Articles by: Erik

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G-Eazy – “I Mean It” Remix Featuring Remo and Rick Ross

Oakland native Gerald Earl Gillum, better known as G-Eazy, just released These Things Happen, his debut album. To mark the occasion and to celebrate it breaking the Top 10 rank on Billboard’s Hot 200 (and #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart), he’s given anchor track “I Mean It” … READ MORE

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Farewell To The Soul Man: A Tribute To Bobby Womack by 9th Wonder

Late last week, the music world was dealt a terrible loss with the passing of R&B legend Bobby Womack. In celebration of the man, his music, and his life, producer 9th Wonder (of Little Brother acclaim) compiled Farewell To The Soul Man, an assemblage of every beat … READ MORE

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FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” | Video

The visuals in FKA Twigs‘ (or Formerly Known As Twigs) video for “Two Weeks” are gloriously distracting – so much so, that it’s forgivable to let her sultry vocals slide into the background hidden behind the veneer of an ancient Egyptian temple complete with choreographed movements from … READ MORE

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BBC Radio 1 – “The Story of Q-Tip” Documentary | Streaming Audio

Nearly 25 years have passed since the release of Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest‘s second studio release; and while fans eagerly await the extended reissue of an album seminal to the Tribe catalog, Q-Tip has charted his own course that simultaneously embraces and distances himself … READ MORE

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Lana Del Rey – “Shades of Cool” | Video

Songstress Lana Del Rey‘s new single “Shades of Cool” from the recently released Ultraviolence plays like a missing track from Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Shadowy vocals run parallel to an over exposed world of muted colors as Del Rey navigates her licentious West Egg … READ MORE

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Kanye West’s New Testament | Video

Last week the first images surfaced for Kanye West‘s New Testament as individually numbered postcards prominently portraying a classical David statue by Michelangelo with handwritten notes scrawled across the back. Many assumed the messages (225 in total) were a guerilla marketing tactic for an upcoming Yeezy project, … READ MORE

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Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions” | Video

“Pills N Potions” the first single from Nicki Minaj‘s forthcoming The Pink Print dropped yesterday. The ballad-esque love song from the artist better known for her rapid fire flow and witty punchlines (and the now resolved beef with Peter Rosenberg) features an abundance of hand bra, liquid … READ MORE

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A$AP Mob – “L.O.R.D.” Album | Pre-Order Now

On Friday we reported the drop of A$AP Mob‘s third single from the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, “Hella H**s,” featuring A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twevly. While the crew has remained tight lipped on the release date, they are taking pre-orders on the Fan Edition … READ MORE

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PSY – “Hangover” featuring Snoop Dogg | Video

Is “Hangover,” the collaborative effort from Korean pop sensation PSY and west coast rap icon Snoop Dogg (we’re done with Snoop Lion?) the surprise team up of the year? Probably not. Is it begrudgingly catchy and entertaining — yes. The song is literally about inebriation — the … READ MORE

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Pharrell – “Frontin’” Featuring Jay Z – Disclosure Remix

  In 2003, Pharrell Williams released his first single as a solo artist on Neptunes Presents The Clones. That track was called “Frontin’”. Eleven years later the Pharrell/Jay-Z collaboration received the remix treatmeant from the English electronic duo Disclosure. Like the Neptunes, Disclosure have a disguinished production … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 3 | Video

Following part 1 and part 2 of the 2014 Freshman cypher series, XXL is keeping things moving releasing the third installment led by DJ Drama on the boards. Over the last two weeks the publication has treated listeners with verses from Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad, Chance The … READ MORE