New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B)

Before getting into what is new on this New Music Friday, I would like to take a moment and acknowledge that today would have been the 78th birthday of the great Jimi Hendrix. For those that have never listened to Jimi, if you want to break all of your preconceived notions as to what the…

2021 GRAMMY Nominations: The Good and The Bad

Two days ago, the GRAMMY’s announced the official nominations for the myriad of awards that they present. While the GRAMMY’s conventionally represents the gold standard of creativity and innovation for the artists that are nominated, recent years has seen the awards favor big names and smash hits over the true instances of pure art, in…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B)

New Music Friday got off to an early start last night when Atlanta trap legends Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy faced off in the first Verzuz battle of the series’ second season. The battle hit an all time record for viewership, as 1.8 million viewers tuned in live to watch the two rappers square off….

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B/Rock)

What does the Australian rock powerhouse AC/DC have in common with rap stars Future, Lil Uzi Vert and 2 Chainz? They’ve all released new albums today, of course! AC/DC’s new album marks the band’s eighteenth studio album, and their first since 2014. This also marks the sixth decade of commercial music releases for the band,…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B

2020 has been a renaissance for hip hop legends of the 1990’s coming back into the spotlight and reminding the music community of their greatness. Whether it is Nas coming back with King’s Disease or Black Thought and his new project Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able, older MC’s have returned to the…

Album Review: ‘Led Zeppelin II’ Melts Faces 5 Decades Later

Led Zeppelin’s place on the Mount Rushmore of rock bands is undeniable; not only do they boast one of the most talented rosters of all time, but their versatility as a band allows them to be one of the most varied and distinct sounding bands of all time as well. Their second album, simply titled…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B/Rock)

Four words: featuring Ty Dolla $ign These words have become a staple in the hip hop community over the past decade or so, as singer/rapper Ty Dolla $ign has made a name for himself largely due to the high quality features he has provided for countless artists during his stretch. Now, on his latest album,…

New Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem Interview: Main Takeaways

Hip hop fans wondering where Kendrick Lamar has been throughout 2020 finally got their answer yesterday. i-D, a bimonthly British magazine published by Vice Media, presented an interview between the two artists on their platform. While Lamar was formally the one interviewing Keem, their conversation was in reality much more two sided than a typical…

Album Review: Put Some Respect on Reason’s Name

When hip hop heads debate the greatest rappers that are in the game right now, Reason’s name is rarely brought up in the conversation. Perhaps that needs to change. Reason’s entry into the rap game was turbulent to say the least; after releasing his mixtape There You Have It and signing with TDE in 2018,…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B)

If hip hop fans are still debating what album will take home the unofficial album of the year honors this year, there is no question as to what label should be awarded as the label of the year. Benny The Butcher is back with his second project of the year, and a very strong one…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B)

This week saw a lot of rumors and internet buzz surrounding Los Angeles label TDE; between Reason’s highly anticipated debut album release and the rumors surrounding Kendrick Lamar possibly leaving TDE to start his own label, people were talking about what was going on with the label once regarded as one of the most prestigious…

Guitar Legend Eddie Van Halen Has Died

Singer/songwriter, guitarist and Van Halen co founder Eddie Van Halen died yesterday at the age of 65 after a long battle with throat cancer. His son, Wolfgang, posted the news yesterday on his social media pages. Eddie Van Halen did as much to influence the way the guitar is played than arguably anyone else who…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B)

Earlier this week, rapper 21 Savage and producer Metro Boomin captured the attention of the hip hop world when they announced the release of SAVAGE MODE II, a follow up to the duo’s 2016 collaboration album Savage Mode, and the fourth collaboration album between 21 and Metro in addition to Without Warning and NOT ALL…

New Music Friday: Who Dropped What? (Rap/Hip Hop/R&B)

Last night saw no shortage of big names releasing new music; rappers like JID, EARTHGANG, Bryson Tiller, Action Bronson, Dom Kennedy and others all released new full length projects, while a slew of underground artists also released new projects. Additionally, big names like Travis Scott, Young Thug, Vince Staples, Polo G and others released new…

Elton John Reschedules North American Tour Dates for 2022

British rock legend Elton John has officially rescheduled tour dates for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which initially began back in 2018. John had originally postponed the North American leg of the tour due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The rescheduled tour will kick off on January 19 of 2022, and those who…

Reason Marks the Return of TDE With New Single ‘The Soul (Pt. 2)’

Hip hop fans far and wide have been anticipating the return of one of the hottest record labels in the game, TDE, otherwise known as Top Dawg Entertainment. The label, which boasts a select group of elite west coast artists like Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, SZA and others, originally signed Reason two years ago, as…