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