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Kendrick Lamar Speaks For The 1st Time About Why He Stopped A Fan From Using The N-Word

Kendrick Lamar made headlines earlier this year when he checked a fan at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama for using the N-word while rapping along to his 2012 non-single hit "M.A.A.D. City." The fan, a white woman who introduced herself as Delaney, was pulled up on-stage to help rap... Read more

Artists Strike Back At Spotify After Its Censorship Policy & The Streaming Service Is Backing Down

After pushback from several artists and powerful music industry insiders, allegedly including Kendrick Lamar and his TDE record label, Spotify has reportedly decided to scale back its policy of punishing artists for personal misconduct, to some degree. The streaming company has reportedly told record-label executives, managers, and artists that it... Read more

Spotify Has Made A Loud Statement By Muting R. Kelly, But It’s A Dangerous Precedent.

R. Kelly is today embroiled in what may prove to be the breaking point in the years-long backlash against him amidst allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, statutory rape and more. Though he's faced legal battles for decades—he was found guilty of battery in 1996, for starters—the award-winning, multi-platinum selling singer... Read more

Scarface Shares A Snippet Of His New Music. It’s About To Get Ugly (Video)

Hip-Hop news and culture move fast, and it’s easy to miss significant developments. Every week, Ambrosia For Heads takes a look back at the Last 7 days. This video series, hosted by Justin “The Company Man” Hunte examines the current issues with a colorful rundown of the what, where, and why. While the Last... Read more

R. Kelly Sings His Life Story In A 45 Minute Audiobiography (Video)

R. Kelly is known for going off the dome when crafting his songs. The Chicago, Illinois R&B mainstay has a talk-singing method that pulls from '60s and '70s groups like the Chi-Lites, Billy Paul, and Isaac Hayes. However, Robert Kelly's lyrics have often been a product of his own era,... Read more

R. Kelly Is Not Afraid of 5 Fingers Of Death. Catch The Kellz Freestyle (Video)

R. Kelly is often said to improvise many of his hits. Sitting at the keyboard, the 25-year veteran freestyles those very melodies and choruses that have changed the sound of R&B, and presumably created a few lives too. Somebody who is not often in the media, Kellz swung through today's... Read more

Rick Ross & R. Kelly Keep Doin’ That Luxe Life Music (Video)

Earlier this month, Rick Ross dropped off the club banger "Keep Doin' That," featuring a velvety hook from R. Kelly. The two unite in the video which features cameos from Jeezy, T.I. and more. With Ross and Kellz, the theme is simple--it's all about that luxe life. Check out the... Read more

Rick Ross Gets the Assist From R. Kelly on Keep Doin’ That (Audio)

Rick Ross releases a new song from his forthcoming Hood Billionaire album. "Keep Doin' That" sports a tough beat and a guest turn from R. Kelly. Check it out (with tags for now). Related: Stalley Slows It Down for One More Shot With Rick Ross & August Alsina (Audio)... Read more

Chance The Rapper Gives A Down-Home Performance With Vic Mensa & R. Kelly At Lollapalooza (Video)

The crowd is passionate and knowledgeable. You step out into the spotlight and all of the sights and smells you experience trigger memories from years past. The fans who are cheering for you are your neighbors. These are the same people who have grown up with you, watching and following... Read more

Jennifer Hudson Brings Down the House with R. Kelly on It’s Your World (Audio)

It's bittersweet that 2014, the year that took the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles, would be a year that has featured a prominent resurgence of the deep soulful house that Knuckles brought to the world. Vic Mensa's "Down on My Luck" was a groovy blast that would fit right in... Read more

DJ Cassidy & R. Kelly Show Why Soul Makes the World Go ‘Round (Audio)

As we reported, DJ Cassidy has put together an amazing new project called Calling All Hearts which pairs contemporary singers with the legendary musicians behind 80's hits by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Chic and more. In his latest offering, Cassidy serves up some feel good soul featuring R.... Read more

Lady GaGa and R. Kelly Performing Do What U Want on SNL…Controversial or Comical? (Video)

You be the judge. Related: Kendrick Lamar – B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Lady Gaga Version) (Video)... Read more

Aziz Ansari Speak on R. Kelly on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Na_YF-Ibo Aziz Ansari speaks on R. Kelly.  Is he the new King of Comedy?.... Read more