Features

Conner Youngblood on Living Simple and Creating an Organic Sound

Coming off a tour stint in Europe, Conner Youngblood could not be more even-keeled. For someone who released a widely-acclaimed EP almost two years ago, his calm demeanor comes as a pleasant surprise. The Generation of Lift, released October of 2015, is a curated display of Conner’s artistry. He is a one-man-band alongside a loyal […]

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Culture, Features

Data Oruwari’s Art Gives a New Face to African Goddesses

I remember the first time I saw Data Oruwari’s work. It was on Instagram and I was just lazily scrolling along. Through the noise of food posts, funny clips, selfies, other beautiful photos and the rest, a photo of her piece “Egungun Oya” stopped me. It was otherworldly, pulsing with a quiet but strong energy. Simply, […]

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Features

Oakland Rapper Siri on How Her Hometown Fosters Her Creativity

Siri, born Jhsiri Emerson Massey, is a shape-shifter. Peel through her Instagram and catch her modeling a short pink pixie cut in one set, then long black and blue braids in the next. Her style aesthetic bounces back and forth between chic, thrifted ensembles, anime-inspired street savvy, and punk-rock femme fatale or something in between. In […]

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Culture

Just a Girl: Why Girlhood Still Matters in Music

“The future is female.” It’s an old slogan from a 1970s shirt and by looking around these days, the future is already here. Lady Gaga became the first woman to headline Coachella in 10 years, Bozoma Saint John of Apple Music raised the bar for all women, particularly of color, within the upper echelons of […]

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Features

Unearthing Ysa Pérez: Evolving Through a Decade of Photos

Ysa Pérez first jumped on my radar in 2012. Instagram had only recently emerged as a photo-sharing platform, and served as an alternative channel for traditional photographers to share their work. Ysa’s photos instantly captivated me. Her images, all intimate and visceral, featured artists who would soon become industry titans. I learned to count on […]

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Galleries

Exclusive Tour: Kelela at The Independent

 Kelela Show Date: October 29, 2017 Venue: The Independent – San Francisco, CA REHAB Photographer: Colin Hoefle @choefs   Remaining US Tour Dates: Sun 05 Nov 2017 First Avenue and 7th St Entry – 7th St Entry Room Minneapolis, MN, US Tickets Mon 06 Nov 2017 Promontory Chicago, IL, US Tickets Tue 07 Nov 2017 El Club Detroit, […]

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Features

Just Now Discovering: Dallas Artist T.Y.E Tackles Mental Health Through Hard-Hitting Raps & Opera

On the heels of some notable singles and music videos, T.Y.E has released his debut album, 32: A sharp and visceral 10-track testimonial about the 22 year-old’s battle with mental health and self-discovery. With clever wordplay, often abrasive and graphic, he is able to freely enjoy unfiltered angst and introspection throughout 32. Sonically, the album explores an array […]

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Tracks

East London Duo Penny Locos Release New Single “Lovedrunk”

The new emerging wave of electronic R&B artists have arrived and Penny Locos definitely stick out among the crowd. Following the release of “Lost”, premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra, “Lovedrunk” is their second single of 2017. An ode to the intoxicating and self-consuming nature of lust and love, the lyrics tell the familiar tale of anxiousness, passion and […]

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Music Videos

Kali Uchis Shares “Tyrant” Video with Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis shares the video for the single “Tyrant”, taken from her forthcoming album which is currently untitled. Featuring London’s Jorja Smith, the video finds Uchis all dolled up while singing about power, control, and world-destruction. The contrast is perfect and empowering, with soft colors and dreamy scenes that clash with the song’s message. The […]

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Albums

Charlotte Dos Santos is Fearless and Vulnerable with Cleo EP

A few months ago, we interviewed a talented woman by the name of Charlotte Dos Santos — a Norwegian singer-producer based in Brooklyn, whose old-soul voice pulls you in at first-listen. With her single “Red Clay” leading the way, the Fresh Selects singer recently offered up 10 tracks in her debut project, most of which […]

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Music Videos

Music Video: Joyce Wrice – Good Morning

Los Angeles-based singer Joyce Wrice delivers a VHS-style video for her retro R&B song “Good Morning”. The 90’s inspired track will be released on limited edition maxi-single cassette tapes with the original version, acapella, instrumental, and a few remixes included in true 90’s fashion. Wrice notes that she grew up going to CD stores with her […]

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Galleries

Exclusive Gallery: Smino at Complex in Oakland, CA

Tour: The Swanita Tour with Smino Show Date: May 20, 2017 Venue: Complex – Oakland, CA REHAB Photographer: Colin Hoefle             All photos by Colin Hoefle for REHAB. Visit our Smino archive to stay up to date with the latest from the St. Louis rapper.

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Music Videos

Sylvan LaCue Releases “Grateful” Video & Announces Upcoming Album

After completing a 25 city tour with Pivot Gang’s Saba, Miami rapper Sylvan LaCue is showing no signs of slowing down. Earlier this week, the Miami artist announced the title of his debut album, Apologies in Advance, due out this Fall. Shortly after, he premiered new visuals for his latest single “Grateful”, which is an introspective track where […]

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