The first time Dickinson creator Alena Smith imagined Emily Dickinson walking angrily through the Amherst woods, she heard Kendrick Lamar rapping. Smith was writing the pilot for her genre-busting Apple TV+ series in which she uses recent scholarly research to erase the image of the famous writer as a fragile, virginal recluse. Smith’s Emily is […]

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Get your requests ready: The Kelly Clarkson Show announced that it’ll return for the 2020–21 season, meaning another season full of the Kellyoke covers that captivated us in the first place. The daytime show, syndicated in 100 percent of the country, earned its early second-season renewal by ranking as the top new daytime show, and […]

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DJ Shadow has returned with Our Pathetic Era, his follow-up to 2016’s full-length effort The Mountain Will Fall.  Packed with 26 tracks, the project features a roster of notable guests, including Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Run The Jewels, De La Soul and Pharoahe Monch. In September, the formidable producer/turntablist explained the concept of the album in […]

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The cast for the Lifetime biopic based on Salt-N-Pepa has been announced. According to Essence Magazine, actresses GG Towson and Laila Odom have been cast as the platinum-selling Hip Hop duo. Towson has been cast as the stoic leader  Cheryl “Salt” James while Odom is set as the dynamic Sandra “Pepa” Denton. Actress Monique Paul has been cast as the […]

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Reese LaFlare follows up his recent cameo at Red Bull Zeltron World Wide by dropping Final Fantasy, a new album named after one of his favorite video games. The project is the Atlanta-based rapper’s first release since his self-titled debut LP, which arrived in August 2018. The former Two-9 member’s sophomore album is comprised of […]

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Spotify – This week’s #RealStreetRadio features new music from Guapdad 4000, Roddy Ricch and Kembe X. Kicking off the #RealStreetRadio is Oakland’s finest, Guapdad 4000 with “Izayah!” off his new project Dior Deposits. The boisterous track features verses from Maxo Kream, Key! and Denzel Curry. Next up, Compton’s own Roddy Ricch and his latest banger […]

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Cody, WY – Kanye West spilled his guts during a recent discussion with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. In addition to opening up about his newfound Christianity, he revealed he was exposed to pornography at the ripe age of five. He admitted it led to a porn addiction and it was only until he found God […]

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again reached the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career. The Baton Rouge-bred rapper’s latest project AI YoungBoy 2 hit No. 1 following its release on October 11. The Atlantic Records artist’s 18-track mixtape racked up 110,000 total album equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. AI YoungBoy […]

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Miami, FL – Fat Joe sat down with WEDR 99.1FM Miami for the Florida station’s 99JAMZ Live event over the weekend. During the conversation, the Terror Squad vet recalled snubbing Eminem, who was just a thirsty kid from Detroit trying to get his demo in the right hands at the time. “Eminem out here in […]

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Eric B. has secured another acting gig on a network television show. After playing a club manager in an episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs, the longtime Rakim collaborator has landed a role on the CBS police procedural Blue Bloods. The veteran DJ portrays Detective Mike Gee, an old friend of main character Danny Reagan (played by […]

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Kanye West claims his oft-delayed Jesus Is King album is finally dropping on Friday (October 25). But is it too little, too late? Page Kennedy examines Kanye’s current status in the Hip Hop culture in the latest episode of RealStreetRadio’s The Breakdown. In this edition, Kennedy traces how Yeezy’s controversial antics and unreliable nature have […]

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