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Thundercat & Kamasi Washington Discuss J Dilla, Kendrick Lamar In New Interview

By Elijah C. Watson | August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Listening to two artists talk about music (both their own and their contributions to others) is, for the most part, often entertaining and information — and keep reading »

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Here Are All Of The Instrumentals From Frank Ocean’s Livestream

By zo | August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tonight’s the night, y’all. If all goes according to plan, we’ll have Frank Ocean‘s new album by the time we wake up tomorrow morning (though I keep reading »

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Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman To Direct A $100 Million Film

By Elijah C. Watson | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ava DuVernay is important to both American and black cinema. Through her work as a director DuVernay has accomplished so much: becoming the first black keep reading »

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DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown (Erykah Badu) Spinning At Output Tonight

By Elijah C. Watson | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

So, Erykah Badu is performing tonight at the Coney Island Amphitheater. If the venue is too far for your tastes or you missed out on keep reading »

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The First Definitive James Baldwin Documentary Is In The Works

By zo | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday we celebrated what would have been James Baldwin‘s 92nd birthday. The acclaimed novelist and essayist has written some of the most important pieces on keep reading »

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The Roots Gun For Ears And Tastebuds w/ New Song “Bittersweet”

By zo | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back with their first joint(s) since the NBA Playoffs anthem “Champion,” The Roots crew have just delivered a double-sided treat that pleases the ear and keep reading »

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How Did Baltimore React After The Freddie Gray Fallout?!

By Ericka Blount Danois | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The overwhelming sentiment around Baltimore City as State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the final three cases against police officers in the Freddie Gray trial would be dropped was resignation keep reading »

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An Interview with Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro

By dje3 | August 29, 2013 | Comments Off on An Interview with Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro

Very few Detroit MC’s can give you the insight and perspective that Ron Watts aka Phat Kat aka Ronnie Cash aka Ronnie Euro can give. From his early days of working with James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla in the group 1st Down to haven worked with Underground contemporaries such as Guilty Simpson, Elzhi, and…

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