Eternia – “Keep U” (Prod. by Apathy)

Posted: August 29, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Resurrection of a Common Sense frame of mind…

For Eternia, summertime brings memories of that first love innocence on “Keep U.” Like most of us, music plays heavily on our first love nostalgia. Eternia’s reminisces coincide with classic Hip-Hop and her lyrics invoke the imagery of seminal works from Common and Pete Rock & CL Smooth (the latter made overt with a quick drop of “T.R.O.Y.”). Apathy’s production is straight out of Kanye’s Be era playbook and fits perfectly with Eternia’s smokey vocals.

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Teyana Taylor always had an amazing figure, but the young singer is truly in goddess mode courtesy of last night VMA debut of Kanye West’s “Fade.” Taylor is eight months removed from the birth of her first child with Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (who’s also in the video). Far as I’m concerned, Taylor’s arousing rendition of the famous Flashdance sequence should be digitally added as the film’s official version.

A body that heavenly can only be achieved from a perfect recipe of good genes, a flawless diet and draconian workout regimen. But hey, we all can dream, can’t we?

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Update: Tidal has put this video on lockdown, so try to watch it asap. New links are being shut down quick

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Dave East – “All Summer”

Posted: August 25, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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With summer coming to a close, Harlem’s Dave East drops a new track with block party flavor in “All Summer.” Most heads will recognize the screeching chords that were the basis for Nas’ “Made You Look” and countless other legendary songs.

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Sometimes, a left-field collaboration results in a home run. De La Soul and Usher come together for this beautiful track off De La’s forthcoming album and the Anonymous Nobody (August 26).

Freeway -“Primates” (Prod. by Big Ape)

Posted: August 15, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Freeway takes his lyrical game international on his new single “Primates.” Produced by Amsterdam’s Big Ape, Freeway nimbly delivers his trademark gruff vocals over Ape’s heavy horn and string arrangements. The track is available now for download and streaming at all available outlets.

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YG takes a triumphant cruise through Bompton in his new video for “Why U Always Hatin?” Kamaiyah usually keeps it hood appearance-wise but she cleaned up nice for this one. You can find this on YG’s latest album Still Brazy.

Jhene Aiko – “New Balance (Rough Cut)”

Posted: August 15, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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With drama swirling due to her pending divorce, Jhene Aiko has released a new song celebrating her relationship with Big Sean. The lyrics, and the fact she tweeted the song to Sean, make it clear what’s going on. Aiko’s next album should be quite interesting.