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by Damon Young

As a person who came of age in what I consider to be the golden age of rap---1993 to 1999---I'm personally offended that "music"… Read More

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INTRODUCING Kendra Ross

Blue Note has outlasted the Bottom Line, the Village Gate and other revered (now shuttered) jazz venues in New York City’s… Read More

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The Most Anticipated Music of 2013

by Kimberly Wilson

2012 was a breath of fresh air for R&B and hip-hop music. The year included diverse notable music from old and new artists including… Read More

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Hip-hop has evolved, and its future stars aren’t exactly who you might suspect. Our list of up-and-comers include an NYU graduate, innovators… Read More

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Alia Rose: Teena Marie’s Daughter Talks

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Finally, there will be one last Teena Marie album. The Ivory Queen of Soul singer died suddenly back in… Read More

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"Rescue Me" Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72

by The Root

Soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the charts in 1965 with her feel-good hit song "Rescue Me," has… Read More

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Drake Calls Out Walgreens and Macy's for Using "YOLO"

by #teamEBONY

While perusing through the aisles of Macy's and Walgreens, early Christmas (Dec. 25), Drake called out… Read More

INTRODUCING Farrah Burns [VIDEO]

INTRODUCING Farrah Burns [VIDEO]

Farrah Boulé Burns has the best lips in hip-hop. Her sexy pout merits its own paragraph, but what spills from those lips is… Read More

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2012’s Hottest Songs

by Patrice Peck

Looking back on this year’s music, it’s safe to say that 2012 was a good year. Courageous newcomers, revitalized vets… Read More

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Robert Glasper Pays Homage to the Soul of Stevie Wonder

[REVIEW] Keys of Life:
Robert Glasper Pays Homage to the Soul of Stevie Wonder

by Una-Kariim A. Cross

Stevie Wonder’s fifteenth studio album, 1972’s Talking Book, was developed to fully capture the beauty, drama… Read More

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