Nicki Minaj Scores Cover of New York Times Magazine

Nicki Minaj Scores Cover of New York Times Magazine

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In the spring of 1985, there were two types of Prince fans–those who boarded the violet-hued bandwagon years before Purple… Read More

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Tidal has seen better days — well, that's not true ... but maybe it's about to see better days? DJ Skee's beautiful… Read More

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Music festivals have always been a staple in popular culture for as long as we can remember. From Woodstock to Coachella and everything… Read More

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In retrospect, growing up in Oakland during the last two decades of the 20th century meant that exposure to hip-hop music was a foregone… Read More

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From the opening synths, Rippy Austin aims squarely at R&B seduction and “Hey You” draws back the bow. The phrase is… Read More

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When photographer, Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop’s early days, one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s he… Read More

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