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30 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2018 (So Far), Ranked (Pt. 2)

It's that time again.It's that time again. No, it's not the end of the year, <i>yet</i>, but with two-thirds of 2018 in the books, it's time we take stock of …

Curious About Classical Music? Here’s Where to Start

Over my many years of reviewing, I’ve often been asked for advice from newcomers to classical music, people excited by what they’ve heard, and eager to hear — and to learn — more.<p>Naturally, I urge those exploring classical music to find out whatever they can. Yet I’ve found that many people assume …

The Arts

New Album From Afrobeat Giant Tony Allen And Techno Pioneer Jeff Mills

The man widely recognised as the “father of Afrobeat,” Tony Allen, has teamed with techno pioneer Jeff Mills for the new album <i>Tomorrow Comes The</i> …

Recipe: Cilantro Lime Pork Chops — Recipes from The Kitchn

When cilantro and lime are paired together in a recipe, I expect my tastebuds to tingle with vibrant, bright flavors that make every bite feel like …

Sani Abacha: Timeline of the late Nigerian dictator’s life - BBC News

20 September 1943<p>Kano, Nigeria<p>General Sani Abacha born in Kano state, northern Nigeria.<p>1963<p>Kaduna, Nigeria<p>Passes out of the Nigerian Military Training Centre in Kaduna, receiving further training in the UK.<p>1965<p>Nigeria<p>Marries Maryam Jiddah. The couple have 10 children, one of whom later …

This beauty blogger showed the difference between African and American makeup

It comes as no surprise when people say Africa is on the rise and these beauty bloggers are making it known. One of the first videos that were …

Black Thought Drops Debut Solo Project 'Streams of Thought Vol.1'

It's been a long time coming, but The Roots frontman Black Thought has finally blessed us with a solo project. Produced entirely by 9th Wonder along …

Prostitution is not a job. The inside of a woman’s body is not a workplace | Julie Bindel

New Zealand has added ‘sex work’ to its list of skills for migrants, adding to the normalisation of the use of vulnerable women’s bodies<p>One of the most persuasive myths about prostitution is that it is “the oldest profession”. Feminist abolitionists, who wish to see an end to the sex trade, call it …

Netflix’s ‘Rapture’ is proof that we’re in a golden age for hip-hop documentaries

About 20 minutes into the second episode of Netflix’s docuseries <i>Rapture</i> (available in full March 30), legendary New York emcee Nas philosophizes …

19 Dinner Ideas That Start with Store-Bought Sausage

We’re gonna skip the Seth Rogen jokes and get straight to the point. Sausage equals dinner with speed and simplicity—you can whip up a meal with a …

Researchers develop device that extracts water from desert air

It could be used to collect water in arid climates.<p>Researchers at MIT and UC Berkeley have developed and now tested a device that can extract water out of the air even in the driest of climates. The team proposed the device in a <i>Science</i> article last year and now they've improved the design and tried …

Nature Communications

WATCH: Ice-T Judges A Rap Battle Between Common And Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

In case you somehow forgot that Common can deliver bars, the Grammy winner stopped by <i>The Raw Word</i> to flex his skills in a rap battle.<p>Common spit a …

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Cooking

Further reading: David Olusoga on the books that uncovered our secret history

The historian on revelations from our past, from the lives of London’s 18th-century prostitutes to Britain’s final decades as a colonial power<p>That old cliche, “history is written by the victors”, doesn’t go anywhere near far enough. It is much more unfair than that. History is written by the …

The Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2017

What’s up all?! It’s been a long time since we’ve connected but I’m back for something that’s always anticipated this time of year. The year-end …

Kevin Garnett Asked A Panel Of NBA Legends Where LeBron James Ranks Among The All-Time Greats

NBA All-Time rankings have been a hot topic of discussion ever since Scottie Pippen revealed that he would put LeBron James over Michael Jordan on ESPN’s First Take Thursday morning. Pippen’s comments were somewhat vague in the sense that he was talking about statistics, but anytime Pippin places …

Rachael Ray's 9-Ingredient Carbonara Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

The Food Network's Rachael Ray knows comfort food, and her carbonara recipe is exhibit A. The chef recently shared the crowd-favorite recipe on her …

The 20 best apps to improve your smartphone

Whether you want an alarm that syncs with your body clock or a to-do list you can speak to, these are the apps you’ll need to make your smartphone smarter<p>The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation, weather and …

Apps

VIDEO: YouTube Tutorial Ensures You'll Score Nearly Every Time From Free Kicks on FIFA 18

With dead-ball situations on FIFA sometimes feeling as though you need supernatural abilities to master the skill, it is completely okay if you …

Dayna Stephens/Sarah Tandy review – masterful sax and adventurous improv

<b>606 Club/Pizza Express Jazz Club, London</b><br>American saxophonist Stephens combined the clout of John Coltrane with the stylings of Warne Marsh, while British pianist Tandy delivered fearless takes on classic jazz repertoire<p>Stars always illuminate the stages of the London jazz festival: Herbie Hancock, …

How Grover Washington Jr. Defined And Transcended 'Smooth Jazz'WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

One way or another, you've heard Grover Washington Jr.'s saxophone. Perhaps on "Mister Magic" or another of his instrumental hits, like "Winelight." Or on "Just the Two of Us," the smash hit featuring Bill Withers. What Washington's sound represents is soul, plain and simple, though it's often been …

Perfect Pancake Recipes

These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.<p>Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, …

Pink Cole Slaw (Obsessed!)

Am I allowed to be obsessed with cole slaw? I hope so. You fellow cole slow lovers out there will agree with me! There is something so lovely about a …

Bout to Blow: 10 Dope New Songs You Should Be Hearing Everywhere Soon

Welcome to the September edition of Bout to Blow. This column has two goals:<p>1. To use the many tools available today to get some idea as to which …

September: Six artists you need to check out this month

Vancouver residents Ashlee Luk and Lida P have built a distinct sound with complex arrangements of polyrhythmic drums, floating melancholic melodies …

Denmark's Corporate Sector Just Sold Off Its Last Oil Company

The country is aggressively transitioning to wind power. But that doesn't mean the oil is going away.<p>REYKJAVIK, Iceland ― Denmark’s biggest company is selling off the country’s last oil firm as the world’s top wind turbine-producing nation transitions to renewable energy.<p>Last month, A.P. …

Renewable Energy

Spotify playlist: 50 incredible new house tracks that will slam on any soundsystem

It's that time again.<p>Every week we bring you the hottest, newest and damn right best new house music and we can't help but deliver the goodies. Last …

Class In Session: 10 New-School Lyricists To Get Your Mind Right

People often complain about the lack of lyricists in Hip Hop’s new generation. The problem is that those people are wrong. While the lyrically …

Rap & Hip-Hop

MPLX And Marathon Petroleum Make A Billion Dollar Deal

The birth child of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) and MarkWest Energy Partners, MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) is a midstream master limited …

Gulf Coast

Nigeria’s Renewables Market: Opportunities and Development for Solar PV

The government has big ambitions documented in its “30:30:30 electricity vision” that aims to generate 30 GW of installed on-grid electricity …

Renewable Energy