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Landon Battles

In a word, up-and-coming Chicago-based rapper Landon Battles is versatile. His live-wire personality, insightful yet witty lyrics and overall creativity set him apart from the increasingly crowded Chicago rap scene, where at times it’s hard to tell one rapper from the next. Describing his sound as “trill conscious,” Landon not only wants to make a powerful impact in music, but in…

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Notoriously reclusive rapper Jay Electronica is once again making his presence felt in the world of hip-hop. Unfortunately for lyrical lovers, his re-emergence isn’t to drop new music or give fans an update on his long and eagerly awaited debut album. Instead, the New Orleans born rapper took to video streaming site Periscope to record a…

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Jay Z may have just beat one lawsuit, but it looks as though he already has another to contend with. According to reports, singer and actress Rita Ora has filed suit against the mogul’s Roc Nation record label and seeks to be let go from her contract. The lawsuit reportedly claims Ora’s contract, which she signed at…

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Today, A3C aka All 3 Coasts Festival is one of the largest hip-hop events in the world with performances from more than 500 artists, including: legends, rising stars, trendsetters, up-and-comers and aspiring talent from across the world. The five-day festival encompasses all aspects of hip-hop culture: music, art, film, style, academic and more. During the day,…

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Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan has issued a letter addressing hip-hop stars Jay Electronica and Jay Z following their appearance at the 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Jay Electronica performed with members of the Fruit of Islam flanking him on each side throughout much of the show, and Min. Farrakhan expressed his pride at the devout Muslim’s performance and message.

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Fresh off his triumphant return into the spotlight at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival, mysterious rapper Jay Electronica continues to make headlines. This time the New Orleans born emcee sent out a series of tweets seemingly calling out a number of rappers after blogger Karen Civil asked him if he would be dropping an album this year.…

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The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival brought out many talented hip-hop artists for a great show at New York City’s largest hip-hop cultural event. Raekwon, CyHi da Prynce, Pro Era’s CJ Fly and more took the stage, but it was Jay Electronica‘s set that left the crowd in wonder. Before Electronica got on stage and brought out Jay…

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A potential Jay Z and Drake rivalry has been the subject of tremendous buzz amongst hip-hop fans since the release of “We Made It,” a freestyle featuring Jay Z and Jay Electronica. On the track Jay Z referenced Drake’s comments from a recent Rolling Stone interview in which Drake criticized Jay’s recent tendency to reference expensive artwork in his rhymes. On the Russ Parr Morning Show, 50 Cent spoke about a budding rivalry between hip-hop’s most famous icon and it’s biggest young superstar.

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Apparently the term “frenemies” doesn’t only apply to reality TV stars. In the newly released “We Made It” freestyle with Jay Electronica, Jay Z takes a moment to respond to Drake’s criticism of Hov’s many lyrical art references. If you recall, in his Rolling Stone interview, Drizzy lamented; “It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these…

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You may have forgotten Jay Electronica was an artist on Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. You may have forgotten Jay Electronica was at one time, the most highly-anticipated new rhymer in hip-hop. You may have even forgotten that Jay Z, when motivated, when flip words better than almost anyone who’s ever picked up a microphone. This morning, Jay & Jay offered a little reminder.

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