“Sankofa” is the title track Brooklyn trio California King’s third album. The song and video poses questions around American identity, capitalism and freedom. You can stream Sankofa, the album via their Bandcamp site.
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Starz released the trailer for season 2 of the TV show Power starring Omari Hardwick today. The story picks back up with Hardwick’s character Ghost risking his achievements because of an involvement with an old flame who unbeknowst to him, is a federal agent. 50 Cent becomes more central to the events when his character is released from prison and plans to sabotage Ghost and his partner Tommy. Power returns to the Starz channel in the summer.
Hipnott Records introduces Maryland R&B producer JSoul with the 4-song instrumental Audio Appetizerz EP. JSoul is known by indie soul fans for his previous Black Sinatra album that included appearances from Eric Roberson, Natalie Stewart, Julie Dexter, Carol Riddick and W.Ellington Felton. He’s currently working on his Purple Symphony project, which is described as “boom bap sprinkled with jazz and soul” and has features from Baltimore rappers Eze Jackson, Mathematics, GreenSpan and D.C. DJ Sean Armstrong.
The Weeknd’s official video for “Earned It” from the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack features Dakota Johnson and women dancers decked in bondage gear. He sings to them, watches them rehearse and they later become his back-up dancers. It’s all a prelude to movie’s S&M storyline and February 14th release.
Dope is a film directed by Rick Famuyiwa about a young man’s coming of age story played by rapper A$AP Rocky and takes place in present-day Inglewood, California. The cast has a few rappers including Casey Veggies, Vince Staples and Tyga. Other millennial media notables include Zoe Kravitz and Quincy Brown. Forest Whitaker and Rick Fox are also in the film which debuts at Sundance this week.
The Underachievers release their video for the Generation-Y critiquing “Amorphous” from their Cellar Door album.
Detroit rappers Boog Brown and Clear Soul Forces reckon with a Black Milk Beat and create “Sound Of The City.” The song is from their upcoming mixtape #TheJoint. The project will be released February 3rd and you can go to their site and sign-up for a free copy.