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Friday, April 8, 2016

Who Runs Hip Hop?

The great folks over at All Def Digital are back with "Who Runs Hip Hop?" In this all new season of the Cooler, Jon Scarlett, special guest Amir Abbassy, Meg Scoop, and Teddy Ray examine who runs Hip Hop music.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lupe Fiasco's Protege The Boy Illinois Drops new Visual "Back Again" ft. Alpha & Preps for Show with Jay Electronica at Metro Chicago April 3rd

The Boy Illinois just dropped a new video a few hours ago, check it out below. We are also promoting that he will be opening up for Jay Electronica this upcoming Sunday. Attached is the flier and below is the video and description. 

The Boy Illinois, releases "Back Again" visual featuring DMV native DreemyAlpha (Alpha). Recorded during his DuSable tour, and shot while on #TourForTheFans tour with iconic Lupe Fiasco in DC, the new single displays his love and appreciation to his supporting fans. With matching cuts to the piano's key strokes and solemn rhythm of the beat, The Boy Illinois lets us in on his everyday activities that includes channeling creativity, composing music and making time to hit the studio in and out the country. Back again with consistent impeccable music, The Boy Illinois' rap style and music grind is continuously winning fan's hearts all over the map.
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

LiL' Kim Reveals Private, Detailed Biggie Stories With Flex

On the 19th year anniversary of Biggie's death, LiL' Kim reveals some personal stories of Notorious B. I. G.

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Audio Push Talks About Next Single Feat Cap B

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Miami's Tale of Two Cities: NOISEY (Trailer)

That’s how Rick Ross describes the story of Miami when we sit down with him in a local Wingstop (which, by the way, he owns). The artist speaks from experience, as Ross has built a career rapping about the decadent lifestyle—piles of money, strip clubs, cars, and more—that The Magic City fosters. But this lavish existence is not without its questionable underbelly. In the third episode of NOISEY on VICELAND, we travel to the capitol of Florida to try to understand the culture of the city, and how it breeds a mindset for success. On top of Rick Ross, host Zach Goldbaum sits down with DJ Khaled (who does his interview while exercising), Gunplay, Stiches, and more.

Watch the trailer for NOISEY Miami, which airs Tuesday, March 15 at 10 PM on VICELAND.

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The official BIZ MARKIE TRAILER: No Body Beats the Biz

If there was ever a Smithsonian dedicated exclusively to hip hop culture, Biz Markie would have his own section. The man named Marcel Theo Hall is known for more than just his light-hearted approach to rap and "Just A Friend:" Markie, for better or worse, was also responsible for the advent of getting samples cleared in popular music, forever changing its landscape.

Markie will now be the focus of a forthcoming documentary from the same minds who recently profiled Rakim. A series from James "Kraze" Billings, "Nobody Beats The Biz" is tailored to celebrate one of rap's most dynamic emcees. With commentary from the likes of Grand Daddy I.U., Maino, various longtime friends and more, the clip will attempt to provide a spotlight on Biz that not many people have seen before as well as touch on his 1988 debut album Goin' Off.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rittz - Top Of The Line | 5.6.2016

Rittz - Top Of The Line | 5.6.2016
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New Rittz Hip Hop Album | Strange Music
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John Legend on Producing The New Show ‘Underground' & New Album (Full In...

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Faith Evans Dishes on Biggie Duets Album

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Indiana Black Expo Adds Music Conference to its Summer Celebration Festivities

