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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

@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!

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

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."

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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.

COULD A FULL-ALBUM RESPONSE TO "LEMONADE" BE IN THE WORKS FROM JAY-Z?

What more could one need after a tall glass of lemonade? Could a response album be in the works from rapper Jay-Z? Sources are hinting at just that. If speculation is correct, the rapper may indeed be working on a full album in response to Beyoncé’s hit album “Lemonade”, which saw a surprise release nearly two weeks ago. 

 

Beyoncé dropped the album, which instantly soared to the top of the Billboard charts, exclusively via Tidal 2 days before it was released via streaming giants like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play. The album, which chronicles the supposed strife in their marriage following alleged cheating, caused a fire storm of rumors, including who Beyoncé was referring to in the lyrics “he better call Becky with the good hair”. Of course, Beyoncé has been mum about the situation. Currently, she can be seen out on her Formation tour, which kicked off a week ago in Miami, FL. 

 

“Lemonade” is currently available via most online streaming services.

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!

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

The Art of Organized Noize Hits Netflix...

The Art of Organized Noize Hits Netflix...

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For all you Dungeon Family fans, you’ll be happy to see the new documentary that recently hit Netflix. Executive produced by Queen Latifah's & Shakim of Flavor Unit and directed by Quincy "QD3" Jones III, The Art of Organized Noize will give you a play by play of their storied rise to fame.

The documentary opens with Joi Gilliam describing the ONP sound just as millions of fans across the world know it: unapologetically black, unapologetically southern, gutter, funky, thoughtful, sophisticated, fearless, and fuckin' bad ass. Most would undoubtedly agree with her comments. The collective, comprised of Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown, and Ray Murray, became the driving force behind groups like Outkast, Goodie Mob, and all the other acts who would eventually become a part of the Dungeon Family. Their movement was one that the world of music took notice of, and in many ways tried to emulate time and time again. Their nurturing of Outkast, even when the group had been turned away on multiple occasions, led to Big Boi and Dre eventually signing to LaFace Records, and it catapulted Organized Noize Productions to unspeakable fame and success.

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Their subsequent work with groups like Goodie Mob, Cool Breeze, Backbone, and Witchdoctor would solidify their names in music, and allow them to navigate their own lanes to amazing career heights. Rico Wade takes you on a personal tour of the infamous "Dungeon", which served as their own production launching pad. You hear & see first hand accounts from the likes of Pebbles, LA Reid, Big Boi, Andre 3000, Big Rube, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Cool Breeze, Joi Gilliam, members of Goodie Mob, Bryan Michael Cox, and so many others. Marquez Etheridge tells the story behind the smash hit Waterfalls, the hit single that took ale of their sophomore album from 2, while Puff Daddy tells the story behind Outkast’s first video, “Player’s Ball”. So many people still don't realize that he directed the group's debut visual. Even for those who have followed Organized Noise from the beginning, there’s so much to learn about the Atlanta collective. The artists they’ve produced for over the years is nothing short of amazing. They’ve provided the backdrop on hits for so many, including TLC, EnVogue, Toni Braxton, Ludacris, and the list goes on.

Later in the documentary, you'll see what it took to maintain their fame, and how pressure, money, and drugs began to separate the crew and slow things to a screeching halt. You'll also see what brought it all back together and helped them to evolve into the bigger powerhouse they've come to be. Current generation artists like Future, 2 Chainz, Sonny Digital, and Metro Boomin also weigh in on the overall influence of Organized Noize and how it helped them to grow in their own careers.

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The Art of Organized Noize is definitely a must-see for followers, as well as any artist/group out today working to build the same type of success with their own respective crews. Not only is it a story and history of hip-hop in Atlanta; it's also a story of three friends who conquered the world together, fell apart, and the happy ending of them putting it back together and reviving their magic. They ultimately showed what it took to bring a crew like Dungeon Family together and build success, and most importantly, they showed that black artists could work together with one common goal without the unnecessary drama. Organized Noize created their own sound and built a sense of unity among the city of Atlanta that still lives strong today.

The Art of Organized Noize is currently available and streaming via Netflix.

@NuShoozMusic Prepares to Reach the World through PledgeMusic..

@NuShoozMusic Prepares to Reach the World through PledgeMusic..

With decades of great music behind them, the legendary Nu Shooz Music is geared up to release their new project, Bagtown! With that comes their all new campaign, PledgeMusic! Learn more about PledgeMusic by clicking HERE.

Don't forget to check them out in the latest issue of UG Digital in the LEGENDARY series, where we talk about the influence they've had on urban culture and entertainment throughout their career. 

 

@kekewyattsings Launches First Artist, @Iamkissielee , via Her Own Label, Aratek Entertainment...

@kekewyattsings Launches First Artist, @Iamkissielee , via Her Own Label, Aratek Entertainment...

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R&B Superstar Keke Wyatt is thrilled to introduce the first artist signed to her Aratek Entertainment label. Kissie Lee, a global superstar in the making, is hitting the ground running as the first signee on Aratek Entertainment with the release of her new single, “You’re Right.“ The upbeat track is available for pre-order now on iTunes –

https://itun.es/us/GNy3ab,

and officially available on March 18th.

 

Get a listen to “You’re Right” here:

https://soundcloud.com/aratekentertainment/kissie-lee-youre-right

Keke Wyatt is Back with New Album Due This Spring...

Keke Wyatt is Back with New Album Due This Spring...

