November 2017


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Fresh off picking up an impressive five GRAMMY nominations, including for Best New Artist, Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album, Khalid has announced a new headlining North American tour. Dubbed the Roxy tour, the 21-date trek kicks off on January 27 — the day before the 2018 GRAMMYs — in NYC and wraps up in Raleigh, NC on June 7, with stops in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta and Toronto along the way.

Named after Khalid’s recently adopted Pitbull mix, the Roxy tour will donate $1 from every ticket sold to local animal shelters in each city. “Recently, I adopted my Dog Roxy from a humane pet shelter!” he says. “Through the process, it allowed me to realize how important humane shelters are and how powerful animal adoption can be!” Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 2.

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After a few sneak peeks and a ton of anticipation from his loyal fanbase, proven hitmaker Tate Kobang starts off the week by releasing his brand new project Tate Ko. The project comes with some heavyweight features including legendary producer Swizz Beatz, Motown’s own Chaz French, “The Rap Game” winner Deetranada, Young Money Yawn and more.

Stream the 15-track body of work after the jump and lookout for accompanying visuals to drop soon.

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This morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards, taking place on January 28, 2018 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. JAY-Z leads the pack with a total of eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), SZA (5) and Khalid (5).

This year’s Album of the Year award is contested by Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Bruno Mars, while Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA are all up for Best New Artist. The rap categories are, unsurprisingly, dominated by JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar, with Rapsody, Tyler, The Creator, Cardi B, Migos and GoldLink all picking up well deserved nominations.

Check out the 2018 GRAMMY nominations below and click here for the full list, including pop, rock and latin categories.

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Wasting no time following his Breakfast Club debut alongside Maino last month, Dios Moreno cranks up the auto-tune for the timely bi-lingual banger “Beso.” The laid-back cut finds the NYC entertainer complimenting his curvaceous counterpart while showcasing both versatility and range. Dios caught his big break earlier this year after offering up some fitting vocals for Uncle Murda & Young M.A.’s loose lady anthem “Thot” and hasn’t slowed down since.

Stream the fresh single after the jump, purchase it via iTunes here.

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Nipsey Hussle has been building his All Money In independent label and surrounding companies over the last few years. The Los Angeles rapper has now found a home for All Money In, announcing a partnership with Atlantic Records. Billboard reveals Nipsey has inked a multi-album deal, with his Victory Lap debut album set to be the first release via All Money In/Atlantic Records, coming in 2018.

It’s not about a fame ambition or getting a radio record,” the artist/entrepreneur tells Billboard about the new partnership. “The decision really came down to the message I’m trying to get across, I wanted to give that message the best chance to be heard and consumed on the highest level. That was my goal from the jump as All Money In took time to build its position in the hip-hop lane.”

Nipsey returns to major-label after exiting Epic Records in 2010.

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The First Lady of TDE is coming to Saturday Night Live next month. On Monday (Nov. 27), SNL announced their guest lineups for December. SZA will make her debut on the late-night sketch comedy show on December 9, serving as musical guest. Joining the New Jersey songstress will be actor James Franco, taking on hosting duties that night. It’s been a breakout year for SZA, whose CTRL debut album recently was certified gold by the RIAA. The album has delivered two platinum-selling singles in “Love Galore” featuring Travi$ Scott and “The Weekend.”

Saoirse Ronan and U2 are set to appear on SNL December 2, while Kevin Hart and Foo Fighters have been tapped for the December 16 episode.

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Timbaland is fighting recent personal battles head-on, opening up to the world about internal issues he’s been dealing with. The iconic producer, who has dominated the charts and radio for two decades strong, spoke with Rolling Stone about fighting depression and drug abuse.

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Maino’s latest project, the Party & Pain mixtape, released back in October. The “King of Brooklyn” is back, supporting Party & Pain with a music video for “Family.” With Dios Moreno taking the wheel, Maino and the Hustle Hard crew pull out the foreign whips and ride through the gritty side of Brooklyn.

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Not even the smoker’s studio can bring Desiigner’s energy down. In a typically lively interview with Uncle Snoop on GGN, the young Brooklyn rapper talks about what’s so good about being signed to G.O.O.D. Music, his love for “Sensual Seduction” and how a brush with suicidal thoughts as a kid shaped his personality today. Honestly, this kid looks like he’s having the time of his life 24/7.

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After serving 2.5 on his 25th birthday last month, Lil’ Durk is gearing up to drop Signed To The Streets 3. Coming soon, the Chicago rapper gives us a preview of what’s to come on his new song “My Side.” Backed by piano keys, the mid-tempo track pairs Durk with NBA YoungBoy aka Never Broke Again Young Boy.

Listen below.

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