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Freda Payne Talks All That Jazz [INTERVIEW]

by Michael A. Gonzales

While it’s been 44 years since the release of Freda Payne’s classic soul track “Band of Gold,” the 71-year-old… Read More

T.I. Stunts on His ‘Kang of the South’ Status [INTERVIEW]<br />

T.I. Stunts on His ‘Kang of the South’ Status [INTERVIEW]

by Demetria Irwin

T.I. has a lot going on right now, with a new album—Paperwork the Motion Picture—due out this fall and a new… Read More

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MTV to Honor Beyoncé with 2014 Video Vanguard Award

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MTV announced that Beyoncé, who leads the pack this year with eight Video Music Awards nominations, will join an exclusive… Read More

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The relationship between hip hop and the corporate world has reached its 30th anniversary. In those past 30 years mainstream… Read More

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by Kristin Braswell

If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "classical music" is stuffy older folks politely clapping… Read More

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That's right: head straight to flawless.beyonce.com and… Read More

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Sample the Top 10 James Brown Clips of All Time [VIDEO]

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Back in the 1980s, I saw a Black comedian holding court and telling jokes in front of the 59th Street entrance to Central Park. Perhaps… Read More

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In 2008, Sean Fennessey, then VIBE’s music editor, wrote how R&B had grown soft. Ripping recent offerings by everyone from… Read More

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Nicki Minaj's Butt Is Not Your Daughter's Problem

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Criticism has been rebranded as “hating,” and you aren’t allowed to dislike someone unless it’s popular to… Read More

Sample the Top 10 Common Videos of All Time

Sample the Top 10 Common Videos of All Time

by Michael A. Gonzales

Having rocked hip-hop for over 20 years, Common is one of the few artists who continues to challenge himself. With his 10th album… Read More

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