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What’s Next: DJ Juss

DJ Juss doesn’t just get the crowd moving while spinning the dopest tunes, he’s also making his mark with modeling, acting and creating films like the “Jay Z Effect.” This suave virtuoso has spun for the likes of Janelle Monae and Brunos Mars. He’s making waves and is quickly becoming one of the hottest DJ’s […]

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Meet Rotimi: Singer and Secret Movie Star

You may have seen Rotimi in recent films like Divergent and Black Nativity, but don’t think for a minute this star in the making plans on slowing things down. In fact, with a new single, an indie film under his belt and a starring role in 50 Cent’s “Power,” he’s quickly proving he’s here to stay. […]

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Giving Back: 10 Socially Conscious Celebrities

Celebrities have money, power, and respect (yes I referenced The Lox). Many have used their prominence to help those who are less fortunate and uplift the communities they once grew up in. Here are 10 of our favorite socially conscious artists who give back and help educate the world on social issues.   1. Common The Chicago rapper […]

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Grammy Predictions: 57th Annual Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are tomorrow and this year’s nominations have definitely caused a discussion here at The DM. Some of the nominations have raised questions, concerns, and maybe even left a bitter taste in our mouths, but who will actually take home the coveted music award? Here are our Grammy predictions: Best New Artist: Sam Smith The 22 year old […]

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Throwback: Grammys Fashion

The Grammy Awards are known for two things: music and fashion. Over the years, singers, rappers, and bands have made legendary fashion statements on the red carpet, making headlines for months or even years. Some artists’ styles should definitely be left in the past, while others have made fashion history with iconic looks we live for to this […]

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Could Rihanna’s New Album Drop During Grammy Week?

Fans and music lovers are eagerly anticipating the release date for RiRi’s eighth album and the rumor mill has us all asking, “Could Rihanna’s new album drop during Grammy week?” Rihanna kicked off 2015 with the release of her song FourFiveSeconds, featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. It has received rave reviews and is already a number […]

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Parks and Recreation Finale: Pawnee Forever

After seven years of following the lives of Pawnee, Indiana’s Parks and Recreation team, the journey has ended. This past month the entire final season aired on NBC and with every passing week I found myself sobbing as the credits rolled “I’m not ready!”  But the Parks and Recreation finale played on, despite my protests, and left me full […]

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Love, Lust or Run: My week with Style Guru, Stacy London

If you are familiar with TLC’s hit show, What Not to Wear, chances are you will know the unforgettable presence that is Stacy London. This was a show where Stacy, along with co-host Clinton Kelly, took people who have fallen off the fashion wagon and help them get their threads on track. Stacy’s personality on […]

5 Indie Artists to Look for in 2015
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5 Indie Artists to Look for in 2015

For as long as I can remember I’ve always been the person who thrives on searching to find the latest unknown artist. I enjoyed being the person who could tell my friends about a great new band I found through Myspace – yes, Myspace – and watching as they slowly fell in love with said […]

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Oscars 2015: A Tribute Mix

It’s that time of year; red carpets full of elaborate gowns, public crying with TMI confessions and righteous indignation flying from left and right! It’s Award Season! Here at The DM, we love these few months of the year. The fashion enthralls us; the speeches move us; and for those of us who crave and […]

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The 1975: Matching Style and Sound

Indie rock band, The 1975 has been making a name for themselves in the mainstream with their hit single “Chocolate.” They toured the United States this fall and have upcoming tour dates in Australia and parts of Asia. The 1975 have released 4 EPs, and in September of 2013, released their self-titled album, which debuted at number one […]

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Little Mix: Matching Style and Sound

Whoa, whoa, whoa. What do you mean it’s not the 90s and girl bands are making a comeback? And they’re fierce as ever? This is no exception for the British sensation, Little Mix, who formed on British X Factor in 2011. Jesy, Perrie, Jade, and Leigh Anne have been rocking the music charts with their […]

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Artist Profile: X Ambassadors

The first time I saw X Ambassadors was with my roommate in 2013. I was completely blown away. It was at a venue in Chicago called The Bottom Lounge, which is around a 700 capacity room. I remember waiting anxiously for them to come on, and the room was buzzing. As they came out onto […]

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Jhené Aiko: A Breath of Fresh Air

In a world where the top female musical stars strut their confidence like Rihanna, showcase their diva personalities like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, and consistently step outside the box like Lady Gaga, there is a voice that has emerged for women who are subtle with their confidence and more minimalist in their fashion choice. For those who […]

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Top 5 Artists Releasing New Music in 2015

2015 is a new year, which means new music from your favorite artists. There are big names releasing new music 2015! Check out our top 5! Christina Aguilera In April of 2014, the pop idol turned diva and former judge on The Voice announced she was working on a new album rumored to be released in […]