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  • fresh teaCRWN: Wale
    Wow…It’s Wale! As pandemonium continued with the release of his latest album, Wow…That’s Crazy, Wale mania spilled into New York City on Tuesday (October 15) for his latest CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson. During their conversation, the D.M.V. poet touched on crafting the album, working w…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 12:10pm -
  • fresh teaNew Video: Yelawolf “Opie Taylor”
    Catfish? Come see Yelawolf’s vision of Mayberry in the video from his upcoming, Ghetto Cowboy. The album drops November 1. Riding his Chevy through the country, the Alabama native takes a moment to reflect on his early days at home. With a bottle of Whiskey, his fishing rod and trusty guitar, he a…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 10:06am -
  • fresh teaNew Video: Smoke DZA, Benny The Butcher Ft. Westside Gunn “7:30”
    You know what time it is. It’s 7:30 somewhere, and Smoke DZA and Benny The Butcher clock in their time with Westside Gunn for their new video. With motion photos filtered throughout the clip, DZA and Benny hit blocks and parks of NYC, rapping their introspective bars to Pete Rock’s beat. Westsid…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 9:11am -
  • fresh teaNew Music & Short Film: Jadakiss “Me”
    Who they talking ’bout? It’s all about Jadakiss on his brand new single. Anchored by a soulful Peabo Bryson-sample, J-to the-Mwah puts his self first while emphasizing his impact in the rap game and his influence in the streets. Inspired by the single, Jadakiss debuts a short-film directed by Ki…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 7:13am -
  • fresh teaNew Video: Kash Doll “KD Diary”
    Just a girl from the D. Hot off the release with her Stacked album, Kash Doll goes from princess to that bitch for the intro’s music video. The black-and-white clip depicts a young Kash Doll with hopes and dreams of fame. Seguing into color, a present Kash flourishes in her mink and Rolls Royce an…
    - 22 hours ago 17 Oct 19, 9:12pm -
  • fresh teaNew Music: Griselda Records, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny The Butcher “Dr. Bird’s”
    Ayo Griselda Records is locked and loaded with their upcoming and highly-anticpated Shady Records debut What Would ChineGun Do. Named after the popular Jamaican spot in their hometown of Buffalo, Gunn, Conway and Benny serve up a three-course meal of pure bricks, heated MACs and a whole lot of money…
    - 22 hours ago 17 Oct 19, 9:11pm -

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  • fresh teaNas Says He’s Tired of Celebrating ‘Illmatic’
    Nas is over it. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Illmatic, but don’t expect more festivities. During an interview with Haute Living, Nas says he’s done celebrating the groundbreaking album once and for all. “I’m tired of celebrating it,” he told the magazine. “I’m grateful, but…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 3:06pm -
  • fresh teaFrank Ocean Debuts New Music at PrEP+ Event
    Frank Ocean doesn’t make many public appearances, but he stepped out to host his first PrEP+ club night in New York City on Thursday. During the Blonded-funded event at Queens’ Knockdown Center, which was the first in a series of themed nights that aim to provide a safe space and bring people to…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 1:08pm -
  • fresh teaYung Miami Welcomes Baby Girl Summer Miami
    It’s a girl! Yung Miami and her boyfriend, producer Southside, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, Oct. 18. The City Girls rapper, whose real name is Caresha Brownlee, announced her daughter’s arrival on Instagram along with her name–Summer Miami. “Summer Miami So happy & blessed,” wrote the p…
    - 8 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 11:48am -
  • fresh teaSummer Walker Performs for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert
    After making history with her debut album Over It, which earned the biggest streaming week ever for any female R&B artist, Summer Walker paid a visit to NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. Despite being nervous, the Atlanta songstress delivered an effortless 15-minute set. While playing guitar, she op…
    - 8 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 11:16am -
  • fresh teaJhené Aiko Taps Saweetie for ‘Triggered’ Remix
    Jhené Aiko keeps her finger on the trigger. After dropping her “Protection Mantra” remix and a second remix with 21 Savage and Summer Walker, the R&B songstress taps Saweetie for the dance remix to “Triggered.” The ICY GRL claps back at her man and delivers an ultimatum on the breakup anthe…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 10:08am -
  • fresh teaThe Game Denies Exploiting Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy
    The Game is facing backlash over claims that he’s exploiting Nipsey Hussle. Earlier this week, the Compton rapper announced the name of his newly-launched label Prolific Records, which was inspired by the late rapper. Along with the label, he also dropped a Prolific merch collection, which sold ou…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 9:34am -

