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. . . .
Trey Songz “Nobody Else But You,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Tremaine The Album. The R&B vet is bouncing from his recent mixtapes to deliver his 7th studio album. “I can’t even lie you got me falling. Even when I try, the game keep calling” To start the promotion on a good leg, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
TDE was being secretive with their newest signee a month ago, but when it was revealed to be Inglewood rapper SiR we got excited. The newest member released his Her EP in October, before TDE made the announcement. After the news has settled, his Her Too EP makes for a velvety smooth introduction to new . . .
The band members of The Internet have stayed active since revealing the news of their solo efforts, and Jameel Bruner, also known as Kintaro, is not falling behind. Previously the keyboardist of the Los Angeles neo-soul outfit, he has been releasing tracks leading to this unruly single “Dry Ice.” “Let’s get the dry ice for the . . .
You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .
It’s been over two years since we’ve heard new music from Nick Hakim, but the wait is over with new single “Bet She Looks Like You.” Fans of Where Will We Go Pt. 1 & 2 EPs will enjoy the return of the lo-fi, emotive harmonies that made you fall for the Brooklyn singer in . . .
Gallant’s first single of 2017, “Cave Me In,” is a sultry blend that feels like it should be featured on the soundtrack of any first date. The suave crooner caught a lot of attention last year, especially after his Grammy-nominated debut album, Ology, introduced would-be fans to his intimate vocals. Gallant paired up with South Korean . . .
Following up the smooth vibe of his previous single, Oddisee just released “Like Really.” This “café-turn up” of a track has that signature contemplative flow with soul/jazz chorus breaks that sound so satisfyingly familiar. This is the second single from his upcoming project The Iceberg. The LP dives into the topics of money, sex, politics, . . .
Many were not happy to hear that Chrisette Michele would be performing at Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration on January 20. In response to the uproar, she has released “No Political Genius,” a heartfelt spoken word decree that addresses the backlash the singer-songwriter has been receiving from the hip-hop community. “I am the black song Spike . . .
He’s still on his come-up, and you should be on the lookout for Koran Streets. The Berkeley-bred rapper pays tribute to late rappers Bankroll Fresh and Tupac in his new video for “Hard.” This release comes from his YOU.KNOW.I.GOT.IT album, which was self-released back in September. Streets references Above the Rim, the 1994 movie featuring Tupac Shakur, and pays homage to one . . .
Despite the relatively small number of singles that Rome Fortune left for us after he dropped Jerome Raheem Fortune early last year, he’s starting off 2017 with two new tracks produced by Chaz Bundick, also known as Toro y Moi. Yesterday, “Leotard” and “BOO MOBILE II” were released via the Atlanta rapper’s Soundcloud. Both will . . .
Dave East has been giving us gratuitous tracks since his mixtape release in September and the latest is “No Hook” featuring G Herbo and Don Q. The East Harlem-bred rapper comes with New York boom-pap and raw lyrics to satiate modern and classic rap fans alike, which is a big part of why we are . . .
“I’m talkin’ ’bout sweet, sweet f’in love.” Alicia Keys teams up with Kaytranada for her newest single, “Sweet F-in Love.” Last year was an extremely busy year for Kay. Recently, he’s remixed tracks by the likes of TLC, LATRELLE, Chance the Rapper and Solange. His critically acclaimed album, 99.9%, is just a piece of what . . .