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Lyor Cohen Leaves 300 For YouTube, YouTube is Clueless [Feature]

[Editor's Note: Reposted with permission from The Lefsetz Letter, subscribe via Lefsetz.com.]Lyor Cohen is going to YouTube. The only problem is people HATE HIM!Expecting Lyor Cohen to make peace with labels is... Read More

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Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Jidenna Freestyle on Funkmaster Flex [Feature]

If you would have told me this morning that I’d be penning a Holy Shit piece on the guy that made “Classic Man,” I think I justifiably would’ve let out—at the very least—a small... Read More

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J Dilla’s Legacy is an Example of Artist Celebration Done Right [Feature]

It’s been just over 10 years since hip-hop lost the incomparable J Dilla, and what’s become almost as impressive as the music he granted us while he was alive, is how honorable his legacy has been treated... Read More

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The Art of Music Publicity in the Age of Social Media [Feature]

Listen up, publicists. It’s 2016; things have changed in the last few years, and it’s time to get with the program.We all know the PR cliché that "all press is good press," right? Let’s throw that... Read More

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3-on-3: Kid Cudi “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’” [Feature]

Tomorrow (September 30), Kid Cudi will release his sixth solo studio album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'. (Update: Kid Cudi's album has been delayed due to sample clearance.)On the heels of letting... Read More

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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, But an AndrĂ© 3000 Comeback Seems Imminent [Feature]

Don’t freak out just yet, but it certainly feels like André 3000 is about to hit us with his official reintroduction to music.All the signs are there: multiple features, project rumors from prominent... Read More

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Dave East on the Intersection of Fatherhood & Hip-Hop: “I Gotta Have a Filter” [Feature]

Dave East is a changed man. Not because he spent six months behind bars for selling drugs, or because he spent two years working under the mentorship of Nas at Mass Appeal, but because he became a father.In a new interview... Read More

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Young Thug is the Prince of Hip-Hop [Feature]

Let’s make one thing clear straight away—without Prince, there would absolutely be no Young Thug. The flamboyantly funky icon not only blessed the world with his unique musical perspective, he forced a nation of... Read More

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D.R.A.M. on How Life’s Changed: “For The Next Six Months, I Have Two Free Days” [Feature]

The same week D.R.A.M.'s hit single "Broccoli"—already No. 1 on the Rap Chart—entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, the Hampton, Virginia-raised artist sat down with Elliott Wilson and... Read More

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Juicy J’s “Ballin” Single “Featuring” Kanye is an Exercise in Unmet Expectations [Feature]

Juicy J and Kanye West on the same track is a guaranteed banger, right? Wrong.On Wednesday (September 28), the Three 6 Mafia rapper unveiled "Ballin," a brand new single off his forthcoming Rubba Band Business:... Read More

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