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Why Many Black Radio Stations Refused to Play Hip-Hop in the ’90s

Dan Charnas is a celebrated author whose book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop is a masterful road map to the people, places, and events that helped contribute to the culture's emergence into mainstream and financial dominance, both behind-the-scenes and in headlines. Part of his tome... Read more

The Robert Glasper Trio Has Got It Covered When It Comes To Jhene Aiko (Video)

Grammy Award-winning Jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper has a long history of blending his own musical stylings with Hip-Hop, and his latest release embodies his appreciation for both. Covered: The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios features renditions of Jhené Aiko, Bilal, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Musiq... Read more

Robert Glasper – Letter to Hermione ft Bilal & Black Milk + Afro Blue ft Erykah Badu & Phonte

Here are 2 more dope tracks from Robert Glasper's Black Radio Rediscovered EP. First is Letter to Hermione featuring Bilal and Black Milk. Next is Afro Blue featuring Erykah Badu and Phonte (Prod. 9th Wonder. Check out both below. Related: Robert Glasper - Black Radio (Remix) ft Yasiin Bey (Prod.... Read more