Photo via Lil Keed on Instagram / sh0tzbyjay David Brake wants you to revisit Keed’s ‘Long Live Mexico’ project. Cleveland Avenue is a five-lane thoroughfare that cuts sharply across South Atlanta. It runs about six miles below the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the high-rises of the city’s downtown, and Magic City. Driving east down Cleveland you’ll roll […]

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Brandy Goes After Jack Harlow With ‘First Class’ Freestyle Music – 41 seconds ago Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Best Buddies After Brandy said that she would “murk” Jack Harlow in a rap battle, the singer released a diss track over Harlow’s hit single “First Class.” Brandy kept her promise. One week after Jack […]

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Covering everything from rage beats to niche Twitter icons. Please support the realest hip-hop blog for over a decade running by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Abe Beame doesn’t want to see those commemorative Biggie metro cards on StockX. The Follow is an interview series I plan on putting out occasionally, or […]

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8Ball & MJG Vs. UGK Will Be the Next ‘VERZUZ’ Music – 50 mins ago Photo Credit: Al Pereira/Getty Images On Thursday, southern rap duos 8Ball & MJG and UGK will go head-to-head during VERZUZ, airing live from Atlanta. The long-awaited VERZUZ between legendary southern rap duos 8Ball & MJG and UGK is finally happening. On […]

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The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you’ve yet to hear. So support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Harley Geffner knows that there’s no war but the class war. Babyface Ray – “Family over Money” Babyface Ray is a master of […]

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Kendrick Lamar Album Just had the Biggest Debut of the Year Music – 2 mins ago Photo Credit: Renell Medrano With the release of fifth album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar has amassed his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. After a five-year hiatus, Kendrick Lamar has once again dominated […]

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The Solo Catalog of Prodigy Is Now Available for Streaming Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Leon Bennett/WireImage Five years after his death, the catalog of rapper Prodigy, who was one-half of legendary rap duo Mobb Deep, is now available for streaming. Good news for Prodigy fans. One month before the five-year anniversary of […]

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Photo via Nicholas Craven/Instagram Avoiding ads and the algorithm for 15+ years. At the top it’s just us. Support truly independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Oumar Saleh is watching Spike’s ’25th Hour’ listening to “25th Hour.” Nicholas Craven abides by a formula that has seen him become a […]

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Kendrick Lamar Could Care Less About Being Rap’s Savior Music, Reviews – 4 days ago Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is ambitiously imperfect, Kendrick Lamar more concerned with healing himself than being rap’s great savior. Now an age-old idiom within the English-literary canon, “Uneasy […]

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Diana Ross & Tame Impala Link on “Turn Up the Sunshine” Music – 1 min ago Photo Credit: Rick Kern/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation On Thursday, Diana Ross and Tame Impala released their new collaboration “Turn Up the Sunshine” from soundtrack Minions: The Rise of Gru. The long-awaited Diana Ross and Tame Impala collaboration […]

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Lupe Fiasco Announces New Album ‘Drill Music In Zion’ Music – 19 seconds ago Photo Credit: Jeff Schear/Getty Images for AT&T On Wednesday, Lupe Fiasco announced his forthcoming album Drill Music in Zion, with lead single “Autoboto” featuring singer-rapper Nayirah. New music from Lupe Fiasco has arrived. On Wednesday, the rapper announced that his new […]

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Photo via Dayo Lamar/Instagram Where else will you find the thoroughly researched rundown of the best up-and-coming artists from the continent of Africa on a weekly basis? At the top it’s just us. Support truly independent journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. African music never sleeps, and neither does Leonel. Tania […]

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Photo via UAP Instagram/POW Recordings Straight killer, no filler. Support the realest hip-hop blog for over a decade running by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Kevin Crandall is patiently waiting for the Rudy Gobert vs. Skip Bayless pay-per-view. Members of Congress are currently pushing for national security agencies to take the numerous […]

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Photo via DeMo Sherman/Rappcats/IMDB Support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Abe Beame is welcoming a basketball landscape post toxic NBA Rings Culture. Today, DJ Screw and Dilla are gods and legends deified  on t-shirts. It’s easy to forget before any of this happened, they were the cult […]

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6 Takeaways From the Inaugural ‘Lovers & Friends’ Festival Music – 11 mins ago Photo Credit: Luther Redd After years of delays, the inaugural Lovers & Friends went down in Las Vegas. Although the festival wasn’t perfect, it was a great time for lovers of old school R&B. Lovers & Friends — the throwback hip-hop […]

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Photo via Young Devyn/Instagram The Rap-Up is the only weekly round-up providing you with the best rap songs you’ve yet to hear. So support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Donald Morrison’s love language is this photo of Big Boi and Criss Angel. Young Devyn – “Rap Sheet” featuring […]

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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Stunning Video for “N95” Music – 36 seconds ago Photo Credit: Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar has released the video for “N95.” The song appears on his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. This shit hard.  A day after releasing his critically acclaimed new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, […]

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