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  • fresh teaVic Mensa Confronts XXXTentacion Controversy on New Song ‘Empathy’
    Following the backlash over his BET cypher, Vic Mensa is asking for “Empathy.” The Chicago rapper has released a new song in response to the controversial comments he made about XXXTentacion and his abusive past. During his BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher, Mensa referenced the late rapper while his gr…
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  • fresh teaJacquees Drops ‘Quemix 3’
    Jacquees is back with another Quemix. Following his remix to Ella Mai’s “Trip” and Drake’s “Jaded,” the Cash Money crooner delivers a fresh batch of R&B-laced remixes on the third installment in his Quemix series. The project, which follows 2015’s Quemix 2 and 2013’s original, featur…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 12:30pm -
  • fresh teaCardi B Announces New Single ‘Money’
    Cardi B is all about her “Money.” After a massively successful 2018, the rapper is keeping the momentum going with a new single called “Money,” which is set for release on Oct. 26. She made the announcement while responding to a story from TMZ that claims she is dissing Nicki Minaj on the tr…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 11:26am -
  • fresh teaMigos Readies ‘Culture III’ for Early 2019
    Culture III is coming. Fresh off the release of his solo debut Quavo Huncho, Quavo has revealed that the third installment in Migos’ Culture series is set to drop at the top of next year. “We’ll be at the top of 2019. We’re going to hit them with Culture III,” he told The Associated Press.…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 10:10am -
  • fresh teaDiddy and Cassie Break Up
    Diddy and Cassie have called it quits. The longtime couple has split after nearly a decade together, according to Love B. Scott. “They are indeed no longer together and haven’t been for months,” a rep for the “Me & U” singer tells the site. View this post on Instagram Sassie A post shared…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 9:43am -
  • fresh teaPusha-T Says He Got Intel for Drake Diss Through Noah ’40’ Shebib
    Drake and Pusha-T’s beef wages on. After Drake called out Kanye West for providing Pusha with the intel for his diss track “The Story of Adidon,” the G.O.O.D. Music president is firing back with his own shocking revelation. During an interview with Joe Budden’s podcast on Spotify, Pusha reve…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 8:59am -

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  • fresh teaCanada Becomes 2nd Country To Legalize Recreational Weed
    Canada just became the second country — after Uruguay — to legalize recreational marijuana. As of this moment, citizens are allowed to purchase and legally possess cannabis. The first legal transaction for recreational cannabis took place overnight, at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT). Countr…
    - 41 mins ago 17 Oct 18, 1:57pm -
  • fresh teaSwedish House Mafia Add Countdown Timer To Website
    Rezz isn’t the only one who’s added a countdown timer to their website this week. In arguably bigger news, a timer has appeared on swedishhousemafia.com, and appears to be counting down over 400,000 seconds. The end date is October 22 at 10 am UTC. Aside from that, we don’t know much. The mo…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 11:13am -
  • fresh teaMike Posner Says He Was Almost Featured On Avicii’s “Levels”
    I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool… That opening line of Mike Posner‘s track “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” has always left much to the imagination. Now, the artist is opening up about his work with the late producer, particularly on his most widely recognized track, “Levels.” In…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 9:34am -
  • fresh teaEkali Plays Out New Skrillex ID & It’s A Certified Trap Banger [WATCH]
    New Skrillex incoming! One of our first glimpses into the iconic producer’s updated soundscape comes in the form of this massive new ID courtesy of Ekali. He might have started off brostep, but this new production proves Skrillex is a trap lord as well (in case you had any doubt). Of course, the…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 6:55pm -
  • fresh teaPrintworks London Floods After Attendee Allegedly Snaps Pipe Doing Chin Ups
    We’ve all seen the types of “Chads” at EDM shows who are muscled out and wear tank tops that are two sizes two small hitting on women and drinking vodka red bulls through those thin straws. Their shirts generally have some type of stereotypical raver phrase like “I <3 MOLLY” or “WHERE TH…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 6:49pm -
  • fresh teaWhat So Not Plays Crazy DnB Version of “GOH” Featuring Skrillex [MUST WATCH]
    Early this year What So Not unleashed his debut album Not All The Beautiful Things and with that came his long-awaited collaboration with Skrillex. For a stretch of time, the only way to hear “GOH” was to catch a live set. As of late, however, the crowd-pleasing track is sounding quite differen…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 6:25pm -

