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‘This is a full-circle moment’: inside Kanye West’s Donda listening party

The rapper delivered snippets of his new album to a confused stadium of attendees in Atlanta, teasing a possible return to form after recent controversiesThe circular ring of screens at the top of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta went dark at 9.42pm on Thursday. The crowd released a brief, approving cheer at the sign of progress, only to realise that the show had still not begun. “It’s Kanye West,” said Christopher Hicks, a music executive living in Atlanta who attended the listening party w...
Tags: Music, Atlanta, Rap, Jay-z, Kanye West, Culture, Hip-hop, Kim Kardashian West, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Christopher Hicks, Donda


Elijah Connor Rises to the Top of the Charts with New Single “Lemon & Lime”

A welcomed new face to the industry with a refreshing distinctive sound and look who isn’t scared to push the envelope. That’s what one Fox Atlanta News anchor said when describing this singer, songwriter, TV personality, and producer. The younger cousin to Prince, one of the world’s most influential & iconic musicians to ever live, Elijah Connor is currently charting No. 1 on the Amazon R&B Sales Charts with his new single “Lemon & Lime.” The son of an educator and preacher, it’s apparent t...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Fox, Hip Hop, Jazz, Detroit, New Music, Giorgio Armani, Elijah, The Four, No Homepage, Elijah Connor, New Artist Spotlight, Fox Atlanta News, Diddy Connor, Khalid Rick Ross


Goodie Mob Soul Food for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Once again, my playlist for the week was really good. The week started with listening to the new Pop Smoke album and that was followed by Young Joc. I Am from Nas, Disc 1 of Life After Death and Mood Muzik 3.5 was also in my rotation. I’m Your Baby Tonight from Whitney Houston and a personal 2Pac mixtape also made its way to my playlist. The Doctor’s Advocate by the Game was another project that was played this week. All of...
Tags: Music, Georgia, Hip Hop, Jazz, Whitney Houston, Soul Food, Goodie Mob, Throwback Thursday, Young Joc, Blog Hops & memes, Mood Muzik, Goodie Mob Soul Food, Nas Disc


Rapso: discover the pride and power of Trinidad’s rap-soca music

The striking vocalist Brother Resistance, who died this month, started a politically powerful hybrid of hip-hop and soca that opened new possibilities in Caribbean musicYou would expect a song called Dancing Shoes to celebrate the unfettered joy of a good boogie, but Network Rapso Riddum Band’s 1981 track did quite the opposite. Lead vocalist Brother Resistance – whose death on 13 July sent shockwaves through the Caribbean music community – used Dancing Shoes to castigate his fellow Trinidadians...
Tags: Music, Americas, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Caribbean, Trinidad And Tobago, Trinidad, Black Power Movement


Cuban link chains are a symbol of luxury and wealth. Here's why they're so expensive.

Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Taryn Varricchio)]
Tags: Jewelry, Video, Trends, Gold, Hip-hop, Luxury, Rappers, Retail, Link, Handmade, Necklace, Chain, Cuban, Video Format So Expensive, Taryn Varricchio


Biz Markie, rapper known for Just a Friend, dies at age 57

Hip-hop star known for his personality, beatboxing and freestyle skills scored his biggest hit in 1989Biz Markie, the New York rapper, beatboxer and producer, has died at age 57.Markie’s representative, Jenni Izumi, said the rapper and DJ died peacefully Friday evening with his wife by his side. The cause of death has not been released. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, New York, US news, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Biz Markie, Markie, Jenni Izumi, 1989Biz Markie


8Ball & MJG On Top Of The World for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week was one of the more impressive more I’ve ever had. During the week, the Libra album from T.I. and new Young Buck was played. Master P’s TRU to the Game joint, personal greatest hits albums for Spice 1 and Mac was also played. The Recession joint from Jeezy, a mixtape from The Game and a personal compilation from me also was bumped. There were a lot to pick from this week, but I’m riding with 8Ball & MJ...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, On Top of the World, 8Ball & MJG, Suave House, Real Funk Mission Kick, Nina Creque, Mac Mall Check


C Murder Feel My Pain for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist started off with the late, great Aaliyah’s final album. The Versus joint from Usher, Snoop’s Ego Trippin’ and Jay-Z’s Dynasty album was also played. D-Block, a couple of mixtapes and Piece of Mind by Tela also made the playlist. As you can see, this was another good week of some great music. For my featured Throwback Thursday track, we’re going with one of the best albums to come from No Limit Records. C Murder’...
Tags: Music, Mac, Jay Z, Hip Hop, Jazz, Aaliyah, Tela, Gotti, Throwback Thursday, Macks, Blog Hops & memes, No Limit Records, C-murder, Ed Kane, Feel My Pain, No Limit Records C Murder


