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  • Benny The Butcher, Harry Fraud “Thanksgiving”
    The God for The Butcher. Benny The Butcher is appreciated on “Thanksgiving”, the first single off his and Harry Fraud’s The Plus I Met 2 dropping March 19. Over Fraud’s cinematic beat and a sped up sample, Benny takes it back to the trenches while praising his legacy in the streets, and righ…
    - 55 days ago 11 Mar 21, 9:13pm -
  • Rockie Fresh Ft. Vic Mensa “Racer”
    Chi-town stand up. It’s off to the races for Rockie Fresh and Vic Mensa on their latest collaboration. Produced by ZALE and Di$, the two Chicago rappers put the pedal to the medal and live life in the fast lane with looking back.
    - 55 days ago 11 Mar 21, 9:11pm -
  • Bishop Nehru “New Tulips”
    Bishop back. Bishop Nehru deserves his flowers now on his new track, “New Tulips”. Fresh out the lab, the Upstate New York MC blooms intricate bars with his raw cadence over a Ohbliv production. Last year, Bishop Nehru released the standout LP, Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts.
    - 55 days ago 11 Mar 21, 9:10pm -
  • Video: Kid Ink “Red Light”
    Red light special delivery. Pulling up to a “Red Light” is Kid Ink and his first recording of the year. Produced by ISM, the BatGang/Alumni rapper puts his competitive raps and hot flow in full drive with no hesitations of slowing down. Everything’s a go.
    - 55 days ago 11 Mar 21, 9:09pm -
  • Video: Brent Faiyaz “Show U Off”
    Show off! Brent Faiyaz surely knows a woman’s worth on his new single,”Show U Off”. In the accompanying visual, Brent highlights Black Beauty depicts various women, couples and family members embracing one another. “Show U Off” follows Brent Faiyaz’s previous release “Gravity” featur…
    - 55 days ago 11 Mar 21, 9:08pm -
  • Sage The Gemini,Chris Brown “Baby”
    Get over here. Sage The Gemini is back and reunites with Chris Brown on their new collaboration, “Baby”. Produced by The Superiors, Sage The Gemini pampers his ladies with the finer things in life, while Breezy swags out the up-tempo groove with his drippy verse.
    - 55 days ago 11 Mar 21, 9:07pm -

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  • fresh teaWatch the LVRN Cypher Featuring 6LACK, Westside Boogie, & BRS Kash
    Love Renaissance showcases its starting lineup in a new cypher for RapCaviar x Spotify Singles. The LVRN collective—6LACK, Westside Boogie, OMB Bloodbath, BRS Kash, NoonieVsEverybody, and producer Kitty Ca$h—come together to perform an original freestyle. In the video, which was shot in Atlanta,…
    - 10 hours ago 5 May 21, 4:08pm -
  • fresh teaMeek Mill Reveals First Photo of Son Czar
    Meek Mill’s son is ready for his debut. In honor of his first birthday on Thursday (May 6), the Dream Chasers rapper has revealed the first full photo of his baby boy, Czar. The birthday boy looks dapper in his designer fit including a Burberry bucket hat and jeans while wearing two icy chains aro…
    - 12 hours ago 5 May 21, 2:26pm -
  • fresh teaTrey Songz Sued for Allegedly Punching Bartender
    Trey Songz may be off the hook in his fight with cops, but he’s facing new allegations. The R&B star is being sued for battery by a bartender at the Hollywood Palladium, who says he was working at the bar during Cardi B’s Fashion Nova launch party on May 9, 2019 when Trey jumped on... Read More
    - 14 hours ago 5 May 21, 12:26pm -
  • fresh teaBobby Shmurda Debuts Harriet Tubman Tattoo
    Bobby Shmurda is paying tribute to Harriet Tubman. The Brooklyn rapper shared footage of himself getting inked with a portrait of the famed abolitionist. In the clip, Bobby goes under the needle as tattoo artist Daz Léone draws Tubman’s face on his right arm. “First session of a long project.…
    - 14 hours ago 5 May 21, 11:53am -
  • fresh teaTrippie Redd Reveals His Top 5 Rappers
    Who’s in Trippie Redd’s top 5? The “Topanga” rapper is revealing which five rappers have influenced him most. During an interview with XXL, Trippie paid homage to GOATs like Lil Wayne and André 3000, while also naming Drake as one of his favorites. “Aight, [Lil] Wayne, Drake… I’ma jus…
    - 16 hours ago 5 May 21, 10:36am -
  • fresh teaLeBron James Reveals Gift From JAY-Z
    LeBron James is revealing the one-of-a-kind gift he received from JAY-Z. The NBA superstar showed off a special package of D’USSÉ 1969 Anniversaire Cognac that his “brother” JAY-Z delivered to his house. In the unboxing video, which he uploaded to Instagram Stories, King James is extra carefu…
    - 17 hours ago 5 May 21, 9:48am -

