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by Slate

Ready to Die turns 20 on Saturday, and even at a moment when hip-hop is particularly taken with such milestones, this is… Read More

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INTRODUCING Lil’ John Roberts [NEW MUSIC]

The number of indie star cameos in Lil’ John Roberts’s gravity-defying new video, “Space,” is really impressive:… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Nicki Minaj has finally confirmed a release date for her long-awaited album The Pinkprint, which features the singles "Pills… Read More

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Snoop + Memphis Music Legends = ‘Take Me to the River’

by Margeaux Johnson

Insistent beat. Soulful rhythms. Hallowed vocals. “Race music,” as it was coined in the early 20th century, combined… Read More

All Eyes on Us: When Black Culture Goes Global

All Eyes on Us: When Black Culture Goes Global

by Bessie Akuba Winn-Afeku

Two years ago, I made Germany my temporary home, using the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and attend numerous festivals… Read More

Simone Battle Adds to Tragic Trend of Celebrity Suicide

Simone Battle Adds to Tragic Trend of Celebrity Suicide

by #teamEBONY

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Sheila E

Sheila E. Finds Her Own Beat

by Monique W. Morris

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

Hendrix: Experience the Original Afropunk

Hendrix: Experience the Original Afropunk

by Michael A. Gonzales

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

Crime Rates versus Crime Lyrics by Emmanuel Khodra

Research Proves Rap Does Not Cause Crime

by #teamEBONY

After the persistent media coverage about rap lyrics being used as evidence in trials, I decided that it would be beneficial to map… Read More

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INTRODUCING Rob Milton [NEW MUSIC]

Any serious sound nerd will tell you that analog—the laborious recording format in which actual sound waves are recorded to… Read More

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