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On the Radar: Drake’s Nonstop , Demi Lovato, Riot Fest Full Album Plays + More

Want to know what everyone is talking about in music? Read the latest edition of On the Radar to catch up! Drake hangs out in London in new “Nonstop” video   Apparently, Drake is still working on the “In My Feelings” video. In the meantime, he recently shared the video for “Nonstop.” The black and white clip features the rapper hanging out in London. Shots include him performing atop a double-decker bus, sipping tea, and partying with French Montana and Quavo. Check out the video above.    Drake will kick off his…

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Rhye, Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL. March 8, 2018. Photo by Samantha Reyes.
Reviews 

Rhye Brings Beauty in Softness at Sold Out Thalia Hall Show

Boulevards One of the unexpected surprises of the night was the high-energy, eighties-infused set from opener Boulevards–stage name for Raleigh, North Carolina based R&B/soul musician Jamil Rashad. The funky, disco-inspired grooves initially seemed like a mismatch for the tour, but the uptempo set balanced out what could have been an entirely chill night.  At times, the music felt so retro it could’ve easily accompanied a party scene in a Ghostbusters or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.  Joined on-stage by his DJ Dirtyfinger, Boulevards covered a lot of ground, traversing the…

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top 10 chicago female
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Top 10 Female RnB Artists and MC’s in Chicago to Keep On Your Radar in 2018

Making waves throughout 2017, this list is a nod to those who demanded the cities attention this year. Throughout many venues, DIY locations, personal events and more – these female MC’s and R&B artists are who you should keep your ears open and eyes peeled for heading into 2018. *Listed in No Particular Order* 1. Yomi the Harpist: Recently releasing her Goodbye Autumn EP, Yomi brings a phenomenally unique sound to Chicago. Combining neo-soul, glitch pop, and R&B stylings; tracks such as areyoudown? and standstill ft. Blake Davis & Elton Aura, are essentials while introducing yourself to Yomi. Closing out…

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Beyonce and Chance the Rapper
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BET Awards Nominees 2017: Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Bruno Mars, Migos and Solonge

BET Awards Nominees are in and we have highlighted some categories below. Beyoncé’s seven nods include Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on “Freedom”, Album of the Year and Video of the Year. Bruno Mars, also up for Album of the Year and Video of the Year, nabbed a nomination as well for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Migos’ nods include Best Group and Best Collaboration for “Bad and Bougee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Best Male Hip-Hop Artist nominee Chance the Rapper is also a Best new Artist…

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Ashleye Armelin
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Ashleye Armelin releases new video for ‘Stay Awhile’

Singer Ashleye Armelin released her new video “Stay Awhile” this week. The clip finds the singer showing off her moves with some friends in a warehouse setting. This is mixed with shots of her giving sultry looks to the camera showing she’s not afraid to be fierce. Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think. This song is the follow up to her debut single “Name On It,” which she dropped last year. Roc Nation wrote and arranged the song, while CallMe Parker produced it. It…

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Interviews 

Interview with Robert Searight of Ghost Note and Snarky Puppy

Two time Grammy Award Winning Robert “Sput” Searight has worked with some of the best musicians and artists in the music industry. Searight is one of the most influential musician and producers in today’s music. Growing up in Dallas, TX he formed gospel super group God’s Property which changed the traditional sounds of gospel music in the 90s. He later went on to be apart of the legendary band Snarky Puppy. We sat down and talked to Sput while he was in town playing two sold out shows at Reggie’s…

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