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Talib Kweli To Perform 1st Annual Arts East New York Gala

Talib Kweli is known for always having timely lyrics about pressing social issues. Arts East New York (AENY) has been using multi-disciplinary arts to address issues in East New York since 2009. It only makes sense that the two would come together for a special event. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, AENY will host their…

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Talib Kweli Discusses Leaving Major Labels

With social media at it’s prime and majority of emerging artists taking the DIY-route to land on the radar in the music industry, major label signings are slowly turning into a thing of the past. Hip-Hop artist Talib Kweli recently published an article via Medium where he explained in depth how the music industry has…

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“The Space Program” Video is A Tribe Called Quest’s Official Farewell

It’s bittersweet to share the latest from A Tribe Called Quest. Their brand new visual for “The Space Program” from 2016’s We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service arrives to give us more of this legendary Hip Hop group, but sadly for the last time. Fortunately for us, “The Space Program” isn’t…

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Audio: Anderson .Paak, “‘Til It’s Over”

It’s been quite a while since soulful party-starter Anderson .Paak graced us with solo work. Since 2016, the drum-playing R&B singer has been grinding by way of features (such as making appearances on songs for Talib Kweli, Rapsody and others), touring and his joint effort with studio ace Knxwledge, NxWorries. Now, we get the full…

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Check Out the Tracklist to ‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service’ From A Tribe Called Quest

As we know, the treat that is the newest A Tribe Called Quest album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, will be the group’s final project. Not only is it their first full length project in over 15 years, but the LP will also bring with it new verses from Phife…

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The Revisit: Bilal’s ‘1st Born Second’

Summer 2001 was one of those major pivotal moments in my life. SATs were around the corner. I had my first trip to Africa. My life inspo Aaliyah passed. I got my first job. None of these things shook me though like the day Bilal‘s debut album 1st Born Second dropped. I was taking pre-college courses at my…

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Lauryn Hill Adds A Special Lineup of Guests To Her Upcoming Concert Series

The hopes and dreams of our fellow Lauryn Hill enthusiasts have been answered. The “The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series” kicks off tomorrow, September 1st. The concert series, in collaboration with Live Nation and Tidal, will kickoff in Highland Park, IL with special guests Soul Rebels, Jesse Royal, Noname, and Machel Montano. According to Ms. Hill’s…

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The Revisit: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

While growing up through my tender years in a religious household, my range in music began and ended with an old time ’90s church choir. Occasionally I would sneak and indulge my ears into scopes of other genres, but rarely. It wasn’t until I reached college and discovered my true conscious self. I joined the…

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Anderson .Paak Is Securing His Slot As An Artist to Watch With His ‘Malibu’ Album

If you have been on a search for a feel good, emotion filled album, Anderson .Paak’s latest Malibu may be the record for you. Enveloped with true-to-life experiences, the 29-year-old rapper and singer-songwriter delivers his most personal project to date. With cuts like “Celebrate,” “The Waters,” “Without You,” and “The Dreamer,” the full album takes…

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Audio: Kaytranda, “195”

Canadian producer Kaytranda is like a mysterious lover: we never know when he’s going to come back into our lives and get our hearts beating on tune again. He’s got his hands on just about everything from producing for artists like Talib Kweli and Freddie Gibbs, to curating his own BBC radio show and remixing.…

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Questlove, Erykah Badu & Others Curate Fela Kuti Playlist

To celebrate what would have been Fela Kuti‘s 77th birthday, Okayplayer, OkayAfrica and Fela’s official website created a 30-track playlist of some of Kuti’s legendary afrobeat featuring Questlove, Erykah Badu, Black Thought, Ziggy Marley, Talib Kweli and Rich Medina. The curated playlist titled “Happy Birthday Fela” was hosted on Jay-Z’s TIDAL and features several of Fela’s classics and rare cuts.…

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A-Trak Introduced Kanye West to Daft Punk Sample for “Stronger”

Last month Rick Rubin sat down with Genius to discuss some of the most influential tracks that he has helped develop over the course of his musical career. Now the influential site has sat down with Canadian DJ and producer A-Trak to offer insight into his catalog of collaborations, including Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,”Stronger,” and…

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