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Chapter One: Mercedes-Benz Collective Teams Up With M.I.A. & Tommy Genesis

No matter the level of authenticity and innovation, we all obtain inspiration from somewhere–typically, this inspiration stems from the legacy of our predecessors. In an effort to highlight the newest edition of the Mercedes-Benz fleet, the Concept EQ show car,

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‘All Hail The Queen’: 5 Ways Queen Latifah Continues To Inspire Women

Whether suited up in her Queen attire, acting out the life of a 20-something-year-old or doing a campaign for Covergirl, Queen Latifah has always been an icon. Although she puts on for the urban culture, she specifically puts on for

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Syd, Matt & Steve: The Internet’s Solo Projects In Review

We’re only in the third month of 2017 and we’ve been blessed with some amazing music. We’ve gotten two drops from Future, a new album from Migos, Sampha came back to give us an album and R&B princess, Kehlani, dropped

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Rick Rubin Has Created Masterpieces In Music For Virtually Every Genre Imaginable

For nearly 4 decades, Rick Rubin has contributed to the generation of some of music’s most noteworthy records. While many producers stick to a specific sound, Rubin has crossed music boundaries, creating masterpieces of sound for virtually every genre imaginable.

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A Beginner’s Guide For Today’s Top Podcasts

With streaming services having a major advantage over music these days, radio has also become less listened to. Radio listeners have declined so much, even our cherished local radio stations are resorting to streaming services like iHeartRadio in an attempt

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A Gentle Reminder That Positivity Is Cool From Your Favorite Rappers

Hip-Hop often gets a bad rap for promoting violence and disrespect for women among other things. Fortunately, several talented artists are taking the craft back into their hands and reshaping how we listen to and feel towards Hip-Hop. Below are

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Future Drops Another Album: HNDRXX

As if 1 Future album wasn’t enough, the trap icon released yet another 17 track album titled HNDRXX, just a week after the release of FUTURE. It’s safe to say that man has been working. We are familiar with his frequent

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Little Simz x Phony Ppl Vibe for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

NPR has been releasing some dope Tiny Desk Concerts lately. So far we’ve seen BADBADNOTGOOD and Run The Jewels absolutely kill their sets. Next up on the roster is experimental UK lyricist, Little Simz. Despite her really coy and smiley demeanor,

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A Good Girl Gone Bad: Happy Birthday, Rihanna!

Happy Birthday to our favorite pop and R&B princess, Rihanna! Unapologetically kicking off the Pisces season is our adored icon we look to for style, our next potential twerk or love song–and maybe even the next best way to throw shade.

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Kodak Breaks Our “Tunnel Vision” With Controversial New Video

Amidst the current chaos within the country (and with a fresh haircut), Kodak Black drops the highly anticipated track “Tunnel Vision” alongside a controversial music video. Unlike his previous music videos, Kodak takes a political approach in visually depicting the single.

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Toro Y Moi and The Mattson 2 Release New Psych-Jazz Single, “JBS”

With the many pioneering collaborations Toro Y Moi (also known as Chad Bundick) has had in the past with SZA, Travi$ Scott, The Avalanches and more, his newest one with twin jazz duo, The Mattson 2 just adds on another

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The Weeknd: From Mysterious Youtube Star, To the “Starboy” of Our Top Favorite Cuts

Today we celebrate our beloved King of the Fall, The Weeknd. I remember the day I discovered him like it was yesterday. While browsing on Tumblr, I kept stumbling across a youtube video titled, “The Morning.” I saved the link

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Oyabun is on the Way With Another Authentic Single

The Brooklyn born and bred rapper, Oyabun is on the come up. The New York native moved to Miami for school, and became more involved in their underground scene. Being inspired by the world around him, Oyabun is able fuse

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‘F is For Fendi’ Launch x No Worries New Visual

The iconic fashion brand Fendi has just rebranded and launched its new website, F is For Fendi. The website rebranding is an innovative approach to reach out and connect to millennials. On the vibrant and colorful website, there are categories labeled ‘freaks’, ‘fulgore’,

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Syd’s Debut Album ‘Fin’ Is Here

Syd–The Internet’s lead singer–has finally released her highly anticipated debut solo album, Fin. There’s been a steady build up of what to expect from the debut, with two single drops, a visual and informative interview segments with Zane Lowe of Beats1

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Appreciating Kid Cudi and His Harmony

Happy Birthday Scott Mescudi! Our beloved rap-rock-star turns 33 and today we celebrate him and his wonderful harmony! Kid Cudi had quite a tough year last year, having battled some personal issues involving his mental health. But heroically and unintentionally,

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Chance The Rapper & More

1. Missy Elliot drops dope new single and music video, “I’m Better.” Queen of Aesthetic, and everything in between, Missy Elliot just dropped a new single and visual Friday evening called “I’m Better” featuring Lamb. Of course, she never fails

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Drake Previews New Song and Hints at ‘More Life’ Release Date

🌎💙 @idirectorx A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jan 28, 2017 at 4:25pm PST Drake just shared some exciting news back to back at his first concert in Amsterdam on his Boy Meet’s World Tour. The tour got rescheduled

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Rihanna x ANTi: One Year Later

One year later and Rihanna’s eighth studio album is still in rotation. The long awaited release of ANTi built up a sort of anxiety for fans, as she released teaser singles like her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney

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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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Gucci Mane Releases New EP and Teases Upcoming Album

Gucci Mane has been on a roll, well excluding his stint behind bars, he’s never really stopped.  He’s healthy and thriving and has produced an elevated series of projects since his release and has yet again blessed us with more.

