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Up And Coming Dancer/Choreographer ShirJuanda ‘Bounce’ Woodson Debuts Her HoverKicks Ad (Video)

Wow! Have you been keeping up with ShirJuanda ‘Bounce’ Woodson? So beautiful. So talented. And her grind… how can someone start from the bottom, get it out the mud, and look so clean every step of the way? I will post a couple more vids (including a behind-the-scenes for the one above) after the jump to initiate those who don’t know and allow those who do to celebrate. Watch and realize that HoverKicks is just now recognizing what many already know… Bounce is the BUSINESS!

After creating her viral ’90s video to Boyz 2 Men’s hit “Motown Philly,” Bounce was discovered by Hoverkicks and asked to create their newest commercial for their famous light-up shoes line!!!
– HoverKicks

I feel very fortunate to have gotten in on her ‘friend wave’ before she can accept no more. We’ll hear more from Bounce to be sure. But for now, let’s salute to her success for just a sec.

(Time’s up! Bounce is already on the move to the next project. Trust.)


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DJ Jazzy Jeff x Mick – “Summertime Vol. 8” (Mixtape)

Well, it’s about time! Now the summer, summer, summertime can truly begin. This is the “Summertime Vol. 8” mixtape. Can you believe DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick have been putting these dope sets of mixes, blends, and exclusives out for eight years??? Salute to the duo.


Calvin Harris – “Feels” feat. Pharrell Williams x Katy Perry x Big Sean (Preview)

So, Calvin Harris enlisted Pharrell ‘Maker Of Happy’ Williams, Katy ‘Always Happy’ Perry, and Big ‘Happiest Emcee From Detroit’ Sean to give us the “Feels”… or in the case of the clip embedded above… a preview of the song. Technically, it’s a preview of an album preview of the “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” (out on iTunes tomorrow).


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DeJ Loaf – “No Fear”

Really feeling this. Nice bop to it making it a dance track for those who got moves for the groove, but it also sounds good for a sunny day ride out. Just in time for summer, Dej Loaf is saying ‘Try Me’ once again… but a bit softer. Have “No Fear” though, because the edgy sensuality vibe you dig is still there. And the single is out there now; on iTunes.

(Plus that pic is kinda cute.)


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Washed Out – “Hard To Say Goodbye”

Washed Out. I love their music & their sound! Great to see new music from them because I’ve been playing “Feel It All Around” a lot lately as if it had just come out. You can pre-order the album (“Mister Mellow”) that will be coming out with this “Hard To Say Goodbye” song on it before the June 30th release via the link.


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French Montana – “Unforgettable” feat. Swae Lee (Video)

French Montana is like a new schooler who reaches back to get it “All The Way Up” with Golden Era greats like Fat Joe and Nas, and do some joints with other new schoolers that might be palatable to 90’s heads (so we can nod to some of the music the kids like today). That “Lockjaw” gave me a look at Kodak Black I might not otherwise have taken. This “Unforgettable”… Okay, Swae Lee. I see you. Might go try some more of your Rae Sremmurd music on the strength of this. Respect.

Good on you, Montana. Trying to keep the generations of the Hip-Hop Nation connected. Like LinkedIn for rappers or something. Ha!

Also, the feel is similar to “Lockjaw”… that ‘the hood is the hood wherever you live’ worldwide feel.



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Pharrell Williams – “Yellow Light” (Video)

When 8-bit meets real life and gives you life. Hahaaaa!

Gotta love the energy of a Pharrell song. The ‘Despicable Me’ movie franchise sure does. Below, you can check out an audio snip of the “Yellow Light” joint he dropped and maybe cop as part of the ‘Despicable Me 3’ soundtrack pre-order via the link if ya likes.


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Future – “Draco” (DJ Deliver Remix)

DJ Deliver juiced up a cut I wouldn’t normally know much about. This type of stuff is what a DJ can do for real for real; give a joint another life… a listen in some ears that’d not otherwise hear. Case in point, check out this FutureDraco mix-mish-mash Deliver dropped into the inbox.

My new remix of Future’s “Draco.”
DJ Deliver


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R&B: Ne-Yo – “Another Love Song”

Nice up-tempo work by singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. A soulful R&B loosey you’re gonna wanna nod and even dance to. It’s not just “Another Love Song” even if that’s what dude is known for and what the title says.


