YNW Melly Says He’s Dying From Coronavirus in Prison, Begs Judge for Early Release

Incarcerated rapper YNW Melly is begging a judge to release him from prison because he feels like he’s dying from coronavirus. The Florida rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, recently filed court docs claiming the Florida rapper, who is behind bars while awaiting his double murder trial and recently tested positive for coronavirus, is having trouble breathing and suffering from severe chills, headaches and body aches. Cohen said in the court docs, obtained by TMZ, that Melly currently weighs 114 ...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Crime, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cohen, Melly, Broward County Jail, Bradford Cohen, YNW Melly, YNW Juvy, Bortlen, Coronavirus, COVID-19, CDC Melly

Kevin Artairus – “Almighty Doofisity” (Album)

With a dope unorthodox style, rising underground newcomer Kevin Artairus delivers his debut full-length album titled “Almighty Doofisity“.  Follow him on Instagram @kevinskranium. 
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listening to joni: #13: chalk mark in a rainstorm

Chalk Mark In a Rainstorm, 1988 After writing my first negative review in this series, I was half-dreading listening to the album. Happily, I ended up pleased and relieved. Chalk Mark In a Rainstorm is a solid album with some lovely and memorable songs. There are choices that don't work for me, and one truly awful song, but overall the album is a great improvement over the previous Dog Eat Dog.On Chalk Mark, Joni's writing is strongest when she's at her most topical. "Tea Leaf Prophecy," quotes...
Tags: Travel, Music, House, Willie Nelson, Harry, Sicily, Don Henley, Peter Gabriel, Riverside, Tom Petty, Lakota, Joni, Billy Idol, Corinna Corinna, Laura K, Larry Klein

Haven’t We Suffered Enough?

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Watch Paul Simon And Edie Brickell Cover The Everly Brothers In Quarantine

Many couples, one would imagine, are not going to get through this whole endless pandemic quarantine situation too comfortably. Some specific music couples, however, seem to be doing quite alright -- getting together to perform some special covers during this time of lockdown. Just earlier today, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires gave us More »
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Chico DeBarge’s Son Dontae Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles, Was Reportedly Homeless

R&B singer Chico DeBarge is mourning the loss of his 35-year-old son, Dontae Anderson-DeBarge, who died after a fatal stabbing in Los Angeles last week. Police confirmed they found a 35-year-old man dying on the street Thursday (Apr. 2) with multiple stab wounds. Officers said they tried to perform CPR on the victim, who they declared homeless, but he couldn’t be resuscitated. The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement: “Per Sgt. Fisher, Van Nuys Area Watch Commander, a homicide occur...
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Noa James – “OrcaMania 30​,​000” (Album)

Jump into the ring with this bombastic, positive new OrcaMania 30,000 record from Noa James and his wild-ass friends. Got bars?  Be sure to peep the final track, the extendo mix of OrcaMania 30,000 and submit your verse for the open slot! Winner gets on the remix which will be on a special Noa James remix album!  OrcaMania 30,000 by Noa James
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CNN Reports On Gwar’s Quarantine Situation

We're living through quite an unprecedented time, and it's the sort of experience where we rely more than ever on solid reporting and crucial information. We need our news organizations to keep us updated on all the latest data, and all the safest precautions we can take as the pandemic goes on. And now, CNN … More »
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Moon Boys – “Next Bitch” Ft. Franklin Fresh

Out of London, UK, rising independent Hip Hop group Moon Boys releases their new heavy club banger single titled “Next Bitch” featuring Franklin Fresh.  Content of the track portrays the parting lifestyle with no short supply of women and alcohol. The lyrics contain clever references to movies like Donnie Darko which along with the catchy flows creates an amazing atmosphere and energy.  Follow them on Instagram @moneyoutofnothing. 
Tags: Jazz, Singles, London UK, Donnie Darko, Moon Boys, Hip Hop group Moon Boys

New communications for new times – the next 100 seconds

Communications, marketing and media don’t operate in a vacuum. They are part of the culture of our times. It’s why we look back on old advertising with a sense of “days gone by” – after all good advertising and communications convey a story and context that goes far beyond the simple message. So it is not surprising that in this time of COVID-19 crisis, that we are seeing new types, forms and approaches to communication. These new approaches are not necessarily one thing or the other – the...
Tags: Science, Australia, Marketing, Social Media, Creativity, Pop Culture, Community, Frankenstein, Pesce, Mark Pesce, Tiktok, flattenTheCurve

Judge Sides With Universal In Artists’ Vault Fire Lawsuit

In June of last year, The New York Times published an extensive report revealing new details about a fire that raged through Universal Studios way back in 2008. The fire was public knowledge, as was the damage to movie sets and film archives. But the warehouse also housed a whole lot of very … More »
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Country Innovator Sam Hunt’s New Southside Was Worth The 6-Year Wait

Montevallo was prophetic. On a macro level, Sam Hunt's 2014 debut album altered the sound of modern country music, incorporating hip-hop influences with a nuance rarely seen in the Nashville mainstream. The likes of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan had been recently scoring big hits by hybridizing bro country with trap music, but those … More »
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Watch Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Cover “Manic Monday” With The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs

