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Lila Iké Shows Love To Her “Biggest Fan” In New Single

In.Digg.Nation Collective songstress, Lila Iké, just dropped her first official single, “Biggest Fan.” Representing Manchester, Jamaica, Lila is part of the force of the new, innovative sounds coming from Jamaican music culture. This smooth jam first started as a freestyle until

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Vashtiedotcom Mix | Squat Till You Drop!

We know how important the booty is these days, so we couldn’t help but make a playlist specifically designed to help you on your quest to make your backside pop. Once you’ve finished stretching it out to last weeks’ smooth

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Throw It Back: Remembering SWV’s “You’re The One”

  21 years ago today, the iconic girl group, SWV, charted Billboard’s top ten with their hit song, “You’re The One.” The track was written by the three members of the group with the help of producer Allen Gordon. “You’re

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Throw It Back: When Rap’s Queens Reigned Supreme On “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)”

  Queens, queens and more queens. That’s who Lil’ Kim lined up for the remix of her single “Not Tonight.” To remix, back then, meant upping the ante by several bars, and with emcees Da Brat, Angie Martinez, Missy Elliott and

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Complex’s ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ Examines ‘Damn’ and ‘More Life’

Last month, the “Champagne Papi” commonly known as Drake gave us More Life which consisted of 23 tracks ranging with features from Kanye, Young Thug, Sampha and Jorgia Smith. Once it dropped, it was the topic of conversation for the Patwa, the variety he

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Past And Present: The Evolving Role of the DJ

Written in assistance, first half, by Adam Bandoo The DJ has always been and continues to be the mitochondria when it comes to moving crowds and keeping the parties bumpin’ all at the power of their fingertips. Culturally speaking, in

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The Making of A Movement: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City, an urban initiative redefining cool by bringing overall health to the forefront, has finally announced an official date and line up for their healthy living and eco-fueled D.C. celebrated festival. Broccoli City Festival, held at the historic Gateway DC,

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Bay Rapper Larry June Expects Everything Organic

“Sock it to me,” “Good job, Larry,” & “Yeah, baby,”  are just a few of the 70’s inspired phrases you’ll hear frequently from Bay Area rapper, Larry June. Arguably, his most memorable signature phrase is “Yee”– which is peppered throughout each of

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Watch Chase Atlantic Near The Edge In Their Neo-Noir Video For “Triggered”

Music’s newest artists on the rise, Australian trio Chase Atlantic, have debuted the visual for their latest single, “Triggered.” Consisting of brother Mitchel and Clinton Cave, and their friend Christian Anthony, the band has honed and cultivated a sound which blends

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Something To Stretch To!

There are few things better than a good stretch. It’s arguably one of the most critical aspects to your daily health regimen for a multitude of reasons, but most of all, it’s incredibly soothing. As we prepare for or wind down

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Vince Staples Covers Complex and Talks Second Album ‘Big Fish Theory’

Last year the lyrically devastating rapper from the “norfside,” Vince Staples, delivered his Prima Donna LP. Prima Donna was a follow up to his impressive debut album, Summertime 06′. He has features like Kilo Kish — who he just wrapped up his Life Aquatic Tour with–,

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Lil’ Yachty And Rico Nasty Come Together Once More For The Track “Mamacita”

After the momentum of her tracks, “iCarly” and “Hey Arnold,” DC rapper Rico Nasty has just secured herself another buzzing hit. Lil’ Yachty, whom was also featured on Rico’s “Hey Arnold,” is back to bring listeners the same dope elements

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Throw It Back Thursday: Jodeci Live on ‘MTV Jams’ in 1994

When you think of the ’90s, it would be a sin to not think of this sultry crew. Consisting of four uber talented vocalists, Jodeci was a powerhouse, belting out endless R&B classics. Conceived in Charlotte, North Carolina, the quartet

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Throw It Back: Biz Markie’s Classic Hit “Just a Friend”

