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2021 release, the sixth album by the gospel artist. The album features collaborations with vocalist Chrisette Michele, bassist John Patitucci and worship leader Osby Berry.
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Various Artists

Reggae Gold 2021

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REGGAE GOLD 2021 - Celebrate the spirit of Summer with Reggae Gold 2021, featuring dancehall's finest for this annual collection of hits, featuring the smash summer anthems "Go Down Deh" by Spice, featuring Shaggy and Sean Paul and the reggae version of "Heartbreak Anniversary," the massive R&B streaming hit, covered by Tarrus Riley. Recent his "Nice Up The Dance' by Kabaka Pyramid and "Ginal (feat. Collie Buddz)" from international star Alborosie add to the set.

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The Canton Spirituals, the leaders of the Quartet Music, are set to release their highly anticipated album, Hallelujah Anyhow on Malaco Records. With multiple Stellar Awards and GRAMMY nominations, this Canton Spirituals project is destined to be a smash hit!-Featuring the legendary Rev. Al Green and Gospel music veterans such as Keith"Wonderboy" Johnson, Doug Williams, Bishop Neal Roberson and more. (feat. Rev. Jesse Jackson)I'll Meet You All Of My Help One More Chance Trouble Don't Last Hallelujah Anyhow (feat. Rev. Al Green)You Can Make It God Said It One Drop Help Me Lord. The first single "Hallelujah Anyhow"featuring Al Green charted Top 20-Current single "I'll Meet You" is quickly moving up the charts-Features include Al Green, Doug Williams, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson and Rev. Jesse Jackson on opening prayer11.
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A brand new album of brand-new songs from the No. 1 R&B Group of All Time, The Temptations. Features tracks written and produced by Narada Michael Walden, the young hip-hop producer K. Sparks, longtime group member Ron Tyson, founding member Otis Williams, and the equally legendary Smokey Robinson, whose classic songs launched the group’s original hit streak. The new album release will coincide with Otis Williams’s 80thbirthday, and the Broadway return (and road show edition) of the hit musical, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.

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Summer Walker's 2019 debut, Over It, contains the platinum single "Come Thru" and the 2x platinum hit "Playing Games." The album spent 108 weeks on the Billboard 200 and 14 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart. It also produced 8 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart which have collectively generated 3.7 billion US streams. In October 2021, Summer announced her 2nd album, Still Over It, with lead single, "Ex For A Reason," feat. City Girl's JT. Still Over It drops Nov. 5.
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Robert Glasper’s highly anticipated third installment to the Black Radio album series. Black Radio III, much like both of its predecessors, is a cultural moment that celebrates black love and resilience, features an eclectic group of talented collaborators, and is composed by Glasper who the New York Times proclaims is “probably the most prominent jazz musician of his generation”. An innovative and essential addition to Glasper’s seminal Black Radio series.

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2022 release from the R&B superstar, her first album since 2017's Strength of a Woman. Features the singles "Good Morning Gorgeous" and "Amazing" (featuring DJ Khaled).
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CM10: Free Game marks the 11th studio album and first album release in over two years. Album features collaborations from Moneybagg Yo, Shenseea, Kodak Black, 42 Dugg, EST Gee, and Blac Youngstaa.
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Gunna

DS4EVER

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When the history books open up, “Drip” will forever be associated with the meteoric and platinum rise of Gunna. Dubbed “The King of Drip” and pegged “to take over the rap world” by Interview, he generated over one billion cumulative streams and achieved one platinum and two gold certifications within a year. In 2019, he submerged the whole game in “Drip” on his  full-length debut, Drip or Drown 2 [YSL Records/300 Entertainment], and singles “One Call” and “Speed It Up.”

Born and raised in College Park, GA, he immediately gravitated towards innovative hip-hop from the likes of OutKast, Cam’Ron, and Future. Signed to YSL Records, he famously teamed up with label boss Young Thug and Travis Scott on “Floyd Mayweather” from 2016’s Jeffery. Shortly after, he dropped the seminal mixtape Drip Season. 2017 saw him serve up the sequel Drip Season 2 and Drip or Drown. He ascended to superstardom during 2018. Drip Season 3 put up unbelievable numbers, earned Drake’s fandom, and garnered looks from Rolling Stone, GQ, Vogue, Complex, and more. Not to mention, he joined forces with frequent collaborator Lil Baby for the collaborative Drip Harder, which bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The project yielded the platinum Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Drip Too Hard” and gold “Never Recover” [with Drake]. He collaborated with Travis Scott and NAV for the ASTROWORLD favorite “Yosemite,” Mariah Carey for “Stay Long Love You,” and Metro Boomin for “Space Cadet,” which they performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Plus, he participated in fashion shows for Pyer Moss, Off-White, and Yohji Yamamoto.

In June 2020, Gunna dropped his long-awaited album WUNNA. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and is RIAA certified Gold. Gunna introduced the world to his alter ego with WUNNA, with features from Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch and Young Thug on his RIAA certified platinum hit single “Dollaz On My Head.”

Gunna continues his legacy with DS4EVER. Released on January 7, 2022, the new album includes features from Future, Young Thug, Chloe Bailey, G Herbo Kodak Black, Chris Brown and more.

 

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THE STORY AND LIFE OF BRUCE S. FALSON A.K.A. BLOOD RAW is a living testimony that when you are truly blessed, believe in yourself and walk by faith with a divine purpose; "nothing can stop that."

As most teens were getting their driver's licenses, BLOOD RAW lost his mom, moved weight, and was sent to prison. But, he turned tragedy to triumph as he found his rap voice and drive to make the most of his life. He beat two seperate Federal cases and went from Panama City's #1 Block Burner to music hustler peaking with Top 5 Billboard Chart placements and performances in NYC's Times Square alongside Young Jeezy. Just to be betrayed by the ones closest to him.

Read how one man's perseverance inspires us to rise from the ashes and become a shining beacon of light to become the success in life we all strive to be.

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Kronickiller

Cantaloupe

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Succulent apricot notes and tropical kiwi scents intertwine with the fresh watery tonalities of ripe cucumber. Refreshing lemon mixed with sugar cane blend together to uniate, enhance and complete this fragrant accord.
Top -Apricot, kiwi
Middle -Cucumber
Bottom -Lemon, sugar cane

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Since releasing his self-titled debut in 1982, Kenny G has become the top instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75M records. His first new album in 6 years, New Standards, features 11 original compositions inspired by the jazz ballads of the '50s and '60s. These new 'standards' capture the sophistication, style and romance of this amazing time period in jazz and combine it with Kenny G's signature sound.
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Migos Culture III is the groundbreaking third installment finale of the blockbuster Culture trilogy. As a knockout climax, it spotlights their nimble ad-libs, bulletproof bars, head-spinning hooks, and irreplaceable chemistry. And it's stacked with A-list co-stars: Cardi B, Drake, Future, Justin Bieber, Polo G, Youngboy NBA and the late Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke to name a few. The streets, the internet, and the game have been begging for Culture III for three years, and now Migos have delivered.

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Hailed by the New York Times as a "modern soul man," Kenny Lattimore, the singer behind the hits "Never Too Busy", "For You", and the Michael Jordan hype song "Day's Like This" is back with a new album for the first time in 4 years. CD Digi-Pak.
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On APART Allen Stone reimagines some of his most beloved songs to date, stripping each back to the essence of its creation. The result is both an ideal showcase for his powerful, emotive voice and a testament to the magic within Stone’s artistry: a profound understanding of music's potential to imprint upon our lives. APART features 11 songs pulled from across Stone’s catalog—and one exquisite Bob Marley cover. Alessia Cara joins for a duet on "Bed I Made", a song she has previously covered.

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The seeds of the collaboration were planted in 2017 when Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars toured together on the European leg of his 24K Magic World Tour. One late-night jam session on the road unlocked immediate chemistry. Just before the world slipped into quarantine, Bruno called Anderson: “Remember that idea we had back in 2017? Let’s do it.” One studio session grew into to a months-long collaboration, culminating the “setlist of doom.” Legendary Bootsy Collins christened Silk Sonic and came in as the “special guest host” for An Evening With Silk Sonic, their debut album.Silk Sonic was finally set free on March 5th, 2021. Within less than a month, their debut single “Leave The Door Open” cracked over 230 million streams, and currently sits at 1.2 billion streams with over 346 million official video views. It reeled in rave reviews, including Variety who noted it “could be a Best R&B Song GRAMMY® winner from 1974.” After petitioning the GRAMMY® Awards to #LetSilkSonicThrive, they made their debut performance with “Leave The Door Open” and served up a powerful tribute to Little Richard.
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A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is the continuation of Common's movement music. Common said "something kept telling me to focus on the good and the things I wanted to see in the world. Music is one of the things that gives me hope and happiness." Pt. 1's message lead with love and positivity through difficult times: a pandemic, racial and social justice protests, and a polarizing election. Pt. 2 recognizes there is much work to be done while acknowledging progress and starting to live our dreams.

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2021 release, the 10th album from the R&B star. The album features guest appearances from Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross and Lil' Jon
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Bo Burnham

INSIDE (The Songs) [Black 2LP]

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Critically acclaimed soundtrack to Bo Burnham's Netflix musical comedy special INSIDE.  Double vinyl LP features all the music from INSIDE, including “All Eyes On Me”, “Welcome To The Internet” and “Bezos I”.  Shot and performed by Bo Burnham, alone, over the course of a very unusual year. Nominated for 6 Emmys including best variety series, writing, directing, song, musical direction, and editing. Standard weight black vinyl in gatefold packaging.

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Wale

Folarin II

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"Musically Folarin 2 stands as Wale's most inflective and proactively balanced body of work to date. No stranger to a Female friendly radio smash the project doesn't cheat listeners of this experience with the smash record "Angles" ft. The one and only Chris Brown but also delivers rich tunes such as "Caramel Kisses", the ultimate love letter from Wale to his female fanbase. Wale's presence as one of Hip Hops elite MC's has always been monument throughout his career. Core hip hop heads will relish in the big boy raps in "Tiffany Nikes" & "Fluctuate" while records like "More Love" show the growth and evolution of Wale as both a father & a man. And of course it wouldn't be right without a few special Easter Eggs compliments of the mighty Maybach Music Group.
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Snoh Aalegra's new album, TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES, follows her critically acclaimed sophomore release, - Ugh, those feels again. That album earned critical praise and garnered two R&B chart-toppers, "I Want You Around," and "Whoa." She won Best New Artist at the 2020 Soul Train Awards and Best New R&B Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Snoh is also a known commodity in the fashion space having worked with some of the biggest brands and designers in the world. 2 LP.

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Propelled by the singer's strong, passionate vocals, and her newfound voice as a songwriter, each of the 12 tracks on Overcomer was conceived to bring healing and hope to a world resetting after a tumultuous chapter in it's history. There is plenty to unpack from a lyrical standpoint, and Tamela is at the writing helm on most of the songs.
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CD reissue. Force of Nature is the debut studio album by legendary R&B singer, Tank. Originally released in 2001 by Blackground Records, Force of Nature debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. With hits such as "Maybe I Deserve," and "Slowly," the album features production from several notable Blackground regulars, including Bud'da, J. Dub, and Eric Seats. At just over an hour long, Tank makes his mark as one of the heavyweight R&B singers of the next decade to come.
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On the 7th anniversary of it's original release, GRAMMY-nominated R&B star Kehlani brought her "Cloud 19" Mixtape to all streaming services. This is the first time her iconic mixtape has been available on DSPs since it's debut in 2014. "Cloud 19" was Kehlani's breakout body of work which launched her incredible music career.
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Smooth Jazz saxophonist Vincent Ingala is one of the hottest stars on the contemporary jazz scene today. He has shared the stage with a "who's who" of smooth jazz royalty, from Dave Koz to Boney James, and has 18 top 10 smooth jazz radio singles to his credit, including 8 #1s!Fire & Desire is an awesome demonstration of Vincent Ingala's prodigious talent. In addition to producing, recording and mixing the entire album, Vincent has played every sax, guitar, bass and drum track on the album. And with the exception of a cover Houston Person's "Disco Sax", every song is written by Vincent as well!! Highlights include the dramatic title tune "Fire and Desire," the uplifting "Could This Be Real," the seductive "Shadow Dancer," and much more!
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Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album.

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RESPECT soundtrack starring Jennifer Hudson - 18 tracks; 17 Aretha Franklin covers and one original, all performed by Jennifer Hudson.
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Aaliyah

Aaliyah

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Aaliyah is the self-titled third and final studio album by the "Queen of Urban Pop." Originally released in 2001 by Blackground Records, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Cited by critics as one of the best R&B records of it's time, the album is a reflection of herself as both a young adult and matured vocalist. Standout tracks include "We Need A Resolution," "More Than A Woman," and "Rock The Boat."

