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Music Video | “WAP” | Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion.

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Art elicits emotion. With “WAP,” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s first-time, collaborative encounter is garnering an array of reactions. A pounding, Ayo & Keyz-beat, rocks the summer smash. Over a year has passed, since the Bronx baddie served up, “Press.” It was the last time, as a lead artist, that a Bardi single earned platinum distinction. With this new …

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Sweet Megg Walks Us Under the Moonlight.

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There is an air of nostalgia surrounding Sweet Meg’s Under the Moonlight. The album extends a hand and invites you for a stroll back in time through a warm soundscape rich with the sonic scents of love and wistfulness. Under the Moonlight is immersive. Steadfast but easy on the ears. It feels vintage without committing the sin of being outdated …

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VIDEO PREMIERE: YUS Asks “Do You Still?”

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VIDEO PREMIERE – It’s been a year and change since YUS released the revised version of El Yunque and the project looks to be a gift that just keeps on giving. “Do You Still?” is a succinct love letter from the future that is addressed to a past love. The song and video have been well-aged, their concepts taking on …

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beccs Drops The Bouquet.

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Born from an impromptu night-time stroll by a flower stand, “The Bouquet” was conceived and created in one spontaneous burst by music artist beccs and photographer Katelyn Kopenhaver. The experimental short film follows a woman (beccs) who ventures into her local Bodega in New York to purchase a fresh bouquet of flowers. There, the camera (Kopenhaver) gradually encroaches on the …

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Beccs Debuts By The Sea.

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beccs debut as a music producer and filmmaker, By The Sea, is a soundtrack to a warm, and mellow day. Her paradisiacal voice describes personal growth from a relationship with a distant feeling. Although the project emerged from the emotions of losing someone close, it sparked the collaboration of two close friends with a mutual passion for cinematography. The photographer …

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New Video | “Shotta Flow 3” | NLE Choppa.

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ropelled by youthful hubris and innate talent, NLE Choppa, is making his presence known. The emerging Memphis rapper proves that practice makes perfect. “Shotta Flow 3,” demonstrates a gifted determination. Unyielding bass, burgeoning bars and artistic tenacity cements this summer smash. Checc it out; press play! “…if you fucking with me you gon’ sow what you reap…” -NLE Choppa Niki …

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New Music | “African Giant” | Burna Boy.

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orn Damini Ogulu, the Nigerian-native — Burna Boy — is here to stay. This established musician continues to earn global accolades. African Giant, his fourth studio release, reinforces an inherent strength that resonates throughout his artistry. Enlisting the intricate timing of producer, P2J, “African Giant,” works well. Press play! “… Can’t nobody do it better, better than me…” – Burna …

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New Video | “Wake Up” | Travis Scott.

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leep, the procrastinator’s innocuous tool, is examined in the latest Travis Scott visual, “Wake Up.” A juxtaposition of opulent attractions smashes against littered lifelessness. Providing a voyeuristic perspective, the Third Coast MC rises above complacency. From here, Scott, opines on how an inactive passionate existence can easily lead to decay. It’s lit! “… When you’re close, I’m alive, I can …

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Going Through a Phase with Synead.

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After a series of enchanting singles, the artist, performer, singer-songwriter, and activist Synead is making tremendous moves with an intensity incomparable to her previous work. Her latest single is called “Phase” which encapsulates her transitions through life. Brooklyn born and based, she has utilized the benefits of arts education and community building to move about in multiple facets of art, …

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NEW VIDEO: “Weave” by Ashni.

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Ashni Davé, who simply goes by Ashni, recently released visuals for the single, “Weave.” The song, which has been heralded as an ode to women and selfhood, is gracefully heavy handed. It rolls, tumbles and flashes like a mesmeric storm. The juxtaposition of imagery in the video is just as striking, featuring brilliant choreography paired with pulsating visions of nature. …

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NEW VIDEO: “Give It Up” by Salomon Faye Feat. Nas Leber.

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Salomon Faye just released visuals for the single, “Give It Up.” Teaming up with fellow Illuzionist, Nas Leber, “Give It Up” is aggressively self assessing, triumphant and rhythmic. The video matches the rawness of the song perfectly. Shot by Dakota Blue Harper with visual effects by Alex Halbert, the video is a captivating glitchy one take featuring a dangerous looking …

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Courtney McKenna Releases FIRST Official EP

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Newcomer Courtney McKenna recently released her first live acoustic EP. Titled Renegade, the project is a short but sweet two song affair that leaves a lasting impression and has solid replay value. Reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, McKenna’s vocals are powerful, haunting and whimsically sensual. There is growth to made with McKenna’s sound yet this EP still resonates. You can tell that McKenna …

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New Music. | “Come Along” | Les Techno.