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  • fresh teaEighth Grade Star Elsie Fisher To Star In Shaggs Musical Film
    Elsie Fisher has booked her first starring role since breaking out in Bo Burnham's indie Eighth Grade. Fisher will star in The Shaggs, a musical feature that is based on the real-life story of the Wiggin sisters, three musically inept teenagers from New Hampshire who, in 1968, recorded one of th…
    - 58 mins ago 17 Oct 18, 1:40pm -
  • fresh teaVic Mensa – “Empathy”
    Vic Mensa has been at the center of some controversy lately. In his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, which taped last week and aired last night, Vic Mensa called out supporters of XXXTentacion, the late rapper who was accused of horrific domestic violence while he was alive, and other abusers in the hip-h…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 18, 1:36pm -
  • fresh teaArtist Portraits From Desert Daze 2018
    Last weekend, the seventh installment of Desert Daze took over Lake Perris in Southern California. For months, the festival had been updating an already impressive lineup with more and more names, the connective tissue between them all suggesting a weekend full of guitar-oriented acts bending their…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 18, 1:31pm -
  • fresh teaPaul McCartney – “Come On To Me” Video
    Well, look at that: It's 2018 and Paul McCartney is trying to start up his very own viral dance challenge. Over the last week, the former Beatle has shared slick videos of three different people dancing to his Egypt Station track "Come On To Me," and today all three of them have been spliced into…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 18, 1:10pm -
  • fresh teaBad Religion – “The Profane Rights Of Man”
    Southern California punk elders Bad Religion were legends 25 years ago, and they are still cranking out blistering and eloquent melodic hardcore bangers whenever the mood strikes them. It's been five years since the release of True North, their last proper album, but they're still good for a one-off…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 9:33am -
  • fresh teaThis Spotify Commercial Has Been Banned In The UK For Being Too Scary
    A Spotify ad has been banned in the UK for being too scary. The ad, which first ran online before YouTube videos this summer, is centered around a creepy doll that pops up every time Camila Cabello's "Havana" plays. "The fact that the ad was set inside a home, including a bedtime setting, and featur…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 9:06am -

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  • fresh teaSwedish House Mafia Has Launched A Mysterious Countdown On Their Website
    After numerous sightings of Swedish House Mafia posters were posted in various cities across the world, fans have been anxious to see what news could come out of this. Since making their legendary reunion earlier this year in 2018 at UMF, the hype has been at an all-time high. The iconic trio is ba…
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  • fresh teaEkali Brings His Brand To Life On The ‘Crystal Eyes’ Tour [REVIEW]
    Ekali is on the brink of greatness. After captivating fans with the release of his debut ‘Crystal Eyes‘ EP, the artist has fully invested his vision and brand into a live show. Building up an immense amount of hype leading up to this tour, he sent fans in a frenzy by announcing a lucrative supp…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 9:31pm -
  • fresh teaVENZA And Aallis Soothe Your Soul With New Single “Bound”
    Producing an ethereal soundscape, VENZA is here to share his latest single “Bound.” Complimented by Aallis‘ vocal prowess, the intimate record lures you in with a number of sensual traits. Possessing an irresistible aura, this sleek track is perfect for your daily playlist. Showing off a matur…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 8:47pm -
  • fresh teaCrystal Knives Shows His Worth With Brand New “Mannequin” EP
    In a captivating showcase of raw talent, Crystal Knives proves his production prowess through and through in his “Mannequin” EP. Kicking off the two-track feat is “Mannequin” featuring Casey Cook, a brooding ballad that pushes the emotional threshold to its limit. Poignant vocals from Casey…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 8:43pm -
  • fresh teaNitti Gritti Surprise Fans With “Drive” EP On Mad Decent
    Nitti Gritti continues his plethora of records by sharing his most recent EP on Mad Decent. The 4-track project “Drive” showcases a friendly amount of highly-anticipated DJ tools that have seen the light of day in countless sets around the globe. Showing no signs of slowing down, the multi-genre…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 8:41pm -
  • fresh teaDeathpact Continues To Reign Terror With New Single “Formality”
    The mysterious producer is back once more to reign terror. Deathpact has been deemed the culprit behind this new grueling sound of mid-tempo. Amassing quite the buzz recently for his collaboration with Rezz and debut EP, the artist never ceases to amaze. This time, releasing his newest single “For…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Oct 18, 8:23pm -

