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New Music Alert: Elley Duhe – “Immortal”

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert: Elley Duhe – “Immortal”

Elley Duhé, a 24-year-old independent artist from Alabama, releases her debut solo single titled “Immortal”. Backed by deep bass mixed with a synth-laced instrumental, Duhé’s hauntingly beautiful vocals effortlessly flow throughout the track and tell the story of navigating through life’s challenges and growing in the process. Crooning powerful lyrics like “Somebody tell us we […]

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K. Michelle Honored at Pure Heat Community Festival in Atlanta

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
K. Michelle Honored at Pure Heat Community Festival in Atlanta

Atlanta’s Piedmont Park housed the 5th annual Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The multi-cultural event was equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways. R&B songstress K. Michelle performed a medley of her Billboard chart-toping hits, auditioned three upcoming […]

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New Video Alert: Yung Juko Aims For 2nd Viral Hit With “Learn From The Streets”

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert: Yung Juko Aims For 2nd Viral Hit With “Learn From The Streets”

Yung Juko’s story practically writes itself. His now manager was hounded to listen to “Trust Nobody” for 6 months before he relented. He was instantly hooked. This 21 year old singer/songwriter from Lafaytette, LA can sing. He decided to back him. Trouble was, they were met not only with a great deal of resistance in the beginning, but […]

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New Music Alert: Lil George – “We Are Kings”

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert: Lil George – “We Are Kings”

  Detroit has always been a hotbed of talent when it comes to the hip-hop culture. It has birthed some of the most iconic figures in the industry such as Slaughterhouse emcee Royce 5’9, producer J Dilla, Big Sean, Danny Brown and Dej Loaf. BMB Entertainment’s Lil George is working hard hard to join the […]

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New Video Alert: Benny Cassette Drops Behind the Scenes

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert: Benny Cassette Drops Behind the Scenes

Having worked with John Legend, Miguel and Kanye West, producer and multimedia composer extraordinaire, Benny Cassette takes us behind the scenes for a day in the life of his work. From the dope studio sessions to understanding the pulse of the streets in LA, Benny is all the Hip-Hop embodies. “People always put me in […]

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New Video Heat: Rihanna “Work” Featuring Drake

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
New Video Heat: Rihanna “Work” Featuring Drake

The song becomes Rihanna’s 14th leader, lifting her past Michael Jackson for the third-most No. 1s all-time. Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her 14th topper, as well as Drake’s second.

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Kunta Kinte Who? The Dream Says ‘Artists Are Treated Like Slaves’

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kunta Kinte Who? The Dream Says ‘Artists Are Treated Like Slaves’

In an interview with Billboard, The Dream spoke on race in the music industry and how being white gives you an upper hand. He recently started a partnership through Capitol to create Contra-Paris records. Dream says that it was in response to the evil corporations that record labels have become. When asked what the root […]

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Kanye West Covers Billboard’s Power 100 Issue

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kanye West Covers Billboard’s Power 100 Issue

Yeezus season is approaching. Dressing in all black and sporting his usual non-smiling face, Kanye West is featured on Billboard’s Power 100 issue, alongside artist Lana Del Rey and UMG Chairman/CEO Lucian Grange. Lucian has such an extensive knowledge of music history, yet his eye is always on the future. As artists, we’re lucky he’s […]

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Chart Topping Hip Hop Album Sales Ending in 2014 Includes Nicki MInaj, J. Cole, and Fabulous

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chart Topping Hip Hop Album Sales Ending in 2014 Includes Nicki MInaj, J. Cole, and Fabulous

After its release two weeks ago, Nicki Minaj’s latest album “The Pink Print” is still the best-selling hip hop album on the shelves today and still sits at # 2 on the charts. Selling 198,142 during its opening week, Nicki’s “The Pink Print” has totaled in 303,528 albums sold. J. Cole sits a few spots […]

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[Album Review] Trey Songz – “Trigga”

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
[Album Review] Trey Songz – “Trigga”

Trey Song’s 6th studio album “Trigga” was released July 1st of this year and still has a buzz over its many hits. “Mr. Steal Yo Girl” collabs with several artists including Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Justin Bieber, Mila J, Ty Dolla $ign and more giving a variety of sensations from his lover to mistresses. It’s […]

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Billboard Names Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” As Song Of The Summer

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Billboard Names Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” As Song Of The Summer

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea continues to excel and make noise in the hiphop industry. Billboard has recently named her hit sing “Fancy” as the Song of Summer 2014. Billboard made  their decision based on weekly performances on the Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day to Labor Day. From June 7th, “Fancy” topped the charts for […]

