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Two attributes make Chicago rapper K’Valentine stand out in the music industry: her resilience and willingness to hustle. K’Valentine finds herself in a city that is currently burgeoning and she is on the cusp of superstardom. With support from legends like Talib Kweli, the sky is the limit. We spoke to K’Valentine about her life,…

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Talib Kweli was in Chicago recently performing at The City Winery in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. If you know anything about City Winery, then you know it’s not the most traditional place to hold a hip-hop show. It’s a casual/semi-formal restaurant more conducive to jazz or R&B. That didn’t stop the fans from coming…

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Hip-hop artist Sean Price of Heltah Skeltah fame died while in his Brooklyn apartment Saturday morning. Many recording artists who were influenced by his long career are expressing their condolences. Price’s music company said that he died in his sleep, according to NY Daily News. They released a statement reporting that his cause of death…

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Popular underground rapper Immortal Technique was arrested last week in California for confronting and allegedly attacking a street vendor who was selling unauthorized merchandise with his logo. The rapper, whose birth name is Felipe Andres Coronel, was arrested along with his tour manager, Steven McDaniel, and charged with suspicion of robbery and attempting to dissuade a victim from reporting…

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In light of the country’s battle against racial profiling and and police brutality, including the murder of Mike Brown, Minister Louis Farrakhan called upon Chicago’s music industry to come together and provide a positive co-op for black artists. He encouraged the artists to “look inside themselves and to their brothers and sisters” for assistance and project funding so…

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From Activist/Author Rosa Clemente: A group including poet Jessica Care Moore, Talib Kweli, folks from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Philip Agnew of the Dream Defenders, Bgyrl ForLife Malik from Occupy the Hood, Trymaine Lee from MSNBC and many others were chased like animals by the cops. As we ran to get away, we found ourselves on a small path on a bridge, surrounded by police from various units and…

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It’s been days since the heated exchange between Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli and CNN anchor Don Lemon, but the internet is still talking about it. During a live broadcast covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri, Kweli took exception to being interrupted by Lemon while speaking on misinformation posted on CNN’s…

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