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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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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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24HRS ‘OPEN LATE’ Tour is Approaching!

24HRS, formerly known as Royce Rizzy, will be touring an eight-show tour this month starting on January 19th in San Fransisco. He is expected in New York at SOBs on January 24th. Joining him will be Los Angeles based Rap/R&B

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WATCH: Gucci Mane Stars In New Supreme Ad

Gucci Mane may be on house arrest following his release from prison in May, but that hasn’t stopped his hustle as he now featured in a new campaign for Supreme. The Harmony Korine-directed clip features Gucci Mane in his Atlanta mansion home studio, dressed in the

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WATCH: Gucci Mane – “First Day Out Tha Feds”

Following “All My Children” and the Drake-assisted “Back On Road,” Gucci Mane returns back with a new visual to accompany his first post prison release banger. The visual for his Mike WiLL Made It-produced track features various Gucci clones flexing throughout a mansion while showing

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LISTEN: Desiigner Releases Debuts ‘New English’ Mixtape

After dominating the Billboard charts with his breakout hit “Panda”, Desiigner is ready for more success with the release of his debut mixtape New English. Streaming exclusively on Tidal, the 14-track project features G.O.O.D. Music President Pusha T and King

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CULTURE: Lil Kim Will Be Honored At VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors series is returning and will be honoring style icon and rap royalty, Lil Kim. The Brooklyn MC will be honored alongside fellow rap queens, Missy Elliot, Queen Latifiah and Salt N Pepa. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail

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LISTEN: Cam’Ron – “Oh Yeah” (Feat. Juelz Santana)

Before heading out on the Smokers Club Tour, Cam’Ron shares a fire new track featuring a heavy brass-loops and a noteworthy verse from ol’ protege, Juelz Santana. What a way to reunite. A sure treat for all Dipset fans. The

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WATCH: Drake Brings The Funny To ‘SNL’

Drake is really out here doing bits. For the last couple of weeks, he has maintained a trending spot across all major magazines and social media platforms. From dropping Views to announcing his tour with Future, and even shaving off his

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WATCH: Nyck Caution – “Somebody”

My good friend Nyck Caution has been killing it this year since dropping his project Disguise The Limit. Nyck is set to hit the road on The Smokers Club Tour soon, recently released a visual for “Basin”, and is playing

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MUSIC: “When Thugs Cry” Vashtie’s 1st Mixtape!

This mix is inspired by Romantic Ruffians and Sensitive Thugs worldwide. Not to be confused with the average Sad Boy who goes around boo hoo’ing over anything, but rather for the Tough Guy who doesn’t often open up – but

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WATCH: Nyck Caution’s New “Basin” Video

Pro Era has been busy as of late and their hustle doesn’t stop! Nyck Caution just released his debut project “Disguise The Limit” which has been getting rave reviews. Fresh off of that release, Nyck delivers a visual for the

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WATCH: Kirk Knight ft. Joey Bada$$ – “5 Minutes” Video

My friends over at Pro Era are continuing their intense wave of content. Kirk Knight and Joey Bada$$ release an awesome new visual for their collaborative track “5 Minutes” that can be found on Kirk’s debut project Light Knight Special. The video

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Throwback: Justin Bieber – “One Time”

In honor of Justin Bieber’s birthday today, I thought it’d be appropriate to throwback to when I directed his video for “One Time” and relive such an amazing experience. Read below for a walk down memory lane…Happy Birthday Justin! *JUSTIN

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LISTEN: Nyck Caution – “Disguise The Limit”

I’m extremely proud of my friends over at Pro Era and all that they have accomplished. Last October Kirk Knight released his debut project and today, it’s Nyck Caution’s turn with his new project “Disguise The Limit”. I know how

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WATCH: Kirk Knight – “One Knight/Scorpio” Music Video

Last October my good friend Kirk Knight released his first project, “Late Knight Special”. A few months ago he released the video for “Knight Time”, a song perfect for getting amped at the gym. On Sunday, Kirk showed us he’s

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WATCH: G Herbo & Joey Bada$$ in Lord Knows

Late last year, my family over at Cinematic Music Group were excited to announce their newest acquisition, G Herbo. Herbo has been taking over as of late and today he continues his run, connecting with Joey Bada$$ on the official

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LISTEN: MobSquad Nard Releases “Everything Clean But Da Ashtray”

After releasing a healthy amount of singles and visuals for “Right Ni”, “Jungle”, and “Did Dat”, Jacksonville, Florida based and fellow Cinematic artist, MobSquad Nard has delivered his first official project! ECBDA (Everything Clean But Da Ashtray) is here and is

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New Cinematic Music You Should Be Listening To

One of the things I love about Cinematic is the diversity of its roster. That diversity was on display last week with a bunch of new music and videos. Check out G Herbo, MobSquad Nard, and Nyck Caution’s new stuff

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WATCH: Pro Era’s Nyck Caution Drops New Music

Pro Era is definitely like my extended family and each and every one of them continue to inspire and motivate in the music game. My good friend Kirk Knight released his debut project “Late Knight Special” last year. Kirk wasn’t

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WATCH: Mozartrick – “All White x Cash Out” Music Video

It’s not everyday that you come across a song you instantly enjoy and it’s even more rare to come across a video that gives you the same feeling. Mozartrick’s new video for “All White” does just that as it mixes a

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