Kevin Ross Shares Socially Conscious Track ‘Look Up’ with Lecrae

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Kevin Ross previews more music from his upcoming debut album, The AwakeningThe DMV native has released a socially conscious song titled “Look Up,” where he offers words of encouragement with lines like, “When the world turns their back on you / Never feel you’re misunderstood / Just look up.”

He also questions how this country treats its own people. “How much news could we ignore? We’re feeding other countries while our neighbors starving next door / Does my color speak louder than me? / I guess you can’t change what they wanna see.”

The song also features a guest appearance from Christian rapper Lecrae. “You know what’s funny? / When it rains it, pours / We say we got money for war but we ain’t feeding the poor,” he raps.

“Look Up” arrives at a time when many people around the country are questioning the way

The Awakening will release on March 24 on Motown Records.

Listen to “Look Up” by Kevin Ross 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.