Lil Kim and Ma$e are just two of the artists denying their involvement in the recently announced Lovers & Friends Festival.  Shortly after the massive lineup was unveiled — which (supposedly) includes headliners Lauryn Hill, Usher and TLC — Lil Kim hit up her Instagram Stories and wrote across the flyer, “This is SO FAKE! I am […]

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Bow Wow has appeared in several movies over the years, including 2002’s Like Mike, 2005’s Roll Bounce, 2010’s Lottery Ticket and 2011’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.  Nick Cannon, on the other hand, has starred in even more films than Mr. Shad Moss — from 2002’s Drumline and Men In Black II to 2003’s Love Don’t Cost A […]

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Do you know the feeling of validating warmth — of internal satisfaction and quiet excitement — that comes with watching two people you love getting along like a house on fire? Someone out there probably has a handy portmanteau for this as-yet unnamed feeling, and if so, I’d like to know what it is (Freundenfreude?) so […]

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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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James Bond is Old Hollywood’s last man standing, the rare film franchise from the ’60s that can still do numbers in the 21st century. People will always show up for a meticulous crime thriller, for a hero who never seems to sweat or worry. A character as adept at cheating death as 007 needs a […]

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Curtis Roach celebrates Valentine’s Day by dropping his new EP Luv Bug. The four-track release is his follow-up to 2019’s Lellow project. “Back in June I made a project called Lellow which was me exercising my abilities to make more solid songs with different sounds that I would usually rap to,” he says in a […]

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Remember those latent fears you’ve been having that artificial intelligence will one day take over the world ultimately rendering humans unnecessary and utterly meaningless? Well, in case you forgot, “Travisbott” has arrived to turn those fears into a reality! What is a “Travisbott” you ask? Well, it’s a deepfake version of rapper Travis Scott that […]

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Fresh off the heels of her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, Taylor Swift announced today she has inked an exclusive deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, parting ways with Sony/ATV where she first signed when she was 14. This deal specifically covers Swift’s work as a songwriter. “According to two people briefed on the agreement, Swift’s […]

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Pop singer Billie Eilish found herself at the center of controversy earlier this week after a recent interview with Vogue hit the web. During the conversation, she made some comments about rap that weren’t exactly well received. “Just because the story isn’t real doesn’t mean it can’t be important,” she said. “There’s a difference between lying in […]

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Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj engaged in a hate-fueled (and very public) social media battle on Wednesday (February 5). Nicki accused her ex-boyfriend of physically abusing women, which the Roc Nation artist made sure to emphatically deny in his last tweet regarding the drama. He also vowed to not answer a single question about Nicki, their […]

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Pop singer Billie Eilish is facing criticism for some comments she made during an recent interview with Vogue. The cover story, which was published on Monday (February 3), found the Grammy Award-winning singer commenting on the difference between storytelling and straight up lying, which she said often happens in rap. She asserted a lot of rappers aren’t […]

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According to an Instagram post from A$AP Rocky and other members of the crew, A$AP Mob DJ J. Scott — also known as A$AP Snacks — has passed away. Scott, who grew up in Atlanta, was the official DJ for Rocky and one half of the Cozy Boys. He also routinely lent his skills as a […]

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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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RealStreetRadio Premiere – Following the release of KXNG Crooked and Bronze Nazareth’s collaborative album Gravitas, the tenured Hip Hop duo is back with a video for “Outer Limits” featuring Hus KingPin and Killah Priest. Co-directed by Angel Romero and Hugo Bordes, the visual finds each MC spitting electric bars against an evening sky and flexing their […]

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