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  • fresh teaNew Video: Philthy Rich Ft. BlueBucksClan “Rich Gannon”
    All smiles. Coming off the release of his Real Hate LP, Philthy Rich celebrates with its new video featuring BlueBucksClan. At a gathering with friends, they pop bottles and count money as take a dip in the pool and twerk throughout the plush pad.
    - 1 hour ago 6 Jul 20, 5:46am -
  • New Video: Usher “I Cry”
    Love over pride. Usher doesn’t hold back his emotions on this heartfelt single and video inspired by his sons. Over a sobering sound bed and embedded with images, Usher laments on the struggles and fights for perseverance in the midst of these current times. These tears won’t dry.
    - 2 days ago 4 Jul 20, 6:46pm -
  • New Video: GASHI Ft. Pink Sweat$, Njomza “Upset”
    Oh, whoa. Love’s got GASHI in distress on the latest single off his upcoming album, 1984. The track follows its previous release, Paranoid“. Accompanied by Pink Sweat$’ soothing verse, and Njomza’s infectious hook, GASHI’s ready to risk it all for a love affair. In the lively video, GASHI…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 1:47pm -
  • New Video: 6ix9ine Ft. Anuel AA “YAYA”
    Dale, baby! 6ix9ine flexes his espanol on his Latin single featuring Puerto Rican Reggaeton star, Anuel AA. In the whimsical clip, Tekashi waves the Mexican and Puerto Rican flag at a wet and wild house party filled with confetti, bubbles and twerking ladies in bikinis covered in milk. These serving…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 12:06pm -
  • New Music: Trae Tha Truth Ft. T.I., Styles P, Mysonne, Ink, Anthony Hamilton, Conway The Machine, Krayzie Bone, E-40, David Banner, Bun B, Tamika Mallory, Lee Merritt “Time For Change”
    Still we gon fight. Always active in the community, Trae Tha Truth rallies up his troops and calls for a plan of action during these current times. Accompanied with voiceovers from Tamika Mallory and Lee Merritt, Trae, Styles, Mysonne, Conway, Krayzie, E-40, David Banner and Bun B weigh in racism an…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 10:17am -
  • New Video: Yo Gotti “Recession Proof”
    Gotti’s Independence Day. Despite the current state of the economy and the pandemic, Yo Gotti’s living good on his new single produced by Tay Keith. At his plush estate with friends including Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta, Yo Gotti shows off his new physique, new money, and his recent purchase…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 9:12am -

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  • fresh teaLil Wayne Teases ‘Tha Carter VI’
    Lil Wayne is already eyeing his next project. Just weeks after releasing the deluxe edition of Funeral, the Young Money boss has Tha Carter VI on his mind. In an interview with Variety (via HipHop-N-More), he was asked which Carter album was his favorite and his response seemed to hint at the sixth…
    - 21 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 10:02am -
  • fresh teaKanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run

    - 22 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 9:14am -
  • 50 Cent Calls Nicki Minaj ‘Alpha Female,’ Celebrates Eminem’s Impact
    Lil Wayne welcomed 50 Cent during Friday’s episode of Young Money Radio. In a wide-ranging conversation, the hip-hop tycoon opened up about executive producing Pop Smoke’s posthumous album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon and reminisced on the first time he met the Brooklyn rapper, who showe…
    - 2 days ago 4 Jul 20, 11:34am -
  • 6ix9ine Drops Spanish Single ‘YAYA’
    6ix9ine returns with his third single in two months. After earning his first No. 1 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted “TROLLZ,” Tekashi switches it up with his Spanish single “YAYA.” The reggaeton-infused track finds 6ix9ine paying homage to his Latin roots. Tekashi, whose mother is Mexican-Ameri…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 11:35am -
  • Lil Wayne Releases ‘Glory’ Video
    Hallelujah. The “Glory” has finally come. Five years after dropping his Freezy Weezy Album, Lil Wayne unleashes the long-awaited video for “Glory.” The monumental clip, directed by Eif Rivera, finds the Young Money legend climbing to the top of a mountain as he flexes his lyrical muscle. “…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 10:21am -
  • Tory Lanez and Kevin Gates Join Forces on ‘Convertible Burt’
    Skrrt skrrt. Tory Lanez and Kevin Gates are bringing their talents to the Fast & Furious franchise. The Toronto rapper and Baton Rouge MC link up on “Convertible Burt” off the upcoming Road to Fast 9 mixtape. Named after the Miami street legend, the flute-driven track kicks off with a hard-hitti…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 8:52am -

