Karega Bailey Pushes Wellness As A Genre With "Legacy Talk Only" Featuring Jonny Gold

Bay Area-based artist Karega Bailey has resurfaced with a new collaborative album called Legacy Talk Only featuring producer/longtime friend Jonny Gold. Boasting 10 tracks, the project finds Bailey celebrating his life as a family man and imparting the hard-won wisdom he's earned along the way. The accompanying video for "Proverbs 31" shines a light on not only Bailey's faith but also his unwavering love for his wife Dr. Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, daughter Kamali and their "daughter in heaven," who they lost in 2020. 

"Legacy Talk Only is what it sounds like when Hip Hop gets to grow up, when Hip Hop gets to become fathers and husbands and thinking about legacy, right?" Bailey tells RAPstation. "That's what we mean when we say wellness is the new genre. In al

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Killer Mike's Upcoming Solo Album Features André 3000 + Lil Wayne

Killer Mike descended on SXSW in Austin, Texas last week, joining the thousands of others for the annual trek. At one point, he apparently played his forthcoming solo project—tentatively titled Michael—for Milwaukee radio host/producer DJ Kenny Perez. According to Perez, Killer Mike recruited the likes of Lil Wayne, André 3000 and Dave Chappelle for some of the tracks. 

“Yesterday I got the chance to sit and listen to @killermike new solo project ‘Michael,'” Perez wrote on Instagram. “I can without a doubt tell you to RUN and embrace it when it drops. The project is a journey through his life and he doesn’t hold back. Collabs with Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Dave Chapelle [sic], and more.”

Killer Mike and El-P are also putting the final touches on Run

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De La Soul's Performance On "Fallon" Had The Roots' Questlove "Crying Like A Baby"

De La Soul‘s Posdnuos and Maseo were the musical guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday (March 16). While Fallon did his best to keep the mood light, there was an inevitable heaviness in the air. Prior to the performance, both Pos and Maseo sat down with Fallon for a brief chat. Fallon immediately brought up the elephant in the room—Dave’s physical absence. Dave, who was one-third of the pioneering Hip-Hop group, died suddenly on February 12, just weeks before De La Soul’s catalog would finally go on streaming services. Shortly after the sit-down interview, Pos and Maseo joined The Roots for a performance of the 1996 single “Stakes Is High,” which was produced by the late, great J. Dilla. With Questlove on the drums and Black Thought on the mic, De La Sou

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Kool Keith Is "Flowing Sick" On Real Bad Man Collaboration "The Great Marlowe"

Kool Keith has hopped on a new single from Real Bad Man called "The Great Marlowe." The track comes from Real Bad Man and Kool Keith's forthcoming album, Serpent, which is expected to arrive on March 24. "The Great Marlowe" follows the album's inaugural single "Fire & Ice" featuring Atmosphere's Slug and Ice-T. 

Just who is Real Bad Man, you ask? We had the same question. Turns out they are a Los Angeles-based label, merch company and production team who's worked with the likes of Boldy James and Pink Siifu. Founded by Adam Weissman (art director for Stüssy, Union and Undefeated) together with artist Noah Butkis, RBM has always been rooted in music.

"I know why I started it," Weissman said in an interview with

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Chuck D Announces Bring The Noise App For Hip-Hop Fans 35+

Chuck D has announced a new app called Bring The Noise. Chuck appeared on an episode of NextStar Media’s NewsNation show, The Exchange with Chris Cuomo, on Tuesday (March 14) where he made the reveal. The app will have a soft launch on Wednesday (March 15) and, as he explained in the caption, target Hip-Hop fans 35 and up with videos, interviews, RAPstation TV all 11 RAPstation channels (helmed by Chuck).

“Breaking NOISE: This AINT Chucks App its RAPs App 35+,” he wrote on Twitter. “FAM = Film Art Music. Bring The Noise we NOT telling anyone to leave their Social Media.. This is Culture Media. You might Not KNOW me BUT you definitely don’t KNOW those people you checked ‘I accept’ to. BRING THE NOISE APP.”

Speaking to AllHipHop, Chuck D explained th

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Ice-T Baffled By Twitter's Reaction To His Post Encouraging Men To Get Medical Checkups

Ice-T is making sure he's around for his wife Coco and daughter Chanel. On Tuesday (March 14), the Original Gangster share a photo of himself getting what appears to be an MRI. He assured his fans, "Nothing’s wrong… Just checking my Engine! I seriously advise all my guys out there to do your Check ups… Don’t wait till you’re sick! Early diagnosis can save your life. Real talk." 

But for some reason, rather than take the (good) advice, Ice-T was criticized for having the money to afford a test like that. Comments like, "Unfortunately my health insurance would not pay for this heart scan. I could only get the tread mill stress test" and "Great message but if only I could afford an optional CT scan" started pouring in. So, in true Ice-T fashion, he addressed that, too. 

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