New music releases that are making April worth it!

1. “Lake by the Ocean” – Maxwell
Not going to lie, I was lying across my bed going too deeply down the rabbit hole when this song came up as a youtube suggestion. Of course I clicked on it and it was so soothing. I’m not a huge Maxwell fan, but my soul clung to it. Maybe it’ll do the same for you. Give it a shot!

2. “Contradiction” – Mali Music feat. Jhene Aiko
Such a sultry hit. It almost makes you wonder why these two beautiful voices hadn’t done a song together before this point. It’s definitely worth a listen!

3. “Angels” – Chance the Rapper feat. Saba
This song has been out for quite some time, but the new, hot video just dropped so I’m sharing it again :). As a Chicago native, I would say I’m a little biased toward Chance–except he’s actually good and deserves all of the success he’s worked so hard for! Get some of the awesomeness by pressing play!

4. “Drop” – Chloe & Halle
I’ve been a fan of these young ladies for years now. They are quite the talented duo and I am in complete support of their new single. Haven’t heard of them? Press play!

5. “Stop Where You Are” – Corinne Bailey Rae
If you’re looking for a mellow tune Rae is always on target. The song is calming and might be perfect to play when you’re trying to mellow out.

6. Twenty88 – Big Sean & Jhene Aiko
For those of you who don’t have Tidal you may not have heard it yet, but it’s a dope collaboration from these two. I highly recommend giving it a listen!

7. “This One’s for Me and You” – Johnny Gill feat. New Edition
The video for this song came out last month, but I just saw it recently so we’ll include it here. As expected, the song has an old school sound, but I like it!

8. “Special Affair/Curse” – The Internet
Again, this video debuted last month but I’m still jamming to it so I decided to include it for anyone who may be missing out on this talent!

-Ms. Malcolm Hughes


Ms. Malcolm Hughes is the editor-in-chief of For Your Black? Conscious. She is a Chicago, IL native–from the city, not the suburbs–strategizing in Washington, D.C. She strives every day not to disappoint or defer the dreams of her 13 year old self. Because at that age, more than any other, she just wanted to see her people win. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @fybconscious.

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