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Offset & Cardi B – “Um Yea”

posted by Ellena Rodriguez December 12, 2017

Hip-Hop power couple, Offset & Cardi B, decided to come together to drop “Um Yea” off of Quality Control’s newly-released Control the Streets Volume 1.  The two had already collaborated for the track “Lick” along with the recent & popular track “Motorsport”.

These two have been killing the game lately, which makes us question of a possible collab mixtape coming our way?? If so, we are so down for it.

Check out “Um Yea” down below!

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Video: Tyler, the Creator Performs ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

posted by Oscar December 11, 2017

Tyler, the Creator is the latest artist to visit NPR’s offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. Tyler’s participation in the concert series saw him play Flower Boy cuts “Boredom,” “See You Again,” and “Glitter.”

The man behind Golf Wang was backed by a quintet as they put on the first nighttime performance of the series, which allowed Tyler and his team to bring the house lights down and display their own setup for how they wanted the stage to be illuminated.

Check it out above.

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Brill Drops New Single “Don’t Tweak” in Advance of First Headlining Show on 12/15

posted by Luis Hernandez December 11, 2017

Brill is back with new music 6 months after his well received debut project, TIMING IS EVERYTHING. Keeping the momentum going he enlists The 25th Hour for production on the new single, “Don’t Tweak.” Brill reminisces about a  girl that is playing him, so he sings the popular Chicago slang to get this point across to her. Along with this, he is HEADLINING his first show in Chicago! Watch him sing and entertain a crowd this Friday, December 15th as he’ll take the stage with his band at Subterranean (2011 W. North Ave.) for “SAVEMONEY FOR R&B LIVE.” 

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Video: See SZA Perform “The Weekend” and “Love Galore” on ‘SNL’

posted by Oscar December 10, 2017

SZA has made her Saturday Night Live debut as the musical guest with last night’s broadcast of the James Franco-hosted episode. The TDE singer appeared on SNL to deliver electric performances of her stand-out CTRL songs “The Weekend” and “Love Galore.”

SZA was backed by a gospel choir and a live band that, if my eyes serve me right, featured SoX member Stix and Carter Lang. This scintillating appearance was the icing on the cake for a year that really saw SZA blossom into a true star. Continue Reading

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Eminem – “Untouchable”

posted by Oscar December 8, 2017

Eminem’s has released the latest cut from his new album RevivalThe new track is called “Untouchable” and it was shared along with the album’s cover art (above).

This track is very different from the previous Revival track ,”Walk On Water,” this time going more for an 80s era Rick Rubin-style of production with Em spitting rapid-fire rhymes denouncing white privilege and racism.

Revival will be released on December 15. Hear “Untouchable” below. Continue Reading

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Julian Casablancas’ Band is Now Simply Called The Voidz; Announce New Album

posted by Oscar December 8, 2017

Julian Casablancas+The Voidz is no more, and the Cult Records outfit has been renamed The Voidz. The band is sharing the news via a cinematic clip directed by Warren Fu, which portrays the name-changing process “how it happened… true story.”

The band has previously premiered new music during live performances, including new song “Wink” on Brazilian TV.

Their new album will arrive in early 2018 via RCA and Casablancas’ label Cult Records.

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Start a “RIOT!” with Angry Blackmen’s new single

posted by Alejandro Hernandez December 8, 2017

2017 has been a wild year, and Chicago rap duo Angry Blackmen dropped their latest single releasing some of their frustrations about it, claiming it to be “The Blackest song of all-time.”

The duo’s previous tracks have a more upbeat and positive sound that contradicts their name, but “RIOT!” is their first single that strays away from that sound in favor of something more, well, angry. With an aggressive bass and sinister synths on the production, the hook asks the listener if they’re “Down to start a riot? Are you down to start a war?/ We some Angry Blackmen and we kicking down the door.”

They deliver their lyrics in a flurry of punches with such ferocity, the listener is sure to feel pumped enough to incite a full staged riot (or at the very least finish their last set of reps at the gym). Either way, Angry Blackmen finished the year on a strong note, and are set to be an act to look out for in the Chicago scene come 2018. Make sure to listen to the track below and include it in your daily motivational/hype playlist.

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Video: King Krule Performs an NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

posted by Oscar December 6, 2017

King Krule is the latest act to appear on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The British singer hit the small “stage” with a 5-piece backing band.

Collectively they rolled through tracks from his 2017 album, The Ooz. The setlist was composed of “Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver),” “Lonely Blue,” “Logos,” and “Sublunary.” See King Krule’s “tiny desk concert” above.

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Video: Miguel Performs “Sky Walker” with Travis Scott on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

posted by Oscar December 6, 2017

Last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which was featured special guest host Tracee Ellis Ross, saw a performance from Miguel as the musical guest. Promoting his new album War & Leisure, Miguel hit the stage to perform the track “Sky Walker” with Travis Scott.

Don’t miss Miguel on his tour kicking off next year.