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How Olajumoke Orisaguna Went From Selling Bread To Becoming A Top Model

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Photographer Ty Bello was taking photos of British musician Tinie Tempah in Nigeria recently when a woman selling bread happened to unintentionally walk into her shot. Taken back by the woman’s beauty, Bello took to Instagram after the shoot in an attempt to find out more about her. “I’m happy to help her build a portfolio […]

Jimi Hendrix’s London Loft Is Now Open As A Museum

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Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix lived in the top-floor flat of an 18th-century house in London between 1968 and 1969. The apartment has now been restored as a museum that is a recreation of what Hendrix’s flat looked like when he lived there, to showcase what life was like for Jimi at the height of his […]

WATCH THE INTERNET’S RENDITION OF N.E.R.D.’S “TAPE YOU”

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Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley released their debut album In Search Of…, nearly 15 years ago. The trio, who named themselves N.E.R.D., made hits for the likes of JAY Z, Nelly, N’Sync, Britney Spears and almost every other superstar on the planet. The group created songs that fit their own musical desires, rather than […]

Listen To James Blake’s Smooth New Single, “Modern Soul”

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As the world stopped and watched Kanye West‘s Yeezy Season 3 show last night at Madison Square Garden, electronic producer meets singer-songwriter, James Blake made noise of his own on his BBC Radio 1 show, premiering his new single “Modern Soul,” which is rumored to be the first track off  his next highly anticipated album Radio Silence. […]

[Watch] Eric Garner’s Daughter Appears In New Bernie Sanders Campaign

Eric Garner passed away on Staten Island in 2014 after being placed in an chokehold by a New York police officer using excessive force. The incident was caught on a cell phone video, in which Garner is heard saying, “I can’t breathe!” Footage of the incident quickly circulated the internet and fueled a national debate […]

Watch Beyoncé’s Surprising New Video “Formation”

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Just in time for Mardi Gras and her Super Bowl 50 performance, Beyoncé surprises us and shuts down the internet with her new video and single, “Formation.” In the new visual, Beyoncé executes her signature moves in Victorian locations mixed with modern day, urban visuals of New Orleans neighborhoods. The video has a gritty attitude and […]

[Watch] G Herbo “Lord Knows” Featuring Joey Bada$$

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After much anticipation, Chicago Drill rapper G Herbo and Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ have finally released the visual for their collaborative single, “Lord Knows.” As they travel through their neighborhoods before turning up inside a church, the duo exchange unwavering hard hitting bars —”Got some problem only Lord knows, sometimes I need a break but […]

Discover Your Roots With Freedmen’s Bureau Project Records

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The Freedmen’s Bureau Project is a new initiative by the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helping 1.5 million handwritten historical documents be made available online. It will allow descendants of former African-American slaves to learn more about their family roots and find out […]

Listen To Future’s Latest Single “In Abundance”

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Future certainly has no shortage of new music for his fans. Following the recent release of his latest mixtape Purple Reign produced by frequent collaborators DJ Esco and Metro Boomin, the Atlanta rapper leaks his new single “In Abundance” to prepare his fans for his Friday [February 5, 2016] release of his newest project which […]

A$AP MOB calls on Juicy J for “Yamborghini High”

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The spirit of A$AP Mob‘s legendary founder, A$AP Yams was felt early this week when family, friends, and fans gathered at Terminal 5 in New York City for the first annual Yams Day. The live concert was organized by fellow A$AP Mob members and family to celebrate the anniversary of Yams’ death and remember his […]

Miguel Delivers His “Waves” Remix Featuring Travis Scott

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Looks like everyone’s hopping on the wavey train this week. After the surprise announcement of Kanye West changing the title of his new album (once again) to Waves, R&B crooner Miguel hops on board and delivers a remix of his single “Waves” from his 2015 album, Wild Heart. Quite different from the original psychedelic guitar track, […]

Listen To Young Thug’s “F*ck Cancer” From Slime Season 3 Mixtape

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After revealing the date of his new mixtape Slime Season 3, which drops February 5, Young Thug made a surprise visit to Sway in the Morning to talk about his wardrobe style, new music, working with Kanye West and his recent feuds with The Game and Plies. Before leaving, Thugger premiered a snippet of his new track […]

Have You Heard Drake & Rick Ross On J.U.S.T.I.C.E League’s “Empire”?

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One of the most respected music groups in the industry, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, took to social media this morning [Monday, January 25] announcing they’ve released their latest joint effort, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All. The 13-track project is comprised of songs that have never been heard by the public, with stars like Chris Brown, R.Kelly, Future, […]

Watch Lloyd Banks Eerie New Visual For “Angel Dust”

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After delivering his highly acclaimed Halloween Havoc 2 mixtape last November, Lloyd Banks is stepping into the new year with a visual for his AraabMuzik-produced stand out track,”Angel Dust”. Going along with the theme of Halloween Havoc 2, in the beginning of the video we see Banks in a fast-paced police chase before he escapes to […]

Chris Brown Remixes Pusha T’s “M.F.T.R.”

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Following the release of the sultry “Who’s Gonna (Nobody)” remix featuring Keith Sweat from his seventh studio album Royalty, R&B crooner Chris Brown pulls inspiration from G.O.O.D Music President Pusha T and gifts fans with his latest remix of  “M.F.T.R.”, the second single from Pusha’s King Push- Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude album. In the remake, […]

ICYMI: Macklemore Speaks with Activist DeRay McKesson About “White Privilege II”

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Macklemore’s newest single is currently the topic of everyone’s conversation. One person who spoke directly to the Seattle rapper about his polarizing new track “White Privilege II” after hearing it was prominent activist Deray McKesson. Collaborating with his music partner, Ryan Lewis and poet meets singer-songwriter Jamila Woods, Macklemore addresses #BlackLivesMatter, police brutality amongst miniorites, […]

Pharrell Takes Back Control Of Billionare Boys Club & Ice Cream Brands

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Music and Fashion icon Pharrell Williams has bought back control of his streetwear lines Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, which he founded with Japanese designer Nigo in 2005 from former partners Iconix Brands Group. With aim for further expansion and growth, Pharrell reclaimed Iconix Brands Group Inc.’s 50 percent stake in BBC Ice Cream LLC, the […]

Waka Flocka Teams Up With Young Sizzle For ‘One Eyed Shooters’

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Despite some public problems with his label Atlantic Records last year, Waka Flocka Flame has continued to stay focused on his music by releasing Flocakveli 1.5 and diligently working on his forthcoming project, Flockaveli 2. Coming off the success of his latest single, suitably titled “New Year” featuring frequent collaborator Young Sizzle, the duo reunites again […]

The Holy Kit declares his independence with his new track “No One”

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Young Chicago rapper The HolyKit solidified himself within the rap world with his last album, Lownt God Rising, produced by Supreme Cuts in 2014. Since then the Los Angeles transplant has been setting trends with his relaxed flow and indelible bars that have garnered him attention from artists like DJ Osh Kosh of Two-9 and  Chicago drill rapper Sasha […]

Migos Release Their Long Awaited ‘Y.R.N. 2’ Mixtape

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It’s been over two years since Migos introduced the entire world to “Versace” and “Hannah Montana” on their trailblazing mixtape, Y.R.N. Prior to heading out on their upcoming “Dab” Tour next month, the trio keeps their promise of a follow-up and releases their long-awaited new mixtape, Young Rich N*ggas 2. The 14-track project is laced  with infectious, […]