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Dive into the Deep End of Vince Staples’s ‘Big Fish Theory’

Controversial times call for controversial music, and as always, Vince Staples has a lot to say. The rapper has just released his sophomore album, Big Fish Theory, inclusive of a few tracks we’re already well acquainted with, like “BagBak” and “Rain Come Down” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Though the album tributes the life of a big fish in…

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Raury Protests Dolce & Gabbana from the Runway

Along with the titles of singer, songwriter and fashion model, Atlanta’s own Raury is a proven advocate for social justice. This past weekend, he shocked the world by protesting Dolce & Gabbana from the runway while walking in the luxury line’s own Summer ’18 fashion show in Milan. The singer was recruited to be one of the…

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Childish Gambino & Dave Chappelle to Perform At Radio City Music Hall

There aren’t many music/comedy pairings that could measure up to the delightful duo of Childish Gambino and Dave Chappelle. Two men of many talents, Chappelle and Glover will perform at Radio City Music Hall this fall. Considering the success of Chappelle’s Netflix specials and Glover’s first Golden Globe triumph, it’s been quite a year for them both.…

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AUDIO: 6lack, “That Far”

As a native of the city, I must say 6lack has become a self-made hometown hero for all of Atlanta. Each song pre and post Free 6lack has been hit after hit, and now he’s released a short and sweet tune titled “That Far” as he and The Weeknd celebrate the final day of the “Starboy”…

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AUDIO: Vince Staples, “Rain Come Down” ft. Ty Dolla $ign

We’re only two weeks away from Vince Staples‘ Big Fish Theory album release, but the Long Beach MC isn’t waiting until June 23rd to gift his fans with some new music. He’s just shared “Rain Come Down,” a bouncy-beat track  featuring Ty Dolla $ign that calls on each of their contrasting styles to project a parallel sound. The song’s high pulse rate balances…

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Bryson Tiller Gifts Us With ‘True to Self’ a Month in Advance

The notorious Pen Griffey and the passion within his prose have returned a bit earlier than expected. Yesterday, Bryson Tiller dropped his sophomore album True to Self, a 19-track treasury dedicated to his most congenital being. To our surprise, he picks up the tempo a bit in comparison to his debut LP by fusing in a few more upbeat melodies…

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Bryson Tiller Shares Tracklist for Sophomore Album ‘True to Self’

A couple of weeks ago, Bryson Tiller graced our social feeds with the announcement of 3 new tracks and a confirmation that his sophomore album is indeed, on the way. With a platinum debut LP already under his belt, the Trap Soul singer’s next album True to Self is slated to arrive June 23rd. On Tuesday he shared the project’s tracklist,…

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Audio: India Shawn, “Galaxies”

India Shawn is “Galaxies” away from the one she loves, according to the soft coos on her new, eclectic single. Per usual, her angelic voice powers us through time and space by blending the sounds of previous decades as she sings about an intergalactic love. The Saint Heron-featured singer-songwriter’s 2015 Outer Limits (a collaborative EP with James Fauntleroy) will forever remain in our…

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AUDIO: Little Simz, “Backseat”

One of our favorite UK ladies has been on a roll lately. A few months after the release of her second studio album Stillness in Wonderland, the lyrically gifted Little Simz has shared a new single titled “Backseat,” a black sheep ballad dedicated to her tendency to stand out and the uneasiness that stems from working in the music industry.…

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Big Boi Unveils the Truth Behind the OutKast Biopic We’ve All Been Waiting For

Yep, you read that right. For years now, the whispers of an OutKast biopic have circled the globe (we even suspected the possibility of a film back in 2015), yet here we are two years later without a formal documented timeline of Outkast’s legacy. After digging deep in an interview with HipHopDX, Big Boi revealed…

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Solange to Return to Texas This Fall for the ACL Music Festival

The expressive city of Austin, TX has proven itself time and time again as the ideal breeding ground for appreciators of music & culture. Sweeping the city for the 16th year in a row, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will return to Zilker Park over two consecutive weekends, October 6 – 8 and October 13…

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Watch SiR Paint a Twisted Picture with “The Canvas” Video

It seems Top Dog Entertainment and each act associated with the group has been working hard to uphold the status of their name in 2017. Following a massive album release from Kendrick Lamar and the sharing SZA‘s new infectious track, TDE’s SiR returns today to debut the official video for “The Canvas,” a track taken from his HER TOO EP released…

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