The Firefly Music Festival 2014 Recap

CONTRIBUTED BY GUEST AUTHOR ELLIS FREDERICK It’s summertime, and we all know what that means: it’s festival season. By now, once ridiculous-sounding names like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza are practically part of your vocabulary. EDC, Burning Man, Pitchfork? You’ve heard of them all. Either you or someone you know has gone to a music festival this … Continue reading

Forever Love – Robin Thicke

SOURCE: ILLROOTS After previewing his new track, “Forever Love,” last night on the BET Awards, Thicke drops the lyric video for the masses to enjoy. “Forever Love” is the latest single from Thicke’s upcoming album, Paula, which drops tomorrow on July 1st. Stream the video above and pre-order Paula here.

My Everything (Artwork + Tracklist) – Ariana Grande

SOURCE: BILLBOARD Over the weekend, Ariana Grande announced her highly anticipated album, My Everything. The album, which drops on August 25th, features Big Sean, Cashmere Cat, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, and more. It looks like Grande is depending on a lot of Hip-Hop artists to propel herself out of the stereo-typed sophomore slump (although it didn’t … Continue reading


SOURCE: HYPETRAK Fresh off the release of his long-awaited début album, NEON iCON, RiFF RAFF releases the visuals for “iNTRODUCiNG THE iCON”. The video gives a glimpse into what his life is like. Enjoy the video and stream NEON iCON in its entirety below. Purchase the album here.

T.D.K. (The Dark Knight) – Dillon Cooper

SOURCE: THEDILLONCOOPER Creating a buzz off Cozmik last summer, and recently tagging along on the Eyes of the World tour, Dillon Cooper has created a huge buzz for himself. Late last night he premiered his newest track on HOT97, “T.D.K. (The Dark Knight)”. He says he will release a new video soon, so be on the look out … Continue reading

Gates Gully – Triangle and Seed

SOURCE: SUBMISSION Triangle and Seed submit a single from their recently released Calgary EP, “Gates Gully.” The track serves as an R&B electronic track that develops through out its entirety. With three distinct sections, “Gates Gully” will keep you intrigued until its last seconds. Stream “Gates Gully” below and listen to the Calgary EP here.  

Go (feat. Blood Diamonds) – Grimes

SOURCE: GORILLA VS. BEAR Grimes releases a new single, “Go,” for the masses to enjoy. The song serves as an intense, fast paced track ready for any rave. It’s almost impossible listening to this without wanting to do some crazy shit. Stream it below and be on the lookout for more Grimes soon.  

Kicking Down Doors – Santigold

SOURCE: ILLROOTS Santigold’s visuals to her Pepsi Beats of a Beautiful Game single, “Kicking Down Doors.” Directed by Andy Morahan, the video follows a boy living in a war zoned area. Stream the video in its entirety above and purchase Pepsi Beats of a Beautiful Game here.

To Love & Die – Jhene Aiko

SOURCE: HYPETRAK Riding off of the success of her EP, Sail Out, Jhene Aiko returns with a new single featuring Cocaine 80s. Produced by The Fisticuffs and written and performed by Aiko and James Fauntleroy, “To Love & Die” accents Aiko’s vocals and pushes her to limits we’ve never heard before. Regardless, Aiko kills it. Stream … Continue reading

Common Breaks Down Album Cover Concept for “Nobody’s Smiling”

SOURCE: HIPHOPDX Common has officially announced his upcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling. The album’s title serves as a commentary to Chicago’s rising crime rate and is set for a July 22nd release date. The No I.D. produced project has already released its first single, “Kingdom,” which you can listen to here. The Chicago native also released the album … Continue reading