Vax That Thang Up: Juvenile turns hip-hop classic into pro-vaccine anthem

Updated version of Back That Thang Up aims to increase vaccination in Black communityThe New Orleans rapper Juvenile’s biggest hit record, Back That Thang Up, might have been released 21 years ago, but the classic song is now enjoying a new life as a reworked, pro-vaccine paean that could prove to be a stroke of genius in the battle against Covid-19 in the Black community.On 6 July, the YouTube channel for BLK, a dating app created for Black singles, released the video for Vax That Thang Up, whi...
Tags: Music, Youtube, US news, Rap, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Vaccines and immunisation, Lil Wayne, Coronavirus, COVID


Nas It Was Written Released 25 Years Ago Today

Nas is my favorite rapper alive and one of the best to ever do it. Illmatic is viewed as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all-time. Two years later, Nas returned with his second album with high expectations. 25 years ago It Was Written dropped and it was every bit as good as his debut. It Was Written debuted at the top of the charts and it went on to sell over 3 million copies. It Was Written remained his best-selling album and one of my personal favorites. While Illmatic didn’t have any ...
Tags: Music, Nas, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lauryn Hill, Jodeci, Illmatic, It Was Written, On This Day In History, Illmatic Lupe Fiasco


Lloyd Banks Karma for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Of course, for many people this will be a long weekend seeing the 4th of July is Sunday. My playlist this week was highlighted by several mixtapes. G Unit Radio 22, Invasion 2, slow jams joint, MMG and a couple others were played. It Was Written by Nas, Section 80 from Kendrick Lamar and Temple of Boom from Cypress Hill was also bumped. Lastly, the new Lil Baby & Lil Durk project also made its way to my playlist. Seeing the...
Tags: Music, Albums, Karma, Hip Hop, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks, Throwback Thursday, Sy Ari, Blog Hops & memes, G Unit Radio, Lil Baby Lil Durk, Hunger For More


Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost review – the most glorious mess

(Columbia)Bursts of kaleidoscopic synth-pop, soul balladry and jazz sweep you through the latest offering in the artist’s eclectic, controversial and – against the odds – enduring careerEarlier this week, Billie Eilish was obliged to issue an apology, after an eight-year-old video of the singer emerged, featuring her mouthing along to a racial slur in Tyler, the Creator’s Fish, in a lyric that is also about date rape. It had provoked the kind of bad-faith performative outrage in which certain co...
Tags: Music, UK, Rap, World, Soul, Culture, Theresa May, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Lil Wayne, Tyler, Billie Eilish, the Creator


Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

Jay-Z is one of the greatest rappers to ever touch the mic. There are many that have him at the top of their all-time list. 25 years ago today, Jay-Z released his Reasonable Doubt album. The platinum selling debut is viewed by many as his best album. Personally, it’s up there with his Black Album and Blueprint joints. Reasonable Doubt had features from the Notorious Big, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek and Sauce Money. Dead Presidents was his first single and it sampled Nas the World ...
Tags: Music, Jay-z, Albums, Brooklyn, Hip Hop, Jazz, Mary J Blige, Nigga, Reasonable Doubt, On This Day In History, Mary J Blige Foxy Brown Memphis Bleek, Hustle Brooklyn


Outkast Ms. Jackson for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday, as that mean we are closer to another weekend. First off, I’m hoping all the dads out there had an amazing Father’s Day. My playlist this week was highlighted by a couple of new albums and four mixtapes. The week started off with the new joints from Polo G and Gucci Mane. As far as the mixtapes, we had a nice blend one, a couple of slow jams and Street Wars 13.5. Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, Keith Sweat and the Groove Theory project was also played. The final album wa...
Tags: Music, Jay Z, Atlanta, Georgia, Hip Hop, Jazz, Jackson, Gucci, Keith Sweat, OutKast, Stankonia, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Erykah Badu Drinkin, Ms. Jackson, Outkast Ms Jackson


Mykki Blanco: ‘I’ve helped to push open some closed doors. It’s a cool feeling’

The rapper has worked with Kanye and Madonna and blazed a trail for black queer pop. Their new mini album, they say, feels like the start of a new chapter…Mykki Blanco has just moved to Hollywood, and five minutes into our conversation, the 35-year old rapper’s beloved mother calls. “She needs to chill out. Like, I don’t work?” laughs Blanco. “She’s helping me pick out furniture and she’s gone crazy about the whole thing.” There is something pure about one of hip-hop’s most experimental figures ...
Tags: Europe, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, US, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, New York Times, Paris, Portugal, Madonna, Lgbtq, Elle