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Smooth Jazz Superstar Marion Meadows is without question one of the most popular and unique talents on the jazz scene today. Blessed with movie star looks and the smoothest saxophone tone on the on the planet, Marion has sold over one million albums in his brilliant career. His constant string of radio hits and relentless touring have garnered legions of fans, and his appearances with such varied artists as The Temptations, Michael Bolton and Will Downing are a testament to his broad audience appeal. Twice As Nice, Marion's most intimate and heartfelt album to date, takes the listener on a sensuous journey through a soundscape of brilliant original compositions and masterful improvisations. The album is produced by smooth jazz superstars in their own right: Grammy winners Jeff Lorber and Paul Brown plus Marion's long-time collaborator, Chris "Big Dog" Davis (Will Downing, Gerald Albright, Maysa).
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With Special Guest - Najee! A proven hit maker with over 25 smooth jazz radio hits in his amazing career, all of Brian's previous releases have entered the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts in the top 5 and have contained at least 2 top 5 Smooth Jazz Radio hits, many of them #1s!! Both as a solo performer who has recorded and shared the stage with such greats as Boney James, George Benson, Chris Botti, and as the featured keyboardist and music director of the Dave Koz Band, Brian performs in front of an incredibly large number of Smooth Jazz fans on a non-stop basis. And as winner of the American Smooth Jazz Keyboardist of the Year Award, frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows and music director of The Smooth Jazz cruise, his visibility is tremendous. Highlights include the first hit single "All That Matters, " the inspired duet with Najee "Mystical Morning, " the romantic ballad"When I Found You, "and more brilliant Brian Simpson originals!
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Superstar keyboardist, writer, producer Jeff Lorber is renowned as a pioneer in the Jazz-Fusion movement. Scoring #1 radio hits with Jeff Lorber Fusion and as a founding member of Smooth Jazz super-group Jazz Funk Soul, Lorber performs constantly before his dedicated fans from coast to coast!! Highlights include "Chick" the heartfelt tribute to Chick Correa, the funky "Louisiana," the exotic "Sun Princess" and more Lorber originals. Featuring an amazing all-star lineup of Grammy winning jazz greats: Hubert Laws, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak, Gerald Albright, Phillipe Saisse, Bob Mintzer, Robben Ford and more!!
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This unique, 22-song reissue is a trove of the rarest songs from Herb Alpert's vast catalog, chosen by the man himself! Relish the covers of iconic songs, alternate takes, and recordings not found on previous Tijuana Brass albums. Presented with the restored original artwork, this album is a must-have gem for every fan's collection. So, get ready for adventure and come along with Herb on a journey through his Lost Treasures.
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New Music from Todd Dulaney is here! "Anthems & Glory" is a continuation of songs from scripture that Dulaney has shared over the past year. Dulaney is taking words directly from the scripture and creating anthemic songs that are ministering to audiences worldwide. The lyrics point vertically and focuses on the power and greatness of God. The chorus on the current single "Revelation 4" says "You will receive Glory, honor, power now and forever..." Dulaney is passionate about singing the words etched in the bible out into the atmosphere during a time where there is much uncertainty and a need to point the focus back to God. It's a poignant and needed reminder for the faith based audiences.
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1.       Slime Language 2 is the highly anticipated Young Stoner Life Records compilation album and features previously released singles "Take It To Trial" ft. Young Thug, Gunna, Yak Gotti; and "GFU" ft. Yak Gotti, Sheck Wes, & Yung Kayo; and "That Go" ft. Young Thug, T-Shyne, and Meek Mill. Slime Language 2 is the official follow-up to the original Slime Language released in 2018.
2.       With Young Thug at the helm as CEO of Young Stoner Life Records the artist roster also includes Gunna, Lil Keed, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti, Strick, T-Shyne, Karlae, Yung Kayo, and the newest signings Unfoonk, FN DaDealer, and YTB Trench. All of whom make appearances on the album.
3.       The album also features appearances from Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Rowdy Rebel, Lil Baby, Coi Leray, Big Sean, Skepta, Future, Travis Scott, YNW Melly, Yung Bleu, Kid Cudi, Meek Mill and more. 
4.       More than just a label, Young Thug has created a family amongst the YSL artist roster and its affiliates referencing it as "The biggest family in the world". Over the last three years, Young Stoner Life Records has continued to evolve into a familial powerhouse taking over the culture and the airwaves with ties both local to Atlanta and globally around the world.
5.       With the album's release also comes the music video for "Ski" featuring Young Thug and Gunna alongside cameos from Swae Lee, DK Metcalf, Nav and more. It also highlights black Tik Tok influencers such as Dorien B. Scott (creator of the Corvette dance), Fur-Quan Powell + Camyra Franklin (creators of the Laffy Taffy dance), Mya Nicole Johnson + Christopher Zion Cotter (creators of the Up dance) in an effort to give them recognition as the creators of viral dance phenomenons. 

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Curren$y

Collection Agency

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The 10-track release, Collection Agency, is Curren$y's first project of 2021. The album marks his 11th solo studio album, and 90th overall project. Even more impressively, the quality has remained consistent throughout his prolific career. The Louisiana rapper links up with several notable producers on the project including DJ. Fresh, Harry Fraud, Rsonist of The Heatmakerz, Trauma Tone, Purps, & Black Metaphor. We also see an appearance by longtime friend and collaborator, Larry June. At just under 24 minutes, Curren$y delivers another unforgettable round of smooth joints and cruising music.
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The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans, has cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. It would be easy to look back and rest on such illustrious laurels, but Winans has always had her eyes fixed firmly on the future, so it should come as little surprise that she embraced the opportunity to record a live worship album.

"Believe For It Live" features the familiar anthem "Never Lost", made popular from the ministry of Elevation Worship. The song takes on a whole new life through CeCe's heartfelt delivery and robust vocals. Presently a Top 15 hit at Gospel radio, it is anticipated to be at the top of the chart by release date.

This live project features CeCe backed by a dynamic full band performance with poignant ballads and up-tempo barn burners. The twelve-time Grammy award winner remains vocally unmatched interpreting these worship songs in her powerful yet soothing signature style. The title track, "Believe For It", will be promoted to CCM radio as well as Gospel.

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  • Lead single, "Never Lost," is currently top 15 at Gospel radio
  • Title track, "Believe For It," is being promoted to CCM Radio & Gospel Radio
  • The album was video recorded live with TBN as part of a CeCe Winans live performance broadcast special to be aired around release date
  • The highest selling & most decorated Gospel artist of all time with 12 GRAMMY Awards, 23 Dove Awards, 7 Stellar Awards & a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Believe For It Live

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Moby’s eclectic career has cast him in the roles of electronic dance music pioneer, singer and songwriter, producer, activist, and restaurateur, but for his latest venture he presents his music in a whole new light.

Together with Deutsche Grammophon, he is releasing an album of his best known tracks in stunning new arrangements for classical instruments – featuring Moby himself and a stellar lineup of collaborators from across the musical spectrum.

Always a daring and imaginative thinker, Moby’s first classical collaboration happened in October 2018, when he performed a selection of his songs alongside the LA Phil and conductor and friend Gustavo Dudamel. This was the inspiration for the current project, which features not only full orchestral versions but new electronic arrangements, as well as sophisticated smaller-scale acoustic interpretations.

The 14-track album includes classic Moby songs like “Porcelain”, “Why Does My Heart”, and “Extreme Ways” in innovative new versions, featuring eye-catching collaborations including both Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Víkingur Ólafsson on “Porcelain”; Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah on “Natural Blues”; and Kris Kristofferson as well as original vocalist Mark Lanegan on “The Lonely Night”. The album concludes with a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”.

Moby - Reprise [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Grey 2LP]
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The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community.  At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

Lin-Manuel Miranda - In The Heights (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Limited Edition Gold 2 LP]
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2021 release from the South Jamaica, Queens, New York City hip hop group. They are best known for their 1993 platinum hit single "Slam". The group has released eight studio albums, three of which have charted in the Billboard 200 albums chart Top 25. They are notable for their style: loud screaming, aggression, fighting with each other, stage diving, throwing water, rapping the grimy voice and the bald head fashion.
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Megan Thee Stallion is here to brighten up news cycles for fans everywhere as she announces her highly anticipated debut album, Good News. The album takes its title from Megan’s ethos that in the midst of everything negative going on in the world, we all have the ability to make and become our own good news. Megan Thee Stallion’s Good News is here to inspire listeners everywhere and to bring fun back into the everyday.
Megan Thee Stallion has a new album out and its amazing! "GOOD NEWS" is the new release. There are only a few stores in the USA to get a CD version. We are one!
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During her remarkable 21-year recording career, Mindi Abair has garnered 2 GRAMMY Nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style. The Best of Mindi Abair is a 19-song collection of her biggest hits, previously unreleased gems, a few of Mindi's personal favorites, and her brand-new song "April." It features a 16-page booklet of personal liner notes written by Mindi, and photos spanning her career drawn from her archive. Hits like "Lucy's," "Bloom" and "Come As You Are" appear as radio edits, available here for the first time, so you can listen as you originally fell in love with them on the radio. "Make It Happen," written and recorded with legendary soul icon Booker T. Jones, has never been released until now. Other inspired collaborations include "I'll Be Your Home" featuring Keb' Mo', "Just Say When" penned and recorded with Gregg Allman, and her woman-powered blues anthem "Pretty Good For A Girl" featuring guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. Fan favorite "Be Beautiful" checks into the compilation, as does a previously unissued take on the John Lennon classic, "Imagine." "I Love To Play The Saxophone" and "Good Day For The Blues" hail from her albums as Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, and the brand-new song, "April," recorded as the world was shutting down in 2020 rounds out the collection. It brings Mindi's path full circle as it's an instrumental reminiscent of her classic hits and provides the perfect jumping off point for the next chapter to begin. Follow the arc of Mindi's unique musical journey with this 19-song collection featuring songs from 11 different albums, 28 stunning photos, and Mindi telling her story in her own words... a must for any Mindi fan.
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Jon Batiste

WE ARE

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WE ARE is a career-changing album from musician and activist Jon Batiste. WE ARE celebrates Black American culture and music while exploring themes of lineage, authenticity, excellence and evolution. This album is about honoring roots and traditions, while looking forward to the future and constantly evolving. Featuring Mavis Staples, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty, Kizzo, Autumn Rowe, Steve Jordan, and many more...

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Bootsy Collins

The Power Of The One

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Bootsy dedicated his new album to P-Funk engineer Jim Vitti, who died in April. Bootsy considered Jim a crucial force in funk; this all-star tribute includes "The Power of the One" feat. George Benson, "Jam On" feat. Snoop Dogg, "Funkship Area-51" feat. Christian McBride, "Club Funkateers" feat. Victor Wooten/Branford Marsalis, "Creepin'" feat. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and more!
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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the Hulu biopic film The United States vs Billie Holiday. The score music is composed by Kris Bowers (Bridgerton, Bad Hair, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable). The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a 2021 American biographical drama film based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari, and on the life of jazz and swing music singer Eleanora Fagan (known professionally as Billie Holiday). The film is written by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Lee Daniels, distributed by Hulu, stars Andra Day (as Billie Holiday), Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, Dana Gourrier, Erik LaRay Harvey, Melvin Gregg, Miss Lawrence.
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Bruce Springsteen

Letter To You

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Letter To You is Bruce Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, and is a rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound. Recorded at his home studio in New Jersey, Letter To You is Springsteen’s 20th studio album, and is his first album including the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour.

“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”

Letter to You includes nine recently written Springsteen songs, as well as new recordings of three of his legendary, but previously unreleased, compositions from the 1970s, “Janey Needs A Shooter,” “If I Was The Priest,” and “Song For Orphans.” Springsteen is joined on Letter To You by Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charlie Giordano and Jake Clemons. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

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There are only a handful of living musicians who can continually reinvent themselves year after year, and even fewer still who can claim to have maintained equal degrees of innovation and excellence across a career spanning decades.

Pat Metheny is one of the few artists in the world who can lay claim to such a description. On his latest album, Road To The Sun, Pat Metheny surprises us once again with his seemingly endless ability to harvest new vistas while retaining the instantly recognizable Metheny sound.

With two major new works, performed by five of the world ́s leading guitarists, Metheny charts a new way of obliterating boundaries between genres while simultaneously unveiling new facets of an already expansive personal language.

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” was tapped by Metheny to perform his four-movement solo guitar suite Four Paths Of Light.

The centerpiece of this landmark recording is Road To The Sun, a six-movement piece for fellow Grammy-award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet LAGQ – Metheny describes them as “one of the best bands in the world”.

In the end, Road To The Sun is nothing if not another truly great Pat Metheny record. It will rank alongside Secret Story, Bright Size Life, 80/81,One Quiet Night, Still Life (talking), Song X, and all the rest as being yet another unexpected and almost willfully inscrutable plot twist, inevitable to a genre with only one common element: Metheny himself.

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[Pink/Black Mix]

Second album from Lil’ Kim, that followed her historic debut for a female rapper. Featuring the hit “How Many Licks.”.

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2020 release. Grammy-winning recording artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard releases the highly anticipated live recording, Royalty: Live at the Ryman. Her first album since 2017's Heart. Passion. Pursuit., it continues her passion to connect people to God, offering Intercession as a timely antidote for a troubled world. Cobbs Leonard is a 2X Billboard Award winner (Top Gospel Artist), plus numerous Stellar Awards and Dove Awards, amassing #1 hits and two RIAAr Gold albums.
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Trey Songz

Back Home

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Since the release of his 2005 Atlantic Records debut I Gotta Make It, singer, actor, entrepreneur, performer, and Virginia native Trey Songz has achieved over 7.9 Billion Global Streams & Sales combined, three GRAMMYr Award nominations, landed back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with the RIAA gold-certified Chapter V in 2012 and RIAA platinum-certified TRIGGA in 2014, and staunchly carried a tradition of classic R&B into the 21st century. With his highly anticipated eighth full-length album, Back Home [Atlantic Records], Trey bares himself like never before, delivering his most intimate & introspective project to date. The album - which marks the acclaimed artist's first full-length release in over three years - was heralded earlier this year by the vibrant single "Back Home (Feat. Summer Walker)," produced by Hitmaka (Gucci Mane, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign) and deeply moving companion visual shot during quarantine. Followed by the release of his splendid new single "Circles," produced by longtime collaborator Troy Taylor (Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Brian McKnight), which was celebrated by a touching music video highlighting the many aspects of black love at different stages in life. Trey takes his fans on a journey to find out what matters most in life on Back Home. "I wanna make the kind of R&B that inspired me to sing," Trey says. "The songs that make you love, the ones that make cry and the ones that make you smile, laugh and dance. Music is the soundtrack that plays while we live our lives, and I wanna be there for my fans while they are living through this truly special time that we'll never forget. I say I'm "Back Home" because the music feels that way. I hope you feel the same."
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Jarrod Lawson, the singer-songwriter-keyboardist from Portland, Oregon who emerged seemingly out of nowhere at the age of 37 with a self-titled album that took the jazz and soul world by storm, has completed recording of his long awaited second album. He is accompanied by a band that benefits from the rhythmic presence of Grammy-nominated percussionist Sammy Figueroa, whose playing in a lengthy career has graced albums by artists as diverse as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Hall & Oates and Chic.
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2020 release, the first album in eight years from hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes. The album is a sequel to his 1998 album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. Includes the single "The Don and The Boss", a collaboration with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel.