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Exclusive: Ludacris Honored with the BMI President’s Award in Los Angeles (Photos and Videos)

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Exclusive: Ludacris Honored with the BMI President’s Award in Los Angeles (Photos and Videos)

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2014 — Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI President’s Award to Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on August 22. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed […]

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[New Music Alert] Becky G feat. Tyga – “Shower (Remix)”

| July 13, 2014 | 15 Comments
[New Music Alert] Becky G feat. Tyga – “Shower (Remix)”

Has Tyga crossed over to the Pop side of music, or is this just a temporary project? It’s only been but a few months since the audio for the single, “Shower”, has been released and it has already scurried its way up to the top 50 of the Billboard charts. In this remix, Inglewood recording […]

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Throwback Thursday! Ludacris, LL Cool J &Keith Murray – “Fatty Girl” #FUBU

| June 26, 2014 | 11 Comments
Throwback Thursday! Ludacris, LL Cool J &Keith Murray – “Fatty Girl” #FUBU

This week’s featured Throwback Thursday video is Fatty Girl by Ludacris, LL Cool J and Keith Murray. The collaborative track was released in 2001 as the lead single from the FUBU compilation album, “The Good Life”. The popular track held spots on The Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs  and was number six on the Hot Rap […]

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T.I. Speaks Up and Out about Iggy Azalea “Running Hip Hop”

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
T.I. Speaks Up and Out about Iggy Azalea “Running Hip Hop”

Forbes magazine ran an article weeks ago that ruffled many feathers in the hip hop industry.  The headline read: “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman”.  Sheesh…what a bold statement to make.  It’s like “the man” is doing his best to take Hip Hop from black America.  Good luck with that though.  […]

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Mase Is Dropping A Brand New Album — Rick Ross, Puffy Daddy, and Kanye West To Be Featured

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mase Is Dropping A Brand New Album — Rick Ross, Puffy Daddy, and Kanye West To Be Featured

Former Bad Boy artist, Mase, is finally back and he is not only bringing his A’ game, but he is also bringing out the big guns as his upcoming album will feature hip hop heavyweights Puff Daddy, Kanye West, Rick Ross, and the Dipset.  Mase revealed the big news in an interview with Atlanta’s Hot […]

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R&B’s Next Big Thing? FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” [New Video Alert]

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
R&B’s Next Big Thing? FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” [New Video Alert]

Tahliah Barnett, also known as FKA (Formerly Known As) Twigs, is a songstress, musician and dancer from Gloucestershire, United Kingdom and is supposedly the next big thing in R&B. The Jamaican-Spanish beauty got her start in the industry at age 17, when she was featured as a backup dancer for Jessie J’s “Do It like […]

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[New Music Alert] Marsha Ambrosius feat. Dr. Dre – “Stronger”

| June 20, 2014 | 12 Comments
[New Music Alert] Marsha Ambrosius feat. Dr. Dre – “Stronger”

Marsha Ambrosius has released her new single, “Stronger”, featuring legendary entrepreneur and record producer, Dr. Dre. “Stronger” is, in actuality, an alternative version of the English singer-songwriter’s already released single, “Stronger Than Pride”. Her second studio album, Friends and Lovers, is scheduled to be released July 15th, 2014 under RCA Records. The former Floetry member’s […]

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Happy Birthday, Tupac!

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Happy Birthday, Tupac!

Easily one of hip hop’s most influential and controversial rappers, Tupac Shakur created a musical legacy that has continued to influence rap artists generation after generation. The rapper who would have celebrated his 43rd birthday today, received numerous awards and his hit songs “Dear Mama”, “California Love”, and “Changes” all took spots on the Billboard […]

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Billboard Music Awards’ Michael Jackson Hologram Producers Facing Lawsuit

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Billboard Music Awards’ Michael Jackson Hologram Producers Facing Lawsuit

There was much hype around the debut of the Michael Jackson hologram at last night’s 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.  Some of the hype was due to an injunction made by Hologram USA.  Despite the request, the show went on.  What many people didn’t know is that there was much more going on behind […]

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Michael Jackson Hologram to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Michael Jackson Hologram to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Even in death, deceased pop legend Michael Jackson continues to cause controversy. An exclusive hologram performance of the deceased star scheduled to hit stage at this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards is now being disputed. According to TMZ, Akil David, who is said to control the rights to the hologram technology, filed suit late Thursday against […]

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Billboard And Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’

Billboard And Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’

Billboard and social media platform Twitter have  announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership to create Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The charts, which will launch in the coming weeks, will track U.S. music conversations among the millions of Tweets sent each day. Combining the authority of the Billboard charts and Twitter’s public, real-time data, these powerful co-branded […]

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