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Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

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Music-versary: Prince & The Revolution released ‘Parade’ on March 31, 1986

Release date: March 31, 1986 Backstory: Coming off the critical disappointment of the psychedelic-tinged album Around the World in a Day, Prince released Parade in the spring of 1986 and was suddenly back in the good graces of music critics … Continued

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Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

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Music-versary: Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944

If the word “diva” stands for a woman who has fearlessly pursued her dreams, unapologetically built a successful career, and brilliantly reinvented herself again and again, then by all means call Diana Ross a diva. But you must also call … Continued

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Backspin honors Phife Dawg with tribute specials all weekend

Following A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg’s passing earlier this week, we’ve been walking down memory lane with old audio from our archives. Over the years, Phife Dawg has come through our studios to talk about his music, life and … Continued

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Backspin honors Phife Dawg with tribute specials all weekend

Following A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg’s passing earlier this week, we’ve been walking down memory lane with old audio from our archives. Over the years, Phife Dawg has come through our studios to talk about his music, life and … Continued

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Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

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Music-versary: Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting…it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening,” Aretha Franklin said during a 2014 CBC News interview. For anyone who has listened to the Queen of Soul’s music, this is … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, Future, French Montana, 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne + more (3/21/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne’s ColleGrove, Royce da 5’9″‘s Layers, French Montana’s Wave Gods and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, Future, French Montana, 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne + more (3/21/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne’s ColleGrove, Royce da 5’9″‘s Layers, French Montana’s Wave Gods and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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RIP Phife Dawg: Remembering the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest co-founder and a founding father of hip-hop, Phife Dawg, died last night at the age of 45, leaving fans of hip-hop’s golden age with a heavy heart. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, … Continued

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RIP Phife Dawg: Remembering the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest co-founder and a founding father of hip-hop, Phife Dawg, died last night at the age of 45, leaving fans of hip-hop’s golden age with a heavy heart. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/19/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. Future’s Stick Talk comes in at number three with To Gotti … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/19/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. A$AP Ferg and Future’s New Level takes the top spot followed by Drake’s Summer Sixteen at number two. Future’s Stick Talk comes in at number three with To Gotti … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/21/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while A$AP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/21/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while A$AP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Best moments from Sway in the Morning’s two-day broadcast in Austin

Last week, Shade 45‘s Sway in the Morning took on Austin with a special two-day broadcast airing LIVE from YouTube Music at Coppertank. Sway and his crew hosted performances and interviews with artists such as Andy Mineo, Talib Kewli, Wyclef Jean, and Kevin … Continued

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Best moments from Sway in the Morning’s two-day broadcast in Austin

Last week, Shade 45‘s Sway in the Morning took on Austin with a special two-day broadcast airing LIVE from YouTube Music at Coppertank. Sway and his crew hosted performances and interviews with artists such as Andy Mineo, Talib Kewli, Wyclef Jean, and Kevin … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, K. Michelle, Fetty Wap + more (3/14/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, K. Michelle’s More Issues Than Vogue, Monty’s Monty Zoo and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, K. Michelle, Fetty Wap + more (3/14/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, K. Michelle’s More Issues Than Vogue, Monty’s Monty Zoo and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/12/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Drake and Future’s Big Rings at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/12/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Drake and Future’s Big Rings at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/14/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Meyhem Lauren’s Money In My Pocket while Drake and Future’s Big Rings closes out the top three. Take a look at who else … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/14/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Meyhem Lauren’s Money In My Pocket while Drake and Future’s Big Rings closes out the top three. Take a look at who else … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/7/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Drake and Future’s Jumpman while 50 Cent’s Too Rich closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (3/7/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot followed by Drake and Future’s Jumpman while 50 Cent’s Too Rich closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Tinashe, Post Malone, Ro James + more (3/7/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Tinashe’s Joyride, Ro James’ El Dorado, Kodak Black’s Heart Of The Projects, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Tinashe, Post Malone, Ro James + more (3/7/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Tinashe’s Joyride, Ro James’ El Dorado, Kodak Black’s Heart Of The Projects, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/5/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez at No. 2. Drake and Future’s Big Rings comes in at number … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (3/5/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez at No. 2. Drake and Future’s Big Rings comes in at number … Continued

