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THE GODMOTHER OF SOUL, ERYKAH BADU, TO TAKE THE VEGAS STAGE AS RETURNING HOST OF SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016...

THE GODMOTHER OF SOUL, ERYKAH BADU, TO TAKE THE VEGAS STAGE AS RETURNING HOST OF SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016...

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

New York - October 12, 2016 - CENTRIC TV has announce that Soulmskmger Erykah Badu will return as the host of the 2016 Soul Train Awards.The four-time Grammy-award winning soul singer and songwriter will once again take over the Vegas stage with her eccentric style, cerebral music, incomparable spirit and comedic commentary. The yearly celebration will honor the best in Soul and R&B from returning legends to the next generation. Filmed November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 27th, 2016 at 8PM ET.

 

 

This year's ceremony will undoubtedly take it to the max, honoring a host of celebrities across 12 different

Drake leads the pack with 12 total nominations including two nominations for the highly coveted Video of the Year Award for his feature on Rihanna’s single “Work” and this year’s mega hit “Hotline Bling.” Beyoncé follows with 8 nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album/Mixtape of the Year for her groundbreaking album “Lemonade,” and multiple honors for lead single “Formation” including Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Rihanna, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Usher also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.)

 

Multi-platinum and three-time Grammy award-winning producer, singer-songwriter, artist, musician and technology expert Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley, also known as the creator and king of New Jack Swing, is set to receive the coveted Legend Award. His major accolade was Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous LP” which sold over 32 million copies worldwide. Riley produced number one hits for countless icons which have governed the airways for decades.  As a founding member of the multi-platinum Grammy winning group Blackstreet and a member of the group Guy, which became a multi-platinum group, Riley's New Jack Swing sound was the epic lifeline that forever changed the design for R&B and Hip-Hop music. He is the first African-American producer to bring Korean Pop (K-Pop) music to the USA and has been producing number one hits on Billboard charts for nearly a decade.

 

The 2nd annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to singer-songwriter and actress Brandy. The platinum selling artist and actress has sold over 40 million records and received numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, one American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards. Last year’s inaugural Lady of Soul Award went to R&B torchbearer Jill Scott. Both Brandy and Teddy Riley are being recognized for their longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present.

 

The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will feature an exhilarating lineup of memorable performances and viewers can expect special appearances by some of the brightest stars in entertainment. The event annually showcases Soul Train’s impact on the history of music and dance from the 70s to today. 

 

The party doesn’t stop there; visitors can also look forward to the entire SOUL TRAIN WEEKEND November 3-6. Kicking off Thursday, and taking over Mandalay Bay, the celebration will feature soulful experiences including performances by Jill Scott, Tyrese, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Jazmine Sullivan, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yuna, Tish Hyman, Kid Capri and a special night of comedy with the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down with Cedric 'The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy.

 

Soul Train Weekend VIP Packages are available for purchase and offer exclusive access, premium seats to all concerts and events, plus VIP status to unforgettable after-parties. Four Day ticket packages are also available and will allow guests to have the convenience and access to attend great concerts throughout Soul Train Awards Weekend. VIP and four day package and amenities and pricing can be found at Soultrainweekend.com.

Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

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Shock is only one of the many emotions friends, family, and fans are feeling this morning at the sad news of the death of Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo. Among that reality are also feelings of pain, lostness, and overwhelming grief. The 40-year old rapper was killed shortly after midnight on September 21, 2016 in what is now being detailed by media as a single vehicle crash. Driving with two females passengers, Shawty Lo is said to have lost control of the 2016 Audi, striking a tree before the vehicle finally overturned and caught fire. Initially, he was thought to be the victim of a hit and run. The two passengers, according to reports, are fine, but currently hospitalized.

 

Shawty Lo, whose real name was Carlos Walker, was known around the world as a founding member of the rap group D4L, as well as founder of D4L Records. He released his debut solo effort, Units in the City, in 2007. Several mixtapes would follow throughout the years between his debut and 2016. The official follow up, Still Got Units", had yet to be released at the time of his death.