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Seyi Shay – “Yolo Yolo” (Prod. By DJ Coublon) [Video]

Hey, if you only live once (YOLO), this vid captures how you ought to be living it… The coastline, the colors, the colorful people and personalities that come through, and Seyi Shay… all BEAUTIFUL! “Yolo Yolo” is the song, the video, and the reminder that life is for living (and dancing)!

More after the jump. Got the audio link right here next though.


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Konshens – “Gal Dem Sugar” (Video)

You see the title, and I know you thought what I thought… Konshens better not be trying to ‘slick bite’ off Beenie Man and Mya’s “Girl Dem Sugar” or else. But hold up, you get into the music (which is good) and the video (yup, that good-good), and realize that it kinda is. However, I took this as Konshens’ channeling of the essence of that BeenieMya. Massive cool dancehall is the result. Nice!

Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste Konshens presents the official music vide for his 2016 single, “Gal Dem Sugar,” directed by RD Studios and G. Spence. Filmed on location in Jamaica.


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Kranium – “Can’t Believe” feat. Ty Dolla $ign x WizKid

Kranium mingling dancehall and afrobeat to bring us flavor with some heat. Try a serving of “Can’t Believe” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and WizKid). If ya likes, they gots… the download on iTunes… now!


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Machel Montano – “Waves” (Video)

Soca and more Socaaaa! Time for the dancing. Time for the sexy! Trust Machel Montano to deliver. “Waves” and waves. Soundwaves, ocean waves and Eye Candy that’ll make “Waves” all throughout the visuals.

Official lyric video for Trinidadian Soca artiste Machel Montano’s 2017 single “Waves.” Filmed on location across Trinidad and Tobago: Maracas Bay, Tyrico Bay, Las Cuevas, Fort King George, Mt. Irvine Bay, Parlatuvier Bay, Pigeon Point, and Castara.

Yep, I’m a fan!


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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).


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Shurwayne Winchester – “Wining Addiction” (Prod. By Right Lights Productions) [Video]

Okay, in advance, I am going to beg you all for some slack. I just found this on the Tubes. Salute to Shurwayne Winchester for this “Wining Addiction” song (produced by Right Lights Productions) and to EVERYONE responsible for bringing this visual to life.

To the THICK Honeys winin’ and grindin’ in the office in there… I… I think I might love y’all. I know I lust you (soooo HOT)!

Hella late pass…but daaaaamn #WiningAddiction


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Machel Montano – “Fast Wine” (Video)

Socaaaaaa! So a Honey so fine Machel Montano can’t even form words after darting out the barber’s to flag her down… leads him over land and across the waters to a “Fast Wine” party LOADED with even MORE Eye Candy??? Oh hell yeah this goes on the site tonight!

Something about that boat scene. Imagine Machel dancing his azz off on a boat over a female and Boat Man Sharkie looking like WTF… with no music! Baaahahaaa! Baby was THAT fine though.

#SpeedUpTheWine #Soca2017

(Oh… and the Honey’s name is Denisha Burton, and she is @_inhalemee on Instagram. And yes, we are already hunting for more on her!)


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Maya Angelou: ‘And Still I Rise’ (Trailer)

Miss Calypso? Really?! Wow…Had no idea. And it’s a good bet there will be much more stuff many of us did not know about the late great Dr. Maya Angelou in the forthcoming “And Still I Rise” feature. Watch the trailer above.

Dr. Maya Angelou’s legendary writings including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Phenomenal Woman and On the Pulse of Morning are merely a few examples of how words can truly change the world. Although she is most well-noted for her poetry, Maya Angelou and Still I Rise celebrates her multiple talents including singing, dancing, filmmaking, academia and civil rights activism, how she inspired generations, pushed boundaries and never ceased in her long fight for freedom for all. Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack’s extraordinary film seamlessly weaves the key messages of her poetry into the narrative of her life with rare archival footage, interviews and of course, recitals of her original works. Powerful, proud and prolific, Angelou’s story is one of true courage and creativity of a woman who fought for her beliefs and lived life to the fullest.
– HumanRightsFest

For more information, and the full program, go to

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.



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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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