Listen: Barry Jenkins & DJ Candlestick chop and screw Grizzly Bear.

Chopped and Screwed indie rock? Yes. Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight, and DJ Candlestick chopped and screwed Grizzly Bear’s 2009 and 2017 albums, Veckatimest and Painted Ruins. The album Purple Veckatimest/Painted ruins (CHOPNOTSLOP) features 23 remixed tracks combining different worlds. The chopped and screwed sound, made popular by DJ Screw, originated in Houston, Texas 30 years ago. With this…

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Music Finds: Marco McKinnis

17 year old Virginia native, Marco McKinnis, croons on My Own, a song addressing his ex.

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Woman Wednesday: Music You Need to Listen To 

Music post featuring female musicians like Sophia, Joyce Wrice, Gaby Duran, Savannah Cristina and Iconika.

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Sample Saturday: Death & Taxes by Daniel Caesar

    Daniel Caesar is a Canadian Soul/R&B singer and songwriter. He is known for his slow ballad “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis. Before releasing his debut studio album Freudian last month, Caesar released Pilgrim’s Paradise – a seven-song EP featuring my favorite track “Death & Taxes”. No matter what we go through in life we can’t avoid…

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Woman Wednesday: The Evolution of Kelis

Kelis Rogers is a singer, songwriter, chef, and muse from Harlem, NY. The “first girl to scream on a track” stepped onto the music scene when her raspy vocals touched the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Got Your Money.  As a singer, she explores R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, and EDM. As a chef who graduated from the Le Cordon…

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Music: Mndsgn “Starving” (Iman Omari Remix)

ImanOmari’s remix to Mndsgn “Starving” featured on ‘Inedia’ The track contains samples of Iman Omari’s “Sun Ray (Look Of Love)” and MoRuf & Iman Omari’s “Clutch!” The original version appears on Mndsgn’s ‘Breatharian’

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Short Film: Trip by Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko released Trip, a surprise 22-track album on September 22nd. It features her daughter, Namiko Love, Kurupt, Mali Music, Brandy, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, and Big Sean.  Stream the album here. A short film with the shared name was also released. Within the short, the character Penny finds love in a stranger and embarks on a road…

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Twelve’len and Skott collaborate in “Test Our Luck”

“Time is the gap between ourselves and our desires. Only we can fill the gap. We never know for sure, but know for sure we have to test our luck in the pursuit. And blow away those fires of doubt.” -Twelve’Len     Twelve’len, a Carol City native, and Swedish-born Skott collaborate on “Test Our Luck”…

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Michael Jackson released the single “Bad” 30 years ago today.

Michael Jackson: Bad – An In Depth Review Imagine releasing the highest selling album of all time that pushed forward the boundaries of pop music and having to follow it up? What seems like a hard task comes off as effortless for Jackson, it was almost if impossible didn’t exist to him, throughout his career,…

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Happy Birthday Beyonce

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981. She’s one of the greatest entertainers alive. Her music has evolved over the years as she sticks to the themes of womanhood. I’m a proud member of the Beyhive. Here are some of my favorites from Queen Bey: Kitty Kat Green Light Suga…

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