“Oh baby you, got what I need… but you say he’s just a friend and you say he’s just a friend.” We all know what time it is when someone sings the famous Biz Markie, “Just a Friend” chorus. On this

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Watch NxWorries Talk Money In New “Scared Money” and “Best One” Mash-Up Video

NxWorries has been sure to keep present in the past few months– having dropped many videos  to accompany the songs on their collaborative project Yes Lawd! Next up on the roster of visuals is “Scared Money” and “Best One.” The chemistry between

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Wizkid Shares New Visual For “Come Closer”

Wizkid has been on the move these past few months, having dropped frequent collaborations with Drake and also U.K. rapper Skepta.  Last week, he quietly dropped an afrobeats fueled hit, “Come Closer” featuring Drake. The song instantly hits with whine

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Joey Bada$$ Sends A Message To The Country In New Album ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

The wait for Joey Bada$$‘ second studio album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is finally over! It seems like we’ve been waiting for this highly anticipated album to drop forever and at 12:00 A.M. on the dot, it did. Joey has been keeping us

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Flashback Friday: ‘Sade Live’ 1993

A woman who needs no introduction, Sade is perfection personified. While the success of many greats from the ’90s fizzled out with the passing of time, Sade has effortlessly maintained her everlasting iconicism. Her voice is poignant and timeless, the culprit for a

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Watch The Official Trailer For ‘All Eyez On Me’

In the wake of learning Tupac will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Snoop Dogg, the official trailer for the All Eyez On Me biopic has finally dropped. Due to be released in theaters on June 16th, Tupac’s

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Electric Circus & Def Jam Present Troi Irons Live at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel

Peep the vibe from last night’s performance with @DefJamRecords alt-rock singer @TroiMusic w/ @vashtie @o_mescudi: https://t.co/dK5sKf9wqf pic.twitter.com/jIWSetf9Eu — Electric Circus (@electricxcircus) April 6, 2017 Last night Electric Circus  had the pleasure of hosting Def Jam’s newest alt-rockstar Troi Irons live

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How Beats 1 Radio Is Shaping A Generation

  As the way we receive and share music continues to evolve with the times, some have begun to say that radio is dead. With a plethora of platforms to discover new artists as well as listen to our favorites,

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BOSCO x St. Beauty Promote Self-Love With “Castles” Video

Atlanta bred songstress, BOSCO, dropped a fresh new video for her single, “Castles.” The single is an ode to inner strength, motivating you to get through whatever you think you can’t. BOSCO is also joined by the beautiful and talented

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Kehlani Gets Us in Our Feelings with Galore Mag Feature

R&B princess, Kehlani, was invited to grace Galore Mag in the most badass way. Beside her stunning photographs, is Kehlani’s interview–where she offers sound advice to cater to your daily mental health and self-care tailored from her own life experiences. In the

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Watch Smino Fall In Love In “Anita” Video

Lyrically witty St. Louis Rapper, Smino, debuted his official video for his single, “Anita.” The video tells a story of two strangers meeting each other in a dive, becoming vulnerable and almost falling for each other instantly. We go on a trip

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SZA Gets Candid and Talks ‘CTRL’ with Coveteur

“I was being defiant, but then I fell in love with trying—trying to grow as a writer, trying to be better, trying to figure out what resonated with me and how to get rid of my insecurities.” – SZA, Coveteur

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Kari Faux Shares Lucid Track “Night Time”

A few days ago, Little Rock, Arkansas breakout artist and producer, Kari Faux, dropped “Night Time.” The dreamy track was released in celebration of her one year anniversary of her debut album, Los En Los Angeles. With the assistance of co-producer bLack

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Popcaan Shares Official Audio and Video For “Stray Dog”

After having a surprise feature on the Gorillaz new single, “Saturn Barz,” Popcaan has finally come through to drop the official audio and video for “Stray Dog.” The song premiered in February on episode 37 of Beats1’s OVO Sound Radio–a

