George Floyd Autopsy Report Reveals He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

George Floyd’s full autopsy report was released Wednesday (Jun. 3) and it provides several new details, including the fact that Floyd previously tested for COVID-19. The 20-page report was released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Officer with permission from Floyd’s family and comes after the coroner’s office released findings Monday (Jun. 1) that Floyd suffered a heart attack while being violently restrained by officers. His May 25th death was classified as a homicide. Video footage w...
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Future The Animal – “Lives Matter” Ft. Vado

Bronx native Future The Animal is back with a new single resonating to today’s current events, “Lives Matter”, featuring Vado.  He touched on the topic that all lives matter, no matter the skin type, something that is a delicate subject to touch on but after listening to lyrics to this song, it makes sense.
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Broot McCoy – “Lara Croft” (Double Ammunition) Prod. By LOKA

West Palm Beach, Fl based underground Hip Hop artist Broot McCoy is back, as he releases his new single titled “Lara Croft” (Double Ammunition) produced by LOKA!  Make sure to follow him on Instagram @brootmccoy. 
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Mugshots Released of 4 Officers Charged With George Floyd’s Murder, All 4 Facing Up to 40 Years in Prison

The mugshots of the four former Minneapolis police officers responsible for George Floyd’s death have been released following their arrests, and they all face up to 40 years in prison if convicted as charged. Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were all present when Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the back of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis for nearly nine minutes. On Wednesday afternoon (Jun. 3), Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison charged Lane, Kueng and Thao with aiding ...
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G Premacy – “Bullies In Blue”

As a way to pay respect and to strive for justice for George Floyd, G Premacy drops his new single, “Bullies In Blue”, hitting on the points of social injustice by police, especially by the crooked ones.  Hailing from Troy, NY and currently residing in Buffalo, G Premacy is bringing awareness to the current situation with Hip Hop that resonates today. “These disturbed individuals are both systematically, and chaotically killing our people. This goes against ALL police brutality. The things ha...
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Archers Of Loaf – “Talking Over Talk”

Reunited North Carolina indie rock heroes Archers Of Loaf may not be touring this year after all thanks to COVID-19, but they're continuing to roll out their first new songs in 22 years. So far we've heard "Raleigh Days" and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man," … More »
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Thurston Moore – “Strawberry Moon”

Thurston Moore's Bandcamp page has been filling up with sundry outtakes and rarities lately, and now he's posted something new. On Twitter, the former Sonic Youth co-leader describes "Strawberry Moon" as "a new piece for new peace." He elaborates, slightly, "a celebration of the strawberry ( full … More »
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Phoebe Bridgers – “First Day Of My Life” (Bright Eyes Cover)

Phoebe Bridgers is a close friend and collaborator of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst. When they went on tour last year in support of their Better Oblivion Community Center album, they played each other's songs onstage together. And now, a couple of months after covering Oberst's "Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)" and a … More »
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Bruce Springsteen Dedicates Radio Show To George Floyd Protests

Bruce Springsteen took over his E Street Radio SiriusXM station on Wednesday for the latest edition of his From His Home To Yours DJ broadcast series, which he started a couple months ago during the pandemic. He dedicated this week's show to George Floyd. Springsteen played songs inspired by the protests and talked … More »
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Warner Music Group Pledges $100 Million To Support Social Justice Groups

The fund comes amid backlash against entertainment companies that have shared messages of support for the Black Lives Matter movement on social media, without putting actions behind their words. – Los Angeles Times
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KTLA Reporter Apologizes To Cardi B For Saying She Promoted Violence At Protests

On Monday, Los Angeles news station KTLA aired a segment about celebrities' responses to the protests over George Floyd's murder. The channel included a clip from a video Cardi B posted, with reporter Doug Kolk commenting, "rapper Cardi B used her massive platform to promote the violence." … More »
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Derek Chauvin Charged With 2nd Degree Murder for Killing George Floyd, Other 3 Cops Charged With “Aiding & Abetting Murder”

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will increase the charges against Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd to second-degree murder, multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case revealed to the Star Tribune. Additionally, the other three officers involved in Floyd’s fatal arrest—Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane—will be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Chauvin was arrested last Friday (May 29) and originally faced charges of third-degree mu...
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Run the Jewels – “Run the Jewels 4” (Album Review)

Run the Jewels are a super-duo consisting of Killer Mike & El-P. They first crossed paths with each other in 2012 when the latter produced Mike’s 5th album R.A.P. (Rebellious African People) Music in it’s entirety, but came together officially the following year with a self-titled debut. Their sophomore album in 2014 is my personal favorite though, as it’s a lot darker. Last we heard from Mike & El-Producto together in a full-length capacity was in 2016 with their much more political 3rd album ...
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Drew Brees Says He Doesn’t Support NFL Players Kneeling During National Anthem to Protest Racism Because It’s Disrespectful to the Flag