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Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

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Music-versary: Whitney Houston’s eponymous debut began No. 1 run on March 8, 1986

Music industry executives who are obsessed with first week sales numbers could take a patience lesson from Whitney Houston. The star’s self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts on March 8, 1986 — more than a year after … Continued

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Yo Gotti tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/27/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at No. 2. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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Yo Gotti tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/27/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at No. 2. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Rae Sremmurd, Yo Gotti + more (2/29/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle, Fool Boy Marley’s Success Story and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Rae Sremmurd, Yo Gotti + more (2/29/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, Yo Gotti’s The Art of Hustle, Fool Boy Marley’s Success Story and more! Take them for a spin, … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/29/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Kevin Gates’ 2 Phones while ASAP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, and … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/29/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Kevin Gates’ 2 Phones while ASAP Ferg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s cut, and … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/20/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote at number two. Kevin Gates’ Really Really comes in at number three with Yo … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/20/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote at number two. Kevin Gates’ Really Really comes in at number three with Yo … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/22/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while Drake and Future’s Jumpman closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Kanye West tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/22/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Kanye West’s No More Parties In LA takes the number one spot followed by Pusha T and Kanye West’s M.P.A. while Drake and Future’s Jumpman closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Black History Month: Woke lyrics by black artists

Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role black people and black culture has played in the history of the United States. It is also a time for reflection and enlightenment, no matter your … Continued

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Black History Month: Woke lyrics by black artists

Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role black people and black culture has played in the history of the United States. It is also a time for reflection and enlightenment, no matter your … Continued

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Music-versary: Happy birthday Dr. Dre!

Eminem’s Shade 45 celebrates hip-hop icon Dr. Dre with special mixes by DJ Wonder, Lord Sear, and Statik Selektah on their shows plus Dre’s biggest hits every hour throughout the day on Feb. 18. In a moving speech at ASCAP’s 23rd annual … Continued

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Music-versary: Happy birthday Dr. Dre!

Eminem’s Shade 45 celebrates hip-hop icon Dr. Dre with special mixes by DJ Wonder, Lord Sear, and Statik Selektah on their shows plus Dre’s biggest hits every hour throughout the day on Feb. 18. In a moving speech at ASCAP’s 23rd annual … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Drake + more (2/15/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out, Kent Jone’s Tours mixtape, Kevin Gates’ Isah, 2 Chainz’ Felt Like Cappin, Drake’s Views From The 6, Future’s Purple … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Drake + more (2/15/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out, Kent Jone’s Tours mixtape, Kevin Gates’ Isah, 2 Chainz’ Felt Like Cappin, Drake’s Views From The 6, Future’s Purple … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/15/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while A$AP Freg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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Dr. Dre tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/15/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Dr. Dre’s All In A Day’s Work takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while A$AP Freg’s New Level closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/13/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with Yo Gotti and … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/13/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Kevin Gates’ Really Really at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with Yo Gotti and … Continued

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Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

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Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/6/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (2/6/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s A Tale Of 2 Citiez takes the top spot followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez + more (2/8/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul, Audio Push’s The Stone Junction, Young Greatness’s I Tried To Tell, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez + more (2/8/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul, Audio Push’s The Stone Junction, Young Greatness’s I Tried To Tell, and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know which … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/8/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz’s Jason closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/8/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by 50 Cent’s I’m The Man while Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz’s Jason closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made this week’s … Continued

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6 essential music icons to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so while just the tip of the iceberg, we asked some or our programmers to name just one of the most influential black musicians on their channels. Here’s what they picked. Backspin (Ch. 43) : Grandmaster … Continued

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6 essential music icons to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so while just the tip of the iceberg, we asked some or our programmers to name just one of the most influential black musicians on their channels. Here’s what they picked. Backspin (Ch. 43) : Grandmaster … Continued

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Wiz Khalifa clears air on Kanye beef: ‘I would never go out of my way to disrespect anyone’

