Darren Gooden

Florida-based. I want to connect the dots and unlock the codes. I specialize in outcheaness level optimization. Ride with me!

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what the price
New Music Jan 20  |  

Migos – “What The Price”

Migos are inching closer and closer to their debut album release. Now, they share their new single, “What The Price.” They serve trap ballad flare laced with electric guitar licks and low passed paino keys. Listen below and pre-order Culture via iTunes before it arrives on January 27th.

New Music Jan 19  |  

Raw Savant & Young C – “Stepped In The Booth” (Video)

London-Based rappers, Raw Savant and Young C drop a fiery track titled “Stepped In The Booth.” The two deliver an aggressive flurry of bars on top of the southern trap sonics. Watch the video below. Check out the behind the scenes footage, also.

need 2 hear
New Music Jan 19  |  

Devin Miles wants confirmation on “Need 2 Hear”

Devin Miles is pushing for a strong start to his 2017. He follows up impressive releases like “The Fallen” and  “Good Credit” with “Need 2 Hear.” Sometimes, we all could use a little encouragement. If he’s got it, then Devin wants his lady to tell him he’s got it then. Listen to the Christo-produced track . . .

before the locs
New Music Jan 19  |  

Mir Fontane shares an open letter on “Before The Locs”

Mir Fontane drops off a new freestyle track titled “Before The Locs.” The South Jersey spitter really pours his soul over a Donny Hathaway “Giving Up” sample as he details memories of times past. . .the good,bad, and everything in between. “We all on the same quest. I ride for my tribe / In the ER, . . .

On + Off
New Music Jan 18  |  

Maggie Rogers – “On + Off”

“I’m coming up slowly. I’m high on emotion.” Maggie Rogers certainly has a promising future ahead of her. It’s not everyday that someone receives such high praise from the likes of Pharrell. Now, she is here to share her new single, “On + Off.” The breakout star sits somewhere between pop, alternative, folk, and more . . .

unruly king
New Music Jan 17  |  

Popcaan – “Unruly King”

Dancehall champion, Popcaan, returns to start the party with “Unruly King.” In typical fashion, he styles his track with catchy ad libs and asserts himself on high throughout. Listen below.

New Music Jan 17  |  

Marcus Alan Ward – “BodyFeelGood”

Cleveland’s self-taught soul singer, Marcus Alan Ward, shares his first song of 2017 titled “BodyFeelGood.” Its boost of positive energy laced in electric guitar riffs that will leave you feeling like a million bucks. “Girl I shut my eyes when you walk my way Ohh ohh craving, how long will it stay December butterflies on . . .

don't do that
New Music Jan 17  |  

Derek King keeps it on the low on “Don’t Do That”

Bay Area singer, Derek King, drops off a club banger titled “Don’t Do That” which will appear on his 1995 EP. It’s got a clear cut West Coast influence that will easily have many singing along to the catchy hook. Derek’s on his creep, though. He has a girlfriend, but he manages to find himself out . . .

feeling alive
New Music Jan 16  |  

Earl St. Clair – “Feeling Alive”

Earl St. Clair brings good vibes on his latest release, “Feeling Alive.” This upbeat tune has the makings of a record that crosses all kinds of barriers because it touches on universal tones that the masses can share. Tap a toe and clap a hand long to this one before the Songs About a Girl . . .

B.A.D Things
New Music Jan 16  |  

Kev Rodgers – ‘B.A.D Things’ (EP)

New Jersey’s Kev Rodgers‘s drops his B.A.D Things album. He’s well known as a producer and you’ve certainly heard his  work with many of his peers, but he gets down to business to show what he’s got as a lead artist. When describing his sound to The Source Kev states, “My music has an aggression to . . .

New Music Jan 16  |  

Kavin Donnell remembers who wasn’t there for him on “Amnesia”

“Who dis?! Who dis?!” Kavin Donnell serves us slight Mike Jones “Back Then” vibes on the smooth, R&B track, “Amnesia.” Sometimes people switch up on us, but we have to keep it moving. Kavin acknowledges his shortcomings, but it doesn’t help the sting of when we feel mistreated. Listen to the Blair Norf-produced track below.

ish williams

Ish Williams talks ‘Sonia’s Son’ album, ‘We All We Got’ movement, and positive change (Interview)

New Jersey is a hotbed of musical talent, right now. So much is moving and shaking up there, especially on the Southside, that I couldn’t help but get involved in that situation. In my quest to find musical excellence, I crossed paths with a Collingswood artist named Ish Williams. Ish and I have grown since first . . .

drew barrymore

SZA – “Drew Barrymore”

It’s been long awaited, but SZA gives fans her first single of 2017. “Drew Barrymore” will reside on forthcoming CTRL Music which follows her 2014 release, Z. Listen to the Scum and Carter Lang-produced single below and grab it on iTunes.

New Music Jan 12  |  

Kavin Donnell tells it like it is on “The Most”

Kavin Donnell drops a refreshing dose of realness in a smooth R&B package. He looks back on relationships that didn’t work out and the struggles he has gone through to make it to this point today. Let that classic sample from Aaliyah‘s “Come Over” resonate in the background. Listen to “The Most” below.

down in flames
New Music Jan 12  |  

Ella Vos describes a toxic relationship on “Down In Flames”

Los Angeles-based singer Ella Vos delivers an enchantingly smooth Pop/R&B cut on “Down In Flames.” Her cadence is story teller-like and her delivery draws you in like a tale whose details you dare not miss. “Burnin’ on your tongue / Every minute We’re too young / Couldn’t see it Every weekend we hitchhike to hell . . .