November 2017


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N.E.R.D.’s No_One Ever Really Dies arrives on December 15, a busy release date that includes Eminem’s Revival and G-Eazy’s The Beautiful & Damned double-album. The Virginia band of Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams and Shay are back with another record off their new LP, getting an assist from Future on “1000.”

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Tory Lanez’ Memories Don’t Die sophomore album is on the way. To get fans prepared, the Toronto singer has dropped a handful of records over the past two months like the newly released “I Sip.” During a recent visit to New York City, Tory stopped by HOT 97 to catch up with Funkmaster Flex. During the appearance, Lanez put the crooning to the side and got some bars off, freestyling of Nas and The Bravehearts “Oochie Wally.”

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Adult Swim tap Your Old Droog for the latest instalment in their 2017 Adult Swim Singles series. Though “You the Type” isn’t a star-studded collaboration like we’re used to seeing, the Coney Island MC still delivers the goods on this funky, funny-as-hell putdown anthem. You already know Droog was the champ at playing the dozens as a kid.

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Nothing quite says bromance like going mattress shopping together. In their new video for “Mattress,” A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky break into a Mattress Firm late at night and test out the merch (pause) while reminiscing on less-than-luxurious times. Though Playboi Carti, Rich the Kid and Famous Dex, who appeared on the Still Striving version, are nowhere to be seen, the AWGE-directed clip does feature a cameo from the lovely Yaris Sanchez.

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Louisiana native Will Wes unloads the official visual for “Doggish Ways.” Self-described as a Trap/Pop rapper, the clip finds the southern sensation spitting some impressive bars in an abandoned beach house.

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Fresh off being announced as the opener for Miguel’s The War & Leisure Tour in 2018, TDE’s most recent signee, SiR, returns with something new. On “Something Foreign,” the West Coast crooner teams up with his labelmate ScHoolboy Q for a soulful, piano-laced number about fast cars and even faster women. It’s his first new offering since the release of his Her Too EP back in February.

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JAY-Z graces the latest cover of The New Yorks TimesT Magazine. In a candid and insightful conversation with The New York Times‘ Dean Baquet, Hov opens up about race, politics, therapy and much more.

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Fashion and music collide as the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place last week in Shanghai, China. Airing on Tuesday night on CBS (Nov. 28), many of today’s top lingerie models walked the runway backed by even hotter performances. Along with Harry Styles, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang, Miguel appeared on this year’s bill. With his War & Leisure album dropping on December 1, the R&B star rocked the crowd with a performance of “Pineapple Skies” and “Told You So.” Dressed in a slick black suit, the Grammy Award-winning singer showed off his slick dance moves and powerful vocals while being surrounded by scantily-clad beauties that included Adrianna Lima and Lily Aldridge.

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A Tribe Called Quest delivered an unforgettable moment, closing the 2017 GRAMMYs back in February. Their performance of “We The People” served as a tribute to the late Phife Dawg, who had passed away only a few months before the awards show. On Tuesday (Nov. 28), when the nominations were announced for the 60th annual Grammy Awards next year, ATCQ’s We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service album did not receive any nods. Lead member Q-Tip let his feelings be known hours after the nominations rollout, slamming the Recording Academy for the snub.

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Daniel Caesar got the news of a lifetime on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The Toronto singer received two GRAMMY nominations, nods for “Best R&B Album” and “Best R&B Performance.” In celebration of the news,
the talented Canadian star drops a music video for the title-track off his stellar debut album. Directed by Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown, watch the VEVO premiere below and get Freudian on iTunes.

Caesar is currently on “Freudian, A North American Tour,” wrapping up in his hometown of Toronto in mid-December.

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