Stream Dave East's 'Paranoia 2' ft. Tory Lanez, T.I., Marsha Ambrosius & more

Stream Dave East’s ‘Paranoia 2’ ft. Tory Lanez, T.I., Marsha Ambrosius & more

Harlem rapper, Dave East, is back with part 2 of his Paranoia series. After dropping his Paranoia: A True Story EP last year, Dave East returns with the project’s second edition, Paranoia 2. The 15-track album includes features from Tory Lanez, T.I., Lloyd Banks, Marsha Ambrosius, and more. Stream Paranoia 2 EP below and download your copy from iTunes. 

Crown Marquiss & Bucky Malone - 'W.M.H.B.M.' (Mixtape)
New Music Jan 15  |  

Crown Marquiss & Bucky Malone – ‘W.M.H.B.M.’ (Mixtape)

Crown Marquiss & Bucky Malone collab for W.M.H.B.M. project Florida’s Crown Marquiss teams up with Virginia’s Bucky Malone for a surprise mixtape titled W.M.H.B.M. which stands for “We Make Hits By Mistake.” We’ll let you all be the judge of that. The longtime friends have proven to be very consistent with their respective music in 2017. . . .

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Kendrick Lamar and SZA link for “All The Stars” from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Only a few days into 2018, and some major announcements have already been made in the realm of hip-hop. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s latest collaborative effort, “All The Stars” is set to be featured on the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Black Panther film. Kendrick and Top Dawg are producing the entire soundtrack. Yes. Excitement . . .

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Smino and Terrace Martin keep it jazzy on “Pecans”

As one of the smoothest, most melodically inclined emcees in the game, it should come as no surprise that Smino is well equipped to mesh with Terrace Martin’s jazzy acoustics on “Pecans.” The bouncy St. Louis native’s bouncy delivery is supplemented by horn, drums, and bass guitar that sound like they’re being performed live instead . . .

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Jeezy – “American Dream” ft. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole

“Every day, grindin’ hard with my team, the American dream.” As soon as I saw the track features and heard the beat, I knew that Jeezy would kill this record. “American Dream” features Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, and serves as the last preview of Jeezy’s Pressure album, which releases tonight at midnight. Production by . . .

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N.E.R.D. lets loose the explosive “Don’t Do It,” featuring Kendrick Lamar

“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .

Premiere: OMARtheGroove recounts past romantic experiences on ‘Before It Gets Better’

I felt a recurring sense of nostalgia as I listened to OMARtheGroove‘s Before it Gets Better. From his use of familiar samples such as Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” to extended Powerpuff Girls references in verses,  there’s plenty to discuss. The Northern Virginia native, who also refers to himself as the Groovy Grim Reaper, employs . . .

Kendrick Lamar drops 'DAMN. Collectors Edition'

Kendrick Lamar drops ‘DAMN. Collectors Edition’

Stream Kendrick’s DAMN. album in reverse For all those tired of playing DAMN. backwards on a playlist, Kendrick Lamar has you covered. He releases the official collector’s edition of the album which features it in reverse. “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes,” Kendrick tells MTV News. “The initial vibe listening from . . .

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New Music Nov 5  |  

Baltimore producer J. Robb makes his mark with his Soulection ‘White Label’ release

Soulection White Label releases are only four tracks long. They’re meant to give each producer who is selected a platform to bring their sound to an entirely new audience. You can’t half step. Baltimore standout J. Robb brings some of his best work to the table on his release, giving us four tracks worth of . . .

Marquel DelJuan drops "Bills" music video
New Music Nov 1  |  

Marquel DelJuan drops “Bills” music video

Watch Marquel DelJuan’s “Bills” video Marquel Deljuan embodies the “fake it til you make it” phrase on “Bills.” He’s a regular guy, with regular money, but you wouldn’t know it. Although he’s cool, calm, and collected, he still goes through ll the stresses of life like we all do. “Bills” is the first single from the . . .

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New Music Oct 24  |  

Iman Omari takes us to outer space with his soulful ‘IHY’ album

“Give me your vibes. I want all your energy.” Iman Omari will grab a lot of people’s attention for the first time with his IHY album, but he has been in the game for a minute. He started off as a producer for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, OverDoz, and more. These days it’s extremely . . .

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5 years later, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ is still powerful

“It goes, Halle Berry? Or Hallelujah?” In case you needed a reminder of how fast time is flying by, Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city is officially five years old as of yesterday. Kendrick’s major label debut has been applauded by critics and fans alike since its release. The Compton bred lyricist has continued to . . .

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YG Hootie and Kendrick Lamar put on for Compton on “The City”

Tied together by their origins in the city of Compton, YG Hootie and Kendrick Lamar pay homage with their latest drop, “The City.” The song, which is produced by produced by Eardrummers’ DJ FU, has a laid back vibe to it. Hootie’s Hubris project is expected to release on November 11th. Stream “The City” below.

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New Music Oct 10  |  

Catch the sultry, horn laden vibes of Iman Omari’s “Kama Sutra”

“Give me your vibes, I want all your energy.” Iman Omari sets the mood masterfully with his smooth new single, “Kama Sutra.” He embraces the concept of selfless love this time around, as his lyrics make it clear that he’s down to do whatever it takes to please his partner. Look for his IHY album . . .

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New Music Oct 5  |  

Mar delivers a beautiful, intimate vocal performance on “Place”

“Let’s go somewhere, to a place, I know, where you’ve never been before.” Mar is an Amsterdam bred vocalist and poet who has a knack for making music that feels otherworldly. “Place” is a great example. Layered melodies and distorted vocals create a floating, exhilarating feel that supplements Mar’s gorgeous harmonies and imaginative lyricism. Mar . . .