Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

Azealia Banks Debuts New Song Anna Wintour

Azealia Banks’s “Anna Wintour” song is the first official single from her upcoming Fantasea II album. She explained in an Instagram post that the house song produced by DJ legend Junior Vasquez was inspired by her self-discovery. She also wrote that Anna Wintour, the longtime editor of Vogue, is someone she can relate to because of her journey in the world as a powerful woman. The mercurial artist told Ebro Darden that Fantasea II should be released by July but she is keeping fans alert with this new song and the recent release of the song “Moving On Up” and the video for “SODA.” 

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Anna Wintour – Press Shot . : I wrote this song about finding myself and finding God. Not at all specific to any religion, this song was written to embody the feeling felt when you connect with the universe. Sometime we feel afraid to take chances that will bring us out of our comfort zone’s and it’s always in those moments that God finds you and let’s you know that you are exactly in the right place .. at the right time. I am and have been since the age of 12, very inspired by @stacieorrico’s work on her self-titled debut (also executive produced by @harveymasonjr). Her ability to craft songs which teeter along the lines of Gospel/Christian Pop/Pop , is something that inspires me so much. My choice to name this song “Anna Wintour” is telling; I relate to Anna Wintour So much as a strong, powerful and larger than life soul in a petite, tidy and feminine body. While others may see Anna as intimidating , I see a woman who was born into this world with an absolute certainty about her place in it. She is a master of masters..like the life path number 11. A woman with an abundance of personal power who influences and defines the world around her. In my case, having such power can lead to self-indulgences. Meaning, i can become so consumed with a power and an ability to affect the world, that I may have forgotten or in fact – may have never learned to use my power to influence and define myself! This song is one of praise, liberation… as well as a kunty stunt. I pray you all have as much fun listening to it as I had creating it. Artist: Azealia Banks Genre: Dance/Pop/Hip-Hop Produced by : @juniorsanchezofficial Executive production: @harveymasonjr Engineer: Andrew Hey and Paul Falcone Performed by: Azealia Amanda Banks p/k/a Azealia Banks. Lyrics: Azealia Banks, Eugenio Sanchez, Dorian Strickland, Kevin James, “Shug”. Management: Azealia Banks A&R: @williamrobillardcole Released via exclusive license to: @eone_music Copyright Azealia Banks 2018.

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Lizzo Rejects Body Shaming In Fitness Visual

 Lizzo affirms all women who do not fit America’s mainstream ideal of the female body in her “Fitness” video. The Texas native wears her confidence out front in the way she struts in the club with her troupe of dancers who all look different from one another in shape and size. Women with full figures are constantly castigated for their appearance but Lizzo gives body shaming no power as she wears her frame with pride. She references Beyonce and Donna Summer and makes sure to tell the camera with a sign that her overall presentation that includes a skin-tight outfit is for her own self-actualization and no one else. Lizzo’s “Fitness” visual and lyrics feel more like a movement than just another song. The artist is currently touring the United States. 


Damian Marley Takes His Son On A Tour Of Trenchtown In Video For Living It Up

 Damian Marley used his video for “Living It Up” to give his son a tour of their family’s origins in Trenchtown. They walk through the neighborhood in Kingston, Jamaica and Marley shows him the life Bob Marley was able to escape because of his success. He also shows him the house his grandmother, the late Cedella Marley Booker used to live in before she relocated to the United States. The scenery changes and they have a celebration at their mansion in the other part of town with a white party. “Living It Up” is from Marley’s 2017 Stony Hill album. 


Janelle Monáe’s Make Me Feel Gets Two New Remixes

Janelle Monáe continues to create excitement around the upcoming release of her Dirty Computer album. The videos for “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” created a happy hysteria and eagerness to hear all of her new music. Today, “Make Me Feel” gets EDM and house remixes courtesy of EDX and Kaskade. Dirty Computer comes out April 27th but until then Monáe wants her fans to be present and dance. 



Listen To The Lost Remix Of Slum Village’s Hold Tight Featuring Q-Tip Produced By J.Dilla

Twenty years ago Slum Village completed their seminal Fantastic Volume 2 which announced their arrival as Detroit’s premier hip-hop group. The album was not actually released until 2000 after Dilla spent years producing people like The Pharcyde, De La Soul and more and also being a member of The Ummah music collective. Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo and Pete Rock are some of the artists that appeared on Fantastic Volume 2 alongside T3, Baatin and Dilla. Today the group acknowledges the 20 year anniversary of FV2 by sharing the Lost Remix of “Hold Tight” featuring Q-Tip. Slum Village now consists of T3 and Young RJ and this summer they will re-emerge and go on tour to honor their official beginning. The “Hold Tight” Lost Remix is available on The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2