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Brand Nubian's Life Story to Be Told on TV One's 'Unsung' [VIDEO]

Brand Nubian remains to be one the most influential rap groups in hip-hip history. In the 1990s, the group — rappers Lord Jamar, Sadat X, Grand Puba and DJ Alamo — were known for their socially-conscious lyrics

April Fool's Day: 10 Hilarious Musician Pranks

April Fool’s Day is upon us. Somehow, the favorite holiday pranksters across the country happened to fall on both Easter and rent day this year, which undoubtedly should make for a historically interesting day. Don’t trust anything anyone

Five Best Songs from Gang Starr's 'Moment of Truth' Album

When it comes to the boom bap, no group did it better than Gang Starr. The legendary rap duo DJ Premier and the late wordsmith Guru are the pure embodiment hip-hop’s essence dope beats and skillful rhymes.

Janelle Monae Named Spotify's ‘Black History' Curator

Spotify has teamed with innovative artist, Janelle Monae, who will curate the streaming platform's new Black History Is Happening Now hub. The goal is to take a year-long approach to Black history, music and Afruturism, creating a unique space for

Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae to Headline 2018 Afropunk Festival

The lineup for Atlanta and Brooklyn's Afropunk festivals has just been announced, with Erykah Badu, Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monae and H.E.R. all on the bill. Other performers for the progressive festival, which aims to enhance community

Miesha & the Spanks' Seven Favourite Places in Calgary

Miesha & the Spanks are the Calgary-based guitar-and-drums duo Miesha Louie and Sean Hamilton. Their latest riff-rock effort, Girls Girls Girls, is out now on Saved By Vinyl. Louie gave us a tour her favourite Calgary spots.

'Workaholics' Star Blake Anderson Really Wants to Work with Lil B

From his work on Workaholics through his streetwear brand Bored Teenager, comedian Blake Anderson has remained a torchbearer for underground culture. Whether he’s sharing stoner cartoons or shouting out punk bands, he’s always paying respects to various subcultures. Like

Hot Snakes Reunion Album 'Jericho Sirens' Fuelled by 30-Year History That Includes Drive Like Jehu

“It’s just a relationship like any other relationship,” Rick Froberg tells Exclaim! about his 30-year friendship with John Reis. “If you have friends you collaborate with, and you like it, it works good, you might as well

"Fire Emoji" Playlist Is Litty: Tory Lanez, Rae Sremmurd, Valee & More New Heat

It’s Friday. It’s 2k18. What better time is there for you to follow our FIRE EMOJI playlist???  We’ve been building up our Spotify playlist, FIRE EMOJI, as a breeding ground for the dopest/best/hottest hip-hop and r’n’b songs that

Tech N9ne Brought Punk & Metal To Hip-Hop Before It Was "Cool"

For those who have been following Tech N9ne since day one, you’re well aware that his narrative is among the game’s more fascinating. The Strange Music mogul is no stranger to the darkness. From copious drug use,