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  • fresh teaTomorrowland Announces First Wave of Around the World Performers
    Tomorrowland has just begun rolling out the lineup for its second installment of Around the World virtual festival, set to take place this July 16 & 17 on the magical Island Pāpiliōnem. So far, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Nicky Romero, Adam Beyer and Tale of Us have been revealed as part of the …
    - 13 hours ago 5 May 21, 1:44pm -
  • fresh teaMartin Garrix Confirms Euro 2020 Anthem with Bono & The Edge Out This Month
    Martin Garrix has teamed up with Bono & The Edge for the official Euro 2020 theme song. Just to clarify, David Evans aka the Edge is the lead guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist of Irish rock band U2, alongside lead vocalist and lyricist Bono. “We Are The People” has reportedly been…
    - 14 hours ago 5 May 21, 12:02pm -
  • fresh teaSkrillex Wipes His Instagram, & Fans Are Excited Over The Hope Of New Music
    We’ve written about this before, but an artist wiping their Instagram, as innocuous as it might be in the real world, usually means some sort of announcement in the music world. AREA21 wiped their Instagram and then announced their debut album; Louis The Child wiped their Instagram and then announ…
    - 17 hours ago 5 May 21, 9:42am -
  • NEW: REZZ, Porter Robinson, ZHU, Shöckface + More – Your EDM | Week In Music
    May has just begun and some of dance music’s biggest names have begun to release their latest albums among the masses. Dance music veteran Porter Robinson just released his much awaited sophomore album Nurture. Mysterious electronic producer ZHU just released a brand new album titled DREAMLAND 202…
    - 1 day ago 4 May 21, 4:23pm -
  • New Artist Spotlight: Restless Mosaic Lives Up to Its Name With Debut Album [Video]
    IDM is a fickle mistress, as is experimental EDM. Between figuring out how to make the sounds in one’s head, having almost no template to go by and usually needing some sort of concept to explain the weirdness audiences are hearing, it’s only the bravest souls who toil away on such concept album…
    - 1 day ago 4 May 21, 3:17pm -
  • Tao Group Hospitality Acquires Hakkasan Group Including Omnia, Hakkasan & Jewel Nightclubs
    Tao Group Hospitality has acquired Hakkasan Group, bringing together two leading brands in nightlife, daylife and dining experiences. In total, Tao now owns and operates 60+ dining and nightlife venues in 22 markets across five continents. This move aims to further the growth of both brands globally…
    - 1 day ago 4 May 21, 2:22pm -

