Bubblin’ from his recent Grammy win, Anderson .Paak tore the roof off a sold out Fillmore in Denver on Wednesday night. From silk screens to smoke blasts, the visual energy of Cheeky Andy’s Beach Club Tour matched the famously infectious Paak and the Free Nationals. The set list revolved around Oxnard, with a generous heap of hits from Venice and Malibu peppered in throughout. Paak was all over the place in the best way; whether he was crowd surfing, ripping the drum set to shreds, or dancing from one end of the stage to the other, he never missed a note or a step. The crowd adoringly matched his every word, “yes lawd!”s screamed regularly in exuberance. It felt like something of a victory lap for Paak, who after years of underground acclaim, is now indisputably a superstar.
Shouts out to opener Tayla Parx who should’ve gotten more love for her amazing set. Check out the photos below, captured by Blake Jackson.
Dreamville Records new sensation J.I.D. has been making waves for a few years now ever since he linked up with fellow ATLiens Earthgang and subsequently J.Cole and his label. He’s been growing ever since, gaining more acclaim last year as a standout XXL Freshmen in an era where true lyricism is continually overlooked. Late last year J.I.D. released an excellent sophomore album Dicaprio 2, which solidified his status as one of this generations brightest talents. J.I.D. is on the road in support of the album, and we caught his sold out performance at the intimate Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, one of the cities lucky enough to catch the tour. The young artist delivered a stellar set, commanding the attention of every person in the packed room as he performed a barrage of new material, as well as a few choice cuts from his debut, The Never Story. Check out the photo recap courtesy of Tylar Washington below.
Up an coming singer, songwriter, and musician Matt Sassano just released a track you should hear titled ‘Devil Won’t Change His Ways’. Like the song? If you have a favorite cover or song idea you would like to hear, Matt does that! If you have a cover song or concept that you think Matt can try hit him up on his website: www.mattsassano.com or on the gram: @mattsassanomusic
We are excited to premier the first release of the WOLFE DEN Episode 01. The Mix is a recap of all the 2018 bangers. Definitely be on the look out for Wolfe in the future because this mix slaps. Track list is included below.
Unless you’ve been holed up in a doomsday bunker since the 2016 elections you’ve probably become a fan of Grammy Nominated artist/producer Anderson .Paak over the last few years. He’s refreshingly original, and his raspy vocals, unique melodies, and sharp lyrics make him a rare and unpredictable triple-threat. Not to mention, he’s worked with all your favorite artists including Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Schoolboy Q, Tokimonsta, Mac Miller and many more. His debut and sophomore albums Venice, and Malibu, were nothing short of amazing, and now he’s getting ready to hit the road in support of his recently released third album, the Dr. Dre produced Oxnard.
Lord Conrad is a DJ, Music Composer, Songwriter, Dancer, Influencer and TV personality born in Milan Italy. Lord Conrad dedicated his latest track ‘Only You’ to the Victims of the Ancona Tragedy, featured below. Lord Conrad’s delivered a relevant statement for his fans and his followers: “With immense sorrow I dedicate my music to the victims of Sfera Ebbasta’s concert in Ancona in order to help raise public awareness and I also send a message to all the youths. A tragedy of that kind shall never happen again. I join all the Italian musicians so that all that may happen no more and we will do everything, together, to increase security and make concerts safer.” @lordconraditaly
In case you weren’t aware, it’s the 25th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan’s release of the legendary Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The help celebrate, why not make an appearance on one of the most beloved web series, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Wu-Tang rolled up to the Tiny Desk early this morning with the whole squad ready to throw down. And that’s just what they did, as the crew went through a medley of classic Wu tracks that any hip-hop fan would recognize.
Telefon Tel Aviv is the musical project of Joshua Eustis, an producer who in his own words,”is trying very hard to make music as a way to sweat out all the nasty things.” It has devolved from his eye-to-eye collaboration with the late Charles Wesley Cooper, III, into “the musical detritus of all the horror, awe, despair, hope, beauty, and contempt in our world.” Known for his dreamy sonic landscapes, Eustis takes listeners to the depths of his imagination, breaking all rules and expectations of stereotypical electronic music in the process. He’s taking over Denver’s award winning venue The Black Box in Capitol hill on December 22nd, and we can’t think of a better place to dive in to the deep layers of Telefon Tel Aviv’s unique music.
Guest co-host, Bun B, break down rappers to decide who was the greatest rapper of all time. Spoiler alert Eminem beats both Drake and Kanye.
Check out this $2K dollar Beastmode rap battle. Two Canadian up and coming rappers, Eastend Clips and Liks, go head to head in Toronto. Both MC’s putting $1K on the line, watch below to see who wins.
Mike G (formerly of Odd Future) dropped Burton, a new single inspired by the legendary director Tim Burton. The new single includes three different versions; the original, the clean copy, and a chopped not slopped copy. Ensuring Burton made its debut in full effect, Mike teamed up with Cyanide and Happiness animator, Shawn Coss, to create the most perfect collaboration for the artwork. Check out the dark & twisted “Burton” and look out for more from Mike G’s upcoming project Exile coming in 2019!
Up an coming artist Cochet just dropped his latest single Poland/Model. Hailing from Huntington,WV, United States the RNB RnB newcomer is definitely making waves and is on the rise. We look forward to learning to more about Cochet, but for now enjoy ‘Poland/Model’ below. @samfrom304
Alex Veach is a Los Angeles based emerging hip hop artist and musician. While media has recently given his gender transition attention, Alex’s real talents are in his creative pursuits. Trained in classical piano and jazz trombone since the age of 6, he has competed at the state and international level. In his latest project “Transcend” the instrumentals may sound familiar, but we guarantee you’ve never heard anything like Alex Veach. Check “Transcend” below and make sure to also follow @Alexveach
Hailing from the Bronx, New York Davv-O $tacks is a creative & enthusiastic hip-hop artist on the rise. His latest track “Lyft” is an exciting sound of a new wave coming from Davv-O $tacks generation. The song is paired with a visual, shot by @NoRatchetss. Check it out below and be sure to follow Davv-O $tacks
New West Los Angeles rapper Maniac Blac, signs to independent label Zemawr based out of Compton, CA and releases the first EP on the label entitled Maniac Blac. The project features raw, fresh hip hop, with features from J Ride, Vic Smitty, Dj Krucial of Shadyville Djs and was produced by Harold Scrap Fretty and guitars played by Urban Ink Media (Billy The Kid) (credits: 2pac – Only Can Judge Me). The Reset Button EP is available for sale on all platforms and currently streaming and clocking digital airplay, check it out now! @maniacblac3 @krucialgrindin