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New music

Listen to Ariana Grande's Sultry New Single, "imagine"

The second single from "Thank U, Next" has Grande working out her voice and channeling Mariah Carey.
Alex Robert Ross
12.14.18
we saw this

H.E.R. Wants to Be Both Successful and an Enigma

At a recent Apple Music 'Up Next' show, the 21-year-old R&B artist toed the line between her near-anonymity and snippets of her 'true' identity.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.12.18
Video Singles - Created With SoundCloud

Melo Makes Music's "Remember" Has All the After-Summer Nostalgia You Need

The latest in the Noisey x SoundCloud Video Singles series features the rising Chicago star at his best.
Noisey Staff
9.28.18
Premieres

Meet Col3trane, London's Globe-Trotting R&B Upstart

The 19-year-old makes music in the vein of How to Dress Well and Frank Ocean, and premieres the video for "Tyler" from his project 'BOOT.'
Will Schube
9.26.18
Interviews

Ivy Sole Is the Philly Rapper Who Wants You to Forgive Yourself

The Charlotte-born, Philly-based rapper is turning her growing pains into poetry on her debut album ‘Overgrown.’
Kristin Corry
9.25.18
Essays

Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.
Kaila Philo
8.17.18
Premieres

Stream Conner Youngblood's Gorgeous New Pizza-Soaked Track "Pizza Body"

The song comes from Youngblood's upcoming debut record 'Cheyenne' out 17 August.
Will Schube
8.10.18
Noisey X Soundcloud Video Singles

Watch Jae Stephens in the Beautiful, Trippy Video for "Headlights"

The future LA star's new video launches as part of Noisey X Soundcloud's Video Singles.
Noisey Staff
6.27.18
New music

GoldLink and Miguel Are Smooth as Hell on "Got Friends"

GoldLink returns with another slow banger in "Got Friends."
Kristin Corry
6.14.18
Internet videos of paticular importance

The Whitney Houston Doc's Theatrical Trailer Is an Emotional Watch

A new full-length trailer for 'Whitney' features unseen archival footage of Houston herself and the many characters in her operatic life, including Bobby Brown.
Phil Witmer
5.17.18
Ask A Lawyer

How Easy Is it for Businesses to Walk Away from Problematic Artists?

Following Spotify's new conduct policies for curated playlists, we examine the legal and ethical mechanisms lurking beneath the surface of right vs. wrong.
Andrea Domanick
5.14.18
internet video of particular importance

The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" Video Is Creepy as Fuck

The Toronto singer releases the first video from 'My Dear Melancholy,.'
Lawrence Burney
4.13.18
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