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Joey Bada$$ brings golden era hip-hop sounds to a new generation + MORE Dec 2nd

It would make sense for older rap fans, who love blaming young rappers for ruining the genre with their ratchet ways, to embrace Joey Bada$$, an 18-year-old ’90s-hip-hop revivalist. But the Brooklyn MC has received more backlash than praise from old heads lately. He has been called derivative, ove.... More »
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Raekwon reunited with Wu-Tang Clan + MORE

Rapper joins the group to perform new song on The Daily ShowRaekwon has rejoined the Wu-Tang Clan, performing with his hip-hop compatriots on The Daily Show. Despite his recent discord with RZA, Raekwon will appear after all on the album A Better Tomorrow, due out in November.Speaking to Daily .... More »
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Riff Raff – “Rookies Of The Future” (Feat. Action Bronson) + MORE

Weirdo white-rap hedonists Riff Raff and Action Bronson have teamed up a handful of times in the past, most notably on “Bird On A Wire,” the song that convinced more than a few that Riff Raff can rap like a motherfucker when he’s in the right frame of mind. The two have joined forc.... More »
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Avril Lavigne: Let Me Go ft. Chad Kroeger + MORE Oct 22nd

Well, it was bound to happen. The two perennial radio favourites tied the knot after all, despite the collective willpower of the Internet, so it was only a matter of time before they teamed up on a single release as well. Avril loves a lilting 6/8 track, and Kroeger has long swam in the murky water.... More »
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Check Out This Footage Of A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rapping + MORE

Throwback Thursdays don’t get much better than this. Complex, by way of DJ Eclipse, got a hold of some footage of a 19-year-old Kanye West rapping at the 1996 grand opening of a new location of legendary New York City record store Fat Beats. Looking a little younger and thinner — naturally .... More »
Watch Bill Callahan Play New “Small Plane” In A NYC Community GardenBill Callahan recently was asked to do a one of NPR’s Field Recording sets in New York City. He decided on a community garden, which is just about perfect when you think about how much nature plays into the man’s music. So in this intimate little garden, with cars honking and other noise coming through, Callahan plays “Small Plane,” a new track off his upcoming album Dream River…

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Even though Cooke Monster loves sweet treats, he will do his best to keep his furry blue paws out of the cookie jar in an effort to teach children about self-restraint in the new season of “Sesame Street.

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Mixtape Of The Week: Gucci Mane Diary Of A Trap GodNo less than a month ago, Tom had this to say about Gucci Mane’s 2013 output so far: “[He] has always been happy to absolutely fuck up our collective music-listening schedules. ‘Prolific’ just isn’t a sufficient word anymore. I am not exaggerating for effect when I say that I’ve lost count of how many mixtapes he’s released in 2013, and I write that as a fan…

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After sold-out shows at the Black Cat and an indie-kid-wooing turn at May’s Sweetlife Festival, everyone’s favorite hipster little sister, Solange, will find her way to a D.C. stage once more in 2013. This time, a relatively hush-hush booking means there are still plenty of seats, including quite a few with a very good view…

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Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, & A$AP Rocky Attend Jeremy Scott Show
Jeremy Scott brought out the stars to his show during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday. Everyone from A$AP Rocky to the Jonas Brothers gathered around the runway to check out the designer’s spring fashions.
With her man ScaffBeezy by her side, Nicki Minaj stepped out in a gold-and-black number from her own clothing collection…

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Nick Cave contemplates retirement & camouflage jackets, Manics play 100 Club, Sigur Ros appearing in Game Of Thrones... Music News DailyA round-up of all the news, views, interviews and cool music things online today (11 September)    

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Hot Picks: Sept. 12-19

– www.chron.com

The Wu-Tang Clan member releases a new solo album next year.

[...] he’s dropping classic verses. 8 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak; 713-862-3838.

Pop/rock covers and originals, anchored by the sweet vocals of Linda Lambert. 9:30 p.m. at the Concert Pub and Grill, 5636 Richmond; 713-278-7272.

The historic club turns over its regular Saturday night to “modern synthpop, darkwave, electro, industrial dance and EBM (electronic body music)…

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Time for Gotye to get back to Basics

– www.theaustralian.com.au

FOR the first time in three years, the solo sensation is back with his trio.

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Courtney Barnett Suffers Backlash For Kanye Cover, “It Was A Misjudgment”Is it ok for indie artists from a white middle-class background to cover rap music about the black community’s experience with racism? It’s one of the loaded questions that’s been raised and aimed directly at Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett after the AIR Breakthrough Indie Artist nominee performed a laconic cover of Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ for Triple […]

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Vanessa Contopulos: Hope in a Human Story

– www.huffingtonpost.com

It turns out that we all have a lived experience of mental illness touching our lives, whether it is personally or though someone we love. It is in the courage to share our journeys that we are able to transform our pain and our struggle into a blessing, a human connection, and a shared path.
Read more: Mental Health, The SongStream Project, Resilience, Inspiring Stories, Bipolar, Music Therapy, Stories, Music, The Lovebirds, Arts News

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