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.

[Watch] Second Video of Alton Sterling’s Death Surfaces

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By now, most people know the name Alton Sterling. The Baton Rouge resident’s fatal encounter with Louisiana police have infuriated the nation and caused more civil unrest from city to city. A second video of Sterling’s death has recently surfaced, which shows the graphic events that occurred on Tuesday, July 5. The 35-second clip, taken by […]

Colorado Wildfires Spread to 330 Acres, 1,000 Residents Already Evacuated

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According to The Denver Post, more residents of the area around the Cold Springs fire outside Nederland, Colorado could be evacuated today [Sunday, July 10] as the blaze, which has grown to 331 acres, threatens countless homes in the surrounding area. Boulder officials are sending pre-evacuation notifications to residents in a large area south of zone, where hundreds […]

Dizzy Wright Drops New Video for “They Know Why”

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Recorded, shot and edited in under 24 hours, the Dizzy Wright video for “They Know Why” packs a punch in less than three minutes. Not surprisingly, the video addresses the current unrest in the country. The police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and subsequent violence in Dallas, in which several police officers lost […]

#BlackLivesMatter Protest Held at Taste of Chicago Food Festival

Tensions continues to escalate in the U.S. since the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile last week, and the recent Dallas shooting, in which 11 police officers were shot, five fatally. Chicago is the latest city to make headlines after over 100 protesters infiltrated downtown Chicago for hours on Saturday, July 9. Beginning at […]

[Watch] Matador Killed By Bull in Teruel, Spain

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Well, that ended badly. A bullfighter and a man participating in a village bull-run were killed in Spain on Saturday July 9, while another two men were gored by the animals at a festival in the town of Pamplona, Spain. Victor Barrio, a 29-year-old professional bullfighter, was killed when a bull’s horn pierced his chest in front […]

Inmates Break Out of Prison Cell to Help Guard Who Was Having Heart Attack

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In light of recent tragedies around the country, it’s a refreshing break to hear about someone helping out their fellow man. On June 23, a Parker County, Texas  jailer was apparently experiencing a heart attack when several inmates rushed to his side to offer their assistance. “He just fell over,” said inmate Nick Kelton. “Looked […]

UPDATE: Eleven Officers Shot, Five Fatally, During Dallas Protest

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UPDATE: A fifth officer has been pronounced dead, six officers are recovering and there are currently four suspects, with one suspect claiming bombs were also planted downtown. Dallas Police have rounded up two suspects who unloaded their weapons during a Dallas protest tonight [Thursday, July 7], hitting eleven officers and killing four. The protest was in […]

[Watch] Jivin’ Scientists’ Short Film For “Thirsty” Taps Into Unconventional Cinematic Tools and Technology

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Jivin’ Scientists (emcee James “Runt” Owens, producer Ryan “Phen” Troncoso and producer Nate Smith) have released a new music video for “Thirsty,” a three-song montage featuring “Crazy,” “Million Man Army” and “20 On the Chiefs” off the Tucson-based group’s 2015 album, Thirsty. Produced by Albuquerque creative company, Concept Flux, the nearly 12-minute video is both a thought-provoking short film and music video aimed at taking the […]

[Watch] Famsquad Unveils Visuals For “I Get It” Ft. Sir Michael Rocks and Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter

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Featuring Sir Michael Rocks and Taylor Gang‘s Tuki Carter, Famsquad has released visuals for “I Get It,” the first single from their highly anticipated album, Sport Coat Willie. Directed by Trilavision, the clip features the group and guests in rare form performing in both Chicago and Atlanta. The single also appears on the Rich Nice and Sony Red-presented AnR Room Compilation, […]

[Watch] Kosha Dillz and Matisyahu are “Dodging Bullets”

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Jewish rapper extraordinaire Kosha Dillz has teamed up with Matisyahu for “Dodging Bullets,” the first single from Kosha’s upcoming album, What I Do All Day & Pickle, which comes out July 15. Matisyahu and Kosha are no strangers to the road life. Having both toured all over the world, they share a few things in common […]

Two Bombings in Baghdad Kills At Least 125, Wounds 187 Others

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According to Iraqi police, at least 125 people have been killed and about 187 injured in an explosion claimed by the so-called Islamic State group in Baghdad. A car bomb exploded on a busy street in the Karrada district late on Saturday, July 2. The mainly Shia area was busy with shoppers late at night because it […]

Disney Pixar Says No More Animated Sequels After 2019

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, president Jim Morris revealed the animation studio will focus on original content once the development of Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 are completed, meaning no more animated sequels after 2019. “Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model […]

De La Soul Drops ‘Stakes Is High’ 20 Years Ago Today

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Today [Saturday, July 2] marks the 20th anniversary of De La Soul‘s fourth album, Stakes Is High. The title accurately describes the point in Posdnous, Dave and Maseo‘s careers where they were at a crossroads. Stakes Is High would be the first album that wouldn’t feature longtime producer Prince Paul behind the production board. After all, […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Nas Released ‘It Was Written’ 20 Years Ago

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On July 2, 1996, Nas unleashed the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, 1994’s Illmatic. Titled It Was Written, the album featured production from DJ Premier, Dr. Dre and Havoc. This time around, the fresh-faced, 22-year-old Brooklyn-born emcee consciously pushed the album in a more mainstream direction, hoping to secure a wider fan base. It worked. The album proved […]

Shirt Stained with John Lennon’s Blood Sells at Auction for Over $40,000

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A white button down shirt worn by a concierge at the Dakota apartment building in New York City where John Lennon was fatally shot was recently purchased at auction for $40,819. Worn and owned by Jay Hastings during the fatal moment, the shirt was soaked with Lennon’s blood after Hastings rushed to his aid. Hastings was […]

[Video] Singer Jill Scott Marries Mike Dobson, Big Daddy Kane Performs

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Singer-songwriter Jill Scott married Mike Dobson over the weekend in a low-key, private ceremony. Longtime friend DJ Mars wished the newlyweds congratulations in a handful of Instagram posts, explaining how he was booked for the gig and had no idea he was about to witness Dobson marry the illustrious singer. Scott’s clever new husband also surprised her with a performance […]