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Columbia RecordsLeon Bridges has debuted a mellow new single, “Sweeter,” reflecting on racism from the perspective of a black man taking his last breath, just as George Floyd did on Memorial Day. Bridges shared the new song, which features fellow singer Terrace Martin, on Instagram, detailing his personal experience with racism as an adolescent.  “Growing up in Texas I have […]

Laetitia RumfordProblem opens the doors on his “Lamborghini,” in the latest music video from his Coffee & Kush Vol 1 project,” following “Where I Come From.” The Compton rapper digs into the issues and misunderstandings that arise from jealousy while stunting in front of his all-white Lamborghini parked on a hillside.  The video opens with a news clip of a 5-year-old boy who was pulled over […]

John Lamparski/Getty ImagesD Smoke kicked off Billboard’s Black Music Month playlist with his A Piece of Mine 2020 playlist to soothe the heartache placed upon the black community due to the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others. The Rhythm + Flow winner plans to “give hope and inspire strength” with a playlist featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Outkast’s […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria’s SecretAfter the music industry’s Black Out Tuesday, Warner Music Group announced a $100 million fund to “support charitable causes related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism.”  The announcement comes after The Weeknd called out major record labels and streaming services — including Warner, Sony, Universal, Spotify […]

Freeform/Aaron PooleJune 5 was expected to be the release date for new music from Chloe x Halle, G- Eazy, Iann Dior and more. But as protests for social justice continue across America, these artists and more have decided to stand in solidarity by delaying their albums. Chloe x Halle’s Ungodly Hour, Iann Dior’s I’m Gone, and Dizzy Wright and Demrick’s collaboration project Blaze With Us 2, have all […]

Ro LexxFans are criticizing rapper YG for shooting a music video for his new single, “FTP,” during a protest in Los Angeles on Sunday. People had a lot today about his decision, including outspoken and candid female rapper Chika, who thought the act was “disgusting.” “YG said he here to shoot a video,” she tweeted. “Shooting a music video while Breonna Taylor’s killers are still walking […]

RCA RecordsSiR reaches back more than 30 years to cover The Isley Brothers’ classic song “Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2″ paired with a fitting black-and-white visual directed by Peter Da Silva. The Inglewood vocalist gets lost in the solemn lyrics of the track, which is part of RCA Records‘ Black Sounds Beautiful campaign in honor of Black Music Month. It follows last […]

Lil Boat 3While we’re all at home, check out new music from Lil Yacthy Problem, Ace Hood, Big K.R.I.T. and more.  Quality Control signee Lil Yachty delivers his fourth studio album, Lil Boat 3, marking the third and final edition of his album series. The album proves his lyrical prowess, including fan-favorites “Oprah’s Bank Account,” featuring Drake and DaBaby, and “Split/Whole Time.” Compton rapper […]

Chris JordanAfter an impressive 2019, R&B singer Lucky Daye is sharing a new single, “Shoulda,” from the deluxe edition of his debut Painted.   It features none other than Babyface. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut album’s initial release, Daye released a deluxe version of the Grammy-nominated album, featuring the original 13 tracks, as well as a “Roll Some Mo” […]

Pat “The Manager” Corcoran and Chancelor “The Rapper” Bennett, two self-taught kids from Chicago, set the bar for what independent artists can achieve.