From ‘Food & Liquor’ to ‘Tetsuo & Youth’: My Renewed Faith In Lupe Fiasco

This past Tuesday, Lupe Fiasco ended his fourth début week for an album release after dropping Tetsuo & Youth. There wasn’t too much hype beforehand, seeing as Lupe Fiasco’s fan base, including myself, has been, in a way, bipolar as of late. After releasing his top-selling but mixed reviewed Lasers, it seemed Fiasco was losing steam. So, when I … Continue reading

Unlistenable – The Palmer Squares

SOURCE: IAREPHLUFFHEAD I stumbled upon the Chicago duo late 2011, listening to their “MC Showcase 2011“, after that I was hooked. After each release since then, I’ve noticed they get better each time, as artists should do. With this latest, titled “Unlistenable”, it’s nothing but 6 and a half minutes of Term K and Acumental … Continue reading

Lay Me Down (Live on ELLEN) – Sam Smith

SOURCE: ONSMASH Sam Smith joins Kanye West and Justin Bieber to celebrate Ellen’s birthday on her show. With Kanye previewing a new video and an interview with Bieber, Smith sings his hit single, “Lay Me Down,” with only a piano and violin. Stream the performance in its entirety above.

Chance The Rapper to Feature J. Cole, Andre 3000, and Frank Ocean on Debut Album

SOURCE: GQ In a recent interview with GQ, the magazine revealed that Chicago native, Chance The Rapper, will feature Frank Ocean, J. Cole, and André 3000 on his upcoming début album. The album, similar to his projects 10 Day and Acid Rap, will probably be one of the most hyped albums of the year. Only time will tell … Continue reading

Only One (Video) – Kanye West

SOURCE: KANYEWEST The video for the Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration has been officially released after it was teased earlier today on the ‘Ellen Show’. Directed by Spike Jonze, the video is set in a field with Kanye spending some daughter bonding time. Singing and dancing with his little girl while being filmed in … Continue reading

B Boy (Feat. Big Sean & A$AP Ferg) – Meek Mill

SOURCE: YOUTUBE A grimy record presumably off of Meek Mill’s upcoming album has made its way onto the internet. The track features Big Sean and A$AP Ferg trading verses with Philadelphia’s own Meek Milly, over a head banging, break dancing beat. Check out the video below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment … Continue reading

Blessings (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) – Big Sean

SOURCE: SOUNDCLOUD Big Sean has released a cut off of his upcoming Dark Sky Paradise. The lineup for the song includes Kanye West & Drake on the features and production from Boi-1da and Vinylz. Listen below.

GRiZ Releases New Single + Announces Tour

SOURCE: GRiZ After releasing the first single, “A Fine Way To Die“, GRiZ played a few shows and announced his new label, All Good Records. His new album, Say It Loud, is due out in March 2015, and the second single is titled “Stop Trippin’”. The song brings his usual funky self along with his … Continue reading

High Fashion/Nothing but Net + TOUR DATES – Travis Scott

SOURCE: SOUNDCLOUD Travis Scott took to the web tonight to release the tour dates for his upcoming ‘Rodeo’ joint tour with Young Thug & MetroBoomin. One hour later, he dropped ‘High Fashion’ featuring Future, produced by Metro Boomin, South Side & Metro Boomin, as well as ‘Nothing but Net’ featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Young Thug. The … Continue reading

DARK SKY PARADISE Announcement – Big Sean

SOURCE: YOUTUBE After teasing what was presumably his next project on social media last night with help from artists such as Drake and producers Boi-1da and Key Wane, Big Sean has officially announced his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise due out February 24th, 2015. The G.O.O.D music artist posted a trailer for the new album on his … Continue reading