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Tank And The Bangas' New Song "Smoke.Netflix.Chill" Sounds Like Springtime

Tank and the Bangas' new song just feels so right. 

As April's temperatures struggle to find day-to-day consistency, new music has been ushering us closer to some sort of seasonal warmth. Tank and the Bangas, the New Orleans-bred group whose charismatic Tiny Desk performance took the internet by storm, have cut loose a new song for their growing fanbase to enjoy. Consider "Smoke.Netflix.Chill" ear candy.

The groovy song touches on the dating world's favorite discussion topic, but puts a sunny spin on it. In addition to "Smoke.Netflix.Chill," they also dropped a limited edition vinyl record, Live Vibes, released exclusively through Record Store Day. The album was recorded live at Gasa Gasa in New Orleans in 2017 and really speaks to the extent of their live music-making craft.

Consider this the beginning of a busy summer. The five-piece group just closed the books on two Coachella performance before heading out on their live tour. Listen to "Smoke.Netflix.Chill" as well as catch the full list of performance dates below.

Tank and the Bangas Live:
April 20—Indio, CA—Coachella
April 21—North Charleston, SC—Riverfront Park
April 22—Charleston, SC—High Water Festival
April 27—New Orleans, LA—Tipitinas
April 28—Oxford, MS—Double Decker Arts Festival
May 3—New Orleans, LA—House Of Blues
May 4—New Orleans, LA—The Civic Theatre
May 6—Memphis, TN—Beale Street Music Festival
May 9—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall
May 11—Richmond, VA—Brown’s Island
May 12—Saxapahaw, NC—New River Ballroom
May 13—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
May 15—Charlotte, NC—Visulite Theatre
May 16—Knoxville, TN—U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre
May 17—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
May 18—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West
May 19—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Music Festival
May 24—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
May 25—Napa, CA—BottleRock Napa Valley
May 27—George, WA—Sasquatch! Festival
June 15—Bergen, Norway—Bergenhus Festning
June 29—Ewijk, Netherlands—De Groene Heuvels
July 7—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumpehuset
July 27—Camden, NJ—XPoNential Music Festival
July 28—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 18—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

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Miguel Drops Spanish-Language EP 'Te Lo Dije'

In an ode to his Mexican heritage, Miguel has released a five-track project that is the Spanish/Spanglish version of his 2017 War & Leisure album. Te Lo Dije features collaborations with fellow Spanish-speaking artists Kali Uchis, C. Tangana, Dante Spintetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, as well as Mexican Mariachi girl band, Flor de Toloache.

Miguel's Spanish-language project is one that he has been teasing his fans with, hence the name of the EP, Te Lo Dije. The phrase means "I told you so" in Spanish and also happens to be the name of a song on the EP. On this collaborative effort, Miguel is mixing in his R&B vibes with his Latin ties, so for fans looking for a mixture of both, they can listen the Spanish version of his hit, "Sky Walker" featuring Spinetta and Horvilleur. Uchis can also be found on "Carmelo Duro" showing off her Colombian roots.

This is the 33-year-old artist's first Spanish-language project and he even said that he thinks he likes "these songs better in Spanish." The R&B artist took to his Instagram account to his express his excitement on Te Lo Dije, as well as give props to people who helped him through the process.

"FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR," he wrote. "TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español)."

 

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FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR ! TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español) I want to thank my cousin @yeyasmiles and @flordetoloache, @kaliuchis and @c.tangana and everyone that helped me translate these songs 🙏🏾. I think you might like these better in Spanish. Enjoy . Love you

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Make sure to listen to Te Lo Dije here.

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Lil Kim Stunts On An Airport Runway In New 'Go Awff' Visual

In her latest visual for "Go Awff," Lil Kim, decked out in all black, went off in the video showing her loyal fans exactly what she's made of. In the Damien Sandoval directed-clip, Kim shows that she's the one in charge as she takes center stage in the dance sequences of the video.

