Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z Lead 2018 NAACP Image Award Nominations

reactid=”109″> JAY-Z and Mary J. Blige lead the 2018 NAACP awards with five nominations each. Both are nominated for their most recent acclaimed projects, 4:44 and Strength a Woman respectively. JAY-Z is also up for entertainer the year at the award's show. Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and director Ava DuVernay are also nominated… Read More »

Why XL's Smerz ditched classical training for field recordings and footwork

Norway’s Smerz have been generating attention for their genre-melding, enigmatic sound. Steph Kretowicz talked to the duo about their unique inspirations and singular sources for field recordings, as well as their upcoming EP, Have Fun. Smerz give a good first impression. Their footwork, R&B and techno inspired work is presented with effortless style, but has… Read More »