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Everyone from Meshell Ndegeocello to Frank Ocean make it plain and simple.

Amber Rose, Keke Palmer and more have a few choice words for privileged women.

Today marks Aaliyah‘s 39th birthday and if she were still alive, we can only imagine how she would’ve looked at today’s current artists. Would she see her influence? Would she be hopping on other people’s tracks? Surely the smooth vocalist would have been pushing music forward herself. Aaliyah was more than sunshades and crop tops. […]

To celebrate its 50th anniversary Vans is preparing to do a world tour of shows beginning on March 16.

Is it a mixtape or is it an album? That is the question. In a time when terms like retail mixtape, street tape, EP, and free project are thrown around so loosely, it’s hard to categorize when a project is a mixtape or truly an album. Despite artists’ decisions to sell their short projects on iTunes for […]

D.C. native/L.A.-based singer Kelela has announced her new six song EP Hallucinogen and released an innovative new video for the project’s first offering, “The Message.” It’s been 16 months since Kelela released her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me, which received favorable reviews. In a written explanation, Kelela revealed her forthcoming EP Hallucinogen will take people “on a journey through lust, […]

The voice of an angel. R&B singer Kelela releases an acoustic version of the song “Enemy” off her Cut 4 Me mixtape. Kelela ditches the synthesizer and teams up with Nigerian guitarist Tosin Abasi, who accompanies her on the guitar. The new rendition of “Enemy” allows her flawless voice to soar, while the original record produced […]

This is sexy. D.C. raised/L.A.-based singer Kelela teams up with New York’s Le1f on a smooth P Morris-produced banger titled “OICU.” Kelela unleashes her soft soprano vocals, while Le1f croons with the help of Auto-Tune. Kelela sings: “Many things have changed since I saw you last time/ you’ve been doing your thing, and you see […]

Fresh off her performance at D.C.’s Broccoli City Festival, Kelela teams up with Chicago artist Tink for a new offering titled, “Want It.” The DJ Dahi-produced cut features Kelela’s melodic layered vocals as she sings about lust and desire. “My body is telling me yes, it would be harder if we try to resist/ don’t […]

Los Angeles-based R&B singer Kelela just dropped her new song, “The High,” off DJ Kitty Cash’s Love The Free mixtape. “The High,” produced by Gifted & Blessed, is a 6-minute-long super sultry song in which Kelela plays off the metaphor of getting high off sex. Many moments include her humming in desire before repeating, “I’ll do […]

New year, new blood, new music, and new artists to watch. Veteran artists like Beyonce and Drake ended their year with great albums, but despite their unwavering success, there’s always room for new artists to emerge. GlobalGrind sat down and created a list of 14 artists who have been increasingly on our radar over the past […]