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Hear Miguel Make ‘NWA’ Sound Sexy on His Surprise New EP


Miguel has spent the last few months hinting at the possibility of new music, and this morning, the R&B singer posted three new songs to his SoundCloud. The first, “NWA,” features a guest verse from L.A. rap legend Kurupt; the second, “Hollywooddreams” addresses a down-and-out actor looking to make it big; and the third, “Coffee,” explains what a house guest might drink the morning after a long night of you-know-what.

The EP’s title appears to be the names of tracks, separated by periods, but, as with Miguel tradition, the words “Art Dealer Chic” appear in the background. In 2010, the singer captured the attention of R&B fans with his debut LP, All I Want Is You, and its smooth, chart-topping single “Sure Thing.” He began his crossover move in 2012 with a series of EPs, Art Dealer Chic Vols. 1-3, and at the end of the year he broke new ground with his second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, which later won a Grammy for its lead single “Adorn.”

Miguel released a snippet of “Coffee” back in October, captioning a short Instagram video with the hashtags “#artgang” and “#liveartdealerchic.”

Earlier this week, he saluted another surprise release, D’Angelo and the Vanguard’s Black Messiah, by Instagramming its cover art with the caption “I want to personally thank everyone involved in this album as a fan. Fuck.”

Earlier this year, the singer has contributed a song, “Simplethings,” to the Girls Vol. 2 soundtrack, joined Wale for a “Bennie and the Jets” remake that appeared on the most recent Goodbye Yellow Brick reissue and dueted with Mariah Carey on 2013 summer jam “#Beautiful.”

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