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Anthony Hamilton Brings Soul To NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert"

Anthony  is a real one for pulling this impromptu performance off without a hitch

Anthony Hamilton can and will turn any opportunity into a legendary one.

Most recently, he was asked to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for the good folks at NPR. In honor of his ninth album What I'm Feelin', NPR invited the crooner to their offices for an unforgettable show.

Over the weekend, the R&B veteran dropped his new LP, which features production from Mark Batson and Salaam Remi. During NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert," Hamilton and his band nailed several of his timeless hits like "Cool" and "Charlene." The Charlotte-born singer and songwriter also performed new records off the LP.

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In our recent interview with Hamilton, the Coming From Where I'm From singer dropped some gems about working with rappers like Young Thug, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Fabolous. He also offers a noble explanation about why he chose to fly solo without any features on What I'm Feelin'.

"The thing about features, is they sound good and it’s great and creative," Hamilton told VIBE. "But when you’re touring if you got seven songs on the album and they’re all features, it’s kind of hard to tour properly. And I want to sound like the record."

Watch Anthony Hamilton's dope performance below.

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Dreamville Releases 'Under The Sun' Video With J. Cole, DaBaby And Lute

Revenge of the Dreamers III has been one of the biggest stories of music for 2019, with J. Cole's Dreamville team and more than 100 other artists joining forces in an Atlanta studio to create a collection of original music. One of the standouts was "Under The Sun," and now that song has a new music video.

The video begins with the song's three artists – J. Cole, DaBaby, and Lute – entering a bodega and having a few sandwiches. From there, they launch into their memorable verses over the beat, co-produced by Christo, Pluss and Nice Rec. The set of visuals was directed by Scott Lazer, Aisultan Seitov, David Peters and Chad Tennies.

Dreamville has had a banner year. Ari Lennox become a star with her debut album Shea Butter Baby, and she's currently on tour with Lizzo. JID is preparing for a stadium tour with Logic, Bas has released a new mixtape called Spilled Milk Vol. 1, and EarthGang has released their debut album Mirrorland.

Watch the music video for "Under The Sun" above.

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Bridget Kelly Showcases The Pitfalls Of Summer Love On 'The Great Escape'

Through beautiful summer days at the park coupled with late night tryst, Bridget Kelly is taking us on a trip of the sunny highs and cloudy lows of a summer romance gone wrong in The Great Escape.

The four-minute short film chronicles a love story between Bridget and her leading man Scott Machado. At first, they trade flirty eye glances in a park, and then later meet at a party which then segues into the bedroom. Yet towards the end of the film, she finds out he’s been creeping with another girl.

The Great Escape is made from music off Kelly’s latest five-track EP. The Grammy-award winning artist has continually made it a point to release new summer filled music. Back in 2016, she released a new EP, Summer of 17.  And in spite of The Great Escape being about a love gone wrong, Kelly isn't really pressed about relationships in her own life. She just craves something natural and organic.

"I love being in love. However, if something doesn’t work out or happen for me in the timeframe that I want it to, I’ve learned to just let it go.," she told XO NECOLE. " I now take a less intense approach to relationships because I want it to feel natural; I want it to be a normal progression."

Watch The Great Escape above.

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Lupe Fiasco Releases 'Cripple,' First Video From 'Drogas Wave'

When Lupe Fiasco spoke to VIBE earlier this year, he said he would be releasing videos for his latest album DROGAS Wave soon. Now, he's delivered on that promise.

On Friday, Lupe released the first music video from DROGAS Wave: "Cripple," a highlight from the album's second disc. The visuals, directed by Vann Fulfs, showcase black and white shots around New York City while emphasizing Lupe's lyrics.

“DROGAS Wave is based on a story about a group of slaves that jumped off of a slave ship transporting them from Africa,” Fiasco said while explaining the idea behind his seventh studio album, released last September. “The slaves did not drown, and instead somehow managed to live under the sea. They spent the rest of their underwater existence sinking slave ships. ‘Drogas’ is the Spanish word for drugs. I made it an acronym which stands for ‘Don’t Ruin Us God Said.’”

Lupe is dropping the first video for his album nearly a year after its release, but now that he's independent, he works on his own terms. Earlier this year he released the video for an unreleased song called "Run Game," and he's also been dropping episodes of Beat N Path, a docu-series that sees him traveling to Hong Kong to pursue elevation in his martial arts training.

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