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2020 release. For nearly two decades, Avant has blazed the trail with R&B hits, "Read Your Mind," "Makin' Good Love," "Separated," and a long list of catalog hits to fill a Quiet Storm format. His latest music project, Can We Fall In Love, is his ninth studio album following the release of The VIII (eight) in 2015. The album is an open love letter with raw honesty and intensity. Returning once again to add his signature style, producer Travis Sayles joins forces with Avant's songwriting and lead vocals.
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2020 release. It Was Good Until It Wasn't is the second studio album by Asinger and songwriter Kehlani. It is her first project since her 2019 mixtape While We Wait and first full-length record since her 2017 debut studio album SweetSexySavage. Includes the first single "Can I" featuring Tory Lanez.

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Gregory Porter

All Rise

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Gregory Porter, the world’s best-selling contemporary Jazz/Soul artist with over 3 million worldwide album sales returns with ALL RISE, his  sixth studio album. The album marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting – heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues and gospel. Produce by Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sande), the set also represents the evolution of Porter’s art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal too. After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP, and two, the music is medicine. In the spirit of that latter revelation, ALL RISE brims with songs about irrepressible love, plus a little protest, because the road to healing is bumpy.

 

Since his world-beating 2013 Blue Note debut, ‘Liquid Spirit’, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory hasn't let down his legion of fans, whether collaborating with Disclosure on ‘Holding On’, releasing his dance hit ‘Liquid Spirit – Claptone Remix’ which became one of the most popular tracks in Ibiza, scoring another Grammy for ‘Take Me to the Alley’ (2016), or telling his life story through Cole's songbook. Porter is still surprised by his runaway success, but he has a theory: "I was soothed by my voice as a child and I think that's the same thing others get from it. I'm trying to heal myself with these songs."

 

Not only has Gregory made chart history by bringing jazz back to the masses, graced the iconic Pyramid Stage and the world’s most prestigious gig venues, performed for the Queen, appeared on the biggest TV shows as well as presented his own series (‘Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices’ on BBC Four), 2019 saw the singer launch and host his own podcast, ‘The Hang’, featuring such distinguished guests as Annie Lennox and Jeff Goldblum.

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Pop Smoke's legacy continues with the release of his posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon. The album finds Pop's voice in concert with collaborators both old and new such as Quavo, 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby, and more. Staying true to his intention to use his debut album to show the breadth of his artistry, on songs like “Got It On Me”, “Enjoy Yourself ft. Karol G”, and “Something Special”,  fans will discover a Pop Smoke that they had yet to see -- one that is singing, stepping outside of the Brooklyn drill sound that he helped bring to a global level and more. The release follows breakout mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. Before his untimely passing, Pop Smoke was on his way to becoming a mainstream hip-hop giant.

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Toni Braxton

Spell My Name

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Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning megastar Toni Braxton releases her latest album, Spell My Name, via Island Records August 28th. Includes hit single, Do Itas well as a new version with Missy Elliot, and fan-favorite Dance”. Braxton has sold over 67 million records throughout her career over the past three decades.

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Paul Hardcastle

Hardcastle 9

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2020 release from the British jazz, pop, new age, and electronica musician.

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Ledisi

The Wild Card

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2020 release, Ledisi's The Wild Card, which is scheduled to be released on August 28th, 2020. I-t's gonna be a long, hot summer, and we're looking forward to this collection from one of our favorite artists to heat things up. The highly-anticipated album from the R&B singer/songwriter. Includes the single "Anything For You".

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Kem

Love Always Wins

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Internationally renowned, 3-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter KEM returns with his sixth studio album Love Always Wins”. The album features the chart-topping single Lie To Me.Alongside Kem, stand-out features include legendary multi-platinum artist Toni Braxton and beloved contemporary gospel artist Erica Campbell. The Platinum-selling KEM is a household name and continues to create timeless R&B music. The CD releasing via Motown Records 8/28.

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Euge Groove

Sing My Song

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2020 release. For over 15 years saxophonist Euge Groove has been a consistent bestseller on the Contemporary Jazz charts, scoring hit after hit at Smooth Jazz radio, including more than 10 #1 hits, and hitting #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart repeatedly. Sing My Song may be Euge Groove's most accomplished and wide-ranging album to date. Highlights include the ?rst Smooth Jazz single, "Dirty Dozen," "Until Tomorrow," a great duet with star Smooth Jazz guitarist Peter White, a scintillating cover of Herb Alpert's classic "Rise" and the title track ballad featuring a gorgeous vocal by Maysa.
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Buju Banton

Upside Down 2020

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Buju Banton Upside Down 2020 First LP in 10 Years - Dancehall star enlists John Legend, Pharrell and Stephen Marley for first album since December 2018 prison release.
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Mali Music

The Book Of Mali

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2020 release. Every generation, an artist of astounding talent comes around, bringing an exhilarating and exceptional sound that shakes up the industry. Mali Music is that artist. His dynamic musical genius and undeniable creativity proves he is blessed with a gift that is hard to duplicate. Mali Music is more than a contemporary gospel artist with an R&B foundation, he is an anointed force of nature, and his expressive, soulful, and beautifully rich body of work is a testament to that. With The Book of Mali, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/ musician/producer is poised for even more success. The thought-provoking lead track, "Let Go," written by Mali and produced by David "D1" Grant, Jr., tackles the everyday temptations people face and how the power of God can help overcome them.
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The album is about relationships, love and self-discovery. She's calling it Chilombo after her father's chosen last name, and more specifically after the journey of self-discovery she went through as she created the album. She spent months in Hawaii recording, meditating and working on discovering and healing herself. Her message of self-actualization, self-worth and self-love is both timely and relevant.

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August Alsina

The Product Iii: Stateofemergency

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The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy is a robust 27-songs with features from Yo Gotti, Tink, Lil Wayne, Juicy J and Darrel Walls. stateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina documentary explicitly revealsAlsina's troubling past, his loved ones surrounding him and the life-changing moment creating an instantpause in his career. With only 15-minutes each episode, Alsina opens up about his auto-immune disease, his homeless experience and his anxiety, giving fans a glimpse of his hometown and childhood life inNew Orleans leading up to the release of Product III: stateofEMERGEncy."The goal of this project is to expose myself through the art and to help others reveal their true selves, "said Alsina on Instagram. "Go back into the past, bring it into the present and positively impact ourfuture. I want to show the community that we've all had to overcome some type of obstacle. Somegreater than others, but pain is pain... and pain and it's threshold is subject and different for eachindividual."
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Brandy

B7

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2020 release, the seventh album from the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer, songwriter, and actress. B7 is her first studio album since Two Eleven (2012). The album was preceded by the release of "Freedom Rings" as well as lead single "Baby Mama" featuring Chance the Rapper. Brandy's collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar, "Love Again" is also included on the album.

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Brian Mcknight

Exodus

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2020 is a landmark year for Brian McKnight. Exodus is his 20th album. Brian has stated that this will be his final album of all original material. Exodus includes the hit singles "When I'm Gone", "Neva Get Enuf Of U", and "Nobody" alongside other original compositions and an intimate cover of the Sting classic "Fragile".
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2020 release, the sixth solo studio album by Ceelo Green. The new album CeeLo Green is Thomas Callaway from CeeLo Green The album was produced by Dan Auerbach.

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2020 release. Haddon has delivered hit singles like "Be Like Jesus", "A Billion People", and "Glory". His latest single "Open Door Season" on the album Time doesn't disappoint. It immediately grabs the listener with the opening lyrics that say, "God has not given you a spirit of fear, but power and love and a sound mind... I declare ain't nothing held up it's open door season over your life... season of open doors, it's open door season..". Haddon is a master at infusing biblical truth with beautiful harmonies, funk, soul, and memorable lyrics.
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Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Jessie Reyez will unveil her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us on March 27th.   The album includes the RIAA Gold-certified single "Imported" with 6LACK and capitalizes on the release of the acclaimed Kiddo and Being Human in Public EPs which have garnered more than 750 million combined global streams to date.   The Toronto-born, Colombian-bred powerhouse has racked up award nominations and wins including  Juno Awards (Breakthrough Artist winner), MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards and more.   She's also flexed her songwriting prowess on records for other artists including Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's  "One Kiss", Calvin Harris & Sam Smith "Promises", Normani's "Slow Down" and more.    Her list of collaborators include Eminem, Daniel Caesar, 6LACK, Kehlani, Karol G, Tainy, Pink $weats and more.

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DJ Kay Slay, the legendary DJ from NYC drops his aptly titled new project, Living Legend with an all-star studded cast from the likes of Sheek Louch, Dave East, A$AP Ferg, Queen Latifah, Bun B, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, French Montana and more.
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2020 release. One of contemporary urban jazz s most prolific hitmakers since the late '90's with 13 Billboard Top 10 singles and six #1's, Chris Standring takes the opportunity on his 13th solo album to acknowledge the sometimes-harsh twists and turns of Real Life. Yet rather than give into circumstances beyond his control, the British born, L.A. based guitarist offers a truly uplifting way forward on this joyful soul-jazz infused retro-flavored set.
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Thundercat

It Is What It Is

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Thundercat is set to release his new album It Is What It Is on Brainfeeder Records on April 3, 2020, and shares the first music; 'Black Qualls (featuring Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington). The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox. It Is What It Is follows his game-changing third album Drunk (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. 'This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,' Bruner says. 'It's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don't necessarily understand' some things just aren't meant to be understood.'

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2020 release, the ninth album from Toronto based groove duo Four80East. With an eclectic mix of neo-jazz, Straight Round serves up a infectious mix of soul, funk and jazz groovers to follow-up their 2019 EP release, Four On The Floor.
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Pearl Jam

Gigaton

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Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on March 27th. It marks the band's first studio album since 2013. "Making this record was a long journey," explains Mike McCready. "It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption." 2020 officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live, with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Kanye West

JESUS IS KING

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Jesus Is King is the ninth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on October 25, 2019, through GOOD Music and distributed by Def Jam Recordings. The album follows a Christian theme, with West describing it as "an expression of the gospel."

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Isaac Carree

No Risk No Reward

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2019 release from the gospel star. Carree has been converting listeners to believers ever since he launched his career over 25 years ago with his earnest and unique artistry that has landed him at #1 on Gospel Billboard Charts and Gospel radio multiple times. After taking a six-year pause from his solo recording career, Carree is back with his highly anticipated recording, No Risk... No Reward. Taking risks is something the Atlanta based Renaissance man is well acquainted with. No Risk... No Reward features the album's first single "Her." This stunning ballad is a powerful anthem from men to their women.
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The Weeknd

After Hours

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The Weeknd's latest chapter, After Hours which features the global hits "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights" is due to release on March 20th, via XO/Republic Records. Filtering R&B, pop, and hip-hop through an ambitious widescreen lens, quietly took over popular music and culture on his own terms. As a result, the multi-platinum two-time GRAMMY® Award winner has emerged as one of the most successful and significant artists of the 21st century.

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Royce Da 5'9

The Allegory

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Most known for his confident wordplay, revealing accounts of his life growing up in Detroit, overcoming addiction, and holding Rap peers accountable, Royce sits with Hip-Hop’s elite and continues to be one of raps most trusted brands. Through his hard work and dedication to his craft, Royce has built and maintained a cult following and the artistic pedigree of Ryan Montgomery has never been called into question. Instead, through recent releases, including Layers (2016), and The Book Of Ryan (2018), Royce has been credited as a leader in the culture by making thought-provoking, thematic releases. The once self-proclaimed “best-kept secret” of Rap, this platinum-selling, list-topping MC continues to earn his accolades though his ability to release new music with an unmatched consistency.

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Chaka Khan

Homecoming

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10 Times GRAMMY Award winning artist CHAKA KHAN returns home to Chicago’s Harris Theatre to perform a selection of her greatest hits in front of an enthusiastic hometown audience. HOMECOMING features CHAKA KHAN and her 12-piece band performing hit songs from the span of her entire career.

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Born Kimberly Denise Jones, Lil' Kim is a Grammy Award winning multi-platinum rapper, singer, actress, and fashion icon. Her debut studio album Hard Core was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: "No Time, "Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix),"and "Crush on You," making Kim the first female rapper with three consecutive number one singles on Billboard's Rap songs chart. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and LA Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum, making her one of the only female rappers to have at least three consecutive Platinum albums. She also scored a #1 Billboard Hot 100hit with 2001's "Lady Marmalade, "featuring Christina Aguilera, Pink, & Mya. Lil' Kim is set to release her new album "9"... It will be her first album in over 15 years. The new album is set to include features from Rick Ross, Musiq Soulchild, Rich The Kid, City Girls, and O.T. Genasis.
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Jah Cure

Royal Soldier

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Jah Cure is a musical adventurer, exploring rhythms, moods and meaning with his latest album “Royal Soldier,” his first since “The Cure” in 2015. Cure writes songs about love and consciousness and reality. His music moves between classic roots and smooth R&B and often challenges the boundaries of the reggae genre. Cure’s presence and influence among Caribbean fans has reverberated around the globe and earned him top status among reggae artists internationally. The music videos for set- up tracks “Telephone Love,” “Risk It All” and “Marijuana” are all +1 million streams on YouTube Guest appearances on Royal Soldier include Melanie Fiona, Mya, Phyllisia Ross, Popcaan, Damien ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Tory Lanez among others.

