Adele and Beyoncé: What’s at stake for the country?

Feb 21   |   Hisham Yousif
I like Adele. Tim likes Beyoncé. We’re both good friends, but given the results of the Grammy . . .

The Highlight Reel #062: All Of This Winning

Feb 19 | Michell C. Clark
At this point, you know what it is. We’ve moved the Highlight Reel from weekly to biweekly, simply b . . .
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New Music Feb 22  |  

Audio Push supplies your chill soundtrack with “Smokeout 99”

Their new album is in the works, but Audio Push gives us a hint of what’s to come with the Larry Belafonte-produced “Smokeout 99.” This song won’t appear on the album, but it’s definitely worth the listen if you’re a fan of what they bring to the table. Kick back and relax to this one. . . .

Extra Friez
New Music Feb 22  |  

Curtis Roach shows us his love for “Extra Friez” (Video)

A little while ago, we shared Curtis Roach‘s “Extra Friez.” Well, the 17-year-old emcee released the video for the track, and he shows us his love for the fried food. In the video, Curtis takes us on a ride in a snow-covered Honda Civic while he enjoys an extremely large bag full of fries. Once . . .

C.L.U.E.
New Music Feb 22  |  

Young Soul confronts his demons on his ‘C.L.U.E.’ EP

If you’re looking for melodic hip-hop with intricate choruses, move around. If you’re looking for great storytelling and great flow, then pull up a chair. Young Soul gives us a look into his life, his grind and his struggles on his C.L.U.E. EP. Young Soul peels back the layers of his psyche and channels his . . .

Bad And Boujee
New Music Feb 22  |  

ZHU’s “Bad and Boujee” remix is actually worth a listen

It happens every two months or so. A song goes viral and every single producer with an email address and a SoundCloud account decides to drop a remix. Migos‘s “Bad and Boujee” is definitely oversaturated at the moment, but ZHU‘s remix makes it worth the listen again, because it’s actually an interesting and refreshing take. . . .

American Teen
New Music Feb 22  |  

Khalid drops the title track to his ‘American Teen’ project

With the release of his American Teen album on the horizon, 18 year old singer/songwriter Khalid has premiered the project’s title track via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. With plenty of influences paying homage to a different era, this record is a prime example of what’s made Khalid alluring to so many people as . . .

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New Music Feb 22  |  

Consequence – “All Black Neighborhood” ft. Royce Da 5’9″

A jazzy trumpet run is a foundational part of Consequence‘s latest release, “All Black Neighborhood. The New York emcee called upon fellow veteran

Lxandra
New Music Feb 22  |  

Lxandra paints a picture with her vocals on “Flicker”

I couldn’t point out the island of Helsinski on a map if you promised me a lifetime supply of Patti Pies, but I can tell you for a fact that you need to look out for Helsinski native Lxandra‘s “Flicker” if you’re a fan of expressive pop music. The song is subtle but enveloping with . . .

Silence
New Music Feb 22  |  

Los Angeles duo THEY. switches up the vibe for “Silence”

Los Angeles duo THEY. has been making waves with their energetic, rock-tinged brand of music. For their latest release, “Silence,” they slow things down and smooth things out a bit, letting us get a better feel for their vocal prowess and piquing interest for their forthcoming album. Nü Religion releases on February 24th, and can . . .

hurt so good
New Music Feb 21  |  

Ohio native VIAA delivers a light, playful single, “Hurt So Good”

Dayton, Ohio native VIAA gives us a breath of fresh air with her Yeti Beats-produced single, “Hurt So Good.” She’s served her time as a backup vocalist for the likes of Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, and Doja Cat, but is poised to take center stage for herself with songs such as this. VIAA told Nylon . . .

News Feb 21  |  

Is Future Dropping Another Album On Friday?

Don’t. You. Ever. Deny. King. Future. A Good Morning. Dawg, I am not playing with you. It was mad early in the morning as I was exiting the Future-Hive so I could go to my office. I started getting mad notifications, like when my mother tags me in a picture on Facebook. I tried to ignore . . .

Patience
New Music Feb 21  |  

Pell and London On Da Track connect for “Patience”

“Don’t play with… my patience.” Pell‘s dynamic, melody-driven flow is on prime display on “Patience,” a London On Da Track-produced record released via Red Bull Sound Select. Red Bull always brings together well suited collaborators, and they’ve done it again with this smooth, jazzy number. Stream “Patience” below.

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New Music Feb 21  |  

FKJ sets his sights high with a soulful “Skyline”

FKJ has been steadily popping up on my Soundcloud feed, and for good reason. The Parisian producer has a knack for dropping electronic and soulfully influenced tracks that are as smooth as buttercream, and he continues with “Skyline.” Intricate synth leads glide over textured harmonies and will have you feeling like you’re floating along with him. . . .

Adele vs Beyoncé:

Adele and Beyoncé: What’s at stake for the country?

