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Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad When a Man Loves a Woman, has died aged 73. Louisiana coroner Dr… 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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Having spent much of the cocaine ’80s and early ’90s inside exciting New York City clubs (CBGBs, Wetlands Preserve) watching… Read More

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Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday. Tennessee Highway Patrol… Read More

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From the opening synths, Rippy Austin aims squarely at R&B seduction and “Hey You” draws back the bow. The phrase is… Read More

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The sounds of Jill Scott streamed through the mini Bose speakers mounted on the walls, providing a mellow oasis as Tai melted her mind and body in… 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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Spike Lee will make his next feature-length film for Amazon Studios, the Wrap reports. Titled Chiraq (as in Chicago + Iraq = Chiraq), the movie could… Read More

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