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HipHop Wired

  • fresh teaJudge Throws Florida Cops In Jail After They Framed Black Teen With Burglaries
    Justice is rare when it comes to Black people and the law, but a judge in Florida put one in the win column for the brothers after tossing a pair of cops in the slammer. The officers framed a Black teenaged boy in the town of Biscayne by pinning a string of burglaries on him. […]
    - 39 mins ago 17 Oct 18, 1:59pm -
  • fresh teaKinky Flacko: A$AP Rocky Gets Candid About His First Orgy
    In a recent interview Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky surprised the good folks at Esquire when he admitted to getting freaky as a young teen. Pretty Flacko told the publication, he had his first orgy at 13 years old. We repeat: first. “My first orgy was when I was in seventh grade,” he explained. “T…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 12:28pm -
  • fresh teaWhite Boy Wasted: Chet Haze Blames Drugs For N-Word Use
    Chet Haze has seen the error of his ways. The son of Tom Hanks is saying drug abuse led him to use Hip-Hop’s favorite racial slur. As Page Six reports the 28-year-old was the guest on Van Lathan’s “Red Pill” Podcast most recent episode. Naturally. his blatant use of the N-Word throughout hi…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 11:27am -
  • fresh teaChance The Rapper Endorses Amara Enyia For Chicago Mayor
    Chance The Rapper has thrown his customary “3” hat into the political sphere in times past and now the hometown hero is putting his support behind a mayoral candidate in Chicago‘s stacked race. Chano endorses current Austin Chamber of Commerce director Amara Enyia for the mayor’s seat. Earli…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 9:45am -
  • fresh teaIdris Elba In Talks To Join The Cast of ‘Cats’
    It goes without saying that Idris Elba is one of the coolest cats in the game but it seems like The Wire actor is about take that notion literally. Though rumors about him taking up the mantle of 007 turned out to be false, Variety is reporting that Elba is close to joining Taylor Swift […]
    - 6 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 8:10am -
  • fresh teaVibes Curator & Culture Vulture YesJulz Handled Kanye West Uganda Trip Meetings
    YesJulz, a curator of “vibes” and other talents that cannot be officially verified, was responsible for helping Kanye West arrange his epic Wyoming listening party for his ye album. Already knee-deep in the struggle, Yeezy enlisted the culture vulture, excuse us, social media maven to facilitate…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 7:57am -

Dead End Hip Hop

  • fresh teaGhostface Killah & Big Ghost LTD: “The Lost Tapes” [Album Review]
    The Wu-Tang Clan has been through a lot these last couple years, but I think it’s understated how the crew has stayed together all these years. In the midst of all this, Ghostface Killah has remained busy and in my opinion is releasing some of the best hip-hop music right now. I mean come on, [……
    - 4 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 10:35am -
  • DEHH: ICYMI Week 1-3
    Did you miss us…? We’re back to catch you up on the month of October with “Dead End Hip-Hop: In Case You Missed It” a weekly segment to sum up the very best content of Dead End Hip Hop. Don’t forget to send music to us at music@deadendhiphop.com ARTICLES Donnie Skillz writes on some rising…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 18, 9:08am -
  • Devin Burgess: “Trash” [Album Review]
    The album is becoming a more and more diverse medium it seems with every passing year. When Drake’s “More Life” dropped and was advertised as a “playlist” some were worried that the album would eventually become obsolete sooner rather than later. I’m of the school of thought that albums…
    - 2 days ago 15 Oct 18, 11:53am -
  • Get familiar with Project’s “GMO” [@projectharpoon3]
        Ireland born rapper Project shares with us his personal views and insights on his latest single titled “GMO”.  The track is the first record taken from his forthcoming tape ‘Untold’ and serves as a great introduction for the budding rapper.  Over a laid-back, solemn soundscape provi…
    - 5 days ago 12 Oct 18, 3:41pm -
  • PREMIERE: Na$im Williams – Occult Powers (Vic Spencer x Sulaiman x Musa Reems)

    - 5 days ago 12 Oct 18, 3:06pm -
  • Illsamar: “Foreign” [Album Review]
    If my memory serves me correctly legends like Tunnel Rat emcees Propaganda & Jurny Big both reign from Covina, California (others West Covina specifically). One question that has permeated in my head over the last three to five years is, who’s next? It naturally can’t just be anyone nor is the W…
    - 5 days ago 12 Oct 18, 9:54am -
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