SiR is officially TDE’s newest member; drops “W$ Boi” video

Jan 19   |   Michell C. Clark
It’s been a long time coming. Rumors were swirling. Now, the truth is out. West Coast singer/songwri . . .

Wale – “Running Back” ft. Lil Wayne

Jan 19 | Michell C. Clark
Wale previewed “Running Back” last August, so it’s good to hear the final product of the song, which . . .
W$ Boi

SiR is officially TDE’s newest member; drops “W$ Boi” video

It’s been a long time coming. Rumors were swirling. Now, the truth is out. West Coast singer/songwriter and longtime Artistic Manifesto favorite SiR is Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signee. The Inglewood native makes a strong debut on the label with a video for a new song called “W$ Boi.” Watch “W$ Boi” below, and stay . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Boogie spreads love in his hometown in his “Sunroof” video

Boogie takes us into more romantic territory with his new video for “Sunroof,” which finds the Compton emcee riding around town romancing or flirting playfully a number of beautiful women that he crosses paths with. Replay this song when Valentine’s Day weekend comes around, whether you’re booed up or not. Watch the video for “Sunroof” . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Pac Div’s LIKE is focused on the millions on “Lamped” (Video)

West Coast producer LIKE is cool, calm, and confident in his laid back video for “Lamped.” The Pac Div producer has no problem telling it just like it is, from his perspective. This song was originally featured on LIKE’s Songs Made While High project. LIKE stated: ““This second Grammy nomination means a lot to me, . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Raw Savant & Young C – “Stepped In The Booth” (Video)

London-Based rappers, Raw Savant and Young C drop a fiery track titled “Stepped In The Booth.” The two deliver an aggressive flurry of bars on top of the southern trap sonics. Watch the video below. Check out the behind the scenes footage, also.

need 2 hear
New Music Jan 19  |  

Devin Miles wants confirmation on “Need 2 Hear”

Devin Miles is pushing for a strong start to his 2017. He follows up impressive releases like “The Fallen” and  “Good Credit” with “Need 2 Hear.” Sometimes, we all could use a little encouragement. If he’s got it, then Devin wants his lady to tell him he’s got it then. Listen to the Christo-produced track . . .

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Wale – “Running Back” ft. Lil Wayne

Wale previewed “Running Back” last August, so it’s good to hear the final product of the song, which features Lil Wayne and was recorded at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. This joint will appear on Wale’s SHINE album, which is scheduled to drop later this year. Stream “Running Back” below, and look for . . .

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New Music Jan 19  |  

Mir Fontane shares an open letter on “Before The Locs”

Mir Fontane drops off a new freestyle track titled “Before The Locs.” The South Jersey spitter really pours his soul over a Donny Hathaway “Giving Up” sample as he details memories of times past. . .the good,bad, and everything in between. “We all on the same quest. I ride for my tribe / In the ER, . . .

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Big Sean – “Halfway Off The Balcony”

“I’m hangin halfway off the balcony. Overthinking cause my job is way more than a salary.” Big Sean continues to build buzz for I Decided with the release of a reflective cut called “Halfway Off The Balcony.” The Key Wane-produced cut allows the Detroit native to wax poetic about the lessons he’s learned and the . . .

On + Off
New Music Jan 18  |  

Maggie Rogers – “On + Off”

“I’m coming up slowly. I’m high on emotion.” Maggie Rogers certainly has a promising future ahead of her. It’s not everyday that someone receives such high praise from the likes of Pharrell. Now, she is here to share her new single, “On + Off.” The breakout star sits somewhere between pop, alternative, folk, and more . . .

Passion Project II
New Music Jan 18  |  

Lido and Santell deliver stellar future R&B throughout ‘Passion Project II’

Lido and Santell prove to be a euphoric combination on their new collaborative EP, Passion Project II. Lido provides warbling, synth-powered melodies and Santell brings smooth, soulfl vocals to the table. This is baby making music for the year 3017. If you haven’t heard these two’s original Passion Project, get familiar. Stream Passion Project II . . .

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New Music Jan 18  |  

Kojey Radical delivers a live performance of “Look Like”

London-based, poetically inclined emcee Kojey Radical isn’t resting on his laurels in the wake of his successful 23 Winters. He’s back on the map with a live performance of “Look Like” for a German magazine called Colors. The video has a very crisp, clean feel to it as Kojey performs the entire song with confidence. Watch the . . .

Koran Streets
New Music Jan 18  |  

Koran Streets pays homage to legends with “Hard” (Video)

He’s still on his come-up, and you should be on the lookout for Koran Streets. The Berkeley-bred rapper pays tribute to late rappers Bankroll Fresh and Tupac in his new video for “Hard.” This release comes from his YOU.KNOW.I.GOT.IT album, which was self-released back in September. Streets references Above the Rim, the 1994 movie featuring Tupac Shakur, and pays homage to one . . .

