Philadelphia Rapper Chynna Dead At 25

Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia rapper Chynna Rogers passed away today. Her manager confirmed the news over email. "Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed," her family added in a statement. The cause of death is currently unknown. She was only 25. More »
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Maine Laveau – “Bless U” (Video)

Last weekend, Miami’s Maine Laveau becomes one of Florida’s hottest new artists and proves it with the viral sensation on Instagram and new music visual single “Bless U”. Directed by Randy Gross of WolfStreet Fillms, Laveau rolls up his own way with style and drip through the Project X-produced track in a pure white Roll Royce and an army of street soldiers. While ripping and running throughout South Beach, Maine Laveau delivers a familiar street-smart rich style that transformed fellow Miami-...
Tags: Videos, Florida, Jazz, Rick Ross, Miami, Laveau, Maine Laveau, Randy Gross of WolfStreet Fillms Laveau, South Beach Maine, Instagram Bless U

Rehearsals Move Online – To Practice And For Community

“Physical distancing is the antithesis of what a community chorus is all about. We rehearse for four months before our performances twice a year. The community we form as we breathe, learn the music, and sing together is a vital component of who we are. Who are we in times of physical isolation?” – San Francisco Classical Voice
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When The Music Stops – Your Life On The Road Scrambles To A Halt

Lara Downes: “Two weeks of dates cancelled, and then before we knew it, two months. Every single concert, opera, festival, club date–our calendars were wiped clean. When it happened, some of us were out on the road, and we made our way home in confusion and panic. Some of us were getting ready to head out on tour, and we cancelled flights, unpacked suitcases. We were all stunned. It was surreal and impossible.” – I Care if you Listen
Tags: Art, Music, Lara Downes, 04.06.20

Help Comes Hard for the Orchestra With No Home

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s musicians, split across 14 countries, are dependent on support from their local governments to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis.
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Trippie Redd – “YELL OH” f. Young Thug

From his 'A Love Letter To You 4' project.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Young Thug, Trippie Redd

Grafh – “Agenda” Ft. Royce Da 5’9” (Video)

With the “Oracle III“ now available, Grafh lets go of a new visual for “Agenda” which features Royce 5’9” (Grafh and Royce also recently collaborated on “I Play Forever” from Royce’s new album The Allegory).
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Chef Boyardi – “Go Around”

Up and coming 18-year-old producer out of the lower Southern Philadelphia Chef Boyardi releases his new single titled “Go Around” featuring Boy Floss, Donn Blacc & BigBoyDrum. 
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Chef Boyardi, Boyardi, Southern Philadelphia

PUP’s Stefan Babcock Shares New Song Written In Quarantine, “Waiting For Something To Happen”

PUP leader Stefan Babcock has shared a new song that he wrote while in quarantine. It's called "Waiting For Something To Happen." He posted it earlier today alongside a video that shows him playing it on acoustic guitar and accompanied by PUP drummer Zack Mykula on a sampler pad and French horn player Rachel O'Connor. More »
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Lil Nas X Reveals He Didn’t Want to Come Out As Gay, Doesn’t Speak to His Mom: “I Planned to Die With the Secret”

Lil Nas X came out as gay last year at the end of pride month. He has since proudly embraced his identity, advocates for the LGBTQ community, and has sparked a needed conversation about homosexuality in the music and hip-hop industries. But the rapper just revealed to the Guardian that he never had any intention of coming out of the closet and what compelled him to ultimately do so. “The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret. But that changed when I became Lil Nas X.” Nas X aims to r...
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Hal Willner, Music Producer Who Melded Styles, Dies at 64

He was best known for assembling diverse casts of performers to play a slightly off-center body of work, and for obliterating the lines between genres.
Tags: Music, News, Hal, Willner, Deaths (Obituaries, Saturday Night Live (TV Program, Comedy and Humor

Mississippi Barber Dies of Coronavirus After Continuing to Cut Hair During Pandemic

A beloved Mississippi barber has died of COVID-19, and a number of social media posts suggest that he may have contracted the virus while still cutting hair during the nationwide quarantine. 46-year-old Eugene Thompson, the owner of Taper Nation and Taper Nation 2 barbershops, died Saturday (Apr. 4) at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS after testing positive for the novel coronavirus two weeks prior. The barber last posted on Facebook on March 17th, saying he “felt a little [achy]” and had a s...
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ReachingNOVA & Teemonee – “Legends” (EP Review)

ReachingNOVA & Teemonee are 2 rappers hailing from New York that’ve been active in the underground scene for a while now & this is their collaborative EP. The EP kicks off with “KLMG”, where the duo go back & forth with each other repping their crew over a beat that sounds like the apocalypse is taking place. The next song “Thriller Music” sees the duo flexing over a bassy instrumental while “The Other Side” pays tribute to the loved ones they’ve lost over a cavernous beat. The track “Phoeni...
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West Haven Blast – “The City Is Mine” EP

