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The List: Bilal

“The List” is our exclusive series that highlights select artists and the various, random things that they’re currently into and inspired by. Ranging from all creative facets, this series shall serve as your go-to for all things visionary and artistic. It’s nearly impossible to define singer-songwriter, producer and all around creative Bilal. He is literally…

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Bilal Gets Spirited in “Pleasure Toy” Visual

The amazing Bilal returns with a super artsy visual for In Another Life track “Pleasure Toy”. Afrocentrism and Futurism commingle against the part galactic, part mud cloth printed backdrops while Bilal sings and dances with a midi keyboard in hand. The Hans Elder produced video uses an overall minimalist approach, but centers the bold and…

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Common Drops New Album ‘Black America Again’

Common’s eleventh studio album Black America Again has officially arrived. The 16 track project features a few previously released singles such as “Home,” “Black America Again,” and “Letter to the Free.” Inspired by his peers Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, Common was able to re-build his confidence knowing that his style was still relevant today.…

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The Revisit: Bilal’s ‘1st Born Second’

Summer 2001 was one of those major pivotal moments in my life. SATs were around the corner. I had my first trip to Africa. My life inspo Aaliyah passed. I got my first job. None of these things shook me though like the day Bilal‘s debut album 1st Born Second dropped. I was taking pre-college courses at my…

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Watch Bilal’s Provocative Video For Kendrick Lamar Collaboration “Money Over Love”

After releasing his fresh album Another Life, Bilal returns with the visual for his neo-soul, Kendrick Lamar assisted blend “Money Over Love.” Sprinkled with thought-provoking creativity, Bilal casts a line of characters to depict how money can be the root of all evil. While not casting himself or K. Dot, Bilal explained to The FADER…

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The Full Version of Bilal and Kendrick Lamar’s Blissful “Money Over Love” Surfaces

This past weekend I took time out to revisit a few of my most adored Kendrick Lamar offerings. From Section.80 to Overly Dedicated, it is obvious that K.Dot has taken a creative rollercoaster over the years when it comes to developing and appreciating his adaption of hip-hop. Needless to say, I am more than dazzled…

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Audio: Bilal, “Satellites”

Philadelphia crooner Bilal steps back into his neo-soul realm on the emotional afflicted tune, “Satellites.” Armed with a seventies vibe, the tune expresses his observation of humanity’s self destruction. Get into it below and watch for his forthcoming collaborative album with producer Adrian Younge, titled In Another Life which drops June 30.

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Audio: Bilal, “Sirens II”

Following his 2013-released third studio album, A Love Surreal, Bilal returns with new single “Sirens II,” produced Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The track is fused with percussion-driven heavy instrumentation, handsome vocal proportions, and elevated soul accents. Tune in below and be on watch for Bilal’s anticipated new LP release, set for February 2015.​

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