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Various Artists

Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack

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Penned by Emmy winner Lena Waithe and helmed by Grammy Award winner Melina Matsoukas in her feature directorial debut, Queen & Slim is in theaters November 27. The accompanying multi-genre soundtrack, released by Motown on November 15,showcases a range of talent across Black artists. It includes classic songs by Roy Ayers, Bilal and others plus new music from Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, BJ the Chicago Kid, Vince Staples, Lil Baby, Tiana Major9 & EarthGang and JAMESDAVIS.

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Mahalia

Love And Compromise

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Mahalia (pronounced “Ma-hay-lia”) is a 21-year old R&B/soul artist based in London, England. Featured on Rudimental’s 2015 anthem “We The Generation”, Mahalia has a rich sound that recalls the likes of Erykah Badu, Sade, and Lauryn Hill. Her debut album Love And Compromise features the UK hit “Do Not Disturb” and “Simmer” featuring Burna Boy.

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Tory Lanez

Chixtape 5

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2019 release. Chixtape 5 is the fifth installment from Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Tory Lanez' popular series that pays homage to popular R&B 2000s-era hits. The first single "Jerry Sprunger" features T-Pain and is a sample from his original hit "I'm Sprung." The project has been praised ahead of release for it's creative cover artwork featuring R&B songstress Ashanti, for bringing nostalgic 2000s vibes.
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Summer Walker

Over It

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Love Renaissance (LVRN)/Interscope Records is thrilled to announce the release of Summer Walker’s long-awaited debut, Over It. Executive-produced by in-demand producer London on da Track, the 18-song album is an auditory odyssey through the heart and soul of one of R&B music’s most exciting new voices. The collection boasts stellar guest turns from fellow Atlanta native, Usher, on “Come Thru,” Jhene Aiko on the feisty anthem, “I’ll Kill You” and Bryson Tiller, who hopped on the extended version.

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Jacquees

King Of R&B

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Rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees will release his second full-length R&B album, King of R&B, on December 20th on Cash Money Records. For the album, he attracted an A-list crop of collaborators, including Atlanta royalty T.I. who delivers an unforgettable verse on the aptly titled "King," Tory Lanez who lends his unmistakable vocals to "Risk It All." While Bluff City and Migos front-man Quavo appear on the heartfelt "All You Need."

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2019 release. Multiple Grammy - Award winner, Donnie McClurkin, is one of the most revered voices in modern gospel music. His soaring, and seemingly endless, tenor has soothed souls and uplifted spirits for decades. McClurkin has achieved success across many genres with his hit songs that have transcended the gospel format and found their way onto Urban and Christian Contemporary charts and playlists, making his a household name and a highly sought-after presence on some of the worlds most esteemed stages and platforms. Now, McClurkin returns with a brand new sound, fit to bless and unify all nations. McClurkin has traveled the world, singing in various countries and in nearly as many languages, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide. In his travels, he has noticed cultural divides that segment the body of Christ rather than connect it. This reality has burdened McClurkin and he has long felt compelled to serve as a catalyst to affect change. McClurkin refers to his new music as a God-inspired global sound that defies geographical boundaries, filled with universally applicable lyrics and cadences, intended to foster a world-wide worship movement.
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2019 collection. Since her debut establishing her as queen of '90s R&B, Mary J. Blige has reigned as a trailblazer and an icon, proving that she could be as tough as the bad boys but with a fathoms-deep emotional reservoir of soul that touched hearts. Now comes a collection of her epoch-defining '90s original hits and remixes. Herstory, Vol. 1 deep dives into the instantly recognizable jams, showcasing them as the definitive anthems they have always been. Features include Notorious BIG, Craig Mack and Puffy.
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2019 release from Grammy nominated and multiple Stellar Award-winning gospel artist Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy. 2econd Wind was recorded live at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro where Brown serves as one of the heads of the music ministry staff. 2econd Wind is sure to become yet another classic project. The project features appearances by Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Maurette Brown Clark and more.
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Wale

Wow...That's Crazy

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2019 release. Wow... That's Crazy is the sixth studio album by rapper Wale. It's release was preceded by the singles "On Chill", "BGM", and "Love & Loyalty". The album includes features from Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, Boogie, 6lack, Lil Durk, and more.
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It All Comes Back to Love is the new album from Maxi Priest and was executive produced by multi-platinum reggae superstar Shaggy.
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Nas

The Lost Tapes 2

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2019 collection. The Lost Tapes 2 is a compilation album by rapper Nas. It is the sequel to the compilation album The Lost Tapes, released in 2002. The Lost Tapes 2 features unreleased tracks from Nas' last four studio albums: Hip Hop Is Dead (2006), Untitled (2008), Life Is Good (2012) and the album scrapped in favor of Nasir (2018). It includes production from producers such as RZA, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, No I.D., Pete Rock and The Alchemist, among others.
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Sketchbook is the new album from R&B superstar Fantasia

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Johnny Gill

Game Changer Ii

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2019 release. Like a blockbuster Hollywood movie that leaves fans clamoring for more, Johnny Gill delivers his eighth solo studio album entitled Game Changer II, which serves as the sequel to the highly successful 2014 Game Changer release. The first single from Game Changer II finds Johnny setting things off with a solid traditional R&B message song "Soul of a Woman." The poignant song opens a rare window into Johnny's personal life as it was primarily inspired by his mother, Annie Mae.
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Calvin Richardson

Gold Dust

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Calvin Richardson has for the past 20 years been one the best male vocalists to emerge out of the neo-soul movement, beginning with his breakthrough hit "Keep On Pushing." He wrote Charlie's Wilson's hit "There Goes My Baby," recorded duets with Angie Stone, guested on Raphael Saadiq's "Excuse Me" and has regularly hit the Urban AC charts. Gold Dust delivers the "straight-from-the-heart" real soul music with a contemporary ?air that has won Calvin a loyal and passionate fan-base. Includes the hit single "Let Me Love On You".

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Colt Ford

We The People

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2019 release. With a decade-long reputation of pushing musical boundaries and featuring edgy, all-star collaborations on his ground-breaking albums, early indicators point to yet another hard-hitting album and soundtrack of positivity with We The People Vol. 1, from the country rap star. The 14-track disc is a seamless flow of modern country, southern rock, hip-hop/rap and pop, delivering an unbeatable musical blend and something for every fan. We The People is stacked with hits and features some of country's hottest rising stars and beloved legacy artists. A who's who of Nashville s most noted songwriters have contributed to the album which fans have been anxious to hear.
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Rick Ross

Port Of Miami 2

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2019 release, the tenth studio album by rapper Rick Ross. The album features guest appearances from Meek Mill, the late Nipsey Hussle, Drake, Swizz Beatz, Wale, Teyana Taylor, Jeezy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Denzel Curry, among others. Port of Miami 2 serves as the sequel to Port of Miami released in 2006, 13 years later.
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Common

Let Love

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Music has been the genesis of Common’s creative life. Let Love is the culmination of a journey. Common spent 2018 and 2019 immersed in self-care and, ultimately, catharsis. In the process, he underwent a transformation as he examined God, faith, fatherhood, community, and love. He unites with prominent forces from different eras of the culture to deliver a timeless dedication to hip-hop. As such, the record details his past and present and shines a light on a bold and bright future. Of hip-hop, Common admits on lead single HER Love, “You gave me a voice in the world, it’s been hard to choose another girl.” “a State of the Rap Union as he addresses the rise and expansion of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years” – VIBE “his most impactful body of work yet,” - OkayPlayer. “Common’s homage to hip-hop” – Rolling Stone

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Lyfe Jennings

777

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2019 release. Gearing up for the release of his seventh studio album, 777, Lyfe Jennings remains exactly who fans and critics expected him to be. For this release, Lyfe selected from over 100 songs narrowing down to a collection of 16 songs that he feels are the best representation of where he is today. On 777, Lyfe's writing style and unique vocal tones are supported by richer musical tones than his previous releases. "I'm used to doing that raw sound, just me and a guitar and a beat behind it," he says. However, Lyfe states, "I don't decide when the music is done. The music decides" He also brings a handful of past collaborators along for the ride, Tank, soul songstress Algebra Blessett, underground rap king Lil Boosie aka Boosie Badazz and Bobby V. With a discography that has already gifted the world of R&B several groundbreaking moments and Top 10 singles, Lyfe Jennings is confident that 777 will be his most impactful album yet.
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Raphael Saadiq

Jimmy Lee

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Jimmy Lee is the new album from Raphael Saadiq, the Grammy Award- winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator/producer Raphael Saadiq. This collection is Raphael's first new album in eight years, and is the follow-up to 2011's Stone Rollin.' The album was announced in June, 2019 with the release of the single Something Keeps Calling Me." Jimmy Lee is a deeply personal, musically ambitious work inspired by his brother's struggles with addiction that explores the razor s edge people walk as they pursue pleasure that leads to pain a brilliantly incisive and empathetic work from a master at the peak of his art. The album takes the listener from Saadiq's native Oakland to Rikers Island as he traces the everyday struggles of addiction and incarceration, taking in both the thrills and pitfalls he witnessed throughout his brother's life. Comprising narcotic funk, steely gospel affirmations, and quaking protest soul, Jimmy Lee is a resonant examination of modern life, in all its exuberance, destruction and consequence. Jimmy Lee was self-produced by Raphael Saadiq and recorded at Blakeslee Recording Co. in North Hollywood. The album features contributions from Brook D Leau, Kendrick Lamar, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Raphael Saadiq came up in the 80s and 90s with the multi-platinum R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career. He also has been active as a producer, co-writing career-defining hits for D'Angelo ("Untitled (How Does It Feel) ) and Solange ("Cranes in the Sky") and working with artists like John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.

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Emeli Sande

Real Life

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2019 release. Real Life is the much anticipated third album from multi-platinum, award winning recording artist Emeli Sandé. Recorded following an intense personal journey of self-doubt and self-discovery, Real Life marks a brand-new chapter and with it a bold, confident and fearless new sound. It's an extraordinary album and emblematic of an artist emerging defiant and powerful. Feeling attuned with the disenfranchised state of the world, the vision for Real Life is to give people hope and confidence.
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Angie Stone

Full Circle

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2019 release. R&B icon Angie Stone comes full circle with her strongest album of original material to date. Includes the blockbuster single "Dinosaur" that has been lighting up the air waves all over the US, cracking into the Top 30 of the Urban AC chart, as well as "Gonna Have To Be You," a special duet track with another R&B superstar, Jaheim.

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2019 release, the ninth studio album from the R&B star. Features the singles 'Undecided' and 'Back To Love'.
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Vashawn Mitchell

Elements

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Elements is the 2019 release from singer/songwriter Vashawn Mitchell. The album creatively draws the audience into an exploration of nature's basic Elements: wind, fire, and rain. The music guides listeners to examine the fundamental principles of the believer's walk. It serves to encourage and inspire to continually walk "by faith" allowing confidence in God to become truly foundational in the interpretation of life's issues.
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Slim Thug

Suga Daddy Slim: On The Prowl

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Slim Thug is a Houston legend who broke out onto the scene in the 2000's with the track, "Still Tippin". Since then he has gone on to be featured on multi-platinum success and a long independent career. In 2018, Slim Thug created an alter-ego, Suga Daddy Slim which plays to his elder-statesmen role, and his affinity for attracting women. The album features the likes of Z-Ro, Jazze Pha, Beanz N Kornbread, and more.
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Reggae Gold 2019 features two new exclusive tracks; Dovey Mangnum "Juju" and Squash "Never Die." Music videos to launch the song premieres will drop in the weeks preceding the release of the compilation. Other key tracks include "Keep The Same Energy" by New York based dancehall star Noah Powa, "Marijuana (feat. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley)" the new 420 anthem by Jah Cure and "Paradise Plum" by Naomi Cowan.
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Elle Varner

Ellevation

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2019 release. Not only did Varner enlist melodic poet Wale for the mixtape, she recruited emcee Rapsody. "One of the songs I'm most excited about sounds like it literally came out of the 1980s," she revealed exclusively to Rated R&B. "Some people call it 'The Sade Song.' There are no trap drums. It is analog. It is melodic. It is lyrical and I'm excited to just be like what's good with this song."
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Khalid

Free Spirit

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Free Spirit is the second studio album by Khalid, set to be released on April 5, 2019, through RCA Records. It is the follow-up to his 2018 EP Suncity, and includes the single "Talk". Khalid also announced the release of a short film directed by Emil Nava to accompany the album.

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Steel Pulse

Mass Manipulation

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The first new album in 15 years from UK reggae legends. ''Acclaimed as the greatest British reggae band when it emerged in 1978, Steel Pulse is perhaps the last great old-school reggae band left.” NPR, All Things Considered Mass Manipulation marks Steel Pulse's first album since 2004's African Holocaust. Hinds said of the new LP, ''For when it comes to addressing the current issues of the world, we hope that this album will be able to sharpen the minds of man to uproot all negativity, and foster embracement; presenting each and every one of us a higher level of consciousness for a harmonious future.'' In the years since African Holocaust, Steel Pulse has released a handful of singles such as ''Put Your Hoodies On (4 Trayvon),'' in honor of Trayvon Martin, and ''Paint it Black,'' which was released in 2013 to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks.

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Kirk Franklin

Long Live Love

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2019 release. Kirk Franklin returns with Long Live Love, his long-awaited, and highly-anticipated album. Long Live Love is Franklin's first new release since 2014's Losing My Religion and also commemorates the 25th anniversary since his debut, Kirk Franklin & The Family. Long Live Love includes 12 original songs, crafted by Franklin and features him and his immensely talented arsenal of singers, which includes Isaac Carree, Eric Dawkins, Sunday Best winner Amber Bullock, along with Franklin-faithfuls Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper, Charmaine Swimpson-Broome, and new additions to the ensemble Minon Sarten, Michael Bethany, Melody Pace, and DeeDee Yancey-Mackey.
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The Lion King —like the original 1994 version—features unforgettable music by an award-winning team, including Oscar and GRAMMY-winning superstar Elton John and Oscar and GRAMMY-winning lyricist Tim Rice, who’ve written an uplifting new song, “Never Too Late,” performed by John, that features an African choir and will appear in the film’s end credits and also on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack.

