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Maxwell Talks Duets Album With Alicia Keys

by #teamEBONY

This is your third time performing at Essence, and your first in support of your upcoming album SUMMERS. Will you perform… Read More

Why I Just Can't Get Into Magna Carta...Holy Grail

Why I Just Can't Get Into Magna Carta...Holy Grail

by Damon Young

There's no other entertainment-related entity that consistently requires as much cognitive dissonance from its fans as rap does… Read More

India.Arie’s ‘Cocoa Butter’ Reveals Palmer’s Soulful Side<br />

India.Arie’s ‘Cocoa Butter’ Reveals Palmer’s Soulful Side

by Melanie Yvette

The world’s number one cocoa butter brand heard the Grammy winning India.Arie when she first proclaimed her love for Black… Read More

Essence Carson

Essence Carson Dunks on Haters

by Donovan X. Ramsey

New York Liberty basketballer Essence Carson is no stranger to adversity, yet she says that growing up hardscrabble in Patterson… Read More

KanYeezus:<br />
Rap Man’s Got a God Complex

KanYeezus:
Rap Man’s Got a God Complex

by Joshua Adams

"I made that song because I am a god. I don't think there's much more explanation. I'm not going to sit here… Read More

Force MDs on Getting Big and Going Broke

Force MDs on Getting Big and Going Broke

by Souleo

The Force MD’s are ready to reclaim the spotlight with a slew of new projects including their appearance at the Read More

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Hip-Hop Needs Struggle

[OPINION]
Hip-Hop Needs Struggle

by Shaka Shaw

  While it's relatively easy to point the finger at record labels and radio stations for a perceived… Read More

Kanye Continues His Aesthetic Assault With "Black Skinhead" Video

Kanye West Releases Video for Black Skinhead

by Slate

The new Kanye West album Yeezus is practically brimming with harsh, abrasive tracks, but Black Skinhead may be… Read More

Sonic Boom: The Week’s Hottest Music

Sonic Boom: The Week’s Hottest Music

Ciara, “Backseat Love” Ciara taps into her sensual side once again for “Backseat Love.” This robotic… Read More

Meet Ebony Oshunrinde, the Teen Who Created a Beat for Jay-Z's Album

Meet Ebony Oshunrinde, the Teen Who Created a Beat for Jay-Z's Album

by Jezebel

Canadian teen Ebony Oshunrinde, who aptly goes by the moniker WondaGirl in the studio, has just finished the 11th grade. She's… Read More

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