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If MNEK isn’t careful, the 19-year-old might actually succeed in his obvious quest to bring the ’90s back. His hi-top… Read More

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Gospel Rap's Struggle for Relevance

by #teamEBONY

There is no conversation about gospel rappers without mentioning Lecrae. He is by far the one who has received the most praise (no… Read More

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

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

Azealia Banks Breaks Free on ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’

Azealia Banks Breaks Free on ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’

Azealia Banks just dropped “Heavy Metal and Reflective,” and the less said the better. Press play right away..… Read More

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Lauryn Hill Makes Appearance at OVO Fest

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Drake's normally all smiles, but he appears to be especially thrilled to perform alongside Lauryn Hill at Toronto's OVO Fest… Read More

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In the classic clip, the late James Brown details the origins of his 1968 Black pride anthem, “Say It Loud—I’m… Read More

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Sisters with Strings:
Meet Chargaux, the New Classical

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

See a Sultry Video Teaser for Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’

Watch: A Teaser for Nicki Minaj's Anaconda

by #teamEBONY

Judging by her provocative (and much discussed) album cover art, it was fair to assume that Nicki Minaj's butt would be featured… Read More

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