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Tyler, The Creator’s New Album ‘Flower Boy’ Is an Honest Display of Carefree Black Boyhood

Odd Future ringleader Tyler, The Creator is known for being the weird rap connoisseur, and since his youngest moves, he’s been the bold and brash voice that shaped a generation’s colorful rap underground. Tyler is multifaceted and has never been one to back down. He’s acted on his many interests that span above and beyond rap: as…

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Kendrick Lamar Releases Intense Visual For ‘Element.’

Something that makes Kendrick Lamar so interesting to watch is that his audience can track his progression. From the initial promise shown across his mixtape deliveries to the fully developed and ever-changing sounds and themes of his albums to the visual creative eye behind his music videos, he never ceases to amaze. We’ve reached a…

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Spillage Village Shares Salient ‘Bears Like This Too Much’ EP

Atlanta-based rap collective Spillage Village released an 11-track EP entitled Bears Like This Too Much and it’s a fusion of the artists’ innovative sounds. Three years later, artists EarthGang, J.I.D, JordanxBryant and Hollywood JB have released another installment in their Bears Like series. The group of emcees continuously construct their own individual styles of music, and this…

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Pusha T Confronts Mass Incarceration For The December Issue of ‘Complex’

The President of G.O.O.D Music, Pusha T has been around the block a few times. From his early history of selling drugs to being one of the rawest lyricists in the rap game, the former member of Clipse has an undeniable story to share. One of the first rappers to speak out, he has advocated and encouraged…

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Audio: Kid Cudi, “Baptized in Fire” Feat. Travis Scott

Kid Cudi has reunited with Travis Scott after their previous collaborations earlier this year on “Through The Late Night” and “Way Back.” The two rappers create a moody yet meaningful cut, “Baptized In Fire,” for Cudi’s forthcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ set for release later this month. Cudi and Scott both open up…

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ICYMI: R&B Vocalist Swift Releases “Pull Up” Visual

A North Carolina-nomad turned Atlanta artist by the name of Swift is ready to make his mark on R&B. Recently, Swift released a 16 track mixtape titled Nights on Concord, a collection of tracks that display the smooth sound qualities we hope for in a male vocalist. Previously signed to Def Jam and Akon in 2012, the emerging crooner…

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GoldLink and Highsnobiety Release Visual For “Rough Soul”

Goldlink has made a name for himself by fusing House/Dance sounds with Hip-Hop creating a genre he calls “Future Bounce.” His lyrics have been known to capture the most intimate details of relationships with a diary-like precision that, coupled with his sound, makes him a solid favorite on the rap scene. That trajectory continues its…

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Things Get Colorful In Kid Cudi’s Fun-Filled “Surfin” Video

After Kid Cudi dropped double singles about a month ago, fans have been anticipating the accompanying visuals. Following behind “Frequency,” today we received the video treatment for “Surfin.” The Pharrell featured track is like most of Pharrell’s work – an upbeat song that will have you moving and grooving in the middle of a party. Although Skateboard…

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Audio: Big Sean, “No More Interviews” & “Bounce Back”

Big Sean definitely had a few tricks up his sleeve this Halloween, treating his fans with the release of his newest track, “No More Interviews,” and following up with “Bounce Back” just hours later.  The first track is a tell-all single exposing his distaste for the fame, and the second is his personal testament to why failure…

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Happy 30th Birthday To Drake

Before Champagne Papi it was simply October’s very own, Drake. Before Drake it was Drizzy, and before we knew him as the hit-maker he is today, he was just Jimmy from Degrassi. Even though it’s been six years since Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later, we haven’t forgotten the gems Aubrey dropped off in route to stardom.…

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Drake Announces New Project ‘More Life’ To Debut In December

Ahead of his 30th birthday, the boy Drake began episode 32 of OVO Sound Radio with an announcement that he’ll be debuting new music before the close of the year. In December, the OVO head honcho will debut More Life, which he describes to be more of a playlist of original music versus an album…

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Jay-Z Makes Songwriters Hall of Fame History

The all mighty lyricist and poet Shawn Carter, or better known as Jay-Z, has been nominated for SongHall’s 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame recognizes the composers and lyricists of all genres who’ve dedicated their lives to creating music around the world. Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least…

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