SZA’S VIDEO FOR GARDEN, TUMBLR AESTHETIC, AND HOW IT’S ALL CONNECTED

After being a witness to the controversial, yet stellar video that sparked the internet on fire, Childish Gambino's This is America, I knew I wasn't the only one who noticed the one and only kinky hair killa, SZA, at the end of the video. My first thought was that it probably didn't mean anything. You know, it's not out of the blue to see cool black people hanging out in the same place. But my...

[THE MASH-UP] WALE/SZA – THE WEEKEND REMIX [NEW MUSIC]

The sultry peanut-butter smooth beat of SZA's side chick anthem The Weekend is so red-hot it can melt the ice of the recent snow storm. I'm not surprised that every singer/rapper/neighborhood scatter has uploaded their version of the tune on the internet. But Wale's spoken word drenched rendition might be the best one of them all. Check out his version below, and let me know what you think in...

#TBT why i’m in love with neo-soul ft. musiq soulchild, erykah badu

Neo-Soul is like butter. I have an affinity for music that's smooth like that. It's the type that has you unknowingly swaying to the beat. Any music that makes you sway is pure to the core; it knows the art of finesse. It makes the marriage of ethereal vocals with raw instrumentation that's so unbelievably authentic. It's rare that I find neo-soul music that sounds mass-produced or...