Drake has reportedly filed a lawsuit in opposition to a girl who claims he acquired her pregnant final yr. According to TMZ, the platinum-selling artist met Layla Lace in 2017 throughout his Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England. After the present, they allegedly went again to his lodge the place they’d consensual intercourse. Drake believes […]

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Atlanta, GA – 24 hours after the viral roasting of radio host Wanda Smith courtesy of Emmy Award-winning funnyman Katt Williams during Friday’s Frank & Wanda Morning Show on Atlanta’s V103, the comedian was confronted by Smith’s (strapped) husband following a comedy show. Evidently not amused by the footage, which quickly smashed well over a million […]

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For people who create, a body of work is a building project. When you make something great or timeless, new additions can stand on their own, but in the court of public opinion, they are perceived in relation to and understood in the context of what already exists. There’s a pressure to that, and it’s […]

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¡Mayday! — the trio of Wrekonize, Bernz and NonMS — are back with a new album titled South Of 5th. The project is the band’s seventh release for Strange Music and the follow-up to 2017’s Search Party. Guests on the 13-track LP include Tech N9ne, Common Kings, Danny Acosta and Stige. Production is handled by […]

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To a certain brand of existential crank, Eminem albums were once affirmations that it was okay to be angry and defiant. For a time, as the cool-but-not-that-cool ’90s bucked to the culturally and politically conservative strictures of the Bush administration, the outlook felt vital. Squeaky clean, cookie-cutter pop acts personified the homogenization of the American […]

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In 2016, Kanye West rewrote the rules for how artists could think about their live stage show. He posed a single challenge to his production team, an idea he’d been mulling for a decade: “Why do we have to have a stage, anyway?” Turns out, they didn’t. “The corny shit has to die,” he would […]

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When we talk about Afropunk, Brooklyn’s annual festival for black people and by black people, it’s usually in awe of the resplendent, DIY fashion. (And for good reason.) But beyond being a celebration of black beauty and ingenuity, it’s a communal gathering around music and the arts. This year’s festival saw performances from Kaytranada, the […]

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HOT QUESTIONS FOR THE UNIVERSE 1. will anyone look at me the same way my dog does? 2. am i wandering through life without a clue? 3. why wait for the apocalypse when i can create my own? 4. do ghosts get lonely? 5. seriously. does this train stop on the east side? 6. how […]

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Pennsylvania, PA – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld its ruling following a free speech appeal on Tuesday (August 22) by rapper Jamal Knox a.k.a. Mayhem Mal. Knox was prosecuted along with Rashee Beasley a.k.a. Soulja Beaz for (among other charges) making terroristic threats towards law enforcement a rap song titled “Fuck The Police” released on […]

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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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Nicki Minaj’s long awaited-and-delayed-and-it-almost-got-released-but-didn’t-and-then-it-did fourth studio album finally dropped on Friday, but it wasn’t all she had in store for fans. Saturday night Funk Flex debuted another brand new track from rap’s queenmander-in-chief, ‘Sorry’, on his Hot 97 show. The song is the collaboration with Nas that finally explains what they’ve actually been doing on […]

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It’s only a few months into 2018, but there’ve already been a handful of albums worthy of strong praise. Here are the best of the many, many albums that have been released so far this year, according to our music critic Craig Jenkins. This list has been updated to include July releases. Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility […]

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In his ongoing, disastrous quest of “healing the divide” in our country, this week’s Who Is America? episode finds Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dr. Nira Cain-N’Degeocello character traveling to Atlanta to engage in a rap battle with local legend Ness Lee. Despite Dr. Nira insisting on snowflake levels of political correctness in his bars — “I […]

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Now that we’ve established Ella Mai’s summer sleeper hit “Boo’d Up” has become a phenomenon partially because it’s an antidote to the bleak cultural vacuum in which love cannot thrive, I propose an alternate course of events where we pluck a different Ella Mai song from obscurity and shepherd its ascension to its rightful position […]

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