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New Music Mar 9  |  

GoldLink – “Meditation” ft. Jazmine Sullivan & Kaytranada

RCA Records signee GoldLink and his signature bouncy delivery are back on the map with “Meditation.” This time, he has two friends along for the ride. You might know them. Jazmine Sullivan and Kaytranada ring a bell? Jazmine’s soulful vocals are a great fit for the chorus over top of Kaytra’s percussion-heavy, futuristic production. This . . .

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New Music Dec 12  |  

Jazmine Sullivan – “Mascara”

Vocalist Jazmine Sullivan showcases her songwriting prowess and vocal range with her latest release, “Mascara.” The song draws influences from songs such as Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and gives off a very confident vibe. Jazmine reinforces the assertion that none of her superficial or materialistic assets define who she is as a . . .

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New Music Sep 3  |  

Jazmine Sullivan – “Forever Don’t Last”

“Forever Don’t Last” is the second single from Jazmine Sullivan‘s forthcoming Reality Show album, and it finds the soulful songstress in impressive form once more. Mournful instrumentation sets the stage, and Jazmine’s powerful vocals carry things home. Stream “Forever Don’t Last” below.

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Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb” ft. Meek Mill

After an almost 4 year music hiatus, singer Jazmine Sullivan is back to drop some new heat and she is taking no prisoners.  The Philly native has been in the studio working on her upcoming album titled Reality Show. The growth in her vocals is tremendously displayed in “Dumb.” “Dumb” features fellow Philadelphia native Meek Mill. The singer pours out her emotions singing, ” . . .

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GoldLink’s “Meditation” is black, jubilant, and unpredictable (Video)

Powered by Kaytranada‘s funky bassline, GoldLink‘s elastic delivery, and Jazmine Sullivan‘s rich vocals, “Meditation” is a song that manages to appeal to quite the diverse audience. The newly released visual accompaniment is an intricate affair. It’s undeniably black. It’s shadowy, and matches the brooding vibes of the song itself. It also features Ray J getting . . .

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Meet Darius Moreno, the artist behind GoldLink’s animated “Meditation” video

I walked into Harlem Public on 149th and Broadway, very sure of the direction this piece would take. My mission: sit down with the visual artist behind GoldLink’s latest hit “Meditation,” which was produced by Kaytranada and featured Jazmine Sullivan. I’d ask him about the inspiration behind the visuals, what the process was like, and . . .

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InterviewNew Music Jun 25  |  

Yeah, this guy can rap. @Benny_Starr brings “Allah” to #TheTwitterMixtape

Representing Pineville, South Carolina, @Benny_Starr (born Fitzgerald Wiggins) presented @TheMixCrew with ‘Allah‘. Produced by @rillwilliams, ‘Allah‘ hits hard with hearty metaphors, history, and a strong message.  It requires multiple listens to catch everything. “Tell me why I need a Basquiat, when every bar I drop is art? All my abstract strokes for Black folks.” How did . . .

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New Music May 27  |  

Fantasia sizzles with “Sleeping With The One I Love”

Fresh off of me finally settling down after catching the holy ghost from Brandy‘s “Beggin’ And Pleadin,” Fantasia drops the magnetic “Sleeping With The One I Love”, the latest single from her forthcoming 5th studio album entitled The Definition of. . . The single is a bluesy ballad where Fantasia talks about the difficult decision of . . .

New Music Jan 6  |  

Brandy Takes Us To Church With “Beggin & Pleadin”

The last recording I heard from Brandy was her 2014 cover of Coldplay‘s “Magic“. Her silky smooth vocals over that haunting beat made me feel heartbreak I never felt before. I waited in anticipation for her next single, but lost hope a few months after. Imagine my surprise when I got a text tonight with . . .

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Check Out The 2016 Grammy Award Nominations

It’s that time of the year. The 2016 Grammy Award nominations have been announced. It’s only right that we all gather round, look at the nominations, and complain about the lack of appropriate representation for the artists who we truly feel deserve some shine. The Grammys will take place in Los Angeles’s Staples Center on . . .

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“Nina Revisited…A Tribute To Nina Simone” (Album Stream)

The world has been talking about the highly anticipated project for the one and only Nina Simone, and today we can finally listen to it in full. The project includes features from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, and Common among others. Stream Nina Revisited…A Tribute To Nina Simone . . .

Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”

The ever-elusive Lauryn Hill reappears to cover Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” for the forthcoming documentary, What happened, Miss Simone? Lauryn’s voice is as good as ever, full of emotion and conviction. Symphonic, cinematic production backs her vocals in excellent fashion. The documentary soundtrack is also set to include features from Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Common, Lalah . . .