Q&A With Cleveland Based Hip Hop Artist Komplex

Congratulations on your latest mixtape release “Prestigious”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Cleveland Ohio. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name Komplex? My dad is the one who got me into hip hop. He grew up in the 80s/90s, so I was definitely exposed to some artists from that era during my childhood. Predominately, I would say this era influenced my particular style a...
Tags: Jay Z, Jazz, Cleveland, Oddisee, CLEVELAND Ohio, Kameron, Q&A Interviews, Komplex, Lupe Fiasco Talib Kweli Common Nas, Elzhi Little Brother Locksmith, ENON Jacobs

‘9-1-1’ Actor Ryan Guzman Dragged for Defending Fiancée Using N-Word, Says He Uses Racial Slurs With Friends “All the Time”

While the nation is actively fighting against police brutality and participating in the Black Lives Matter movement, one actor is defending his non-black fiancée’s use of the N-word and admitting he regularly uses racial slurs in the process. 9-1-1 star Ryan Guzman is facing major backlash after defending the use of the N-word and other racial slurs during an Instagram Live broadcast on Sunday (May 31). “You telling her that she can’t speak through Twitter to her black friends, that have allowed...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Time, Pop Culture, Jazz, Guzman, Ryan Guzman, Rockmond Dunbar, celebs on Instagram, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Instagram Live, 9-1-1, That's Racist, Chrysti Ane, Alisha Hinds

Joe Mack – “Professional” Ft. Donns Day & VP Livin (Video)

After covering the single last month, the official video for “Professional” by Springfield, Mass native Joe Mack is finally here! Directed by Big Kev, produced by Gotti Gator, this song features Donns Day & VP Livin.
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Tyler, The Creator Is Fine With GOLF Store Damage From George Floyd Protests: “This Is Bigger Than Getting Some Glass Fixed”

At this point, many artists have voiced their solidarity with those who are protesting across the country following the murder of George Floyd. Over the weekend, a handful of musicians and actors were seen at protests themselves. One of them, seemingly, was Tyler, The Creator, who also took to Instagram to share some thoughts yesterday. More »
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A Memphis Memory

Twenty-five summers ago, my friend Jodie and I drove my overstuffed Cutlass Ciera from New Jersey to California. I was relocating to Los Angeles for grad school. She was along for the ride. I’m not sure I could have done it without her, but our friendship almost didn’t survive that trip. America can have that effect on people, I guess. By car, it’s possible to get from coast to coast in four days—but we took two weeks, lingering in my favorite music cities throughout the South. On ...
Tags: Mississippi, California, America, Los Angeles, Tennessee, New Jersey, Jazz, Martin Luther King, Memphis, Elvis, Rodney, Wolf, Buddhist, Martin Luther, Lorraine Motel, Lorraine

Delta MC – “Vive Rápido, Muere Joven” (Video)

Delta MC presenta su nuevo single y video, “Vive Rápido, Muere Joven”. El track cuenta con la producción del propio Delta desde Arion Studio y la colaboración del legendario Dj Transe (Chystemc – DeKilltros) en los scratches, quien participó en la conceptualización del track desde el primer día en su estudio 16Levels. Fue hasta ahí donde llegó Delta con una idea vaga mientras escuchaba “Fast life” de Kool G Rap y Nas en el metro, pero esa idea cogió fuerza con la frase “We do our things son” ...
Tags: Videos, Nas, Delta, Jazz, John Derek, Español, Delta MC, de Nicholas Ray

Warum knacken deine Gelenke & solltest du dir ärztlichen Rat holen?

Andere machen Kartentricks oder lassen Alkohol verschwinden, ich knacke auf Partys gern mit meinem Hüftgelenk. Das klingt dann aber nicht wie ein leises „Klick“ oder „Plopp“, sondern eher wie ein Pistolenschuss auf einem Friedhof. Warum es so übertrieben laut ist, weiß ich auch nicht. Vielleicht, weil ich als Baby eine Hüftfehlstellung hatte oder weil ich jahrelang Ballett getanzt habe. Auf jeden Fall bekommt es jede*r mit, wenn ich einfach so aus Spaß losknacke. Und bei manchen stellen sic...
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Young Malk – “Plandemic” (Album)

The name of this project rings bells especially during these time, “Plandemic”, by Inland Empire native Young Malk.  From the current state of the world as we are all trying to beat this invisible enemy, make sure your stream this emcee’s 2nd mixtape and pay attention to the messages Malk brings on every track. Plandemic by Young Malk
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George Floyd Had Fentanyl in His System & Died From a Heart Attack, County Medical Examiner Says

