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J. Cole the Bill Collector: Your Favorite Musicians’ First Jobs

Despite the spotlights that now surround them, most of your favorite artists are real human beings who once had lives not too different from your own. And if you're searching for some common ground... Read More
Posted one day ago
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Magnum Opus: Falling in Love With Common’s “The Light” Again (Video)

Born and raised in D.C., I have passed by or visited pretty much every D.C. landmark or museum about a thousand times. Whenever we had family in town, we took them to see the sights. I don't know whether I've had... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Peter Rosenberg’s 10 Essential Records

Asking a DJ to pick his favorite record is like telling a parent to pick their favorite child. How could you possibly expect a true DJ, someone who's spent years digging through crates and compiling sets with obsessive... Read More
Posted one month ago
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This Is Our Soundtrack to a Perfect Day

When Pepsi challenged use to come up with our soundtrack to a perfect day, it was such an interesting proposition we couldn't resist. Let's say you had one of those days when there’s magically no... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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10 EDM Artists Who Are Up Next

Recently we've been spending a lot of time trying to get educated on EDM. Sure, we know, that's kind of like your grandmother trying to get educated on this whole internet thing she's been hearing so much about,... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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From Bootsy Collins to James Jamerson, 10 Bassists You Need to Know

We all yell when a NBA player throws down an ill dunk on a breakaway, but what about the player who grabbed the rebound that made that breakaway possible? Stadiums erupt when a wide reciever pulls down a long bomb, but what... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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Check Out the World’s Most Valuable Vinyl

Sales of CDs tanked a couple years ago, and even digital downloads are collapsing as people use streaming services. But there is one musical medium that's booming - vinyl. The demand for vinyl is growing by the day, and... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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A Musical Tour Through Nashville (aka More Than Just Country)

Does the South run New York? East coast, or west coast? Where is that new big rapper from? Drake's from Canada, so why is he rooting for the Yankees? Hip-hop has a borderline unhealthy obsession with geography; more so than... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Ray Lewis Snuggies: The Weirdest Celebrity Product Endorsements

As if it wasn't already obvious, Dr. Dre's new found Apple billionaire status made it painfully obvious that if you want to be a celebrity with a financial life beyond your movies or album sales, you're going to have to dip... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Meet Erik Hassle

These "Meet" pieces just might be my favorite feature series; sharing music and turning people on to new dopeness is my favorite hobby. I don't think y'all realize how many BandCamp searches I do or how many hours I spend... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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Raz Simone, ShaqIsDope & More Make “Mixtapes of the Month” List

There was a time when mixtapes were loose collections of songs not good enough to make an album. Those days are over. In 2013, an age where artists recognize that the road to stardom is paved with free music, mixtapes have... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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20 Artists Under 20 Years Old You Need to Know

If you're a serious music fan thinking about the term "teen" can feel like a four-letter word. It immediately conjures up images of bubblegum boy bands and lowest common denominator tunes. But these days, a new generation of... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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Bet You Can’t Guess Who’s on Isaiah Rashad’s Rap Mt. Rushmore

When it dropped back in January, Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo stayed at the top of our album chart for weeks, and it's easy to hear why. The newly signed TDE emcee has a unique and thoughtfully dope style, but as the... Read More
Posted 5 months ago
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DJ Whoo Kid Breaks Down His Essential DJ Set-Up

For years now DJ Whoo Kid has been one of hip-hop's most recognizable faces behind the turntables, serving as one of G-Unit's go to turntablists, a tour DJ for 50 Cent, a host of his own Shade 45 radio show, and a widely... Read More
Posted 5 months ago
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From Jay Z to Tupac, 10 Must See Musician Cameos

These days it seems like every rapper and singer alive is looking to cross over into Hollywood. But while we all know that Tupac was the star of Poetic Justice, did you know that he actually made his movie debut as a member... Read More
Posted 5 months ago
 

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