Daily Archives: December 12, 2016

Big Sean: Bounce Back Official Video

 Big Sean’s video for “Bounce Back” is a fluorescent fantasy that takes place in the desert and neighborhood. Wolves, male dwellers and beautiful women fill the screen in what looks like a hallucinogenic trip. There is no release date on his fourth album but he confirmed on Twitter last month that another Twenty88 album with Jhené Aiko is coming out in 2017.


Issa Rae Receives First Golden Globe Nomination

Issa Rae received her first Golden Globe nomination for her HBO comedy Insecure. Rae is competing in the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical. Rae’s co-star Yvonne Orji shared the screencap of their conversation about the nomination. Rae talked about the award with Vulture and E!


Jodie Abacus: Keep Your Head Down

Jodie Abacus has a new single called “Keep Your Head Down” and he said his inspiration came from a TV show about refugees.

“I started writing this song after I woke up one morning in my hotel room in LA and started watching a segment on refugees. That same day I had a studio session with Nick Ruth and SOHN so I went in the studio with this idea in my head. I wanted to sympathise and put myself in their shoes to express what it could be like to flee your country with your family in the midst of war and destruction in the hopes of finding safety in a Western country, only to not be accepted there. That absolute feeling of total unease and desperation…We’re safe here, but we can only imagine”.

The south London singer-songwriter is preparing for the release of his solo album on February 10th.


Little Simz: Poison Ivy Featuring Tilla

Little Simz announced her new album today with the song “Poison Ivy” featuring Tilla. The slow tempo collaboration about love comes just days before the release of her second album, Stillness In Wonderland. Pre-ordering the album secures an immediate download of “Poison Ivy.” Little Simz is touring New Zealand and Australia during the month of January.


Ro James NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Ro James stopped by the NPR offices and performed a three-song set for their Tiny Desk Concert series. Ro James has had a good year with the release of his solo album Eldorado. He gave a great performance of “Permission” on the Soul Train Music Awards and was the opening act on the Maxwell and Mary J.Blige tour. “Permission” also has a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance.