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    Raury – “Devil’s Whisper”

    During a beautiful night in Austin, Texas during SXSW this year, Raury sat on a curb on 6th Street, just chilling with friends. On the way to see The Black Opera, I approached Raury and told the...

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    Interview: Meet E.G. Young

      We recently sat down with E.G. Young this week and was given the opportunity to interview the newly emerging Southern Californian MC. Instead of focusing on just one project, or issue, we...

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    New Video: Raz Fresco – “Up North”

    Raz Fresco, the young and gifted rapper and record producer from Brampton, Ontario, just released a warm, retro nouveau video for "Up North", a single from his latest mix tape "Pablo Frescobar",...

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    RESPECT’S Artist of the Month: Olivia Odiwe

    London-native Olivia Odiwe has been making waves within both the art and Hip-hop communities with her creations. With a unique style in tow, the 23-year-old has rightfully earned her spot as...

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    Premiere: Kelow – “I Got That”

    DC Femcee, Kelow, has returned with her new track "I Got That". Produced by Trip Dixon. As Kelow preps for her new EP Amethyst Stoner which is due to release in July. She release "I Got That"...

  • RESPECT. Interview: MK Asante

    As a decorated author, promising filmmaker, and powerful lyricist, MK Asante is becoming a dynamic voice of literature and Hip-Hop culture. MK’s critically acclaimed memoir, “BUCK” has had a...

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    Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) Covers Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”

    If you didn't think Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino) could make a chart-topping R&B hit a record of his own, with his own flair, guess again. The rapper-slash-former full-time actor sung Bruno...

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    Soulin’ Through The Internet: Ego Death Release

    The Internet is back with feel good music for the summer! The Odd Future (in which we heavily hope isn't permanently broken up) extension dropped their Ego Death album today, and just like...

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    RESPECT. Interview: Daye Jack on New Album “Soul Glitch”, Atlanta & His Fears

    A day after his listening party, Daye Jack and I sat on the ninth floor in the building where Warner Music Group is situated to converse about “Soul Glitch”, his musical influences, new music...

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    Bad Boy Celebrates Twenty Years

    In case you missed it, Bad Boy Entertainment recently celebrated 20 years of being one of the best labels the world has seen. At this year's BET Awards, the world got to witness a ten minute...

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New Video: Yo Gotti feat. J. Cole & Canei Finch – “Cold Blood” (prod. Canei Finch) posted at 12:24 pm

Whether through symbolism, anxiety, curiosity, irony or lived experiences, death inevitably finds a way into all genres. Unfortunately, hip-hop largely seems to have encountered death in the form of lived experiences; these encounters are so common, in fact, that songs of mourning in hip-hop could...

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New Video: $kinny – “Oompa” posted at 11:25 am

$kinny’s aesthetic approach to music-making suggests an artist likely to enjoy a varied and prosperous career. "Oompa" ) is the latest track to emerge off his forthcoming mixtape, Ghetto Disneyland, and he doesn’t disappoint with weird gems like: “My brain feels like it’s melting, no...

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Interview: Dancehall Singer Cham Fights the Good Fight posted at 10:45 am

Working in many capacities - DJ, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer — Cham has been a leading force in dancehall, possessing one of the most commanding vocal timbres of the genre. His process in lifting his personal observations straight from the streets and transforming them into...

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New Music: Kelela – “The High” posted at 4:40 pm

Over a haunting, slow-rolling boulder of a bassline, Kelela floats like a storm cloud. Equal parts seductive and seduced, the proud member of our 15 Best Albums of 2013 List teases threads of human emotion from the dark pit of the instrumental provided by Gifted & Blessed. Put much more simply:...

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New Music: Alex Wiley & Mick Jenkins – “Forever” posted at 4:06 pm

Rising Chicago weirdos Alex Wiley (of the stellar Club Wiley) and Mick Jenkins got together in the booth late last night. Wiley brings his signature slurred growl, and, also per usual, does a little innovation with his flow: "I'm rolling up--greens 'til the pendulum--swings / To the center...

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Will A Hip-Hop Artist Ever Headline The Super Bowl Halftime Show? posted at 3:09 pm

Pop quiz: who was the first rapper to ever perform during the Super Bowl Halftime Show? a.) Jay-Z b.) Eminem c.) 50 Cent d.) Nelly If you chose Nelly (of all people), then you are correct. In fact, he performed twice. Once in 2001 alongside Aerosmith, 'N'Sync, Britney Spears, and Mary J....

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New Music: Black Milk – “Cold Day” posted at 12:47 pm

It's been a few short months since Black Milk released No Poison, No Paradise, and he's already prepping for the follow-up. "Cold Day" is the first single from his upcoming EP, Glitches In The Break. The Detroit emcee paints a vivid image of his city, and the struggle that persists inside its...