Benjamin E – Circa '83

Introducing Benjamin E, a hot new hip hop producer born and raised in San Diego, California. Utilizing a lush, sample-based aesthetic to weave raw, unadulterated Hip Hop instrumentals from grown-ass soul, gritty rock, and nostalgic pop culture, Benjamin E blesses us with his debut album Circa 83. As an infant, the only thing that would… Read more »


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Ceytra "Good Enough"

“Chicago female emcee Ceytra is back with one of her most personal records yet. Chicago producer C-Sick who has produced for the likes of Nas, Fabolous, King Louie, and many more helps take the track to the next level. Sampling the song “Shorty Swing My Way” by K.P. & Envyi gives the audience a familiar… Read more »


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Usher's New Look Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Usher Raymond IV recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his non-profit organization The New Look Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta native Ludacris hosted the star-studded gala, which drew around 450 attendees. Celebrity guest in attendance included director Kenny Leon, boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard; singers Rico Love, Josh Kauffman, super producer Jermaine Dupri, Blake Shelton,… Read more »


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A Grammy Conversation: The State Of R&B

Last month, The Recording Academy held “A Grammy Conversation” on the current state of R&B music at the West Hollywood Soho House. Quddus hosted the evening and the conversation included five panelists: Music Journalist Gail Mitchell, singer-songwriter/producer Liv Warfield, Grammy-winning producer LaShawn Daniels, eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi and four-time Grammy nominee Tyrese Gibson. According to… Read more »