Rose Dupree – “Quarantine” (EP Review)

Rose Dupree is a rising rapper from Dallas, Texas. After being trapped inside the house for months, Rose decided to put his energy towards a brand new EP titled “Quarantine”. In a time where the culture is flooded with generic projects, will Rose Dupree start a prominent career here, or will he be the next generic rapper who’s music is flooding the market?  Stylistically, Rose Dupree’s mellow style can be a drag to get through. The most important part of drawing in any listener is a groun...
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Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Artist George Khouri

Hey George Khouri! Please tell us how long have you been making music? Most importantly, how did you come up with your rap name? I had several rap names throughout my career. I started making music in high school when I was battle rapping in the cafeteria during lunch time.  I circled back to my government name because I wanted to be as true to myself and authentic as possible. I try to incorporate the same philosophy in my tracks…so “George Khouri” it is! What separates you from all the oth...
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The Sonder Bombs – “What Are Friends For?”

Two years ago, the Cleveland, OH-based band the Sonder Bombs released their debut album, MODERN FEMALE ROCKSTAR, a ukulele-forward collection of chugging rock songs. Last year, they released the one-off "I Don't Have One Anymore," and now they have a new album on the way, which will be formally announced next … More »
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George Khouri x Robert Avellanet – “Changes” Pt. 2 (Single Review)

DMV rising Hip-Hop artist George Khouri & Robert Avellanet release a tribute song to Tupac Shakur called “Changes” Pt.2.  The melodic hook with both a Spanish & English versions shows in depth the dedication to the late artist. Tupac Shakur passed away on sept 11 1996 as one of the greatest Hip-Hop artist of all time. His inspirational songs and realest mentality has been infectious even 20 years later selling over 5 million copies the USA alone eventually going 9x platinum.  Pacs impact o...
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Bow Wow Confirms Birth of Son With Instagram Model Olivia Sky: “You Gone Take All the Girls” (PHOTOS)

Bow Wow is a dad … again! The rapper took to social media Thursday (Sep. 24) to share the first photo of his second child, his son with Instagram model Oliva Sky. “Man you gone take all the girls,” Bow captioned the photo of his baby boy on Twitter. Man you gone take all the girls. ? — Bow Wow (@smoss) September 24, 2020 He also posted the same picture on his Instagram Story before sharing one of his “twin”, his 9-year-old daughter Shai. Bow Wow sparked rumors that...
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T.I. Says He Talked With Tory Lanez About Megan Thee Stallion Shooting: He Said It “Didn’t Happen Like That”

T.I. is opening up about a recent conversation he had with Tory Lanez regarding the Megan Thee Stallion shooting. In a new interview with Complex, the rapper explained why he came to Megan Thee Stallion’s defense after she revealed that Tory Lanez had shot her in both her feet. T.I reacts to Tory Lanez shooting Megan — RapCentury (@RapCentury_) August 22, 2020 “I feel like Black women are the most attacked, least protected, least defended, most vulnerable, and most...
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Sharon Van Etten – “All Over Again”

Sharon Van Etten's album Epic just turned 10 this week. But today, she's looking back to a different era. In 2015, Van Etten dropped I Don't Want To Let You Down, an EP of five songs that didn't make it onto her 2014 LP Are We There, and she released its … More »
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Three Reasons Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish For A Man

When you hear the term ‘self-care’ you will probably jump to the thought of a woman with a face mask on whilst painting her toenails, in her bathrobe, surrounded by a few candles. For some men it may sound amazing, however, others have a different idea when it comes to self-care. The truth is that men actually need to work particularly hard to take control of their self-care. It’s important for you to embrace who you are and do things that make you happy. So let’s have a look at some of the wa...
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Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play “Our Time” At Their First Show, 20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today, Yeah Yeah Yeahs played their first show. The gig went down at Mercury Lounge in New York, and as the band explains in a note on Facebook today, the bill was pretty stacked: … More »
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The Hidden Environmental Costs Of Streaming Music

Kyle Devine writes, “The environmental cost of music is now greater than at any time during recorded music’s previous eras.” He supports that claim with a chart of his own devising, using data culled from various sources, which suggests that, in 2016, streaming and downloading music generated around a hundred and ninety-four million kilograms of greenhouse-gas emissions—some forty million more than the emissions associated with all music formats in 2000.” – The New Yorker
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Homeboy Sandman & Quelle Chris – “Extinction”

Queens rap veteran Homeboy Sandman announced Don't Feed The Monster, an entire album produced by his Mello Music Group labelmate Quelle Chris, earlier this month. Quelle Chris is also the only other rapper featured on the project. And today, following the personal and intensely contemplative lead single "Trauma," we're getting another taste. More »
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Michael Kiwanuka Wins 2020 Mercury Prize

Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Mercury Music Prize, awarded every year to an outstanding album from the United Kingdom and Ireland, for his 2019 LP KIWANUKA, beating out a field of competitors including Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Laura Marling, Porridge Radio, and Stormzy. More »
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Delonte West Spotted in Dallas Holding Sign Begging for Food & Money, NBA Has Been Trying to Help Him for Months

