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Here is the definitive Top 15 list of 2016. Lists like these are highly subjective, but I’m a dope writer and my taste is impeccable and this is the only list you need to know what music was hot in 2016. If you disagree, share your opinion in the comments. 15. J. Cole 4 Your…

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December 30 in Chicago will forever be known as DJ TimBuck2 day, via a declaration from the Mayor’s office. This honor is an example of the impact of the late Timothy Francis Jones, aka DJ Timbuck2. Jones recently passed away due to cancer. In a heartfelt open letter to his family and friends, he stresses…

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Self-described ’90s backpacker, Jay iLLa has dabbled in all four elements of hip-hop culture but finally found his calling with two turntables and a mixer after a long infatuation with being an emcee. Under the tutelage of DJ Shaun T, Jay was able to make a respectable name for himself in the Chicago nightlife scene.…

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If you missed the AAHH fest then you have missed one of the biggest events in the last decade. Don’t feel bad because rolling out was there to capture  Chicago’s biggest moment of 2014. The festival bought to you by Common and The Common Ground Foundation created a very positive message for the music Industry.…

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Since the release of her 2006 debut album Kajmere, Seattle based songstress Choklate has been a mainstay in the soul music scene. The sultry voiced natural alto says she just tries to make music from a genuine place and let’s the honesty of it speak for itself. “All of the music that I make is from…

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One of the most original and innovative debut albums in hip-hop history, the masterpiece from the Long Island, NY-based trio of De La Soul was a world-changing album that offered proof that hip-hop was not just machismo and aggression. At a time when hip-hop’s more “gangsta” and “political” strains were at the height of visibility, these three oddballs from the suburbs fired a shot for hip-hop nerds everywhere.

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2014 marks the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s classic debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. In celebration of their two-and-a-half decades of groundbreaking, innovative hip-hop, the trio of Posdnous, Maseo and Dave are releasing their entire catalog for free download today (February 14th.) The downloads will be available on De La Soul’s official website.

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Just weeks after Tupac “2Pac” Shakur’s 1994 shooter Dexter Isaac revealed himself to the press, the slain Death Row rapper is, once again, in the headlines after two new posthumous tracks, which take aim at many of Pac’s rival East Coast emcees, were leaked online June 28. According to MTV, the tracks, “NY 87” and an…

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It’s been years since MTV has had a hip-hop artist grace its “Unplugged” stage, but now the famous music channel has announced that Young Money rapper and CEO Lil Wayne is gearing up to play an acoustic set for the iconic show in June. According to a statement from Amy Doyle, MTV’s EVP of music…

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