The official summer death knell has rung: The MTV Video Music Awards were handed out on Monday – yes, Monday – at Radio City Music Hall, where Cardi B entered the night with the most nominations and opened the show … sort of. Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Travis Scott and […]

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And I hear the sounds of silence. That which is not silent at all. The rustle of the trees, dry and crisp in true Summer. The birds and creatures making little noises. But no hum. No damnable city-like hum. Only the sound of the truth. I’ve been driving for a little under five hours and […]

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Atlanta, GA – R. Kelly’s public profile is showing no signs of letting up in its downward spiral. According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, property management company SB Global Management, LLC. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday (August 15) in the Fulton County state court against the embattled “I Admit” singer. SB Global Management is seeking $203,400 from Kelly, citing […]

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We’ve all had a wild year, but Ariana Grande might’ve had the wildest. Since last spring, the Floridian singer with the outsize voice had her world rocked by a terror attack at her arena show in Manchester. Just two weeks later, she made a brave return to the stage for an uplifting performance at One […]

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Los Angeles, CA – In the latest installment of Soulful Sundays, RealStreetRadio’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark chats with Talib Kweli at Comfort LA in downtown Los Angeles. For over 20 years, the Brooklyn-born MC has been a voice of reason who can “edutain” while intellectually exposing his fans and dectractors’ brittle psyche in the same breath. Clark and […]

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Suffolk, Virginia – Lex Luger is largely responsible for trap music’s takeover of Hip Hop and urban contemporary radio. He created the beats of several hit singles for numerous rap heavyweights, including Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In The Paint” by Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross’ “B.M.F.” featuring Styles P and JAY-Z and Kanye West’s “H.A.M.” In […]

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I care for drama. It gives me great comfort to realize why drama exists and how it is distinguished from reality and its importance in contrast to peace. Most people I have ever known link drama with fear. I did once, too, most likely because I was raised as a Roman Catholic. The Roman Catholic […]

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Miami Beach, FL – 2 Chainz pulled out all the stops for his lavish Miami wedding to Kesha Ward on Saturday (August 18). In addition to dolling out $300,000 to host the wedding at the Gianni Versace Mansion, the platinum-selling rapper rented a white tiger for the ceremony. In a video obtained by TMZ, the exotic animal […]

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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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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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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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