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EARTHGANG Promises New Music With JID

by Jackson Red
EARTHGANG paid a visit in the flesh (over the internet) to r/hiphopheads on Sunday to update fans on projects in progress, promote their recent feature on Louis The Child’s recent album Here For Now, and express their gratitude for being nominated for BET’s Best Rap Group award. Employing some slang I’m too square to fully […]

Eminem and Royce Da 5’9 Launch Promising New Initiative for Social Change

by Jackson Red
Eminem updated his website to officially announce the new role of Royce Da 5’9 at the Marshall Mathers Foundation. The Detroit rapper, a friend, and frequent collaborator of M’s will be joining the foundation as Director of Community Engagement and Social Justice Initiatives.  On Sunday, the pair made a joint statement about the partnership: “It’s […]

Beyoncé Urges “Swift and Decisive Action” for Breonna Taylor

by Jackson Red
“Three months have passed — and Breonna Taylor’s family still waits for justice.” Beyoncé published an open letter to Kentucky Attorney General Cameron on Sunday, demanding a rigorous and transparent investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor. It’s been over three months since Breonna Taylor was killed in her home by Louisville police officers, and […]

Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin Release “Sweeter”

by Jackson Red
In response to ongoing racial injustice and another week of protests, Leon Bridges released a new song this weekend reflecting on experiences and voicing frustrations. The Texas artist teamed with producer/multi-instrumentalist/general legend Terrace Martin, who last week released the chaotically rousing song, “Pig Feet,” with Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington, G Perico, & Daylyt. “Sweeter” was […]

How Artists Are Helping

by Jackson Red
Celebrities, they’re just like us: outraged. Musicians across the country took to streets and social media last week to advocate action in the wake of George Floyd’s death. For journalistic objectivity reasons, these are not suggestions. Sign Beyoncé posted a video explaining her outrage and urging followers to sign any of the petitions linked below. […]

Kota the Friend Is at the Top of a Game He Refuses to Play

by Jackson Red
Kota the Friend is a rare breed. It’s not every day that an artist primarily driven by the intrinsic desire to create rises to the upper echelons of an industry dominated by consumerism and attention economics. In a way, he represents a total rejection of the quintessential Hollywood music scene; beholden to no label, no […]