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Bri Steves – “Late Night” (Video)

Another share from Bri Steves. The vibe on this one makes it easy to understand why Kendrick Lamar gave his cosign on her.

BRI STEVES – LATE NIGHT (ITUNES)

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Bri Steves – “Jealousy” (Video)

Maybe “They Don’t Know…” about how Bri Steves can take a classic R&B jawn, shave off the slow drag parts, add copious amounts of funky spice, double the sexy, and serve it hot on these streets! But they should. Why not start with this “Jealousy” video and learn though?

BRI STEVES – JEALOUSY (ITUNES)

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Executive Producer Thandie Newton Presents “Liyana” (Trailer)

You know the movie is going to be powerful when the trailer touches your heart and wells your eyes with tears. With animation in it no less. Incredibly compelling film!

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children’s real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell – in fiction and in their own lives.

This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero’s journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. LIYANA is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power storytelling.

Critically acclaimed, and executive produced by award-winning actress, Thandie Newton, LIYANA has won more than 25 jury and audience awards and screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world including the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival and MoMA’s Doc Fortnight.

LiyanaTheMovie.com

 

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Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” (Video)

“Feels Like Summer” is a nice alt-hit-us-in-the-feels way to end the summer. Childish Gambino dropped this ditty over the Labor Day weekend to mellow out all the ques out there.

CHILDISH GAMBINO – FEELS LIKE SUMMER (ITUNES)

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H.E.R. – “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” (EP)

It’s funny how H.E.R. put out an EP after H.E.R. LP situation… Well, not ‘funny’ so much… just heard the first track of this set following in the footprints of “Lost Ones” by Lauryn Hill (even calling it “Lost Souls”) and felt the line flip was appropriate. Maybe? Maybe not? Ha!

Either way, don’t stop at that song. Stream all of “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” for the FREE.99!

H.E.R. – I USED TO KNOW HER: THE PRELUDE (EP)

King Slik – “Paradise Pkwy” (Prod. By Nash B) [Video]

Here’s what I do folks… I link with folks as I make my way through life and music. Then depending on how strong they help me keep the bond, we stay up. I do not press folks, but if they hit me and share what they are up to from time to time, I take the time to check for it whenever possible. That’s it. But that is IMPORTANT to me because (1) it is humane treatment of an artist who baring her/his soul to AND (2) because I am a human trying to follow The Golden Rule to the best of my understanding (i.e. I’d want someone to take a moment and give a f**k about what I am trying to do, too) #SupportWhoSupportU #acKNOWLEDGEment

Plus, I often get a curbside look at the hottest thing coming up the street. Next up: The homie Nik aka King Slik! More about him after the jump, but check out this video and see if you see what I am seeing… a dude that could easily track the success of a young Wiz Khalifa (got the ‘it’ factor already, just needs proper spotlighting to highlight his shine)!

KING SLIK – PARADISE PKWY (PROD. BY NASH B) | C4 (EP)

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The Internet – “La Di Da” (Prod. By Jeff Kopchia) [Video]

Besides making great music, The Internet can be counted on for turning out a great music video… like this one set for a carefree summer off their “Hive Mind” album.

THE INTERNET – HIVE MIND (ALBUM)

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Tobe Nwigwe – “TABERNACLE.” (Video)

Watch how you speak or lose your teeth! TABERNACLE.

Former footballer Tobe Nwigwe is back with more lyrical fire (more fi’yah)! Rapping with skills that go beyond confidence… conviction. He’s the truth #TABERNACLE

TOBE NWIGWE – TABERNACLE. (THE ORIGINALS)

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Kasai – “Pretty Boys” feat. Joey Bada$$ (Video)

Ha! Thinking Joey stole grub off A$AP Rocky’s plate this go ’round… Isn’t Rocky the one that calls himself the ‘pretty m***erf*cker’ though? Dope alt-pop sound from Kasai accented by the Bada$$ bars peppered on there.

