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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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Rap’s head honcho, Rick Ross has delivered his ninth album, Rather You Than Me. The album is the latest in Rozay’s impeccable catalog that spans over 10 years. Ross has been consistent with top charting hits [“Hustlin,” “Aston Martin Music,” “B.M.F.”], signed acts [Meek Mill, Wale, and Omarion], and business acumen [Wingstop, Belaire and Checkers].…

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  A recent episode of BET’s “Being Mary Jane” addressed the African American rigid cultural definition of masculinity. Gabrielle Union’s character, Mary Jane Paul, was sharing her hesitance in moving forward with her new boyfriend, when she explains to her friend that she is used to a man with more “swagger,” which is defined by the Urban Dictionary…

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The 2016 holiday season has been quite eventful for Young Thug. One week ago, the Atlanta rapper was arrested in Lenox Square Mall by U.S. Marshals due to an outstanding warrant. Following the incident, Thug is now getting sued in response to an alleged refusal to pay for limo rides, according to TMZ on Dec.…

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Kendrick Lamar served as the headlining act at the 2016 FYF Festival in Los Angeles. Kendrick took the capacity crowd at Exposition Park on journey through the Black experience as it relates to today’s hip-hop. With Black icons such as Muhammad Ali and Oprah Winfrey playing on large screen behind him, Kendrick performed hits from…

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