Juneteenth, African-American Independence Day (it’s today! Google it!), is still not a federally recognized holiday, but it’ll soon be a national celebration for musical theater. Pharrell Williams and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris have announced that they are collaborating on a stage musical about Juneteenth to commemorate the true abolition of slavery in the U.S. Barris […]

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This piece was originally published on August 31, 2017. We’re re-publishing it in light of XXXTentacion’s death. There’s a song near the end of rising South Florida rapper XXXTentacion’s just-released 17 called “Carry On,” where the 11-track mini-album — a ramshackle mix of half-conceived folk musings and confessional depression raps — drops both its amateurish […]

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Hip Hop is reeling from another tragic death. XXXTENTACION was killed in a shooting on Monday afternoon (June 18) in Broward County, Florida. He was found in his vehicle with no pulse following the shooting and rushed to a hospital. Soon after, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced his death. The controversial figure was beloved by […]

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Living Legends MC and producer Eligh has finally dropped his 19th solo project, Last House On The Block. The Los Angeles artist keeps his prolific run of music with the 18-track album that features Evidence, The Grouch, Zion I, and others. Evidence is also credited as the photographer for the cover art. Leading up to […]

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Queensbridge, NY – Nas’ new album, Nasir, is upon us. To mark the occasion, the Queens legend held a waterfront listening party for the project on Thursday night (June 14) in Queensbridge, New York. The event was hosted by Mass Appeal, which is co-owned by the Illmatic mastermind. Hundreds of people were bused from a parking lot to a secret location […]

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North Philly rapper Freeway has revealed the release date, cover art and tracklist for his forthcoming album Think Free. Alongside the project’s details, Freeway has shared the second single from the album, “All Falls Down.” Throughout the track, Freeway wrestles with the strife he’s been dealing with in his personal life.  Think Free features appearances from a […]

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Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda has his released his first solo album, Post Traumatic. The LP was created in afermath of his bandmate Chester Bennington’s suicide in 2017. The project features 16 tracks and includes guest appearances by Machine Gun Kelly, blackbear, K. Flay, Chino Moreno and grandson. Check out Shindoa’s Post Traumatic stream, cover […]

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Queensbridge, NY – Nas’ new album, Nasir, is upon us. To mark the occasion, the Queens legend held a waterfront listening party for the project on Thursday night (June 14) in Queensbridge, New York. The event was hosted by Mass Appeal, which is co-owned by the Illmatic mastermind. Hundreds of people were bused from a parking lot to a secret location […]

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As celebrities and members of Nas and Kanye West’s inner circle gathered just across the river from a majestic skyline, in an open area surrounded by speakers, outside, at night, and about an hour late, it seems to be official: The Queensboro Bridge is the new Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it’s just way easier to get […]

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