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How Does It Feel?: The 16th Anniversary of Voodoo

Sixteen years later, D’angelo still has us captured with Voodoo. During this transitional time for R&B, D’angelo followed up and super-exceeded our expectations from his first album, Brown Sugar, solidifying his mark in this game forever. From track to track he

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2017 Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Revealed!

The lineup has finally been reveal for this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival! Our ears and hearts are set to be blessed by Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, Kaytranada, and many more. To gear up, this coming Saturday, January 28th, at

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Ronald Bruner, Jr. Wants You To “Take The Time” With His ‘Triumph’

Grammy nominated, drum assassin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., has finally debuted as a singer. He released a new single with his brother, Stephen Bruner also known as Thundercat, called “Take The Time.” It’s always fascinating to hear different vocals over Thundercat’s

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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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TJ Mizell x Skratch Bastid Collaborate To Celebrate Jam Master Jay

JMJ Tribute ft. TJ Mizell x @SkratchBastid Link In Bio #RIPJMJ A photo posted by TJ Mizell (@tjmizell) on Jan 20, 2017 at 10:56am PST In celebration of Jam Master Jay’s legacy and birthday, his son, TJ Mizell and turntable

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Alina Baraz x Khalid Join Forces On “Electric”

Singer Alina Baraz just dropped a new single called “Electric” featuring the soulful Texas native, Khalid. With a bit of a hiatus, this is the first time since earlier last year, musically, we’ve heard from Alina besides a few, short

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Sorry PETA, Migos’ T Shirt Video Is Awesome

Migos has been having a great year, yea we’re only a few days in but it’s no secret that they’re crushing it in 2017. Donald Glover shouted them out at the Golden Globes, and Chance the Rapper believes that the

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TDE Announces New Signee: Meet SiR

Welcome home kid #JohnDoe2@inglewoodSiRhttps://t.co/hvSE8rcoEl#TDE — TOP DAWG TDE (@dangerookipawaa) January 19, 2017 TDE has anounced via social media that their newest signee is the talented Inglewood bred singer-songwriter SiR. Over just the course of two to three years, SiR’s talent

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Matt Martians Announces Solo LP x Drops a New Single “Diamond In Da Ruff”

Another piece of The Internet’s puzzle is dropping their project! Matt Martians announced yesterday on a thread of tweets that his new (and only) LP, The Drum Chord Theory, will be dropping January 27th. This will be Matt’s first endeavor away from The Internet

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Khalid Wants You To Remember Him on New Single “Saved”

Breakout artist, Khalid, released a new single over the weekend titled “Saved.” The 18 year old El Paso, Texas native came on the scene last summer with his single “Location.” Khalid crooning about communicating and vibing better with his love

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Maxwell

Maxwell isn’t called the sexiest soul singer for nothing. He’s always had that “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” that got the ladies going. I even remember as a kid in the 90’s how enchanting he was and imagined that’s how my man would be when I

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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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The Wait is Over, Trey Songz Dropped ‘Anticipation 3’

The anticipation is over ladies, Trey Songz finally dropped a tape – and it’s everything we want from the sex symbol. More of the baby-making tunes we love so much from the notorious crooner. He’s been flying under the radar since

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FX Network Announces ‘Atlanta’ Will Be Postponed Until 2018

It’s a sad day for Atlanta fans. Yes, it’s true. Atlanta is postponed until 2018. But don’t fret, there’s a rainbow around the corner. Amid, his major wins at the Golden Globes, the reason the breakout series’ season two will be postponed

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Sampha Serenades Us With New Single

It seems like we’ve been waiting for forever to hear something from Sampha. We’re so fortunate to be blessed with the release of the single, “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” off of his highly anticipated album Process (set

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Gucci Mane is Making Mental Health Matter

For some reason, mental health is often placed on the back burner, viewed more as something “crazy” people have to attend to. Sadly, it is this disturbing misrepresentation of the truth that has created a painful stigma. Recently, we’ve watched as

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Kaytranada x Alicia Keys Team Up on “Sweet F’in Love”

Kaytranada has been on a roll lately. Just the other day, he released a mixed TLC and Latrelle track called “Flippin’ on You” and also made a mix for Latrelle’s “House Party” via Soundcloud. Last Night, Swizz Beatz posted a link to

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Rina Sawayama is a Glittery R&B Bad Ass

With all of the grime heat coming out of London right now, it’ easy for other’s to fall under the mainstream radar.  Rina Sawayama is a Cambridge educated, Niigata-born, and R&B inspired artist shattering Asian beauty standards and musical normalcy.

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Big Chune Alert:Partynextdoor Hops on Big Lean’s “Stamina” Remix

It might not be summer, but “Stamina” remix instantly teleports you to somewhere warmer than where you probably are right now. Basically, it’ll make you want to bruk out at a day party while sipping on some henny punch (you know

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