 

Stay tuned to UGDigital.com for continued updates and coverage as more becomes available.

THE GAME'S "1992" RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, PLUS TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED...

The Game, 1992

The Game, 1992

Compton rapper The Game is thrilled to announce that the pre-order to his forthcoming 1992 album is now available along with his new single and instant-grat track "True Colors/It's On." The 1992 album is set to be released on October 14th via Entertainment One Music/5th Amendment/Blood Money.  The Game is currently on the road for his national 1992 Block Wars Tour which kicked off August 31st in Los Angeles with stops in Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland and many other major cities.  Full track listing and upcoming tour dates included below.

LISTEN TO "TRUE COLORS/IT'S ON" VIA SOUNDCLOUD

For his new hard hitting single "True Colors/It's On," Game flips Ice-T's classic "Colors" to reveal vivid, intimate details of his own upbringing in Compton. Produced by Bongo Da Drum Gawd, The Game further delves into his childhood and life of gang banging during a time of the nation's high racial tensions.

The Game explains, "1992 was inspired by what was going on in my life, my city & the world when I was 12 years old coming into my teenage years: The Los Angeles Riots, Michael Jordan & the Dream Team who won Olympic Gold... Crips & bloods were pulling me in both directions & joining one of the gangs was almost a normality for a young African American male growing up in Compton & the surrounding areas of Los Angeles County... Rodney King getting abused by the cops was an unforgettable incident & caused mass hysteria worldwide & the famous OJ Simpson car chase/trial was a huge worldwide televised situation that racially divided a country... So these are some of the many topics based around my childhood touched on in this album. To understand my life you have to understand what I've been thru, live where I've lived & watch lives of people you loved get erased because of their colors. #1992"

PRE-ORDER THE GAME'S 1992 ALBUM ON ITUNES

1992 TRACKLIST:

1. Savage Lifestyle

2. True Colors/It's On

3. Bompton

4. Fuck Orange Juice

5. The Juice

6. Young Niggas

7. Soundtrack

8. I Grew Up On Wu-Tang

9. However Do You Want It

10. Baby You

11. What's Your Life Like

12. 92 Bars

Bonus Track: All Eyez ft. Jeremih

1992 TOUR DATES:

09/16 Atlanta, GA // Center Stage

09/17 Raleigh, NC // Club Divas (appearance)

09/18 Charlotte, NC // Label

09/22 Reading, PA // Reverb

09/23 Silver Springs, MD // The Fillmore

09/25 Providence, RI // Lupos

09/30 Minneapolis, MN // The Venue

10/01 Chicago, IL // Portage

10/05 Boise, ID // Revolution

10/06 Portland, OR // Roseland Theatre

THE LOVE SAGA CONTINUES, AND IT'S "VOW OR NEVER" FOR JIM JONES & CHRISSY LAMPKIN!

New York, New York (August 22, 2016) – Rapper Jim Jones and his longtime fiancée Chrissy Lampkin are back on reality television in the new series “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never” premiering in just another week on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv. 

Their latest ride on reality television follows the ride or die couple as they spend time in one of their favorite cities, Miami, finally deciding that it's time to make it official and get hitched. However, when Jim suggests having the nuptials live on national TV for the world to see, Chrissy begins to have serious doubts, especially given that their infamous engagement has been on and off for the last five years. 

Jim and Chrissy have been together for more than a decade, have each other’s backs and consider themselves best friends but that might not be enough to keep this couple from being pushed over the edge by meddling friends, a longstanding family feud and the pressures that come with planning a wedding. The road to the altar is going to be a very bumpy ride which begins with Jim missing the couple’s first appointment with their wedding planner to party.  And then there’s Jim’s mother, Nancy “Mama Jones,” who’s always had a difficult relationship with Chrissy, and decides to fly to Miami unannounced because she’s heard rumors of an impending union…and she’s not having it. They also have input from several of their own friends, who show up periodically throughout the series. 

Catch “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never” Thursdays at 10:00 p. m.  ET/PT on WE tv to see how this journey ends.

