Watch Solange, Dev Hynes, King, Moses Sumney rehearse “To Be Young Gifted and Black” cover

Solange, Dev Hynes, KING, and Moses Sumney. This group of celestial soul artists rehearse the Nina Simone original, Donny Hathaway version of “To be young gifted and black” for Solange’s FYF fest performance. A truly angelic and moving spirit is captured here as they vibe and sing together to this tune, that rings a much…

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Watch Little Dragon Cover Kelis and Andre 3000’s “Millionaire”

Little Dragon recently graced Australia’s Triple J radio station with an appearance on Breakfast with Matt & Alex. During their stay, the Swedish band covered Kelis and Andre 3000‘s 2004 single “Millionaire.” The posse nailed every sound of Andre 3000’s hypnotizing production with ease as vocalist Yukimi Nagano adapted Kelis’ vocals. Nagano also gets several…

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Watch Jazmine Sullivan Perform an Acoustic Version of “Stupid Girls”

Independent radio network NPR caught up with Jazmine Sullivan during ESSENCE’s Music Festival this past July. While situated in New Orleans’ Clear-Vue barber shop, their cameras captured Sullivan performing an acoustic version of “Stupid Girls,” a tune reminding ladies to protect their hearts and minds. The Philly songstress wooed the crowd as she delivered an…

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Watch Three Men in Heels Dance to Beyoncé

Conquering a Beyoncé routine can be complex, but for this trio of male dancers, their Bey-inspired dance mash-up was executed flawlessly. The latest YouTube masterpiece to go viral this week come from French choreographer Yanis Marshall and fellow dancers Arnaud Boursain and Mehdi Mamine, who delievered a fierce original dance routine to a melody of…

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Video: M.I.A., “Y.A.L.A.”

Watch electric goddess M.I.A. glow-in-the-dark at a rainbow rave in her new video for Matangi-featured track, “Y.A.L.A.“. The video was directed by Daniel Sannwald exclusively for iD Magazine, and is also in collaboration with KENZO, who she did a special mix for their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. If you don’t have new album Matangi, cop that…

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Video: Hot 97’s Angie Martinez Interviews Solange

In the midst of promoting Saint Heron, bosslady Solange stopped by Hot 97 to for an interview with Angie Martinez and DJ Enuff on The Angie Martinez Show. The ladies had an easy going conversation about pulling the “Beyonce Card,” part-time life in New Orleans, motherhood and more. Watch the interview clip above and stream…

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Video: Kenna, “Relations” Feat. Childish Gambino Totally here for Kenna‘s recent great funkdafied tunes. The Ethopian-born singer has been inching back into limelight with good constant backed by low key mega-producer, Chad Hugo, and he now comes with the visual for his Childish Gambino-assisted remix for “Relations“. Watch the video above and then save the track on your SoundCloud playlist…

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Video: Kendrick Lamar Freestyles During GQ’s ‘Men of the Year’ Shoot

Top Dawg Entertainment front-man Kendrick Lamar can toast to the new year with a clever smirk — if you ask me. Wrapping up the year up just right, the Compton rapper was crowned GQ‘s 2013 “Rapper of the Year” and is the cover star for the December issue. Watch him flex his crisp lyrical skills…

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Video: Woman Dances To Beyonce Moments Before Surgery

Need a picker-upper? Start your day off with a visual of sunshine. Meet Deborah Cohan, a woman that faced a double mastectomy the other day. Moments before going into surgery to have her breasts removed, Cohan and her medical team held an exclusive dance party  in the operating room of Mt. Zion Hospital in San…

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Video: Jhené Aiko Performs “My Mine” in Toronto

Saint Heron singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko made her Canadian debut at the 7th Annual Manifesto Festival back in September, and now official footage has surfaced. Watch the Los Angeles native’s performance of “My Mine,” off her buzzworthy 2011 release, sailing soul(s). Jhené’s Sail Out EP drops November 12, the same day as our Saint Heron compilation.…

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Video: Yuna, “Rescue”

Keeping things sweet and consistent, Yuna releases a visual in promotion for her latest effort, Nocturnal, which is out now. Bonus: Yuna, “Falling” (Live Acoustic Version)

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Video: Solange Knowles & Toyin Odutola Interview w/ NOWNESS

Artwork by Toyin Odutola Solange and talented Nigerian visual artist Toyin Odutola share their mutual love and appreciation in the last offering of NOWNESS and EDITION Hotel‘s series, “On Collaboration“. Watch the inspiring back-and-forth interview above and read a snippet of the featured post below. “I think the essence of collaboration is being able to…

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