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has released its toxicology findings regarding the death of George Floyd, and the report states that Floyd had fentanyl in his system when he was killed, and he died from a heart attack. According to Floyd’s toxicology report, obtained by TMZ, Floyd experienced “a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement.” In other words, Floyd suffered a heart attack while being arrested, which complicated law enforcement’s efforts to subdue him. The ...
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Black BBQ Restaurant Owner David McAtee Shot & Killed by Police During Protests in Louisville

David McAtee, a Black restaurant owner in Louisville described as a pillar in the community, was shot and killed by police amid protests in the Kentucky city early Monday morning (Jun 1). Louisville Metro Police Department and National Guard officers were called to the parking lot near McAtee’s restaurant to disperse a large crowd that gathered in the area late Sunday night. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement that someone in the crowd shot at the police, and the officers “returned fire....
Tags: News, Shooting, Kentucky, Cops, Police, Austin, David, Protests, Broadway, Jazz, Police Brutality, Police Shooting, Black, Louisville, Highlands, James

Create The Culture – “Take Flight” (EP Review)

Canadian Hip Hop group, Create The Culture, delivers a debut EP titled “Take Flight,” and it is packed with enough style for the group to do just. As I usually do for my reviews, I turned the project on and set it to loop, then went about my day tackling other things while I listened to the music. About at least 3 hours later, I’m still not bored of this EP, and it’s only 5 songs long. That should be a testament to the quality of their sound. Everything aspect of the music sounds professiona...
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The Metropolitan Opera Cancels All Fall Performances

Many artists have not been paid since March at the company, which hopes to return on New Year’s Eve after its longest interruption in over a century.
Tags: Music, News, Unemployment, Finances, Opera, Peter, Metropolitan Opera, Gelb, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Shutdowns (Institutional, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

George Floyd: Private Family Autopsy Confirms He Was Murdered by Police, Died From Asphyxia Due to Neck & Back Compression

An independent autopsy performed on George Floyd has determined that Floyd’s cause of death was “mechanical asphyxia” and his manner of death was homicide. The findings were announced in a news conference Monday (Jun 1) hosted by Attorney Benjamin Crump, who has been hired to represent Floyd’s family in the ongoing investigation into his killing. The private exam was conducted at the request of Floyd’s family by famed Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson from the University ...
Tags: Crime, News, Minneapolis, Jazz, University Of Michigan, Wilson, George, Floyd, Crump, MPD, Benjamin Crump, Baden, Minneapolis Police Department, Thomas Lane, Michael Baden, Chauvin

George Floyd’s Killer Derek Chauvin Transferred to Maximum Security Prison, Gets New Mugshot

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, has reportedly been transferred to a maximum-security prison. Chauvin was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and third-degree manslaughter on Friday (May 29) and was originally held at the Ramsey County Jail before being transferred to the Hennepin County Jail Sunday afternoon. He’s since been moved to Oak Heights prison—a maximum security facility in Stillwater, Minne...
Tags: Crime, Minnesota, Prison, Minneapolis, Jazz, Floyd, Doc, Crump, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Hennepin County, Benjamin Crump, Stillwater Minnesota, Chauvin, Mohamed Noor, Ramsey County Jail, Paul Schnell

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” Debuts At #1

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. More »
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Alec Benjamin Is A Fascinating Voice In Modern Pop, Literally And Figuratively

When Alec Benjamin sings, people listen. This isn't necessarily because he has something meaningful to say, though I'd argue that Benjamin is a more substantial lyricist than your average lite-pop singer-songwriter. No, the initial reason folks stop what they're doing and pay attention when this guy opens his mouth is because his voice is kind … More »
Tags: Music, Jeremih, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, James Corden, Ne-yo, Ellen Degeneres, Bts, Mustard, Travis Scott, The Week In Pop, Carpool Karaoke, Benjamin

Terrace Martin – “PIG FEET” (Feat. Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, & G Perico)

Terrace Martin has teamed up with Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, and G Perico for a new track called "PIG FEET" that was recorded in reaction to George Floyd's murder and the protests that have happened across the country over the last few days over police brutality. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Washington, Kamasi Washington, Martin, Denzel Curry, Terrace Martin, Daylyt, G Perico, George Floyd, Daylyt Kamasi, Denzel Curry Daylyt Kamasi Washington

