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Frank Ocean Is Still Working On A Novel
2 years ago

Frank Ocean Is Still Working On A Novel

By  •  R&B, Music, Art

Frank Ocean has stayed elusive in the years following his debut album Channel Orange in 2012. Media publications have a heard a lot of rumors about what the singer/songwriter has been up …
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Something That Needs to be Said About ‘Black Lives Matter’
2 years ago

Something That Needs to be Said About ‘Black Lives Matter’

Any Arab friends afraid to wear a beard nowadays? My mom tells me to shave if it gets too thick, otherwise I’ll get profiled. I don’t even blame her anymore.


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Lil Dicky is WRECKING the XXL Freshman Class
2 years ago

Lil Dicky is WRECKING the XXL Freshman Class

I’ve been a fan of Lil Dicky since he put out his “Ex-Boyfriend” music video back in 2013. Back then, no one was really sure what Dicky would become–all we …
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Blood Orange: Psychedelic Soul by Dev Hynes
2 years ago

Blood Orange: Psychedelic Soul by Dev Hynes

By  •  R&B, Indie Music, Rock

Producer and songwriter Dev Hynes is back at it again with a new project: the R&B/electronica musical mashup Blood Orange. After his previous solo title, Lightspeed Champion, was put on hiatus following …
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BLACK VIOLIN: A Classical Approach to Hip Hop
2 years ago

BLACK VIOLIN: A Classical Approach to Hip Hop

Black Violin is the musical duo of Kevin Sylvester (a.k.a. Kev Marcus) and Wilner Baptiste, both of whom are classically trained string instrumentalists. This genre-bending troupe mixes together the styles …
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Feminism in Hip Hop: Princess Nokia
2 years ago

Feminism in Hip Hop: Princess Nokia

The world of hip hop is notorious for being the home of some of the most misogynistic verses and song lyrics in music history. At one point or another, every male rapper …
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Having Your Voice Be Heard Has Never Been Easier
2 years ago

Having Your Voice Be Heard Has Never Been Easier

How many times a day do you tweet? Are you one of those people who spends hours on end refreshing your newsfeed? Or are you the guy who only retweets …
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Bernie Worrell, keyboardist of ‘Parliament-Funkadelic’, dies at 72
2 years ago

Bernie Worrell, keyboardist of ‘Parliament-Funkadelic’, dies at 72

Bernie Worrell helped influence the genres of funk, rock, and hip-hop to name a few, and was an early member of George Clinton’s theatrical funk-collective Parliament-Funkadelic.

Worrell’s musical life began at …
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Fall Out Boy & Missy Elliot Team Up for ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song
2 years ago

Fall Out Boy & Missy Elliot Team Up for ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song

If ghosts themselves don’t actually scare you, the new rendition of the classic “Ghostbusters” theme song just might. Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot team up for an awkward revamp …
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Anderson .Paak is Who You Should Listen to This Summer
2 years ago

Anderson .Paak is Who You Should Listen to This Summer

By  •  R&B, Music, Hip Hop

What is your ideal summer soundtrack? Whether you’re reclining comfortably on your backyard deck, laying down in a field of grass and greenery, or covered in sand at the beach, you probably …
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