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The SoulBrother’s (Lez’s) Spring Mix

Enjoy these tunes as you drive, work out, ride the subway, clean the house, etc. This mix features new music from Rihanna, Monica, Jeremih, my homie Zo The Jerk, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Check out their albums … Continue reading

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Prince Records Tribute to the People of Baltimore, Shares Artwork

Prince will share his feelings on the unrest in Baltimore in the way he knows best — in song. The legendary artist has recorded a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore,” a spokesperson tells Billboard. … Continue reading

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Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

By Andy Greene On a clear day, you can see the Staples Center from Bill Withers’ house, which sits high in the hills above West Hollywood. Today, in about two hours, the Los Angeles basketball arena will host the Grammy … Continue reading

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The Man Who Broke the Music Business

By Stephen Witt One Saturday in 1994, Bennie Lydell Glover, a temporary employee at the PolyGram compact-disk manufacturing plant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, went to a party at the house of a co-worker. He was angling for a permanent … Continue reading

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Breaking Ad: When Hip-Hop First Went Corporate

By Kyle Coward First up is the Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man rapping over a minor-key piano sample atop a classic East Coast boom-bap beat, climaxing with a roar and proclaiming that he likes to wet his whistle with a 40-ounce. … Continue reading

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Tidal Review – Jay Z Streaming Service Test

It’s been two weeks since Tidal, the new music-streaming platform owned by Jay Z and a handful of pop’s highest-ranking Illuminati members, launched with an ostentatiously—almost clumsily—star-studded promotional video. In the time since, there’s been a flood of thinkpieces and … Continue reading

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Rihanna – American Oxygen

  RiRi gives us a poignant song about our nation. It addresses immigration, civil rights, the Eric Garner murder, corporate greed, the hope of change in the “New America”, and much more. She hit this one out of the park! … Continue reading

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Will Jay-Z lead artists into a powerful new digital era?

By Ashahed M. Muhammad Jay-Z rarely uses social media so when he used his Twitter account to communicate with his 3.1 million followers, people kind of knew something was brewing. It was seen as a major move when the Hip … Continue reading

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March 2015: A historical month in Hip-Hop

The month of March has welcomed two socially and morally conscious hip-hop discs that hopefully maybe the vanguard of more to come from other artists. The first is the much-anticipated, long-awaited “To Pimp a Butterfly” from Kendrick Lamar. The other … Continue reading

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Police Killing of Unarmed Georgia Man Leaves Another Town in Disbelief

By Richard Fausset Witnesses to the fatal police shooting of an African-American man gave differing accounts Tuesday. But they all ended with a similar question: Why was it necessary to shoot Anthony Hill, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran who was … Continue reading

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