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3 BREEZY NEW SUMMER ALBUMS

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REVIEW: FAYE WEBSTER, ‘FAYE WEBSTER’

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REVIEW: SMINO, ‘BLKSWN’

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ST. LOUIS RAPPER SMINO RELEASES SOULFUL NEW TRACK “ANITA”

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ABRA RELEASES NEW TRACK, “BOUNTY”

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Remember when Britney Spears released ‘Circus’ in 2008 and you listened to it obsessively with your girls as you drove to party with boys that your parents most definitely wouldn’t approve of? ‘Bounty’ is

REVIEW: J. COLE, ‘4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY’

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SOME WARM LOVIN’: TWO TRACKS TO CHASE AWAY THE COLD

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REVIEW: MELO MILES– ‘SOAPBOX SERMON’ EP

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WELL, THIS IS WEIRD: THREE SONGS FOR THESE ODD TIMES

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RUN THE JEWELS JOIN FORCES WITH TV ON THE RADIO ON THE LATE SHOW

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