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Jam On It: BadBadNotGood x Little Simz – “Our Conversations” (Red Bull 20 Before 16)

Red Bull Sound Selects’ “20 Before 16” objective is the gift that keeps on giving. With stellar contributions from Tokimonsta and Anderson .Paak, Mr. Carmack, Gallant and James Faunterloy, the 20th drop features a collaboration from Islington firecracker Little Simz and rap-aficionado-jazz-crew BadBadNotGood. Entitled “Our Conversations,” the track offers the cream of the crop in […]

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Peep This: Phony Ppl – “Why iii Love The Moon”

2015 was a great year for music, and one that can’t be overshadowed or overlooked by the swaths of To Pimp a Butterfly’s and Ego Deaths is independent Brooklyn band Phony Ppl’s fourth project, Yesterday’s Tomorrow. A collective of longtime homies that just so happened to make masterful genre-blending music together, Yesterday’s Tomorrow evokes blissful […]

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New Music

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Terrace Martin Remix)

Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” owes itself to the cohorts he recruited to round out the album’s nuances — from Flying Lotus and Thundercat to Pharrell and Anna Wise, “TPAB” is illustrious from top to bottom through its careful curating. Among those cohorts, Terrace Martin released an edit of KDot’s “Alright” today, stripping it […]

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Peep This: Roy Wood$ – “Get You Good”

The Drake co-sign is powerful with this one, and with a stellar “Exis” record as the introductory, OVO-signee Roy Wood$ is set to have a bright 2016 headed his way. The visuals for the pulsating “Get You Good” shows the 19-year-old crooner honing in his more primal urges, and making revenge look sweeter than ever. […]

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Emcee, Video

Chance the Rapper Makes History with SNL Performance

By and large, Chance the Rapper has become a worldwide favorite among rap fans for his fun, upbeat approach to hip-hop and infectious personality that bleeds optimism and possesses a social awareness to the world and his community around him. Such a grasp is rare for the modern rapper, let alone one that operates completely […]

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New Music, Video

Peep This: Pusha T – “Crutches, Crosses and Caskets”

As newly appointed G.O.O.D. el presidente, we can’t be mad at Pusha T announcing the forthcoming “King Push – The Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude” for his first motion as head honcho. Over the weekend he dropped the visuals for the first single “Crutches, Crosses and Caskets,” a golden-hued jaunt that alludes to a whole […]

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Issues, Lifestyle

No-Sign: Martin Shkreli, Wu-Tang Clan and the $2 Million Album

No-Sign is a regular feature that gives an in depth opinion on whatever deserves a proper verbal thrashing.  Basically, instead of earning a highly esteemed Co-Sign, it’s about to catch fade on a No-Sign.  In this edition, Wu-Tang Clan’s self-perceived masterpiece “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” is purchased by none other than a corporate […]

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Peep This: T-Pain’s Full NPR Concert

Ain’t nothing to the ‘Pain, we can change the last name, wha’s happenin’? In my formative college years, T-Pain was responsible for stereo blasting battles between my dorm neighbors, the founding of an affectionate nickname gifted from my basketball team that would eventually become my Instagram handle (Tabios-Pain!) and the only reason Wiscansin was suddenly […]

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New Music

Jam On It: Patrick Paige II – “Prelude”

Receive a co-sign from Syd the Kyd, and you instantly have my ears. Patrick Paige II, more familiarly known as the The Internet bassist, released a solo project entitled “Prelude,” that is riddled with instrumentals laden with experimental vibes that invoke a weighty sense of bliss that has Thundercat’s influential fingerprints all over it. Paige […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lookbook, Streetwear

HLZBLZ’s 2015 Holiday Collection “Watch and Learn” Reminisce Over You

Bad gyal collective HLZBLZ have been longtime purveyors of blending the ‘then’ with the ‘now,’ paying homage and due justice to the fore-bearing icons and the world from whence they came. Their penchant of bold and street-savvy fashion is brandished throughout on their Holiday ’15 collection, entitled “Watch and Learn,” while reliving MTV’s 1990s golden […]

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Emcee, New Music, Video

Peep This: KAMAU – “Hey Ya” (Cover)

For Outkast purists, “Hey Ya!” is likely to fall pretty close to bottom of the barrel within the Atlanta duo’s catalog. Which is rightfully so, with “Hey Ya!” as the outlier among Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s brand of funk, jazz and blues that passed itself as hip-hop, it’s as close to bubblegum as Andre […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle

Pepsi Swags Out Uncle Drew With His Own Kyrie 1 “PEs”

After a brutal summer, there’a quite a few things that call for the hero-worship of fall: layer-appropriate weather, holiday bonuses and basketball season. Barely ten games into the season and hoops’ inaugural start has already gifted us with insurmountable Stephen Curry highlights and the return of Kyrie Irving’s Uncle Drew. Pepsi’s fourth episode (that featured […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Erykah Badu – “Phone Down”

Erykah Badu’s recent chirps on a new mixtape come to fruition with a new joint called, “Phone Down,” a sultry minimal track from the rumored “But You Can’t Use My Phone,” set to be released this week. Badu has been occupying blog-o-sphere space with her warmongering since July and got fans riled with a “Hotline […]

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Graffiti Arts, Lifestyle

Takashi Murakami Opens Two New Exhibits in Japan

Following the opening of his exhibit in downtown Los Angeles’s The Broad Museum, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami opens two new exhibits in Japan that further display his unrelenting approach to contemporary art and culture through his marriage of fine art, cartoons and mind-bending sculptures. One select piece, “The 500 Arhats”, is a 100-meter long painting […]

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