April 2018


Toronto’s 88GLAM released their self-titled debut project back in late 2017. The XO duo of Derek Wise and 88 Camino now return with 88GLAM Reloaded, a deluxe edition of the album that now comes with four new tracks. One of those four records is a remix of NAV-featured “Bali,” now with an added guest verse from 2 Chainz.

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J. Period brings together two iconic names on his latest mixtape. Bridging the gap between Wakanda and Stankonia, the Brooklyn DJ/producer blends the cosmic rhymes of Big Boi and André 3000 with music from both the Black Panther film and soundtrack, in addition to powerful interview clips from the likes of 2Pac, Fela Kuti and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. It’s Atlanta legends reimagined as Afro-futurist superheroes.

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J. Cole’s new studio album K.O.D. dropped at midnight, with physical copies out now in-stores today. The album is already making a mark on the charts, rising to No. 1 on iTunes. As Cole World’s fans digest his new project heading into the weekend, the Dreamville MC returns with a music video for the already fan favorite, “ATM.” Watch the VEVO premiere below and get K.O.D. on iTunes now.

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In March 2014, Nas brought his iconic 1994 album Illmatic to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to celebrate its 20th anniversary — and to also give it the classical version it deserved. Joined by the National Symphony Orchestra, the Queens MC performed his debut LP in its entirety during a historic night for both hip-hop and concert, which was aired on PBS earlier this year. Now, Nas is bringing the performance right to our ears with this special edition of Illmatic, which just so happened to turn 24 yesterday. No better way to celebrate the continued legacy of one of the greatest rap records ever made.

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LoWFi The Movement, consisting of Jayy Grams, Von Wilda & Hayelo, return with “Dew It All.” Produced by talented and famed producer 183rd, the quick-strike give fans a strong taste of what to expect from their forthcoming debut project.

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Ness Wilson released his well-received sophomore project ‘Rendezvous II’ earlier this year. Today, the NYC based vocalist decides to highlight the EP’s standout single “Get High.” Appropriately titled, the Mary Jane memoir is perfect for that pre-game hotbox or lighting up a late night joint with your cuddy buddy.

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If, for some inexplicable reason, you aren’t already madly in love with Jorja Smith, then prepared to get pierced by Cupid’s arrow this summer. After spending the last couple years winning hearts on stage, the 20-year-old British songstress has announced her debut album, Lost & Found, dropping on June 8 (which is shaping up to be very exciting). The album, which follows up Jorja’s 2016 EP Project 11, includes her previously released collaboration with Stormzy, “Let Me Down.” Peep the (stunning) artwork below.

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Flatbush Zombies hit the seas in their new video for “Vacation.” With Joey Bada$$ joining the fun, the Brooklyn trio trade busy Brooklyn for the women, weed and weather of the West Coast. The whole video team snapped on the visuals, too. Watch the video below and grab Flatbush Zombies’ new album Vacation In Hell here.

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It isn’t the 4/20 smoker’s holiday without music from Curren$y. The New Orleans rapper got the festivities started early with Smoke DZA, Styles P and Dave East on the song “Inhale Exhale.” Spitta is quicklyback a few hours later, dropping the surprise project Air Freshna. The three-track EP includes “Bank Statement,” “YeHi” and “Candles.” Stream it below and be ready for Curren$y and Harry Fraud’s The Marina EP dropping on May 30th.

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Tory Lanez is heading out on the 54-date “Memories Don’t Die” tour, kicking off next month on May 11 in Miami. In support of his sophomore album of the same name, the Toronto singer releases the Mid Jordan-directed video for the song “Benevolent.” Filled with many twists and turns, watch the action packed short-film unfold below.

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