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Platinum-recording artists Migos literally shook the Altria Theatre last weekend

You’ve heard "Bad and Boujee," the number one song in the country, but you truly haven’t heard it until you’ve heard it live.

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Broccoli City Festival brings massive hip hop and R&B acts to DC to spotlight urban blight

Problems of urban blight, food deserts and ultimately gentrification plague poorer neighborhoods of color at disproportionate rates. Simply put, lower-income city neighborhoods put more precedence on surviving urban-ills than living sustainably, as a trend. To address that issue in our Nation's Capital, two young visionaries set out to change how urban communities looked at solutions to the aforementioned problems.

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Hip hop artist T.I. to bring Hustle Gang Tour to The National in May

Fresh off his "Us or Else Tour" in Canada, Atlanta rapper T.I. just announced plans for his "Hustle Gang Tour" which will bring him to Richmond this spring.

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Hip hop icon Roxanne Shanté to speak at VCU Tuesday to celebrate Women's History Month

Queens hip hop icon Roxanne Shanté will visit VCU tomorrow as part of the university's celebration of Women's History Month.

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SwellzTheGod highlights 757's up and coming hip hop scene with new 'Channeling Swellz' tape

Big beats and bars are pushing an emcee from the background to the limelight; SwellzTheGod, a wordsmith from Newport News is making waves online with his tape Channeling Swellz.

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Virginia rapper Doug Finesse and producer Jack TP drop new album Only Option, show at The Camel 3/13

Virginia rapper Doug Finesse and producer Jack TP channeled hip hop OGs Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for the formula to success with their latest project.

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Jaavondies and Kelsie show raw, youthful devotion with warm R&B soul on 'The Love Diaries'

The only thing that local independent artist and producer Jaavon obsesses over more than death, is love.

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Rapper Jawnii-Abhi teams up with Dr. Millionaire for sensual new track

“Did not expect moustachioed guy with hipster hat,” read a comment on the YouTube video for Jawnii-Abhi’s August 2016 single “Flip Phone.”

Despite the hipster aesthetic, the Richmond-native is not the sort of musician to pluck a guitar and croon. Instead, he raps.

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The duality of a jazz musician turned grease magnate - McChicken drops debut album after years of controversy

When I first heard McChicken I was more than a bit confused. The simple post we threw up a little over two years ago ended up blowing up. The video, featuring McChicken and friends rapping and partying at the river, was infinitely relatable to those who have brought a mixed beverage to Richmond’s favorite water-side party spot.

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Migos comes to Altria 3/24, tickets on sale now

Hip hop mega stars Migos are coming to Richmond next month and tickets are still available for what is arguably one of the hottest groups in the nation right now.

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RVA's False Prpht and Poozy create dystopian hiphop to highlight political and moral hypocrisy

With the themes of political unrest becoming familiar backdrops in local and national news, Richmond artists False Prpht and Poozy (also known as Warren and Parker, respectively) take to the medium of music to respond in the only way they know how: “dystopian music."

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Two beat-heavy RVA collectives unite for new regular monthly show - 'Zero Crossing' - at The Camel

Some of RVA's makers have united to create a monthly night devoted to the best digital artists the city has to offer.

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Killer Mike and El-P Run the World at The Norva

The air in the NorVa crackled with excitement Wednesday night as Run the Jewels capped the sold-out first week of their Run the World tour.

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Riff Raff is ACTUALLY coming to the Richmond SPCA before his show

So after the success of our very weird interview with Riff Raff last week, we reached out to the Richmond SPCA and sure enough, the famed Rapper will be making a stop at the animal shelter before his show at the national.

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Riff Raff plans to name dogs at a Richmond animal shelter, play the National next Thursday, 1/19

Whether you love him, hate him, or don’t think about him much at all, rapper Riff Raff is coming to a currently unspecified animal shelter in Richmond a

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Fly Anakin, BSTFRND start RVA hip hop's year right with 'Yo Mama Boyfrnd' EP

The relationship between rapper and producer is a sacred one within the Hip Hop community; this bond between two artists can yield some of the hottest projects in music (think Future & Metro Boomin or Gucci & Zaytoven). With Richmond ripe with talent, it’s a great thing that artists come together for collaboration rather than competition- Fly Anakin and BSTFRND , together as Yo Mama Boyfrnd, are a great example.

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RVA Mag's Best Richmond Hip Hop of 2016

2016 has to be one of the most impressive years for Richmond Hip-Hop in a long, long time. On an average year, there’s usually a couple albums that might make the cut as good, but this year...our scene exploded.

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Globe Trotting Through The Clouds: An Interview With Ver$ace Chachi

Versace Chachi? Is that spelt with a dollar sign and some cent signs? Or just a dollar sign?” The person across from us at Lamplighter asks, half kidding as we wait for him to arrive.

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757 hip hop collective offers a beat and message heavy Christmas record

Norfolk-based Radio Ready Recording has an interesting offering for those looking to make their Christmas season a little more dope and woke: a Virginia-wide holiday mix tape.

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Southern hip hop legends Nappy Roots come to Broadberry tonight

It might've been a few years since you've thought of Nappy Roots and their brand of dirty southern hip hop, but you'll get your chance to relive the 'watermelon, chicken and grtiz' tonight at the Broadberry.

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