Rap provocateur Mykki Blanco serves up another savage video in support of his gritty single ‘She Gutta’. Released as part of his Spring/Summer 14 EP, the video is filled with images and scenes sex, drugs and violence but is stolen by Mykki’s powerful performance and indisputable charisma. Bundled together with two other songs ‘Wish You Would’ and ‘Booty Bamboo’, Blanco’s new Spring/Summer 14 EP is available via iTunes now.

Miguel has released a new video for his track ‘Smallthings’ which premiered on HBO’s hit show Girls a few months ago. Like all things ‘Miguel’, the ballad is dedicated to the object of his affection, a passionate ode to the simple things…

JUCE have shared their new video for  ‘(H)ours‘, the groove infested jam which had us all ready for summer. The Kate Moross directed visual captures the girls throwing up some vintage shapes…

Swedish songstress Seinabo Sey has been creating quite a buzz with her singles ‘Younger‘ and ‘Hard Time’. Produced by Magnus Lidehäll, the latter, sees her golden vocals find home over a powerful instrumental. The accompanying video is also an intense affair with bold, striking imagery and fast-moving colour ways. 

Get to know Swedish hip hop trio HEL, and their bump-hard debut track ‘BODDLE’. The self-proclaimed rappers, producers and visual artists have released a visually impressive new video featuring a series of interesting characters. Their approach here has churned out quite the foray – looking forward to hearing more.

For those who missed (or didn’t miss) the live stream this week…

Earlier this week D’Angelo sat down for an extremely (extremely) rare live interview with Nelson George as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. The one hour and twenty-four minute conversation covered an host of topics including the motions behind Brown Sugar and Voodoo, the studio techniques he uses when recording (he records vocals between two speakers in a tipi!); And also saw Mr Archer sharing personal anecdotes about writing and recording ‘U Will Know’ for the Black Men United project, having transcendent conversations with Sly Stone, and the story about how he first came to meet Questlove (told by Questlove).

A lot more was lightly discussed, but disappointingly questions about D’Angelo’s new music were apparently completely off limit – a few things were alluded too, but nothing worth writing home about – a great shame considering, but hey – when D speaks, we listen…

BOOTS shows off his camera skills in a self-directed new video for WinterSpringSummerFall cut ‘EST’. The stunning amalgamation of clips featuring trippy shots of The Eiffel Tower, the calming French countryside and more, giving us a an in-depth perspective into the life of Jordan Asher. He was a key force behind Beyonce’s self-titled LP, he’s dropped an impressive debut mixtape, and now he’s directing his own videos: what can’t this guy do?!

M.I.A. has released her DIY music video for Matangi cut ‘Double Bubble Trouble’, and there’s a lot going on. Under all the hyperactive video samples of people dancing, smoking, kids playing football and selfie-taking, there’s an underlying, thought-provoking political message (duh!). Take a look.

Take a look at Jay and Bey’s new ‘fake-movie-music-video’ which casually stars some of Hollywoods biggest names including Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Emma Rossum, Guillermo Diaz, Rashida and Kidada Jones. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the clip has been released to promote the couples forthcoming ‘On the Run’ tour – which starts in the States in June. And although I’m still confused as to why the Carter-Knowles’, with all their business acumen, feel the world needs another tour from either of them (following Jay’s run with JT and Beyonce’s year-long world wide tour), I must admit this is exactly the type of star power video that will make people want to buy tickets. And we’re purposely not getting into the chronology of this video appearing just a week after that video smacked the world upside its head.

Timing is everything.

Huge news for our girls Juce who this week signed a record deal with Universal/Island Records following the release of their universally adored debut single ‘Call You Out’. Announcing the big news on their Facebook page, the girls were pictured celebrating with label boss Darcus Beese and the Island team that will be helping the London trio to craft their debut album. Furthermore the girls have also been announced as performers at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend . A huge look. #Proud.

With a new song promised for this Monday, take a look at Georgia, Cherish & Chalin performing ‘Call You Out’ live at the BBC. Beaut.

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