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Beyoncé Scores Seventh No. 1 Album With ‘Renaissance’ Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records Beyoncé has become the first woman in 2022 to land a No. 1 first-week debut following the release her of seventh album Renaissance. Beyoncé is back to breaking records. In the first week of releasing her seventh […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s Big Steppers Tour Is More Than Just a Rap Show Music – 2 mins ago Photo Credit: Samir Hussein for WireImage The Big Steppers Tour isn’t just a rap show, it’s an expansive experience. Throughout it, Kendrick Lamar’s headspace is probed, examined, and pushed to the forefront. Kendrick Lamar’s return was something that […]

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The Church of Erykah Badu Music – 47 seconds ago Photo Credit: Roy Rochlin for Getty Images Erykah Badu is living proof that her music holds historic value. But, her performance last night is also proof that she’s a worthy fixture in the swift-paced industry. On Friday evening before Erykah Badu and her live band […]

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Mase & Cam’Ron Squash Their Beef Over the Phone Music – 3 hours ago Photo Credit: Brian Stukes/WireImage With Mase seemingly on a forgiveness tour, the rapper reached out to former friend and collaborator Cam’ron to patch things up. Mase and Cam’ron are deading their long rift. After announcing that he was signing to Death […]

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Kelis Responds to Beyoncé ‘Milkshake’ Removal On ‘Renaissance’ Music – 3 hours ago Photo Credit: Prince Williams/Getty Images On Instagram, Kelis responded to Beyoncé fans about “Milkshake” being removed as a sample on Renaissance track “Energy.” Kelis says “nobody cried” about an interpolation from her 2003 track “Milkshake” being removed as a sample on Beyoncé‘s new […]

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Legendary Songwriter David Porter is Un-Vaulting Decades of Music Music – 49 seconds ago Photo Credit: Anna Webber/Getty Images for National Museum Of African American Music David Porter stayed busy after the closing of Stax Records. Decades of vaulted songs have been freshly recorded for a series of new releases that starts with Chapter 1… Back […]

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Ex-Bad Boy Mase Is Signing to Death Row Records Music – 3 hours ago Photo Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Stronach Group Former Bad Boy Records artist Mase has announced that he is signing to Death Row Records under the leadership of new owner Snoop Dogg. Mase is going from Bad Boy Records to Death […]

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Image via Will Hagle/ Craiyon/ Midjourney Independent rap journalists will recommend you new music until their voices give out. Keep it that way by supporting Passion of the Weiss via a subscription to our Patreon. Will Hagle‘s nap during Hamilton live cost him $3 per minute. “Artificial intelligence” is an irritating tech buzz-phrase but also […]

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Photo via Maïmouna Soumbounou/YouTube 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. Maimouna […]

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Maxo Returns With Madlib-Produced Single”48″ Music – 45 mins ago Photo Credit: Def Jam Recordings Maxo has released new Madlib-produced single “48” featuring Pink Siifu from his forthcoming sophomore album Even God Has A Sense Of Humor. Maxo is back with new single “48,” tagging producer and collaborator Pink Siifu to join him on the […]

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Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak Share First Collaboration In 6 Years Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: RCA Records Following his 2021 EP Intimidated, Grammy-winning producer Kaytranada has released new Anderson .Paak collaboration “Twin Flame.” Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak have reconnected for new single “Twin Flame.” The song makes their first collaboration in six years, […]

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Beyoncé Will Remove Ableist Lyric From ‘Renaissance’ Track Music – 2 mins ago Photo Credit: Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment Taking a cue from Lizzo, Beyoncé will remove offensive word “spaz” from Renaissance track “Heated” after ableist backlash. One “Heated” lyric left Beyoncé fans offended after the July 29 release of her seventh album Renaissance. On 11th track “Heated,” […]

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Image via Certified Trapper/YouTube 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. Be sure to read Harley Geffner‘s latest feature piece on the Baby Stone Gorillas for theLAnd. Certified Trapper  […]

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Mase Responds to Fivio Foreign’s $5K Advance Claim Music – 2 mins ago Photo Credit: Johnny Louis/Getty Images Mase stopped by Million Dollaz Worth of Game days after Fivio Foreign claimed he received a $5K advance from the Harlem rapper. Mase is setting the record straight about Fivio Foreign‘s $5,000 advance. The Harlem World rapper stopped by […]

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