Photo courtesy of Jonathan Mannion Our collective pen game grows stronger by the day. Don’t let the ink run out. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Nitish Pahwa ranks Verzuz battle winners like an All-NBA squad. The hard-charging “4, 3, 2, 1,” from LL Cool J’s Phenomenon, is best remembered […]

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Photo courtesy of Ransom / Randy Nicholls We’re here for you when the streaming services stop producing good content in the remaining days of quarantine and when they continue to shuffle through a tired, lifeless algorithm. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Son Raw should have spent that film school […]

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Report: DMX Completed a New Album Before His Death Music – 37 seconds ago Photo by Seher for Okayplayer An HBO documentary about the late rapper was also in the works. It appears DMX was readying the release of several new projects before his passing. In fact, the rapper had reportedly completed a new album, […]

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Watch Swizz Beatz Remember DMX in an Emotional Tribute Music – 1 min ago Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage via Getty Images “If he didn’t fuck with you, there wasn’t nothing I could do. If he loved you, there wasn’t nothing you could do.” Safe to say, it’s been a heart-crushing week for anyone and everyone […]

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Read Ms. Lauryn Hill’s Touching Tribute to DMX Music – 10 seconds ago Photo by Paras Griffin via Getty Images “Traumas are used to generate so much for so many.” Yesterday, hip-hop lost another one-of-one in the passing of DMX. Within moments of the news breaking, peers, family, and fans, flooded social media with tributes […]

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10 Ways DMX Shifted The Landscape of Hip-Hop Music – 3 mins ago Debuting in 1998 with his multi-platinum debut, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, DMX would go on an unprecedented run through the rap game, breaking and setting numerous records throughout the peak years of his career. Photo Credit: KMazur/WireImage via Getty In […]

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30 Essential Q-Tip Guest Verses You Need to Hear [Playlist] Music – 2 hours ago Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images Featuring is Okayplayer’s new playlist series celebrating guest appearances from hip-hop’s most iconic artists. For our inaugural edition, we focus on Q-Tip. As A Tribe Called Quest‘s co-founder and frontman, Q-Tip has been the […]

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Last Friday, DMX overdosed and suffered a heart attack, which caused him to fall into a vegetative state. Today, the 50-year-old hip-hop legend passed away. To honor the New York rapper, Def Jam released two new EP’s that feature previous tracks from X.  The first ?si=ES9MVT2HSeKP5l8O6PCJPQ”>EP, A Dog’s Prayers, features all of DMX’s prayers from previous […]

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An A.I. Program is Making “New” Songs by Dead Music Icons Music – 4 mins ago Photo by Gareth Cattermole via Getty Images A Toronto-based non-profit fed the songs of Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and The Doors, to Google’s Magenta A.I. program. The troubling (and frankly, pointless) A.I. era of music creation has added […]

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Legendary Rapper DMX Dead at 50 Music – 30 mins ago Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation DMX, one of the most successful rappers of all time, has died at the age of 50. DMX, the gruff, Yonkers, New York rapper, who during the late ’90s was considered to be one of hip-hop’s […]

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Photo courtesy of Westside Gunn’s Instagram We’re here to document every 10-minute track that sees two New York state rappers squash an inconsequential beef. Please support Passion of the Weiss by subscribing to our Patreon. Watch as Douglas Martin hits the flying knee on lesser writers’ dome pieces. Over the holidays, a photo circulated on […]

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When it comes to R&B, Montreal offers tons to explore, and we’re here to help you get started. Here is a list of 10 Montreal R&B singers you should know about. Toronto has had enough shine. The dominance of Drake has done wonders for many Canadian artists, but the country has far more talent beyond […]

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Is OutKast Better Than The Beatles? Twitter Seems to Think So Music – 39 seconds ago Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect via Getty Images 2 Dope Boys square up with The Fab Four in a social media standoff. Another day, another raging Twitter debate over the back catalogs of music giants. This time around, it’s OutKast‘s […]

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Brooklyn, NY-bred urban artist Shwensdz has recently dropped two urban singles, “Barky Back” and “Plug It In.” Shwensdz has also announced the upcoming release of his next song, “Money Play”.  Shwensdz has been musically gifted from an early age, and always felt he was set out to become a performer and professional pop, R&B, Hip-Hop […]

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Orchestral J Dilla Tribute Concert ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ Set for First Vinyl Reissue Music – 20 mins ago Source: Mochilla Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s legendary J Dilla tribute is headed back to wax. After more than a decade, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson‘s orchestral J Dilla salute, Suite for Ma Dukes, is returning to vinyl. The 2009 performance was inspired […]

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