Raz Simone Releases New Single: “Afraid of Me”

Emcee opens for Macklemore at The Shrine on 5/31

May 27th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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Rising rapper Raz Simone should feel on top of the world right now. The Seattle emcee has signed to 300 Entertainment (home to hip hop heavyweights like Fetty Wap and Young Thug) and is opening for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their nationwide tour. To top things off, Raz just released his newest track, “Afraid of Me” featuring K-pop star and fellow Seattle native Jay Park, via XXL Mag.  
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Adult Swim Singles Program Reveals 2016 Lineup

25 weeks of free, exclusive music

Lexi Kelson
Category: News
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Adult Swim’s 6th annual singles program kicked off this Wednesday, and we couldn’t be more excited. The series gives listeners a chance to download some free, exclusive singles from top-notch artists including Rae Sremmurd, Run The Jewels, Die Antwoord, and Vince Staples. In the past, they’ve been instrumental (no pun intended) in the development and mainstream marketing of several artists, including Flying Lotus, who is also on this year’s lineup.
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New Album Releases: May 27, 2016

Band of Skulls, Flume, Gold Panda, and more!

Sean Kramer
Category: Lead Story, News
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Decades from now, you’ll be sitting with your grandchildren in your intergalactic space-dome, and they’ll ask you, “Grandma/Grandpa, what albums came out on May 27, 2016? Also, what are albums?” And you’ll quietly shudder at the sadness of the second question, but you’ll easily be able to pull up the answers to the first inquiry by referencing this post. You’re welcome.
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Check Out The Soundtrack For Popstar

Lonely Island film reveals star-filled soundtrack

May 26th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: News
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No one could have predicted the epic rise of comedy music group The Lonely Island, which consists of the multitalented Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. But what started as self-produced musical digital shorts that debuted on Saturday Night Live eventually turned into a chart-topping 2013 release.
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VH1 Brings Back Hip Hop Honors

Shining a light on the ladies of hip hop

Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News
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It’s been 12 years since VH1 hosted its first Hip Hop Honors to commemorate the biggest influences in hip hop, but on June 11th, the televised special event will return to focus on the ladies who have laid the foundation for the genre.
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Deepakalypse Premieres New Track: “Drummers”

First single off new album, coming July 8

Lexi Kelson
Category: News
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Start counting down the days. LA-based folk-punk artist Deepakalypse has joined forces with Everloving Records (think: Ben Harper, Metric) to deliver a full-length album, Floating On A Sphere, on July 8.
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Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era Announce Steez Day Festival

The East Coast brings it to the westside

May 20th, 2016
Kimberly Quitzon
Category: News
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Joey Bada$$ and ProEra have announced their 2nd Annual Steez Day Festival in honor of ProEra founder Capital STEEZ, who passed away December 2012. Last year, the show brought over five thousand fans to Central Park, and this year they’re bringing an even bigger lineup to LA’s Novo. Featured artists include Pro Era (Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly), A$AP Mob, Danny Brown, Raury, and more.
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New Album Releases: May 20, 2016

Ariana Grande, Boys Noize, Yuna, and more!

Mary Bonney
Category: Lead Story, News
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We’re nearing the middle of the calendar year, and with it, waves of new releases are pouring in. This week in particular boasts a nice balance of new music from incredible newer talents and revered, established artists.
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SZA Remixes Drake & PARTYNEXTDOOR

“Listen to this at twoAM.”

Kristen Meza
Category: News
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Top Dawg is staying true to his word. It seems like months ago that we saw the Instagram post that would tease upcoming new releases for the entire roster of TDE. We haven’t heard new music from SZA in some time, but at least we do have photo confirmation she’s releasing a project this year. While we wait for her follow-up to Z, enjoy “twoAM,” her take on PARTYNEXTDOOR & Drake’s “Come And See Me.”
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