Author: Oliver

The murder trial of hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay has taken an unexpected turn, as federal prosecutors express concerns about witness intimidation. In a late-night notice filed on Monday, prosecutors warned the court that some witnesses may be reluctant to testify due to fear of retaliation. This development sheds light on the challenges the prosecution faces in seeking justice for the 2002 New York City shooting that claimed the life of the influential artist. Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington, indicted in 2020, are at the center of the trial. The prosecution alleges their involvement in the fatal shooting inside…

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New Music Spotlight: Young Brisbane artist Imthxfuture caused waves throughout Australia and the US in 2023 – why he’s one of the acts you should be paying attention to in the year ahead. Imthxfuture has been assertive as an independent artist, creative in his approach to rap music, and highly motivated when navigating the sometimes-tricky music industry. Here’s an overview of how he will be a crucial player in the next 12 months. 2024 is already gearing up to be a big year for new music, with fans and critics looking to discover who might break into the limelight shortly. …

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Charlamagne Tha God, on a recent episode of The Breakfast Club, unleashed scathing criticism on Kanye West, dubbing him a “sucka” following a contentious run-in with a TMZ reporter. The incident, occurring just before Charlie Wilson’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling, has sparked debate about Kanye’s behavior. During the on-air discussion, Charlamagne dissected the confrontation, emphasizing Kanye’s confrontational approach and the controversial act of snatching the TMZ reporter’s phone. “Kanye is a sucka. When that man was yelling at him and his wife last week, he had nothing to say. He skedaddled,” commented Charlamagne, not holding back on his…

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Frank Ocean, the enigmatic musical maestro, recently set social media ablaze with a snapshot showcasing his burgeoning locks. However, rather than eliciting unanimous excitement, fans expressed their fervent desire for new music, not just a new look. The image, posted on January 31, drew mixed reactions, with some admirers merely delighted to catch a glimpse of the elusive artist. Yet, a significant portion of the comments echoed a resounding sentiment: “We don’t want lewks, we want music,” encapsulating the collective plea for a follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “Blonde.” Despite the clamor for fresh tunes, Ocean has been silently achieving…

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Chip Tha Ripper gained recognition in 2007 following the viral ‘Interior Crocodile Alligator’ meme – one of the first true memes of the internet age. Now, with his latest album, The Charles Worth LP, he’s reminding audiences that he has the consistently brilliant artistry that most rappers could only dream of Back in 2007, the internet was a bit of a Wild West. These were the days before regulation. Before social media properly took off. Before anyone knew what they were doing. Against this backdrop, it felt like anything could happen.  So, in 2007, when rapper Chip Tha Ripper appeared…

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Scott Pryor is many things – Serious injury and wrongful death attorney, actor, filmmaker, and U.S. Marine. But ever since first witnessing his father play the piano as a kid, he dreamed of recording his music. With his debut album being released in 2024, Scott’s childhood dreams have finally become reality.  Scott Pryor’s music dream started back when he was young.  Scott grew up in the Mountain West states of Montana and Wyoming and has had a long and illustrious career, with most people knowing him as a filmmaker and actor. But Scott’s life has also seen him play plenty…

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‘Who The Man’ is the first single of 2024 for the Hawaii-born artist and the third single from her upcoming second album.  Los Angeles-based songwriter J.Lauryn has shared her new single ‘Who The Man,’ as she continues to pivot from being a gifted songwriter for other artists to being a leading music star in her own right.  With ‘Who The Man’, J.Lauryn marks herself as one of the most intensely listenable rap artists, with an aggressive yet bouncing flow and a lot of energy. The song focuses on what it means to be at the top of your game and…

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Boston-Bred artist Gary Soulz has emerged as a rising force in the music scene. In this exclusive interview, we delve into the depths of his latest release, “100 Proof,” as Gary shares insights about the track’s inspiration, collaborators, and the intriguing world captured in its visualizer. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Where’s your hometown, and where’s the current vibe at for you? Straight outta Boston, MA, but these days, you’ll find me soaking up the Cali, Colombia scene. Spill the details on your latest drop: Just unleashed a Trapsoul R&B banger, playing with the concept of “100 Proof” – you know, that top-tier…

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In an exciting twist of fate, Sol Jay, the rising star in the music scene, unveils his latest release, “Strangers.” This captivating rendition of Kenya Grace’s chart-topping hit, originally reaching #4 on Spotify’s global chart, now takes on a fresh, male perspective, injecting new life into the beloved song. The genesis of “Strangers” traces back to a fortuitous connection facilitated by Sol Jay’s manager with the acclaimed Warner Music Group. Upon their suggestion, Sol Jay embraced the challenge of reimagining Kenya Grace’s “Strangers” and crafted a distinctive version that resonates with a diverse audience.  “I recorded and exported the song…

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On her album Feeling the Love, Songs of My Mother, Songs of My Father, Alexia Gardner delivers a masterclass on taking well-known classics and reimagining them as something new and personal. The new single ‘Miss Celie’s Blues’ is a delightful take on the 1985 song. Alexia Gardner has shared her new song, ‘Miss Celie’s Blues,’ taken from her fifth album, Feeling the Love, Songs of My Mother, Songs of My Father, released in 2023.  A British singer with Jamaican roots, Alexia’s decades-spanning career has been incredibly varied. Her first significant break came as a teen when she was chosen to…

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