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#DXCLUSIVE: Madchild, Vinnie Paz, Loki & Thirstin Howl III Posse Up For "Keep It Movin" Video

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Drake's Tour Bus Impounded In Kansas City

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Twitter Drags R. Kelly For Making It Listen To 19 Minutes Of R. Kelly

Iggy Azalea had some colorful words for a hater who popped up in her Instagram comment section — and threw French Montana under the bus in the process. On Friday (August 17), the Aussie rapper shared a photo of herself rocking a denim outfit. Someone wrote, “White chicks part 2,” a reference to the Marlon […]

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Twitter – Twitter collectively stood up for ’90s R&B singer Tevin Campbell after author Luvvie Ajayi scoffed at the possibility he could perform at an Aretha Franklin tribute. “Someone suggested Tevin Campbell to sing at Aretha tribute,” Ajayi wrote. “Under what rock did they pull that name from?” That was all it took. Suddenly, Twitter exploded with love for the […]

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – Kodak Black was released from a Broward County jail on Saturday (August 18), according to ABC10. Black, who legally changed his name to Bill K. Kapri and earned his high school equivalency diploma while incarcerated, spent seven months at the main jail. He was originally scheduled for an October release, but […]

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Since the release of his fifth consecutive No. 1 album K.O.D. in April, J. Cole is having a busy summer performing on his North American K.O.D. Tour. The North Carolina All-Star began cross country trek last week on August 9 in Miami. To promote the album and sell more concert tickets, Cole fulfilled his album’s subtitle “choose wisely” by enlisting Young Thug […]

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Jazz and conscious rap fans of August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins) have been given all but thought-provoking music from the reputable trio. Their debut single “Optimistic” featuring Brandy covers the 1991 contemporary gospel hit song of the same title, and now they’ve enhanced its danceability with the song’s remix. The “Optimistic (Remix)” has […]

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Los Angeles, CA – It looks like KRS-One is working on something with Dr. Dre. On Thursday (August 16), The Teacher shared an Instagram photo of the two Hip Hop powerhouses together and revealed he had new music on the way. “Yo, I was in the studio last night with Dre and Tuffy checking out some dope beats,” he […]

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Hollywood, CA – The celebration of Young Thug’s highly-anticipated release of Slime Language and 27th birthday was supposed to be held at a booked out Dave & Buster’s Thursday (August 16) evening in Hollywood. Before the soiree could officially kick off, Los Angeles Police Department arrested the Atlanta musician, born Jeffery Williams, on a felony gun […]

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New York, NY – Mary J. Blige has been given a role in the third season of MTV’s limited Scream series. According to a press release, Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment will executive produce. The Grammy Award-winning R&B legend joins the previously announced all-star cast, which includes Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga and C.J. Wallace. Scream is set in Atlanta […]

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Aretha Franklin’s legendary voice is rightfully the center of most remembrances of the Queen of Soul. But her almost unparalleled run as a recording artist is a marvel unto itself: She was the first female artist to place 70 songs on the Hot 100, and she’s tied with Stevie Wonder for the most No. 1s […]

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New York, NY – Before Travis Scott hits the road on the recently announced Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour, he decided to treat himself to some new ink. On Thursday (August 16), La Flame shared a photo of New York-based tattoo artist Scott Campbell going to work on his scalp. “Getting tour ready,” he wrote […]

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Nassau, New Providence – As Mass Appeal continues to power through with its Hip Hop Turns 45 celebration, N.O.R.E. has stepped in the arena (no Gang Starr) to rattle off his top five Hip Hop songs of all time. It should come as no surprise the Lefrak legend’s pick of the litter is unanimously East […]

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The most satisfying approach to Aretha Franklin’s monumental body of work is chronological. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t jump ahead and cherry-pick any song you like. They’re all good. They’re all inspiring. They all display her astounding virtuosity. But to get a feel for her dynamic growth as an artist, start at the […]

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When she’s not composing for contemporary dance and theater productions, short films and performances, Başak Günak, also known as Ah! Kosmos, makes her own music. As a solo performer or accompanied by a guitarist, she has performed at several festivals in Europe and Japan and supported acts such as Sigur Rós and Jonny Greenwood’s Junun Project. Her first release, Bastards, introduced the […]

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Reese LaFlare’s first studio album has touched down on streaming outlets. The former Two-9 member’s self-titled debut is comprised of 14 tracks, including his “Drip Like That” single. LaFlare’s LP features collaborations with Pusha T, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Gunna, Smokepurpp, Yung Bans and Vory. Check out the Reese LaFlare stream, cover art and […]

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