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Childish Gambino Win Big at 2019 GRAMMYs (Full Winners List)

Childish Gambino won big at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 10). Despite not attending music’s biggest night, the artist/actor took home ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for his Billboard smash-hit “This Is America.” Cardi B made history, becoming the first solo female artist to win ‘Best Rap Album’ for her multi-platinum debut, Invasion of Privacy. Drake, who reportedly passed on performing at this year’s show, m...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Miguel, Music News, Janelle Monae, Morton, Thompson, Jay Rock


2019 Grammy Awards: Rap and R&B Winners

Music’s biggest night is here as the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards takes over the City of Angels. Before the main event kicked off inside the Staples Center, hosted by Alicia Keys, the GRAMMYs honored many of today’s artists during the pre-show ceremony. Hosted by Shaggy, the key awards in the R&B and Rap categories were handed out during the pre-show celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Childish Gambino lead the pack winning two awards for ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Bes...
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Now No. 1, Osaka wins majors to strains of Jay Rock’s ‘Win’

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Like the 21-year-old she is, Naomi Osaka stepped into Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open final with a cellphone in her right hand and music in both ears. The headphones she wore carried the swirling brass, bouncing beat and boastful lyrics of Jay Rock’s “Win,” the same pre-match song Osaka […]
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J. Cole – “Middle Child”

J. Cole has stayed busy since the release of KOD last April, touring arenas with Young Thug and releasing his usual smattering of guest verses for artists like Jay Rock, 6LACK, Rapsody, J.I.D, and 21 Savage. He also had to postpone … More »
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The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
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Barack Obama lists his favorite books, music, and movies of 2018

President Barack Obama released his annual list of favorite books, movies, and songs on his Facebook page yesterday. Remember when we had an intellectually and culturally curious president who did things like reading books? It seems so long ago... From Facebook: As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiri...
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President Obama Names His Favorite Books, Movies & Songs of 2018

Photo by Pete Souza via obamawhitehouse.archive.gov On Facebook this morning, President Obama wrote: "As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may...
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Reason Freestyles For the L.A. Leakers

Top Dawg Entertainment added to their incredible track record of finding new talent with the signing of Reason earlier this year. Since then, the TDE MC has dropped his debut project under the label There You Have It, which has received plenty of praise since its release back in September. The Carson native recently appeared on his hometown station Power 106 L.A., to get some bars off with the L.A. Leakers. Watch Reason’s freestyle over Kendrick Lamar’s “Element” and Jay Rock’s “Parental Adv...
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The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that's not where music videos … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Beyonce, Justice, List, Jay-z, Canada, Yg, Ariel Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Drake, Vince Staples, Jay Rock, Dave Meyers, 2 Chainz


The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

10. Migos – Culture II (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) In 2018, Migos didn't risk overexposure, they indulged in it. They were everywhere, as a group and solo acts. Their double-disc, ridiculously long Culture II may have been treated like chart-bait for our streaming era. But in reality, it felt more like a self-contained universe, with a degree of infinity to it, created by a group dead-set on world domination. Their strengths – swagger, interplay, humor – were all on display. And the length...
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2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations Announced

The road to music’s biggest night starts now as the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are revealed. On Friday (Dec. 7), Janelle Monae, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, and Apple Music’s Zane Lowe appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for the four major categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year). The 2019 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. See the f...
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Kendrick Lamar is top nominee as women make a Grammy comeback

H.E.R. is a nominee for album of the year. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) By MESFIN FEKADU | AP Music Writer NEW YORK — The music of “Black Panther,” with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical comp...
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2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Cardi B Lead the Pack

The road to music’s biggest night starts now as the nominations for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards are revealed. Leading the way for the 2019 GRAMMYs is Kendrick Lamar. Despite not releasing a solo album, the Pulitzer Prize winner landed the most nominations (8) for the Black Panther soundtrack, where he served as lead artist and curator. Lamar is up for “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” and “Best Rap Song.” For “Album of the Year,” Kendrick faces off against Cardi...
Tags: Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Los Angeles, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Cbs, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Miguel, Music News, Thompson, Jay Rock


