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Listen to Queen Key’s “Got Me Fucced Up”: The Ones

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  • by: Tyra Nicole Triche
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How Independent Music Venues Are Surviving the Pandemic’s Long Tail

After a year of COVID closures, live music made a halting but hard-won return in 2021. Big questions remain, but according to venue operators, there are reasons to be hopeful about the future.

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Listen to Cousin Stizz’s “Blessings”: The Ones

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Listen to Fatboyshaun & Trox’s “Timmy Chans”: The Ones

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Cartoon Tony Shhnow James Bond-inspired 007 single artwork

Listen to Tony Shhnow’s “007”: The Ones

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CA$H: The Elegant Fella EP cover artwork featuring a black and white photo of the artist wearing a suit

Listen to Kai Ca$h’s “Time Coming”: The Ones

The must-hear rap song of the day

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With Drake By His Side, Kanye Tries to Relive the Glory Days at the Free Larry Hoover Concert

Ye busted out the hits, Drake played the support role, and Larry Hoover was barely mentioned.

Rxk Nephew

The 100 Best Rxk Nephew Songs of 2021

No rapper was more chaotic this year. Let us count the ways.

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There Will Never Be Another Greg Tate

The pioneering critic, who passed away earlier this week at age 64, expressed the multitudes of Black art with unparalleled intensity and wit.

Listen to Jacques Laine’s “Crib”: The Ones

The must-hear rap song of the day

Shaudy Kash

Listen to Shaudy Kash’s “Ironic” and “Can’t Make This Shit Up 2”: The Ones

The must-hear rap songs of the day

Su’Lan

Listen to Su’Lan’s “We Talkin Shit Again”: The Ones

The must-hear rap song of the day