November 2017


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Pi’Erre Bourne rose to fame this year, producing a handful of songs off Playboi Carti’s self-titled debut project. One of those records was the smash-hit “Magnolia” that featured the popular Pi’Erre drop to open the song. The producer hailing out of Queens, NYC, recently served as supporting act alongside Boi-1da on Drake’s “Boy Meets World” tour, that wrapped up earlier this week.

After running through Australia and New Zealand with the 6 God, Pi’Erre Bourne drops a new track called “Yo Pi’erre!.” Featuring Cash Carti, the track is out now internationally, available in North America at midnight.

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With its release getting closer, G-Eazy is dropping a new record each week off his The Beautiful & Damned sophomore LP. Before the 20-song double album arrives on December 15, the Oakland rapper returns this week with the song “Summer In December.” A song that gives off a more laid-back and relaxed vibe, Young Gerald raps about the struggles encountered in the glitz and glamour city of Los Angeles. Out now in overseas markets, get “Summer In December” instantly when you pre-order The Beautiful & Damned on iTunes at midnight in North America.

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Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha join forces on the song “Home,” off the upcoming motion picture soundtrack for the Netflix film Bright. The powerful record now comes with accompanying music video directed by Dave Ayer, which touches on discrimination, racial tension and issues with law enforcement. Lead by X Ambassadors’ Sam Harris, MGK and Bebe stay strong and show resilience in the community as things get testy in their neighborhood upon Machine Gun Kelly’s return home from jail. Filmed in Los Angeles, the visual also features some characters from the movie.

Bright: The Album arrives Dec. 13 featuring Future and Ty Dolla $ign, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Camila Cabello, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill, YG, DRAM, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Logic and more. The film, starring Will Smith, hits Netflix on Dec. 22.

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Talib Kweli’s new album Radio Silence released to the masses just one week ago. Currently on a promo run, the Brooklyn MC stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (Nov. 23) with a few special guests. Joined by Rick Ross and singer Yummy Bingham, the trio performed their “Heads Up Eyes Open” collaboration for the first-time together. Backed by The Roots, watch the moment below and purchase Radio Silence here.

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Roy Wood$ recently announced his Say Less debut album will be available everywhere on December 1. The revelation also came with the 16-song track list and release of the album’s title track. The Brampton crooner returns one-week later, liberating song No. 13 off the LP titled “Balance.” Produced by Nineteen 85, the track pairs Wood$ with his OVO Sound labelmate dvsn and singer PnB Rock. The record is available now when you pre-order Say Less on iTunes. PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Back It Up”) and 24Hrs (“Take Time”) make guest appearances on the album, due next Friday.

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Real 92.3 L.A.’s DJ Carisma is known for her work, heating the airwaves as one of the West Coast’s premier radio DJs. Carisma, aka Young California, is back with a new single called “By Any Means.” The melodic, bouncy record features Wiz Khalifa, singer 24Hrs and upcoming Los Angeles rapper OneInThe4Rest.

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Lenny Grant, bka as Uncle Murda, will be dropping the project Don’t Come Outside Vol. 1 this Friday (Nov. 24). The mixtape serves as the Brooklyn MC’s first body of work since signing to G-Unit Records, an appetizer before The Lenny Grant Story LP arrives in 2018. After trading verses with Jadakiss on “No More,” Lenny Grant feeds the streets with another gritty record right in time for hoodie season.

Linking up with Harlem’s Dave East, stream “Tonite” below.

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It is hard to miss Cam’ron, who is everywhere now that his new project The Program is out. After dropping a music video for “Lean,” Killa Cam continues to support the mixtape returning a week later with a visual for the standout “Hello.” Co-starring Don Q, the Harlem veteran is the leader of the streets, recruiting an army of rebellious young adults to kick knowledge.

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YBN Nahmir’s “Rubbin Off the Paint” is one of the biggest breakout rap songs of the year, catapulting the 17-year-old Alabama rapper from obscurity to the Billboard Hot 100. Following Vince Staples’ lead, Bryson Tiller is the latest artist to sprinkle his flavor on the song as he drops bars over the Izak-produced beat. The title “Birmingham” isn’t a reference to Nahmir’s hometown, but the UK city where Bryson is performing tonight as part of his Set It Off tour.

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It’s been over a year since Mick Jenkins dropped The Healing Component, which is far too long for my liking. Thankfully, the Chicago rapper returned with a surprise new project last night called Or More; The Anxious. Featuring collaborations with Saba and Michael Anthony, the seven-song set is a snapshot of Mick’s current inspirations, moods and thoughts as he puts together his new album (which, as he’ll remind you, is a time-consuming process).

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