1. Solange, 'A Seat At The Table' 1. Solange, 'A Seat At The Table'
If there were an album that celebrated black pride in America, Solange’s A Seat At The Table would be just that. Much like T.I.’s Us or Else, her third studio album artistically touches on the experience of being black in America. From embracing #blackgirlmagic or that “glory within you” to wanting the best for your future without selling yourself short or out, A Seat At The Table has at least one track that every black person can relate to. What’s most enjoyable is that the flashback interludes strongly keep the motif of “self-love” or “self-care” afloat and bring a gentle yet grounding element to her floating, airy vocals. With the countless shootings and killing of black men, Solange’s project couldn’t have come at a better time. All 21 songs make up 51 minutes of authentic and uplifting vibes perfect for the times when you just want to relax and chill by yourself or with a loved one. The visuals were nothing short of regal and breathtaking. Just like her first Saturday Night Live performance of “Cranes in the Sky.” Fist-Worthy Tracks: “Mad,” “Don’t Touch My Hair,” “Interlude: For Us By Us” & “F.U.B.U.” (feat. The-Dream and BJ the Chicago Kid)

Solange and Michael McDonald Unite To Perform A Doobie Brothers Classic

Solange holds the Doobie Brothers close to her heart. 

This past weekend Solange gave her fans an amazing set in Florida at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival where she performed a variety of hits from her critically acclaimed, A Seat At The Table. It was during her set where she brought out the elusive music icon, Michael McDonald to perform a Doobie Brothers’ classic, “What A Fool Believes."

On her Instagram page, Solange praised the famed Doobie Brothers for their incredible performance as she writes, “Anyone who knows me knows that the Doobie Brothers are my musical/harmonic/chord change hero’s [sic] and that I listen to "It Keeps You Running" every day for encouragement. That was fun Michael.”

thank you michael.....

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This performance also comes after the recent announcement that Solange will be headlining this year’s Pitchfork Music along with A Tribe Called Quest and LCD Soundsystem. This summer, her and Saint Heron are all over the festival as there will be three days of events celebrating African-American art, music, and film.

Michael McDonald is also rearing his head from the shadows of his performance. It comes after he made a very memorable appearance alongside Kenny Loggins on Thundercat’s new album, Drunk.

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Nicky Jam And Ozuna's "Te Robare" Video Transports Them To Another World

Nicky Jam and Ozuna are on a mission to get the girl they want at all costs. A black and white montage serves as the backdrop for their playful new video for their latest single, “Te Robare,” which translates into the mischievous: “I’ll steal you.”

Throughout their performance, a bevy of beautiful women have brief interludes that go from talking in a vaporized infused telephone booth to breaking into a sexy dance group sequence. "We are very happy to be able to share this new single with the fans of the reggaetón genre, we are sure that they will enjoy this song as much as we do,” Nicky said in a press release.

Despite the video featuring a slew of women, it's worth noting that it looks sexy but classic. Jam prides himself in creating this type of imagery in his visuals. In 2017, he told Billboard, "Our audience is so broad that we have to make videos where women look beautiful and conservative and are treated with respect because the videos are seen by kids and adults," he said. "Other reggaetóneros who do what they do are targeting one audience. They don’t have the same responsibility we do."

In addition to releasing new music, Nicky Jam is kicking off his "Intimo Tour 2019" on April 11 in Chicago and will go through the month of May. Watch the video for "Te Robare" above.

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Premiere: Tommie of 'Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta' Calls On Anthony Hamilton For 'Truth' Music Video

"With every trial is a testimony!" Tommie tells VIBE. "Here is mine."

With that, the The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star drops her new music video for "Truth." The song sees her recounting a lifetime of struggles - sexual assault, birthing her child in jail, homelessness, and more, while a soulful Anthony Hamilton sings a hook that congratulates her for how far she's come. The video, directed by illHD and Tommie herself, splits between its own storyline and vintage footage of her life.

“This is/was my real life! Beyond the lights. I wanted to share with the people the back story, my whole truth," Tommie said. "In doing so I hope to motivate others struggling with their truth to not be afraid and be inspired to not give up!”

Watch the video for Tommie and Anthony Hamilton's "Truth" above.

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Rich The Kid, Nav, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

Mar. 2019 was a pretty slow month, but we are back with a new list of the hottest Friday releases. From Rich the Kid to Nav and more, here are all of the Friday music releases that you need to hear below.


Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours 2

Rich the Kid is back with The World Is Yours 2. The 16-track project features Offset, Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. The album also includes the pre-released singles, "Splashin'" and "4 Phones."

This is Rich the Kid's second studio album. It is a sequel to The World Is Yours, which was released in Mar. 2018.

Listen to Rich the Kid's new album below.

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Nav – Bad Habits

Nav's sophomore studio album is here. Bad Habits consists of 16 tracks and includes guest appearances by Meek Mill, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Gunna, and more.

Nav dropped the tracklist and video teaser ahead of the album's release. The preview includes behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper's past live concerts.

The album is completely produced by The Weeknd. Listen to Bad Habits below.

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With a memorable freestyle on Sway In the Morning and Mass Appeal's recently concluded Starting 5 tour under his belt, Albany, Ga. rapper Cantrell has settled down to release his sophomore EP, DEVIL NEVER EVEN LIVED. The second half of a two-EP anthology started with Stardust 2 Angels (2018), Cantrell's new project is anchored by the singles "Fo Five" and "Know It's Wrong" and shares heavy, internalized storytelling with hauntingly beautiful production.

“I wanted to go deeper into me, what I’ve come from, and how that may have shaped the young man that created Stardust 2 Angels,” Cantrell said in a statement about the album. “I wanted to show it all, the good and the bad that brought me to this point... I’m asking for listeners' time so they deserve that much, if not more.”

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Megan Thee Stallion – "Sex Talk"

Raunch and debauchery ensue in Megan Thee Stallion's newest single "Sex Talk." The track, which arrived early Friday morning (March 22), is sexy, empowering, and strong as the 24-year-old takes charge of her sexual nature in this single that puts a women's pleasure over a man's.

"Can I f**k ya to a trap beat? He said girl you tryin' to trap me?/Ah hell nah, ni**a no I ain't (What?)/You can hit that door, here go ahead leave," she raps over the bass-heavy beat.

"Sex Talk" is projected to land on the Houston rappers forthcoming album Fever, which is slated to hit streaming shelves in Apr 2019. Stream the Stallion's "Sex Talk" below.

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Jacquees ft. Lil Baby – "Your Peace"

Jacquees, or the King of R&B, as he likes to call himself, just released a new single featuring Lil’ Baby. “Your Peace” features Jacquees' signature sound and the Atlanta rapper riding on the R&B beat. Listen to the track to hear the two Georgia artists try to find peace with a special someone.

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