“Just hearing that music strikes you deeply,” Favreau said. “Even if you don’t know the film or stage show, there is a spiritual strength in it. But if you know the film, and if you grew up with this music—now it can suddenly and immediately evoke the story itself, as well as all the connected memories and emotions that you have from your own past experience with ‘The Lion King,’ or from the time of your life that you were in, or your childhood, or the life events it’s connected to.

” Added Mitchell Leib, president of music and soundtracks for The Walt Disney Studios, “The incredible musical talents who came together to contribute to this project are unparalleled. Jon Favreau’s deep love and instinct for musical collaboration inspired Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Tim Rice, Beyoncé, Donald Glover and the entire music team to an awesome level of generosity, spirit and commitment, resulting in a powerful journey of song, production and performance.”

“The Lion King” original motion picture soundtrack features new recordings of the original songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, score by Oscar and GRAMMY-winning composer Hans Zimmer, plus African vocal and choir arrangements by GRAMMY-winning South African producer and composer Lebo M (Rhythm of the Pride Lands). Oscar-nominated and GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams (“Hidden Figures”/producer, “Happy”), produced five songs on the soundtrack.

In revisiting the score for “The Lion King,” Zimmer realized the original themes and music were the “emotional spine of the story.” He brought back many who worked on the original film, including Lebo M, orchestrator Bruce Fowler, conductor Nick Glennie-Smith, arranger Mark Mancina, plus several singers from the choir including Carmen Twillie (who performed “Circle of Life” in the 1994 movie).

Zimmer wanted to approach the score differently for the new film and enlisted the Re-Collective Orchestra (led by founders Matt Jones and Stephanie Matthews), along with the Hollywood Studio Symphony (comprised of Los Angeles-based session players), and his band. The goal was to rehearse and record the score like a live concert performance.

Music from the animated film released in 1994 won two Academy Awards (original song and original score), four GRAMMYS and two Golden Globes. The soundtrack was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for 10 nonconsecutive weeks and was certified Diamond by the RIAA, for 10 million units sold.

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Yuna

Rouge

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There's a timeless groove to the R&B of Yuna on her fourth forthcoming album Rouge, one that s been two years in the making. It s the most ambitious project the songwriter has ever taken on, and the first album she's putting out as a fully realized woman. It's also an LP that she worked harder than ever on, re-visiting songs, editing them down, adding new layers, enriching every single moment to make it the most luscious musical experience for her audience. Yuna makes soulful pop that contains the sultriness of Sade, the flair of Aaliyah, and the sweetness of Brandy. Via her three pre-existing albums, Yuna has built her palette of melodic, uplifting soul. Her third album Chapters in 2016 was something of a breakthrough, featuring production from Fisticuffs and features with Usher ("Crush") and Jhene Aiko. Her new album s list of features is mouth-wateringly impressive. It includes: Little Simz, Kyle, G-Eazy, Jay Park and Masego. Together with executive producer Robin Hannibal and a team of producers (Jason "J. Lbs" Pounds, Fisticuffs, Cardiak, Jordan Reyes) she explored sampling culture for the first time. The title Rouge is for the color red, which has been calling to her at this moment. "It's a feeling I'm having right now. I just got married. I've become the woman I've always wanted to be. The whole album is about how I am with myself: I'm comfortable with my relationship, with my focus on my career. It s the color of becoming this woman that I am."

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Shafiq Husayn is a talented musician, producer, songwriter, and recording artist who has worked with some of the top artists in R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk, and beyond.  Perhaps best known as one third of innovative Los Angeles musical collective Sa Ra Creative Partners, Husayn has produced for the likes of Erykah Badu, Andre 3000, John Legend, Kanye West, Jurassic 5, Bilal, and many more.  Shafiq's musical roots date back to when he attended parties thrown by the Zulu Nation and Uncle Jamm's Army, carrying crates for pioneering DJ Afrika Islam and DJing with Crenshaw High School classmates Bobcat and Battlecat.  By the early 90s he was working under the alias SLJ, producing tracks for hip-hop luminaries like Ice T, Lord Finesse, and King Tee.  In recent years, Shafiq has helped launch the careers of some of the most influential new artists to emerge from L.A., serving as a mentor to Anderson.Paak and working with Ty Dolla $ign before his rise to fame.  His solo debut 'Shafiq en A-Free-Ka' drew widespread critical acclaim, and he earned a Grammy for his work on Robert Glasper's breakthrough album 'Black Radio'. Now, Shafiq Husayn is back with 'The Loop', the long-awaited follow-up to 'Shafiq en A-Free-Ka'.  The eclectic album features an all-star cast of Shafiq's most prominent collaborators, including contributions from Erykah Badu, Anderson.Paak, Hiatus Kaiyote, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Bilal, Flying Lotus, Jimetta Rose, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Coultrain, and more.  Blending lush live instrumentation with futuristic synths and otherworldly vocals, 'The Loop' is a genre-defying opus incorporating spaced-out funk, raw neo-soul, free jazz, hip-hop beats, and electronic elements.  "Welcome to Love's Infinite Power = The Loop," says Shafiq.  "It's the anniversary album to 'En A-Free-Ka', and the continuance of an infinite cycle of music that I hope will live on in the hearts and minds of all long after I'm gone."
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Lizzo

Cuz I Love You [Deluxe]

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The new album from Lizzo, featuring the hit singles "Juice" and "Truth Hurts"

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Ed Sheeran celebrates the announcement of his No.6 Collaborations Project – which arrives everywhere on July 12 – with the release of new song “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock. This new collaboration follows the release of “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, which shot straight to #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart and #2 overall on the Hot 100. All 184 Top 40 radio stations added the track, making it only the fifth song in the modern era to win support from the full panel of Mediabase-monitored pop stations. Likewise, all 97 adult radio stations in the country added the song. An instant worldwide phenomenon, “I Don’t Care” hit #1 in the UK, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, and more.

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2019 release. The great Grover Washington, Jr. Discovered, nurtured and produced Pieces of a Dream while they were teenage phenoms still in high school. Since then they have toured the world, sold over two million albums, scored both smooth jazz and R&B radio hits while garnering legions of dedicated fans! On Another Note is a funky, joyful musical celebration, filled with melodic grooves that have made Pieces of a Dream fan favorites. The 10 brilliant originals that run the gamut from 'in the pocket' R&B to sensuous smooth jazz jams are proof that Pieces of a Dream are at the top of their game!! Lead producer and founding member James Lloyd, who has been a go-to hit maker and accompanist for Mary J. Blige, Najee and others, shines here with such highlights as the funky "Kickin' And Screamin'" and the romantic ballad "Smooth Dreams." Additionally, co-founder Curtis Harmon's composition, the hard grooving "Real To Me," demonstrates why the "Pieces" sound is a unique crowd pleaser!
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Santana

Africa Speaks

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Africa Speaks is the new energy-infused, full-length album from Santana. It features the soulful vocals of Afro-Latin singer Buika and was produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin. Santana and his eight-piece band (featuring his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums), convened at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu, and in a joyous and stimulating 10-day period they recorded an astonishing number of tracks, many of them in one take. Inspired by the melodies, sounds and rhythms of Africa, Santana has created a truly memorable and powerful experience that also promises to be one of his most groundbreaking albums yet.

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Raheem DeVaughn, The Love King, is back with his 7th album. Following the R&B hit “Don’t Come Easy”, The Love Reunion is a collection of all new songs including the new single “Just Right”.

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Big K.R.I.T.

K.R.I.T. Iz Here

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K.R.I.T. IZ HERE is the new album from southern rap superstar Big K.R.I.T. The album has notable features including, but not limited to, a long awaited and much anticipated collaboration with J.Cole as well as Baby Rose, Yella Beezy, Lil Wayne, and more. In addition, the album features production from heavy hitters such as Danja Handz, Camper, Wallis Lane, Don Corleon and Rico Love.

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Angie Stone

Full Circle

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R&B icon Angie Stone comes full circle with her strongest album of original material to date! Includes the blockbuster single "Dinosaur" that has been lighting up the air waves all over the US, cracking into the Top 30 of the Urban AC chart, as well as "Gonna Have To Be You," a special duet track with another R&B superstar, Jaheim! Available on both digipak CD and PURPLE vinyl!

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Mavis Staples

We Get By

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Mavis Staples returns with a brand new studio album produced and written by Ben Harper. Backed by Mavis’ critically acclaimed live band, We Get By features 10 songs of longing, strength, and spirituality, presented with simplicity, grit and sublime beauty. Highlights include the buoyant, “Anytime”, the cathartic, “Change”, and the title track, an uplifting duet with Ben Harper.

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Jazz Funk Soul

Life And Times

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2019 release. Life and Times is the highly anticipated follow up to the smooth jazz super chart topping More Serious Business - which included two #1 smooth jazz radio hit singles! Featuring three of the most important hit makers on the scene today: Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp and Paul Jackson, Jr. - artists and producers responsible for selling millions of albums and scoring close to 50 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits! Highlights include the hit single, "Ready Freddie," the super funky, "Where You're At," the high-spirited romp "Exotic" and much more!
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2019 release. Singer, songwriter and actor Rahsaan Patterson's career started at the age of 10 in the role of "the Kid" on the long-running TV show Kids Incorporated, along with other future stars Fergie, Martika, and Shanice. His critically acclaimed debut album on MCA sparked a passionate following over a series of excellent albums, Urban AC radio hits, touring and contributions to ?lm soundtracks such as Brown Sugarand Steve Harvey's "Sign of Things to Come" compilation. Heroes & Gods is Rahsaan's highly-anticipated studio album; it marks a return to his classic "neo-soul" sound his fans crave. Standout tracks include infectious mid-tempo "Catch Me When I Fall," the classic soul balladry of "Sent From Heaven" and the innovative title track.
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Sammie

Everlasting [Digipak]

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Sammie was a childhood star, starting his career at the age of 12 years old with a gold hit record and albu, "From the Bottom to the Top". He continued his trajectory of hits with the follow-up, self-titled album, Sammie. He took a hiatus from music while quietly releasing a few things, but triumphantly returned in 2016 with the EP, "I'm Him" that re-introduced him to the world. About 2 years later, Sammie returns with his new project, Everlasting. Led by the Lil Baby assisted single, Times 10. This album is sure to please new and old fans.
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You're The Man is the first-ever planned 'lost' Tamla/Motown album from Marvin Gaye. Includes three tracks newly mixed by SaLaAM ReMi. The album also includes a rare long version of Marvin Gaye's cancelled Christmas single, as well as an unreleased vault mix of its instrumental B-side, and new essay by Marvin's biographer, David Ritz. You're The Man was the album originally proposed to follow-up the monumental What's Going On. The release coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Motown label and also Marvin Gaye's 80th Birthday (April 2).

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ScHoolboy Q

Crash Talk

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ScHoolboy Q’s third official studio album CrasH Talk will be released on April 26, 2019 through Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope Records. It is the follow up album to Q’s 2016 album Blank Face which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and Oxymoron (2014) which peaked at #1.
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Anderson .Paak

Ventura

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While he was working on Oxnard, the ever-ambitious Anderson .Paak was recording Ventura at the same time. As he explains it, both albums showcase the duality that has inspired the Grammy-award winning artist throughout his career. “Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth. [I] held one [album] back because that would have been too many songs to perform live!” Now with a more soulful sound representative of the beautiful, scenic Ventura, Anderson .Paak gives us “King James”, “Make It Better”, and more – with features including Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Nate Dogg among others. Welcome to Ventura!

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Kehlani

While We Wait

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Atlantic recording artist Kehlani has officially unveiled her eagerly awaited new mixtape which sees appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Dom Kennedy, 6lack and Musiq Soulchild and features the hit single "Nights Like This".
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India.Arie

Worthy

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Worthy is the new full length album from r&b/soul legend India.Arie

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O'Jays

Last Word

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2019 release, the final album from the legendary soul outfit The O'Jays. The current lineup is Eddie Levert Sr., Walter Williams Sr., and Eric Nolan Grant. Their last studio record was 2010's Christmas with the O'Jays. The album's politically-charged first single "Above the Law" was composed by soul legend Betty Wright and Angelo Morris. "Living in a climate of surreal reality TV, etc, I decided to address subject matter on subjects that matter in the REAL world," said Betty Wright in a statement. "'Above the Law' describes the habits and habitat of true menaces to society."
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Rap or Go To the League is the 5th studio album of the multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning MC, 2 Chainz. A&Red by Lebron James, the 14-track album also features Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, Ty Dolla $ign, E-40, Marsha Ambrosius. On Rap or Go to the League, Chainz uses the ever changing lifestyle and genre of trap music to relay his message: inner city children do not need to “rap or go to the league” to be successful.

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George Benson gets back to Americana basics on Walking to New Orleans, the jazz guitar legend's double-barreled tribute to both piano-pounding hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. Walking To New Orleans is out on April 26, 2019 on Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records. The album toggles between tracks written and/or recorded by Berry and Domino as though Benson were moderating a musical conversation between Missouri and Louisiana. It kicks off with a rock-solid rendition of Berry's 1964 post-incarceration story song "Nadine (Is It You?)," which Benson makes his own by scatting in unison with his guitar solo. Then a horn section pumps up Fats's 1951 R&B hit "Rockin' Chair" and his first R&B-pop crossover smash, "Ain't That a Shame," from 1955, with Benson's guitar standing in swingingly for the originals' sax solos. The Chuck Berry songbook is also represented on Walking to New Orleans by the good-timey "You Can't Catch Me," the sinuous "Havana Moon," the rollicking "Memphis, Tennessee," and the bluesy "How You've Changed." Fats Domino weighs in with the rollicking "I Hear You Knocking," "Blue Monday," and the album's iconic title track.

