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Kanye West Shares Studio Version Of “All Day”

Following a live premiere during the BRIT awards last week, Kanye West has shared the studio version of “All Day.”

Rumored to be the latest single from West’s highly-anticipated new album, “All Day” is an high energy track that bangs even harder now than it did during its premiere (which came complete with flamethrowers). It’s an ego-fueled, give-no-fucks ode to the crazy level of success, fame, and sophistication Kanye believes to have achieved in his life. Theophilus London and newcomer Allan London help round out the hooks, but when all is said and done it’s only Kanye that people will …


Stream A Low-Quality Leak Of Kanye West’s New Single, “All Day”

Leaks are a tricky subject in the world of music blogging. On one hand, we want to do our best to bring you the latest and greatest music available regardless of how we find it. On the other hand, we do not want to piss off our industry peers to the point they no longer want to work with us. It’s a fine line we tip toe on a day-to-day basis, and this morning we decided sharing just one early leak would not be the death of us. Let’s hope we’re correct.

Just after midnight, a low-quality leak of Kanye


Rich Homie Quan Shares “Three Words”

Keeping the hype around his brand alive and well, XXL Freshman Rich Homie Quan has shared a killer new track titled “Three Words.”

Atlanta is a hotbed for urban talent right now, and Rich Homie Quan may be the most promising young star to emerge from the city in several years. “Three Words” finds him showcasing his lyrical skills against a beat built around a gorgeous piano sample. That may sound soft, but this track is anything but, with heavy bass and high hat guiding the majority of the production. You can stream and download “Three Words,” for free, at …


Jay Z Allegedly Disses Drake By Comparing Him To A Lacrosse Team On DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More”

Less than a month after Drake made headlines for allegedly dissing Jay Z with the release of “Draft Day,” the man who lived a hard knock life has fired back at Canada’s brightest star with a little help from DJ Khaled.

Last night, a new star-studded single from DJ Khaled titled “They Don’t Love You No More” found its way online after being teased by the chart-topping hit maker earlier in the week. The song features Khaled’s typical wall-of-sound production, with vocal contributions from Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, and Jay Z. Every …


Required Listening: Skrillex Featuring Chance The Rapper – “Coast Is Clear”

Just a day after announcing plans to bring his Mothership tour to the United States in summer 2014, Skrillex has released his long-awaited collaboration with Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper.

Titled “Coast Is Clear,” the mashup fans have been waiting to hear since it was first teased at the beginning of February does not disappoint. Skrillex has crafted a beat that plays well with Chance’s genre-bending rhyme scheme, resulting in a fast-paced and infectious dance offering that feels heavily influence from the golden age of pop music. It’s undoubtedly EDM, but there are bits of jazz and soul thrown …


Required Listening: Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Those anxiously awaiting a sonic sequel to “Love The Way You Lie” are about to be sorely disappointed…

After a few promotional singles, Eminem has delivered the first radio single off The Marshall Mathers LP 2 exclusively through Shade45 radio. Titled “The Monster,” the track pairs Slim Shady with Rihanna for an upbeat song whose production feels created specifically for club play. Eminem talks about how he wanted fame, but not the wave of bullshit that followed, and as the verses play on he details coming to terms with the metaphorical monster he’s created. Rihanna compliments this sentiment with a …


Required Listening: Lorde Featuring Rick Ross – “Royals” (Remix)

You had to know this was coming.

There is little doubt in my mind that you, like me, think about Rick Ross every time you hear Lorde‘s breakout single “Royals.” She may not mention the MMG mastermind by name, but her lyrics about songs that mention Maybach in the chorus instantly brings to mind the label Ross oversees. Now, just weeks after the original hit went number one, Ross comes through and delivers his version of “Royals” for fans to enjoy.

Keeping the original song almost entirely in tact, Ross has injected a new verse into the middle of …


Big Sean Releases “Control” Featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica

Big Sean is only weeks away from releasing his new album, Hall Of Fame, and last night fans got an early taste of his new sound by way of a leftover track entitled, “Control.”

Hitting the net late last night following an announcement from Big Sean that it would not be making Hall Of Fame, “Control” pairs the Detroit native with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. This is not a b-side or a promotional joint dropped to sell a record, but rather a solid gold offering that could not make the album due to the inability to …


Lady Gaga Streams “Applause”

Move over, Katy Perry. Mother Monster is back in action and aiming for that number one spot with the early release of her new single, “Applause.”

Debuting online Monday afternoon following a weekend littered with high and low quality leaks, Lady Gaga has made “Applause” available for streaming ahead of its scheduled release.

Taking to Twitter earlier today, Gaga sounded off against the piracy she has been battling with a series of caps-locked tweet. She wrote, “DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS…WE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCY…MONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD. POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW …


Beyoncé Debuts ‘Epic’ Contribution “Rise Up”

After a few low quality rips, a high quality stream of Beyoncé’s contribution to the soundtrack for the film Epic has found its way online.

A departure from the abrasive solo material she has pushed out so far in 2013, “Rise Up” is a by-the-numbers inspirational song that sounds larger than life thanks to the angelic pairing of Beyoncé’s vocals and light string accompaniment. Make no mistake, this is a pop song with a pulse, but at its core it’s about as overdramatic as a daytime soap opera. You can stream “Rise Up” at the end of this post.



STREAM: 2 Chainz Ft. Pharrell – “Feds Watching”

Just three days after premiering at Summer Jam, 2 Chainz has released the studio audio for his latest single, “Feds Watching.”

Kicking off the promotion for his forthcoming Sophomore album, which we expect to drop at the end of summer, “Feds Watching” is a song for the season if we have heard one. It feels like a straightforward hip hop track up front, but as you dig into the beat there are a number of island/caribbean influences that give the whole affair a ‘party in the sun’ type of vibe. The chorus only further matters, with a chorus that is …


STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Drake – “Started From The Bottom”

Drake has jumped the gun on his plans to release a new single later this month and graced the internet with his first new song in over a year.

Originally scheduled to premiere the night of the Grammys, “Started From The Bottom” is the first single to be released off Drake’s forthcoming follow-up to 2011′s Take Care. The track features Drizzy going in over a snare-heavy beat about his rise to the top, with a hook that will instantly stick to the walls in your mind. You can stream, download, and enjoy “Started From The Bottom” below.

Drake already …