Author: Sean Sickler
Rumor and confirmed reports has been going around since Saturday that Travis Scott, The Weeknd, and SZA have a song in the works for the final season of the TV show, Game Of Thrones. The confirmation reports have came from the media outlet, Pitchfork. All of these artists have worked together on their own singles and tracks, but never all three of them together. Providing the game with tracks like: "Love Galore" by SZA featuring Travis, "Wake Up" by Travis Scott featuring The Weeknd, and "Skeletons" also by Travis featuring The Weeknd.
With this dynamic trio supposably working on a track all together, let's hope that this comes along more often for other tv shows. Get ready for this banger, coming very soon.
Author: Sean Sickler
Schoolboy Q is back with yet another heater! After his release of the single, "Numb Numb Juice", Q released another track, but this time featuring the one and only, Travis Scott. After teasing this track on Instagram live, there was a huge hype built up by the rap community and especially the Travis Scott fans (the ragers as they call themselves).
Author: Sean Sickler
Late last night, many media outlets reported an update on the current hunt for the man who gunned down West Coast legend, Nipsey Hussle. The man that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has taken into custody is 29-year-old man, Eric Holder. Nipsey was killed in the midst of a triple shooting that happened late Sunday afternoon out front of Nipsey's own store.
This update has captivated many and is drawing more eyes into the chase for the man who actually took Nipsey's life. While many have their own conspiracy theories, we must pay respects to the family and friends of Nipsey Hussle . We will continue to keep everyone posted on the updates of the current status of the hunt for his murderer.
In the mean time, keep supporting him and his family by streaming his music and checking out the late artist's body of work. His family owns all of the masters for his music, so the money is solely going to his family.
Author: Sean Sickler
Kanye West has been working behind the scenes and bringing his Sunday service group to social media as of recently. Yeezus fans have been paying close attention to what Ye has been doing recently with his Sunday sessions with his "choir". Covering his own tracks, to well-known soulful tracks, and many different religious related songs are some of what they have been cooking up.
We first heard about this group way back when Kanye's next studio album, "Yandhi" was getting its released date pushed further back past November to an unknown release date now. There was rumors floating around the music scene that Kanye was starting the group, but it took to light somewhat recently. Bringing in the likes of Kid Cudi, Tony Williams, 070 Shake, and a few other large name soul artists. The group has been steadily delivering smooth covers to the songs and the visuals that we have seen from people recording the events are amazing.
Late last week, Kanye announced that he would be bringing this group to Coachella and performing covers and possibly new songs from Mr. West. Let's pay close attention to the concert which is scheduled for Easter Sunday at 9 A.M.
Check out one of the covers that they have done for Kanye's track "I Wonder" off of his studio album, "Graduation".
Nipsey Hussle was just shot in LA ... Clonefluence has learned.
Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. We're told he was at his clothing company called the Marathon Store. He opened the place back in 2017.
His condition is unknown at this point, but eyewitnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. Police and paramedics have swarmed the area and taped off the crime scene. Nipsey appears to have been receiving CPR on the scene as well. You can see an EMT working on him and doing chest compressions.
He even appeared to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to "enemies." He wrote, "Having strong enemies is a blessing." Nipsey, the artist from the Crenshaw area of LA, is said to have ties to the Crips. That hasn't stopped him from working with artists who have rival gang affiliations. He's made music with both bloods YG and The Game previously.
He's released multiple mixtapes over the course of his 10-plus year career but just dropped his first studio album last year. It's called "Victory Lap" ... which got him a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album just a month ago. Nipsey lost out to Cardi B at the award show.
Nipsey's got four mixtapes under his belt dating back to 2005. He dropped 10 projects independently before releasing his debut album, which was distributed through his own record label, All Money In, and Atlantic Records.
5:12 PM PT -- Our law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Nipsey Hussle has died. He was 33 years old. He's survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom he just had a child in 2016.
4:32 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 3 people were shot at Nipsey's store, and one of those people just died at the hospital. It's unclear if that person is Nipsey. We're being told that one man fled in a vehicle after the shooting.
Author: Kailey Carty
Last year, J. Cole shocked fans by bringing Young Thug to open on his KOD tour.
Sources close to Thug have confirmed with various news outlets such as Complex that J. Cole will be executive producing Young Thug’s new album in the coming months. The two have reportedly been in conversation about working on music together since Cole’s tour in 2018. This didn’t come as a shock to most as Cole has been co-signing Young Thug since Thug was a new artist and has expressed his admiration for Thug’s work in interviews in the past. To those who doubt Young Thug’s creative ability, Cole asserts that he has immense faith in Young Thug’s ability as an artist and a creator.
In his interview with Angie Martinez, Cole says, "If you wanna talk about Thug as like, an artist, he's an innovator. You can call him a mumble rapper all you want, but if you know skills and the art of rapping, and you know like, how you put words together, you know pockets, you know flows, you know the things he does with his voice, dude is a genius”. Young Thug has indicated that he does not intend to slack on his music anytime soon and plans to win the ‘20 Grammys. “I dream of being acknowledged as the best rapper alive and the richest rapper alive,” he tells Interview Magazine. Whether or not his predictions will come true is yet to be seen, but fans of both Young Thug and J. Cole are understandably pumped to listen to what will no doubt be a sick album created by two of the most talented artists in the game.
