Joe Budden disses Drake (again) with “Just Because”

Jul 23   |   Michell C. Clark
Joe Budden ain’t going nowhere. He takes aim at Drake again with another release, “Just Because.” Ea . . .

Stream Phonte & Eric Roberson’s ‘Tigallerro’ LP

Jul 22 | Michell C. Clark
Phonte and Eric Roberson don’t need any features on their ten-track Tigallerro LP. They bounce off o . . .
Just Because

Joe Budden disses Drake (again) with “Just Because”

Joe Budden ain’t going nowhere. He takes aim at Drake again with another release, “Just Because.” Each track he’s released has been targeted and full of quotables, despite a mixed reception by listeners. We’ve already heard “Making A Murderer,” “Wake,” and “Afraid.” How long will this go on? Ain’t no telling. Stream “Just Because” below.

Free Up
New Music Jul 22  |  

DUTCH lets his thoughts run wild on “Free Up”

DUTCH‘s artistic brand is based in anonymity, but he’s not afraid to get up close and personal with his dark, synth-heavy new release, “Free Up.” The vibe is undeniably sensual, encouraging people to act on impulse no matter the consequences. Shimmering synths and reverberating bass are key elements of the dark instrumentation that drives things . . .

Broccoli
New Music Jul 22  |  

D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty (Video)

D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty keep things as light hearted as we’d expect in the video for their summertime smash, “Broccoli.” The two split time performing on a piano in the middle of a river, kicking it on the back of a truck rolling down the highway, and catching twerk at a house party. Watch the . . .

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New Music Jul 22  |  

Listen to DJ Drama’s ‘Quality Street Music 2’

The 2nd edition of the Quality Street Music series is here The original dropped in 2012, but DJ Drama is back with Quality Street Music 2. This 10-track project includes some big name features like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, T.I., Ty Dolla Sign, Jeezy, and more. Listen below and get your copy on iTunes.

Tigallerro

Stream Phonte & Eric Roberson’s ‘Tigallerro’ LP

Phonte and Eric Roberson don’t need any features on their ten-track Tigallerro LP. They bounce off of each other marvelously throughout the highly anticipated release. Featuring the soulful, laid back vibe that we’d expect from these two, this project very well might be a highlight of many people’s summers. Stream Tigallerro below and purchase via iTunes.

Badman
New Music Jul 22  |  

D/C confesses to being a “Badman”

Simplicity is key, and D/C has it down to a science with his Hoost-produced record, “Badman.” The London-based artist fills this song with rich vocals that quickly pull us into the complex whirlwind of emotions that he sings of. Look for D/C’s EP of the same name to release on July 29th. Stream “Badman” below.

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PARTYNEXTDOOR releases the Caribbean influenced “Not Nice”

PARTYNEXTDOOR is set to launch his latest project as he drops a new single called “Not Nice” PARTYNEXTDOOR is putting things into motion for his Partynextdoor 3 (P3) album. He follows up the Drake-assisted “Come and See Me” with “Not Nice”. It’s a mid-tempo R&B cut that oozes dancehall vibes from each corner. You’re not nice, . . .

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New Music Jul 21  |  

Well$ – “98 Juvie” ft. Deniro Farrar (Video)

North Carolina’s Well$ recruits fellow Charlotte emcee, Deniro Farrar, for a tour of Charlotte’s less-frequented areas, like abandoned warehouses, project streets, and even a graveyard in the “’98 Juvie (Remix)” video. The two pay homage to Juvenile over a powerful and dramatic instrumental, courtesy of Sipho The Gift. It’s gritty, aggressive, and stirs a conviction like no other. . . .

Melt
New Music Jul 21  |  

JONES – “Melt” (Remix) ft. Jay Prince

Following a hugely successful campaign for “Melt,” London-based songstress JONES ups the ante with a remix featuring Jay Prince. The new version features new brass elements that supplement her soulful vocals exceedingly well. Stream the “Melt” remix below, and check out tour dates afterwards. INTERNATIONAL LIVE DATES 30th July – Standon Calling Festival, UK 2nd . . .

Deante' Hitchcock's Lyrical Message
New Music Jul 21  |  

Atlanta’s Deante’ Hitchcock goes viral with #BlackLivesMatter message

There’s no secret that the latest elephant in the room has been the topic of racism and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Atlanta-based rapper, Deante’ Hitchcock has lyrically touched on the subject as an artist gaining positive reactions, retweets and “likes”. With the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, there has been opinions flying everywhere. . . .