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Bun B

Return Of The Trill [Digipak]

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Legendary Houston rapper, Bun B releases his first album since 2013's Trill OG with his new project, "Return of the Trill". Encouraged by his wife to record a new project, he got back in the studio and tapped some of his friends for an all-star studded album with features from his former group member, the late, Pimp C, Big K.R.I.T., T.I., Run the Jewels, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Gary Clark Jr, Leon Bridges, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, 8Ball & MJG and more)
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T.I.

Dime Trap

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2018 release, the tenth studio album by rapper T.I. The album features guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Teyana Taylor, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Young Thug, YFN Lucci, Anderson.Paak, Victoria Monét, Watch the Duck, Sam Hook and London Jae. The production was handled by high-profile record producers such as Swizz Beatz, Scott Storch, Bangladesh, Cardiak and David Banner, among others. Marking 15 years since he released his breakthrough album Trap Muzik, Dime Trap finds T.I.'s career coming full circle. A curator, culture-mover, and uncompromising creative innovator, the album once again finds him gathering only the best around him for one of the most eagerly awaited hip-hop releases of the year.
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2018 release from the pop/R& superstar. Features the tracks "GTFO" and "The Distance" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign). Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few - with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah's ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.
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Anderson .Paak

Oxnard

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Anderson .Paak's new album, Oxnard, is a nod to the Southern California city where Anderson grew up. It is the Grammy-nominated artist’s 3rd studio album and the first to be released on Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath Entertainment. Oxnard will include his latest single, “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar along with album features from J. Cole, Pusha T and many more. Earlier this year, Anderson .Paak shared with Rolling Stone that "… this is the album [he] dreamed of making in high school, when [he] was listening to [Jay-Z]'s The Blueprint, The Game's The Documentary, and [Kanye West's] The College Dropout."

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Beres Hammond

Never Ending

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Beres Hammond is the voice of Jamaican reggae. Widely regarded as the best in the business, Beres is a true original. The new album is finally here, with 14 new recordings in collaboration with top studio talents including Willie Lindo, Kirk Bennett, Handel Tucker, Errol ‘Flabba’ Carter, Leroy & David Heywood aka “Mafia & Fluxy,” Winston ‘Bopee’ Bowen, Dean Fraser and Robbie Lyn among others.

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The Love King collaborated with DMV artist Yvette Crocker to paint the artwork for the album, which showcases the beauty of a black woman. Guest appearances from Phil Ade, Chaz French, Yahzarah, Fat Trel and Roxy Reynolds.
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A previously unheard home studio cassette recording of Prince performing at his piano in 1983 will be released as Piano & A Microphone on Sept. 21. The nine-track, 35-minute project from the Prince Estate in coordination with Warner Bros. Records is planned for what would have been the rock icon's 60th birthday.

This rare, intimate glimpse finds Prince working through songs including "17 Days" and "Purple Rain" (which would both be released the following year), a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," "Strange Relationship" (issued in 1987 on the Sign O' The Times album) and "International Lover," as well as a rare recording of the pre-Civil War spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep," which will be heard on the end credits of Spike Lee's upcoming film BlacKkKlansman, due out in August.

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Will Downing

The Promise

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2018 release, the first gospel album from Will Downing. The Promise is the crowning achievement of an amazing career, a lifelong dream fulfilled! Widely known as The Prince Of Sophisticated Soul, Will Downing is an icon in both the R&B and jazz worlds. Having sold more than four million albums in his brilliant 30-year career, Will is now poised to add the Gospel audience to his legions of dedicated fans.
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Too $hort

The Pimp Tape

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2017 release, the first album in five years from the rapper. Living legend Too $hort returns with the release of The Pimp Tape. The album is the first full-length release since 2012's No Trespassing. The album boasts all-star features from G-Eazy, E-40, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, French Montana, T.I., 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Mistah F.A.B., Ray J, and Jazze Pha.

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Mista Savona

Havana Meets Kingston [LP]

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Producer, arranger and musician Jake Savona (pka Mista Savona) brought together a stellar assortment of Cuban and Jamaican musicians to create this collection of re-interpreted classics and original songs as a soundtrack to an upcoming documentary of the same title. Havana Meets Kingston is a tour through these two historic island nations highlighting the common ground between the two, through rhythm and culture.

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SZA

CTRL

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2017 debut album from the neo-soul singer/songwriter. In October 2012, SZA self-released an EP titled See. SZA. Run, which she then followed up with her second EP, titled S, in October 2013. In July 2013, it was revealed that she had signed to the hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z, her third EP and first retail release, in April 2014. SZA's music is described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, ethereal R&B, witch house and chillwave. Rowe's lyrics are described as "unravelling", that revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment. Rowe cites a variety of artists as influences including Billie Holiday, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Björk, Jamiroquai, and Wu-Tang Clan.
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Migos

Culture II [3LP]

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GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum hip hop trio Migos (Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff) return with their anxiously awaited full-length album, Culture II, almost exactly a year after the record breaking first installment. Lead single “Motorsport (feat Nicki Minaj & Cardi B)” is already topping charts, followed by the Pharrell produced smash, “Stir Fry”. Standard weight, black vinyl

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Kendrick Lamar

DAMN.

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2017 release, the fourth album from hip hop superstar Kendrick Lamar. Damn is made up of 14 songs, including the lead single, "Humble." Rihanna appears on a song called "Loyalty." and U2 appears on "XXX." Damn is the follow-up to his ground-breaking album To Pimp A Butterfly. Born and raised in Compton, California, Kendrick embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment.
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G-Eazy

The Beautiful And Damned

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2017 release, the third album from the Oakland-based rapper. Includes the single "No Limit" featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B. The album also includes collaborations with Halsey, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North and others. G-EAZY is a rapper and record producer. His first major-label album, These Things Happen, was released on June 23, 2014. The album peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200. His second studio album, When It's Dark Out, was released on December 4, 2015.
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Khalid

American Teen

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18-year-old El Paso-native singer/songwriter, Khalid, burst onto the music scene with his first single "Location", which received great critical acclaim. By 18-years-old, Khalid, who is classically vocal trained, had drawn on his experiences with moving often and the unique experience of growing up having lived in two continents and parlayed them into the creation of his viral smash, "Location". Khalid released "Location" before his high school graduation and it garnered over 1.52 million plays in less than two months, along with critical praise from various music tastemakers.
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Eminem

Revival

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Eminem returns with his highly anticipated ninth album Revival. Production was handled by various record producers, including Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey, Eminem himself, and executive producer Dr. Dre. The albnum features guest appearances from artists Beyoncé, Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Grey, Kehlani, and Pink.

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Two CD set. 2017 release. Heartbreak on a Full Moon is the eighth studio album by the R&B singer. Chris Brown started working and recording tracks for the album some weeks before the dropping of Royalty, his seventh studio album, in late 2015. He then continued working on the album during 2016 and 2017, also during his The Party Tour, also building a recording studio inside of his house. The album features appearances from R. Kelly, Jhene Aiko, Dej Loaf, Lil Yachty, Usher, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla Sign and others. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has managed to sustain his popularity since then even in the midst of controversy.
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Harry’s House is the third solo studio album from Grammy award-winning global superstar Harry Styles. The 13-track full-length album was recorded in multiple locations across the UK, Los Angeles and Tokyo from 2020 to 2021. It was written by Harry alongside frequent collaborators Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson, and Mitch Rowland.

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Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film' The Last Waltz,' performing "The Weight", with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert-available now for the first time on the rousing new ANTI- Records release 'Carry Me Home'-would mark a personal high watermark for both artists. Captured live in the summer of 2011, 'Carry Me Home' showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Neither Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together-the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death-and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning. The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages. Staples and the night's soulful crew of backup singers handle the vast majority of the vocal work here, but it's perhaps album closer "The Weight," which features Helm chiming in with lead vocals for the first time, that stands as the concert's most emotional moment."It never crossed my mind that it might be the last time we'd see each other," says Staples. "He was so full of life and so happy that week. He was the same old Levon I'd always known, just a beautiful spirit inside and out." "My dad built The Midnight Rambles to restore his spirit, his voice, and his livelihood," says Helm's daughter, Amy, who sang backup vocals with her father and Staples at their performance. "He'd risen back up from all that had laid him down, and to have Mavis come sing and sanctify that stage was the ultimate triumph for him."
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In May of 1957, Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers went into the studio with Thelonious Monk to record a one-off album for Atlantic. The Jazz Messengers were a loose collective of young Jazz musicians, with a constantly rotating lineup to keep the music fresh and help launch new careers. In this iteration we find Art Blakey on drums, Thelonious Monk on piano, Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet and Spanky DeBrest on bass. -Blakey had recorded with Monk on various occasions, but this was the first time Monk sat in with the Jazz Messengers. This also marks Thelonious Monk’s only appearance on Atlantic Records. The result is a true meeting of the minds, a beautiful union of Monk’s melodies with Blakey’s unshakable sense of swing. This 65thAnniversary deluxe edition includes an extra disc ofunreleased outtakes, celebrating the most sensational jazz collaboration of the 1950s.
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Released in 1961, My Favorite Things made John Coltrane a star with box-office pull previously reserved for the likes of Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis. The dazzling quartet treatment of the Richard Rodgers hit song features Coltrane on soprano saxophone for the first time on record and became an instant hit single in its own right. The album also became a major commercial success, receiving the Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1998 and attaining gold record status in 2018. The recently uncovered mono version of this album—once believed to be lost forever—is included in this deluxe package along with the stereo version, both having been mastered from the original tapes. This 60th Anniversary deluxe edition also includes liner notes by award-winning writer Ben Ratliff, as well as photos and Atlantic Records ephemera.
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Dropout Boogie (INDIE EX) - The Black Keys

This is the indie exclusive White LP - limited to 4982 pieces.

As they've done their entire career, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their new album,Dropout Boogie, in the studio, and the album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. After hashing out initial ideas at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, the duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they've invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.

BLACK KEYS / DROPOUT BOOGIE (INDIE EXCLUSIVE)

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Florence + The Machine releases 5th studio album, Dance Fever. Written & produced through the haze of two lockdowns, in London & NY with producers Jack Antonoff & Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley. Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine & feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon. Indie Grey 2LP. 4th side etching.

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The Rolling Stones

Live At The El Mocambo [Deluxe 4LP]

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A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of the Rolling Stones is available for the first time in-full. ‘Live At The El Mocambo’ marks the first official appearance of the group’s two famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977. It features the Stones’ full set from the March 5 show, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4 gig, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Now available on 4LP black vinyl housed in a die cut slipcase with etching.

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Tank and The Bangas

Red Balloon [LP]

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Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas return with their third studio album, Red Balloon. Red Balloon was born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the band’s rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the band space to grow, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. This new work pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.
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With its latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchesteris ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk.

Fortune Favors The Boldis not only a record that showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, it’s a melodic stake in the ground of how this group is constantly evolving and taking shape, sonically and lyrically. But, it’s also about looking into the rearview mirror with a genuine appreciation for where you came from and what you’re made of. Those salt-of-the-earth traits in your blood and character that define what it actually takes to climb that damn mountain of dreams. At its essence, Fortune Favors The Boldis about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.

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Mandy Moore

In Real Life [LP]

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The latest album from the prolific singer-songwriter offers a unique window into life’s next chapters. 

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Lyle Lovett

12th of June [LP]

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Lyle Lovett returns with his first new album in over 10 years,“12th of June”, due out on Verve Records May 13th, 2022. The album is a fantastic and eclectic collection of new original songs and beloved interpretations that will please existing fans as well as invite new ones. Immaculately recorded, it highlights the dynamics of Lyle and his Large Band– and their singular ability to shift from one genre to the next with uncanny grace and ability.  From beautiful acoustic ballads to swinging big band numbers, this record will remind listeners why Lyle is national musical treasure.

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Mallrat

Butterfly Blue

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Debut Album Solidifies Mallrat's Reputation as a Master of Clever, Timeless Pop

Available On Limited Edition [COLOR] Vinyl + CD Mallrat's prized pop songwriting has become a beacon the music industry eagerly follows, and on her debut album Butterfly Blue, she embodies the spirit of it's titular creature - but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat - aka Grace Shaw - draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.

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WE is the new album from Canadian rock band Arcade Fire. This is the sixth Arcade Fire studio album, and is made up of seven songs that speak to this moment with unique directness. Written, recorded, and released during a critical historical juncture, they are divided into two distinct sides, “I” and “WE.” If the “I” side of the record evokes and embodies our holed-up anxiety and lack of physical connection, the “WE” side captures the excitement of new possibilities and the elevating thrill of committing to one another socially and personally. Produced by Nigel Godrich, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, WE is a 40 minute epic as much about the forces that threaten to pull us away from the people we love, as it is inspired by the urgent need to overcome them.

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The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album's fifteen songs we meet a different god. Featuring lead single "Cure For Me," the album is ultimately "a celebration of being human, and what makes us human."
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The 2 CD companion piece to Sheryl Crow's forthcoming feature documentary, Sheryl, featuring 35 songs spanning 3 decades of music from the 9-time GRAMMY Award winner. 3 new songs are included with her hits "If It Makes You Happy," "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Wanna Do," "My Favorite Mistake," "Redemption Day," and many more! Sheryl Crow has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
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The multi-instrumentalist duo that comprises Hermitude - Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto) holed up together in Angus' home with a pared-back music setup, they began a process that was all about taking back control over how and why they make music as Hermitude. The duo recorded vocal sessions in-person to create a more intimate experience. You can hear it in the way the drums coil themselves around the closely recorded vocals of "When U Feel Like This (feat. The Jungle Giants)," or the confidence in "Promises (feat. Andie)" that allows her voice to soar into the upper octaves easily. This control over their process led to a loosening of their creative inhibitions. A year and a half later, Mirror Mountain was finished. The album acts as a reawakening, a place to draw strength as time goes by. "The production quality & mixing all around is super clean and polished, it's delectable to the ears." - Banger Sound
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Eddie Vedder

Ukulele Songs [LP]

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Ukulele Songs comprises a fine mixture of original material penned by Vedder that he initially performed live, alongside vintage classics and standards. A recast, uke-driven version of "Can't Keep," which originally appeared as the opening track on Pearl Jam's hard-charging November 2002 album Riot Act, opens the proceedings, while newer-bred original songs like the resigned lament of "Sleeping By Myself," the charming love orbit of "Satellite," the hopeful brightness of "Light Today," and the instrumental interlude "Waving Palms" all set the table for the 35-minute album.

