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Jay-Z‘s Made in America festival has been canceled. The 50-year-old hip-hop legend has made the decision to ax the popular event, which was due to take place between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia because of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. The hitmaker is instead encouraging everyone to…

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Verses have always been healing for me — whether it is biblical verses telling a powerful testimony or perfectly crafted verses over a tight beat. Growing up, my parents gave me the Bible and the stereo gave me hip-hop. I’ve always been able to see God in music with great ease. When the Notorious B.I.G.…

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Name: DJ Iesha Irene City: Los Angeles, California Style/genre:  Open format, but mainly hip-hop and R&B. Social media handles: Instagram @iesha_irene. Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective cities who are making an impact in their communities. DJ Iesha Irene specializes in corporate, private and celebrity events. Some of her previous gigs…

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Kendrick Lamar‘s record label boss, Anthony ‘Top Dawg‘ Tiffith has teased his client is set to return with new music “soon.” According to the hip-hop superstar’s TDE record label boss, Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith, the “Humble” hitmaker is gearing up for his comeback during the coronavirus pandemic. On an Instagram Live stream over the weekend,…

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Newark, New Jersey, native Brittany Dickinson, who performs as pineappleCITI, brings light to her lyrics. Her story is not a picture-perfect one. CITI, whose moniker was chosen by the way she styled her locks, was in a car accident that left her unable to walk. The accident resulted in months of surgeries and physical therapy.…

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New York-based rapper Fred the Godson has passed from COVID-19. For several weeks, the 35-year-old rapper battled the novel virus which has devastated New York. Fred the Godson revealed his diagnosis during an Instagram post where he showed a photo of himself attached to a ventilator. “I’m in here with this Covid-19 s—! Please keep…

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Brittany Lynch is a woman who possesses many talents. In rolling out’s vernacular, she is a Sister with Superpowers! Lynch, who is also known as DJ Mis Brit, is a mom, poet and entrepreneur who fiercely advocates for artists in communities of color. The former host of St. Paul’s KFAI FM Radio hosted a weekday…

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Former “Love and Hip Hop: New York” star Sophia Body was on her way to Instagram trolling of another person when, suddenly, she got her own scalp peeled back by Mr. Champagne Papi himself, rapper-singer Drake. Apparently, Drake, 33, and Sophia Body, 28, have history and commonalities, such as their origin of birth and involvement…

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