Just in case you were living under a rock last week – or on vacation smoking dubes on a tropical island away from all mass communication – Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa got into a Twitter war. Then, Kanye and Wiz’s … Continued

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Wiz Khalifa clears air on Kanye beef: ‘I would never go out of my way to disrespect anyone’

Just in case you were living under a rock last week – or on vacation smoking dubes on a tropical island away from all mass communication – Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa got into a Twitter war. Then, Kanye and Wiz’s … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Rihanna, Drake, Wiz Khalifa + more (2/1/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Rihanna’s ANTI, Drake’s Views from the 6, Wiz Khalifa’s KHALIFA, 2 Chainz’s Felt Like Cappin and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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New Hip-Hop: Rihanna, Drake, Wiz Khalifa + more (2/1/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Rihanna’s ANTI, Drake’s Views from the 6, Wiz Khalifa’s KHALIFA, 2 Chainz’s Felt Like Cappin and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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Future & Drake once again top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/30/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot again followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Kevin Gate’s Really Really comes in at number three with 2 … Continued

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Future & Drake once again top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/30/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot again followed by Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM at number two. Kevin Gate’s Really Really comes in at number three with 2 … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/1/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while 50 Cent’s I’m The Man closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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A$AP Ferg tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (2/1/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, A$AP Ferg’s New Level takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while 50 Cent’s I’m The Man closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Super Bowl cocktails: Watch the big game with drinks inspired by your favorite halftime acts

Super Bowl 50 is upon us. Of course, not everyone’s team made it to the final game, and let’s be honest, not everyone really cares about football. However, it’s pretty likely you’ll be tuned to NFL Radio (or CBS TV) come … Continued

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Super Bowl cocktails: Watch the big game with drinks inspired by your favorite halftime acts

Super Bowl 50 is upon us. Of course, not everyone’s team made it to the final game, and let’s be honest, not everyone really cares about football. However, it’s pretty likely you’ll be tuned to NFL Radio (or CBS TV) come … Continued

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We will rock you: Listen to 24/7 pump up the jams for Super Bowl weekend

Airing Friday 2/5 at 5 pm ET through Sunday 2/7 on Hair Nation, Ch. 39. We Will Rock You. We Are the Champions. Start Me Up. All I Do is Win … the Super Bowl is all about tough competition, … Continued

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We will rock you: Listen to 24/7 pump up the jams for Super Bowl weekend

Airing Friday 2/5 at 5 pm ET through Sunday 2/7 on Hair Nation, Ch. 39. We Will Rock You. We Are the Champions. Start Me Up. All I Do is Win … the Super Bowl is all about tough competition, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Redman ‘Rocks Da Spot’ on Backspin with the soundtrack to his life

Legendary rapper/DJ/producer/actor Redman recently took over Backspin (Ch. 43) to share the classic tracks that soundtracked his life — from David Bowie to Wu-Tang Clan. Ahead of each song, he gave commentary about how it related to his life. Hear … Continued

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Redman ‘Rocks Da Spot’ on Backspin with the soundtrack to his life

Legendary rapper/DJ/producer/actor Redman recently took over Backspin (Ch. 43) to share the classic tracks that soundtracked his life — from David Bowie to Wu-Tang Clan. Ahead of each song, he gave commentary about how it related to his life. Hear … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/23/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM comes in at number three with … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/23/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Yo Gotti’s Down In The DM comes in at number three with … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, Dreezy + more (1/25/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from DJ Mustard’s Burn In The Truth, Dreezy’s From Now On EP, Meek Mill’s 4/4 EP and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, Dreezy + more (1/25/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat and Hip-Hop Nation. Check out material from DJ Mustard’s Burn In The Truth, Dreezy’s From Now On EP, Meek Mill’s 4/4 EP and more! Take them for a spin, and let us know … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/25/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while Colonel Loud, Young Dolph and T.I.’s California (Remix) closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/25/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot follow by Kendrick Lamar, Bilal and Anna Wise’s These Walls while Colonel Loud, Young Dolph and T.I.’s California (Remix) closes out the top three. Take a look at who … Continued

