Image via PnB Rock/YouTube/Director Clifton Bell By Jayson Buford PnB Rock first emerged from Philadelphia with an unusual versatility: he could make credible post-Meek street rap and croon trap love songs like a less gimmicky Fetty Wap. His voice was solid, but it was always more than that with him. He functioned as a Future-like […]

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Image via Stockdale Baby/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. It would take a lot more than $10,000 USD to make Harley Geffner never listen to Youngboy again. […]

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Ari Lennox, Dreamville’s First Lady, Isn’t An Underdog Anymore Music – 1 hour ago Photo Credit: Mikael Selassi In this installment of Ari Lennox’s artistic journey, age/sex/location, her honest and relatable second album sheds light on the tribulations she had to conquer to get to a healthier and more confident headspace. Last week was the […]

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony To Embark On Farewell Tour Music – 19 seconds ago Photo Credit: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have announced their final tour as a five-piece group. All five members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are reuniting for one last run of tour dates. On Friday, the group announced they would be heading on a final tour with all […]

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Jimetta Jones/Instagram Please support our collective of music obsessives by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Will Schube’s question of the day: why isn’t a palindrome instead called a palinilap? As Noise Pollution returns from an embarrassingly long hiatus, we’re shifting things up a bit to make sure this thing actually comes out […]

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Santigold Refuses To Treat Music Like It’s Disposable Interviews, Music – 23 hours ago Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels Okayplayer spoke with Santigold about Spirituals, getting acknowledged by Beyoncé, and the different ways she’s exploring herself creatively. Santi “Santigold” White has been a visionary artist at the vanguard of music since the inception of her career. […]

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Image via Kool Keith/Twitter 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. Pete Hunt is still trying to figure out a justification for posting a link to Celly Cel & UGK’s “Pop the Trunk” […]

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In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Ramsey Lewis Music – 1 day ago Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke via Getty Images. Across decades and dozens of studio albums, pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis, explored the intersections of jazz and pop music. Yesterday, the jazz world lost a pillar of its own malleability and crossover capacity with the […]

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Image via DJ R3LL/Instagram Please support our efforts to give you the best writing about the world’s best music by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Sam Ribakoff misses the days when Bandcamp didn’t cater to Fortnite streamers on Twitch. PinkPantheress and Sam Gellaitry – “Picture In My Mind” There was only one person […]

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Kelela Gets ‘Washed Away’ In New Music Video Music – 56 mins ago Photo Credit: YouTube Five years after the release of her debut album Take Me Apart, Kelela returns with new single and music video “Washed Away.” Kelela is back and “Washed Away” on her first single in four years. On Tuesday (September 13), the […]

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Image via Michael McKinney 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. Michael McKinney understands the cultural importance of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci.” Some of August’s best sets saw DJs leaning into the sheer joy […]

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Afropunk Made a Triumphant Return to Brooklyn Music – 37 mins ago Photo Credit: Vicky Ford for Sneakshot/Okayplayer. Afropunk finally returned to Brooklyn after three years away. Afropunk Brooklyn 2022 featured standout performances and the most gorgeous crowd you’ll see at any festival. It’s 3 PM and we’re still getting our passes sorted out. Security […]

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Mixtape Monday: Rob Cave x Small Professor, Sonnyjim x The Purist, NAPPYNAPPA, Semiratruth x JWords + More Music – 27 seconds ago Photo Credit: Artist Rob Cave x Small Professor, Sonnyjim x The Purist, NAPPYNAPPA, Semiratruth x JWords and more this Mixtape Monday. Rob Cave & Small Professor ask that we Respect The Wildlife, Sonnyjim […]

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Image via Neph The Pharaoh/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 engravings on his tombstone will be in wine mom font. Nef The Pharaoh  – “Old […]

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Ari Lennox Goes Deep On New Album ‘age/sex/location’ Music – 12 seconds ago Photo Credit: Dreamville Records Ari Lennox has released her sophomore album age/sex/location with guest appearances from Summer Walker, Chlöe and Lucky Daye. Ari Lennox is back with new album age/sex/location. Featuring highlights from Lucky Daye (“Boy Bye”), Summer Walker (“Queen Space”) and Chlöe (“Leak It”,) […]

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Miles Davis Gets Funky In Unearthed Live Track “Code 3” [Premiere] Music – 2 hours ago Photo Credit: Ebet Roberts Listen to “Code Three” from forthcoming 3CD set Miles Davis – That’s What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7. Miles Davis lives on in previously unreleased live track “Code 3.” The song, originally performed […]

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Image via Calvin Schneider Support real, independent music journalism by subscribing to Passion of the Weiss on Patreon. Embarking upon a sequel in the music industry, against the backdrop of general fatigue for second acts, is not for the faint of heart. Forgive the cynicism. But there’s now a sinking feeling that arises when you […]

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Widow of MF DOOM Says Music Executive Refuses To Return His Rhyme Books Music – 38 mins ago Photo Credit: Ross Gilmore/Redferns Jasmine Dumile, widow of DOOM, claims that music exec Eothen “Egon” Alapatt of Now-Again Records will not return the rapper’s rhyme books. Jasmin Dumile, wife of the late-MF DOOM says that the Madvillainy rapper’s […]

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Red Bull Soundclash To Be Headlined By Larry June, Babyface Ray & More Music – 50 mins ago Photo Credit: Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage Coveted live music competition Red Bull Soundclash returns in October for three shows featuring Babyface Ray, Larry June and more. Fan-favorite music battle Red Bull Soundclash returns this fall. The 2022 iteration of […]

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