Lyrical, resourceful and authenticated, established Los Angeles rapper West Haven Blast has survived within the constantly evolving West Coast Hip Hop scene for years solely on consistency. Continuing to resonate, the EMPIRE/DubCNN entertainment recording artist delivers a refreshing brand new EP, properly-titled, The City Is Mine. A new 7-track Left Coast essential, WHB takes fans throughout the inner-city, and through great lyricism, unequivocally proves why he is a regional mainstay, statesm...
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Fenway Park’s Organist Is Playing The Games Even Though Baseball Has Been Canceled

Normally, Josh Kantor is in a perch at Boston’s venerable baseball park, churning out tunes as the home team’s official organist. In late March, with the season put on pause due to coronavirus concerns, he decided he would try a single video stream from behind his Yamaha Electone and leave it at that. But the online response convinced him to come back the next day. And the next. Kantor is now pledging to continue the “7th-Inning Stretch,” as he calls his 30-minute show, until baseball returns o...
Tags: Art, Music, Boston, Fenway Park, Yamaha Electone, Kantor, Josh Kantor, 04.07.20

Randy Newman Shares Coronavirus Song “Stay Away”

Recently, KPCC, a public radio station in Southern California, asked the songwriting legend Randy Newman to say a few words about social distancing -- "because of my scientific background," says Newman. So Randy Newman just went ahead and wrote a whole song on the subject. Newman sent in a video of himself sitting at his …
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“Real Housewives of Atlanta” to Film Season 12 Reunion Remotely From Their Homes Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Atlanta Housewives will finally have the chance to settle their differences, start some new beef, and throw lots of shade … from the comfort of their homes. After previously being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed that The Real Housewives of Atlanta will shoot a reunion special for season 12. For the first time ever, the reunion will be shot remotely with all the housewives and host And Cohen filming from their own homes. Cohen shared the news on his SiriusXM s...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Rhoa, Cohen, Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Atlanta Housewives, Eva Marcille, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams

dvsn Reveals ‘A Muse In Her Feelings’ Concept, Album Features

The OVO Sound duo provide a bit of insight into their forthcoming project.
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Radiohead to stream concerts for shut-ins

I'm a lifelong fan of Radiohead, and I feel like so much of their music foresaw the emotional tone of the moment we're in now. Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we hereby present the first of several weekly live shows coming to Radiohead’s @YouTube channel. Starting tomorrow 10pm UK/2pm PT/5pm ET with Live From a Tent In Dublin: — Radiohead (@radiohead) April 8, 2020 “IN LIEU OF EMPTINESS, some entert...
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The Depressing Inertia Of Quarantine-Era Rap

"Yeah, I'm quarantine clean, so relaxed," Gunna tells us. "Got my pillows in my Benz Maybach." That sounds nice. It also sounds completely disconnected from any version of quarantine that anyone else is experiencing. "Quarantine Clean," the Gunna/Young Thug/Turbo collaboration that came out last week, is an early sign of just how difficult … More »
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A Big Old Goofy World: 13 Essential John Prine Deep Cuts

I didn't think John Prine would die. I always thought he would disappear into some dark jungle, carried along by a herd of wild pachyderms. Or he would ride a steamer out over the horizon, waving to those on shore. Or he’d just ascend on wings right up to the pearly gates, where he’d regale … More »
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Baths – “Mikaela Corridor”

Back in 2011, while he was on tour in between his great 2010 debut Cerulean and his great 2013 sophomore album Obsidian, Baths released the Pop Music / False B-Sides compilation. And now, nearly a decade later, it's getting a sequel. More »
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Angry Fans Say First the Concerts Were Canceled, Then the Refunds

Ticket vendors are being criticized for treating the thousands of live events that were called off as postponements, on which some do not offer refunds.
Tags: Music, News, Consumer Protection, Stubhub, Ticketmaster, Live Nation Entertainment Inc, National Consumers League, Pop and Rock Music, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Benji – “Breath” (Video)

For those who appreciate life to the fullest, here is some fresh air for all those real Hip Hop heads! Bostonian lyricist Benji is back with a brand new video, “Breath”.
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Scientists translate the novel coronavirus structure into beautiful music

Translating abstract scientific data into sound can give researchers new insight into the complexities of the phenomena they are studying. MIT materials science professor and musician Markus Buehler, who has employed this technique to understand biological materials and develop new proteins, has now transformed the novel coronavirus into music. For the recording above, Buehler selected a synthesized Japanese koto as the primary instrument. This beautiful intersection of science and art c...
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Kiana Ledé’s ‘KIKI’ Highlights The Confidence And Fears Of An Emotional Lover

A 2Dope review of Kiana Ledé's debut album, 'KIKI.'
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