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Rhymefest releases new album, donates a portion of profits to Donda’s House

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Grammy award-winning rapper Rhymefest has teamed up with Pledge Music to raise awareness and funds about violence in the community. The Chicago-based rapper and activist is releasing his album, “Violence is Sexy” via the platform, which allows users to purchase music via a pledge or donation. 

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House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music, has passed away. He was 59.

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In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music

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During an interview with Rolling Stone long-time singer-songwriter Elton John revealed his desire to make hip hop music. 

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Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: In rare Saturday court session, girlfriend of Michael Dunn testifies

In a rare weekend court session, the girlfriend of a man on trial for killing a 17-year-old black teen over loud music took the stand. Rhonda Rouer testified Saturday in the Florida murder trial of Michael Dunn. Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis in front of a convenience store in November of 2012. 

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Why Macklemore beat your favorite rapper

First, I’d like to start by saying that I do not think Macklemore is better than Kendrick Lamar. Other than “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” not much happening on his debut album in my opinion. But where Kendrick and other artists who probably should have been awarded GRAMMYs lacked, Macklemore gladly picked up the ball.

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Gaye family settles with Sony/ATV over ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit

Although the conflict between Robin Thicke, et. al. and Marvin Gaye’s children over the song “Blurred Lines” has not been resolved, another party has managed to settle with Gaye’s descendants. The Gaye family has settled with Sony/ATV over their role in the conflict regarding Thicke’s song and Gaye’s classic “Got to Give it Up.” Gaye’s family brought counterclaims against EMI April, owned […]

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In 2013, not one black artist had a no.1 single

Not one African American artists had a single no. 1 in 2013. Not one. This is the first time this has happened in the history of the Billboard chart’s 55 years. 

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Beyoncé under fire for using NASA recording of deadly space shuttle tragedy in song

Beyoncé is being criticized for her use of a NASA recording for her most recent album. The song “XO,” features a sound clip from the space shuttle Challenger, which crashed in 1986 killing everyone on board. In a statement, Knowles said the use of the clip was a “tribute” to the astronauts who died. Still, […]

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