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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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Happy Birthday to the Voice of New York, Angie Martinez!

Next in the line up of Capricorn season birthdays is the voice of New York, Angie Martinez. For outsiders of the Tri-state area who may not know who she is, Angie is known for making her big switch from the New

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Kaytranada Blesses the World With a TLC & Latrelle Flip

Honestly, how can you not love a good Kaytra rhythm? Add in 2 iconic 90s R&B artists and you have solid gold. Although not new to the game, Kaytranada has grown increasingly popular in recent months due to his ingratiatingly smooth

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Wale Debuts New Song “Running Back” While Wearing Vintage The Undertaker T-Shirt

DMV’s own and huge professional wrestling super-fan Wale appeared on ESPN’s First Take yesterday, with Lil’ Wayne in tow. The duo performed a new song “Running Back” slated to be the single from Wale’s yet to be released S.H.I.N.E. album. The

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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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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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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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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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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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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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WATCH: Lance Skiiiwalker’s Lofty Visual For “All Stops”

Since signing with Top Dawg Entertainment this past May, Chicago native Lance Skiiiwalker has been keeping busy. Following the release of his eerie debut single and an appearance on ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP, the Chicago native shares the visual for his laid

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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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LOL: Watch Cam’ron, Desiigner & More React to Rich Chigga

Viral sensation Rich Chigga has made a major splash in hip hop this year with his single “Dat $tick”. At first glance he appears to be a regular guy with a fanny pack and a pink polo shirt. However, when

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STREAM: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin Release ‘Savage Mode’ Project

A photo posted by Young Metro (@metroboomin) on Jul 8, 2016 at 1:30pm PDT 21 Savage has been undeniably one of the biggest break out rap acts of 2016. Fresh off the high of making the prestigious XXL Freshman Class, the Atlanta

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LISTEN: Kehlani Flaunts “CRZY” Girl Power on New Track

Last night, songstress Kehlani made a carefree rebound with new track “CRZY.” Her short musical hiatus has certainly called for speculation, but it can be argued that a minor setback paved way for this major comeback. It is evident that both her

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MUSIC NEWS: M.I.A. Announces New Album

Following battles with her record label for an album release date and threatening to leak her own project, M.I.A. finally has date for her highly-anticipated new album, A.I.M, set to drop September 9. The Sri Lankan artist gives fans insight

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LISTEN: Feel the Rhythm of MARZ LÈON’s “L D” Track

MARZ LÈON uses her voice to create an intimate scene of a spacious dancehall on her track, “L D.” Upon first listen, it may be easy to get lost in the enchanting chorus: “let’s dance tonight.” The cosmic track foreshadows what we

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