Prince ‘HITNRUN (Phase One)’ (Album Stream)

New Prince for your Labor Day. Perfect way to wind it down, huh? Hope you got TIDAL, the stream is there below.

1. MILLION $ SHOW
2. SHUT THIS DOWN
3. AIN’T ABOUT 2 STOP (FEAT. RITA ORA)
4. LIKE A MACK (FEAT. CURLY FRYZ)
5. THIS COULD B US
6. FALLINLOVE2NITE
7. X’S FACE
8. HARDROCKLOVER
9. MR. NELSON (FEAT. LIANNE LA HAVAS)
10. 1000 X’S & O’S
11. JUNE

Stream: Prince ‘HITNRUN (Phase One)’ here

D’Angelo @ North Coast (GWHH Photos)

Last night, D’Angelo closed down North Coast to rave reviews. “Amazing show,” our photographer Cam Be simply said. Here’s his full review:

I’ve been to a lot of concerts. Most good, some amazing, while a few others have been major disappointments. So when I do stumble upon one of those amazing ones I try not to take it for granted.

D’Angelo and the Vanguard at North Coast Music Festival 2015 was one of those concerts.

Playing the majority material of his latest release ‘The Black Messiah’ D’Angelo was at the top of his game. I felt the spirit of James Brown, Prince, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, and Jimi Hendrix. For a man who had been relatively quiet the last 15 years, D’Angelo seemed to be enjoying every minute on stage. His set filled with wardrobe changes, funky breakdowns, and virtuoso solos left us all saying thank you.

Moments like this remind of everything I love about attending concerts. More than just an hour of sight and sound. We got to witness a true showman pouring out his soul on stage. These moments we can’t take for granted.

– Cam Be

Above is Cam’s gallery of photos, showcasing D’Angelo & The Vanguard under the epic stage lights with some fresh looks to match.

Please credit @camovement & @gowherehiphop for photo use.

ICYMI: D’Angelo’s first interview in 10 years (!) with Tavis Smiley below.

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Beyonce Made In America (Recap)

Last night, Queen Bey had everyone in Philly and social media buzzing with a thrilling 90 minute performance that closed down Made In America Fest: Day 1.

Here are a few highlights.

She quoted a powerful Ronda Rousey speech that led into “Diva”. This clip has made its rounds…

Hubby Jay Z was spotted emphatically singing “1 + 1” in the crowd. A. That’s awesome. #MarriageGoals. B. Wait, how does Jay Z arrive at the decision to watch it from the crowd. C. Do those fans know it’s him through the hood? Would love to be Hov there just stealthly going in amongst the masses. Cool to see.

One more clip and photos, including Beyonce’s sexy one-piece nod to the star of her hometown team: James Harden (who acknowledged it). I guess now’s not the best time to be repping Derrick. :-/

ICYMI: Beyonce “Crazy In Love (Shades of Grey Remix)” | Bey’s #BeyDay Playlist

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Made In America Festival (Live Stream)

If you’re staying inside on this Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, and of course can’t see this jam-packed lineup in person in Philly, then why not press play on the live stream below?!

Via TIDAL, you can watch both stages (today and tomorrow) which will have Beyonce and The Weeknd headlining. Other acts to expect: J. Cole (+ Dreamville), Meek Mill, Big Sean, Future, Fabolous, Post Malone, DJ Mustard, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Vic Mensa, and Banks. Press play below and peep the @MIAFestival twitter for updates on who/when is performing.

UPDATE: Stream Day 2, with the schedule below.

Sunday — Sept 6

Rocky Stage: Halsey, Action Bronson, Metric, Big Sean, J. Cole, The Weeknd
Liberty Stage: Saint Motel, Fabolous, Santigold, Future, Banks, Axwell & Ingrosso
Tidal Stage: Bizzy Crook, Jidenna, Bully, Twin Peaks, Hippo Campus, Lili K

ICYMI: A photo/video recap of Beyonce last night!

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A-Trak shares Kid Cudi collab origin

Just catching wind of A-Trak’s TBT/FBF instagram yesterday… he found an old e-mail from 2007 between him and Plain Pat, asking about one Kid Cudi. You know the rest.

But it really is crazy/cool to read how it formed… just like this:

(Bonus points for this Ralph Wiggum icon too. Ha!)

Beyonce releases birthday playlist

Thought this was so nice and heartwarming.

With today being her #BeyDay, Beyonce released a blog of a series of songs dedicated to her closest family and friends. Each has its own personal anecdote to let us in on why she chose it for Jay, Blue Ivy, or her Destiny’s Child sisters.

Here’s an example and go read and listen to the full playlist here. And hey, #HappyBeyDay!

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