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Frank Ocean: Blonde (take 2)

Blonde is the sound of an artist urging his listener to be patient, and in this age of instant gratification, it is a refreshing, rewarding triumph.

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25 Aug 2016 // 2:00 PM

Jamila Woods Is a Genre-Blurring Multitasker

Woods discusses her upbringing on the South Side and the road that led to an album that encompasses her experiences as an African-American woman and her complicated relationship with her hometown.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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Eli Paperboy Reed - “My Way Home” (premiere)

Eli Paperboy Reed's "My Way Home" highlights the birth of a real soul man.

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Frank Ocean: Blonde (take 1)

Frank Ocean conquers all and prevails on his latest album, Blonde.

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Hope Against Hope: The Soul Politics of Obama’s Summer Playlists

Words may speak the promise of transcending divisions and borders, but it’s music that delivers.

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PartyNextDoor: PartyNextDoor 3

PartyNextDoor 3 finds the artist easing up on the emulation and indulging in musical eccentricities unique to him

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23 Aug 2016 // 7:20 AM

Skepta: Konichiwa

Grime forefather reintroduces himself to the world and carries with him the hopes of a genre.

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Madeintyo: THANK YOU, MR. TOKYO

After making the undeniably great "Uber Everywhere", Madeintyo comes back with a release that sounds like he's coasting.

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Mac Miller - “Dang!” (feat. Anderson .Paak) (Singles Going Steady)

Featuring the crooning, brassy timbre of .Paak's vocals, Mac and Paak piece together a saccharine ballad to alienated lovers.

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19 Aug 2016 // 10:51 AM

Lil Durk - “Super Powers” (Singles Going Steady)

There's no denying that the groove is solid and it really is quite catchy.

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Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969

The Columbia Years 1968-1969 isn't the sound of Betty Davis finding her voice so much as it is the sound of her fighting to get out from under the shadow of then-husband Miles Davis.

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18 Aug 2016 // 8:10 AM

Adiam - “Fearless” (video) (premiere)

Eritrean-Swedish singer Adiam mashes up R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music into an irresistible, sophisticated, and bound for the charts sound.

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17 Aug 2016 // 11:59 AM

BANKS - “Gemini Feed” (Singles Going Steady)

This an absolutely gorgeous vocal turn from BANKS.

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16 Aug 2016 // 12:09 PM

GAIKA - “3D” (Singles Gping Steady)

Yet another reason why, when looking for new voices in hip-hop, you need to cross the pond.

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16 Aug 2016 // 10:35 AM

Clipping. - “Baby Don’t Sleep” (Singles Going Steady)

For anyone who thinks hip-hop is getting stale, listen to this refreshing revelation.

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16 Aug 2016 // 9:42 AM

NAO - “Girlfriend” (Singles Going Steady)

NAO's lyrics are expertly crafted and hit right at the core of insecurity.

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12 Aug 2016 // 11:00 AM

Rihanna - “Goodnight Gotham” (Singles Going Steady)

The video has Rihanna turns celebrity on its head here and makes her fans the stars.

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Van Morrison: It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Vols. II, III, IV and DVD

One of rock music's greatest live albums gets a sequel and shows a legendary singer/songwriter at the peak of his powers.

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Will Downing: Black Pearls

Smooth R&B vocalist Will Downing maintains the utmost consistency on his latest project, covers album Black Pearls.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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