In the raunchy visual, Kim sports a variety of different looks, at one point ditching her black ensemble for an all red 'fit. The at times black and white clip, featuring the constant backdrop of the airport runway, let fans focus on how hard Kim was going in on her bars.

The song, which samples XX's "Dangerous," showcases the rap legend defending all that she holds dear. "I'mma tell you like a ni**a told me. Don't play with my blood or my money/Gotta whole lotta people dependin' on me. I roll with a pack of wolves so best believe we gon' eat/I think it's time to go awff."

Kim's newest clip was teased on her social media for a while and it's obvious as to why. The 44-year-old artist donning a Diana Ross-wig and doing what she does best in this visual is enough for any old fan of Queen Bee to want to tune in. "Go Awff" is set to appear on 9, Kim's first album in nine years. Keep an eye out for her project, which officially drops May 17, and tune into her video up top.

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Ciara, Saweetie, Lil Uzi Vert, And More New Music You Need To Hear

It's a new week, and we've compiled a brand new list of new releases that you have to hear. From Saweetie to Ciara and Lil Uzi Vert, check out the best, new music you should be listening to below.

Saweetie – ICY

Saweetie is back. The west coast artist dropped her new EP, ICY, featuring seven new tracks. The project serves as a follow-up to her Mar. 2018  EP, High Maintenance.

During the latest episode of VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk Podcast, Saweetie said that fans would see a huge transformation from her previous work. "I think [ICY] definitely shows growth," Saweetie said of the differences between ICY and High Maintenance. "Now that I can record in a studio, I’ve become more comfortable… This time, I had some time to prepare, and there’s a big difference as far as tone... I feel like [my fans are] coming deeper into my world."

Listen to ICY below.

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Birdman & Juvenile – Just Another Gangsta

Despite having their differences in the past, Birdman and Juvenile have reunited to bring back Cash Money Records for a new album. Just Another Gangsta consists of 12 songs and only one guest appearance from NLE Choppa.

The LP arrives nearly one month after the duo celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic dance floor filler, "Back That Azz Up."

Listen to Birdman and Juvenile's new project below.

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Boosie BadAzz – BadAzz 3.5

Boosie BadAzz has dropped his new project, BadAzz 3.5. The album consists of 15 songs, including the pre-released track, "Bonnie And Clyde." The project's only feature is Webbie, on the track entitled "Good Ol Days."

"U already know nobody sh*t f**king with mine," Boosie said plugging the project. "Real music.

Listen to BadAzz 3.5 below.

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Phonte – Pacific Time - EP

After dropping the rap album No News Is Good News in March 2018, Phonte has returned to his R&B/soul vibes with the surprise EP Pacific Time, a small collection smooth, light-hearted bops. The North Carolina rapper/singer continues to show his versatility with his new release; any time Phonte has music to offer, we'll take it.

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Ciara – "Thinkin Bout You"

Ciara is hitting the ground running with her new track "Thinkin Bout You." The track comes from Cici's forthcoming album Beauty Marks, which will be released through her own record label, Beauty Marks Entertainment.

Beauty Marks will mark Ciara's first studio album in four years. It follows 2015's Jackie.

Listen to "Thinkin Bout You" below.

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Lil Uzi Vert – "Free Uzi"

After a brief hiatus and a lengthy battle with his label Generation Now, Lil Uzi Vert is relaunching his career with a new track. On "Free Uzi," the rapper discusses his journey to financial stability.

"Had to get my business together/ I had $3 million in taxes/ I got it all off on this level/ They said it’s $3 million missing/ I ain’t say nothing, I stay level," he spit.

The new single arrives shortly after Uzi announced the delay of his Eternal Atake album and music retirement. The turn of events, however, could likely be connected to his new management deal with Roc Nation, which Billboard confirms was secured earlier this week.

Listen to "Free Uzi" below.

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