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Mag Snapshot: The Marley Family Reunites For ‘GQStyle’ Spread

Reggae music’s first family reunited for a new spread with GQStyle. In the issue The Marley fam are clad in designer threads and open up about their roles in the family, and their various business ventures and interests. Anything I do is for Marley. That’s what I wake up for, to help build this empire that I promised my parents…

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Listen Now: Miles Davis, “Maiysha” (Robert Glasper & Erykah Badu Remix)

Following the release of the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, Jazz pianist Robert Glasper returns with a reworked number for a Davis tribute album entitled, Everything’s Beautiful. Glasper commissions Muva Erykah Badu for a remix of Davis’ mid-70s trumpet solo “Maiysha.” Glasper recently told Rolling Stone that the collaboration and recreation with Badu came about naturally. I think Miles would’ve loved…

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Kehlani Speaks Out About Suicide

Kehlani is on the comeback trail, and she spoke to her audience at a concert on May 15th in Sacramento, about her suicide attempt, saying it wasn’t a first time event for her, adding “that’s not okay.” She also stated she would be working with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) to spread awareness. It’s so many young people are doing…

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Listen Now: Schoolboy Q, “THat Part” feat. Kanye West

Yesterday, Kanye West tweeted to TDE’s Schoolboy Q stating “GET TOP DAWG ON THE PHONE.” Now, we have a brand new collaboration from the duo entitled “THat Part,” which follows behind the release of Q’s “Groovy Tony” that was released just a few weeks ago. It’s a smooth cut. Take a listen below:

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Listen Now: Alicia Keys, “In Common”

Alicia Keys is back! A. Keys returns to the spotlight with a brand new single “In Common.” Created with producer Illangelo, the track big ups a love that celebrates flaws and all. Key’s shared in a statement that “we are all kind of messed up [and] that’s what helps us understand each other.” The track is lifted from Keys’ upcoming…

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How sweet is Yuna & Usher’s ‘Crush’ Video ?

Remember when you had a crush? Yuna and Usher evoke the magic feelings of falling for someone with “Crush,” a beautifully shot black and white video that feels like sweet spring days. The single is from Yuna’s third studio album titled Chapters.

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Visuals: Cardi B Releases ‘Foreva’ Video

Whhhyyyyy is Cardi B so hilarious? I actually listened to her mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and it wasn’t horrible, it’s stripper fight music. Cardi releases the video for “Foreva” and the video includes dancing, a stalking chimpmunk and Cardi controlling a helicopter. It’s wacky and totally Cardi. In the song, Cardi B builds on the story of her…

Dej Loaf Premieres ‘All Jokes Aside’ Mixtape

Listen Now: Dej Loaf Premieres ‘All Jokes Aside’ Mixtape

Dej Loaf drops her 11 song “All Jokes Aside” mixtape, themed around the process of coming of age as experienced by a woman. Dej Loaf’s vocals alternate between song and rap. In a press release commenting on the project, Dej states: There comes a time in a girl’s life, where she becomes a young woman. It’s called growth, it’s called…

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Does Hip-Hop Dismiss Jesus?

I was on Facebook and a video of rapper Ghostface Killah speaking about God’s blessings appeared on my timeline. Ghostface spoke very clearly about God’s miracles and blessings in a message to the youth, saying, “…that’s not a miracle to you? For you to wake up and still be breathing every day? Every disappointment is a blessing. God will test…