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Photo courtesy of BUST Magazine Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer Ezza Rose doesn’t want to tell you that no means no because she knows she shouldn’t have to. Her newest album, entitled “No Means No,” will compel you to listen to what she has to say whether you like it or not. Getting …

Photo courtesy of The Vinyl Factory Story by Robert Dial / Contributing Writer This Friday, “Piano and a Microphone 1983,” the first posthumous Prince album, finally saw the light of day. When Prince passed away in 2016 at the age of 57, fans were told that he had many recordings still unreleased. This is the first …

Photo courtesy of HotNewHipHop Story by Mary Claire Bennett / Contributing Writer The expertly eclectic Brockhampton dropped “Iridescence” on Friday, fearlessly showcasing the California-based collective’s massive range of creative ability. Since their 2016 debut release, “All-American Trash,” Brockhampton has highlighted its individual members – all 20-something of them. Membership includes musicians, videographers, graphic designers, producers …

Photo courtesy of Respect My Region Story by Nathaniel Nichols / Contributing Writer After a year of anticipation, Lana Del Rey is back and ready to hypnotize with her two new sultry, psychedelic singles, produced by Jack Antonoff, called “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice B****.” “Mariners Apartment” feels very enlightening and happy in comparison to …

Photo courtesy of Ryman Auditorium Story by Ladiah Thomas / Contributing Writer Tori Kelly has come out of hiding with the release of her new gospel album, ”Hiding Place.” Three years after the last release of her pop album “Unbreakable Smile,” Kelly switches it up and takes us to church with her amazing vocal range and …

Photo courtesy of Stereogum.com Story by Naffie Njie / Contributing Writer “Room 25” pulls no punches and dives headfirst into sexuality, blackness, womanhood and identity. It is unlike any album we have heard in 2018. After more than a year of anticipation – two years if you consider the exact moment her previous mixtape dropped – …