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New (Old) Music: Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga – “PARTYNAUSEOUS”

In order to appreciate this post you need to first time travel back to 2012, before the vast majority of Americans knew the name Kendrick Lamar. With the release of good kid, mAAd city on the horizon, music writers from every corner of the globe are looking for original headlines about the new king of West Coast music. Fans got in on the action too, filling forums with rumors and gossip about who young Kendrick might collaborate with on his new record. One unlikely choice, Lady Gaga, actually did get recruited for the record, but when the album …

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Young Thug Drops “Destroyed” Featuring Birdman, Kevin Gates

Young Thug has been on new music spree since the release of Barter 6 back in April, and today he continues that trend by sharing a song about relationships called “Destroyed.”

Joined by Birdman and Kevin Gates, with just a little help from MPA Duke, Young Thug uses “Detroyed” to vent about relationship turned sour and the lasting impact that falling out had on Thugga Thugga’s heart. If that sounds a bit more emotionally involved for your typical star-studded rap collaborations that is because that is exactly what Young Thug wanted to accomplish with this track. Too many rappers …

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Courtney Love Surprises Everyone With “Miss Narcissist”

It has been far, far too long since we have had a reason to write about the career of Courtney Love. Known best to rock fans as the founder of Hole, Love has spent a lot of time in the limelight over the last half decade without releasing much in the form of new music (and that contribution to Empire does not count), but today all that changes as the world wakes to greet “Miss Narcissist.”

Recorded without anyone in the press or public knowing Love had new material in the works, “Miss Narcissist” appeared online early Monday …

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New Music: Meek Mill, Travis Scott & Strap – “Miss My Dawgs”

Less than twenty-four hours after the untimely death of Chinx Drugz shocked the music community, Meek Mill has partnered with two of hip-hop’s hottest up and comers for a new track paying tribute to those taken from us too soon.

“Miss My Dawgs” found its way online within eighteen hours of Chinx’s death making headlines on Sunday, May 17. The song features Meek, Travi$ Scott, and Strap going in against the kind of production that has you thinking about better days, with numerous references to the recently fallen entertainer. There are also references to Lil Snupe, a former …

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FEATURE: Stop Making Excuses & Start Listening To Oh Honey

This probably won’t be that hard for you to believe, but despite the fact I more or less make a living talking about music there are still great new bands that I don’t discover until well after they have made a splash on the national stage. I like to think I do a fairly good job of keeping up with everything people tell me is worth hearing, and I also make time every week to seek out new bands I haven’t heard before (Bandcamp makes this incredibly easy). Still, no matter how many artists I listen to, great talent …

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Dance Party: Mark Ronson & Mystikal Share “Feel Right” Video

Following hot on the heels of the insanely successful “Uptown Funk,” which spent more time on top of the Billboard charts than any other single in the last decade, Mark Ronson has shared the official video for “Feel Right.”

It has been a minute since the name Mystikal was in mainstream music headlines, but for those of us who remember the Y2K scare of 1999 his identity is already well known. It was Mystikal who gave the world “Shake It Fast” (otherwise known as “Shake Ya Ass”), as well as the best verse on Master P

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Sounds Of The (Down) Underground: Ecca Vandal

Artist: Ecca Vandal
Genre: Ecca Vandal
Latest release: “White Flag” / “Battle Royal”
For fans of: Genre-hopping, futuristic jams with a punk rock spirit.

It has been said that music is the last true voice of the human spirit, a transcendent communication tool that can go beyond divisions of race, gender, socioeconomic status or religious belief, straight to the core of the human experience. Wielded correctly it has the power to manipulate emotions, cause involuntary dance movements and inspire widespread social change. The music of Melbourne’s Ecca Vandal has the power to do all of this at once.…

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UTG PREMIERE: This Good Robot – “Get That Money”

The slick and masterful cross-genre project known as This Good Robot has returned with the news of a new LP, titled The Light is Taking Me to Pieces, and a brand new song exclusively streaming below, “Get That Money.” The song is a powerful, poppy post-hardcore banger — mixing flamboyant melodies with edgy, powerful music. It’s the type of song that will shoot the band’s new LP to the top of alternative music lover’s most-anticipated list for 2015.

Find out for yourself by streaming the new track off of the forthcoming 13-song LP, and be sure to leave your …

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Grimes Shares Video for Previously Unreleased Demo “REALiTi”

Grimes has decided that everyone needs to have a happy Monday. As a result of finishing her tour over in Northeastern Asia, she has rewarded her fans with a video for a song that otherwise would have never seen the light of day.

The song, “REALiTi,” is one of the unreleased demos that was scrapped, which was supposed to be on the currently untitled follow-up for Visions. The song is so relaxed and fun, it’s too bad that it won’t appear on the album. But lucky for us, we still get to hear its demo.

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Drake Shares New Short Film, ‘Jungle’

Amidst a flurry of rumors regarding his plans to release new music, Drake has shared a gorgeous and incredibly intimate short film titled Jungle with the world.

Released through the OVO blog early Thursday morning, Jungle offers glimpses of Drake’s life. We begin in the present, with Aubrey discussing the state of hip-hop and his concerns for its future. We then go back in time to Drake’s youth, complete with adorable family videos, then back to the present for a hypnotic trip through Toronto at night. Along the way a series of new tracks are teased, but (of course) no …

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UTG PREMIERE: Cautioners – “Spineless”

New York-based punk rock band Cautioners are writing music that is both abrasive and melodic — catchy and powerful. The band, which is set to release their debut LP Dead Ends on March 24, contain just the right amount of poise to be the next best thing to come out of the alternative scene. The band’s newest song off of Dead Ends, titled “Spineless,” is a hard-hitting track set to light up VFW floors from coast to coast.

The band’s new record was produced by the highly-acclaimed producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Polar Bear Club). Yip had this to …

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Kelly Clarkson Shares Uplifting Video For “Heartbeat Song”

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Kelly Clarkson is looking to corner the lovesick pop anthem market with “Heartbeat Song.” The track, which we originally panned because of its striking similarity to Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle,” has become a fast-rising hit at radio and now has an incredible video to help it attract even more fans.

Released this morning, the official video for “Heartbeat Song” could almost double as an ad for getting over whoever did you wrong in the past. The clip follows several individuals and couples from all walks of life as they experience romance and …