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  • fresh teaAlex Lahey – “On My Way”
    I haven’t seen it yet, but pretty much everyone seems to like The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, Michael Rianda’s new animated comedy for Netflix about a family road trip derailed by a robot uprising. Mark Mothersbaugh composed the score, and the soundtrack also features songs by Los Campesinos!, S…
    - 8 hours ago 5 May 21, 6:47pm -
  • fresh teaWillow Smith Reunited Jada Pinkett Smith’s Nu-Metal Band Wicked Wisdom For Mother’s Day
    Back in the 2000s, Jada Pinkett Smith fronted a nu-metal band called Wicked Wisdom. (They opened for Britney Spears on her Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004.) And for a special Mother’s Day-themed episode of Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch talk show with her daughter Willow Smith and mother…
    - 10 hours ago 5 May 21, 4:30pm -
  • fresh teaJeff Parker – “Slippin’ Into Darkness” (War Cover)
    Chicago artists including Tortoise’s Jeff Parker, V.V. Lightbody, and Umphrey’s McGee featuring Béla Fleck are contributing to Situation Chicago 2, a new compilation from the Chicago-based nonprofit Quiet Pterodactyl to benefit local musicians and venues through need-based grants provided by th…
    - 12 hours ago 5 May 21, 2:17pm -
  • fresh teaL’Rain – “Blame Me”
    Next month, L’Rain is releasing her sophomore album, Fatigue, the follow-up to her 2017 self-titled debut. We heard lead single “Two Face” last month and today Taja Cheek is sharing “Blame Me,” a gorgeous and eerie and lullaby-esque song that finds her reflecting on the circumstances of he…
    - 13 hours ago 5 May 21, 1:30pm -
  • fresh teaAshley Morgan Smithline Details Abuse By Marilyn Manson
    Back in February, model Ashley Morgan Smithline accused Marilyn Manson of abuse in an Instagram statement that was shared around the same time that Manson was publicly accused of abuse by Evan Rachel Wood and others. Smithline has detailed her relationship with Manson in a new interview with People…
    - 13 hours ago 5 May 21, 1:14pm -
  • fresh teaBjörk Albums From Worst To Best
    We’re refreshing and revising our old Counting Down lists to make room for new albums and insights that have come along since their initial publication. Our first ranking of Björk’s albums from worst to best originally ran on February 22, 2013.
    - 14 hours ago 5 May 21, 12:13pm -

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  • fresh teaWATCH: Carnage Shares Trippy Visuals For Gordo Alias Debut, ‘KTM’
    Earlier this year Carnage surprised fans by debuting his new house alias, Gordo. The producer’s first single from the new project, ‘KTM,’ is a drug-fueled heater crafted perfectly for the club. Now that the track has had some time to settle in the world, we’ve finally been treated to its off…
    - 12 hours ago 5 May 21, 2:34pm -
  • Pierce Fulton Has Passed Away At the Age of 28
    It’s a sad day for the dance music community. Today via Instagram, Pierce Fulton’s older brother Griff broke the unfortunate news that the DJ/producer had passed away this last Thursday “following a tragic struggle with his mental health.” “Pierce was so incredibly full of life, love & uni…
    - 3 days ago 3 May 21, 12:55pm -
  • WATCH: Tommy Cash Unveils Jaw-Dropping ‘Racked’ Music Video + Announces 2022 World Tour
    Tommy Cash’s eccentric personality is on full display in his one-of-a-kind music, but when that same energy is matched visually something incredible happens. This is the case for his latest music video, ‘Racked,’ which portrays the Estonian artist as various characters during medieval times. T…
    - 5 days ago 30 Apr 21, 3:46pm -
  • LISTEN: Skytech & Fafaq Unleash Social Media Inspired Tech House Heater, ‘Scrolling Up’
    R3HAB’s newfound CYB3RPVNK label just released an absolutely fun new tech house tune, courtesy of producers Skytech and Fafaq, or their recently formed alias All That MTRS. Taking inspiration from today’s social media age, the ‘Scrolling Up’ single boasts some catchy and quirky vocal samples…
    - 5 days ago 30 Apr 21, 3:06pm -
  • Ganja White Night Takes Us On A Journey With ‘Dark Wobble’
    There are very few names in electronic music that make us drop everything we’re doing to check out their new music, and Ganja White Night is without a doubt this shortlist. Through nearly a decade of releases, the Belgian duo has become a household name within the electronic music space. With thei…
    - 6 days ago 30 Apr 21, 2:04pm -
  • LISTEN: Manic Focus Shares Triumphant Remix of Balkan Bump & CloZee’s ‘Varshaver’
    Breakout trumpeter, producer and ethnomusicologist Balkan Bump has slowly been releasing official remixes for his debut Osmanity album over the past several weeks and we’ve been loving it. Today, the multi-talented artist has dropped off yet another remix: Manic Focus taking on his CloZee-collabor…
    - 6 days ago 30 Apr 21, 1:59pm -

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