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  • fresh teaKiller Mike Nextlix ‘Trigger’ Warning Trailer
    Yeah, I Said It Killer Mike is known to sound off on today’s ongoing social issues. Whether it is politics, racial tensions or everything else in between, the rapper is taking the topic of discussion to Netflix’, Trigger Warning. The six-episode series begins January 18. With no due respect.
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  • fresh teaLil Wayne “Don’t Cry” On The Late Show
    Two Fingers In The Air Lil Wayne turned frowns upside down on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Backed by his band, Tune performed Tha Carter V‘s heart-felt song in which he dedicated to the track’s collaborator, XXXTentacion. Beginning December 17 in Houston, Weezy and TIDAL will kick off t…
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  • fresh teaNew Video: Swizz Beatz Ft. Nas “Echo”
    Never No Peace. Swizzy and Esco are shining in the latest video off Swizz Beatz’ Poison album. Shot in Japan, the two recite the stand out cut in front of artsy images including hanging light bulbs, fringe curtains, ballerinas and a scorching volcano prop. Special memories, that we’ll never for…
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  • fresh teaNew Video: Joey Purp Ft. Chance The Rapper “Aw Shit!”
    Money On The Floor Aw shit, Chicago is definitely in the house. In front of a black-and-white striped backdrop, Joey Purp turns up with Chance The Rapper and a few street dancers in their choreographic-infused video. The track is off Joey Purp’s project, QUARTERTHING. No wrong wrong in this bih…
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  • fresh teaNew Video: Yella Beezy Ft. Kevin Gates “What I Did”
    Did That Too Yella Beezy done did it and made it at the same damn time. Inspired by the slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Beezy and Gates boast their accomplishments in Yella Beezy’s Ain’t No Goin Bacc‘s new video.
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  • fresh teaNew Video: Janelle Monae “Crazy, Classic, Live”
    No Rules Janelle Monae lives life like there’s no tomorrow. Originally synced in the short-film for her Dirty Computer album, the futuristic clip features Ms. Monae partying with her LBGTQ friends. Before the party gets shut down, she avoids being detained by police by escaping away with her par…
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  • fresh teaOffset Wants to Spend Christmas with Cardi B and Kulture
    Offset wants to come home for Christmas. Despite their recent breakup, the Migos rapper is looking to spend the holidays with Cardi B and their daughter Kulture. According to TMZ, Offset wants to be with the family on Christmas Eve and the days leading up to it. Since it’s Kulture’s first Christ…
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  • fresh teaLil Wayne Performs ‘Don’t Cry’ on ‘Late Show’
    C5 time. Lil Wayne brought Tha Carter V to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Wednesday night (Dec. 12). The Young Money legend, who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, performed his XXXTentacion collaboration “Don’t Cry” for the first time on television. “Put your hands in…
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  • fresh teaJanet Jackson Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    It’s official. Janet Jackson will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The pop icon joins the list of 2019 inductees including Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies, it was announced today. The 52-year-old singer was humbled by the honor. “Thank…
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  • fresh teaBryson Tiller Delays ‘Serenity’ Album
    Bryson Tiller fans will have to wait for Serenity. The R&B crooner has officially delayed the release of his third album. Taking to Instagram Stories on Wednesday (Dec. 12), Tiller revealed that he was unable to deliver an album under pressure from fans. “Album delayed til I’m happy with it,”…
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  • fresh teaKodak Black Walks Out of Interview After Sexual Assault Question
    Kodak Black is not quite ready to share his testimony. While promoting his new album Dying to Live on Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning,” the rapper was questioned about his controversial past. Fifteen minutes into the interview, Ebro brought up Kodak’s sexual assault case before things quickly…
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  • fresh teaCiara Asks Court to Force Future Into Mediation Over Their Son
    Ciara and Future’s custody battle continues. This time it involves visitation over their son Future. According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Ciara has asked a court to force the father of her son into mediation so they can figure out a new travel schedule for the 4-year-old. If a judge is unable…
    - 19 hours ago 12 Dec 18, 2:15pm -

