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    Meow The Jewels Could Become a Real Thing

    Killer Mike and El-P are gearing up for the release of the sequel to their critically-adored Run The Jewels album. While the anticipation for the album is more than enough, some attention ws...

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    A Look At Tyler, The Creator’s Advertising Of His Upcoming Tour

    Tyler, The Creator announced in between two Instagram pictures that he will be hitting the road soon. True to his charmingly layed back yet hectic character we compiled his tweets and instagrams...

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    Dancers, liquor and cigars, here is how NAS celebrates 41

      Photo Credit: Prince Williams Last night NAS was celebrating his birthday with Hennessy V.S in Atlanta. After closing the One Music Festival at Lakewood Amphitheater, NAS...

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    Shepard Fairey Asks That We Put Our Arms Down & Pick Up A Brush

      The mastermind behind the iconic Obey Giant is back at it again. Shepard Fairey has spent the last few days curating a piece for the residents in Berlin, Germany, courtesy of Urban...

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    Lil’ Kim Is Back To Her Hard Core Ways

    The wait is finally over—Lil' Kim's latest mixtape, Hardcore 2k14: Back 2 Da Streets is here after multiple delays. This follow up to 2011's  Black Friday is a huge improvement to that flop...

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    Premiere: Dinero Dynasty – “Toni Braxton”

    Dinero Dynasty, hailing from the Westside of Chicago, drops off his sultry, soulful single and RESPECT. has it for you first. Pinning guitar strings with a screwed up chorus, this one will have...

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    Premiere: Stream Jody Duff’s Mulatto

    Chicago continues to run laps around the rap game. 19 year-old Jody Duff is among the crop of young talent making noise in the city and today RESPECT. brings you the exclusive stream of his...

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    Premiere: Jazz Cartier – “New City New Legend”

    Jazz Cartier continues Toronto's new, significantly darker sound on his latest release, "New City New Legend." The Six representative is gearing up to drop his Marauding In Paradise project and...

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    Video Premiere: SeT – “Until Then”

    RESPECT. brings you the premiere of SeT's new video for "Until Then," featuring Haviah Mighty. The record appears on SeT's AuRA LP and has a cool, laid-back feel, which the video reflects....

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    Jhené Aiko’s Souled Out Album Drops

    After leaving the music scene in 2003 and returning in 2011 with mixtape .sailing soul(s) and Sail Out in 2013, R&B songstress Jhene Aiko dropped her debut album, Souled Out, today. Aiko is...

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Opinion: Santigold & Lupe Fiasco Make Much Needed Cultural Commentary Through Music Videos posted at 2:29 pm

Where are we in hip-hop? Hip-hop fanatics who seek "depth" in rap music obsess over this tired ole question. Take Santigold and Lupe Fiasco, for instance. They not only create music to make listeners move, but also to move listeners. In other words, they mean to rouse both your root and crown...

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Frank Ocean Once Loved a Man posted at 2:28 pm

Rumors started to swirl about Frank Ocean's sexuality last month after a listening session for his Channel Orange album. Several songs on the album, as noted by those in attendance, seemed to be about two men in love. Now, Ocean has taken to Tumblr to address the situation. Ocean describes...

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New Music: G-Code 420 ft. Action Bronson — “Italian Mobsters” posted at 12:00 pm

Scallops and shrimp, lobster and linguini is what these two Queens cats enjoy. As a former chef, Action Bronson knows all about eating good. Off of The Devil Smokes Sour Vol 1, enjoy dining with these...

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Art: Hip Hop’s Sketching Sensation Will Prince posted at 11:45 am

There are a lot of people in the hip-hop culture who all try to do the same things. Content becomes over-saturated and it’s hard for people to stand out. This is not the case, however, for Will Prince. The artist draws one-of-a-kind cartoons of hip-hop artists and has paved a lane of his own....

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Exclusive Interview x Photos: The Heavyweight Painters Talk Hip-Hop, Art and Boxing. Who Said Fine Art Wasn’t Cool? posted at 11:00 am

Photo by Jack Sommer/RESPECT. Being a full-time painter in New York City is a battle. When bank accounts dwindle and clients become sparse, many painters hoist their white flags. But, the Heavyweight Painters aren’t your...

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Music Video: The Kleenrz – “Filthy” posted at 3:43 pm

Kenny Segal and Self Jupiter have a lot to clean up, which they do in the video for "Filthy." Self Jupiter gets heavy on the sinister beat provided by Segal who describes the work as a nod to mainstream production mixed with an inescapable underground flavor. Jupiter just enjoys those slow...

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Photo Of The Day: Chiddy, Chiddy, Bang, Bang posted at 3:32 pm

Last week we brought you a Kirill POTD and we're back this week with one of his flicks of the eclectic group, Chiddy Bang. Arguably slept on, Chidera and Noah make some damn good...