For more on “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never,” visit www.wetv.com for sneak peeks, full episode, photo galleries and blogs. You’ll also find weekly behind-the-scenes scoop and exclusive videos. “Like” WE tv on Facebook and follow @WEtv on Instagram and Twitter for the full insider experience.

@Drizzy Leads the 2016 #BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations...

Drake; 📸 courtesy of Republic Records

Drake; 📸 courtesy of Republic Records

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be going down very soon, and the Republic Records roster is dominating the nomination list with Drake leading in almost every category. Checkout the abbreviated nominee list below. 

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards are scheduled to tape on Sept. 17 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and premiere on Oct. 4 (8 p.m. ET/PT). A host has yet to be announced, but should be announced soon.

A complete list of this year’s nominees is available at BET.com

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
Kanye West Ft. Rihanna – “Famous”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”

DJ Khaled Ft. Drake – “For Free”
DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

Best Live Performer

Drake

Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Drake

Chance the Rapper
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

MVP of the Year
Drake

DJ Khaled
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

“Controlla” – Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)“Hotline Bling” – Produced By Nineteen85 (Drake)

“All the Way Up” – Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared)
“I Got the Keys” – Produced By Southside (DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future)
“Panda” – Produced By Menace (Desiigner)

Album of the Year

Drake – Views

DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre – Compton
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Future – DS2
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Hustler of the Year

Drake

DJ Khaled
Future
Jay Z
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Drake

Nicki Minaj

A$AP Rocky
Future
Kanye West

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – “Work” (Rihanna Ft. Drake)

Nicki Minaj – “Down In the DM” – Remix (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)

2 Chainz – “No Problem” (Chance the Rapper Ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” (Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – “Lockjaw” (French Montana Ft. Kodak Black)

People’s Champ Award

Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled Ft. Drake– “For Free”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
O.T. Genasis Ft. Young Dolph – “Cut It”
Travis Scott – “Antidote”
Young Thug – “Best Friend”

@THEGAME AND BILLBOARD PREMIERE "ALL EYEZ" MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING JEREMIH; GAME KICKS OFF TOUR AUGUST 31st

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Today, Compton rapper The Game partners with Billboard to debut the sexy summer visual for his new radio hit "All Eyez." Director Benny Boom captures The Game as he hits the Malibu coastline for a romantic fun-filled afternoon before his lady gives him a special surprise at the end of the night. The Scott Storch produced song"All Eyez" that features Jeremih will appear as a bonus track on The Game's forthcoming album 1992releasing via Entertainment One Music/Fifth Amendment/Blood Money on September 30th.

 

WATCH "ALL EYEZ" ON VEVO

 

WATCH "ALL EYEZ" ON YOUTUBE

 

DOWNLOAD "ALL EYEZ" ON iTUNES

 

The Game tells Billboard, "So I had to call on my man Benny Boom, the best director in the world, best director of anything, to get the vibe right for this hot ass Scott Storch joint that we made for the ladies. This is life in the #WinnersCircle #AllEyez."

 

On August 31st, The Game will start the 1992 Block Wars Tour, making stops in Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Portland and more. 

The Game explains to his fans, "So I haven't done an American tour in a minute.  I've been doing shows overseas and my US fans have been HOT at me for years. So here it is: The OFFICIAL #1992 US tour dates so far.  So for my fans who've been asking and waiting for me to come do shows in their city, get your tickets NOW cause I don't wanna hear that "why won't you do a show in my city shit NO MO (Birdman voice) lol!!!"

See below for a current listing of tour dates...

