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With Black Music Month here, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the aural architects who helped shaped the noir soundtracks… Read More

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The Scandalous Joy of Rihanna and Josephine Baker

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When I saw Rihanna tweet an image of herself donning… Read More

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50 Cent, Animal Ambition 50 Cent taps into his Southside Jamaica, Queens roots for his latest project, Animal… Read More

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Wiz Khalifa, 28 Grams (Mixtape) The release of 28 Grams was delayed due to Wiz Khalifa’s recent… Read More

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Back on August 25, 2001, DJ Chairman Mao spun enough old school hip-hop jams and Prince songs to keep everyone at APT smiling. Hanging… Read More

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The first thing that hits you is the bass, booming and almost deafening in its intensity. Then there are the booties, abundant and… Read More

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Manchild in the Promised Land is a classic autobiography by Claude Brown, but it easily could be lasered as tattoos on the… Read More

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Whether you and I like it or not, we now live in a post-Hologram Michael Jackson society. We had no say on the matter. After watching… Read More

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The Roots Return to ‘Shoot Your Cousin’ [NEW MUSIC]

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The Roots, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (no… Read More

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On last night's Billboard Music Awards, a hologram projection of Michael Jackson performed "Slave to the Rhythm" (from… Read More

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