I like Adele. Tim likes Beyoncé. We’re both good friends, but given the results of the Grammys nearly a week ago, you’d get the sense that we shouldn’t be. The whole coverage surrounding the Grammys is symbolic of the very pernicious trend of division in our culture that seems to infect everything it touches and . . .

Ace Cosgrove
New Music Feb 21  |  

Ace Cosgrove examines his outlook on “Nada”

It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten new content from Ace Cosgrove, but the Maryland artist has been hard at work behind the scenes. “Nada” is the first single off his next project. Cosgrove has been experimenting with some different sounds in his latest tracks, and Para Doc-produced “Nada” is no different. With a synth- . . .

Stronger
New Music Feb 21  |  

Khary finds his self-confidence on the Lege Kale-produced “Stronger”

Rhode Island hip-hop dynamo Khary utilizes wicked production assistance from Lege Kale, as he expresses frustration with the need to burn bridges. He had to cut things off with a significant other in order to find his self-worth and confidence. The song features an upbeat tempo and slightly trippy melodic vibes. Khary delivers relatable rhymes that will resonate with anyone that’s experienced a relationship gone south. . . .

Kuku Kelz
New Music Feb 16  |  

18 year old Virginia rapper KuKu Kelz has a jam with “Do My Dance”

The Discovery I arrived at my office with no intent of doing any work. I sent a few emails so everyone knew I was present but each message was extremely brief so I can avoid being asked to do anything. It was quiet, paperwork was stacked, and I decided to do what any adult would: get . . .

Premiere: MRG - "Bet"

Premiere: Queens emcee MRG refuses to fold on “Bet”

“Down for whatever, you ain’t gotta second guess.” Queens, New York native MRG stands apart from the pack with confident, melodic delivery on “Bet.” The new release carries a laid back vibe, but you can still feel the hunger and intensity boiling through his lyrics. Listeners can draw an array of emotions from the instrumental . . .

Adele vs Beyoncé:

Adele and Beyoncé: What’s at stake for the country?

I like Adele. Tim likes Beyoncé. We’re both good friends, but given the results of the Grammys nearly a week ago, you’d get the sense that we shouldn’t be. The whole coverage surrounding the Grammys is symbolic of the very pernicious trend of division in our culture that seems to infect everything it touches and . . .

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Future’s self titled album is an instant classic

This isn’t an album review. This is bible study. On Valentine’s Day, God sent his only begotten son to announce the release of his new album, Future. We won’t call it self-titled, we’ll call it self-loved. And hey, I know what you’re thinking, too. “Oh, the album just dropped. You’re downloading leaks! That’s not right!” Gah-damn . . .

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Stream Future’s self-titled album

As promised on Valentine’s Day, King Future has released his highly anticipated absolutely necessary, self-titled album. Announcing an album just three days prior to its release was very Beyoncé-like, indicating further proof that he is a ghost-writer for many. But hey, what do I know? I haven’t gotten an edge up in two weeks and . . .

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Nao has been added to the Broccoli City Festival 2017 lineup

Broccoli City Festival is poised to take over Washington, D.C. on May 6th. The festival, which already features acts such as Solange, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty, will also feature East London sensation Nao, who is coming off the success of her For All We Know album and just released a remix EP . . .

victory
New Music Feb 16  |  

Joey Badass tips off All-Star Weekend with “Victory”

In anticipation of NBA All-Star Weekend New Orleans, Joey Bada$$ released his newest single, “Victory,” in collaboration with Mountain Dew and their NBA Court Side Project. Just last month, he celebrated his 22nd birthday with “Land of the Free,” a Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin produced track that spoke on racial injustices and mentions President Trump. Now he’s . . .

jansport j
New Music Feb 20  |  

Jansport J captures sights and sounds of NYC for “Huh? Okay!” (Video)

West Coast producer Jansport J takes us back to his p h a r o a h project with a video for “Huh? Okay!” that takes us through the streets and subways of New York City. Jansport J explained to 2DopeBoyz: “I had the opportunity to go back [to NYC] last September and recapture some . . .

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The Weeknd’s “Reminder” video features Drake, YG, Travis Scott & more

Celebrating his birthday, The Weeknd released the blazing visuals for “Reminder,” literally. The video has gratuitous dynamic scenery of the “city of angels,” women strewn throughout and a star-studded crew burning it down as they party. Cameos from A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, YG, French Montana, and Drake are a key element of the video. OVOXO A post shared . . .

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Mary J. Blige – “U + Me (Love Lesson)”

Mary J. Blige stays within the realm of what we’d expect on “U + Me (Love Lesson),” a gloomy song that finds her dealing with the emotional fatigue and weight of her divorce. Mary’s 13th studio album, Strength Of A Woman, is on the way. Stream “U + Me (Love Lesson)” below.

Trey Songz heats it up with “Nobody Else But You”

Feb 17   |   John.robin
Trey Songz “Nobody Else But You,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Tremaine The Albu . . .

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