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Grease pencils, analog contraptions, razor blades — and every musical genre spanning Jazz to Reggae — have worked to bolster Les Techno‘s creative repertoire. “Come Along,” is the most recent single from the New York musician. Previous experience gained in bands like Love Posse and Sim-Stim have helped to cultivate Techno’s individual artistry. Les’ strength lies in his inexplicable ability to make …

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Music Video. | “Simple” | Florida Georgia Line.

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With artistry that’s respected by their peers and their public, it’s no wonder that Florida Georgia Line is critically-acclaimed. Challenging musical genres, this group is geared to share its message with the world. Cemented in Country, FGL has embraced everything from Pop to Hip-Hop; excellence has ensued. “Simple,” is the initial release from the Southern singers’ upcoming fourth album. Although, the LP …

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Cuntfessions: Good Dick Will Imprison You, Or at Least Mildly Adequate Dick is Prompting Ariana Grande to Turn a Blind Eye

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Because one can’t be famous without some recompense (being rich and attractive, after all, isn’t without its tradeoff of being largely hated), Ariana Grande has been the subject of much contempt of late in her hypocrisy for dating/being engaged to mostly previously unknown before banging her (or Cazzie David for that matter) Pete Davidson. In contrast, Davidson has argued via …

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New Music. | “Karma” | Queen Naija.

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“Maybe I should have loved me first,” laments Queen Naija. On “Karma,” the Detroit native’s follow-up to her meteoric smash “Medicine,” Queen contemplates questions of self-worth. After wasting time with a fuck boy, she successfully topples doubt. Naija emerges as a self-assured and secured woman. Regardless of any controversy, back on June 29, Queen Naija, and her “Karma,” earned the …

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19-Year-Old Artist And Producer Joel Ronson Drops “Waiting For You” Exclusive Music Video And Interview.

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Joel Ronson, a beyond precocious 19-year-old producer, composer and multi-hat musician, doesn’t have a middle name, so he did what any creative kid would do: he made one up. “I used to pretend that it was Bruce,” he says with his delightfully soft yet calculated English accent while crafting a hand-rolled cigarette out on the sunny back patio of an …

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Music Video. | “OSOM” | Jay Rock Ft. J. Cole.

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“OSOM,” explores consequences created by karma. In its visual, directors Jack Begert and Dave Free create tangible cinematography. It immediately elevates the visual from the mundane to the must-watch. After hitting a lick, Jay Rock and J. Cole, employ their penetrating perspectives that resonate with a receptive audience. To contemplate their life’s decisions, the Watts Rhymer and Dreamville Narrator effortlessly …

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Music Video. | “Solara” | The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Entrenched in an ethereal world of dreams, “Solara,” demonstrates a nostalgic sleepwalk from The Smashing Pumpkins. Through the lens of director, Nick Koenig, the infectious sound is amplified by a seamless visual. Exploring isolation versus obsession the pioneering Alternative Rock band further solidifies their 30 year relevance. Stay woke; on July 12,  the upcoming North American-leg of the, Shiny And Oh So Bright …

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Music Video. | “El Farsante (Remix)” | Ozuna X Romeo Santos.

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No stranger to strife, OZUNA, is determined to use his gifts to positively impact the world. Dedicated to lyricism, the Puerto Rican superstar is inherently moved by melody. Before his debut album, Odisea, was released, previous songs earned both respect and acclaim for their tangible and realistic perspectives. Once, Romeo Santos, hopped on the “El Farsante (remix),” history was made! …

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NEW Music Video: “Sad” by XXXTentacion.

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Visuals for XXXTentacion’s hit song “Sad!” was posthumously released today and the video is autobiographical and shockingly foreboding. The rapper was gunned down in Deerfield, Florida last week and the video’s death-centric theme only adds to the clairvoyant lore that surrounds the deceased emcee. Written and creatively directed by X himself, the shows him attending his own funeral–presumably a funeral …

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Music Video. | “Kuzola” | PONGO.

