We’re smoking purple, sippin’ ‘gnac. Inhaler, we’re Primatene Mist, causin’ asthma attacks. Support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Somewhere out there, D’Andre Ball is arguing the case that Randy Moss was twice the receiver Jerry Rice ever was. Last Sunday, the Bay Area hip-hop community mourned the […]

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How Tom And Jerry Inspired “C.R.E.A.M.” And Other Interesting Facts From Raekwon’s Memoir Music – 3 hours ago Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage Raekwon released his memoir, From Staircase to Stage, late November last year. It finds the Wu-Tang Clan member telling his life story in a way only he can, divulging interesting facts that have never […]

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POW is a website without ads. We don’t do sponcon, we don’t do clickbait, we don’t have any corporate overlords. This list that you’re about to read is a labor of love, inasmuch as anything can be a labor of love in late capitalism. Abe Beame likes to talk shop, both on and off Twitter. As a […]

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Earl Sweatshirt Gets Contemplative on New Album ‘Sick!’ Music – 6 hours ago Photo Credit: Tan Cressida/Warner In just 24 minutes–and with only two features–Earl Sweatshirt ponders isolation and coming-of-age on Sick! Earl Sweatshirt has made a triumphant return. Explaining that Sick! is a “humble offering of 10 songs recorded in the wake of the worldwide […]

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Robert Glasper Unveils ‘Black Radio 3’ Release Date with Star-Studded Tracklist and New Single Music – 1 day ago Source: Youtube Robert Glasper details the long-awaited third installment of his Black Radio series. Nearing a full year since it was initially announced, Robert Glasper is finally filling in the blanks for Black Radio 3. And […]

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This year, new albums from artists like Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Freddie Gibbs, and Normani are expected to drop. Here are the most anticipated albums of 2022. If 2021 proved anything, it’s that planning is a practice of our pre-pandemic lives. And with a new COVID-19 variant putting up record numbers across the globe, it seems […]

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Ye (aka Kanye West) Will Headline Coachella 2022 Music – 1 day ago Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music Group In April, Kanye West will return to Indo, California as a Coachella headliner for the first time since 2011. After two years of cancellations, Coachella is back in effect. According to Variety, Kanye […]

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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 is Telling Us Something Good. Esther Chungu – “Healing” From Zambia: Gospel […]

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Pete Rock’s Potential ‘Illmatic’ Lawsuit Is Latest In Producer Royalty Cases For Classic Rap Songs Music – 41 mins ago Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage Pete Rock’s plan to sue over unpaid royalties for his contributions to the Nas classic “The World Is Yours,” comes just as fellow rap producers like DJ Shok have won monumental […]

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Pete Rock Plans on Suing Nas Over ‘Illmatic’ Royalties Music – 9 seconds ago Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez for “The Lost Tapes 2” Release Party via WireImage Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock claims that he hasn’t been paid royalties for his work on Nas’ 1994 debut Illmatic. Nas’ debut Illmatic was an instant classic, and album […]

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J. Cole Will Headline Bonnaroo 2022 Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson for Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2021 via Getty Images Bonnaroo 2022 has announced its full lineup. J. Cole, 21 Savage, and Roddy Ricch will headline the three-day festival in June.  Tinashe, Herbie Hancock, and Tierra Whack will also be performing. Although […]

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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 is Telling Us Something Good. Simply put, 2021 was an amazing year […]

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In Hip-Hop and Beyond: James Mtume [Playlist] Music – 26 mins ago Photo by Anthony Barboza via Getty Images. Remembering and celebrating the late James Mtume through his extensive imprint on hip-hop and r&b over the last 30 years. Last night, the music world lost another giant in the passing of James Mtume. Though a […]

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Knxwledge Ends ‘MEEK’ Tape Series Over Copyright Issues Music – 1 hour ago Photo Credit: McKay Felt For years, Knxwledge has reworked throwback Meek Mill freestyles for his MEEK mixtape series, but the saga has ended due to copyright concerns. The six-volume MEEK mixtape series has reached its end. Beginning in 2017 by Knxwledge, the series featured […]

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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 can’t believe we live in a time when we have to go through IG Stories to find proper producer credits. […]

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Earl Sweartshirt Release New Single, Drops More Deets About Upcoming ‘Sick!’ Album Music – 40 mins ago Photo Credit: Ryosuke Tanzawa Releasing new single “Titanic”, Earl Sweatshirt has revealed the tracklist for his fourth album ‘Sick!’, due to arrive on January 14th. Earl Sweatshirt fans won’t have to wait any longer for the follow-up to […]

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Please help support truly independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. As 2021 draws to a close, dancefloors still remain in limbo. Some clubs, shuttered due to Covid-19, have started to inch towards reopening for good with the help of vaccine cards. In what proved to be a deeply polarizing […]

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Photo by Snowmangoose. Support the Nas takes you didn’t know you needed, but now can’t live without, by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. MobbDeen is laughing at baseheads trying to sell some broken amps. Magic is Nas’ best project since It Was Written and I wouldn’t be opposed to any claims that […]

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Kanye West is Expected to Headline Coachella 2022 Music – 38 seconds ago Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music Group Kanye West is expected to return to Coachella as headliner for the first time since 2011. After two years of cancellations, Coachella is back in effect. According to Variety, Kanye West and Billie […]

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