The Perfect End: Jhene Aiko – ‘Comfort Inn Ending’ [Video]

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Thought I told you not to trust these h*es… That’s a line that will forever stick with me when I think of Jhene Aiko simply because it’s one of those real moments that we as women and men both can relate to when it comes to that good ol’ dating game. After her Coachella appearance last weekend, Jhene Aiko finally brought us last year’s “Comfort Inn Ending” in visual form. The No ID-produced track finally received the Topshelf treatment and, it’s gorgeous. Jhene forgoes the standard performance piece in order to tell a visual tale straight out of all of [...]

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Sam Be Shinin’: Sam Smith – ‘Make It To Me’ [Video]

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If Sam Smith is not yet on your ‘LISTEN NOW’ radar, go ahead and modify that. Yesterday, the British crooner decided to return to the e-scene and liberate a special stripped down version of his single, ‘Make It To Me’ for VEVO’s LIFT series. Good. God. This visual only ups my excitement for his ‘The Lonely Hour’ album, which is slated to drop later this year. Check out the visual below:

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Best Apology Ever: Teyana Taylor – ‘Sorry’

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I’m guilty of being one of those people who have wondered why I know more about Teyana Taylor’s sneaker fetish than her musical chops, but that began to change as soon as I pressed that young play button on her latest offering, “Sorry.” G.O.O.D Music’s first lady returns to the scene with an emotional ballad that acts as a musical goodbye of sorts to a person who was the right type of wrong. The stripped down piano number also brings even more awareness to vocal chops that indicate that Teyana will be one to [...]

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Have You Heard “The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4)”? #ListenxLoad

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The e-homies over at DJ Booth hipped us to a pretty dope listening session with this mix tape celebrating the return of Adult Swim’s The Boondocks on April 21st. The series will kick off its fourth and final season and to add more umph to the festivities, Adult Swim teamed with Complex and The Academy to bring together a number of very talented fan/friends for the ultimate Boondocks musical experience. Hosted by DJ Drama and the Aphiliates, the mixtape features some amazing up-and-coming artists from across the country, including Two-9, Lil Herb, Skeme and Troy Ave., as well as the [...]

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Hey There, Cosmic Rush: James Fauntleroy – CPR

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“I really love you, that’s why I want to live as long as I can.” Remember when I told you James Fauntleroy’s voice is the same thing as unicorn tears? Well, if that’s the case the words he writes are something like that unicorn in full gallop. A cosmic rush, if you will. Most of you won’t really understand where I’m coming from, and that’s totally OK. Needless to say, I’m a fan of James and his talented self so, I’ve been noshing on his latest acoustic drop “CPR,” for a few days now. [...]

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Soul-O Got Next? Ab-Soul Hints at New Album, Reveals “Tree of Life” Single [ListenxLoad]

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So it looks like Ab-Soul WILL in fact be the next one in line as Top Dawg Entertainment’s six slated releases for 2014 continues marching on. Earlier today, TDE affiliate Dangeroo Kipoowa revealed on Twitter that more information would be coming soon regarding Soul-O’s newest LP, insisting that contrary to early reports, the album’s title would NOT be Black Lip Pastor. @abdashsoul ALBUM TITLE & RELEASE DATE COMING SOON…. 4 THE RECORD ITS NOT CALLED BLACK LIP PASTOR….#TDE — dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 4, 2014 But wait, there’s more. In a move [...]

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Q&A: YG Talks Def Jam, His Momma, and Good Problems.

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Our H-Town homeslice, Brando, linked with hip-hop standout YG as he made his way through the Lonestar State for the Texas leg of his My Krazy Life tour. Take a look at a few of our favorite snippits as Brando rapped with YG about everything from his affinity for Def Jam Vendetta to why he’s thankful for a few good problems. On why his Def Jam signing had almost nothing to do with a video game: I’ve read in numerous interviews that you cite Def Jam Vendetta as one of the reasons why you signed to Def Jam.. Nah, that’s [...]

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