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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.

Dorrough Music Releases New Single "Who Got It;" Third Studio Album TexaFornia Scheduled for Fall Release

Dorrough Music Releases New Single "Who Got It;" Third Studio Album TexaFornia Scheduled for Fall Release

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New York - ( May 12, 2015 ) Dallas hip hop recording star Dorrough Music announces today the release of his new single " Who Got It," featuring West Coast favorite Problem. The heavy bass drum track is produced by League of Starz,  who are also known for their work with Wale, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and DJ Drama. The single is now available on iTunes.  Purchase "Who Got It" here and listen here. Visuals for the hot new record are up on Vevo and can be seen here.  Fans can also check out the network premiere of the new video on Revolt TV today at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST. The track is the first official single off his new album, TexaFornia  (eOne Music/PrimeTimeClick), expected in late fall. 

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"I've never put so much time and effort into one project like i have with TexaFornia," says Dorrough Music about the upcoming album. "This will be the album that separates me from the rest and shows the world that I am a true artist that can create music at the highest level."

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TexaFornia will be Dorrough Music 's third studio album released through eOne music. He coined the album's title from his split studio sessions in Texas and California. His breakout smash hit "Ice Cream Paint Job,"  from his debut album Dorrough Music, peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The song's success earned him a 2009 B.E.T. Hip-Hop Award for “Best New Artist” and “Rap Song of The Year.”


His latest mixtape, "Shut The City Down 2," is hosted by DJ Skee and DJ Base.  It is available for download here. It  features a collection of southern hit makers including Young Dolph, Riff Raff, Too Short, Chamillionaire, and Lil Boosie.

Yelawolf's 'Love Story' Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200....

Yelawolf's 'Love Story' Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200....

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2015  -- Love Story -- The second full-length major-label album from Yelawolf, enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart today at No. 3 and also debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard R&b/Hip-hop albums chart. Released April 21st by Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope, Love Story earns the Alabama-born rapper his highest album chart position and best-selling album to date, with over 58,000 units sold in its first week. Yelawolf's previous album, 2011's Radioactive, debuted at No. 27 on the same chart. 

Love Story has also earned Yelawolf a host of positive reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his "stronger embrace of his Southern roots" and "slow-burn ballads," and The Boston Globe, who note that "if you scratch his songs' surfaces, you hear a smart, sensitive outsider searching for some solace. Many of the 18 tracks have an undeniable emotional pull." Genius called Love Story "the album of the year so far" and "one very original project with great genre mixing, amazing lyricism, and outstanding production."

Love Story was recorded largely at Nashville'sBlackbird Studio with executive producer Eminem and various other producers including Malay and Yelawolf's longtime collaborator WLPWR. Watch the videos for both "American You" HERE and "Till It's Gone," which has racked up more than 11 million views on YouTube, HERE.

Yelawolf will hit the road on May 1st for The Love Story tour, which kicks off at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI, and continues through June 27th at Knoxville, TN's The International. Dates are scheduled for Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH, May 15th) and The Soundset Festival (Minneapolis, MN, May 24th). All dates can be found at http://www.yelawolf.com/tour.

Atlanta Rapper Young Dro Preps New Album, 'Da Reality Show', and Releases New Video for single, 'We In Da City'...

Atlanta Rapper Young Dro Preps New Album, 'Da Reality Show', and Releases New Video for single, 'We In Da City'...

 

Rapper, Young Dro

Rapper, Young Dro

New York- (April 27th, 2015) Hustle Gang's street general Young Dro just dropped the visual for the first single "We In Da City."  Set in his hometown of Atlanta, GA, "We In Da City" is already a local smash hit. Shot by Risk Takerz Video, Dro takes a ride around the city to show exactly what ATL looks from a trapstar's point of view. The single can be heard here and is available on iTunes.  His new album, Da Reality Show, is slated for a late summer release. 

Young Dro, We In Da City

Young Dro, We In Da City

Watch Video for "We Da City" here

Dro says, "My life is a reality show, with the ups and the downs. This record 'We In Da City' is my reality coming up in my city. My new album will be filled with twists and turns!"


Young Dro’s debut album, Best Thang Smokin, debuted at #1 on the U.S. R&B and U.S. Rap Charts, and #3 on the Billboard 200. The hit single off of the album was the 2x platinum “Shoulder Lean,” featuring label mate T.I.  Dro followed with his sophomore effort High Tymes which featured the hit single you "FDB."  In addition to releasing these official albums, Dro has released numerous mixtapes and has kept a loyal fanbase with his featured appearances.

