• Jay-Z Played Drakes Diss Track On Double Date with Meek Mill

    Jay-Z Played Drakes Diss Track On Double Date with Meek Mill

    December 13, 2018 Penny

    Does Jay-Z traffic in Degrassi-High-level drama? Or does Hov just forget feuds? “Championships” artist Meek Mill may have some insight. Meek Mill Talks Jay-Z: Blind Dates and Diss Tracks As he tells it, several years back, Meek Mill thought he’d arrived. His tracks were blowing up, fellow up-and-comer Nicki Minaj was by his side, and…

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  • EarthGang: Atlanta's Sonic Time And Genre Travellers And Dabblers

    EarthGang: Sonic Time And Genre Travellers And Dabblers

    December 6, 2018 Penny

    Rooted in the fertile creative crescent of late 1990s Atlanta, EarthGang’s music is a non-conformist sonic exploration of soul, rap, pop — and life’s organic soundtrack. EarthGang: The Who, What, When and Where Back in the noughties, Olu Fann and Eian Parker met on a school field. The two audiophiles formed a fast friendship and…

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  • ATF Arrested 6ix9ine And Judge Refused Him Bail

    ATF Arrested 6ix9ine And Judge Refused Him Bail

    November 29, 2018 Penny

    Dan Hernandez — aka “6ix9ine” or “Tekashi69” — is, once again, in heaps of legal trouble. In fact, the “Gummo” singer may spend the rest of his life in lockup. 6ix9ine’s Racketeering, Drug and Firearms Arrest On the night of November 18, ATF agents rounded up 6ix9ine and five of his fellow TreyWay gang members.…

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  • Lorde Tries To Shade Kanye and Cudi - And Fails Miserably

    Lorde Tries To Shade Kanye and Cudi, and Fails Miserably

    November 22, 2018 Penny

    There’s no denying that Kanye West can be a messy and controversial provocateur. However, it’s also undeniable that he’s often — and unfairly — the target of questionable tantrums thrown by virtue-signalling pop stars. Lorde Accuses Kanye West and Kid Cudi of Stealing Ye and Kid Cudi recently performed “Kids See Ghosts” together at a…

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  • Yeezy's latest album just got refined and refreshed

    The latest Yeezy album just got refined and refreshed

    November 17, 2018 Penny

    Earlier this year, amid considerable hype, Kanye West released his eighth studio album, the self-titled “Ye.” From the jump, the project has been inextricably linked to West’s public politicking — and now the LP is once again making headlines. “Ye” Track Changes Five months after its release, fans are reporting that West has made changes…

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  • EDITFRAME: Video and meme tool for Producers and Beatmakers

    November 3, 2018 traktrain

    Once in awhile a new tool comes out for musicians – and many times they are great for singers or songwriters, but rarely is there a tool that should be used by producers as a go to. As producers, beat makers, and artists who are usually promoting instrumental records – there needs to be a…

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  • Chance The Rapper Talks Independence, Acting and Yeezy

    Chance The Rapper Talks Independence, Acting and Yeezy

    November 1, 2018 Penny

    Chancelor Jonathan Bennett — aka Chance the Rapper — recently rolled through Joe Budden’s podcast. For two-plus hours, the “No Problem” singer spit thoughts on independent music, acting and his polarizing mentor, Yeezy. Chance the Rapper On Yeezy: A 300-Year-Long Outlook Like several other artists and friends, Chance carefully chose words when discussing his longstanding…

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  • Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar Team Up For "Tints"

    Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar Team Up For Tints

    October 25, 2018 Penny

    Anderson .Paak’s and Kendrick Lamar’s latest collaboration is an evocative nu-disco nod titled “Tints” — and it doesn’t disappoint. Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar: Collaborators “Tints” is not the first time the two have teamed up. Kendrick Lamar wrote the lyrics for James Blake’s, Anderson .Paak’s and Ab-Soul’s “Bloody Waters” track, which appeared on the…

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  • Ella Mai and Chris Brown Team Up For Single Whatchamacallit

    Ella Mai and Chris Brown Team Up For Single Whatchamacallit

    October 18, 2018 Penny

    “Boo’d Up” songstress Ella Mai’s hotly anticipated collaboration with Chris Brown finally dropped. Titled “Whatchamacallit,” it’s the third single off her upcoming debut album. Ella Mai and Chris Brown Collaboration: “Whatchamacallit” When interviewed, Mai praised Brown, saying he “influenced an entire generation.” She went on to call his vocals “amazing.” Ella Mai’s Self-Titled Debut Album…

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  • Classic J-hop Collective Major Force Gets A Documentary

    Classic J-hop Collective Major Force Gets A Documentary

    October 11, 2018 Penny

    In 1973, Kool Herc gave birth to hip-hop at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. By the 1980s, the genre had found its way to Japan, in large part thanks to Major Force. And last week, to commemorate the oft-overlooked collective, Red Bull Japan released a documentary titled “Major Force Be With You.” Major Force:…

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