John Robinson

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Koran Streets
New Music Jan 18  |  

Koran Streets pays homage to legends with “Hard” (Video)

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 . . .

Rome Fortune
New Music Jan 11  |  

Rome Fortune released two Toro y Moi-produced tracks

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 . . .

no hook
New Music Jan 10  |  

Dave East delivers relentless bars on “No Hook”

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 . . .

Sweet F-in Love
New Music Jan 10  |  

Alicia Keys and Kaytranada make some “Sweet F-in Love”

“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 . . .

Drayco McCoy and Mathaius Young
New Music Jan 9  |  

Drayco McCoy and Mathaius Young get rowdy on “Bout That”

Indianapolis has been nurturing two rising rap artists in Drayco McCoy and Mathaius Young. That midwest turn up comes through in “Bout That.” Even though it clocks in at less than 2 minutes, you won’t be disappointed. Light synths and ethereal chimes are given that dirty-bass treatment from this K Stacks and TheBeatPlug-produced track. This . . .

Moves

Big Sean – “Moves” (Video)

Big Sean dropped the half-trippy video for “Moves,” which is the second single leading up to his fourth album, I Decided. The song is produced by Fuse of 808 Mafia, and the video is directed by Mike Carson. It just might make you feel like you’re on the beginning of an acid trip. You’ll also catch . . .

Rebecca Ferguson
News Jan 3  |  

Rebecca Ferguson answers Trump’s inauguration offer

England-born talent Rebecca Ferguson was recently asked to perform at Donald Trump’s upcoming Inauguration. The former X-Factor singer recently went to twitter to respond to the invite, which allegedly other A-list celebrities have since turned down. Artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Elton John have reportedly already turned down the offer. You probably . . .

my house
New Music Dec 30  |  

Lil B shows you how he lives with “My House”

It’s been a while in the making, but Lil B has released “My House,” the single from his upcoming Black Ken mixtape. With the bay rapper linking up with St. Louis producer Metro Boomin, he puts Based God swag over reworked samples of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Grammy-award winning single “Tha Crossroads.” Lil B has been teasing fans for years . . .

Chance the Rapper
News Dec 22  |  

Chance the Rapper was an answer on ‘Jeopardy!’

You can now add Chance the Rapper onto the list of rap artists who have been answers to clues on Jeopardy!, the American quiz competition game show. On Wednesday nights airing of the show Alex Trebek gave this clue: In 2016 this disciple of Kanye West released his Coloring Book mixtape. This clue took special note . . .

R. Kelly

A petition is calling for R. Kelly’s removal from the SOULQUARIUS lineup

The SOULQUARIUS lineup was recently announced for Saturday, February 18th 2017 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County. The R&B showcase includes performers The Internet, Erykah Badu, Willow Smith, The Pharcyde, and BJ the Chicago Kid to name a few. You will also notice leading the lineup roster is the self proclaimed “Pied Piper of R&B,” R. . . .

The Lost Files: Cuffing Season
New Music Dec 16  |  

BJ The Chicago Kid sets the mood with ‘The Lost Files: Cuffing Season’

It’s official. Winter weather is here and if you aren’t already with bae, BJ the Chicago Kid might help with his new mixtape The Lost Files: Cuffing Season. 2016 has been a busy year for the windy city native. Showing guest appearances on albums from Solange, Kevin Hart aka Chocolate Droppa, to Smoke DZA and . . .

hamilton
News Dec 15  |  

‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the past year you most likely have heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical. This 11-time Tony Award winning Broadway show, led by a cast of mostly black and Latino actors, came like a tidal wave and has reported sold out ticket sales through July 2017. Riding . . .

Know Me
New Music Dec 15  |  

Law and Gucci Mane’s “Know Me” is a Zaytoven-produced banger

All the way from the Atlanta, Good Life Music Group’s Law teams up with Gucci Mane and ATL producer Zaytoven for his new single “Know Me.” There are some heavy kicks on this southern rap track, which comes in anticipation of his No Love project. Zaytoven definitely isn’t a stranger to working with either of . . .

New Music Dec 9  |  

Stream The-Dream’s ‘Love You To Death’ EP

With his small hiatus from solo lead projects, The-Dream dons his new EP titled Love You To Death. Despite the break from solo efforts, this release follows his epically conceptual visual album, Genesis, that exclusively debuted via Tidal in January. In case you weren’t keeping track the singer/songwriter/producer has kept busy being apart of a . . .

New Music Dec 8  |  

Fetty Wap and Nicki Minaj are feeling themselves on “Like A Star”

Fetty Wap links with Nicki Minaj to release their new collaboration, “Like A Star.” For Minaj fans, it arrives on the heels of “Black Barbies,” a rework of Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” and right in time for Nicki’s 34th birthday. This tropically tinged track features the Queens-raised rapper likening herself to some other heavyweight contenders. . . .