 

BLOCK WARS TOUR DATES:

08/26 Oakland, CA // Oracle Arena (Golden State Music Fest)

08/31 Los Angeles, CA // The Novo

09/1 San Diego, CA // Observatory N. Park

09/2 Santa Ana, CA //Observatory

09/04 Englewood, CO // Fiddlers Dream Amp

09/06 Phoenix, AZ // The Press Room

09/09 Dallas, TX // Gas Monkey

09/10 Oklahoma City, OK // Cox Convention Center

09/11 Miami, FL // Club Liv (appearance)

09/15 Miami, FL // Club Story (appearance)

09/16 Atlanta, GA // Center Stage

09/17 Raleigh, NC // Club Divas (appearance)

09/18 Charlotte, NC // Label

09/22 Reading, PA // Reverb

09/23 Silver Springs, MD // The Fillmore

09/25 Providence, RI // Lupos

09/30 Minneapolis, MN // The Venue

10/03 Salt Lake City, UT // Complex

10/05 Boise, ID // Revolution

10/06 Portland, OR // Roseland Theatre

 

More 1992 Block Wars Tour Dates will be available so on!

@PostMalone Announces The Hollywood Dreams Tour, Teams with @Jacuzzilafleur & @larryjuneftm

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Rapper Post Malone recently made the announcement that he will be hitting the road on The Hollywood Dreams Tour. Making the deal even sweeter is the teaming up of Jazz Cartier and Larry June, who will both be out on this tour run.

This tour is guaranteed to be a hit with music fans!  Starting in San Diego, the outing will stretch through 41 cities. Tickets are already available for preorder if you know you must be in the building!

To get your ticket orders in, visit http://www.postmalone.com/

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Ohio-Based Gospel Trio @HalfMileHome Announces New Dates for the ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Fall Tour

Half Mile Home

Half Mile Home

 (New York, NY – August 12, 2016) – Ohio-based contemporary Gospel trio, Half Mile Home’s new single, “Thinking of Me,” from their current album, Don’t Judge Melands at No. 25 this week on the BillboardGospel National Airplay chart. “Thinking of Me” is a heart-warming single and features longtime group members Terence “Buttons” Burton, Darryl “Deaken” Brownlee and Todd Burton. The single is composed by brothers Terence and Todd with co-writer David “Ready Writa” Felder. Take a listen: https://soundcloud.com/halfmilehome/thinking-of-me.

Half Mile Home announces new dates for the “Don’t Judge Me” fall tour. The tour will continue its summer dates at the Taking It to the Streets event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on August 20th and 21st in Buffalo, NY. In September, the trio will head to the Harvest Fest at Harvest Studios in Streetsboro, OH (September 4); Ojibway Island in Saginaw, MI (September 10); the New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown, OH (September 16); the First Apostolic Faith Church in Akron, OH (September 17); the Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY (October 14); the Northern E. Ohio Quartet Bowl in Lakewood Village in Cleveland, OH (October 15); and New Fellowship Baptist in New Orleans, LA (October 22).

The “Don’t Judge Me” summer tour kicked-off on June 11th in Columbus, GA at the Family Day Music Festival with additional dates that followed in Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL; Saginaw, MI; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI, and Wilmington, DE.

For more on Half Mile Home and updated concert information, please visit: www.halfmilehome.com.

THE GAME RELEASES BLOCK WARS SOUNDTRACK...

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July 29, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA - Today, Compton rapper The Game releases a 10-track companion soundtrack to his forthcoming mobile gaming app Block Warsreleasing later this summer. The Block Wars soundtrack is available today via Blood Money Entertainment/Fifth Amendment/ Entertainment One and features brand new hard-hitting production by Jelly Roll, SAP, Goodguydez and Bongo along with a sole feature from singer Lorine Chia. Block Warsis a strategy mobile game that sheds light into the violent nature and turmoil of the streets as it transforms the player into The Boss who must navigate and control the black market.

 

BLOCK WARS SOUNDTRACK on iTUNES

 

BLOCK WARS MUSIC VIDEO TRAILER

 

The Game explains, "I'm loyal to Compton and will always shed light on my city. With that comes the trials and tribulations of life on the streets. We tried to educate people with my documentary Streets of Compton, so they could walk away with a little more knowledge than they had before. Now, here's another light in the form of a gaming app and some new music for your entertainment. That said, I'm calling out the hip-hop community to rise up, come together and use our platforms to force change and make an impact against injustice in this world. No more just posting a hashtag or photo saying we gotta change. Our fans support us and we got to support them back. Use what you got to really help the next person. We gotta take real actions to make this a better world. These are our people and they need us. We got to give back. #YouGottaGiveAFuck #YouGottaCare."

