Posted on July 12th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
There's no doubt in my mind that J Cole is easily one of the most captivating artists to emerge in recent years. Whether he's performing in front of an audience or engaging with his fans, the North Carolina rapper is a great storyteller.Yesterday (July 11th), J Cole's 4...
Posted on June 25th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
Today (June 25th) Los Angeles will be taken over by the hottest stars in music and entertainment for the 2017 BET Awards. While many will have their eyes on performances that will come from Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and DJ Khaled, we all wonder who will take...
Posted on June 18th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
R&B singer H.E.R. has returned with a new project H.E.R., Vol. 2. She came on the scene in late 2016 with her debut H.E.R., Vol. 1. If you aren’t familiar with the elusive songstress, you have to take a listen to her music because trust me, it's worth...
Posted on June 18th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
Dear Dads, fatherhood is often a touchy subject in Hip-Hop. While Hip-Hop mothers are often praised through songs, there aren’t as many ground breaking tributes to the fathers in Hip-Hop. As the culture continues to grow, more and more rappers are providing insight on...
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Posted on June 12th, 2017
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Jay Holz
Yesterday (6/11) was a national holiday in the hip-hop community: Summer Jam day. Year in and year out, since the early 90s, New York and New Jersey has provided one of the industry's best festivals with Summer Jam and the 2017 show was no different. Last year's weather...
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Posted on June 10th, 2017
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Travis G
Have you ever had one of those moments where you can’t believe the present time is real life for you? Well, if you’re a fan of SZA, you're definitely relating that unbelievable feeling to having the singer’s debut album, CTRL, in your digital music library or a...
Posted on May 14th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
It's Mother's Day, which means you're probably doing some last minute plans for your mom. Now you could do the same old thing as last year and order an incredibly overpriced bouquet of flowers or send her some fancy chocolates. But, here at KarenCivil.com, we're...
Posted on May 11th, 2017
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Pennie Anassi
Everything is bigger in Texas and this notion was proven at this year's 5th annual sold out JMBLYA music festival. With close to 50,000 total attendees and a lineup for the history books, which included Chance The Rapper, Gucci Mane, Migos, Steve Aoki, Young Dolph, Lil Uzi...
Posted on May 10th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
One of the biggest concerts one can experience in Los Angeles just got even bigger. Los Angeles radio station Power 106 hosted its annual Powerhouse concert, but this time around they turned the concert into a festival with the main stage, food vendors, carnival rides and...
Rolling Loud 2017
Posted on May 9th, 2017
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Jay Holz
Wow. Just, wow. If you attended the 2017 Rolling Loud festival, than the word "wow" is exactly what you kept saying throughout the star-studded 3-day weekend. When you're approaching Bayfront Park and see the beautiful scenery that is South Beach, you say "wow." When...
Broccoli City Festival 2017 Recap Solange Rae Sremmurd
Posted on May 9th, 2017
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Travis G
If there's a music festival handbook written and published somewhere, rule no. 1 should definitely be: Rain or shine, the show must go on. For the folks behind the Broccoli City Festival, they understand this notion far too well. A fact that organizers and attendees of...
Posted on April 28th, 2017
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Pennie Anassi
It’s our favorite season of the year, and we’re not talking Spring or Summer. We’re talking Music Festival Season! A time where we get to forget about all of our responsibilities and spend a couple of days basking in the sun, enjoying our favorite artists, getting...
Posted on April 25th, 2017
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Ayanna Sinclair
This past Friday (April 21st), the iconic Ruff Ryders hip hop clique reunited and took over the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY for a 20-year anniversary celebration. The night was filled with ‘90s hip hop nostalgia, surprise guests and eager fans singing and rapping...
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Posted on April 15th, 2017
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Travis G
Each year, there's always at least one album in Hip Hop that brings us all together to make it an event. That album then goes on to become the force behind many conversations, whether good or bad, and lights the fire for passionate arguments and deconstructs of the body of...
Posted on April 8th, 2017
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Lupe Looove
In 2015, Joey Bada$$ captivated the Hip-Hop world with his debut album, B4.DA.$$, and now, 2 years later he's back and better than ever. At just 22-years-old, the Brooklyn rapper is courages, passionate, and a true advocate. In fact, his sophomore album, All-Amerikkkan...