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Grammy award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs has another chart-topping album on her hands as her latest release, One Place Live, recently debuted at number one on Billboard’s Gospel and Christian/Gospel Albums charts. The feat marks Cobbs’ second consecutive number one album. Her major label debut offering, Grace, has resided in the top 10 on the Billboard Gospel…

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Congratulations are in order for Philly soulstress Jill Scott. The “Back Together” singer’s latest album, Woman, will debut at number one on the August 15th Billboard Top 200 chart. This marks Scott’s second consecutive album to enter the charts in the top spot as her previous album, 2011’s The Light of the Sun, bowed at number…

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Fans will finally getting a long awaited new album by Dr. Dre, but it won’t be the album they were expecting. During a radio interview in promotion of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, the legendary artist and producer dropped the bombshell that he has officially scrapped plans for his heavily anticipated album, Detox,…

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Touching upon such diverse topics as black culture and what it means to America, his beloved hometown, and even family structure, Chicago-based rapper Landon Battles proves on his new project, Black Gold, that he firmly believes in infusing his music with a message. Songs such as “Fathers Day,” “Gang Related,” and “Holy Hallelujah” showcase the young emcee’s…

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“NOW they wanna hear a country n—- rap/ 5 albums in and they swear a country n—- snapped/ Thought they wanted gold, thought they wanted shine, thought they wanted radio/ B—- make up your mind!” From the sounds of his new mixtape See Me On Top 4, Big K.R.I.T. is feeling a tad underappreciated, and rightfully…

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Hailing from the eastside of Chicago’s South Side (yes, that’s a thing), Jabari ESC is back with a new mixtape called Super F—–n Decent and he’s out to play no games. From the “Decent” intro (“We know we’re better than you. We don’t give a f— if you know it or not.”) to the closing…

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If ever there was a musical formula that you can always count on, it would be the marriage of R&B vocals over hip-hop beats. On her latest offering, The Notorious J.A.Y., Brooklyn singer Jay Elle utilizes that marriage, but takes it a step further by paying homage to fellow Brooklynite Notorious B.I.G., by singing over some of his most popular songs. In fact,…

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  Undoubtedly one of, if not the hottest artists in Chicago at the moment, Lil Bibby strikes with perfect timing to drop the follow up to his popular Free Crack mixtape. Since being name to XXL magazine’s fresh famed freshmen class in 2013 and receiving a huge co-star from Drake, it seems all eyes have been…

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