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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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Joey Bada$$ Releases Politically Charged “ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$” Album

It’s still hard to believe Joey Bada$$ is only 22 years old. He first made national headlines with his Golden Era, torch-carrying song, “Hardknock”. For hip-hop traditionalists, he was the 17 year old bringing back “real hip-hop” right out of its very place of essence—Brooklyn. Fast forward five years later and he’s delivered ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, […]

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Dreamville Rapper J.I.D Achieves Controlled Urgency on “The Never Story”

Atlanta rapper J.I.D, the latest signee to Dreamville, recently shared his new album, The Never Story, which includes features from 6LACK, Dreamville’s EarthGang, and Mereba. Pivoting at 12 tracks, the talented emcee doesn’t hold anything back with skilled wordplay, equally impressive delivery, and controlled urgency. Whether he’s going full speed with pulsating bars about his family and neighborhood on […]

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Miami’s Sabrina Claudio Embraces Self-Discovery on Re-Release of ‘Confidently Lost’

Although she released the original project about a year ago, Miami songstress Sabrina Claudio has re-released her Confidently Lost mixtape as an EP for any new listeners who haven’t been paying attention until now (a.k.a. us). Throughout the 7-track EP, Claudio mixes dominant R&B production with ethereal and achingly angelic vocals, creating a sultry space where her lyrics about […]

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Hear Sango’s Newest Baile Funk Project, ‘De Mim, Pra Você’

Sango shares the fourth project from his Da Rocinha series entitled De Mim, Pra Você. The baile funk project pays tribute to Sango’s love for Brazilian inspired music, with a bit of help from his Soulection friends, Chris McClenney and Monte Booker. The 16-track project arrives before Sango prepares to drop his long-awaited sophomore album, In The Comfort Of, […]

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Stream Smino’s Excellent Debut Album, ‘blkswn’

St. Louis up and comer Smino shares his long-awaited debut album, blkswn. As one of the Midwest’s most promising emcees, Smino has been able to avoid categorization over the last two years and craft music that blends together soul, funk, hip-hop, and blues. Led by the singles “Anita”, “blkswn”, and most recently “Father Son Holy Smoke”, […]

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Khalid Releases His Debut Album ‘American Teen’

Raised by a single mother in the military, Khalid moved around a few times growing up. The effects of that ever-changing lifestyle – loss, pain, and rediscovery – shine through his debut album, American Teen. The title is a dead giveaway of the album’s theme: navigating the loneliness and confusion of adolescence to eventually arrive […]

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Thundercat Releases His Solo Album, “Drunk”

Thundercat brings us flawless instrumentation, painfully and comically earnest lyrics, and all around fun vibes with his fourth solo album, Drunk. The whole album is one long reverie as Thundercat’s high-pitched, echoing vocals float from song to song. Whether the song is soothing or soulful or groovy, Thundercat places the listener in a sweet cloudy trance. In an […]

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Stormzy Releases Long Awaited Debut ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ and We Can’t Stop Listening

Stormzy brings us his most comprehensive project yet with Gang Signs & Prayer, a sixteen track behemoth complete with notable feature appearances, refined production, and lyrical tenacity. While taking a subtle step away from the dub heavy and wobbly bass sound traditionally associated with Grime, Stormzy still remains loyal to the movement and cements himself as one of the frontrunners within the British […]

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Sampha Releases Long Awaited Debut Album, “Process”

Sampha, the undisputed prince of the piano ballad, has created a classic uniquely his, Process. With vocal overlay reminiscent of a church choir, prominent intermittent percussion and otherworldly synths, listeners are transported to a different planet on Process (away from all the geopolitical nightmares of 2017). Sampha’s voice alone is something to revel in and consider as magnetic. […]

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The Internet’s Syd Releases Debut Solo Album, “Fin”

The Internet’s Syd has shared her debut solo album, Fin, lead by her recent singles “All About Me” and “Body”. The 12-track album features the singer taking on an Aaliyah-esque approach to her performances with sleek velvet vocals that ride much of her synthy late night production. Syd joins her sensual side and affinity for […]

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Stream Matt Martians’ Airy Funk Album, “The Drum Chord Theory”

The Internet’s Matt Martians shares his long-awaited debut solo album, The Drum Chord Theory. The producer’s forthcoming 12-track offering features fellow Internet members Steve Lacy and Syd, along with Kari Faux and Tyler, The Creator. The project is a mix of funky and trippy sonic excursions as Martians cited in a previous interview that most […]

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Sonder Revitalize Tender R&B with Debut EP, “Into”

Sonder, comprised of singer Brent Faiyaz and producers Atu and Dpat, have joined forces with their Into EP serving as their first body of work together. Throughout the project, the guys pull inspiration from artists like Aaliyah and Ginwuine, citing 90’s R&B as influential in their own sonic journeys. Lead by “Too Fast”, the EP is layered and […]

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“Culture” Is The Migos Album We’ve Always Wanted

When Migos released their debut studio album in 2015, Young Rich Nation, it lacked the infectious charisma so many of us loved on their breakout mixtapes, No Label II and YRN. However, with their latest release Culture arriving on the heels of their #1 song “Bad And Boujee”, the Atlanta rap trio have seized the moment and […]

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Kehlani’s “SWEETSEXYSAVAGE” Debut Adds A Much-Needed Dose of Reality to Love

If you thought love songs were supposed to be simple and quaint, then you’ve got it all wrong. Kehlani’s SWEETSEXYSAVAGE debut is a stunning body of work that elevates the conversation of love, heartbreak, and most importantly, self-love. Lead by her singles “CRZY”, “Advice”, “Distraction”, and “Undercover”, SWEETSEXYSAVAGE embodies everything from getting your heart broken […]

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Hodgy Shares Solo Album, Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide

Now that everyone in Odd Future has allegedly gone their own ways, we’re able to add Hodgy Beats to the line-up of solo albums from the popular collective. The producer-rapper makes his solo debut with his new album, Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide, a full body of work that we’ve been waiting on for years. The 13-track project includes three […]

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