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sza's got brooklyn in tears but she's jumping for joy

“It’s getting so hard for me to hold back tears and keep singing right now!” neo soul singer SZA confessed to the jam-packed audience Rough Trade’s Brooklyn outpost Tuesday night. But she wasn’t the only one feeling a little misty. Whether waiting...
Emily Manning
7.21.14
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outkast's andré 3000 + big boi headline Coachella

Oh how we've missed the misfits of hip hop with their happy lyrics and green suits! André 3000 and Big Boi are back and as they prepare to headline Coachella this weekend we have a quick word with rap's major players...
Hattie Collins
4.11.14
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schoolboy q soliloquy

Today is the official release of rapper Schoolboy Q's major-label debut album Oxymoron, so sit back, soak up the hip hop (with guest appearances from Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Tyler, the Creator, Kurupt and Kendrick Lamar) and read ScHoolBoy Q's musings on...
Hattie Collins
2.25.14
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neon icon: RiFF RaFF

We weren’t able to catch up with the enigmatic RiFF RaFF face to face. Instead, we fired some questions, via email, at Jody Highroller aka Kody Kardashian aka Versace Cowboy aka The Rap Game Patrick Ewing. (Horst Simco is the name his mama gave him.)
Hattie Collins
1.24.14
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there’s nowhere like new york and there’s nothing like hip hop

Hold back! A new generation of rhymers and producers are re-energising New York City, the home of hip hop. Some are harking back to the 90s, others are inventing their own new subgenres, but one thing they have in common is right now they’re the future!
Hattie Collins
12.18.13
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sza, the new jersey singer rocking our world

Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and championed by Kendrick Lamar, SZA is the rising New Jersey alternative artist with the emotive sound.
Milly McMahon
Adam Fletcher
11.28.13