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Stream ‘Return Of The Mack,’ our romantic Audiomack curator playlist

Music curation has always been at the center of Artistic Manifesto’s purpose, so I’m excited to share our first official AudioMack playlist with the world. Return Of The Mack is a romantically inclined playlist that’s full of artists longtime site visitors should already be familiar with. Stream Return Of The Mack below, and click the artist links . . .


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 . . .

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112 – “Dangerous Games”

112, the group behind gems such as “Hot & Wet,” “Peaches N Cream,” “U Already Know,” and more, is back with a brand new single called “Dangerous Games.” The slow moving ballad is set to be the title track from their forthcoming album. If you’re a fan of these guys, you’ll be happy to hear . . .

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Sunni Colón and Kaytranada’s “Little Things” is funk-tinged magic

“It’s the little things that matter to me.” Sunni Colón and Kaytranada both have proven track records when it comes to crafting vibe-heavy music, so it should come as no surprise that their new collaborative effort, “Little Things,” flows as smoothly as it does. The song captures the joy that comes with a blossoming, love-filled . . .

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Strick and Young Thug turn up the heat on “100 Degrees”

Strick and Young Thug have a banger on their hands in the form of their new collaborative release, “100 Degrees.” The story behind the track is what rappers dream of. Strick told Pigeons&Planes: “I couldn’t have asked for a more organic collaboration with Thug! He literally walked in the session as I was coming out . . .

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King Los’s “Without Me” reinterprets The Beatles’ “Come Together”

King Los is ready for war on his grim new release, “Without Me.” The song, which features a prominent sample of The Beatles’ “Come Together,” finds the Baltimore bred wordsmith as sharp as ever as he gears up for a major release in the near future. Stream “Without Me” below.


Sean Price – “Notebook 00 – Negus” ft. MF Doom

The ever elusive MF Doom has reemerged with a track called “Notebook 00 – Negus,” featuring the late, great Sean Price. Doom is going to be releasing one song per week, for the next fifteen weeks. The project, which is called The Missing Notebook Rhymes and will release via Adult Swim, will include “all new . . .

Gucci Mane and Chris Brown dive into the Asian underworld for the "Tone It Down" video

Gucci Mane and Chris Brown dive into the Asian underworld for the “Tone It Down” video

Guwop and Breezy turn things up for the “Tone It Down” video Gucci Mane and Chris Brown connect to drop the “Tone It Down” music video. It’s dressed heavily with Asian themes from martial arts displays and sushi. There is a cinematic take on the underworld, also, as Guwop and Breezy turn up the night. . . .


Big Boi drops a lusty video for “Chocolate”

Following up on the release of his Boomiverse, Big Boi album, keeps the ball rolling with a graphic video for “Chocolate.” Things get a bit graphic, to say the absolute least. Expect plenty of sharp attire and dramatic shots. Watch the G Visuals-directed video for “Chocolate” below. Purchase Boomiverse via iTunes.

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Saba – “World In My Hands” ft. Smino & Legit (Video)

Saba follows up the success of his Bucket List project with a video for one of its standout tracks, “World In My Hands,” which features guest contributions from Smino and LEGIT. Saba explained: “I wanted to show the Bucket List Project visually with this one, so you’ll see a lot of shots similar to the . . .


Thundercat – “Tokyo” (Video)

The one and only Thundercat is back with a video for his mellow, funk-filled single, “Tokyo.” The video gives us an intimate view of Thundercat’s personality as he travels through Toyko, interacting with people, exploring different shops, and enjoying the scenery. Watch the Jun Hanamoto-Hearn-directed video for “Tokyo” below.


Watch Brockhampton’s “Gummy” video, starring an alpaca

What do an alpaca, fat suits, fake moustaches, and bank robberies have in common? They’re all key elements in Brockhampton‘s off kilter video for “Gummy.” These guys are never afraid to embrace their inner weirdo, and it’s always interesting to peep. The video comes in conjunction with an announcement that their SATURATION II album is . . .

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Watch Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” video featuring Wayne Brady & Kel Mitchell

“Young, dumb, broke high school kids.” It’s easy to forget that Khalid is only 19 years old when you hear his weathered vocals. It’s easier to understand when you see him with his friends in the video for “Young Dumb & Broke.” The video has a nostalgic high school feel to it, as we see . . .


Meek Mill enjoys a life of luxury in “Price” (Video)

As he continues to build the buzz behind Wins And Losses, Meek Mill gives us a black and white video for “Price.” The video finds Meek in a studio late at night, before rolling through Atlanta in a Rolls Royce. Watch the Will Ngo-directed video for “Price” below.

Curbside Jones discusses 'Wolves' Clothing' EP & Austin Hip-Hop

Curbside Jones discusses ‘Wolves’ Clothing’ EP & Austin Hip-Hop

Weeks ago, I got in touch with Curbside Jones to chop it up and see what he’s been working on. He sent me some new music and needless to say, I was impressed. He had truly outdone himself. It’s not everyday that you get to talk to artists that continually overcome obstacles and improve on . . .