Photo via Getty Images/NBA Entertainment The NBA is back and so are the hoopers who wanna be rappers and vice versa. Luckily our staff of talented writers will be chronicling both for the foreseeable future as long as you show your support by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Kevin Yeung wants you […]

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The 15 Best Thundercat Bass Features Music – 1 hour ago Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images In honor of Thundercat and his virtuosic bass-playing, Okayplayer is highlighting his 15 best bass features. Since releasing his 2011 debut album The Golden Age of Apocalypse, Thundercat has grown into his own as a solo artist. His forthcoming release, […]

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MF DOOM Estate Declares This Halloween is “DOOMSDAY” Music – 1 hour ago Photo by Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images. The estate of MF DOOM is marking the one-year anniversary of the late rapper’s death with a benefit event in San Francisco on Halloween. Though we learned of his death on New Years Eve, MF […]

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Where else will you find the thoroughly researched rundown of the best up-and-coming artists from the continent of Africa on a weekly basis? At the top it’s just us. Support truly independent journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Leonel Manzanares de la Rosa wants you to know that today is also […]

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Peanut Butter Wolf Debunks The Folklore Surrounding The Creation of J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ Music – 5 seconds ago Source: Youtube The Stones Throw chief corrects the record on a long-running myth about J Dilla’s final studio album, Donuts. 15 years after its release, J Dilla‘s magnum opus, Donuts, is still, arguably, hip-hop’s most celebrated instrumental album. […]

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The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you’ve yet to hear. So support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Brandon Callender wants to know who Steve Harvey’s new stylist is. Jugg Harden x Babyface Ray – “I’m The Man” Jugg Harden […]

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TDE’s MixedByAli on Making “Human Music” with Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem, & More Music – 18 mins ago With funding from Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, and more, MixedByAli has launched EngineEars, a platform for engineers. Photo Credit: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy We spoke to TDE engineer MixedByAli about working with special artists […]

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MixedByAli on Making “Human Music” with Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem, & More Music – 6 hours ago With funding from Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, and more, MixedByAli has launched EngineEars, a platform for engineers. Photo Credit: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy We spoke to engineer MixedByAli about working with special artists like Kendrick […]

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16 years of independent rap journalism with no end in sight. Keep it that way by supporting Passion of the Weiss via a subscription to our Patreon. Michael McKinney absorbs more music in a week than most do in an entire calendar year. After umpteen false starts, crowds are starting to fill out festivals again. […]

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Over the last couple of years, a number of social media accounts and platforms have popped up, creating spaces that spark high-level discussion centered around female rap. In October 2020, fashion and culture writer Mikeisha Vaughn was listening in on a Clubhouse room where a widely known rapper was asked his opinion about the current […]

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Prince Estate Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Controversy’ with Previously Unreleased “Do Me Baby” Demo Music – 13 seconds ago Source: Warner Bros. Prince recorded the original version of “Do Me Baby” with former bandmate André Cymone in 1978. 40 years ago today, Prince released his fourth studio album, Controversy. And to toast the milestone, Warner […]

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The passion part of “Passion of the Weiss” is real. We mean it. Donate on Patreon. Jordan Ryan Pedersen is coming down from Sunday morning. I was Christian until I was 30. But no, this is not one of those “that person who loves hip-hop and Bernie Sanders on the internet actually grew up evangelical” […]

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Hear Kanye West and J Dilla Collide on a Stellar Mash-Up Mixtape Music – 24 hours ago Source: Youtube A new mash-up project from Cameron Smiley blends a batch of classic and obscure J Dilla instrumentals with bars from Kanye West’s first three albums. Despite their shared Midwestern origins, overlapping periods of early work, and […]

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Where else will you find the thoroughly researched rundown of the best up-and-coming artists from the continent of Africa on a weekly basis? At the top it’s just us. Support truly independent journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Leonel Manzanares de la Rosa wants you to know that today is also […]

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The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you’ve yet to hear. So support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner smoked a pack on the Instagram outage with the Facebook whistleblower. SwiftChapo – “HoneyBun” (Feat. BMG Boca) LA keeps spawning […]

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