• 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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  • How High 2 Is Coming To MTV, Starring Lil Yachty

    How High 2 Is Coming To MTV, Starring Lil Yachty

    October 4, 2018 Penny

    Rapper (and budding wardrobe entrepreneur) Lil Yachty is set to produce and star in upcoming film “How High 2.” The cult classic sequel will premiere via MTV Studios next year. The Original Stoner Cult Classic The 2001 original “How High” starred Wu-Tang Clan alumni Method Man, and his frequent collaborator Redman. Critics savaged the film…

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  • Heaven’s Gate Cult Lawyering Up Over Lil Uzi Vert’s “New Patek” Cover Art

    Heaven’s Gate Cult Lawyering Up Over Lil Uzi Vert’s New Patek Cover Art

    September 27, 2018 Penny

    The beef between Lil Uzi Vert and Heaven’s Gate rages on. In August, members of the infamous cult protested the rapper’s “Eternal Atake” art, arguing misappropriation of Heaven’s Gate imagery. Well, either Lil Uzi didn’t know about the complaint or doesn’t care, because the “UnFazed” artist is at it again with the “New Patek” cover.…

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  • SoundCloud Now Has A "Discover Weekly" Playlist Tool

    SoundCloud Now Has A Discover Weekly Tool

    September 20, 2018 Penny

    Scoot over Cardi B – SoundCloud is making some money moves of its own. The Berlin-based music platform recently launched “SoundCloud Weekly” to rival Spotify’s “Discover Weekly.” “Weekly” — like “Discover” — is an algorithmic song recommendation tool. The announcement comes in the wake of a two-year ebb for SoundCloud. In 2007, the service sprinted…

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  • UK Icons Dizzee Rascal, Skepta collaborate on Money Right single

    UK Icons Dizzee Rascal, Skepta collaborate on Money Right single

    September 13, 2018 Penny

    An official studio version of the Dizzee X Skepta song “Money Right” has dropped, with fans now able to stream the collaborative hip-hop track online. The song is due to appear on Rascal’s upcoming EP – and it will be interesting to see if it achieves similar success to his previous albums. Dizzee Rascal comments…

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