Remy Ma channels Nas on her Nicki Minaj diss, “Shether”

Feb 25   |   Michell C. Clark
“To be the Queen of rap, you can’t have a ghostwriter.” Man. I thought it was going to be a regul . . .

Stream Taylor Bennett’s ‘Restoration Of An American Idol’ album

Feb 24 | Michell C. Clark
It’s a good day to be Taylor Bennett, as his new project, Restoration Of An American Idol, is offici . . .
Shether

Remy Ma channels Nas on her Nicki Minaj diss, “Shether”

“To be the Queen of rap, you can’t have a ghostwriter.” Man. I thought it was going to be a regular Saturday, and then I opened up my SoundCloud feed and saw that Remy had decided to take things up fifteen notches with “Shether.” Nicki Minaj fired some errant shots in Remy’s direction on Gucci . . .

Restoration Of An American Idol

Stream Taylor Bennett’s ‘Restoration Of An American Idol’ album

It’s a good day to be Taylor Bennett, as his new project, Restoration Of An American Idol, is officially here. The nine-track project includes guest features from Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty, Mike WiLL Made It, Lil Yachty, Jeremih, KYLE, Raury and Supa Bwe. Bennett told the Fader: “I hope people find out more about . . .

Amerigo Gazaway
New Music Feb 24  |  

Stream Amerigo Gazaway’s protest-inspired “Don’t Shoot”

“Swear to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Don’t shoot.” Nashville native Amerigo Gazaway samples audio from Black Lives Matter protests and spans references from many of America’s more recent, notorious police brutality cases to weave together his latest track “Don’t Shoot.” Stream below. Don't Shoot by Amerigo Gazaway

yellow beanie
New Music Feb 24  |  

J’Von spins an off-kilter love story on “Yellow Beanie”

You can likely count on your fingers the number of times you’ve heard acoustic guitar in hip hop music, and the song turns out musically dope. Shout out Nas/2pac’s “Thugz Mansion.”  Pardon the hot take, but it’s science. Anyways, J’Von‘s latest tune, Yellow Beanie, is a welcome addition to that short list.  J’Von’s busy wordplay fades in and . . .

not so famous
New Music Feb 24  |  

Keffaleng – “Not So Famous”

Toronto-based artist Keffaleng reminds us that he hasn’t quite made it to his final destination on his Yani-produced single, “Not So Famous.” Stream “Not So Famous” below, and pre-order the Not So Famous album via iTunes.

Due Rent
New Music Feb 24  |  

lojii & Swarvy deliver the gritty ‘DUE RENT’ title track

lojii & Swarvy team up for ‘DUE RENT’ and the first single faces the struggle head on with swagger-injected raps and an infectious flute-sample beat.

The Iceberg
New Music Feb 24  |  

Oddisee’s ‘The Iceberg’ album is enticing and thought provoking

Let’s get into it. Oddisee has a very high commitment to quality art that can be felt on every track of his new album, The Iceberg. Art is often a reflection of the times, and the Washington, D.C. native isn’t afraid to take it there. Religion, politics, race, economics and more are addressed both candidly . . .

Make Love

Gucci Mane – “Make Love” ft. Nicki Minaj

Earlier Thursday evening, Gucci Mane said he was dropping the hardest song of the year at midnight. The song is “Make Love,” featuring Nicki Minaj. Gucci is trying to book Beyoncé for his wedding day, and Nicki took two bars off just to laugh. The beat is hard and the hook is catchy. There’s no . . .

Slide

Calvin Harris – “Slide” ft. Frank Ocean & Migos

Scottish producer/DJ Calvin Harris teased “Slide” for a few days, but the time has finally come for its release. The single, which features appearances from Frank Ocean and Migos, is his first release since his 2016 album, Endless and Blonde. The song feels like a warm summer breeze. Frank’s vocals float over Calvin’s production, while . . .

HNDRXX

DJ Esco debuts Future’s ‘HNDRXX’ album on Freebandz Radio

When rumors started circulating about another Future dropping another album right after his self-titled album, many people thought it was a joke. Yet, here we are, listening to HNDRXX. The newly released project spans 17 tracks total, and includes guest features from the likes of The Weeknd and Rihanna. Stream HNDRXX now on Apple Beats . . .

casino
New Music Feb 23  |  

Daye Jack takes a gamble with the infectious sounds of “Casino”

Why settle down when the possibilities are endless? Daye Jack calls for a more aggressive approach to life with the infectious vibes of his funky new single, “Casino.” It’s hard to not at least nod your head with this one flowing through your speakers. Stream “Casino” below.

Taylor Bennett
News Feb 23  |  

Taylor Bennett’s ‘Restoration of an American Idol’ features Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

Taylor Bennett is doing more than just being Chance the Rapper’s younger brother. He’s gearing up for the release of his project Restoration of An American Idol, set to drop February 24. The project is nine tracks long and of course features the big bro, Jeremih, Lil Yachty and Luke Tennyson, to name a few. Friday . . .

