KC Orcutt

Brooklyn resident KC Orcutt aims to capture moments found in music. Her freelance writing career has brought her to many places over the years, including London, Croatia, Prague, all over the US and on tour with her favorite hometown rappers. Happiest when working with words and people, KC is first and foremost an enthusiast of her craft and supporter of all things dope.

The First Ladies Of Rap: Missy Elliott

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The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop culture are all forward-thinking pioneers whose legacies, both individual and collective, are undeniable. While these women don’t technically require a proper introduction at this stage in their careers as veterans, there’s no better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate the achievements, challenges overcome and contributions each have made over the […]

Staff Picks: 15 Hip Hop Showcases To Roll Through This Year At SXSW

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Perhaps SXSW is slated for the same time every year solely so the acronym “March Madness” can hold another meaning, as it really is the best way to describe the annual festival. But for music, technology, film and food truck lovers, this isn’t the post-season—this marks a new beginning laying the groundwork for what is […]

Foxy Brown Blasts Media For Falsely Reporting She’s A Trump Supporter

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Foxy Brown had a lot to say last night [Tuesday, March 15] on Instagram, after a now-declared rumor started making its rounds online she was a fan of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Media outlets (starting with The New York Daily News) claimed she said she was in support of Trump but Foxy, in a lengthy post […]

Kanye West To Lend His Talents To New Album Dedicated To Fighting Poverty

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Looks like Kanye West is going to be putting his debt-related struggle tweets behind him and refocus on fighting the bigger fight against global poverty. As reported, ‘Ye will lend his musical genius, along with Ellie Goulding, to record songs from lyrics submitted by fans on a new collaborative and interactive theme album. The album […]

First Ladies Of Rap: Salt-N-Pepa

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The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop culture are all forward-thinking pioneers whose legacies, both individual and collective, are undeniable. While these women don’t technically require a proper introduction at this stage in their careers as veterans, there’s no better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate the achievements, challenges overcome and contributions each have made over the […]

‘Fifth Beatle’ George Martin Passes Away at 90

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As reported, British record producer George Martin has died at the age of 90 earlier this morning [Wednesday, March 9] at his home in London. Martin was such an influential key figure surrounding the Beatles and their successes that he was long dubbed “the 5th Beatle.” Ringo Starr was the first to confirm the news, […]

10 Songs Produced By Women That Are Here To Soundtrack A Revolution

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While the question “where are all the women?” can be asked of essentially every profession to reveal a grim reality that isn’t even close to being considered breaking news, one industry hit particularly hard is music production. A female creator has yet to win a GRAMMY Award for producer of the year for a non-classical […]

Young Thug Announces New Tour While Riding Around Atlanta On Horseback

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Sometimes the best way to make a statement is to go big or go home, and in Young Thug‘s case, that meant saddling up. The Atlanta-born rapper literally took to the streets yesterday [Monday, March 7] while on horseback to announce and promote his new tour. The dates will begin on May 1 and run […]

LeBron James Thanks Kendrick Lamar For Listening To Him

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Following the Grammys, LeBron James tweeted at Kendrick Lamar, essentially begging him to release the untitled tracks the superstar rapper had been teasing fans with. Later on, Anthony Tiffith, the CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment posted on Instagram confirming that King James was the final push towards the 8-track project untitled, unmastered seeing the light of […]

First Ladies Of Rap: Queen Latifah

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The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop culture are all forward-thinking pioneers whose legacies, both individual and collective, are undeniable. While these women don’t technically require a proper introduction at this stage in their careers as veterans, there’s no better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate the achievements, challenges overcome and contributions each have made over […]

Obama Family To Bless SXSW 2016 As Keynote Speakers

Looks like the Obama family is going to be posted up in Austin for more than just a hot minute this month. Previously announced that J. Cole will perform for the annual Democratic National Committee fundraising event, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (we’re going to miss saying that, by the way) will […]

World Wide Woman: Get Inspired By Eternia’s Legacy-Driven Mindset

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Eternia, born Silk-Anne Semiramis Dawn Craig Kaya, is an example of an artist that genuinely trusts the process—something that isn’t the easiest to do when it comes to making rap music and building a fan base. While her career in Hip Hop has brought her all over the world over the years, with roots in […]

TIDAL Faces Tough 24 Hours, Loses Two Key Players

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Update: TIDAL representatives reached out with the following statement: TIDAL has terminated CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell.  As TIDAL has grown into a global operation serving 46 countries we have moved our accounting and operations team to New York while our technology team and key support staff remain in Oslo. Advertisement Original post […]

Star of “Rocky” Franchise Tony Burton Passes Away At 78

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 The Rocky franchise has lost a legendary actor. Tony Burton, who starred as Tony “Duke” Evers in Rocky has passed away at 78, late Thursday evening [February 25], sources confirm. “@E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news,” Rocky co-star Carl Weathers wrote on Twitter. “RIP Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace.” Burton was one of only […]