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Today Is the Final Day to Play Young Jeezy’s “My President”

Jeezy's 2005 classic Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is part-manifesto, part-biography. The intro features a powerful combination of the two: "You ain't never seen them pies…
Brian Josephs / January 19, 2017

Chance the Rapper’s Brother Taylor Bennett Comes Out as Bisexual

Chicago rhymer Taylor Bennett came out as bisexual through a brief series of tweets on Wednesday afternoon. Bennett, who is Chance the Rapper's brother, said…
Brian Josephs / January 18, 2017

Obama’s Go-To DJ Reflects on Four Years of Performing for the First Family

A new White House administration means Austin-based DJ Mel Cavaricci's time playing music for President Obama's events has come to an end. For the past few…
Brian Josephs / January 18, 2017

Taxstone Placed on House Arrest After Posting Bail

Hip-hop podcast host Taxstone has posted $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and receiving a firearm…
Brian Josephs / January 18, 2017

Waka Flocka Flame Steals a Fan’s Donald Trump Jersey and Wipes His Ass

There's going to be a throng of artists protesting Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration, but Waka Flocka Flame got a head start on them last night…
Brian Josephs / January 18, 2017

Hip-Hop Podcast Host Taxstone’s Bail Set to $500,000 After Being Arrested in Connection to Irving Plaza Shooting

On MLK Day, Brooklyn personality Taxstone (born Daryl Campbell) was arrested after he was allegedly linked to the gun used in last May's Irving Plaza shooting…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

Oui, It’s Rae Sremmurd Delivering the Weather Report in France

Noted rock stars Rae Sremmurd are also part-time meteorologists. Before kicking off the European leg of their ongoing tour, the Black Beatles stopped by France’s TMC…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

BJ the Chicago Kid on Performing For Obama: “They Asked Me to Take People’s Minds to Another Place”

On January 10, R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid performed the National Anthem at Barack Obama's Farewell Address in Chicago. Given just days to prepare, BJ jumped…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

Lollapalooza Festival Expands to Paris, Adds Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Weeknd to Headline

Before Lollapalooza announces the lineup for its Chicago festival, the organizers have revealed the slate of performers for its inaugural Paris edition. The festival—which takes place…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

New Music: D∆WN Shares “Paint It Blue (Rizzla Remix),” Announces Deluxe Edition of Infrared EP

Before releasing last year's Redemption, D∆WN whetted fans' appetites with the Infrared EP, her four-track collaboration with producer Kingdom. The singer has announced that she'll be re-releasing the effort…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

New Music: Mike Tyson Disses Soulja Boy With “If You Show Up”

Boxer-turned-voice actor and Donald Trump supporter Mike Tyson is training Chris Brown for his upcoming fight with Soulja Boy. The bout doesn't have a date,…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

Video: Young Thug’s “Wyclef Jean” Video Makes Chicken Salad From Expensive Chicken Shit

The video shoot for "Wyclef Jean" was a bit of a disaster. Young Thug, the video's star, came to the shoot 10 hours late and didn't…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

New Music: SassyBlack – Pop Treasury Vol. 1

If you've already heard xx's I See You, you could check out R&B artist SassyBlack's Pop Treasury Vol. 1, a short mix composed entirely of *NSYNC samples that premiered…
Brian Josephs / January 13, 2017

Jennifer Holliday Hasn’t Agreed to Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Today, Donald Trump's inaugural committee announced that Jennifer Holliday—known for her still-essential 1982 hit "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"—was one of the musicians set…
Brian Josephs / January 13, 2017

New Music: SZA Releases “Drew Barrymore,” Announces New Album CTRL

Drew Barrymore is in the headlines—not for a movie or anything, but because she's the title of SZA's new song. The TDE first lady released…
Brian Josephs / January 13, 2017

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