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New Music Jun 3  |  

Mila J – “Be My Lover” ft. Ty Dolla Sign

Mila J grabs Ty Dolla Sign for her latest drop, “Be My Lover.” She flips the classic Spice Girls hit, “Wannabe,” for an upbeat west coast bop for the summer. Stream below.

New Music Apr 7  |  

Mila J – ‘Dopamine’ (Album Stream)

Get a dose of Mila J’s Dopamine After spending last year promoting her 213 EP, Mila J is back with her follow up project. The west coast singer/songwriter is here to share her Dopamine album. The 13 tack project includes songs like “F*ckboy,” “La La Land,” and more. Stream Dopamine below and get the album on iTunes.

New Music Apr 3  |  

Mila J loves her city on “La La Land”

Mila J shows her hometown of Los Angels some love on “La La Land.” She seduces with a melodious, auto-tuned delivery that sets you up for smooth sing-a-long. “‘La La Land’ is about my love affair with the City Of Angels,” Mila J told The FADER over email. “Being that I was born and raised . . .

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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.

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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 . . .

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New Music Aug 30  |  

Jamila Woods – “Emerald Street” (Saba Remix)

You gotta love the creative synergy within the Chicago musician community. The original version of Jamila Woods‘s “Emerald Street” was a warm, mellow groove that featured a poignant guest verse from fellow Chicagoan Saba. Saba saw fit to put his own spin on the original, chopping things up and adding in some more bars to . . .


Jamila Woods – “LSD” ft. Chance The Rapper (Video)

Chicago has a very special crop of musicians. Jamila Woods and Chance The Rapper are two of them. In May, the two let students in the Chicago Public School system shadow the team behind their “LSD” video. That video is here now, and it features beautiful, colorful shots of Chicago neighborhoods. Watch the Vincent Martell . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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” . . .

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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 . . .