A couple weeks ago, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong started a new series of stuck-at-home videos called No Fun Mondays. For the first one, he covered "I Think We're Alone Now," for the next he did Johnny Thunders' "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory." For today's edition, he recruited … More »
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Jamo Gang – “38 Minutes” Ft. Sick Jacken, Slaine (Prod. By J57)

Jamo Gang consists of LA legend Ras Kass, NYC veteran emcee El Gant and J57 on production.  The trio’s debut album “Walking with Lions” is set to be released on May 8th, 2020 via Fat Beats Records. The album features DJ Premier, Slug from Atmosphere, Sid Wilson from Slipknot, Sick Jacken from Psycho Realm & Slaine from La Coka Nostra.  J57 handled all of the production except for “The 1st Time” which was produced by living legend, DJ Premier. The “Walking with Lions” LP embodies head-nodder boo...
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Stevie Ray – “Nothing But Love” Ft. J.Lately & Kristina Urgel

During these hard times when we need to surround ourselves with as much love as possible, check out “Nothing But Love“, the new single by Stevie Ray featuring J.Lately and Kristina Urgel.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Stevie Ray, J.Lately, Kristina Urgel

SUMiT – “Blind.Rage.Vibe”

“Blind.Rage.Vibe”, a hard hitting single by SUMiT off his new 15-track album, “Omniac: MyKindOfCrazy“.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Sumit

Sheryl Crow – “Lonely Town, Lonely Street” (Bill Withers Cover)

Sheryl Crow has paid tribute to Bill Withers -- the soul legend who passed away last week at 81 -- by releasing a cover of "Lonely Town, Lonely Street," which appeared on his 1972 album Still Bill. "I love Bill Withers. His passing last week was a heavy blow, on top of the … More »
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10 Great Bill Withers Samples

It's one of the great disappearing acts in popular-music history. In 1985, Bill Withers, one of the greatest soul singers and songwriters of all time, got sick of the pressures and power struggles and demands of the pop-star career. He walked away from the music business completely, releasing no new music and playing no further … More »
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Whitney Peyton – “No Time” (Video)

Philadelphia’s very own Whitney Peyton unveils the visuals for the song “No Time” off her new album Alpha.  
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Charli XCX Announces New Album Made In Quarantine, How I’m Feeling Now, Out 5/15

Charli XCX went into self-quarantine along with the rest of us last month, and she started things off by sharing that documented her current mood. Those expanded into a series of Instagram Live sessions with her friends and collaborators, and now she has announced that she is going to make a … More »
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Rita Wilson Joins Naughty By Nature On Official “Hip Hop Hooray” Remix

A couple weeks ago, while recovering from coronavirus, a bored Rita Wilson posted a video of her rapping along to Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray." Her rendition went viral, and now Wilson has teamed up with NBN for an official remix. It's for a good cause, as a fundraiser for the More »
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G. Dot & Born – “Never Give Up” (Video)

Boston rap duo  G .  Dot  &  Born  share their cinematic new video for “Never Give Up,” an inspirational anthem that couldn’t be more timely. As we all face the realities of the current global pandemic, it can be difficult to keep your head and maintain. And while  G .  Dot  &  Born  aren’t necessarily offering a solution for our collective woes, they are providing a sound piece of advice with the Gee Popi-produced “Never Give Up.” The video is directed by Pxvcegod Films  whose vision primari...
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Chase Murphy – “Wave Right Now” | MIC SESSION

Chase Murphy out of Boston, MA stops by our HQ and drops an exclusive Mic Session performing his new single “Wave Right Now”.  Follow him on Instagram @chasechowder.
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Six jazz movies you may not know

The film industry started making jazz-related features as soon as synchronized sound came in, in 1927: “I’m gonna sing it jazzy,” Al Jolson’s Jack Robin optimistically declares in the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer, before taking off on Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies.” (He gets closer to the jazzy mark whistling a quasi-improvised chorus of “Toot Toot Tootsie.”) Since then there have been dozens of movies focusing on jazz, or at least working it into the main plot.Such jazz stories have never be...
Tags: Books, Music, Hbo, New York, Featured, Chicago, Vienna, Amsterdam, Ethan Hawke, Shakespeare, Louis Armstrong, Baker, Paramount, Al Jolson, Chet Baker, Louis

Vursatyl & Neon Brown – “Maintain” (Video)

Producer Neon Brown just released a limited edition 7-inch record, where he collaborated with Vursatyl on the A-Side, “Maintain,” a hard-hitting but hopeful instrumental that also received an incredible visual component that makes the already-gripping lyrics even more powerful. The animated images are portrayed to resemble how America has depicted black Americans in society, film, and history. Additionally, the video showcases historical black Americans who have made a great impact on our cou...
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Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel to co-host fundraising concert for coronavirus health workers

Lady Gaga announces event featuring Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, and many more
Tags: Music, News, Trends, World Health Organization, Lady Gaga, Global Citizen, Movies & TV, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Colbert Fallon Kimmel, Billie Eilish Paul McCartney

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