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The Isley Brothers

First event in August also features Trey Songz, Deborah Cox, Amerie and more artists For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

The Isley Brothers have been making records for 63 years. In 1959, the Cincinnati family band released their first single, the wedding staple “Shout.” (They’d already been performing together for years before then.) These days, the Isley Brothers are down to 79-year-old founding member Ronald Isley and to guitarist Ernest, who didn’t officially join his brothers until 1973 but who played the liquid guitar lines of their ’70s classics. The Isley’s longevity is a baffling thing; they were still making hits into the ’00s, and today, they’ve got a lush and irresistible new song with Snoop Dogg.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Track marks legendary R&B outfit’s first new music since 2017 For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

This past weekend, as previously announced, longtime Wu-Tang Clan comrades Raekwon and Ghostface Killah went head-to-head in the latest battle from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s pandemic institution Verzuz. It was made for a fun heartwarming spectacle — two old friends bantering back and forth, rapping immortal tracks at each other. Fellow Wu-Tang friends like RZA, Cappadonna, and Inspectah Deck made guest appearances. (You can catch the replay here.) When the show was over, Verzuz announced that it had more battles on deck.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

The recognition and commemoration of the Kent State massacre, which happened 50 years ago today, has shifted so drastically that it’s weird to think it was initially considered the harbinger of a second Civil War. Between 1970 and now, the shooting’s role in American history has shifted from a defense of patriotic Silent Majority values […]