Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

Shabazz Palaces: When Cats Claw

Shabazz Palaces is leading up to the release of Quazarz: Born On A Ghetto Star and Quazarz vs. Jealous Machines on July 14th. “When Cats Claw” is a preview of the latest chapter of their celestial funk from the former. Check their calendar to find out if they are coming to your city this summer.


Bianca Rose Releases Video For Hidden From Debut Album No Fear Here

British folk singer Bianca Rose has a video for “Hidden” from her debut album No Fear Here. She also released a statement to explain the visuals that explore a young man learning how to communicate in a relationship;

“I am more than the sum of my mistakes.’ This is the message that was in my heart when I wrote ‘Hidden’. It’s an entreaty. A plea of sorts I’d say. The visuals depict an individual who is coming to terms with the fact that he is struggling with some mental health issues. Issues that have caused him to withdraw from those closest to him, and then the eventual resolve he finds to finally share what’s going on inside of him. The overarching idea is that sharing any kind of oppression we are dealing with can often be the first step to breaking its power.”


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Sza Has Fun Around Town In Video For Drew Barrymore

Sza’s “Drew Barrymore” video takes her to a variety of scenarios from socializing at a party to sitting alone outside at night on the stairs. Drew Barrymore makes a quick appearance in the clip as Sza sits and sings alone. Sza’s much-awaited CTRL is out now.


Illa J Creates A New Mother’s Day Anthem With Maureen

Illa J sings a loving dedication to his mother Maureen Yancey on his latest single “Maureen.” The lady known as Ma Dukes to the world is acknowledged for her unconditional support, her wisdom and courage. Illa J’s Home has its official release on June 30th.


R.I.P. Prodigy

Prodigy of Mobb Deep has died in Las Vegas at the age of 42. He was on The Art Of Rap tour and had to be hospitalized for sickness related to his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. Mobb Deep was one of the premier hip-hop duos of the ’90’s because of classic albums like The Infamous that put more spotlight on the Queensbridge Housing development after Nas. Mobb Deep’s street-oriented rap made them instant legends and earned them respect among their peers despite having several feuds with people like Jay-Z. Prodigy was released from prison in 2011 after serving three years for criminal possession of a weapon and his autobiography also came out that year. Last year he released Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook and earlier this year he released new music with Hegelian Dialectic: The Book Of Revelation album.