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Wale- Bad (Remix) ft  Rihanna

Wale’s The Gifted is due to be released on June 25. The Gifted also features guest appearances from Meek Mill, Cee Lo, Nicki Minaj 2-Chainz, Ne-Yo and Jerry Seinfeld.

(Source: fuckyeahwale, via bohemianprincess)

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Female Hip Hop Crew Makes Beats in Senegal | Beat Making Lab | PBS Digital Studios (by beatmakinglab)

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Earlier today Kelly Rowland released a her brand new single Dirty Laundry off her upcoming album Talk A Good Game. which is set to be release on June 18th 2013 . On “Dirty Laundry” Kelly speaks on surviving an abusive relationship and admits her jealousy towards Beyonce.

"I was battered. He’s hitting the window like it was me /
And still it shattered. He pulled me out and said ‘Don’t nobody love you but me / Not your mama / Not your daddy / and especially not Bee. 

It was very emotional. It took me days to record, I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it. I always hope that my music can inspire someone, the same way other artists inspire me. Dream said, ‘I want to write you a record so that people will know exactly who you are, underneath it all.’” Rowland tells Billboard.com

When my sister was onstage, killing it like a mother-fu*ker/
I was enraged, feeling it like a mother-fu*ker

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(Source: kellyrowland / KellyRowlandOfficial)

The Underground || Listen to A Yellow Man

by Sabla` of GoldenSense

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I’m taking it overseas to the UK where a London based soulful hip hop triad resides called A Yellow Man. A Yellow Man consist of two rapper siblings Samuel and Emmanuel and friend singer Demae. They describe their music as soulful, electro, experimental hip hop and I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been listening to A Yellow Man since 2011 and at the moment they only have two tracks out, “My Lyrics Are Alive" and "3000 miles to youth,” I’m sure they have some great music that’s being perfected for 2013. What attracts me to their music is their dynamic flow and the female member Demae, whose voice is so effortlessly beautiful. She’s definitely what adds the soul to this group. I haven’t seen a group like such musically but visually for me, they are so reminiscent of 90’s hip hop trio Digable Planets who also had a female member but she was a rapper. A Yellow Man’s music is closely infused with their spiritual beliefs, them all being christian, it also relays back to the choice to name their collective A Yellow Man. Watch the full video below to find out more or skip to 3:38 to hear their music.

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Starting of 2013 right Eve is back with visuals from her new single She Bad Bad. After a series of teasers, we get a full clip from Eve in support of her upcoming fourth studio album  ”Lip Lock” 

The Underground || Introducing Chris Turner: LoveLife is a Challenge

by Sabla of GoldenSense

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photo by Jesse Boykins III

Happy New Year everyone. It’s already 2013! When I was younger I figured by this time there would be flying cars… well we have that just not on the streets, lol. But   today on The Underground I want to introduce you to singer Chris Turner who just released a new project on Christmas day entitled LoveLife is a Challenge. Aside from Chris Turner’s own solo career he is also the vocalist for Jazz band Erimaj and has a role as back up vocals for Jazz musician and singer Esperanza Spalding. I’ve been a listener of Chris Turner’s music for a while and I only grow to love his music more and more.

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THE UNDERGROUND || THROWBACKS PT 3 || Classic Outkast

by Sabla of GoldenSense

Who forgot that Big Boi rocked a nice wash and set? I sure did! This is the final and 3rd part of The Undergound’s Throwback posts here on BlackFashionbyJavii and I honestly owe it to all who stop by and take a listen and give me feedback. This probably would have not turned out to be the final post if it wasn’t for your feedback/call outs. Yes some of you called me out and I’m honestly happy for that, it only tells me that I need to step my game up. So, thank you. 

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THE UNDERGROUND || THROWBACKS PT 2 || The Good ol’ South

by Sabla of GoldenSense

(Lets out long sigh) Am I the only one who misses this music? I doubt it! This week I brought back the good old days of the “Dirty South” with Part 2 of The Underground’s Throwbacks. From Ludacris with the cornrolls to Petey Pablo giving an ode to the freaks to Chingy giving us a good dosage of some south slang. The early 2000’s was the birth of South Hip Hop to mainstream America and overall the golden age of the music. Only if you knew how many more songs I wanted to post up here.

