Meek Mill took a moment to sadly remind his followers that issues with police brutality are certainly not new. On Wednesday (May 27), amid growing outrage over George Floyd’s police killing, Meek shared a photo of the aftermath of an encounter with cops in his days before fame. With a swollen eye and multiple bandages […]

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Lana Del Rey has issued a lengthy statement regarding her critics. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter shared her thoughts in an Instagram post on Thursday (May 21) and called out female pop stars such as Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Doja Cat and Kehlani for their hypersexualized lyrics. While she wasn’t necessarily saying there’s anything wrong […]

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RealStreetRadio – This week in Hip Hop, Meek Mill continued his crusade against Tekashi 6ix9ine and his newly rebooted career. Also, Swizz Beatz got a few rappers on board with his idea to raise $1 million in “taxes” for Hip Hop pioneers. Lastly, Future released his eighth studio album, High Off Life, which went gold […]

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Beckett Cypher, Melissa Etheridge’s son with former partner Julie Cypher, has died of causes related to opioid addiction. He was 21. Etheridge’s team announced Cypher’s death on Wednesday evening her official Twitter account. “We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today,” […]

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Pioneering U.K. artist Ben Chijioke — better known as Ty — has reportedly passed away. According to The Voice, the Nigerian British MC succumbed to the coronavirus on Thursday (May 7). The 47-year-old was initially admitted to the hospital with medical complications related to COVID-19 last month. Upon arrival, he was soon put in a […]

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LONDON, UK – Roc Nation artist and filmmaker, Rapman, is the mastermind behind the hit YouTube series Shiro’s Story and now the compelling debut film Blue Story. The Southeast London creative chronicles the story of best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Michael Ward) as they maneuver through gang-related crusades occurring during their last years of high school […]

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Dayton, Ohio MC/producer Issa Ali has recruited Canada’s Hip Hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall and singer Trey Parker for “Don’t Stop,” one of 22 tracks on Ali’s debut album Book of Issa.  As noted in the press release, Ali’s “love for classic soulful vibes over trunk rattling trap-like drums/percussion produces a sound with a massive appeal,” which is […]

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We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. now. New York’s noise has a distinctive grain, a multilayered clangor that changes with the decades but retains its personality. Composers have often mined the soundtrack of the streets for raw material. John […]

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The return of The Dixie Chicks continues to be one of the few good things in the world, even when the songs are so, so sad. Martie Erwin Maguire, Emily Strayer, and Natalie Maines’s latest, “Julianna Calm Down,” off their postponed album, Gaslighter, speaks directly to women in harmful relationships. “Julianna, calm down / You […]

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For years, CDs have arrived each week by the dozen, their styles, careers, and time periods all competing for my attention. I would get to them all eventually, I told myself — when I was idled or sick or housebound. But in these past weeks, I’ve found I have no appetite for exploration, no urge […]

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The return of The Dixie Chicks continues to be one of the few good things in the world, even when the songs are so, so sad. Martie Erwin Maguire, Emily Strayer, and Natalie Maines’s latest, “Julianna Come Home,” off their postponed album, Gaslighter, speaks directly to women in harmful relationships. “Julianna, calm down / You […]

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When John Prine lost his life to complications from COVID-19 on April 7, he went quickly — almost overnight. His wife and manager, Fiona, had contracted the disease in March following a European tour, but won her fight. Prine was hospitalized in intensive care for 13 days, but it seemed like the 73-year-old was going […]

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