Honorable Mentions 106: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You've Tweeted Us

May 25   |   Belise Thomas
Ladies and gents, 'ripped the packaging off the CD' weather is finally here. Unfortunately, CDs are...

Jay Z jumps on the remix to Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All The Way Up"

May 24 | Michell C. Clark
"You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular ...
gyal dem move
New Music May 25  |  

Falcons & Juelz – “Gyal Dem Move”

With some memorable Sean Paul vocals at their disposal, Falcons & Juelz are on a mission to take over your local dance floor. “Gyal Dem Move” has the trap drum patterns an island dance flair to earn itself major plays as you keep the party rocking. Stream “Gyal Dem Move” below.

Stay Around
New Music May 25  |  

Joyce Wrice delivers her relatable, forward-thinking ‘Stay Around’ EP

Joyce Wrice proves to have both an ear for production and an affinity for the pen with her well executed new EP, Stay Around. The six-track project’s defining features? Forward-thinking, enticing production from the likes of Mndsgn, Chuk le Garcon, and others; and relatable lyricism from the West Coast native. Stream Stay Around below, and purchase via iTunes.

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Honorable Mentions 106: A Weekly Playlist of the Best Music You’ve Tweeted Us

Ladies and gents, ‘ripped the packaging off the CD’ weather is finally here. Unfortunately, CDs aren’t what they used to be but, you get the point. Weather’s finally getting it’s life together, sun is shining in my part of town, Hov is rapping again, and I’m back with more music. What more could you ask…

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New Music May 25  |  

Michael Christmas – ‘Baggy Eyes’ (EP)

Michael Christmas continues to have fun and make quality music in the process with his new EP release, Baggy Eyes. The Boston native might be the first person ever to have a song called “Drums Might Wake Ya Mama Up.” Guest appearances come from the likes of Polyester the Saint, $ilkmoney and Vintage Lee, and…

how are you so calm
New Music May 25  |  

Sir Michael Rocks brings colorful dreams to life in “How Are You So Calm” (Video)

Sir Michael Rocks keeps things laid back and breezy in his new video for “How Are You So Calm,” a standout track from his Populair Part 2 project. The colorful video gives us a window into Michael’s dreams, as he puts his own spin on what we’d typically expect from a photohoot. Watch the video…

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New Music May 25  |  

Kojey Radical wrestles with his demons in “Footsteps” (Video)

Kojey Radical delivers a visual representation of what it feels to fight against your inner demons in the beautifully dramatic video for his 23 Winter standout track, “Footsteps.” In regards to the video, Kojey elaborated: “Footsteps is a visual depiction of what it’s like to battle with self doubt within an industry designed to pigeon…

Andrew Luce - "Clue"
New Music May 25  |  

Andrew Luce taps Rory Fresco to get a “Clue”

Who the hell are you? I don’t have a clue. It’s a feeling we’re all too familiar with in this internet age. Whether it’s fake friends trying to benefit from your hard work, or haters trying to tear it down — we’ve all had these WTF moments from people we barely know. Producer Andrew Luce tackles…

Trippin
New Music May 25  |  

Terror Jr keeps the mood light with “Trippin”

Terror Jr‘s SoundCloud description reads, “even angels had to stab a few people.” Such a phrase is the perfect way to encapsulate the deceptively conflicting combination of angelic vocals and emotion-fueled lyricism heard on tracks such as “Trippin.” Stream “Trippin” below, and sample the previously released “Sugar” afterwards.

