The Lower East Side was growing dark on a recent Wednesday evening on Canal Street. In a steamy fifth-floor walk-up, tenor saxophonist Isaiah Barr and drummer Austin Williamson were improvising in a roiling, minor-key flux as about 50 people — most in their 20s, some much older; no average ethnicity or background — stood comfortably […]

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Chicago artist Juice WRLD is ready to take his debut project Goodbye & Good Riddance on the road with his WRLD Domination Tour. Juice will be heading out on a 28-date tour with Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae, and Blake across the country. But not every city will get a chance to catch all of the […]

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I knew legacy was false when I saw my grandparents die. Their legacies quickly swallowed up by the black hole of their deaths. I knew legacy meant nothing when Michael Jackson died and his image was sullied forever by his later deeds, overshadowing his younger body of work. I definitely knew that legacy was unattainable […]

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Toronto, Canada – Days after Drake previewed the release of Scorpion on Instagram with a bloody photo of hockey player Tie Domi, billboards for the project started popping up in Toronto hinting at a double album. One of the billboards showcased in Yonge-Dundas Square features an owl flying down on a scorpion while the one below it says, […]

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Following last week’s violent home invasion, Rich The Kid is now out of the hospital and back to the music. The rapper hit Instagram on Sunday (June 17) and had a few choice words for folks, writing, “Thank you God we still here. Thank you all for all your prayers being in this game you gotta know what comes with […]

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Are you still fatigued from last week’s frazzled, late-night Kanye album release? Welp, chug a Red Bull and chase it with a shot of espresso because we’re about to do it all over again. Tonight, Kanye and Kid Cudi will release their debut collaborative album, Kids See Ghosts (which is also the name of their […]

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International street artists gathered once again in the heart of Brooklyn for The Bushwick Collective this weekend.  Folks were treated to live performances all day, with rapper Ja Rule headlining, plus vendors, a beer garden and, of course, fantastic street art.  Check out some highlights below. Photography by Andrew Ashley.

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If your allergies have been acting up, it’s because Yeezy season is in full swing. Take cover! Last night, Kanye West debuted his eighth album, semi-self-titled YE, with a little kumbaya around the Wyoming campfire for all his closest friends (Candace Owens, 2 Chainz, 2 Chainz’s puppy!), family (Kim Kardashian West), and industry folk. The […]

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“For the Culture.” People have been throwing around this phrase for a couple decades now. Folks from JAY-Z to Migos and Brockhampton use it. What do they mean? Is it losing its meaning? Is it the most overused term in Hip Hop? Let’s break it down. 

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“For the Culture.” People have been throwing around this phrase for a couple decades now. Folks from JAY-Z to Migos and Brockhampton use it. What do they mean? Is it losing its meaning? Is it the most overused term in Hip Hop? Let’s break it down. 

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Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé is giving her diehard fans a spot to worship her. The crooner has reportedly purchased a Louisiana church. According to reports, Bey’s the official owner of a 7,500 square foot New Orleans church listed at $850,000. We’re told Beyonce’s church was built in the early 1900s, but has been out of commission […]

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RealStreetRadio – This week in Hip Hop, Tekashi 6ix9ine found himself in some more drama with former music collaborator Trippie Redd when he accused Trippie of having sexual relations with Bhad Bhabie. J. Cole had an interview with Angie Martinez this week and crushed the widely held assumption that his KOD track “1985 (Intro To ‘The Fall […]

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Timeless The General; Chinatown Season 2 Episodes 9 and 10 Editor’s Rating 5 stars Prev Next Complete Series Coverage The line I keep coming back to is, “Please help me die easy.” It’s what one of the black Union soldiers tells the Time Team in “The General” after the Confederate ambush, after the soldier’s been […]

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Silicon Valley Fifty-One Percent Season 5 Episode 8 Editor’s Rating 5 stars Prev Next Complete Series Coverage It’s launch day for PiperNet, the world’s first decentralized internet! Proud CEO Richard Hendricks, dressed as the Pied Piper of Hamelin, leads his team of stallions through the office in celebration. He’s so happy he even imitates Pipey, the […]

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New York City, NY – Battle rap fans are going to have plenty to talk about this summer. After confirming last week he’d be battling on NYC’s Rare Breed Entertainment platform, the Harlem battle legend spoke on his return in a video recorded at the league’s recent Pearly Gates 2 event. RBE host and co-owner […]

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