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Jermaine Crawford

Fans of The Wire! You need to hear this. Jermaine Crawford, better known as Dukie from the popular HBO show, now makes R&B music and it is wonderful. The song featured above is called “LA” and it sounds great. 8 years can do a lot for a brotha lol. Enjoy.

-AO

Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is pretty fantastic. “Word Crimes” puts everyone in their place for their common grammar mistakes. Check it out above and enjoy.

-AO

Vic Mensa has revealed the music video for his song, “Feel That.” It’s not my favorite song or video by him, but I see the dude carving his own lane in many different ways and I respect. Enjoy.

-AO

"MMG Under God"- Wale

Wale has released a new song called “MMG Under God.” The song seems to address his recent beef with Meek Mill and it seems like Wale is putting it all behind him and indeed stating his loyalty to MMG. Seeing as how Meek Mill is having a new beef with prison, he’ll have to feel the sentiment from afar. Enjoy.

-AO

Drake Announces Next Album Title

Drake has been pretty busy in the past few months. Whether he was releasing songs like “Draft Day,” “Days In The East,” and “0 to 100/The Catch Up” or promoting new music from his OVO Sound label artists, he surely hasn’t slowed down since releasing Nothing Was The Same. Well, he has now announced that his fourth studio album will be called Views From The 6. He mentioned on “The Catch Up” that he would be dropping an album Spring 2015 so now we’ve got another piece to the puzzle. Stay tuned and enjoy.

-AO

PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO (Tracklist)

1. “East Liberty”
2. “Sls”
3. “Sex On the Beach”
4. “Her Way”
5. “Belong To the City”
6. “Grown Woman”
7. “Fwu”
8. “Recognize” (Feat. Drake)
9. “Options”
10. “Thirsty”
11. “Bout It”
12. “Muse”

"Recognize (feat. Drake)"- PARTYNEXTDOOR

PARTYNEXTDOOR has revealed a new song called “Recognize.” The Drake-assisted song features PARTYNEXTDOOR comfortably staying in the lane he’s created for himself. He sings about topics very similar to The Weeknd’s, but his vocals are a lot harsher. His voice always sounds slightly distorted and muffled but it fits with the type of production he uses. His singing isn’t great, but it’s not bad either. He’s nice to listen to, but I’m not rushing out to buy anything he makes. I think he fits in with the different styles Drake has assembled on his label. He has also announced that his first for-sale project, PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO, will be released on iTunes on July 29th. From what he’s released so far, I think it’ll sound a lot like its predecessor, PARTYNEXTDOOR. If you want to pre-order it, you can do so here. Enjoy.

-AO

If you’re like me and you’ll be unfortunately sitting at home while Jay Z and Beyoncé bless stadiums around the nation, there is now a small reason to rejoice. HBO will be airing a special in December about the “On The Run Tour”. Chances are it will feature most of the concert and this will be a good consolation prize for missing the concert even though they are in no way comparable lol it will be based on the two Paris venues from the tour on September 12th and 13th. Check out the trailer above. Enjoy.

-AO

SZA has delivered the visuals for her song “Julia” off her latest project, Z. The visuals also feature a new song we haven’t previously heard called “Tender.” You can catch that track towards the end of the video. Enjoy.

-AO

"Divinity"- SZA & Jill Scott

This is a collaboration I definitely did not see coming. SZA and Jill Scott have teamed up to make wonderful, seven and a half minute song called “Divinity.” Their voices complement each other so well and I would love to hear more from the both of them. Enjoy.

-AO

John Legend should get WAAAAY more credit for his music videos. He just delivered a stunning video for his song “You & I (Nobody In The World).” It features people from all walks of life and different situations looking into different types of mirrors. The video also features notable cameos from Tatyana Ali and Laverne Cox from Orange Is The New Black. Shout out to Legend for this beautiful music video. Enjoy.

-AO

"A Place Like This"- Majid Jordan

You probably remember Majid Jordan as the duo that was featured on Drake’s hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home” last year. Well they’re about to release a new project, the A Place Like This EP. They just released the title track and I’m impressed. It’s different from the small bit I heard from them on the Drake track and it sounds promising; it kinda makes me think of James Blake mixed with PARTYNEXTDOOR. They revealed the visuals along with the track and they’re interesting, as well. It definitely kept me entertained. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more about this project and I plan on checking out their first project, the Afterhours EP. With artists like Majid and PARTYNEXTDOOR, OVO Sound is building a solid roster and they look set to have a great upcoming year. Enjoy.

-AO

"Mo’Nin"- James Fauntleroy

If you didn’t know James Fauntleroy was the truth, get with the program. He just released a new track called “Mo’Nin” and it’s just great. He has an amazing voice and it really shines through on this track. He never fails to deliver good music. This song kinda reminds of Miguel because of that guitar in the background and the vocal setup; I’d love to see them do a collaboration. Look out for more music from Fauntleroy. Enjoy.

-AO

"She Came To Give It To You (feat. Nicki Minaj)"- Usher

Usher has delivered another new track from his upcoming studio album. it’s called “She Came To Give It To You” and it features a verse from Nicki Minaj. The Pharrell-produced track is very upbeat and reminiscent of the Usher we know and love. His album seems to have a familiar sound to it from what we’ve heard so far, so I hope it delivers. Enjoy.

-AO

Nardwuar delivers another LEGENDARY interview as he interviews the Wu Tang Clan. RZA took the lead for this interview and it’s clear that these guys know a ton about more than just hip-hop. Nardwuar was scrambling toward the end lol but he did a great job. Enjoy.

-AO

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