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Listen to Nao’s Chilling Cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”


By Diamond 10:52 am June 11, 2015 Rising British singer Nao did a beautiful and chilling cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” for BBC Radio 1. Watch the video below:

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13 Songs That Are Perfect for Your Carefree Black Girl Summer Playlist

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By Diamond 9:53 am June 10, 2015 By L.G. Parker For the black girls braiding hair all summer, the black girls looking up MFA programs for hours after work, the black girls who get misgendered,  the black girls who are stepping outside of their comfort zone to wear that two-piece to the pool, for the […]

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The Roots and Ed Sheeran Did a Flawless Cover of Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’


By Diamond 12:41 pm June 5, 2015 Ed Sheeran and The Roots did a flawless cover of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” and it’s been uploaded on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Youtube page for everyone to see.

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Watch This New Visual By Soul Collective Highness


By Diamond 12:06 pm June 5, 2015 This is the latest video from Chicago-based Highness (formerly known as SHE).  The all female soul group is made up of Ora Nchi, RED, Midore, Loona Dae, and Gem Tree. Photo: Highness/Facebook

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Listen: Alabama Shakes’ ‘Sound & Color’

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By Diamond 10:23 am May 4, 2015 By Sam Fleming Sound and Color opens with the lyrics,  “A new world hangs outside the window, beautiful and strange.” This lyric describes how this album differs from anything Alabama Shakes has released before. In their previous albums, Alabama Shakes have always had the potential to separate themselves […]

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The Best Music This Month

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By Diamond 3:19 pm March 31, 2015 By Sam Fleming Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’: The Compton MC, Kendrick Lamar has taken over mainstream rap in the past few years with two albums that have been dubbed instant classics and a mixtape. He has established himself as one of the most lyrical and versatile […]

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Music Fridays: New Track From Toro y Moi

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By Diamond 4:15 pm March 27, 2015 “Run Baby Run” is the latest track from Toro y Moi. The single is from his What For? LP which drops on April 7th. Listen below: Photo: Toro y Ma/Facebook

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:42 am November 20, 2014 7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm November 17, 2014 San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Video: Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins addresses racism in new song

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:01 pm October 10, 2014 Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins has joined forces with Hurt Everybody’s Supa BWE on a track that not only addresses issues of race and privilege in the country, but leaves a lingering effect on the mind. 

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