June 2017


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Leading up to the release of his 13th solo album 4:44, JAY-Z released three teasers online and on television commercials. The viral clips gave short previews of the songs “Adnis,” “Kill JAY-Z” and “MaNyfaCedGod.” When the 10-track LP dropped on Friday, only “Kill JAY-Z” made the final cut.

Soon after, fans wondered what happened to the other two songs. On Friday evening (Jun. 30), JAY-Z’s long-time engineer Young Guru confirmed “Adnis” will appear on physical copies of 4:44. “Guys calm down Adnis will be on the physical copies. If you guys act right I may slip a couple other songs on there.. shhh don’t tell jay,” tweeted JAY-Z’s confidante.

Earlier in the day it was confirmed to Billboard that 4:44, currently an exclusive to TIDAL subscribers and Sprint customers, will be added to Apple Music/iTunes next week after a one-week exclusivity window. There’s no current date for when physical copies will arrive, just to expect them in the coming weeks.

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Fresh off his appearance on JAY-Z’s brand new album 4:44, Damian Marley warms us up for his own forthcoming project, Stony Hill, by sharing this new single called “R.O.A.R.” “‘R.O.A.R.’ is really speaking about how, in Jamaica, what we call rudeboys always had a responsibility to the community. They would be the safekeepers — the people who keep the community safe from other areas or within itself,” Jr. Gong says of the military-style record. “That’s kind of changed over the years, especially with younger kids growing up without elders. This song is about reminding them of those values.”

Stony Hill, Damian Marley’s first solo album in 12 years, drops on July 21.

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Sonny Digital To Start Producers Union
 

Earlier this week, Sonny Digital took to social media to vent about producers, songwriters, engineer’s and other behind the scenes creatives not getting proper recognition. In efforts to provide an immediate solution, the multi-platinum sound architect is going to start a producers union.

Watch the talented multi-artist voice his frustrations after the jump.

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Saving the best most controversial til last, XXL finish off their 2017 Freshman freestyle series with the help of XXXTentacion. Having shown he’s not afraid to hold his tongue when it comes to Drake, the young Florida rapper has a few words for J. Cole in this clip.

“Jesus wasn’t white nor black, I can’t knock it / Was somewhat a Arab and one hell of a prophet / Don’t understand why J. Cole talkin’ ’bout false prophets / But didn’t mention higher-ups / Change your name to Amber Cole / These fucking entertainers is playing it by the rules / Sucking government dick for safety to stay cool”

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With his first offering since the release of his Saving Yusuf mixtape all the way back in January 2016, Stalley is back and ballin’ on his new single, “Madden 96.” The Ohio rapper reflects on his days playing Nintendo and scraping paper while celebrating his current success with his same old crew. Like Hov said, “honesty, loyalty, friends and then wealth.”

“Madden 96″ is the first track off Stalley’s upcoming album New Wave, dropping July 28.

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Action Bronson is trying to drop his new album Blue Chips 7000 sometime this summer. Until an official release date arrives, Bam Bam drops a music video for his Harry Fraud-produced single “Let Me Breathe.” The visual gives a look at how wacky things get behind-the-scenes while shooting a music video. Bronson rides on a large four-wheeler, dances with country folks covered in confetti, and brings a towering woman with a gigantic ass on set to twerk.

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Calvin Harris released his new album Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 today, a perfect collection of music for the sizzling summer vibes. The 10-track LP is loaded with exciting collaborations, including the song “Faking It” featuring Kehlani and Lil’ Yachty. On the mid-tempo track, Lani wonders why an ex-lover keeps hovering around if he’s over her.

“Why you, why you say “Let go” if you’re still holding it? Just a little bit better at faking it than me, baby,” sings the Oakland R&B star on the song’s chorus. Lil’ Boat steps in soon after giving his side of the story, rapping that his life is empty despite making millions as his former beau continues to come to mind 24/7.

Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 features guest appearances by Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande, Migos, Pharrell Williams, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Snoop Dogg, Young Thug, Big Sean, Future, John Legend and more. Get it on iTunes and stream “Faking It” below.

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8 Track - Circles (Artwork)
 

With Rewind just a couple months away from being released, DMV based collective 8 Track returns with their “Childs Play” follow up “Circles.” Once again blending multiple genres, the group’s resident emcee Darius Wolley sets the tone of the Recinotes composed cut by harmonizing the hook, while guitarist Dag’ Nabbit (who spits the first verse) and producer J Rob handle the song’s instrumentation.

Give the bachelor themed ballot a listen after the jump and purchase “Child’s Play” via iTunes here.

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Following cryptic promo ads across major cities nationwide and commercials on primetime television, JAY-Z delivers his much-anticipated new solo album 4:44. The follow-up to 2013’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail is the first project to be released under TIDAL’s new partnership with Sprint, after the mobile company invested $200 million into te streaming platform earlier this year offering “new and existing customers access to exclusive content and entertainment experiences in a way no other service can.”

Exclusively available to TIDAL subscribers and Sprint customers, 4:44 is executive produced by No I.D., a frequent collaborator of the Brooklyn MC in recent years. To this point, Jay-Z has teased his 13th solo LP with a handful of visual clips starring actors Mahershala Ali, Danny Glover and Lupita Nyong’o, for songs like “ADNIS” and “Kill JAY-Z.”

Stream 4:44 below, 10 tracks featuring appearances by Gloria Carter, Frank Ocean and Damian Marley. Beyoncé, Kim Burrell, The-Dream, and Blue Ivy Carter are also credited on the new album.

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The second song from Tyler, the Creator is here. After getting a face transplant done by A$AP Rocky in “Who Dat Boy,” Tyler drops another record in less than four hours. Featuring Frank Ocean, listen to “911/Mr. Lonely” below and get it on iTunes.

UPDATE: “911” features Steve Lacy, Frank Ocean and Anna of the North. “Mr. Lonely” includes some words from ScHoolboy Q.

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