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Watch: Tinashe & A$AP Rocky Are Besties in “Pretend” Video + New Single “Bet” ft Dev Hynes

Rising alternative-R&B star Tinashe has premiered a video for her second single “Pretend,” featuring Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. She has also shared a third single, “Bet,” featuring Devonté Hynes.

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Watch: Jhené Aiko Seeks Balance Through “The Pressure” in New Video

Jhené Aiko is trying to keep it all together in her brand new video for “The Pressure” directed by Childish Gambino and Calmatic.

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Listen & Download: Dave Sitek & Tinashe’s Hypnotic “Xylaphone”

TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek has teamed up with rising R&B star Tinashe for a sensual new track, titled “Xylophone,” as part of Dr. Pepper’s “One of a Kind Studio Sessions.”

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Listen: Jhené Aiko is Feeling “The Pressure”

As we anticipate the release of Jhené Aiko’s Def Jam debut, she premieres a smooth new single titled “The Pressure,” produced by longtime Jhené collaborators the Fisticuffs.

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Watch: ScHoolboy Q Takes Us Down a Turbulent “Hoover Street”

ScHoolboy Q’s latest music video for “Hoover Street” visualizes a journey for the rapper that makes us glad he turned to storytelling.

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Fashion & Beauty Photography

SZA Talks Losing All of Her Hair as a Teen & Caring for Her Big Natural Curls in Vogue

Top Dawg Entertainment’s leading lady SZA and her glorious natural tresses appear in a Vogue Magazine feature photographed by Alessio Boni.

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Listen: SZA & Kendrick Lamar at Odds on Moody “Babylon”

As we anticipate Top Dawg Entertainment’s next big release, SZA’s debut album ‘Z,’ the singer has tapped label mate Kendrick Lamar for a few bars on “Babylon,” the LP’s first single.

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Kendrick Lamar Prepping Sophomore Album for September, Covers Billboard with ScHoolboy Q

Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony Tiffith reveals plans for Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album to be released in September, a debut from Black Hippy, and several more TDE solo projects.

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Music On TV

Watch: ScHoolboy Q Performs Smooth New “Studio” on ‘Conan’

Promoting his major label debut, L.A. rapper ScHoolboy Q recently stopped by ‘Conan’ for a live performance of “Studio” with vocalist BJ The Chicago Kid.

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Watch: ScHoolboy Q Keeps it Hood with “Break The Bank” Video

ScHoolboy Q pairs his eerie Alchemist-produced “Break The Bank” with gritty new visuals directed by Jason Goldwatch.

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Watch: Jhené Aiko’s Intimate Performance of “The Worst” on ‘Conan’

The lovely Jhené Aiko hit the ‘Conan’ stage on Wednesday for an emotional performance of her latest single “The Worst.”

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Events Music

Rock The Bells Reveals Full 2013 Lineups: KiD CuDi, Wu-Tang, Black Hippy & More

Ahh before you know it, summer will be over and it’ll be time to “Rock The Bells” in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York!

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Jhené Aiko: Exes Scared to Reply to “Comfort Inn Ending” Freestyle

No one speaks for the woman scorned like L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko, who recently unleashed some frustration in a freestyle titled “Comfort Inn Ending.”

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Watch: Angel Haze XXL Freshman 2013 Freestyle

Angel Haze unleashes a freestyle in this Daniel Navetta-directed clip, and tells her story as the only female in XXL’s Freshman Class of 2013.