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  • Category: News

    This Playlist of Vulfpeck & Hip-Hop Mashups Will Make Your Day

    If you’re having trouble getting through the day, worry no more. A new compilation playlist has emerged with mashups combining hip-hop tracks with instrumentals from the stellar funk band Vulfpeck. Fronting the luscious grooves of le Vulf are the voices of Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Biggie, Jay-Z, and many more. Entertainment is an […]

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  • Category: News

    Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na & NOLA-Funksters Naughty Professor Discuss The Resurgence Of Jazz Fusion

    Jazz fusion is seeing a mainstream resurgence as of late. While hip-hop acts like A Tribe Called Quest and Gang Starr first mixed the genre with jazz in the early ’90s, contemporary jazz acts like The Robert Glasper Experiment, BADBADNOTGOOD, Snarky Puppy, and The Stepkids have all not-so-quietly made names for themselves over the past few […]

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  • Category: News

    Listen to 60 Minutes Of ‘Phish vs. Hip-Hop’ Next Time You Go For A Work Out

    Mash-ups are always a fun listen, especially when they include your favorite band. DJ and producer Drastic X did fans of Phish a solid by remixing eighteen members of their lengthy discography with some of Hip-Hop’s greatest hits. While I admit that the DJ’s choice of Phish songs are of the lesser likings compared to the beastly numbers matched […]

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  • Category: News

    President Obama Officially Names June 2016 ‘African-American Music Appreciation Month’

    President Barack Obama has never hid his love for music. Having recently endorsed Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly, provided Kanye West with political advice, and publicly shared his thoughts on the passing of Prince, he has now officially declared June of 2016 to be “African-American Music Appreciation Month” for the United States of America. The proclamation was issued on May 31st, when President Obama explained, “African-American music exemplifies […]

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  • Category: News

    Live Nation Cancels NYC Hip Hop Performances After Irving Plaza Shooting

    Renowned venue Irving Plaza was the site of an unfortunate tragedy last week, as one fan at a T.I. concert was killed after a shooting inside the venue. Owned and operated by Live Nation, the corporate ticket promoter has cancelled a number of shows at both Irving and their Gramercy Theatre in response to the shooting. […]

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  • Category: Features

    North Coast Music Festival Continues To Set The Bar For Lineup Diversity

    Over its seven-year existence, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival (set to take place Sept. 2nd-4th at Union Park) has become one of the summer’s elite festivals, with a built-in local base as well as being an event in which thousands of people from all over the country flock to each and every year. And while […]

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  • Category: Album Reviews

    People Under The Stairs Reflect Deeply On New ‘The Gettin’ Off Stage’ EP

    People Under The Stairs have been crafting quintessential, laid back, L.A. hip-hop since the release of their debut album The Next Step in 1998, way back when we were all still gettin jiggy wit it. Over the course of nine albums, Thes One (Chris Portugal) and Double K (Michael Turner) have put to wax effervescent […]

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  • Category: News

    De La Soul Discusses First Album In 11 Years, ‘and the Anonymous Nobody’

    Hip-hop’s finest De La Soul recently sat down with Ambrosia For Heads to discuss their forthcoming album and the Anonymous Nobody. The album includes Usher, Pete Rock, Estelle, Snoop Dogg, Roc Marciano, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, and more. After crushing their Kickstarter campaign, which resulted in over $110k, the group hosted an intimate evening with their fans as a “Thank You” […]

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  • Category: News

    The Soul Rebels Announce Tour Dates With Talib Kweli

    Eight-piece NOLA-based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels announce four nights of wreckage with Talib Kweli in Februrary 2016. The Soul Rebels are known for sharing the stage with a variety of influential artists, having just opened up for Bruno Mars, and sharing recent stages with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, Kool & The Gang, and countless others. They’ve even […]

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  • Category: News

    Afrika Bambaataa To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award For Helping To Create Hip-Hop

    On November 17, 2016 the Global Spin Awards will be celebrating their fourth annual ceremony to award and honor the world’s most influential DJs for their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment. The event’s organizer, Shawn Prez, revealed that Afrika Bambaataa, recognized in the industry as THE Godfather of Hip-Hop and founding father of Universal Zulu Nation, […]

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