Kendrick Lamar and James Blake announced for London show

Kendrick Lamar (pictured) and James Blake have been announced for BST Hyde Park in London. Read this next: Kendrick Lamar’s headline London show dazzles with ambition and charisma The ‘DAMN.’ rapper and UK producer play on Sunday July 5, with Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard also on the line-up. Read …

BPM Supreme's new sample library will enhance your production

Los Angeles music delivery service, BPM Supreme, has announced a new online sample and sound library, BPM Sounds. The platform will allow musicians of all skill levels to partake in beatmaking, creative DJing and music production with a full product launch coming in summer 2020. As part of the service …

Carnage Drops Massive Collab with Tyga, Ohgeesy & Takeoff

Carnage just dropped “Hella Neck,” a brand new, heavy-hitting hip hop cut featuring Tyga, Ohgeesy and Takef. Sometimes less is more and Carnage demonstrates that here with a triumphant yet tasteful beat that backs each rapper’s bars to sheer perfection. Though the DJ/producer is known for in-your-face productions, some his …

Ja Rule Takes To Twitter Complaining for People To “Let The Fyre Sh*t Go”

Ja Rule is completely fed up with the “Fyre shit” that just won’t go away. While Ja Rule’s notorious business partner Billy Mcfarland sits behind bars on fraudulent charges, the hip hop artist and entrepreneur is a free man. In November 2019, Ja Rule’s name was ficially dropped from the $100 million …

Kanye West’s Massive Label Lawsuit Reopened As Settlement Falls Through

Kanye West‘s ongoing court battle with EMI continues… Earlier this year, the hip hop star sued his own publishing company, claiming their demanding contracts amounted to “servitude.” EMI rebutted, arguing that California’s “servitude” law didn’t apply to the New York-based deal. A judge determined they should settle outside court, but …

NGHTMRE's Hip Hop Collab "CASH COW" Gets The Absolutely Insane Bass VIP It Deserved

At the beginning this year, NGHTMRE dropped a new hip hop collaboration with A$AP Ferg, “Redlight.” The hip hop threw f some fans, but not to worry, they dropped a massive VIP a little while later. More recently, NGHTMRE dropped another hip hop record, this time with Gunna, “CASH COW.” …

New Artist Profile: Indigenous Canadian Rapper Hope Makes a Case for the 'Red Man'

Hip hop newcomer Hope’s bio names his First Nation British Columbian tribe, the Leq’a:mel, in the very first sentence, so it’s only fair that we do the same. Between his album title, the album cover which shows a childhood image Hope with redacted text that presumably used to contain his …

REPORT: YouTube Views Will Count Towards Album Charting In 2020

YouTube plays will soon count toward Billboard‘s most reputable albums chart, according to a new report. Starting January 3rd and moving forward, the publication will incorporate YouTube views for the Billboard 200 chart. Music video streams from other services — Apple Music, TIDAL and VEVO — will also be counted for. As the …

REPORT: Tekashi 6ix9ine Will Be Released from Prison This Week

According to various reports, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine could be released from jail as early as this Wednesday. An original report from OnSmash suggested that all charges were being dropped and that Tekashi would be released within 72 hours. In January this year, Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, plead guilty to nine federal counts, including …

XXXTentacion’s Album Is Officially Out & Diplo Played A Big Role In Its Release

XXXTENTACION’s posthumous album Bad Vibes Forever ficially released on Friday. The studio installment features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Noah Cyrus, Tory Lanez, blink-182 and more, running 25 tracks and an hour long. The album reportedly previewed in a star-studded launch, with Diplo on the decks, plus Playboi Carti, PnB Rock and more. XXXTENTACION died …

TOKiMONSTA Releases Dreamy New Lo-Fi Single, "Love That Never"

TOKiMONSTA has had a relatively light release year in 2019, only dropping a pair songs on the Young Art Sound II compilation back in May. Now, she’s back with a new single called, “Love That Never.” Like some her most popular work, “Love That Never” is a chilling, lo-fi instrumental that draws …

Diplo Begs for Forgiveness Over Tweet That Made Drake "Hate" Him

Diplo is “convinced” Drake “hates” him after the hip hop superstar unfollowed him on social media. Diplo’s team recently made this discovery when doing a deep dive on Twitter and Instagram. The DJ/producer believes it may have something to do with the time he brought up the rapper’s formerly secret son, Adonis, …

Beta 2.0 Leaves EDM Behind for Hip Hop and… Sports Betting?

Beta Nightclub’s return after closing its doors in December 2018 has been anything but smooth. After teasing a sneak peek at the brand new renovation in September, it eventually failed inspections, forcing doors to close just hours before the event. The club did open at last in November, but now, …

BLVK JVCK puts his signature spin on a Biggie Smalls classic in "LOOT"

BLVK JVCK has already made a significant name for himself in the way he combines hip hop with heavy bass, but he’s just outdone himself on this one. Putting a signature spin on a Biggie Smalls classic, this one is “LOOT.” Amongst a slew recognizable samples and ad-libs, you’ll also hear …

Lil Nas X Makes History as First Openly Gay, Black Man on This Forbes List

This month, Forbes released its list Highest-Paid Country Acts 2019, which includes breakout sensation Lil Nas X. With this, Lil Nas X makes history as both the first openly gay act and the first person color to make the list. His No. 1 hit song “Old Town Road” earned him $14 million …

Avicii, The Chainsmokers Lose Favorite EDM Artist At The 2019 AMAs

The American Music Awards are happening now and here are the full list categories, nominees, and winners — updated live! Big winners the night so far include Billie Eilish, BTS, Taylor Swift, Halsey and more. However, there’s plenty more to be announced. Avicii, Marshmello, and The Chainsmokers are up for favorite EDM …

Flume Unleashes 109 Song Playlist Of His Favorite New Music

Flume has taken over Apple Music‘s Future Sounds playlist. Considering the Grammy Award-winning artist has dabbled with dance, pop, R&B, hip hop and beyond, there’s no producer better equipped to select the sounds the future. In total, the playlist features 109 songs from an assortment artists. That includes music from Tyler, The Creator, Alison …