Daily Archives: April 23, 2018

Raury: The Woods (Album Stream)

Raury shared his The Woods album today after posting the songs a few days ago indicating they were part of a larger project. The 22-song album has appearances from Corinne Bailey Rae, Mecca, Jaixx, Telana and Adia. The Georgia-based artist who recently parted ways with Columbia referenced the split on Twitter by saying that “Industry play too many games gonna just wing it, follow my heart and do it my way.” 


London Singer Laolu Returns With New Single How To Feel

South London singer Laolu returns after an almost three-year hiatus with new music from her forthcoming All In Me EP. “How To Feel” is taken from a situation the artist recently experienced. Laolu says,

“This song was about something I experienced recently – that pensive insecure feeling of uncertainty in a relationship. The song originally started out as something completely different, but Dunc Suei, the producer, and I decided the song should go in this direction based on the vibe we got while recording, luckily the song turned out to be a proper R&B jam.”

Laolu’s All In Me EP release date is TBA. 


Janelle Monae: I Like That Official Video

 Janelle Monáe drops the video for “I Like That” as the release of Dirty Computer is only days away from release. Monáe’s cinematographer maintains her love of strong colors as she goes from sitting in a theater, then an island getaway and lastly in a bathtub as stand on the outside of the tub. Monáe has also announced a Dirty Computer tour with her Wondaland artists St. Beauty as the opening act. Tickets are on sale. 


Beyoncé Partners With Google.org To Grant Four More Scholarships To HBCU Students

Beyoncé’s BeyGood initiative announces a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, to grant four more scholarships to HBCU students. The scholarships are coming from her Homecoming Scholars Awards Program. Beyoncé has also challenged other businesses to join Google.org’s investment in education. 

Google.org matched Beyoncé’s $100,000 grant which will enable four more additional HBCUs to $25,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Texas Southern University located in Beyoncé’s Houston hometown, Fisk University in Nashville, Tennesse, the alma mater of her father, Matthew Knowles, Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana and Morehouse, College in Atlanta, Georgia are the four schools chosen for the scholarships. Historically Black colleges and universities are educational establishments created before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to primarily serve the African-American community. The majority of white institutions of higher-learning did not permit African-Americans to enroll during segregation.