Werk
New Music Jan 18  |  

Eric G’s ‘Werk’ remix album breathes new life into hit songs

Eric G‘s Werk remix album breathes new life into some of the genre’s biggest artists and their currently buzzing songs. This is far from a knock on trap production. It’s likely the short coming is my own ear as an uninitiated listener. That being said, I often feel a disconnect with trap music within seconds of hearing . . .

Lovenvy
New Music Jan 18  |  

Renz Young deals with the pressure of success on “Lovenvy”

Renz Young has been dealing with the new devils that come with new levels, and he vents about it on “Lovenvy.” On his reflective, self-produced new release, the Milwaukee native uses his melodic delivery to wax poetic about how he manages to deal with the stress. Word to Pimp C. Stream “Lovenvy” below.

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New Music Jan 18  |  

Alex Wiley – ‘Village Party III: Stoner Symphony’ (Album Stream)

Melody-driven Chicago rapper Alex Wiley is back on the map with a fifteen-track project called Village Party III: Stoner Symphony. Guest features come from the likes of Mick Jenkins, Kembe X, Mike Gao, Jay Prince, Hippie Sabotage, and more. Stream Village Party III: Stoner Symphony below via Apple Music or Spotify, and purchase the project . . .

Latasha Alcindor
New Music Jan 16  |  

Latasha Alcindor surprises the world with her ‘B(LA)K’ album

Latasha Alcindor‘s B(LA)K album is a surprise to us all, but it’s been four years in the making. She just took shots at the world with her “Revoke Thee” video, and she’s already back on the map with this varied, sixteen track effort. As if one language wasn’t enough, the Brooklyn veteran flexes her lyricism . . .

Push It
New Music Jan 17  |  

Dave East pokes fun at Soulja Boy in his “Push It” video

Borrowing a beat from the O.T. Genasis song of the same name, Harlem spitter Dave East uses “Push It” to bring his lyrical prowess back to his attention. The newly released video pokes fun at Bow Wow’s recent negative experience in Compton. Watch the video for “Push It” below.

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Kirk Knight – “Setup” ft. A$AP Ferg

It’s only right that Kirk Knight and A$AP Ferg teamed up to release “Setup” today, because tomorrow, January 18th, is Yams Day. Kirk made it clear in the SoundCloud caption that this one is in honor of the late, great A$AP Yams. Kirk produced this one himself, and does a solid job of trading bars with Ferg . . .

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SZA – “Drew Barrymore”

It’s been long awaited, but SZA gives fans her first single of 2017. “Drew Barrymore” will reside on forthcoming CTRL Music which follows her 2014 release, Z. Listen to the Scum and Carter Lang-produced single below and grab it on iTunes.

Werk
New Music Jan 18  |  

Eric G’s ‘Werk’ remix album breathes new life into hit songs

Eric G‘s Werk remix album breathes new life into some of the genre’s biggest artists and their currently buzzing songs. This is far from a knock on trap production. It’s likely the short coming is my own ear as an uninitiated listener. That being said, I often feel a disconnect with trap music within seconds of hearing . . .

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Chris McClenney is a musician and a painter on ‘Portrait In Two’ (Review)

Chris McClenney had quite the 2016. He produced “Outta Sight/Dark Lavender” on D.R.A.M.’s debut album, was highlighted on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, and also made a spot for himself on their viral charts. If you’re hip to Soulection, you may already be familiar with Chris McClenney and the EP he dropped for their White Label Series. . . .

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J. Cole calls out American hypocrisy on “High For Hours”

“What good is taking over when we know what you gon’ do? The only real revolution happens right inside of you.” J. Cole wasn’t playing around last night with the release of “High For Hours.” This is one of his most politically charged tracks, as he takes America’s hypocrisy to task with a combination of . . .

W$ Boi

SiR is officially TDE’s newest member; drops “W$ Boi” video

It’s been a long time coming. Rumors were swirling. Now, the truth is out. West Coast singer/songwriter and longtime Artistic Manifesto favorite SiR is Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signee. The Inglewood native makes a strong debut on the label with a video for a new song called “W$ Boi.” Watch “W$ Boi” below, and stay . . .

rainbows
New Music Jan 16  |  

James Lindsey keeps his mind on things above in “Rainbows” (Video)

James Lindsey drops off his video for “Rainbows” ahead of his January 20th release for Same Sky. To match the message of hope in the song, the imagery is full of symbolism, such as skies, lush, open green spaces, stained-glass, clouds and worship. Fellow Lousiville resident Cicily accompanies Lindsey’s rhymes with her own bright melodies. You can pre-order Same Sky on . . .

B.A.D Things
New Music Jan 16  |  

Kev Rodgers – ‘B.A.D Things’ (EP)

New Jersey’s Kev Rodgers‘s drops his B.A.D Things album. He’s well known as a producer and you’ve certainly heard his  work with many of his peers, but he gets down to business to show what he’s got as a lead artist. When describing his sound to The Source Kev states, “My music has an aggression to . . .

Big Sean – “Halfway Off The Balcony”

Jan 19   |   Michell C. Clark
“I’m hangin halfway off the balcony. Overthinking cause my job is way more than a salary.” Big Se . . .

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