 

The Game has taken action in the form of a peaceful movement to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on police shootings of African-American men. Along with Snoop Dogg, The Game led a peaceful march to the LAPD headquarters and has been working with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck to make the city a safer place. Along with a PSA to stop the cycle of violence between the minority communities and the police, The Game has organized a town-hall style meeting of various Los Angeles gangs to make the streets a little safer.

 

Stay tuned as The Game will also be releasing a new music video for his current Scott Storch produced single "All Eyez" featuring Jeremih. The single debuted at #1 Most Added at Urban Radio and is currently Top 40 on the Rhythmic Radio Airplay Chart. In the meantime, fans can also catch The Game at his upcoming 1992 Block Wars Tour performances. List of tour dates below.

 

LISTEN  TO "ALL EYEZ" ON SOUNDCLOUD

 

BLOCK WARS SOUNDTRACK TRACKLIST:

Block Wars                                                                Produced by Bongo

Freeway                                                                      Produced by Goodguydez

Get High                                                                    Produced by Jelly Roll

Alameda                                                                    Produced by SAP

Gutter                                                                        Produced by Goodguydez

Uzis and Grenades ft. Lorrine Chia                          Produced by Bongo

Lights Go Out                                                            Produced by Goodguydez

Run It                                                                        Produced by Goodguydez

Bullet with Your Name On It                                    Produced by SAP

Murder                                                                      Produced by Goodguydez

 

BLOCK WARS TOUR DATES:

8/26 Oakland, CA                                                    Oracle Arena

8/31 Los Angeles, CA                                              The Novo

9/1 San Diego, CA                                                    Observatory N. Park

9/2 Santa Ana, CA                                                    Observatory

9/4 Englewood, CO                                                  Fiddlers Dream Amp

9/6 Phoenix, AZ                                                      The Press Room

9/9 Dallas, TX                                                          Gas Monkey

9/10 Oklahoma City, OK                                          Cox Convention Center

9/11 Miami, FL                                                        Club Liv

9/15 Miami, FL                                                        Club Story

9/16 Atlanta, GA                                                      Center Stage

9/17 Raleigh, NC                                                      Club Divas

9/18 Charlotte, NC                                                    Label

9/22 Reading, PA                                                      Reverb

9/23 Silver Springs, MD                                          The Fillmore

9/25 Providence, RI                                                  Lupos

9/30 Minneapolis, MN                                              The Venue

10/3 Salt Lake City, UT                                            Complex

10/5 Boise, ID                                                          Revolution

10/6 Portland, OR                                                    Roseland Theatre

IAmG Debuts La Mia Vita...

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Multi-talented New Jersey hip-hop artist IamG releases his debut EP La Mia Vita today via independent Deuces Up Entertainment. The 9-track EP features guest appearances by HBK Bay Area rapper IamSu! and Rhode Island native Mike Stud.  Lead single and baller anthem "100 Grand" produced by D&D premiered with a website takeover of DJ tastemaker blog Young California. Directed by Chucky Millions, the "100 Grand" music video recently premiered on Trap and Bass while the carefree, feel good banger has hit the radio airwaves nationwide and gained over 100K Soundcloud plays.  La Mia Vita captures the party energy of IamG's early mixtapes, The Movement and Ain't Nothing To It, and adds to it the perspective of a successful independent artist with several stints on the road under his belt.

 

LISTEN TO MIA VITA ON SOUNDCLOUD

 

PURCHASE LA MIA VITA EP ON iTUNES

 

"La Mia Vita means my life in Italian," explains IamG. "The past year especially has been a breakout year for me, whether thats for better or worse I don't know yet, but this project reflects my mindset, different aspects of my life, and what was going on around me at the time when my life was completely changing."

