Despite the huge releases by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Robin Thicke earlier this week, rising artists made a splash on the ‘net with their own. Jhené Aiko celebrated her 25th birthday with the release of the soulful, introspective, “Everything Must Go.” The track is produced by No.I.D., who signed Aiko to his Def Jam distributed label, Artium, in 2011.
The Bullitts, born Jeymes Samuel, recently released a short film titled, “They Die By Dawn,” which features Hollywood heavy-hitters such as Michael K. Williams, Isiah Washington and Rosario Dawson. The black cowboy western was inspired by his new release this week, of the same name and featuring Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu (as a narrator). His “They Die By Dawn and Other Short Stories” album, which features “They Die By Dawn,” is slated for a June 4 release.
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