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10 Ways New York Hip-hop Artists Changed the Rap Game

Mon, 01.26.15 at 11:41am

Without New York hip-hop artists from the ’60s and ’70s, rap as we know it today would be vastly different.

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Benefit Releases a Sick Track, Literally

Sun, 01.25.15 at 6:04pm

Florida-based hip-hop artist Benefit turned his long running ailment into a rap song with his latest release, “Been Sick.”

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Is This A Kendrick Lamar Album Release Date?

Thu, 01.22.15 at 1:54pm

According to a leaked image that surfaced yesterday via Section Eighty the wait for the Compton rapper's next album may be over.

Chicago Sound
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The O’My’s Premiere “Pieces,” A Song Inspired By Their Tour Bus Crash

Wed, 01.21.15 at 12:33pm

Chicago-based soul group the O'My's have just released "Pieces" off their upcoming EP, "Keeping The Faith," and the inspiration behind the track is kind of scary.

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What’s Up, Joey Bada$$? Talking to the Fresh Prince of Rap on His (and His Album’s) Birthday

Wed, 01.21.15 at 12:16pm

Despite tackling his press obligations on the day of his birthday, Joey Bada$$ looks like he’s loving every moment of it.

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Green Label Sound: Open Call Finalists Announced; Voting Has Begun!

Tue, 01.20.15 at 4:56pm

Last month Green Label Sound: Open Call started searching for the next big thing in music. Ten finalists have been chosen and now they need your votes.

Art Sound
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“All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur” Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum

Fri, 01.16.15 at 2:53pm

The Grammy Museum is honoring Tupac Shakur with a new exhibit. The late rapper's handwritten notes, clothes, lyrics and poems will be on display alongside video footage of his most iconic performances.

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Ro James XIX: R&B’s Newest Experiment

Fri, 01.16.15 at 2:00pm

Ro James XIX is so romantic it inspired his name. The breakup with his first love spawned his career until now—making sultry R’n’B, more risqué than Chris Brown.

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R.A the Rugged Man Says Kendrick Lamar Is Not A Top 5 Lyricist

Wed, 01.14.15 at 4:33pm

R.A. the Rugged Man has let it be known that he isn't taken by hip-hop's current golden child, Kendrick Lamar.

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How Teen Bootcamp Led Taro to His Latest Project, “First Born Son”

Wed, 01.14.15 at 2:37pm

NYC-based Rapper Taro was expelled from school and sent to a wilderness program in Utah as punishment. Here's how the experience pushed him into hip-hop.

Sound Tech
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DJ QBert Just Made Every Album Cover Ever Look Out of Date

Tue, 01.13.15 at 5:19pm

DJ Qbert partnered with U.K. technology startup Novalia to launch his new album "Extraterrestria" in an unheard-of way.

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A-F-R-O Headed to the Studio With DJ Premier

Tue, 01.13.15 at 5:07pm

A-F-R-O just announced that he's headed to NYC to record with none other than the hip-hop icon DJ Premier.

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10 Reasons Everyone’s Talking About: Mick Jenkins

Fri, 01.09.15 at 6:26pm

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DJ Premier’s D&D Studios Shuts Its Doors

Fri, 01.09.15 at 6:16pm

DJ Premier's famed studio—the recording site of "Illmatic"—is closing to make way for luxury condos.

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Kevin Abstract Introduces Brockhampton in “Dreams Die Young”

Wed, 01.07.15 at 9:21am

The concept for Kevin Abstract's new project, Brockhampton, is simple: a handful of creative people, living under one roof, doing creative things.