 

WATCH "100 GRAND" FEATURING IAMSU ON YOUTUBE

 

Earlier this year, IamG hit the road with Mike Stud, opening up for his signature Back2You national tour and you can catch IamG on the Esquire produced TV show "This Is Mike Stud" available on the Bravo TV Network, On Demand and iTunes. Esquire TV traveled with the tour shooting live performances and fan engagement in Houston, Austin, Tampa, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, Philadelphia among many others.  Fans can find exclusive footage on IamG's Twitter page.

 

With the release of LaMia Vita and a new publishing deal with Perfect Time Publishing, IamG is already back on the grind with in-demand producer Tommy Brown aka TB Hits (Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris) and will be releasing more new material soon.  Stay tuned as IamG will also travel overseas later this year for performances in London and Amsterdam with rapper Futuristic.

 

MIA VITA EP TRACKLIST:

1) Run It Up                                      (Prod. By Polo Boy Shawty)

2) Hundred Grand feat. IAMSU!      (Prod. By D&D)

3) Make It Happen                          (Prod. By DA)

4) Anything Goes feat. Mike Stud    (Prod. By BeazyTymes)

5) Wrong                                          (Prod. By Indo)

6) Right Now                                                (Prod. By Dee C)

7) I'm Good                                        (Prod. By Mayo)

8) Shit You Don't Know                  (Prod. By DA)

9) Hold Shit Down                            (Prod. By Chrishan)

Dave B & Sango Release Collaborative Album "Tomorrow"...

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Seattle emcee and producer team Dave B and Sango release their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed collaborative album Tomorrow via independent PCA. Recently, NPR Music treated fans to a First Listen of the 12-track project, applauding the new pairing: "in a rare moment, we get the chance to hear someone really rap over [Sango's] production style as Dave B doesn't back down from the challenge."Hypetrack praises "Dave's unique, distinct rap style, which falls somewhere between rapping and singing, pairs flawlessly with Sango's innovative production." Okayplayer raves that the Seattle duo are "putting their city on the map in a big way with melodic bars and breezy beats that should pair nicely with whatever your poison of preference may be." Meanwhile, 2Dopeboyz gives a nod to Dave B who "has been treating us to some true gems."

DOWNLOAD TOMORROW ON iTUNESLISTEN TO TOMORROW ON SPOTIFY

LISTEN TO TOMORROW ON NPR"Tomorrow is the one day you can never really know what it will bring," explains Dave B. "I wanted to make a piece about our less exposed Seattle.  Sango provided the perfect backdrop for us to do just that."Sango adds, "Tomorrow is the framework of the sound from up here. People don't know really how it is in Seattle. The culture."Pigeons & Planes premiered Dave B and Sango's first Tomorrow song release "Got It From" where they noted that "accompanied by Sango's swirling production, Dave B rap-sings effortlessly... flaunting his unique flair with ease." Soon after, Dave B and Sango partnered with Mass Appealfor their "Help Me Find A Way" song premiere who praised its "smooth flavor" where "a simple chord progression, stuttering drums, and some train sounds are ample soundscape for Dave to get busy... giving Seattle the sound it deserves."HotNewHipHop has also stamped the pair's song releases with top ratings. Bestowing upon Dave B as Seattle's "most promising young prospect" who's "armed with some serious singing chops," HotNewHipHop approves of "Help Me Find A Way" as "Sango builds the beat around a floral sample and Dave employs his effortless flow to interpolate A Tribe Called Quest's "Find My Way" and notes that "dreamy sonic adventure "Parallel" is similarly excellent."Stay tuned, as Dave B and Sango will be joining forces again for a fall shows that will kick off with a hometown album release show at Neumos in Seattle on September 23rd.Forthcoming tour dates to be announced shortly.TOMORROW - TRACKLIST:1) Zonin2) Help Me Find A Way3) Drugs 'n Such4) Do Not Disturb (ft. Key Nyata)5) Gone6) Parallel7) Nothin8) Cold Weather9) Got It From10 Whatever Happens11) Right Here12) I Don't Care What Y'all Think

@Phantogram Announce New Album and Tour...

