Watch J. Cole's Trippy Video for 'ATM'

J. Cole's new surprise album, KOD is only hours old but it was immediately easy to deduce that the North Carolina rapper has had a lot on his mind– namely hip-hop culture, its influence on broader culture, and how that pertains to the everyday lives black folks living in a country that continues to be oppressive. […]

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Kanye West Returns to Twitter, Plans on Writing a Philosophy Book

Kanye West resurrected his Twitter account on Friday (April 13), which has remained dormant since May 2017. The Chicago rapper only made one tweet and then deleted it. The good folks at Sneaker News was able to screenshot the tweet, which was Yeezy taking a jab at Nike for copying his popular chunky sneaker Yeezy […]

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Wu-Tang Clan Being Sued by Photographer Over 'Shaolin' LP Cover

Wu-Tang Clan’s one–a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin continues to haunt the rap collective. According to The Blast, a photographer is suing the iconic hip-hop group for copyright infringement over the Shaolin cover art. In his lawsuit, Warren Patterson claims that between 2013 and 2014, he spent 80 hours shooting photos the silver […]

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Jack White and Julian Casablancas Show Their Age on New Albums

Rock and roll is a very Western art form; it’s branded by our homegrown strain doublethink. Rock stars question the power structure while moving like tiny model corporations. They challenge the dream wealth and prosperity because they believe in it. This is how the Grateful Dead managed to be Haight-Ashbury spiritual ambassadors and filthy-rich stadium […]

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