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We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.

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Track appears on rapper’s new A Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 2 For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Single appears on rapper’s upcoming album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Host and rapper deliver parody of Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s “Lil Bit” to mark opening of 2021 Tokyo competition For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Have you ever really stopped and thought about how intricate and difficult the process of making a successful album must be? There is, of course, the basic issue of inspiration. Every artist must wring something out from deep within themselves and try to make it cohere outside in the world, make it tangible enough that it communicates something to the listener — and even icons have their struggles with writer’s block. You might come up with seven or 10 brilliant compositions, but then still have nothing lyrically, or vice versa. And that’s just the writing. There are the players, the recording circumstances, the money, the ability or luck that results in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. While not quite on the level of, say, a major blockbuster production, it can be dizzying to consider the amount of factors that must fall into place for something as comparatively contained as an album to work. It’s a wonder we get as many great ones as we do.

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With a slew of acting credits ranging from the hilarious antics on Saturday Night Live to a serious reflection on life in The King Of Staten Island and the upcoming action-packed The Suicide Squad, it’s clear Pete Davidson is always up for a challenge. This still rings true outside of acting as the comedian hit […]

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Today is a great day to hear a whole bunch of motherfuckers just rap. You probably won’t hear a better example than “Pravda,” the new single from the Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog. Droog just announced the new album Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition, his follow-up to last year’s Jewelry. Where Droog explored his Jewish identity […] For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Last week, Chicago rap great Common released A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1, an album that he only announced a few days before it came out. For the single “Say Peace,” Common got together with Black Thought, his fellow rap virtuoso and ’90s-vintage veteran. On the track, the two of them talk about change and hope…

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