Hip Hop R&B

Complete List of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

With a few new categories like Best At-Home Video and Best Quarantine Performance added to this year’s awards ceremony, MTV is moving ahead with the first-ever VMAs, live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a limited and socially-distanced audience.
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Founding Member of The Roots Malik B. Has Passed Away

On July 29 The Roots took to Twitter to announce the death of one of the founding members of the group, Malik Abdul Baset. Baset has passed at age 47.
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Someone Ranked the 40 Best Rappers Over 40, and the Internet Has Thoughts

Level Magazine dropped a crucial list of 40 rappers over the age of 40 who are still seeing great success in their careers. The list spares no greats however hip-hop fans had a lot to say about the rappers mentioned in this article.
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Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Baby's New Wardrobe

Nicki Minaj hasn’t given birth to her first child yet, but one thing is for certain, this newborn will have a closet full of stylish clothes that we could only dream of.
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Fighting for Their Future: How Independent Music Venues Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

A conversation with several individuals involved with the National Independent Venue Association speak on how the COVID-19 pandemic as affected their staff and what it will take to keep their doors open in the future.
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Study Shows Playing a Musical Instrument Is Good for Your Mental Health

It could be the creative outlet, it could be the stress relief, most likely it’s just because making music is a whole lot of fun! A new study, meant to explore how learning an instrument can affect a person’s mood, has produced some positive results.
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Megan Thee Stallion Addresses Recent Shooting Incident During an Emotional Instagram Live

Megan Thee Stallion has taken to Instagram Live to candidly discuss the feelings she’s been grappling with since news broke that the rapper had been shot in the foot by Tory Lanez.
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Russell Wilson and Ciara Welcome New Baby Win Harrison Wilson

Friday morning, Ciara and Russell Wilson officially announced the arrival of Win Harrison Wilson, who was born on Thursday July 23 at 8 lbs 1 oz.
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New $10 Billion Plan Proposed to Save Live Music Venues Across the US

A new bill introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) aims to provide much needed relief to independent music venues. The Save Our Stages Act aims to help those affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.
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J. Cole Delivers the First Samples of His New Album 'The Fall Off’

J. Cole is back with new music, dropping a pair of singles “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice,” under the title Lewis Street, both of which are expected to included in his forthcoming album, The Fall Off.
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