NEW MUSIC: Janelle Monae And Her Wondaland Artists Rise Up For ‘Hell You Talmbout’

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Janelle Monae and her Wondaland Records roster join together for a revolutionary song called “Hell You Talmbout.”

Over the beat of drums, the Monae and company use their voices to shed light on racial inequality that’s happening in the United States. They also bring awareness to some victims of racial injustice and police brutality including Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Emmett Till, Sean Bell, Walter Scott, Phillip White, Aiyana Jones, Kimani Gray, Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Amadou Diallo and Sharonda Singleton.

“This song is a vessel. It carries the unbearable anguish of millions,” said Wondaland in a statement. “We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue. Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon. They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves… Won’t you say their names?”

Monae and Wondaland will release their highly-awaited EP, The Eephus on August 14. It will include buzzing singles “Yoga” and “Classic Man.”

Stream “Hell You Talmbout” below.

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Stream Jon Schuyler’s New Project ‘God’s Eye’

Emerging singer Jon Schulyer has released his new project titled God’s Eye. The mellow body of work features 13 tracks with all in-house production by his production team, St. Francis.

Speaking on his project, Schuyler says, “[These are] songs or letters about exes I thought I’d be with forever, but instead they were all experiences threading together, like a God’s Eye, ultimately leading me to the one.”

God’s Eye follows Schulyer’s 2016 project, 199X.

Stream God’s Eye below.

Johnny Gill Readies ‘What Is This’ As Next Single

Let’s be honest, most album eras don’t run more than a year these days. Artists — mainly their labels — typically release three singles and a visual visuals. Johnny Gill is raising the bar, though.

The R&B vet has announced “What Is This” as his fifth single from his 2014 album, Game Changer. The record impacts urban adult contemporary radio today (Nov. 21).

The organ and drummed based track, reminiscent of Al Green’s earlier work, has Gill taking his time in the bedroom with his special lady. “Baby, let’s take our time / Girl, no need to rush, I wanna see everything / Know what I’m getting,” he coos.

Nearly three years since his Game Changer release, the “My, My, My” singer has seen urban AC radio success for four singles including its lead “Behind Closed Doors,” and his Jaheim-assisted single, “5000 Miles.”

Listen to “What Is This” right now.

Mila J Celebrates Birthday with ‘11.18’ EP

Mila J felt generous on her 35th birthday and gifted fans with a special five-track project, 11.18.

The EP title was inspired by her date of birth and marks her first release since April’s Dopamine release. Along with sharing the surprise announcement on Twitter, Mila hyped the project by tweeting, “Oh Yeah, it comes with a booklet and all that🐣.”

While 11.18 is only 17-minutes and does not include any guest appearances, it still packs a punch.

The five-piece collection features bangers with intriguing titles like “Low Down Dirty Shame” and “Switching Sides.”

Take a listen 11.18 on Spotify today. If purchased on iTunes, you’ll have access to its EP booklet.