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Charli XCX Pushes Back ‘Sucker,’ Shares New Album Art

Following a steady slew of good news from Charli XCX, we have a bit of a downer: the release of her sophomore album Sucker has been pushed back from October 21 to December 16 in the US. The album won’t see light in Europe until next year, with January 26 set for the UK/Europe drop date.

The singer took to Twitter to explain the delay, citing the better-than-expected success of “Boom Clap” as being a major reason. She assured fans that “nothing’s WRONG the albums DONE” and that she just wants to make sure she “can launch the album …

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Charli XCX Wants To “Break The Rules” And Put Out This New Album, ‘Sucker’

Many ages ago, in a time before “Boom Clap” and “Fancy” appeared against the radio horizon, Charli XCX released a candystriped single called “Superlove.” It was, presumably, a precursor to a second album. News of that second album was a long time coming, though. We got a few cool covers, and then, well, Iggy and The Fault In Our Stars swept us all away.

Now, though, we have word of that album. It’s called Sucker, and it’s out on October 21 via Neon Gold/Atlantic. This news is ushered in with a second, obviously-timed single called “Break …

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Lupe Fiasco Discusses Label Frustrations and Ponders Retirement In New Interview

Lupe Fiasco has taken an odd turn over the last couple of years. For a short time, he was the music industry’s golden goose, but when his motivations for creating music became more message-based and political many turned their backs. I still dig Lupe, and I know many of you do too. Unfortunately, his label may soon cause us to lose one of the greatest voices urban music has ever encountered.

Speaking with Angie Martinez in a new interview, Fiasco opened up about problems with his label while discussing plans for his next album. He said, “[I want to] just …

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Lykke Li Adds To Lengthy Schedule With North American ‘I Never Learn’ Tour

The album cycle for Lykke Li‘s latest rolls on. Following the release of I Never Learn just over a month ago on Atlantic Records, the Swedish songstress has announced a tour of the same name.

Following several standard summer festival dates, Lykke Li will come over to North America for a tour of, per the poster, 13 dates. That poster promises “more dates to be announced soon…” though. If your state lies nowhere near the current route, it’s quite possible it will soon. Maybe go see The Fault In Our Stars while you wait, which features a non-album song

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JoJo Returns With New EP For Free Download On This Valentines Day

It’s ironic that in the days following my most recent listening to JoJo‘s debut record and discussing, at length, her legal battles with her former label that she release a brand new EP in celebration of today’s Hallmark holiday.

#LoveJo is the first offering the recent Atlantic Records signee. 4 free tracks to set the mood on V-Day.

What you’re getting is 3 cover tracks, each delivered with tight production and the most sexy vocal delivery you’re likely to hear this month. JoJo isn’t the teen pop star you once knew. She’s all grown up and giving you her …

Doughboyz Cashout 2013

Young Jeezy Signs Detroit’s Own Doughboyz Cashout To CTE

Young Jeezy wanted to start the weekend off right by announcing that Detroit natives Doughboyz Cashout would be the newest edition to the Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE) crew.

The group took a call from CTE’s leader last night on Detroit’s WJLB 97.9 and said, “I want to congratulate them and welcome them to the CTE family. We’re about to take this over. We’re about to run the summer.”

Download the group’s latest mixtape, The Tester, right now through the jump and familiarize yourself before these guys blow up. Watch the signing video here as well.…

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MUSIC VIDEO: Portugal. The Man – “Purple Yellow Red And Blue”

Following up on their previous bizarre video for “Evil Friends,” Portugal. The Man‘s music video for “Purple Yellow Red And Blue” couldn’t be any more off the walls. The song will be featured on PTM’s forthcoming album, Evil Friends, which will hit stores early into this summer through Atlantic Records.

The Oregon-based indie act has drawn together quite the following over the last several years, and their recent sets at Coachella really show that perhaps they may be on the verge of putting out one of their best records to date. Follow the jump to watch the music …

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Lupe Fiasco Talks Violence In Media

Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter last night to rant about violence in the media and especially music industry life. Read what he had to say below and let UTG know what you thought!

Violent music (and all violent media) effectively says its “ok” to be violent. It provides positive reinforcement for negative actions. If you rap and make violent music then own up to it. Stop hiding behind “art imitating life” as a way to evade the guilt. “How the hell you gonna tell this man not 2 be violent?, Cuz he dont need to go the same route that

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MUSIC VIDEO: Wiz Khalifa Ft. Akon – “Let It Go”

Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with Akon to release the visuals for his single “Let It Go” and it packs a punch.

The video shows a couple of boxers rising the ranks and working hard to fulfill their dreams. Practice makes perfect in this case! This song comes off of Khalifa’s latest album, O.N.I.F.C., which arrived back in December of last year through Atlantic Records. Purchase right here.

Watch Wiz Khalifa and Akon strut their stuff in the video for “Let It Go” and let @UTGReview know what you thought.…

Trey Songz 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: Trey Songz – “Fumble”

R&B superstar Trey Songz has unleashed the visuals for his song “Fumble” and can be viewed here.

The video is pretty simplified, with spliced live footage of the artist as well as some shots of him in an empty room. It shows Trey Songz wants the message to be heard through the song and not crazy clips of house parties or hoards of women chasing him.

This song comes off of Songz’s latest release, Chapter V, which hit stores last August through Songbook / Atlantic Records. Purchase the effort here.…

The Rouge 2013

The Rouge Premiere Debut Single “Pressure”

Nashville, Tennessee rockers The Rouge have teamed up with the great people at Spinner to premiere their brand new single, “Pressure”. Listen here.

Combining bluesy guitar, inspiring vocals, and toe-tapping drums, this is one unforgettable tune you will be humming throughout the day. This song will be off of their debut album, Blurry, which is releasing everywhere on February 12 through Atlantic Records. Official cover artwork can be seen in the feature image box to your left. Do not squint too hard though.

The Rouge told Spinner “”Pressure is as common as life. You will feel it when …

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Report: T.I. Is Angling For A $75 Million Contract

Bear in mind this is a dispatch from TMZ. So, grain of salt and all that, but still.

What we do know for sure: T.I.’s 10 year deal with Atlantic ran its course about a month ago. Since then, T.I. has been shopping around for a new label, as is his wont. T.I. is also demanding a lot of buck for his hip-hop bang, outlining a multi-album deal with a $75 million price tag.

What will T.I.’s new label be getting out of him for that paper? From TMZ:

- 3 albums
- 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise,