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Stream The ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ feat. Chance The Rapper, Nas, The Roots, Regina Spektor + More

posted by Oscar December 2, 2016


Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Questlove of The Roots have released The Hamilton Mixtape, which brings together various artists to rework songs from the award-winning musical. Some of the artists that contributed to the mixtape are Chance The Rapper, Nas, Alicia Keys, Common, The Roots, Regina Spektor, Busta Rhymes, and Ashanti with Ja Rule.

The Hamilton Mixtape also features the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Usher, Miguel, Sia, Queen Latifah, Francis and the Lights, Wiz Khalifa, Snow Tha Product, Residente, Ben Folds, and more. Stream the new mixtape below via Apple Music and Spotify. Continue Reading

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Watch the ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Performance Live Stream

posted by Oscar December 1, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Mixtape is coming to life today with a live performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (where Hamilton is performed). The livestream will kick off at 12pm CT, and it will feature live performances from artists that contributed to the album.

Though there’s no information on who exactly will be playing at the #Ham4Ham celebration, come of the artists featured on Hamilton Mixtape include Chance the Rapper, Nas, Common, Regina Spektor, the Roots, Francis and the Lights, Alicia Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Riz MC, and others.

I just watched the live production yesterday (that shit was phenomenal), so you know I’m ready to relive it like this. Livestream the show above!

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Listen to Ashanti and Ja Rule’s “Helpless” off ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

posted by Oscar November 25, 2016


Ashanti and Ja Rule’s contribution to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape has dropped today. The latest release off the forthcoming project brings together the Murder Inc. Records labelmates and long-time collaborators for “Helpless.”

The last release of songs from the project included Usher performing “Wait For It,” and “Wrote My Way Out” by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda with Nas, Aloe Blacc, and Dave East.

Hear “Helpless” below. Continue Reading

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Two More ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Songs Have feat. Usher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nas

posted by Oscar November 18, 2016


The Hamilton Mixtape continues to take shape ahead of its December 2nd release, and today sees the release of a couple more songs. The latest release includes Usher’s interpretation of “Wait For It,” plus Hamilton‘s mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda connecting with Nas, Aloe Blacc, and Dave East for “Wrote My Way Out.”

The Hamilton Mixtape also features tracks with Chance the Rapper, Francis and the Lights, the Roots, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Common, and many others.

Hear the two new releases below. Continue Reading

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Hear Two New Tracks From ‘The Hamilton Mixtape,’ Including “Satisfied” by Sia feat. Miguel and Queen Latifah

posted by Oscar November 11, 2016


A couple more tracks from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming Hamilton Mixtape have been unveiled. Sia leads “Satisfied,” with guest features from Miguel and Queen Latifah. The other track is “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” and it brings together K’NAAN, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, and Residente all dropping bars.

The mixtape, which also features tracks from Chance the Rapper (with Francis and the Lights), the Roots, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Common among others, is due out December 2 via Atlantic.

Hear both songs below. Continue Reading

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Two Tracks From Hamilton Mixtape

posted by Alex November 4, 2016


What a time to be alive. Lin-Manuel Miranda gave us a little taste of what we can expect from him and Questlove’s Hamilton Mixtape by dropping two tracks on iTunes and Spotify. One track features Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and Nate Ruess for the ever so popular “My Shot”. Joell and Busta are the perfect fit for this track as both are gritty and powerful but also drop lethal heartfelt lyrics. Kelly Clarkson is featured on the second track that was dropped called “It’s Quiet Uptown”. Take a look at the track listing below and you’ll find a couple of the homies on here like Snow Tha Product and Chance The Rapper. Continue Reading

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Video: Common Performs NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert at The White House

posted by Oscar October 4, 2016

During the inaugural White House SXSW South by South Lawn event yesterday, Common played a “Tiny Desk Concert” for NPR.

The Chicago rapper was accompanied by Robert Glasper and Bilal as he performed songs like “I Used to Love H.E.R.” and newer tracks that will appear on his forthcoming album Black America Again like “Letter to the Free,” “The Day the Women Took Over,” and “A Little Chicago Boy.” Check that out above.

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Photos from AAHH! Fest 2016

posted by Oscar September 27, 2016


On Sunday we were able to follow-up the incredible experience of being at Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day festival at U.S. Cellular with another super dope all-day show at Common’s AAHH! Fest, completing what was definitely one of the best weekends music fans in Chicago can ask for!

While there, we got to catch a ton of dope sets from some of the biggest and best in the game, including rising talents Vic Mensa and Sir the Baptist, legendary acts like The Roots, Ice Cube, and R. Kelly, and the present’s heavy-hitters in J. Cole and Common.

Our homie Johnny Fan had his lens handy and caught some of the best scenes from throughout the fest, which we’re too hyped to showcase and share with y’all here. Check out the gallery of AAHH! Fest 2016 below, featuring all of the artists mentioned above. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: Best of Soundset 2016 feat. ASAP Rocky, Future, The Roots

posted by Oscar May 31, 2016

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This past weekend saw the latest edition of one our absolute favorite music festivals of the year, Soundset. The 2016 edition of the premier Hip Hop fest was stacked with some of the biggest names and dopest up-and-comers in the game, including ASAP Rocky, Future, The Roots, and more.

The POD squad took a trip to Minnesota to capture some of the best moments, which we have compiled here for you to sift through. Hit the jump below to take a look at action shots from the headliners already mentioned, plus Common, Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly, and Danny Brown.

Hit the jump to check out the gallery. Continue Reading

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Soundset Reveals 2016 Lineup feat. A$AP Rocky, Future, The Roots & More

posted by Alberto March 1, 2016

Soundset 2016 lineup

Soundset is hands down one of our favorite festivals every year and they continue to impress us with their lineups every time. This time around, Future, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak, The Roots, Mick Jenkins, Common, Raury, Goldlink and more artists have us very excited for the festival this year.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 4th, on  SoundsetFestival.comGet your tickets early and we’ll see you in Minnesota on May 29th!