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Keyboard/Jazz legend George Duke dies aged 67

January 12, 1946 - August 5, 2013


Album Review:: J. Cole - Born Sinner

Jermaine Cole, better known to us all as J Cole drops his sophomore release "Born Sinner" I took the title be homage to Biggie, and when listening to the first track my suspicions were confirmed with the clever use of a Biggie sample on the song called "Villuminati", which is one of my favorites on the album.  Kudos to J Cole for respecting the elders of the game but also over using Jay''s name on the hook, "sometimes I brag like Hov"..... No need to name drop son. We know where you come from.

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Raheem DeVaughn – Trigga Man ft Styles P (Trayvon Martin Tribute)


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Album Review:: Zo! - ManMade

You may not know who Lorenzo Ferguson is, hell, you may not even know who Zo! is unless you have a deep knowledge of instrumental hip hop and soulful underground neo-soul music production.... His latest album, MadMade is full of his head nodding production.

This album features a lot of soulful singers including Sy Smith, Phonte of Foreign Exchange, Carlita Durand, Eric Roberson, Anthony David and more.  Seeing these features alone would be enough for me to buy the album without even hearing it.

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FILM:: Free Angela And All Political Prisoners

CLEVELAND May 1, 2013  |  COLUMBUS May 9, 2013

It’s official! Columbus and Cleveland have upcoming screenings of Free Angela And All Political Prisoners scheduled for May 2013. Click here or on the dates above for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for “Power to All People.”

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Get on ''The Train'' with Zo! featuring Sy Smith


Is there a better collaboration than Zo! and Sy Smith right now. Her vocals, his tracks... it''s the perfect marriage. This uptempo track will get your head nodding and body moving as soon as you press play. Get your #hashtags and du-rags ready.

"The Train" is the first single off his forthcoming album ManMade, available May 21st.

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Columbus, OH:: Ghostface Killah w/ Adrian Younges' Venice Dawn at A&R Music Bar


Ghostface Killah will be performing in Columbus, Ohio at the A&R Music Bar on May 3rd, 2013. Make sure you check out their new album Twelve Reasons to Die which can be streamed after clicking the Continue Reading link below.

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Q Parker will have many saying ''Yes'' after dropping this remix

''Yes'' is the single from Q Parkers latest album The MANual, released in the fall of 2012. The remix features fellow R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn and hip hop legend LL Cool J.


Concert Review:: An XXX Valentine's Day with Kool Keith at Ace of Cups


Spending 90 minutes with the enigmatic Kool Keith, was historically predictable to those familiar with his eccentricities.  Like searching for gems in a sandbox, everyone who came out in Columbus, Ohio, on Valentine’s Day nonetheless, to see one of the most unique names in rap history was given at least one treat in a favorite dirty lyric, a familiar beat, a bizarre song or a shocking comment, and Kool Keith did not disappoint.

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Justin Timberlake is back to show you a few things in his ''Suit & Tie"


After taking a 6 year hiatus to focus on movies and marriage, JT has teamed back up with producer buddy Timbaland to drop his new single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z. After giving the the song a few spins, it becomes clear that Timbo truly understands how to pair his tracks with Justin''s vocals. It was only right for them to work together again, and you definitely can''t go wrong getting a verse from Jay-Z.

Suit & Tie is the first single off his album, The 20/20 Experience.

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