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Posted on September 17th, 2018
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Lupe LLerenas
It's almost been a year since Jaden Smith dropped his debut album SYRE, and while it's still in heavy rotation, the 20-year-old rapper returns today with a new music video for his song “The Passion." The video sees the young crooner passionately rapping on top of a...
Posted on September 11th, 2018
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Aisha Buchanan
The 9th annual ONE Musicfest kicked off on Monday at Central Park in Atlanta with over 20,000 attendees. ONE Musicfest is the largest annual urban progressive music festival in the southeast region. On day one of the festival , artists such has Nas, Miguel, Big Sean,...
Posted on September 10th, 2018
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Aisha Buchanan
A glimpse at Quincy Jones’s new documentary is finally here for all to see. The documentary titled , Quincy , is directed by his daughter Rashida Jones.  The trailer captures great and challenging times of the musical genius’s life. In his early life , Quincy had...
Posted on September 10th, 2018
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Aisha Buchanan
A biopic is in the works for Wu-Tang Clan founding member , Ol’ Dirty Bastard (O.D.B). Sony Columbia Pictures is developing the legendary rapper’s life story for the big screen while Wu-Tang Clan leader, RZA, produces the film. Wu-Tang Clan was born out of Staten...
Posted on September 7th, 2018
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RK Jackson
T.I. has shared not one, but two new cuts off his long-awaited album, The Dime Trap due on new label Epic after leaving his long relationship with Columbia. One of the records is a Latin-infused 'Jefe,' featuring Meek Mill. The Bangladesh-produced cut uses a...
Posted on September 4th, 2018
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Aisha Buchanan
  Jay Z  will be presenting the Chairman and CEO of Warner Music, Jon Platt , with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award at the October 11th City of Hope Gala. City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life threatening...
Posted on September 1st, 2018
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Derêka K. Bennett
The time for the annual Made in America Festival is here and you can livestream it to watch! This year's lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Diplo, Janelle Monáe, and Meek Mill among others. The performances are set to kick off around 12 p.m. at...
Posted on August 31st, 2018
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Lupe LLerenas
Just after securing the top spot on Billboard’s On-Demand Streaming Songs chart with “FeFe," Tekashi 6ix9ine stops by to drop off his Caribbean-themed video for his track "Bebe." The New York newcomer took to Instagram earlier this week to promise that...
Posted on August 31st, 2018
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Derêka K. Bennett
Future is back with another visual and this time it’s for the Beast Mode 2 highlight "Wifi Lit.” The Zaytoven produced song had its visual released just today and it’s looking steamy and sexy. The Spike Jordan-directed clip takes a dip into the adult film business....
Posted on August 22nd, 2018
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Derêka K. Bennett
Russ’ just released a visual to the first single off of his upcoming project ZOO.  "The Flute Song” contains multiple lines of flute performers, I’m talking rows upon rows. With the track being producted by Scott Storch's, Russ’ brings the song to completion...
Posted on August 9th, 2018
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Derêka K. Bennett
Citigroup recently published stats in regards to the finances in the music industry. In this report the investment bank explained how money moves through the music business in the U.S. in today’s digital streaming era. According to Rolling Stone U.S. listeners are...
Posted on August 9th, 2018
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Lupe LLerenas
Warner Music Group has announced that it has now sold its entire stake in Spotify for $504 million, according to Variety. Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper told analysts the music label will share around $126 million in proceeds with its artists as part of the label's...
Posted on August 8th, 2018
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Lupe LLerenas
FKi 1st is one half of production duo "FKi" and an emerging rap artist in his own right. Today, the Atlanta native has teamed up with Good Gas, 2 Chainz, and ASAP Ferg for the music video of "How I Feel." Back in February, the DJ-producer dropped the Good Gas, Vol. 1...
Posted on August 4th, 2018
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RK Jackson
August is upon us with all brand new Civil Selects. Click play below and let us know what you think of these rising artists. You can add our official Civil Selects: August Playlist here, or stream below. Continue reading “Civil Selects: Alan Love, Lisa Lee, Francis...
Posted on August 1st, 2018
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RK Jackson
Ahead of the release of her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Queen, Nicki Minaj has taken over her Essentials playlist on Apple Music and included a special note to her fans (with an album update), which you can read below: My darlings!!! I have a huge surprise...