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Jamaican dancehall artist and “Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast member Spice addresses  colorism among African American women in the visual for her new single “Black Hypocrisy.” Spice starts the video with an eye-opening speech, encouraging a roundtable of dark skinned women to love themselves. She ends her speech with applause and declares, “I’m black without apology.” After the clip begins, it pulls at the heartstrings as Spice delivers the thought-provoking and socially infused lyrics about black women not supporting one another. The video was released a day after Spice deleted photos from her Instagram account, and added a new image that shows her with a much lighter skin tone and blonde hair. The new look caused the internet to scratch its head, and although it wasn’t real, the feedback that highlighted the racial divide between black women was. As the Beatles sang decades ago, love is the only thing that will dissipate the divide. Singer Trey Songz draws inspiration from fellow recording artist Jill Scott for his latest single “Jill (Sum Real).” The track, produced by A-Wall, samples Scott’s hit “He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)”. Songz’ seductive, sensual vocals take center stage and are backed by Scott’s soulful vocals. The single’s cover art also pays tribute to Scott as it shows a picture of the Philadelphia native performing a sexually explicit song while acting out the lyrics. An old video of Scott went viral, which happened during a show in Oakland, CA earlier this year. Scott performed her single “Crown Royal”, taken from her album  “The Real Thing: Words & Sounds Vol. 3”, and she’s shown playing with her microphone as if she’s giving a man oral. The clip had everyone with a social media handle talking about Jill, which boosted her notoriety, whether it be good or bad. Whether or not Trey Songz is trying to capitalize on the hoopla surrounding the video remains to be seen. “Jill (Sum Real)” follows “How Dat Sound?”, featuring 2 Chainz and Yo Gotti and “Shooting Shots”, featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Tory Lanez. Neither record has made an impact on urban radio. R&B singer Alexus Rose has released the music video for her new single “Don’t Let Me.” In the clip, the Brooklyn native and her significant other spend time together on the beach as she delivers emotional vocals over the island-infused production. Alexus rose to prominence after the release of her single “Left Out.” Alexus’ appeal extends to industry professionals, namely producer Ricky Blaze, who helped launched her career by being a mentor and collaborator. She’s been in the studio, and plans to release tracks and is currently working on several collaborative projects. R&B songstress Ginette Claudette returns to the spotlight with her new single “Love Me Back”, released via Summerchild Records/Red Music. Set to appear on her forthcoming album, “On To Something”, due out on November 30, “Love Me Back” is a richly textured ballad with emotion filled vocals from Ginette. “On To Something” will be released three years after her last project, “All The Way Back.” During her time off, Ginette focused on songwriting. In 2018, she returned with new music that leans on her R&B roots. Fans can look forward to hearing more from her in the future. Veteran singer/actress Jennifer Lopez returns with the single “Limitless”, taken from her forthcoming film, “Second Act.” Written by Sia, “Limitless” has glowing vocals and a powerful, uplifting message. The song was first heard during Lopez’ performance at the American Music Awards. “Limitless” follows Lopez’ singles  “Us” and “Dinero.”  A recent teaser trailer has revealed that rapper Nicki Minaj will be featured on the upcoming Spider Man soundtrack. The rapper shared a caption-less clip of the teaser which had the song that she will be featured on playing in the background. While there’s no word on when the soundtrack will be released, the film will hit theaters on December 14, 2018.

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