• www.thewickedsound.com-Ms-Lauren-Hill-
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    Ms Lauren Hill release her new single “Guarding the Gates,” from the forthcoming film “Queen & Slim.”

    We haven’t heard from Ms. Lauren Hill much in a long 5 years. She becomes more active last year touring extensively around the world, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” Lauren releases her new single “Guarding the Gates,” from the forthcoming film “Queen & Slim.” She has been performing “Guarding the Gates” live for several years but she has never recorded it before. Ms. Lauren Hill last song was a guest appearance on Pusha-T new single “Coming Home,” which will appear on his upcoming album. But her last proper solo song was the 2014’s “Black Rage,” which she dedicated to the citizens of Ferguson,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nerija
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    Nérija – London’s jazz all-star collective – release debut album ‘Blume’

    Nerija features some of the top players in London’s rising jazz scene. Every member of the band has its own side project: Nubya Garcia (Nubiya’s 5ive, Maisha), Sheila Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko), Cassie Kinoshi (SEED Ensemble, Kokoroko), Rosie Turton (Rosie’s 5ive), Shirley Tetteh (Maisha), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (SEED Ensemble). Nerija is based on friendship and there is enough room within the band for each musician to demonstrate their skills and musical ideas Some of the tracks have been written collectively, but each member of Nerija brings one own song showing different influences from afrobeat, hip hop to even gospel. Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style…