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Pop Smoke‘s star-studded posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, has been released. After some controversy surrounding the original artwork for the record, which the late rapper’s manager, Steven Victor, the boss of record label Victor Victor, rectified and changed at the request of his estate, the collection has finally arrived. The…

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J. Cole’s  Dreamville Festival has set up a relief support team to help assist with families affected by Hurricane Florence. The 33-year-old rapper was set to play the inaugural festival in Fayetteville, North Carolina, last weekend, but the event was axed as the category 4 storm wreaked havoc on the city days before. Now his…

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Atlanta produces cultural movements as if they are natural resources. The world looks to Atlanta to catch the next wave in terms of music, culture and style. In the words of cultural curator Bem Joiner, “Atlanta influences everything.” Atlanta inspires the narrative of Black youth culture by lifting the next generation of creatives. Enter Gunna. The…

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Young Thug and Future’s close bond is more than skin deep. Literally. The popular trap rappers actually tattooed their names on one another. In a short series featured on the music platform Spotify titled “Scrolling In The Deep,” Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams in Atlanta, unveils the depths of his friendship with Future. “Man, me…

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Future has kept a low-profile for the first part of 2018. Future along with Thug released their collaborative project, Super Slimey, but since then, the ATLien has been quiet. Thanks to 808 Mafia, he’s turning up the heat on his single “I.C.W.N.T (I Can’t Wife No Thot).” Future voiced his feelings on women who are…

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This past Friday, three different Atlanta-bred trap artists released new music. Young Thug, part of the young, “mumble rap” division of trap emcees, released his new “singing album” titled Beautiful Thugger Girls. 2 Chainz, the hip-hop heavyweight behind “I’m Different” and “Birthday Song,” released a quintessential southern trap album called Pretty Girls Like Trap Music,…

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