Kanye West has become known for aligning himself with young rising artists over the past year, working with the likes of Lil’ Pump, 6ix9ine and the late XXXTENTACION. Florida rapper YNW Melly caught the attention of West last year, rumored to have been working in studio together. Melly, who caught national attention with the songs “Murder on My Mind” and “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas),” just released his new album WE ALL SHINE. Kanye West is featured on the project, who makes a guest appearance on the song “Mixed Personalities.”

Stream “Mixed Personalities” below and get WE ALL SHINE on iTunes. UPDATE: Official music video added, directed by Cole Bennett.

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Elle Varner has laid low since putting out the song “Casanova” and “Loving U Blind” last year. The R&B singer appears ready to kick things into overdrive, returning with her new single “Pour Me.” The soulful cut pairs Varner with Wale, who previously worked together on “Rover” in 2013. Fans can catch Verner performing her new record on the ‘NYLA’ tour with Marsha Ambrosius, running from Jan. 27 – Mar. 17.

Stream “Pour Me” below.

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Dating back to the end of last year, rumors started circulating that a new James Blake album was coming in the near future. After teasing fans during that same time frame, the British singer drops his new studio effort Assume Form. Following 2016’s The Color In Anything, the singer/songwriter has been busy working with the likes of JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Travis Scott. Assume Form is 12 tracks, with contributions from Travis Scott, André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin.

The album comes ahead of Blake’s North American tour, running from Feb. 16 – Mar. 16. Stream Assume Form in full below.

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Earlier this month, Ariana Grande was announced as one of the headliners for Coachella 2019, taking place in April. Weeks after the news and teasing fans on social media, the pop singer returns with her new single “7 Rings.” The female empowerment anthem was inspired by a shopping trip with friends following Grande’s breakup with then-fiancé Pete Davidson. During the retail therapy outing at Tiffany & Co., Grande bought her crew of girlfriends seven engagement rings.

The record comes with an accompanying music video, co-starring some of Grande’s closest friends like Victoria Monet, Njomza and others. A flip of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic “My Favorite Things,” “7 Rings” is off Grande’s upcoming new album and follows the singles “thank u, next” and “Imagine.”

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Future starts the new year off right, with the release of his new album The WIZRD. The follow-up to 2017’s FUTURE and HNDRXX includes the singles “Crushed Up” and “Jumpin’ on a Jet.” A total of 20 tracks, The WIZRD features guest appearances by Travis Scott (“First Off”), Young Thug and Gunna (“Unicorn Purp”).

The album comes one week after Future’s accompanying documentary of the same name premiered exclusively on Apple Music, with commentary from André 3000, Organized Noize’s Rico Wade (Future’s cousin), DJ Khaled, Metro Boomin and Yo Gotti. Out now on iTunes, stream The WIZRD below.

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DOM Kennedy heads down to Atlanta for some southern hospitality in the video, “Late Night aka Incomparable.” Off last year’s Volume Two project, DOM and OpM’s Jay 305 cruise through the ATL in a Maserati, looking for some good food and women. The pair eventually kick back at a local waffle house, before taking things back to the hotel with some girls in tow.

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James Blake is one of hip-hop’s go-to collaborators. From Kanye and Hov to Kendrick and Chance, the British singer/producer seems to only work with the best and biggest names in rap. The guest list for his upcoming album, Assume Form, is a testament to that as it features appearances from Travis Scott, Metro Boomin and the elusive André 3000, whose guest verse may be the one we heard earlier this month.

With his new album hitting stores and streaming services at midnight tonight, James Blake shares his “Mile High” collaboration with La Flame and Metro — and it doesn’t disappoint. Assume Form serves as the follow-up to Blake’s 2016 album The Colour In Anything.

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Logic ended an already busy 2018 off with the release of his Logic – YSIV project. With the new year underway, the Def Jam MC returns with a new single title “Keanu Reeves.” Produced by long-time collaborator 6ix, the record is in pocket with Logic’s style fan have become accustomed to. A mid-tempo track with lyrical gems mixed in, stream Bobby Tarantino’s latest offering below.

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LSD is the group formed by Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth. Last year, the collective released the song “Genius,” serving as their first single. Ahead of their debut album later this year, LSD taps Lil’ Wayne for the official remix to “Genius.” With an opening guest verse from Weezy F. Baby, stream the track below.

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Time is ticking in the music video Ella Mai’s “Shot Clock.” In support of the R&B singer’s self-titled debut album, the Colin Tilley-directed visual finds Mai encountering different men in various social and private scenes. From the basketball courts to a relaxing bubble bath, the U.K. songstress has no time for the run around in the stylish clip. The video comes ahead of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, where Ella Mai is nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best R&B Song’ for “Boo’d Up.”

Watch “Shot Clock” below.

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