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Britta Plyler

  • Have you ever wondered how to prove your undying loyalty to your favorite band? If the answer is year, The Kills have got you covered. Last month, the band asked fans for 15 participants to get tattoos of symbols inspired by each song for their album Ash & Ice. The call was easily answered and they've shared a video of the fans getting inked set to the song "Hard Habit To Break." Check it out. [CoS]

  • In the wake of the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Jay Z has shared a powerful song about police brutality. He's been working on the song since before Michael Brown was gunned down by police in 2014, and even though the song is unfinished, he felt now was the time to release it. Listen HERE and read his statement below.

    • After signing with Janelle Monáe's Wondaland records just last year, hip hop artist Jidenna is quickly making a name for himself. His debut single, "Classic Man", earned him a Grammy nomination and now he's gearing up to release his debut album Long Live The Chief sometime this year. Today he's shared "Little Bit More," a smooth dance track that'll make it on everyone's summer party playlist. [Stereogum]

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