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Penetrating with its simplicity, the Chip & Dale / Raphaël d’Hervez-directed visual for PONGO’s “Kuzola,” is brilliant. Discarded wedding vows plague a pensive PONGO. An array of authentic emotion seamlessly connects with a universal audience. Bred in Angola, and now based in Lisbon, this emerging chanteuse is earning respect from a worldly audience. From Electro-Pop to infused Original rhythms, POGO is …

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New Music. | ‘Streams of Thought, Vol. 1’ | Black Thought X 9th Wonder.

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Black Thought is Art.  The acclaimed creator keeps cultivating his unique perspective. Life invested into rhyme, The Roots, has showcased some of the adept MC’s most brilliant work. With the sublime combination of 9th Wonder and Black Thought, an amazing EP, Streams of Thought Vol. 1 has come to fruition. The five-track endeavor displays demonstrations of dope. Rapsody, Styles P, …

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J. Lo Switches Track in Her Assurance of “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” to Yo Quiero “Dinero”

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While the early 00s might have been a far more concrete example of a time when the U.S. was clinging as best as it could to the excesses it enjoyed in the 80s and 90s, Jennifer Lopez chose to go the “Can’t Buy Me Love” route of The Beatles’ pre-antiwar driven 60s with the repackaged sentiment, “Love Don’t Cost A …

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“Humility” Video From Gorillaz Offers a Vibe As “Californian” (Read: Mindless) As the Tone of the Song

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Gorillaz has always been known for their occasional veerings toward the style of “chillwave” (the miraculously not spelled with a “z” at the end “Empire Ants” featuring Little Dragon being one of the best sonic examples). And with the upcoming release of The Now Now, the animated quartet consisting of 2-D, Russel Hobbs, Noodle and, at present, Ace (filling in …

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Music Video. | “Next To Go” | ¡MAYDAY! .

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¡MAYDAY! constitutes creativity! Bernz, NonMS, and Wrekonize make Hip-Hop better. This Strange Music trio inserts life into everything that they do. Following the earned success of their previous album, Search Party, the group is already perfecting its next project, South of 5th. From that album, which is scheduled to be released later this year, “Next To Go,” is becoming a fan-favorite. The Pushers production sublimely sinks into …

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New Music. | “The Story Of Adidon” | Pusha T.

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Sitting good atop his throne, Pusha T, is ready for lyrical combat. Back, on May 25, the Clipse crusader dropped his latest album, Daytona. That capsule of creativity has caused many a conversation. Of its seven selections, “Infrared,” has created a Hip-Hop ruckus. Following perceived disrespect, on that same day, Drake took offense and vehemently rebuked Push’s artistic accusations. With Drake’s, …

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New Music. | “Duppy Freestyle” | Drake.

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What’s an artist to do when his creativity is called into question? Drake replies with rhyme. Shocked by the audacious wordplay on “Infrared,” a frustrated Drizzy put Pusha T, into his sights. Soon, the “I’m Upset” rapper unloaded his lyrical clip with the “Duppy Freestyle.” Drake matter-of-factly musters, “Must’ve had your “Infrared” wrong, now your head in the beam / Y’all are …

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New Music. | “Infrared” | Pusha T.

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Art is meant to elicit an emotional response. Pusha T,  is its breathing personification. Recently, the G.O.O.D. Music president dropped his latest effort, Daytona. The seven-track collection — executively produced, in its entirety by Kanye West — made Music stop! Candid creativity, thrusted forward with a King’s pen, caused some rappers to question their inherent validity. On “Infrared,” one of Pusha …

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Music Video. | “Dark Knight Dummo” | Trippie Redd Ft. Travis Scott.

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Earlier this year, Trippie Redd teamed  up with Travis Scott for “Dark Knight Dummo.” The Mike Dean-mix reaches an outlandish realm. Da Honorable C. N.O.T.E. helps to orchestrate the menacial score to this zombie mayhem. The creatively crass eye of director, White Trash Tyler, supplies the sublime visual accompaniment; press play! “… Bitch, I’m ballin’ hard just like a Maverick (yeah) / Money stretch long, lil’ bitch, …

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Music Video. | “Newsflash!” | Niki.

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The creative acumen of NIKI is certain to award her musical longevity. Pushing a recklessly confident pen, this Indonesian-import is certain to make the world aware of her innate artistry. Evolving from Instagram to international success, Ms. Zefanya is poised for greatness. ” Newsflash!,” finds NIKI politely eviscerating a young man who dared to try her morals. Continue to support this …

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Music Video. | “Check” | Kash Doll.

