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Is it Wednesday yet? I just found my woman crush!

I have been under at ton of rocks because I had no idea this beauty with a VOICE even existed.  For those who don’t know Kelela is a vocalist hailing from Washington, DC of Ethiopian descent.  The jazz inspired singer-song writer gained notoriety with the debut of her 2013 mix tape Cut 4 Me.  The DMV native is back to give us new material, and a blazing hot video for her new single “A Message”.

As the visual for “A Messagebegins we are introduced to a topless Kelela.  She is featured in metallic coated skin, and piercing eyes that stare directly into the camera. The background is nightly black, making it impossible for you to be distracted or take your eyes off the songstress.  To a slow tempo, Kelela lifts her head, and expands her lips just enough to push out the words “You’re so clear to me, I can see right through you, when you look at me your someone else.” Kelela then transitions into this animated psychedelic character, who aides her in singing of the lyrics. The most salient part of the vid is a scene where Kelela amputates and says deuces to her long luscious locs.

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Kelela is  true talent and definitely an artist to look out for.  Not only is Kelela’s sound unique, her music is soulful yet edgy and will yank emotions from your soul.  Kelela’s  tunes take you on a journey back to the 90’s ,but yet are current. The up and coming EP Hallucinogen, is set to be released May 5 and is a reflection of  the various phases that can occur in a relationship. “A Message” is the first track being released from the project. Kelela is currently touring through Europe, but you can keep up with her on Facebook by searching Kelela.

Check out the link to her masterpiece of a video below.

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The Queen of Rap releases ‘The Pink Print’

The Queen of Rap (yea I said it) blessed us with the ‘Pink Print’ while you were sleeping. This by far may be Nicki Minajs’ best work. Her third album came with features from heavy hitters like  Meek Mill, Ariana Grande,Beyonce’, Lil Wayne and Drake. Minaj takes us down a road of melodic flows followed by the hard beats that made us love her. The visionary continues to use imagery and heart-felt rhymes to walk us through what her life has been like since the last album. While it starts out with slow and heart-felt tracks, Minaj kept it one hundred and opens up her heart to us. In “I Lied” Minaj reminds us underneath the perfect figure and ensembles she is still a women longing for love and fears rejection and a broken heart.  In “I Lied” Minaj confesses “You just a heart breaker, won’t let you brake mine, because I’ll be smashing windows and cutting those break lines”. After being a tad bit emotional Minaj goes zero to a hundred real quick with Meek Mill for “Big Daddy”  and reminds us of her comedic persona.

If you were ever unsure about Nicki this is the album for you. The ‘Pink Print’ covers the hues of Nicki Minaj.

Peep the vid for “Only” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne

#BlackLivesMatter Break The City Down During the “Millions March”.

#BlackLivesMatter broke The City over  the weekend! Protests took place all around the country in support against police brutality. From NYC,DC,Virginia and even across the border to Toronto millions of people marched in unison and it was a beautiful thing!  Celebrities from Nas, Reverend Al Sharpton to the cast of  Orange is the New Black took place in the march for justice.

This movement was created to raise awareness for our fallen soldiers, unarmed Black men who were brutally killed at the hands of white police officers.  By marching we aim to put a screeching  halt to future cases of police brutality. #TrayvonMartin #MichaelBrown #EricGarner #TamirRice #AkaiGurley you will never be forgotten.

Take a look at he heart warming photos that have been taken since the movement began.

 

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