Chance the Rapper's 'Come Back, Barack' Could Become a Chart-Topping Single

It’s a devastatingly funny Saturday Night Live skit with two million YouTube views.  But can Chance the Rapper’s ‘Come Back, Barack’ become a hit single, as well? Sometimes the most powerful political messages are comedic.  And it also helps to have a powerfully effective messenger delivering the punchline. Enter Chance the Rapper, who’s been capturing the imagination fans and the […]

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2 Chainz ft. Travis Scott “4AM,” Talib Kweli ft. Anderson .Paak “Traveling Light” & More | Daily Visuals 11.17.17

It’s been a minute since rappers used hotel suits to shoot their visuals what with strips clubs and the avenue being the popular back drops these days.But today 2 Chainz brings back a forgotten notion with his visuals to the Travis Scott assisted “4AM” where the two get things poppin’ from their hotel room to the club. Back in Brooklyn […]

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R. Kelly Insults Autistic Fan, Sings That Man Was “Smoking Percocet”

As if folks needed another reason to dislike R. Kelly, the beleaguered R&B crooner just told us to hold his beer so he can add to his own pile Ls. Kelly had an exchange with an autistic fan that he insulted by suggesting the fan was high from “smoking percocet.” TMZ reports: Kelly posted a video in response to the […]

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Cam’Ron “Lean,” K. Michelle “Birthday” & More | Daily Visuals 11.13.17

Killa! Having just announced that his latest mixtape The Program on November 17th , you knew that Cam’ron would come through with a new clip in support his latest project.In his visuals to “Lean” the self proclaimed “Crack God” samples the classic “Lean On Me” and takes it back to his hood where he hangs out with the next generation Harlemnites […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Schools White Student On Why She Shouldn’t Rap The N-Word

Ta-Nehisi Coates has emerged as a notable intellectual our times by way his biting critique race in America his books and writing within The Atlantic. While at a tour stop for his latest book, We Were Eight Years In Power, Coates was approached by a white student in the crowd about using the n-word and got a proper schooling on […]

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Gen. John Kelly: Civil War Sparked Over Lack Of “Compromise,” Twitter Fact Checks

Gen. John Kelly, currently the chief staff for President Donald Trump, followed his boss into the foolish unknown by suggesting the U.S. Civil War was sparked by a lack compromise on both sides. This comes as Kelly, sitting down with Fox News, suggested that the removal Confederate statues shows that history isn’t being appreciated. Kelly spoke with Fox’s Laura Ingraham […]

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Green Day Shares 'Back In The USA' Video, Joins Miranda Lambert For New Rendition of 'Ordinary World'

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong stars in the band's new video for “Back in the USA” as a character in a black-and-white sitcom inspired by John Carpenter's They Live. Like Roddy Piper's character in the 1988 film, Armstrong has glasses he puts on to see what the world is really trying to convey. In this video's case, that means that Armstrong […]

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Emancipator Releases Earthy New Album 'Baralku'

Emancipator, the worldly downtempo alias  Doug Appling, has released his fifth full-length, Baralku.  Taking its name from the the island indigenous Australian people believe the dead claim as their spiritual home, Baralku continues Emanicpator's tradition synthesizing edit-binded shards world music with his classical training and love for hip-hop. See that entrancing style on full display in his Red Rocks 2017 recap video below.  Baralku has polished-stone quality: shapely, speckled with earthy textures […]

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Billboard's Industry Nights Kicked Off With Performances by Tor Miller, Noah Kahan & Cape Francis

Billboard kicked f our Industry Nights concert series at the Ludlow House in New York City on Thursday (Nov. 16) with performances by Tor Miller, Noah Kahan and Cape Francis. The exclusive members-only club on the Lower East Side — an fshoot the London-based Soho House — fered a swanky setup on the third floor complete with a small stage. […]

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Los Amigos Invisibles and Los Mesoneros Added to Mexico's Vive Latino Festival

Venezuelan bands have been establishing themselves as key players in the international music scene in recent years, with alternative groups La Vida Bohéme, Viniloversus and Rawayana scoring Grammy nominations, and folk rock band Okills being selected to open for Incubus. Now, Venezuelan bands are continuing to make their mark with a strong presence at music festivals across the continent. Trippy pop […]

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