Dynamic duo Phantogram have announced a new album in the works. "Three", the group's third album, is currently planned to be released in September, 2016.

Fans will recall the highly successful Big Grams, a collaboration album they released in the past year with Outkast alumni Big Boi. Together with the rap legend, they undoubted aided in expanding the boundaries of urban music and opened the ears of millions to their authentic sound.

For the last month, the duo have been teasing their new single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The song premiered yesterday with Zane Lowe on Beats 1Radio and the band did their first interview with Pitchforkabout the single. “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is available now through all digital retailers, as well as being offered as an instant grat with the pre-order of Three.

Phantogram will also be embarking on a tour in support of the new project. Tickets for the shows will be coupled as a bundle with a digital pre-order of "Three". See dates below for the upcoming tour...

 

+ Fall Tour Dates

*** Pre-order ticket bundles not available
06-16 NYC – Samsung 837 – SOLD OUT
07-31 Chicago, IL – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
09-29 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
09-30 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10-01 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
10-02 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10-04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10-05 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
10-06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10-07 Seattle, WA – The Paramount
10-08 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar Nightclub ***
10-09 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom ***
10-11 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
10-12 Denver, CO – The Fillmore ***
10-15 Ames, IA – Great Hall Memorial Union
10-16 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-18 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Pavilion
10-19 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre ***
10-20 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre ***
10-21 Boston, MA – House of Blues ***
10-22 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10-24 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ***
10-25 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz ***
10-29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore ***
10-30 Knoxville, TN – The Mill and the Mine

10-31 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works ***
11-02 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11-03 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
11-05 Dallas, Texas – Bomb Factory

New @YG Now Available....

Rapper YG is back with the new release, “Still Brazy”. Available NOW through all online retailers, the album features a variety of guest appearances, including Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nipsey Hussle. It also boasts production from Hit Boy, Terrace Martin, DJ Swish, P-Lo, 1500 or Nothin, CT Beats, and Ty Dolla $ign. 

 

“Still Brazy” has been anticipated for quite some time, with the initial single, “Twist My Fingaz”, being released nearly a year ago. Two more singles, “FDT” and “Why You Always Hatin?”, would surface throughout the next year, leading up to the album finally being released. 

 

As a whole, Still Brazy shows the growth YG has made in the short time he has been here. The album stands as his 3rd studio release (he released both “My Krazy Life” and “Blame It On the Streets” in 2014), in addition to multiple mixtape released prior to his studio efforts.

 

Fans will definitely be pleased with “Still Brazy”.

 

Look for "Still Brazy" in Apple Music, as well as all other online/digital retailers. 

 

NEW AUDIO: Chasing Destiny.... All Of Us

We all watched as the season unfolded on BET's Chasing Destiny with Kelly Rowland. She and Frank Gatson worked tirelessly at forming what will surely become one of the biggest girl groups ever. Now that the ladies have formed and the season is complete, their first single has surfaced. Of course, all who were watching the show saw the ladies perform if on the season finale, but now we've got it for your listening pleasure. Check it out below!

 

BOOSIE BADAZZ RELEASES "BLEEK MODE [REST IN PEACE LIL' BLEEK]...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Rapper Boosie Badazz has released yet another project, this time the album “Bleek Mode (Thug In Peace Lil’ Bleek), an album meant to honor his slain friend, darryl “Bleek” Milton. Milton was murdered in 2010. Featuring appearances from OG Dre, Lil’ Durk, and Tony Michael, the album is now available in all online mixtape outlets. 

You’ll also find a stream of the new mixtape in our media section for your listening pleasure.

Beyoncé Sets New Records With #1 Release, "Lemonade"...

Beyoncé has broken yet another record with the release of “Lemonade”. In addition to the newly released visual album debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200, each separate track has landed on the

Billboard Hot 100 charts, according to a story published by The Hollywood Reporter. It makes Beyoncé the first female artist to have charted 12 or more tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 all at once. The record was previously held by Taylor Swift, who in 2010 released Speak Now, and charted 11 tracks at that time. 