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  • fresh teaThe Netherlands’ Hottest New Techno Venue Is Underneath A Football Stadium
    The Netherlands has a huge new techno venue known as the Music Dome. By the numbers — there are three floors, up to 4,000 person capacity, and at least six events planned for 2019. It gets even more interesting — the venue is located underneath the Parkstad Limburg Stadion, the home field for fo…
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  • fresh teaRick and Morty Go EDM In New Teaser Hinting Season 4 Is Near [WATCH]
    Rick and Morty have gone EDM with their new teaser, which has us incredibly hyped to see what adventures lie ahead for our favorite multiverse explorers. Oh, how we’ve missed them. In just 15 seconds, the cult Adult Swim show has reeled back in its massive audience. There’s a lot of crossover be…
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  • fresh teaSubtact Drops New Song “Good Things”
    “They say there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing…” I disagree. If I could keep listening to Subtact’s new song “Good Things” on repeat, I’d be pretty damn happy. The new song from the Denver-based artist his the internet today and already one of our feel-good songs of the…
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  • fresh teaDebut Friendship Sailing Forced To Return To Miami Following Medical Emergency
    After less than 24 hours at sea, the debut sailing of AMF Friendship on the Celebrity Equinox was forced back to port in Miami following a medical emergency. The news first came from PTZtv, a site that shares streaming webcam coverage at cruise ports. #CelebrityEquinox is heading back into @PortMia…
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  • fresh teaThe Avicii: True Stories Documentary Releases on Netflix This Month
    Eight months later, we still mourn the loss of Avicii who committed suicide in April 2018. Fans have anxiously awaited more details of the Avicii: True Stories documentary, which follows four years of Avicii’s life up to the end of 2017. Now, we have confirmation the highly anticipated doc will f…
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  • fresh teaEd Sheeran First To Hit 2 Billion Plays On Spotify with “Shape Of You”
    2018 was a huge year for music and streaming numbers — but the world’s favorite song is still Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You.” The song has been played out more than 2 billion times on Spotify, which is a first for the platform. To break it down is perhaps even more impressive. This means “…
    - 20 hours ago 12 Dec 18, 1:48pm -

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  • fresh teaJudge Issues Final $5M Judgment In “Blurred Lines” Trial Against Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams
    Judgment in the "Blurred Lines" copyright lawsuit was finally settled once and for all on Monday when a California federal judge entered a nearly $5 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams and in favor of Marvin Gaye's family. This ends the saga of the much-watched lawsuit, which…
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  • fresh teaThe 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018
    In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that's not wh…
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  • fresh teaMac DeMarco Produced A Song For The Soundtrack To Logic’s Upcoming Book Supermarket
    Logic is a big Mac DeMarco fan. The nerdy motivational rapper is such a big Mac DeMarco fan, in fact, that he had Salad Days, the title of Mac DeMarco's 2014 album, tattooed onto his body. And soon, Logic and Mac DeMarco are going to be working together.
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  • fresh teaThe Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018
    Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I'm f…
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  • fresh teaThe Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”
    In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.…
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  • fresh teaJoey Purp – “Aw Shit!” Video
    A few months ago, the hungry young Chicago rapper Joey Purp released his QUARTERTHING album. That's an exciting record for a lot of reasons, and one of the reasons is that it finds Purp branching his sound out, pulling in influences from Chicago strains of dance music like house and footwork. In par…
    - 2 hours ago 13 Dec 18, 7:37am -

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  • Mack Scott On Baltimore, Creating At A Young Age & “Summer Was Crazy” [Interview]
    Baltimore’s Mack Scott released a summer sounding album in “Summer Was Crazy” and while it may not fit the seasonal tone now, I guaranteed this project will brighten up your day. After his release we had a chance to sit down with the Baltimore hero, to talk about creating the album, being your…
    - 6 days ago 7 Dec 18, 9:28am -
  • Scooty: “The Difference” (prod. by TOPE)
    Hailing from Houston, TX and now residing in Portland, OR – up and coming R&B artist Scooty is set to make big waves in the music industry. With a unique and individual style, Scooty walks the line between a soul singer and a rapper, but it’s her voice that will blow you away with one […]The…
    - 8 days ago 5 Dec 18, 8:50am -
  • Clear Soul Forces: “They Shootin” (prod. by Ilajide)
    I can’t front I’ve been waiting for a minute but the legendary group from Detroit, Clear Soul Forces has made their return. Over the course of the last couple years, the group has stayed consistent and hardworking, from beat tapes to solo ventures, the group hasn’t missed a beat. Yesterday the…
    - 8 days ago 5 Dec 18, 8:31am -
  • Rostrum Records Releases Treasure Trove of Previously “Lost” Recordings With “Top Shelf 1988” [Album Stream]
    1988 was a transformative year in Hip-Hop, both commercially and culturally. It was a year marked by the emergence of now legendary artists such as N.W.A., Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Ultramagnetic MCs, EPMD & MC Lyte (to name only a few) and their classic debut projects. Similarly, groups such as P…
    - 10 days ago 3 Dec 18, 10:01am -
  • The Unknown On Mental Health, Being “Healthy” & Creating A Community In Hip-Hop [Interview]
    Florida hip-hop artist The Unknown has created an album perfect for the brashness of winter. Almost 20% of Americans deal with some type of mental health issue (according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness) and with The Unknown’s debut album “Healthy” he talks the dark recesses of his…
    - 10 days ago 3 Dec 18, 7:54am -
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