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Posted on July 23rd, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
As we continue to celebrate and recognize 2019’s XXL freshmen, it is time for the newly selected class to show us their skills  with their cyphers. The first set of artists to participate in the XXL Freshmen cypher are DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, YK Osiris, and Lil...
Posted on July 23rd, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
The time has come for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards as this year’s nominations have been announced. Featuring two brand new categories, “Video for Good” and “Best K-Pop,” the show continues to expand its representation of the music industry. Pop stars Ariana...
Posted on July 23rd, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
Rapper Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker in 2016 according to reporter Deanna Boyd of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition to being hit with a $10,000 fine for the murder, Tay-K was sentenced to 30 years for one count...
Posted on July 22nd, 2019
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Staff Editor
Kid Cudi's Kids See Ghosts follow up is right around the corner. The upcoming album Entergalactic serves as the creative foundation for a just-announced Netflix series executive produced by Black-ish's Kenya Barris. Im just gettin started!! "Entergalactic"...
Posted on July 19th, 2019
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Derêka K. Bennett
According to recent reports, Tay-K was found guilty of murder even after it was noted that he was not the one who fired the weapon that killed 21-year-old Ethan Walker. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0GxG9dB14g/?igshid=e7jblam8fujk Prosecutors argued that Tay-K was...
Posted on July 16th, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
R&B artist Princeton Perez makes his return with his debut single “Perfect World,” which precedes his highly anticipated EP release of “Papi Chulo Prelude.” The new single serves as an introduction to Perez’s new signature sound. According to Perez, “The...
Posted on July 16th, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
This summer, "State of the Culture" is set to head out on tour as a series of REVOLT summits will begin in New York City on July 24 according to Billboard. On tour, attendees will watch Joe Budden, Remy Ma, Jinx, and special guest contributor A$AP Ferg live in action. The...
Posted on July 16th, 2019
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Staff Editor
Within the pendant, is a photo of Rick Ross’ close friend BLACK BO who passed away.) Photo Credit for BLACK BO: Mr. Brainwash Rick Ross returns with an official news on his latest Port of Miami 2 which will be released on the 13th anniversary of his debut studio album...
Posted on July 16th, 2019
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RK Jackson
With his 'ERYS' album still fresh, the multi-hyphenate creator says he may be ready to change course. Coming off his viral 'I LOVE YOU' free restaurant concept he launched in LA that fed the homeless vegan meals, Jaden Smith shared some comments on his career trajectory...
Posted on July 11th, 2019
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RK Jackson
R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, according to two law enforcement officials. The arrest follows counts of sex trafficking and misconduct stemming from initial reports in April. The 52-year-old was arrested by NYPD detectives and...
Posted on July 11th, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
On Wednesday, a class action lawsuit filed against Ja Rule regarding the failure of Fyre Festival was dismissed in a federal court. Although show attendees alleged the rapper falsely promoted the event, Ja Rule was cleared of any wrongdoing on his behalf in promoting the...
Posted on July 11th, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
Congratulations to music executive Wayne “Wayno” Clark as he has officially joined the team at Asylum Records as Vice President, A&R. Wayno’s new position, based at Asylum’s New York headquarters, will find the VP cultivating new talent and connecting them with...
Posted on July 10th, 2019
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Derêka K. Bennett
As reported, Jay-Z has signed former mentor and collaborator Jaz-O to Roc Nation just two years after the duo reunited for the first time in nearly 20 years. The two had a fallout in 2002 after Jaz-O initially declined to sign with Jay during the inception of launched...
Posted on July 10th, 2019
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Derêka K. Bennett
Jaden Smith is a rapper turned activist and he is busy carving out a legacy of humanitarianism for himself. Last spring, Jaden announced that he was installing a water-filtration system in Flint, Michigan that can clean up to 10 gallons of water at once for families....
Posted on July 7th, 2019
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Marquin Stanley
After revealing that Lil Nas X’s hot record "Old Town Road" had become a certified diamond-selling single, RIAA quickly took to Twitter to correct their mistake as Lil Nas X’s song is actually 3x multi-platinum.  After RIAA made the initial announcement on Wednesday...