Photo via Island Def Jam Subscribe to the Passion of the Weiss on Patreon so we can continue to fund the realest writing in the music journalism universe like this 10,000 word opus on the creation of a legendary hip-hop group. Jesse Taylor keeps on steppin’ no matter what happens. THE BUS A white teenage […]

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From a Dutch and Hungarian Father and a Lebanese mother was born Gilles Jan Petersen, best known as Laszlo Jones. After gaining international recognition with the single “Download Me Im Free” back in 2011, watched over 1M times on YouTube, the Beirut-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer continued honing his craft and polishing his skills, […]

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The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up of the best rap songs that you absolutely need so support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner is obsessive – he might fuck around and rank every Kasher Quon song in a calendar year. Nolanberollin – grex Part of […]

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In 50 Cent’s book Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, he dismisses Lloyd Banks as lazy. “In Bank’s case, a lot of his failure to grow as an artist is connected to his emotional composition …  Banks wanted things to come to him, instead of going out and getting them himself. That’s not me trying to assassinate […]

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Armand Hammer Announce Summer 2021 Tour Dates Music – 7 hours ago Photo by Alexander Richter for Armand Hammer Alchemist, KAYANA, Soul Glo, and others, will appear at various stops on the 20-date run. As parts of the country begin to gradually reopen, Armand Hammer is wasting no time at all in their return to […]

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De La Soul’s Catalog May Finally Hit Streaming As Tommy Boy Records Gets Bought By Reservoir Music Music – 2 days ago Photo Credit: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns De La Soul’s music has remained unavailable on streaming services. Looks like De La Soul‘s music may finally be headed to streaming services amid Reservoir Music’s acquiring […]

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Biggie Babylon releases a new visual for his latest single, the addictive track titled “All In.” He had to create a video for this powerful song that shows the world what it really means to go “All In.” Biggie’s magnetic vibe perfectly matches the song’s message; an ode to risk-taking, hard work, and ambition. At […]

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Photo via Lukah Better have our money by Monday, because it’s been a month of Sundays. Please support the last-standing paywall and ad-free website giving you quality music journalism by subscribing to the Passion of the Weiss Patreon. Dash Lewis wakes up then spends his summer mornings getting annihilated on cold brew. Fresh off January’s rugged, […]

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Music may be at the tip of our hands, access to it isn’t solely in our control. Here are 15 great hip-hop and R&B albums that are not on Spotify and other Direct Service Providers (DSPs.) Music is a necessity. We would not be able to function properly without our favorite albums and songs helping […]

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The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up of the best rap songs that you absolutely need so support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Brandon Callender is googling knx and madlib samples to play while he grills so his mom thinks he knows old music. Rich Homie Quan […]

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Nraakors is a band from Iowa who recently released a visionary album, Hoppel Poppel, bringing together past, present and futuristic sonorities into one coherent and extraordinary tracklist.   Probably one of the only projects out there capable of putting together a neo-classical track next to a rock one, followed by a work with synthesizer and applied […]

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The winner of the third season of The Bachelor in Paradise Grant Kemp has decided to switch up his spotlight from a heartthrob to a musical genius. The reality TV star is flexing his new talents as a successful singer. His debut single “No More Roses” was first released on May 14 and has become […]

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Photo via Mello Music Group Support real, independent rap journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Dash Lewis wants you to know it’s gonna be a hot sauce summer. “Iron Steel Samurai,” a welcome collaboration between Quelle Chris and The Alchemist, opens Mello Music Group’s latest compilation, Bushido. The Alchemist has been […]

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New Jersey is on fire and this elite group of dynamic rappers, singers, and producers are blazing a trail. Here are 10 New Jersey artists you need to know. New York is often considered the quintessential “home” of hip-hop. But New Jersey has always served as a cultural and artistic birthplace centered around community, innovation, […]

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