Fuckboy
New Music Feb 8  |  

Mila J is no longer wasting her energy on “F*ckboy”

Los Angeles native singer/songwriter Mila J tells it exactly how it is with her latest tune, “F*ckboy.” Mila makes it known that she’s leaving the drama and lies behind her over heavy drums and soft keys. Though Mila is straightforward, she doesn’t neglect to sprinkle some petty onto the track. Taking a page from Chanté . . .

Fake Love
New Music Jan 10  |  

Mila J flips Drake’s “Fake Love”

Los Angeles-based singer Mila J dropped her own version of Drake’s single, “Fake Love,” telling the story from a woman’s perspective. She doesn’t stray too far away from the original, staying in line with the original song’s message, keeping the same hook, but adding her own lyrics to the verses. She even added in some . . .

dpwn
New Music Aug 16  |  

Mila J wants to be “Down” with you

Mila J samples Brandy for a smooth, sultry independent jam. “Down” finds Mila J displaying silky, winding vocals for her latest offering. The sample of Brandy‘s “I Wanna Be Down” is the cherry on top of this melodic track. Enjoy this slow burn and listen below.

kickin back
New Music Jul 3  |  

Mila J lays down smooth vibes in her “Kickin Back” video

Cali native Mila J is back with a video for “Kickin Back,” a mellow release from her 213 EP. Jhene’s older sister glides over the smooth song, which is driven by a prominent sample of Kool & The Gang’s classic “Summer Madness.” It even shows off some bars on a joint that’s sure to be a solid addition to your . . .

Milano
New Music Nov 7  |  

Mugisho’s “Milano” is an audio vacation

Mugisho is a relatively unknown artist signed to Warner Music, but he’s definitely on to something infectious with “Milano.” The buoyant, bouncy, synth-fueled listen has a crisp aura that’s perfect for autumn. Mugisho serves as both producer and vocalist on this record, proving to be quite adept at both. The song appeals to an old . . .

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Beats From The Balcony: How Jamila Woods teaches the importance of self-love

“For when your playlist shuffles from Fred Hammond to Fetty Wap” Once upon a time, I held a notion that my purity, holiness, and worth were somehow linked to my abstinence. Then one day once this changed, these notions took a hit. About a week ago, I saw Black lives unjustly slaughtered on video. Again. And again, for . . .

HEAVN
New Music Jul 11  |  

Jamila Woods’s ‘HEAVN’ project is about black girlhood and her hometown of Chicago

Jamila Woods doesn’t step softly on her latest project, HEAVN. It’s not easy being a black woman in America, and Jamila lets her project serve as a narrative highlighting her personal experiences as a Chicago native. There are a number of familiar Chicagoans on this project, including Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, Saba, oddCouple, and Kweku . . .

LSD
New Music Jul 7  |  

Jamila Woods – “LSD” ft. Chance The Rapper

Jamila Woods piques interest for her Heavn project with the release of a new song called “LSD,” featuring fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper. “When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical. I lived on the east coast for a few years and people would . . .

heavn
New Music May 11  |  

Jamila Woods floats over The Roots production on “Heavn”

Jamila Woods puts it all on the line with her jazzy new release, “Heavn.” Featuring crisp production by The Roots, it finds the Chicago native exploring her own meaning of love and happiness. Jamila’s vocals aren’t particularly powerful, but they are alluring nonetheless. Stream “Heavn” below, and check out the previously release “blk girl soldier” . . .

jamilah barry
New Music Jan 5  |  

Jamilah Barry Seduces With “HIM&HER”

Jamilah Barry is a talented singer from London, and she puts her warm vocals to excellent use on her latest jam, “HIM&HER.” As the title would suggest, the song is romantically focused. Midnight Phunk‘s jazzy production supports Jamilah’s delicate vocals beautifully. We’ve already heard Jamilah on fellow Londoner Nií‘s “Scarlet,” so it’s good to hear her . . .

Milan
New Music Aug 8  |  

Milan – “Push & Pull”

We first heard of Sydney-based talent Milan via HillyDilly‘s sharing of her most recent release, “Lime,” but upon a more in depth perusal we were particularly drawn in by “Push & Pull.” The ATP-produced single has the emotive pull of vintage blues, but with a much more modern soundscape. Stream “Push & Pull” below. As . . .

Taking My Time
New Music Apr 24  |  

Elements of Music – “Taking My Time” ft. Asher Roth & Camila Recchio

Elements of Music (EOM) teams up with Asher Roth and Camila Recchio for a new track “Taking My Time” which will be on their album Sunrain dropping tomorrow. This is an upbeat song about taking the time to develop your passion, and doing what you love to do while you’re on this Earth. Listen to . . .

Jamilah Barry
New Music Apr 22  |  

Jamilah Barry – “Silly Q’s” ft. Jack Nichols-Marcy

We caught a glimpse of talented, Leeds-born East Londoner Jamilah Barry earlier this year with her feature on Nii’s “Scarlet.” Now she presents us with “Silly Q’s,” a beautifully crafted song which she produced alongside North London artist Jack Nichols-Marcy, who mixed and mastered the song. Watch out for a glimpse of Jamilah’s seductive French singing. Stream “Silly Q’s” below.

Scarlet
New Music Mar 14  |  

Nií – “Scarlet” ft. Jamilah Barry

“Scarlet” is only the second song we’ve heard by Nií, but it captivates. As with “WAISTD,” her previous release, much of the song’s unique acoustics center around Nií’s graceful harmonies. There is elegance in minimalism, and the London singer & songwriter embraces this elegance with poise and precision. Nií produced “Scarlet” with the help of . . .

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Timbaland’s ‘King Stays King’ Mixtape Features Aaliyah, Migos, Young Thug

Timbaland contributes to the Christmas festivities with a seventeen-track new mixtape called King Stays King. Throughout the project, we hear expected things such as Aaliyah vocals, Tink guest features, heavy bass, and slick melodies. We hear somewhat less expected but equally welcome features from the likes of Migos, Young Thug, Mila J, and more. Stream King . . .