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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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Saint Heron’s Black Bag: Chicago

The Saint Heron Black Bag aims to spotlight establishments and businesses founded and built by people of color. This directory is just one small act by which we hope to enrich our own communities, support the fiscal successes of our peers, and effect change economically as we highlight small and large businesses across the nation.…

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The Revisit: Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ Turns 20

Erykah Badu’s debut album was a culturally sentimental work that explored the fusion of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel and Funk elements so in depth that it blatantly threw the industry’s limitations of R&B/Soul a curve ball. At the time, a few artists were on the brink of pioneering the Neo-soul subgenre, but they each maintained…

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Listen to Our Favorite Jams of January

It’s a new year, and one of our New Year Intentions is to keep bringing you our favorite Jams of the Month. We were curious to see how this year would do musically compared to the phenomenal releases of 2016, but with the first month of 2017 setting the tone, we don’t have much to…

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Find Encouragement Through Handwritten Manifestos Left At PROCLAMATION! Miami

Just one week after a painstakingly goodbye to President Obama, we left our woes on the dance floor during PROCLAMATION! at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. In natural Saint Heron House fashion, we dedicated our energy towards releasing our truths in fellowship, making self-care an obligation, and exuding self-love and love for others with purpose.…

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Get Into It: Leyla McCalla

The ever-evolving boundaries between classic genres have blurred beautifully behind Leyla McCalla‘s take on folk music. She’s far from the average musician. Singing in French, Haitian Creole and English, the string-loving songstress has found her niche through the combined expression of her music and meaningful messages. She’s been deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, along with American jazz and…

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Listen To Our Favorite Jams of December

The turbulent year of 2016 brought forth quite the slew of sounds, and the final month was no exception. Musically, December was a month of limitless possibilities. The tasteful tunes released within the last month of the year helped us curate a playlist rooted in warmth and a sprinkle of holiday cheer. Featuring Abra’s “Bounty,” Little Simz’s “Picture Perfect,” Big Sean’s “Living…

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Roll Back, Play That: Cardi B

When you cross an unapologetic persona with palpable honesty, you get the tenaciously beautiful Cardi B. The rapper-meets-reality stars uninviting past has platformed the success of her future, and the world can’t get enough of her persona and comedic candor. As she continues to metamorphose into a public figure, she sheds a unique light on women who once…

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INTERVIEW: BJ The Chicago Kid Premieres ‘The Lost Files: Cuffing Season’ Mixtape

I’ve always believed, from personal experience, that music heals. So with that, BJ The Chicago Kid is a true musical medicine man to me. An incredible vocalist and insanely talented songwriter, I happen to think he’s the reason passion and romance have returned to lustful desire in music. So when the opportunity to interview the…

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Listen To Our Favorite Jams of November

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already December. November flew by in the blink of an eye but we still managed to snag our favorite songs of the month for our monthly playlist. Through the fall month, we were driven by the grooviest of gems. Goldlink exclusively premiered his “See I Miss Pt. 2” with…

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This Is What Peach Fuzz Sounds Like: Ari Lennox

This is a story of how self-love allows you to follow your dreams. Let me confess. I’d never heard of singer Ari Lennox prior to this interview, but after listening to the seven tracks of her Dreamville debut project, PHO (repeatedly I must say), I knew that she was someone I’d never forget. Opening with…

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Interview: Using Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ As A Healing Component With Raphael Saadiq

When it was announced that the multi-talented Raphael Saadiq would be executive producing Solange‘s now No. 1 album, ‘A Seat at the Table’, I was elated. I don’t wake up each morning with “Still Ray” on repeat for nothing. The former Tony! Toni! Toné! member holds considerable talents, so it comes as no surprise that…

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