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You Won’t Believe What Kendrick Lamar’s Mom Said About His New Album

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Now that some dust has settled around Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, DAMN., it is time to set it in a more analytical light. The album, of course, tackles topics such as being a king among kings, duality in right and wrong, and duality in what’s “cool.” Kendrick returns with his trademark unparalleled storytelling capability,…

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Prince: It Has Been A Whole Year Since We Lost The Purple One (VIDEO)

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The world was rocked by many events in 2016. One of those events was the death of the one and only pop icon Prince – losing him at the relatively young age of 57 shocked the world. He had just been around the world on a whirlwind tour. He seemed in good form. The death of his…

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Joey Bada$$ Calls Out Donald Trump In New Album!

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These days, it is challenging to come across a new hip-hop album that doesn’t have SOME allusion to social injustice and the struggle against political oppression. More often, it’s not even that subtle. Numerous artists (Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Vic Mensa) have conceptualized entire projects on this idea. So when Joey Bada$$ released his album title—All…

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Coachella Still Dealing With Consequences Of Anti-LGBTQ Donations

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Coachella recently released its 2017 lineup. So, of course, the unrest of Philip Anschutz’s past donations to anti-LGBTQ foundations once again began stirring. Anschutz has come out on numerous occasions to multiple publications claiming the donations were a mistake—that such hyperbolic reports were simply fake news. Once these reports became viral, he and his team…

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Gucci Mane’s New Autobiography Reveals The Truth Behind Conspiracies!!

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Since his September, 2016 release date from prison, Gucci Mane has—needless to say—been grinding. He not only released his 10th studio album, The Return of East Atlanta Santa, but he released the title and a solid TBA on an 11th. What truly has followers on the edge of their seats, however, is his announcement of…

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Top 10 Political Songs (VIDEOS)

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Here are the best songs about politics or political events: 1. ‘Imagine’ – John Lennon 2. ‘Ohio’ – Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young 3. ‘What’s Goin On?’ – Marvin Gaye 4. ‘Strange Fruit’ – Billie Holiday 5. ‘Fight The Power’ – Public Enemy 6. ‘Revolution’ – Beatles 7. ‘Holiday’ – Green Day 8. ‘Killing In…

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Feeling Old, Yet? Hanson Is Going On 25th Anniversary Tour

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Yes, it really has been 25 years since Hanson came on the scene. They are going on their 25th Anniversary Tour this May. The group formed in Oklahoma in 1992 when Isaac was 11, Taylor was 9, and Zac was just 6. Today, they are all fathers with their own children. Taylor Hanson said in a…

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Musician Puts Trump’s Mumbles To Music And It Is EPIC (VIDEO)

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President Trump does do one thing constantly, consistently, and right on cue and that is bragging about himself on a constant basis, even when it’s not true. His voice, after a while, becomes washed out and just a succession of noises coming from the screen. Well, we aren’t the only one who thought so and…

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Justin Bieber In New Japanese Commercial (VIDEO)

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Pop star Justin Bieber has been in Japan shooting a commercial. TMZ reported on the pop star’s new venture saying he fully embedded himself in Japanese culture. In the advert Bieber plays himself and only speaks Japanese. His co-star is a Japanese comic/musician Piko Taro. In the clip Bieber is wearing a high necked blue suit –…

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Big Sean Takes Hip-Hop In A New Direction

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Big Sean is a man of many catchphrases—“Sean Don,” “straight up,” “finally famous.” Many taglines—“look,” “brrr,” “uhhhh.”  Many recurring characters in his songs—Ashley… Lisa… Kanye. Is there room for growth? Is he capable of something… more? Something just as catchy, iconic, and purposeful? Well, he tried. Whether it is better or worse, here are 4…

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Jay Z And Beyonce Just Made A MAJOR Baby Announcement

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The famous couple and musical superstars, Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z just announced via Instagram that they are expecting, not one, but two new babies. The duo already has one beautiful little girl named Blue Ivy but they are now expanding by two. Beyonce looks absolutely stunning, as usual, with her growing baby belly in…

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Bring In The Clowns! Insane Clown Posse Is Joining The Fight Against Washington (VIDEO)

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With so much happening with the United States government, more and more people are standing up for their rights and taking it the streets in protest. In my thirty something years of life I have never seen so many people marching each and every day for what they believe is wrong. Well, Insane Clown Posse,…

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2-Year-Old Baby ROCKS A Rendition Of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ (VIDEO)

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Two-year-old Sophia from Lansing, MI has thrilled us all with her adorable rendition of Dolly Parton’s hit song, “Jolene.” The little girl’s video, posted on her mom’s Facebook account has gotten over six million views and counting. Brooke Kingsley, Sophia’s mother talked about the importance of music in her life and how it had been…

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Soulja Boy Defies Expectations In Preparing For Fight With Chris Brown (VIDEO)

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Celebrity, Soulja Boy (Tell’em), has currently been training for his fight with Chris Brown and has already defied expectations. With rumors and gossip about whether or not he will have to quit his smoking habit (of the Marijuana variety) one thing is for certain… He is serious about it. Within a short amount of time,…

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Paris Jackson Dishes On Shockingly Normal Life With Dad Michael — ‘We’ve Gotta Have A Mom, Right?’

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Rolling Stone magazine recently sat down with musical legend and icon, Michael Jackson’s, daughter, Paris Jackson to talk about her life after her father’s death and Michael as a father. The interview is both moving and enlightening as it delves into an area of the Jackson’s life that very few people saw, Michael Jackson as…

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J. Cole Just Broke Down The Biggest Problem In The Music Industry (VIDEO)

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In a video published earlier this month, J. Cole puts words to something we’ve all been thinking. He links certain aspects of hip-hop—political oppression, commercialization, reflection of class struggle—in a way that hasn’t been done before to illustrate a horrible cycle that happens time and time again. Cole mentions what it’s like to be the…

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J. Cole Has Reached The Top Of The Mountain (VIDEO)

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J. Cole’s 4th studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, dropped at the very end of 2016. It’ll be surprising if any album of 2017 touches it. Brief and beautiful, this 10-track album recounts the life of James McMillan Jr., a friend of Cole’s, who died (presumably from gang violence) at the age of 22. The album…

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Run The Jewels Literally Drop Their Latest Album, Too Ill For Public Restrooms (VIDEO)

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Through all of the holiday chaos of dealing with relatives, putting on extra weight, and sleeping off an eggnog hangover, there’s something you may have missed—Run the Jewels dropped their third installment. The hip-hop supergroup, consisting of Killer Mike and El-P, have found their permanent niche in the grungy, hardcore rap corner. They cover anything…

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