In promotion of his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sophomore album, From a Birds Eye View, 24 year old rapper Cordae is on the road in a major way. He’s hitting dozens of US cities before gearing up for a European leg, and finally the summer festival circuit. We caught the young MC’s first ever headline show in Denver at the famous Ogden Theater and he didn’t disappoint. Accompanied by a full band, Cordae displayed veteran stage presence and charisma throughout the performance.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their first new song since 2016. “Black Summer” also marks the band’s first song since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the lineup in 2019. The track leads the band’s new album, Unlimited Love, which is produced by Rick Rubin and out April 1 via Warner. Watch the video for “Black Summer”
Jay has an underrated comedic side that is revealed as he shares some of his fondest memories of DMX. Jay Z talks about why DMX boycotted the Grammys while he remembers a fellow legend and friend.
On the occasion of the launching of his new luxury fashion brand Golf Le Fleur, Tyler, The Creator sits down with Fast Company’s Mark Wilson to discuss everything from his latest album to his love for travel and the inspiration behind his newest line.
Rising Chicago artist Shoebox Benny is back with a banger his new single “Straight,” off his highly anticipated project “Car Bombs” set to release in late February. Benny flexes impressive cadences, confident bars and veteran delivery over a dark trap beat that will have anyone vibing out whether in the club, the car, or at home smoking a blunt. We’ll definitely be looking out to see what he does with the upcoming project.
The rap game’s favorite artist linking up with the Human Serviette for a long-awaited episode. Nardwuar interviews J. Cole on December 9, 2021 in Santa Monica, CA USA! Doot doo!
Horst Christian Simco (born January 29, 1982), better known by his stage name Riff Raff is an American rapper.He was originally managed by Swishahouse co-founder OG Ron C. After being associated with rapper and producer Soulja Boy’s imprint S.O.D. Money Gang Inc., Riff Raff was signed to DJ and producer Diplo’s record label Mad Decent from 2013 to 2015.
NY artist Canyon has made big waves in a short time, dropping his debut single “Shark Tank” featuring the legendary Raekwon (of the Wu Tang Clan if you’re clueless.) Now he’s back with another New York legend on his second release, Reservations, where the rising emcee holds his own with a juggernaut as they both dive into the hustlers mentality and the precious moments of spending hard earned money with the people closest to you. We chopped it up with Canyon about the new record and more, check out the animated video and the interview below.
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.