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Fetty Wap's debut album will be released September 25th via 300 Entertainment. You can check out the still-untitled album's artwork in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/28/15 - 12:41 PM
Dee Barnes has written an essay for Gawker titled "Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up," detailing her experience being assaulted at the hands of Dr. Dre and her reaction to the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which ignores Dre's violence towards women entirely. One of the most disturbing pieces of information is that the Compton director F. Gary Gray was the cameraman filming the interview between Barnes and Ice Cube that led to her assault. I can not encourage you to read the entire piece here enough.
Ryan Dennehy on 08/19/15 - 07:35 AM
Chance the Rapper and Lil B have blessed us with a free mixtape, titled Free, and it can be streamed in the replies.
Aaron Mook on 08/05/15 - 11:13 AM
Dr. Dre has announced his first album in 16 years, titled Compton A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre. It's releasing through Aftermath/Interscope and available exclusively on Apple Music this Friday (Aug. 7th). The new album will feature Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and others.
"The reason 'Detox' didn't come out was because I didn't like it," he said. "I don't think I did a good enough job, and I couldn't do that to my fans, and I couldn't do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn't feeling it."


Track Listing
01 Intro
02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
04 It's All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ...
Blake Solomon on 08/03/15 - 11:45 AM
Young Thug has faced a number of legal challenges this week, but he still found time to drop a new song from his upcoming album Hy!£UN35, "Pacifier." You can stream the Mike WiLL-produced track in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 07/17/15 - 11:07 AM
Future has announced his new album DS2 (short for Dirty Sprite 2) will be released next Friday, July 17th. You can watch the video for "Blow A Bag," the first track from the follow-up to last year's Honest in the replies, and pre-order the album via iTunes.
Ryan Dennehy on 07/10/15 - 06:02 AM
Instrumental hip-hop producer Elaquent will release his new album Good Karma on July 17th via HW&W. First single "Golly Jeez" can be streamed in the replies.
Lueda Alia on 06/26/15 - 08:36 AM
Tinashe and Dej Loaf are about to head out on tour together supporting Nicki Minaj, but in the meantime they've released a remix of Tinashe's "All Hands On Deck" that you can stream in the replies. This (thankfully) supplants the old remix of the track that featured Igloo Australia.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/10/15 - 10:56 AM
Meek Mill announced at (the chaotic) Summer Jam last night that his new album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, will be out this month.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/08/15 - 01:52 PM
After performing it to close out Apple's WWDC event earlier today, The Weeknd is streaming "Can't Feel My Face." Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/08/15 - 01:49 PM
Today is Kanye West's 38th birthday. Happy birthday Yeezy! (P.S. please release SWISH ASAP)
Ryan Dennehy on 06/08/15 - 10:31 AM
Travi$ Scott has released the first single from his upcoming debut album Rodeo. You can listen to the Future and 2 Chainz-assisted "3500" here, and make sure you listen for 2 Chainz' insane lines about "drinkin breast milk out of a lean cup."
Ryan Dennehy on 06/08/15 - 09:42 AM
In case you missed it on social media somehow, Akon has undertaken a new philanthropic endeavor: bringing electricity to roughly 600 million people living in Africa via his Solar Academy. Read more here.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/06/15 - 10:22 AM
A$AP Rocky's sophomore full length At.Long.Last.A$AP was set to be released on June 2nd, but is now being released to iTunes at midnight tonight.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/25/15 - 06:33 PM
Jamie xx has his debut solo album In Colour out on June 1st via Young Turks, and he's shared yet another phenomenal track from the LP. "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" features Young Thug and dancehall artist Popcaan (who you might remember from his Yeezus appearance), and is definitely going to be a summer 2015 staple. Stream the song in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/20/15 - 12:49 PM
A$AP Rocky has been teasing his forthcoming At.Long.Last.A$AP since before 2015 began, and it looks like it's imminent: he said in a recent interview that it will be out June 2nd instead of the previously announced May 12th. He's also shared a new song "Everyday" that features Rod Stewart (!!!), Miguel, and "Uptown Funk" mastermind Mark Ronson. Check out that song in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/08/15 - 04:56 AM
Miguel recently shared an extended single version of "Coffee", and has now announced that his new album Wildheart will be out June 30th.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/08/15 - 04:52 AM
In this, the first year of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," we have already been blessed with a very good remix of that song. Now, the 6 God himself, Drake, has seen fit to bless us further by remixing Fetty's next single "My Way." Praise be and stream the song in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/15 - 04:08 PM
2015 is the year of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," and he's shared a new remix of the song that features Azealia Banks, Gucci Mane and Quavo (of Migos). Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/15 - 01:16 PM
Vince Staples, hot on the heels of his fiery new single "Senorita," has announced that his debut album for Def Jam is titled Summertime '06 and will be released June 30th. The album will be executive produced by No I.D. and you can check out ""Señorita" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/15 - 10:08 AM
Vince Staples released two great projects last year (the Shyne Coldchain 2 mixtape and Hell Can Wait EP) and now he's readying his debut album for Def Jam later this year by releasing the first single from the LP. It's called "Señorita" and features a very prominent sample of Future's "Covered N Money" and is available to purchase on iTunes and to stream on YouTube or in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/15 - 05:44 AM
SWISH!!! Kanye has renamed his forthcoming album, changing it from So Help Me God to SWISH. No release date has yet been announced, and Kanye says the title might change again. SWISH!!!
