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  • fresh teaFuture Covers XXL
    All aboard! Sailing on the waters off San Pedro, California, Future drives the boat on the front cover of XXL‘s Spring 2020 issue. For the rapper’s feature, The Wizard discusses his placement in the game, heavy influence, his forthcoming album Life Is Good, and so much more. In addition, Hendrix…
    - 3 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 12:17pm -
  • fresh teaNew Video: Locksmith, Xzibit, Ras Kass Ft. Brevi “With God”
    Amen. Locksmith, Xzibit, and Ras Kass keep the faith in this uplifting music video featuring Brevi. Accompanied by Brevi’s chanting choir, Locksmith kicks off the musical service with his testament in a room illuminated by neon lights . Xzibit cruises the streets with his top notch bars, while Ras…
    - 4 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 11:14am -
  • fresh teaNew Music: Skyzoo, Dumbo Station “Good Enough”
    Well fitted to take on any genre in music, Skyzoo jazzes his raps on his new release with Dumb Station. As the two prepare the release of their joint effort, The Bluest Note on April 24, the Brooklyn MC and the Italian nu-jazz officially roll their first offering. Premiere: Complex
    - 5 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 10:11am -
  • fresh teaNew Video: The Weeknd ‘Until I Bleed Out”
    The Weeknd fall. The Weeknd’s After Hours continue in this bizarre music video off the chart-topping album. After being beheaded in his previous visual “In Your Eyes“, the XO crooner finally gets his head straight in this next scene. Centered at a lavish party full of fallen confetti and ballo…
    - 5 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 10:09am -
  • fresh teaNew Video: BlocBoy JB “Out West (Freestyle)”
    West, West y’all. BlocBoy JB saddles “Out West” in his latest viral presentation. Utilizing the JACKBOYS, Travis Scott and Young Thug’s hit, the Memphis rapper kicks it in a suburban residential out in Beverly Hills. With his boys in tow, he smokes out a plush pad, flaunts his racks, cars, I…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:15am -
  • fresh teaNew Video: Aesop Rock “Drums On The Wheel”
    Flame on. Rhymesayers’ Aesop Rock rides the beat effortlessly in this new animated visual. The track is one of the three songs (“Play Dead”, “KOWP”) lifted from the recent soundtrack to the video game, Freedom Finger.
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:10am -

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  • fresh teaFuture Announces New Album ‘Life Is Good’
    Despite trying times, Future is keeping the positive vibes coming. The Atlanta rapper has announced that his upcoming album will be titled Life Is Good, inspired by his 2x platinum single featuring Drake. He made the revelation in an interview for the cover of XXL. “It’s about life and being goo…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:44pm -
  • fresh teaTory Lanez Apologizes for Calling Himself the ‘Best Rapper Alive’
    Tory Lanez is having a moment of clarity. The rapper-singer has never been one for humility, but he’s had a change of heart. Tory took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for once claiming that he was the “best rapper alive.” “Lol yo I’m sorry for the time I said ‘Im the best rapper alive…
    - 3 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 12:55pm -
  • fresh teaShoreline Mafia Affiliate Mac P Dawg Shot and Killed
    Shoreline Mafia is mourning the loss of Mac P Dawg. The rising L.A. rapper, an affiliate of the West Coast group, was shot and killed on Monday night, according to social media posts from his friends and collaborators. He was 24. “Shoreline Mafia associate @MACPDAWG was gunned down in LA tonight.…
    - 4 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 11:49am -
  • fresh teaThe Weeknd Debuts Trippy Video for ‘Until I Bleed Out’
    The saga continues. The Weeknd debuts the fifth installment in his After Hours video series for “Until I Bleed Out.” After being beheaded in the bloody video for “In Your Eyes,” the XO crooner returns with all his body parts in tact. The dizzying clip opens with a delirious Abel at a lavish…
    - 5 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 10:25am -
  • fresh teaR. Kelly’s Request for Coronavirus Release Denied
    R. Kelly won’t be getting out of jail. A Brooklyn judge denied the singer’s request for release on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Variety, the judge ruled that he is not among the inmates most endangered by the disease. Kelly remains behind bars at the Chicago Metropolitan…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:43am -
  • fresh teaDrake Previews Unreleased Playboi Carti and Fivio Foreign Collaborations
    Hot off the release of “Toosie Slide,” Drake is breaking fans off with more music. The 6 God took over OVO Mark’s Instagram Live in the early hours of Tuesday morning to preview unreleased music ahead of his upcoming album, including collaborations with Playboi Carti and Fivio Foreign. On his…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:09am -