A new photo that has surfaced of Delonte West on the streets of Dallas holding up a sign begging for food and money has prompted calls for the people who were once close to him to step in and get him some help. But as it turns out, former NBA players and coaches have been trying to help Delonte for MONTHS. According to TMZ Sports, multiple sources say that folks with the NBA, the Players Association, and even Delonte’s former coach Doc Rivers and his former St. Joe’s college teammate Jameer Nels...
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Megan Thee Stallion Playing SNL Season Premiere With Host Chris Rock

Saturday Night Live is coming back next month. We already know that the 46th season, which begins on 10/3, will have Jim Carrey playing Joe Biden. And now, thanks to a New York Times interview with SNL impresario Lorne Michaels, we know that the premiere will be hosted by Chris Rock and feature … More »
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Watch Riz Ahmed As A Drummer Going Deaf In Sound Of Metal Trailer

Riz Ahmed is one talented dude. As a rapper, he releases music under the name Riz MC and as one-half of the duo Swet Shop Boys with former Das Racist member Heems. As an actor, he's been in movies like Nightcrawler, Rogue One, and Venom and won an Emmy for his starring role in HBO's … More »
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Pixies – “Hear Me Out”

Pixies, the massively influential indie rock band whose post-reunion reputation has declined to the point that they may in fact be underrated at this point, are back today with a new song from a double A-side single. Next month the group will release a new 7" featuring "Hear Me Out" and "Mambo Sun," their first … More »
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Fort Worth Opera Names New General Director, Its Third In Four Years

Afton Battle, a native Texan with degrees in voice from the University of Houston and Westminster Choir College, “previously worked in development and consulting for the Joffrey Ballet, New York Theatre Workshop, Red Clay Dance Company, the National Black Theatre, and the African American Policy Forum. [She] is also one of the founders of the recently announced Black Theatre Coalition, [which] has a mission to increase employment opportunities for black theater professionals and eliminate syste...
Tags: Art, Music, University Of Houston, Fort Worth Opera, Westminster Choir College, Afton Battle, Black Theatre Coalition, 09.21.20

Suspect Who Shot 2 Louisville Cops During Breonna Taylor Protests Identified

Officials with the Louisville Metro Police Department have identified the man in custody who they say shot and wounded two police officers Wednesday night (Sep. 23) amid protests in the city. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Larynzo Johnson, 26, was arrested at 8:40 p.m., according to his citation, which stated he would face multiple charges of first-degree assault of a police officer and first-degree wanton endangerment. LMPD interim Chief Ronert Schroeder said Thursday that the suspect ...
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How the team behind Slipknot singer Corey Taylor’s virtual Forum concert aims to make history

Back in 2001, vocalist Corey Taylor headlined The Forum in Inglewood for the very first time with his Iowa-based metal band Slipknot. It was just two weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Now, nearly two decades later, Taylor has played The Forum numerous times with his various bands and will headline the iconic venue once again in a time of uncertainty. This time, he’s going solo and performing with an all-new live band for the venue’s first glob...
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Orville Peck & Paul Cauthen Cover The Righteous Brothers As The Unrighteous Brothers

Masked country singer Orville Peck and East Texas singer-songwriter Paul Cauthen have teamed up as the Unrighteous Brothers to cover the Righteous Brothers hits "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "Unchained Melody." Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville with producers Beau Bedford and Butch Walker, the covers will be released as a … More »
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Bill Murray Receives Legal Threat From The Doobie Brothers

I'm learning so much today! Apparently, Bill Murray owns a golf apparel brand called William Murray Golf. And apparently, that company is selling a new golf shirt called Zero Hucks Given, named for Huckleberry Finn, one of the avid linksman and Caddyshack actor's favorite literary characters. And apparently, the ads for this shirt … More »
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Read The Doobie Brothers’ Funny Letter Asking Bill Murray To Pay For Using Their Song In Golf Shirt Ads

I'm learning so much today! Apparently, Bill Murray owns a golf apparel brand called William Murray Golf. And apparently, that company is selling a new golf shirt called Zero Hucks Given, named for Huckleberry Finn, one of the avid linksman and Caddyshack actor's favorite literary characters. And apparently, the ads for this shirt … More »
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MadeinTYO – “Money Up” (Feat. Toro Y Moi)

Chaz Bundick, the chillwave pioneer and forever-mutating bedroom-pop traveler who calls himself Toro Y Moi, has been making occasional appearances on rap records ever since 2013, when Travis Scott recruited him to guest on the Owl Pharaoh mixtape. But I'm pretty sure we've never heard Toro Y Moi rap before today. I am … More »
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We’ve Got A File On You: Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore has done so much in his decades-spanning career that he can barely remember some of it. Performing with Sonic Youth on cult comedy classic The State's network television premiere? Doesn't remember it. What about when the band appeared on the Canadian kids show Yo Awesome Awesome? Nope. Providing the voice of Mark Twain … More »
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