Kyle Eustice

Kyle Eustice's intense passion for music journalism has given her the opportunity to talk to many of her musical heroes. With her roots deep in Hip Hop, her writing explores the origins of the culture and keeps it at the forefront of her work.

Wheelchair Sports Camp Rolls Through With Video For “Mary Had A Little Band”

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Before producer/keyboardist Ikey Owens (Jack White, Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents) tragically passed away at 38 years old, he made one, final masterpiece—Wheelchair Sports Camp‘s album, No Big Deal. Fronted by the sole female MC Kalyn Heffernan, the Denver trio has taken the Hip Hop community by storm with its jazz-infused take on the genre. […]

Sage Francis Announces SFdigi Label and Ensuing Roster

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Indie Hip Hop stalwart Sage Francis formed his Strange Famous Records imprint in 1996 and since then has built it into a reputable powerhouse of intriguing musical endeavors, which included projects from artists like B. Dolan, Doomtree’s Cecil Otter, and Buck 65. On Friday [September 16], he announced his latest mission, SFdigi, an digital imprint under […]

Rich The Kid Joins Dash Flash For “Money Growing”

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Up and coming Connecticut rapper Dash Flash has emerged with a new single, “Money Growing,” featuring Queens rapper Rich The Kid. With production provided by Ottawa, Canada’s BlasianBeats, the track finds both rappers effortlessly trading verses over the laid back beat. Dash Flash’s last single, “Go,” featuring Young Lito, was released August 30 and his seminal album, Blessed, is presumably coming soon. A member […]

[Interview] XP Talks Touring With Macklemore & the Presidential Race

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Tyler Andrews, better known by his stage name Xperience or XP, has had a whirlwind of a year. Born in Olympia, Washington, raised in both Detroit and Gary, Indiana, he eventually settled in Seattle, where he met Ben Haggerty, known to the world as Macklemore. This year he went on a massive worldwide tour with […]

Legendary N.W.A. Manager Jerry Heller Dead at 75

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A year after the release of the highly successful N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A’s original manager Jerry Heller has passed away at the age of 75. According to multiple reports, the cause of death was a heart attack. On Friday, September 2, he was rushed to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where he was pronounced […]

Outkast’s ATLiens Turns 20

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When Outkast emerged out of the Dirty South in the early ’90s, the Hip Hop world wasn’t ready for the unlikely pairing of Andre 3000 and Big Boi. On one hand, Dre was like this strange rapping hybrid of Prince and James Brown, while Daddy Fat Sax was more like the street half of the duo. […]

Wake Self Announces New Album, ‘Malala,’ Features Gift of Gab and Production from SmokeM2D6 of Oldominion

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Albuquerque, New Mexico Hip Hop staple Wake Self has announced his follow-up to 2014’s Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, Malala, named after the youngest Noble Peace Prize recipient in history, Malala Yousafzai. Packed full of sharp social commentary, unique rhyme patterns and uplifting rhythms, Malala is Wake’s magnum opus. He rides to the beat of […]

[Watch] “Vato Loco” Features San Antonio Rapper OD at His Finest

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  Born David Alvarez, San Antonio emcee OD (One Deep) is a force all his own. He is proud to unveil the visuals for “Vato Loco,” the first video from his forthcoming coming Revolution Freedom X album. Featuring Kintoz and Moy, the track is produced by 808 Mafia‘s Fuse. The video also boasts an appearance by […]

Happy Birthday to Halle Berry, Who Turns 50 on August 14

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August 14, 2016 marks actress Halle Berry‘s 50th birthday. According to IMDB, Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was an African-American hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister named Heidi Berry, as well. Halle first came into […]

Son of Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Overdoes, Dead at 36

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According to the Washington Post, Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late D.C. mayor Marion Barry and former candidate for the Ward 8 council seat, has died. He was 36. Reports indicate the younger Barry died of an apparent drug overdose, after his girlfriend found him and was rushed to George Washington University Hospital. Barry has struggled with […]

NBC Announces New Co-Head Writers for ‘Saturday Night Live’

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After the departures of Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam and Jon Rudnitsky, Saturday Night Live has a couple of other changes going into the next season. NBC has confirmed writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider have been promoted to co-head writers for season 42. This promotion is an intelligent and necessary move for SNL considering Schneider and Kelly are responsible for […]

Finally, A Kardashian Said Something Worth Repeating (Sort Of)

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Kourtney Kardashian, 37, revealed to Sunday You Magazine she is contemplating leaving Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I would be so happy if it did [end] and I could just move away from it all,” she confessed. “By the end of every season I’ve had enough, but then once we have had a break I’m ready for […]

Three Children, Two Parents Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

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A family of five, including three small children, were found dead in their Berks County, Pennsylvania home on Saturday, August 6, along with a handwritten “murder-suicide note.” The note talked about a child’s illness, post-traumatic stress and strife in their home in recent years. According to the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, police in Sinking […]

[Watch] Atmosphere Shares Visuals for Politically Charged Track “Pure Evil” Off Upcoming ‘Fishing Blues’

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In anticipation of Atmosphere‘s upcoming release, Fishing Blues, the Minneapolis duo— emcee Sean “Slug” Daley and producer/DJ Anthony “Ant” Davis—has released a new video for the single “Pure Evil,” a track oozing with political rhetoric. “Pure Evil,” which addresses police brutality, is something Rhymesayers encourages its artists to talk about. According to Daley, “We’re proud to be […]

[Listen] DJ Drez Releases New Single “Out There/Take Knowledge” Ft. Zion I

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Los Angeles-based producer DJ Drez released Alpine Swift earlier this summer, which offered more of his instrumental brilliance, something he’s perfected over the years. Next month, Drez unleashes a remix version, the aptly titled Alpine Swift Mash Ups. Thankfully, he’s provided us with a little teaser in the form of “Out There/Take Knowledge” featuring Zumbi of Zion […]

R. Kelly Secretly Marries 15-Year-Old Aaliyah 22 Years Ago Today

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Today in music history, R&B singer R. Kelly secretly married a then 15-year-old Aaliyah at Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois on July 31, 1994 (although there have been varying reports on the exact date of marriage). Aaliyah never admitted being married, though Vibe published a copy of the marriage certificate. Unfortunately, she was only 15 […]