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The Underground || Throwbacks Pt 1 || Remember Ja Rule?

by Sabla of GoldenSense

Every time I think of a throwback song I automatically result to the music in the 90’s era but what about the 2000’s? I feel like we tend to neglect and forget how good music use to be during the dawn of the new millenium. This week I’m bringing back some songs that may remind you of your childhood or teen years and I had a really hard time narrowing this list down so I’m going to bring you all into this time of reminiscing slowly making this a 3 part series. Part 1, I have to pay homage to Ja Rule. You cannot doubt that his music was on every radio station, every music video countdown etc and many of us know the lyrics to these songs. 

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The Underground || Fresh Daily ft. Suede Jury & Melo-X “Submarine Bass Face”

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Greetings everyone. I hope you all have been listening to great music lately and that I’ve had an influence on the recently added section of your iTunes music library. If you’re not a stranger to the Hip Hop culture then you know that location is a key subject that is often brought up. East vs. West, every borough in NYC (not really Staten Island, sorry) are in music rivalry. I’m a Queens girl but I must say so myself Brooklyn is doing it up! BK based artist Fresh Daily dropped a new single “Submarine Bass Face” featuring Suede Jury, and Melo X. The track is from Daily’s album The Brooklyn Good Guy

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The Underground || TiRon & Ayomari “Thing go Right”

by Sabla of GoldenSense 
(GoldenSense is temporarily down, for redesigning of the site.) 

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Hey Everyone. I haven’t posted on The Underground column in while due to the havoc of Hurricane Sandy, I’m of the many that got a direct hit from the storm but I’m back to bring you some good music. 

Most of the music I post is as new to me as it’s probably to you. I literally got introduced to this track “Thing Go Right” by TiRon & Ayomari about 10 minutes prior to writing this post. Besides how smooth this track flows, what intrigues me is THE SICK BEAT! The beat is so unexpected and utilized so perfect. The cinematography and creative approach of this music video is another element of greatness added to this track. 

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New Music || Sha Summers “No Shade”

by Sabla Stays of GoldenSense

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Brooklyn born underground Hip-Hop Artist, graphic designer, and producer Sha Summers released his new 12 track album No Shade last month. Summers produces all his own beats and directs all his music videos and refers to himself as “one of the undiscovered best.” He’s influenced by Hip Hop legends such as Jay Z, Biggie, Nas, Outkast to Neo Soul Queen Erykah Badu. Summers left New York for a while and was brought back on a Basketball Scholarship. After a year of playing ball Summers gave it up to pursue his truest passion music. You must say that’s dedication. Summers may refer to himself as the undiscovered best but knows there’s always a chance to work on his craft which he focuses on doing day by day. 

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RIPMC PLAYBOY

posted by Sabla` of GoldenSense

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New project release from RIPMC. Brooklyn native writer, spoken word artist, and MC released his new project Playboy on the 21st. The title of the project fits this album entirely. "This project is the panoramic story of a debonair gentleman from New York City and his quest to attain the freedoms of luxury. Characterized by heavy synths and picturesque lyrics, PLAYBOY is the classic story of ambition, pleasure, nightlife, and love." -ripmc

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CITY {ON} FIRE :: Catacombs

by Sablá of GoldenSense

Directed by Alex F. Ghassan

Vocalist and Pianist Andrea Diaz, Marc Anderson on Violin and also guitar, and Stephen Anderson on drums make up the music collective City {On} Fire. City {On} Fire’s music truly produces a sensual soulful feel with a well mix of indie rock and I couldn’t help but feel an element of Jazz from their single Catacombs. I hope you enjoy this track as much as I do and gaze into the beauty of this music video.

Learn and list to more of City {On} Fire
by visiting cityonfiremusic.com/ 

Check out The Underground for more musical discoveries here.

THE UNDERGROUND| Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor pt II: The Great American Rap Album pt I

Written by Sablá of Sablagoldensense

So.. Lupe has a new album coming out soon, this is the album cover…

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I’m going to tell my initial reaction when I seen this. “Oh Shit, Lupe is bold.” Like, who’s done this!? He is giving us a solid black colored album, with no title, and no visuals on the 25th of September and tell us to buy this album and listen to it. I’m a Lupe fan, and I know many of you who are reading this is a Lupe fan. Just had to state that, I am buying this album. As you can see by the title of this post that the album is entitled Food & Liquor pt II: The Great American Rap Album. 

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