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Taylor McFerrin – “The Antidote” F. Nai Palm

Brainfeeder artist Taylor McFerrin jumped on our radar years ago, with word of a full-length debut soon to be released. Well, it has taken quite some time, but McFerrin is finally prepared to drop that album, and it will be…

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Rhymefest Prepares New Album ‘Violence Is Sexy’ Via Crowdsourcing

The world is an ever-changing place, endlessly reimagining itself both for better and worse. The music industry is no exception, having seen the introduction of new revenue models as older streams dry and dwindle. Crowdsourcing is a key pillar in…

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Potholes Interview: Alex Wiley Opens Up About Honesty, Television And ‘Village Party’

Alex Wiley is cruising down a California freeway near Los Angeles when he answers my phone call. Beside him sits his dear friend and consistent collaborator Kembe X, who mans the steering wheel as the two compadres enjoy weather uncharacteristic…

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Blu Reveals ‘Good To Be Home’ Double Album Track Listing & Artwork

When I first heard Blu was going to be knocking out a double album, I couldn’t help but feel skeptical. Not because of Blu, but simply the fact that it has been incredibly rare in the past for an artist…

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Watch 28Hundred’s Insightful Interview With Raz Simone

28Hundred Media sat down with Seattle hip-hop artist and 300 Entertainment signee Raz Simone at his New York City listening party in late February. On the verge of releasing his 300 debut, Cognitive Dissonance, the rapper discussed meeting 300 founder…

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Watch Nas & Q-Tip Perform Live With The Roots On Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

Before Nas made his anticipated appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night, I published a tweet that downplayed my excitement for Nas’ live performance due to (1) the internet and (2) the fact that most – emphasis…

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Watch Pharrell Perform “Happy” And “Marilyn Monroe” On ‘SNL’

George W. Bush still occupied a comfortable chair in the Oval Office when Pharrell last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2006. Pharrell’s album, In My Mind, released that year to a lukewarm reception, but the time-defying, do-it-all artist continued to mark his…

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Nas Visits ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ To Discuss Socioeconomics

Last night - just two weeks before the 20th anniversary of his 1994-released Illmatic -  legendary hip-hop artist Nas sat down for a segment of Real Time With Bill Maher. The Queens-bred emcee joined a panel also consisting of Alex Wagner (MSNBC), Paul Watson (Animal…

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Watch ScHoolboy Q Perform “Studio” & “What They Want” On ‘Kimmel’

More than two months after his live television performance on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night (prior to Fallon’s February move to The Tonight Show), TDE’s resident rap gangsta ScHoolboy Q graced Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor venue for a Live! performance of “Studio” and “What…

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Watch Action Bronson Explore South Africa In New Episode of Adventure Time

If the Australian edition of Adventure Time wasn’t enough, Action Bronson has documented his latest adventure, which finds him in South Africa. As expected, it’s absolutely hysterical, and it shows Bronson interacting with locals and the infamous Smart Crew from…