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Various Artists: Young Art Sound

On TOKiMONSTA's electric Young Art label, the bold thrive. Young Art Sound is a brilliant showcase of what the crew can do.

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28 Feb 2017 // 10:25 AM

Lee Fields Is a Forward-Looking Throwback

"A lot of people think soul music is just a way you sing, or a sound -- soul music means coming from the spirit. The soul is a spirit,” says Fields.

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There’s a Reason Why There’s No Biography of John Hughes

Searching for John Hughes is among the finest tragedies in the brave new genre of memoir wherein the author’s own life is reflected in the undertaking of a biography fail.

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‘Muslim Cool’ Puts Its Faith in Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop in Its Faith

Where Chance the Rapper injects spirituality into hip-hop, Muslim Cool injects hip-hop into spirituality.

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23 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

D.R.A.M. - “Cute” (Singles Going Steady)

D.R.A.M. redeems the term "cute" and makes an appealing plea for its return as a compliment.

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22 Feb 2017 // 11:40 AM

CONTEST: Win a Season Pass for VH1’s ‘The Breaks’

Win a Season Pass to VH1's new '90s hip-hop series, The Breaks.

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22 Feb 2017 // 11:15 AM

NxWorries - “Lyk Dis” (Singles Going Steady)

Anderson Paak finds the perfect sweet spot between his crisp, fresh verses and his soulful croon to create a super-slinky, late night tune.

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Dennis Coffey: Hot Coffey in the D

These 1968 live recordings offer a glimpse into Detroit’s storied music history courtesy of three of its finest session players.

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Stone Foundation - “Strange People” feat. William Bell (premiere)

British soul band Stone Foundation collaborates with William Bell and Paul Weller on the new feel-good, hopeful single "Strange People".

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Kingdom: Tears in the Club

A future pop canvas of exquisite beauty, experimental club producer Kingdom shares an intimate, half-drunk night in and out of safe and not-so-safe spaces.

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20 Feb 2017 // 3:20 AM

Big Sean: I Decided

Is Big Sean cool? I Decided has done little to sway that to a “yes".

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The Spirit In Her Soul Is Free: An Interview With Linda Clifford

From Curtis Mayfield to Neil Simon, the legendary Linda Clifford recalls how she capped the '70s with two full servings of spunk and sophistication.

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Quelle Chris: Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

Quelle Chris has made an ambitious project that is an off-kilter hike through different faces of equally forward-thinking and revivalist hip-hop.

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Graham Central Station: Now Do-U-Wanta Dance / My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me / Star Walk

The ex-Sly & the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham brings the funk on this trio of late '70s albums.

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14 Feb 2017 // 11:35 AM

Chance the Rapper - “Same Drugs” (Singles Going Steady)

Chance the Rapper crafts a warm, soulful ballad about resisting life’s changes even as loved ones give in.

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Lee Fields and the Expressions - “Special Night” (Singles Going Steady)

Lee Fields and the Expressions' "Special Night" is a pure and true love song. It's an absolute gem.

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Migos: C U L T U R E (take 2)

Migos’ second studio album, Culture, is a victory lap and a statement of intent.

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10 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Kate Tempest - “Europe Is Lost” (Singles Going Steady)

This is exactly the time when protest music should be coming back in full force, and Kate Tempest hits us where it should hurt, reminding us what we should be caring about and what we do care about.

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10 Feb 2017 // 3:20 AM

P.O.S: Chill, Dummy

P.O.S was taken out of commission by kidney failure. Almost five years after his previous album, he's back with a fresh perspective and a renewed energy.

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9 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

Big Sean - “Halfway Off the Balcony” (Singles Going Steady)

Big Sean's latest is an anxious stream-of-consciousness narrative, his verse flowing over discordant and menacing piano with a horror movie vibe.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

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"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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