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For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

Black music's spiritual aspect may be a given, but two new books, A City Called Heaven and Spirits Rejoice! go deep into explaining how that actually happens.

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Mick Jenkins: Wave[s]

Mick Jenkins is a masterful technician, but Wave[s] lacks a vital push into the mainstream.

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Golden Rules: Golden Ticket

Golden Rules is the unlikely brainchild of Paul White, a South London producer, and Eric Biddines, a Floridian rapper

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17 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Dr. Dre: Compton

A rapper/producer that started in the '80s raps and produces a surprisingly good album three decades later.

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Damn the Witch Siren - “Nasty” (audio) (premiere)

Feminism and flat-out-fun coalesce on this vibrant, insanely catchy new track.

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10 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

DJ Koze: DJ Koze

Tack on "tastemaker" to Koze's impressive resume.

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STS x RJD2 - “Trunk of My Computer” (video) premiere)

The latest video by this fun collaboration looks back at the DIY days of being a young, hungry artist.

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Sleaford Mods: Key Markets

Sleaford Mods continue to not give a single flying f**k, to grand results.

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28 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Future: DS2

On his second installment of the Dirty Sprite series, Future redeems himself and creates his own minimalist paradise.

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Dylan Owen - “The Glory Years” (video) (premiere)

The young rapper displays a knack for eloquent storytelling on his latest single.

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Vince Staples: Summertime ‘06

The Long Beach rapper steps out with a coming-of-age story on his bold debut album full of stark beats and penetrating lyrics.

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Tyga: The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga's infatuation for ancient Egyptian royalty seems more like a cursory interest rather than a man looking at peers.

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Busty and the Bass - ‘Glam’ (album) (premiere)

The Canadian nine-piece band Busty and the Bass create an eclectic funk/soul/jazz hybrid on their debut album Glam.

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A$AP Rocky: At. Long. Last. A$AP.

If Live. Love. A$AP. was the start of Rocky's trip, then At. Long. Last. A$AP. makes for one hell of a disappointing comedown.

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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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Homeboy Sandman: Tour Tape

This limited edition, tour-only cassette release finds Homeboy Sandman directing the conversation in hip-hop towards its pure founding ideals.

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Ethel Payne’s Abundance of Nerve

Pioneering journalist Ethel Payne witnessed – and made – history

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Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment: Surf

Surf feels less like the progeny of Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap and more like its twin brother, and it will likely be remembered with the same high esteem.

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Run the Jewels - “Early” (video)

Socially conscious and musically inventive in the way we've come to expect from Run the Jewels, the animated video to "Early" is a real ear and eye-grabber.

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Spike Lee Addresses ‘Chiraq’ Controversy: “We’re here for peace”

“A lot of people have opinions about the so-called title of the film,” he said of Chiraq, which is expected to begin filming in Chicago in June.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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