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Rock the Vote Throws Concert in DC Marking 25th Anniversary

A venue named the “Black Cat” sits between a corner full of bars and restaurants in the Northwest DC. The quaint, but well-regarded outlet is normally a breeding ground for local acts in music, comedy and performing arts, however, it was a host to Hip Hop pioneers last Thursday. These legendary artists may have had… Read more »

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5 & Done: John Depp

Today mixtapes can garner the same importance as the elusive début album. Queens Native, Jonathan “John Depp” Ruiz, continues erecting his creative legacy with his Should’a Been An Album mixtape series. Depp exudes a visceral talent that’s rooted in a celebrated Hip-Hop history. Standing firmly on two sturdy legs Depp refuses to look to a relative to… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Rittz Talks 'Next to Nothing,' & Opens Up About Parents Divorce

Surrounded by carefully crafted façades, Hip-Hop’s essential culture and contributors must work to avoid lurid monotony. Tales of eager b*tches, dazzling jewelry, fabricated street credibility, and disposable incomes challenge the genre’s essence. Rittz, son of Atlanta’s north side, continues to navigate an industry plagued by these fables. Vowing to remain humble, Mr. White Jesus, uses… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Lil Kim Talks ‘Hard Core 2014,’ Motherhood, & MC

Initially emerging amidst a golden environment, Lil Kim, has invested over twenty years into her profession. As the world witnessed the evolution to the woman that she’d become, the Queen Bee, experienced both the arduous and the acclaimed. Regardless of the situation, making music served to soothe her musical soul. An homage to the past and a… Read more »

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