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California King-Sankofa

“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 Unveils Trailer For Season 2 Of Power

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.

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Flip Feat. Elzhi & Phat Kat-Without Warning

Flip is an Austrian producer and “Without Warning” featuring Elzhi and Phat Kat is the second single and video from his upcoming Reflections album.

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Hipnott Records Introduces Producer JSoul With Audio Appetizerz EP

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.

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Johnny Polygon-The Fall (Official Video)

Johnny Polygon’s “The Fall” has an official video and the song is available as a download. The single is from his upcoming Thank You, Goodnight album which will be released sometime in 2015.

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The Weeknd-Earned It From The 50 Shades Of Grey Soundtrack (Official Video)

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.

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Dope (Trailer)

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.

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The Underachievers-Amorphous Feat. Portugal The Man

The Underachievers release their video for the Generation-Y critiquing “Amorphous” from their Cellar Door album.

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Clear Soul Forces And Boog Brown-Sound Of The City Produced By Black Milk

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.

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Unsung: Rick James

TV One kicks off its Unsung series for 2015 with Rick James tracing the evolution of his artistry from being a free-spirited rocker until he found success at Motown as funk/ r&b pioneer.

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