Articles by: Erik Hopf

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Eminem featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Yesterday evening Eminem released the third track to his forthcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 exclusively on his SiriusXM station Shade45. “The Monster” is Em’s second collaborative effort with pop sensation Rihanna providing an unapologetically catchy hook. While the previously released “Bezerk” and “Rap God” were … READ MORE

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The Killers – “When You Were Young” | Calvin Harris Remix

In their twelfth year making music together, The Killers decided it was about time to take a look back on their illustrious careers and release a compilation of singles titled Direct Hits on November 11th. As an added bonus fans who purchase the release will be treated … READ MORE

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Arcade Fire – Reflektor x Black Orpheus Album Teaser

Arcade Fire’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, “Reflektor”, is set to release on October 28, 2013. Drawing inspiration from a life-affirming trip to Haiti, the culture and musical tradition of the Caribbean country have influenced the sound, motifs, and overall presentation of the Montreal band’s latest endeavor. … READ MORE

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A Tribe Called Quest Join the Yeezus Tour For Their Final Two Shows

On the back of Kanye’s latest project, this fall’s Yeezus Tour was set to be one of the year’s premier events with a Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus collaboration set to open the show. Now it’s been announced that the one of the most prolific and successful rap trios … READ MORE

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Kid Cudi Tossed Intrusive Fan from Stage During Performance in Houston

Madness seems to follow Scott Mescudi, best known as Kid Cudi, when he’s on stage.  Back in 2010, Cudi was involved in an on stage incident with an out of control fan in Cleveland. More recently, at a recent Houston show, Cudi was once again involved with … READ MORE

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A$AP Rocky featuring Rihanna – “Fashion Killa”

The young and revered A$AP Rocky recently released a new video co-directed by Virgil Abloh for “Fashion Killa” featuring Rihanna. In it, the two trounce around trying on gear as Rocky rattles a carefully selected barrage of designer labels. Supreme, Raf Simons, HBA, Tom Ford, and Donna … READ MORE

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Teenear Renee of Slip-N-Slide Records Covers Emeli Sande’s “Clown”

YouTube sensations are born often and carry themselves on the crest of an intense wave of popularity that more often than not propels the artist forward while ultimately crashing down and washing out of the collective memory. Occasionally there are talented individuals that can ride the momentum … READ MORE

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The Avant/Garde Diaries – MGMT Upcoming Album Preview

After more than 2-and-a-half years of work, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, MGMT will release their third album self-titled MGMT. Two singles from the forthcoming album were released as a cassette tape special for Record Store Day (April 20) containing the studio cut of “Alien Days”, and … READ MORE

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Big Sean “Control” – featuring Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica

The Internet is blazing with chatter instigated by Kendrick Lamar‘s featured verse on Big Sean‘s “Control”, a track left off of the up coming Hall of Fame release. The extended and calculated diatribe from Kendrick is the latest chapter in an ongoing saga that was started with … READ MORE