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New Music: Zoey Dollaz- Couches

channeling his inner Rick James, Zoey Dollaz takes his talents to the couches for his latest banger produced by Jhalil Beats.

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Afeni Shakur, Mother Of Tupac Shakur Dead At 69

You Are Appreciated.

Mother to one of the most iconic and prolific men of our generation, Afeni Shakur has passed away from reported cardiac arrest at the age of 69 in her Sausalito, California home. Born Alice Faye Williams, Shakur moved to New York City as a young woman and became a member of the Black Panther movement. It was also there that she was imprisoned along with many other Black Panthers for allegedly plotting to bomb multiple city landmarks.

Throughout that ordeal Afeni would give birth to hip hop’s most polarizing figure Tupac Shakur shortly after being acquitted on all charges and being released on May 1971. She is also the subject of one of the most important songs in pop culture to date, Dear Mama. Post her son’s tragic murder, She went on to produce “Holler If Ya Hear Me” which is a Broadway musical surrounded around the iconic music of her late son. She went on to do philanthropic work for inner city youth and education. Certainly she has helped cement a legacy that cannot be diminished.

We salute you Afeni, you are mother, you are strength, you are tragedy you are triumph. You are a staple in hip-hop and pop culture just as your son is and we will forever keep your name alive.

“There’s no way I can pay you back/But the plan is to show you that I understand/You are appreciated,”

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New Music: Preme Da Prez- 2 Way Street

It’s been quite some time since we heard some new fire from Brooklyn’s own Preme Da Prez. Today he’s back with a new track that reflects on the highs and lows of love. Although the saying is old it remains true. Love is a s way street. I would love to know who’s shorty singing on the hook, she reminds me of Marsha Ambrosius! This track is produced by Iamblacksuccess:

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Drake Talks VIEWS, Working With Kanye West & Nicki Minaj W/ Zane Lowe

VIEWS is here for those that might be living under a rock and the world is currently under Drizzy’s thumb. In a rare interview, Drake speaks with Zane Lowe about VIEWS, working with Kanye West and their friendly pool competiton, his current standing with Cash Money & Nicki Minaj & more.

“I don’t really talk to Nicki. Another person I have a lot of love for … She dealt with me how I would expect her to — with class. I always have respect and love for her. Unfortunately, we haven’t spoke.”

To hear the interview in its entirety, listen below