Esnavi: “Think About It”

It’s been over three years since Esnavi released her critically acclaimed debut Exit E, but the time between has been spent supporting the singles from that album, creating ventures away from music, and experiencing life as a recording artist. It’s […]

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Bilal: Hell Up in Harlem

As he prepares a summer release on a collaborative album with Adrian Younge and basks in the shine of his contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s

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The Youngest in Charge: DJ Young Music

There aren’t many eighteen-year-olds who maintain a perfect grade point average. There are even fewer who do so while holding down DJ duties


Carmen Rodgers: ‘Stargazer’

Time is something many of us take for granted. We waste minutes, hours, days or years wishing and hoping, rather than doing or positioning

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Lydia Rene: Ready for Her Close-Up

“Terrified is more like it,” was Lydia Rene’s response when I questioned her about the excitement of the pending release of her album Vintage


Shaggy: One Man, One Sound

There’s something undeniable about Shaggy; the music he makes resonates in people all around the world and he genuinely comes across as a likable


Estelle: ‘True Romance’

Estelle loves the space she’s in right now; she’s on the verge of releasing her latest album, True Romance, the first release from her


Raheem DeVaughn: A Little Bit of ‘Love (Sex and Passion)’ is All it Takes

Since the release of Love Experience in 2005, Raheem DeVaughn has been one of the most consistent artists in rhythm and blues; he’s released

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Milo & Otis: Soulful Expedition

Artists make music. At times, music makes artists. In the case of Jamila Woods and Owen Hill, the music of their minds wedged them from

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Q&A: Big Daddy Kane—Icon in an Iconic Shoe

“It’s the Queens New Yorker with a bulletproof parka/In ’84, it was Calvins and British Walkers…”—Kool G Rap, “Money on the Brain” As an emcee, Big

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