Producer and Host Rico Love is Joined by Grammy-Award Winning Producers &
National Performers Are Planned to Perform inside Indiana Convention Center
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana Black Expo is pleased to announce that the I Love Music Music Conference presented by Rico Love will take place on Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th as part of its 46th Summer Celebration inside the Indiana Convention Center.  The conference will feature Grammy award winning songwriters, producers and singers. Workshops will cover topics on Songwriting, Marketing, A&R and Publishing.  Attendees will also hear lectures from industry experts on how to effectively navigate in the industry and have the opportunity to participate in Q&A during panel discussions. 
The music conference is part of the vision of Producer and Songwriter Rico Love who performed during the post-game concert during Circle City Classic®.  "My mission was to create a music conference that gives you the tools and information to be greater. Not just stories of how I made it and hype inspiration that fades when you leave the conference. I'm from the Midwest so what better place to launch than Indiana Black Expo," said Producer Rico Love.  "I will also be on the lookout for new talent and I look forward to a long lasting partnership with IBE hosting the I Love Music Conference," added Rico Love. 
Rico Love will be joined by Grammy Award-winning Songwriters and Producers Bryan-Michael Cox and Teddy Riley. "Having performed at IBE in the past, I understand the importance of having a Music Conference that really impacts the community. Rico love is a well-respected and Grammy Award-winning Producer who is working with me on a project now, so it makes perfect sense for us to team up for his music conference.  We both understand how to make hits and how to develop talent.  I will be there sharing my knowledge on what it takes to make it in music," said Producer Teddy Riley.
Additional conference speakers and artists scheduled to perform on the Interactive Stage in the Exhibition Hall as part of the conference will be announced. Producer Rico Love is looking for talent and songwriters and singers are encouraged to upload their soundcloud link or Facebook artist page when they register.  To register for the conference and to book your hotel, CLICK HERE.
About Richard Preston Butler, Jr., aka Rico Love
Richard Preston Butler, Jr., better known by his stage name Rico Love, is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer and singer. Love wrote and produced hit records such as Usher's "There Goes My Baby" and "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)", Nelly's "Just a Dream" and "Gone", as well as Beyoncé Knowles' "Sweet Dreams" and has contributed to works which have gone on to win Grammys such as Beyoncé's 2009 Best Contemporary R&B album I Am... Sasha Fierce, Usher's 2010 Best Contemporary R&B album Raymond v. Raymond, and Usher's 2010 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance "There Goes My Baby". In addition Love has written and produced records for Kelly Rowland, Diddy - Dirty Money, Chris Brown, Alexandra Burke, Keri Hilson, Fergie, and Fantasia. Love is also the CEO of Division1. Love has appeared as a featured artist on records with T.I., Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Jamie Foxx, Rich Boy, and Fat Joe.
About Producer Bryan Michael Cox
Bryan Michael Cox is a Grammy-Award Winning Producer and Songwriter who is notable for his extensive work with multiple platinum-selling artists including Usher, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Toni Braxton. In 2009, Cox was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to music. Among his most notable productions are "Be Without You" for Mary J. Blige, "Burn", "Confessions" and "U Got It Bad" for Usher, and "Shake It Off", "I Stay In Love" and "You Don't Know What To Do" for Mariah Carey. During his career Cox has been responsible for over 100 million record sales, 35 number one hits, and 12 Grammy Award nominations, including 9 wins.
About Producer Teddy Riley
Teddy Riley is a Grammy Award-winning American Producer and Songwriter credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre. Through his production work with Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Today, Keith Sweat, Heavy D., Usher, Jane Child, and membership of the groups Guy and Blackstreet, Riley is credited with having a massive impact and seminal influence on the formation of contemporary R&B, hip-hop, soul and pop since the 1980s.

About Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization with twelve chapter affiliates in the State of Indiana. IBE hosts the Summer Celebration, its annual fundraiser which funds several year round programs which include the following: The College and Scholarship fair, State of Our Black Youth Initiative, Statewide Education Conference, Children's Day Health Initiative, Family Zone Health & Wellness Initiative, Circle City Classic® Coronation, Youth Leadership Summit and Youth Media Institute.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Royce Da 5’9″ Announces New Album ‘Layers’

After delivering 2014’s stellar PRhyme LP with DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ is ready to shake things up in 2016. The Detroit MC has announced his new solo album, titled Layers

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kanye West -The Life of Pablo Album Review | DEHH

First, S/O to all of the Patrons and everyone who became a Patron to see this video early. Thank you so much. We're greatly appreciative!

Kanye West finally released his album The Life of Pablo. TLOP has features ranging from Rihanna to Kid Cudi to Young Thug to Desiigner. Here are our thoughts on Kanye's new album 'The Life of Pablo.' Let us know what you think in the comment section.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lil Eazy-E on Compton, Jerry Heller & Untold Eazy- E Stories

Lil Eazy-E chops serious game with Steve Lobel. E gives his thoughts and memories from the City of Compton. He then goes into detail about Jerry Heller and weighs in his opinion on the man. Lil E also delivers two untold Eazy- E stories including a story involving Bone Thugz beating down a rival crew. This is a historic hip hop interview!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Good Music Friday Is Back

Still waiting on the Kanye's new album "The Life of Pablo" to drop. In the meantime Mr. West was on twitter all morning talking about the album. He told his fan that the album was being mastered so in the meantime Good Music Friday is back.