Def Jam: how a new British imprint of the iconic rap label poached Stormzy

Only 6% of music industry execs are Black. That system fails artists, say the founders of 0207 Def Jam, whose uniquely diverse boardroom aims to change the culture – for goodRick Rubin’s initial ambitions for Def Jam were modest. In 1984, it was simply a means for him to release music by his punk rock band, Hose. Its first office was his New York University dorm room. “We never had any aspirations other than playing in small clubs,” he says. “That was the ceiling for the hardcore punk scene at t...
Tags: Business, Music, Rihanna, Jay Z, Race, Music Industry, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Justin Bieber, R&B, Snoop Dogg, Aerosmith, New York University, Def Jam, Rick Rubin


Dayton Family FBI for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday, as that mean we are closer to the weekend. The week started off by listening to the new album from Lloyd Banks and Migos. We had some Atlanta flavor with Kilo, Gucci Mane and the 6 o’clock Vol. 1 joint from Greg Street. New York was represented with Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Onyx. We are going in another direction for the featured Throwback Thursday joint. The FBI album from Dayton Family was also played this week and it’s a very underrated album. The What’s on My ...
Tags: Music, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Fbi, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lloyd Banks, Throwback Thursday, Dayton Family, Dayton Family FBI, Greg Street New York, Joe Busta Rhymes, Lorie Coleman


Polo G: ‘Death and depression made me lean towards music. It became therapeutic’

The Chicago rapper’s last album spent 47 weeks in the UK chart, testament to the power of his raw, introspective tracks. He discusses his journey out of crime and drug use towards being one of rap’s biggest stars“Every day a battle, I’m exhausted and I’m weary / Make sure I smile in public, when alone, my eyes teary / I fought through it all, but that shit hurt me severely.” Even acknowledging the widespread vulnerability and emotional honesty in today’s rap scene, these are still startling lyri...
Tags: Music, UK, US, US news, Rap, Chicago, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Lil Peep, Juice WRLD


The push to archive the history of jungle and drum’n’bass

Historians aim to document small labels, record shops, pirate radio and clubs that helped scene thriveChingford Sainsbury’s may be an unlikely setting for an encounter that helped capture a key part of British cultural history, but MC Navigator’s weekly shopping trip to his local supermarket would prove crucial.Navigator, who was one of the leading figures in the jungle and drum’n’bass scene in the 1990s, bumped into Uncle 22 – another important player – who had been under the radar for years an...
Tags: Music, Culture, Hip-hop, Sainsbury, Dance music, Drum'n'bass, MC Navigator


Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

The 90s had so much talent that there were a lot of groups or artists that got overlooked. One of those groups was the Lost Boyz. The Lost Boyz consisted of Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou. They released their debut album 25 years ago today. Legal Drug Money was the name and it debuted #1 in the hip hop/R&B category. Legal Drug Money eventually went gold off the strength of an unprecedented five singles. Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz were the first single to be released. ...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Renee, Lost Boyz, On This Day In History, Legal Drug Money, Cheeks Freaky Tah DJ Spigg Nice, Lex Coups Bimaz Benz, Rich Shameless, Freaky Tah, Lex Coups Bimaz Benz Lifestyles


Outkast Elevators for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week started off with the Exodus album from the late, great DMX. Trill by Bun B, Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Premro 2 by 8Ball was also played. Kizzy Rock, the joint from Talib Kweli & HiTek and Ice Cube’s Peace album made the list also. Any of those albums would be worthy of being featured, but I’ll go in a different direction. The History of the Dungeon Family mixtape was also played and it had som...
Tags: Music, Georgia, Hip Hop, Eminem, Jazz, Talib Kweli, Elevators, OutKast, Marshall Mathers LP, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, ATLiens, Outkast Elevators, Premro, Kizzy Rock, Outkast Society of Soul


Mohamed Bourouissa on France’s identity crisis: ‘We’ve got catching up to do!’

The French Algerian artist uses photography, rap music and the frequencies of trees in his quest to shine a light on marginalised communities. Now he’s preparing for his first solo UK showIn early 2020, when Dave was making British history by triumphing at both the Brits and Mercury music prizes, the equivalent awards in France were making headlines for all the wrong reasons. That year’s Victoires de la Musique featured no headline prizes for a black or Arab rapper. “Domestic rap has become the ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Music, UK, France, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Dave, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Hip-hop, Installation


Big Mike All A Dream for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. We had a mixture of hip hop and R&B again this past week. Jodeci’s Forever My Lady, Al B. Sure and TLC’s CrazySexyCool were represented for the R&B side. Back for the First Time by Ludacris and Teflon Don by Rick Ross were a couple joints played. Eminem’s Relapse album, followed by mixtapes from 2Pac and T.I. was also played. As always, we are going in a different direction for the featured Throwback Thursday track. We are ...
Tags: Music, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rick Ross, Mike, Jodeci, Teflon Don, Playa Playa, Big Mike, Throwback Thursday, Willie D, Blog Hops & memes, All A Dream, Still Serious, Kiss Southern Dialect Candy


