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Ethiopia Habtemariam’s power moves behind-the-scenes have landed the music executive a new role. Universal Music Group announced Monday, March 1, 2021, that Habtemariam has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Motown Records after leading the charge behind the successes of such stars as Lil Baby, Migos, Gunna, the City Girls and Lil Yachty. “It’s…

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Chicago rapper Polo G had a successful 2020 and topped off the year with the purchase of a new home. The Chicago conscious rhyme spitter showed off a clip on Instagram of him standing over a large stairway and making it rain. Happy about his new accomplishment, Polo G posted: “@ 21yrs old I’m officially…

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Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial has been named the Top Global Album of 2020 by Apple Music. The rapper-of-the-moment’s debut record leads the streaming service’s Top 25 Albums of the Year list. Standout track “The Box” — which garnered 13.7 million plays worldwide in its debut week — also topped the Top…

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Protest songs have always been an important aspect of the movement for social justice. Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” are a few protest songs that have inspired movements. Following the death of George Floyd, who died after former Minneapolis police officer…

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It’s no secret that the YouTube platform has birthed a new generation of stars who’ve become some of the most impactful influencers in the world. YouTubeBlack partnered with Walmart to celebrate the success and creativity of some of their biggest Black stars to kick off homecoming week at Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta. #YouTubeBlackFanfest…

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~ Article courtesy of Jordan Woods for Steed Media On Thursday, September 19, a diverse crowd of a few thousand filed into Eastern Michigan University’s (EMU) Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan to enjoy many laughs, good people, and great music at the inaugural ‘NVRCH’ (Pronounced “Never Reach”) Music Festival. The event was created in the…

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