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‘God Knows’

Today’s post comes from Naiji Person as he releases his latest masterpiece ‘God Knows” a testimony of Naiji life’s struggles. One that previously only him and God knew about, God Knows isn’t just a song its a blueprint of how faith in better days to come will keep you warm during the coldest nights. Make sure you check this creative lyricist below and as always…

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Hope It don’t Kill Me

Arin Ray blesses our page today with his romantic language of love on his latest single ‘Hope It Don’t Kill Me’ which features the talented guru Boogie. The two discuss love and relationship and how they sacrificed themselves for love, in hopes that it’s not their demise. Taking a road less traveled by most youth in our generation, living in a over saturated society that promotes one-night stands and emotionless hook-ups, making love more about lust than feeling. Which is why it’s so important Arin releases this single to let his listeners know that chivalry isn’t dead by showing positive images of minority youth together in a relationship.  Providing an outlet of simple reality, showing vulnerability and a human element instead of the far-fetched happy ever after stories or one hitter quitters we are so use to seeing. Make sure you do yourself a favor and stream the video below and as always…

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Ali

Today’s post comes from the Orlando native Kim as he pays homage to the goat Muhammad Ali on his latest single “Ali”.  Kim reference life to boxing and reminds listeners that we have to take punches life delivers, but no matter what life dishes out it not enough.  As he floats through life like a butter fly and stinging oppression like a bee, knocking out his obstacles as he strives to get better daily. Emphasizing the greatness of the goat and how he channels the same energy to succeed. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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Levels

Today’s post comes from a well-known DC rapper Azizi Gibson as he ask questions about social injustices and provides solutions for the lost in his latest single ‘Levels’. The melodic production and smooth vocals invites you into a peaceful world that challenges the views and morals of  our society. Encouraging listeners to stay on the righteous path and come together so we can fix the hate in the world. Using his words as weapons of motivation for anyone who may be thinking about giving up. Make sure you stream this inspirational video below and as always…

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WATER

South African poet Koleka Putma’s blesses our page today with her spirited poem, “WATER”, that address the issues of race and religion with elegant poise and striking honesty. Teaming up with filmmaker Jose Cardoso to bring the poem to life with visuals. This strong message speaks on the duality of water and how it’s purpose and function was for both good and evil. The complex narrative weaves seamlessly between the symbolism of water, blackness and religion. Emphasizing the importance of water with black spirituality, and how the same water is being used to invade Africa. Do yourself a favor and listen to Koleka Putma’s poem “WATER” below and as always…

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Preacher’s $on

YGTUT is a rap artist hailing from Chattanooga, TN.  His mixtape Preacher’s $on is one any rap fanatic should willfully lend an ear to.  The content of his music can be described as the intersection of the streets and the pulpit.  Not to be meant that he preaches at the listener but more so just him being a preacher’s son he obviously has religious influence in his music, but that is only one aspect of it.  Although his father is a preacher, he still finds himself in situations that are street influenced.  YGTUT finds a way to give the listener a good balance of the two very different worlds.  On his record Hangin’ he says, “Niggas act like because yo pop a preacher, they supposed to hold you up to this certain standard, like you perfect.  Fuck nah!  But if you don’t know anything else, know that I’m about prosperity.  A person can come from a dark situation and turn into light.  Let’s get rich, invest money into our black communities.”  So although his music has a street influence there is also influence stemming from a forward thinking and hopeful outlook for not only his future but black people as a whole.  One can even find inspiration while listening to the mixtape.  On “Highs & Lows” he says:  “Get you some ambitions, keep on sitting like a lazy hoe, wishing on them visions, when the fuck is you gone chase em though?”  Overall the project is solid and touches on a broad yet overlapping range of topics.  The content isn’t the only thing that is noteworthy, the production is flawless from beginning to end.  There are mixtapes that have a solid 4 or 5 tracks and the rest are throw away tracks but this mixtape is one where you won’t skip a single track from beginning to end. Check out this young King speak the gospel over his church inspired productions below and as always

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HI Everybody

Vancouver’s own Horsepowar has an solution for stagnate thinking with her new single “hi everybody” where she challenges family on a road trip to film her video. The track is filled with hi-energy and down to earth visuals that reminds you of family home vhs tapes. Recorded in Punjab, India this video opens the viewer’s eyes to a culture half way across the world. Capturing the people, building structures, and everyday life as well as scenes inside the Golden temple in Amritsar, showing tradition and taking an intimate look at life back home. Stream the video below and as always

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