 

Four tracks from Lemonade, “Formation”, “6-Inch”, “Hold Up”, and “Sorry”, rest in the top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, also making her the only woman to have 4 concurrent top 10 tracks on the charts. 

 

“Lemonade” has been available for just over a week, and has already pushed 485,000 in sales, in addition to 653,000 equivalent album units. It stands as Beyoncé’s 6th #1 release. 

 

Physical copies of “Lemonade” will be available May 6!

Prince's Publicist Releases Statement Regarding Death...

Prince's Publicist Releases Statement Regarding Death...

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Prince

As the world is dealing with the recent blow of legendary performer Prince's death, his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, has released the following statement: 

 "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.

There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

Earlier today, it was reported that Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park estate, after having suffered a short time from the Flu. 

Stay tuned for additional updates as the story continues to unfold... 

 

Prince Reportedly Found Dead in Home..

Prince Reportedly Found Dead in Home..

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In news that is shocking the world as we speak, superstar singer Prince has reportedlybeen found dead in his home in Carvery County, Minnesota.

According to reports from TMZ, the singer's body was found in his Paisley Park compound early today (April 21, 2016).

It is being reported that he was suffering from the Flu as recent as the past week. He was said to have been hospitalized in Moline, Illinois, following an emergency landing in his private jet.

Stay tuned for more information has the story develops....

REVIEW: Lil' Kim - Lil' Kim Season

Lil' Kim - Lil Kim Season

Lil' Kim - Lil Kim Season

Lil' Kim is back like never before with her new mixtape, "Lil' Kim Season". Loses with ten tracks, it's the perfect set to let doubters know just why she's the queen! The hunger shines through more than ever right now, and it's definitely a sign of more greatness to come from Kim.

Guests on this kid include Kevin Gates on "Mine", TLz on "Cut" & "Panda", and Main on "Did It for Brooklyn". It's never been a question the impact Kim has made on this industry for women. She's deals with a considerable amount throughout her career, from people in the beginning following BIG's untimely death thinking she didn't have what it took to continue, and people thinking her career was dead when she went in for jail time - only for her to release the highly regarded "The Naked Truth", to others in the game coming for her. With Lil Kim Season, while only a mixtape, she makes it clear that she's here to stay.

Lil Kim Season can be heard here at UGDigital by visiting the Media section, and can be downloaded at www.datpiff.com

ALBUM REVIEW: ANTHONY HAMILTON: WHAT I'M FEELIN....

ALBUM REVIEW: ANTHONY HAMILTON: WHAT I'M FEELIN....

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Just after promoting his new Christmas offering, Anthony Hamilton is back, this time with a 12-track set that is sure to set the industry ablaze. Led by the melodic tune “Amen”, Hamilton is digging deep into his emotions and sharing both his pain and happiness with this LP. He’s dealt with so much throughout the past year, most significantly his divorce, and it’s easy to see that this album was his way of releasing and coming to grips with it all.

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Hamilton worked with a few familiar names on this LP who have helped him throughout the years in building, including Salaam Remi, James Poser, and Mark Batson, who has worked with a who’s who of entertainers throughout the years, and contributed heavily to Hamilton’s 2003 So So Def release, Comin’ From Where I’m From.

On a personal note, it’s always great to get new music from Anthony Hamilton. With each release, he ventures down new avenues, trying different things with his music, and it always results in multiple masterpieces that long-resonate with his fanbase. Examples of that include “Never Letting Go”, which features Vince Gill, and “Ain’t No Shame” with Gary Clark, Jr. Personally, I’m loving “What I’m Feelin” which features the Hamiltones.

It’s difficult to single out specific tracks as standouts, because truthfully, the entire album gels quite nicely. What’s nice with Hamilton is that while you’ve come to know what to expect with his releases, the flip side is that you still get something new each time around. He makes it a point to deliver what his fanbase has come to expect while still evolving with the industry and times. Fans will thoroughly enjoy “What I’m Feelin’”.