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Funk/Soul: Thundercat – “Show You The Way” feat. Michael McDonald x Kenny Loggins (Video)

Okay… Thundercat is OUT THERE! See, “Them Changes” was already… er, eccentric. Well, this is a sequel to that; and it is CRAY in the best way. Like features (and actual appearances) from Doobie Bro Michael McDonald and Kenny “Footloose” Loggins. REALLY the best way. Awesomeness from the ’80s travels to the future to continue our tale of the armless Samurai.

(Yeah. Just watch!)

SUPERCAT – DRUNK (ALBUM OUT NOW)

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Alternative/Soul: Iman Omari – “Kama Sutra”

This Iman Omari vibe is one you have to jump into and feel your way around to get. You are not going to ‘nod to it and catch a flow’… song just ain’t built that way. Truly an alternative jazzy approach for his “Kama Sutra” jawn. Click play and get to getting into it. Pre-order link for the album below.

IMAN OMARI – KAMA SUTRA | IHY

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Torii Wolf – “Flow Riiot” (Album Stream)

The Wolf! Torii is LOOSE! The “Flow Riiot” is off the damned chain. Searching for something new, different and dope? Have you NOT been following the Torii Wolf x DJ Premier posts on here? Okay, you get a pass. But… er… your search is over. Shut it down! Turn off the vehicle. Press play below for the “Flow.” Full stream of the full LP for the FREE.99? Yes, and you’re welcome!

TORII WOLF – FLOW RIIOT (ALBUM)

Maroon 5 – “What Lovers Do” feat. SZA (Video)

Dope! It’s like they took a bit of the darkness out of that “Animals” video and put the energy into a new jawn (featuring TDE sexy sizzler SZA). This is the video for Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do.”

(And SZA in that naughty nurse getup through… HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

MAROON 5 – WHAT DO LOVERS DO FEAT. SZA (ITUNES)

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Ari Lennox – “Night Drive” (Video)

What in “The Grudge” is going on in this “Night Drive” visual? Definitely an eerie Tim Burtony vibe to this vid. But focus maaaan! Ari Lennox is rolling with Dreamville, as in J. Cole’s crew. Nobody but the dopest can fly that flag. Plus, speaking of fly… doesn’t Ari cut quite the sexy silhouette as she is moving and cooing so silky smoothly?

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Torii Wolf – “Big Big Trouble” (Prod. By DJ Premier) [Video]

How about one more visual from the team of Preem and Torii before that “Flow Riot” LP drops? Yeah, can do! This is the visual presentation for “Big Big Trouble” (which we posted on earlier here).

TORII WOLF – BIG BIG TROUBLE (PROD. BY DJ PREMIER) | FLOW RIOT (PRE-ORDER)

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Dance: Towkio – “Hot Shit” (Video)

Um, Towkio… What is the Jim Jones is this?? Hahaa! Talk about a dance trance club track. More like an on-beat track for a cult club off the beaten track. Eat your oatmeal and let’s get into this “Hot Shit” here.

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Torii Wolf – “Big Big Trouble” (Prod. By DJ Premier)

Sheeezzz! The scratches and that beat come in so hard. Dope out the gate, like a DJ Premier beat is apt to be, but then Torii Wolf coumes in with that haunting airy voice… nothing like the combination. Nothing can beat it. DJ Premier and Torii Wolf in “Big Big Trouble.” Torii’s “Flow Riot” is now available for pre-order at iTunes.

TORII WOLF – BIG BIG TROUBLE (PROD. BY DJ PREMIER) | FLOW RIOT (PRE-ORDER)

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Alternative: ALA.NI – “You & I” (Album)

Shout to the homie Jess! She hit us with the ALA.NI blessing. Vibe listening for your Sunday enjoyment. Thinking of filing this under Alternative Jazz, but there is something about this artist’s haunting melodies that defies categorization. Hearing a couple of songs on the “You & I” album that would have been right at home on the “Kill Bill” soundtrack though. Case in point: Listen to this “Cherry Blossom” and get a couple of Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 scenes in your head… fits, right?

ALA.NI – CHERRY BLOSSOM | YOU & I (ALBUM)

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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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