Waiting For You
New Music Feb 23  |  

Rexx Life Raj – “Waiting For You” ft. Russ

I'm listening to handheld gps by @RexxLifeRaj — Russ (@russdiemon) December 26, 2016 If you follow Russ on social media, you might have seen this one coming. He features on Rexx Life Raj‘s smooth new drop, “Waiting For You.” The two use melodic deliveries that fit together quite well, all things considered. Stream “waiting For . . .

Bambi
New Music Feb 23  |  

Jidenna chases after love in “Bambi” (Video)

If you still only think of “Classic Man” when the name Jidenna comes to mind, I’m not sure what to tell you at this point. The versatile vocalist and emcee takes us back to a mellow, melodic track from The Chief called “Bambi” for his latest drop. The video finds Jidenna literally running to try . . .

First Fuck

6LACK – “First F*ck” ft. Jhené Aiko

6LACK has been on a tear as of late, and the Atlanta artist continues to grab people’s attention with the release of “First F*ck.” The inherently sensual bedroom record features none other than Jhené Aiko, who’s proven to have an intriguing dark side with recent releases. Stream “First F*ck” below.

Shether

Remy Ma channels Nas on her Nicki Minaj diss, “Shether”

“To be the Queen of rap, you can’t have a ghostwriter.” Man. I thought it was going to be a regular Saturday, and then I opened up my SoundCloud feed and saw that Remy had decided to take things up fifteen notches with “Shether.” Nicki Minaj fired some errant shots in Remy’s direction on Gucci . . .

Amerigo Gazaway
New Music Feb 24  |  

Stream Amerigo Gazaway’s protest-inspired “Don’t Shoot”

“Swear to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Don’t shoot.” Nashville native Amerigo Gazaway samples audio from Black Lives Matter protests and spans references from many of America’s more recent, notorious police brutality cases to weave together his latest track “Don’t Shoot.” Stream below. Don't Shoot by Amerigo Gazaway

Slide

Calvin Harris – “Slide” ft. Frank Ocean & Migos

Scottish producer/DJ Calvin Harris teased “Slide” for a few days, but the time has finally come for its release. The single, which features appearances from Frank Ocean and Migos, is his first release since his 2016 album, Endless and Blonde. The song feels like a warm summer breeze. Frank’s vocals float over Calvin’s production, while . . .

Adele vs Beyoncé:

Adele and Beyoncé: What’s at stake for the country?

I like Adele. Tim likes Beyoncé. We’re both good friends, but given the results of the Grammys nearly a week ago, you’d get the sense that we shouldn’t be. The whole coverage surrounding the Grammys is symbolic of the very pernicious trend of division in our culture that seems to infect everything it touches and . . .

First Fuck

6LACK – “First F*ck” ft. Jhené Aiko

6LACK has been on a tear as of late, and the Atlanta artist continues to grab people’s attention with the release of “First F*ck.” The inherently sensual bedroom record features none other than Jhené Aiko, who’s proven to have an intriguing dark side with recent releases. Stream “First F*ck” below.

Due Rent
New Music Feb 24  |  

lojii & Swarvy deliver the gritty ‘DUE RENT’ title track

lojii & Swarvy team up for ‘DUE RENT’ and the first single faces the struggle head on with swagger-injected raps and an infectious flute-sample beat.

HNDRXX

DJ Esco debuts Future’s ‘HNDRXX’ album on Freebandz Radio

When rumors started circulating about another Future dropping another album right after his self-titled album, many people thought it was a joke. Yet, here we are, listening to HNDRXX. The newly released project spans 17 tracks total, and includes guest features from the likes of The Weeknd and Rihanna. Stream HNDRXX now on Apple Beats . . .

Make Love

Gucci Mane – “Make Love” ft. Nicki Minaj

Earlier Thursday evening, Gucci Mane said he was dropping the hardest song of the year at midnight. The song is “Make Love,” featuring Nicki Minaj. Gucci is trying to book Beyoncé for his wedding day, and Nicki took two bars off just to laugh. The beat is hard and the hook is catchy. There’s no . . .

hurt so good
New Music Feb 21  |  

Ohio native VIAA delivers a light, playful single, “Hurt So Good”

Dayton, Ohio native VIAA gives us a breath of fresh air with her Yeti Beats-produced single, “Hurt So Good.” She’s served her time as a backup vocalist for the likes of Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, and Doja Cat, but is poised to take center stage for herself with songs such as this. VIAA told Nylon . . .

Drunk

Thundercat – ‘Drunk’ (Album Stream)

We’ve appreciated every release we’ve heard from Thundercat‘s album thus far, so it’s awesome to see that Drunk is now officially available for streaming and download across all major platforms. The 23-track project includes guest features from Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, and Pharrell. The album, which is released via Brainfeeder Records, . . .

Gucci Mane – “Make Love” ft. Nicki Minaj

Feb 24   |   marsingleton
Earlier Thursday evening, Gucci Mane said he was dropping the hardest song of the year at midnight. . . .

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