Bandcamp Donating Profits To NAACP Legal Defense Fund On Juneteenth

Bandcamp has announced that it will be donating 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on this coming Juneteenth and every 6/19 hereafter. In a statement, the company writes that this move is in response to "the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the US." … More »
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Floyd Mayweather Offers to Pay For All Four of George Floyd’s Funeral Services

Floyd Mayweather has personally vowed to help George Floyd’s family grieve their loss by offering to pay for four funeral services for Floyd, including a service in his hometown of Houston, Texas. TMZ reports: Mayweather is offering to finance all 4 services for Floyd in Houston, Minnesota, Charlotte and another location to be named at a later date. We’re told Mayweather felt it was the right thing to do after learning Anzel Jennings — CEO of the TMT music label — grew up with George. Mayweather...
Tags: Celebs, News, Sports, Pop Culture, Jazz, Floyd Mayweather, Floyd, Houston Texas, Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Chauvin, Celebs Doing Good, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Houston Minnesota Charlotte, Anzel Jennings

Weekly Dope: Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist, Ro James & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
Tags: Jazz, Playlists, Freddie Gibbs, Joell Ortiz, 2dope, Kxng Crooked, Alchemist, Ro James, Weekly Dope, Alchemist Ro James

Podcast – Song Titles and Instrumental Activism

Jeff talks about song titles, activism with instrumental music, and asks for listener feedback.
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Conway The Machine – “Front Lines”

Griselda crew member Conway The Machine is prepping a new album called From King To A God -- he teased a tracklist for it featuring Drake and 2 Chainz a couple days ago -- and today he's releasing a new song called "Front Lines" that was inspired by the protests following George Floyd's … More »
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Watch Emma Ruth Rundle Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” With Mastodon, YOB, Old Man Gloom Members

Two Minutes To Late Night is back with another all-star metal cover. Hosted by Jordan Olds as "Gwarsenio Hall" and affiliated with the Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus, the series has been getting one-off bands together for some pretty fun covers during quarantine. A couple months back there was a "Weird Al" Yankovic rendition, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Brooklyn, Kate Bush, Mastodon, Al Yankovic, Yob, Emma Ruth Rundle, Gwarsenio Hall, Old Man Gloom, Jordan Olds, Emma Ruth Rundle Cover Kate Bush

Bent Arcana – “The Gate”

Oh Sees leader John Dwyer has yet another new project. The one's called Bent Arcana and Dwyer ran down the group's many members on a new Bandcamp page -- one of them is TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone. Their debut album, also called Bent Arcana, is coming out in August. More »
Tags: Music, John Dwyer, Dwyer, Kyp Malone, Oh Sees, Bent Arcana

Baby Rose – “Show You (Remix)” f. Q

The song debuted on last night's 'Insecure.'
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Ivory Streeter & Mark Gardner: Atlanta Cops Fired for Tazing, Macing & Yanking AUC Students Out of Car on Live TV Identified

The two Atlanta Police Department officers who were fired after tazing, macing and yanking two AUC students out of their vehicle in a violent arrest that was aired on live television amid protests in the city have been identified as Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the officers’ termination on Sunday (May 31). Police said they repeatedly tried to stop a car during Saturday night’s protests before it finally pulled over. Video footage of the moments af...
Tags: Crime, News, Fired, Cops, Police, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Police Brutality, Apd, Young, Black, Morehouse College, Gardner, Streeter, Atlanta Police Department

Infant Island Announce Rarities Album To Benefit Richmond Community Bail Fund

The Fredericksburg, Virginia screamo monsters Infant Island have been absolutely on fire lately. In the past two months, they've released two convulsive and brilliant records, the EP Sepulcher and the album Beneath. Also, singer/guitarist Alexander Rudenshiold has unveiled another new band called Mattachine and shared their own ferocious first song "More »
Tags: Music, Fredericksburg Virginia, Infant Island, Alexander Rudenshiold, Richmond Community Bail Fund

V.E.G.A – “Freedom” (Album Review)

Miami Native V.E.G.A drops a new album in to the circuit called “Freedom”, The title was so fitting for the time as it was a much awaited listen for me. The cover shows the New York Born artist on the cover in strait jacket with a savage psychotic look on his face. As I dive into this project it starts with you killing me a complete vibe with a wavy savage overtone. I like the songwriting structure and emotion and energy within his delivery it makes everything believable. The production behind ...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, Miami, Tyga, Vega, Melo, New York Born, Dom Kennedy, V.E.G.A

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