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Chance The Rapper – “Living Single” ft. Big Sean, Jeremih & Smino

Chance The Rapper shares a previously unreleased “Living Single” which was rumored to be left over from his Coloring Book project. With solid features including Big Sean, Jeremih, and Smino, I’m glad he decided to let this loose track go free. The interpolated hook from the theme song of the Living Single television series was . . .

No Shopping

French Montana – “No Shopping” ft. Drake

A lot of us speculated after Joe Budden went after Drake on tracks such as “Wake” and “Making A Murderer.” Would Drizzy actually fire back? The answer is an emphatic “yes,” based on hearing Drake’s verse on French Montana’s new release, “No Shopping.” Stream “No Shopping” below.

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Desiigner releases “Timmy Turner” official version

The long awaited single is finally here! After several weeks of heavy promotion and anticipation from fans all over, Desiigner has released his latest track, “Timmy Turner”, produced by Texas heavy-hitter Mike Dean. The unique harmonies that were created vocally, were first noticed in Desiigner’s XXL freestyle. For weeks, producers took the chance to snatch up . . .

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Gucci Mane – ‘Everybody Looking’ (Album Stream)

The Godfather of Trap is back with Everybody Looking Gucci Mane said he would leak the album if he reached 3 million followers on Instagram. He hasn’t quite reached that goal yet, but La Flare is obviously a man of the people and the album has found a way out (one way or another). I’ll drop . . .

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Joe Budden – “Afraid”

Joe Budden sees fit to deliver the 3-peat tonight with a “Afraid”. Earlier this evening, Drake appeared as a feature on French Montana‘s “No Shopping” which premiered on OVO Sound Radio. His lyrics seemed obviously directed towards Budden, but Joe makes it clear that he isn’t letting him off easily tonight. Listen to “Afraid” below.

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New Music Jul 21  |  

Skrillex & Rick Ross collide on “Purple Lamborghini”

EDM star, Skrillex, links with the MMG boss, Rick Ross, for “Purple Lamborghini”. This collaboration is set to be a part of the Suicide Squad soundtrack which is due out August 5th, the same day as the film release. This track is The Joker’s theme song for the film and truly captures what an EDM/trap . . .

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New Music Jul 18  |  

Major Lazer enlists Justin Bieber and MØ for “Cold Water”

Major Lazer taps Justin Bieber and MØ for their new collaboration, “Cold Water”. Music Is The Weapon is reportedly due out in early 2017, Major Lazer sees fir to drop the track which will serve as their lead single for the project. Bieber sings, “If you feel you’re sinking, I will jump right over into cold, . . .

DJ Semtex Freestyle
New Music Jul 16  |  

Vic Mensa addresses gentrification, Justin Timberlake and the police on his DJ Semtex Freestlye

Vic Mensa drops another impressive freestyle, this time overseas for DJ Semtex. He goes in on a number of relevant topics over Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Boards” beat, including Rudy Giuliani, Justin Timberlake, gentrification, police targeting of black people, and more. Vic is still promoting his There’s A Lot Going On project, which is . . .

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InterviewNew Music Jul 20  |  

@AmareSymone sings about heartbreak & redemption on #TheTwitterMixtape

Windy City transplant @AmareSymone submitted “Break Of Mind” for @TheMixCrew‘s #TheTwitterMixtape: A Spring Experiment. “Break” not only provides one of the best vocal performances on the project, but showcases some very solid songwriting as well. Amare has a style all her own, so get ready; she’s an artist on the verge. How did you hear about #TheTwitterMixtape? . . .

Father Protect Me
New Music Jul 17  |  

THURZ is willing to do what it takes on “Father Protect Me Pt.1 and Pt.2”

THURZ gets deep on his new two-part release, “Father Protect Me Pt.1 and Pt.2.” The song starts with gospel vocals courtesy of Janice Freeman and Michael Spann that might match what you just heard at Sunday service, setting the stage for THURZ to delve in self-examining lyrics about what he wants to do with his life and . . .

PARTYNEXTDOOR releases the Caribbean influenced “Not Nice”

Jul 22   |   Darren Gooden
PARTYNEXTDOOR is set to launch his latest project as he drops a new single called “Not Nice” PARTYN . . .

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