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Discover HYFIN's top 10 must-listen albums for June 14, 2024, featuring Normani, Fana Hues, Raveena, PJ Morton, Don Toliver, Lalah Hathaway, Fr1th, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Chicken P.

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10 must-listen new albums: Normani, Fan hues, Chicken P & more

As summer begins to heat up, HYFIN is excited to present nine must-listen albums for Friday, June 14, 2024. The Milwaukee rising rap scene leader, Chicken P dropped his new EP "4evalit." Normani's debut album "Dopamine" offers electrifying R&B and pop anthems, while Fana Hues' "Moth" delves into soulful introspection. Raveena enchants with "Where the Butterflies Go in the Rain," blending R&B, pop, and jazz. PJ Morton's "Cape Town To […]

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Discover HYFIN's top 10 must-listen albums for June 14, 2024, featuring Normani, Fana Hues, Raveena, PJ Morton, Don Toliver, Lalah Hathaway, Fr1th, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Chicken P.

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10 must-listen new albums: Normani, Fan hues, Chicken P & more

As summer begins to heat up, HYFIN is excited to present nine must-listen albums for Friday, June 14, 2024. The Milwaukee rising rap scene leader, Chicken P dropped his new EP "4evalit." Normani's debut album "Dopamine" offers electrifying R&B and pop anthems, while Fana Hues' "Moth" delves into soulful introspection. Raveena enchants with "Where the Butterflies Go in the Rain," blending R&B, pop, and jazz. PJ Morton's "Cape Town To Cairo" celebrates African music's influence on American genres, and Don […]

todayJune 14, 2024

‘It Was All a Dream’ shows the work of a nascent rap feminist

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‘It Was All a Dream’ shows the work of a nascent rap feminist

For most of the film, hampton is a grinning, tomboy femme fly on the wall. She’s much more in documentarian mode than interviewer. Courtesy of the artist History is never really linear, no matter how nicely it’s packaged. It Was All A Dream, a new documentary by dream hampton, is a collection of archival footage from the famed filmmaker’s early days covering hip-hop. This unearthed material, found in hampton’s home decades later, shows how complicated the gleam of rap's golden […]

todayJune 13, 2024

Nipsey Hussle business grant $100K pitch contest announced

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Nipsey Hussle business grant $100K pitch contest announced

In an enduring testament to his legacy, Nipsey Hussle is posthumously contributing to entrepreneurial growth through the Nipsey Hussle Business Grant: $100,000 Invest Fest Pitch Competition. Partnered with Earn Your Leisure (EYL), this initiative will debut at the third annual Invest Fest, a pivotal event for entrepreneurs and business aficionados. Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy of Empowerment Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle was a renowned rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist whose life was tragically cut short in 2019. Hussle's legacy […]

todayJune 12, 2024

Tems remakes R&B in her image with ‘Born in the Wild’: 'I really want to feel it in my chest!'

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Tems remakes R&B in her image with ‘Born in the Wild’: ‘I really want to feel it in my chest!’

After elevating Afropop's standing with a standout guest spot on Wizkid's "Essence" and becoming a secret weapon for Rihanna, Drake and Beyoncé, Tems is ready for center stage.Adrienne Raquel Tems makes a great case for quitting. Before she was captivating millions with deep, dynamic vocals and setting a new pace for African artists on a global stage, the Nigerian singer-songwriter was daydreaming of the life in music she leads now. The only problem with this dream? Her stuffy, safe, corporate […]

todayJune 10, 2024

6 must-listen new albums from Tems, Kaytranada, J.P. NxWorries, Actress, Nduduzo Makhathini

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6 must-listen new albums from Tems, Kaytranada, J.P. and more

HYFIN has curated a list of six essential new albums that came out today, June 7, 2024. The artists highlighted include Tems, Kaytranada, Actress, J.P., NxWorries, and Nduduzo Makhathini, featuring works from various genres and cultural backgrounds. Below is an in-depth look at these remarkable albums and each artist's unique contributions. Tems - Born in the Wild Tems, the Nigerian singer-songwriter, makes a powerful debut with her studio album "Born in the Wild." Known for her soulful voice and evocative […]

todayJune 7, 2024

Tierra Whack: Tiny Desk Concert

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Tierra Whack: Tiny Desk Concert

This Black Music Month, Tiny Desk is giving the ladies their flowers. We’re releasing nine Tiny Desk concerts from Black women artists, from veterans who’ve paved the way for what we hear today in Black music, to those who are carving out their own paths. Before we start, a warning, this concert includes a song about suicide. Tierra Whack and her band she dubbed "The Big Backs" might go down as having one of the best Tiny Desks in history. […]

todayJune 7, 2024

The story behind King Willonius and his AI hit, BBL Drizzy

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The story behind King Willonius and his AI hit, BBL Drizzy

In a recent interview, King Willonius, a multifaceted comedian and tech enthusiast, shared his journey from childhood inspirations to groundbreaking intersections of comedy and artificial intelligence (AI). Known for his innovative project BBL Drizzy, an AI-generated song that became a viral sensation, his story is one of relentless creativity, perseverance, and the seamless merging of humor with cutting-edge technology. Early Inspirations and Comedy Beginnings King Willonius discovered his comedic talent at a young age, drawing inspiration from making his parents […]

