January 2013


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Pusha Ton has been busy the past 48 hours making promo stops across New York City. The Virginia spitter made a visit to Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex Show on Thursday evening, and couldn’t leave without giving listeners a freestyle. Pusha T’s Wrath of Caine mixtape is out now, the Rick Ross-assisted “Millions” video coming soon.

Listen to Pusha’s freestyles, along with stops to BET’s 106 & Park, The Source and ThisIs50 after the jump…..

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When technology and music meets. Using the VoiceNote app off from his phone, Asher Roth drops a freestyle over Pete Rock’s “Pete’s Jazz” instrumental.

New Music: Asher Roth – “Pete’s Jazz (Freestyle)”

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Check out more from dead prez Feat. Bun B and Reek Da Villain, plus Maino & The Mafia after the jump……

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Action Bronson ended 2012 on a strong by releasing his Alchemist-produced Rare Chandeliers mixtape. The Queens MC opens his account in the new year with this fresh joint, “Strictly 4 The Jeeps,” produced by Harry Fraud. The track commences with those distinctive drums from B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” before launching into a funky boom bap banger, ready-made for the whip. We look forward to hearing more from Bam Bam as he preps his debut studio album, coming later this year through Warner Bros./Vice.

Listen to “Strictly 4 The Jeeps” after the jump…

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French Montana’s debut album, Excuse My French, has suffered its fair share of delays, but he promises it will be worth the wait. Speaking with Rap-Up on the set of his “Ocho Cinco” video shoot, the Bad Boy rapper said he believes his upcoming LP will be the “best album to come out in a decade.” Only time will tell, but with an all-star supporting cast including Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and M.I.A., not forgetting executive producers Diddy and Rick Ross, it shapes up to be a big record nonetheless. Lana Del Rey is another guest French is currently waiting on.

Excuse My French is scheduled to release on Apr 16. via Bad Boy/MMG/Interscope.

I feel like it’s going to be a classic. I feel like it’s going to be the best album to come out in a decade… It just is. I heard everybody’s album. I’m a fan of everybody, and I just don’t feel like nobody came out with an album like this.

Watch the interview after the jump…

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Beyoncé has faced some backlash for lip-synching the national anthem during her performance at President Obama’s Inauguration earlier this month. It seems even a star as big as Bey pays attention to the critics every once in a while, as, during a televised news conference for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show earlier today, the Destiny’s Child singer kindly requested everyone in attendance to stand before belting out a live version of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” As if that wasn’t badass enough, she finished by simply asking, “Any questions?”

After the impressive impromptu performance, Bey then fielded questions from the media. Addressing the lip-synching controversy, she admitted that she used a backing track for her Inauguration performance, but explained that, with little rehearsal, she wasn’t comfortable risking a sub-par performance for a such a monumental event.

I am a perfectionist, and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show, and a very very important, emotional show for me; one of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk. It was about the President and the Inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud. So I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. I’m very proud of my performance.

Watch footage from the conference after the jump…

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Heeee’s Back!
I live my friend Theophilus London‘s life vicariously through the internets. Sometimes he’s hanging in Paris with Kanye at Virgil Abloh’s Pyrex x Colette Pop-up. Then he’s Karl Lagerfeld’s special guest at the Chanel runway show (dressed in a 3/4 length green python tweed Chanel jacket, of course). And there’s late night cabarets with vapid models and funky old rich dudes… Or studio sessions with the faces of the cool cartels, like Solange Knowles, Matthew Williams, Aaron Bondaroff et al. But don’t let the felt hats and photo shoots fool you, Theo keeps his humor and his friendliness at all times, and he’s got new music cooking to boot!

Theophilus has been living in Paris (and working on his français), recording a follow up to Lover’s Holiday and Timez Are Weird These Days. And he’s already teamed up with lots of diverse talents, everyone from electro producers like Club Cheval, Brodinski, and Gesaffelstein…to Afro-soul artists like Thomas Brenneck of The Menahan Street Band and Budos Band.

In the meantime though….
Theo blessed us with a remix of Rihanna’s “Jump” that he did with Club Cheval that we love!
Listen to the exclusive…After the jump!

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While we saw a few snapshots from Drake’s new “Started From The Bottom” video, the audio has yet to surface. However, Director X says Drizzy’s vision will definitely be worth the wait. As a long time friend, X is confident the final product will have a big impact this year. He wasn’t able to disclose details about the theme of the visuals, but assures that Drake put his all into his upcoming release. Something tells us we’ll have to wait till February for it.

UPDATE: The Juice received confirmation from Universal on Drake’s single.

Universal Music confirms with Billboard that Drake will release his first single off his forthcoming third album on the night of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. The song’s title is unconfirmed at press time, but is rumored to be either “The Start From the Bottom” or “Started From the Bottom.”

Birdman says: “This year we got something in store. We got a new record coming out this year. It’s just one of those nights that, after seeing each other together, that’ll be like the highlight of our night, the highlight of our life, the highlight of our year.”

read more from X’s interview after the jump…

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Thanks to a strong showing of fan support, buzzing Brooklyn duo The Underachievers will now release their eagerly anticipated debut mixtape, Indigoism, tonight at 9pm EST—slightly earlier than its scheduled midnight arrival. And as a final test of our impatience, the Brainfeeder-signed, Beast Coast-repping pair treat us to the project’s woozy closing track, “Play Your Part.” It might not have been shared with full consent, though: “Our label and management just spazzed on me you see the sh*t I do for you guys!” tweeted Dash. Still, give it a listen below and check back on MissInfo.tv later tonight when Indigoism finally drops.

Listen to “Play Your Part” after the jump…

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Beyonce may be one of the most private and guarded pop stars in the world. Obviously, you know Bey isn’t going to getting caught up in Twitter beefs or other senseless social media nonsense. And, when it comes to matters of her personal life, the details always remain under wraps. But that looks like that will change when her HBO documentary debuts on Feb 16. US Weekly just revealed some exclusive quotes from Beyonce talking about her miscarriage for the first time. Jay briefly touched on the subject on his dedication track to his first born daughter Blue Ivy, but Bey remained silent about the tragedy throughout 2012.

In a surprising moment of candor, she opens up for the first time about the incident and its aftermath in Life Is But a Dream, her new documentary debuting on HBO in February. “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time,” the Grammy winner says in one scene. “And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.”

“I picked out names,” Beyonce recalls. “I envisioned what my child would look like . . . I was feeling very maternal.”


Beyonce opens about channeling her sadness into song after the jump…

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Just a few days after giving us the bass-heavy, rock-infused “The Fault,” Toronto duo The Airplane Boys bring us the second single from their upcoming mixtape, Brave New World. Inspired by their recent trip to the Japanese capital, “Tokyo” hears Beck Motley and Bon Voyage displaying their quick-firing delivery over a dark, bassy beat. Brave New World drops Feb. 19—not long before the Boys are set to perform at SXSW in March.

Listen to “Tokyo” after the jump…

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