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Vacation

Derin Falana and his crew never left Canada until they all took flight together to Miami for his latest video ‘Vacation’, a testament to what hard work and dedication can do, making dreams become reality as they reap the fruits of their labor in Miami having a good time while shooting this video. The energy is contagious as Derin exudes positive vibes through the screen with scenes of happiness, sunshine, beaches and friends. Creating the perfect anthem for any vacation trip or get away, capturing the emotion of leaving home and being free. Promoting putting in hard work at the beginning in ordder to enjoy relaxation at the end, encouraging listeners to have fun during their journey and to take responsibility of their life and once you do the door will begin to open and opportunities for Vacations or whatever you desire will manifest. Make sure you check out this feel good track below and as always…

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Blue Lights

Today’s post comes from the skilled singer and songwriter Jorja Smith as she blesses our page with her celestial voice. Jorja provides a mysterious vibe that forces listeners to find out more, judging by face value you can’t help but notice how she resembles the great Sade musically as well as physical. On her latest single released “blue lights” Jorja speaks about the duality of life, speaking on everyday scenarios that can go both ways. Comparing the blue lights to police officers or authority, stating that if you have nothing to hide from then the lights should just pass you by. Encouraging listeners to do right and be there best self and in return the obstacles of life will begin to pass you by. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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Political Music

In the past month, musicians Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar have used two of pop culture’s biggest stages to showcase their political message.

Beyonce’s Super bowl halftime show included her controversial new song “Formation.” Meanwhile, Lamar took home five Grammy awards and offered a visually and lyrically stunning performance of his own songs at the awards show. Queen Bey held court at the Super Bowl half-time show, urging people to join the cause, and get in formation. Leading an army of Afro-American dancers in black attire through a series of choreographed maneuvers concluded with the pumping of raised fists. Compton rapper Lamar took the stage at the Grammy Awards in a different formation, stepping out shackled and chained a story many young Americans know too well. Offering visual metaphors of police brutality and the complexity of prison with his band caged inside cells. Ending the song with a jailbreak and transition to “Alright,” an anthem about the struggle, showing a resurrection from the chain gain. Both performances where political statements, displaying the power of music, addressing generational problems encouraging listeners to change the psychological cycle. Bringing awareness to former activist groups (black panthers) and paying homage to ancestors who created a counter culture with food co-ops, free clinics, underground newspapers and exemption from the draft. Promoting a self-sufficient lifestyle and unity within the community. To see re cap of both performances click the links below… and as always

 

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Run!

The London-based Tanzanian artist Tiggs Da Author releases his latest uplifting energetic single “Run” featuring the magical Lady Leshurr. The 25 year old poet, rapper, singer, songwriter and producer is inspired by obscure 60s narrative film, East African Jazz and Motown. His resulting sound is very rare to say the least. In his latest track “Run” Tiggs explains escaping life’s troubles with a distinctively reminiscent style of a modern day Ray Charles. Encouraging listeners not to let life’s dramas bring you down and sometimes it’s better to just run! Tiggs is accompanied by the lovely Lady Leshurr who adds a warm vibe that makes you want to dance and sing along instantly. Already making headway this track appeared on Fifa ’16 and ITV’s 2015 Rugby World Cup trailer.  Shot in South Africa this video accents the catchy lighthearted lyrics perfectly with shots of people hanging out of cars while gusheshe drifting (a popular phrase in South African culture), dope breakdancing and choreographed dancers running throughout the fun kinetic clip. Check out the video below and as always…

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