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Tens brings afrobeats to NPR Tiny Desk

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Tems: Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: Photo: Estefania Mitre This Black Music Month, Tiny Desk is giving the ladies their flowers. We’re releasing nine Tiny Desk concerts from Black women artists, from veterans who’ve paved the way for what we hear today in Black music, to those who are carving out their own paths. To hear Tems tell the audience that she was shy came as a surprise to me. As a performer, she captivates us with such ease and exudes confidence when she’s not, […]

todayJune 3, 2024

TINy DESK celebrates Black Music Month with an all female lineup

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Tiny Desk celebrates Black Music Month with an all female lineup

Tierra Whack May 31, 2024 - Washington D.C.- NPR Music is thrilled to announce this year's Black Music month programming at the Tiny Desk. The all-women lineup includes: Tems, Chaka Khan, Tierra Whack, Kierra Sheard, Lakecia Benjamin, Meshell Ndegeocello, Brittney Spencer, SWV and Flo Milli. Host and series producer Bobby Carter and the rest of the Tiny Desk team will highlight the different generations of musicians beginning June 3. The special series will have a theme: "Giving women their flowers.” […]

todayMay 31, 2024

HYFIN's 8 must-listen new albums: Shaboozey, Myaap, Mxshi Mo, Suzi Analogue, The Brkn Record, Oddisee, japanese jazz

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HYFIN’s 8 must-listen new albums: Shaboozey, Myaap, and more

Welcome to this week's edition of HYFIN's must-listen new albums, where we spotlight the freshest and most exciting releases out today (5/31/24). We delve into the latest projects from a diverse array of talented artists: Milwaukee's Myaap with her energetic "YOP!" EP, Crystal Murray's genre-melting "Sad Lovers and Giants," Shaboozey's groundbreaking "Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going" featuring Beyoncé, Suzi Analogue's innovative "ONEZ," Mxshi Mo's distinctive "Nkanyiso," The Brkn Record's socially conscious "The Architecture of Oppression Part 2," Oddisee's […]

todayMay 31, 2024

Milwaukee's Myaap drops new EP, 'YOP!'

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Milwaukee’s Myaap drops new EP, ‘YOP!’

Milwaukee's Myaap, the young talent who took a sample of ABBA and made it a Milwaukee low-end rap anthem, is back with a new EP titled "YOP!" produced by Nedarb. This project follows her previous release, "BIG MYAAP, NOT THE LIL ONE." Nedarb, renowned for his work with artists like Black Kray, Lil Peep, and $uicideboy$, brings a distinctive sound that perfectly complements Myaap Myaap's energetic style. The "YOP!" EP, featuring six tracks, embodies the quintessential Milwaukee bounce while seamlessly […]

todayMay 31, 2024

Meshell Ndegeocello Announces Second Blue Note Album, No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin

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Meshell Ndegeocello honors James Baldwin with new album

Meshell Ndegeocello Announces Second Blue Note Album, No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin PHOTO BY ANDRE WAGNER On August 2, 2024, celebrated multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Meshell Ndegeocello will release her second Blue Note album, No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin. This ambitious project, coinciding with his centennial, is a profound homage to the eminent writer and activist James Baldwin. It promises to be a multifaceted experience, blending musical performance, spiritual reflection, celebration, and social […]

todayMay 31, 2024

Streetwear Fashion Heats Up Runway in Annual Showcase

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Streetwear Fashion Heats Up Runway in Annual Showcase

The SS24: Street Smartz Fashion Showcase truly highlighted “clothing as art,” bringing eight local collections to the main stage. CopyWrite Creative Studio + Shop, located in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood, was transformed into a high-energy runway for all to experience. “Our vision for the streetwear show has been a little bit different every year, but we kept it the same when it came to teaching designers about quality work over quantity,” SS24 Curator and Creative Director Carlos Vergara said. Vergara has […]

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Vince Staples Dark Times

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Vince Staples, the visible man

Vince Staples' latest album, Dark Times, represents a new direction in an already singular major-label rap career.Shaniqwa Jarvis/Courtesy of the artist There is an early episode of The Vince Staples Show, the titular rapper’s Netflix tragicomedy about a fictional version of himself, that puts the dual nature of his fame in stark terms. The onscreen Vince applies for a small business loan at a high-class bank, and is effectively laughed out of the room after disclosing his day job. “Entertainment is […]

todayMay 31, 2024

From left, Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, director Sacha Jenkins and Wu-Tang Clan members U-God, Cappadonna and Masta Killa pose at the premiere of "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men" during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah. Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

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Wu-Tang Clan’s unreleased ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ is now at an Australian museum

From left, Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, director Sacha Jenkins and Wu-Tang Clan members U-God, Cappadonna and Masta Killa pose at the premiere of "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men" during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah. Arthur Mola/Invision/AP After years of exchanging hands between owners, Wu-Tang Clan’s elusive seventh album will finally be available for some fans to listen to. The hip-hop group’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin will be […]

todayMay 30, 2024


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