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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival was a win for African American talent with Nate Parker’s interpretation of Nat Turner’s revolt leading the charge. Virgin Islands-born brothers Timothy and Theron Thomas, who perform as  R. City, and are also known as Rock City, debuted their biographical “rockumentary” titled, What Dreams are Made Of for a packed house at the…

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In this day and age, music fans should know that album release dates given by record labels are now just a mere suggestion. With social media usually being the place that artists hint to their fans that they have new projects dropping, you would think everyone would know by now to stay glued to the…

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Chief Keef is no longer signed to Interscope Records. The controversial Chicago-based rapper revealed that he has been dropped from the label. In 2012, Chief Keef made a name for himself on the national hip-hop scene after Kanye West remixed his song, “I Don’t Like.” Months after the release of the song, Chief Keef reportedly…

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Schoolboy Q may be experiencing success with his major label debut album, Oxymoron, but the Los Angeles native revealed his mixed feelings about that success in a recent interview. Q spoke to CBS Local affiliate WZMX Hot 93.7. Q says that his popularity is booming, so much so that he’s even been offered his own line of bucket hats (those hats have become a bit of a trademark for Q), but he expressed reluctance with making any more “big money” deals too soon.

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Still riding the waves from his successful sophomore album, Born Sinner , J. Cole has a lot to celebrate. While celebrating his 29th birthday last month, Cole announced that he has formed his own record label called Dreamville Recrords to be distributed by Interscope Records. And as a special treat to his fans, he decided to…

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  The Game has found himself a new label home after his deal with Interscope had run its course. While many believed The Game formed a partnership with Cash Money Records after last year’s album release of Jesus Piece, Birdman and The Game announced their official deal on Twitter this weekend. While we wait for…

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Mateo kicked off the summer with his major label debut single “How Good Is Your Love,” a fiery mid tempo track with an equally exciting video directed by David Telles.  His newest project, We’ve Met Before, is set to be released digitally on August 13th. Listen to Mateo’s one-on-one interview with Rolling Out below:

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Words: A.R. Shaw Photos: Dewayne Rogers Eve never backs down from a challenge. Her fearlessness became evident during a recent interview and photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles. Presented with the task of holding a boa constrictor, Eve lifted the 8-foot-long, 60 pound reptile and placed it around her neck without hesitation. For nearly an…

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1. The Record Industry The current record industry is the #1 thing wrong with rap. This is mainly because it can correct the four problems below. Labels show up after the A&R production, funding and development has already taken place and this serves to produce poor results. Pop, rock and even urban artists get deals…

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Chief Keef continues to face backlash for several tweets that caused an uproar this week. The first tweet involved his commentary on the death of a young Chicago teen named Joseph Cameron, aka Lil JoJo. Several days ago, Lil JoJo, who had a beef with Chief Keef’s associate, Lil Reese, was murdered while riding a…

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