Mali Music Still
New Music May 17  |  

Mali Music – “Still”

Mali Music follows up the upifting “Gonna Be Alright” with “Still.” He gracefully shares a classic leaning ballad that allows his soulful vocals to stretch out over a bed of pulling strings, fluttering guitar, plucks and lush keys. The Transition of Mali is enabled for pre-order on iTunes now. Listen to “Still” below.

New Music Apr 6  |  

Mali Music shares hope on “Gonna Be Alright”

Listen to Mali Music’s uplifting tune There’s something about an uplifting tune that earns itself a stamp of timelessness from the moment you press play. There is no beginning. There is no end. It always was and will be. Mali Music captures the essence of hope and perseverance on his new song, “Gonna Be Alright.” . . .

New Music Nov 18  |  

Mali Music – “Contradiction” ft. Jhene Aiko

Gospel hip-hop artist Mali Music continues to branch out on his own with “Contradiction,” an emotive new song featuring Jhene Aiko that’s set to be featured on the soundtrack for Spike Lee‘s controversial Chi-Raq film. The two aren’t a likely combination on paper, but they put doubts to rest with a memorable performance. Stream “Contradiction” . . .

More Life

Drake plays the role of global music ambassador on ‘More Life’ (Review)

“More chune fo ya head top so watch how you speak on my name”. With that quick phrase following a soul stirring sample, Aubrey “Drake” Graham took the world by storm once again, delivering his much anticipated “playlist,” More Life. Coming off his most successful commercial album, Views, Drake has returned with the swagger only . . .

Video Music Awards Winners

2016 MTV Video Music Awards Winners + Performances

It was an action packed night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Some of the most discussed parts of the night included a full Beyoncé concert, Teyana Taylor‘s legendary performance in Kanye West‘s “Fade” video, the Kanye monologue introducing the video, and multiple Rihanna performances. Get the full scoop below. 2016 MTV Video Music . . .

best believe it
New Music May 3  |  

No Malice – “Best Believe It” ft. MD Uno (Video)

No Malice is looking to reach every single soul that he touched as Malice with his new music. Keeping on the righteous path, the Virginia O.G. just dropped new visuals for his latest No Malice keeps things moving with a new video for “Best Believe It,” which originally featured on the soundtrack to his The . . .


Zayn Malik seeks to embrace an identity of his own

Zayn Malik has been buzzing ever since his heavily observed departure from superstar boy band, One Direction. With his debut solo album also dropped in March, it’s time we gave him our due thoughts on his current and potential situation. Andre Crawford and I took a deeper look at who Zayn is as an artist, . . .

put it on me
New Music Apr 1  |  

Malika Shines on the 90’s-Influenced “Put It On Me”

Malika makes a memorable impression with her Snakehips and Maths Time Joy-produced single, “Put It On Me.” The London-based artist is heavily influenced by 90’s R&B, and is set to release her debut EP, All You Never Knew, later this year. Stream “Put It On Me” below. (First Ear Music)


Anderson Paak’s ‘Malibu’ Pushes Beyond Societal Constraints (Review)

Last year was a breakthrough year for Anderson Paak. Releases with Dr. Dre, The Game, GoldLink, and knxwledge showcased his unique talents on a huge scale. Venice, Paak’s Sophomore album, showed a bit of his artistic capabilities, yet he wasn’t able to muster up the fanbase to propel him to the forefront of a lackluster R&B/Soul industry. Venice was a . . .

Got U
New Music Dec 28  |  

Malice & Mario Sweet Celebrate Love With “Got U”

Seattle-based musical duo and real life couple Malice & Mario Sweet display their enviable chemistry and vocal prowess once more with their latest romantically inclined single, “Got U.” Their warm vocals are backed by soothing, electronic-influenced production courtesy of deDunamis. Stream “Got U” below, and purchase via iTunes.

New Music Jul 5  |  

Malice & Mario Sweet Present: “SMS” (Album)

Seattle duo Malice and Mario Sweet have more feel-good music for all of us to savor and enjoy with their latest release, SMS. SMS is a newly formed trio, composed of Malice, Mario, and vocalist Shelby Poole. Producers Tall Black Guy, Vitamin D, and Jake One channel soul and disco-funk acts primarily from the 1980’s . . .

Try You
New Music Dec 14  |  

Malice Sweet – “Try You”

Music power couple Malice & Mario Sweet have been busy as of late, doing other things that couples occasionally do, such as raising a son. With the release of Malice‘s “Try You,” it’s clear to see that Malice hasn’t lost a step in the process. Featuring airy, soulful production courtesy of Jake One, “Try You” . . .

New Music Feb 17  |  

Video: No Malice ft. Fam Lay – “Blasphemy”

While we desperately scour the internet for more rumors of Clipse reunions, No Malice heads in an entirely different direction with the debut of his new retro-inspired video, “Blasphemy,” featuring Fam Lay. The Virginia Beach native has polarized his longtime fan base with his recent artistic changes, but he seems as confident and convicted as . . .

My Will
New Music Oct 15  |  

Sekoya ft. Amalia – “My Will”

How often does music grab your attention from the jump? How often do the sounds that enter your ears defy the categories that we use to define expectations? Enter Sekoya and Amalia‘s “My Will,” a futuristic, jazzy cut that only released in Japan in 2006. Seven years later, this track still sounds ahead of its . . .

Eddee Murfy
New Music Aug 10  |  

Malice & Mario Sweet – “Eddee Murfy”

Soulful seattle duo (and husband & wife) Malice & Mario Sweet return this year with Enjoy:Like:Love their second joint project. Combining elements of soul, jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, they soothe listeners with smooth sounds and thoughtful lyrics. You’ll hear some familiar musical motifs re-attacked in different ways. You’ll be exposed to an ambience that is . . .