JAY-Z Sells Majority Stake of TIDAL to Twitter’s CEO Music – 41 mins ago Photo by Shareif Ziyadat via Getty Images The “artist-owned” DSP has been acquired by Jack Dorsey’s Square, a financial services company catering to small businesses. TIDAL has a new majority owner. Today, JAY-Z announced the sale of a controlling stake in […]

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Photo by Kmeron Please support rap journalism’s longest-running supervillain collective by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Bryson the Alien wrote these rhymes in 3D with red and blue Bic pen. In a world where morals and ethics have essentially evaporated in this “by any means necessary” juncture in our planet’s history — […]

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Exclusive: Roy Ayers, Meshell Ndegeocello, & Robert Glasper to Headline The 2021 BRIC JazzFest Music – 3 hours ago Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images The 2021 BRIC JazzFest will return with an all-virtual event, featuring some of the most talented jazz musicians working. After a long wait, festival season is back. Brooklyn-based arts and media […]

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All photos by Fernando Alcalá Losa aka Fer Alcalá Please support truly independent rap journalism by subscribing to (the entirely reader supported) Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Sit down if you want, Jaap van der Doelen stands up against oppression. Riots in the streets of Barcelona, walls covered in protest murals, and a police force […]

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MP3s are bubbling thanks to the influx of streaming and the fact that a whole generation of classic hip-hop songs and mixtapes are not available on streaming services. Last year, vinyl sales surpassed CD sales for the first time since the ‘80s. Americans spent well over $200 million on vinyl, a much-needed boost — however […]

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Please support truly independent rap journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Tanzania is named after the two states that unified to create the country: Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The former comes from the Swahilli words tanga, which means ‘’sail’,’ and nyika which means ‘’wilderness.’’ It literally combines to mean ‘’to sail in […]

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Please support the site bringing you the best new rap music every single Monday by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner always serves up looks on the virtual red carpet. G Perico – “Welcome to the Land” Like many modern rap albums, G Perico’s Welcome to the Land is about how […]

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Photo courtesy of AEW We’ve been hot since we were watching Monday Nitro. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. You could feel it in the years leading up to 2020; pro wrestling was well on its way to entering another boom period. The arrival of AEW signified a major competitor […]

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Madlib and Freddie Gibbs Release “Deluxe Edition” of ‘Pinata’ with Unreleased Outtakes and Instrumentals Music – 7 mins ago Source: Youtube/Amazon The towering 83-song expansion of the duo’s classic 2014 album features five discs of unreleased demos, outtakes, instrumentals, and remixes. Madlib and Freddie Gibbs cracked open the vault to deliver a “deluxe edition” of […]

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Are Ghostface Killah and Raekwon The Next ‘Verzuz’ Matchup? Music – 3 seconds ago Photo by Frazer Harrison for Coachella via Getty Images Verzuz might be returning to Shaolin. While recapping and recovering from last night’s Verzuz event, the livestream platform’s founders may have announced a suitable follow-up to D’Angelo’s format-altering set. Within a few hours […]

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Watch D’Angelo Debut a New Song with Keyon Harrold on ‘Verzuz’ Music – 7 mins ago Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer The soul icon opened last night’s Verzuz event with the premiere of an untitled new song. D’Angelo brought friends, feels, and a fresh pack of smokes to The Apollo Theater last night for an intimate Verzuz event. […]

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Freddie Gibbs Shares A Timely Cover Of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Winter In America” Music – 35 seconds ago Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Freddie Gibbs’ cover of Gil Scott-Heron is a part of a collaborative EP between ESPN’s The Undefeated and Hollywood Records. Freddie Gibbs has shared a cover of Gil Scott-Heron‘s “Winter in America.” Released […]

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Noname Releases Politically-Charged Single “Rainforest” Music – 1 min ago Photo Credit: Tim Mosenfelder for Getty Images Noname’s new track “Rainforest” arrives after she spoke out about why she didn’t appear on the soundtrack for Judas and the Black Messiah. Noname has released her first track of 2021, “Rainforest.” A few weeks back, the Chicago […]

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Photo by Alex Solca Please support the OG hip-hop journalism collective by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. When I speak to Karriem Riggins, he’s on his way to Sunset Sound in Hollywood. From the outside, it’s an unassuming mid-century L.A. bungalow with signage that unironically recalls a 1970’s Malibu surf shop. Inside […]

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Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar Trade Bars on ‘Good Kid Twisted Fantasy’ Mashup Mixtape Music – 1 min ago Photo Credit: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images DJ Toasty Digital combines the best of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. On Thursday, DJ Toasty Digital dropped a mash-up project that he describes as its own “universe.” The project, titled GOOD […]

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Roberta Flack Shares Afrofunk-Fueled Live Cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” from 1971 Music – 59 mins ago Source: Atlantic Records The soul icon caps Black History Month with the first-ever digital release of a 1971 live recalibration. Over the course of more than 50 years, covers of Roberta Flack songs have become pillars […]

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Please support our collective of rap scholars by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. When Chuck Strangers returned to New York this year after living in LA for a while, the city had changed in drastic ways. His old hood in Brooklyn was nearly unrecognizable, and Bed-Stuy, which he used to avoid as […]

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‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Is Getting Revived — But Not On MTV Culture, Music – 24 mins ago Photo Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Yo! MTV Raps originally aired on MTV from 1988–95. Yo! MTV Raps is getting revived but it won’t be making its return on MTV. In a report from Variety, MTV Raps is being rebooted for Paramount […]

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Chloe x Halle Reveal Stunning “Ungodly Hour” Music Video Music – 1 hour ago Photo Credit: Artist Chloe x Halle have officially released the visual for their single “Ungodly Hour.” Chloe x Halle have given us another reason to stan, late last night the duo released the official video for their single “Ungodly Hour.”  The […]

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Help the continued support of some of the best writing on the internet by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Abe Beame picked up the posse on 23rd and Jackson. The Coen Brothers’ 2013 melancholy love letter to the 1960s West Village folk scene, Inside Llewyn Davis, remains one of the most brilliant and […]

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11 Montreal Rappers You Should Be Checking For Music – 1 min ago With so much talent around the city, Montreal will soon have its moment. Here are 11 English-speaking Montreal rappers who should be on your radar. In Montreal, the mix of English and French language makes for a unique cultural experience. It is […]

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The Alchemist Announces New Album ‘Haram’ With Armand Hammer Music – 13 mins ago Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images The Alchemist and Armand Hammer collab album includes features from Earl Sweatshirt, Quelle Chris and more. The Alchemist has announced that he and rap duo Armand Hammer are working together on a new album titled Haram. The […]

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