In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Young Thug reveals that they in fact recorded the track “Day before” the day before Mac Miller’s death. You can watch the clip of Young Thug speaking about his time with Mac Miller below. You can also listen to their track, “Day Before,” below that. RIP Mac!
From the U.S. to Russia, ARIA, KDDK, and G Herbo join forces to deliver their collaborative track “Broken Wings.” An emotional triumph with cunning lyrical verses and intoxicating soundscapes, this star-studded track just dropped last Friday via Effective Records. Weightless and soulful, this one will earn a place in your regular rotation.
Chicago heavyweight Mick Jenkins is back, in a major way. He’s been letting off some videos over the last few months, but the complete album is finally here, and it’s fire. With only a few carefully chosen features, Mick does the heavy lifting himself bringing densely packed lyrics throughout the project. Tee-WaTT and Renzel handle the bulk of the production with a few others in the mix, and the result is a hard hitting front to back album thats among the best 2021 rap releases.
Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell is apparently retiring after a controversial upstate concert on Saturday that saw him flout his words and make vaguely threatening comments to audiences. The singer has been struggling with health issues for several years and the band has performed a few recent concerts with a backup singer.
Last week was special for Mac Miller fans, who were finally able to receive Mac’s mixtape Faces on Spotify. Due to various reasons, the mixtape was kept off the internet. Along with the re-release, the family approved several short films that feature previously unreleased footage of Mac Miller, Josh Berg (lead engineer), and other friends and family. Check out this nostalgic mini-doc, Making Faces, below. Enjoy!
One of the most talented musicians in the worls, FKJ, has shared a 20-minute piano performance in collaboration with Calm, an app designed to “make the world happier and healthier.”
ZHU has joined up with Amazon Music to deliver a high-production new documentary titled Welcome To Dreamland. The film runs just under 15 minutes and follows ZHU on his path to the return of live music.
Vince shares his origin story, his journey in hip hop, why he doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol and how he’s changed his diet. Vince also shares talks about Mac Miller, creating “syncing” music and his thoughts/support of 2Pac and much more! Vince then says this about Mac Miller in the interview with REVOLT:
He gave me ownership, he just said if you make a gang of money just give me like a S-Class and then took me on the road and paid for my room and board and still paid me. So yeah that was the homie.
Vince was invited to perform tracks off his fourth studio self-titled album for one of our favorite web series, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. You can tell that Vince is into his new album as much as we are. Several times he pauses to soak in the vibes of this “beautiful music.”
King’s Disease II dropped yesterday! It was executive produced by Hit-Boy, and features appearances from Eminem on EPMD “EPMD 2,” A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and YG on “YKTV,” Ms. Lauryn Hill on “Nobody,” Charlie Wilson on “No Phony Love,” BLXST on “Brunch On Sundays” and Hit-Boy on “Composure.”
Last weekend, Tyler, The Creator performed a headlining set at Lollapalooza. It wasn’t long before the entire set was uploaded to YouTube on Tyler’s official channel. He put 110% energy into this set, and the fans reciprocated every ounce. If you need something to jumpstart your day today, give this video a watch.
On the heels of growing critical acclaim and buzz, midwest rapper (I)Deal is back with his second single of the year, “Unconventional”, featuring Chicago heavyweight Mick Jenkins. On the aptly titled song, (I)Deal brings a truly unique and inspired flow, rising to the occasion with two impressive verses to open and close the track. Mick Jenkins slides in with veteran presence for 20 bars of dense wordplay we’ll be dissecting for a minute. Both emcees match the intensity of the powerful soul samples and raw electric guitar riffs and massive drums for an all around slap that will have us looking out for more from (I)Deal.
Every Sunday, Marc Rebillet performs via livestream, and guess who showed…Wayne Brady. Most of us know him from his amazing run on the network improv show, Who’s Line Is It Anyway? The two performed a b2b improv set together from Marc’s house, and the vibes are just too good to miss.
Chicago rapper Henry Arts is happy to be alive. After surviving a brush with death in the form of fentanyl laced pills, he’s back with a strong message in “Revival.” The young artist brings serious content to melodic rap as he tells his story and explores the pitfalls of addiction through a raw and authentic lens that a lot of people in our generation can relate to. We’re glad Henry Arts is still here to share his experience through dope music. RIP to all the legendary artists we’ve lost in the modern Opioid/Fentanyl epidemic, if you’re struggling with addiction, get help!
DUCKWRTH captures those early quarantine days of longing with a bit of a sci-fi twist in the video for his SuperGood single “Kiss U Right Now.” This video features the singer/rapper playing the role of a super cautious bachelor trying to make it through the pandemic.
R&B artist Brent Faiyaz had a breakout year in 2020 with the release of his critically acclaimed EP, Fuck The World, and so far, 2021 is looking like it will take that recognition to the next level. This new track, “Circles”, is spellbinding. Faiyaz takes some pitched distortion to his vocals for an eerie twist to this spell, while New York based band, Purr, plays a dreamy outro.
J. Cole’s highly-anticipated new album the Off-Season dropped today, and ahead of its imminent release, the North Carolina rapper has shared a documentary.
Check out the latest track and lyric video from King P titled “Slip N Slide”. King P is following up this record with a music video that is set to be released on May 28th, 2021. If you don’t already know, King P is a Miami based, Jamaican-rooted Hip Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist who delivers an unmatched level of energy through his Dancehall flair. On “Slip N Slide,” King P is just having fun and letting the world know that when it comes to the ladies, he keeps it moving. With a bouncy instrumental at the foundation P delivers swaggy verses and an addictive chorus ready to heat up the clubs from South Beach, to LA, to Negril.
Hailing from Washington DC, Korean American artist Travis Shyn just released his latest single “Shattered”. The track is professionally produced and sounds commercial but with more soul than you’d expect from a pop track. Think Post Malone, but if he had grown up eating Kimchi & and skipped the face tattoos. Travis Shyn is that and then some. We are excited to hear more from him & watch him blow up from the front row. If you like the song, be sure to follow him on the gram at @treyshyn
Denver based producer and musician Contra Scandal makes his official debut on Gravitas Recordings with Full Circle, a 10 track offering that fully displays his versatile talents. With consistent heavy synths and loose airy drums serving as the bonding agent, each song centers a violin performance tethered to a different regions of the world. Precisely placed vocal snippets, (and even few rap verses from Contra himself on “Mile High Livin,”) keep things interesting and contribute to an impressively cohesive and polished, albeit genre-bending project. Check out Full Circle available everywhere!