Pretty Boys is the first release from London singer/songwriter Kasai. Starting out writing music in her bedroom just over a year ago, things have come together quickly for the young artist. The song was written in response to her female friends’ experiences on the dating scene. Her long-standing friend Joey Bada$$ heard of the track online and was quick to request a featuring moment.

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Spree Wilson – “Champagne Supernova” (Video)

Sunny and cool jawn for the Summer from Spree Wilson aka ‘The 5th Beatle’ entitled “Champagne Supernova.”

Thank you to everyone who gave their time and hard work to make this video possible. This was a true team effort and I couldn’t have done it without you all!
Spree Wilson

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The Internet – “Come Over” (Video)

DOPE! And Syd directed this. Cool. The Internet’s visual for “Come Over” – off the new album “Hive Mind” (due out July 20th).

THE INTERNET – HIVE MIND (PRE-ORDER)

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Lykke Li – “Sex Money Feelings Die”

Liking the bouncy hook to this. Another single shooter to tease the “So Sad So Sexy” that Lykke Li has coming out within days. This is “Sex Money Feelings Die” (available at the album pre-order link; follow what we got hot for you below).

LYKKE LI – SO SAD SO SEXY (PRE-ORDER)

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Lykke Li – “Two Nights” feat. Aminé (Prod. By Jeff Bhasker x Malay x Jonny Coffer)

Some aural alt sway music for your warmup for the week. This is “Two Nights” by Lykke Li. Listen above, and maybe cop (and pre-order the album, “So Sad So Sexy”) via the link below.

LYKKE LI – SO SAD SO SEXY (PRE-ORDER)

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Sunni Colón – “Summer Blu”

Sunni Colón with new music, building to a new full-length release. Listen to “Summer Blu” via the FREE stream below.

SUNNI COLON – SUMMER BLU

Tobe Nwigwe – “RĖÂŁITY” (Video)

Former linebacker now banging out tracks. Hmm… usually the basketball players are the ones that wanna rap; maybe a boxer or two. Glad I came across Tobe on Facebook (bio & more info on him after the jump). This “RĖÂŁITY” jawn is pretty nice.

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Alternative/R&B: SZA – “Garden” (Say It Like Dat) [Video]

Okay, so who’s up for more Alt-R&B from the sexy SZA? Well, we got the latest visuals (for “Garden”) for you right here. Apparently, that “CTRL” LP has still got some bubble in it. Sip that drink y’all. It will help with the thirst *wink*

(Plus, Donald Glover on cameo duty heavy… because why not?)

SZA – CTRL (ALBUM)

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Madtones – “SETH RQGEN” feat. CQDY

Cool. Learn about the Madtones movement via their YouTube bio (clipped in after the jump)… including an invitation to you. Yes, you!

Some ill, crazy vibing can go on to this song, with or without ‘assistance’ from any Seth approved (and/or used) substances; even with him kinda in the song and such.

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano – “Golden Wings”

Sounding like a subdued, acoustic Prince Rogers Nelson from a while back but reborn… Yeahhhh, that’s about as close as we can get with a description of what Gabriel Garzón-Montano is doing on this “Golden Wings” joint. But this song sounds dope. Believe it. Or play it and hear for self.

GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO – GOLDEN WINGS

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Sunni Colón – “Yours Truly, 2095”

It builds. Nicely, slowly. Throughout the song. Gooood music by Sunni once again dunny. Chilling alone, or with a special someone, you can push play and let this tune fill up the room.

SUNNI COLÓN – YOURS TRULY, 2095

Kali Uchis – “Get Up” (Official Video)

Okay, so what this is is some kind of reprise to “Gotta Get Up” off Kali Uchis’ album “Isolation” (out now). Actually, what this is is vibe music (pause… reflect… move on), and a video of cutie Kali vibing and writhing in the most sultry way to it.

And now you really want to watch, right?

KALI UCHIS – ISOLATION (ALBUM)

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