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The “Necessity Of Expression,” As Explained By Jacob Banks

Jacob Banks is pressed for time. With just a few hours before his headlining show at New York’s massive Brooklyn Steele, the Nigerian-born, Birmingham, UK-raised artist…

Yams Day 2019 Was A Millennial Hypebeast’s Wet Dream

It’s somewhat fitting that the theme for the 2019 Yams Day is WWE wrestling. While it pays homage to the late Yams’ favorite sport and pastime, it perfectly encapsulates…

Joey Purp Gives New York A Taste of ‘QUARTERTHING’ At Album Listening Party

Chicago’s Joey Purp is making his long-awaited return to the hip-hop scene this Friday (Sept. 7) with his forthcoming project, QUARTERTHING. We haven’t heard much from…

Drake And Migos Light Up Brooklyn With Hits At Barclays Center

Drake and Migos gave Brooklyn a party Friday night (Aug. 31) as fans filled the cavernous halls of the Barclays Center for the highly-anticipated Aubrey & The Three Migos…

Rewind: G-Eazy’s Endless Summer Tour Brings The Hits To Chicago

G-Eazy has been on the road nonstop this year. After wrapping up his Beautiful & The Damned Tour with Trippie Redd, Anthony Russo, and Phora, the Oakland native is now…

J. Cole Opens Up KOD Tour With Jaden Smith, EarthGang And Young Thug

Nearly a year ago to the day, J. Cole bared his soul and touched thousands of lives while rocking an orange jumpsuit and faux prisoner chains. During his 4 Your Eyez…

Janet Jackson Proves Legends Do It Better At Panorama Festival 2018

“It’s a lot of hits, right?” said Janet Jackson after back-to-back melodies on the main stage of the Panorama Music Festival Saturday (July 28). As the first headliner…

Pitchfork Music Festival Day Two: Kelela, Raphael Saadiq, And Moses Sumney Save A Dreary Day

Day two of the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival lacked a certain umph, excitement and urgency. A few words that come to mind when describing the day would be “boring&#8221…

Janelle Monae Empowers And Energizes At ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour

As hungry consumers of mainstream media, we pay so much attention to the spectacle of Beyoncé and can’t help but get jiggy with Bruno Mars and his Hooligans. However, Jan…