That Way
New Music May 25  |  

Young Dro connects hip-hop and EDM with “That Way”

Young Dro just might have a banger on his hands with his heavily EDM-influenced new release, “That Way.” The Grand Hustle affiliate is set to release a new project called Phoenix in the near future, and it seems as though we should expect a new Dro to emerge, if this record is any indication. Stream…

JAmbo
New Music May 25  |  

Kamau commands respect with “Jambo” (Video)

The video for “Jambo” feels more like a short film than a music video. Kamau, whose name translates to silent warrior, has a beautiful brand of music based around creative vocal layering that includes beatboxing, harmonies, rapping, and singing. All of this and more is on display throughout the dynamic, monochromatic video for “Jambo,” which…

Jay Z

Jay Z jumps on the remix to Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up”

“You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions / Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is / Survival of the littest.” A Jay Z verse is rare these days. A Jay Z verse on a Fat Joe record? Historic. It’s a well known fact that the…

Why You Always Hatin?

YG – “Why You Always Hatin?” ft. Drake & Kamaiyah

“Why You Always Hatin?” is a question I want to ask a lot of people in my life every day, and now I have a song to go along with the ever-relevant question courtesy of YG, Drake, and OVO Sound Radio. It should come as no surprise that the song is undeniably West Coast-influenced, with…

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Kanye West rants about being the ‘Michael Jackson of apparel’ on ‘Ellen’ (Video)

It’s never a bad day to watch a new Kanye West rant, and he gave us just that with his appearance on ‘Ellen.’ It’s one of his more controlled and calculated monologues, but a Kanye West rant is still a Kanye West rant. Ye’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show will air this afternoon, but…

Speed

Lance Skiiiwalker makes his TDE debut with “Speed”

Chicago-based singer/producer Lance Skiiiwalker makes his TDE solo debut with the new single, “Speed.” The newly released song has a crackling, heavily sampled sound to it and a fairly dark ambience. Skiiiwalker’s debut project with TDE is entitled Introverted Intuition so we’ll be on the lookout for new music leading up to it.  We knew Skiiiwalker was up…

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Azealia Banks: The Last Straw

When I scroll through my twitter timeline, I always hope to catch one of my favorite musical acts sending off tweets about topics that don’t come off as promo for their projects. I’m fully aware that most of us follow them to get the latest, but it’s so entertaining to see how they draft their…

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Stream unreleased Kanye West beats from the 90’s

What a time. Unreleased Kanye West beats from 1997 seem to have made their way onto the internet. Beat heads and aspirant rappers rejoice! Aspirant rappers, please don’t be foolish. The beats sound like the era from which they came, with  plenty of the Kanye West influence that took the world by storm years later….

My PYT
New Music May 19  |  

Wale releases “My PYT”; announces ‘Shine’ LP

It looks like Washington, D.C.’s very own Wale is ready to make some more moves in the near future. He’s set to release his fifth studio album, SHINE, which stands for Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy, some time this year. The first release we’ve heard from that project, “My PYT,” is a mellow groove featuring…

Hype

Drake – “Hype” (Remix) ft. Lil Wayne

“Hype” has quickly become one of my favorite VIEWS songs, and I’m sure that I’m not speaking for myself in that regard. Lil Wayne jumps on the remix to this high energy cut, which just premiered on OVO Sound Radio. Wayne has done extremely well to maintain relevance amidst the issues at Cash Money Records….

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SZA remakes a PARTYNEXTDOOR hit on “twoAM”

SZA is the latest to put her own spin on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Come And See Me.” Her version, “twoAM,” feels a bit more expressive than the original. The song concludes with a teaser for a different, unreleased song with a much brighter vibe. Stream “twoAM” below.

Red Lobster

ForteBowie puts a jazzy spin on Beyoncé’s “Formation” to create “Red Lobster”

Man, oh man. ForteBowie did it again. The Atlanta-based producer smoothly transitions Beyoncé’s “Formation” into jazzier territory complete with a saxophone sample, soulful vocals, and smooth synths. “Red Lobster” is born. The rebellious energy of “Formation” is now backed by a soundscape fit for a cool summer night cruising through the city. Somehow, it all…

Stream The Roots's 2016 NBA Finals anthem, "Champion"

May 24   |   Michell C. Clark
The NBA Conference Finals have gone a lot differently than expected. No matter who ends up making it...

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