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Rell – “Been Had”

posted by Ellena Rodriguez February 18, 2018

POD NEW ARTIST ALERT! LA based rapper, Rell, hooked us up with his latest track “Been Had”. Just last month he dropped his EP titled The World Is Mine, but he kept the fire coming with this latest piece produced by glo!…

Make sure to follow Rell on all social media (@thereal1rell) so you won’t miss out on any upcoming releases.

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Kanye West Returns to the Stage During Kid Cudi’s Performance for Adidas’ All-Star Weekend Event

posted by Oscar February 18, 2018

Kanye is back under the spotlight of a concert stage thanks to another surprise appearance. Once more, Yeezy hit a stage thanks to Kid Cudi, the latter was performing in LA for Adidas’ NBA All-Star Weekend event.

Cudder brought out ‘Ye to perform their Life of Pablo collaboration, “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” much like the last time we saw the Chicago rapper perform back in November. Peep the fan footage to see it all go down. Continue Reading

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Joey Bada$$ Announces 2018 ‘Amerikkkana Tour’

posted by Oscar February 16, 2018

Joey Badass is rutting the road this Spring as part of his headline North American tour. The Amerikkkana Tour will feature special guests Boogie, Buddy, and Dessy Hinds.

The tour will take-off in Boston on April 17th, and will continue to cities like Philadelphia, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, and Chicago.

Check out the full tour in the poster above. Tickets available here:

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A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage Connect on New Track “Cocky”

posted by Oscar February 16, 2018

“Cocky” is the result of a new collaboration between A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, and 21 Savage. As noted in its cover art, the track also features London on da Track and it will appear on the Uncle Drew motion picture soundtrack, which stars Kyrie Irving.

The film, based on the character Irving plays in Pepsi commercials, is due out June 28 and will also feature Lil Rel, Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Kroll.

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POD Photos: Whitney’s Valentines Special at Thalia Hall

posted by Oscar February 16, 2018

My 2018 plans for Valentine’s Day will definitely be remembered for a long time because I got to celebrate it with one of my favorite bands these days: Whitney.

This past 14th of February, the Chicago band was playing the second of their 3-night takeover of Thalia Hall for their Valentines Special. Fans were given commemorative candy hearts that read “Whitney” and “Thalia Hall,” making sure attendees could have a sweet experience the second they walked through the doors. Continue Reading

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Drake Releases His Proclaimed “Most Important Thing” of His Career: the Video for “God’s Plan”

posted by Oscar February 16, 2018

It’s finally here — the highly-anticipated music video for Drake’s “God’s Plan” has been unleashed. Directed by Karena Evans, the video starts with title cards stating: “The budget for this video was $996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”

After that, it’s Drizzy spreading goodwill throughout town by paying for people’s groceries, passing out cash, taking teens shopping, gave kids toys, donated to a women’s shelter, and even gave out cars! It’s clearly one of dopest videos of the year because you just can’t hate on this man with this one.

Check out the video above.

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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce First Tour with Original Members Since 2000

posted by Oscar February 15, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins are (mostly) back together! Founding band members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha are back with Pumpkins leader (and sole continuous member) Billy Corgan for their first tour together since 2000.

The ol’ gang will be embarking on the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, hitting a massive 36 cities across North America starting in July of this year. The tour is not just about the reunion, but it actually doubles as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation and it will highlight music from their first five albums:debut Gish through Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina.

Speaking about the reunion, Corgan said the following in a press release:

Some 30 years ago, as The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and I began a musical journey in the cramped rear bedroom of my Father’s house. And so it’s magic to me that we’re able to coalesce once more around the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin, to celebrate those songs we’ve made together.

The band made the announcement this morning with a video that actually featured original Siamese Dream album cover stars Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts. Catch that below as well. Continue Reading

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The Roots Picnic 2018 Lineup Announced feat. Dave Chappelle, Lil Uzi Vert, The Diplomats

posted by Oscar February 14, 2018

The Roots and Live Nation Urban team up to present the eleventh annual “Roots Picnic” June 2, 2018 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, PA.

Going into its second decade, the cultural experience that is this festival has announced its latest roster with the hip-hop collective headlining once more along with a very special “Jam Session” hosted by Dave Chappelle, set to deliver a set accompanied by surprise guests. This will be the first time the legendary comedian will take part in the festival.

The rest of the lineup includes Lil Uzi Vert, Dirty Projectors, The Diplomats, 2 Chainz, Dvsn, Brandy and more. There will also be unique moments including Black Thought’s Live Mixtape feat. Fabolous & Jadakiss, plus DJ Drama presenting Gangsta Grillz with special guests. This will also be the first year of the Podcast Stage which will host live podcasts such as Drink Champs, On One with Angela Rye, and Questlove Supreme, among others.

Tickets will be available beginning Friday, February 16th at 12pm ET. For more details, click HEREThefull confirmed lineup can be found below. CITI card members will have access to a presale February 14th at 10am ET through February 15th at 11:59pm ET, click HERE.

See the full lineup in the poster above or listed below.

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7 Hip-Hop Tracks To Play for Bae on Valentine’s Day

posted by Alejandro Hernandez February 14, 2018

It’s February 14th, which only means one thing: love is in the air. People all over the country are gonna snuggle up with their boo and put on their Valentine’s Day playlists to help set the mood. When it comes to love and romance though, hip-hop for the most part tends gets a bad rap (pun absolutely intended).  So before pressing play, check out these 7 classic hip-hop love joints that should be seriously considered as last minute additions on everyone’s playlists:

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