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REVIEW: Brent Faiyaz is Unapologetic and Honest in His New Project “Fuck The World”

Brent Faiyaz’s sound sets himself apart from everyone else. In the playlist area, we’re quick to curate vibes as a faux DJ, but Brent Faiyaz is indeed a vibe. His music holds more depth as an alternative R&B artist in

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Artist To Watch: Kaash Paige

Kaash Paige is turning ears with her honest lyrics and unique sound. Listening to her debut it’s not hard to catch the intimate moments and vulnerability that sparked the title of her EP, Parked Car Convos. The project name, a

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5 Things We Learned From Summer Walker & Ari Lennox’s #OverIt Chat

Summer Walker got real with fellow R&B songstresses Ari Lennox in a new video titled Over It on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The two discussed what they’re in to and what they’re over, including waxing, monogamy, men, plastic surgery, and

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“New” Artists That Will Have You in The Feels Like It’s The 90’s

What comes to mind when you hear the term “R&B”? Is it a flashback to your parent’s backseat while they play Marvin Gaye and ask, “what you know about this”? Or is it crippling heartbreak, vulnerability, and a romance that

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#HappyValentinesDay: 20 Nostalgic Love Songs From 1992

Happy Valentines Day! Whether you like it or not today will be filled with “all that of lovey dove sh*t” *Drake Voice*. From the oversized teddy bears…to the chocolate covered strawberries..to your auntie dressed in all red with iced out

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The Kids Are Alright in ChloeXHalle’s World

  It’s very hard to ignore real talent when you see it. I still remember watching the video for “Fall” by ChloeXHalle, the melody stayed in my head for days. Same goes for “Drop,” I’d watch the video every time

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4 the Culture: Rap has Officially Become the Most Popular Genre in Music

According to 2017’s End-of-Year music report conducted by Neilson.com, Hip-Hop music has officially surpassed every other genre when it comes to consumption. While this is not exactly new news, the statistics behind this observation are, in fact, groundbreaking. R&B/Hip-Hop represented almost

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N.E.R.D.: No_One Ever Really Dies | Review

  “The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.” The comeback is always stronger than the setback, as the N.E.R.D.s are not only back, but better than ever. Self-titling their fifth album as the acronym, “No_one

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Sade & her Long Lasting Legacy on U.K. R&B

There is a minor, yet definitive sound when listening to U.K. R&B. For one, the energy found in beats and tempo tend to have more energy than their American friends. Then there is the very soulful, bellowing voices reminiscent of

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Kanye West Trademarks “Yeezy Sounds” For New Streaming Service

Kanye West is never short of ideas. t’s reported that he has trademarked “Yeezy Sound” for a streaming service. This comes after the very public blow out between Ye and his former business endeavor with Jay-z, Tidal. Kanye asked for

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Daniel Caesar delivers a new twist with Freudian

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection or to feel a deep romantic attachment to someone. These are the very things that R&B singer Daniel Caesar is able to portray with his new album Freudian. Caesar takes

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Throw It Back: Remembering SWV’s “You’re The One”

  21 years ago today, the iconic girl group, SWV, charted Billboard’s top ten with their hit song, “You’re The One.” The track was written by the three members of the group with the help of producer Allen Gordon. “You’re

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Throw It Back Thursday: Jodeci Live on ‘MTV Jams’ in 1994

When you think of the ’90s, it would be a sin to not think of this sultry crew. Consisting of four uber talented vocalists, Jodeci was a powerhouse, belting out endless R&B classics. Conceived in Charlotte, North Carolina, the quartet

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Up and Coming Artist NESTA Drops Smooth New Track “I’m Not Cool”

If you’re not familiar with the breath of fresh air known as Nesta, let this be your proper introduction. Born in Jamaica, Queens to Jamaican parents, Nesta (formerly known as Zan) grew up with Rastafarian influences, that can be heard

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The Wait is Over, Trey Songz Dropped ‘Anticipation 3’

The anticipation is over ladies, Trey Songz finally dropped a tape – and it’s everything we want from the sex symbol. More of the baby-making tunes we love so much from the notorious crooner. He’s been flying under the radar since

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Rina Sawayama is a Glittery R&B Bad Ass

With all of the grime heat coming out of London right now, it’ easy for other’s to fall under the mainstream radar.  Rina Sawayama is a Cambridge educated, Niigata-born, and R&B inspired artist shattering Asian beauty standards and musical normalcy.

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Throw It Back: Amerie – “1 Thing”

Think back to January 5th 2005, Amerie‘s “1 Thing” was released and instantly became a favorite. The song was co-written by the singer and songwriter for her second studio album, Touch. “1 Thing” was heavily influenced by go-go rhythms and features a

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Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Are Prepping For The TWENTY88 Album

Ready for more TWENTY88? Well you’re in luck because Big Sean and Jhene Aiko are warming up for another collaborative project. Big Sean took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to announce that the TWENTY88 joint album is on the way along

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WATCH: ABRA is Carefree in Her Visual for “CRYBABY”

With Awful Record’s first lady ABRA‘s PRINCESS EP slated to drop tomorrow, The singer-songwriter and producer shares the visual for the project’s featured track, “CRYBABY”. Showing her softer side on over 80’s inspired nostalgic soundscapes, the Zaiba Jabbar-directed visual shows ABRA’s softer

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STREAM: Chicago’s Jamila Woods Releases Debut Album ‘HEAVN’

Activist, poet, and R&B singer Jamila Woods is deemed to be one of 2016’s most promising break out stars. The Chicago native first won over the world when she appeared of Chance The Rapper‘s hit single “Sunday Candy, following up

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LISTEN: R&B Summer Jams That We Should Appreciate

We’re towards the end of May now, it’s becoming cumbersome to dress in layers and tote around that beloved leather jacket. Which could only mean one thing, summer is here! While everyone is skinning out (as my Jamaican grandparents would

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LISTEN: Sampha – “Timmy’s Prayer”

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from London crooner Sampha. Aside from blessing high-profile tracks here and there (Drake’s “The Motion” and “Too Much,” and Kanye’s “Saint Pablo”), he’s been on the same island as Frank Ocean – until now that is! Sampha

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WATCH: theMIND – “Pale Rose”

A few months ago, theMIND asked me to play a DJ in his newest music video “Pale Rose”. Since I play one in real life from time to time, I was more than down since he’s also one of my

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FEATURED: Get To Know theMIND & A Behind The Scenes Look At Mercury Rising

Last year I was asked to play the role of the DJ in a music video for an upcoming artist, theMIND. I didn’t really know much about him or his music, so I decided to familiarize myself with his work

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MUSIC: “When Thugs Cry” Vashtie’s 1st Mixtape!

This mix is inspired by Romantic Ruffians and Sensitive Thugs worldwide. Not to be confused with the average Sad Boy who goes around boo hoo’ing over anything, but rather for the Tough Guy who doesn’t often open up – but

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WATCH: The Mind – “Mercury Rising”

A few weeks ago I came across an amazing song called “Mercury Rising” from an artist named theMIND. I fell in love with the smooth vocals and ambient vibe of the song and would later find out it was the

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LISTEN: Jahkoy – “Odd Future”

One of the most enjoyable things for me is discovering new music. There’s nothing like hearing an artist for the first time and becoming intrigued. That happened recently when a friend of mine put me on to a new song

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THROWBACK: “You’re Makin’ Me High” By Toni Braxton

  Some Facts About TONI BRAXTON: – Toni Braxton was born on October 7th, 1967. – She has won six Grammy Awards. – She is often known as the “Queen of R&B” and has sold over 66 million records worldwide.

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