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  • fresh teaEDM Reacts to Fourth of July 2020
    The Fourth of July has come and gone — but the celebrations (or lack thereof) — technically last all weekend long. As always, EDM Twitter is weighing in this Independence Day. Some DJ/producers are stressing important social issues, some are celebrating per usual, and others are “cancelling”…
    - 16 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 3:24pm -
  • fresh teaNew Socially Distanced Music Venue Set To Open In The UK This Summer
    As the global pandemic rages on, some companies are rising to the occasion and adapting to the new world we live in. One of these companies, SSD Concerts, in partnership with the organizers of Newcastle’s This Is Tomorrow Festival, are opening a social distancing venue in the UK. The new venue, ca…
    - 19 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 11:48am -
  • fresh teaREPORT: Essex Police Respond to Illegal Rave with 400+ People
    Essex police responded to an “illegal rave” over the weekend with more than 400 people in attendance. According to a report, revelers gathered in a woodland area in the village of Margaretting for the party, which started around 10:30 pm and continued into the early hours. With about 100 cars p…
    - 20 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 11:14am -
  • fresh teaVirtual Spring Awakening with Dr. Fresch, Claude VonStroke, Destructo & More [WATCH]
    Spring Awakening is happening in a virtual space this weekend thanks to LiveXLive’s React Presents. The Midwest’s largest all-electronic music festival returns for the first time with a brand new, online experience. The virtual Spring Awakening lineup features 22 artists performing from differ…
    - 20 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 11:12am -
  • fresh teaHI-LO Gets Dark & Gritty with “Zeuz” Out via mau5trap [LISTEN]
    It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard from HI-LO — and the producer, better known as Oliver Heldens, just released on mau5trap. “Zeus” is as dark and gritty as we’ve heard him take the techno project. With its distorted synths, hyper percussion, and overall high energy, the track has…
    - 20 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 10:46am -
  • fresh teaKanye West Announces US Presidential Bid
    Yesterday, amidst the 4th of July celebrations, Kanye West announced his US 2020 presidential bid via Twitter. Kanye, who is an active Donald Trump supporter despite his egregious crimes against the people of the United States, has not yet confirmed via other outlets that his tweet was sincere and n…
    - 21 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 10:45am -

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  • fresh teaEnnio Morricone Dead At 91
    Ennio Morricone, arguably the greatest film-score composer of all time, has died. The New York Times reports that Morricone died today in Rome. According to the Times, Morricone's lawyer reports that Morricone was hospitalized last week after a fall. Morricone was 91.
    - 29 mins ago 6 Jul 20, 6:46am -
  • fresh teaBill Callahan – “Another Song”
    Bill Callahan is releasing one song from his new album Gold Record each Monday until the whole thing drops in September. Last Monday he shared the first one, "Pigeons," which we ranked as the week's very best song. Today he has shared another song.
    - 51 mins ago 6 Jul 20, 6:24am -
  • fresh teaThe Number Ones: Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”
    In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.…
    - 1 hour ago 6 Jul 20, 5:53am -
  • fresh teaDaBaby’s 4th Of July Concert Didn’t Look All That Socially Distant
    DaBaby's 4th Of July concert went ahead as planned last night. The event took place at the relaunched Cosmopolitan Premier Lounge in Decatur, GA, outside of Atlanta. Despite public assurances that safety measures were in place and that the event would require attendees to wear face masks at all time…
    - 22 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 9:34am -
  • fresh teaAxl Rose Fights With Surgeon General On Twitter, Says He’s Obligated To Speak Up About Politics
    Axl Rose has become increasingly outspoken about politics since the 2016 election of Donald Trump. In recent months, the Guns N' Roses leader has beefed with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Twitter and commissioned some anti-Trump merchandise.
    - 23 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 8:00am -
  • fresh teaBassnectar “Stepping Back” From Music Career Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
    Bassnectar, real name Lorin Ashton, has announced that he is "stepping back" from music following sexual misconduct accusations, as Jambase reports. Last week, an Instagram account called @EvidenceAgainstBassNectar was started to document multiple accounts of Ashton grooming underage girls and engag…
    - 24 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 7:28am -

