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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar receives his latest esteemed honor in a Pulitzer Prize to his many titles. His third major label effort, DAMN. won in the music category marking the first time in history that a body of work that isn’t Jazz or Classical has been awarded. Despite having been on the come-up for years, 2012’s Good Kid Maad City…

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Audio: Pell, “Show Out” & “Basic Beach”

Pell gets nostalgic on his two latest releases “Show Out” and “Basic Beach,” creating a groovy ’70 feel for listeners. The pair of tracks were released in the classic cassette style of A and B sides that seems to be quite popular among artists these days. The Take A Daytrip-produced track, “Show Out” has a catchy…

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Audio: Anik Khan, “Renegade”

Bengali born, Queens raised Anik Khan returns with his latest single, “Renegade,” premiered by Ebro on Beats 1 Radio and Pigeons & Planes. The record is produced by Anik and Benin’s Rvdical The Kid and features a break at the bridge, which transitions the song from real rap into West African dance rhythm. With all that…

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Audio: James Fauntleroy, “Can’t Let You Go”

In the midst of our late night dreams, creative mastermind James Fauntleroy delivered his brand new offering, “Can’t Let You Go.” The up-and-down synths and it’s percussive instrumental is sure to drift you away.  The production of this 2 minute track allows Fauntleroy’s distinct vocals to push through the center of the song with the beat…

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President Obama Declares June 2016 ‘African American Music Appreciation Month’

Though his tenure is sadly coming to a close, President Barack Obama is going out with a bang. As if his efforts to reduce the deficit, release falsely sentenced incarcerated individuals, and keynote his most iconic SOTU address thus far wasn’t enough, President Obama has given us another month! On May 31, President Obama declared…

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Killer Mike Joins Bernie Sanders’ Panel on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike , has been a vocal supporter of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders since the Vermont Senator won an immediate endorsement from the Atlanta rapper following the support of rejuvenating the Voting Rights Act. Earlier this month when Mike sat down to discuss why he’s supporting Sanders to speak on…

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Janet Jackson & N.W.A. Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Janet Jackson and N.W.A. are having a banner year! So far Janet Jackson released her eleventh album which is getting rave reviews and has embarked on a record-breaking new tour. Now, Janet can count 2015 as the year she received a long overdue nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame! N.W.A. are also…

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Nas Receives W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University

Nas has been hitting us with thought-provoking rhymes since his debut album, Illmatic shook the world in 1994. Last night, his hard work and inspirational lyrics led to him becoming the first rapper to be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois medal by Harvard University. The award is the university’s highest honor in their African and African-American…

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Audio: Govales, “Freakazoid”

Govales drops his most sonically complex tune yet with “Freakazoid.” Throughout the various textures, Govales’ penchant for funk still remains. The cut also delivers a simmering guitar solo which makes me believe there’s not one instrument the New York-based talent cannot turn into art. Get into it below. Govales’ debut album Lovetron drops soon.

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Future Brown’s New Mix is Full of R&B, Trap & Juke

Future Brown‘s debut album release is creeping closer. To ease anticipation, the quadruple threat of sound mavens has compiled a mix of past collaborations and, of course, a superb mix of R&B, grime, and juke. Head over to their website to stream the mix and peep the full track last below. Future Brown’s self-titled album…

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Motown’s Newest Soul Trio James Davis Return with “Co-Pilot” Visual

Soul trio James Davis — compiled of twins Jess and Rey and their brother Auston — left us with a smoldering tease at the end of their debut “Better Than You Are” visual. Now, Motown’s newest signees return with the mesmerizing tune in full. “Co-Pilot” is an assortment of influences including Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin…

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Jessie Ware Gets Surreal in “Champagne Kisses” Visual

Since the drop of Jessie Ware‘s first album, Devotion, her music videos have always added elegant touches to her presentation — and her latest “Champagne Kisses” visual is a surrealist’s dream. Directed by Christopher Sweeney, Ware is seen in several avant-garde perspectives including being buried under mallets, adorning a wooden torso, and conjoined to a…

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