The always radiant Jhené Aiko is setting the stages for her third studio album Def Jam, which she has affectionately titled CHILOMBO. An album release date of March 6 was also revealed when Jhené took to Instagram to simultaneously premiere the cover art, which features her staring off into the sunlight while sporting a yellow […]

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Los Angeles, CA – Burgeoning rapper Pop Smoke was reportedly shot and killed during a home invasion on Wednesday morning (February 19). According to TMZ, the 20-year-old Brooklyn native was at a Hollywood Hills home when two men dressed in hoodies and masks broke into the house around 4:30 a.m. local time. Police said the men […]

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Released in November 2013, Eminem’s 80s-style animated “Rap God” video was heavily instrumental in allowing the awareness of his Marshall Mathers LP 2 album achieve multi-platinum status. Now the popular visual has hit an exclusive milestone on YouTube: a billion views. Eminem recently set up a special website www.rapgod.eminem.com armed with a timer to countdown […]

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The official 2020 trailer for Cut Throat City is out. Directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, the upcoming heist action drama features T.I., Terence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Shameik Moore and Ethan Hawke, among others. Set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the film follows four childhood friends from the lower ninth ward struggling […]

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Twista serves up a reflective and enjoyable project with his five-track Lifetime EP. Featuring a guest appearance from Mad Lion, the rap veteran collaborated with Red Bull Songs’ team of producers and songwriters over a three-day studio session — the inner workings of which were captured in the accompanying Red Bull Music Studio Sessions: The Twista Edition. […]

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RealStreetRadio Premiere – Grammy Award-nominated producer/singer-songwriter Terrace Martin is back with a live performance video for the song “Juno” in celebration of his latest project, Terrace Martin’s Gray Area – Live at the JammJam.  Filmed in Los Angeles, the performance boasts appearances from saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Ben Wendel, Ronald Bruner Jr., Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, Paul […]

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D Smoke, the winner of Netflix’s Hip Hop competition series Rhythm + Flow, has dropped his Black Habits LP. The album is the follow-up to his Inglewood High EP, which was released last October. The West Coast rapper’s new project includes 16 songs. Snoop Dogg, Ari Lennox, SiR and Jill Scott are among the guests […]

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Super Bowl halftime performances can be and often are quite bad. In the early years of the show, you were lucky to get a marching band, a college drill team, a few incongruous movie stars, or some other wholesome business. Carol Channing played twice. The youth educational organization Up with People made four appearances between […]

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The elusive Aesop Rock is back with a new video for “Rogue Wave,” the Rhymesayers MC’s first new single since last year’s Malibu Ken project and first solo single since 2018’s “Klutz.” Directed by frequent collaborator Rob Shaw, the visual pieces together several of Aes’ own black and white sketches into one continuous body of work — […]

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RealStreetRadio Premiere – Albuquerque, New Mexico-based producer Diles has resurfaced with yet another edition of his compilation series, Green Chile In The Air. Produced entirely by Diles, the aptly titled Green Chile in The Air Vol. 9 features nine fresh tracks and vocal contributions from Brand Nubian MC Sadat X, Z-Man, Ras Illy, Krudas Cubensi, Alphounce […]

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Taylor Swift’s got her Shiv Roy political-consultant turtleneck on. Swift, famously, publicly apolitical until recently, urges you to get out there and participate in democracy on her new track “Only the Young.” The song, which was written and released exclusively for her new Netflix documentary Miss Americana, encourages young people to get involved in politics. […]

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DJ Fresh has dropped a new edition of his long-running series The Tonite Show, bringing Curren$y into the fold for the latest entry. Previous Tonite Show albums have featured Fresh teaming up with notable MCs such as Raekwon, Freddie Gibbs, Mozzy, Mistah F.A.B. and The Jacka. Spitta’s version includes 10 tracks with guest appearances by […]

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Kansas City, MO – The Strange Music family is in mourning after learning Ces Cru producer Justin “Info Gates” Gillespie has passed away. Tech N9ne broke the news on Thursday (January 30) Instagram with a tribute post dedicated to his late friend. “I just can’t right now!” he wrote alongside a photo of himself with […]

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Chicago-based label Closed Sessions has dropped a new project titled Our Latest Compilation. The eight-track release is produced entirely by the imprint’s in-house producer Boathouse. Contributors to the project include label signees such as Ajani Jones and Mother Nature. Other notable artists featured include Kemba, Open Mike Eagle and Dave B. Check out Closed Sessions’ […]

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Throughout the Netflix docuseries Cheer, we learn so much about the sport and the athletes dedicating their lives to it. Each athlete faces unique struggles, on and off the mat, raising the question: Who cheers for the cheerleaders? Enter, Patrick Avard, a.k.a. CheerMusicPro. Along with his team at New Level Music Productions, Avard creates over […]

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Sauce Money thinks Diddy is a hypocrite. The Brooklyn-bred MC slammed Puff Daddy after watching the Bad Boy Records founder’s Salute To Industry Icons acceptance speech, which called out The Recording Academy for not respecting Hip Hop. Sauce, who wrote Puffy’s smash hit “I’ll Be Missing You,” criticized the Hip Hop mogul and former collaborator […]

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Spanish singer Rosalía won the Grammy award Sunday night for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for El Mal Querer, and her performance of “Juro Que” and “Malamente” on the telecast featured the vibrant influence of Flamenco on her music. In the press room after accepting her trophy, Rosalía, who is the first all-Spanish-language […]

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