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Cardi B’s Rise to Stardom and Track Record Speaks for Itself

The glow up Cardi B exudes is not one to ignore. After solidifying herself as a social media powerhouse and fashion muse, the breakout star from the Bronx, NY just signed a multi-million dollar deal with Atlantic Records. She now

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Big Sean, Ellen, Migos and More Make Education Lit Again

Last month, second grade teacher Michael Bonner appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show when his hip hop record “Who, What, When, Where, How, Song” took off online. The hip hop pedagogy song inspired Ellen to help the students and interview

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Soulquarius Sets New Standard To Prove R&B Is Alive & Well

When the Soulquarius line up was revealed months ago, R&B fans from all generations went into a frenzy to prepare for “an R&B Jam” that would soon become a night of fun, soulful love ballads and 90’s hip hop classics.

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Celebrate Hip-Hop History With The ‘RAP365’ Calendar

Merriam-Webster defines the term history as a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their cause. According to this definition, one could compare history to an experience. Which is something Hip-Hop fans from all generations can relate

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Joey Bada$$ Delivers in New Freestyle With GQ

Never one to shy away from speaking truth, Joey Bada$$ recently released the politically charged record “Land Of The Free” from his upcoming anticipated album AABA.  The record addresses the recent presidential election along with the contradictions that exist within

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Watch Young M.A Flex In New “Get This Money” Video

Young M.A is following up her street anthem “Ooouuu” and the viral sensation “Eat” with her latest offering “Get This Money.” The Brooklyn MC gave fans a preview of the visual at the end of her video for the freestyle “Eat”,

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Deray and Tracee Ellis Ross Push the Culture Forward In January Issue of Vogue

Vogue Magazine is kicking off the New Year celebrating some of the countries bold visionaries and their list include Tracee Ellis Ross and Deray Mckesson. Both are featured in the publication’s January 2017 issue along with Hair Nef and Shailene

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These 10 Hip Hop Christmas Songs

The holiday season is typically a time filled with joy. It brings together great food, family, gifts, and sometimes rhymes. From TLC to RUN DMC, history shows us that hip-hop artist have always found the time to express their holiday spirit,

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Event Recap: Va$htie Celebrates The 10 Year Anniversary of “1992”

Thursday evening,  #RedLyfeSeason led a charitable event at SOBs in conjunction with HOT97’s Hip Hop Has Heart & The Fader with proceeds going to St. Johns Bread and Life Organization. To provide the soundtrack for the night, the evening  featured

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Listen to Hodgy’s Debut Album featuring Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes & Salomon Faye

Aside from a name change, Hodgy (aka Hodgy Beats) is back in the mix with his debut album Fireplace:TheNotTheOtherSide. The album arrives along side major releases from Ab-Soul, J.Cole, Post Malone, The-Dream and Tech N9ne. The emcee who established himself as

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The Real Is Back: J.Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Album Is Here

The anticipation is over. After surprising fans with a 40 minute documentary via Tidal, J.Cole ‘s highly anticipated album 4 Your Eyez Only has officially been released. With “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies” shaking things up in the Rapmosphere, fans

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Ab-Soul Debuts “Threatening Nature” & Release Date For His New Album DWTW

Ab-Soul is back and he has a brand new track to accompany his upcoming album. Aside from J.Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, Ab-Soul’s DWTW is slated to arrive Friday, Dec. 9. TDE’s own also unleashed the PakkMusicGroup produced track “Threatening

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Nas’ Kneeling Black Santa Sweaters Will Benefit Prison Reform

Nas is intertwining the holiday spirit with the fight to end mass incarceration this season. The  Queens, NY native revealed that his new holiday sweater will be available via his clothing brand HSTRY.  Proceeds from the sweaters that come in colors green,

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SZA Reveals Her Next Album May Be Her Last

TDE Songstress SZA recently revealed to Complex that her next album, may be in fact her last. The raspy vocalist who shares the same label as rap heavyweights Kendrick Lamar , Schoolboy Q, and others tells the publication that she

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A Tribe Called Quest Lands First Number One Album In 20 Years

After a 20-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest has finally earned the number one album on Billboard 200 with their latest studio effort, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The album was distributed via Epic Records and moved

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Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Are Prepping For The TWENTY88 Album

Ready for more TWENTY88? Well you’re in luck because Big Sean and Jhene Aiko are warming up for another collaborative project. Big Sean took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to announce that the TWENTY88 joint album is on the way along

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Politically Charged Hip Hop Songs & Freestyles To Help You Through Election Day

It’s Election Day, finally. With the 2016 U.S. Election arguably being the most controversial presidential election the country has seen, decompressing from all the craziness with the help of music can be used as a tool for liberation. For years, Hip

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Watch Meek Mill’s New Video “The Difference” Featuring Quavo and Desiigner

Fresh off the release of the highly anticipated DC4, Meek Mill returns with a visual for the track “The Difference” featuring Quavo. Aside from Meek Mill, the video features some of the hottest young emcees including 21 Savage, Desiigner and

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The Wait Is Over: Stream Meek Mill’s DC4 featuring Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage and More

The wait is over. After almost a year of anticipation, Meek Mill released DC4 Thursday night. The Philly native has been teasing fans with snippets and freestyles from the project over the last couple months. With appearances from girlfriend Nicki Minaj,

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Michael B. Jordan Inks Film, TV Deal With Skydance Media, Preps for ‘Apollo Park’

Michael B. Jordan just brought #blackboyjoy to an entire new level. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan has just signed a film and television production deal with Skydance Media along with launching Outlier Productions. The production company is said to

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Fun Facts You Should Know About Dreamville’s First Lady Ari Lennox

