Thelonius Monk

  Why did the family of the late jazz legend Thelonius Monk not approve of a biopic about his life starring Yasiin Bey?   Did Jay-Z reveal that Watch The Throne 2 is coming on his new song with Kanye West?    Related posts: Nas, Jay-Z, Ghostface, Notorious Big And SamuelContinue Reading

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Lion Babe’s reworking of Yasiin Bey’s “Umi Says” is a fun ride inspired by the duo’s admiration for NAACP Legal Defense Fund president Sherrilyn Ifill. The proceeds from the first two million streams of the song will go to the Legal Defense Fund. The duo made a statement about theirContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”vwjwKPXy4sg”]Mos Def named his fourth album after Victor LaValle’s novel The Ecstatic. The album’s unusual sound was influenced by a quote about the way ‘ecstatic’ was used in the 17th and 18th century to describe people who were inspired or mad and a litany of world flavors. “Auditorium” featured SlickContinue Reading

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