Some of Hollywood’s A-list actors, music’s biggest artists and the movements most passionate voices are descending upon Los Angeles this weekend (Saturday August 29) to participate in the inaugural Blackout Music & Film Festival. The festival, which will take place at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown LA Live, will kick off with a screening of […]

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“There’s millions of Latino voices. Trump you’re through, ’cause we ain’t voting for you!” New York-based comedy troupe Room 28 released a knee-slapping parody of Big Sean’s popular hit “IDFWU,” in response to Donald Trump’s racial bias against Latino immigrants. The spoof music video titled “I WON’T VOTE FOR TRUMP #IWVFU” follows Elmo Difoca (played […]

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It’s been six years since Kanye West famously bumrushed the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards. While running through her list of thank you’s for Best Female Video (“You Belong With Me“), Mr. West insisted that the Moonman trophy go to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” which he crowned “one […]

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Consequence is prepping the release of his upcoming EP, A Good Comeback Story. Today (Aug. 28), the veteran Queens MC delivers the EP’s first single with “When I Wanna.” Over hard knocking and booming production provided by Mike Cash, Cons offers up flows that are aimed for partygoers going up on the weekends. Thanks to […]

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So far, 2015 has been chock full of wins for Spike Lee. First, the “School Daze” filmmaker wrapped up shooting his forthcoming flick Chi-Raq, the first film to be released via Amazon Studios’ film division. Then one of his biggest films Do The Right Thing was commemorated 26 years later with it’s very own street […]

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Mass Appeal Records is loaded with spitters. Anyone signed to Nas’ label has to come with razor sixteens on every track. And, the label’s budding MC, Dave East does it every time. He always leaves the scene bloody. On his latest offering, “Right,” the former B-Ball star murks a J. Demers-produced beat. Keeping to his […]

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NYFW hotspot Milk Studios became the home for BET’s “How To Rock Kicks” fashion show on Thursday night (Aug. 27). Curators included Fabolous, Vashtie, Pusha T, Casey Veggies and Syd Tha Kyd, who each brought their own steez to the runway in looks tailor-made for kicking it. Fab’s son, hashtag #PrinceJoso, also made an appearance […]

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As the summer months draw to a close, temperatures slowly transition from upper 80s down into the high 60s. Tree leaves tint, brown and fall from their branches into heaps on the floor. This change of scenery signals the ushering in of autumn and the time for Andra Day’s debut album, Cheers to the Fall, […]

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As the tenth anniversary of the devastation that rocked New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina approaches, President Obama and President Bush flocked to the city in show of diplomatic support. But the city’s hip-hop ambassador, Lil Wayne is prepping to do the the commanders-in-chief one better. Gifting his native town with a personalized […]

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Maryland MC Jay IDK released his SubTrap LP this week. The up-and-coming wordsmith approaches the trap life with raw rhymes and creative content. He’s tells hood stories from the perspective of all the different personalities that he encountered while in and out of jail from 2009 to 2012. Throughout the 15-track project, Jay exercises his […]

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