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Michael Kiwanuka – “Black Man in a White World”

What starts off as a sparse folk blues song of sorrow gradually grows into a soulful R&B callback to the classic sound of the 60's and 70's....
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New Alicia Keys “IN COMMON”

Alicia Keys has been off the scene for a few years, so maybe that sets the bar impossibly high for her return. The track...
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“GALLO NEGRO” Music Video – Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas

I'm still on Lesson 1 of Disc 1 of my Rosetta Stone - Espanol, but I've learned enough Spanish to know that "Gallo Negro"...
Tink "Ratchet Commandments"

New Music: Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”

Chicago MC and Timbaland associate Tink has released her single "Ratchet Commandments." For a Timbaland production, it's relatively minimal to begin with. But after a...
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Kendrick Lamar is Filling the Outkast Void

The opening track to Kendrick Lamar's newest album To Pimp a Butterfly has multiple hallmarks of a classic West Coast hip-hop production. A cameo...

“Battle Anybody I Don’t Care Who You Tell” – Why LL...

The popularity of battle rap is so high at present that it's become an unofficial sub-genre of hip-hop. While no one has made a...

Drake’s ‘Views From the 6’ Album Cover Art

Over the weekend, in between watching Purple Rain 8 times in a row, downloading unreleased Prince song after unreleased Prince song, and watching Under...
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ALL EYEZ ON ME Tupac Biopic Teaser Trailer

Let's go ahead and get this out of the way... Demetrius Shipp Jr., the actor playing Tupac Shakur in All Eyez on Me, the biopic...