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Listen: Robert Glasper’s Chilling Cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “I’m Dying of Thirst”

Robert Glasper memorializes Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Sean Bell, Aiyana Jones and more with heart-wrenching cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “I’m Dying of Thirst.”

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Literature & Poetry

Updated: Ta-Nehisi Coates Sets ‘Between the World and Me’ Release Date

“How can we all—regardless of race—honestly reckon with our country’s fraught racial history and free ourselves from its burden?” Ta-Nehisi Coates seeks to answer in ‘Between the World and Me.’

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Film Music

Watch: Common & John Legend Debut Official Video for Selma’s “Glory”

Common and John Legend have premiered the official music video for their award-winning protest anthem “Glory.”

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Film Music

Watch: Common’s Moving Golden Globe Acceptance Speech for Selma’s “Glory”

Common and John Legend’s Selma anthem “Glory” won “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture” at Sunday’s 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

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Music

ICYMI: John Legend’s Marvin Gaye Tribute to Stream Through Thurs. Night

In case you missed it, watch John Legend’s soul-stirring tribute to Marvin Gaye at the Hollywood Bowl on Yahoo! Screen until Thursday night.

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Music

Watch: John Legend Celebrates All Women with Intimate “You & I” Video

In promotion of his charity #OperationGirl, R&B crooner John Legend tributes all women with an empowering music video for “You & I (Nobody in the World).”

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Fashion & Beauty Music

Gucci to Launch Special Edition Grammy Watch

In honor of the Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr’s Beatles reunion at the Grammy Awards, Gucci will launch the latest special edition Grammy watch at a private event featuring Janelle Monáe.

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Music

Music Watch: John Legend’s Erotic Art “Made To Love,” FKA twigs’ Eye-Popping “Water Me”

Four visually compelling new music videos make our Music Watch list: John Legend’s “Made To Love,” FKA twigs’ “Water Me,” The Uncluded’s “Organs,” and Tesla Boy’s “Undetected.” Enjoy!

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Music Reviews

‘Yeezus:’ The Gifted Narcissist Reigns with a Strong Jamaican Influence

Kanye West’s controversial, chart-topping ‘Yeezus’ finds itself influenced by hardcore Jamaican dancehall mixed in with acid house, electro and industrial grind beats.

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Music

John Legend Talks New Album ‘Love In The Future’ & Chevy Partnership

Nine time Grammy winner John Legend speaks on his upcoming album, ‘Love In The Future,’ and his new partnership with Chevrolet.

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Music

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tracklist Includes Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, KiD CuDi

A tracklisting for Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ reveals three tracks produced by Daft Punk and guest appearances by Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, Chief Keef, and Bon Iver.

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Music

Kanye West’s ACTUAL ‘Yeezus’ Album Cover Is Cross-Free

If you were skeptical of the ‘Yeezus’ artwork with an image of Kanye nailed to a cross, your reluctance was correct. The actual album cover was released to today via his website and it’s quite simple.

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Music

Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, John Legend, Madonna & More Join Sound of Change Benefit Concert

Beyoncé and Madonna will be hitting the stage at the Sound of Change Live benefit concert, which will be held in London on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

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Fashion & Beauty

Fun & Flirty: Ebonee Davis for Nasty Gal May 2013

Nasty Gal’s newest muse Ebonee Davis, who you may recognized from America’s Next Top Model 18, graces the online fashion retailer’s May 2013 catalog wearing cute summery short shorts, flare skirts, crop tops and more.

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Inspiration Photography

Jay-Z, Malala Yousafzai, Li Na, and Aamir Khan Cover 2013 TIME 100

TIME Magazine’s 2013 issue of the 100 most influential people features Jay-Z, Malala Yousafzai, Jennifer Lawrence, Rand Paul, Elon Musk, Li Na, and Aamir Khan.

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Music

Cruel Fall? G.O.O.D. Music’s Compilation Album Gets Pushed Back… Again

“Snapbacks & Tattoos” seems to be getting a new remix in the industry these days called “Pushbacks and Disappointed/Angry Fans.” Now, G.O.O.D. Music’s highly-aniticpated debut compilation album entitled ‘Cruel Summer’ has reportedly pushed back again. Originally set to be released on September 4th, the album has now been pushed two weeks back to September 18th.

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Film Inspiration Music

Watch: The Roots Tribute Civil Rights Movement With “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around”

The Roots is truly the hardest working band we’ve ever seen, releasing a video of their contribution to a new film, ‘Soundtrack For a Revolution,’ which tells the story of the African-American Civil Rights Movement through its powerful music — “freedom songs.”

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Music

Listen: Sade & Jay-Z Finally Collaborate for “The Moon and The Sky” (Remix)

A much anticipated collaboration, “The Moon and The Sky” (Remix), featuring Jay-Z is a beautiful addition to Sade’s upcoming release The Ultimate Collection.

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Film Music

Watch: Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” Video Falls Short

The video for Kanye West’s “All of the Lights,” directed by Hype Williams, looks like several totally unrelated concepts that never really do tie together for the viewer. However each concept is individually very strong especially with the use of beautiful erratic typography and effects.

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Music

Listen: John Legend Wows Brooklyn Crowd With New Song, “Dream”

John Legend previewed a new song, “Dream,” at his Seaside Summer Concert Series performance in Brooklyn’s Asser Levy Park.