Hip Hop

How to Watch YouTube Originals' ‘Dear Class of 2020′ All-Star Commencement

3 hours ago   |   Billboard

YouTube Originals' “Dear Class of 2020″ commencement ceremony, featuring Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé , BTS , Lady Gaga , Maluma and more, will officially commence...
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Run the Jewels' RTJ4 Takes Aim at Systemic Oppression amid National Uprising: Review

6 hours ago   |   Consequence of Sound

The Lowdown: Run the Jewels 4, which was released on June 3rd (two days earlier than originally announced), couldn't have come at a better time. The duo, comprised of hip-hop...
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Hip-Hop Journalist and Producer Robert Ford Jr. Dead at 70

9 hours ago   |   Pitchfork   |   2 articles

An early mentor of Russell Simmons, Ford helped write Kurtis Blow's “The Breaks,” the first gold-selling rap single
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Republic Records Will No Longer Use the Word “Urban” to Describe Music

9 hours ago   |   Consequence of Sound   |   2 articles

In a move that could be described as woefully overdue, Republic Records will stop using the term “urban” as a synonym for hip-hop, R&B, and other music pioneered by black...
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Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70

10 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

He chronicled the scene when it was new, then went on to mentor some of its most important early figures, including Kurtis Blow and Russell Simmons.
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Kirk Franklin Talks Bringing Peace Amid Civil Unrest With His ‘Verzuz' Appearance

12 hours ago   |   Billboard   |   3 articles

On Sunday , as protesters took to the streets for another day against police brutality, Kirk Franklin went live on Instagram in his studio with Fred Hammond, Bishop T.D. Jakes...
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Black Music Month 2020 Playlist: Jason ‘Poo Bear' Boyd Wants Music to ‘Represent Our Silence of Emotions'

12 hours ago   |   Billboard   |   2 articles

This year, Black Music Month has taken a different turn. Following the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and more, we at Billboard hope to uplift...
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Republic Records Bans Use Of The Word “Urban” Within Company

Republic Records Bans Use Of The Word “Urban” Within Company

12 hours ago   |   Stereogum   |   2 articles

Over the decades, the music industry has shuffled through countless euphemisms for what essentially amount to categorization by race. Sometimes it has been quite literal: "Juke...
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Republic Records Bans the Term ‘Urban' Within Label: ‘We Encourage the Music Industry to Follow Suit'

13 hours ago   |   Billboard   |   3 articles

Republic Records is banning the word “urban” from its company verbiage, doing away with the term for hip-hop and R&B, which many consider an antiquated generalization that...
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Meek Mill Breaks Down the “Otherside of America” on New Single: Stream

13 hours ago   |   Consequence of Sound   |   3 articles

Meek Mill has shared a new single called “Otherside of America” about his childhood growing up black in the US. The political track opens with a sample of a negative Donald...
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As I processed the devastating and brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor , and Ahmaud Arbery, which sent waves of heartbreak and public outcry out across the world, I... Read more ...

6 Ways to Be a Valuable Ally at a Black Lives Matter Protest

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As a white or non-Black ally to the Black Lives Matter movement, there are many ways to put in valuable work and make a difference: speaking out on social media platforms... Read more ...

Real to the People Launches Free Mental Health Services for Black Women...

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Real , a membership-based organization for therapy and mental health services, launched Real to the People in March 2020 to offer free therapy services to cope with the... Read more ...

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Seattle art-rap mystics Shabazz Palaces just released their latest album, The Don Of Diamond Dreams, in April. And today, on Bandcamp's third revenue-waiving day, they're... Read more ...

5 Actions You Can Take to Fight Racial Injustice Right Now and Moving Forward

5 Actions You Can Take to Fight Racial Injustice Right Now and Moving Forward

Image People across the country and around the globe are calling for justice following the recent killings of Black Americans - George Floyd , Ahmaud Arbery , and Breonna... Read more ...

Nina Westbrook Is Championing For Black Women to Put Their Mental Health First

Nina Westbrook Is Championing For Black Women to Put Their Mental Health First

"The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black... Read more ...

Why Latinx Have a Duty to Demand Justice and Support Black Lives Matter

Why Latinx Have a Duty to Demand Justice and Support Black Lives Matter

As a Latina in the US, I find it frustrating when I hear fellow Latinx downplay Black Lives Matter. Not only because a lot of us come from countries where our African heritage... Read more ...

Stream Sunami's Self-Titled Debut EP

Stream Sunami's Self-Titled Debut EP

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Republic Records Bans Use Of The Word “Urban” Within Company

Republic Records Bans Use Of The Word “Urban” Within Company

Over the decades, the music industry has shuffled through countless euphemisms for what essentially amount to categorization by race. Sometimes it has been quite literal: "Juke... Read more ...

Amid Nationwide Protests, James Baldwin's Words Continue to Offer Guidance

Amid Nationwide Protests, James Baldwin's Words Continue to Offer Guidance

"What is it you wanted me to reconcile myself to? I was born here almost 60 years ago. I'm not gonna live another 60 years. You always told me 'It takes time.' It's taken my... Read more ...