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  • fresh teaGetter Drops New Song As Terror Reid, “When It’s All Gone”
    It’s been nearly half a year since we last year Terror Reid, but the hip hop alias for Getter is back today with another addictive single, “When It’s All Gone.” Of all other DJ aliases or side projects, Terror Reid is consistently in the upper echelon. There’s no doubt in my mind that if G…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 4:16pm -
  • fresh teaTiësto Receives Absolutely MASSIVE Plaque In Celebration Of 4.5 Billion Global Streams
    There are a LOT of events, gatherings, and shows going on in Amsterdam this weekend, both for the music industry and music fans alike. Ahead of the Amsterdam Music Festival and DJ Mag Top 100 reveal tomorrow, during which Tiësto will undoubtedly retain his position in the top 10, he received an abs…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 4:13pm -
  • fresh teaJustice Debut New Collaboration With Frank Ocean
    Frank Ocean launched a new club night in NYC last night shrouded in mystery — the location wasn’t revealed publicly and tickets were only available to those who’d be sent a specific link. (How those people actually got the link, I’m not sure.) Shares Mixmag, “The title for the party is PrE…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 4:11pm -
  • fresh teaMusic Publishers Call for Formal Investigation of TikTok’s Potential Copyright Theft
    TikTok may soon be investigated for copyright infringement… According to Billboard, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is calling on United States Congress to investigate the Chinese company’s potential copyright theft, stated as such in a letter dated October 16. The letter, se…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 4:06pm -
  • fresh teaFox Stevenson Impresses With A Boyish Charm On Debut Album, “Killjoy”
    Fox Stevenson’s debut album Killjoy has had one of the more subtle rollouts of 2019, but it will end up being one of the strongest albums all year with its infectious melodies, unique production styles, and endless amounts of fun. One of my biggest issues with drum n bass or dubstep albums, or ba…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 4:04pm -
  • fresh teaTalking New Sapphire EP, Music Videos & Upcoming Music with Devault [Interview]
    Devault teased us not that long ago that his latest EP was on the way with the titular track “Sapphire” with an accompanied music video. The EP drops today and is a follow-up to his JADE EP that was also paired with a visual experience. Both projects are part of a series of EPs that […]This a…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 3:45pm -

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  • fresh teaShut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
    This week in Twitter outrage, Frank Ocean addressed rumors about his PrEP+ club night, Elton John defended Ellen DeGeneres being friends with a war criminal, and the Black Madonna and Japanese Breakfast responded to critics of their participation in an Amazon festival.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 2:36pm -
  • fresh teaThe 5 Best Songs Of The Week
    Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify.…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 2:31pm -
  • fresh teaFrank Ocean Addresses Rumors About PrEP+ Club Night, Says It Was “Not Funded By Gilead Sciences”
    Frank Ocean still hasn't played any live shows in years. But last night, he hosted a club night in New York City called PrEP+ -- "an homage to what could have been of the 1980s' NYC club scene if the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) -- which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 1:37pm -
  • fresh teaMary J. Blige, Marc Maron Cast In Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect
    Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans have joined Jennifer Hudson in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 1:20pm -
  • fresh teaJapanese Breakfast Comments On Participation In Amazon’s Intersect Festival
    Two days ago, the Las Vegas music festival Intersect announced additions to its inaugural lineup. One of them was the Black Madonna, a DJ known for her outspoken radical leftist politics. A day after the lineup announcement, the Black Madonna expressed her outrage that Intersect was affiliated with…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 1:05pm -
  • fresh teaWatch Danny Brown Freestyle With Kenny Beats
    The Cave, the regular YouTube show from the great rap producer Kenny Beats, might be the rap album of the year. Every couple of weeks, Kenny invites a different rapper to the studio, makes a custom beat according to their specifications, and then has them freestyle over it.
    - 7 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 12:42pm -

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  • fresh teaWATCH: What So Not & San Holo Premiere New Collaboration at ADE
    What So Not and San Holo have another collaboration on the way after the two struck gold on their last effort, “If You Only Knew.” Both producers came together at San’s bitbird ADE showcase recently to premiere the unnamed collaboration for the first time ever – check it out via a fan video…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 1:06pm -
  • fresh teaWATCH: Excision Drops Entire 2-Hour Set From Lost Lands 2019
    In just a few years, Excision’s Lost Lands Festival has blossomed into one of the most renowned and sought after bass music-centric events in the world. Just the other day, the man himself uploaded official footage of his headlining set at this year’s festival and wow does it go hard – not to…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Oct 19, 9:39am -
  • Watch Skrillex Play Surprise B2B with Bonobo in London
    Skrillex surprised everyone by showing up to Printworks London the other night to perform a surprise b2b with none other than Los Angeles producer Bonobo. While we only have a few short clips of the two (with Sonny dropping his most recent single “Midnight Hour” in the first), it’s enough to s…
    - 1 day ago 17 Oct 19, 10:58am -
  • Prince Fox Drops Groovy New Single “Not The One”
    Continuing to showcase his personal and artistic growth, pop-that-knocks producer Prince Fox has shared yet another stunning single. His latest single “Not The One” marks the beginning of a new era and his new project I Got You. Bursting with thumping basslines and shiny guitar melodies glide ar…
    - 1 day ago 17 Oct 19, 9:26am -
  • CRAY Unveils Deeply Personal Debut EP Seasons Change And So Do I
    Singer, songwriter, and producer CRAY has brought fans into her beautifully twisted world with her phenomenal debut EP Seasons Change And So Do I. The deeply personal seven-track project discusses her struggles with love, self-acceptance, and her position as a woman in electronic music. Fluttering w…
    - 1 day ago 17 Oct 19, 8:48am -
  • LISTEN: Getter Unleashes New Terror Reid Hip-Hop Single
    Getter is back with new music, this time coming in the form of a hip-hop single from his alias & side project Terror Reid. The track is called “When It’s All Gone!” and is reminiscent of everything we’ve come to love from Tanner’s style of rap: old-school hip-hop influence with a modern-da…
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 19, 1:54pm -

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  • 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 -
  • Staff Writers Pick: Top Ten Albums of 2018
    It was a year of musical inundation and I’m grateful. I look at years as prosperous as 2018 and I can’t help but to also look back at those who aggrandize the 90’s as “the golden era of hip-hop”, as though our best years are already behind us. With every new generation more audacious, more…
    - 30 Dec 18, 3:29am -
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