If you woke up this morning compelled to punch the air, chances are you’re Taylor Swift. The Grammys announced its nominations for the 2020 ceremony bright and early on Wednesday and, per usual, it’s a mixed bag of delightful acknowledgments (Michelle Obama! Nipsey Hussle!), oddities (see: whatever’s happening in the rock field), and puzzling omissions […]

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Photographer and filmmaker Robert Freeman, the artist behind the Beatles’ seminal early album covers, has died at the age of 82, Rolling Stone reports. The band’s official Twitter account also posted about Freeman’s passing on Friday, as did Ringo Starr. Initially a photographer for Britain’s Sunday Times, Freeman was commissioned for a portrait of the […]

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Lakeith Stanfield’s beef with Charlamagne Tha God has resulted in a diss track. After the radio host gave the star of Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You the “Donkey of the Day” for criticizing The Breakfast Club last week, the 28-year-old actor responded by taking aim at Charlamagne in a song titled “Automatic.” The Charlamagne […]

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Travis Scott doesn’t want to strictly be known as a Hip Hop artist. In an interview for the first-ever men’s print edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Scott explained why he feels his music cannot be boxed into a single genre. “I would just describe it as different pieces of my brain — a mix of […]

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Los Angeles natives The Game and Anderson .Paak are no strangers to representing their city in their music videos. For the visuals to their latest collaborative effort “Stainless,” the pair takes viewers on a late-night drive down Sunset Boulevard.    In the Aaron Green-directed clip, the Compton rapper seems to be deep in thought with […]

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Blythe, CA – Bad Azz of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips has died at the age of 43. Fellow West Coast OG Kokane, who collaborated with Bad Azz and Snoop Dogg on “Wrong Idea,” confirmed the news Facebook on Monday night (November 11). “Gone too soon … rest well lil bro,” he wrote. “U will […]

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Maez301, who signed with Strange Music earlier this year, has dropped his debut album. The self-titled LP arrives after a series of EPs were released as teasers to his full-length project. The Maryland-born, Los Angeles-based rapper’s first studio album includes 20 tracks. Strange Music boss Tech N9ne and Bay Area Hip Hop stalwart Nef The […]

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New York-bred producer Blockhead is back with Bubble Bath, the follow-up to this year’s Free Sweatpants album, which featured MCs such as Aesop Rock and Open Mike Eagle. But like the majority of his extensive catalog, Bubble Bath is soaking in 12 tracks of instrumental bliss. As Blockhead tells RealStreetRadio, he “set out to make an album […]

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The Game has returned with a new single featuring California crooner Anderson .Paak called “Stainless.” The bass-heavy track surfaced on Friday (November 1) and oozes swag, setting the tone for the rest of his final studio album, Born To Rap. The newly-released track is the second taste of Game’s upcoming album. In June, the 39-year-old artist released  “West […]

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Naw FR became a breakout moment for Alabama native Luh Soldier when it dropped in September. The 12-track project featured guest appearances from G Herbo and Peewee Longway and marked the Cinematic Music Group artist’s second project this year after Soldier Mentality arrived in January. Following the release of videos for album cuts “Gambling” and “My Campaign,” Luh lets […]

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Chance The Rapper dropped some new visuals for his single “Hot Shower” on Monday (October 28), collaborating with directing team Reel Goats to deliver a video that’s just as comical as it is chaotic. The directing team, who have collaborated with featured artist DaBaby on videos like “Suge (Yea Yea)” and “VIBEZ”, incorporate more than a few […]

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It’s a lazy Sunday night. The television is on in the background when a familiar voice starts rapping about milkshakes, poké bowls, sushi and a plethora of other cuisines. Although it’s not instantly clear whose voice it is, as the commercial moves along you suddenly realize it’s Grammy Award-nominated MC Rapsody spitting flames for Door […]

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Kash Doll has dropped her first studio album, Stacked. The Republic Records artist’s debut LP is the follow-up to her Brat Mail mixtape, which was released in March 2018. The Detroit-bred rapper’s latest project is comprised of 17 tracks, including the single “Mobb’n.” Guests featured on the album include Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Summer Walker, […]

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New York, NY – Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones was reportedly sentenced to 135 months (or 11.25 years) in federal prison. Complex reports Judge Paul Engelmayer handed down the decision on Thursday (October 16) during a hearing at Manhattan’s Thurgood Marshall Courthouse. Upon completion of his sentence, Mel will also have five years of probation and have […]

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Los Angeles, CA – There’s a whole team of people behind every illustrious artist making sure they sound their best — from background singers to session musicians. But what happens when the featured artist collects their royalties? With the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund, non-featured artists are starting to collect their well-deserved royalties. As described in […]

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Minneapolis, MN – With so many outlets for people to become stars without help from the proverbial “machine,” younger artists are increasingly taking the post-genre Donald Glover approach to artistic expression. Dizzy Fae embodies that boundless approach to creation and last week in her home state of Minnesota, the “NO GMO” artist teamed up with […]

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The Wu-Tang Clan’s media presence continues to grow in 2019. After being featured in a documentary series for Showtime and a scripted show for Hulu, the Wu is now coming to the world of podcasting. SiriusXM has announced a new podcast titled Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, which serves as a companion piece to Hulu’s Wu-Tang: […]

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