It’s very fitting for Jean Grae to be the musical backbone to the new Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet comic with her new single “What You Came For”. Produced by Quelle Chris, the always incredible Cape Town born emcee perfectly vocalizes the tale of revolution that is the driving force in the new Black Panther comic. Make sure you definitely pick it up as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates again shows his penchant for greatness with his work on Black Panther. Listen to the single and purchase it below. You can also view a brief video synopsis given by Coates below as well.
Philly Funk rockers Johnny Popcorn release “Go Go Go”, the official lead single from their upcoming album Totem Pole. The infectious energy of this song as well as the message behind it makes it easily one of the album’s standouts. Watch for the video coming soon as well. I was fortunate enough to catch an early preview of it and I will say it is daaammnnn good. Stream and download below. Totem Pole coming soon! Also if you’re in the Philly area look for Johnny Popcorn opening for the legend George Clinton on 8/17 at the Ardmore Music Hall. Purchase your tickets here!
Singer/producer Azekel connects with producer Maths Time Joy for the remix to the single “Linger”. This track is slated to appear on Azekel’s upcoming EP project Raw, Vol. 2. Not only is Azekel’s singing pretty much perfect, the combination of Maths Time Joy’s production makes this one an instant winner. Listen to the remix and watch the Shawn James Grant directed video to the original version below.
Fashawn speaks on his conflict with embracing America as home despite the treatment of its black citizens in “Mother Amerikkka”. The track is produced by Hecktik & Jukebawks and gives Fashawn the perfect soundscape to speak his introspective lyrics. “Mother Amerikkka” premiered on Mass Appeal’s website and features an interview with Fashawn. Click here to read his thoughts on creating the song and its lyrics. Listen to “Mother Amerikkka” below and share your comments and/or ratings. Be on the lookout also for Fashawn’s upcoming EP Manna, which is slated for a Fall release, in addition to his next album, Millenia.
Iconic Hip-Hop group De La Soul returns with the brand new single “Royalty Capes” from their upcoming album and the Anonymous Nobody. Production on this one is provided by Dave aka Plug Too along with a feature by poet Gina Loring. Listen below and share your comments and/or ratings. And the Anonymous Nobody will be released worldwide August 26th, 2016. Click here to pre-order the album via iTunes.