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Information and truth are more important now than ever. For Che “Rhymefest” Smith, it is a part of the mental jewels he values the most, standing right alongside divine forgiveness and love.

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Rhymefest has always made it his mission to be authentic and open with his pain and struggles for his listeners. The Chicago rapper’s new single, “Creator,” featuring Brittney Carter and Rell Suma, continues that legacy by bringing his struggles with commitment to the forefront.

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Filmmaker Avery Kelley—who is 15—is adding her name to the list of creatives eager to present authentic and respectable images of Blackness to the world.

Music

Emerging on the scene in 1996, MC Ras Kass built a reputation for thoughtful tongue-in-cheek wordplay and heavy societal content with his iconic 1996 song, "Nature of the Threat."

EDITORIAL

Seventeen years ago, Jeezy made one of the boldest claims in rap, uttering to anyone listening that he was the realest in the game.

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American history is full of stories of everyday people who rose from the bottom of the social ladder to the top, even if they took alternative routes to arrive there. Showtime’s newest series, The Supreme Team, explores an age-old story of an urban crime organization that became one of the nation’s greatest threats but allows […]

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Black women have always stood at the center of all musical movements in this world. From as early as Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, to Betty Davis and Donna Summer, they’ve created and contributed to the direction of Rock, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop and R&B even when their impact wasn’t acknowledged or respected.

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In every generation, you have talents who can transcend the hurdles that separate good from great. Kendrick Lamar has elevated himself to a rare level in the years since he first hit the mainstream market, inducing the type of fan favor people like Nas and Jay-Z bring with their releases.

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It’s been said that every wise thing in the world today was said earlier. However, sometimes a person or person’s creation can take what we know and present it to us in a way that’s both telling and still explorative. This season of Atlanta, and in particular last week’s episode, "White Fashion," did just that.

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Anytime we can get a joint project with Wiz Khalifa, Smoke DZA, and Big K.R.I.T., we are in luck. The ten-song project Full Court Press links three of the most influential blog era artists with one goal: Making melodic music for the spring.

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Atlanta rap duo EarthGang’s newest song, “Strong Friends,” off their latest album, Ghetto Gods, builds on the legacy of artists like DMX, Kid Cudi and others by destigmatizing the idea of weakness in black men and women.