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News Apr 14  |  

Check out a lost verse from Kendrick Lamar’s “Pride”

It’s safe to say that Kendrick Lamar’s Damn album has been a dominant topic on social media and elsewhere since its release last night. Punch, the co-president of TDE, shared an gem with us via Instagram amidst all the commotion. Specifically, he gave us a lost verse from “Pride,” the seventh track from the album. . . .

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Mariah Carey announces Butterfly MC Records, preps new album

Could it be? Do Mariah Carey and LA Reid belong together? Epic Records is partnering with Mariah Carey to launch Butterfly MC Records. The terms agreement has not been disclosed, but it will include a new album to come “later this year,” serving as the label’s first release. The five-time Grammy winner was signed by Epic Records’s . . .

Taylor Bennett
News Feb 23  |  

Taylor Bennett’s ‘Restoration of an American Idol’ features Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

Taylor Bennett is doing more than just being Chance the Rapper’s younger brother. He’s gearing up for the release of his project Restoration of An American Idol, set to drop February 24. The project is nine tracks long and of course features the big bro, Jeremih, Lil Yachty and Luke Tennyson, to name a few. Friday . . .

News Feb 21  |  

Is Future Dropping Another Album On Friday?

Don’t. You. Ever. Deny. King. Future. A Good Morning. Dawg, I am not playing with you. It was mad early in the morning as I was exiting the Future-Hive so I could go to my office. I started getting mad notifications, like when my mother tags me in a picture on Facebook. I tried to ignore . . .

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EditorialNews Feb 14  |  

King Future returns with a self-titled album, long before Easter

“Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4) Here we are. Weeks into Trump’s presidency, days before payday, and two overdrafts fees deep into debt. When smiles turn into depression and Beyoncé doesn’t win album of the year, her ghostwriter, our . . .

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Solange speaks on her album, black art, activism and self-care at Yale

Yale University has been having a four-day conference that started on January 25th, called “Blackstar Rising and The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince“. It explores the impact that David Bowie and Prince have had on pop culture and music. On January 26th, they had an event called “‘Everybody Still Wants . . .

T.I.'s open letter to the United States is a call to action

T.I.’s open letter to the United States is a call to action

Atlanta legend T.I. saw fit to put pen to paper once more, releasing a letter to the United States today, on the day of the Inauguration of the 45th President of The United States. His name slips my mind for some reason. It’s clear that current events sparked a lot of thought in regards to . . .

Big Sean announces 'I Decided' tour with MADEINTYO

Big Sean announces ‘I Decided’ tour with MADEINTYO

Big Sean just dropped a video for “Moves.” Before that? We heard “Living Single,” featuring Chance The Rapper and Jeremih. Today? He announced his tour. I Decided releases on February 3rd, so it’s only right that Sean will be on tour from March 17th to April 20th. MADEINTYO is going to be the opener. Check . . .

good credit
News Jan 6  |  

Devin Miles charges it to the game on “Good Credit”

Devin Miles looks back on his past for an introspective, calming track titled “Good Credit.” Producer, Epik, creates a ballad like soundscape dressed in luxurious piano keys for Devin to gracefully rap on. Be on the lookout for his upcoming EP. In the meantime, listen to “Good Credit” below.

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Drake is named British GQ’s Best Dressed Man 2017

It was an epic year for Drake and he will certainly look to continue his wave in 2017 as he reportedly plans to release his More Life album early this year. To add to his 1st quarter push, he has been named British GQ’s “Best Dressed” man of 2016. Rapper, songwriter and wool turtleneck champion @Drake . . .

Rebecca Ferguson
News Jan 3  |  

Rebecca Ferguson answers Trump’s inauguration offer

England-born talent Rebecca Ferguson was recently asked to perform at Donald Trump’s upcoming Inauguration. The former X-Factor singer recently went to twitter to respond to the invite, which allegedly other A-list celebrities have since turned down. Artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Elton John have reportedly already turned down the offer. You probably . . .

George Clinton says 'To Pimp A Butterfly' elevated hip-hop
News Dec 30  |  

George Clinton says ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ elevated hip-hop

From record sales, to groundbreaking performances, to overdue Grammy recognition, Kendrick Lamar has seen the multifaceted, critically backed industry success that most artists can only dream of. The legendary George Clinton, who was a key contributor to Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly album, continues to speak very highly of the project. Clinton told Rolling Stone: . . .

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Watch dvsn’s ‘The Choir’ short film

The back end of 2016 has OVO’s dvsn dropping many visual pieces to bolster and re-imagine the SEPT. 5TH debut album. We recently got a joint video for “With Me” and “Do It Well,” but now the album gets a more comprehensive accompaniment. dvsn drops a dramatic short film titled The Choir. Executive produced by Dais and . . .

Read Bjork's open letter about sexism in the music industry

Read Bjork’s open letter about sexism in the music industry

It’s no secret that sexism is pervasive in almost every industry. The music industry is no different. Icelandic singer, producer, and DJ Bjork had some strong words in regards to the topic via a facebook post. To contextualize, this letter comes to us after Bjork performed a DJ set at the Day For Night Festival . . .

Chance the Rapper
News Dec 22  |  

Chance the Rapper was an answer on ‘Jeopardy!’

You can now add Chance the Rapper onto the list of rap artists who have been answers to clues on Jeopardy!, the American quiz competition game show. On Wednesday nights airing of the show Alex Trebek gave this clue: In 2016 this disciple of Kanye West released his Coloring Book mixtape. This clue took special note . . .