Articles by: Erik

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

On Friday we reported the drop of http://asapmob.com” target=”_blank”>A$AP Mob’s third single from the forthcoming L.O.R.D. compilation, “http://freshnessmag.com/2014/06/06/aap-mob-hella-hoes-featuring-aap-rocky-aap-ferg/” target=”_blank” shape=”rect”>Hella H**s,” featuring A$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 … READ MORE

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PSY – “Hangover” featuring Snoop Dogg | Video

Is “Hangover,” the collaborative effort from Korean pop sensation http://psypark.com/” target=”_blank” shape=”rect”>PSY and west coast rap icon http://snoopdogg.com/” target=”_blank” shape=”rect”>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 … READ MORE

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

  In 2003, http://pharrellwilliams.com/” target=”_blank”>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 http://disclosureofficial.com/” target=”_blank”>Disclosure. Like the Neptunes, Disclosure have a … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 3 | Video

Following http://freshnessmag.com/2014/06/02/xxl-freshman-2014-cypher-featuring-chance-rapper-vic-mensa-isaiah-rashad-kevin-gates-august-alsina/” target=”_blank”>part 1 and http://freshnessmag.com/2014/06/05/xxl-freshman-2014-cypher-part-2-video-rich-homie-quan-ty-dolla-sign-lil-durk/” target=”_blank”>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, … READ MORE

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A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” Featuring A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg

  “Hella Hoes” is the new single from the http://asapmob.com/” target=”_blank”>A$AP Mob featuring the usual suspects A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, and A$AP Twelvy and it’s pretty much everything you’d expect from the New York collective. The track is slated to appear on the forthcoming L.O.R.D. … READ MORE

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LRG – “Brilliant Youth” EP with Dizzy Wright, Bishop Nehru & 9th Wonder

The http://l-r-g.com” target=”_blank”>Lifted Research Group (http://l-r-g.com” target=”_blank”>LRG) courted two of hip hop’s rising stars, https://twitter.com/DizzyWright” target=”_blank”>Dizzy Wright and https://twitter.com/BishopNehru” target=”_blank”>Bishop Nehru, for their Summer 14 lookbook, and when you have that kind of talent in house you don’t let them leave without throwing down a few tracks. … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 2 | Video

After http://freshnessmag.com/2014/06/02/xxl-freshman-2014-cypher-featuring-chance-rapper-vic-mensa-isaiah-rashad-kevin-gates-august-alsina/” target=”_blank”>Part 1 earlier this week featuring http://chanceraps.com” target=”_blank”>Chance The Rapper, http://vicmensa.com” target=”_blank”>Vic Mensa, http://topdawgmusic.com” target=”_blank”>Isaiah Rashad, http://evingat.es” target=”_blank”>Kevin Gates and http://augustalsina.com” target=”_blank”>August Alsina, http://xxlmag.com” target=”_blank”>XXL released part 2 of their cypher series from its http://xxlmag.com/xxl-freshmen-2014″ target=”_blank”>2014 Freshman cover shoot. On deck for the second round … READ MORE

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50 Cent Reunites With G-Unit at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2014

The sun had already set on Sunday night when http://50cent.com” target=”_blank”>50 Cent took the stage at http://hot97.com/summerjam/” target=”_blank”>Summer Jam 2014, an event hosted by your favorite rapper’s favorite radio station, New York’s http://hot97.com” target=”_blank”>HOT 97. Every June, the biggest names in hip hop, past and present, trek … READ MORE

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XXL Freshman 2014 Cypher – Part 1 | Video

http://XXLMAG.COM” target=”_blank”>XXL publication is slowly releasing content from their http://xxlmag.com/xxl-freshmen-2014″ target=”_blank”>2014 Freshman cover shoot and if the first cypher featuring http://chanceraps.com” target=”_blank”>Chance The Rapper, http://vicmensa.com” target=”_blank”>Vic Mensa, http://topdawgmusic.com” target=”_blank”>Isaiah Rashad, http://evingat.es” target=”_blank”>Kevin Gates and http://augustalsina.com” target=”_blank”>August Alsina is any indication of what will flow from the shoot … READ MORE

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La Dispute Covers Nirvana’s “Polly” – A.V. Club: Pioneering Sessions | Video

Covering tracks is a rite of passage for most bands and every few years, in an attempt to bring some unknowns into the spotlight, an influential body (label, soda brand, clothing line, etc.) will throw their own “spin” on the recurring narrative — this go round it’s … READ MORE

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Kanye West to Headline 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia portion of the http://madeinamericafest.com/” target=”_blank”>2014 Budwesier Made In America Festival lineup was announced today by the way of social media scavenger hunt. Luckily, a few dedicated souls have compiled the complete lineup, thus saving you the trouble of scouring your https://facebook.com/MadeInAmericaFest” target=”_blank”>Facebook and Twitter feeds … READ MORE