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Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift is ‘perpetuating black stereotypes’ with new video

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:29 am August 20, 2014   Odd Future musician Earl Sweatshirt is coming for Taylor Swift. The country music star released the video for her latest single, “Shake it Off,” which boosts a noticeably different image and beat from Swift’s traditional format. Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to talk about how the […]

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Video: ‘urban music is destroying black youth’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am July 3, 2014 An award-winning music producer took to YouTube to express his feelings about the changes that have occurred in music on the radio. Producer/songwriter Carvin Haggins says that today’s music is “disrespectful”, “degrading” and that it tears “our children down.” 

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Chuck D wants the music industry to just say no to the n-word

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm June 10, 2014 Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is challenging those involved in the music industry to stop using the “n-word.” In a set of tweets, the rapper called upon radio stations, record labels, and artists to stop using the derogatory term. Chuck D. went as far as asking if performances featuring homophobic […]

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Broadway musical featuring songs from Tupac set for June 19

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:41 am June 5, 2014 A new Broadway musical will feature songs and poetry of the late Tupac Shakur. 

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

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:21 am April 22, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:06 am April 1, 2014 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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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am March 20, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm February 14, 2014 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 […]

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:13 pm February 10, 2014 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 […]

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