With her new EP Pho serving both modern soul and 90’s nostalgia, Ari Lennox is proving why her voice is a necessity soon to take today’s R&B arena by storm. Inspired by the likes of Tweet, Minnie Ripperton, Whitney Houston

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Teyana Taylor Talks Being Superwoman For Paper Magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue

You can’t mention 2016 without noting Teyana Taylor. After leaving the world in  daze following her epic dance routine for Kanye West’s “Fade” visual, the mother of Baby Junie is continuing her success as a featured cover star for PAPER’s Living for

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Nicki Minaj Covers ‘The Power Issue’ of Marie Claire

With a brand new album and television series in the works, Nicki Minaj is here to slay and she’s bringing her JAY Z inspired work ethic with her. The Queens native recently graced the cover of Marie Claire’s “The Power

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DJ Khaled Brings Jay Z, DMX & Ja Rule Together For Iconic Reunion

A photo posted by Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo (@irvgotti187) on Oct 7, 2016 at 5:19pm PDT   With the help of DJ Khaled, Beyonce’s Formation World Tour served as an epic platform for some of Hip Hop’s best to bless the

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5 Facts You Should Know About New Def Jam Signee Dave East

Aside from being recognized for his raw lyricism and Nas’ new prodigy, Dave East is now a part of the legendary roster that is Def Jam Records. The Harlem lyricist discussed still being a part of Mass Appeal Records and

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5 Nicki Minaj Mixtape Bangers That You Can’t Forget

Nicki Minaj has been in the game for over 5 years at this point and aside from her being a powerhouse in branding, it’s no secret that she’s brought along hit records and a mixtape discography to accompany her throne.

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Kid Cudi’s New Album To Feature Andre 3000, Travis Scott, Pharrell & Willow Smith

Kid Cudi continues to reveal more information about the state of his career and upcoming album via Twitter. Monday evening, Cudi gave fans the news they have been waiting on by revealing the release date for the 18-track length project

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Colin Kaepernick Kneels On The Cover of ‘TIME’ Magazine

Colin Kaepernick continues to use his platform to spotlight the injustice Black Americans are currently experiencing in regards to police brutality. The impact has been felt so greatly that the revolutionary football player has landed the cover of TIME Magazine. In

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HELL YEAH: Kid Cudi Is Set To Release a Double-Disc Album Soon

For the past several months, Kid Cudi has been hinting at the release of new material. In a very clever way Cudi revealed via Twitter with a picture of Usain Bolt that he had finished the album a few weeks

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BEAUTY: Taraji P. Henson & MAC Cosmetics Set to Launch New Collection

Taraji P. Henson will be debuting her new MAC Cosmetics collaboration, debuting this September. Notoriously known for her powerhouse performances, such as her role as Cookie on Empire, Taraji shared her excitement for the drop with her many Instagram followers. The collection will include mascara, liquid

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WATCH: Joey Bada$$ Releases The Visual For “Devastated”

Yesterday, Joey Bada$$ gave NYC its first look at his new visual for “Devastated” and now you can watch it in its entirety online. The Brooklyn emcee along with his Pro Era crew drove a bus with the video playing

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CULTURE: Lauryn Hill Thanks DJ Khaled & Nas For Paying Homage On ‘Major Key’

DJ Khaled just landed his first number one album with his star studded Major Key. Not only does he have the number one album on Billboard, but his single “For Free” featuring Drake is now the number one single in

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STREAM: Lil Uzi Vert Releases ‘The Perfect Luv Tape’

Philadelphia newcomer Lil Uzi Vert continues to remind everyone why he’s the 2016 XXL Freshman to watch with his latest offering The Perfect Luv Tape. The mixtape arrives fresh after Lil Uzi Vert’s “Parental Advisory” Tour. The tape debuted via

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STREAM: DJ Khaled’s Star-Studded ‘Major Key’ Album Is Here

Notoriously known for gathering some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, DJ Khaled returns with his new album Major Key. The man behind one of the most natural, yet prolific social media campaigns of all time gave fans a first

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WATCH: AlunaGeorge Links with Dreezy & Leikeli47 for “Mean What I Mean” Video

  British sensation AlunaGeorge teams up with female lyricists Dreezy and Leikeli47 for “Mean What I Mean” and share their new bad ass visual. The fun, electronic record is sure to keep summer blazing and is expected to appear on

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WATCH: Salomon Faye Goes Digital in “Nobody” Visual

New York rapper Salomon Faye has been buzzing around town since the release of his Stimulation EP back in April of 2015. Now the lyrical assassin returns with a new visual for his record, “Nobody.” The James Mao-directed and animated video features Faye going head-to-head

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CULTURE: Kid Cudi Joins ‘Empire’ Cast

Cleveland visionary Kid Cudi has just scored a recurring role on FOX’s hit televison series, Empire. Aside from working on his new album Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin‘, Kid Cudi will be sharpening his acting skills as he is set to play

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LISTEN: OVO Sound Radio Episode 25 w/ Popcaan

  Tune into OVOSOUND Radio Episode 25 with a special guest mix from @popcaanmusic today at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 10pm GMT  @applemusic A photo posted by UNRULY BOSS (@popcaanmusic) on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:54pm PDT This past

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STREAM: Dreezy Releases Debut Album ‘No Hard Feelings’

Chicago’s own Dreezy is ready for the spotlight with her debut album No Hard Feelings. The project features hip hop heavyweights such as Wale, Gucci Mane and T-Pain. Fans can expect the Jeremih-assisted single “Body” to appear on the brand

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WATCH: Kamaiyah Shares ‘A Good Night in the Ghetto’ Documentary

Oakland rising artist Kamaiyah has been putting on for the West Coast with her buzzing rap project A Good Night in the Ghetto. Now she allows viewers to get a more in depth perspective on her life with a new mini-documentary of the same name. Directed

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