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Sheila E. Finds Her Own Beat

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La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la…la, la la… A fur coat of mink in the summertime. A Mercedes sedan. Discovering… Read More

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Hendrix: Experience the Original Afropunk

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When writer/director John Ridley’s much anticipated film Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side opens September… Read More

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News broke of the nominations for the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards, and the nods were evenly spread amongst the heavyweights as well as… Read More

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This summer, fellow MCs, producers, DJs, friends and fans awaited the return of the former Terror Squad member, Remy Ma. Social media… Read More

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UGG Australia, the Down Under branch of the American footwear company, recently unveiled… Read More

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Last week, for the first time in years, I missed the Afropunk festival. The musical movement began as an extension of a 2003 documentary… Read More

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Hip-hop Addresses Ferguson on ‘Don’t Shoot’ [NEW MUSIC]

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West Coast rapper Game enlists some of his fellow wordsmiths to raise awareness on the topic of the death of Mike Brown, police brutality… Read More

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Wow! Yep, that pretty much sums up my reaction after witnessing the magic, yes, magic, that R&B recording artist Kem showcased… Read More

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Contrary to most pop records, the full-length debut from British rhythm and blues auteur, FKA Twigs, isn’t a dance album. In… Read More

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Smokey Robinson Duets with John Legend + More [INTERVIEW]

by Matthew Allen

With lyrics like, “My smile is my makeup I wear since my breakup” and “I know flowers grow through rain/But how… Read More

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