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French Montana: Starting Sh*t on Twitter Doesn’t Make You Relevant

Slut-shaming from French Montana, who dates Kardashians, clearly enjoys oral sex, and parades around music videos with beautiful women is so played. I. Literally. Cannot. A simple-minded, backhanded troll has catapulted French Montana from whatever studio where he was rapping about fame, fortune and bitches, back into the discussion of his relevancy to rap culture and race...


Why Kendrick Lamar’s Take on “Natural” Women Doesn’t Matter

Are we so starved for cishet men to appreciate actual so-called “natural” beauty that Kendrick Lamar showing a woman’s stretch marks is revolutionary? Over the weekend you probably 1. Watched Kendrick Lamar’s new music video directed by Dave Meyers for his single, “Humble,” and 2. You probably read a few pieces and insightful threads on...


Thundercat Is Back With “Drunk,” Feat. Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald (!!) And A Song About a Cat

The new Thundercat album, “Drunk,” blends a wide range of sounds and features Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Pharrell and Wiz Khalifa. Thundercat’s third full-length album, Drunk, just dropped — and it is full of the funky, eclectic songwriting and production the artist is known for. With major contributions from psychedelic hip-hop favorite Flying Lotus, the two artists, along...


Music Monday, 10/10: Latinx Heritage Part 4

This week’s Music Monday playlist is the fourth and final installment of the Latinx Heritage Month playlists. It focuses on super-danceable hip-hop, reggaeton, R&B and some other surprises. What could be a more fun way to continue a beautiful celebration of diverse identities than dancing your way through it? Luny Tunes featuring Don Omar, Sharlene and Maluma...


Sir the Baptist: How a Preacher’s Son Stood Up For Queer, Black Lives

Chicago native Sir the Baptist is a hip-hop artist whose star is rising rapidly; he’s been called “one of the chosen ones” by Universal Music, and he recently signed to Atlantic Records. Wear Your Voice chatted with him during this year’s Afropunk Festival in New York. During our conversation, Sir the Baptist provided some very insightful...


Between Beyoncé, Kendrick, Janelle and Sheila E., 2016’s BETs were a Musical Feast [Playlist]

Curated by WYV Senior Editor Monica Cadena When the BET Awards hit, they are on FIRE. This year’s 2016 Awards were absolutely no exception to this rule. From Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar’s utterly brilliant, water-soaked performance of “Freedom” to the sterling tributes to the too-soon-gone Prince, this year’s ceremony gave incredible performances that he, too, would...