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SkyBlew – “One For All!” (Prod. By SublimeCloud)

So glad to be following SkyBlew on Facebook. The homie hit the world with some biiiig news…

Sooo a month ago, I made the GIGANTIC announcement that i’m doing work with Funimation – the MAJOR ANIME company responsible for: Dragon Ball Z/Super, Cowboy Bebop, One Piece, Attack On Titan, My Hero Academia – just to name a few… Well our first collaboration just dropped!!
SkyBlew

The collab in question is SkyBlew x SublimeCloud x Funimation all in “One For All!” Dope! The music and this news.

SKYBLEW – ONE FOR ALL! (PROD. BY SUBLIMECLOUD)

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Coldplay – “Miracles” (Someone Special) feat. Big Sean [Video]

Real nice collab with Coldplay & Big Sean to make this “Miracles” (Someone Special) jawn. This is part of an EP release due out August 4th. But you can stream a taste of the Coldplay’s “Kaleidoscope” EP, and pre-order if you like, below… after you check out the video above.

COLDPLAY – KALEIDOSCOPE (EP) [PRE-ORDER]

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Paloma Ford – “Waves” feat. Dave East

Wowwww, Paloma Ford is really channeling Miss Jackson – mainly because she’s NASTY – on this track! And all that stuff she’s singing about doing that she’s offering to ‘make a movie’ about… Dave East (with the feature bars) seems to be volunteering to ummm… co-star with her. Ha! Check out “Waves.”

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SZA – “CTRL” (Album Stream)

You peeped that “Drew Barrymore” video we posted on here the other day, right? That single was off the “CTRL” album from SZA. If we had the whole album to share, we would. Sooooo… look out belooow!

SZA – CTRL (ALBUM)

Iman Omari – “Move Too Fast” feat. Anna Wise (Prod. By J.LBS)

Iman Omari leaks some of the juice from the forthcoming “IHY” LP, and it sho’ is FUNKY! This is “Move Too Fast” (featuring Anna Wise), produced by J.LBS.

IMAN OMARI – MOVE TOO FAST FEAT. ANNA WISE (PROD. BY J.LBS)

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Alternative/R&B: SZA – “Drew Barrymore” (Video)

TDE’s top sexy SZA releases a visual for “Drew Barrymore” of her “Ctrl” album (out now)… and damn if the real life Drew Barrymore ain’t fall through for a cameo. Dope!

SZA – CTRL (ALBUM)

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Issa Rae Drops The Teaser For Season 2 Of Her HBO Series “Insecure” (Trailer)

You ready for more crazy, more dope, more awkward dopiness laced with coolness and quirkiness? All delivered by the Awkward Black Girl (but so cute) Issa Rae. Season 2 of “Insecure” starring Rae is on the way. If you are not caught up with Season 1, hurry up and binge watch today!

Insecure returns to HBO July 23 at 10:30 pm. Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis; the hit comedy series follows three Los Angeles natives as they navigate the insecurities and all-too-real ups and downs of their personal and professional lives.
Issa Rae

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Mélat – “Negn” (Video)

Mélat is, once again, so sultry while being subdued. It’s paradoxical, but trust it is appreciated. Talented, tantalizing… the video just highlights it. Check out “Negn” to understand why Mélat gets such props and press on here. And the link to the full length is included below.

More. Much more. After the jump… a personal narrative about her name, her album “MéVen” revealing another trait of Mélat’s, and herself – vulnerabity, bravely on display.

(Sung in the tongue of Amharic. Lyrics can be found here.)

MELAT – MEVEN (ALBUM)

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Goapele – “Stay” feat. BJ The Chicago Kid

Sweet. Another Goapele checking in with another jawn from her “Dreamseeker” EP… This is “Stay” (featuring BJ The Chicago Kid).

GOAPELE – STAY FEAT. BJ THE CHICAGO KID | DREAMSEEKER [EP]

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Kali Uchis – “Tyrant” feat. Jorja Smith

Columbian (by Alexandria, Virginia, USA) alternative R&B singer Kali Uchis links up with the UK’s Jorja Smith for this just left of love song “Tyrant.” Experience it with a click above. Follow the link below to cop at iTunes if ya likes.

