You Can Negate Them Apologies: “Work It Out” (Official Video) by Rashawn Stallworth (Prod. by L.Dre)

Hip Hop, Soul

“I don’t wanna hear yo’ sorry we can’t work it out/Where were you when I was down?/I held you down, you let me down…”. Rashawn Stallworth is one of the best and little known voices out there that fuses that gritty, feel it in your soul and hip hop sound and leaves listeners feeling like he artistically left something on the table. “Work It Out” is from his latest album “That Boy Good” which is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Enjoy!

Hip Hop Soul: “Focused” (Official Video) by Mvtha Cvla


Here’s some Sunday inspiration from Mother, artist, music producer, entrepreneur, and brand professional – Mvth Cvla (pronounced “Mother Color”)…

“I’m focused. Who would have noticed. Doors will open. ‘Cause I’m chosen….”

“Focused” was released in May 2021 and is no available on bandcamp.

“Bedroom Blues” EP by Lumba | @lumba_official


Zambian singer and songwriter Lumba recently dropped her new five track acoustic EP entitled “Bedroom Blues”. Lumba is an artist who is new to my ears – thank you Holstar)

– and I must say she put together a great collection of songs that are composed of real, honest, sad energy with an impactful vibrance  that is exuded in her often sultry and beautiful vocals. According to Lumba, the EP was recorded in her bedroom when she was feeling blue, however I think the overall sound has a more forgiving tone regarding the joys and pitfalls of love.  One of the stand out tracks on “Bedroom Blues” is  “Curl My Toes”. The track  is a beautiful and simplistic song about intimate desire, but the first thing a listener will notice is the confident and loving flex that Lumba uses in her vocals to ease on into the track by singing “Currrrrl my toes ” which will encapsulates

your ears sort of like the intro to Smokey Robinson’s “Cruising”. “Bedroom Blues” definitely careesses the heart – broken or not. 

Lumba’s “Bedroom Blues” EP is now available on your favorite streaming platform. 

“Shelter” by Vic Mensa ft. Wyclef Jean and Chance the Rapper


“I found faith when I lost hope, that’s when Julious reminded me of a bar I wrote.” – Vic Mensa

“Love Like Paris” – Promethus The Titan


“Love Like Paris” is the latest single by Canada’s (by way of Zimbabwe, Belgium, and Brazil) Prometheus The Titan which was released earlier this month. Per his PR team, Prometheus is a trap/trapsoul fusion artist and his “Love Like Paris” is a pleasurable mix of upbeat tones and acoustic instrumentation. Lately, my ears haven’t strayed too far away from the hip hop genre thus, ”Love Like Paris” has certainly broken the monotony for me. Prometheus is also part of the Vancouver collective of artists known as the Unusual Suspects. Check out the track below and enjoy!

#Aaliyah “Rock The Boat” (My Mix) by G.L.A.M. |@glamishere


The Bay Area’s G.L.A.M. presents her lovely and creative re-mix of Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat”. G.L.A.M.’s creativity on this track is definitely a mood. Enjoy!

#SpokenWord: “Our Time Has Come” – UniverSouLove | @UniverSouLove


Released in 2012, “Our Time Has Come” is a throwback spoken word piece that was released on “The Naturals” by the group Ladder to the Sun (Andy O’Connor, John O’Conner, and UniverSouLove). The track is available on all streaming platforms. Enjoy!

Spoken Word: “#blacksays” by Joshua Idehen” (via @buttonpoetry)


“…black is angry now, black is in pain…” – Joshua Idehen, “#blacksays”

Absorb these emotions and enjoy!