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After releasing the video for his socially-driven single, “Huh,” Young RJ has returned with another visual for his new song, “Wait.””Wait” exemplifies the heart and spirit of Detroit. “The D” is known for its street culture, church background, and music music can all be seen and heard in this video. Feature verses from Detroit spitter Boldy James, and the…

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Beleaguered rapper DMX was arrested over the weekend just moments before hitting the stage at a scheduled concert appearance. The 44-year-old rapper was nabbed for failing to pay over $400,000 in child support just prior to his performance at the Masters of Ceremony show at New York City’s Radio Music Hall on Friday evening. After…

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It was 20 years ago today that Nas released his seminal debut album, Illlmatic. It wasn’t the huge crossover hit that, say, The Chronic or Doggystyle had been in the previous years. And it didn’t quite re-ignite the East Coast’s hardcore aesthetic, either; acts like Redman, Onyx, Das EFX, Black Moon had started doing that as early as 1992. But what Illmatic did was introduce the world to a thoughtful and gifted rhyme-writer from the Queensbridge Projects, and in doing so, it returned the traditional New York City emcee to hip-hop prominence.

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ONE Musicfest emerged in 2010 as one of the summer’s most anticipated festival concert series in Atlanta. Bridging the gap between Atlanta’s diverse communities, ONE Musicfest showcased a wide variety of musical talents spanning race, age and genre. Check out a few of the best moments from the fest below. –joi pearson @JoiAPearson Photos by Joi Pearson Photography

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One Musicfest brought some of the hottest performers to Atlanta, including Joey Bada$$, Goodie Mob, Goapele, Cee Lo and Erykah Badu. Snoop Dogg was the headliner. The fest was held in the historic Fourth Ward and featured some great vendors who brought out their intricate jewelry and watches, and new T-shirt lines. Sponsors included Mini…

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