Guest vocalists appear on a pair of key Ukulele tracks, both of them fine covers of notable standards. First, Glen Hansard (The Frames, Once) adds his Irish folk DNA to "Sleepless Nights," which was written by Felice and Boudreaux Bryant and remade by The Everly Brothers in 1960, in addition to later being covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, and Elvis Costello.

Second, Cat Power lends her passionate tone to "Tonight You Belong To Me," a jazz standard written in 1926 by lyricist Billy Rose and composer Lee David. This track has also been subsequently covered by the likes of Frankie Laine, Patience and Prudence, and Dottie West. Versions of "You Belong To Me" were also recently featured in the acclaimed 2019 film drama Blackbird and in an episode of the 2020 HBO horror-drama series Lovecraft Country.

The LP's other noteworthy covers include stirring takes on Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu's "More Than You Know," Michael Edwards and Bud Green's "Once In A While," and the album-closing reading of Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, and Gus Kahn's "Dream A Little Dream."

Produced by Eddie Vedder and Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Soundgarden), Ukulele Songs peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, hit No. 2 on the U.S. Top Rock Albums on Billboard, and achieved Gold status in Canada.

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Featuring a diverse and spectacular cast of collaborators, "The Atlas Underground Flood" is a treasure trove of creativity, spanning many genres. The album is the surprise sister record released on the heels of "The Atlas Underground FireFire and “Flood are a continuation of the Rage Against The Machine guitarist’s groundbreaking 2018 album, “The Atlas Underground.” Morello’s insane guitar playing is on full display taking the instrument into the future and forging an alternative/rock/EDM masterpiece with heavy metal legends, punk icons and cutting edge firebrands.

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When a few friends offered to make a debut recordon him, Nashville songwriter Aaron Raitiere simply agreed to go along with it. In the four years since that first session for what would become Single WideDreamer, the auspicious project has retained its casual charm even as its guest list gradually expanded.Anderson East and Miranda Lambert, who co-produced the album, now appear alongside Nashvillemusicians like Dave Cobb, Natalie Hemby, Ashley Monroe,and Waylon Payne, as well as RobertRandolph, Foy Vance, and Bob Weir.“I think the record kind of made itself, and that was the vibe I was going with,” Raitiere says. “It was just a bunch of friends getting together trying to help me create something, because they thought I needed a record." The first sessions took place in East Nashville, where Lambert had just completed work on her album, The Weight of These Wings. Raitiere gave his producers complete creative control, from curating the songs to suggesting arrangements to adding guest vocals.He even rode into the studio with them everyday. Two years later, to round out the project, Eastand Raitiere reunited in RCA Studio A, ultimately ending up with 18 tracks in all and narrowing them down to 10.With a laid-back, speak-singing delivery, “SingleWide Dreamer” immediately conveys Raitiere’s contentment in living a low-key life. And although every song on the album could be considered a love song in its own way, what really ties them together is his observant writing, which is sometimes reflective, sometimes irreverent, but always inspired by his own experiences.

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Released in 1965 My Generation was the debut album by The Who. The album peaked at #5 in the UK & launched the band into worldwide acclaim. Containing “My Generation”, “The Kids are Alright” & “The Ox” mastered by long time Who engineer Jon Astley from the original tapes. Packaged in original sleeve with obi & certificate of authenticity, this black vinyl version is engineered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios with a half-speed mastering technique which produces a superior vinyl cut.

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A Quick One was released in 1966, containing experimental music Suite (a nod to Rock Operas that were to follow). The album contains “Boris the Spider”, “Don’t Look Away” & has been mastered by long time Who engineer Jon Astley from the original tapes. Packaged in original sleeve with obi & certificate of authenticity, this black vinyl version is engineered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios with a half-speed mastering technique which produces a superior vinyl cut.

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Grammy Award-winning duo Bob Moses release their highly anticipated third album, The Silence in Between. The Silence in Between marks the Los Angeles-based band’s first release since signing to Astralwerks in a unique global partnership with Domino Recording Co. Love Brand New is one of the most anthemic moments on The Silence in Between, “Love Brand New” finds Vancouver-bred musicians / producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance tapping into their deep-rooted love for ’90s alt-rock and left-of-center dance music. Written with Michel Zitron and John Martin (a Swedish production duo known for their work with the likes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia), the track encompasses a glorious collision of moody guitar tones, mercurial textures, and wildly propulsive beats as Bob Moses channel the dizzying euphoria of new romance.

As their boldest and most viscerally charged output to date, The Silence in Betweenamplifies the unbridled energy that’s made Bob Moses a repeat winner of Resident Advisor’s Best Live Act prize.

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Love & Algorhythms is an interstellar synthesis of astral Soul, R&B, and sci-fi Funk. Working with producer Paul Butler (The Bees, Micheal Kiwanuka, Caroline Rose, Hurray for the Riff Raff), Seratones have taken the invitation to knock at the door of the cosmos. A.J. Haynes’s voice dances with soul-stirring devotion at the altar of Black Feminisms: weaving the words Toni Cade Bambara, Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis multiverse, echoes of bell hooks, and Audre Lorde’s Power of the Erotic. With drummer Jesse Gabriel’s machine-like precision and the transcendental touches from guitarist Travis Stewart, the album oscillates between Alice Coltrane-inspired bliss & Giorgio Moroder’s ecstatic release. Each song hovers and pulsates in the wide, dark matter—constellations guiding a journey through the subtle body, the vast fullness of the human experience and the irresistible potential of liberation.

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Scheduled for release in April 2022, the 10-song sophomore full-length album showcases Kirke’s unselfconscious, country-twinged vocals alongside a brightly colored candy shop of glam-twang guitar riffs, department store tv commercial synth stylings, and swooping, lilting, unabashedly feminine background vocals. Lady For Sale channels a high-spirited insouciance that feels invigorating and familiar, decidedly more easy-going and fun-loving than what we’ve come to expect from its genre (and the world in general) in recent years. This is a party you’ll want to attend.

Lola Kirke - Lady For Sale [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lime Green Marble LP]
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Norah Jones’ seminal debut album, Come Away With Me, became a global phenomenon reaching #1 in 20 countries, selling nearly 30 million copies, and sweeping the 2003 GRAMMY Awards with 8 wins including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. The remastered 20th Anniversary Edition captures the emergence of a singular talent on this now-classic album.

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"On Silver color vinyl. Toro y Moi’s seventh studio album, Mahal, is the boldest and most fascinating journey yet from musical mastermind Chaz Bear. The record spans genre and sound—encompassing the shaggy psychedelic rock of the 1960s and ‘70s, and the airy sounds of 1990s mod-post-rock—taking listeners on an auditory expedition, as if they’re riding in the back of Bear’s Filipino jeepney that adorns the album’s cover. But Mahal is also an unmistakably Toro y Moi experience, calling back to previous works while charting a new path forward in a way that only Bear can do.

Mahal is the latest in an accomplished career for Bear, who’s undoubtedly one of the decade’s most influential musicians. Since the release of the electronic pop landmark Causers of This in 2009, subsequent records as Toro y Moi have repeatedly shifted the idea of what his sound can be. But there’s little in Bear’s catalog that will prepare you for the deep-groove excursions on Mahal, his most eclectic record to date.
The second the album begins we’re immediately transported into the passenger seat, jeep sounds and all, ready for the ride Chaz and company have concocted for us. Seeds of some of Mahal’s 13 songs date back to the more explicitly rock-oriented What For? from 2015. Mahal was mostly completed last year in Bear’s Oakland studio with the involvement of a host of collaborators, Sofie Royer and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Neilson to Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo and the Mattson 2.

“I wanted to make a record that featured more musicians on it than any other record of mine,” he explains. “To have them live on that record feels grounded, bringing a communal perspective to the table.” As a result, Mahal is lush and surprising at every turn, from the cool-handed “The Loop,” which recalls Sly and the Family Stones, to the elastic psych rock of “Foreplay” and the dizzying Mulatu Astatke- recalling of “Last Year.”
Lyrically, the album zooms in on generational concerns, picking up where the Outer Peace standout “Freelance” effectively left off. Bear seems to be surveying the ways in which we connect with technology, media, each other, and what disappears as a result. Cuts like the squishy “Postman” and the “Magazine” take a deep dive into our relationship with media in a changing digital world. “It’s interesting to see how we adapt to this new age. We’re so connected, but we’re still missing out on things,” Bear ruminates while discussing the album’s themes.

It’s not all introspection. Bear cools things down near the album’s end with the Mattson 2-featuring “Millennium,” a laid-back jam with tricky guitar licks about ringing in new times even when everything else seems upside down. “It’s about enjoying the new year, even when it’s been shitty,” Bear explains. “There’s nothing else to do.” Finding a sense of joy in the face of adversity is embedded in Mahal’s DNA, right down to the jeepney that literally and figuratively brings the music out into the community. “We know that touring is messed up for now, and large gatherings are a fluke,” he explains. “It’s about the notion of us going out to the people and bringing the record to them.” And with the wide-open atmosphere of Mahal, Toro y Moi stands to connect with more listeners than ever before."

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Trombone Shorty

Lifted [LP]

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Trombone Shorty returns with Lifted, his first album in 5 years and the follow-up to his Blue Note debut Parking Lot Symphony, featuring special guests including vocalist Lauren Daigle & guitarist Gary Clark Jr. An album that captures the energy of his legendary live shows, Lifted combines classic New Orleans sounds (funk, gospel, street rhythms, Mardi Gras Indian chants & second lines) with modern lyrics, melody & beats to create something fresh & unique. Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics & improvisation in a jazz tradition.

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2020's A Hero's Death saw Fontaines D.C. land a #2 album in the UK, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London's iconic Alexandra Palace. Now the band return with their third record in as many years: Skinty Fia. Used colloquially as an expletive, the title roughly translates from the Irish language into English as 'the damnation of the deer'; the spelling crassly anglicized, and its meaning diluted through generations. Part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph - the songs ultimately form a long-distance love letter, one that laments an increasingly privatized culture in danger of going the way of the extinct Irish giant deer.

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Dorothy

Gifts From The Holy Ghost [LP]

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Gifts From The Holy Ghost, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album as frontwoman for the pseudonymous rock band Dorothy, is the album she’s always wanted to make. Born from a sense of diving urgency, it’s their most bombastic rock n’ roll work yet. While their debut album was made on a combination of whiskey and heartbreak, Gifts was built on sobriety, health, and spiritualism, in a way that reverses the clichéd “good girl gone bad” narrative. It features the Top 40 Rock track, “Rest in Peace.”

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Nearly sixty years after they first played together, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, longtime friends and collaborators, reunite with an album of music from two Piedmont blues masters who have inspired them all their lives: GET ON BOARD: THE SONGS OF SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE.

With Taj Mahal on vocals, harmonica, guitar, and piano and Cooder on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo-joined by Joachim Cooder on drums and bass-the duo recorded eleven songs drawn from recordings and live performances by Terry and McGhee, who they both first heard as teenagers in California.

TAJ MAHAL & RY COODER - GET ON BOARD

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Joshua Hedley is “a singing professor of country & western,” he declares on his raucous and witty new album, Neon Blue. It might sound like a punchline, but it’s not. An ace fiddle player, a sharp guitarist, and a singer with a granite twang, he’s devoted his entire life to the study of this genre. Ask him about it and he’ll explain: “When all my friends went off to college, I went to Nashville. I was 19 years old playing honkytonks and getting an education.” His 2018 debut, Mr. Jukebox, showcased his deep knowledge of country’s history, in particular the beery ballads of the 1950s and ‘60s. His mentors were George Jones, Ray Price, and Glen Campbell, but his most remarkable accomplishment was putting his own spin on their style.

Neon Blue, on the other hand, examines a very different, often forsaken era: the early 1990s. “The last bastion of country music,” says the professor, “was the early 1990s, roughly 1989 and 1996. You could turn on the radio and immediately know you’re hearing a country song. You could still hear steel guitar and fiddle. But there was a hard fork around 1996 or ’97, when country veered off into pop territory. Neon Blue asks, What if that fork had never happened? What if country kept on sounding like country?”

That era may have been dismissed by traditionalists at the time as slick or overproduced, but Hedley finds something exciting in that old hat-act sound, and Neon Blue plays up the excitement of bigger-than-life choruses, the relatable emotions of those sad-eyed ballads, and the inventiveness of the lively production. “The sound is modern,” he says, “but it’s still discernibly country.”

Joshua Hedley - Neon Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
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The greatest bassist leader jazz has ever known, Charles Mingus, with his spirited playing and spontaneity, always kept his ears and fingers on the pulse. “Mingus was something else, man,” Miles Davis wrote in his own book. “A pure genius, I loved him.”-This year marks the birth centenary of Charles Mingus, whose musical legacy is still ongoing. From artists like Kamasi Washington bringing him to a new generation, Chrissie Hynde, whose latest album includes a Mingus cover, Candace Springs, Elvis Costello, to Gang Starr sampling him, and Joni Mitchell writing lyrics to his music. -Originally released in 1957 on the Jubilee label, Mingus Three is one of only two albums led by Mingus in a trio setting, featuring pianist Hampton Hawes and drummer Dannie Richmond. This remastered release includes a whole extra disc of previously unreleased outtakes, discovered by chance, from these sessions, as well as liner notes by Charles Mingus’ friend and colleague Sy Johnson.
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Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums combines legendary Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman's albums for Lester Koenig's Contemporary Records. This deluxe box set features Coleman's first albums as a bandleader, Something Else!!! and Tomorrow is the Question!. Both albums were originally recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann & have been newly mastered by Bernie Grundman. Includes 32-page booklet with photos & extensive new liner notes by GRAMMYr Award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn.