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  • fresh teaREPORT: ASCAP Warns of Delayed Payouts, BMI Still On Track
    ASCAP is warning its members of “disruption” in revenue collections and distributions — in other words, delayed payments for music writers. According to an in-depth report from Billboard, payments expected April 6 until April 28 are currently delayed. ASCAP cites late payments from licensees a…
    - 1 hour ago 7 Apr 20, 2:22pm -
  • fresh teaRelive G Jones’ Complete, Insane Set From Digital Mirage
    Without a doubt, one of the most-anticipated sets of Digital Mirage this past weekend was G Jones on Sunday. Easily regarded as one of the best experimental producers in dance music, his unique implementation of live visual and audio elements make his live sets unparalleled. How that was going to tr…
    - 1 hour ago 7 Apr 20, 2:22pm -
  • fresh teaDrezo Unleashes Nefarious Single “Sinister”
    It’s been 10 months, but Drezo is finally back with a new release. The dark house master just released the second song from his upcoming OMENS EP. “Sinister” stays true to Drezo’s signature sound and a relentless beat that propels the track forwards. With the rest of the EP due out this year…
    - 1 hour ago 7 Apr 20, 1:59pm -
  • fresh teaFlume Talks Burning Man, Avicii On Very First Podcast Interview with his Girlfriend
    In a new interview on the My Friend Podcast with Paige Elkington, Flume gets very real about a variety of topics, including his infamous Burning Man ass-eating video, as well as how he used to “self-medicate” with alcohol to be comfortable performing on stage and how he feels similar to Avicii i…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:09pm -
  • fresh teaSteve Aoki, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero, & More Go Live For Tomorrowland United Through Music
    As it did last week, Tomorrowland went live this morning with United Through Music, bringing four international DJs to the virtual screen for four hours and letting them do what they do best. This morning, Kungs, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, and Steve Aoki were the special guests. The stream was presen…
    - 4 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 11:23am -
  • fresh teaBUKU Cancels 2020 Event After First Postponing It To Labor Day
    BUKU in New Orleans made the decision to delay their March festival until Labor Day weekend nearly a month ago. But, as the worldwide pandemic has continued to become increasingly more serious over the past three weeks, the original decision to postpone is now a decision to cancel. The world was a d…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:34am -

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  • fresh teaWatch Peel Dream Magazine’s First-Ever Solo Show In Quarantine Livestream
    Over the last couple months, the New York psych-rock band Peel Dream Magazine released a string of excellent singles, beginning with "Pill" back in January and continuing on through "Emotional Devotional Creator" and "It's My Body." All of this was building up to their sophomore album, Agitprop Alte…
    - 1 hour ago 7 Apr 20, 1:57pm -
  • fresh teaProducer Hal Willner Dead From Coronavirus
    Hal Willner has died from complications with coronavirus, as Variety reports. He was 64. He has been Saturday Night Live's sketch music producer since 1980 and was also well-known for the star-studded tribute compilations and events that he put together over the years. His first such compilation…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:10pm -
  • fresh teaWatch Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby Cover Big Star, Silver Jews, John Prine, Emmylou Harris
    Waxahatchee just released Saint Cloud, an absolute stunner of an album, into the quarantine era. That means that Katie Crutchfield and her partner Kevin Morby are stuck at home together, and she can't go anywhere or do anything to promote it. So instead, the two of them have been covering various fa…
    - 5 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 10:32am -
  • fresh teaWatch Hayley Williams Cover Phoebe Bridgers’ “Smoke Signals”
    The quarantine covers just keep coming! Around the same time Angel Olsen added to her stash of recent solo performances with a solo piano spin on Tori Amos, Hayley Williams posted her take on a Phoebe Bridgers gem.
    - 5 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 10:18am -
  • fresh teaWatch Angel Olsen Cover Tori Amos’ “Winter”
    The quarantine-era Instagram-video cover song is quickly becoming its own art form. Across the spectrum, a ton of different artists are singing the songs they love into their phone cameras, beaming those videos out into the void, doing something nice for all the people who are just as bored as them.…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:53am -
  • fresh teaWhitney Were Robbed At Gunpoint In Portland
    It feels like we're living through the Purge right now, and Chicago indie rockers Whitney just got robbed at gunpoint this weekend in Portland, where they're apparently located right now. "heyyyy. we all just got robbed at gunpoint a few blocks from our house," bassist Josiah Marshall wrote in an In…
    - 6 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 9:19am -

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  • fresh teaGryffin Unveils Gorgeous Single “Hold You Tonight”
    Gryffin is bringing on the goodies. After debuting his lovely upcoming single “Cry” with John Martin during his Digital Mirage live stream set, Gryffin has delivered a brand new track. Enlisting the vocal assistance of country star Chris Lane, “Hold You Tonight” is a sultry tribute to Gryffi…
    - 42 mins ago 7 Apr 20, 2:44pm -
  • fresh teaFISHER Keeps It Moving With Infectious Freaks EP
    Following last week’s release of “Freaks,” FISHER has dropped another enticing song “Wanna Go Dancin'” to cap off his new Freaks EP. The track catches the mutual yearning for the day we will all be back in the clubs with its indelible refrain. Launching listeners into an assortment of irre…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:47pm -
  • fresh teaDROELOE Share Somber New Track “I Can’t Wait”
    Dutch duo DROELOE have always put out music that can tug at our heartstrings, but their newest track “I Can’t Wait” sees a departure from the instantly recognizable melodic glitchy trap that we have come to love from them. Instead, we get a quiet piano riff and a delicate harmonized trumpet. T…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:42pm -
  • fresh teaDrezo Returns With Menacing Single “Sinister”
    Drezo is a producer that lets his music do the talking. Keeping his presence felt amongst the dance music community, you can always count on the catalyst to return with one haunting record after the other. In this instance, we were hit with the release of “Sinister.” The grimy basslines delivere…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:33pm -
  • fresh teaSan Holo Releases Ethereal Track “Don’t Forget To Breathe Today”
    It’s a weird time in the world. I don’t think anyone can argue that. Artists, promoters, and, music venues all over the world are being affected by the issues at hand. Many artists are taking it upon themselves to ease fans with new music. San Holo is one of those artists. He recently released h…
    - 2 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 1:25pm -
  • fresh teaAlison Wonderland Releases QUIX Remix Of “Happy Place” As Free Download
    Alison Wonderland is getting ready to drop a whole bunch of new music during the quarantine. On Sunday, she dropped a little collaboration with Phem before debuting her upcoming single “Eyes Closed” during her Digital Mirage live stream set. She teased last week that she’d be dropping edits an…
    - 4 hours ago 7 Apr 20, 11:14am -

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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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