KALI UCHIS – TYRANT FEAT. JORJA SMITH (ITUNES)

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Sabrina Claudio – “Unravel Me” (Video)

Minimalist visual concept with seasoned with just the right amount of special effects; so very appropriate for this song. Good recipe for delivering a song that oozes with sensual goodness. It’s like the basic poundcake made by a sexy chef that brings the flavor when she cooks up the good stuff.

Sabrina Claudio singing “Unravel Me” in this is part presentation for a single; part challenge, in understanding what the singer wants to tell us. Enjoy the whole thing!

SABRINA CLAUDIO – UNRAVEL ME (ITUNES)

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Flying Lotus – “Night Grows Pale”

Maybe this was what it was, just an instrumental track that Flying Lotus cooked up and served as a standalone dish. But if there were emcees around when this “Night Grows Pale” was on playback in the studio… they were fighting for it! Guaranteeed. This is that dope beat somebody needs to pay, and pay dearly, for son!

Glad it’s up for streaming though. Call this a win either way.

FLYING LOTUS – NIGHT GROWS PALE

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DJ Premier – “My Space Baby” feat. Cherub (Video)

You already know DJ Premier does work across the music spectrum, right? Not just Hip-Hop… think about that Miguel collabo and his work with Torii Wolf. And here is another abstract not-Hip-Hop track to add to the Preemo work list – “My Space Baby” (featuring Cherub).

DJ PREMIER – MY SPACE BABY FEAT. CHERUB (ITUNES)

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Goapele – “Dreamseeker” (Video)

Incredible title track off the forthcoming Goapele EP. Video for it above. Short, but very sweet sounds to soothe the soul.

GOAPELE – DREAMSEEKER (EP) [PRE-ORDER]

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Little Dragon – “Celebrate” feat. Agge

“Celebrate” must have a bit more ‘umph’ put behind it by those looking out for the commercial interests of Little Dragon. The track (featuring Agge) has only snippets posted to the Soundcloud and Apple Music. All good. Well, good thing there’s always YouTube… for now at least. Hit play above to get an earful before anyone gets the bright idea to snatch this down (or reduce play length to 30 seconds).

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The Chainsmokers – “Paris” (Video)

Saw The Chainsmokers do “Paris” live on SNL (posted here) and had to see if there was a music video for it. Scooooore!

“Paris” is a single from “Memories…Do Not Open” recently released by The Chainsmokers.

THE CHAINSMOKERS – MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN (ALBUM)

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The Chainsmokers – “Paris” (Live Performance) [Video]

That most recent SNL was pretty good all the way ’round. Found out about a new school cool band, The Chainsmokers. Really liking this song, “Paris.”

Knowing now that they are a DJ duo, I also note something very ‘Hip-Hop adjacent’ about their style… not hollering “appropriation” or anything, just calling it out.

(Plus, did you see how HOT the Honey singing background on the left is. INSANELY gorgeous! Wish someone would tell me who she is. Because WOW!)

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Tariq L. – “Ancestors Calling (Again)” feat. Imani Uzuri x U-George (Of The Hemisphere)

Producer Tariq L. delivers a spiritual experience to the listeners right from the start of the “Ancestors Calling (Again)” track. Music sounding like it’s echoing from The Source. Imani Uzuri pours all her good oil into the pot engraved with lyricals courtesy of U-George to complete this offering.

TARIQ L. – ANCESTORS CALLING (AGAIN) FEAT. IMANI UZURI X U-GEORGE (OF THE HEMISPHERE)

Syd – “Treading Water” (Prod. By Steve Lacy x Flip Colson)

Fact. Syd can’t do anything but win with us. That’s not favoritism, that’s her constant persuit of next-level realism and lyricism and all things dope in what she delivers. In whatever we come across, the genuine nature, talent and care come through. Which is why we had to come through and put up this latest post on her. “Treading Water” didn’t make her “Fin” album, but that’s okay… it made it here.

SYD – TREADING WATER (PROD. BY STEVE LACY X FLIP COLSON)

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