January Next Step Winner: Selina Carrera


A Philly native and graduate from the famed Creative and Performing Arts High School attended by Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan, Amel Larrieux, Questlove, and Blackthought, songwriter, poet, singer, and rapper, Selina Carrera comes from a promising lineage of artists.

Her The Wonder Years project released earlier this year takes a collection of her older works to display the impressive breadth of her skill and sound, which spans hip-hop, soul, and electronic. Stand out tracks are “Get Up,” “Raw Bounce,” “Energy,” and “Retro.”

Look out for her debut EP, Everyday Love, later this year. In the meantime, hear an exclusive track from the upcoming EP called “Better Off” below.

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New Track: Nneka – “God Knows Why” ft. Black Thought + MP3, BET 106 & Park Today, & Tour Dates


Here’s a great new tune by Nneka featuring the indomitable Black Thought. The gritty bass-heavy track lays the foundation for an ominous theatrical vibe. Enjoy below and download!

Today, you can catch the BET Music Matters artist performing “God Knows Why” and “My Home” on BET’s 106 & Park with Black Thought and J.Period.

Also, the ever charming Nneka will be traveling all around touring for her new Soul Is Heavy album, including the BET SXSW Showcase on 3/15 along with a slew of other SXSW shows. Don’t miss out, people – find a complete listing of dates below!

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Tour Dates
3/6: Vancouver @The Biltmore Cabaret
3/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
3/8: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
3/10: San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
3/11: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
3/13 – 3/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Bronze Peacock
3/21: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
3/23: Toronto @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club “Canadian Music Week”
3/24: Montreal @ Cabaret du Mile End
3/26: Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s
3/27: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/28: Philadelpha, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
3/29: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
3/31: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

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