Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, is currently on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting his 11-year-old former stepdaughter, but a 33-year-old alternate juror (who has been relieved his duties) said he doesn’t think the prosecution presented enough evidence to secure a conviction. According to the New York Daily News, alternate juror John Labau said, “Beyond a reasonable […]

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A petition to “Save Meek Mill” is quickly gaining steam on the popular petition site, Change.org. As Thursday morning (November 9), the petition stood at more than 157,000 signatures. A description for the petition makes note the positive contributions Meek Mill has made to his community and asks Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reconsider the […]

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For as long as hip-hop blogs have been in existence, rappers have expressed their displeasure with how their music—and their personal lives—are covered. Also, rappers love telling blogs to fuck f. On Monday, following the release his new record, “Vampire in Brooklyn,” Mick Jenkins took to Twitter to blast the media for their interpretation the song, […]

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Before Ab-Soul released his 2009 debut mixtape Longterm, when he was recording nothing but mixtape verses alongside Jay Rock and K.Dot (Kendrick Lamar), he had designs on taking pop records—yes, pop records—to radio. Seriously. In a May 2008 interview with some outlet called EdMagikTV, the Carson, California native shared his plans after being asked to introduce viewers to his […]

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Brooklyn, NY – The Queens art mecca known as 5 Pointz has been the center an ongoing court battle between land developers and 21 graffiti artists responsible for partially painting the historic building. According to the New York Daily News, on Tuesday (November 7), Brooklyn federal jurors ruled primarily in the artists’ favor after a day deliberations in […]

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The Brainfeeder boss is no stranger to shocking headlines…what with having just released his first self-directed horror film, , and those  he made in support . But  has been noticeably absent from music-making. The consul the LA beat scene has broken his musical silence to announce new music is on its way. FlyLo (aka Steven Ellison) has now released a trippy, retro-inspired […]

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Few Q&A sessions have the promise being as spontaneous as a Q&A session. Francis visited WIRED Magazine’s studio to spend some time answering Twitter users’ questions regarding DJing. Francis fers insight on topics like using with CDJs, and general DJ hardware, even fering a beat-matching example on the fly. In true Francis fashion, Francis also […]

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Before Ab-Soul released his 2009 debut mixtape Longterm, when he was recording nothing but mixtape verses alongside Jay Rock and K.Dot (Kendrick Lamar), he had designs on taking pop records—yes, pop records—to radio. Seriously. In a May 2008 interview with some outlet called EdMagikTV, the Carson, California native shared his plans after being asked to introduce viewers to his […]

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On Thursday (November 9), T-Pain was a guest on Everyday Struggle, joining Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks and Nadeska to discuss his place in the Auto-Tune pantheon, the art manufacturing hit singles and his forthcoming album, Oblivion, which is scheduled for release on November 17. During the hour-long interview, the 32-year-old veteran pulled back the curtain on his experience […]

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