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Ravyn Lenae Sounds Lovely on Debut Album ‘Hypnos’

Ravyn Lenae’s moment is now. The emerging singer-songwriter has released her debut album, Hypnos, her first project since 2018’s Crush EP. Hypnos is left-field R&B at its best, consisting of 16 songs, four of which have cameos from other artists of the same caliber. Those upstarts include Steve Lacy, Fousheé, Smino and Mereba. The first featured…
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10 Underrated Songs by Maxwell

You can count on one hand how many albums Maxwell has released in his faithful music tenure, which is now in its fourth decade. Think back to April 2, 1996. The irony of a 23-year-old Maxwell releasing Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, his glorious debut album, on the birthday of one of his biggest influences Marvin…
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Nick Cannon Taps Brandy, Chris Brown, K. Michelle and More for New Album ‘The Explicit Tape: Raw & B’

Nick Cannon has many jobs, from hosting VH1’s Wild ‘n Out to hosting Fox’s The Masked Singer, among others. The common thread between the gigs is music. So it is not surprising that the multi-hyphenate would release an album mixing his comedic charm and vocal prowess and featuring some of the biggest names in music…
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TIME Names Mary J. Blige One of the World’s Most Influential People

Mary J. Blige continues to collect her well-deserved flowers in 2022. The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is featured on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022 list. She joins a range of prominent public figures, including Issa Rae, Jazmine Sullivan, Oprah Winfrey, Quinta Brunson and Zendaya.  Edward Felsenthal, TIME’s editor-in-chief and CEO, said, “Our…
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Mychelle Releases New EP ‘Someone Who Knows’

Most music fans want to know the artists they support are empathetic to what goes on in their everyday lives. Mychelle speaks an identifiable language on her latest project, Someone Who Knows.  There’s a sense that the six songs that comprise Someone Who Knows are approved tales from first-hand experiences. The first tune, “Pressure,” is…