WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence Outright REFUSES to Say “Black Lives Matter,” Even on Juneteenth

During an interview with an ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania on Friday (Jun. 19), Mike Pence refused to say the words “Black lives matter,” instead saying that “all lives matter.” Via CNN: “Let me just say that what happened to George Floyd was a tragedy,” Pence told 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia when asked directly if he would say that Black lives matter. “And in this nation, especially on Juneteenth, we celebrate the fact that from the founding of this nation we’ve cherished the ideal that all...
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NirvanA.I.: This bot wrote a Nirvana song

Funk Turkey used to scrape the Genius database of Nirvana lyrics and then set a Markov chain bot to work generating lyrics to a new "Nirvana" song. Funk Turkey made the music and sang the bot's poetry. Listen to "Smother" and spot the actual Cobain phrases! From the YouTube description: All music/vocals performed, mixed, and mastered by me, in my kitchen, on a sparkly red cheap Stratocaster, a crappy mic, and an old copy of ProTools. All lyrics provided by Hal 9000 (AKA lyric...
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Victoria Monét & Khalid Connect For “Experience” Single

Victoria's 'JAGUAR' now album has a release date.
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Chicago Rapper Tray Savage From Chief Keef’s GBE Label Shot Dead at 26

Chicago rapper and Chief Keef associate Tray Savage is dead after he was shot Friday morning (Jun. 19) while he was driving in the city’s infamous South Side area. According to Chicago police, Savage had just dropped his girlfriend off in the 8100 block of South Evans Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood when shots rang out. Police said Savage was hit in the neck and shoulder, but continued driving and crashed into three cars. He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was ...
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

On this Juneeteenth Bandcamp is donating 100% of its share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and many labels are donating their shares too. Clipping., Tunde Adebimpe, Toro y Moi, and SAULT are among the artists with brand new … More »
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‘Abantu: Before Humans’ — live from the world, the continent and downtown

The second album from BLK JKS captures the band’s strengths, weaknesses and sonic vision The post ‘Abantu: Before Humans’ — live from the world, the continent and downtown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Ree – “Prey/Pray”

Based out of Brooklyn, NY rising Hip Hop artist Ree drops his new single titled “Prey/Pray“.  Follow him on Instagram @certifiedree.  Ree · Prey/Pray
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Supafly Mante – “OTR”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist from Maryland, Supafly Mante releases his brand new single titled “OTR“.  Follow him on Instagram @supaflymante. 
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Blyke_Love – “Juneteenth Everyday” (Video)

Out of  Albany, GA rising underground Hip Hop duo Blyke_Love drops their latest music video & single titled “Juneteenth Everyday“.  This song is about recognizing, embracing, declaring, & celebrating our freedom as a people…as black people, & as God’s people. With a long history of slavery, including today’s modern day slavery where the chains & bondage are placed on our minds instead of our bodies, we wanna remind you, y’all, & ourselves, that we are free! FB – blyk...
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ATLAS x i.m dLR /dilər/ – “BANG” (Prod. By lucasdepetti)

Check out this new hard-hitting single titled “BANG” by rising South Jersey based Hip Hop artists ATLAS and i.m dLR /dilər/ with production by lucasdepetti.
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REASON – “Field N***a”

"This is the best way I know how to give back."
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‘Abantu: Before Humans’: The BLK JKS tread new turf

The second album from BLK JKS captures the band’s strengths, weaknesses and sonic vision
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Los Angeles Police Shot & Killed 18-Year-Old Security Guard Who “Ran Because He Was Scared”

Los Angeles sheriff deputies shot and killed an 18-year-old man who was working as a security guard Thursday night (Jun. 18). Andres Guardado had been hired by a local body shop to prevent local residents from tagging the building with spray paint. While on the job, two deputies from Gardena approached the teen and claimed that he flashed a weapon at them before fleeing on foot. The officers chased the teen on foot before ultimately gunning him down and taking his life. “The police came up, and ...
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De Stijl Turns 20

You have to be ready. That's the lesson. An upstart two-piece garage-blues band from Detroit, one that has a couple of records out on a subgenre-specific indie label, probably will not get the chance to change the world, to capture the hearts of millions. But sometimes, circumstances change. Sometimes, the planet's cultural rotation wobbles a … More »
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A.O.L – “Lady II” Ft. Allen Jackson & Prod. by Madlib (Video)

Santa Barbara, CA based underground Hip Hop artist A.O.L releases his new nostalgic visual for his new  single “Lady II” featuring Allen Jackson and produced by Madlib.  It’s a laid back with that vintage boom bap aura of hip-hop’s golden era, and it’s off his “Before Solace” EP, Produced by Madlib & Oh No & Cover art by NanLib Invasion.  You can also stream this single on Spotify and follow him on Instagram @asahn805.
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Slayter Drops ‘World Got Me F*cked Up’ Project

Featuring Benny the Butcher, Smoke DZA, Maxo Kream, Statik Selektah, RetcH, and more.
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
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Stepmom of Former Atlanta Cop Who Murdered Rayshard Brooks Fired From Job at Company That Fights Systemic Racism

The stepmother of the Atlanta Police officer who is facing felony murder charges for shooting and killing Rayshard Brooks has been fired from her job. Garrett Rolfe was one of the officers involved in the murder of an Atlanta resident who had fallen asleep behind the wheel in a Wendy’s parking lot. The killing came in the midst of mass protests against police brutality around the country, and less than a week later, he was facing felony charges for the incident. Now, his stepmother, Melissa Rolf...
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Lorde Sanctus – “God of the Coast” (Album)

As one of the largest underground Hip Hop standouts based out of the West Coast today, Lorde Sanctus releases his new highly-anticipated album titled “God of the Coast“. Follow him on Instagram @connectthecoast @lordeofthesanctus.
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Q the Key – “Bust a Move”

Florida based Hip Hop artist Q the Key releases his brand new single titled “Bust a Move“.  Follow him on Instagram @qthekey.
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WestCoast Gillie – “Judge Me Not” (Album Review)

“Judge Me Not“, the latest full length 10-track project by Los Angeles based rapper WestCoast Gillie. Last year he dropped “Never Surrender“, and since then we’ve been looking forward to his progression as a independent artist. And with this pandemic quarantining everyone, many are pressured in dropping new music. But for Gillie, it’s easy for him. Listen to his into song, “Ahead of the Game”, and you will hear why he is ahead of the rest of his peers creating his own lane with his wordplay and...
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Alicia Keys – “Perfect Way To Die”

A mother's pain from losing a child is unmatched.
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