Shake’s Songs of the Week Vol.30

New music from Meek Mill, Jay-Z, J.I.D, Alchemist, Big K.R.I.T., Black Thought, Jay Rock, and more.
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Jay Rock – “Shit Real” (Feat. Tee Grizzley)

People will tell you that this is not a good time for straight-ahead rap hardheads. People will be wrong. Jay Rock, from Los Angeles, and Tee Grizzley, from Detroit, do not share one single face tattoo or colored dread between them, and yet the two of them are finding ways to thrive in the RapCaviar … More »
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New Music: Jay Rock Feat. Tee Grizzley “Shit Real”

Last year, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith teased an upcoming Jay Rock collaboration with Tee Grizzley. The record unfortunately didn’t make the final cut of Rock’s highly-praised Redemption LP, that dropped back in June. Fans who have been waiting to hear the L.A. – Detroit connection can now enjoy the record called “Sh**t Real.” Out officially on all streaming platforms and iTunes, press play on the knocking track below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Jay Rock...
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New Video: Jay Rock “For What It’s Worth”

The latest music video in support of Jay Rock’s Redemption LP dropped last week, but for unknown reasons was taken down quickly after. The Matilda Finn-directed “For What It’s Worth” is now back online for fans to view. Watch the TDE MC stroll through the hood, as various scenes play out all too familiar to people who live in tough neighborhoods. From police brutality, violence, drug abuse and more, see the black-and-clip below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Jay Rock Feat. Sno...
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Jay Rock – “For What It’s Worth”

Redemption out now, but you already knew that.
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Weekly Dope v.125

New music from Nas, Vince Staples, ScHoolboy Q, Slick Rick, Pharoahe Monch, Action Bronson, and more.
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New Music: Jay Rock Feat. Snoop Dogg “WIN (Remix)”

Jay Rock collects another W as the big homie Snoop Dogg jumps on the official remix to his Redemption single, “WIN.“A n*gga been winning for a long time, with a strong mind, and I own mine / And you can check my motherfuckin’ pedigree, on my chest is the letter C,” Uncle Snoop spits in his slick verse, which includes a shout out to LeBron James. So far, it doesn’t look like the Lakers will be doing much winning of their own this season, though. Listen after the jump… Related: New ...
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New Video: Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Wow Freestyle”

Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar bring the block out in their new video for “Wow Freestyle.” With Jack Begert (who also shot Kendrick’s “God Is Gangsta” and ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face short film) behind the camera, TDE’s top dawgs post up in the projects and cruise through the streets, just like the good old days. “Wow Freestyle” is the (*counts on two hands*) eighth song off Jay Rock’s Redemption album to get a visual makeover — catch up on his previous videos here. Watch below… Related: N...
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Jay Rock – “Wow Freestyle” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Jay Rock is well on his way to releasing a music video for every track on his latest studio album, Redemption, which came out in June. We've seen clips for "Rotation 112th," "OSOM," "ES Tales," "The Bloodiest," "Win," "Tap Out," and … More »
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Jay Rock’s “Win” Remixed For Stacey Abrams’ Gubernatorial Campaign

When Jay Rock said, "Fuck everything else, win, win, win, win," in his song, "Win," he was referring to Georgia's gubernatorial race. "I'm all in the field, duck huntin' shit" is clearly a comment on hunting regulations. "My trigger finger got callus, baby, my bare knuckles got talent, baby" imparts his stance on gun control. More »
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Nardwuar vs. Jay Rock

With his “Big Redemption” tour pulling into Canada, Jay Rock caught up with Nardwuar recently during the Vancouver stop. In their 12-minute conversation, Eastside Johnny speaks on being discovered by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith while getting a haircut on a porch, important figures in his hometown of Watts, the best local burger spots, and early memories of himself and Kendrick Lamar during their beginning as artists. TDE’s newest signee Reason also makes an appearance. Reason speaks on his mem...
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