Keke Wyatt, Rated Love

Keke Wyatt, Rated Love

R&B songstress Keke Wyatt has returned with a new album, Rated Love, and it's due to hit stores and retailers this April! The lead single, "Sexy Song", has dropped and is gaining steady traction with radio. You can see the accompanying video now in our media section under video!

 

Keke Wyatt, Sexy Song

Keke Wyatt, Sexy Song

Keke has also launched her own new series, titled Keke covers. Currently, she has covered Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", and Mary J. blige's rendition of "I'm Going Down" , originally recorded by Rose Royce. Check out visuals for both of those in our media section as well!

 

 

FUTURISTIC SOUL ARTIST ZACHARY MURDOCK RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "I’VE LOOKED EVERYWHERE" FROM ELECTRICIFYING DEBUT EP FOR THE MAD ONES

FUTURISTIC SOUL ARTIST ZACHARY MURDOCK RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "I’VE LOOKED EVERYWHERE" FROM ELECTRICIFYING DEBUT EP FOR THE MAD ONES

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February 17, 2016 - Today, Zachary Murdock, the multi-talented, soul inspired singer, songwriter and rapper releases the official music video for emotional single, “I’ve Looked Everywhere," off his recently dropped EP For The Mad Ones. The visually stimulating video proves Zachary’s capabilities as a true artist who has a profound message.

 

"I’ve Looked Everywhere," directed by award winning film director Matthew Charof, is a song and video about finding the mystrious truth that is hidden within your heart. In honor of World Human Spirit Day, Murdock explains, "Often we are presented with limited options: conform or rebel; hate or love. But there must be more! Instead of accepting definitions and boundaries, it is our job as humans to push past these man-made walls, explore outer space and inner space and bring back the unique magic that we discover. With this project, I wanted to point towards that other way, the way that only you can find, the way that the 'mad ones' throughout time have travelled." "I've Looked Everywhere and I can't find my home and my heart is the only unturned stone." The answer is in you.

 

For The Mad Ones is produced Grammy award winner Benny Reiner (Hamilton) and Grammy award nominee !llmind (Drake, J.Cole). Artwork for the EP is by conceptual artist Eoin Coigan.

 

Good Music All Day said, “[Zachary’s] unique blend of Hip-Hop, Soul, and Electronica is further uplifted by affecting, poetic lyrics that suggest a dynamic understanding of human truths. With satisfying melodies and upbeat hooks, [Zachary] has proven the ability to captivate even the most casual music fans.”

 

Born in London, Murdock received a degree in Creative Writing from the New School in New York City. In addition to being a solo artist, he is a founding member of the popular New York-based group, Smokey Robotic.  With five group albums, over 30 music videos, two major ad campaigns, several children’s books and over a decade of mixed media collaboration to his name, Murdock divides his time between Harlem and Venice, making a lasting creative imprint on both coasts.

R. Kelly's "The Buffet" Debuts at #1 on R&B Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Charts....

(New York, NY – December 21, 2015) – R. Kelly, the three-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer, enters at #1 on both the Billboard R&B Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with The Buffet. This chart entry mark’s Kelly’s thirteenth consecutive debut at either #1 or #2 on the R&B Albums chart. 

 

The Buffet, R. Kelly’s 13th solo studio album, includes his hit summer jam “Backyard Party,” ”Wake Up Everybody,” “Switch Up” featuring Lil Wayne and Jeremih, “Marching Band” featuring Juicy J and more. The album boasts additional features from music's hottest new artists Ty Dolla $ign, Tinashe and Jhené Aiko.

USA Today proclaims that The Buffet, “With its fluid vocals, ingratiating hooks and sinuous grooves, the album sees Kelly reaffirming his place as one of R&B's great romancers.”

 

Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards.  His chart-topping hits range from “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin” to Grammy Award winning “I Believe I Can Fly” and everything in between.    In addition to recent collaborations with Chance The Rapper (“Somewhere In Paradise”), Lady Gaga (“Do What U Want”), Justin Bieber (“PYD”), Phoenix (“Trying To Be Cool" remix) andBruno Mars (“Gorilla” remix),  R. Kelly has scored hit songs for Michael Jackson (“You Are Not Alone”), Celine Dion (“I’m Your Angel”), Maxwell (“Fortunate”) and countless others. With a music career spanning over 25 years, R. Kelly has proven time and time again he's the “King of R&B.”  

Busta Rhymes Drops New Mixtape, "Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation"...

Busta Rhymes Drops New Mixtape, "Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation"...

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Rapper Busta Rhymes continues to breathe life into the HipHop game, this time with "Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation". At a time when things have become a bit monotonous, Busta shakes things up for fans with an album that shows once and for all he can't be touched.


Now available via DatPiff, this album will easily take listeners on a journey through his career and remind you of each album he's put out in that time. Guests include Rick Ross, Sean Paul, Waka Flaka, Mary J. Blige, Chance the Rapper, J Holiday, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more. The album also includes a dope reunion of Leaders of the New School.


Download your copy today at DatPiff.com!

King Chip Releases New Album, "CleveLAfornia"...

King Chip Releases New Album, "CleveLAfornia"...

Cleveland rapper King Chip has released his latest effort, "CleveLAfornia". 

Guests throughout the EP include Hopsin, Anderson.Paak, Asher Roth, Big Sean, Project Pat, Curren$y, Chuck Inglish, and Earlly Mac. "CleveLAfornia" stands as the followup to "44108".

"CleveLAfornia" is now available via iTunes and Apple Music.