Watch Keke Palmer Be A Lesbian Mack In Trailer For Pimp

A lot of really cool things have happened this month, aside from music with another art love of mine….. FILM!! So excited to have had my movie PIMP play at The Tribeca More »

Sharlene-Monique Releases Destiny EP Shares First Single Awe & Wonder Feat. Billy Crabtree

Sharlene-Monique’s “Awe & Wonder” featuring Billy Crabtree from her Destiny EP is a soothing but festive reminder to never get lost in mundane concerns. The EP comes after her single “You” streamed More »

Miguel Revisits War & Leisure Releases Video For Come Through And Chill Feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi

 Miguel’s video for “Come Through And Chill” is about his appreciation for women. The singer watches them having dance rehearsals while J.Cole spits his rap to a woman on the phone. The More »

Listen: OSHUN-bittersweet vol. 1 (Album Stream)

OSHUN’s bittersweet vol. 1 is a trove of R&B and hip-hop meditations touching on things like being in love and self-actualization. It is the third full-length from the New York duo of More »

Magestik Legend Releases Mini Documentary Mind Woes: The Journey

 Magestik Legend of Michigan’s The Black Opera hip-hop group is releasing his third full-length album, All This Time in May. The mini-documentary Mind Woes: The Journey puts the camera on a day in More »

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era Announce Fourth Annual Steez Day Festival

Pro Era announces the fourth annual STEEZ Day Festival to honor their late comrade Capital STEEZ. Steez founded the Beast Coast movement and was an originator of Pro Era. The festival is returning to the site of the first STEEZ Day, Central Park. The lineup includes the Pro Era family, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, STRO and more to be announced. Tickets for STEEZ Day will go on sale Friday at noon ET. 


Watch: Kandace Springs Perform People Make The World Go Round

 Kandace Springs covers The Stylistics’ “People Make The World Go Round” in a concert setting for the official video. Springs is back after her 2016 Blue Note debut album Soul Eyes. “People Make The World Go Round” is from her three-song Black Orchid EP produced by Karriem Riggins. The singer and pianist is the opening act for Hall and Oates on their North American tour that starts May 1st. 


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.