New Music

Aug
18
New Music: Jhené Aiko – ‘Spotless Mind’

Souled Out

With three weeks to go until the release of her debut Souled Out, Jhené Aiko rolls out the studio version of the No I.D.-produced “Spotless Mind,” which she debuted at Coachella in April. On the breezy track, the L.A. songstress sings about her wandering ways.

“Started as a love song, 24 years in the making / Moving from place to place and I never really settled down,” she sings.

There is a second part to the song called “Eternal Sunshine,” both inspired by the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

“Spotless Mind” is available as an iTunes pre-order, leading up to the release of Souled Out on September 9.

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Aug
18
New Music: Tyga – ‘Erryday’

Erryday

After dropping off the “Under of Influence of Music” tour, Tyga has been holed up in the studio working on The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. On his latest release “Erryday,” T-Raww raps about his money, Mary Jane, and Wiz Khalifa.

“Wanna know what’s up with me and Wiz Khalifa, but me and Wiz Khalifa smokin’ reefa / Then I’m flyin’ private to Ibiza,” he raps over the haunting beat.

Executive produced by Kanye West, The Gold Album arrives November 18 featuring the Young Thug-assisted single “Hookah.”

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Aug
18
New Music: Ed Sheeran f/ Rick Ross – ‘Don’t (Remix)’

Don't (Remix)

Rick Ross aka Thick Smoke burns up the official remix to Ed Sheeran’s x single “Don’t.” The Mastermind raps about his snow white yacht, red Yeezys, and Kevin Spacey on the Rick Rubin and Benny Blanco-produced beat.

“No prom date, women they would love to hate me,” recalls Rozay.

The British crooner is currently on his North American arena tour, which wraps September 18 in Toronto.

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Aug
16
New Music: ILOVEMAKONNEN f/ Key! – ‘Doubted’

Doubted

ILOVEMAKONNEN has become an overnight celebrity thanks to Drake’s remix of his song “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday.” The Atlanta crooner addresses his newfound popularity on the Sonny Digital-produced “Doubted” featuring Key!

“So many wanna scout for me, but I remember when they doubted me / Now ladies wanna shout for me, but I remember when they doubted,” he sings in an eerie tone.

In his first radio interview with DJ Holiday, the licensed cosmetologist revealed that he didn’t know about the Drake remix until it appeared online. “It just dropped on Tuesday and my phone exploded,” he said.

Prior to Drake’s remix, Mike WiLL Made-It had called him to the studio to work on some tracks.

His 7-track EP I Love Makonnen is out now.

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Aug
15
New Music: Wiz Khalifa f/ Iamsu!, Berner, J.R. Donato, & Kool John – ‘Everything, Everything’

Everything, Everything

Taylor Gang meets HBK Gang on “Everything, Everything.” Wiz Khalifa celebrates everything good—money, women, and weed—over a sample of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.”

The laidback cut, produced by Sledgren and RMB Justize, also features Taylor Gang’s Berner and J.R. Donato and HBK’s Iamsu! and Kool John.

Hit the west side with Wiz and crew.

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Aug
15
New Music: Elle Varner – ‘One Love’

One Love

J. Cole is not the only one using his voice to spark change. In light of the Mike Brown shooting, Elle Varner has released her peaceful protest anthem “One Love,” inspired by “all that’s going on in the world.”

She shares a message of love and unity on the DJ Dahi production. “Imagine no one needing guns all at once, impossible maybe / But we’ve never tried it / The whole world in silence / Respecting each other, our gods, and our brothers, killin’ with kindness.”

“Over the past few tumultuous days I have prayed long and hard for Mike Brown’s family, the people of Ferguson, and the families of many others we have lost due this horrific death pattern,” said Elle, who is readying her sophomore album Four Letter Word. “With persistence, strategy, and intellect, we can not only obtain justice for Mike Brown but we can effectuate changes that will prevent these things from happening again!”

Hear her spread the love.

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Aug
15
New Music: J. Cole – ‘Be Free’

Be Free

In the wake of the police shooting that left African-American teenager Michael Brown dead, J. Cole responds by penning a powerful and emotional plea. Over a bare bones beat, the Roc Nation MC cries out for freedom and justice.

“All we wanna do is take the chains off / All we wanna do is be free,” sings a grief-stricken Cole.

“Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black,” said Cole. “I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”

Listen to him stand his ground.

UPDATE: Cole has changed the artwork out of respect for Brown’s family.

“We were unaware of Mike Brown’s mother’s request to not use that picture,” he said of the original photo. “Art has been changed out of respect for her wishes.”

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