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How A French-Syrian Rapper Is Helping Support Syria’s Refugee Children

Liqid of French hip-hop label Mutant Ninja compiled AMAL to raise funds and awareness for educational support center A Syrian Dream.
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How A Brooklyn Poet Set Up Miami's Most Exciting New Music Studio

Afro-Cuban poet Aja Monet and her partner Umi Selah of Dream Defenders will launch Smoke Signals studio in Miami this February.
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How L.A.’s Car Culture Shaped Anenon’s Jazzy New LP, Petrol

Friends of Friends will release Brian Allen Simon's new Anenon album, titled Petrol, on March 4.
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Meet Camae Defstar, The Philly Activist Channelling Her City’s Pain Through Music

With her music projects MMGz and Black Quantum Futurism, Defstar wants to open "a door to a dream."
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Why Everyone Should Think Before Signing To A Label

Berlin producer House Of Black Lanterns explains why he's self-releasing, after a decade of trying to make a label deal work.
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How Fresh Selects Turned A Heartfelt Blog Into A Label To Watch

Portland label boss Kenny Fresh played the long game and now TDE's big guns are calling.
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Meet Ivy Lab, A London Trio Tracing The Link Between Drum & Bass And Hip-Hop

London label 20/20 release drum & bass trio Ivy Lab's debut album, 20/20 Vol. 1, on November 6th.
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Meet White Boiz, The Hip-Hop Duo Who Want You To Get Non-Linear

L.A. hip-hop duo White Boiz's debut album, Neighborhood Wonderful, is out now on Stones Throw.
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How An Obsession With Machines Led To LV’s Timeless New Album

London duo LV's fourth album, Ancient Mechanisms, featuring Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan, is out now on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings.
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Meet 22a, The Little London Label That Puts Family First

Founder Tenderlonious explains how 22a grew from the musical endeavors of Mo Kolours, Jeen Bassa, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Al Dobson Jr, and Henry Wu.
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How Heartbreak And Valium Shaped Mikarma’s Debut Album

CNVX will release 'Passes,' the debut album from U.K. producer Damon Kirkham's new project Mikarma on September 11th. Kirkham has also released under the names Jon Convex and Kid Drama over the years.
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