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Calexico occupy their signature sound on the new album, El Mira- dor; riding the continental divide between dream pop, Mexican folk and Americana. If any band understands how to expand their sound without losing the brilliant essence of the band, it’s Calexico. Their songs run the gamut from retro-tinged alt-rock, to sentimental folk to southwestern tracks with an impressive display of vision and expertly honed skills. With vocals that intertwine English and Spanish, El Mirador embraces the musical heritage of the southwest, and features guest artists from all musical genres including: Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) who drops backing vocals on “Harness the Wind”, Jairo Zavala of Depedro is featured vocalist on “Cumbia Peninsula” Gaby Moreno and Mexican Institute Of Sound are featured on “Cumbia Del Polvo”.

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On his first album in partnership with Verve Records, Kurt Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions — and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative record propelled by laid-back charm and curious spirit.

Kurt Vile - (Watch My Moves) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Emerald 2LP]
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Moving Pictures (40th Anniversary) Super Deluxe Edition - Celebrating 40 years of Moving Pictures with a Super Deluxe box set fully loaded for fans! Includes a 3 CD set featuring the 2015 album remaster and the complete, unreleased Toronto concert from March 25, 1981. All audio is also showcased on 5 LPs cut at half-speed DMM on 180-gram vinyl. Blu-ray Audio disc presents a first-ever Dolby Atmos and new 5.1 surround album mix including the brand-new video for "YYZ" + 3 music videos. Extras include a book, model car, drumsticks, posters, and more!
Rush - Moving Pictures: 40th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 5LP/3CD/Blu-ray]
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Seether - "Vicennial - 2 Decades Of Seether" Vicennial - 2 Decades of Seether is a career-spanning compilation of the RIAA Platinum-selling group's greatest hits, including 16 #1 original singles, as well as the fan-favorite cover of "Careless Whisper." The track list, curated by the band, takes you through their impactful 20-year career - from their early breakthrough singles "Broken" and "Fine Again" to their recent radio success "Dangerous." Indie Exclusive Smoke 2 LP w/ Gatefold Jacket.

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A collection of hard-stomping, party-down, all-original songs penned from the rock n' roll heart of George Thorogood. Along with his unstoppable, longtime band, The Destroyers, the album includes the tour de force anthem "Gear Jammer", the country ballad "Oklahoma Sweetheart" and the previously unreleased "Back In The U.S.A.". Plus the hard-hitting "I Really Like Girls" and "If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)" are served up with Thorogood's trademark swagger and tongue-in-cheek panache.
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Fear of the Dawn is the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records. Pressed on limited astronomical blue vinyl, only available at independent record stores

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Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On."

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Daniel Rossen

You Belong There [Gold LP]

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Daniel Rossen knew there was a lot to learn if he was finally going to finish his debut solo album. For nearly two decades, Rossen had been a crucial component of Grizzly Bear, the era-epitomizing act whose shared harmonies and interlaced textures meant he was responsible for only part of a whole.   But Rossen left the close-knit nest of Brooklyn many years ago, first for an isolated patch of land in upstate New York and then for the high desert climes of Santa Fe. The whole, as it were, was now his. So Rossen bought an upright bass (one of his instruments as a kid) and played all the parts himself, along with the cello. Best known as a guitarist, he took up woodwinds, too, buying several cheap student models and learning just enough to understand the rudiments. And then, largely at home in Santa Fe, he slowly built the world that is You Belong There, a riveting 10-song reintroduction to a voice that sounds both entirely familiar and fully reenergized by the act of unfettered expression.

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Every Lucius song is an act of enchantment, a spell cast by the indelibly harmonized voices of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. Onstage, the performance becomes an invitation to be witness to their transformation; the dance between two individuals becoming one voice, one vision and bound by psychic symmetry. And while the effect of this spectacle is hypnotic and gloriously strange, the songwriting continues to be the hand that reaches out from behind the curtain to hold the audience, bringing together everything that makes you nostalgic for the past, while looking to the future. After spending 4 years touring their critically-acclaimed albums Wildewoman and Good Grief with bandmates Dan Molad and Peter Lalish, they toured the world singing on Roger Waters’ Us and Them Tour. Lucius continue to earn adoration from fellow musicians, with Wolfe and Laessig lending their vocals to albums by artists as eclectic as Nathaniel Rateliff, Harry Styles, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Ozzy Osborne and The Killers.

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Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.

We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe.This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggestwave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is theride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California, "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1.

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Country/Bluegrass album, Run, Rose, Run that will be released along with a novel co-written with the famed author, James Patterson, sharing the title Run Rose Run. The 12 songs were inspired by the book storyline and feature Country and Bluegrass artists; Joe Nichols, Rhonda Vincent, The Issacs, and Dailey & Vincent. Dolly & James will be doing book and album promotions together - presenting a unique co-marketing opportunity.

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This is a color LP that features alternative packaging from the standard LP. The LP package also includes a download of the full album that includes two exclusive bonus tracks. 

Luther and Cody Dickinson started North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years the lineup shifted by design, and each NMA record offered up a different combination of collaborators. Set Sail finds the brothers working with Jesse Williams on bass and Lamar Williams, Jr. for the first time. 

Set Sail, North Mississippi Allstars’s thirteenth album, follows 2019’s Up and Rolling, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2021. Set Sail continues the band’s tradition of creating roots music that displays remarkable variety. With their latest record, NMA are able to build upon their self-described sound of Primitive Modernism - a melding of the new and the old, traditional and futuristic, crafted lyrics and improvisational music.

North Mississippi Allstars - Set Sail [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Gotham LP - Alternative Packaging + Bonus Tracks]
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Want to get a bead on Paul Cauthen?

Good freakin' luck -- especially on his third album, COUNTRY COMING DOWN.

COUNTRY COMING DOWN has been in motion awhile, actually. The title track, one of several co-writes with good Nashville pal Aaron Raitiere, has been around since before Cauthen's dark sophomore album ROOM 41. Its sense of campfire calm and "damn near off the map" idyll set a bar, for both music and lifestyle, that Cauthen aspired to, while the rest of the new album, recorded at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas with regular collaborators Beau Bedford (Texas Gentlemen) and Jason Burt (Medicine Man Revival), shows that Cauthen was able to get there without losing any of the playful "hot dog holly golly dagnabit" good-time spirit that rolls off his tongue like a tumbleweed in the west Texas panhandle.

If you want to know what COUNTRY COMING DOWN sounds like, tuck into the album's sonic array, an austere, sinewy attack that puts Cauthen's vocals dead center in the ride. "We've really unleashed Big Velvet in this situation, which I love," he says. Nowhere is that more true than "Country As Fuck," with a taut groove and loping gait tailor made for a 21st century honky tonk. Cauthen, Bedford and Burt play with that template throughout COUNTRY COMING DOWN, punctuating "Caught Me At a Good Time" with a sharp guitar solo, "High Heels" with a tasteful Wurlitzer break and the satiristic "Country Clubbin'" with a disco beat and chorus of female backing vocals.

His muse fully engaged, Cauthen is looking towards doing more of that in the future, with a few conceptual ideas up his sleeve about what he might do next.  No matter what direction he takes, however, he won’t be abandoning that cabin in the hills or the "Country Clubbin'" life; Cauthen will just be adding more to the mix he's stirred together.

"It's just about looking at yourself in the mirror and knowing that what you've done to this day has been in good standing, with good morals and a good compass in life, driven the right way," he says. "Legacy is all we have -- that, and try to be a good person as well. If you get all that together, then you can do whatever the fuck you want and it'll be alright."

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50th Anniversary Edition features direct-to-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray. Included are 4 rare cuts making their vinyl debut, highlighted by the “stripped” version of the title song, plus six mono single mixes and B-sides. Pressed on 180-gram 2 LP in a tip-on heavy stock gatefold jacket with printed sleeves featuring lyrics, track details, a brief essay honoring arranger David Van De Pitte, and main essay by poet Hanif Abdurraqib.

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Molly Tuttle will release her anticipated Nonesuch Records debut, Crooked Tree, April 1 (on CD and digital. LP will be May 13) with her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway.

Recorded live at Nashville’s Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s love of bluegrass, which she discovered through her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions.  

“I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday,” Tuttle says. “Once I started writing, everything flowed so easily: sometimes I’ve felt an internal pressure to come up with a sound no one’s heard before, but this time my intention was just to make an album that reflected the music that’s been passed down through generations in my family. I found a way to do that while writing songs that feel true to who I am, and it really helped me to grow as a songwriter.”

In celebration of the new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—will embark on an extensive headline tour beginning tonight with shows at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern (two nights), Portland’s Mississippi Studios (two nights), Los Angeles’ Roxy, Salt Lake City’s State Room, Boulder’s Fox Theatre, Asheville’s The Grey Eagle and Nashville’s Station Inn, among several others. Full details can be found at mollytuttlemusic.com/tour.   

In addition to Tuttle (vocals, guitars), Douglas (dobro), Keith-Hynes (fiddle) and Leslie (mandolin), Crooked Tree also features musicians Darol Anger (fiddle), Ron Block (banjo), Mike Bub (upright bass), Jason Carter (fiddle), Viktor Krauss (upright bass), Todd Phillips (upright bass) and Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle) with additional harmony vocals from Tina Adair, Lindsay Lou and Melody Walker.

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Michael Buble

Higher

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Michael Buble’s 2022 album Higher catapults the star’s enormous talent into the stratosphere as he continues his ongoing journey reinventing and interpreting the music of America’s most beloved standards amongst others. Fitting perfectly throughout these gems are a handful of Buble’ originals that further cement his gift for writing and performing great pop tunes and luscious ballads. An irresistible and uplifting collection from the ultimate romantic once again reminds us that the thrill of exploring the subject of love and romance continues inspiring this artist and the world. The definitive Buble’ masterpiece for sure.
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Like only the most gifted storytellers, Matisyahu spins the rare kind of stories that simultaneously enlighten and enthral and expand the audience’s sense of possibility. On his eponymous new album, the Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/rapper shares his most autobiographical work to date, merging that personal revelation with a shapeshifting collision of reggae and hip-hop and boldly inventive pop. Produced by Salt Cathedral (a Brooklyn-based duo comprised of Colombian musicians Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada), the result is an undeniably transformative album, one that invites both intense introspection and unbridled celebration.

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All Them Witches

Live On The Internet [3LP]

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All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. Due to an international pandemic, the band’s touring plans were brought to a halt. This did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available outside of the broadcast. New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches - LIVE ON THE INTERNET.
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mothers Of Invention’s ‘71 line-ups, the complete Fillmore tapes are showcased with every note played over 4 shows, including the John Lennon/Yoko Ono encore, majority of tracks are newly mixed. Additionally, the full concert from the Rainbow Theatre in London where FZ was infamously pushed off the stage is newly mixed by Eddie Kramer. The box also features a bonus hybrid concert from Harrisburg & Scranton, PA 1971 and extensive liner notes & packaging.

Also Available Live at Rainbow Theatre [3LP], Live At Fillmore East, June 1971: 50th Anniversary [3LP]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1971 [Super Deluxe Edition 8CD Box Set]
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March 2022, rock icons KISS will release the next installment of their Off The Soundboard official live bootleg series with KISS - Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach, recorded live at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004.

Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach finds the legendary band in the midst of their `Rock The Nation' Tour, which is notable for being the first full U.S. tour of the longstanding Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer lineup. The career-spanning 20-song set includes classic KISS tracks such as "Lick It Up," "I Love It Loud," and the worldwide smash and No. 11 1979 U.S. Billboard charting "I Was Made For Lovin' You," as well as perennial KISS fan favorites "Makin' Love," "King Of The Night Time World," and "100,000 Years" that dig deep into the band's astonishing 40+ year back catalog.

KISS are globally recognized as one of the greatest live bands of all time and are the creators of what is universally considered the best live album ever, 1975's gold-certified and No. 9 Billboard charting Alive!. The KISS - Off The Soundboard series continues their storied legacy of groundbreaking live albums with a document of the spectacular, larger-than-life extravaganza that is a KISS concert.

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The iconic 1971 release gets expanded for its 50th Anniversary. Featuring the original single LP newly remastered with two additional vinyl discs of period-perfect vintage mixes from the Vault. Includes the John Lennon and Yoko Ono encore and the original "Billy The Mountain!" Liner Notes by Vaultmeister Joe Travers. Pressed on 180g vinyl by Optimal:Media in Germany and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering 2021.

Also Available The Mothers 1971 [Super Deluxe Edition 8CD Box Set], Live at Rainbow Theatre [3LP]

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The historic and infamous final show of the Flo & Eddie line-up with The Mothers in its entirety. The show was a success until FZ was shockingly pushed off stage by a concert attendee, resulting in grave injuries for FZ causing the cancellation of the tour and ultimately the band. Featuring a brand new 2021 mix & liner notes by Eddie Kramer and mastering by Bernie Grundman. Pressed onto a 3 LP set on 180g by Optimal:Media in Germany.

Also Available The Mothers 1971 [Super Deluxe Edition 8CD Box Set], Live At Fillmore East, June 1971: 50th Anniversary [3LP]

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Ghost one of the most esteemed and celebrated rock bands in the world today return with their fifth psalm, IMPERA, fronted by the newly anointed Papa Emeritus IV.  A dozen songs take on themes of isolation and demigod worship, as well as colonization of both space and mind.   And all with the infectious hooky brand of rock their fans have grown accustomed. 


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