Author: Sean Sickler
Lil Uzi Vert is finally back and delivering a brand new track, "Free Uzi" filled with bars.
After being on hiatus for a year since the release of his track "New Patek", Uzi is back and wants to flex his bars. Uzi pulled some huge numbers during 2018 with only the release of his that single. Pulling in over 1 billion streams solely off of that track (now that's a crazy number!).
Floating off a G Herbo Chicago type beat, Uzi's voice is pitched up and flowing fast. Giving a drill rap type feel to the track through the Gangway produced beat, Uzi fans are only more hyped to hear what is to come next. With the whole current situation of Uzi's label cooling down, and with his signing to RocNation, fans should expect some new stuff from him soon.
In light of the whole "Eternal Atake" drama surrounding Uzi's label and producers, as of a few days ago, Uzi has signed to Jay Z's record label RocNation. With the song being a Tidal Exclusive as of right now, there is a music video for the track directed by Qasquiat. Check out the dope new video for Uzi's latest track "Free Uzi".
Author: Kailey Carty
It looks like Country-Trap is set to be the next big sub-genre in Hip Hop.
On December 2, 2018, Atlanta- based artist Lil Nas X's released his now-famous country-trap song titled "Old Town Road", which recently hit #1 on the iTunes Country chart. There is some debate over whether or not the song can really be classified as country in genre, and some corporations have chosen to remove it from their country charts, namely Billboard Music. This is fair, considering Lil Nas X has never claimed "Old Town Road" to be a country song, nor to be a country artist himself. In fact, he frequently adapts different styles of music and applies them to his work. His ten-track collection on SoundCloud titled "Nasarati" employs an abundance of unique styles ranging from the "Get Flipped" dramatic and hollow pangs, to the digital backdrop of "Nasarati".
A major concern of those who believe "Old Town Road" does not belong in the country genre is the circumstances surrounding its virality. Many social media users have taken to using the song in the background of memes that poke fun at stereotypical rural/cowboy culture and some worry about what effect this will have on public interpretation of country music. However, these memes are not to be taken seriously as they are based on a radical stereotype and meant to elicit a reaction from viewers.
Despite the controversy surrounding the song's genre placement, Lil Nas X appears to be doing well for himself as he was recently signed to Columbia Records, a label that houses many of the most well known and respected artists of all time, including Beyonce, AC/DC, Snoop Dog, and Prince. Whether or not he will take his place among them is yet to be seen, but his coming releases will certainly be ones to keep an eye on.
Author: Justin Grome
The Philly rapper is here to make a statement with his upcoming project.
In 2017, PnB released his debut studio album titled 'Catch These Vibes', with features from Russ, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Smokepurpp, Lil Yachty, Roy Woods, and more. The rapper mostly known for his song “Selfish” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at 51, plans to do the uncommon that only a few other legends like Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., and Drake have done. In June, PnB revealed his forthcoming project, 'TrapStar Turnt PopStar', would be a double album which means it would have a Side A and Side B which we came forward with on Twitter.
PnB Rock recently talked to Zane Lowe on the World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show, to discuss his new single with Lil Skies and his upcoming album, where he broke some really interesting industry news.
According to PnB Rock, he has lined up some high-profile collaborations, including verses by Tee Grizzley, Quavo, and the late XXXTentacion in this double-sided masterpiece. PnB Rock said he's sitting on two unreleased tracks with XXXTentacion, including one which will make the cut on his new album 'Trap Star Turned Pop Star'. According to PnB, he recorded his music with XXXTentacion in the studio, before the rap star was gunned down in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18, 2018.
"We just had a few sessions where we just vibed out, you know what I'm saying," PnB Rock revealed. "Me and him we created beats, we sung over those beats, we made melodies over those beats and then we just critiqued different songs." According to PnB, he also has plans to release his second song with XXXTentacion at a later date. "If I put this song out five years down the line, it's still gonna be the same vibe. It's still gonna be the same type of response, you feel me," PnB Rock said.
PnB Rock's new album Trap Star Turned Pop Star is slated to hit stores in May.
Author: Kailey Carty
After dropping six singles and two albums in 2018, Logic is back for 2019 with his new single "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", the title track for his upcoming album. Throughout the new track, Logic demonstrates his musical dexterity with a sound unlike what his fans would have expected. Rather than employing the strong vibe, his fans are used to, he instead takes on a more chill sound accompanied by an inspiring message about social media's effect on the mind. He details his experience with social media in relation to his music career, the dark effect it takes on his mind, and how he continues to overcome it. He specifically mentions various comments he often receives from his "haters" that drive him to channel his feelings into making music.
When Logic released the track on March 22nd, he also announced the accompanying album named "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind". The release date for the new album is unclear, but fans are certain it will be soon since he's been releasing so much music over the past year, including Bobby Tarantino II and YSIV. Logic supporters are excited to experience what is expected to be a unique sound and flow different from what he has released in the past.