Plastic Crown Worn By Notorious B.I.G. Sells For $594k In Sotheby’s First Hip-Hop Auction

The prestigious auction house Sotheby's held its first ever sale of hip-hop memorabilia tonight in New York, featuring items such as a one-of-a-kind Def Jam jacket and a DJ triptych by Fab 5 Freddy. One noteworthy object on sale was a plastic crown once worn by the Notorious B.I.G. Originally purchased for $6 at a … More »
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Blues Singer Lady A Countersues Country Band Lady A For Trademark Infringement

The saga of Lady A vs. Lady Antebellum continues: As Rolling Stone reports, Lady A, the Seattle blues singer born Anita White, countersued Nashville pop-country band Lady A -- fka Lady Antebellum -- this evening in US District Court. The suit is a response to the band's lawsuit this past summer … More »
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Billy Danze (M.O.P) – “Take a Step” Ft. DJ Premier, TooBusy

Billy Danze, Brownsville Hip Hop stellar who needs no introduction enlists DJ Premier and TooBusy for his new single “Take a Step.”   The post Billy Danze (M.O.P) - "Take a Step" Ft. DJ Premier, TooBusy first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Billy Danze, DJ Premier, M.O.P, TooBusy, Billy Danze Brownsville Hip Hop

'I go out to the beach to dance': Australian artists contemplate their lives – and careers – post Covid

From Twitch streams to audiobook recordings, performers across the arts have had to find new ways to create – and new career avenues for the futureHobart, Tasmania Continue reading...
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CRIMEAPPLE – “Pistachios” Ft. RLX (Video)

“Pistachios” is the newest music video from Crimeapple featuring RLX off of his latest project “If I Don’t See You In Paradise” which is now streaming on all platforms, Crime has also posted limited cassettes and digipack Cd copies on crimeapple.comThe post CRIMEAPPLE - "Pistachios" Ft. RLX (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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Danny Mellz – “The City” Ft. Bizarre (Video)

Danny Mellz & his mentor Bizarre of D12 put it down for their hometown of Detroit on “The City”.The post Danny Mellz – “The City” Ft. Bizarre (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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Clarinetist Anthony McGill Wins $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize

Mr. McGill was the Philharmonic’s first Black principal musician when he joined in 2014; he is currently its only Black player. He appears at David Geffen Hall and elsewhere as a concerto soloist, and is in a trio with his brother, Demarre McGill — the principal flute of the Seattle Symphony — and the pianist Michael McHale. In 2009, he performed at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. – The New York Times
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No Thank You – “Enough”

No Thank You, the Philadelphia rock band led by Kaytee Della Monica, have released two albums so far -- 2017's Jump Ship and 2018's All It Takes To Ruin It All -- and today they're announcing a third, Embroidered Foliage. With each album, their sound has gotten progressively darker, and lead … More »
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Watch Washed Out Cover Sade

A couple months ago, Ernest Greene released a new Washed Out album called Purple Noon. Greene and his band recently recorded a performance for SiriusXMU's live sessions in which they did "Too Late" from the album and covered Sade's Love Deluxe track "Cherish The Day." They did their dreamy take on the track … More »
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Jordana – “Divine”

It's been a busy, productive year for the young songwriter Jordana Nye. Back in March, she re-released her 2019 debut, Classical Notions Of Happiness; the expanded edition included songs like "Crunch" and "Sway" that signaled a big '90s-indebted step away from the bedroom pop aesthetic Jordana had previously been favoring. She … More »
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Rico Tell’em – “Breakfast Club” Ft. Jamal Gasol (Video Premiere)

Niagara Falls MC Rico Tell’em has teamed up with UGHHBLOG to premiere his newest video for “Breakfast Club” (shot by Kevin X Bivins) featuring his cousin Jamal Gasol. Though the track is Rico’s, it appears on Jamal Gasol’s newly released project “The World Is Piff 2.5.” Speaking on his connection with Rico, Gasol said “he’s my uncle Chill Will’s son and like my older brother. He was one of my influences in picking up the mic and used to bring the people to Western New York with Lathergang, do...
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The Wagner Problem

By making music ideological and semantic in new ways, Wagner made it much easier to talk and write about—which is one reason why he has always been so appealing to intellectuals. A book like Alex Ross’s Wagnerism, a survey of Wagner’s influence on art and ideas over the last 150 years, could not be written about any other composer. – The New Republic
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Minnesota Man Wanted for Murder of Pregnant Girlfriend & Her 2-Year-Old Daughter Shot by South Carolina Police While En Route to Kill His Ex

