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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.

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Exclusive Interview with Brett Gray

Now is The Time: On My Block’s Brett Gray talks

Brett Gray serves as the comedic relief to a familiar yet, entertainingly unique teen drama, “On My Block.” The show centers four inner city LA teens transitioning into adulthood.

The young actor spoke with Pentagon Mag about his role and branching out into the music world. Gray is from the great city of Philadelphia, PA. The hometown of his acting idol, Will Smith. We shared a few laughs about being from the same city and chatted about his first rehearsal for “On My Block.” Co-Star Peggy Blow, noted his timing was spot on of a young Will Smith. She starred in an episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The whimsical star began his career in Musical Theater, having his first role be in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Brett has been a very busy bee. While wrapping up filming for ​On My Block, ​he’s also simultaneously filming the ​Secret Life of Bees (musical)​ and​ ​another Netflix original; “​When They See Us​.” The series was written and produced by Ava DuVernay. It exposes the U.S. criminal justice system during the ‘​Central Park Five’​ case. Gray makes it a point to play roles that tell stories that are encouraging to young black men. He plans to release an inspiring single “Our Day” for the series.

What’s your favorite characteristic of Jamal?

“​He is hungry, driven, and determined​.” Jamal would not give up the Rollerworld money hunt until he found the fortune, no matter who believed him.

When did you learn you could sing?

Gray says he could always sing since a child. His roots in Musical theater have helped the advancement of his vocal range. Brett says he went to the studio last year and then decided to drop some music of his own. “…​After On My Block, I focused and went to the studio and made my first project.​ ”

We began speaking about the rich musical history of Philadelphia. Home to artists such as: Gamble and Huff, Jazmine Sullivan, Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Meek Mill, The Roots, and so many other greats. Gray will be apart of the greats our city has produced. His most recent releases include a debut EP, Easy Haze. Along with the video release for single S.O.S. Brett is very much so in-tune with the current wave of music. “I love Tierra Whack and Bri Steves,” he says. Both are fellow rising artists from Philadelphia.

How do you get into character?

To my surprise he answered, “I’m an over-thinker I try not to think about it at all. I just try to remember lines…I really lose myself.” An actor true to his craft, Gray submerges himself into any role.

What’s your dream role and if you don’t have one create one.

I have so many. Comedy, drama, avatar movies, I want to do everything. More live plays; My dream role is The Joker.” Which I could totally see, Gray has the chops to teeter the line of intense drama with a faint hint of humor. He declares he will do an amazing job and I agree. Look out for this promising young actor. He’s setting his own trail ablaze.

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Giveon is Giving Soul

Thank God for the richness that is Giveon’s voice.

Imagine biting down into the smoothest piece of milk chocolate ever…that’s how listening to Giveon feels. A completely purifying experience.

Love hurts, love heals, love is loud, love is quiet, love is uncertain and Giveon encapsulates the gist of it all in Take Time. The emerging talent is a West Coast native from Long Beach, California. In an interview with DJ Booth, Giveon credits old school artists such as: Frank Sinatra, Barry White, Mary J. Blige, and Aretha Franklin as inspirations. As well as new school artists like: PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, and Frank Ocean.

His debut album is featureless with only sounds of Giveon’s velvety voice. It’s only 8 songs long and can be finished in under 25 minutes. It’s short and sweet, yet poignant and everlasting. Take Time also features production from boi-1da, wondaGURL, ASTROWORLD producer Sevn Thomas, and Giveon himself.

Please do yourself a favor and indulge below.

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Entertainment Love Music

Watch: Want a Whine?

As Afro beat gains popularity and reggae regains its popularity in the states, we receive two fire singles.

Jorja Smith links with Burna Boy who recently won a BET award for Best International Act. Be Honest is a sweet and soft tune reminiscent of Pharrell and Jay Z’s Frontin for its message. Smith sings “…be honest, you want this…” to which Burna Boy admits his love for Apple of his eye.

Watch below:

Also released today, Afro B and Busy Signal drop Go Dance. The beat claps as Signal and B make you want to get on your feet and bust a whine.

Watch the video above:

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Doja Cat Keeps it ‘Juicy’

Playful and sexy, Doja Cat drops her whimsical video for Juicy. A song that celebrates the wonder and curves of a woman.

In the video the kitty sports a latex watermelon print cat suit along other tantalizing outfits. She enlists the help of Tyga to bring this sweet dream to life.

Check out the video below:

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You Don’t Want ‘No Problems’ with Young Nudy and Girl Talk

Atlanta’s Young Nudy goes big bad with Pittsburgh DJ, Girl Talk, in their new single No Problems.

In true Nudy fashion, the beat is mysterious and leery and Nudy floats on it with his low tone. Girl Talk made sure to bring his A game.

Stream No Problems above:

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Mahalia Displays her Gratitude

The UK’s next upcoming crossover artist Mahalia, is back with another smooth track to unwind to.

Over a simple beat Mahalia sings to a lover in a soft persuasive tone. Expressing all of her love and gratitude for their presence, the singer boasts about loving her significant other down and promises to be every kind of faithful.

Stream Grateful above:

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Pink Sweat$ Tugs at Our Heart Strings

Born on February 14th, it’s Valentine’s Day 24/7 in the world of Pink Sweat$. Whether you’re a lovesick pup or totally encapsulated by the feeling, the intense strumming of an acoustic guitar almost syncs with the beating of your heart.

Sweat$ is from the home of soul singers like Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, and R&B greats Boyz II Men. Pink Sweat$ hails from the city of brotherly love. The singer/songwriter produced for fellow rising artist, Tierra Whack, who recently was nominated for a Grammy and appeared on XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class.

Pink Sweat$ dropped his debut project Volume 1 in 2018 and followed up with its sequel in 2019. Both projects poignant and passionate, Sweat$’ silk vocals soothe the remnants of heartache.

Stream both projects below and stay tuned for more Pink Sweat$.

Volume 2.