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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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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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Umar Bin Hassan is an OG when it comes to spoken word, influencing a generation of MCs and poets as a member of the seminal Last… Read More

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Did you know that children are most likely to engage in risky or violent behavior between 3-6 p.m.? Harmony Project, the largest… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Introducing the first music streaming service that combines the best high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos and… Read More

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Growing up, there were two things in particular that my family instilled in the fabric of my wellbeing. The first was being a proud… Read More

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