July 2015


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Lauryn Hill made a rare television appearance on Thursday night, appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The 8-time Grammy Award winner and Fugees member performed the song “Feeling Good,” off the compilation LP Nina Revisited… A Tribute to Nina Simone. The cover is one of six records Hill contributes to the album, which also features Usher, Mary J. Blige, Common, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.

Purchase the LP on iTunes and watch the performance below.

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Drake is all over the news with his current on going beef with Meek Mill. As that continues to brew, The Game decides to debut the video for “100,” the current single off The Documentary 2 due later this year. Directed by Theo Skudra, the L.A. rapper gives October’s Very Own a tour of where it all started, the streets of Compton.

Move through the battle tested city with Game and Drake below.

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This is a nice change from James Fauntleroy. On his latest cut, “Who Are You,” the musician leaves the acoustic guitar alone for a groovey bass-laden number

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Eric Bellinger grabs up 2 Chainz and Fetty Wap for his track “Valet.” The West Coast singer/songwriter brought back the record which originally featured singers Pleasure P and TeeFli.

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OVO Sound introduces their newest addition to the label, with artist Roy Wood$. The Brampton, Ontario native (a northwest suburb just outside of Toronto), releases the 7-track EP, EXIS. Lead by the Drake-featured “Drama,” the EP also features “Get You Good,” which was debuted on episode two of OVO Sound Radio.

Purchase EXIS on iTunes and listen to the EP from start to finish below.

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The moment is here. After taking to Twitter and a live stage, Meek Mill finally gets off social media and lets his thoughts loose on wax, responding to Drake’s “Charged Up” and “Back to Back.”

Debuted on HOT 97, listen to the Philly rapper’s response/diss record “Wanna Know” featuring Quentin Miller. Produced by Jahlil Beats and Swizz Beatz, listen below and let us know your thoughts.

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The long-awaited Meek Mill response track to Drake is being premiered tonight on HOT 97 radio. Before the big record arrives, three more reference songs from Atlanta artist Quentin Miller for Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late have surfaced online. They include the previously leaked “10 Bands,” plus “Know Yourself,” “Used To,” and the song that started this war between Meek Mill and Drake, “R.I.C.O.” off Dreams Worth More Than Money.

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Alicia Keys has been quiet on the music front for most of 2015, busy enjoying motherhood with her second child. The Grammy Award-winning singer has been working with producers Pharrell Williams and husband Swizz Beatz on her forthcoming sixth solo LP. Keys decides to liberate a new track titled “28 Thousand Days.”

Set to drop on iTunes at midnight, listen to the song below.

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Former Roc Nation songstress Bridget Kelly is prepping to release her Summer Of 17 later this summer. On her new release, Kelly connects with fellow New York crooner Mack Wilds on the track “Act Like That.” Some words from B.K. below:

“Flirting is a competition for me, so I love to go back and forth with a guy I like. We both have egos, so sometimes I’ll front but I always come back. I know what I want, so I enjoy the thrill of the chase, and my ideal boo does too!”

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Chinx’s posthumous debut album Welcome To JFK hits stores on August 14. The LP features appearances from French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil’ Durk, Nipsey Hussle, and Jeremih. Those who pre-order the project now on iTunes will receive a free download of “Far Rock,” a collaboration with fellow Far Rockaway, Queens native, the late Stack Bundles.

Listen to the Riot Squad reunion below. R.I.P. Chinx and Stack Bundles.

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