Why hip-hop needs to be taken more seriously in academic circles

Jazz’s current generation of stars grew up in these genre-fluid times with hip-hop. Concurrently, a significant number of hip-hop artists have been integrating jazz into their music. As American saxophonist Kamasi Washington puts it: We’ve grown up alongside rappers and DJs, we’ve heard this music all our life. We are as

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J.Cole’s new album ‘KOD’ trumps Taylor Swifts streaming record

J.Cole has made history. The North Carolina-born rapper's track "KOD" took the top spot for highest streaming, knocking Taylor Swift's track "Look What You Made Me Do" down to number two. The album that was released on the 20th of April, received rave reviews from fans, and industry players alike. https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/987721099130691584 The release

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