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"Philomena is an intricate film of self-discovery, where demons can be tackled in part through the help of unconventional people. A clever film that flawlessly controls all moods, Frears’ direction shines along with Coogan and Dench’s “like fine wine” acting chops." Read my first film review for...

New Orleans native Dee-1 has come a long way from making the decision to drop his full time position as a school teacher to becoming one of hip-hop’s most positive and lyrically effective MCs. With each project released, Mr. David Augustine, Jr. continues to evolve artistically at an effortless pace. The notion continues with this fall as he prepares to drop his latest project, Psalms of David Vol. 2. His follow-up to Psalms of David Vol.1, hitting the net earlier this year, features the most righteous music video one will see this year in “Walking Revolution.” Featuring Dee-1 feeding the homeless citizens of New Orleans, the MC walks his talk.

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“I don’t consider myself a Christian rapper; I consider myself a Christian that raps about what he knows.”

Today’s new crop of emcees live in a less contained environment artistically thanks to this generation’s marriage to any and everything connected. That means that the sonic barrier between local and outside sounds are blurred to create new forms of expression on a constant basis. Up-and-coming spitter Raven Sorvino exemplifies the notion perfectly. Spending her childhood between Houston and Los Angeles due to her parents being separated, Raven describes herself as embracing both southern and west coast mentalities in every way possible. “Being in the south gave me a politeness about me, and my dad was the type of person that didn’t take any stuff,” Raven explained.  “Being with my mom in LA, she was such a queen; everything was so glamourous and elegant.  Take both of those two, that’s really who Ravin Sorvino is.”

Since the early days of hip-hop, one of the genre’s biggest criticisms is its musical validity. Is sampling just lazy copying? Does Fruityloops usage make one any less of a musician? Or should listeners just rely on a song’s enjoyability? This is what makes Terrace...

Frank Ocean, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson and The Dream all had successful careers in songwriting before taking further steps to become acclaimed solo artists within their own rights. Looking to make that transition from behind the scenes to the ears of listeners is Los Angeles’ own...

I've been a fan of Brooklyn's Mela Machinko since hearing her dope vocal pipes on Pharoahe Monch's "Push" single from his Desire album. She's funny, witty and has the talent to back it up. SoulTrain.com: Years ago, you were promoting it as a street album/mixtape. Where did the decision...

2010 was quite an interesting year for me. It was almost a year and a half since finishing my undergraduate studies at Southern University and life was hell. Wasn't in my career, worked four incredibly crappy  jobs (yes I count those bi-weekly plasma donations to...

This is my Amalgamation Magazine cover feature with A$AP Rocky. Below is the inspiration I used for the opening quote. "In keeping with his eccentric approach to music making, Rocky has even found an unusual way to get his music to the masses. Mid-August had the...