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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Mixtape Monday: Solemn Brigham, YUNGMORPHEUS x Eyedress, Wiki, maticulous, Ur Maa + More Music – 4 mins ago Photo Credit: Artist Solemn Brigham, YUNGMORPHEUS x Eyedress, Wiki, maticulous, Ur Maa and more this Mixtape Monday. Solemn Brigham kicks things off this week on South Sinner Street, YUNGMORPHEUS & Eyedress are Affable With Pointed Teeth, Wiki […]

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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 wishes the internet wasn’t shrinking. Bandmanrill – “BULLET” Try to keep this one a secret if you can. We all […]

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Best Songs of The Week: feat. Wiki, The Alchemist, and More Music – 3 mins ago Source: Youtube The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from Alchemist, Wiki, YUNGMORPHEUS, Zack Fox, and more. Scroll through selections from this week’s […]

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First Look Friday: Spillage Village’s Benji. Gets Another Chance with ‘Smile, You’re Alive!’   Music – 4 mins ago After years of struggles, Benji., the newest member of the Atlanta hip-hop collective Spillage Village, has released his debut album, Smile, You’re Alive! Photo Credit: Neri For October’s First Look Friday, we spent time with Spillage […]

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Raphael Saadiq Reveals The Hilariously Petty Way He was Fired by Prince Music – 36 mins ago Photo by Tristan Fewings for Global Citizen via Getty Images. Raphael Saadiq recounted his brief tenure in Prince’s post-Revolution band on the latest episode of Questlove Supreme.  Though he’s currently considered music royalty, Raphael Saadiq wasn’t always so indispensable. […]

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The Alchemist & Mavi Connect on the Stunning “Miracle Baby” Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Daniel Reagan The Alchemist has released the first single from his upcoming This Thing of Ours EP. Legendary producer The Alchemist is on the hottest streak of his career. Earlier this week, the hall-of-fame producer announced that he […]

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Stream Meek Mill’s ‘Expensive Pain’ Ft. Young Thug, Moneybagg Yo, Brent Faiyaz & More Music – 1 min ago Photo Credit: Artist Meek Mill’s latest album, Expensive Pain arrives shortly after he shared the album artwork by painter Nina Chanel Abney. Following a successful billboard campaign throughout the country, Meek Mill’s new album Expensive Pain […]

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In remembrance of Stephen Gaines, better known as rapper Zumbi, we broke down his legacy with five figures who were close to the legendary Bay Area artist. Stephen Gaines, more popularly known as Zumbi from the rap group Zion I, passed away on August 13, 2021, in Berkeley, California. Though gone, the legendary Bay Area […]

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Support our tireless staff of some of the best music writers (and occasional basketball scribes) in the game today by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Abe Beame doesn’t wish a dinner with Jonathan Isaac and Kyrie Irving on his worst enemies. At the end of last season, the Bucks and Suns, two […]

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In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Dr. Lonnie Smith [Playlist] Music – 14 mins ago Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns via Getty Images. Featuring hip-hop classics and obscurities from Madvillain, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and more. Last night, Blue Note Records announced Dr. Lonnie Smith, a master organist and spiritual jazz giant, had died […]

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12 Classic R&B Songs Written By Andrea Martin Music – 2 mins ago Andrea Martin’s songs dealt with love, heartbreak, the complexity of relationships, sexuality, and celebration as interpreted through the experiences of a Black woman. Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/WireImage for The Recording Academy Andrea Marin was a songwriter’s songwriter. Throughout the ’90s and 2000s […]

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Q-Tip On Co-Signing Megan Thee Stallion Early in Her Career Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Harmony Gerber for FilmMagic In a viral video, Q-Tip is speaking out about why he co-signed Megan Thee Stallion even when no major labels were interested in signing her. Q-Tip is going on the record declaring again that […]

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Read a first-hand experience on what made September 29th, 1998 special, and why we’ll never see another date like that again When it comes to rap discussions there are personal opinions and there are factual statements that people will often mistake for personal opinions. When I say that September 29th, 1998 was rap music’s last […]

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We’re the last of a dying breed, keeping the best music journalism in the game free and without ads just for you. Support us by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Gage Thoman is so Columbus he has a Clippers tattoo. In the wake of the Ghetto Boyz rampage and hostile takeover of […]

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Andrea Martin, Golden Pen of ’90s and ’00s R&B, Dead at 49 Music – 4 seconds ago Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage for The Recording Academy via Getty Images. The r&b world is mourning the loss of Andrea Martin, who wrote hits for Monica, En Vogue, SWV, Toni Braxton, and more. Andrea Martin, the singer, songwriter, […]

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Ghostface Killah is Releasing a 25th Anniversary ‘Ironman’ Vinyl Music – 13 seconds ago Photo Credit: Epic Records Ghostface Killah is the celebrating the 25th anniversary of his debut album in style. Next month will be the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest hip-hop debuts of the ’90s: Ghostface Killah’s Ironman. To celebrate the […]

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Straight killer, no filler. We put in the work without the ads so you can get straight to the best music journalism in the game. Support us by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Evan Nabavian got scammed by Teejayx6 for the culture. Many producers offer stadium-sized beats, but DJ Fresh’s music is […]

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Support truly independent journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Leonel Manzanares de la Rosa listens to more global music in a week than most do in an entire lifetime. Exray Taniua feat. Mejja & Ndovu Kuu – “Usherati!” If there’s a genre of song in urban music that I’m naturally inclined […]

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