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Million Miles - “Ice Cream & Cigarettes” (video) (premiere)

French soul singer Million Miles emerges with a stunning new song announcing the arrival of a new talent.

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Zeshan B Performs Late Night Set at Mercury Lounge After Colbert

Powerful Chicago soul-singer dips into the '60s and '70s while dabbling in Urdu, Punjabi and Italian.

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Conversation Peace: An Interview with Bruce Sudano

While "impostors to the throne" hold court, chart-topping songwriter Bruce Sudano searches for common sense and compassion on 21st Century World.

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18 Aug 2017 // 9:15 AM

Chase & Status - “Love Me More” ft. Emeli Sandé

This is a track built on a formula, but no formula exists to account for Sandé, and her performance is the kind of vocal that you scream along to, tears in your eyes, heart ready to burst.

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Dusty Springfield: The Complete Philadelphia Sessions - A Brand New Me

Two recording sessions separated by one album are compiled on this collection to represent the cohesive recordings Dusty Springfield made with production team Gamble and Huff.

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14 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Jay-Z: 4:44

Already one of the greatest rappers in history, this is the kind of late-career artistic gem that will cement Jay-Z’s place on rap’s Mount Rushmore.

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11 Aug 2017 // 11:20 AM

Khalid - “Young Dumb & Broke” (Singles Going Steady)

Khalid comes across like De La Soul’s nephew. “Young, Dumb and Broke” manages to be wryly funny and meaningful at the same time.

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10 Aug 2017 // 11:25 AM

Kendrick Lamar - “LOYALTY.” ft. Rihanna (Singles Going Steady)

Standing on a funky foundation, the beats are intoxicating and the chemistry between Lamar and his co-star, Rihanna, take this to another level.

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Sara Diamond - “Unsure” (video) (premiere)

Montreal pop/soul singer Sara Diamond shares a new video "Unsure" about the uncertainties in trying to form romantic relationships.

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8 Aug 2017 // 9:00 AM

Jessie Ware - “Midnight” (Singles Going Steady)

"Midnight" brilliantly balances between an atmospheric R&B dream setting and an upbeat, old-school soul chorus. Some hear "Bennie and the Jets".

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‘Brillo Box (3 Cents Off)’ Views an Iconic Warhol Artwork From a Personal Lens

It may have sold for $3 million, but still, is it art? Andy Warhol's Brillo Box is a tale of art and commerce that resonates in these times.

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Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival - ‘Home’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival serve up rocking Southern musical melting pot on new album Home.

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Various Artists: Zaire 74 - The African Artists

Perfectly preserved after 43 years, the legendary Rumble in the Jungle's musical pre-show is a knockout in its own right.

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Various Artists: The Complete Loma Singles Vol. 1

These original R&B 45s are treasured among music collectors, and this anthology is the first in the release of all Loma Records' singles.

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The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division.

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Rudimental - “Sun Comes Up” feat. James Arthur (Singles Going Steady)

Arthur's laid-back vocal style here is what drives the song from forgettable territory into "I wouldn't turn it off if I heard it on the radio."

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Amai Kuda Y Josephine - “Cave” (video) (premiere)

Amai Kuda Y Josephine offers up soulful roots music depicting love, womanhood, and the human connection to Earth.

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25 Jul 2017 // 9:56 AM

Vic Mensa Finds Redemption the Hard Way

“We have a society right now where you can count on two things to continue -- opioid ODs and Chicago violence -- and I found myself in the middle of both,” Mensa says.

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Arthur Alexander: Arthur Alexander

Alexander's music shares an affinity with the gospel-turned-secular R&B that made Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, and others so damn good. These songs express heart and soul.

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Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums

Nyro herself was known to prefer the mono versions that would sound good on a cheap radio, so this does honor her spirit.

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