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Common, Brandy & Robert Glasper Re-Make Sounds Of Blackness’ Optimistic & It Soars (Audio)

Common is taking his inherently collaborative spirit onto its next journey. The Chicago MC, along with pianist/producer Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins have formed a new group, August Greene. Wasting no time, the group announced that they will drop their first, self-titled album on March 9, via Amazon. The... Read more

M.O.P.’s Fame & Heltah Skeltah’s Rock Join A Band For A Menacing Beastie Boys Cover (Video)

On his landmark album 1999 Black on Both Sides, Mos Def (nka Yasiin Bey) staked the claim for “Rock n Roll” being Black Music. “Elvis Presley ain’t got no soul,” he declared, but Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Albert King and “James Brown like to rock and roll.” To close, Mos shouted... Read more

CeeLo Borrows Childish Gambino’s Muse For His Own Funky Fling (Audio)

Childish Gambino's "Redbone" was one of the biggest, most welcome surprises of 2016. Long before the song opened Get Out, it first signaled Donald Glover's deep dive into Funk music, emerging with a sound rich with inspiration, yet all his own. "Awaken My Love!" is a beautiful collection of modern... Read more

CeeLo Green Wants Beyoncé & He’s Not Afraid To Say It (Video)

Taking risks is a big part of CeeLo Green's career. Coming from Goodie Mob, the Georgia MC/singer explored acapella poetry, Spoken Word, Jazz, and fully formed ballads on his self-titled debut in 2002. In the years since, the Dungeon Family alum won big when he formed Gnarls Barkley with Dangermouse.... Read more

Erykah Badu Mixes Kanye With Whodini And Gets All The Way Trill (Audio)

Erykah Badu's "covers" have become something to look forward to. After her grabbing rendition of Drake's "Hotline Bling" in late 2015, Ms. Badu wastes no time reworking Kanye West's "Real Friends," which was released less than one week ago (January 8). "Trill Friends: Badu Whodini Rough Mix" is an experiment... Read more

Stevie Wonder, Pharrell & Sam Smith Cover A Beach Boys Classic (Video)

The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" is one of the most heartfelt Pop songs of the last 50 years. So much so that Statik Selektah wove in elements in his jut-grabbing collaboration from De La Soul's Posdnuos and UGK's Bun B. Stevie Wonder, a true Beach Boys contemporary who joined... Read more

Dear Nicki Minaj: An Open Letter From a Father (Who Runs a Major Hip-Hop Site)

Chuck Creekmur, owner and founder of allhiphop.com, one of the longest standing Hip-Hop sites, recently wrote an open letter to Nicki Minaj about her self-portrayal on her cover for the song "Anaconda." The reaction to the imagery has spanned the entire spectrum, ranging from ovations to outrage. Creekmur falls more... Read more

Goodie M.O.B. – Age Against the Machine (Album Artwork + Tracklist)

Goodie M.O.B. have a new album called Age Against the Machine that will be in stores on 8/27. You can check out the cover art and tracklist below. Related: Goodie M.O.B. – Special Education ft Janelle Monae (Audio) 1. U Don’t Know What You Got (Intro) 2. State Of The... Read more

Nas – Life is Good album promo (Video)

Y'all ready for Nas?? Here's a trailer for his upcoming album Life Is Good. It features footage related to Nas' past albums, the album cover art and some insight into the meaning behind the cover. Check out the video below. Related: Nas - Daughters (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBT436mOO5k&feature=player_embedded... Read more

The Roots – Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot for undun (Video)

The countdown is on till 12/6 when The Roots release their new album, undun. Here's a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for the album, as well as the album cover and tracklist. Check them out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvhjTil0mq8&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1 Here's the album cover and tracklist: 1) Sleep 2) Make... Read more

Cee-Lo’s No One’s Gonna Love You is a cool video and not just because of the naked Scarlett Johansson lookalike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HytmxLXxOQ&feature=player_embedded This plays like a mini-indie film.  Props to Cee-Lo for always following his muse and pushing the boundaries of music genres by covering this Band of Horses song..... Read more