Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, has received an investment from 2 Chainz. The T.R.U. rapper has become a shareholder in the company, joining other notable investors such as Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo. According to Crunchbase, the car-sharing service has secured an additional $30 million to its […]

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When you’re done subjecting your friends and family to your Spotify Decade Wrapped results (this writer really loved the Cars!), start mourning the fact that there’s only four days left to hear a political ad sandwiched between “You Might Think” and “Let’s Go.” According to Variety, the streaming service has decided to suspend political ad […]

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Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir are back with a follow-up to Jesus Is King — the aptly titled Jesus Is Born.  Boasting 19 tracks, the album features a remix of “Ultralight Beam” and several odes to his lord and savior, including “Count Your Blessings” and “Revelations 19:1.” It appears this will be par […]

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New York, NY – It appears Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s biological father is going to assume a larger role in his post-prison life. After appearing at his son’s sentencing on Wednesday (December 18), Daniel Hernandez Sr. claimed he wants to repair his relationship with the embattled rapper. “[6ix9ine should] try to start over again, [have a] new […]

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London, UK – Madlib and manager/Now Again Records chief Egon recently stopped by Gilles Peterson‘s Worldwide FM podcast in London, where they revealed two rather noteworthy pieces of information. One, the nearly mythical Black Star record is actually finished and at the mixing stage. It will mark Talib Kweli and Mos Def’s first album under […]

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Mexico City, Mexico – Streaming services such as Soundcloud, Apple Music and Spotify have revolutionized the music industry.  Now, Spotify is taking its influence to the next level with an announcement that could change how the music we listen to everyday is rewarded. On Thursday (November 21), Spotify announced the company is launching its own […]

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Soulja Boy has reportedly adopted a much healthier lifestyle since getting out of jail. According to TMZ, the “Crank That” mastermind has quit drugs (more specifically, lean) and alcohol, resulting in a 50-lbs. weight gain. Soulja’s manager Miami Mike said he started packing on the pounds following his three-month stint in L.A. County Jail earlier this […]

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New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine made some incredulous statements during his recent testimony against alleged Nine Trey members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack last week. Not only did he identify Cardi B and Jim Jones as Bloods, but he also detailed the inner workings of Nine Trey. In exchange for 6ix9ine’s cooperation, […]

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Snoop Dogg has been one of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s most outspoken detractors. Following the 23-year-old’s testimony in the case of alleged Nine Trey members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack last week, Snoop has turned it up a notch and the “snitch” memes have been coming almost daily. In the latest installment, the D-O-Double-G compared 6ix9ine […]

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DJ Khaled can add a new gig to his résumé. Apple Music named the music mogul as its first artist-in-residence. Khaled celebrated his Apple residency Instagram, sharing a promotional video of himself at work. “Bless up @applemusic for making me the very first artist-in-residence ever for @applemusic,” he wrote in the caption. “This means imma […]

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Tanya Morgan’s Donwill has dropped a new album titled One Word No Space. The LP is produced entirely by his fellow Tanya Morgan member Von Pea. The project is Donwill’s first solo release since 2016’s stop. waiting. EP. The 12-track album features guest appearances by the aforementioned Von Pea, Ilyas, Quelle Chris MC Paul Barman, […]

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Spotify is shutting down its direct upload program, which allowed artists to upload music to the streaming service without getting a third party involved. On Monday (July 1), the company announced its decision to close the beta program and stop accepting direct uploads by the end of the month. “The most impactful way we can […]

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Cupertino, CA – Music lovers around the world have invested in the iPod touch for the past 12 years. It allowed them to have their music library mobile along with Wi-Fi, a camera and many other capabilities. On Tuesday (May 28), Apple publicized and launched the latest generation of the iPod Touch. CNN reports the […]

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YG has finally released his 4REAL 4REAL album. The LP arrives following multiple delays, which started with the death of YG’s friend Nipsey Hussle. 4REAL 4REAL was originally scheduled to drop as a surprise release in April, but YG halted his plans after Nipsey was shot and killed on March 31. The album was pushed […]

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San Francisco, CA – A sold-out crowd gathered at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Friday night (May 17) to honor the late Phife Dawg. As part of the tribute event — appropriately dubbed  A Tribute To A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders — the City of Oakland proclaimed May […]

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