Happy Birthday, Skepta!

Charlie Crowhurst, Getty s Today, Sept. 19, is the birthday U.K. sensation Skepta. Skeppy turns 35 today. Skepta, born Joseph Junior Adenuga, grew up in Tottenham, North London and started rapping as a teenager. Skep formed the rap collective Meridian… Continue Reading

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Boosie BadAzz Prepares for the Crazy 2Pac Heads to Come at Him Once ‘BooPac’ Album Drops

Diwang Valdez Boosie BadAzz is unequivocally honest. The Baton Rouge, La. native’s biggest appeal is that he bares his pain, struggle and his wrongs and rights in his music. His honesty has helped him develop a cult-like following that has… Continue Reading

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Jay-Z, Run The Jewels and More Kill It With Memorable Sets at 2017 Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Nicholas Hunt, Getty s For the past week or so, New York City has been blessed with festival-appropriate weather, rather unlikely as we’ve reached the middle September. So though many complained about the sun striking down on them in the… Continue Reading

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Open Mike Eagle Drops "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" Album

Open Mike Eagle has swooped in with his latest project, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, a 12-track adventure into the mind the Los Angeles-based MC. Packed with intricate rhyme schemes and personal musings on everything from family to politics, the… Continue Reading

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Nas Cozied Up With Nicki Minaj During 44th Birthday Celebration

New York, NY – As Nas celebrated his 44th birthday on Wednesday (September 13), the legendary Queensbridge MC was spotted with Nicki Minaj by his side as guests sang along to Stevie Wonder’s version “Happy Birthday.” Footage obtained by The Shade Room… Continue Reading

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Blu & Exile Announce "Below The Heavens" Prequel Album

One the best underground Hip Hop albums the last 20 years is getting a prequel. Blu & Exile have announced a new project titled The Beginning: Before The Heavens, which is being billed as a prequel. The LP serves as… Continue Reading

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Blu & Exile Announce "Below The Heavens" Prequel Album

One the best underground Hip Hop albums the last 20 years is getting a prequel. Blu & Exile have announced a new project titled The Beginning: Before The Heavens, which is being billed as a prequel. The LP serves as… Continue Reading

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The Come Up: Cousin Stizz’s Good Energy Is Taking Him Places

Kim Puliti Can you believe Suffolk County was Cousin Stizz‘s first project? The 13-track mixtape is a vivid experience, bringing listeners to a part Boston that quite frankly most them would never know exists—a whole community hustlers who didn’t escape… Continue Reading

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Get Ready For André 3000 In New Sci-Fi Film "High Life"

André 3000 has joined the cast the upcoming sci-fi film High Life, according to Variety. The picture, directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis, is reported to revolve around a group prison convicts who reduce their time behind bars by embarking… Continue Reading

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Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: AfterParty brings upbeat new sound with good vibes to the industry with self-titled EP

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Give Ashley Uriegas a bottle Hennessy and a kickin’ beat and she will create a song so upbeat that it’ll be hard for anyone to stay f their feet and have a good time. That’s what her… Continue Reading

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