Fantastic Negrito Delivers Video For A Boy Named Andrew

Fantastic Negrito starts 2019 with a video for “A Boy Named Andrew.” Freddy Macdonald directs the clip that features Fantastic Negrito’s life on the road. The concept is fitting because Fantastic Negrito’s More »

Throwback: Ice-T-Colors

Ice-T recorded “Colors” for the soundtrack of the Dennis Hopper film of the same name in 1988. Ice-T was enjoying the success of his debut album, Rhyme Pays which had the definitive More »

Media Questions Of The Week

Did the Recording Academy deliberately cut off Drake’s acceptance speech for Best Rap Song Of The Year after he told his peers that Grammys were not the real win in their careers?  More »

India.Arie: Worthy Album Stream & Lyric Video For What If

India.Arie’s Worthy has arrived and it comes with the lyric video for “What If.” The album has Arie’s signature earthy soul and a collection of songs that function as entertainment and affirmations. More »

John Legend Calls For Change In Video For Preach

John Legend’s video for “Preach” is an intense plea for change in America because of issues like police brutality, racism and the demonizing of immigrants. The clip starts with Legend and his wife More »

United Skates Looks At African-American Roller Rink History (Trailer)

United Skates is a documentary from filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler about the history of African-American skate culture. The pair start with the current skating world in Central Park and then leads the viewer into skate parties that take place through word of mouth around the country. The film is a tribute to the importance skating rinks served in the community as places for people to socialize and a place where many artists started their careers. Salt-N-Pepa are interviewed on camera about the cultural role of the skating rink in African-American communities. John Legend executive produced the film which will air on HBO Monday, February 18th at 8 PM ET. 

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John Legend Calls For Change In Video For Preach

John Legend’s video for “Preach” is an intense plea for change in America because of issues like police brutality, racism and the demonizing of immigrants. The clip starts with Legend and his wife Chrissy in bed and later he goes to church and calls on God for help to mend the society’s struggles. The video is the first of its kind to use the Donate button so that viewers can give money to Free America.  Legend explains, 

“Sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this battle going on in ourselves. Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?”

Watch “Preach” and check out Free America

 

 

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Adeline’s Before Gets Remixed

Transplanted Parisian Adeline released her eponymous debut album last year and revealed a penchant for ’90s dance music and ’80s R&B and funk. The result was an irresistible introduction of high-energy that signaled the cyclical movement of a sound that is also being used by artists like Lizzo and The Internet. The singer, songwriter and bass player shares remixes to the single “Before” from Adeline that are meant for sweating and vertical body motion. Before Remixed comes out just as the Brooklyn resident gets ready to embark on a national tour next week. Tickets for the tour dates are on sale here

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Liam Bailey Releases Brand New EP

Liam Bailey’s fourth EP Brand New comes on the heels of the singles “You Saw The Devil In Me” and “Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her.” The five-song EP reflects Bailey’s soul, reggae and rock influences in a collection that could qualify as ideal driving music. The British singer explained the new music in a press release: 

“The EP is heavily inspired by a lot of new music I’ve been listening to recently & I’m especially loving the synths I’ve been hearing. I linked with Rich Cooper with this fresh sound in mind. The way we worked was really cool; we mainly jammed around until we caught a vibe that felt right to keep going with. We had lots of great musical spaces to write my recent truths against a different sound to what I’m used to. Although I couldn’t help going old school on “Hold Tight” with Fred Cox – the song has s been on repeat at home, it’s proper uplifting which is rare for me.”

He just shared the video for “Hold Tight” and Brand New is available on all the streaming platforms. 

 

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Lizzo Is Vulnerable In Video For Cuz I Love You

Lizzo drops the video for “Cuz I Love You” on Valentines Day and it is a dramatic toast to love. The black and white clip has moments of glamor and bohemianism as the rapper declares her feelings in front of a group of men. At times she belts out her words like a blues singer in between her rapped lines. “Cuz I Love You” is the title track of Lizzo’s new album coming April 19th just days before she starts her tour with two dates at Coachella. 

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