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UPDATE: Our Top Projections For ‘XXL’s Freshman Class 2017’

It was no easy feat to come up with this year’s contenders for XXL‘s notorious freshman class. In the past, we relied on an A&R and word of mouth to spread the word about new artists. We blindly trusted the

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Syrian-American Woman Mona Haydar Represents Her Culture In New “Hijabi” Video

“Teleporting through trauma, I been stacking my karma. Nefertiti, no drama. Make a feminist planet. Woman haters get banished. Covered up or not, don’t ever take us for granted.” – Mona Haydar, “Hijabi” Yesterday, an interesting video popped up on the internet that blew people

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Watch Noname Take Over NPR With Her ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert

Chicago native and Chance the Rapper affiliate, Noname, stopped bt the NPR offices to deliver an intimate, candid Tiny Desk performance packed with lyricism. The set included songs from her long awaited 2015 breakout album, Telefone: “Diddy Bop,” “Yesterday” and–

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Steve Lacy Drops New Single “Moron” 

If you’ve been following the collective of The Internet, you’ve seen them on a constant move. Not only have they been busy running their own Beats 1 show, they’ve also released solo projects. Back In February, the youngest member in the group, Steve Lacy, released his

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Watch Coco Mamba Slay The Female Version of “Bad & Boujee”

Yes, the obsession with Migos hit single, “Bad & Boujee” may have passed, but this cover of the hit is still dope. Released back in February by Brooklyn’s Coco Mamba, this cover will satisfy your inner feminist. At the very

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What The New ‘Chance Arts and Literature’ Fund Means For Chicago

  Chance The Rapper has been making major moves within his city. Just like every other major city in America, it’s no secret that Chicago suffers its fair share of obstacles and injustices. The palpable class distinctions within the community

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Spotify x Russell Simmons Team Up For New Web Series ‘Traffic Jams’

Streaming champion Spotify and Russell Simmons may have something on their hands with their new web series, Traffic Jams, they announced earlier this week. Hosted and moderated by All Def Digital’s, DoBoy, is an eight show series that may just prove

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Kendrick Lamar Drops New Single And Video For “Humble.”

In what is becoming an epic series towards the debut of his third studio album, Kendrick Lamar is proving he has yet to reach his zenith, he’s just getting started. Hot on the fired heels of his latest song, “The

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JOEY BADA$$ DROPS NEW SONG ‘ROCKABYE BABY’ FEAT. SCHOOLBOY Q

Joey Bada$$ is set to release his new album ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ (AABA) on April 7th which will feature guest appearances from J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Styles P and more. It will be the Brooklyn rapper’s second major studio album and

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Who Will Be The 10th Contender For 2017’s XXL Freshman Class?

Each year, some of the best up and coming MC’s of our choosing gets to represent XXL’s Freshman Class. Fortunately, it’s that time of the year again. In 2016, XXL picked rappers Desiigner, Dave East, Denzel Curry, G Herbo, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil

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Rick Ross Talks New Album and Movie With Gucci Mane

Rather You Than Me is the title of his ninth studio album, but Rick Ross is making it clear that he’d rather—and can indeed—take the lead in all of his endeavors, regardless of industry. The Boss announced over the weekend

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Freddie Gibbs x Kaytranada x BADBADNOTGOOD Come Together On ‘Alexys’

With Freddie Gibbs’s highly anticipated third studio album You Only Live 2wice set to drop this coming Friday, he saw fit to debut his new latest single “Alexys” from the project on Dr.Dre’s Beats 1 ‘Pharmacy’ Radio Show. The song’s deep,

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Joey Bada$$ Comes Through With Another Fire Freestyle

Just last week, Joey Bada$$ stopped by the LA Leakers radio show to talk about his forthcoming album “for the times,” All-Amerikkkan Badass. He also delivered a few fire bars in a freestyle over Future’s “Mask Off” beat. The freestyle went viral, making fans

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