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Christian Tiger School, Bilal & World’s Fair – “Spanish Robin Williams”

As part of Converse and Okayplayer’s ongoing Player Xchange series, Christian Tiger School, Bilal and World’s Fair all hopped into the studio together to record a track. Hailing from Cape Town, Christian Tiger School bring about a refreshing production filled…

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Watch Bilal and The Roots Cover Steely Dan’s “Black Cow” Live on ‘Fallon’

As you might already know, the Roots have their own special musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that sometimes don’t take the main stage for all to see when the show airs. And earlier this week, Bilal stopped by…

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Video: Talib Kweli Performs “Come Here” With Bilal and The Roots on ‘Fallon’

In addition to k-os being on the set to warm up the crowd, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon featured Talib Kweli as the musical guest last night. The BKMC performed his smooth new Prisoner of Conscious single, “Come Here“, with a…

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Watch Bilal’s “West Side Girl” Short Film

Bilal‘s not messing around in his latest music video, “West Side Girl”, which is actually more like a short film than your typical clip. Within the 11-minute running time, you watch as the Philadelphia crooner’s gripping narrative unfolds alongside portions of the…

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Video: Bilal’s Performance and Interview With Google

Bilal recently made his way to the Google NYC offices for a lengthy interview and mini-performance. For nearly 20 minutes, he talks about his career, how his sound has developed, his creative process, and much more. Then, he joints a…

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Bilal – A Love Surreal

Bilal – A Love Surreal eOne: 2013 Thirteen years ago Bilal crept into the musical landscape with his visceral work on Common’s organic opus Like Water For Chocolate. He provided the hook to lead single the “6th Sense”, and backing…

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Stream Bilal’s ‘A Love Surreal’ In Its Entirety

Although it’s not set to drop until next Tuesday, you can now hear Bilal‘s new album, A Love Surreal, eight days early. It serves as his third full-length—or his fourth if you count his shelved 2006 album, Love For Sale—and it finds…

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Bilal – “West Side Girl” P. Shafiq Husayn

I was excited enough when I saw that a new track off Bilal‘s upcoming album, A Love Surreal, had dropped. But that excitement jumped up considerably upon reading that it’s produced by Shafiq Husayn and co-written by Thundercat. Hell, if I…

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Video: Bilal’s “Welcome to A Love Surreal”

We couldn’t be more excited about Bilal’s new album, A Love Surreal, even if it feels like it’s forever away. And to give us some insight into the album, the jazz singer let’s us in on some behind-the-scenes footage from the…

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Bilal Reveals Dreamy Artwork For ‘A Love Surreal’

Without question, we are very much looking forward the release of Bilal’s new album, A Love Surreal. Hell, if you didn’t notice, it made our list of the most anticipated releases of 2013, thanks in part to killer lead single…