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Brooklyn’s own Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez, aka my #1 girl crush of the century) just unexpectedly dropped “Realize You,” a plea for amorous introspection that is stocked with Aristotlesque truisms (“freedom ain’t free if I can’t get free with you, just like me ain’t me if I can’t be me with you”) and a mesmerizing electro-pop […]

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Meet Naimah Muhammad; a 22-year-old singer/songwriter and D.C. native whose music, in her own words, “reflects her experience growing up amid a blend of suburban and urban life.”

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Mix two tablespoons of Jessie Ware’s swagger, a heavy helping of Empress Of’s unique melodies and a dash of Frank Ocean’s introspection, and your final result would be A K U A.

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In the Age of the Internet, novelty is a dying breed. Rarely do we encounter innovation, and even less frequently do we hear any kind of originality paired with quality. For every Justin there are five million wanna-Biebers out there uploading years worth of terrible Glee-covers into the abyss. Cue mpressof, an esoteric YouTube channel […]

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