Drew Brees says he does NOT agree with NFL players taking a knee during the United States National Anthem because he says it’s disrespectful to the flag. The New Orleans Saints Quarterback recently sat down for an interview with Yahoo! Finance’s “On the Move” and was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s form of protesting police brutality and racial injustice making a return when the NFL season starts back up in the fall. Brees said he’s 100% against kneeling during the National Anthem. “I will never ...
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Baby Egypt – “Like A Slave” Ft. Gwopo Beaz & Hawk Junya (Video)

We love switching it up a bit with different type of music from all over the country. With the current times stressing us out, Pittsburgh based rapper Baby Egypt drops a new single and video that really resonates, “Like a Slave”, featuring Gwopo Beaz, and Hawk Junya. This song will be featured on Baby Egypt’s upcoming EP, “Finessin Amerika“.
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Papoose – “Tribute”

Rest in Peace to the many lives we've lost.
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Bob Mould – “American Crisis”

Bob Mould has shared a new song, "American Crisis." It's the lead single from his new album Blue Hearts, the follow-up to 2017's Sunshine Rock, that'll be out in the fall. The song's a fired-up ripper with lines like "Here's the latest American crisis / Thanks to evangelical ISIS" and "Silence was death/ … More »
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Author Jim Ruland’s ‘Do What You Want’ offers all-access look at punk band Bad Religion

Author Jim Ruland is fascinated by the history of punk rock in Southern California. The area is the birthplace of noteworthy acts including X, Minutemen, Descendents, Social Distortion, Adolescents, The Germs, The Vandals, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and Bad Religion. “The story of Southern California punk rock and the way that it took hold here in ways that it maybe didn’t in other places like New York or London that have more infamous scenes … it’s interesting,” Ruland said during a recent phone ...
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Stream Run The Jewels’ New Album RTJ4

Run The Jewels have released their new album, RTJ4, a couple days early. (It was scheduled to come out on Friday.) "Fuck it, why wait," the duo wrote in a statement alongside a link directing to a free download of the album. "The world is infested with bullshit so here's something raw to … More »
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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Invokes John Lennon’s “Imagine” To Dismiss The Idea Of Defunding Police

Amidst countless reports of New York police brutalizing and escalating confrontations with protesters over the past week, including the incident where police rammed vans into crowds of demonstrators, NYC mayor Bill De Blasio has tirelessly praised and defended the NYPD. The NYPD has long been hostile to De Blasio, supposed progressive and More »
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Killer Mike & El-P Release ‘Run The Jewels 4’ Early, For Free!

Featuring 2 Chainz, DJ Premier, Pharrell, and more.
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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Cello

We asked Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others to pick the music that moves them. Listen to their choices.
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Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Make A Soothing Soundtrack For The End Times

It's beautiful out. That's one of the fucked up things. From all available evidence, we've been blessed with a nationwide wave of sunny spring-into-summer weather. At this point, I've seen dozens of videos of police beating and manhandling and pepper-spraying and tear-gassing demonstrators while wispy clouds drift lazily across clear blue skies. I wasn't out … More »
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Amanda Seales Was Too Real for “The Real,” Quits Talk Show After 6 Months Because Her Strong Black Voice Wasn’t Respected

Amanda Seales gave it a good try, but ultimately, The Real just wasn’t the place for her. The comedian/actress has chosen to quit the Emmy-winning talk show after joining as a co-host six months ago. Seales made the announcement Tuesday (Jun. 2) during an Instagram Live conversation with actor Brandon Victor Dixon. Seales revealed that she decided not to renew her contract because she felt her strong, black voice was not respected and that the working environment was not a good space for her. Sh...
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Stream Rain Of Salvation’s In Times Of Desperation EP

The members of the straight-edge metallic hardcore band Rain Of Salvation come from up and down the East Coast -- Long Island, Delaware, Connecticut -- and they also play in groups like Typecaste and Atonement. Today, Rain Of Salvation have followed up their 2019 debut EP A War Outside And Within with a … More »
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Black Trauma: Diese Pandemie wird nie enden

Rodney King. Das ist der Name des ersten schwarzen Mannes, der der Polizei zum Opfer fiel. Besser gesagt ist es der erste Name, an den ich mich erinnern kann. Ich war drei Jahre alt, als er gewaltvoll von weißen Polizisten zusammengeschlagen wurde. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an war die Gefahr, wegen meiner Herkunft ermordet zu werden, etwas, das oft zuhause angesprochen wurde. Es wurde so regelmäßig thematisiert wie das Händewaschen vorm Essen oder die Ermahnung, dass meine großen Brüder und ich un...
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Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin talks about the band’s 40 years of punk rock

This was set to be a big year for Bad Religion. The San Fernando Valley-based punk rock band had plans to commemorate its 40th anniversary, but the coronavirus global pandemic forced the cancellation of its 2020 global jaunt. As well, this year marks anniversaries for three of Bad Religion’s biggest albums: Its 1990 album “Against the Grain” turns 30, 2000’s “The New America” turns 20 and 2010’s “The Dissent of Man” celebrates its 10th anniversary. “We’ve always done something important in the y...
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