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Kontrol Music Wednesday: Kendrick Lamar Teams Up With Don Cheadle For “DNA” Video

  Less than a week after the release of his highly anticipated album, DAMN., Kendrick Lamar has released the official music video for the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced single “DNA.” The Nabil – directed video stars veteran actor, Don Cheadle and Lamar’s alter ego, Kung Fu Kenny. The opening of the video shows Cheadle acting as …

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Kontrol Music Wednesday: Hip-Hop Gears Up For Coachella 2017

Coachella 2017 is happening this weekend. Things will be kicked off on Friday, April 12 and ending the following Sunday. Coachella is one of the biggest annual art and music festivals around period. The festival covers genres such as rock, dance, indie, and hip-hop. With hip-hop culture influencing a lot today, it has been obvious …

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Mariah Carey Launches Her Own Record Label

Mariah Carey is currently working on her fifteenth studio album. It will be Carey‘s first album since 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse. Before the album is released, the Grammy award-winning songstress made sure to take care of bigger business first. Carey has signed herself by launching her own record label. The label …

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Rickey Smiley To Release New Book, “STAND BY YOUR TRUTH: And Then Run For Your Life”

Comedian and radio personality, Rickey Smiley can now officially add author to his list of titles. While on air for the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show this morning (04/10/2017), the Birmingham, Alabama native announced  that he has landed a book deal. Titled STAND BY YOUR TRUTH: And Then Run for Your Life, Smiley’s new book will …

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Essence Fest Unveils Their Biggest Nightly Concert Lineup Yet

The legendary Essence Fest will be making it’s annual return on Friday, June 30 in New Orleans. The official lineup for the nightly concert series has been unveiled and it is the biggest lineup yet. The series will headlined by Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, and Chance the Rapper. Click HERE to purchase tickets and …

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Wale and Travis Scott Team Up For ‘Fish n Grits’

After numerous delays, it looks like there is finally hope for Wale’s fifth album being released soon.  The Washington, D.C. native has released the third official single from the highly anticipated album, Shine. The new single titled “Fish n Grits” and features Travis Scott. The two assist each other throughout the track on piano melody. …

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Brian McKnight Releases New Single & Video “Forever”

Brian McKnight is stepping away from behind the scenes and making his return to the forefront of music. The singer/songwriter/producer is gearing up to release his highly anticipated album, Genesis, due out on August 25th. The official first single from the new album is titled “Forever.” In the song, McKnight sings about keeping the relationship …

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Kontrol Music Wednesday: Kiera Weathers Releases A Visual For “You Gotta Be”

Former X Factor contestant, Kiera Weathers released her debut single, “You Gotta Be” in late 2016. For her debut single, the UK singer-songwriter takes on Des’ree’s 1995 hit, “You Gotta Be”, putting her own upbeat spin to it. After a couple of previews of the singles’s video on social media, Kiera has released the complete …

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