Here is "30 Hours"

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Guess Who's Back? That Ni88a Beans

Beanie Sigel dropped some fire to day. Beans has been on some joints over the last few months. He was on DJ Khaled's "I Lied" and Pusha T's "Darkest before the Dawn" . Today the Beanie released "Top Shotta"

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I Am Second® - The End of Malice - Premieres 3/27/16

This End of Malice Trailer previews the documentary program that will premiere Sunday, March 27th on REVOLT TV

Flim Tour Dates:
2/15 Evansville, IN - AMC 16 - Hosted by I Am Second

2/16 Louisville, KY - Cinemark Mall St. Matthews and XD - Hosted by St. Stephen Baptist

2/17 St. Louis, MO - AMC Creve Coeur 12 - Hosted by I Am Second

2/18 Chicago, IL - AMC Showplace Galewood 14 - Hosted by HipHopDX

2/22 New Orleans, LA - AMC Elmwood Palace 20 - Hosted by I Am Second

2/23 Memphis, TN - Malco Studio on the Square - Hosted by Memphis Athletic Ministries

2/24 Birmingham, AL - Carmike Vestavia Hills 10 - Hosted by Restoration Academy

2/25 Atlanta, GA - AMC North DeKalb Mall 16 - Hosted by Peace Prep

2/29 Philadelphia, PA - Rave Cinemas University City 6 - Hosted by AllHipHop

3/1 Neward, New Jersey - AMC Loews : Jersey Gardens 20 & IMAX - Hosted by The K.I.N.G. Movement

3/2 New York, NY - AMC Loews 19th St. East 6 - Hosted by Vibe Magazine

3/3 Virginia Beach, VA - AMC Lynnhaven 18 - Hosted by AllHipHop and Revolt TV

3/7 Oklahoma City, OK - Quail Springs - Hosted by Urban Bridge

3/8 Dallas, TX - AMC Northpark 15 - Hosted by I Am Second

3/9 Houston, TX - AMC Studio 30 - Hosted by Rapzilla

3/10 Los Angeles, CA - Rave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 - Hosted by HipHopDX and Revolt TV
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mac Miller - Stopped Making Excuses (Documentary)

“I’m probably going to cry a few times through the course of this thing,” Mac Miller says in the first scene of Stopped Making Excuses, a new documentary produced and presented by The FADER.

What follows is a candid look at the Pittsburgh native’s past six years, starting with his ascent, when he was 19, as a popular but critically panned rapper. “I was an easy target. I admit that,” he says now. “It became one of those things where I got so much negativity that it almost became, like, ‘There’s no point to overly hate on this dude, let me look in and see what he’s doing.’ And when you look in, there’s some good music there.” Following his 2011 debut album, Billboard's first independently released No.1 in over a decade, Mac moved to Los Angeles, where it seemed to many he was thriving. That’s where Andrew Nosnitsky met him for Mac Miller's 2013 The FADER cover story, and where he played an endearing role in Earl Sweatshirt’s cover too.

But Mac says L.A. soon turned toxic, as he spiraled into increasing drug use. In one scene in Stopped Making Excuses, French Montana counsels him to slow down with codeine. In another, Mac appears in a bathtub wearing a long-sleeved shirt, top hat, and sunglasses, while saying “I’m not on drugs… drugs are on me.”

To finish 2015’s acclaimed GO:OD AM, he headed back to Pittsburgh to regain his composure. Watch him lead the Steelers onto the field, eat one of those weird sandwiches with french fries on it, and perform in his Taylor Allderdice High School graduation gown.

Now, he’s living in New York, trying to make sense of his past and orient himself to an independent, healthy future. “I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess that can’t even get out of his house,” he says. “You don’t go down in history because you overdosed."

Director: Rob Semmer
Producer: Rob Semmer
Executive Producer: Joseph Patel
Executive Producers: Andy Cohn, Jon Cohen, Rob Stone, Anthony Holland
Director Of Photography: Scott Perry
Editor: Orion Barki
Assistant Editors: Christopher Jones, Scott Perry
Camera Assistant: Alexa Carroll, Zach McGeehan
Sound: Miliken Gardner, Molly Morris
Editor: Orion Barki
Assistant Editor: Christopher Jones, Scott Perry
Color: Bryan Smaller @ Company 3
Sound Design: Eugene Wasserman
Titles: Kyle Sauer
Production Coordinator: Madison LaClair
Post Production: Sam Balaban, Saleh Ramazani
Still Photographer: Ethan Holland

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JAY ELECTRONICA Snappin' on Periscope / Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent Diss

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The Formation World Tour

Tickets On Sale Starting Monday, Feb. 15 at
Beyhive Fan Club Member Pre-Sales Starts on Feb. 9
American Express Card Members Pre-Sale Starts Feb. 9
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EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West on His New Album, Wiz Khalifa, And More! (Full Int...

Rapper/producer/designer Kanye West calls in to The Neighborhood for a chat with Big Boy! Kanye discusses the album formerly known as "Waves", his recent Twitter feud with Wiz Khalifa, whether or not Drake's pool is actually larger, and more!

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