Pastor Troy Face Off Released 20 Years Ago Today

If you’re from the south, fan of hip hop or from Georgia then you know all about Pastor Troy. Pastor Troy has been putting out music since 1999. Many people know of him because his beef with Master P and No Limit Records. 20 years ago today, Pastor Troy released his fourth album, Face Off. Face Off put Troy on the map as it was his first joint with a major label. Troy signed with Universal Records so now he started getting some publicity. Before the album was released, No Mo Play in GA was hea...
Tags: Music, Georgia, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Mars, Troy, Pastor Troy, Face Off, Universal Records, Tha City This Tha City, Troy Vica Versa, Vica Versa, No Mo Play, GA Vica, Vica Vesa


The Resurrection: Bugzy Malone review – highs and lows that catch you off guard

(B Somebody)After two brushes with death last year, the Manchester rapper has a lot to process on his starkly honest second album Hip-hop has no shortage of redemption narratives. Bugzy Malone’s is ongoing. As recently as last year, the Manchester MC was charged with two counts of wounding – this, after many years spent boxing, rapping, then acting in Guy Ritchie movies in a largely successful effort to put a difficult past behind him. The 30-year-old still carries sufficient ferocity to have gu...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Culture, Hip-hop, Manchester, Grime, Guy Ritchie, Malone, Bugzy Malone, Tion Wayne, Aitch, Russ Millions, Manchester MC


Too Short Gettin’ It Released 25 Years Ago Today

Too Short is one of the most accomplished rappers to ever touch the mic. Too Short put out Don’t Stop Rappin’, this was his first album back in 1983. Almost 40 years later, he’s still putting out music which is crazy. A few months back, Too Short was a part of the popular Verzuz battle with E-40. Short Dog released a bundle project with E-40 to coincide with their Verzuz matchup. 25 years ago today, Too Short released Getting’ It (Album Number Ten) and it was his 10th solo project. Getting’ It...
Tags: Music, Uncategorized, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Short, Tay, Erick Sermon, Too Short, Gettin' It, Parliament Funkadelic Survivin


SciFiMusik – “Time Alone” (Album Review)

SciFiMusik is a Chicago based Hip Hop artist who released his debut album on 23 April of this year. This is a ten track project with a single feature from $uade. The album is titled “Time Alone” and the artwork does a good job of setting the scene for the album; A skyline shot of the Windy City as the backdrop for SciFi’s mug shot. I’m always going to commend the details and this is a nicely executed detail. Let’s get into this.  “Journal Entry” is the third track on the album and features...
Tags: Reviews, Chicago, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Scifi, Album Review, Underground Hip Hop, Debut Album, UADE, SciFiMusik, Time Alone


UK rapper Enny: ‘Black women are beautiful. They don’t get told that enough’

Her track Peng Black Girls was a love letter to womanhood, and a huge lockdown hit. Now the rising south-London star is ready for her closeup.Photography by Suki Dhanda. Styling by Barbara Ayozie Fu Safira.In the depths of a bleak Covid winter, very few of us were feeling peng. With Zoom meetings and state-mandated daily walks our only form of socialising, there was little to dress up for, and few opportunities for us to feel beautiful. Related: The Guide: Staying In – sign up for our home ent...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Enny, Peng Black Girls, Suki Dhanda, Barbara Ayozie Fu Safira


Sugar Hill by AZ for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. We had a couple of old-school gems this week to start off with. 2 Hype from Kid-N-Play and the King of Rock from the legendary Run DMC. Muddy Waters by Redman, the debut joint from Spice 1 and the Soul Food Soundtrack were played also. The new school was represented with the Detroit mixtape from Big Sean and The GOAT project from Polo G. We going to take you back to 1995 for the featured Throwback Thursday joint. We are goi...
Tags: Nas, Hip Hop, Jazz, Detroit, DOE, Spice, Hill, Sean, Redman, Az, Throwback Thursday, Sugar Hill, Blog Hops & memes, Doe Or Die, Mo Money Mo Murder, Jones Sugar Hill


Big O x P-Rawb – “The Complexity” (Album Review)

Originally from Philly/South Jersey, lyricist P-Rawb teams up with Big O to deliver this nine track album featuring Tyana Marie, Gabby and mixing by Big O, Chris Chase and Shane Great. “The Complexity” can be described as a body of work that reflects the ebbs and flows of P-Rawb’s life. Let’s get into this. “Vertabrae” is the first track on the album and features a super silky baseline, shout out to Big O. P-Rawb puts on an applause worthy opening performance. Lyrically, this song is perspec...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Crush, Album Review, Philly, South Jersey, Gabby, Chris Chase, Shane Great, Philly South Jersey, Big O, Vertebrae, P-Rawb, Tyana Marie