Russ gives a ticketing lesson and encourages indie artists

Russ gives a ticketing lesson and encourages indie artists

Learn the difference between ‘soft ticketing’ and ‘hard ticketing’ Russ is usually making headlines for rants about how blogs didn’t cover him in the past or how the labels negatively operate. All that is fair play and he is entitled to tweet/discuss what he wants in interviews, but I felt that his latest stream of . . .

good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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 . . .

Mir Fontane joins MadeinTYO's tour & Drops "WYD" Video
New MusicNews Oct 10  |  

Mir Fontane joins MadeinTYO’s tour & drops “WYD” video

After announcing he’s joining MadeinTYO on tour with 24hrs, and K Swisha, Mir Fontane celebrates by releasing the official “WYD” music video. JUST GOT ADDED TO @MADEINTYO TOUR!! GRAB 🎟🎟🎟: — MELODY MON$$TER (@MirFontane) October 5, 2017 “WYD” is a Kev Rodgers and Kenif Muse-produced song that originally appeared on Mir’s CAMDEN project, which released back in June. Shot at Bandit . . .

Metro Boomin launches Boominati Worldwide label
News Jun 29  |  

Metro Boomin launches Boominati Worldwide label

Super producer partners with Republic Records and Universal Music Group to create new label Producer, Metro Boomin, recently dropped his debut single, “No Complaints” featuring Offset and Drake. Now, he announces the launch of his Boominati Worldwide label in partnership with Republic Records and Universal Music Group. “Launching Boominati Worldwide is the next step in my . . .


Watch the alternate ending of ‘Juice’

Juice turned 25 years old on January 17th. I won’t lie, it’s one of my favorite movies ever. It was Tupac Shakur’s acting debut, but his performance felt so dominant. The movie ended with Bishop, who was played by Pac, falling off a rooftop after a vicious fight with his former friend, Q, who was . . .

Solange open letter

Read a beautiful Solange open letter to her teenage self

Solange‘s A Seat At The Table helped a lot of people cope with their lives in different ways. Expressive, heartfelt, and sincere, it was her most popular project to date. She is just as honest and open in her open letter, which was released via Teen Vogue. Read an excerpt from the Solange open letter . . .

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Barack Obama’s Presidential Library will have a recording studio

So, technically speaking, our President isn’t Black anymore. I’d describe this time in America as the “we’re just seeing other people” phase. That being said, Barack Obama’s legacy is just getting started. He unveiled plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a three-building campus in Chicago. It’s gonna include a presidential library, a museum, an outdoor . . .

News Apr 14  |  

Check out a lost verse from Kendrick Lamar’s “Pride”

It’s safe to say that Kendrick Lamar’s Damn album has been a dominant topic on social media and elsewhere since its release last night. Punch, the co-president of TDE, shared an gem with us via Instagram amidst all the commotion. Specifically, he gave us a lost verse from “Pride,” the seventh track from the album. . . .


Mariah Carey announces Butterfly MC Records, preps new album

Could it be? Do Mariah Carey and LA Reid belong together? Epic Records is partnering with Mariah Carey to launch Butterfly MC Records. The terms agreement has not been disclosed, but it will include a new album to come “later this year,” serving as the label’s first release. The five-time Grammy winner was signed by Epic Records’s . . .

Taylor Bennett
News Feb 23  |  

Taylor Bennett’s ‘Restoration of an American Idol’ features Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

Taylor Bennett is doing more than just being Chance the Rapper’s younger brother. He’s gearing up for the release of his project Restoration of An American Idol, set to drop February 24. The project is nine tracks long and of course features the big bro, Jeremih, Lil Yachty and Luke Tennyson, to name a few. Friday . . .

News Feb 21  |  

Is Future Dropping Another Album On Friday?

Don’t. You. Ever. Deny. King. Future. A Good Morning. Dawg, I am not playing with you. It was mad early in the morning as I was exiting the Future-Hive so I could go to my office. I started getting mad notifications, like when my mother tags me in a picture on Facebook. I tried to ignore . . .

EditorialNews Feb 14  |  

King Future returns with a self-titled album, long before Easter

“Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4) Here we are. Weeks into Trump’s presidency, days before payday, and two overdrafts fees deep into debt. When smiles turn into depression and Beyoncé doesn’t win album of the year, her ghostwriter, our . . .


Solange speaks on her album, black art, activism and self-care at Yale

Yale University has been having a four-day conference that started on January 25th, called “Blackstar Rising and The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince“. It explores the impact that David Bowie and Prince have had on pop culture and music. On January 26th, they had an event called “‘Everybody Still Wants . . .

T.I.'s open letter to the United States is a call to action

T.I.’s open letter to the United States is a call to action

Atlanta legend T.I. saw fit to put pen to paper once more, releasing a letter to the United States today, on the day of the Inauguration of the 45th President of The United States. His name slips my mind for some reason. It’s clear that current events sparked a lot of thought in regards to . . .

Big Sean announces 'I Decided' tour with MADEINTYO

Big Sean announces ‘I Decided’ tour with MADEINTYO

Big Sean just dropped a video for “Moves.” Before that? We heard “Living Single,” featuring Chance The Rapper and Jeremih. Today? He announced his tour. I Decided releases on February 3rd, so it’s only right that Sean will be on tour from March 17th to April 20th. MADEINTYO is going to be the opener. Check . . .