In between live sets, press conferences and visiting booths in the NOLA Convention Center, we found time to check out the new artists roaming around the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. For this week’s five-track selection, we rounded up videos by the noteworthy up-and-comers we had the chance to see. Get acquainted below.   BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin Me Up” (Live) BJ The […]

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

On the heels of Mother's Day, BJ The Chicago Kid continues to celebrate women in his new visual for "Woman's World."

SXSW 2016 will be the last time you can catch these artists at little or no cost. Trust that these artists are about to blow way way up. 14. Joey Bada$$ 13. Bibi Bourelly 12. Marc E. Bassy 11. Bas 10. Metro Boomin 9. Chaz French 8. Jahkoy 7. Vince Staples 6. Tory Lanez 5. Gallant […]

Fresh off the release of his project "The Night I Went To...," Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh releases a new cut titled "Stars And Lights."


The fake outrage on social media when the trailer for Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” movie hit the internet was at an all time high. Many rappers…


BJ The Chicago Kid dropped his new single “Nothin’ But Love” featuring Brooklyn’s own Joey Bada$$ from his upcoming project In My Mind. You can…

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Dr. Dre is next up to set the hip hop world ablaze in 2015. Just ahead of the very highly-anticipated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton hitting theaters in 2 weeks, Dre announced today that he will be releasing his first album since 2001. Dropping the bombshell on his Apple Music Beats 1 show “The Pharmacy,” Dre […]

Nas adds a verse to ScHoolboy Q‘s “Studio” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. Take a listen to the remix below and don’t forget to cop ‘Oxymoron‘ here. Like on Facebook!