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Ne-Yo – “Good Man” (Video)

Ha! Go’on ‘head then player! The Chosen dropped them lines in this jawn!

I just wanna pick the phone up every time you call…
I wanna be chillin’ with Obama talkin’ business, see your call, and tell him…
“Hold up. I gotta take this.”
Let the world wait.

NE-YO – GOOD MAN (ITUNES)

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Mereba – “Black Truck”

Okay. Respect due. Mereba checks all the relevant boxes – repping the A-T-L well, putting out the good tunes, down with the majorest of majors (i.e. Interscope) out West. Nothing left to do but check out “Black Truck” and hear what that do, too.

MEREBA – BLACK TRUCK (ITUNES)

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Phabo – “1-800-143-PHAB” (Prod. By G. Ry)

Hot… HOT… HOT! Feels like that Art Of Noise “Moments In Love” vibe from back in the day. Like getting real close and holding ’em tight in a tightly-spaced apartment. It’s still cold out, so get it in! This ought to be on some kind of ‘cuffing season’ soundtrack. Haaa!

PHABO – 1-800-143-PHAB (PROD. BY G. RY)

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Sy Ari Da Kid – “Read Receipts” feat. Eric Bellinger (Prod. By Natra Average)

Is it like this out there now, people? Sometimes you gotta ask if it’s worth going through all of that ‘verifying’… On the upside, that Natra Average beat is smoking!

SY ARI DA KID – READ RECEIPTS FEAT. ERIC BELLINGER (PROD. BY NATRA AVERAGE)

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Kendrick Lamar x SZA – “All The Stars” (Video)

Along comes a visual, just in a nick of time for “Black Panther” hitting the big screens, for Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s jawn, “All The Stars.”

KENDRICK LAMAR X SZA – ALL THE STARS (AUDIO) | VARIOUS ARTISTS – BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM (PRE-ORDER)

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Chris Brown – “State Of The Union”

So… to say that C Breezy’s take on “The State Of The Union” is different than what we heard from President Trump a couple of nights ago is… an understatement. Appropriate, because this joint is ‘understated’ (but you will feel it).

CHRIS BROWN – STATE OF THE UNION

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Watch This Short Film On The History And Musical Impact Of The Soulquarians (Documentary)

The Soulquarians were born at the Electric Lady Studios. Questlove and D’Angelo loving to make music with sickness in it. Common & Erykah Badu came in and got down with the sickness. The fam kept growing… and the brothers James (Poyser and Yancey) rounded out the core… but the story certainly doesn’t stop there…

In 1998, the Neo-Soul movement was near its peak when a collective of like-minded artists came together to push the wave even higher. They called themselves the Soulquarians, and before the decade ended they’d help birth some of the modern era’s greatest recordings.
– Pitchfork

Watch how ‘sick’ the crew would get. Nice!

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Check Out This “Sway In The Morning Jam Session” (Video)

Man. The Grammys are coming up. We should do something special.

Damn right, Sway. Good call. So you got Lupe Fiasco, Rapsody, Fred The Godson, Chris Rivers, Oswin Benjamin… and Anthony Hamilton… AND Robert Glasper?

Okay. We’re listening. With an anticipation of epic dopeness!!

@ojones1

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R&B: Keith Sweat – “How Many Ways” feat. K-Ci

Send the kids out the room. Keith Sweat and K-Ci (of Jodeci fame) have connected to cook up some of that 90’s R&B that likely got some of them young’ns here in the first place! Haaaa!

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August Greene – “Optimistic” feat. Brandy

A better day tomorrow will bring.

Know what though? That better day can be today. Draw energy and inspiration from this jazzy “Optimistic” track by August Greene (featuring Brandy). Oh, by the way, for those not yet knowing, August Greene is actually a trio of artists – Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins. Nice!

AUGUST GREENE – OPTIMISTIC FEAT. BRANDY

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Mélat – “Push” (Prod. By Jansport J)

Mélat and‏ Jansport J doing some dope work. So nice to have this niceness to post today. Give this “Push” joint a play. Cool vibe to it. Might inspire you and that somebody to dance a bit; or nod approvingly to the beat with it.

MÉLAT‏ – PUSH (PROD. BY JANSPORT J)

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Jermaine Dupri Speaks On Outkast & Janet Jackson (Video)

Who was more influential to Hip-Hop culture in Atlanta, Jermaine Dupri or Outkast? Now that’s a good question! The answer has got to be nuanced, but Jermaine’s got his own answer to share… and more… during his sit-down with The Breakfast Club.

Start with the clip above. Hit the jump for more (another dope sit-down).

(Keep forgetting about him linked with Miss Jackson for the score. Salute to JD!)

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Justine Skye – “Heaven”

What’cha know ’bout Justine Skye and her upcoming LP “Ultraviolet” (besides that sexy cover pic)? Well, get a taste of “Heaven” by clicking play below and you will know a bit more! Nice sultry bounce to this song.

JUSTINE SKYE – HEAVEN | ULTRAVIOLET (PRE-ORDER)

Craig David – “Live In The Moment” feat. GoldLink (Prod. By Kaytranada)

Get ya two-step polished fellas. Because when this song comes on you will need to bop and rock and “Live In The Moment” with whomever you ask to join you for a dance. Nice vibes from Craig David with production by Kaytranada. GoldLink on the feature.

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Erykah Badu Rates Aliens, Period Tracker Apps, And Porky Pig As ‘Overrated’ Or ‘Underrated’ (Video)

Everybody loves Fred Flintstone. And those who don’t are f**king idiots.

Yoooooo! Start this interview hardcore from jump! Actually, this is just Erykah Badu being real… about Fred Flintstone… and more in this episode of Over/Under.

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Cassie – “Don’t Play It Safe” (Prod. By Kaytranada) [Video]

Mm mm mm! Though she has haters out there, even they have to give it up for this jawn. Well… they don’t… but we are posting this sexy Cassie jawn anyway. Sorry, not sorry.

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Kendrick Lamar x SZA – “All The Stars”

Team up from the top dawgs at TDE baby! Arguably the two heat rocks off the label at the moment, we get a jamming joint from Kendrick and SZA. Off the “Black Panther” album available for pre-order now.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM (PRE-ORDER)

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R&B: Craig David – “I Know You” feat. Bastille (Video)

A hot song to herald 2018 in R&B. As well as a hella way to set off a set of hot jawns Craig David has cooked up for his upcoming “The Time Is Now” project. Check out the sound and visuals for “I Know You” (featuring Bastille).

CRAIG DAVID – THE TIME IS NOW (PRE-ORDER)

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Miguel – “Now” (Video)

It’s high time we talk about it: Is THIS the look of freedom? NO!

This is NOT ‘detention’ it is IMPRISONMENT; modern day slave-camping. Immigrants to inmates. And you-know-who wants to ‘build’ a wall?? Seems like the ‘walls’ that are already in place do way too much.

And Miguel is using his platform to shine light on this shame “Now.”

Anyone finding a way to hate on Miguel… wow. That’d be amazing and saddening at the same damn time. Dude do nothing but dopeness. This is a different look, but right in line with his vibe as an artist, ya know. Check this latest out “Now.” “War & Leisure” is out now.

WAR & LEISURE (ALBUM)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff – “Holiday Mix 2017” (Mixtape)

DJ Jazzy Jeff did a mix to get you and your crew into the season. Why are you not clicking play and starting your party yet??? Cider and eggnog optional. Jamming… VERY necessary!

DJ JAZZY JEFF – HOLIDAY MIX 2017 (MIXTAPE)

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