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Chance the Rapper will be honored with the BET Humanitarian Award

Muhammad Ali, Alicia Keys, and Dwayne Wade are just a few of the celebrities who have received the BET Humanitarian Award. Now, 24 year old Chicago artist, Chance the Rapper will be added to this list of artist who have used their platform to bring change within the black community.

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Chance has been very adamant about helping out the city he was raised in. In March, he donated a million dollars to Chicago public schools and then raised 2 million dollars for the schools in the following months. Back in November, Chance led thousands of people to the polls to cast their vote, he frequently helps with solutions for violence in Chicago and he even started his own non-profit for the youth entitled SocialWorks. He’s shown that he’s more than a photo-op and is very deserving of this prestigious award.

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BET also announced that New Edition will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards are set to air on Sunday, 25 June.

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Joey Bada$$ Releases All-Amerikkan Badass

It’s here! All-Amerikkkan Badass from one of hip hops young lyric driven and passionate artist, Joey Badass. Joey teased us with his radio friendly single, Devastated back in May 2016 then he dropped, Land of the Free the beginning of this year. The visuals and lyrics for Land of the Free, the three k’s in Amerikkka, and the red, white, and blue bandana patterned cover art symbolizes Joey’s unapologetic stance on race and politics in America. He’s unafraid to speak on the ill-wills of this country and use his platform to speak the truth. The album should hit these dark but truthful issues with features from ScHoolboy Q, J. Cole, Chronixx, and more.

Check out the visuals for Land of the Free below and buy the album to support Joey!

Wax Poetics Back Issue Sale!!!

The dope music magazine Wax Poetics is having a huge sale on their back issues featuring covers from Al Green, Betty Davis, Ice Cube, The Ohio Players, Barry White, War, Daft Punk, Daryl Hall, Master P, Janelle Monae, Bishop Nehru, Gary Clark Jr. and the current issue featuring A Tribe Called Quest.

Wax Poetics was founded by Andre Torres, an avid crate digger, in 2001. Torres wanted to provide a publication for classic, underrated, independent and current funk, r&b, jazz, hip hop, disco, house, reggae, Latin and rock artist. The magazine highlights classic bands such as Sly and the Family Stone to 90’s rap groups like The Pharcyde to current artist like Janelle Monae.

The first issue was released on December 1st, 2001. Since then, 65 issues have been released with spreads including Prince and the Revolution, Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean. The company has also created books, apparel, films, and their own record label.

Check out the website here to learn more about the magazine.

Logic releases new mixtape: Bobby Tarantino

Logic dropped his new mixtape, “Bobby Tarantino” today, July 1st. Logic’s fans are ecstatic about the much anticipated release. The tape includes 11 tracks, including “Wrist” featuring Pusha T. Bobby Tarantino is a follow up to Logic’s 2015, The Incredible True Story.

After releasing the mixtape, Logic took to Twitter, “This mixtape is for my fans. I wanted to give u something for the Summer. Thank you for always supporting me. Enjoy.”

The tape is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and Soundcloud.

 

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