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Seth Meyers welcomed one of the best new voices in R&B to his late night show last night. Taking time out from his Freudian tour, Toronto crooner Daniel Caesar performed his breakout single “Get You” (sans Kali Uchis), which sounds just as good live as it does on wax. Freudian is already one of the best albums of 2017, but Daniel probably walked away with a few more fans after this performance.

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After premiering the project live at ComplexCon earlier this month, N.E.R.D are set to officially release their new album, No_One Ever Really Dies, next month. This morning, Pharrell announced that N.E.R.D’s comeback album — their first since 2010’s Nothing — will arrive on December 15.

Clocking in 11 songs, No_One Ever Really Dies boasts guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Future, Gucci Mane, Ed Sheeran, Wale, M.I.A. and Rihanna, who appears on the lead single “Lemon.”

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Post Malone is one of the most talked about artists closing the year, lead by success of his smash-hit “rockstar.” The single off his forthcoming Beerbongs & Bentleys sophomore LP is now enjoying its 5th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The now platinum record featuring 21 Savage comes with an official music video, premiered by VEVO.

Directed by Jake Nava, Posty and 21’s new visual is a gory bloodbath filled with sword fights and plenty of dead bodies. Watch Posty and his sexy female accomplice fight for their lives in “rockstar” below. Beerbongs & Bentleys is expected to arrive sometime in 2018.

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Kodak Black has kept over the past couple of weeks. Along with collaborating with Plies on a mixtape, the Florida rapper dropped a Halloween theme song and put out four free records for the fans. Keeping up with his recent trend, Young Kodak puts out a song and accompanying music video. This time around, Kodak Black remixes Drake and Beyoncé “Can I.” Despite never officially being released, Kodak jacks the beat and decides to sweet talk his pretty co-star on a stormy night.

Titled “201519971800,” watch below.

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Ferociously berating trend-hoppers and fakes, Tasha The Amazon looks to builds unstoppable momentum with “Ways.” Percussively attacking a gurgling cauldron of an instrumental, the Toronto native struts her stuff on the track, boasting about her ends and menacing anyone who would try to stop her.

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In the latest episode of Blueprint, Complex‘s Noah Callahan-Bever picks the brain of one of the best minds in modern design, Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS. In the 25-minute interview, the New Jersey native looks back on his early days skipping school to go do graffiti, the meaning behind the name KAWS and how he came up with his subversive signature designs.

From there, KAWS discusses his day-to-day creative process, turning his designs into toys, awards and giant size sculptures, and his iconic collaborations with Kanye West, Pharrell, UNIQLO, Jordan brand and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even with more than two decades under his belt, KAWS still strives to improve his craft. “I kinda like what I’m doing, and I just want to do what I’m doing better,” he says.

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Major props to Nicki Minaj and 21 Savage for joining Farruko, Bad Bunny & Rvssian on the official “Krippy Kush (Remix).” Along with “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola,” this is one of my favorite Latin trap songs of the year. The original track debuted at No. 20 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and reached No. 5 without any major radio airplay.

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Seeing as how “Phone Jumpin” uses the same spine-chilling sample as Busta Rhymes’ “Gimme Some More,” it’s only right that Dave East comes with the crazy visuals. Though Hype Williams’ budget was probably a little out of his price range, the Harlem rapper still gives his Wiz Khalifa collaboration a tripped-out makeover courtesy of directors Sebastian Sdaigui and Fidel Ruiz-Healy. This one should come with a seizure warning.

“Phone Jumpin” is taken from Dave East’s latest project, Paranoia: A True Story. Stay tuned for his album coming soon.

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The man behind some of the biggest hits of 2017, Kendrick Lamar covers Variety‘s inaugural Hitmakers issue. In conversation with Andrew Barker, K. Dot reflects on his rise as the “defining hip-hop artist of his generation” while discussing his artistic growth — both in the studio and on the stage — and his creative process behind masterpieces like DAMN. and To Pimp a Butterfly. Not for the first time, Kendrick also touched on the current political climate in America.

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Residing in the jungle of Camden, NJ, rapper Mir Fontane continues to deliver chilling, melodic singles that paint his everyday life. His latest offering, “Hesitate,” features Philadelphia’s Drama, and boasts menacing production from Kenif Muse. More aware of his surroundings than ever, Mir Fontane croons the cold story of the streets.

Listen to the track below and purchase it via iTunes here.

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