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In 2013, “Dolo Jazz Suite” events started showing up on Facebook.

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"Freshly Spilt Milk," our weekly Soundcloud playlist that previews upcoming releases, returns with new music from Ghostface Killah, Miami Horror, PKP, Male Gaze, Surfer Blood, Action Bronson and more.

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It’s tempting to not lead this review of rapper Dee-1’s

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Our Freshly Spilt Milk Soundcloud playlist previews new music from White, Salva, Towkio, Sinderlyn, Summer Cannibals, Crizzly and more.

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This week marks the return of "Freshly Spilt Milk,” our new weekly feature with a Soundcloud playlist of new music first released online.

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Fresh music from Quickie Mart, GRiZ, DJ Carnage, Calexico and Two Gallants.

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Tuesday The Lens, our partner in the New Orleans Digital Alliance, ran a story, “Years After R

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The Buku Music and Art Project returns to Mardi Gras World March 13 and 14, 2015, this tim

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This time last year, The NOLA Hip-Hop and Bounce Archive had its hat in its hand and wa

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Our highlights for the week ahead in New Orleans include rockabilly survivors, the latest flavors, Kevin Gates, Hunter Hayes, Marc Broussard, and Fozzy.

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Wednesday night, members of

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DJ Maseo from De La Soul will headline

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Our highlights for a busy week that also includes a Black and Gold kickoff party, the Felice Brothers, Richard Buckner, Real Estate, and a free tribute to David Egan in Lafayette.

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Our favorite things this week include Alfred Hitchcock, The Gun Club, and Chicago hip-hop.

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Our picks for the week include the Mad Decent Block Party, Amanda Shires, the Polyphonic Spree, Carin's Proton Blast, and Nik Turner's Hawkwind.

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Our picks this week include a tribute to Mannie Fresh, Faster Pussycat, Cardinal Sons, MadFro, Sylvan Esso, and The Get Busy.

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Today, Lauren Keenan continues her series of video features on New Orleans' DJs, this time with Tony Skratchere.

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[Updated] Pell doesn’t sound like a New Orleans rapper.

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My Spilt Milk's picks for the week include the J. Dilla tribute, Blackalicious, Marley, Old 97s and more.

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Thursday, rapper Truth Universal and DJ E.F. Cuttin play the Congo Square Stage at 11:15 a.m.

Public Enemy.

Seminal hip-hop outfit Public Enemy was not always the media darling it is today.

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Tonight, Nas performs Illmatic in its entirety at the B

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Today Baton Rouge-based rapper Lil' Boosie held a post-prison press conference

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[Updated] I hadn’t thought about PM Dawn in years, so it was a pleasa

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[Updated] Hip-hop now occupies the place rock ’n’ roll once did in a number of ways.

This year, I had good podcast conversations with Truth Universal and

Last weekend, I talked with Lumar LeBlanc about The Soul Rebels' then-upcoming mixtape, 

My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including Sweet Crude's sweet French, rapper Kevin Gates, brass funk with Magnetic Ear, The Howlin' Brothers' roots rock, the Yeezus Tour, and a number of holiday-inspired concerts.

Tonight, rapper

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I’m fascinated by Keys N Krates because when I lived in Toronto, dance music was important

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[This story is a slightly edited encore presentation of a story that first ran in the spring before ZZ Ward's previous visit to New Orleans to

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Our favorite things this week include "Gravity," Chvrches and Neneh Cherry.

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The title of Truth Universal's new album, Invent the Future, is optimistic on

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This Week's Spotify Soundtrack looks forward to shows by Juvenile, Man Man, Grammatik, The Love Language and more, as well as new music by Janelle Monae, Delorean, and Mali's Tamikrest.

[Updated] Sunday was a great start to this year's Saints' season.

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Our favorite things this week live in the shadow of Miley's tongue and foam finger - for the most part.

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DJ Quickie Mart's roots are in hip-hop, but he has broadened his musical horizons.

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Repave, Rethink: One of my favorite bands is also perhaps one of the most divisive bands around today.

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Questlove's Blues: In the Spike Lee film Mo’ Better Blues, Denzel Washington plays an old trumpet player purist angered at

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There's nothing more mature than a good sense of humor about oneself.

From the early alternative rock scene in LA, to Dubstep, to Bounce, there's just so many ways to dance.

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[My Spilt Milk has asked a number of artists performing this weekend to select playlists of music that is meaningful to them.

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Curren$y and the Jet Life crew are so ridiculously prolific that I get the impression that they're idea of a social life is to hang out in the stud

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"It's important for us to tell original stories," says A.J.

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[NSFW] Quickie Mart's Super Mart Produce label will release #WE

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"You asked me how long I'd stay by your side," ZZ Ward sings.

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The Super Bowl is over, the lights are back on in the Dome, and know we're left with the second week of Carnival starting tomorrow.

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[Updated] Anything in Return continues the broadening of Toro Y Moi

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Professor Longhair and some Carnival classics get the Balkan bounce beat courtesy of Gypsyphonic Disko.

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Telling the ending won't ruin this book.

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The highlights of the next week in live music in New Orleans, including Eric Lindell, the Dirty Dozen, Leon Russell, Jersey Boys and the New Orleans Viewer's Choice Awards.

[NSFW] When I started working on the Oxford American music issue, one of the

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DJ Shadow's Endtroducing presented a new way to think about DJs in 1996 as he liberated

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Dee-1 has a lot to say. When a helicopter flies low over the Magazine Street PJ's while we're talking, he doesn't wait for it to pass.

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Later this morning, I'm recording a Spilt Milk podcast with rapper Dee-1.

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"It's been a dope, dope, dope, dope experience."

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When I asked on Facebook for questions for

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This week, New Orleans' nightlife offerings include Irvin Mayfield and the NOJO with Ledisi, Mystikal with Juvenile, Honey Island Swamp Band with Red Baraat, Black Taxi, Beach House and Stomp.

Lil Wayne's strength is that he's never been obsessed with keeping it real; in fact, he's at his best when he's keeping it unreal.

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Earlier in the week, My Spilt Milk ran the story of Juvenile being arrested in Mi

"I thought 'fiasco' meant something else."

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Hurricane Katrina sent brothers Kentrell "Krispy" Lindsey and Alvin "Joey" Lindsey out of New Orleans East - first to Houston, then to Los Angeles,

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So easy, a kid can do it.

Recently, Curren$y sat in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here's the video evidence.

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Rapper K. Gates turns his attention from the New Orleans Saints to the New Orleans violence in his new documentary, Murda Capitol.

It's tempting to say that the Mainline Brass Band stretches the definition of br