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Listen To Esta’s Smooth New ‘Self Help’ Mix Of Unreleased Music

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Soulection‘s Estadropped a mix on his birthday for you and yours to enjoy. The mix, which runs a little bit over thirty minutes, is titled Self Help. Esta mentioned that the mix contains tracks to which he lost the project sessions for due to an unfortunate hard drive crash. Take this as a warning folks, back up the data then back it up...

Isaiah Rashad Extends ‘Lil Sunny Tour’

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TDE signee Isaiah Rashad has announced the extension of his Lil Sunny tour. Rashad dropped his stellar album The Sun’s Tiradeback in September. The tour was originally announced a few weeks back and will now wrap up in March instead of February. Jay IDK and fellow TDE signee Lance Skiiiwalker will accompany Rashad on the...

#NoDAPL: Dakota Access Pipeline Temporarily Halted

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Photo by Dallas Goldtooth

The controversial and environmentally destructive Dakota Access Pipeline has, for now, been halted. The Army Corps of Engineers relayed their decision in a statement made to their website:

“Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC,...

The Elusive Frank Ocean Opens Up In New Illuminating Interview

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Frank Ocean is one elusive dude, as far as pop stars go. After the release of his critically acclaimed debut studio album, 2012’s Channel Orange, Ocean, outside of a few features, shunned the public eye. Rumors of a new project swirled and then began to swirl some more. A tumblr post. Dates came and went. Boy’s Don’t Cry...

Dice Raw Continues To Educate On New Jim Crow With ‘The Last Jimmy’ Soundtrack

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Will you fight in Trump’s America? If you’re like Dice Raw, we surely hope that you will join the front lines as the awareness is needed now more than ever in this country. His play, The Last Jimmy, which was inspired by Dr. Michelle Alexander‘s book The New Jim Crow, has explored race, socio-economics and mass incarceration in a...

Hold On: Songs of Resilience, Hope and Healing [Playlist]

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Suppose we’re all searching like Roy Ayers today. Searching for sources of resilience, hope and healing in a broken world. This was already the case before last night’s presidential election, only crystalized now that Trump’s heist of the American political system is complete.

Some folks are packing their bags, others are looking...

Martin Shkreli Leaks New Wu-Tang Album In Reaction To Trump Win

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If there was no better time to announce that Wu-Tang heist film with Bill Murray then today was the day. Instead, the second most hated man in the U.S., Martin Shkreli has decided to celebrate Donald Trump‘s presidency win with an exclusive leak from the mysterious Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

The ex-pharmaceutical...

Election Day 2016: Common, the White House + the Black Imagination

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How the White House functions for black America in the past eight years has always fascinated me. It can serve as a type of canvas for the black American imagination in an impactful way. For those of you who have studied your American history, the White House was built by slaves and when occupied by then-president George W. Bush it became an...

Tanya Morgan Goes Off Majorly In New Cut, “Stoop (turnitout)” [Premiere]

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Artwork from Abandoned Theme Park album created by SOAP Goods Creative.

Tanya Morgan is one of our favorite rap groups in the game. They met in our message boards if you didn’t know! Since then, Von Pea and Donwill have had successes as a group and as individuals, which have taken them around the globe and then some. Now, the tandem is fresh...

Cedric The Entertainer, Meagan Good, Russell Simmons + More Urge Folks To Vote

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Election day, which falls on November 8th, is quickly approaching.  The country, excluding thousands of felons, will vote for who will replace President Barack Obama. Despite multiple candidates on the ballot, the United States’ next head of state will undoubtedly be one of two people from the entrenched two-party ruling system. The...

Body Language’s “Mythos” Has Legendary Grooves You Need [Premiere]

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What happens when you mix dance music with hard-hitting funk grooves? The answer: Body Language. This Brooklyn-based electro-dance quartet has been riding the wave ever since dropping their Social Studies LP in 2011. Now, the group is bankrolled with approvals from everyone like FADER to The Guardian, and we’re excited to roll-out the...