Ryan Dennehy on 05/03/15 - 11:29 AM
Miguel has released an updated version of his 2014 single "Coffee." The new version is extended by a couple of minutes and inexplicably features Wale in 2015, and is retitled "Coffee (Fucking)." Thankfully, there is also an extended version that does not feature Wale, and you can stream both in the replies and decide which is better for yourself. Miguel's new album is tentatively titled Wild Heart, and has yet to be given a release date.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/03/15 - 08:14 AM
Rich Homie Quan, the rap game James Bond, dropped a new mixtape the other day titled If You Ever Think I Will Stop Going In, Ask Double RR that you can download here. The tape follows previous mixtapes Still Goin In (Reloaded) and I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/30/15 - 07:21 AM
R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani is releasing her new album You Should Be Here today, and is streaming it here. It features an appearance from Chance the Rapper on the recently-released "The Way."
Ryan Dennehy on 04/28/15 - 03:01 PM
Flacko Jodye Season continues now that A$AP Rocky has announced that his new album will be released May 12th. Hit the replies to stream "M'$" a new track from At.Long.Last.A$AP.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/16/15 - 12:02 PM
Frank Ocean has announced his highly anticipated sophomore album. It looks like it's titled Boys Don't Cry and coming out sometime in July.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/06/15 - 05:48 PM
Hit the replies to check out Kendrick Lamar breaking down some of the songs on To Pimp A Butterfly with MTV News.
Jake Jenkins on 04/04/15 - 03:26 PM
You can watch the video for Future's 56 Nights highlight "March Madness" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/01/15 - 01:32 PM
T-Pain's new mixtape, The Iron Way, can now be downloaded on Datpiff.
Jake Jenkins on 03/27/15 - 10:35 AM
You can head to Complex to hear a new T-Pain song off his forthcoming mixtape The Iron Way featuring The-Dream called "Let Your Hair Down." Pain also says the mixtape will feature previously unheard Aaliyah vocals, which is itself a minor accomplishment.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/24/15 - 01:47 PM
Future just dropped 56 Nights by surprise, a new tape produced almost entirely by Southside. Download it for free here. Future also recently hinted at a Dirty Sprite 2 mixtape and one produced by Mike WiLL called Ape Shit.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/21/15 - 05:57 AM
Death Grips are streaming their "final" album, Jenny Death, which is the second half of double album The Powers That B. They also posted that they "might make some more" records on Facebook. Whether it's their actual last album or not, you can stream it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/19/15 - 05:16 PM
XXL Magazine will be unveiling their XXL Freshmen 2015 list soon, and you can vote for the 10th spot on their list until March 22nd.
Jake Jenkins on 03/18/15 - 08:11 PM
Professor Adam Diehl discusses Kendrick Lamar's albums and elaborates on the context in which they stand as art.
If I had to pick an era of jazz, it would not be pre-jazz, but that being said, jazz is the music of America and it's the most American music form of all except for maybe hip-hop. So I think him appealing to that and appealing to '70s funk and R&B, rather than just trying to get another hit… I wasn't expecting him to be so particular about the feel of the album from a musical standpoint. I thought he was going to have a lot to say lyrically, and the music was going to not be industry-dictated but take more of a backseat to the lyrics. And by no means was that the case.
Jason Tate on 03/18/15 - 12:12 PM
Drake has announced his 6th annual OVO Fest to take place in Toronto on August 2nd and 3rd. The first day of the fest will feature performaces by J. Cole, Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, and more. The second day will feature special guests who have yet to be announced; past guests have included Kanye, Lil Wayne, and many more. Check out the admat in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/17/15 - 07:32 AM
Nicki Minaj has announced the U.S. leg of her tour supporting her most recent album The Pinkprint. Support will be provided by the amazing line up of Meek Mill, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd, and Dej Loaf. Dates are in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/17/15 - 06:12 AM
T-Pain will release The Iron Way on March 26th. The mixtape precedes his next album, Stoicville, which has yet to be given a release day.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/16/15 - 10:24 AM
Rae Sremmurd have shared the video for SremmLife track "Throw Some Mo" featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/16/15 - 09:15 AM
Surprise: despite being originally confirmed for a March 23rd release, Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly is available for purchase on iTunes right now.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/15/15 - 09:02 PM
After performing it live several months before 2013's Yeezus, a Kanye West song titled "Awesome" has found it's way onto the internet. You can stream it at Noisey, but there's no word if it will appear on his forthcoming So Help Me God.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/11/15 - 11:05 AM
Kendrick Lamar has announced that his new album, due out March 23rd, will be titled To Pimp A Butterfly. The album art and a possible tracklisting can be found in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/11/15 - 10:56 AM
Hudson Mohawke has announced Lantern, his follow-up to 2009's Butter. It's out June 16th via Warp Records, and features Miguel, Jhene Aiko, and more. Check out the tracklisting and trailer in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/10/15 - 09:37 AM
Raz Simone has released yet another powerful mixtape titled Macklemore Privilege & Chief on Keef Violence. Download it here for free, and head to the replies to watch some of his recent videos.
Lueda Alia on 03/09/15 - 08:33 AM
In today's "inexplicable news" category, Pitchfork points out that Chance the Rapper joined Panic! At The Disco on stage last night to act as some kind of hypeman for the band during "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Watch a video of the performance in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/09/15 - 05:28 AM
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