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Jay Electronica Answers Twitter Questions About Kanye, Lil B, and His Long-Awaited Album

Jay Electronica is an elusive character, but every now and then he opens the floodgates on Twitter, and tonight was one of those times. In a moment of rare accessibility, Jay Elec had some Ciroc and... Read more »

New York City Fell in Love With FKA Twigs Last Night

Was something wrong with the microphone? Did she lose her voice? Is this particularly involved audience throwing her off? FKA Twigs comes out on stage at The Westway in New York City whispering “Weak Spot” over... Read more »

Prince’s New Album Will be Released through Warner

Prince’s resurgence continues with a piece of news that may be shocking for long-time fans: the artist is re-entering a deal with Warner that will unleash a “veritable goldmine” of new material in the coming months.... Read more »

Ja Rule Wants to Buy a Tiger

This morning, Ja Rule woke up feeling inspired. Who knows what sparked it; that’s not important. What’s important is that he’s thinking of getting a tiger. Or a shark. The 38-year-old rapper has three kids, a... Read more »

Raekwon Goes “On Strike” from Wu-Tang Clan

All is not well at Camp Wu-Tang. Even as the group plans to release their new album A Better Tomorrow (in historic fashion), the divide between Raekwon and RZA seems to be growing wider than ever.... Read more »

Kanye West and Common Join Forces to Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth, Announce Fund-Raising Festival

With a recent study by the Chicago Urban League reporting that over 90% of Chicago’s black male teens are unemployed, two Chi-town natives are teaming up to try and help the youth. Kanye West’s company Donda’s... Read more »

Sky Ferreira Defends Her “I Blame Myself” Video After Accusations of Racism

Yesterday, Sky Ferreira released the video to her Night Time, My Time song “I Blame Myself.” The clip featured Ferreira as a makeshift leader for a gang, with intermittent cut-to’s of the group performing a choreographed... Read more »

A Guide to Coachella 2014 Weekend Two, By Someone Who Went to Weekend One

Coachella 2014 Weekend One is over. The celebrities have been spotted, the surprises have happened, and the sets have been broadcasted for all to see. The thing is, you have a Weekend Two wristband. You've been... Read more »

Download The Boondocks Free Mixtape ft. Killer Mike & Alchemist

The Boondocks is entering its fourth and final season, and to celebrate the achievement, friends of the show got together to make a little music in its honor. The Boondocks mixtape is available as a free... Read more »

This Tumblr Proves There’s a Connection Between Hip-Hop and Pre-16th Century Art

Have you ever looked at 2 Chainz and been like, “Call me crazy, but he bears a STRIKING resemblance to Quentin Massys’s Ecce Homo from around 1520?” Well, you’re not alone. Cecilia Azacarte is an art... Read more »

Jay Z Is Bringing the Made In America Festival to Los Angeles This Year

Jay Z’s Made In America festival, which has taken place in Philadelphia for the last two years, is now also heading West. MTV report that Jay will announce an LA edition with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at... Read more »

Who Said It: Yoko Ono or Buddha?

Yoko Ono has always been woman all about love and peace. Spreading that message is something she’s passionate about and now thanks to advancements in technology, Yoko can spread her words of wisdom to a larger... Read more »

Jay Z and Beyoncé May Go On Tour Together This Year

Jay Z and Beyoncé have been making special appearances at each other’s shows throughout this past year, so the most logical progression is for the infamous couple to announce a joint tour. According to Page Six... Read more »

The xx Are Currently Recording Their Third Album in Marfa, Texas

After putting on an incredible run of intimate shows in New York in March, The xx are back to work, recording and writing new music in Marfa, Texas. Photos posted on Young Turks’ Instagram and on the... Read more »

15 Reasons We’re Happy to Have Lana Del Rey Back

For a while, we thought we might lose Lana Del Rey. The singer, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, first caught buzz on indie blogs for videos like "Blue Jeans" and "Video Games," but then it was revealed... Read more »