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roses

GoldLink covers Outkast’s “Roses” and his hit single “Crew” with Masego & Hare Squead

As one of Outkast‘s funkier singles, “Roses” requires a special array of musical talent to cover. Not every artist can just step up to the plate and deliver a worthwhile rendition. Thankfully, the combination of GoldLink, Masego, and Hare Squead proved to be more than up to the task during a recent stop at BBC . . .

Lost

Danny Brown – “Lost” (Video)

Danny Brown continues to embrace his one of a kind persona in his black and white music video for “Lost.” The Detroit bred emcee takes us back to his Atrocity Exhibition album with a visual accompaniment that feels like a short horror film from a different era. Watch the Matilda Finn-directed video for “Lost” below.

PREMIERE: Curbside Jones - "Been Wolf" (Video)

PREMIERE: Curbside Jones – “Been Wolf” (Video)

Austin rapper blends with wolves in the “Been Wolf” music video It’s still Sheep SZN for Austin rapper and producer, Curbside Jones. Today we’ve partnered with him to exclusively premiere the official video for “Been Wolf.” One thing I quickly learned about Curbside once we first connected and I saw his work, is that he’s . . .

Wizkid - 'Sounds From the Other Side' (Album Stream)

Wizkid – ‘Sounds From the Other Side’ (Album Stream)

Nigeria’s Wizkid drops Sounds From the Other Side LP Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, has prepped fans with a run of singles including “Come Closer” and “African Bad Gyal.” The singer/songwriter also topped the U.S. charts with Drake’s 2016 hit “One Dance.” Now, he drops his new album, Sounds From the Other Side. The 12-track album is a follow-up to 2014’s Ayo . . .

true colors

Chaz French shines on his debut album, ‘True Colors’

In the wake of signing to Motown Records, D.C. emcee Chaz French has stepped up to the plate with a solid debut album, True Colors. The energetic, emphatic rapper doesn’t seem ready to slow down any time soon, either. The 17-track project includes guest features from Curren$y, Phil Adé, Shy Glizzy, BJ the Chicago Kid, . . .

checkout

The Cool Kids – “Checkout” (Video)

“Want money. Need check.” It’s good to see The Cool Kids back in town. The dynamic duo of Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks is all about getting paid in their creative new video for “Checkout.” The song is bass-heavy, catchy, and entertaining, as we’ve come to expect from the trendsetting duo. Watch the video . . .

Premiere: Doolie Gang shines in the "Gold" music video

Premiere: Doolie Gang shines in the “Gold” music video

South Florida Hip-Hop trio premieres visuals for “Gold” The last time we were in touch with Doolie Gang (Deez Bands, Johnny Pickles, and Yung Stew), they dropped debut project, Not The Life We Chose. The group is back to premiere the music video for their lead single, “Gold.” The South Florida trio transitions between gray scale and . . .

Hotel Room

Premiere: Felly leaves his cares behind on his infectious new track, “Hotel Room”

“I aint got much but I like it that way. I was sad one day, then everything changed.” “Hotel Room” feels like a record I would have turned on while sneaking out of school an hour early as a high school senior. Don’t tell my mother. The light, summery release comes to us courtesy of . . .

Ty Dolla Sign - "Love U Better" ft. Lil Wayne & The-Dream

Ty Dolla Sign – “Love U Better” ft. Lil Wayne & The-Dream

“Love U Better” previews Ty Dolla’s forthcoming second LP, ‘Beach House 3’ LA singer/songwriter, Ty Dolla Sign, is back with “Love U Better.” He links with Lil Wayne and The-Dream on this enticing single. While Ty and Dream hold down the hook, Wayne adds his touch of raunch on his verse as a final touch. . . .

xxl freshman cypher

Watch KYLE, A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Aminé’s XXL Freshman cypher

The 2017 XXL Freshman class has been revealed, and the subsequent internet controversies/”I’m too old to know these artists” sentiments have mostly subsided. Now, we get to watch the first XXL Freshman cypher of the year. KYLE, A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Aminé are the first up to bat. Watch the freestyle below, and let . . .

gunfiyah

Dr. Dre – “Gunfiyah”

“How you spell CEO? D-R-E.” One of the wealthiest hip-hop artists in the game, the legendary Dr. Dre, is back with a new banger called “Gunfiyah.” The new release comes courtesy of last night’s premiere of his new HBO series, The Defiant Ones, which co-stars Jimmy Iovine. Stream “Gunfiyah” below. (RapWAVE)

hate me now

Watch Nas perform “Hate Me Now” with a brass band (Video)

Award-winning New Orleans brass band Soul Rebels isn’t new to sharing the stage with big name hip-hop artists, and they turned heads again in April with Nas. The legendary emcee performed a number of songs with the eight-piece band, including “Hate Me Now.” The energy can be felt through the recording, but I can only . . .

chance the rapper

Watch Chance The Rapper’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Chance The Rapper joined NPR for their ongoing Tiny Desk Concert series with the help of The Social Experiment. The Chicago-based star delivered a jazzier rendition of Coloring Book standout track “Juke Jam,” complete with some soulful backup vocals that really add a new dimension to the track. After that, he dove into a heartfelt, . . .

Meekend Music II

Stream Meek Mill’s ‘Meekend Music II’ surprise EP

It’s only been about two months since the first edition, but today Meek Mill dropped Meekend Music II for the people, seemingly out of nowhere. The project is a grand total of four tracks, with production by the likes of Street Runner, Papamitrou and Dougie. Guest features come from the likes of YFN Lucci and . . .

Premiere: Watch arthur gallery’s Sampha-inspired short film, “rAw”

Artistic Manifesto is proud to premier rAw, the latest short film conceived by California-based artist, arthur gallery. On 6/10, arthur debuted the film to an audience of rough 80 Bay Area artists, creators, influencers and shakers during a live viewing party. To celebrate the film’s digital debut, Artistic Manifesto reached out for an exclusive interview. . . .