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New Orleans rapper Curren$y's new album, Cathedral, is out now.
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August 28, 2015 The New Orleans rapper joins forces with fellow Big Easy native Chase N. Cashe to create a moody, cinematic track.
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Aquaria, the new album by BOOTS, comes out November 13.
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August 27, 2015 BOOTS is one of the most interesting new musicians of 2015. You may know him from his work with Beyoncé or from FKA twigs. But here's a glimpse of his soon-to-be-released debut album.
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"We've learned so much from this album," Kehinde Hassan (right) says. He and his twin brother, Taiwo Hassan, just released FW14 as Christian Rich.
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August 22, 2015 Twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan's debut album, FW14, is out now. They discuss stepping out front as producers, their sci-fi influences and even their short-lived career as investment bankers.
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Guilty Simpson's album, Detroit's album available now at stonesthrow.com
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August 21, 2015 A son of Detroit vies for the title of the city's grimiest on an electric guitar-charged new track.
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Large Professor earlier this year.
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August 20, 2015 "In Flushing, Queens, where I came from, we're right down the block from this fair, the Globe. Something about that town, it's just Olympic, Olympiad kind of a — we wanted to jump the highest."
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Little Simz appears in a scene from her new video, "Dead Body."
August 20, 2015 A young British rapper aims to take no prisoners on her first full-length record, out Sept. 18.
In Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube's famous line from 1995's Friday — "Bye, Felicia!" — gets an origin story that has left some fans uncomfortable.
August 18, 2015 The N.W.A biopic pays homage to a cultural reference made famous by member Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday, but writer Allison Davis didn't find the joke funny.
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The five young stars of Straight Outta Compton. Left to right: Aldis Hodge (MC Ren), Neil Brown, Jr. (DJ Yella), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), O'Shea Jackson, Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre).
August 14, 2015 The original members of N.W.A produced the film, which opens nationwide Friday. Like the group's story, the making of Straight Outta Compton — which took 11 years — is filled with drama.
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Brooklyn-based producer, vocalist and DJ Melo-X releases an EP titled CURATE in September.
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August 13, 2015 The producer, vocalist, DJ and filmmaker discusses the intersecting worlds of art and music, and premieres his new song "Baby Eye."
From left to right: Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan of Christian Rich.
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August 13, 2015 Best known for hard-hitting hip-hop beats, the Nigeria-raised, L.A.-based production duo uses its debut album to showcase its ability to flip the script — again and again and again.
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