A Minnesota man wanted for the double murders of his pregnant girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter was shot by police in South Carolina while he was en route to kill his ex-girlfriend in Columbia. Police in Rochester, Minnesota said they found the bodies of 23-year-old Keona Sade Foote and her 2-year-old daughter Miyona Zayla Miller around 1:45 p.m. Sunday (Sep. 13), about eight hours before officers found their killer, 29-year-old Renard Lydell Carter, in South Carolina. Authorities in Columb...
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Cardi B Files for Divorce From Husband Offset Days Before Third Wedding Anniversary

Cardi B has reportedly filed for divorce from Offset just days before the couple is set to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. Hollywood Unlocked, who broke the story, confirmed with the Fulton County superior court Tuesday (Sep. 15) that a divorce petition has been filed by Belcalis Almánzar (Cardi’s real name) to dissolve her marriage between her and her husband, Kiari Cephus (aka Offset). TMZ followed up with a report stating that Cardi is seeking primary, physical and full legal custo...
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Madonna Biopic Officially Announced

The Madonna biopic is officially a-go, according to a press release sent out on behalf of the pop star. She teased its existence last month with a photo of her writing a screenplay with Diablo Cody, and indeed the upcoming currently untitled biopic will be co-written by Madonna and Cody. In … More »
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MC Eiht – “Neighborhood Looks” f. Havoc & Kurupt

MC Eiht's Lessons album drops Friday (9/18).
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Mourn – “Men”

Barcelona post-punk band Mourn recently announced their new album Self Worth. They sounded newly invigorated on early singles "Call You Back" and "This Feeling Is Disgusting," and the streak continues today with the release of new song "Men." It's an immediate and righteously pissed-off middle finger to toxic masculinity, patriarchal society, … More »
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Alex Ross: Classical Music Grapples With Race

Since nationwide protests over police violence erupted, in May and June, American culture has been engaged in an examination, however nominal, of its relationship with racism. Such an examination is sorely needed in classical music, because of its extreme dependence on a problematic past. – The New Yorker
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Marika Hackman – “Realiti” (Grimes Cover)

The last we heard from Marika Hackman was just over a year ago, with her great album Any Human Friend. Now she's back with a covers album, the result of work she embarked upon during the extended quarantine earlier this year. More »
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Summer Walker Performs “Body” on The Tonight Show

An intimate performance from the Atlanta singer.
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Jeff Rosenstock Shares New Songs On 2020 DUMP Collection

A few months ago, Jeff Rosenstock surprise released a whole new album, NO DREAM -- one of the best albums of 2020 so far -- and he's not done yet. Rosenstock has just uploaded a handful of new songs to his Bandcamp in a collection called 2020 DUMP, which he says …
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slowthai – “Feel Away” (Feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie)

Last year, the British rapper slowthai released his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, and he became a star pretty much right away. The album was acclaimed, and earned him a nomination for a Mercury Prize. This year, slowthai has been popping up just about everywhere -- with Gorillaz, trying to … More »
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Future Islands – “Moonlight”

Next month, Future Islands are releasing a new album, As Long As You Are, their follow-up to 2017's The Far Field. We've heard the Jenn Wasner-featuring "For Sure" and "Thrill" from it so far, and today the Baltimore band are sharing another one, "Moonlight," a low-key and emotional shimmer … More »
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"The Columbia University Marching Band announced Saturday it would dissolve due to intrinsic, irreparable damage caused by the club’s structure, which was 'founded on the basis of racism' and 'cultural oppression.'"

The Daily Caller reports.Following a Sept. 12 meeting to discuss anonymous postings that alleged the band’s involvement in sexual misconduct, assault and racism, among other things, the band “unanimously and enthusiastically decided to dissolve” after 116 years of performance, according to the band’s statement Monday.“The Columbia University Marching Band apologizes for insult and injury victims have experienced as a result of actions perpetrated in its name,” the statement continues. “The Band ...
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George Khouri x Robert Avellanet – “Changes” Pt. 2 (Video)

After playing Tupac’s greatest hits albums on repeat, George Khouri was determined to make music with a message.  Check out this new Tupac tribute single/video titled “Changes” Pt. 2, joining forces with Robert Avellanet.  Follow George on Instagram @mrgeorgekhouri.The post George Khouri x Robert Avellanet - "Changes" Pt. 2 (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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The Month In Hardcore: September 2020

"I'm sure you guys are all wondering why I'm dressed up as a zookeeper today," says Riley Gale, frontman of the Dallas band Power Trip. He isn't really dressed up as a zookeeper, though he might be the only person in the room with a button-up shirt on. But Gale explains it anyway: "That's because … More »
Tags: Music, Dallas, Zulu, Iron Age, Gale, Power Trip, Riley Gale, Amygdala, Wade Allison, Rated X, Regrowth, RESERVING DIRTNAPS, Dead Heat, End Game, Let The Roundup Begin, Broken Vow

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