The Game Releases New Single, 'RYDA', Featuring Dej Loaf...

The Game Releases New Single, 'RYDA', Featuring Dej Loaf...

The Game, RYDA  

The Game, RYDA  

(April 23, 2015 -- New York, NY) – Hip hop superstar The Game pays homage to Tupac with his new single "Ryda," featuring Detroit MC Dej Loaf.  The track was produced by Pops & Mikhail and has Game rapping over Tupac's "Ambitionz Az a Ridah."  Listen to the single here and purchase here.


Bringing back the West Coast sound, The Game has the support of Dr. Dre for his new album The Documentary 2 (eOne Music/ Blood Money Ent./Fifth Amendment Ent.), which will be released this summer, ten years after releasing his groundbreaking multi-platinum debut album The Documentary.  The highly anticipated album is fueled by features from heavyweights like Kanye West, Meek MillTrey SongzLil WayneDrake, and Keyshia Cole, and will soar to the top of the charts this summer.

Game released Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf  through eOne Music/ Blood Money Ent./Fifth Amendment Ent. in 2014, and the album debuted at #1 on the R&B / Hip Hop Chart, #2 on the Independent Chart, and #7 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release.

ALBUM REVIEW: @Wale ... The Album About Nothing...

ALBUM REVIEW: @Wale ... The Album About Nothing...

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Wale: The Album About Nothing

Wale is back with yet another new album, The Album About Nothing! For those wondering, that's not sarcasm at all. I'm quite excited about this release. Aside from following Wale for the past few years, what immediately brought me in on this album was the lead single, The Matrimony. Featuring Usher, that song, simply put, is the truth! "If there's a question of my heart, you got it, it don't belong to anyone but you, if there's a question of my love, you got it, baby don't worry I got plans for you, baby I been making plans, baby I been making plans got you"... He got apply that to the obvious, which would be his girl, but it could easily apply to his career! He could be easily be saying to you, the fan, that he's got plans for you! Usher was definitely the perfect choice to drive that point across. Great lyrics! Great melody! Great production! That's all we want, right? Well...yes! In a perfect world, that's what we'd always get with artists, but that's neither here nor there. 

Looking at his growth over the years, Wale has done just what any artist should do, for me anyway. Obviously, he wants to entertain and satisfy his core audience, but his job is also to bring in those who are skeptics, and those who are new to what he's got to offer. No, I'm surely not a newcomer to his music, the genre, or anything surrounding it, but I know I'm not the only skeptic when it comes to today's music (time and time, I show my age (smile)). There's a lot that we tend to tolerate in music today, and the love & passion just isn't there for many artists, no matter how hard you search for it. Execs are in search of that next hit, so there's not a lot of ro for experimentation and artists with a voice. Wale has managed to skate by the nonsense and progressively get better and better. Sure, he's got those tracks that are meant to serve the streets, but he definitely has a gift like no other. I'll tell you when I knew it for certain. In 2013, he had the single LoveHate Thing with Sam Dew! He and Sam Dew literally murdered that track.

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I was pretty much sold, but when I watched LiVE as he performed it at the Soul Train Awards with Stokely from #MintCondition, it sealed the deal. That performance alone made my trip all the way to #Vegas worth it. I saw the passion that he carried behind his product. Not many have the charisma to entertain the masses. Not many are ready for the world, but he is. Seems like yesterday we were talking about Festivus and how he was breaking ground with that. 

Wale certainly maintains his freshness and relevance with The Album About Nothing. On "The Intro About Nothing", he says flat out, his "hunger is like a f**king model at a buffet"! He and J. Cole go in about everything from LHHATL to our culture overall on "The Pessimist"! He raps ..."Who am I to change perception, if a n***a kill a n***a he's another statistic, if the skin a little different they gon' say it was self defense, n***a feel in' hopeless". His flows definitely make you think, which has always been the idea behind hip-hop and it's purpose, or at least that's what it should have been. From "The Middle Finger" and "The Girls on Drugs" to "The God Smile" and "The Success", the entire album will resonate with the audience. Other album guests include SZA on "The Need to Know" and Jeremih on "The Body". 

In line with the progression that any artist should make, I feel like "The Album About Nothing" will easily stand as Wale's best work to date. He's done the job of expanding and broadening his content along the way, and he's giving people something of value to listen to. The world is clearly listening, especially when he's got narration from Jerry Seinfeld. I don't care what anyone says, THAT is HUGE for Wale! That is HUGE for hip-hop! With this album, hip-hop is now being recognized for all the right reasons!