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  • fresh teaBassnectar Announces Departure From Music After Sexual Abuse Allegations Surface
    Bassnectar announced he will be “stepping back from his career” after a series of sexual abuse allegations came out against him (you can read some of them here). After the allegations came to light he acknowledged them for the first time in a private Facebook group, saying “The rumors of sexua…
    - 17 hours ago 5 Jul 20, 2:31pm -
  • LISTEN: Reddit’s r/trap Community Unleashes BLM Charity Mixtape, “Boost Tape 01”
    In support of the ongoing BLM movement, Reddit’s r/trap has released a community mixtape which aims to raise awareness and much-needed donations for The Movement for Black Lives Fund. Titled Boost Tape 01, the mixtape features a steady stream of trap heaters from over thirty artists, including tr…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 4:17pm -
  • LISTEN: Tchami & ZHU Tease Highly-Anticipated New Collaboration
    ZHU and Tchami have an upcoming collaboration together and we couldn’t be more excited about it. The star-studded collaboration was recently teased during Confession’s (Tchami’s label) debut video introducing their new artist interview series. As you’ll hear below, the ID is previewed during…
    - 3 days ago 3 Jul 20, 1:21pm -
  • ilo ilo Share Their Amazing Cover of Kanye West’s “Heartless”
    ilo ilo are known for being creative. From their marketing, to their visuals, and their music, this duo really take their art form to the next level. The project is shrouded in mystery, and so is their latest release. Forgoing uploading the song to Soundcloud, YouTube, or any other streaming service…
    - 4 days ago 2 Jul 20, 10:25am -
  • LISTEN: Flume’s Eiffel 65 “Blue” Remix Appears on Beatport
    A few months ago, Flume teased a remix of Eiffel 65’s infamous “Blue” song on his Instagram story, all while showcasing himself in “blue face” (lol) while hard at work on the track. From then on, it was unclear whether the Australian producer was purely making a meme-inspired remix for the…
    - 5 days ago 1 Jul 20, 11:57am -
  • Molly Parton Rings in 4th of July Weekend with ‘Americans’
    On the heels of his two breakout singles “California” and “Redneck,” Molly Parton unveils his newest danceable track, “Americans.” The country house smash is out now on Molly Parton’s own label imprint, Mollyville Records. A fun tune to drink to in the summer heat, Parton’s “Amer…
    - 5 days ago 1 Jul 20, 11:52am -

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  • BRZOWSKI – “To the Fellow Travellers” Video
    Portland, Maine-to-Dallas,Texas prog-rap transplant BRZOWSKI caps off a prolific year by releasing his fourth compilation of new/rare/demo/collaborative songs “Blooddrive Vol. 4” (11/21/19, Milled Pavement Records), featuring such indie-rap luminaries as billy woods, Spoken Nerd, Elucid, Swordpl…
    - 4 Dec 19, 8:58am -
  • Rod and Myke Soulja Boy Debate! | Unreleased Footage from 2011
    This is old behind the scenes footage from April 29, 2011 that was never released until now. Myke and Rod (Modest Media) debate about the relevance of Soulja Boy and if he’s good or not for the hip-hop culture. We also talk about Lil B somewhere in here as well. Enjoy! Click here to subscribe [……
    - 24 Jan 19, 11:11am -
  • Moodie Black – MB III – DEHH Premiere
    M B I I I by Moodie Black   Noise rap pioneers Moodie Black, called “brilliant and formidable” (Noisey), release MB III. MB III is the third installment in a series of breakout EPs that began with MB which caught the attention of Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) and led to their sign…
    - 4 Jan 19, 9:11am -
  • The Bandcamp Beat: December 2018 Edition
    Bandcamp is an incredible source for music nowadays and truly requires the attention of music listeners of all genres. Many rap artists and producers, such as Knxwledge and Ohbliv, have heavily utilized the music outlet to the point where it has become the main (or only) source for their releases. T…
    - 1 Jan 19, 6:42pm -
  • Editor’s Choice: Music For The Anxious: A Year In Review
     “Ain’t nothing to be afraid of. You got goals. You got things you want. Move forward”—Cris Copastetik I have a new tradition I do every year on New Year’s Eve where I write a list of everything I wish to purge from my body in hopes that the Universe will transmute that energy into [……
    - 30 Dec 18, 5:43pm -
  • MILFENCE’s Top 50 Rap Albums of 2018
    To say 2018 was a great year for rap music would be an understatement. In reality, I feel like most years are pretty decent music-wise as long as you have your ears in the right places. However, 2018 felt different. The underground scene in particular really showed out this year. Several artists dro…
    - 30 Dec 18, 4:28pm -
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