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Kelela has sex with her hair in “Blue Light” (Video)

Kelela piqued the world’s interest with an Instagram post for “Blue Light” in which she said: “watch me have sex wit my hair in the Blue Light video.” Here we are. The Helmi-directed video features a beautiful color palette. It also lives up to Kelela’s promise. Watch the video for “Blue Light” below. Watch me . . .

Kelela shines colorfully in the "LMK" video
New Music Aug 9  |  

Kelela shines colorfully in the “LMK” video

Kelela drops a fun, dynamic visual from her forthcoming debut album Magical color schemes are always a win, so I’m excited to see them in music video performances. Kelela shines bright in the “LMK” visuals. She has a vibe and aura about her that reminds me of icons past, but I’m very interested how she . . .

New Music Jan 25  |  

GoldLink Remixes Kelela’s “Rewind”

GoldLink has dropped a number of impressive careers throughout his career, and he steps up to the plate in a major way one more time with a new version of Kelela‘s “Rewind,” premiered via Annie Mac on BBC Radio. Kelela herself elaborated, “it’s everything that I wanted. He’s so smart. The remix is so smart. . . .

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ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio: Session 035” Features Kelela, LAKIM, Q-Tip & More

As the last hours of Sunday wind down for the majority of our readers, ESSNTL‘s ETYB Radio might be the perfect way to let things come to a close. If you’ve been frequenting Artistic Manifesto, you might already know what to expect. Our West Coast brethren supplies plenty of mellow vibes- from mainstream, throwback, and . . .

A Message
New Music Mar 3  |  

Kelela – “A Message” (Video)

Kelela graces us with “A Message,” the first video from her forthcoming EP, Hallucinogen produced by Arca and directed by German photographer Daniel Sannwald. Kelela has been busy working on her six-track EP since dropping her acclaimed debut mixtape Cut 4 Me back in 2013. Kelela describes the process of making the song to be “like a sculpture that I’ve . . .

Want It
New Music Apr 29  |  

Kelela & Tink – “Want It”

Los Angeles vocalist Kelela links up with Chicago songstress Tink for “Want It,” a DJ Dahi-produced cut that is part of the adidas #songsfromscratch series. The two prove to be a pleasurable combination, fitting together well over the song’s minimalistic production. Stream “Want It” below. Props to 2DopeBoyz.

New Music Oct 24  |  

Kelela – “Go All Night”

Solange definitely is on track with the crafting of her own unique vision, having founded her own record label, Saint Records. The first release, the Saint Heron compilation, features twelve tracks total and includes big names such as Jhené Aiko, Cassie and Kelela. The project is billed as a showcase of the talents spearheading the . . .


Gorillaz – ‘Humanz’ (Album Stream)

Highly anticipated might be an understatement. The Gorillaz are back, and they’re not treading softly. Their new album, Humanz, is 26 tracks deep, and is full of the experimental sounds that we’ve grown to love them for. The project includes guest features from Vince Staples, Kelela, Danny Brown, D.R.A.M., Anthony Hamilton, Pusha T, and more. . . .

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‘A Seat at the Table’ – A Love Letter To My Anxiety and Depression

Thank you, Solange . The colder months have always been times of transformation for me. I slow down, retreat into myself, and survey the whirlwind of situations I found myself in during the spring and summer so that I can learn and grow. This year, in particular, has been a shit show. A Seat At . . .

Solange – ‘A Seat At The Table’ (Album Stream)

Solange announced earlier this week that her new album was on the way. We even got the Lil Wayne-featuring “Mad” ahead of it, as well. At 21 track in total featuring Sampha, BJ The Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, and more, Solange returns to release her A Seat At The Table album. Listen below and grab your . . .

all night
New Music Jun 9  |  

Vince Staples dominates on Clams Casino’s “All Night”

If you listen to a Vince Staples verse for over thirty seconds, you probably know at least three things: he’s not afraid, he’s from the West Coast, and he can really really rap. The West Coast spitter delivers another strong performance on Clams Casino’s 32 Levels single, “All Night.” Look for Clams Casino’s 32 Levels album, . . .

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New Music Jan 28  |  

Listen to The Good Vibe’s “Sounds Of The Tribe #001” Compilation

TheGoodVibe is dedicated to “sharing good music and good vibes worldwide.” They’re well on their way to doing just that with their newly released compilation project, Sounds Of The Tribe #001. We’re in the midst of an era of adventure, with pioneering musicians such as Kaytranada, Soulection, Kelela, GoldLink and many more leading the charge. . . .


Mixtape: Boots – “WinterSpringSummerFall”

Capitalizing on the buzz surrounding his “Dreams” collaboration with Beyoncé, the multitalented Boots debuts a new project entitled WinterSpringSummerFall. Boots is a visionary singer, emcee, producer, and songwriter. WinterSpringSummerFall is a polished product that showcases all of these skills. WinterSpringSummerFall features guest appearances from big names such as Beyoncé, Kelela, Shlohmo, and Jeremih. Stream WinterSpringSummerFall . . .