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Michelle Obama admits on the newest edition of her podcast that she’s suffering from “low-grade depression” due to the incessant turbulence brought on by the pandemic, racial animus and presidential malfeasance. The former first lady, 56, revealed to NPR anchor Michelle Norris on Spotify’s “The Michelle Obama Podcast,” that her light-weight despondency emanates “not just…

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Spotify is allowing artists to receive “tips” or donate money to charity. The music streaming platform has introduced a new feature where bands can display an “Artists Fundraising Pick” badge on their profile, which lets them spotlight a destination for fans to send cash. This can include artists fundraising for themselves, as well as being…

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iSwear Cartier recently joined Romeo International on Remixx, to share his newest project release, Stupid Crazy. He shared the artistic process he goes through to create his music. Name: iSwear Cartier (De’Andre Smith) Industry: Rapper Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Genre: Hip-hop Favorite Artists: Three 6 Mafia, Nas, Gucci Mane As an indie rapper in the Atlanta area, describe who iSwear is…

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Name: K. Smyllz Label: Grade A Entertainment Locale: Westchester County, New York Genre: Hip-hop Favorite artists: Dave East, Gucci Mane, Nas, Fabolous, and Jadakiss Describe yourself in five words.  Dreamer, intelligent, artistic, humble and very dedicated. With you being an East Coast rapper, do you think your sound is similar to other East Coast rappers, or…

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Drake is officially Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time. The hip-hop star’s album Scorpion had 745.9 million audio streams during its first week. As such, Drake finds himself ahead of Ed Sheeran, Eminem, and Rihanna at the top of the rankings. Celebrating a decade since its launch, Spotify has unveiled the most popular artists and songs…

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Drake has once again cemented himself as hip-hop royalty. Drake’s new album Scorpion isn’t just smashing streaming numbers, but it’s smashing captions on Instagram and tweets on Twitter, too. Within 24-hours, Scorpion has over 3 million tweets. Some of the top listen to tracks on the album, such as “Emotionless”, “Elevate,” and “Sandra’s Rose” have fans…

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You can “Bump n’ Grind” with R. Kelly again if you’re a Spotify loyalist. In May, Spotify announced they would stop promoting or recommending music by artists whose content or conduct it deemed to be offensive. I need to go somewhere and show off this #MuteRKelly press shoot face beat!! pic.twitter.com/mBfUP5sVjj — Oronike Odeleye (@SuiteLadyOro)…

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Contrary to popular belief, Black tech companies are on  the rise. Rolling out has taken an aggressive approach to profiling people of color who are tech executives, work in the field of IT and founders of tech companies. Take for example, James Jones, founder of a Minneapolis-based tech application, Spark DJ. It’s a cool app that allows…

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Prince’s unreleased music is currently being remixed and is “coming soon,” his estate adviser has promised. The “Purple Rain” hitmaker died in April 2016 leaving behind vast vaults of unheard music, and now his estate adviser Troy Carter has revealed the “mind-blowing” music is finally set for release. Troy, who is also global head of…

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In December 2017, Spotify was valued as high at $19B. This announcement likely has made one music publishing company give them a side eye and stick their hand out to pay up. Wixen Music Publishing filed the lawsuit in California federal court on December 29, alleging the streaming giant is using tens of thousands of…

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Chris Webby, an independent hip-hop recording artist, let go of his party rapper image to shed light on who he has always been: an accomplished businessman and lyricist. Rolling out found out more about all the success he’s gained, and Webby’s highly-anticipated album Wednesday. Wednesday reflects Webby’s true sound and flow. The project is a…

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