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Tyrese calls for Chris Rock to step down as Oscars host following #OscarsSoWhite controversy

Tyrese Gibson is calling for Chris Rock to step down as this year’s Oscars host following the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among nominees. Speaking to Sway Calloway on Shade 45, he said that although he understands Rock needs … Continued

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Tyrese calls for Chris Rock to step down as Oscars host following #OscarsSoWhite controversy

Tyrese Gibson is calling for Chris Rock to step down as this year’s Oscars host following the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among nominees. Speaking to Sway Calloway on Shade 45, he said that although he understands Rock needs … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Brandy, Dave East + more (1/18/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Puff Daddy’s MMM, 2 Chainz’s Trap-A-Velli Tre, Dave East’s Hate Me Now and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Brandy, Dave East + more (1/18/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Puff Daddy’s MMM, 2 Chainz’s Trap-A-Velli Tre, Dave East’s Hate Me Now and more! Take them for a spin, and let us … Continued

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Colonel Loud + Young Dolph top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/18/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Colonel Loud and Young Dolph’s California takes the number one spot follow by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote while Jeezy and Janelle Monae’s Sweet Life closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Colonel Loud + Young Dolph top the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/18/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Colonel Loud and Young Dolph’s California takes the number one spot follow by Travi$ Scott’s Antidote while Jeezy and Janelle Monae’s Sweet Life closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/16/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with The Game and … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/16/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Jumpman takes the top spot followed by J. Cole’s No Role Modelz at number two. Travi$ Scott’s Antidote comes in at number three with The Game and … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Kid Ink, Pusha T + more (1/11/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Pusha T’s Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, Kid Ink’s Summer in the Winter, E-40’s Poverty and Prosperity, A$AP Ferg’s Always … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

New Hip-Hop: Kanye West, Kid Ink, Pusha T + more (1/11/2016)

Attention hip-hop fans! We’ve added new songs to our hip-hop channels The Heat, Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45. Check out material from Kanye West’s Swish, Pusha T’s Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, Kid Ink’s Summer in the Winter, E-40’s Poverty and Prosperity, A$AP Ferg’s Always … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/09/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Where Ya At takes the top spot followed by Dej Loaf & Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz comes … Continued

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Future & Drake top Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/09/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. Future and Drake’s Where Ya At takes the top spot followed by Dej Loaf & Big Sean’s Back Up at number two. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz comes … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/11/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot followed by Colonel Loud’s California feat. Young Dolph while Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls feat. Bilal and Anna Wise closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

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Travi$ Scott tops the Shade 45 10.5 Countdown (1/11/2016)

On this week’s Shade 45 10.5 countdown, Travi$ Scott’s Antidote takes the number one spot followed by Colonel Loud’s California feat. Young Dolph while Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls feat. Bilal and Anna Wise closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made … Continued

countdowns, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Eminem & Gwen Stefani reign on Shade 45’s Top 45 of 2015 list

On Shade 45′s Top 45 of 2015 countdown, Eminem and Gwen Stefani’s Kings Never Die takes the number one spot followed by Statik Selektah’s Beautiful Life while Future’s Commas closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made the best of … Continued

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Eminem & Gwen Stefani reign on Shade 45’s Top 45 of 2015 list

On Shade 45′s Top 45 of 2015 countdown, Eminem and Gwen Stefani’s Kings Never Die takes the number one spot followed by Statik Selektah’s Beautiful Life while Future’s Commas closes out the top three. Take a look at who else made the best of … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/02/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Curren$y/August Alsina/Lil’ Wayne’s Bottom of the Bottle with Dej Loaf/Big Sean’s Back Up in at number three. Travi$ … Continued

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J. Cole tops Hip Hop Nation’s Music Meeting this week (1/02/16)

This week’s Hip Hop Nation Music Meeting is full of collaborations and remixes from your favorite artists. J. Cole’s No Role Modelz takes the top spot followed by Curren$y/August Alsina/Lil’ Wayne’s Bottom of the Bottle with Dej Loaf/Big Sean’s Back Up in at number three. Travi$ … Continued

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