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André 3000 – “Me & My” (To Bury Your Parents)

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. André 3000’s beloved mother passed in 2013. He dropped this on Mother’s Day. Get your full issue of tissue, and get ready to get hit in the feels listening to this “Me & My” jawn. If you didn’t call or visit your mom this past Sunday, go do that now (if she is still with us on this plane).

Matter of fact: Just go holler at your parents… now. Go!

ANDRE 3000 – ME & MY (TO BURY YOUR PARENTS)

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Lenny Kravitz – “It’s Enough” (Video)

Wow. A LOT to unpack. Be ready to watch a couple of times to ingest all the themes covered in this visual. The song itself is dope on first listen, but hearing (really hearing) it again would be recommended, too.

Interesting, and expected, that this new Lenny Kravitz joint would garner reaction in general. It’s Kravitz, a true craftsman of music. But even more interesting is the breadth and depth of reactions to the Rolling Stone tweet (seen below) about it. Some like it, others LOVE it; and some of the rest came down with a hard case of HATE… even given the release caption that accompanies the video: “IT’S ENOUGH! Let Love Rule.” Too bad for the haters. This is good work. Compelling and heartfelt!

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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

KWAYE – “Lost In My Boots” (Video)

Soulful. Kinda funky to boot. The video for this KWAYE jawn “Lost In My Boots” has fire in it like the director knows… that the song is fire! Check it out for self, above and linked below.

KWAYE – LOST IN MY BOOTS (ITUNES)

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Aloe Blacc – “Brooklyn In The Summer” (Lyric Video)

Soulful! Time to get musical with the lyrical y’all. And guess who’s back to show us how… Aloe Blacc! Setting the stage for summer love with “Brooklyn In The Summer” love. Find a special somebody. Hold hands. Eye contact. And bop together to this. It’s joy, no pain.

ALOE BLACC – BROOKLYN IN THE SUMMER (ITUNES)

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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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H.E.R. – “Focus” (Video)

Well, well. Ms. Gabi Wilson, we see (and hear) ya. New music from H.E.R. And don’t worry, if ‘him’ don’t “Focus” on H.E.R. there are plenty of dudes out here who will (because HOT)! This jawn is off the “Volume 1” album so to speak. Linked below.

H.E.R. – H.E.R. (ALBUM)

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Sango – “In The Comfort Of” (Album)

Sango letting go of that thing for the Spring. Dropping an album full of heat just in time to beat the heat of the seasons. Chill out to Sango’s “In the Comfort Of” (FREE stream available below).

SANGO – IN THE COMFORT OF (ALBUM)

Lion Babe – “Honey Dew” (Video)

Damn right ‘everybody wants a piece.’ Here for all this: The vibe, the music, the succulent “Honey Dew” they got dancing ’round all sexy in here

#MelonInspector #SpringHasSprung

LION BABE – HONEY DEW (ITUNES)

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Jesse Boykins III – Earth Girls (Prod. By DJ Dahi) [Video]

What the…? Is that Rosario Dawson in there?! Okay, you can go get that “Bartholomew” album (see link below) after watching this “Earth Girls” video once. But er… we might stick around and watch again… just to confirm that that was indeed the sultry Ms. Dawson. Her presence and essence goes with the vibe of the music. Soulful. Good work and salute to Jesse Boykins III and DJ Dahi!

JESSE BOYKINS III – BARTHOLOMEW (ALBUM)

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Torii Wolf x DJ Premier – “Silent Crow”

Acting like Torii Wolf and DJ Premier don’t make dope Alt-Hip-Hop?? Please. Don’t even TRY it! But in case someone around wants to play the ‘hater’ role, play this “Silent Crow” and let ’em know Torii & Preemo are not having it. Not today. Today… we chill.

TORII WOLF X DJ PREMIER – SILENT CROW

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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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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Sango – “Sweet Holy Honey” feat. Xavier Omär (Video)

Sango’s video for “Sweet Holy Honey” (featuring Xavier Omär) will have you thinking that the title should be subtitled with something like… “A Surreal Cinematic Experience.” Because that is what it is. Enjoy!

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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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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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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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