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Akon is moving and shaking but this time not for his contribution to the entertainment industry. He’s taken all of his success and wealth and is using to to fund a solar power initiative that will bring electricity to 600 million African households.

 

To find more about the sustainability initiative visit his site Akon Lighting Africa.

Drake Drops Surprise Mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This Too Late’

I guess dropping projects out of nowhere is now officially a thing now for major artists. I feel like its a rite of passage that lets you know you made it. If you’re that big, that you can drop music out of nowhere with no marketing, you are on. You can add Drake to this list, as he dropped a new mixtape If You’re Reading This Too Late. Stream and download it below.

The Acid “Ghost”

Indie trio, The Acid, lead by RYX have released an dreamy electronic single called “Ghost”.

Miguel Release Three New Songs to End 2014

 

Miguel is officially back. The R&B crooner finishes out the year with three brand spankin new tracks entitled “NWA” featuring West Coast veteran Kurupt, “Hollywood Dreams”, and “Coffee”. This is a great way to end your week.

Kendrick Lamar Ends 2014 with New Song

 

Kendrick Lamar is finishing 2014 with a band. Lamar made an appearance on the last show of The Colbert Report and premiered a jazz-infused new single that is yet to be titled. The track comes from Lamar’s upcoming album. For the live performance on the show Lamar recruited a power house band to support him including Thundercat, Terrace Martin, and Bilal. Watch the live performance and stream an audio version above.

 

Album Stream: Teedra Moses ‘California Vibes’

Teedra Moses has kept us waiting for a a long time to hear something new from her. Earlier this year she released the single “All I Ever Wanted” from her upcoming album Cognac and Conversations. We don’t have a release date on the new project but we’re sure she wont disappoint.

 

 

Now we have an EP called California Vibes to hold us over until Cognac and Conversations drops. You can stream her new EP on her SoundCloud.

OG Maco Drops ‘Breathe’ EP for BlackLivesMatter

 

OG Maco puts his party-ready raps on the shelf and releases an EP called Breathe in line with the current issue of inequality in the justice system that has been pushed to the forefront of the media with the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Video: Jhene Aiko “Wading”

 

Stream the new video for Jhene’s Aiko’s single “Wading” from her latest album Souled Out. 

Nicki Minaj X Beyonce “Feelin Myself”

 

Early this year Nicki Minaj made a guest appearance on Beyonce’s “Flawless” remix. Now Queen Bey has returned the favor with a few bars of her own on Nicki’s latest single “Feelin Myself” just days before her forthcoming album, Pink Print, drops. You can stream it above. This collab was definitely better than their first one.

 

Pink Print is out everywhere December 15th, 2014.