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Watch: Malcolm Taylor Makes D’usse out of Lemons

A journal entry worth of thoughts, Malcolm Taylor dives into introspection with D’usse. Life is full of lows and celebrations, but no two days are the same.

Sampling the striking piano keys in Brandy’s Full Moon, Taylor takes us on an inspiring ride. Malcolm Taylor is known for making music that makes you think and feel, and his latest single is no disappointment.

The visual stars singer-songwriter Devoni Jacob. Tune in below and watch as the pair venture out into a picturesque night.

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Gab.e Sings of Her Sweet SONshine

Philadelphia native Gab.e puts a sweet smile in our hearts with her new single, SONshine. Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in the world. You are now responsible for a life other than your own. The singer-songwriter shares some of her precious motherhood moments in her new video, SONshine.

As the weather gets chilly, nature encompasses the love mommy and son in this warming visual. Gab.e’s unique and vibrant voice ushers us into total serenity. She sings of strength, happiness, and family.

Watch the visual above and let me know what you think below.

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Giveon is Stuck on Love

Following the release of his highly successful Debut album, Take Time, Giveon is back! Where do our hearts lead us and why do our bodies stay? Giveon breathes life into emotions with his latest single, Stuck On You.

The Long Beach singer, tells a tale of being stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you can’t share your hurt with your friends for fear they’ll call you a fool what else is there to do. Knowing someone or a situation is not good for you and choosing to stay, “Far from love, but I’m stuck.”

Being torn in love isn’t easy, but Giveon sure makes it sound sweet.

Listen to the single below and let me know what you think on Instagram.

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The Chi’s Cast is Full of Surprises

Showtime’s hit series, The Chi, is full of talented individuals. They act their heart out on screen, but some also sing their hearts out in the booth. Bartón, who was known on screen as Regg, surprises fans with a bop. Teaming up with former cast-mate, Jacob Latimore, the pair take us on a smooth journey to bliss.

At first glance, you’d think this was a rapper and a singer. However, Bartón makes sure he carries the very first sweet note in the song. This is why it’s important to never judge a book by its cover.
Sit back and let these young men make you feel Special:

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🎧Hear Me Out: Jacob Latimore is Fire

The Chi’s, Jacob Latimore has a voice beyond the TV screen.

The 23 year-old plays Emmett, a young adult experiencing growing pains set in today’s Chicago. You may recognize Latimore from Black Nativity, Ride Along, and Maze Runner. However, the talented star saw his career beginnings in music. His debut single, “Best Friend” was released in 2005. You may remember his 106 & Park video countdown favorite, “Like ‘Em All” featuring Diggy Simmons.

Since then the promising star has done a lot of growing and it’s all audible in the music. It’s evident that Latimore has grown comfortably into his own artist and is able to fully express his emotions. C3 is a fusion of Jacob’s previous bodies of work C1 and C2 and the final installment. The EP features Mulatto, Calboy, and Trevor Jackson among others.

The preciously crafted project is a smooth collide of early 2000s – mid 2000s R&B with the perfect amount of new age R&B. Don’t just take my word for it. Listen to C3 above and let us know what vibe it gives you below.

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Happy Memorial Day Social Distancing!

I hope everyone is practicing social distancing.

But I know you guys aren’t. So, here’s a list of precautions to take while you’re out of the house.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others, including when you have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Practice continued cleanliness

And just in case you’re planning on having a club quarantine cookout check out the playlist below. Tune in today’s latest Hip-Hop hits.

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The Internet Gasps at Jay-Z’s Taste in Music

The Brooklyn-born rapper is undoubtedly one of the greatest to ever grace a microphone. So, why are fans so surprised at his diverse musical palette? His knowledge of musicians’ past is woven into many of his lyrics. Jay-Z leisurely creates Tidal playlists and shares them with music lovers through the app. His latest playlist features “Under The Table,” by Fiona Apple. It’s a whimsical tune about perseverance and refusing to be silenced. Fans took to Twitter in amazement at the “standout” selection. When just at the dawn of 2020, artists like Snoh Aalegra and Solangemade his year-end playlist of 2019.

In a 2009 interview with MTV Jay-Z describes his experience with music as a youth. “I grew up around music, listening to all types of people,” he said. “I used to listen to old music like DonnyHathawayMarvin Gaye and things like that. I’m into music that has soul in it, whether it be rap, R&B, pop music, whatever. As long as I can feel their soul through the wax, that’s what I really listen to.” He relates to music as it feels. As all music lovers do. When you can feel an artist’s authenticity in the record, that’s all that matters.

So, Hov adding Fiona Apple to his playlist rotation doesn’t come as a surprise. You have to have an ear for exploration in music. Always being open to the many sounds.

What do you think? Add your thoughts below and peruse the playlist here.

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Watch: Jhene Aiko and H.E.R. are Animated in “B.S.”

Two of our favorite soul singers have teamed up to give us one of the smoothest bops of 2020. B.S. is a carefree, hot-girl summer anthem. The blissful track comes from Jhené Aiko’s third studio album, Chilombo. Aiko is very deep into her spirituality and aligning the chakras. She shares that she used singing bowls while making the album. 
Singing bowls are musical instruments that have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind, and soul.

Check out the chart below Aiko shared via Instagram detailing how each song and key heals.

Who wouldn’t want to listen to music played in a healing frequency? Music that not only sounds good, but it actually FEELS good!

Watch the ultra-cool video for B.S. above and make sure to keep listening to those healing frequencies.

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Watch: Zaza Says ‘Girls Run Everything’

The five-year-old pint-sized princess, ZaZa, has returned with the hard hitting new single “Girls Run Everything.”

Zaza with little sister, Simmy

ZaZa first gained popularity after creating a post to SchoolBoy Q’s smash hit, Floating. The west-coast rapper gave her, her props by reposting the video. Not only has she has become an Instagram sensation, garnering the attention of Sean “Diddy” CombsEllen Degeneres, and Rihanna. She’s even had a remix to her song “What I Do” performed by North West.

Zaza created this new girl power anthem to encourage women everywhere, and to celebrate the women like Beyoncé, Rihanna and more who have inspired us all.

Check out this confident little queen’s latest hit, “Girls Run Everything” above.

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Giveon is Making His ‘Favorite Mistake’

Long Beach, California native Giveon is back with an acoustic visual for hit single, “FavoriteMistake.”

After a leaked Drake collaboration surfaced, everyone was trying to figure out exactly who this talented artist was. The single happens to be none other than the Chicago Freestyle. Drake’s emotional roller-coaster rhymes paired with Giveon’s calming tone gives your heart the right wringing.

Favorite Mistake speaks to indulging in a guilty or notso guilty pleasure. He belts, “Our secret’s safe, so you’re my favorite mistake. That’s why we gotta keep it on the low..” Sometimes doing the wrong thing is enticing. You decide while you watch the video below.