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B.B. & The Underground Kingz-Make Love To My Car


“Make Love To My Car” is from Amerigo Gazaway’s B.B.King/UGK mash-up, The Trill Is Gone. The song is a combination of “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” covered by B.B.King and UGK’s “Ride [F*ck]My Car.” The Trill Is Gone comes out October 13th.

Toro Y Moi-Dada Art Music Video

Toro Y Moi released his hip-hop-oriented mixtape Samantha last month. His “Dada Art Music Video” is a visual for the songs “Boo Boo Mobile,” “Ambient Rainbow” and “Want ft(Washed Out).”

Talib Kweli-Every Ghetto On The Tonight Show With The Roots

Talib Kweli just released his free F*ck The Money album last month and he’s already off to his musical adventure. Last night he performed “Every Ghetto” from his Indie 500 collaboration album with 9th Wonder on The Tonight Show with Rapsody and The Roots. Indie 500 comes out November 6th.

D△WN-Billie Jean/Dance

D△WN shared another choreographed visual today with the video for “Billie Jean/Dance.” “Billie Jean” is from D△WN’s Blackheart album released at the beginning of the year. “Dance” is the first single from the forthcoming Redheart album.

Guordan Banks-Keep You In Mind Official Video

Philadelphia R&B newcomer Guordan Banks, debuts the video for his first single, “Keep You In Mind.” Banks has already worked behind the scenes racking up song credits with the likes of John Legend, 50 Cent and Keyshia Cole. The singer is getting ready for the release of his first solo project, A Song For Everyone via his Bank On It Entertainment.

Angie Stone-2 Bad Habits Official Video

Angie Stone’s retro-sounding “2 Bad Habits” has the warm feeling of the familiar and it’s a song about being addicted to the one you love. A couple of weeks ago the behind the scenes of the video was made available and today the official version debuts a month before the release of Stone’s new Dream album.

White Boiz-Neighborhood Wonderful Album Stream

Neighborhood Wonderful is the project from Shafiq Husayn and Krondon as the White Boiz. Stones Throw just released the album and you can preview the 14-songs about struggle and survival in the hood by listening to the stream.

Throwback: Debbie Deb-When I Hear Music


Debbie Deb became an instant queen of freestyle after “When I Hear Music” hit the airwaves and entered the clubs in 1983. Debbie was a teenager living in Miami when she met producer Tony Butler who convinced her to record the song. Freestyle music had emerged in New York and was championed by urban dancers for its electro-infused rhythms and fun lyrics. “When I Hear Music” was popular, being able to have radio exposure, street recognition and thrive in nightclubs. She also scored another freestyle classic with “Lookout Weekend” but the music industry shunned her overweight appearance and refused to use her photo for the Lookout Weekend album cover. She was also replaced by another singer hired by the record company to pretend to be her on the road similar to the Black Box and Martha Wash controversy. Deb left the music industry not long after the success of her album and returned once in the ’90s. As freestyle becomes popular again Deb performs occasionally around the country, usually at throwback events with other stars of the genre like Shannon and Lisa Lisa.

Media Questions Of The Week


Did Empire’s ratings drop the second week after its season 2 return because of “too much gay stuff and too many celebrity cameos?”

Is Lauryn Hill really working on the follow-up to the Miseducation, and if so, who is she working with?

Will Don Cornelius’s Soul Train be turned into a Broadway musical?

Janet Jackson-Unbreakable Album Stream


Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable came out today and it’s already being praised as the best pop album from a veteran this year. This is her first album since 2008’s Discipline and she built anticipation with the singles “No Sleeep” and “BURNITUP” with Missy Elliot weeks before the album release. Unbreakable is streaming now and Jackson’s Unbreakable tour resumes October 9th in Las Vegas.

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