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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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Counterbalance: Run the Jewels’ ‘Run the Jewels 2’

One of 2014's most acclaimed albums is a dense, challenging effort from two wily veterans. Profanities and profundities abound in this week's Counterbalance.

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Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ Would Add to City’s Long Violent Filmography

Chiraq will be the latest entry in a durable tradition of movies about a violent Chicago.

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Tyler, The Creator: Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is the first time in a long time that we’ve gotten to see Tyler grow up at all, but is it too much to ask for this 24-year-old man to mature a little faster?

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Tyler, The Creator Announces New Album, Shares “Fucking Young” (video)

Just a week shy of its release, Odd Future rapper and provocateur Tyler, The Creator has announced his new LP, Cherry Bomb.

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Ecid - “Number One on a Hit List (Acoustic Version)” (video) (Premiere)

Minneapolis rapper/producer Ecid takes a track from his latest LP and gives it a stripped-down rendition, with twee toy piano adding whimsy to the tune.

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It’s an Art Form, Talking ‘Bout Your Mama

Readers that aren’t easily offended will find themselves laughing and cringing at what is surely the raunchiest history book in years.

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13 Mar 2015 // 1:06 AM

Heems: Eat Pray Thug

Heems, having broken away from rap group Das Racist, tackles politics, race and romance on his disparate yet ultimately compelling first solo album.

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Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism.

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Bligg Up!: The Bizarre Swiss Hip-Hop of Rapper Bligg

Swiss rapper Bligg, hip-hop's resident weirdo, reinvents the genre through subversion and humour -- and an alphorn's load of smart, catchy tunes.

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Epic - ‘#OPRAH’ (album stream) (Premiere)

On his first solo release, Epic (from the Chicago hip-hop maestros BBU) obliterates the boundary between personal and political.

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Chuck D: The Black in Man

Chuck D unleashes a brief but vital onslaught of old-school fury; it just might be the gutpunch today's scene desperately needs.

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Dreadbeat: Italian Rapper Luche’s “Chi Non Dimentica”

Italian rapper Luche ratchets up the dread on the martial beats of "Chi Non Dimentica".

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‘Hollywood on Lake Michigan’ Has You Touring Chicago with an Informed Movie Buff by Your Side

This book bursts at the seams with enthusiasm not only for movies and architecture, but for people and their passions, and the shared histories between them that have made a life in Chicago.

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Persian Rapper Erfan Goes Electro on “Bayad”

Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.

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In a Funk: Nemi’s “Quello Che Mi Resta”

Italy's young upstart offers up a smooth, funk-infused groove on "Quello Che Mi Resta", a pensive hip-hop number that strolls rather than swaggers.

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PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day Three: 21 July 2013)

After two days in the sun, people came ready to dance on Pitchfork's final day. A stellar, dance-heavy lineup, capped by R. Kelly brought the festival to a satisfying close.

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Istanbul Calling: Hip-Hop in the Melting Pot

At once ancient and modern, Istanbul, one of the world's most eclectic and evolving cities, adds yet another element into its cultural melting pot: hip-hop, a music and subculture that has impassioned many Turks -- and infuriated others.

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PopMatters at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (Day One: 19 July 2013)

Sunshine and rain, harps and hardcore, and even a giant musical Tesla coil; Day One at Pitchfork 2013 was a gloriously uneven experience.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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