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Migos say they were “cheated” after not picking up a single award at the Grammys. The hip-hop trio comprised of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset was nominated for Best Rap Album for Culture and Best Rap Performance for “Bad and Boujee,” but lost out to Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and “HUMBLE” respectively. However, the “Slippery” hitmakers —…

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards were held in New York at Madison Square Garden this year. Excitement surrounded the event as fans sought to hear their favorite artists’ names being called to receive awards. And while there were snubs and surprises, the star-powered event did not disappoint. Here are the top three moments from this…

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Kesha stole the show with her emotional performance of “Praying} at this year’s Grammy Awards. The 30-year-old singer was joined on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday January, 28, 2018 by Andra Day, Camilla Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus for a performance of her hit…

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Wyclef Jean has been ordered to pay more than $484K after losing his home to foreclosure. The 48-year-old rapper, his company and his cousin-and-producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis have been hit with a bill of $484,554.90 after he allegedly failed to pay The Cruz Family Irrevocable Trust, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against him, a total of…

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Chadwick “Niles” Phillips was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He is the CEO and founder of The Avant Garde LLC, which is a music, arts, and entertainment company. He is also a hip-hop artist, director, producer, actor, host, songwriter, motivational speaker and teacher of his own curriculum titled Hip-Hop, History and The Arts. He graduated from…

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Cardi B via Instagram (@Iamcardib) So, 2017 will go down in history as the year Jaden Smith reminded us of the “Icon” living in us, as Kendrick Lamar made sure we stayed “Humble,” and Cardi B taught us how to make money moves.  As we enter into the New Year, it is only right that…

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This year was great for the culture of hip-hop via rap music. We witnessed the emergence of women who rap, an increase in social commentary and an all-out assault on depression with an emphasis on living your best life. The five projects that made the top 5 best rap album list for 2017 encompass all…

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Rap star Kendrick Lamar has hinted he’s set to feature on the Black Panther movie soundtrack. The much-anticipated new film is due to hit cinema screens in 2018 and Kendrick has suggested he could play a part with the Marvel movie, dropping a major hint in his new “Love” music video. In one particular scene, the…

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Kendrick Lamar has been announced as the feature halftime performer for the 2017 college football season’s National Championship in Atlanta, per ESPN. The man considered the “best rapper alive today” is a radical departure from the usual assortment of entertainers for college football games, which is almost exclusively country acts with artists who sport cowboy…

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Casual listeners of artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have gotten the short-end of the stick compared to core fans with their recent albums. Recently, Cole and others have stepped away from experimentally pleasing the masses. We’ve seen an influx of artists digging deeper into themselves and their core fan-bases to get back to…

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With snow making its seasonal arrival in the South, Young Jeezy “The Snowman” is heating up the streets with “Bottles Up” featuring Puff Daddy. “Bottles Up” is one of the 13 tracks that will appear on Jeezy’s upcoming studio album, Pressure, which will drop Dec. 15. Fans are equally excited about recent music from Jeezy, and…

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Music lovers were immensely blessed with great music this year. From gritty trap music with catchy beats to love albums that made us emotional about relationships from five years ago, artists came with the heat this year. Here, we have compiled a list of our top five albums in 2017. Ironically, four of the albums…

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Something is happening on the R&B landscape that is refreshing and on some levels is going unnoticed. A new style of singer has emerged. She is empowered and unapologetic. SZA and H.E.R. are the embodiment of this shift and are a welcome addition to the world of music. H.E.R. and SZA share a few similarities…

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Nicki Minaj recently let loose a series of tweets about rampant sexism in the rap game. What ignited this social media rant was, of all things, an innocuous complimentary tweet from “What They Want” rapper Russ, who posted a clip from his Rap Radar interview where he told the hosts, “You know who else people…

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Over a week ago, the nation’s Black political, social, religious, and media leaders descended on Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) or as it is affectionately referred to by regular attendees, Black prom. Beyond the fact that it was the first time in nearly a decade that the conference was…

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