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Listen: Miguel Unites with The Chemical Brothers and Lorde on “This Is Not a Game”

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Miguel has united with The Chemical Brothers and Lorde for the first single off The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack.

The R&B maverick starts a revolution on the dark and industrial track “This Is Not a Game,” which includes adlibs from Lorde and production from the British electro duo.

Lorde curated the entire soundtrack, which also features appearances from Tinashe, Pusha T, Grace Jones, and Charli XCX.

The soundtrack arrives November 17, while the movie hits theaters on November 21.

Take a listen to the unexpected collaboration below:

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Miguel Previews New Song “Coffee”

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Miguel looks to brighten up your day with a teaser of new music! The R&B maverick took to Instagram today to share a snippet of a guitar laced tune titled “Coffee,” along with a photo of him laying in bed shirtless with a beautiful guitar.

“Pillow talk turns into sweet dreams / Sweet dreams turn into coffee in the morning,” sings Miguel.

He didn’t say exactly say much about the song or when it would drop, but did tease “soon”.

Miguel has been working on the follow-up to his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream and recently shot a video for French Montana’s upcoming single “Explicit.”

Get a taste of Miguel’s “Coffee” below:

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Miguel Performs at 2014 AT&T Nation’s Classic Football Rally

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The 2014 AT&T Nation’s Football Classic went down this past weekend in Washington, D.C. The annual weekend spectacular was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience; recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities; highlight the unity of African-American culture; and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions.

Prior to the big game on Saturday, featuring Morehouse College vs. Howard University, the official Kickoff Rally was held on Friday night at D.C.’s famed 9:30 Club. Included amongst the featured performers was R&B leader Miguel, who treated the live audience to a set of his favorite hits including “All I Want Is You,” “Sure Thing” and “Adorn.”

During Saturday’s activities, some of R&B’s newest stars, including Adrian Marcel, Eric Bellinger and Jeremih, performed for event goers.

Check out footage of Miguel’s performance below!

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New Music: BET Presents: Music Matters Compilation Vol. 1 (Preview)

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BET Music Matters is prepping for the release of their very first compilation album entitled BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1. The LP is being released on June 23 in conjunction with the BET Experience, a 3-day concert event at L.A. Live surrounding the BET Awards, which airs live on June 29.

BET Music Matters is a multi-platform initiative that identifies and exposes new ground breaking artists and music across BET and Centric properties, as well as through national tours and monthly showcases. The platform has helped launch the careers of some of today’s hottest talent including Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, J. Cole, Elle Varner, Marsha Ambrosius and more.

The album contains new music as well as previous tracks not commercially released from mixtapes or remixes from the likes of Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, Mack Wilds, J. Cole, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Elle Varner and more.

Giving fans an early preview of the album, BET has shared a 7 track preview stream. Take a listen below!

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Video: Miguel – ‘SimpleThings’

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It’s all about the simple things…

Months after the song was released on the soundtrack to the latest season of HBO’s hit show ‘Girls,’ Miguel releases an official video for his electric guitar based track “Simplethings.”

The R&B maverick is seen walking through the streets of Los Angeles searching for his she-wolf, while the visual switches between scenes of a pair of wolves symbolizing the lovers, find one another, and have a blissful moment on the beach.

Miguel is currently working on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dreams, he was recently in the studio with DJ Premier.

Check out the new video below:

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Frank Ocean & More Rock the Carpet at the 2014 Met Gala

Dressing up in their absolute best, stars from every aspect of the industry showed up to the Met Gala 2014. Held on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, everyone who was just about anyone was in attendance looking very dapper. 

Going with the dress code of “white tie,” this year’s event was inspired by British fashion designer Charles James – “America’s First Couturier”.

Taking a totally different lane of fashion than her choice at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Rihanna was glowingly amazing in her white two-piece Stella McCartney ensemble. Sporting Givenchy while “on the run” were powerhouse couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, while crooner Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo.

Solange, who opted to dress in color, was seen in a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, and Janelle Monae looked stately in Tadashi Shoji.  

Take a look at some of the hottest looks on the red carpet below:

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List: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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With all the good music that we hear each month, we know how easy it is to miss something or lose track of all the standout records that get released.  So, to help you remember, or hit you with new tracks that you may have missed, we will be posting a monthly round-up of songs for you to vibe to!

Choosing the top standout tracks that have dropped from the start of each month until the end, this will certainly take the place of the blues that hit you when you realize the rent is due!

Whether it’ll make you dance or make you move to the bedroom, our “Best of April – Top 12 Records” might have you asking yourself, just where the hell you were when you missed this hot sh*t!

So…what are you waiting for? Jump into our April 2014 selections below!

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Miguel Hits The Studio with DJ Premier

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Miguel has released three excellent tracks this year, continuing to build on his status as an international star and making his third album one of the most anticipated forthcoming projects this year.

While fans patiently await his next release the R&B maverick has been busy working with many of the best in the business. Taking to Instagram to share some news with his followers, Miguel has revealed that he has been in the studio with hip-hop legend DJ Premier.

“Honored work w you Big Bro @djpremier #livinglegend #artgang #artdealerchic,” he wrote while sharing a short video clip, which shows them sitting on a studio couch while he plays the guitar.

“Banged out some iLL shit with @miguelunlimited in Cali…he’s fast writing and records himself right at the board…no booth…Jack Daniels & Cazadores Tequila…Dope Professional Session,” wrote Premo.

This is a very exciting collaboration. Looking forward to hearing what they are working on! Are you? Get a sneak peek with the video clip below:

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