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Kash Doll, is no stranger to stardom. The emerging queen, who was raised in Detroit, has released her anticipated mixtape, Brat Mail.  The nine track endeavor, contains an array of selections that speaks to life’s tapestry of truths. With lyrics highlighting the lavish life, on “Check,” KD, drops provocative rhymes that speak to her confident perspective. The Arrad Rahgoshay-visual finds Kash Doll …

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Christina Aguilera & Demi Lovato Go V For Vendetta in “Fall in Line” Video

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To heighten the import and weight of Christina Aguilera’s pièce de résistance of feministic anthems (“Fall In Line” being a culmination of her singles “Beautiful” and “Can’t Hold Us Down”), her latest video with Demi Lovato pays homage to uncertain V For Vendetta theme. Starting from the picturesque opening with Aguilera and Lovato frolicking about in a meadow filled with …

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Music Video. | “Pay Up” | Rapsody.

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he art of gold-digging is explored on, “Pay Up,” the latest release from, Rapsody.  This lyrical dissertation probes the juxtaposition of male and female parasitic partners.  Within the Brian Petchers-directed visual, an effortless representation of Jamla Records is on display. Sultry vocals from Heather Victoria, only adds to the emphatic  Ka$h Don’t Make Beats / Khrysis production. Rap, a 9th Wonder protégée and a Roc Nation ambassador, is …

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New Music. | “Star 67” | Jada Lee.

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avigating the ramifications of deceit, Maryland native, Jada Lee, seeks clarity on “Star 67.” She effortlessly flexes a creative repertoire. It has been honed and elevated by a higher power; her naturally soulful talent quickly becomes evident. Although, the Temple University graduate earned a 3.97 GPA, that has not helped her to avoid fuck boys. This songwriter / engineer / singer …

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New Music. | “Need More” | Dice SoHo Ft. PnB Rock.

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he time is now. Determined to capitalize off his creativity, Dice SoHo, is on the grit! The recent release of SoHo’s, Mike Dean-produced mixtape, You Could Have, is helping to fuel his insatiable pursuit to secure lyrical longevity. On “Need More,” the Houston wordslanger teams up with PnB Rock. Here, these two emerging MCs trade sixteens that are inundated with opulent ideals and focused …

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Music Review. | Revisited | Andy Michaels.

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usic is Andy Michaels’ global passport. Whether using published sonnets, or employing poignant lyrics, this Australian artist is on a welcomed quest to share his creative acumen. With his latest album release, Revisited, he deftly demonstrates what happens when an array of musical genres are effectively blended. Throughout the duration of Revisited, Michaels 13-track project piques interest. The first four tracks “Today’s Tomorrow,” …

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Music Video. | “So Houston” | Z-Ro Ft. Lil KeKe X Big Baby Flava.

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yrical legend, Z-Ro, is mastering the task of satisfying his day-one supporters and hypnotizing new ears. From his Codeine project — which dropped last year — on the track “So Houston,” the ill MC teams up with Lil KeKe and Big Baby Flava. Reverent sixteens wrapped in sincerity are offered to H-Town’s musical  forerunners. This Dang Films visual, astutely combines an organic Screwston aesthetic with the penetrating Synesthetic beat; simply put, this …

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Parallel Existences Add to One’s Eerie Stay at the Tranquility Base Hotel in Video for Arctic Monkeys’ “Four Out of Five”

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As far as the “concept album” goes, it seemed the music industry had given up on it altogether until Arctic Monkeys decided to release the piano-heavy (and therefore out of character for the band) Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino on May 11th. Marking the band’s first record since 2013’s AM, the abrupt shift in sonic tone, as well as thematic …

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Christina Aguilera’s Latest, “Fall In Line,” Builds on Themes of Stripped’s “Beautiful” & “Can’t Hold Us Down”

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For over a decade now, Christina Aguilera has essentially coasted on the “artistic merit” of 2002’s “Beautiful” (as there is nothing of the kind to be found in being a judge on a reality show), immortalized in Mean Girls by Damian’s (Daniel Franzese) talent show performance. As one of her most “serious” singles (even garnering the honors of GLAAD), the …

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Music Video. | “Forget About Yesterday” | Ajay Mathur.

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ritically-acclaimed for his innate artistry, Ajay Mathur, keeps reinforcing his musical legacy. The latest album from this Grammy-nominated singer / songwriter, Little Boat, proves that he continues to build upon previous professional success. Backed by the Swiss-based, Yakketeeyak Music, in the whimsical visual for “Forget About Yesterday,” Mathur makes heartbreak almost appealing. On the self-produced track, all the stages of a self-induced grief are …